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Givenchy Spring 2010 Couture

I’m really loving this Givenchy Spring 2010 Couture offering from Riccardo Tisci.

The twenty two looks were verging on the edgier side of couture, with disco-esque jumpsuits that look liked they just walked off the film set of “Saturday Night Fever”.

Tailoring was also out in full force with stunning black evening jackets with jet black velvet lapels.

I especially loved the white tuxedo jacket from which layers of black and white feathers cascaded.

Evening gowns were intense purples with bubble-like ruched hems and embellished bodices.

I also fell in lust with the black lace pieces, which added a touch of softer androgyny.

This collection undoubtedly brought the fun factor to the runway and I’m hoping to see at least one of these patterned jumpsuits on some of our braver red carpet ladies.

Watch this space.

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“Avatar” Paris Press Conference

Zoe Saldana was in Paris recently were she wore a RM by Roland Mouret Jason crepe wrap dress.

The grey dress has a draped collar which gives the casual dress a very smart feel.

I love her the purple peep-toes she paired with this dress.

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Keira Knightley kept the Great British winter weather at bay by wearing a leather Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 coat, which had a warm lining.

A stripey top, skinny jeans and Jimmy Choo Yule biker boots complete the look.

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I’m sure you will agree with me that had anyone else had worn these Chloe Resort 2010 leopard print tapered pants it would be a major disaster, but somehow Chloe Sevigny pulls them off.

She paired them with a white vest and a leather jacket.

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Isabelle Huppert aka Cannes “Queen of Couture” arrived at this event wearing a Givenchy Fall 2009 LBD.

It wasn’t any ordinary LBD, as it had only one sleeve.

I love the structure in the shoulders, and the intricate cuts and folds on the that makes this look so interesting.

Hennessey Ingalls Art and Architecture Bookstore, LA

Oh this pop of blue gets me every time.  LOVE IT.

Dita von Teese’s electric blue Alexander McQueen plunging dress was the perfect colour for her pale skin.  I really love the contrast.

She wore her structured dress with black heels, whilst carrying an Alexander McQueen Union Jack skull clasp clutch.

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Givenchy vs Aldo

We saw these studded killer heels during Givenchy’s Fall 2009 presentation, and now Aldo have created their own studded spin off.

Both pairs are similar with the same zip design and stud detail.

The Aldo Guerrette studded peep-toes are a fabulous High Street version of the Givenchy shoe and the only real difference is the lack of studs on the heel.

The Givenchy studded heel is still available to purchase, but only in black from Luisa via Roma.

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“Broken Embraces” New York Screening

On Penelope Cruz’ last red carpet outing she was head-to-toe in black.

This time she lightens up wearing an ivory Calvin Klein Pre-Fall 2009 look consisting of a full-length coat and 3/4 length sleeved velvet dress.

The colour is gorgeous against her olive skin and I love her glossy tumbling wavy locks.

I love it when Pen’s on top form, and this is one of those enjoyable occasions.

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Natalia Vodianova can do pretty dresses, we all know that.

Here she proves she can look stunning wearing a navy blue Givenchy Fall 2009 suit.

The cut is exquisite and I love that she didn’t over accessorize this look.

‘Nine’ Screening, New York

I like Fergie’s Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009 ensemble, and I don’t even mind the tights.

I just wish she’d loosen up that severe hairstyle, as it throws me off loving the look.

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Sporting new bangs Hayden Panettiere looked stunning wearing an eggshell Tadashi Shoji Spring 2010 dress with an asymmetrical twisted neckline and a twisted detail on the skirt.

This colour shows off her year-round California tan.

I loved her gold trimmed accessories which included a Bally Agrippa-E clutch and Yves Saint Laurent Tribute suede sandals, which complimented her gold cuff.

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After not being in love with Zoe Saldana last red carpet looks, she totally redeems herself wearing a Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2010 black and nude dress.

I’m loving those subtle animal print heels and that sheer draping neckline.

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Nicole Kidman has been getting first dibs on all the L’Wren Scott Spring 2010 pieces, but Penelope got to pick this stunning black dress.

It’s simple, chic, shows of her stunning figure, plus I love the leather detailing on the shoulders.

I’m not sure why, but I’m currently obsessed with her glossy hair.

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Kate Beckinsale wears her second Andrew GN look this week.

