Tag Archive: Versace

Feb 24 2015

Vanity Fair Oscar Party: Best Dressed Round-Up

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I know I have been bombarding you with lots of red carpet fashion, Oscars weekend is full on, I’ve already run through all my favourite Oscars looks, gushed over Diane Kruger’s hybrid look, and now here we have Naomi, Amy and Natalie rounding off my best dressed at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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Naomi Watts stuck with Giorgio Armani, changing out of her embellished Armani Prive gown into this chic timeless custom white silk tuxedo. Women wearing tuxs on the red carpet is nothing new, I have a Pinterest board crushing over them, but this look really does stand out and it is because of the peplum-like detailing on the jacket. 

I love a white tuxedo and this one is stunning, going collarless makes it so chic and thank you Naomi for going braless as it really turns up the heat on the look. I love gowns especially on Oscar night but I like this change of pace from her. 

Also loving that she styled up the tuxedo with black from her Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ heels, this look really did need a barley-there strap on the heel, to the thin belt and clutch. I do love a monochrome statement. 

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I missed Amy Adams at the main event, but I suppose when you aren’t nominated or presenting there really is no reason to go, but she certainly made up for it is this beautiful powder-blue custom Atelier Versace strapless gown that was embroidered throughout the front. 

This gown is pure elegance, everything from the cut, which is perfectly showing off her incredible figure, to the colour, which I prefer to the hue she wore to the Golden Globes, and I always love a flowing train. Finishing off her look with gorgeous wavy hair was a touch of old Hollywood glamour that she pulls off so well. 

I actually think this was better than some of the Versace gowns that actually hit the Oscars red carpet. 

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My last pick is Natalie Portman who looked stunning in this long-sleeved cream Christian Dior gown. So simply, minimal and totally chic – I love the clean lines of this gown. Everything about this look is perfection and finished perfectly from the colour, I’m glad she opted for a light hue, to the shape, and even her hair and make-up. We haven’t seen much of Natalie on the red carpet and I am so pleased that she blew me away in this gown. 

[Pics: via Armani, Versace & Dior]

Feb 04 2015

Haute Couture SS15: 10 Beautiful Wedding Gowns

zuhair-murad-ss15-coutureThe beauty of Haute Couture is the glamour, the knowledge that the garments take hundreds of hours to produce, mostly by hand, nearly all bespoke, and always with no real budget in mind, it is why I love it so much as it is basically pure fantasy, and it’s the wedding gowns that inspire the most.

I think this has been one of the best Paris Haute Couture Week’s for a while, truly inspiring craftsmanship that really showcased the best in forward-thinking designs, and the bridal gowns were just exquisite. Elie Saab always inspires brides with his beaded beauties, but I’ve also included gorgeous, dramatic and sexy gowns by Zuhair Murad, Ralph & Russo, Versace, and a contemporary, quirky gown designed by Jean Paul Gaultier that if I had seen it before my own wedding I think I would have totally fallen in love with that tiered tulle skirt.

So if you are currently on the hunt for your perfect wedding gown, why not take inspiration from these 10 gorgeous bridal gowns:

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Do anyone of these gorgeous wedding gowns come close to the dress you have pictured for your big day?

[Pics: Vogue]

 

Jan 18 2015

Critics’ Choice Awards: My Five Favourite Red Carpet Looks

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So the award season is certainly in full swing, which I am loving, first up was the Golden Globes that was semi-disappointing this year, but thankfully this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards really did make up for some of the boring looks from last Sunday, I am talking about you Emily Blunt!!!

I know I normally do individual red carpet posts, but as I am late on this as I was actually travelling when the awards were taking place, I thought I would just share my five favourite looks, and trust me they are all beautiful.

First up we have Angelina Jolie who looked like a million dollars in her silver silk Atelier Versace gown. Granted this isn’t an original look, but if it isn’t broken why fix it comes to mind, but hey at least it isn’t black. I love how this gown flows and how it adds curves to Angie’s tiny frame with its fluty sleeves, draped bodice and plunging neckline. This gown is perfection with a real Hollywood movie star appeal and I adore it.

Critics-Choice-Diane-KrugerNext is Diane Kruger in a dramatic blue and white floral print strapless Naeem Khan gazar gown from the pre-fall 2015 collection. I love Diane’s red carpet style but this is elegance on another level, I really love the stunning china-blue print, even if some of my Twitter followers felt it looked like a vintage plate design. I am not sure if I prefer this look to her gorgeous Golden Globes Emilia Wickstead gown but it is still beautiful and such a great award ceremony look.

Then we have Michelle Monaghan showing off her sexy-yet-elegant side in this stunning black Elie Saab gown from the pre-fall 2015 collection. Normally one to showcase colour on the red carpet, I am so pleased that she opted for the understated black, as I just feel that with the sheer lace bodice and slits to the skirt that it just works better in black. The fit of this gown is just perfect on her as well, and I love that she wore her hair up and kept her make-up to a minimum. This is simply glamorous.

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For my fourth look I have gone for Jennifer Aniston as not only was I shocked that she wasn’t wearing black, I love that she took a fashion risk and went for a sexy Gucci tuxedo in a gorgeous burnt-sienna hue. I was disappointed with her yawn of a gown to the Golden Globes and I have to wonder why she didn’t wear this as she would have certainly stood out.

There is something about a woman in a tuxedo and I love that instead of going for a safer option by wearing this in black she went for it in red, it totally paid off as she looks hot!!! I know a lot has been spoken about the fact that she was on the red carpet for the first time in years with Angelina Jolie but I think this look is so different from her silver gown that it stops comparisons and that was very clever.

