Tag Archive: Naeem Khan

Aug 26 2013

MTV VMAs: My Best Dressed Goes To Selena Gomez

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The MTV VMAs always produces a hit and miss red carpet – I either love looks or I hate them – but that’s what makes this one of the most fun music awards shows to watch. Everyone from Miley Cyrus to Lady Gaga turned out – there were feathers, leopard print, lots of flesh on show, one enormous feather train, some seriously sexy looks and looks that should never have been seen.

For me the best dressed of the night was easily the gorgeous Selena Gomez wearing Atelier Versace. I reckon this look might split opinion, but I love the exposed bustier, the studded detailing, and that hip-high split is the perfect finish for such a breathtaking look. Selena looks hot and I think it was a perfect look for the occasion.

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From the New York-based designer’s Resort 2014 collection, this look really stood out on the red carpet because of its incredible craftsmanship of the silver mirror beaded bateau-neck t-shirt teamed with a champagne silk faille open ballskirt over cigarette pants.

I really wasn’t expecting such a beautiful look at the VMAs, and some might say it was a little too much for an award show, but as an actress not a singer I think she totally gets away with it. For me Holland looks absolutely gorgeous and I love that she went for a bold red lip and a chic chignon – it really finishes off the look.

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Miley is getting a lot of attention after her raunchy performance, I didn’t think it was any different to say Rihanna or Lady Gaga, but before she hit the stage the singer walked the red carpet in a vintage Dolce & Gabbana look. I saw a few people on twitter hating on this for looking like a scene out of the game Bejewelled – but I like how garish it is.

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The last look I loved had to be singer Ciara who rocked a Givenchy Couture gown from the autumn/winter 2010 collection. This dress, which fitted her perfectly, was super sexy with its strategically placed beaded embroidery and glamorous with its feathered hemline. Not everyone could pull this revealing gown off – but Ciara’s body is incredible and I think she looks fabulous.

Who was your best dressed at last night’s MTV VMAs? Leave me a comment below to let me know who was your favourite – and your thoughts on Selena, Holland, Miley, Rita and Ciara’s looks.

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[Pics: Versace/Naeem Khan/MTV Instagram]

Feb 26 2013

Elton John Oscar Party: Nina Dobrev In Naeem Khan

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Who: Nina Dobrev

Where: At 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party held in Hollywood

Wearing: A black and white printed Naeem Khan gown from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with Chopard jewellery, a Swarovski envelope clutch and Barbara Bui shoes

Verdict: I love how Nina Dobrev and her stylist Ilaria Urbinati keep on getting it so spot on, this gorgeous bold printed Naeem Khan gown is incredible and was one of my favourite looks of the whole Oscar weekend.

This look is giving me everything I want to see in a red carpet appearance – it has drama in that bold monochrome print, which is exquisite, it has an elegance about it with the high neck, a sexiness with the plunging open back, a delicateness with those diamond drop earrings from Chopard, and a youthful feel with her cute high ponytail.

I just can’t help gush – this look is just simply sensational - I love it!!!

[Pic: via Ilaria Urbinati Instagram]

Feb 25 2013

Oscars 2013: Stacy Keibler In Naeem Khan

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Who: Stacy Keibler

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

Wearing: A silver studded embellished Naeem Khan gown, featuring a high neckline, a black belt and a sheer chiffon panel to the back, teamed with Lorraine Schwartz cascading earrings and bracelet, and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes

Verdict: One of the trends on the Oscars red carpet following nudes had to be metallic, and this beautiful silver studded Naeem Khan gown was one of my favourites of the night.

What I loved had to be the decadent feel of the embellished dress, it looked heavy and exquisitely crafted, and it literally sparkled on camera. It also had a vintage feel to it not only with the design of the dress but with her retro-inspired hair-do.

George Clooney’s girlfriend has an amazing body that was showed off to the max in this dress, it worked her statuesque frame and her curves perfectly and I just adored it.

