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05.10.09

Front Row @ Paris Fashion Week

Karl Lagerfeld

This is one of my favourite look of Paris Fashion Week, even if Katy Perry is slightly too busty for this Karl Lagerfeld Fall 2009 dress.

I love the structure, the dark taupe colour and the way the dress falls back over her shoulders.

Her look was paired with ankle booties and a Karl Lagerfeld Spring 2009 bag, which has the designers face printed on the front.

Rihanna surprisingly opted for a subtle look wearing all black.

Her look was paired with leather gloves and Christian Louboutin lace pumps.

Lanvin

Janet Jackson looked very sophisticated wearing a black Lanvin Pre-Fall 2009 dress with a ruffled detail on one shoulder.

Janet is officially the Sophia Bush of Fashion Week.

Hussein Chalayan

This is my favourite look from Rihanna so far at Paris Fashion Week.

This grey Hussein Chalayan Fall 2009 has an edge without going over the top, even with those thigh-high boots.

I hope she wears more from this designer in the future.

Givenchy

Many of you will be spitting fire that Rihanna is wearing Givenchy Couture, but at least she didn’t make it look comical.

Her black velvet Couture Fall 2009 jacket was paired with a simple LBD and black ankle boots.

Leigh Lezark opted for a Givenchy Resort 2010 look which included black pants, paired with a studded silk cowl-neck sleeveless top and a studded leather vest.

She really did pick the best look to suit her rock and roll style.

Sonia Rykiel

I’ve always loved this Sonia Rykiel Fall 2009 sparkling dress, and I’m so glad to see how cute yet sexy it looks on Katy Perry.

She wore her dress with a pair of Christian Louboutin pigalle’s.

Maison Martin Margiela

Michael Jackson gave us the glove, now Rihanna is trying to give us the Long sleeved glove.

I don’t think her Maison Martin Margiela white long sleeved glove will have the same impact, but she makes it work for what it is.

The disappointing thing was that her dress was so sheer, you could see her nipple ring and thong in some pictures.

Jean Paul Gaultier

Oh Dita von Teese.

Perfection, poise, sophistication and class just oozes from your every pore.

From the top of your head, to the tips of your bustier right down to your Louboutin’s.  You’re probably the only one really deserving to be front row at Paris Fashion Week.

Only you can bring the magic to this Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2009 Couture dress like no one else could.

J’Adore Dita.  J’Adore.

Rihanna opted for a criss cross  jacket which showed off her satin bra.

Leather pants and Christian Louboutin Ni toi ni moi blue suede boots completed this crazy look.

Katy Perry was more demure wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2009 black halter dress paired with a pigalle’s and a Chanel quilted bag.

Vivienne Westwood

Rihanna seems to not like wearing much clothes these days.

Here she opted for a Vivienne Westwood Fall 2009 black oversized blazer, which covered her bra and panties.

Thigh-high tan boot completed this “I got dress in a hurry” look.

Jessica Stroup being at Paris Fashion Week is exciting in that it shows she has a lot of fashion potential.

But like Blake Lively before her, she totally wrecks her opportunity by looking a complete mess in the front row.

Her Vivienne Westwood red strapless dress is horribly creased and terribly ill-fitting, plus her Brian Atwood Lola Suede pumps don’t work with her dress.

I hope she has time to redeem herself before she flies back to the US.

Christian Dior

Dita von Teese looks HAWT wearing a Christian Dior leather skirt suit.

If it looks very familiar, that’s because she wore a black wool version to the Wonderbra Party Edition Launch in London recently.

She teams her dress with grey metallic heels and a Christian Dior Resort 2010 leopard print bag.

Carine Roitfeld finally wore something besides her YSL vintage dress and Alaia heels for a nice change.

This time she opted for an Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2009 grey suit, paired with a grey sweater.

I love the positioning of the arm holes on this jacket.

Wang Lei opted for a simple Dior Pre-Fall 2009 grey dress with a neck tie, which is very similar to the grey skirt suit which was presented on the runway.

Rihanna tries to do Dita, but comes off looking quite ridiculous.

She also carried a bag from the Christian Dior Resort 2010 collection, and paired her dress with Christian Louboutin Studded Pigalle Pumps.

This is the worst look of the week.

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17.09.09

Social Events Of The Week

“The Burning Plain” Los Angeles Premiere

It was always going to be a hard choice to pick the BDOTW, and now Charlize Theron has walked the red carpet glowing in a mustard Christian Dior Fall 2009 chiffon dress.

The amazing dress – which complements her skin-tone – has gold embroidery details on the shoulders and a matching gold belt.

The actress pairs her dress with matching Dior heels and a gold studded clutch.

“The Burning Plain” New York Premiere

For the New York premiere Charlize Theron wore a teal blue Givenchy Resort 2010 dress.

I wasn’t particularly crazy about the dress on the runway, as it had too much going on around the neckline.

Charlize simplified the dress, paired it with some ivory Givenchy heels and a black Bottega Veneta clutch for another stunningly effortless look.

“Jennifer’s Body” Hot Topic Fan Event, LA

I love Amanda Seyfried’s Marc Jacobs Resort 2010 look.

