Posts Tagged ‘2012

Wednesday March 7, 2012 20:12

Alexander McQueen Fall 2012

The one thing I love about an Alexander McQueen show is that you can expect the unexpected.

In a dark-lit room with the fibre optic lights hanging from the ceiling, the first model stormed the runway wearing an ivory jacquard coat with a Mongolian fur collar.

As the show progressed, the feminine, futuristic looks became more explosive as they pulsated down the runway.

We saw coats, capes, jackets and skirts adorned with feathers, fur pom poms, Mongolian fur and laser-cut pony skin on leather.

One look had a degraded effect of mink, goat fur and ostrich feathers, which was paired with knee-high black mink-trimmed boots.

The pretty dresses with silver dandelion embroideries seem made for Florence Welch.

A selection of fuchsia looks followed which had metal and enamel embroideries shaped into blossoms with an atelier-like precision.

The finale looks sang ‘hello Lady Gaga’ very loudly. Even though the singer is petite, I can see her wearing the black shaved organza gown.

Key accessories included visors, which I’m sure we will see Bryan Boy wearing next fashion week, heel-less shoes and metal waistbands.

We may not get to see the majority of our favourite looks on the red carpet, it will be exciting to see who will get an opportunity to wear the first look.

Who are you hedging your bets on?

Front Row: Salma Hayek and Anna Wintour

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Lady Gaga, Florence Welch, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Rose Byrne, Daphne Guinness and Anne Hathaway.

 

Hats are often an overlooked statement accessory, but that is not the case when it comes to Fashion Week street style.

The latest trend to hit the streets of Paris Fashion Week comes courtesy of Jil Sander Spring 2012: veiled beanies.

Four were spotted inside Nina Ricci’s Fall 2012 show last week.

The netted mesh gives an edgy twist to the classic winter staple, while still remaining wearable.

Unsurprisingly, Anna Dello Russo kicked the trend a while ago, but it came into full force at the Balmain Fall 2012 presentation last Thursday. The gothic veil added a perfect touch to the Vogue editor’s all-black ensemble.

Proving the look is not just for the girls; fashion blogger Bryan Boy paired the hat with a printed Givenchy top while attending the Christian Dior Fall 2012 show on Friday.

The bold accessory has even caught on with the model crowd.

Supermodel Hanne Gaby Odiele, who has walked in almost every major show this season, took a break between shows to enjoy some gelato.

The omnipresent paparazzi and style bloggers were eager to snap a pic of the model indulging her sweet tooth whilst looking uber stylish.

Would you jump on this trend?

Friday March 2, 2012 14:05

Manish Arora Fall 2012

 

Brooklyn-based graffiti master Judith Supine served as the inspiration for Manish Arora’s colourful Fall 2012 presentation.

Proceedings were kick-started with graffiti artists working their magic on a white backdrop which lined the runway.

Models then took to the runway wearing a selection of looks on a colour palette of sapphire blue, neon pink, citrus orange and black.

We saw fit-and-flare graffiti dresses and skirts, bomber jackets, metallic drop-waist dress with tutu skirts, printed pants, oversized coats, metallic laser-cut dresses and fur jackets.

Amongst the graffiti prints were floral appliqués, smoking-red lip motifs and psychedelic prints.

Models walked the runway with a collection of Nicholas Kirkwood for Pollini open-toe ankle boots.

Nicholas Kirkwood is one of the designers who will be part of this year’s British Designers Collective at Bicester Village

The show ended with models lining up against the now-completed ‘Life Is Beautiful’ graffiti backdrop, blending in like urban chameleons.

The whole show somehow reminded me of Neneh Cherry’s Buffalo Stance video. I’m surprised that wasn’t the soundtrack for this presentation.

Front Row: Zandra Rhodes and Anna Dello Russo

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Fergie, Anna Paquin Winona Ryder, Zooey Dechanel, Bonnie Wright, Corinne Bailey Rae, Fan Bingbing, Mia Wasikowska, Selena Gomez, Fearne Cotton, Eliza Doolittle, Jessie J and Rihanna

Thursday March 1, 2012 02:09

Front Row @ Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012

 

The front row at Dolce & Gabbana shows are just as anticipated as the collection itself.

