Tag Archive: Prada

Mar 03 2014

Oscars 2014: Best Dressed – Lupita Nyong’o In Prada

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Who: Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong’o

Where: At the 86th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles, California

Wearing: A custom cornflower blue silk georgette pleated Prada gown featuring a deep V-neck top to the front and back, teamed with gold and diamond jewellery from Fred Leighton including a headband, earrings and bracelet

Verdict: Lupita really has been a breath of fresh air this award season, each red carpet I have been excited to see what she wears as she mixes up her designers, silhouettes and isn’t afraid to wear colour.

This for me was easily one of my best dressed looks – not only was the colour perfection, which she said reminded her of Nairobi her home, but I loved how the crystal embellishments on the skirt sparkled when it hit the light, especially when she went up to collection her well deserved award for her role in 12 Years A Slave.

It was also youthful, fun, and modern, as well as being fashion-forward and appropriate for the Oscars red carpet - Miucca really did well.

As well as loving the gown I also adored how the actress styled up the look with her gold jewellery including a delicate diamond headband and gorgeous ear cuff.

I love everything about this look from head-to-toe and I am so pleased that she won her speech was moving and emotional I loved that she ended it with “no matter where you’re from your dreams are valid”.

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Aug 31 2013

Cover Loving: Vogue Italia Goes Retro For September

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Vogue Italia revealed its September issue earlier this week and I am just loving the retro vibe of the cover photographed by Steven Meisel.

Starring model Doutzen Kroes, who is having a great month as she is also on the cover of Vogue Spain, Vogue China and Vogue Netherlands, the beauty has a touch of Shrimpton-meets-Bardot about her wearing a Prada gingham check dress and baker boy cap.

I am not sure what I love more – the 60s/70s styling, the beautiful facial close-up, I am in love with her eye make-up, or the retro feel to the cover with the muted colours and light flares. I can’t wait to see the accompanying editorial.

What do you think of the Vogue Italia’s September cover?

[Pic: Vogue Italia/Steven Meisel]

Jul 31 2013

Video Loving: Prada ‘Real Fantasies’ AW13

Only Prada could mix a sophisticated domestic setting, an adorable cat, and glamorous clothes to create a trippy film-noir version of daily life that leaves me completely confused but wanting more.

This is the latest in the brand’s ‘Real Fantasies’ series, and it is just as surreal and quirky as the last, mixing together live action models with collage and hand-drawn shapes to showcase both the women’s and men’s autumn/winter 2013 collections.

As well as loving all the gingham, the leather jackets and thick waist belts, there is a spooky element to the film that I love with the models ending up in the TV and in pictures on the wall, but surely the best bit has to be the kitty that just appears from nowhere!!!

What do you think of Prada’s latest fashion film? 

Jul 29 2013

Cover Loving: Katy Perry Graces ELLE UK’s September Issue

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I am a big fan of Katy Perry, more so now that I know that she counts Minnie Mouse as one of her style icons, and I was excited that she was to grace the September issue of ELLE UK - but then I saw the newsstand cover and I was a little underwhelmed, mainly because of the flamingo pose.

Don’t get me wrong, Katy looks amazing in a checked Dolce & Gabbana peplum top with matching shorts, and I understand that those Christian Louboutin boots are hot – but come on that pose really is more of an editorial shot than a cover pose for me.

I prefer the simplicity of the subscriber cover, which really shows off Katy’s beauty and her incredible eyes. Granted this cover does remind me a little of Emma Stone’s Vogue UK cover from last year – but I think Katy’s makes more of an impact as it is all about her face.

Shot by Mariano Vivanco, the accompanying editorial is just as strong with Katy wearing looks from Prada, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton and Alexander Wang’s autumn/winter 2013 collections.

The issue hits newsstands on Wednesday, July 31 and I can’t wait for my subscriber copy to drop through the letterbox.

Which cover do you prefer – the subscribers or the newsstand?

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Feb 25 2013

Oscars 2013: Anne Hathaway In Prada

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Who: Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway

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

Wearing: A custom pale pink satin column Prada gown, featuring a high neckline, an open back, and a slit to the back of the skirt, teamed with a Roger Vivier ‘Pilgrim’ clutch in blush satin with crystal buckle, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and a Tiffany & Co diamond necklace from the 2013 Blue Book Collection, Lucida earrings and diamond bracelets

Verdict: With Anne Hathaway an odds-on favourite to pick up the Best Supporting Actress gong, which she did win last night, I was expecting something dramatic, a statement, something that would wow me.

Unfortunately this Prada gown left me underwhelmed, it isn’t that it is an awful dress it isn’t, it is pretty, a little too much like Gwyneth Paltrow’s pink Ralph Lauren from her Oscar win, but it just didn’t have the wow factor of an Oscar winner – it was a little too safe.

The back was a little more interesting, just, but I think her floral Tiffany & Co necklace seemed to conflict with her criss-cross straps of the open back of the dress, I like the idea of the back necklace but it just didn’t work for me as much as it did for Jennifer Lawrence.

There was talk that Anne was going to wear a Valentino Haute Couture gown, even the fashion house thought so, but she dismissed claims saying that she chose the Prada three hours before the show – but it has left me wondering what the Valentino would have looked like!!!

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Feb 25 2013

Oscars 2013: Kerry Washington In Miu Miu

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

Wearing: A coral Miu Miu gown with a nude tulle bustier embellished with paillettes and crystals, accessorised with a Prada clutch, a Fred Leighton ring, Chopard earrings, and Christian Louboutin heels

Verdict: This custom-made Miu Miu gown literally sparkled on the red carpet and stood out as until Kerry Washington had arrived everyone was in a nude, pale colour and this coral number really did cheer me up.

This dress is cute, I love the bow detailing, I love the sparkles of the embellished bodice, and I love the sweet colour – I also love the colour-matching accessories of the clutch and heels.

The only thing I am missing are her bangs that she had yesterday at the Spirit Awards.

[Pic: via Kerry Washington]

Jan 11 2013

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: Emily Blunt In Miu Miu

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Who: Emily Blunt, who lost out to Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Actress in an Action Film category

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

Wearing: A white Miu Miu dress that fell at the ankles featuring a crystal-embellished neckline and cross-back straps, teamed with a gold box clutch and Prada metallic heels

Verdict: Known for her simple-yet-stunning looks on the red carpet, do you remember that vibrant Alexander McQueen last year, well this another gorgeous dress that is made into a show-stopping number as soon as you see the back, like with Jessica Chastain’s Prada gown.

I love that this dress fell at her ankle as it added a different dimension to the gown and stood out on the red carpet, plus it totally worked perfectly with her Old Hollywood glamour with her striking lippy and pin curls.

Like the dress Emily is simply gorgeous.

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