[Pic: via Oscar.com]

Sep 24 2012

Primetime Emmy Awards: The Trends – Citrus Hues, A Sea Of Blue, and Shades Of Grey

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As well as spotting which designers they are wearing I also like to see the trends taking form, last award season there was a lot of open backs, and this Emmy Awards was all about a hint of colour, the various shades of blue and grey, with a little oxblood and floral mixed in for good measure.

I have already blogged some of my best dressed looks from January Jones’ statement Zac Posen gown to  Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier, to the shimmering beauty that was Lucy Liu in Versace, and the bombshell that is Sofia Vegara.

But with so many good looks I thought it best to do a trend post – so here are some more of my favourites.

Citrus Hues:

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Normally there is a lot of black on award ceremony red carpet, that isn’t to say there wasn’t any last night – did you see January Jones, but what I was pleased about was all the citrus hues – ranging from vibrant oranges to canary yellow – maybe it was the California heat but the red carpet was sizzling.

Leading the orange pack was definitely Monique Lhuiller she dressed Ginnifer Goodwin in an orange floral embroidered beauty and Padma Lakshmi looked radiant in her strapless trumpet gown – the colour was perfection on her.

Then there was Leslie Mann in Naeem Khan, I love the contrast of the marigold coloured skirt with the embroidered ivory halter-neck bodice – seriously beautiful.

Finishing up the orange hues is Lindsay Pulsipher in Bibhu Mohapatra – everything about the colour to the Grecian styling of her hairstyle this is a gorgeous look.

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Yellow was another key trend, which I was a little on the fence with as I am not sure about yellow on the red carpet, but I loved Julianne Moore’s canary yellow Christian Dior Couture gown – the full silk skirt looks stunning on her.

A pregnant and Emmy award-winning Claire Danes went for Lanvin, she said “it’s very bump friendly”, which is very true the draping was flattering and the colour really complemented her skin-tone.

But my favourite of the yellow gowns had to be ‘New Girl’ star Hannah Simone in a sunny yellow custom one-shoulder Emilio Pucci gown. I love the shade, I love the sexy thigh-high split, and the Lorraine Schwartz leaf earrings. One thing I can’t cope with though is her visible tan marks!!!

A Sea of Blue:

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The blue tones ranged from aqua to midnight blue and each really stood out on the red carpet. Leading the pack were the darker shades, it is hard to choose my favourite but the two that really stood out were Sarah Paulson in Reem Acra, the embroidery was exquisite, and I adored the Louis Vuitton gown that British actress Michelle Dockery wore, it was simple but elegant.

I also added in Hayden Panettiere into the mix, I have to be honest I kind of like the dress the gold-embroidered Marchesa gown with blue tulle overlay works well, but I worry that it is a little too mature for her.

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The aqua and pale blue hues were a little more playful and sexy. From the neck down I adored Julianne Hough’s Georges Hobeika Couture, I just don’t understand what she did with her hair. Heidi Klum showed off her sexy side in in Alexandre Vauthier - showing Angelina Jolie how to work a thigh-high slit.

But the gown that caught my attention had to be Zooey Deschanel’s princess gown designed by Reem Acra, it was whimsical, quirky and cute and she looked amazing, but why in all the pictures is she not smiling???

Shades Of Grey:

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There is always something nice about grey and silver tones on the red carpet, always makes me think of Old-Hollywood glamour, and there were some elegant gowns last night.

Emily VanCamp from my new favourite show Revenge looked gorgeous in a delicate pleated J. Mendel gown, I adore the dove grey shade and the sheer bodice. But what makes this outfit has to be her bow tie Van Cleef bracelet – the best jewellery of the night!!!

With grey comes shimmery silvers and Lucy Lui in Versace and Kerry Washington in Vivienne Westwood Couture both dazzled at the Emmy’s, Kerry’s gown just looked effortless and sexy. I am going to call it tie between these two.

There were a number of Vivienne Westwood Couture gowns on the red carpet last night, with Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt leading the charge in this incredible corseted gown, which had a belt to nip in her tiny waist, and a split to add a touch of sexy – this dress had it all!

