Tag Archive: Brian Atwood

Aug 23 2012

Video Loving: Brian Atwood’s Uber Sexy Campaign Featuring Candice Swanepoel

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Now if there was ever a fashion film and print campaign that was destined to be banned it is this uber sexy campaign from Brian Atwood and I love it.

Inspired by the allure of sexual submission, fearless beauty, and cinemagraphic voyeurism, this is one sexy campaign featuring supermodel Candice Swanepoel wearing thigh-high boots, animal print stillettos, bondage strapped heels and not much else.

To be honest when I first saw the print campaign and film, both shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, it made me think it was advertising Agent Provocateur or some other lingerie brand as Candice is seen gyrating up and down a wall of TV screens playing porn, or as the release states “reliving the previous night’s fantasy”, and it is hard to focus on the shoes!!!

So what do you think of the fashion film? It is the first film from The Sex Is In The Heel series, I am intrigued to see how anything can follow this in the sexy stakes as it is seriously steamy!!!

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[Pics/Video: Brian Atwood]

Jun 05 2012

MTV Movie Awards: Round Up – The Standouts & The Predictable

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This years MTV Movie Awards weren’t what I was expecting, normally for MTV’s award ceremonies there isn’t much off the red carpet that I want to report on, but this time round I was pleasantly surprised, granted there were still a few predictable choices from the likes of Jennifer Aniston, and a few shockers, yes Jenna Dewan I am talking about you, but overall it was quite an interesting red carpet.

One of my favourite looks has to be Elizabeth Banks in this gorgeous, very trendy and perfect for the MTV Awards Elie Saab jumpsuit from the autumn/winter 2012 ready-to-wear collection. I absolutely love the lace panelling to the arms, legs and neckline, as well as the flawless tailoring of the jumpsuit, which fits her perfectly. Also I am glad to see Lulu Guinness’ lips clutch hitting the red carpet.

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Next up we have three of my other favourite looks from three young actresses that really did shine. From Shailene Woodley giving Elizabeth Banks a run for her money for best jumpsuit in a black tuxedo halter menswear-inspired look by Stella McCartney from the autumn/winter 2012 London Evening Collection. From this picture her hair lets it down but trust me her fishtail braid was a divine touch, I am also loving her black lucite Stella McCartney heel sandals.

Emma Stone continued to impress me in this edgy monochrome Martin Grant Paris cocktail dress, which has been modified from an autumn/winter 2012 look, the architectural detailing to the bodice really makes this dress standout, plus her gorgeous nude leather ‘Grace’ Brian Atwood heels and tousled updo. Very chic look.

Working sports luxe to perfection was Emma Watson who looked gorgeous and edgy in Brood’s autumn/winter 2012 digital-printed top and skirt. Finishing off her flawless look were Tabitha Simmons Gothic strappy sandal heels.

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I do love a good collaboration and hitting the MTV Movie Awards red carpet was a one-of-a-kind Christian Siriano strapless black spiral pleated black silk taffeta mini adorned with Timex watches and Swarovski crystals and Christina Ricci worked it. Styled by Brad Goreski, this dress is different but utterly striking inspired by John Singer Sargent’s 1884 oil painting titled Portrait of Madame X. I love the detailing on the bodice with the watch gears and faces.

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Now to the predictable, which might I add I don’t dislike I just wasn’t surprised with their choices. From Kristen Stewart in a Guishem tight-fitted mini from the autumn/winter 2012 collection, to Jessica Biel in a simple-yet-textured Chanel dress from the spring/summer 2012 collection, I am grateful that she wore those gorgeous Barbara Bui heels as they are hot.

The most predictable award however has to go to Jennifer Aniston, who once again wore a LBD, granted this one is leather, but still it is black and from one of her go-to designers Valentino. Hey she looks good in this one shoulder number from the autumn/winter 2012 collection, but come on if any award show deserved colour it was the MTV Movie Awards.

Who gets your best dressed vote?

