Tag Archive: Giorgio Armani

Feb 24 2015

Vanity Fair Oscar Party: Best Dressed Round-Up

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I know I have been bombarding you with lots of red carpet fashion, Oscars weekend is full on, I’ve already run through all my favourite Oscars looks, gushed over Diane Kruger’s hybrid look, and now here we have Naomi, Amy and Natalie rounding off my best dressed at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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Naomi Watts stuck with Giorgio Armani, changing out of her embellished Armani Prive gown into this chic timeless custom white silk tuxedo. Women wearing tuxs on the red carpet is nothing new, I have a Pinterest board crushing over them, but this look really does stand out and it is because of the peplum-like detailing on the jacket. 

I love a white tuxedo and this one is stunning, going collarless makes it so chic and thank you Naomi for going braless as it really turns up the heat on the look. I love gowns especially on Oscar night but I like this change of pace from her. 

Also loving that she styled up the tuxedo with black from her Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ heels, this look really did need a barley-there strap on the heel, to the thin belt and clutch. I do love a monochrome statement. 

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I missed Amy Adams at the main event, but I suppose when you aren’t nominated or presenting there really is no reason to go, but she certainly made up for it is this beautiful powder-blue custom Atelier Versace strapless gown that was embroidered throughout the front. 

This gown is pure elegance, everything from the cut, which is perfectly showing off her incredible figure, to the colour, which I prefer to the hue she wore to the Golden Globes, and I always love a flowing train. Finishing off her look with gorgeous wavy hair was a touch of old Hollywood glamour that she pulls off so well. 

I actually think this was better than some of the Versace gowns that actually hit the Oscars red carpet. 

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My last pick is Natalie Portman who looked stunning in this long-sleeved cream Christian Dior gown. So simply, minimal and totally chic – I love the clean lines of this gown. Everything about this look is perfection and finished perfectly from the colour, I’m glad she opted for a light hue, to the shape, and even her hair and make-up. We haven’t seen much of Natalie on the red carpet and I am so pleased that she blew me away in this gown. 

[Pics: via Armani, Versace & Dior]

Feb 09 2015

Grammy Awards 2015: My Best Dressed List

Grammys-rihannaThe Grammy Awards are notorious for being a bit of a hit-and-miss red carpet, mainly because singers it seems like sheer, cut-outs, and generally plunging, anything for a little attention. For most it doesn’t work, it is generally so bad you have to laugh, but as I don’t like to focus on the negative, lets rejoice in the fact that there were a handful of beauties that pulled off amazing looks. Here are my best dressed ladies from the 2015 Grammy Awards:

Rihanna in Giambattista Valli

Rihanna was the last to arrive and oh boy was it worth the wait. The singer literally glided down the red carpet in this dreamy statement pink tulle Giambattista Valli haute couture gown, worn straight off the Paris runway, teamed with over 50 carats of Chopard diamonds.

First of all, the cotton-candy colour is divine, secondly, there is no such thing as too big when it comes to Rihanna, thank god for that, and thirdly, I love that she saw it on the internet and had to have it! There is only one thing, even though I love this look on Rihanna, part of me is a little sad that this beauty won’t now get a Cannes outing, which is kind of where I thought it might be showcased.

As well as loving the dress, I do love a girlie Rihanna, I adore the fact she went for a feminine, natural beauty look, the ballet bun goes perfectly with this ruffled ball gown.

Love, love, love.

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Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace

Before Gwen Stefani hit the red carpet I was despairing a little that I wouldn’t like any looks, I should have known that the No Doubt singer would bring her A-game. This black Atelier Versace jumpsuit is incredible and I quite agree with Gwen that it does look like an “artwork” with that asymmetrical, structured, sequinned bodice.

Adding her own personal stamp on the jumpsuit, I love that Gwen decided to tailor the trousers for a skinnier feel than the wide-legged version that went down the runway in Paris a few weeks ago. As well as loving the outfit I have to praise her flawless hair and make-up, I think she had the best beauty look of the night.

grammys-nicole-kidmanNicole Kidman in Mugler

Rocking a little black dress to the Grammys might seem a little boring, but put it on Nicole Kidman and it is pure elegance, and the perfect plus 1 attire. Normally I wouldn’t go for body-con dresses in my best dressed, but there is something about this Mugler LBD that I adore, maybe it is the fact that Nicole is working it, or the exquisite metal eyelets detailing throughout that added a rock-n-roll edge, I just really loved the fact it was sophisticated, fun and sexy all at the same time, without being too much. Also just for her amazing pins she had to make the list – simply stunning.

