Tag Archives: Pre-fall 2012

Pre-Fall 2012: Elie Saab’s Balada A Paris Short Film

I love a fashion film, I love gorgeous sequinned gowns, add Paris and Elie Saab into the mix and I am seriously in love!!!

Known for chic evening gowns worthy only for the red carpet and major award shows Elie Saab has produced an elegant film, Balade a Paris to showcase the pre-fall 2012 collection, which has just hit stores.

This film walks in the footsteps of the Elie Saab woman taking in her endless elegance from day to night, and brings with it all the glamour and exquisite craftsmanship that Elie Saab is known for. What I adore about this short film has to be the close-ups of the dress details showing off the designers use of beads, sequins, lace and cut-outs, especially the gorgeous red-sequinned gown.

I just love the intimate feel of the film, that it has totally made me want more and I can’t wait to see some of this looks hitting the red carpet.

[Pic/Film: Elie Saab]

Red Carpet: Celebs Work Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2012

Forget spring/summer 2012, pre-fall 2012 collections are all the rage on the red carpet at the moment, and Louis Vuitton has already had three major Hollywood celebs working the exquisite pieces. The collection is filled with gorgeous 60s silhouettes, sparkly sequins, and extravagant luxurious fabrics – it really does have a charm about it.

I think my favourite look so far has to be Rooney Mara’s emerald-green sleeveless pocketed dress at the 27th annual Santa Barbara Film Festival Awards – I love the kick of the skirt around the hips and it is good to see Rooney wearing a splash of colour – even if it is dark green. But I do adore the embellished beauties that Reese Witherspoon and Cate Blanchett – I think that Reese’s emerald-green and black version just pips Cate’s ivory and gold combination.

With no full length gowns I am not expecting many more red carpet appearances, but there are some gorgeous separates, cute princess coats, and beautiful mini-dresses that I am hoping some of my favourite celebrities will wear on their various promotional tours.

These are my three favourite looks – a yellow version of the one that Rooney wore, an exquisite military-detailed black dress, and the forties-inspired dreamy peach day dress with a tulip print on it – I really want to see someone like Zooey Deschanel wear this.

Also special mention has to go to this coat – love the shape, love the detailing, I am sure I am not going to love the price – but hey one can dream!!!

[Pics: Louis Vuitton Facebook/Style.com]