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Sep 24 2012

Primetime Emmy Awards: The Trends – Citrus Hues, A Sea Of Blue, and Shades Of Grey

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As well as spotting which designers they are wearing I also like to see the trends taking form, last award season there was a lot of open backs, and this Emmy Awards was all about a hint of colour, the various shades of blue and grey, with a little oxblood and floral mixed in for good measure.

I have already blogged some of my best dressed looks from January Jones’ statement Zac Posen gown to  Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier, to the shimmering beauty that was Lucy Liu in Versace, and the bombshell that is Sofia Vegara.

But with so many good looks I thought it best to do a trend post – so here are some more of my favourites.

Citrus Hues:

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Normally there is a lot of black on award ceremony red carpet, that isn’t to say there wasn’t any last night – did you see January Jones, but what I was pleased about was all the citrus hues – ranging from vibrant oranges to canary yellow – maybe it was the California heat but the red carpet was sizzling.

Leading the orange pack was definitely Monique Lhuiller she dressed Ginnifer Goodwin in an orange floral embroidered beauty and Padma Lakshmi looked radiant in her strapless trumpet gown – the colour was perfection on her.

Then there was Leslie Mann in Naeem Khan, I love the contrast of the marigold coloured skirt with the embroidered ivory halter-neck bodice – seriously beautiful.

Finishing up the orange hues is Lindsay Pulsipher in Bibhu Mohapatra – everything about the colour to the Grecian styling of her hairstyle this is a gorgeous look.

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Yellow was another key trend, which I was a little on the fence with as I am not sure about yellow on the red carpet, but I loved Julianne Moore’s canary yellow Christian Dior Couture gown – the full silk skirt looks stunning on her.

A pregnant and Emmy award-winning Claire Danes went for Lanvin, she said “it’s very bump friendly”, which is very true the draping was flattering and the colour really complemented her skin-tone.

But my favourite of the yellow gowns had to be ‘New Girl’ star Hannah Simone in a sunny yellow custom one-shoulder Emilio Pucci gown. I love the shade, I love the sexy thigh-high split, and the Lorraine Schwartz leaf earrings. One thing I can’t cope with though is her visible tan marks!!!

A Sea of Blue:

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The blue tones ranged from aqua to midnight blue and each really stood out on the red carpet. Leading the pack were the darker shades, it is hard to choose my favourite but the two that really stood out were Sarah Paulson in Reem Acra, the embroidery was exquisite, and I adored the Louis Vuitton gown that British actress Michelle Dockery wore, it was simple but elegant.

I also added in Hayden Panettiere into the mix, I have to be honest I kind of like the dress the gold-embroidered Marchesa gown with blue tulle overlay works well, but I worry that it is a little too mature for her.

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The aqua and pale blue hues were a little more playful and sexy. From the neck down I adored Julianne Hough’s Georges Hobeika Couture, I just don’t understand what she did with her hair. Heidi Klum showed off her sexy side in in Alexandre Vauthier - showing Angelina Jolie how to work a thigh-high slit.

But the gown that caught my attention had to be Zooey Deschanel’s princess gown designed by Reem Acra, it was whimsical, quirky and cute and she looked amazing, but why in all the pictures is she not smiling???

Shades Of Grey:

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There is always something nice about grey and silver tones on the red carpet, always makes me think of Old-Hollywood glamour, and there were some elegant gowns last night.

Emily VanCamp from my new favourite show Revenge looked gorgeous in a delicate pleated J. Mendel gown, I adore the dove grey shade and the sheer bodice. But what makes this outfit has to be her bow tie Van Cleef bracelet – the best jewellery of the night!!!

With grey comes shimmery silvers and Lucy Lui in Versace and Kerry Washington in Vivienne Westwood Couture both dazzled at the Emmy’s, Kerry’s gown just looked effortless and sexy. I am going to call it tie between these two.

There were a number of Vivienne Westwood Couture gowns on the red carpet last night, with Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt leading the charge in this incredible corseted gown, which had a belt to nip in her tiny waist, and a split to add a touch of sexy – this dress had it all!

But my favourite shade of grey goes to Homeland’s actress Morena Baccarin who wore a sexy Basil Soda gown with a plunging neckline. I love the daring flash of cleavage, hey if you looked like Morena wouldn’t you flash them, and the David Webb drop earrings – this is a statement gown that totally floored me I love it!!!

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So do you have a favourite from last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards?

[Pics: Zimbio.com/Basil Soda/Vivienne Westwood/Monique Lhuillier/Alexandre Vauthier]

May 08 2012

Met Gala 2012: Kristen Bell A Vision In Orange

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Who: Actress Kristen Bell

Where: At the 2012 Met Gala in New York

Wearing: An orange crinkle silk chiffon Tommy Hiliger gown with a halter criss-cross neckline and waist ruching, teamed with a gold Judith Leiber clutch and Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery

Verdict: There is something simple and elegant about this look in its silhouette that is made modern with the use of orange that I just adore. Firstly, Kristen Bell really is gorgeous, and this orange hue teamed with gold accessories really works against her skintone and blonde locks, which looks amazing swept to the side.

This isn’t one of my top looks, but close, what do you think are you loving Kristen’s look?

[Pic: via Tommy Hilfiger]

Feb 28 2011

83rd Oscars: Cate Blanchett Stunning in Givenchy

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Who: Actress Cate Blanchett

Where: Arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California

Wearing: A lavender Givenchy Haute Couture gown from the spring/summer 2011 collection, teamed with vintage Van Cleef & Arpel 1946 Tassel diamond bracelet from the Private Collection and a 1981 Vintage earrings with oval fancy vivid yellow diamonds surrounded by white diamonds

Verdict: This is more than just a dress, it is like a work of art, and only someone like Cate could pull it off. As soon as I saw it I knew instantly that it would be one of my best dressed of the night, just for the drama of the gown it wins me over, then the amazing colour, and the pleats – LOVE it!!

Then she turns around I actually squealed – gorgeous back detailing, the criss-cross straps and the yellow embellishments. I am so pleased that someone wore this dress, and I am ecstatic that it was someone like Cate as it really needed someone to work it and she certainly does.

[Top pic: via Van Cleef & Arpel]
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Jan 18 2011

Golden Globes: Catherine Zeta-Jones Regal In Monique Lhuillier

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Who: British actress Catherine Zeta-Jones

Where: At the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California

Wearing: A regal strapless textured organza Monique Lhuillier gown with a hand-tufted skirt from the pre-fall 2011 collection, complemented by jewels from Van Cleef & Arpels 744 Fifth collection

Verdict: I love big ball gowns for award shows and there weren’t many bigger than this gorgeous Monique Lhuiller. I love the textured organza, it really does add something special to the gown, and Catherine really wears it with such elegance and ease. I’m not normally a fan of the half-up-half-down, but seriously Catherine’s hair and make-up is flawless, and totally makes those gorgeous earrings shine.

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[Pics: via Van Cleef & Arpels]
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