But my favourite shade of grey goes to Homeland’s actress Morena Baccarin who wore a sexy Basil Soda gown with a plunging neckline. I love the daring flash of cleavage, hey if you looked like Morena wouldn’t you flash them, and the David Webb drop earrings – this is a statement gown that totally floored me I love it!!!

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So do you have a favourite from last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards?

[Pics: Zimbio.com/Basil Soda/Vivienne Westwood/Monique Lhuillier/Alexandre Vauthier]

Aug 19 2012

Total Recall: A Week Of Glamour – Kate Beckinsale vs Jessica Biel

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The Total Recall promo tour really has stepped up a gear since it hit Europe and both Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel have been using their star power to snag some of the most beautiful red carpet designed dresses I have seen in a long while. This week the stars of the Total Recall hit Berlin, Dublin and London and they really didn’t disappoint – two gorgeous Donna Karan gowns, an exquisite Elie Saab sparkler, a couple of Zac Posen dresses, and a standout feathered Giambattista Valli Couture look.

This has been one serious face-off this week between Kate and Jessica – see my favourite looks below and let me know who you think came out on top!!!

Kate Beckinsale:

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For the LA premiere I hinted that I thought Kate had a new stylist due to her dramatic, high couture looks that she has been working, well it turns out that I am right and you will never guess who it is – only Taylor Jacobson, you know Rachel Zoe’s ex-assistant, I have to be honest I am seriously impressed with how she has styled Kate for this Total Recall promotional tour.

A week in which two amazing Donna Karan gowns grace the red carpet is always perfect, but wow to both, first up was a Barbie-pink dress from the Resort 2013 collection, it just oozes glamour with the architectural details to the bust and hips – similar to the dramatic Armani worn in LA but much more girlie and I love this hot-pink shade on her.

But it has to be the divine styling of her London premiere look that got me most excited this week. On its own this gorgeous black strapless gown with glitter sequinned details and a thigh-high split from the autumn/winter 2012 collection is incredible, style it with the bow belt from the pre-fall 2012 collection and it is simply breathtaking. I am seriously in love with this look!!!

I was also floored by her looks in Germany, first up was the demure purple Zac Posen dress for the photocall, and then she completely smashed it at the Berlin premiere in her ivory rose-swirl embellished Naeem Khan gown from the autumn/winter 2012 collection.

I can’t believe that these four looks all happened in one week, there were more a lot more, I had to narrow it down – as Kate also turned to designers Andrew GN, Preen, Paule Ka, and DVF for her after party and day-time looks.

Jessica Biel:

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Jessica Biel has also been surprising me on this promo tour, maybe there is some rivalry over being the best dressed, as she really has stepped up her game.

The Couture looks from America continued to Europe and she went for one of my favourite looks from the Giambattista Valli spring 2012 couture collection for the London premiere. Everything about this look is completely flawless – I love the masculine vs feminine vibe of the look with the tuxedo-style shirt teamed with lace sleeves and a feather peplum. But seriously what makes this a standout look has to be the styling of the neon-pink Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

Jessica has liked to go short on this promo tour, she wore Dior Couture in LA which fell just above her ankles, then there was Elie Saab Couture in New York, and it seems Europe is also seeing her legs as for the Dublin premiere she wore a strapless cream and gold Jacquard Zac Posen gown with a divine origami-style bodice from the autumn/winter 2012. Granted this isn’t my favourite of her looks but I included as I love that she has changed up her hair with a messy faux-bob.

I haven’t been as wowed by Jessica as I have been with Kate, but what I have loved is her more directional style, OK some of it she hasn’t quite pulled off but at least she has committed to it. For the Berlin photocall it was great to see her wearing another one of my favourite emerging designers Christian Cota, normally for a photocall stars go for Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, or DVF for there smart tailored dresses, I love that Jessica went for a fun summery look in this watercolour printed crop top and tiered skirt from the spring/summer 2011 collection.