Many of you said you find her red carpet style stale, boring, predictable and samey, but there’s not mermaid hem on this black long sleeved Andrew GN Spring 2010 dress.

Don’t you just love that silver beaded embellishment at waist which make the dress more interesting?

Grey YSL Tribute suede pumps and a black clutch complete the look.

I’m getting seriously worried that the current trend to apply a lot of white eyeshadow is catching on.

It’s very subtle on Eva Longoria, unlike Taraji P. Henson.

Eva was honoured at this event, walked the red carpet wearing a sexy red asymmetrical ruched Badgley Mischka Fall 2009 dress.

Unfortunately the hair and make-up puts me off loving this look.

Leona Lewis’ Album Celebration, LA

Oh Ciara. From the long shot and especially in the close up, all I can focus on are your goodies when I should be loving those delightful ruffled shoulders.

Sheer dress + no bra + flash blubs = exposure.

Celebrity red carpet dressing 101.

As much as I’m loving this new improved attitude from Leona Lewis, I’m not loving her obsession with those corseted belts.

It has worked on a few pieces, but on a Herve Leger bandage dress is just makes no sense at all.

Just don’t get me started on the ankle boots.

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Demi Moore For W December 2009

Only Demi Moore can upstage the gorgeous Anja Rubik.

Demi looks breath-taking on the cover of W Magazine’s December 2009 issue which was shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.

I’ve run out of superlatives to describe how amazingly beautiful this woman is.

She strikes a sexy pose that would even get her husband Ashton all hot under the collar, wearing a Balmain Spring 2010 gold leather and metal mesh dress with exposed hips.

I wonder if she took this dress home to play Tarzan and Jane with Ashton.

Yes the cover has been photoshopped to within an inch of it’s life, but we all know she IS this beautiful.

The rest of her editorial below sees her wearing Givenchy, Armani Prive and Lanvin.

This issue goes on sale November 24.

Here are some extracts from her interview, but you can read the full interview on wmgazine.com.

On using Twitter to transform her public image: “People are much more interested in what I have to say directly, and that really changed the whole dynamic I have with fans…I can’t impress enough the difference in how people are perceiving me. They’re getting to see who I am.”

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Oi Fashion Rocks Brazil

Fashion Rocks was held in Brazil for the first time this year.

The event featured four international fashion designers, including Marc Jacobs, Versace, Givenchy, and Calvin Klein with live performances from Mariah Carey, Estelle, P.Diddy, Grace Jones and Ciara.

The line-up also featured four national fashion designers – Lenny, Andre Lima, Alexandre Herchcovith and Lino Vilaventura paired with four performers including Lulu Santos, Daniela Mercury, Wanessa and Ja Rule.

Donatella Versace wore 2 gowns from her recent Spring 2010 collection.

The first was a lilac strapless gown which she had modified by removing the white details on the bodice, and lowering the central split.

This colour is fabulous on her.

The second was an asymmetrical angelic white gown with silver triangle shaped embellishments.

Again the split was lowered and the cut-out detail on the side of the gown on the runway, doesn’t appear on Donatella’s gown.

This was my favourite gown of the two.

Fernanda Lima hosted the show looking amazing wearing the same red Versace Fall 2009 gown Blake Lively wore to the Emmy’s.

She looked equally, if not more spectacular in this jaw-dropping gown.

Isabeli Fontana wowed wearing a canary yellow Atelier Versace Fall 2007 halter gown.

I thought the only model who could provide this kind of jaw-dropping moment was Gisele Bundchen.

She’s back.

After months of quite boring black ensembles, Estelle was back to her colourful best wearing a very interesting futuristic Manish Arora Fall 2009 dress of yellow, orange, red maroon and black.

The textured dress was paired with a grey Fendi clutch and Christian Louboutin Calypso heels as worn by Blake Lively last week.

Fernanda Motta and Alessandra Ambrosio arrived at this event together.

Fernanda wore a black satin Versace Fall 2009 wrap dress, which is the same dress we saw on Janet Jackson recently, whilst Alessandra showed off her enviable figure in a taupe halter neck gown embellished with precious stones.

Ciara confirmed via her twitter page that she is going to be Riccardo Tisci new muse for Givenchy, so it was no surprised to see her decked out in a Givenchy Spring 2009 ensemble.

Her embellished cold-shoulder top was paired with a leather pocketed mini skirt to show-off those toned legs.

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