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Red Carpet Round Up...

Monday, May 21, 2012

I think it’s about time we discussed some of the jaw dropping Red Carpet action we have seen recently from twinkle town and further. Forget the Oscars, the style we have seen at the Met Gala, the Cannes Film Festival and various other events has had us literally squirming with jealousy.

Let's start with the Met Gala. Nicknamed the Oscars for Fashion, this year did not disappoint. The favorite had to be Carey Mulligan in THAT Prada dress. Showing all the wannabees how its done, she literally shone in a twinkling metallic disc dress. She later auctioned this off on eBay to raise money for Oxfam America so she has pretty much sealed the deal for beautiful, stylish and charitable celeb of the moment. (Muffled expressions of jealousy and exasperation)

One of the major Red Carpet moments of the week has to be the premier of the new film Snow White and the Huntsman. To be honest I wasn’t really expecting this event to be as show-stopping as it turned out to be. Kristen Stewart has fully evolved as a fashionista of the highest pedigree. Stepping out of her usual comfy trainers and jeans she wore an incredible Marchesa Gown to the London event that resembled a very delicate skeletal form under all the embroidery and lace. She is officially our ‘One to Watch’ for future Red carpet events, and we can’t wait to see what she wears next! 

Then finally the Cannes Film festival. With all the favourite celebs, models, actors and photographers tweeting and instagrammimg about this event we couldn’t wait to see all the pics so far. Diane Kruger wore an asymmetric mint green flowing gown by Giambattista Valli Couture that billowed out in the in the Riviera Breeze. Tres Chic. Eva Longoria stole the show in a Marchesa close cut gown, featuring a fab train of corsage tulle.

Oh, to be floating round Cannes at the moment, in amazing designer dresses and shoes – it’s a hard life for these A listers!

 So that’s our little round up of the Red Carpet events of the past week. And now that we are all up to date – roll on the next ones…


Going Out With a Bang...

Monday, February 27, 2012

There are many a daydream had where we sit and imagine what we would wear sashaying down the red carpet… Us? We would be wearing Elie Saab, or a bespoke Alexander McQueen, actually make that Givenchy… No, Valentino?

Okay, okay our own fantasy red carpet is ever changing, but imagine what it’s like for the stars of the Oscars Red Carpet – they have one night to get it right. No, to get it perfect. And that they did…

As the glorious and dedicated fashion peops at Stylist Magazine and Grazia kept us in the loop via Twitter as we were tucked up in bed, the first image that came through was that of Milla Jovovich looking white hot in Elie Saab, a complete swoon moment – the night had truly begun. Oh the fantasty fashion didn’t end there of course as Rooney Mara practically raided our ‘if only’ closet to wear a stunning white, plunging Givenchy gown which gave her an altogether softer look. We were right to predict that Angelina would wear black, but what a huge improvement – that blow out was gorgeous! And the lips – sexy. Bravo Angelina, and welcome back…

Making us cry during their acceptance speeches but always sparkling in their metallic embellished gowns were Meryl Streep in custom made gold Lanvin, and Octavia Spencer looking unbelievable in Tadashi Shoji. Meryl wore her signature style – bellowed sleeves, slight plunge neck with a cinched in waist while Octavia’s gown hit her perfectly in all the right places and just added to the natural sparkle that she has carried throughout awards season.

Other trend hitters included Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow working the whites/nudes in Gucci Première, Zuhair Murad and Tom Ford, Jessica Chastain in bespoke Alexander McQueen with beautiful metallic detail, Bérénice Bejo getting her candy fix in mint green Elie Saab, Michelle Williams in a peplum Louis Vuitton and Natalie Portman bringing back the polka dot in Christian Dior.

Bravo ladies, you certainly rung out the 2012 Awards Season with a mighty fashionable bang…