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Jul 07 2013

Girl Crush: Kerry Washington For Vanity Fair

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I have many girl crushes, from Diane Kruger, Jennifer Lawrence to Chinese actress Fan Bingbing for their incredible red carpet style, Olivia Palermo because mainly I want everything in her wardrobe, and even fictional character Carrie Bradshaw, the latest addition to the list has to be Kerry Washington.

Over the past year or so, Kerry has really upped her fashion credentials for me, making me take notice when she hits the red carpet, I have loved so many but these Donna KaranRodarteGiambattista Valli and Louis Vuitton looks are some of my favourites.

Her latest editorial shoot for Vanity Fair’s August issue is another highlight, entitled ‘Scandal’s First Lady’, the spread captured by Norman Jean Roy and styled by Jessica Diehl features some amazing looks. From the Lanvin bodysuit on the cover to the peddle-dashed Armani gown that blends in with the stairs, the futuristic Burberry Prorsum dress, and the sexy black Versace and Donna Karan New York looks. It is one hot editorial.

I love this editorial so much I wish that Vanity Fair would have used Kerry for their September issue – as if this was just for August imagine what the biggest issue of the year would have looked like!!!

Have you watched Scandal yet? I stupidly missed the first season when it aired in the UK so I am attempting to find the time to catch-up at the moment, but my friends have raved about it because of how brilliant Kerry is in it.

Are you a fan of Kerry Washington? And will you be buying this month’s Vanity Fair?

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[Pics: Vanity Fair/via thefashionspot.com]

Jan 28 2013

SAG Awards: Naya Rivera In Donna Karan Atelier

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Where: At the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles

Wearing: A strapless black duchess satin Donna Karan Atelier gown with an peek-a-boo sheer panel, and accordion pleated that fanned around the exposed corset, teamed with drop earrings, bracelet and a matching cocktail ring

Verdict: There were a lot of young starlets who shined at last night’s SAG Awards and Glee actress Naya Rivera perfected glamorous and sexy in this exquisite Donna Karan Atelier gown.

I love the contrast of the sexy mermaid silhouette, which really shows off her incredible figure, and the sheer panel on the corset, against the delicate accordion pleats on the bodice and the softness of her wavy hair-do.

Once again Donna Karan propels another young starlet on the red carpet – we’ve seen Nina Dobrev, Ashley Greene and even Taylor Swift hit the top of the best dressed list thanks to Donna Karan and I think Naya will do just the same.Naya Rivera sag awards SAG Awards: Naya Rivera In Donna Karan Atelier %tag[Pic: courtesy of Donna Karan]

Jan 14 2013

Golden Globes 2013: Debra Messing In Donna Karan

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Where: At the Golden Globe Awards 2013, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California

Wearing: A strapless black silk organza hand-ruched Donna Karan gown from the resort 2013 collection, teamed with statement drop earrings and a stack of bangles on each arm

Verdict: There were a number of black dresses on the Golden Globes red carpet and this was one of the most simple-but-dramatic gowns. This look might not wow everyone but for me I loved the heavy ruched detailing to the voluminous skirt and train, there was a drama about this gown that worked on TV and under the flashbulbs.

As well as being a stunning gown, Debra also styled it perfectly with a sleek ponytail, striking eye make-up, and the most gorgeous jewellery. Statement earrings were everywhere but Debra’s quartz and diamond drop earrings really stood out, and worked perfectly with her arm candy, which contained $200,000 worth of diamond encrusted bangles by Amrapali.

I do love great accessories and Debra had some of the best. Do you like her bangles stacked on each arm?

[Pic: Courtesy of Donna Karan]

Jan 10 2013

People’s Choice Awards: Morena Baccarin In Donna Karan Atelier

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Where: At the People Choice Awards 2013, which were held last night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles

Wearing: A smokey white strapless Donna Karan Atelier jumpsuit, featuring a stone encrusted corset, draped waisted and and silk crepe pants, teamed with a Swarovski clutch

Verdict: I do love seeing jumpsuits on the red carpet especially during award season, do you remember Rose Bryne at the SAG Awards last year, well I think this Donna Karan Atelier beauty on Morena Baccarin is just as stunning and daring.

For me this look is all about that corset, the stone embellishments really do stand out, and really gives this jumpsuit a red carpet feel. I am also pleased that it was in white, as it could have so easily been done in black, which I just think would have been a little too safe.

The only thing that could have made this my best dressed look over Taylor Swift would have been if the trouser length had been a little shorter, it just makes me think she changed her heels at the last minute to ones that weren’t as high.

But trust me that is just me being extra picky as I am always pleased to see Donna Karan Atelier on the red carpet – I can’t wait to see what the Golden Globes brings!!!

[Pic: courtesy of Donna Karan]

Nov 14 2012

Twilight – Breaking Dawn Part 2: Ashley Greene In Donna Karan Atelier

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Who: Ashley Greene

Where: At the Los Angeles premiere of the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California

Wearing: A custom-made one shouldered blush coloured woven silk organza and chiffon Donna Karan Atelier gown

Verdict: The partnership between Ashley and Donna just keeps getting better and better, this gown is incredible – I love the colour, the silhouette and I completely adored the woven design – sheer perfection.

I also love her hair, make-up, and her elegant jewellery was just enough – this look is all about that gorgeous gown.

Do you rate Ashley’s look?

