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Runway To Music Video Shoot – Monica In Alexander McQueen

The Alexander McQueen Fall 2009 collection was created for one person – Dita von Teese.

The structure and the nipped in waists are all traits which we immediately associate with the burlesque star.

Last night Keri Hilson, Chris Brown, Omarion and Monica were on set to shoot a music video in LA last night.

Monica wore black knee high boots, light denim jeans, a black tank and an Alexander McQueen houndstooth folded jacket.

Monica is beautiful, but I’m only loving this look from the waist up.

This jacket so beautiful but she cheapens it by wearing it so casually.

Dita would have rocked it with the matching skirt, or a black pencil skirt with ridiculously high Louboutin’s arching them in that strange way that looks so painful and I would have swooned.

I don’t feel like swooning to this look.

You can buy this jacket from Net-A-Porter’s US site for $3,650, or the Net-A-Porter International site for £1,815/€2,130.

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Celebrities Love…KAIN Label

Celebrities just can’t seem to get enough of KAIN label pocket tees and tanks.

The hip basics label is very well known for its simply chic tees.

The ultra luxurious super soft T-shirts and tanks are sheer, so you may want to layers yours, or do like the celebrities do and bare your bra.

The colour palette consists of mostly crisp white, classic black, pretty pink, bold blue and sophisticated grey pieces, each is cut slightly oversized and comes with the company’s distinctive slouchy pocket detail.

Victoria Beckham was seen wearing this tee earlier this week despite the fact that many stars such as Lindsay Lohan and Rihanna have been wearing the brand since last year.

Big fans include Audrina Patridge and Sienna Miller who favour both the tanks and tees in various colours.

These basics are the basis for any wardrobe and can be worn with jeans, leggings, or skirts. Luxury and comfort have never had a better relationship than in this line of simply sexy tees and you can purchase the pocket tanks and pocket tees from Shopbop.com or Net-A-Porter’s international site.

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20.08.09

“The September Issue” New York Premiere

US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour walked the red carpet last night as the host of “The September Issue” New York premiere.

The R.J. Cutler documentary chronicles the making of the fashion bible’s 2007 September edition, which remains its biggest issue to date.

After seeing the Prada Resort 2010 collection, I was intrigued to see which piece – if any – Anna would pick from this collection.

Anna has never been scared of bold prints, so it wasn’t a surprise that she picked this interesting piece which was modified to cover her shoulders.

Beige kitten heels, a dazzling necklace and trademark bob completed the look.

Sienna Miller – the cover star of the September 2007 issue this documentary chronicles – showed off how lengthy her toned legs are wearing a blue sky Thakoon Resort 2010 strapless mini dress.

I love the texture of this dress which is cleverly draped, twisted and gathered to create volume.

A silver Bottega Ventea clutch, large chandelier earrings and gold Jimmy Choo heels complete this look.

J’Adore.

Renee Zellweger’s shortened Carolina Herrera Resort 2010 orange draped brocade dress was the perfect choice to show off her best feature – her legs.

Some of you expressed how you’re a tad bored of the Renee/Herrera collabo, but I really love how each piece is tailor-made or modified to suit Renee’s style.

If it was the same silhouette or same colour I would be bored too, but the two of them give us something new every time.

Sexy strappy heels and her trademark pout complete the look.

I will forever love Carey Mulligan for wearing my favourite dress from the Thakoon Resort 2010 collection.

I adore this colourful dress, which drapes better on the runway.  It’s like opening a packet of Starburst.

Actress Zoe Kazan combined two pieces from the Jason Wu Resort 2010 collection to create her own casual look.

I don’t like the uninspired heavy black heels with this summery look.  The runway heels to the left would have been a better choice.

You may remember Emma Watson wore this same Jason Wu Resort look when traveling between shows whilst promoting “Harry Potter”.

Shortening seems to be the new black, as Hilary Rhoda like Renee, shorten her Rachel Roy Resort 2009 dress.

Her floral dress was pair with Manolo Blahhnik white and black stitched heels.

Designers Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera arrived together.

He wore a beige suit, whilst she looked radiant wearing an orange and white floral skirt from her Resort 2010 collection, with a crisp white shirt which is very much her trademark look.

Designer Tory Burch decided against wearing a piece from her own collection opting for this gorgeous purple Narciso Rodriguez silk dress from the 2009 Pre-Fall collection.

The cap sleeve dress has a wide self-tie belt that wraps around dress, which can create Rodriguez’ signature criss cross detail.

I love the dress and the strappy heels, but I really dislike her pink feathery bag.  What a way to ruin a look.

