Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Nicole Richie

What a refreshing changed to see Nicole Richie in something that's not a maxi dress, nor boho inspired. Nicole wore a taffeta pleated black mini skirt, which was very poufy, and did a good job of hiding her baby bump. A printed scarf, white sleeveless top and YSL Trib Two's completed the look.

Perez Hilton's 31st Birthday Party

I don't think this jumpsuit is doing Kim Kardashian any favours. She appears wider than what she really is. Plus the shape and size of the belt just doesn't work.

In Halle Berry's Closet - Dolce & Gabbana & Camilla Skovgaard

Halle Berry was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, to promote her new fragrance Halle by Halle Berry. The actress looked outstandingly beautiful wearing a nude figure-hugging Dolce & Gabbana tulle dress. The sexy dress had ribbon and metal hook detail down the sides, which only added to accentuating her sexy curves. This dress is on the season's nude trend, and even though it's not subtle, it's full of playful charm. You can purchase it from Browns Fashion for £2,890.00/€3,091.24/$4,135.88.

One the things she got him to try to identify as a decoy, were her Camilla Skovgaard metallic ankle buckle high heel sandals. Whilst he sniffed her heels, we got to see a close up of the gorgeous metallic sandals. These sandals will add some "in your face" fun to your wardrobe, so buy them from Shopbop for $550.

Runway To Samantha Thavasa Handbag Promotion - Jennifer Lopez in Chanel

Jennifer Lopez was in Japan, to promote Samantha Thavasa’s new bag collection.
The star was wearing a black and white striped blouse, black leggings, white platformed Salvatore Ferragamo heels, and a Chanel Fall 2008 woolly coat, with fur trims.

In Nicky Hilton's Closet - Choijihyung

The LBD which Nicky Hilton wore to the "Evening Of 20th Century Glamour" Benefiting MOCA recently wasn't Versace. The black mini dress with the zip rosette detail, is actually by a Korean designer called Choijihyung. The dress is from their Fall 2009 collection, which also features other pieces with some kind of zip detail.

Celeb Love.... A.L.C. Motorcycle Leather Jackets

I first came across this A.L.C. Motorcyle leather jacket, when it was first worn by Gwen Stefani, at the Andrea Lieberman A.L.C. collection launch. What I love about the jacket is its tough outer edge, which you would expect from a leather jacket, with the gentle soul of a cardigan, with the jersey lining. The distinctive details are the oversized collar, which flaps open, and the asymmetrical zip closures - 2 diagonal zip pockets on the right front, and 1 at left.

This weekend both Jennifer Lopez and Ashley Tisdale wore this jacket in black and white. Jennifer wore her white version when she arrived at Narita airport to promote Samantha Thavasa bags, whilst Ashley wore the black to Perez Hilton's birthday party. Anne Hathaway wore this jacket back in February, when she attended a pre-Oscars cocktail reception at Cecconi's in LA. Be one of the first to buy this jacket from Barney's in black and white for $1,100. It looks snug enough to wear to this Spring, and timeless enough for you to wear it again this coming Fall.

In Jennifer Lopez' Closet - Thomas Wylde * Valentino Petale Studded Tote

After spending the weekend in Japan promoting Samantha Thavasa bags, Jennifer Lopez is already back in the US. The diva was clearly over her jet-lag, as she dined with her husband at Cecconi’s in LA last night. After checking out her cute ensemble, which included tapered pants, a black off-the-shoulder Thomas Wylde La Cruz top, a Streets Ahead studded belt, and Christian Louboutin multi buckle sandals, I wondered if she would prove me wrong, and carry a Samantha Thavasa bag. Nope. Instead she carried a Valentino Petale studded tote. We've seen Blake Lively carrying this tote sans studs on the Gossip Girl set, but Jennifer's bag has a harder, rock n' roll edge, with the multiple studs. The retail price of the bag is $4,495, which I guess is enough to buy quite a few Samantha Thavasa bags. Browns Fashion just recently added this bag in dove grey to their virtual shelves for £2,725.00/€2,943.40/$3,898.11.

Runway to Red Carpet: Elie Saab

January Jones in Elie Saab Fall 2008 Couture

Runway to Red Carpet: Mischa Barton in Christian Dior

Mischa Barton in Christian Dior Spring 2009

Who Wore Ina Soltani Better?

Before she was Mrs Duhamel, Fergie rang in the New Year at LAVO in Las Vegas, wearing an Ina Soltani black satin mini dress, with a feathered hem. She wore her dress with a lot of bling, pearl embellished strappy heels, and her usually wavy hair dead straight.

Kim Kardashian attended the Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash in Florida wearing the same dress. She wore her dress with YSL Trib Two heels, and a cropped jacket.

Jennifer Anniston in Burberry

...Jennifer Aniston. It's a gorgeous black Burberry tuxedo at "He's Just Not That Into You" LA Premiere.

In Victoria Beckham's Closet - Valextra White Bag

I love Victoria Beckham, only Cate Blanchett ranks above her in my hero worship table.

What I love about her, is that she is constantly introducing me to new brands.

