Tag Archive: Bottega Veneta

Mar 22 2013

Cover Loving: Three Very Different Diane Kruger Covers

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I do love it when Diane Kruger has a movie coming out – not only do I get to see some fab red carpet looks,  **check out her Los Angeles premiere look** but finally there is a reason for magazines to put my favourite girl crush on their covers.

For April, Diane has really got around, gracing the cover of not one, but three different magazines, on three different continents – her reach is most certainly global. First up we have Canadian fashion mag, Flare, with Diane looking adorable in a Bottega Veneta dress, then we have a polished flawless looking Diane for Interview Germany, and then sadly we have a bizarre barley recognisable Diane on the cover of Australia magazine, Madison – what have they done to her face and hair?

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Shot by Autumn De Wilde, the Flare cover is just so pretty, I am in love with her Bottega Veneta vintage-inspired tea dress from the spring/summer 2013 collection, which has been styled perfectly with those tri-colour Christian Louboutin heels and the insanely cute Louis Vuitton headband, you may recognise it from one of Kerry Washington’s fab red carpet looks earlier in the year, and of course Diane is carrying a Chanel handbag to finish her look.

The only thing I really don’t like from this cover is the insanely huge cover line ‘hello spring’ right across her – really is that going to sell the magazine more than if it wasn’t there???

The rest of the editorial is just as good, you see Diane wearing Miu Miu, Rochas, Marc Jacobs and more Chanel, as well as posing with a cute kitty.

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I love the vintage-inspired Flare cover, but I completely adore the Markus Jans shot Interview cover, Diane does flawless so well and this just beautiful. Striped back and polished, this is one hell of a profile cover, I love everything from her eyes to her barely there make-up, and even the position of her hands – this really does show off her modelling background. I really can’t wait to see the rest of the editorial.

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However, Australia magazine, Madison didn’t quite impress me like the other two titles. From the neck down this cover is divine, I love the pale blue dress, I even love the flirty touch of her hitching up the skirt, but I just can’t understand why they made her look a little crazy. That hair, the make-up, the appalling OTT photoshop to her face – it really doesn’t look like Diane or even pretty. Why, Madison, why???

Which cover would you go out and buy?

[Pics: Flare/Interview/Madison]

Feb 24 2013

Film Independent Spirit Awards: Kerry Washington In Giambattista Valli

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Who: Kerry Washington

Where: At the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach, sponsored by Jameson

Wearing: A two-tone floral Giambattista Valli dress from the autumn/winter 2012 Haute Couture collection, teamed with floral printed Christian Louboutin heels, a blush coloured textured Bottega Veneta clutch, and a gold watch

Verdict: I am seriously growing a girl crush on Kerry Washington, lately her red carpet choices have been so gorgeous, sometimes a little daring, but always pretty and this head-to-toe floral look is no different.

I love that it is colourful, perfect for the relaxed vibe of the Independent Spirit Awards, while still maintaining that fashion-edge with the bold two-tone floral print, and I am in love with those Christian Louboutin floral heels – such great styling.

As well as being in love with her dress I also have bang envy – her fringe is incredible – perfectly frames her face.

After seeing this look I am super excited to see her tonight at The Oscars.

[Pic: by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Jameson]

Mar 12 2012

US Vogue: A Predictable Jennifer Lopez Cover

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Last week I brought you Jennifer Lopez doing her best Million Dollar Baby impression with her very unexpected sporty cover for V Magazine, well it seems April is J-Lo’s month as she is also fronting American Vogue’s Shape issue with a more traditional glamorous look.

When I saw this cover, I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t the other Jennifer – Lawrence that is promoting The Hunger Games as I am obsessed with the books, but I have to admit I don’t dislike it, however I am not wowed by it. Jennifer Lopez looks stunning in what looks like a Bottega Veneta gown in the cover shot taken by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, but after seeing her do something completely different for V Magazine this shot is just nice, nothing more, nothing less. Am I being a little harsh?

What did surprise me was that Vogue seem to be having a love-in with singers lately – February went to Taylor Swift, March to the lovely Adele and now J-Lo. I am hoping for something a little different and more creative for May.

[Pic: via Jenniferlopez.com]

Feb 27 2012

84th Oscars: Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

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Who: Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams

Where: At the 84th Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles

Wearing: A red/coral/burnt orange *delete as appropriate* bustier Louis Vuitton couture gown with on-trend peplum detailing in burnt silk mousseline and organza ribbons done in layers to create a 3D effect, which took more than 300 hours to create; this was finished with Fred Leighton jewels, Bottega Veneta pink clutch and Christian Louboutin heels

Verdict: Louis Vuitton is calling this burnt orange, Michelle called it coral, and I have to admit on screen and in pictures it looks red, whatever the shade this is a knock-out dress. I love that Michelle took a risk with this quirky gown with the colour, the peplum and bow detailing to the waist – it all makes this couture gown standout on the red carpet. It also works amazingly with her blonde pixie cut and her red lippy.

It is just a shame that she didn’t win the Best Actress gong as this dress deserved the attention of an Oscar-winner. But I am sure that this dress will hit the best dressed lists – for me I think it just comes in second behind Gwyneth Paltrow.

[Pic: Oscar.com]

Jan 18 2012

BAFTA Tea Party: Charlize Theron In Stella McCartney

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Who: Charlize Theron

Where: At the BAFTA 18th annual awards season Tea Party at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles on Saturday

Wearing: A sleeveless yellow and grey lace brocade Stella McCartney cocktail dress with cut-out detailing on the bodice and a peplum from the pre-fall 2012 collection, teamed with Christian Louboutin heels and a Bottega Veneta clutch

Verdict: I know this was at the weekend but the Golden Globes took over and I forgot to post it but I am loving Charlize’s revival on the red carpet that I just had to include. I have to be honest I haven’t been that fussed by Charlize well that is until this award season, I loved her black lingerie-inspired Alexander McQueen and I fell in love with her Dior number at the Globes and this is another sleek look from her. Everything from the lace detailing to the vibrant colour just works so well with the sophistication of the pencil skirt falling just below-the-knee. Perfect attire for tea!!

[Pic: Stella McCartney Facebook]
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