Tag Archive: Monique Lhuillier

Feb 21 2015

Film Independent Spirit Awards: My Three Best Dressed Actresses

spirit-awards-red-carpetThe Film Independent Spirit Awards rarely disappoints, I’m not taking about the winner’s of the awards, but of the red carpet, I love that the actresses opt for more relaxed looks than we are going to see at the Oscars. Fashion should be fun and I do adore that it is always such a stark contrast from the up-coming Oscars. I know I am all about full-on gowns, but I can appreciate that this award show has a different vibe and it gives the actresses a chance to try out something new. 

First look I loved has to be Julianne Moore in this vibrant green embellished Christian Dior spring/summer 2015 Couture mini. I love the colour, green is so great on her, the Sixties vibes of the shift silhouette as well as the heavy all-over beading. This is a class look, it is dressy with all the sparkles, while still be fun and experimental.

Next up is, I can’t wear anything not god-dam cool, Emma Stone, who just looks incredible in this gorgeous midnight guipure lace Monique Lhuillier a-line dress with cap sleeves and cut-out inserts from the autumn/winter 2015 collection. Basically, this dress is hot off the runway, and Emma is rocking the hell out it. I am a huge fan of hers, she always seems to go for girlie and sweet, while still having a cool edge and this is another great look from her. I have high hopes for tomorrow at the Oscars. 

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So my final best dressed look has to be Kerry Washington. I have to own up, I am addicted to Scandal so I am pretty much obsessed with Kerry, and even though I do think that this Balenciaga spring/summer 2015 dress might be a little too dressy for the Spirit Awards I had to include as she is so back to her best on the red carpet. Kerry has had a little dry patch on the red carpet lately, but this look shows that she is back to her best, I love how unusual neckline, the gorgeous embellished detailing around the hips, and the sheer sleeves are just divine. Come on whether this is too dressy or not, this dress deserved a red carpet.

Did you have a favourite from the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards?

[Pics: via Dior, Monique Lhuillier & Balenciaga]

Jan 12 2015

Golden Globes 2015: Anna Kendrick In Monique Lhuillier

Who: Anna Kendrick

Where: At the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

Wearing: A blush tulle Monique Lhuillier gown embellished with delicate ruby beading with a deep v-neckline and accessorised with a thin red belt and matching Fred Leighton earrings

Verdict: I do love a princess moment during award season and Anna Kendrick takes it for this year’s Golden Globes by a mile in this delicate and ethereal tulle gown that is just gorgeous.

I love red carpet gowns that are worthy of being a star in a fairytale and this stunning dress is so enchanted it really made her stand out and it was nice to see Anna having fun.

The entire styling is perfection and adds to the beauty of this look, from the thin matching belt to the matching earrings and her flawless hair and make-up. The only thing I would have changed is the length of the skirt, if it was skimming the floor rather than gathering on the floor it would have been so striking. This is such a tiny criticism, I think this look will be making a lot of people’s best dressed lists.

 

May 07 2013

Met Gala 2013: The Stars Who Embraced ‘Punk – Chaos To Couture’

Safe to say that a lot of celebrities and designers struggled with the punk fashion theme at this year’s Met Gala, some embraced the studs, fishnets, the safety pins, spikes and wrapped tape look, most went with heavier eye make-up than usual, some really took the theme to town, Madonna I am talking about you, while others just ignored it completely, Gwyneth I am pointing this in your direction, and some even made their hair the focus, oh hello Anne Hathaway’s bleached blonde hair-do!!!

Usually I do individual posts for the Met Gala much like my Oscar coverage, but this year I thought I would just do a round-up of my best dressed looks, and focus more on the stars that actually made punk high-fashion.

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As you would expect with it being punk, there was a lot of black, not as much leather as I thought, but lots and lots of black. My favourite black look, and one of my favourites of the night, had to be Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev in Monique Lhuillier, a look featuring a leather and lace halter corseted bodice, black lace leggings and a tulle skirt, which was made perfectly punk with her incredible side-swept hair – seriously she so nailed it!!!

Coming in at a close second to Nina in the all-black category had to be Cara Delevingne in Burberry, as well as doing a great trench coat it seems that the British heritage brand also has a naughty side with this gorgeous and sexy spiked, plunging v-neck gown, which worked perfectly with her smokey dark eyes and sleek hair and her strong eye brows.

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There were a lot of other black punk looks that caught my eye – Emma Watson in a revealing wrapped tape Prabal Gurung gown, Jennifer Lawrence in a polished Dior look, and Diane Kruger in Chanel, which was more grunge than punk but I did like the pink dip-dyed touch to her ponytail and spiked clutch. Then there were the blonde crop bombshells – Miley Cyrus and Anne Hathaway – who both looked incredible.

Sporting a slinky black mesh Marc Jacobs gown that Kate Moss has worn, I really liked Miley’s commitment to the theme and I think I am the only one who actually loved her OTT spiked hair. In contrast, Anne’s new blonde hair-do was more sleek and worked perfectly with her very revealing, gorgeously embellished vintage Valentino gown from 1992, which totally makes up for her Oscar look. I love that both totally went for it and I think it paid off.

