Tag Archive: Balenciaga

Jun 26 2014

Red Carpet Crush: Transformers: Age of Extinction Star Nicola Peltz

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I have many red carpet crushes – there is Diane Kruger, Kate Hudson, and Blake Lively to name a few, and the new Transformers’ star Nicola Peltz, who you may recognise from the TV Bates Motel, is the latest addition to my style crush list after seeing her first few outings promoting Transformers: Age of Extinction.

It must be hard following in the footsteps of bombshell Megan Fox and leggy model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as a Transformers’ babe but Nicola Peltz seems to be taking it in her stride with one flawless look after the other thanks to her amazing stylist Leslie Fremar, who also styles the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Connelly.

Peltz has so far hit the red carpet in big names like Prada, Giambattista Valli, and Stella McCartney, not normally the pull of an up-and-coming star but the designer fashion houses must be pleased as she really has been proving that she is every bit the glamorous movie star. As well as being impressed with the range of designers she has been sporting, I have loved the variety in choices, you really can’t guess what this blonde bombshell will wear next.

First up for the Hong Kong premiere was the gorgeous icy blue organza Prada column gown, I adore the jewel-encrusted neckline and waist as well as the sexy cut-out detailing to the bodice. On some actresses this could have looked a little too provocative but on her it was just perfection and glamorous.

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For the after party the actress did turn up the sex appeal wearing a super sexy lace-overlay Dolce & Gabbana skirt with a leather Alexander Wang crop top, the perfect after party look that was made even hottier by her flawless barely-there make-up. I think the only thing I would have change were the heels and gone for something strappy.

For the Hong Kong photocall, Peltz went for this slinky white Stella McCartney gown with wave detailing and a sheer hem from the pre-autumn/winter 2014 collection. I am not normally a fan of white heels but I like this white-on-white look.

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My favourite red carpet look so far has to be this heavenly, ethereal Giambattista Valli couture gown that she wore to the Shanghai premiere. You can always count on Giambattista Valli for a show-stopping look and this gown is truly divine with its embroidered detailing, peplum and lace skirt. My only criticism is that this dreamy gown needed a bigger stage, like Cannes or an award ceremony or even a world premiere. But seriously that is me being picky as this is one gorgeous gown the silhouette is just striking.

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It is hard to follow the Giambattista Valli but I think she could have done a lot better than this Saint Laurent black blazer and leather short combination that she wore to the Beijing premiere. Granted it does look good on her and I do love the red lippy I just wanted more. But saying that she made up for my disappointment at the New York premiere in this strapless shimmering blue Balenciaga gown. The column gown really goes look amazing on her, as does this vibrant hue against her blonde locks, I just wish I had a clearer picture of the back to show you as it really had gorgeous draped detailing.

It is so hard for up-and-coming actress to wow on the red carpet, it helps when you have a blockbuster like Transformers’ to pull in the big designer names, but I definitely think that Nicola Peltz is a star to keep an eye on and I can’t wait to see more amazing red carpet looks from her.

Are you impressed with how confident Nicola Peltz is on the red carpet?

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[Pics: Getty Images for Paramount]

Aug 22 2012

Bag Loving: Grace Coddington For Balenciaga

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I am so in love with this limited edition handbag designed by Grace Coddington for Balenciaga, which has been named the ‘Pumpkin’ tote after her cat. The canvas and leather bag is not only the most gorgeous colour but it is covered in her sketches of Pumpkin wearing iconic Balenciaga looks from the past decade. Seriously cats are so hot right now!!!

I know $1,000 is a lot of money, but it is limited edition, and it is Balenciaga I don’t know why I thought I might be able to afford it, but best of all 20% of all proceeds will be donated to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. I know what you are thinking surely Hamptons cats are rich like on Revenge, but apparently Hamptons cats need funds as well.

The tote, along with two scarves also covered in cat sketches, will be available starting on Fashion’s Night Out at Balenciaga stores in LA and New York, where Grace is also making an appearance and will be drawing cats – seriously London needs to step up its game for FNO as I don’t think anything could beat that!!!

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[Pics: Balenciaga]

Jul 13 2012

Macy’s Impulse Launch: Nicole Richie Works Her Own Designs

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Who: Nicole Richie

Where: At the Nicole Richie for Impulse Only at Macy’s launch at Restaurant Daniel in New York City

Wearing: A printed Nicole Richie for Impulse top, paired with black Helmut Lang trousers, Balenciaga shoes, and House of Harlow 1960 jewellery

Verdict: When I heard that Nicole Richie was doing an affordable collection for Macy’s I was excited, I am a huge fan of Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960, but it wasn’t until I saw Nicole wearing her own design  this week that I realised that I am going to want it all.