The celebrities make their way down from the VIP lounge, to the end of the runway where they are papped by the photographers one by one.

Sonam Kapoor: I was honoured that Sonam wanted to meet me before the show as I had missed her in Paris. She was happy to discover that we were the same height. It’s a rare that I meet women my height so I shared her joy. She looked amazing wearing a sunflower and onion Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012 fitted dress. “I’m wearing vegetables”, she joked. “You wear it well”, I replied. Red lips matched her red Dolce & Gabbana bag and gold peep-toes completed her look.

Dame Helen Mirren: The grand Dame was almost unrecognisable at the Dolce & Gabbana show. When word got around that it was her, people were in disbelief. Mostly because she continues to defy her years looking very sprightly wearing head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana. She opted for floral instead of fruit, teaming her fitted dress with a beige short sleeve coat from the Spring 2012 collection. An animal print Miss Sicily bag completed the look.

Monica Bellucci: The actress sent the photographers crazy; as you can well imagine. The woman who is archetypal Dolce & Gabbana woman and face of the Spring 2012 campaign looked stunning wearing a Dolce & Gabbana polka dot dress. She really took my breath away with her presence and beauty.

Tuesday February 28, 2012 14:40

Dancing With the Stars Spring 2012 Cast: Revealed!

Jack Wagner, Sherri Shepherd, Maria Menounos, Gavin DeGraw and Melissa Gilbert are among those competing on Dancing With the Stars this spring.

A pair of sports stars – Green Bay Packers wideout Donald Driver and tennis legend Martina Navratilova – will also be lacing up their dancing shoes.

Perhaps more importantly, Maksim Chmerkovskiy says he’ll be back!

Jack Wagner PicGavin Pic

DeGraw is up for some serious double duty, as he will also continue his current U.S. tour for the first few weeks of the season, if he can last that long.

Gavin’s pro partner, Karina Smirnoff, will most likely join him on tour so they can practice, but none of his concerts conflict with DWTS air dates.

Wagner, Heather Locklear’s ex, will compete amid a minor scandal, while Menounos and Shepherd represent the entertainment show contingent.

Here’s the full Dancing With the Stars cast for this spring:

  1. Jack Wagner, Melrose Place/Bold and the Beautiful star (Partner: TBA)
  2. Melissa Gilbert, Little House on the Prairie actress (Partner: Maksim Chmerkovisky)
  3. Donald Driver, NFL star (Partner: TBA)
  4. William Levy, telenova actor (Partner: TBA)
  5. Gladys Knight, music legend (Partner: TBA)
  6. Jaleel White, Family Matters child star (Partner: Kym Johnson)
  7. Martina Navratilova, tennis legend (Partner: TBA)
  8. Roshon Fegan, Disney Channel star (Professional partner: TBA)
  9. Maria Menounos, Extra co-host (Partner: Derek Hough)
  10. Sherri Shepherd, View co-host (Partner: TBA)
  11. Katherine Jenkins, opera singer (Partner: TBA)
  12. Gavin Degraw, rock singer (Partner: Karina Smirnoff)

When Amy Adams hit the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood last night, I could only think of three words: Va va voom.

Amy stunned in a silver sequined Vivienne Westwood draped corset dress.

I love that Amy went short for the event – a longer length with this draped gown would have overwhelmed the petite actress.

Veronica Lake-styled waves would have complimented the beautifully structured top of the dress, but she she wears her hair down often, this updo is a refreshing change.

What’s also refreshing is to see her wearing a designer other than Roland Mouret.

Credit: Getty

Angelina Jolie In Ralph & Russo – Cinema for Peace Gala 2012

Angelina Jolie attended the Cinema for Peace Gala 2012 during the 2012 Berlin Film Festival on Monday.

The actress looked very chic wearing Ralph & Russo custom gown.

