Tag Archive: Jenny Packham

Mar 22 2012

High Street: Jenny Packham Coming To Debenhams

Next month fashion designer to the stars, Jenny Packham, who has dressed the likes of Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie and Catherine Middleton  is launching her first high street collaboration with department store Debenhams. A couple of months back I went to a preview of the collection, which features a capsule line of 19 dresses with some gorgeous floor-sweeping maxis and adorable prom dresses and sexy cocktail numbers.

I was a little worried how the collection would work for the high street considering Jenny Packham is known for her exquisite glamour and quality in both her bridal and ready-to-wear lines. What has translated well is her signature style the collection features pleating, gentle draping, luxurious looking fabrics, florals and intricate graphic prints, as well as gorgeous bold block colours with the red dress really catching my eye.

After being surprised by the collection, I was more in shock when I learnt how affordable the line was going to be with prices starting at just £18 for accessories and from £85 for dresses, with the floor-skimming maxi costing £160, which means that it will be making a lot of appearances at weddings this summer!!!

There is even a cute bridesmaid collection for girls – how adorable.

Feb 27 2012

Elton John Oscar Party: Dita Von Teese In Jenny Packham

Who: Dita Von Teese

Where: At the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party held at the City of West Hollywood Park

Wearing: A pale pink chiffon beaded cap sleeve Jenny Packham gown with keyhole detailing on the bodice, cut-out panels to the shoulders and pleated draped detailing to the front, teamed with Swarovski clutch, Bulgari diamond jewellery and Christian Louboutin heels

Verdict: I make no secret that I have a style crush on the burlesque beauty, but is is surprising when she wears gorgeous gowns like this? I was surprised not to see Jenny Packham on the main Oscar red carpet, especially after Angelina Jolie and Kate Winslet have both worn her designs recently. This is a very elegant look, perfect for the occasion and I love the sparkly cap sleeves. Also does anyone else do red lippy quite as well as Dita? Gorgeous!!!

[Pic: via Facebook]

Jan 16 2012

Golden Globes: Kate Winslet Wears Jenny Packham

Who: Golden Globe winning- actress Kate Winslet

Where: At the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles

Wearing: A full length Jenny Packham gown featuring a black hammer silk satin bodice, ivory silk crepe skirt and a ribbon embellished with Swarovski crystals, teamed with a black and gold box clutch and Fred Leighton 1940s citrine jewellery

Verdict: This two-tone dress is just OK, I don’t dislike it, quite the opposite I quite like it, I just don’t love it – if you know what I mean. I love the key-hole detailing, the split sleeves and the embellished waist band – but I just feel that it isn’t quite glitzy enough for the awards – maybe is because I am always expecting sparkles with Jenny Packham’s designs. But given all that this dress has a simple-yet-elegant vibe about it that Kate works so well.

[Pic: Film Fashion Facebook]

Jan 17 2011

Golden Globes: Sandra Bullock Perfection In Pink

Actress Sandra Bullock arrives at the 68th annual Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (GOLDENGLOBES-ARRIVALS)

Who: Actress Sandra Bullock

Where: At the 68th annual Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, California

Wearing: A powder pink one shoulder Jenny Packham gown encrusted with crystal detailing from the spring/summer 2011 collection

Verdict: Before I comment on the gorgeous dress, I feel I have to address the bangs – as I squealed when I saw Sandra’s hair on TV, as she looks fierce. Back to this intricately stunning dress, Sandra really shines in it. I love the floaty nature of the dress, from the one-shoulder to the train, there is a really beauty about it which is perfect for the red carpet and I am so glad that Sandra was the one to wear it. Also that grey sequinned cuff is hot!!! Great to see Sandra working the red carpet again.

Actress Sandra Bullock arrives at the 68th annual Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (GOLDENGLOBES-ARRIVALS)

Mar 08 2010

Oscars 2010: All A Shade Of Gold

Gold was a huge trend on the Oscars red carpet, with Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Miley Cyrus all going for the Oscar shade.

Who: Sandra Bullock Wearing: Marchesa Verdict: Top 5 frock of the night, I love this slinky number on her – very old-school glamour and I love her hair and fierce lippy Who: Kate Winslet Wearing: Strapless Atelier Yves Saint Laurent with metallic silk teamed with Deco-inspired $2.5 million yellow-diamond necklace from Tiffanys and matching YSL heels Verdict: Different for Kate and I want to like it, not sure if it is a two-piece but for me the bling carries this outfit

Who: Cameron Diaz

Wearing: Strapless gown with metallic ribbons and paillettes by Oscar de la Renta

Verdict: She may have been one of the last to walk the red carpet but they definitely left the best till last!!! This is one of my favourite dresses I love it!!!

Who: Miley Cyrus

Wearing: A bustier-style strapless gold number by Jenny Packham

Verdict: Her poor posture lets this dress down, also is it just me who thinks that this gown is too old for her she is only 16. I like the frock just not on the Disney princess.


Feb 21 2010

BAFTA: Red Carpet Glamour

Who: Our English rose Kate Winslet

Wearing: Black Stella McCartney with lace cut-out panels, thigh-high split and fishtail skirt

Verdict: stylish and very old Hollywood glamour. I also loved that she has her hair down, curly and minimal make-up – stunning

Who: Kristen Stewart Wearing: Strapless white Chanel frock with gorgeous feathering and beading embellishments on it Verdict: Young, stylish and sexy – shame that she looked so awkward in it due to her being so cold Who: Jaime Winstone Wearing: Vintage Alexander McQueen Verdict: She looks like she is channeling Marilyn Monroe Who: Anna Kendrick Wearing: A short yellow Pucci dress from the SS10 collection paired with gold Jimmy Choo heels Verdict: Detailing on the dress is beautiful and I like the fact that she went for colour but I didn’t like those nude panels down the side Who: Saoirse Ronan a cutie from Ireland Wearing: Burberry Verdict: Perfect for her, flirty and fun, and I am glad she kept it young Who: Glowing Anne-Marie Duff

Wearing: A striking Alberta Ferretti red dress

Verdict: This frock looks amazing on her and such a great colour

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