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Grammy Awards: Katy Perry In Valentino Couture

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The Grammy’s were held last night in Los Angeles and as always I found the red carpet to be a little predictable – metallics, shimmering fabrics, tight, tight and a very tight, and the odd quirky look to showcase the musician on the red carpet.

One star I can generally depend on to wow me has to be Katy Perry, do you remember when she wore that gorgeous sky blue Elie Saab gown in 2012, well last night she was a vision in tulle wearing a stunning Valentino Couture gown that might look a little familiar, yep it is one that I featured on my Couture Bride post last week.

Other that the fact it was fresh off the runway, I love that it seemed to have been made for the Grammy Awards with the embroidered musical notes on the tulle skirt. It is fun, elegant and romantic all at the same time and it really does look like a work of art. Apparently this beautiful gown took 1,600 hours to do all the embroidery – the craftsmanship is sublime.

Not content with just one look from Valentino’s spring couture collection, Katy also looked incredible in a shorter red tulle with a feathered serpent to the after party. As much as I love the red carpet gown, and I do, I think this flirty number is my favourite – I love the rich colour of the dress and the snake motif. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!katy-perry-grammys-valentinoMadonna-ralph-lauren

Another great look I just had to share was Madonna wearing a wide-leg Ralph Lauren tuxedo with a black felt gaucho hat, a sparkly fingerless glove, and a grill, yep if you saw her interview on E! she showed off her mouth jewellery.

If I can forget about the grill, as I hate them, I love, love, love this mannish look from Madonna. I am a huge fan of girlies in suits and this one will be remembered I am sure. Also no-one else works the red carpet like Madonna!!!

Were you a fan of Katy Perry’s and Madonna’s looks at last night’s Grammy Awards? 

[Pics: via Facebook.com/Valentino & facebook.com/RalphLaurenUK]

Nobel Peace Prize Concert: Claire Danes In Valentino

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Who: Claire Danes

Where: At the 20th annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert held in Oslo

Wearing: A floral macramé Valentino gown from the spring 2014 collection, teamed with simple jewellery and a swept-back updo

Verdict: Claire Danes is usually the one to wear a minimal-yet-elegant looks, so seeing her look so colourful in this statement Valentino gown was a very pleasant surprise.

This dress for me is a slice of art, don’t you think that this floral masterpiece would look amazing as a tapestry on the wall? As a gown it is divine, a statement piece and I love that Claire kept the styling to a minimum adding only drop earrings and a diamond bracelet.

This look gives me hope that the up-coming award season we might be seeing a very different side of Claire.

What are you thoughts on this arty-looking gown?

[Pic: facebook.com/valentino]

Cover Loving: Nina Dobrev In Dior For Cosmopolitan

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There have been some different poses on the September issues – there was Kate Perry doing the Flamingo for ELLE UK, the criss-cross legs and arms craziness of Jennifer Aniston for US Glamour, and then a pose I think Tyra Banks would be impressed with – the lovely Nina Dobrev doing the ‘oops my shoe just came off’ on the cover of US Cosmopolitan.

The Vampire Diaries star looks absolutely incredible on the cover in a gorgeous houndstooth Dior dress teamed with matching Valentino heels – this awkward pose isn’t easy to pull off but she really does it with ease while keeping her face and expression looking amazing. Plus I don’t normally care so much about the cover lines, but I do love how Cosmo wrapped them perfectly to show off her flawless figure.

I think I just love how Cosmo this cover is!!!

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Shot by Matthias Vriens-McGrath and styled by Aya Kanai, the cover story continues to impress inside with a fashion editorial featuring looks from Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, more Valentino, and that Gucci dress that everyone can’t get enough of – we’ve seen Jennifer Lopez in it, Olivia Wilde and Chloë Moretz.

My favourite look though has to be this gorgeous Michael Kors with the orange skirt teamed with those hot laced-up boots in front of such a picturesque background – plus her hair, braided to the side is just divine.

Are you a fan of Nina Dobrev’s debut Cosmo cover?

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Cannes Film Festival: Nicole Kidman Is Red Carpet Perfection

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Nicole Kidman in Giorgio Armani for the closing ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

It was always going to be hard for Cannes Film Festival judge Nicole Kidman to top Diane Kruger’s run at last year’s event, but I have to give it to her she really has worked the red carpet to perfection and worn some unexpected looks that I have loved.

We started off with a gorgeous girlie Dior number, then the unexpected blue leaf-printed L’Wren Scott gown, and the Aussie actress completed her red carpet duties with a breathtaking Valentino, an on-trend monochrome Chanel dress, and finishing up her magnificent run with a white custom-made Giorgio Armani gown. Throughout the festival she really has wowed me.

What I have loved from Nicole’s red carpet looks in Cannes has to be her impeccable styling, sometimes I find I love her dress but not her hair, make-up and accessories, but it seems to have totally come together in France. From her side ponytail wore to the opening ceremony to her braided messy up-do teamed with her black and white Chanel resort gown to her elegant up-do worn with her Valentino Oscar worthy gown – I have loved that she thought about her hair.

Deciding on my best Nicole look has been hard, the floral embroidered Dior was cute, I was blown away by her frothy Valentino spring couture gown, and I loved her bright strapless L’Wren Scott dress, but I think she saved the best till last with this custom-made white silk tapered bustier Giorgio Armani gown featuring a  and v-neckline and a gold Swarovski crystal bow. This dress is simply divine.

I am sad to say bye to Cannes for another year – but excited to see who will be the red carpet star of next year’s festival.

Which of Nicole’s Cannes looks is your favourite?

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Nicole Kidman in Giorgio Armani and Harry Winston jewellery

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Nicole Kidman at the “Inside Llewyn Davis” premiere with hubbie Keith Urban wearing L’Wren Scott

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Nicole Kidman with Ang Lee at the “Nebraska” premiere in Valentino Couture

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Nicole Kidman in Valentino Couture

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Nicole Kidman at the “Venus In Fur” premiere in Chanel

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Nicole Kidman in Chanel

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