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Met Gala 2012: Nina Dobrev In Donna Karan Atelier

Who: Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev

Where: At the 2012 Met Gala in New York

Wearing: A black and antique gold Donna Karan Atelier gown inspired by the Donna Karan devoré dress immortalised by Gwyneth Paltrow in the film Great Expectations. The asymmetrical draped gown has been modernised with silk chiffon and burnt out metal sequins and gold-lined beads, with single layer sequin straps to her back

Verdict: Wow, what a way to debut Donna Karan Atelier, the designer’s new high eveningwear collection, as Nina Dobrev looks stunning styled by Ilaria Urbinati. Just for the combination of the black and gold it will hit the best dressed lists, add in the beauty of that gorgeous train, the sexy back, and the feminine draped detailing to the bustier, and it is simply stunning.

When Nina hit the pink carpet there was a lot of traffic, but seriously all the photographers were shouting for her, as she looked completely radiant, and totally captured everyone’s attention. Also check out her gorgeous H.Stern earrings, they are so delicate and lovely, work perfectly with such a gorgeous dress.

Without a doubt Nina’s dress will be one of my best dressed of the night, I have been waiting to see it for weeks since I knew Donna Karan was dressing her, and I most certainly wasn’t disppointed, if anything I was blown away even further by the brilliance of Donna Karan.

What do you think are you loving Nina’s look?

[Pics: courtesy of Donna Karan/Getty Images]

Red Tie Affair: Christa Allen In Donna Karan

Who: Revenge actress Christa Allen

Where: At the annual American Red Cross Red Tie Affair in Los Angeles

Wearing: A strapless red Donna Karan dress with large pleating to the skirt and fan pleating to the bust from the pre-fall 2012 collection, teamed with a black studded belt and black pointed-toe heels

Verdict: Firstly, I love large pleats on a skirt, but what draws me in with this dress is the exquisite structured fan detailing to the bust – how amazing is that – for me it instantly adds drama and flair to a simple-yet-flattering silhouette and I love it. Add the studded belt and black heels and it adds a sophistication perfect for a charity gala, seriously one hot look.

The only thing I am not loving is the casual vibe to her hairstyle, I want to see her shoulders so the ruffle on the bust shines, but this is me just being extra picky – but the large earrings do make up for it!!!

Also if like me you have been waiting for the Revenge, which every American seems to be obsessed with as it centres around the Hamptons, it is coming to the UK later this year as E4 have bought the rights – I can’t wait!!!

[Pic: courtesy of Donna Karan/Getty]

My-Loyalty: Be Rewarded For Shopping At My-Wardrobe

One of my favourite online shops, My-Wardrobe.com just got better, as it has announced the launch of its loyalty scheme, My-Loyalty. What this means is that for every pound you spend at My-Wardrobe you earn a loyalty point, giving you vouchers and rewards such as free shipping and VIP shopping events. Yep this is the luxury Boots cards!!!

Do the fashion maths – spend £500, earn 500 points, and receive a £25 voucher – how cool is that!!!

Oh and the good news keeps on coming as to launch the new loyalty scheme the wonderful peeps over at My-Wardrobe are giving all shoppers triple points until April 21 when you shop the new collections, all you need to do is place the code MYLOYALTY01 into the promotional code box at checkout.

I am lusting after a lot of items on My-Wardrobe at the moment but these four are top of my list:

Carven Double Breasted Tweed Jacket, £399 – this beauty will allow you to channel your inner Parisian chic – I love the colour as well as the contemporary twist on a classic design.

DKNY Lacquer Sleeveless Sequin Block Colour Dress, £296 – who doesn’t need a sequin embellished dress!!!

Michael Michael Kors Dove White Matte Python Medium Bedford Dressy Tote, £295 – I am always on the look out for a new tote and one colour I don’t own is white and this beauty looks like it will most certainly carry all my needs.

D&G Multicoloured Quilted Nylon Clutch, £75 – whether you want something cool and trendy to carry your sleek tablet, or just want an oversized clutch to jazz up any outfit, this multicoloured number is perfection.

[Pics: My-Wardrobe]

Fab Details: Gorgeous DKNY Garment Tags For The UK

I am a sucker for the details, whether it is a gorgeous print on the dress, the intricate embroidery on the collar, or in the case of DKNY the chic illustrations that will hang on each garment and accessory in UK department stores to identify its Limited Edition pieces.

I am assuming that these illustrations are from the fab Dallas Shaw who does a lot of work with DKNY especially her Twitter avatars,  as they just oozes the glamour and elegance of the brand. These beauties are frameable art in my opinion, oh and they are not helping with my dreams to be a fashion illustrator, if only I had these skills my blog would be extra pretty!!!

Selfridges and Harrods even have their own exclusive garment tags above, which are my two favourites – as well as the one below – that clutch is cute!!!

[Pics: DKNY]