Tag Archive: New York

Sep 21 2013

NYC Ballet Gala: Amber Valletta Wearing Prabal Gurung

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Who: Amber Valletta

Where: At New York City Ballet 2013 Fall Gala in NYC

Wearing: A pink Prabal Gurung gown featuring a front thigh-high split, black strap detailing and cut-outs to the side from the pre-fall 2013 collection, teamed with black  heels featuring heavy buckle straps and a black clutch

Verdict: I love everything about this look from Revenge actress Amber Valletta. The colour, the sexy split and cut-outs, and the contrasting black detailing – this is one incredible dress.

But the love doesn’t stop at the dress, the styling of how this look has been put together is spot on for me. Those chunky buckle strapped heels are amazing, they work perfectly with the black contrasting detailing of the dress and the front-split.

Then there is her hair and make-up – I love that she went with her hair up and slicked back with barely-there make-up – the harsh vibe really acts as a contrast to the sexy dress. The only thing I might have added is a pop of colour to her lips – but that is just me nitpicking.

Do you like Amber Valletta’s look?

[Pic: via Prabal Gurung Facebook]

Oct 25 2012

Versace SoHo Boutique: Melissa George In Versace

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Where: At a cocktail party hosted by Donatella Versace for the opening of the new Versace SoHo boutique in New York

Wearing: A black Versace skirt with cross details paired with a black knit top, a black Versace trench coat, velvet Versace heels, gold accessories and a cute black studded clutch

Verdict: Wow, Melissa George is looking stunning here in head-to-toe Versace. I love everything about this moody look – but the stand-out piece has to be the trench coat draped over her shoulders – seriously hot!!!

Who would have thought that the former Aussie soap star could pull off a fierce rock chick vibe? I have to be honest I am blown away by her look – she was definitely my best dressed out of the stellar celeb crowd that included models galore *see below*, as well as Alexa Chung, Jennifer Hudson, and Helena Mattsson.

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Of course it couldn’t be a Versace party without a host of models – there were a lot from Tali Lennox to Leigh Lezark, and even one of the original supermodels Linda Evangelista was in the house, but my three favourite model looks has to go to Doutzen Kroes, Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova.

Doutzen wore a gorgeous black Versace coat with flared skirt covered entirely in Swarovski crystals from the autumn/winter 2012 collection; Coco went for the Versace’s little black dress with metallic detailing also from the autumn/winter 2012 collection; and Karolina looked divine in a black leather Versace bomber jacket with intricate floral detailing teamed with the matching pencil skirt.

Do you rate Melissa’s look? And which model gets your vote?

[Pics: .facebook.com/versace]

Oct 24 2012

Maison Martin Margiela For H&M Party: SJP, Mena Suvari and Selma Blair

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This party looked incredible, not only was the guest list pretty special with everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to Kanye West, Julianne Moore, and Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford in attendance, but the venue, a nine-floor derelict, historical building in New York’s financial district looked to-die-for and the perfect setting for a very avant-garde party complete with art installations, dance performances and all housed around a glass-roofed atrium - oh how I wish I had been there!!!

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As much as I loved Sarah Jessica Parker’s layered look, that oversized jacket is divine, my two best dressed of the night had to be Mena Suvari and Selma Blair. Both of course were wearing head-to-toe Maison Martin Margiela for H&M, and both looks came to under £300 – which for a red carpet event is amazing.

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Probably the most controversial of looks was Mena Suvari, this body with an integrated bra is going to be a little like Marmite for some, you will either love it or hate it, and I absolutely love that Mena took it on last night. But what I love most about this look has to be that candy clutch – and at £34.99 this is so going to be mine!!!

Mena’s look comes to a grand total of £274.96 – don’t believe me? Well, here is a break down: body with integrated bra – £29.99; candy clutch, £34.99; invisible wedge pumps, £149.99; and hitched up skirt £59.99.

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Wearing one of my favourite looks from the collection, Selma Blair looked incredible wearing the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M horizontally worn dress. I love her tea-pot pose in this dress – the perfectly way to show off the draping, and I adore her invisible wedge pumps – this is one seriously hot look which is finished off nicely with her intricate plaited up-do.

Gets Selma’s look on November 15, when the collection launches for just £249.98 – her horizontally worn dress is £99.99 and her black invisible wedge pumps are £149.99. Hot, Hot, Hot!!!

So who was your best dressed at the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M bash? Want to see more piccies of the red carpet – then head on over to my Facebook page.

[Pics: courtesy of H&M]

Sep 21 2012

New York City Ballet: Anne Hathaway In Valentino

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Who: Anne Hathaway

Where: At the opening of the New York City Ballet Fall Gala held at the Lincoln Center

Wearing: A green floral print Valentino gown with long sleeves from the autumn/winter 2012 couture collection, made from chiffon and silk and took more than 900 hours to make. Anne teamed her gown with a Roger Vivier clutch and her cute pixie crop.

