Tag Archive: Haute Couture

Sep 02 2013

Venice Film Festival: Dakota Fanning In Elie Saab

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Who: Dakota Fanning

Where: At the premiere for her new film, ‘Night Moves’ at the 70th annual Venice Film Festival

Wearing: A midnight blue beaded Elie Saab Haute Couture ballgown featuring a deep v-neck from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with Rona Pfeiffer sapphire and diamond ring

Verdict: Wow, wow, wow – what a look from Dakota Fanning over the weekend while she was in Venice promoting her latest flick.

You can’t get more beautiful than an Elie Saab Couture gown, and I love everything about the 19-year-olds look, from the gorgeous colour of the ballgown to her fun additions of the bling ring by Rona Pfeiffer, and I adore that she kept her hair and make-up youthful.

The blonde actress is a real beauty and I love her take on fashion – this looks is dramatic with the plunging neckline, glamorous with the beaded embroidery, and totally age-appropriate with the fun accessories and poker straight hair.

I love this look – are you a fan of Dakota’s Elie Saab gown?

[Pic: facebook.com/eliesaab.fashion]

Aug 10 2013

Editorial Loving: Miley Cryus In Couture For Harper’s Bazaar

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Singer Miley Cyrus has taken out her grill and put her twerking on hold to look all glamorous in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar US wearing the most gorgeous haute couture looks from the autumn/winter collections.

Styled by Lessie Lessin and shot by Terry Richardson, the Can't Stop singer looks elegant wearing looks by Armani Prive, Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, and Atelier Versace.

I love all the pieces, the styling is amazing, but my favourites has to be that exquisite ruffled Armani Prive gown draped out in front of the car, it is a gown waiting for a glitzy award show red carpet, and the gorgeous red Giambattista Valli gown captured in front of the sunset.

Every since she cut her hair she has been on a fashion transformation and this editorial shows that she is all grown up and it suits her. It is a shame really that they didn't give her the cover.

Do you like Miley's couture editorial in Harper's Bazaar?

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Aug 01 2013

Editorial Flashback: US Vogue ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Starring Drew Barrymore

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I am a collector of magazines, which some might say I am a hoarder of magazines, but it is because of editorials like this that I can’t seem to get rid of any of my old magazines. Recently I re-organised my office and came across a lot of magazines stored in boxes, which of course meant I had to decide which ones stayed and which ones went, I have to be honest not a lot went to the recycling!!!

This fairytale editorial featuring Drew Barrymore featured in US Vogue’s April 2005 issue and is one of my favourite celebrity editorials, not only is it filled with incredible Haute Couture gowns styled by Grace Coddington – I love the Chanel dress she is wearing looking into the mirror, but it is an editorial with a story.

I have noticed over the years that the large drama-filled editorials like this one shot by Annie Leibovitz is a rarity, granted US Vogue’s recent magazine had a great Homeland set shoot, which was also captured by Leibovitz, but even that doesn’t have the Haute Couture glamour of this Beauty & the Beast inspire shoot.

I often wonder why more magazines don’t tell as many stories any more other than these are the trends, maybe its about budgets, lack of time, or access to great Haute Couture pieces, or even that celebrities don’t want to take part in a lengthy shoot like this – it is such a shame as Coddington proves in this editorial that when done well the concept really can make an impact years down the line.

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Everything from the gorgeous Haute Couture gowns from Dior, Chanel and Christian Lacroix to the exquisite set design and the beautiful Drew Barrymore – this is simply one of my favourite editorials from US Vogue.

To see more of the editorial – check out my slideshow below:

Are you a fan of this dramatic editorial? And would you like to see more story-telling editorials in your favourite magazines?

 

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[Pics: via US Vogue and TheFashionSpot.com]

May 17 2013

Cannes Film Festival: Fan Bingbing In Elie Saab Couture

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Who: Chinese actress Fan Bingbing

Where: At the “Jeune & Jolie” premiere during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Grand Theatre Lumiere

Wearing: A yellow Elie Saab Haute Couture gown featuring a beaded bodice and full skirt from the spring 2012 collection, teamed with a metallic box clutch and Chopard jewels

Verdict: This is what Cannes is all about, gorgeous, gorgeous gowns and you don’t get much better than Elie Saab Haute Couture.

I do love summery colours on the red carpet and this yellow gown looks amazing on Fan Bingbing, I have to be honest I love everything about the look from the embellished bodice to the skinny bow belt to the textured skirt – it really is a Princess gown.

If the dress wasn’t dreamy enough then Fan finishes off her look with the most exquisite jewellery, check out those heart shaped Chopard diamond earrings, an elegant braided up-do and striking orange lips – she really is stunning.

I really do love that Fan really goes for it when she hits the red carpet, I really think more Hollywood starlets should take notes!!!

Do you love Fan’s summery Elie Saab gown as much as I do?

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[Pics: courtesy of Dominique Charriau/WireImage for Electrolux, Cannes sponsor]

Jan 14 2013

Golden Globes 2013: Anne Hathaway In Chanel Haute Couture

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Who: Golden Globe-winning actress Anne Hathaway

Where: At the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California

Wearing: An ice-white beaded strapless Chanel Haute Couture column gown featuring a peplum top from the spring/summer 2009 haute couture collection, teamed with Chanel Fine Jewellery

Verdict: It seems with her pixie haircut, the Les Miserables winner has developed a more refine and elegant red carpet style and this is a stunning gown that even though a few seasons old was modern and chic.

I have to be honest I still miss her Princess moments, but I get that she is trying to be more mature, this gown did stand out on the red carpet mainly due to the winter white colour, but it just didn’t bowl me over as much as I hoped her look would.

Completing her look was flawless make-up, as always, and a gorgeous “Swing Diamant” diamond Bracelet, “Plume” diamond Bracelet and “Camellia” diamond earrings by Chanel Fine Jewellery

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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:

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