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Taylor Swift in Elie Saab

One thing you are guaranteed with Taylor Swift is that she always has fun on the red carpet and she looked incredible in this custom teal ombre Elie Saab gown, teamed with purple Giuseppe Zanotti heels and emerald Lorraine Schwartz earrings. Normally I am not a fan of the mullet-dress, but the jewelled colour just popped beautifully, and her legs really do deserve to be shown off.

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Rounding off my Grammys best dressed list has to be Iggy Azalea as she surprise the hell out of me, I don’t think I have ever seen her look this good before. Her custom electric blue Giorgio Armani silk-crepe gown was divine, tailored to perfection, and I really loved the subtle cut-out detailing on the sides, shoulders and towards the bottom of the gown at the front. This was sexy without trying too hard – her body really does look incredible in this gown. The only thing that lets this look down for me has to be the hair, why the crazy crown of braids, if she had gone for a sleek ponytail or bun I would have adore it, as everything else including her flawless make-up was perfection.

Follow Fashionista Barbie Danielle Wightman-Stone’s board Grammys 2015 on Pinterest.

For more Grammys red carpet looks including Rita Ora dressed as a mirror ball in Prada and Jessie J in a sexy sheer Ralph & Russo gown, head on over to my Grammys Pinterest board.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment below with your best dressed at this year’s Grammy Awards.

[Pics: via Grammy.com]

Mar 03 2014

Oscars 2014: Best Dressed – Cate Blanchett In Armani Prive

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Who: Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett

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

Wearing: A nude gold Armani Prive gown with a tulle skirt, and embroidered with dégradé sequins and Swarovski crystals from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with Chopard opal and diamond earrings

Verdict: Wow, the Blue Jasmine star looked incredible in this textured beauty of a gown by Armani Prive. The designer wasn’t much of a surprise, but I was surprised by the romantic, floated nature of the gown, I was thinking that she would go for something a little more structured and avant garde. I am definitely not complaining, this Princess dress looked amazing on her, and really photographed all the embroidery really well.

The only thing that made this look not shine as bright as Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace or Lupita Nyong’o in Prada was the nude, champagne hue of the gown, which seemed to be all the stars go-to colour. Stars including Idina Menzel in Reem Acra, her Blue Jasmine co-star Sally Hawkins in Valentino and Portia de Rossi in a Naeem Khan, as well as Jessica Biel in Chanel Couture and Kristin Bell in a Roberto Cavalli all wore the shade. It kind of made Cate’s not as special looking back across all the red carpet images.

Saying that I still love this gown, the mixture of the textures with the romantic floaty silhouette really is gorgeous.

I also love. love, love those statement opal and diamond Chopard earrings – it really made her Hollywood glamour look.

Are you a fan of Cate Blanchett’s Armani Prive gown?

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[Pics: Facebook.com/Armani]

May 27 2013

Cannes Film Festival: Nicole Kidman Is Red Carpet Perfection

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Nicole Kidman in Giorgio Armani for the closing ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

It was always going to be hard for Cannes Film Festival judge Nicole Kidman to top Diane Kruger’s run at last year’s event, but I have to give it to her she really has worked the red carpet to perfection and worn some unexpected looks that I have loved.

We started off with a gorgeous girlie Dior number, then the unexpected blue leaf-printed L’Wren Scott gown, and the Aussie actress completed her red carpet duties with a breathtaking Valentino, an on-trend monochrome Chanel dress, and finishing up her magnificent run with a white custom-made Giorgio Armani gown. Throughout the festival she really has wowed me.

What I have loved from Nicole’s red carpet looks in Cannes has to be her impeccable styling, sometimes I find I love her dress but not her hair, make-up and accessories, but it seems to have totally come together in France. From her side ponytail wore to the opening ceremony to her braided messy up-do teamed with her black and white Chanel resort gown to her elegant up-do worn with her Valentino Oscar worthy gown – I have loved that she thought about her hair.