This weekend Victoria took her sons to the Century City Mall before heading to her BFF Kate Beckinsale's daughters birthday party.

She was dressed in - what is fast becoming her uniform - a black strapless dress from her own collection, YSL Trib Two pumps, whilst carrying a white Valextra bag.

Valextra is a Milan-based luxury leather goods company, who make exquisite bags, clutches, luggage and office stationary.

Victoria's is part of the S line range, which come in 3 different sizes.

What makes this bag so special, that the largest celebrity Hermes collector would choose it?

Well Valextra is often compared to Hermes and Louis Vuitton in terms of workmanship. You should recognise a Valextra from afar, despite it not having any logos printed on the outside. The workmanship and luxurious materials used sets it apart from the others.

"Valextra is a true luxury, whispered not shouted", says Bag aficionado ooOoo.

Prices of the S Range start from from £1,890 and can be found at the Room of Luxury in Harrods.

Sarah Jessica Parker For Harper's Bazaar US March 2009

Everyone's favourite native New Yorker, Sarah Jessica Parker, graces the March 2009 cover of Harper's Bazaar US. On the cover she is wearing a stunning white Versace gown, which I really would have loved to have seen full-length in the editorial.

In the magazine SJP talks about the launch of her new fragrance, her public persona and of course, fashion.

On the acronym, SJP: "I just don’t have any real sense of my public persona. I don’t know what people think of me, if they think of me at all."

On New Yorks Sex and the City bus tour: "Ah, yes, I run into it. There are times when it’s totally terrific, and there are times when I’m like, Oh, God, I’d better run in the other direction. Especially when I’m with my son."

On fashion: "I don’t have the Carrie Bradshaw passion and devotion to it, but I would much prefer that life would allow for a beautiful shoe all day long. To stand in Mr. de la Renta’s atelier and have him build a dress on you, that is amazing."

On her Balmain dress: "That dress was really good. I love what [designer Christophe Decarnin] is doing. It’s kind of ’80s, but it’s superfitted and tailored. I can’t wear all that stuff, I’m too old, but with the jacket shoulder he did...he’s kind of the male version of L’Wren Scott right now.”

On her Alexander McQueen smoke print dress: "McQueen is incredible. I actually had to cut myself out of that dress that night. My husband was out of town, so I was alone when I got home, and I couldn’t unzip it. So...[wincing]...I got out the scissors."

Personally I would have slept in the dress until he came back home. I couldn't take scissors to any garment like that. *shudders*

In Rihanna's Closet - Preen Blue Dress

Rihanna attended the Verizon & BlackBerry Grammy Party at Boulevard 3 in LA wearing a gorgeous electric blue Preen dress. For me Rihanna had lost a lot of her spark which inspired me to write about her every week last year, but this dress puts her back in my good books. The blue body-con halter dress creates a strong silhouette, with a peplum at the waist, which gives it definition. The exposed zipper at the back completes this edgy look, along with her strappy heels. You can purchase this Preen dress from BrownsFashion.com for £570/€652.47/$835.62.

Her blue, white and silver Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte Spring 2009 heels are very distinctive by the platform.

Runway To Pre-Grammy Party - Paris Hilton in Collette Dinnigan

Paris Hilton also attended the Verizon & BlackBerry Grammy Party at Boulevard 3. The TV star sparkled as she walked the red carpet wearing a Collette Dinnigan Fall 2008 silver one-shouldered dress, with matching pumps, and a Chanel purse. Her sister Nicky was her plus one for the night, and as usual was outshone by her older sister.

Kimora Lee Simmons in ABS for Peas In A Pod

Pregnancy definitely agrees with Kimora Lee Simmons, as her looks has soften from the less desirable ensemble she wore pre-pregnancy. She walked the red carpet with her baby-daddy actor Djimon Hounsou wearing a ABS for Peas In A Pod gown, with a rosette detail on the shoulder.

Runway To The BAFTA Awards - Angelina Jolie in Armani Prive

The red carpet E! show was a complete wash out, as all the stars walked the red carpet carrying umbrella's to keep dry. The pictures are very slowly coming in, so here is a first look at Angelina Jolie wearing Armani Privé Spring 2009. Angelina is one of those stars you can never predict, but I was pleasantly surprised with her choice. The strapless dress had a neon yellow lining, to take Angelina away from being in just black, the calf length was also interesting, as was the fold detail on the bodice. She wore the dress better than it appeared on the runway.

Kim Kardashian in Toni Maticevski

Kim Kardashian's white/silver Toni Maticevski Spring 2009 dress was very cute, sassy and not at all trashy choice. I love the organza detailing, which gives the dress a lot of shape and definition. She worked her look with a pair of silver Christian Louboutin Fortuna slingbacks.

Runway To "Lingerie Miami Benefit" - Eva Longoria In Mattew Williamson

Eva Longoria was the co-host of the Lingerie Miami To Benefit And Empower Impoverished Women Worldwide event in Miami. She looked adorable wearing a strapless coral Matthew Williamson Spring 2009 mini dress, which had embellished opening for the pockets. Any woman who wears something after supermodel Anja Rubik is going to come off second best, but Eva held her own. Eva completed her look with gold metallic peep-toes. This dress has also been worn by Cheryl Cole and Zoe Kravitz.