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[Pics: Getty courtesy of Donna Karan]

 

Aug 24 2012

The Apparition: Ashley Greene Is Stunning In Donna Karan Atelier

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Who: Ashley Greene

Where: At the LA premiere of her new film The Apparition held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Wearing: A bright fuchsia strapless bustier Donna Karan Atelier floor-length gown, featured ruching detailing all over it and a thigh-high split to the side, teamed with nude Jimmy Choo heels and an eye-catching cocktail ring

Verdict:Wow, this on-going partnership between Ashley Greene and Donna Karan is a total winner, once again Ashley completely wows on the red, sorry black carpet. Styled by Cristina Ehrlich, who is known for styling the divine Penelope Cruz, really put together an amazing look. I love the colour, I call this eye-popping fuchsia a sophisticated Barbie colour, and I am loving that she went for a sexy look as she really can pull it off.

Ever since Ashley Greene was taken under the wing of Donna Karan I think she has looked more like a leading lady, her acting skills have never been in question, but the red carpet moments for an actress really can make or break them and Ashley is killing it in this gorgeous gown.

I also think a special mention has to go to her hair and make-up team – her hair is lovely down, but wow to her dark lippy – seriously hot!!!

What do you think of Ashley’s latest Donna Karan look? Does it beat her white Grecian Met Gala gown or her feathered trimmed cocktail dress that she wore to the Country Music Awards? I would have to say this fuchsia beauty is right up there with her best looks!!!

[Pic: courtsey of Donna Karan]

Aug 19 2012

Total Recall: A Week Of Glamour – Kate Beckinsale vs Jessica Biel

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The Total Recall promo tour really has stepped up a gear since it hit Europe and both Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel have been using their star power to snag some of the most beautiful red carpet designed dresses I have seen in a long while. This week the stars of the Total Recall hit Berlin, Dublin and London and they really didn’t disappoint – two gorgeous Donna Karan gowns, an exquisite Elie Saab sparkler, a couple of Zac Posen dresses, and a standout feathered Giambattista Valli Couture look.

This has been one serious face-off this week between Kate and Jessica – see my favourite looks below and let me know who you think came out on top!!!

Kate Beckinsale:

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For the LA premiere I hinted that I thought Kate had a new stylist due to her dramatic, high couture looks that she has been working, well it turns out that I am right and you will never guess who it is – only Taylor Jacobson, you know Rachel Zoe’s ex-assistant, I have to be honest I am seriously impressed with how she has styled Kate for this Total Recall promotional tour.

A week in which two amazing Donna Karan gowns grace the red carpet is always perfect, but wow to both, first up was a Barbie-pink dress from the Resort 2013 collection, it just oozes glamour with the architectural details to the bust and hips – similar to the dramatic Armani worn in LA but much more girlie and I love this hot-pink shade on her.

But it has to be the divine styling of her London premiere look that got me most excited this week. On its own this gorgeous black strapless gown with glitter sequinned details and a thigh-high split from the autumn/winter 2012 collection is incredible, style it with the bow belt from the pre-fall 2012 collection and it is simply breathtaking. I am seriously in love with this look!!!

I was also floored by her looks in Germany, first up was the demure purple Zac Posen dress for the photocall, and then she completely smashed it at the Berlin premiere in her ivory rose-swirl embellished Naeem Khan gown from the autumn/winter 2012 collection.

I can’t believe that these four looks all happened in one week, there were more a lot more, I had to narrow it down – as Kate also turned to designers Andrew GN, Preen, Paule Ka, and DVF for her after party and day-time looks.

Jessica Biel:

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Jessica Biel has also been surprising me on this promo tour, maybe there is some rivalry over being the best dressed, as she really has stepped up her game.

The Couture looks from America continued to Europe and she went for one of my favourite looks from the Giambattista Valli spring 2012 couture collection for the London premiere. Everything about this look is completely flawless – I love the masculine vs feminine vibe of the look with the tuxedo-style shirt teamed with lace sleeves and a feather peplum. But seriously what makes this a standout look has to be the styling of the neon-pink Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

Jessica has liked to go short on this promo tour, she wore Dior Couture in LA which fell just above her ankles, then there was Elie Saab Couture in New York, and it seems Europe is also seeing her legs as for the Dublin premiere she wore a strapless cream and gold Jacquard Zac Posen gown with a divine origami-style bodice from the autumn/winter 2012. Granted this isn’t my favourite of her looks but I included as I love that she has changed up her hair with a messy faux-bob.

I haven’t been as wowed by Jessica as I have been with Kate, but what I have loved is her more directional style, OK some of it she hasn’t quite pulled off but at least she has committed to it. For the Berlin photocall it was great to see her wearing another one of my favourite emerging designers Christian Cota, normally for a photocall stars go for Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, or DVF for there smart tailored dresses, I love that Jessica went for a fun summery look in this watercolour printed crop top and tiered skirt from the spring/summer 2011 collection.

My favourite of Jessica’s looks has to be the divine Elie Saab autumn/winter 2012 gown that she shimmered in for the Berlin premiere. This is high-glamour at its very best, I love the sparkles, I adore the open back, and I want her hair!!! Hot, hot, hot!!!

My Best Dressed:

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It was hard to pick just one look each but I have decided to go for the two black sparklers, I am in love with the styling and glamour of both looks from Donna Karan and Elie Saab and both Kate and Jessica look incredible.

Which looks get your vote?

[Pics: Donna Karan New York/Elie Saab/Starworks Artists]
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