Tag Archive: Zuhair Murad

Feb 23 2015

Oscars 2015: Jenna Dewan-Tatum In Zuhair Murad

Who: Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Where: At the 87th Annual Academy Awards held at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California

Wearing: A white Zuhair Murad couture gown from the spring/summer 2015 collection, featuring a wrap effect to the bodice and silver embellishments, teamed with Lorraine Schwartz jewels

Verdict: Wow, Jenna Dewan-Tatum takes home the plus 1 award for sure in this gorgeous, elegant gown. It was shown on the catwalk with a cape, which I loved and to be honest I would have loved to see on the red carpet. I think it would have been fun to see Jenna to go for a dramatic statement.

I love that it was a classy look, it really showed off her beauty, and her subtle sexy, and I really think her jewellery was one of my favourites of the night.

Just beautiful. 

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 12 2015

Golden Globes 2015: Jennifer Lopez In Zuhair Murad

Who: Jennifer Lopez

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

Wearing: A silver beaded Zuhair Murad gown with cape detailing, plunging neckline and thigh-high split from the autumn/winter 2014 couture collection, teamed with nude sandals and a matching Jimmy Choo tube clutch

Verdict: I have a huge girl crush on Jennifer Lopez and I thought she looked incredible at the Golden Globes. Jennifer always looks like a bombshell but she really did turn up the sexiness without looking like she was trying too hard, I am talking about you Kate Hudson.

Granted there wasn’t anything original about her look, it had a thigh high split to show off her legs, of course she went for a plunging neckline, and the gown most certainly showed off her incredible curvy figure. But there was also an elegance about this gown that made it perfect for award season and I think that was helped by the silver beading, exquisitely crafted, as well as the dramatic train.

Of course it wouldn’t be J-Lo without amazing hair and I don’t think she could have made it any bigger if she tried – I seriously loved her look from head-to-toe.

 

Mar 10 2014

Doll Loving: A Blake Lively Barbie Doll…Well Sort Of

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I have always thought that Blake Lively with her model looks and blonde hair would make a great Barbie doll, well it seems so did Mattel, in a round about way. My favourite doll is getting her latest designer makeover and this time it is red carpet favourite Lebanese fashion designer Zuhair Murad, who is known for being one of Jennifer Lopez’s go-to designers.

His work is always edgy, sexy and divine, and one of my favourite looks over the past few years has got to be when Blake Lively wore one of his creations to the ‘Savages’ premiere and channelled Old Hollywood glamour with a striking Art Deco-inspired black and blush mermaid couture gown.

Well it seems that was one of Barbie’s favourites as well as the dramatic striped geometric design has been made pint-size for her limited edition red carpet-ready look. I just wish they had finished off the look with Blake’s retro waves than the boring updo and this Barbie would have been perfection. But that is the tiniest of flaws – I need this collectable doll in my collection.

I wonder what Blake thinks of her mini-me.

Want one of these limited-edition dolls for yourself? The Zuhair Murad Barbie will set you back $75 – you might have to wait a while though as it is already on back order at barbiecollector.com.

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May 19 2013

Cannes Film Festival: Cheryl Cole In Zuhair Murad

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Who: Cheryl Cole

Where: At the “Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian)” premiere during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Grand Theatre Lumiere

Wearing: A long-sleeved maroon and sheer Zuhair Murad gown featuring beaded embellishments from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with De Grisogono jewellery

Verdict: In Cannes as part of her L’Oreal duties, Cheryl Cole looked incredible in this show-stopping gown.  Perfect for Cannes, Cheryl really shined in this sexy sheer maroon dress, everything about it looked amazing on her from the long-sleeves to the heart-shaped sheer panel to the front and the low back and delicate embellishments.

As much as love the gown, for me this look is all about Chezza’s loose bouffant braid. Cheryl sometimes can age a little on red carpets, but this braid is youthful and fun, while oozing sex appeal – I seriously love it.

What do you think of Cheryl’s Cannes appearance?cannes-cheryl-cole cannes-cheryl-cole-2 cannes-cheryl-cole-[Pics: WireImage for Electrolux, Cannes sponsor]

Jan 14 2013

Golden Globes 2013: Jennifer Lopez In Zuhair Murad

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Who: Jennifer Lopez

Where: At the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California

Wearing: A long-sleeve silk Zuhair Murad gown featuring an ivory embroidered lace overlay with beading detail from the spring/summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection, teamed with a gold clutch

Verdict: I so, so want to like this look from Jennifer Lopez, mainly because I always love that she goes full-out on the red carpet, but for me this dress looks too familiar.

The problem I have with the gown is that feels too much like an ice skating outfit or one of her tour looks with all the nude lace – plus it just keeps on reminding me of that nude jumpsuit Britney wore in her Toxic video.

On the plus side no one does red carpet hair and make-up better than J-Lo she really does look stunning.

What do you think of J-Lo’s look?

[Pic: Zuhair Murad Facebook]

Nov 15 2012

Twilight – Breaking Dawn Part 2: Kristen Stewart Wows In Zuhair Murad

Who: Kristen Stewart surrounded by her men, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner

Where: At the London premiere of Twilight – Breaking Dawn Part 2

Wearing: A black sheer lace embroidered Zuhair Murad jumpsuit with an open back from the designer's autumn/winter 2012 couture collection

Verdict: There is a new found confidence with Kristen that is refreshing and this promo tour she really had embraced her sexy side and this is another wow moment, but unlike the LA premiere I actually prefer the peek-a-boo sheer top to the jumpsuit than the skirt of the gown.

The delicate embroidered detail is exquisite and makes this jumpsuit for me – I actually think this look rivals Emma Stone's Elie Saab tuxedo-style jumpsuit – what do you think?

Care about what the hunks were wearing? Well team Jacob won it for me with that sexy violet two-button notch-lapel Z Zegna suit, it was close though as team Edward looks just as good in Burberry.

So which team is best dressed for you? Bella, Jacob or Edward?

[Pic: via facebook.com/zuhairmuradpage]

 

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