[Pics: Elie Saab, Guishem, Timex, Stella McCartney, Valentino, MTV]

Apr 24 2012

The Raven: Alice Eve Shows Off Her Curves in Donna Karan

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Who: Actress Alice Eve

Where: At the Los Angeles screening of her new flick The Raven

Wearing: A black belted calf-length Donna Karan cocktail dress from the pre-fall 2012 collection, with an asymmetric strap across her shoulders and a split to the pencil skirt; teamed with gold jewellery and blue suede Brian Atwood open-toe heels

Verdict: I love it when you get old-school Hollywood glamour on the red carpet with a modern twist it really does make me sit up and notice. I love the cut of the dress on her, fits perfectly and really accentuates her curves, which is nice to see. But what I love most has to be the usual asymmetric strap across her shoulders, on first glance it distracted me slightly, but when you take in the whole look with her foxy curves, her wavy blonde bob, those gorgeous bright blue heels and the gold ornate jewellery it totally works.

I am really loving that Donna Karan is getting a lot of red carpet action at the moment, I loved Christa Allen in a dress that reminds me of a fifties prom dress, and I was completely blown away by the amazing Cobie Smulder in that sexy bronze and black gown. Each gown completely different, but each one is very feminine and exquisitely made. I hope this Donna Karan trend continues as I am loving the variety on the red carpet.

[Pic: courtesy of Getty Images/Donna Karan]

Feb 25 2012

Essence Luncheon: Emma Stone Wows In Elie Saab

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Who: Emma Stone

Where: At the 5th annual Essence ‘Black Women in Hollywood’ luncheon

Wearing: A white three-quarter sleeved Elie Saab Couture dress from the spring/summer 2012 collection, paired with Brian Atwood platform heels and a nude-toned clutch

Verdict: I love, love, love this Elie Saab dress, not only does Emma Stone look gorgeous in white totally pops against her striking hair colouring, but the fit-and-flare silhouette is perfection on her, but what I adore the most has to be the cotton-wool textured embroidery detailing.

This dress really is the perfect choice for a luncheon and I love that Emma wore it, what I am wishing though is that she had worn bright coloured accessories – maybe an electic blue heel or a Barbie pink clutch – this demure dress is calling out for a pop of colour.

What do you think – pop of colour of nude-tone accessories with this angelic dress?

[Pic: Elie Saab Facebook]

Jan 27 2012

Oscar Nominations: Jennifer Lawrence In Prada

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Who: Jennifer Lawrence

Where: Announcing the 84th Annual Academy Awards nominees at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California

Wearing: A blue, yellow and black Prada dress in ‘broderie anglaise’ enriched with plissé on the front and embroidered popeline on the side modified from the spring/summer 2012 collection, teamed with Brian Atwood heels

Verdict: I said on Twitter the morning of the announcements that I wanted to see Jennifer in a girlie candy pastel Louis Vuitton dress, something youthful and fun, part of me kind of knew that wouldn’t happen and sadly it didn’t. It isn’t that I dislike this Prada ensemble, it just seems a little mature for her and the occasion could have dealt with something more girlie. On the plus side her body does look amazing in this form-fitted dress, it really does nip in perfectly on her tiny waist.

Sad thing is even though Jennifer announced the nominations she also confirmed she wasn’t attending this year, which is a real shame as her striking red Calvin Klein number was a real hit.

[Pic: Prada Facebook]

Jan 13 2012

Video Loving: Shake Your Fringe – Brian Atwood Style

I love celebrity shoe designer, Brian Atwood, I love his diffusion line B Brian Atwood even more after seeing these gorgeous fringed Cassiane heels. Seriously sexy, so seduction, and completely untamed – I think if I had these snakeskin-stamped with sparkling platform and heel, I would be shaking my thing on stage as well!!!

2012 is all about the Gatsby-inspired flapper, and I love how Brian has made the trend current, the chain fringe draping on these heels is divine. Also did you spot Brian Atwood making a cameo? LOVE!!!

Jun 10 2011

XOXO: The Day Leighton Meester Came To Town

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As you know I do adore Gossip Girl, I think in part it is because I want to be Blair, well yesterday Leighton Meester came to London to launch Vera Wang’s new fragrance Lovestruck, which she is the face of, and OMG how beautiful she is.

I didn’t actually get to meet the amazing Leighton or Vera Wang, like I did when Nicole Richie came to town, sadly I was just passing through Harrods and didn’t have the time to queue up and get a bottle of the perfume signed. But I did get a few snaps – I just loved how happy she looked, how friendly she seemed and seriously her make-up and hair was flawless.

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Leighton looked gorgeous in Vera Wang of course, teaming her chiffon pleated sleeveless top with gorgeous stretch leather motorcycle leggings, finishing off her outfit with Brian Atwood heels.

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[Second Pic: Vera Wang / All others that aren't as good me!!]
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