Verdict: The more I see Anne with her pixie crop, the more I like it, and her hair and make-up look flawless with this exquisite Valentino gown. Everything from the colour, to the embroidery and sheer detailing, this is a divine dress that looks incredible on Anne.

I really don't think I have seen Anne look this good in ages, there is an effortlessness about her in this gown that is just pure perfection.

Do you rate Anne's romantic Valentino gown?

[Pic: Facebook.com/Valentino]

 

May 12 2012

NYC Ballet: Natalie Portman Shines In Dior

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Who: Natalie Portman

Where: At the New York City Ballet’s 2012 Spring Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York City

Wearing: A navy tiered silk chiffon Dior gown with black ribbon detail inspired by the spring/summer 1973 Dior Haute Collection, teamed with a matching clutch

Verdict: I missed Natalie Portman at the Met Gala earlier this week, if she was there I haven’t seem any images, but I was sure she would attend in Dior, so her attending the ballet really did make up for it.

What I love about this gown other than the colour, which is truly divine, has to be that dramatic neckline. I love the halter ribbon tie finished off with a bow, that matches perfectly with a ribbon tie to the waist, simply in its design but so gorgeous and an elegant touch that was perfect for the ballet. I am so pleased that she finished her look with a tousled up-do as really does allow the neckline to shine.

[Pics: Charles Eshelman / FilmMagic via Dior Facebook]

 

Dec 14 2011

We Bought A Zoo: Scarlett Johansson Shows Midriff

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Who: Scarlett Johansson

Wear: At the New York premiere for her new film We Bought A Zoo

Wearing: A black textured cropped bustier top teamed with a matching knee-length high-waist skirt from Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2012 collection, paired with Jimmy Choo heels and a black belt

Verdict: First up, how amazing does Scarlett look, secondly showing off her midriff in December in New York for the sake of style deserves a best dressed award. I also love her 40′s hairdo, everything about this outfit has a sultry feel to it, I love the midriff flash, the flared skirt and most of all I adore the textured fabric of the outfit. Scarlett looks stunning.

Here is a trailer to Scarlett’s new movie and it comes out just in time for Christmas, and I have to admit I kind of want to see it!!

[Pic: Dolce & Gabbana Twitter]

Oct 05 2011

NYC Adventure: Daphne Guinness Exhibition

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Daphne Guinness: Jacket by Chanel

I have kind of bombarded you all with my whirl-wind trip to New York, I know I get a little giddy sometimes, but I promise you this is the last post about my NYC Adventure. On my free day before I flew back I just couldn’t resist going to check out the Daphne Guinness exhibition at The Museum at FIT.

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Daphne Guiness: Dress by Alexander McQueen

The exhibition features over 100 garments and accessories, think gorgeous McQueen and Chanel pieces, all from Daphne’s personal collection. Seriously this woman has an amazing wardrobe, to be honest she is a walking museum and collector and I am so glad that she chose to share her pieces with the world.

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Daphne Guinness: Dress by Chanel

There are a lot of Alexander McQueen pieces, as well as Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, John Galliano for Chrisitan Dior, and Azzedine Alaïa, Dolce & Gabbana, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, and Valentino. People do call Daphne Guinness a designer’s muse but for me she really is a collector of couture, someone who loves fashion and who is fearless in her style. You can tell going round this exhibit that Daphne co-curated it as her favourite pieces really do shine through.

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Daphne Guinness: Dress by Givenchy

Overall the exhibit isn’t massive, but the space is packed nicely and divided into six sections: the first is ‘Dandyism’, showcasing her masculine styles, I loved all the cropped jackets and white lace’; second area is the more edgy of her looks ‘Armor’, which features the exquisite Gareth Pugh catsuit studded with nails; then separated by translucent screens is my favourite areas dedicated to elegant cocktail suits and evening gowns, titled, respectively, ‘Chic’ and ‘Evening Chic’ there are some gorgeous couture gowns here, as well as the striking Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel jacket seen in the top image, the white sequins and feathers was just amazing to see up close.

The final two areas, ‘Exoticism’ and ‘Sparkle’, were full of her most flamboyant outfits most featuring feathers or fur!! The most striking piece though had to be the colourful kimono patterned with cranes designed by Alexander McQueen, while he was designing for Givenchy.

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From top left: boots by Alexander McQueen, red suede shoes by Nina Ricci, shoes by McQueen, and boots by McQueen

As well as gorgeous couture gowns, Chanel suits that I lusted over, there was an amazing array of shoes that I am sure Lady Gaga would love to own and wear. These beauties were all changed behind glass but it was easy to see what attracted Daphne Guinness to them, they are all exquisite in design. My favourite has to be the black leaf moulded shoes by McQueen.

Want to see more but you don’t think you’ll be stopping by New York before it finishes on January 7, 2012? Well I have found this video on Youtube that takes you round the whole exhibit.

**Unfortunately I needed to get pre-press approval to take my own snaps, which of course I didn’t do as I wasn’t sure I would have time, but hey I have borrowed these beauties from the Museum at FIT.**
[Pics: Museum at FIT]
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