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But there was one look that completely blew me away and that had to be Sarah Jessica Parker wearing an incredible Philip Treacy mowhawk, a dark and moody paint-splatted printed Giles gown and incredible Christian Louboutin boots – now that is how you do punk fashion!!!

Do you have a best dressed from this year’s Met Gala?

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[Pics: via Monique Lhuillier/Burberry//Valentino/British Fashion Council/Vogue]

Apr 16 2013

Miniature Love: Monique Lhuillier Dollhouse

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My love for miniature has been growing recently – whether its the tiny pen that accompany’s my Filofax, or the adorable cute mini toiletry sets that I have to bring home from a trip at a fancy hotel, or even the itsy-bitsy Victoria Sponge cakes that have become my new favourite thing to bake – my need for doll-sized has been getting a little out of control lately.

I don’t know why but teeny versions really make me smile – so you can imagine my excitement when I saw that one of my favourite red carpet designers Monique Lhuillier had created a doll-sized version of her New York flagship boutique – I think I may have squealed a little.

There are three reasons why I adore this so much, firstly, I have always wanted a dollhouse, secondly, this dollhouse comes complete with incredible Monique Lhuillier Barbie-sized bridal gowns, little shoes, and cute chandeliers, and last but not least, this dollhouse has all been done for charity to benefit Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Yes you could bid for this incredible designer dollhouse – I am already a little jealous of the winner before the auction has even taken place!!!

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Monique Lhuillier’s amazing miniature replica of her Manhattan brownstone flagship will be auctioned off at the Kaleidescope Ball on April 17 at the Beverly Hills Hotel along with nine other dollhouses designed by the likes of Mary McDonald, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Waldo Fernandez, Tim Campbell, Jeffrey Alan Marks and fashion stylist Estee Stanley.

I can’t even imagine how much this beauty will go for, a lot I hope, as all the money raised will go to the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute, which researches children’s health and disease. If only I had pockets full of spare cash!!!

I really think I need to add a gorgeous dollhouse to my ever-growing collection of Barbie dolls – I think it would be fun sourcing cute miniature pieces of furniture and decorating each room.

[Images: Monique Lhuillier via WWD.com]

Feb 25 2013

Vanity Fair Oscar Party: Kate Beckinsale Wearing Monique Lhuillier

kate-beckinsale-VF2013Who: Kate Beckinsale

Where: At the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars party, held at the Sunset Tower in Hollywood

Wearing: A strapless tulle Monique Lhuillier dress with gold embroidery from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with Jimmy Choo shoes, a Roger Vivier Paint Box clutch and Chopard jewellery

Verdict: I love this autumn/winter 2013 collection from Monique Lhuillier and this gold-embroidered beauty was perfect for the Vanity Fair party and looked incredible on Kate Beckinsale.

I missed Kate at the main event she always does seem to bring the glamour and I love this princess tulle dress as it is whimsical, stylish and fun, which sometimes isn’t always the case with big Hollywood events.

It is dresses like this that makes the Vanity Fair party red carpet better than the Oscars main event.

[Pic: via Monique Lhuillier]

Jan 11 2013

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: Nina Dobrev Sparkles In Monique Lhuillier

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Who: Nina Dobrev

Where: At the 18th Critics’ Choice Movie Awards held in Santa Monica, California

Wearing: An aqua-blue embellished Monique Lhuillier cocktail dress featuring keyhole detail at the bodice from the spring/summer 2013 collection, teamed with Brian Atwood heels

Verdict: I wasn’t the only one who missed Nina on the red carpet of the People’s Choice Awards earlier this week, but it was worth waiting to see her this award season as this is one divine Monique Lhuillier dress.

Whereas everyone seemed to go for floor-length at last night’s Critics’ Choice awards it was refreshing to see the Vampire Diaries star embracing her youth and incredible figure in this jewel encrusted beauty. I am not sure if they are sequins or actual jewels but they certainly dazzled in all the right way for me, and the colour is just gorgeous.

2012 was a great style year for Nina and it seems that 2013 is just going to see her shine even brighter on the red carpet and I can’t wait to see more. I simply love this sexy dress on her.

[Pic: Stipple.com]

Sep 24 2012

Primetime Emmy Awards: Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier

Who: Ginnifer Goodwin

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

Wearing: An orange floral Monique Lhuillier gown from the Resort 2013 collection, teamed with Rona Pfeiffer and Graziela jewellery, Christian Louboutin heels and a  Ferragamo clutch

Verdict: As well as being excited about what the celebs wear at these award ceremonies I am always interested to see which stylists pull out all the stops and this Primetime Emmy Awards it has to be Penny Lovell as she really did an amazing job teaming Ginnifer Goodwin with this statement Monique Lhuillier gown.

I love the colour, the bright orange really popped nicely on the red carpet, I adore the vintage quality of the gown with the dip hem and the floral embroidery, and like with Anne Hathaway I love that Ginnifer really knows how to work her pixie crop.

As well as being impressed by the lovely gown I was also blown away by her gorgeous make-up, her smoky eyes, flawless skin and nude lip is perfection.

There was a lot of colour on the red carpet last night, which I loved, but I think this Monique Lhuillier will be topping the best dressed lists across the board – I love this show stopping look.

[Pic: Starworkartists.com]
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