Tag Archive: Saint Laurent

Dec 11 2014

Editorial Loving: Vogue Paris – Real-Life Designer Barbie Dolls

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It has been a while since I have actually posted something on my blog that hasn’t had something to do with my wedding, sorry about that but I hope you understand that it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I just had to share. So, before I bombard you with photographs from my UK celebrations that fingers crossed you all want to see, I thought I would showcase this amazing editorial from the latest issue of Vogue Paris with real-life designer Barbie dolls.

I have always dreamed of a collection full of designer Barbie dolls, I have a Karl Lagerfeld, a Dior, a Kate Spade one, complete with a little dog, a Coach doll with the cutest bag I wish I would steal, as well as a trio of Christian Louboutin dolls with better footwear than me, so I literally gasped aloud when I saw this beautiful and creative editorial taking inspiration from the Moschino Barbie collection and dressing up each real-life doll in looks from the likes of Valentino, Chanel, Gucci and Miu Miu.

What I love most about this editorial shot by Giampaolo Sgura has to be the fact that models Elizabeth Erm and Magdalena Frackowiak have been shot like Barbie dolls inside their boxes, it is as though they are sat on a shelf in a toy store waiting for me to take them home.

The styling by creative duo Claire Dhelens and Celia Azoulay is outstanding, not only are they showcasing the designer’s latest collections but they really do illustrate what the brand is about – from the butterflies and flowers of Valentino to the David Bowie vibes of Saint Laurent, and the fun-girl pompoms of Miu Miu, and don’t get me started on the equestrian chicness of Gucci, I basically need Mattel to make that happen stat!!

It is hard to pick a favourite, I do love the total Barbie vibes of Moschino, as well as the accessories of the Louis Vuitton doll, she even has her very own doll-sized trunk, seriously swooning over that, and a Ralph Lauren air-stewardess dressed all in gold is super fun, but I think my heart belongs to Chanel, did you see her make-up, her pearl jewellery and her handbags.

It seems Barbie is very much in fashion at the moment and I love this creative-twist on showcasing the latest collections, it must have taken a lot of hours to build the sets and to meticulously attach all the accessories, and I just love that the models are such great dolls!!!

Which real-life Barbie doll is your favourite?

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[Pics: Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Paris]

Feb 18 2014

BAFTAs 2014: Lupita Nyong’o & Angelina Jolie – My Best Dressed

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This year the EE British Academy Film Awards fell in the middle of London Fashion Week so I felt like I kind of missed the whole excitement of the red carpet, seeing it back in pictures is just not the same, especially when it seems to have produced the best fashion in a number of years.

It was sad that both Jennifer Lawrence and Sandra Bullock didn’t attend, I would have loved to see what they would have worn, but I was glad to see that ’12 Years A Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o was once again on top form in this stunning emerald-green silk Christian Dior haute couture strapless gown from the autumn/winter 2013 collection.

Everything about this gown was beautifully and was easily my best dressed gown of the night and it was nice to see that Lupita really did come to London to impress. I loved it all from the jewel colour to the metallic belt and arm cuffs to the dramatic train – simply gorgeous. I really couldn’t have asked for more from her and seeing this gown has made me excited to see what she wears for the Oscars.

Another look that caught my eye was Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in near-identical outfits. Not quite as cool as Madonna and her son at the Grammy’s, but I love Angie in this menswear-inspired look from Saint Laurent – it is so chic and sophisticated.

What makes this look great is the styling, I love that she wore her white shirt slightly unbuttoned to add a causal vibe to the look, which looked perfect with the untied black bow tie. Finishing off this look were those black Saint Laurent heels – the patent shine really worked with the tuxedo-stripe to the trousers. Another great look for my women in suits Pinterest board!!!

I really think that Angelina pull off this tuxedo better than Brad Pitt in his Valentino – what do you think?

Who was your best dressed?

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Jun 05 2013

World War Z: Angelina Jolie Returns To The Red Carpet

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Angelina Jolie has always been one of my favourite red carpet stars, granted she doesn’t always get it right, sometimes she takes the drama of the dress a little too far, I am talking about her right leg pose at the Oscars in 2012, but no matter what she keeps you wanting more.

Well this week, less than three weeks since she announced that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy, Angie was back on the red carpet with Brad Pitt as he promotes his new movie World War Z, and since Sunday she has wowed London, Paris and Berlin.Angelina brad London  World War Z: Angelina Jolie Returns To The Red Carpet %tagFor London the star went black, simple and elegant in a gorgeous Saint Laurent gown. I just love how even when she is working an understated look she still looks fabulous and I love the sheer panelled bodice.

Keeping with black, Paris was another Saint Laurent look, this time a suit, I just love the contrast of the masculine tailoring with the feminine bow necktie on the blouse.

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I love everything about this look from the colour to the sculptural peplum, this is an elegant look paired with all the attitude an A-list actress should bring to the red carpet. I am so pleased that she kept her accessories minimal, pairing with just white heels and barley-there make-up.

Which look is your favourite?

Also, is it just me or have Angie and Brad coordinated hair styles? London – they both have their flowing locks down, followed by sleeked back and up in Paris, and back to long in Berlin.Angelina brad berlin World War Z: Angelina Jolie Returns To The Red Carpet %tag Angelina berlin  World War Z: Angelina Jolie Returns To The Red Carpet %tag[Pics: courtesy of Paramount/Getty Images by David M Bennet, Pascal Le Segretain, & Andreas Rentz]

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