For some this had a little bit too much plunge, I have to disagree I think the neckline and opting for no blouse really works and I love that she accessorised her décolletage with a couple of gold necklaces. Another love from this look has to be those flared-leg trousers, they are so flattering and really give her super long legs.

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My final look that I adored at the Critics’ Choice Awards had to be Emily Blunt, like with Jennifer her Golden Globes look didn’t excite me, and it is because I knew that she could do so much better like with this red embroidered lace Emilio Pucci halter-neck gown. How stunning is this, if it was in white it would make a great wedding gown with those sheer chiffon inserts.

I do love the colour choice, it adds a touch of sex appeal to the elegance glamour of the embroidered gown and I love her wavy hair, it all just looks so effortless. Also Emily and her husband John Krasinski really are leading the Hollywood pack for the cutest couple award.

Which was your favourite look from this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards?

[Pics: via Critics’ Choice Movie Awards]

Jan 12 2015

Golden Globes 2015: Amy Adams In Atelier Versace

Who: Golden Globe-winning actress Amy Adams

Where: At the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

Wearing: A custom-made, one-shoulder Atelier Versace gown in periwinkle embellished with a Swarovski crystal detail on the back, teamed with Tiffany jewellery

Verdict: As soon as I saw Amy Adams hit the red carpet I was blown away, I was floored not only by the colour, I am a little obsessed with this dusky blue/grey hue against her red hair, but the exquisite draping is just pure elegance.

A lot of my Twitter followers felt that this look was safe, but for me I loved the elegance and sophistication, I was actually a little surprised that Versace could design a dress that wasn’t overly sexy, instead it has a confidence about it that Amy just rocked and look gorgeous in.

What do you think – did Amy play it safe?

 

Sep 02 2014

Wedding: Angelina Jolie Marries In Atelier Versace

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I love a celebrity wedding, seeing what they wore, where they held the reception, but I love it even more when they go ahead and surprise us and get married without anyone knowing like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt did last month.

Since the news that they wed at Château Miraval, the couple’s home in France, I think everyone has been dying to see what Angie wore down the aisle. I think most like me were expecting a lacy Elie Saab creation, but when I heard that the actress had turned to Donatella Versace I have to admit I wasn’t surprised as she does favour the Italian label on the red carpet.

As you would expect Angie was a vision in her gown that was a little more traditional than I expected, it did have a twist though, as the custom-made white silk-satin Atelier Versace gown and veil was detailed with embroidered drawings from her six children, to really make it a family affair.

People and Hello have the exclusive to the wedding, which was attended by just 20 friends and family members, and each child played a key role in the wedding from Zahara and Vivienne being flower girls to Maddox and Pax walking their mum down the aisle, and Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers. It sounds so cute.

What are you thoughts on Angelina Jolie’s Atelier Versace wedding gown?

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[Pics: Versace/People Magazine/Hello]

May 09 2014

Maleficent: Angelina Jolie In Atelier Versace

Maleficent-angelina-jolie-1Who: Angelina Jolie

Where: At Disney’s “Maleficent” red carpet event at Kensington Palace in London to showcase the costumes from the film

Wearing: A black custom-made Atelier Versace gown with plunging v-neckline to the front and back, sheer long sleeves and embellished with Swarovski crystals, teamed with black heels and minimal accessories

Verdict: If I had just seen this look on a photograph I might have just quickly dismissed it with, yeah it is flawless as always but feels like she has done it before, but because I was at the red carpet event and saw her wearing this exquisite embellished gown I was in awe at how beautiful she looked. Everything from her sleek up-do, dramatic eyes, and her coordinated man, Brad Pitt, wearing a black Gucci suit on her arm was just to show off this incredible gown that really did shimmer.

Granted I do feel like I have seen this dress before, it is like a black version of this Elie Saab and it is quite similar to this Atelier Versace gown she wore last year, but I still think it is gorgeous. The front of the dress was nice, but for me it was all about the deep-V to the back, the draping is just divine and I loved that the entire gown was dripping in Swarovski crystals.

Everyone who saw her last night was saying that there aren’t that many real superstars left in acting anymore and I quite agree – the actress spent about an hour on the red carpet and I was captivated by her demure, gracious and charming personality as she did interviews and signed fans autographs. Not going to lie but I was totally under Angie’s spell!!!

Are you a fan of Angelina Jolie’s latest red carpet look?

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[Pics: David Dettmann/James Gillham for Disney]

Nov 25 2013

American Music Awards: Lady Gaga Brings Alive Versace Campaign

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Who: Lady Gaga

Where: At the 2013 American Music Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California

Wearing: A chiffon lilac Versace gown from the spring/summer 2014 collection, assessorised with a body chain with two silver medusa medallions at the front and lilac Versace heels

Verdict: Just hours before her AMA red carpet appearance, Lady Gaga was named the face of Versace’s SS14 campaign with an ad shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, so in true Gaga style she decided to bring that campaign to life by wearing a very similar look.

Of course, because it is Gaga there was also a white mechanical horse, which was operated by two people underneath and she rode onto the red carpet with her blonde locks flowing doing her best damsel in distress.

I love the campaign image, I love the lilac colour to the gown and the cut-outs, and I am so pleased that she went for a longer style on the red carpet. But I think my favourite thing about this look has to be the styling of the body chain with two silver medusa medallions – that is just pure Versace and works perfectly.

Lady Gaga was apparently named the new face of the Italian fashion house because she is part of the family, anyone else think it is because she is morphing into Donatella?

What do you think of Lady Gaga’s latest red carpet look? Are you a fan of her Versace platinum blonde locks?

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[Pics: Versace]
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