Designer Cynthia Rowley opted for a vibrant blue shortened dress from her Fall 2009 collection.

She looked stunning wearing her dress with a blue and black embroidered belt, and Elizabeth & James elastic wedge sandals.

Georgina Chapman opted for a silver long sleeved tunic dress with sprinkles of gold embellishments, which shimmered as she walked the red carpet.

Her dress had a matching silver roped tied the waist.  Her look was complete with grey Christian Louboutin kitten heels and a matching clutch.

Vera Wang opted for a simple grey tank which she punched up with a trademark bejeweled necklace.

I particularly love her Resort 2010 asymmetrical layered skirt, which she wore with Prada Spring 2009 snake-skin heels.

Alexa Chung dress has the floaty ethereal feel of the Calvin Klein Resort 2010 collection, which I’ll guess is actually a vintage dress.

It appears Alexa still hasn’t washed her hair from the last time she stepped onto the red carpet for the “Inglourious Basterds” New York Screening earlier this week.

TRESemme and some lukewarm water. Don’t be afraid to introduce them to your hair Miss Chung.

Bee Shaffer’s lilac belted dress is divine, both in colour and style.

It shows off her legs and accentuates her curvy figure.

Designer Donna Karan and singer Cassie arrived wearing similar plunging black jumpsuits.

Donna opted for gladiator flats with her look, whilst Cassie wore platform boots.

“The September Issue” hits theaters in New York on August 28, and select cities on September 11.

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Sienna Miller’s Obsession – Prada Saffiano & Tessuto Tote

Sienna Miller is currently in New York as she’s rehearsing for her Broadway play “After Miss Julie”.

Her morning starts the same everyday:

– rose tinted glasses
– starbucks
– comfortable flats
– cute outfit
– Prada Saffiano & Tessuto Tote

Sienna has been rehearsing for 3 days, but she can’t bare to be parted from her Prada Saffiano & Tessuto Tote.

The tote has a classic Dr. Watson feel about it.

It’s the kind of bag you carry and it instantly makes you appear smarter, like glasses.

Yesterday Flora said that she admires both Diane Kruger’s and Rachel Bilson’s style off the red carpet. I would second that and also add Sienna.

We’ve 3 great looks here from a simple grey tank and jeans, to a nautical stripe tank with a Twenty8Twelve skirt with Rupert Sanderson brogues, and a sweet floral Topshop dress with black ballet flats.

Effortless, chic and cute.

The deep burgundy saffiano leather tote with nylon insets, has double briefcase handles with square rings and a detachable shoulder strap with gold hardware thorough-out.

You can purchase this tote from Saks.com for $1,550 or Prada boutiques worldwide.

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Who Wore Opening Ceremony Better? Diane Kruger or Alexa Chung

Whilst continuing to promote “Inglourious Basterds”, Diane Kruger was spotted leaving “Live with Regis & Kelly” in New York last week wearing a white Opening Ceremony short sleeve pleated dress with black ballet flats.

Her look was accessorized with a single bracelet and a 3.1 Phillip Lim studded black bag.

When Diane Kruger appeared on “It’s On With Alexa Chung” this week she would have instantly recognised Alexa’s dress, as it was the same dress she has worn days earlier.

Alexa wore very similar boots to Diane on the show, but she added a studded belt to toughen up her look.

I’m not crazy about Alexa’s boyish boots with this feminine dress, but I do prefer the dress belted as it gives the dress a more defined shape so Alexa wins for me.

You can buy this dress from Opening Ceremony for $430.

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19.08.09 On Set With...

On The Gossip Girl Set With Leigthon Meester Wearing Valentino Red & Blake Lively Carrying Donna Karan

Leighton Meester was snapped the set of “Gossip Girl” this week which was filmed inside the Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York.

We’ve not fallen in love the Olivia Palmero hairstyle she has been sporting in other candids, but here she returns to her free-flowing wavy locks.

Looking every inch the Park Avenue princess – minus her now trademark flip flops between takes – Leighton wore an ombre Red Valentino Fall 2009 3/4 length dress with a floral appliqué detail decorating the bodice and skirt.

This look is more like the Blair we know and love.

Blake Lively was also on set looking cute in navy shorts and a white blouse.

Her look was complete carrying a Donna Karan Eldridge slouchy hobo bag and Christian Louboutin Lillian buckle pumps.

Her bag decorated with a  hanging chain, converts from tote to bag with side and bottom snap details.  The straps can be pulled through to create messenger style.

It’s available to purchase from Saks.com & Browns Fashion.

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