It has a chic Parisian feel to it with it’s prim and proper style.

The navy cropped jacket with black trims, is paired with black silk shorts, black pumps and a bedazzling clutch.

Like Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox is never at home because she’s always working the red carpet.

This time she opts for a charming dusky rose  Antonio Berardi Fall 2009 dress with a ruffle cascading down the hip.

She pairs her look with gold Brian Atwood pumps – which I don’t think work well with the dress – and a Judith Leiber clutch.

“Love And Other Impossible Pursuits” Screening, Toronto Film Festival

Natalie Portman braved a cold night to bring a bit of the tropics to Toronto, by wearing a colourful strapless Lanvin fuschia dahlia floral print mini dress.

I LOVE the colour of this dress, the slight rise and fall nature of the skirt and the rosette detail on the bust.

“Love And Other Impossible Pursuits” Press Conference, Toronto Film Festival

For the press conference black wide legged pants and a floral Chloé Resort 2010 blouse, was a simple but cute look for the actress off the red carpet.

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Shakira For Vanity Fair October 2009

Olga – a regular reader – contacted me recently and asked if I had seen Shakira’s new video “She Wolf”.

Olga was informing me that she noticed that Sharika was wearing those sparkling Balmain Spring 2009 heels in her new video.

At that point I hadn’t seen the video, but a few days later whilst at the gym pounding the treadmill I almost fell off when “She Wolf” came on screen.

Sharika is ELECTRIC.

She’s like a magnet that draws you in and leaves you mesmerized by her beauty, so I was happy to see Vanity Fair have captured that beauty in a Couture shoot photographed by Michael Roberts for their October 2009 issue.

In the picture above she lounges in a gold chair whilst having her nails done wearing a gold Jean Paul Gaultier dress. Her ring is from Cartier.

The rest of her shoot includes her wearing Valentino, Armani Privé, Chanel – thankfully one of the few pieces I liked from that collection – Givenchy and Christian Dior.

The Dior and both the Valentino pictures are my absolute favourites.

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2009 China Huabiao Film Awards

She’s back.

Zhang Ziyi it back on top form after being outshone by her co-stars and failing to impress on recent red carpet outings.

Zhang arrived at this event wearing Chanel Couture Spring 2009 dress – rather than her usual Armani – looking absolutely breath-taking.

Unfortunately I couldn’t find a full-length picture, but it’s all about her stunning dress with it’s floral appliqués and black sequin stripes.

Fine silver jewelry complement her delicate look.

Definitely a BDOTW contender.

Fan Bingbing usually wears a lot of girlie colours especially pinks, but on this occasion she wore a dark olive Givenchy Fall 2009 layered floor length Georgette gown.

The one-sleeve gown had a padded shoulder, a draping panel on front, and half a peplum.

A high up ‘do covered with a head wrap or turban, with a long wrap-around leaf detailed necklace, a black bangle and black ankle strap heels completes this edgier look for the beautiful actress.

It’s not often we see two Chanel Couture looks on the red carpet at once, but Zhou Xun also wore a dress from the Chanel Spring 2009 Couture collection.

Her ivory creation was minus the runway collar, but Zhou added a statement necklace to her strapless ensemble.

I love the look both ways, but I like that the actress made the look more interesting for us by modifying from the runway look.

Pearl pumps completed the look.

Shu Qi who you will remember as one of the judges from the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, walked the red carpet wearing a strapless pink Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2009 satin gown.

The gown was gathered above the waist with a circular silver clasp, which complemented her silver necklace.

Walking to the venue we were able to get a glimpse of Shu’s Roger Vivier heels.

I haven’t seen as much Christian Dior on the red carpet as I would have hoped this year, but Carina Lau fulfills my requirement wearing a Christian Dior Fall 2009 fuchsia pink Indian inspired gown covered in exquisite embellishments.

Again this is not a full-length photo, but Carina more than does this gown justice, pairing it with a stand out Dior clutch but keeping jewels to a minimum to let the gown do all the talking.

Chiling Lin showed off her amazing figure wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2009 gown.

She makes this backless plunging gown look like a well crafted piece of art sculptured to her body.

I’m sure she left jaws dropping in her wake of her stunning beauty.

Diamond earrings were all she needed to add to this look.

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Runway To Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas – Kylie Minogue In Givenchy

When it comes to performing on stage Celine Dion loves to wear Balmain. Beyonce is currently touring wearing Thierry Mugler, and Kylie is usually known for performing in Jean Paul Gaultier, but recently she has rotated between Balmain and Dolce & Gabbana.

Kylie Minogue proved she still has a killer figure as she took to the stage at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid last week for an MTV event.

She looked as stunning as ever this time wearing a black Givenchy Spring 2009 embellished cold-shoulder top with fishnet tights and the must-have of the Fall season – thigh-high boots.

She completed the look with a scarlet pout and a Phantom of the Opera-style glittering mask.

Kylie wowed the crowds as she belted out her greatest hits, including “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”, “In Your Eyes” and her latest hit “Wow”.

The Princess of Pop has never looked better.

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