Tag Archive: Haute Couture

Aug 06 2012

Total Recall: Jessica Biel In Elie Saab Couture

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Who: Actress Jessica Biel

Where: At the New York screening of ‘Total Recall’ hosted by InStyle

Wearing: A white lace sleeveless cocktail Elie Saab dress teamed with a matching lace shawl from the spring/summer 2012 haute couture collection, finished off with an Elie Saab textured gold clutch from the Resort 2013 collection, Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings and Jimmy Choo heels

Verdict: It seems that the Total Recall promotional tour is going to be all about Couture, for the Hollywood premiere Jessica Biel faced off in Dior Couture and her co-star Kate Beckinsale went with Armani Prive, and now it seems is the turn of Elie Saab Couture.

What I do love about this look is the gorgeous lace dress, which seemed to have extra lining from the one seen on the runway, I just not sure I am loving the combination of the shawl – for me it doesn’t add anything to this look. All she needed to accessories this incredible cocktail dress is this exquisite clutch which I completely adore – the detailing in the beaded construction of the miniaudière is just divine.

Seeing Jessica looking so beautiful in white makes me wonder whether she has spoken to Elie Saab for her wedding gown – now that would be one to see!!!

Do you love this ethereal look from Jessica?

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[Pics: courtesy of Elie Saab]

Jul 15 2012

Video Loving: How Dior Used A Million Flowers

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If like me and you were fascinated and blow away by the setting of Raf Simons’ debut collection for Dior Couture earlier this month and the salons filled floor-to-ceiling with gorgeous flowers you will adore this behind-the-scenes video Dior has posted of the flowers being installed for the show.

Over one million flowers were used, yep one million – how insane is that, and the installation on the video took four days with each flower hand-woven into the walls. This video just shows the incredible lengths that fashion houses go to for their fashion shows and I love it.

Fancy recreating the look? Well you will just need to raid your local florist for delphiniums, peonies, roses, orchids, and achillea!!!

Also want a reminder of the amazing autumn/winter couture show? Well click below:

Jul 04 2012

Paris Couture AW12: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci

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Wow, wow, wow!!!

I have to own up I am a huge fan of Givenchy and Riccardo Tisci, the Resort 2013 with its gypsy vibe was simply perfection, and it seems the gypsy is still an inspiration for the Haute Couture autumn/winter 2012 collection, which is described as “the opulence of the gypsy world meets the pure lines of the 1960s” in the presentation notes, which translated by me equals as utterly divine.

What I am loving other than the gorgeous collection of 10 floor-length silhouettes, which have a dark and powerful vibe about them, especially when they are all stood together with a guard dog as their accessory, has to be all the intricate leather embroidery and the beaded fringing.

If you are after couture, seriously Givenchy has to be one of the first places to go, as what I love is the fashion houses’ incredible attention to detailing and its use of use rich and elaborate materials, as well as its stunning approach to styling. Seriously how cool do the oversized mask-like gold-rimmed shades look – perfect finish for Riccardo’s gypsy queens!!!

I am not sure what is more beautiful the collection or that gorgeous dog – what a stunner!!!

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[Pics: Vogue.fr]

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]

Feb 06 2012

Superbowl: Madonna In Givenchy Haute Couture

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Madonna really knows how to make an entrance, I absolutely loved her halftime show at the Super Bowl XLVI match between the New York Giants and The Patriots last night. From the word go with her coming on flanked by dancers dressed as gladiators, to the fab performance of ‘Vogue’ – and her amazing wardrobe created exclusively for her by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci – this was a spectacular 12 minute set.

As well as ‘Vogue’, Madonna also delved into her massive archive and sang some of her other hits including ‘Music’ and ‘Like a Prayer’, as well as her new song ‘Give Me All Your Lurvin’, which I have to say isn’t growing on me – yet.

Some people on Twitter were saying that she looked tired and didn’t move great – come on people let’s not forget she is 53-years-old – I thought she worked the performance really well – especially loved her shuffling with LMFAO.

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My favourite of the Givenchy Haute Couture looks by Riccardo Tisci had to be the hand-embroidered gold cape that Madonna wore for the performance opener, which was worn over a black mini dress accessories with a hand-studded belt and an exquisite Philip Treacy headpiece.

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I also adored this gorgeous embellished black coat with sequins and micro pearls for her divine performance of ‘Like A Prayer’.

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What did you think of Madonna’s first performance at the Superbowl?

[Pics: Givenchy]

Jan 31 2012

SAG Awards: Rose Byrne Best Dressed In Elie Saab

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Who: Rose Byrne

Where: At the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in Los Angeles

Wearing: A white, deep v-neck fully embroidered Elie Saab jumpsuit with structured shoulders, from the Elie Saab Haute Couture archive collection, accessorised with Chanel fine jewellery, a Lena Erziak clutch and Jimmy Choo heels

Verdict: Rose takes my best dressed crown for this year’s SAG Awards mainly because her daring risk totally paid off with this exquisite sparkling jumpsuit. Totally unconventional, but worked perfectly with her fabulous sleek bob, I loved the Seventies vibe of the outfit, and she completely out-shined all the floor-skimming gowns. I do love it when actresses take risks on the red carpet and this was the perfect award ceremony among her peers to do just that and I am so glad that it paid off. LOVE it!!!

[Pic: Elie Saab]

Jan 30 2012

SAG Awards: Zoe Saldana In Givenchy Haute Couture

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Who: Actress Zoe Saldana

Where: At the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles

Wearing: A white silk organza Givenchy Haute Couture gown with a drop-waist and embroidered crystals from the spring/summer 2012 collection, finished off with Tiffany’s Novo diamond drop earrings

Verdict: Ooh I loved Riccardo Tisci’s Haute Couture collection when it showed last week, and I love it even more that a piece has already hit the red carpet, and I am so glad that Zoe Saldana wore it as she is a knock out in this gown. Winter whites were definitely a trend at last night’s award ceremony and this shimmering gown was one of my favourites.

There is an elegance about this gown that is just perfection, I am so glad that it was teamed with minimal jewellery and that Zoe wore her hair up – she really is a classic beauty in this dress.

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[Pic: Givenchy Facebook/Tiffany & Co Facebook]
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