Runway To "The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee" Berlin Premiere - Blake Lively In Oscar de la Renta

When I was trying to predict Freida Pinto's Oscar de la Renta BAFTA gown, this pink Spring 2009 gown was in my top 6. Instead it was Blake Lively who had the honour of wearing this gown to The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee premiere, at the Berlin Film Festival. I love the plunging neckline, the red sash tied to the waist, but I don't like her posture. You're in a gown that cost thousands of dollars, throw your shoulders back girl. This grungy slouch is not befitting of this gown. Freida would have done it justice.

In Kim Kardashian's Closet - Vintage Prince Tee

From Kim Kardashian's closet, but I love this Chaser LA vintage Prince & The Revolution Purple Rain tee. She wore the long body tissue jersey tee, when she went to Coco De Ville night club with her younger brother Robert Jr. recently. I was never into the Iron Maiden tees, as I would have felt like I would have been a fraud wearing them, as I was not into that type of music growing up, but this tee I would wear. Shopwoc.com sells this tee for $40. The fellas can buy the same round neck tee from Kitson.com ($38).

Runway To NAACP Image Awards - Halle Berry In Pamella Roland

Halle Berry has been MIA for a while, but she returned to the stage with a bang looking stunning alongside her co-host - the equally gorgeous - Tyler Perry at the NAACP Image Awards. One of her many looks included a garnet ombre chiffon one shouldered Pamella Roland Fall 2008 gown. Her gown is so very glamourous, and the colour suits her skin-tone perfectly.

Celebs Love....Current/Elliott Boyfriend Jeans

The denim brand which is creating a storm in the US are the Current/Elliott Boyfriend jeans. The beautiful vintage washes is what gives these jeans the upper hand. For those that like to be up on trend with their denim then this destroy Boyfriend fit is the one to be seen in. Celebrities who love the brand include Katie Holmes, Sarah Jessica Parker and Rachel Bilson.

You will love, and live in these cropped jeans, which are finally available outside the US. Net-A-Porter's international site has them for sale at £190/€248. In the US you can purchase them from Net-A-Porter.com for $245, or Shopbop.com for $229.

Runway to Red Carpet: BCBG Max Azria

I adore this BCBG Max Azria Fall 2008 LBD with a fan sleeve which Adrienne Bailon wore. Her YSL Trib Two's were more predictable.

In Jennifer Lopez' Closet - Marchesa, Christian Louboutin & Judith Leiber

Jennifer look stunning wearing a black Marchesa asymmetric dress ($3,550) / £2,603.40) with an embellished neckline and pleats.

Her feet were also decorated with a very cute pair of Christian Louboutin Carnaval heels ($1,665) with crepe satin feathers on the heel cap.

She completed her look with an adorable heart shaped Judith Leiber Heart N’ Soul Minaudier clutch ($2,195), which was covered in fine Austrian crystals. J'Adore.

Carlos Miele Fall 2009

Runway To Y- Row - Kim Kardashian in Maison Martin Margiela

I nearly feel off my chair when I saw Kim Kardashian wearing a Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2008 jacket, to the Y-3 fashion show at New York Fashion Week. It's a shock, but a pleasant shock because I think she works it well, without looking like she tired too too hard. Her look with the leather pants, and the YSL Trib Two's, definitely needed a belt, so I applaud her for that. I also love the make-up. Kim's directional, edgy look puts her up for Best Dressed this week. What do you guys think?

Reem Acra's Fall 2009 collection

Reem Acra's Fall 2009 collection looked my idea of heaven. Gorgeous gowns, rich colours, and delicate embellishments.

I see so many Oscar potential gowns from this collection, as Reem is very much the go to person for red carpet glamour. We have seen that at the SAG Awards, and many other ceremonies this season.

Actresses will go gaga over the gorgeous draped designs of chiffons and silk satins in an array of colours from eggplant, teal blue, champagne, taupe, brown and black.

Alice + Olivia

Paris Hilton showed off her very long legs wearing a LWD with a embellished bodice, and a multi-layered skirt She completed her look with silver sparkling heels, and a faux-fur shrug.

Nicky Hilton opted for head-t0-toe black.

I love Kim Kardashian's white waistcoat and pants set, but I don't like the hair. This look is so tailored, that a sleek ponytail or bun, would have worked better for me.

Adrienne Bailon looks adorable wearing a pink Alice + Olivia strapless ruffle bib dress. She gave her cutesy look an edge with a biker jacket, and the celebrity uniform shoe - the YSL Trib Two's.

A fresh faced Paris Hilton arrived at this show wearing a red velvet dress, with a lush jacket. I love this jacket, especially the puffy shoulders. Nicky paired her leather jacket with a white dress.

This is an adorable LWD from Tracy Reese's Spring 2009 collection, but again Kim Kardashian's hair is bothering me.