My favourite of Jessica’s looks has to be the divine Elie Saab autumn/winter 2012 gown that she shimmered in for the Berlin premiere. This is high-glamour at its very best, I love the sparkles, I adore the open back, and I want her hair!!! Hot, hot, hot!!!

My Best Dressed:

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It was hard to pick just one look each but I have decided to go for the two black sparklers, I am in love with the styling and glamour of both looks from Donna Karan and Elie Saab and both Kate and Jessica look incredible.

Which looks get your vote?

[Pics: Donna Karan New York/Elie Saab/Starworks Artists]

Jun 27 2011

Transformers 3: The Beauty That Is Rosie

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As you have probably seen Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon is full swing with its promo tour, so far stopping off at Rio, Moscow, Berlin and then last night in London. All eyes I think have been on British beauty Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, not only to see what she is wearing, which may I add has been impeccable, but to see if she can live up to the Megan Fox hype!!

I for one can’t wait to see the film and I have to admit I think I have developed a little girl crush on Rosie especially as she hasn’t put a foot wrong for her promo wardrobe, I have love every single piece.

I think my favourite so far has to be what she wore last night. No surprise that when in London she would turn to Burberry, she was once their face, and I am so glad that she did. Rosie wore a gorgeous custom-made satin midnight blue backless Burberry gown slashed to the waist and a plunging neckline, seriously stunning!!! I just love those embellished halter-neck straps that continues as one piece down her back.

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Prior to London the Victoria’s Secret model wowed at the European premiere in Berlin, in this jaw-dropping backless silver sequined Naeem Khan gown from the autumn/winter 2011 collection. I adore sparkles especially on the red carpet, and I think Rosie has the right idea here by making it more old-school Hollywood glamour with her soft waves draped to the side. I also love that this floor-length gown has short sleeves, it adds something different to the look, the only think I would have done different is gone minus the belt, it works from the front but that open back deserves more.

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I even adore this long sleeve Stella McCartney dress that Rosie wore to the Germany press conference, the plunging neckline still adds a bit of sex appeal but is reserved enough for the occasion. Teamed with pointed-toe nude Christian Louboutins, as if she needed to lengthen those legs!!!

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I adore the Burberry gown, but this Gucci dress from the autumn/winter 2011 collection is a close second that she wore to the Global Premiere at the Moscow Film Festival.

Completely different from her other looks, she really is a designer dream, and she has worked her designers, colours and styles well this promo tour. This look works for me because of the sheer skirt, I just think it is a completely sexy look without being OTT, and then you scan up to the bodice and I fall in love again with that gorgeous mustard shade and floral appliqué. Totally chic, I love it from head-to-toe.

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I am so glad that Rosie wore this Barbie pink Michael Kors silk-jersey dress from his spring 2011 collection as the fuchsia colour looks just divine on her, as does the thigh-high split!! Seen on the runway in flats I am glad that Rosie went for heels, these nude-pink platforms complete the look perfectly.

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In Rio, Rosie also went for Michael Kors, this time a chic black race-back jersey gown team with a black leather asymmetric belt, both from the autumn/winter 2011 collection. I also love that she finished her look with these black ankle cuff stilettos also by Michael Kors they look exquisite with the thigh-high split.

Which Rosie look is your favourite?

[Pics: Getty Images for Paramount]

May 25 2010

SATC2: The Girls Take On New York

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Who: Carrie aka Sarah Jessica Parker

Where: The world premiere of ‘Sex And The City 2′ held at Radio City Music Hall in New York Wearing: Bright or even slightly neon yellow one-shouldered Valentino Couture gown from the S/S10 collection

Verdict: Everyone thought she was going to go for Halston or even McQueen *I feel she’ll do this for the London premiere on Thursday* – but this Valentino is gorgeous and I love the striking colour.

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Who: Charlotte aka Kristin Davis

Wearing: Maybe neon was the discussed colour scheme, as she wore a strapless neon pink silk chiffon vintage Jean Desses gown

Verdict: Very Barbie – so instantly love – but just not sure about this dress

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