Oscars 2014: Best Dressed – Angelina Jolie In Elie Saab

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Who: Angelina Jolie

Where: At the 86th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles, California

Wearing: A greige, fully embellished long-sleeved tulle Elie Saab Couture gown featuring a sheer bodice from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with of pale satin champagne Salvatore Ferragamo peep-toe shoes

Verdict: The red carpet really did pick up when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrived, granted they are a gorgeous couple, but I think it was all because of this stunning sexy-yet-elegant Elie Saab Couture gown.

I have to be honest I really thought she would wear black, it would probably be Saint Laurent or Versace, and she would show off a bit of leg – but this Elie Saab was so much better and such a lovely surprise.

For some this look was ageing, maybe it was the ombre metallic hue, but for me it was pure Hollywood glamour – I love everything about this exquisite gown. The only thing I would have changed is her hair – I think having it up would have just finished off this look perfectly.

What are your thoughts about Angie’s embellished gown?

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Berlin Film Festival: Diane Kruger In Elie Saab

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Who: Diane Kruger

Where: Attending the ‘The Better Angels’ premiere at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival

Wearing: A white long-sleeve crew-neck Elie Saab gown, featuring a sheer skirt and teamed with a skinny leather belt all from the pre-autumn/winter 2014 collection

Verdict: Normally when writing about Diane Kruger’s red carpet looks I am writing about her effortless styling, the bold prints, or the show-stopping factor of her edgy choice, well a first for me I am gushing over how much I love her minimalist look in this gorgeous Elie Saab gown.

Not only is this look not the norm for Diane it has to be said that this isn’t the usual Elie Saab gown that you see on the red carpet, usually it is embroidered with sparkles, but I love this change of pace with a gown that is both ethereal and sexy, plus it shows that white can be worn on the red carpet without it looking too bridal.

Iif it wasn’t for the long-sleeves I am not sure this look would have had as much impact with me but I love how covering up the top half of the gown balances out the sheer panels of the skirt.

As well as loving the gown, I have to say I love her vibrant red lippy and her hair sweeped to the side – simply chic – I love it!!!

What are your thoughts on Diane’s winter white look?

[Pic: facebook.com/eliesaab.fashion]

Wedding Inspiration: The Couture Bride

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I love checking out the couture collections from Paris, as I am always in awe at the craftsmanship that goes into each piece, and I adore that no gown is too big when it comes to couture. Normally for the spring shows I am pairing up beautiful gowns with gorgeous actresses and hoping that they will wear on the Oscars red carpet, this year however being surrounded with wedding magazines getting inspiration for my own gown I thought I would share some couture bride inspiration.

Top of my wishlist, if I won the lottery, would have to be getting a wedding dress designed by Elie Saab, this man is a genius and his spring 2014 collection was another stunning scene of decadent elegance, gown after gown was just beautiful and the bridal moments were stunning.

The final gown above literally took my breath away when I was watching the live-stream, everything from the off-white hue to the exquisite embroidered detailing and voluminous silhouette – simply stunning. Just imagine how magical it would be to wear a dress like this on your wedding day, you could rest assured that no-one would be stealing your spotlight!!!

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As well as Elie Saab, the ethereal musical Valentino gown really caught my eye, so it doesn’t scream traditional bridal gown but there is something about that I think would work for a wedding, especially if you have a love of music.

Other gorgeous dresses that I loved included Dior’s simple-yet-modern gown with its textured perforation dot design, the statement peplum gown from Alexis Mabille’s exquisite collection, and the delicate lace embroidered Valentino gown that will never go out of fashion. Also how divine is this heavily embellished white gown by Georges Hobeika – so swoon worthy!!!

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As well as the divine, couture weeks also showcases the flamboyant and more out-there of pieces, including some that could work for some very confident brides. How about the showgirl look from Jean Paul Gaultier or how about walking down the aisle in Stéphane Rolland’s white jumpsuit with wings?

If you won the lottery – which Couture bride would you be?

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Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: Margot Robbie In Elie Saab

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Where: At the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica

Wearing: A black Elie Saab jumpsuit, featuring long black lace sleeves, from the ready-to-wear spring/summer 2014 collection, teamed with an Alexander McQueen ‘Panther’ clutch also from the spring/summer 2014 collection

Verdict: I love gowns, especially during award season, but I also love something a little different and the gorgeous Australian actress who wowed me in Gucci at the Golden Globes looked incredible in this elegant Elie Saab jumpsuit.

What I love about Margot, other than the fact you can see that she is new to the industry, which I love, is how effortless she makes every red carpet look. This look is polished and relaxed at the same time and makes her standout – I also love her beach-tousled hair as well.

Basically – Margot is just hot. I think she is fast becoming one of my red carpet crushes.

Are you a fan of a jumpsuit on an award show red carpet?

[Pic: via Elie Saab]

The Hunger Games: Elizabeth Banks Wows In Elie Saab & Alexander McQueen

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So The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has taken on Europe ahead of its November 21 release, and we’ve already seen the stars hit London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Rome. For months I have been excited about the red carpet looks, Jennifer Lawrence completely wowed me when she was promoting the first movie in that gorgeous gold lame Prabal Gurung gown. But with Jennifer’s pixie crop, that I am not sure I like, and her constant need to wear Dior, for me the Catching Fire red carpet has all about Elizabeth Banks so far.

The actress who plays the flamboyant Effie in the film has completely blown me away with her red carpet fashion choices – from the gorgeous custom-made Jason Wu gown that she wore to the London premiere to the stunning embellished silver maxi in Berlin and the Alexander McQueen beauties in-between.

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My favourite look so far has to be this metallic embellished Elie Saab Haute Couture gown from the autumn/winter 2013 collection. Everything about this dress is just perfection. Presented as a bridesmaid dress in the Haute Couture runway show, this gown is stunning – I love the ombre-effect to the embellished detailing and the sexy elegance of the sweetheart neckline. What I also adore is that the look is finished off perfectly with gorgeous drop earrings and wavy hair.

Another great look had to be her Paris premiere gown, a striking Alexander McQueen gown featuring colourful embroidery and beading to the neckline and waist with a feather belt. Not quite as glitzy as the Elie Saab but just as striking – I love the colourful neckline and the feathered detailing around the waist. Simply gorgeous.

What are your thoughts so far on The Hunger Games promo tour – have you been impressed with Elizabeth Bank’s red carpet looks?

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