Deciding on my best Nicole look has been hard, the floral embroidered Dior was cute, I was blown away by her frothy Valentino spring couture gown, and I loved her bright strapless L’Wren Scott dress, but I think she saved the best till last with this custom-made white silk tapered bustier Giorgio Armani gown featuring a  and v-neckline and a gold Swarovski crystal bow. This dress is simply divine.

I am sad to say bye to Cannes for another year – but excited to see who will be the red carpet star of next year’s festival.

Which of Nicole’s Cannes looks is your favourite?

Nicole Kidman in Giorgio Armani and Harry Winston jewellery

Nicole Kidman in Giorgio Armani and Harry Winston jewellery

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Nicole Kidman at the “Inside Llewyn Davis” premiere with hubbie Keith Urban wearing L’Wren Scott

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Nicole Kidman with Ang Lee at the “Nebraska” premiere in Valentino Couture

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Nicole Kidman in Valentino Couture

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Nicole Kidman at the “Venus In Fur” premiere in Chanel

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Feb 25 2013

Oscars 2013: Naomi Watts In Giorgio Armani

Oscars-naomi-watts-armaniWho: Nominated actress Naomi Watts

Where: At the 85th Annual Academy awards held in Los Angeles

Wearing: A custom Giorgio Armani gown fully enveloped in layered gunmetal grey sequins, teamed with Jimmy Choo heels and diamond jewellery

Verdict: It’s the gowns with something a little different that caught my eye on a mainly safe red carpet at last night’s Oscars, and this Giorgio Armani was a stand-out piece. Naomi Watts always has an elegance about her, she can pull off literally any look and this slinky gown looked incredible on her.

What I love, other than the gunmetal colour, which literally shimmered on camera, was the one-shoulder, off-center cut-out design along the bust-line. When she first stepped out on the red carpet I literally held my breathe as this gown took a risk that paid off and I loved it.

Finishing off her sequinned look was minimal styling, which seemed to be a big theme of the night, she just added diamond drop earrings, a diamond bracelet and a cocktail ring, and one of the best hairstyles of the night, a messy up-do. For me this is not only one of the best looks of the night but one of Naomi’s best ever looks!!!

[Pic: via Armani]

Feb 25 2013

Oscars 2013: Jessica Chastain In Giorgio Armani

Oscars-jessica-chastain-Who: Jessica Chastain

Where: At the 85th Annual Academy awards held in Los Angeles

Wearing: A strapless copper-tone custom Giorgio Armani silk satin gown covered in sequins, teamed with vintage Harry Winston diamond earrings and gold bracelet from the 1960s

Verdict: This is Old Hollywood movie star wow that the Oscars is all about. I love everything from the sweetheart neckline to the colour, which shouldn’t but does work against her red locks and pale skin, to the incredible exquisite sequin detailing and the gorgeous silhouette.

One of the first to hit the red carpet, Jessica really did make an impression with this gown that made everyone up their game!!!

As well as loving her gown, her jewellery was also perfection, in her interview on the red carpet she said that the bracelet was from the 1960s and it really did accessory the gown well. I also thought her side swept curls and her bold lippy just oozed glamour – great job Jessica!!!

[Pics: Armani]

Sep 11 2012

The Perk Of Being A Wallflower: Emma Watson Shimmers In Giorgio Armani

Who: Emma Watson

Where: At the LA premiere of her latest movie ‘The Perk Of Being A Wallflower’

Wearing: A pale yellow lace Giorgio Armani gown, featuring long layers and scattered beading, accessorised with gold sandals

Verdict: This look from Emma Watson really made me think today, I have been pondering all afternoon whether I liked this look or not, and I think I am swaying to liking it. At first I was a little unsure because it didn’t wow me, it is very understated, but then I looked a little closer and the tiered sheer layers scattered with beads really is divine.

Emma is very petite and I think the floaty frock wears her rather than the other way round, but the look really is helped by the gorgeous shape showing off her neckline, the open back that adds a touch of glamour, and most of all the statement lippy and slicked back hair – the edgy styling really works with this gown for me.

I think this dress will have some people sold instantly, others it will be a grower and some will just dislike, which fence are you on?

[Pic: courtesy of Armani]
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