Her light grey silk cashmere herringbone tailored pencil gown with pleated neckline and matching belt not only stays true to her no fuss style, but it’s also appropriate for this charity event.

Angelina teamed her simple gown with statement earrings, glossy curls and a pink-coral lip shade.

Meryl Streep showed off an sexier, more daring side on the red carpet at the 2012 BAFTA Awards in London this evening.

Perhaps as an ode to the British award ceremony and character she playd in ‘The Iron Lady’, Meryl chose to wear a look by legendary British designer, Vivienne Westwood.

Meryl teamed her signature Westwood strapless black gown with a lightly embellished corset belt and a bolero with the same sparkling details.

This is a considerably revealing ensemble for the ‘Best Actress’ nominee, who we tend to see covered up and looking drab on the red carpet.

Despite her windswept hair, which is terribly aging unfortunately, I do love this look for Meryl.

It’s her best look so far as it actually looks like she made a real effort on this occasion.

Credit: Getty

Monday February 6, 2012 20:04

Blake Lively For Elle US March 2012


I’m not sure what Blake Lively is currently promoting, apart from that gorgeous body and face of hers, but she has still managed to land yet another cover by gracing the March 2012 issue of ELLE US.

She looks simply sensational wearing a Victoria Beckham Spring 2012 dress on the cover which was shot by Tom Munro.

Looking through the rest of the editorial it becomes very clear why Blake was chosen for this issue as she dons many sporty looks by Isabel Marant, Michael Kors, Gucci and Alexander Wang.

In her interview she talks about not having a stylist (yes, yes, we know), the men in her life and much more.

The March issue will hit newsstands on February 14, or you can head over to Elle.com for more info.

On the men in her life: “I’ve had four boyfriends in my whole life. I’ve never been with anyone that’s not a boyfriend. If I spend time with a man, it’s because there’s somebody that I know well who has been a friend for a while.”

On not having a stylist: “When I’m going to an event, I’ll send Christian (Louboutin) a picture of my outfit and say, ‘What shoes do you think I should wear with this?’”

On kids: “I hope to have a few girls one day. If not girls, they better be trannies. Because I have some amazing shoes and bags and stories that need to be appreciated.”

On a report that she and Ryan Reynolds are looking for an apartment on Fifth Avenue: “Newspapers say a lot of stuff, don’t they? Though I wish I could afford half the places that I hear I’m looking at. Sign me up!”

Credit: Elle.com

Monday January 30, 2012 10:54

A List of SAG Awards Winners 2012

“Dream big, dream fierce.” – Viola Davis, The Help

It’s an appropriate motto for The Help cast, recognized for their work as an ensemble, the top honor of the night at Sunday’s 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The awards show gives actors a chance to honor their peers in a ceremony that often (historically) sheds light on who will go home with an Oscar next month.

And features an A-list red carpet, of course …

Stacy Keibler, George Clooney Photo

The best in TV are also honored, with the Boardwalk Empire and Modern Family casts receiving the top accolades. Who else took home the trophies last night?

See our full list of 2012 SAG Award winners (bold, starred) below:

FILM

Best Actor

George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
JEAN DUJARDIN, The Artist *
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actress

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
VIOLA DAVIS, The Help *
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, Beginners *

Best Supporting Actress

Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
OCTAVIA SPENCER, The Help *
Jessica Chastain, The Help

Outstanding Performance by a Cast

Bridesmaids
The Artist
The Descendants
THE HELP *
Midnight in Paris

TV

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama

Glenn Close, Damages
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
JESSICA LANGE, American Horror Story *
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama

STEVE BUSCEMI, Boardwalk Empire *
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Patrick J. Adams, Suits
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
BETTY WHITE, Hot In Cleveland *

Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy

ALEC BALDWIN, 30 Rock *
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Ensemble in a Drama Series

BOARDWALK EMPIRE *
Breaking Bad
Dexter
The Good Wife
Game of Thrones

Ensemble in a Comedy Series

30 Rock
Glee
The Big Bang Theory
MODERN FAMILY *
The Office

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