Who Wore Stella McCartney Better? Penelope Cruz or Louise Redknapp

Penelope Cruz was the first to wear this Stella McCartney Fall 2011 dress back in May to promote ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ at a photocall during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

The sexy starlet also gave a debut to the Casadei pump which then went on to be Cameron Diaz’ favourite choice of footwear.

British TV presenter Louise Redknapp wore the same dress to the GQ Man of the Year awards a few weeks ago.

She paired her dress with a chunky watch and black platform heels.

Penelope looks perfectly groomed whilst Louise looks like she literally just threw the dress on without much care or effort.

Pen wins for me.

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Balmain Spring 2012

It wasn’t only my first Balmain presentation; it was new head designer Olivier Rousteing’s too.

The (rather cute) designer didn’t take the Parisian fashion house too far away from its rock n’ roll roots for this Spring 2012 collection, much to the relief of Kate Moss, Rihanna and Alex Gerrard.

We saw plenty of gold-studded, fringed and embellished details on leather jackets, second-skin mini dresses, tops and short leather skirts.

These looks were presented on a colour palette of black, light-wash denim, ice white, silver and gold.

The main focus points were the lightweight denim and leather maxi skirts, the delightfully sinful hot pants, the high waistlines and the wide belts with large gold buckles.

Aside from the celebrity red carpet looks and party pieces, there were plenty of everyday wearable looks within this collection like the ice blue sweaters, white jeans (hello Liz Hurley), denim shirts, slouchy leather pants and white blouses.

Models sported high ponytails and barely-there makeup.

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Key accessories included gold cuffs, open-toe ankle boots and gold embellished ankle boots.

Front row: Siriwanwaree Nareerat, Anna Wintour, Rachel Zoe and Anna Dello Russo

Favourites: Gold accented denim jacket and pants and the gold embellished leather jacket

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Cameron Diaz, Celine Dion, Zoe Saldana, Ciara, Rihanna, Kristen Stewart, Saoirse Ronan, Halle Berry, Daisy Lowe, Diane Kruger, Fergie, Noomi Rapace, Lake Bell, Rose Byrne, Sonam Kapoor, Zoe Kravitz, Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie

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Lily Collins In Chanel – ‘Abduction’ Paris Premiere

The next stop on the ‘Abduction’ promotional tour for Lily Collins and Taylor Lautner was in Paris this week.

Lily hit the red carpet wearing a Chanel taffeta dress.

This dress is yet another change of style following her edgy Versace look and her retro Marc Jacobs look.

Her feminine and chic navy pencil dress with peplum waist has a decorative black, embellished bow.

The young actress wore her hair back into a simple bun and added black Christian Louboutin peep-toes to her look.

This look is too dark, moody and ageing for me so I can’t get excited about it.

I’m missing a stand-out accessory.

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Candice Swanepoel's 3x1 Tabby Romper

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Carven Spring 2012

Carven is swiftly becoming one of my favourite brands.

This morning during Paris Fashion Week, Guillaume Henry presented a Parisian elegant collection for Spring 2012 which had plenty of girlie charm.

We saw many short dresses with A-lined skirts, more midriff-baring dresses – which continue to be a trend for Spring 2012 – luxe short suits, sweaters layered over shirts and paired with paper bag shorts, buttery leather dresses – which were also a trend this summer – and long-sleeve lace accented tunic dresses.

I was excited that this collection was full of colourful looks from cool blue and ivory to hot mustard and fuchsia pink.

Guillaume always adds prints to his collections; on this occasion he presented stripes and exotic ikat prints.

The other signature were the Peter Pan collars which no Carven collection goes without.

With the unseasonable hot weather in Paris today, we could wear these pieces right now.

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Key accessories included sporty backpacks, striped clutches, loafer, flatforms, creepers, sunglasses, and platform sandals accented with brass bells.

Front Row: Roxane Mesquida and Isabelle Huppert

Favourite: Mustard top paired with taupe shorts and fuschia pink dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Alexa Chung, Jena Malone, Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth, Leighton Meester, Jamie Chung, Chloe Moretz and Elle Fanning

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On The ‘We Found Love’ Music Video Set With Rihanna In Jeremy Scott

Rihanna is causing quite a stir in the New Lodge area of Belfast, Northern Ireland as she shoots her new music video for her next hit ‘We Found Love’, which features Calvin Harris.

She has several costume changes, but this Jeremy Scott denim look is straight off the Spring 2012 runway.

The denim bra and paper bag denim skirt were paired with laddered stockings and lace-up creepers.

Her look was completed with a bandanna tied around her head, Hilda Ogden style.

Rihanna was asked to leave the set of this location when the landowner, who initially gave his permission for her and the camera crew to be there, became upset by her state of undress.

Little does he know that it could’ve been a look skimpier.

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