Tag Archive: Giambattista Valli

Feb 24 2013

Film Independent Spirit Awards: Kerry Washington In Giambattista Valli

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Who: Kerry Washington

Where: At the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach, sponsored by Jameson

Wearing: A two-tone floral Giambattista Valli dress from the autumn/winter 2012 Haute Couture collection, teamed with floral printed Christian Louboutin heels, a blush coloured textured Bottega Veneta clutch, and a gold watch

Verdict: I am seriously growing a girl crush on Kerry Washington, lately her red carpet choices have been so gorgeous, sometimes a little daring, but always pretty and this head-to-toe floral look is no different.

I love that it is colourful, perfect for the relaxed vibe of the Independent Spirit Awards, while still maintaining that fashion-edge with the bold two-tone floral print, and I am in love with those Christian Louboutin floral heels – such great styling.

As well as being in love with her dress I also have bang envy – her fringe is incredible – perfectly frames her face.

After seeing this look I am super excited to see her tonight at The Oscars.

[Pic: by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Jameson]

Jan 28 2013

SAG Awards: Anne Hathaway In Giambattista Valli Couture

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Who: Anne Hathaway

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

Wearing: A black silk embroidered tulle Giambattista Valli gown from the Haute Couture spring/summer 2013 collection, teamed with Jimmy Choo Kalpa sandals and Kwiat jewellery

Verdict: There was a lot of black again last night on the SAG Awards red carpet and one of the standout looks had to be from Anne Hathaway. I am not sure this is my favourite look from her, I do love that she went for something other than a column gown, but I would have like the dress to have been a bit more dramatic.

With that I mean I wish it was a little shorter, showed off her ankles and those killer Jimmy Choo heels, and that the tulle skirt was a little bigger, more frothy, more girlie if you like. I do get a vintage Hollywood feel about the look with her pixie cut, but I wanted it to be a little bit more extreme – as it is I just like it rather than loving it.

So we’ve had a white moment at the Golden Globes with Chanel Couture and now black with this Couture number, so can we expect a splash of colour for the Oscars???

[Pics: SAG Awards/Giambattista Valli Twitpic]

Sep 24 2012

Primetime Emmy Awards: Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli Couture

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Where: At the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles

Wearing: A strapless floral printed Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown from the autumn/winter 2012 collection, teamed with Brian Atwood heels and Fred Leighton jewellery

Verdict: I promise I am not going to do a separate post for each and every look off the Emmy Awards red carpet but I have picked out a number of looks that I adored, or surprised me, and this look from Julianna Margulies ticks both columns.

Normally, Julianna goes for Armani or Calvin Klein she likes the minimalist structured gowns, and I have to be honest I thought it would have been another Armani look, but this divine couture gown from Giambattista Valli is stunning on her. I love the floral pattern, the hidden pockets, and her bling Fred Leighton earrings finishes off her look perfectly.

This is a hot look and I am glad that she stepped out of her comfort zone as she looks beautiful and she is definitely one of my best dressed of the night.

Do you rate Julianna in this haute couture Giambattista Valli?

[Pics: twitter.com/GiambattistaPR]

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]

Jul 03 2012

Paris Couture AW12: Giambattista Valli’s Enchanted Butterfly Garden

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I love Giambattista Valli, I can’t remember a red carpet look by Giambattista Valli that I didn’t adore, just thinking about it makes me think of Diane Kruger’s gorgeous gown at Cannes and Sarah Jessica Parker working that incredible red cape gown, so I was excited to see the autumn/winter 2012 Haute Couture show.

I know a lot of people, I am talking tweeter talk, weren’t impressed with the latest Giambattista Valli collection, well I was blown away by how daring the couture collection was for his third appearance on the schedule. Granted if you aren’t a fan of florals, ruffles, peplums or were scared by Silence of the Lambs then this collection probably isn’t for you. However if you love gorgeous prints, big puffy skirts, floaty gowns, feminine ruffles and love dramatic make-up – then like me you will probably love most of the pieces.

Inspired by an enchanted woodland the collection was filled with forest greens, deep reds and Monet-esq floral prints, as well as exquisite gowns covered in feathers and flower embellishments and like with Christian Dior there were a lot of full-skirted silhouettes. What caught my attention the most had to be the make-up with beautiful glittering eyes beneath netted veils and butterflies on the models lips and gold branch-like jewellery around their necks completed the magical styling.

I know this collection won’t wow everyone, that is one of the reasons I love fashion, it never is everyone’s taste; but I can see the likes of Diane Kruger, Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as Emma Stone, Elizabeth Banks and Cameron Diaz wearing pieces from this collection.

What did you think of the Giambattista Valli AW12 Haute Couture collection – do you think it will be a hit on the red carpet?

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[Pics: Style.com]

May 16 2012

Cannes 2012: Diane Kruger In Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

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Who: Diane Kruger

Where: At the opening ceremony of the 65th Cannes Film Festival and the ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ premiere

Wearing: In a custom-made silk draped one-shoulder mint green Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown, teamed with a vintage Jaeger-LeCoultre watch

Verdict: Wow, wow, wow!!!! This is what I was expecting, gorgeous from the word go, I love the colour, the draped one-shoulder, and above all I love that she has her hair sleeked back to show off the beauty of this gown.

This is only day one people, I am going to be a nervous wreck with 12 days of this. J’adore this gown!!!

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[Pics: via Giambattista Valli Twitter & Getty Images courtesy of Jaeger-LeCoultre]

Feb 27 2012

84th Oscars: Emma Stone Deja Vu For Nicole Kidman

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Who: Emma Stone

Where: At the 84th Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles

Wearing: In a red Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown with high-neck and bow detailing, accessorised with a Louis Vuitton clutch and fine jewellery

Verdict: First up I am so glad that someone wore this Giambattista Valli Couture gown as it was one of my picks that I wanted to see on the red carpet, but it was only seeing it in red that I realised what a copy this dress is of the Balenciaga gown that Nicole Kidman wore to the Oscars back in 2007.

Granted it doesn’t stop Emma’s gown being gorgeous, I love the cut better than Nicole’s, I think the bigger bow really does work, and the colour is a deeper shade of red. I also love red hair paired with red gowns – just works for me.

What do you think is this dress a deja vu moment of Nicole’s?

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[Pic: via Giambattista Valli Twitter/Style.com]

 

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