The capsule collection is set to hit Macy’s in September and it will include 24-30 pieces, which is pretty impressive, and in an interview with WWD she said that the collection will have “a strong mix of masculine and feminine: printed chiffon mixed with faux leathers,” sounds dreamy – I just hope I can buy it online and ship it to the UK!!!

The top alone in this look is amazing –  I love the flowy shape of the chiffon blouse with its billowing sleeves and I die over the contrasting dark panels to the shoulders and collar – this is just one piece and I am sold. It looks incredible paired with skinny trousers, and I also have to point out her hair and make-up – totally flawless – the pop of red lippy with this monochrome look is the perfect finish.

What do you think of Nicole’s look? And are you excited about her up-coming collection?

[Pic: via NicoleRichie.com]

Jun 30 2012

Beauty: Kristen Stewart’s First Fragrance Campaign

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After all the excitement of Blake Lively’s first fragrance campaign for Gucci I had totally forgotten that the first image for Kristen Stewart’s were due this week. I have to admit, when I first heard back in January that Kristen was due to be the new face of Balenciaga’s latest fragrance, ‘Florabotanica’, I wasn’t surprised Nicolas Ghesquière does love her, but I wasn’t wowed by the idea either, but I was intrigued to see what the imagery would look like.

Unlike most fragrance adverts this isn’t sexy or alluring rather odd and Kristen’s pose looks slightly uncomfortable and out-of-place among the metal floral structures. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, Balenciaga is aiming this new fragrance at a younger crowd, so I am think the aim of this Steven Meisel campaign is just to be cool, and it does quite a good job of that with Kristen rocking a gorgeous OTT floral dress.

It is quite a futuristic-psychedelic advert that I kind of feel needs to be accompanied by a dark and moody soundtrack, which of course is very much Kristen’s territory from her Twilight background, so it makes me wonder if we might see a short film to launch the fragrance in September like with Blake’s Gucci Premiere – now that will be an interesting head-to-head!!!

The fragrance itself is inspired by the 2008 collection that featured “nasty” and “nice” flowers, and the composition of notes of vetiver, amber and caladium-leaf accord, a hybrid rose, carnation and mint accord is suppose to offer a floral character that is very seductive and it’s flowers will not be just beautiful, but also very dangerous. I am serious intrigued and so want to smell it – sounds amazing.

The fragrance hits select stores in the US, Canada and France come September – but for some reason the UK date wasn’t announced – hopefully not long after the initial launch.

[Pic: Balenciaga via thefashionspot.com]

May 24 2012

Cannes 2012: Kristen Stewart In Balenciaga

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Who: Kristen Stewart

Where: At the ‘On The Road’ premiere, which took place during the Cannes Film Festival

Wearing: A pale pink Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière gown, with exquisite embroidered detailing and a thigh-high split, teamed with Balenciaga heels

Verdict: This gown has me split, on one hand I am in love with the dress, what’s not to love from the incredible embroidered detailing in black, silver and green, but on the other hand I am not sure this gown is right for her.

For once she doesn’t look uncomfortable in it, which is a plus, but for me it seems a little too mature for her. I am glad that they added a thigh-high split as it made it a little more modern and young.

I am just undecided about this look – what do you think does this gown look good on Kristen?

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[Pics: via Balenciaga Facebook]

Oct 19 2011

Hot, Hot, Hot: Jennifer Aniston Not In A LBD

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Who: Jennifer Aniston

Where: At ELLE’s 18th annual Women in Hollywood Tribute in Beverly Hills

Wearing: A deep-V neck Kaufmanfranco mini with linear sequin paillettes, which also has an open back; accessories are Balenciaga strappy heels, a metallic Ferragamo clutch, and finished off with jewellery from Fred Leighton

Verdict: Wow, this new man in Jennifer’s life really is making her brim with confidence, I love that she stepped away from her trademark little black dress and went for a sexy sequinned mini.

I’ve been watching Friends a bit lately, it is all to do with Comedy Central’s big push at the moment, and it just reminded me why I love Jennifer so much and it is all to do with Rachel in the first series. I don’t know why but this picture for me she has the same Rachel glow about her that I haven’t seen in a while and I like it.

Also according to InStyle this mini was created especially for Saks, I looked online and couldn’t find it, so sadly I think that means it has gone – but this is seriously one hot dress!!!

[Pic: Kaufmanfranco Facebook]

 

Jan 16 2011

Critics Choice: Michelle Williams in Balenciaga

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Who: Actress Michelle Williams

Where: At the 16th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in Hollywood, California

Wearing: A white vintage-inspired Balenciaga rise and fall hemline gown with beaded detailing to the bust and hemlines, and a scalloped neckline, finishing off the look with nude heels

Verdict: It seems that Michelle is going through a bit of a white/black phase, and we’ve seen her in a lot of cute minis but I think this is the best dress I have seen her in for a while. I love the wedding-style aspect to this beautifully crafted dress, the beaded flower detailing is exquisite. Gorgeous.

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