Tag Archive: Norma Kamali

May 25 2011

Music Video Loving: Beyonce – Run The World (Girls)

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Beyonce premiered her new song last week, Run The World (Girls), and as you would expect it is filled with fierce poses, dancing and an amazing selection of designer clobber. I counted eight looks, admittedly I may have missed a few as it does flash from one scene to the next quite quickly, but I spotted pieces from Lee McQueen’s last collection, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Emilio Pucci, Brian Lichtenberg and Gareth Pugh.

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One of the first looks (above) is a gorgeous Alexander McQueen red silk satin dress adorned with gold embroidery from the autumn/winter 2010 collection, teamed with McQueen thigh-high boots. Oh, and for added drama, Beyonce is standing tall next to a gorgeous lion.

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Surrounded by her army Beyonce shows off her fab figure and incredible dance skills in these Norma Kamali fringe shorts with a black bustier, a Brian Lichtenberg patchwork fur vest from the autumn/winter 2011 collection and fringed Alexander Wang heels. This is a hot look!!

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Amongst all the post-apocalyptic drama comes this gorgeous Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci dress from the spring/summer 2011 collection. The detailing in this dress looks stunning against the derilick scene.

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But my favourite look has to be this stunning black Jean Paul Gaultier couture gown from the spring 2011 collection, its fabulous bold feathered shoulders and cut-out detailing to the bodice.

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One of the most striking costume changes has to be this gold scale Gareth Pugh dress and heels. This is a very futuristic look and I love the dramatic shoulder and the flicky skirt, and how tiny is her waist!!

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My least favourite look has to be this vibrant yellow Emilio Pucci gown with thigh-high splits on both sides and a plunging neckline. Makes perfect sense for her dance moves, but against all the other stunning pieces this one didn’t work as well for me. Out of the two Pucci dresses I prefer the racing green sequinned number below, with its cross-body slash.

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For Beyonce’s second wear from Norma Kamali she looks amazing in her Aztec cut-out jumpsuit, which you can buy here for $575.

I am so glad that artists like Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Rihanna still make large production music videos. This video shot by Francis Lawrence really is spectacular, from the concept of Beyonce being a warrior chief and having her own army to the crazy dance scenes, this is a great video.

[Pics: YouTube]

May 23 2011

Billboard Awards: Rihanna Rocks Max Azria

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Who: Rihanna

Where: At the 2011 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

Wearing: A custom-made Max Azria white suit, with a sheer white shirt with deep plunge, teamed with nude Christian Louboutin

Verdict: Rihanna is the master of disguise for me, I wouldn’t have thought that she would have worked this look for an awards ceremony, she looks really chic-yet-still-sexy. I have to admit I am not always a fan of what Rihanna wears but she certainly keeps me guessing.

I also loved how Rihanna opened the show with Britney Spears to perform the remixed version of S&M. I loved both of their provocative outfits designed by Norma Kamali, which totally works with this sexy tune.

[Pic: Twitpic]
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