With the excitement of planning a wedding I was really looking forward to seeing the V&A’s latest fashion exhibition, Wedding Dresses 1775-2014, because who doesn’t love to look at wedding gowns, especially when they include dresses worn by Gwen Stefani, Kate Moss and Dita Von Teese.
This morning was an amazing end to quite a deary April as the sun came out for the press preview for the Christian Louboutin Retrospective exhibition at the Design Museum, as part of the shoe designer’s 20th anniversary. If like me, you love shoes then you will adore this magical and playful exhibit centring around Louboutin’s life, his inspirations, his most amazing creations, and most of all his passion for showgirls, women and glamour. The exhibit has a bit of everything so many exquisite shoes I didn’t dare count, a giant 17m long Louboutin signature red sole with seating to watch Dita Von Teese
Who: Dita Von Teese Where: At the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party held at the City of West Hollywood Park Wearing: A pale pink chiffon beaded cap sleeve Jenny Packham gown with keyhole detailing on the bodice, cut-out panels to the shoulders and pleated draped detailing to the front, teamed with Swarovski clutch, Bulgari diamond jewellery and Christian Louboutin heels Verdict: I make no secret that I have a style crush on the burlesque beauty, but is is surprising when she wears gorgeous gowns like this? I was surprised not to see Jenny Packham on the main Oscar red
The iconic and completely gorgeous Dita Von Teese is coming to London next week with her pop-up speakeasy bar in London’s Pigalle Club with Cointreau. The burlesque dancer’s Cointreau Prive will be open for just three weeks, featuring a bar, restaurant and a club, and will be modelled after Dita’s own LA home decorated with some of her own personal possessions, including costumes covered in Swarovski crystals. What a wonderful pre-Christmas treat – the 20s backdrop for the venue it is bound to be spectacular. Fancy going for a cocktail or two? Well, all you have to do is register at Cointreau’s website here as
I don’t know why but I already thought that Vivienne Westwood had stores in America, apparently not, so this week the Dame herself opened her first LA flagship store and showroom with a glamorous, starstudded evening. Which of course means gorgeous celebrities draped in the amazing wares of Vivienne Westwood. Above with Vivienne Westwood is the face of her Palladium jewellery line Christina Hendricks; wearing a Vivienne Westwood couture pleated corset in black silk cotton, teamed with skinny trouser and fierce red lippy. But this pic is all about Viv herself, this knockout white floor-skimming gown with intricate cut-out detailing is exquisite. Easily my