February 26, 2013

Vanity Fair Party 2013 Best Dressed… MY GOODNESS there’s lots!

Oh my God, never mind the Oscars red carpet, the Vanity Fair after party saw some of the best dresses of the season/year/century. From Giambattista Valli to Stephane Rolland couture (YAY), finally some of the dresses I’ve been DYING to see on a red carpet are shown off in all their glory.

It has left me thinking though, WHY OH WHY DIDN’T SOME OF THESE STARS WHERE THESE DRESSES TO THE ACTUAL OSCARS????

Actually a bit speechless right now, these dresses. THESE DRESSES…

 ***Kate Beckinsale in Monique Lhuillier***
I have to start with Kate because she is my ultimate girl crush. This is why I love award season, Kate comes out, all dressed up, looking like this. The rest of the year, she’s grocery shopping. What a STUNNING dress. And straight from Lhuillier’s most recent autumn/winter 2013 collection too. That means something. It means she’s CHIC. 

***The Bingbings – Fan and Li***
I thought Fan had excited us enough with her pink Marchesa dress from the Oscars, obviously not. This monochrome Oscar de la Renta gown is AH-MA-ZING. And friend (no relation apparently) Li, Gucci’s brand ambassador, totally owned this turquoise trouser suit from the spring 2013 collection. What a pair! 
***Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein***
See, her Oscars dress was a bit predictable for me. However, this sparkler was so unexpected! It’s youthful, dramatic and GORGEOUS. She should have chosen this for the Oscars. 
***Karolina Kurkova in Atelier Versace***
Yes, she’s a model, and yes, the dress looks almost the same as it did on the catwalk, but it’s still so nice to see it out and about, on a red carpet. Love the playfulness of it, look at that smile, it says it all! 
***Anne Hathaway in Saint Laurent***
THIS should have been her Oscars dress. THIS IS THE ONE. It’s still a very her aesthetic (i.e. a tad safe), but a million times better than nipple-gate Prada. Apparently Anne decided to wear the Prada dress three hours before her appearance on the red carpet. This should have been the one she changed too.

 ***Kristen Chenoweth in Giorgio Armani***
She’s a little red carpet dynamo, and in this uber romantic dress, she looks the best she has done for a long time. Not that she ever looks bad, but she did choose a rather spangly dress for the Oscars. This one is miles better if you ask me! 

***Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli couture***
Another dress I was dying to see on the red carpet, thank you Diane. It’s got a really gorgeous cape back, that you can just about make out here. I love love love this shape. She looks tres chic. 

***Irina Shayk in Stephane Rolland couture***
Irina who? It doesn’t matter who she is (Russian model), it’s this dress that matters. THIS DRESS! You may know that Stephane Rolland is one of my all time favourite designers, thank GOD someone wore one of his amazing designs this award season. JUST PURE WOW. 

***Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Andrew Gn***
I’m in LOVE with this dress. It’s not sparkly or glitzy, so I know it’s a surprise I love it so much, but the monochrome, the pockets and this new shape – a big, bell, full skirt – is really ticking all the boxes for me. Well done Mary, you look stunning.

***Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta***
Oooo she’s done well, our Amy.  What a corker… floor length, fringed, perfection. 

***Naomi Watts in Emilio Pucci***
From a gorgeous sci-fi-ish Armani Prive gown, to this contouring, black and gold goddess gown, Naomi is my new one to watch. WOW.

***Jane Fonda in Reem Acra***
One last one, and to finish on Jane Fonda leaves me smiling. Another FAB dress from the 75-year-old. Age appropriate, sexy and shows off that amazing body. She’s at the top of the red carpet game! 

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February 25, 2013

Halle Berry at the Oscars 2013 – Best Dressed #3

After the shocker that was Halle’s Golden Globes dress, I thought I could never forgive her. Alas, she proved me wrong. ALL IS FORGIVEN MIZZ BERRY, for you have outdone even yourself with this custom Versace gown!

And yes, it was Versace she wore to the Globes, but I’ve spoken to Halle since – we’re best friends you know – and she apologised profusely and agreed with me, after I made her repeat it 100 times, that some dresses ought to be left on the catwalks. This one however, needs to be EVERYWHERE. It’s simply… stunning.

Black and silver is a winning colour combo for Halle, it sets off her dark features perfectly, and the boxy shoulder and delicate cleavage and back straps are added pizazz that makes Halle best dressed number three for me.

WELL DONE LOVE, well done. Now send Donatella a box of choccies. She did good with this one.

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February 25, 2013

Jane Fonda at the Oscars 2013 – Best Dressed #1

Oh COME ON! Are you serious? Jane Fonda is 75 – SEVENTY FIVE YEARS OLD, and this is how she looks at this year’s Oscars? Granted it’s Atelier Versace, and anything Versace gets my vote (apart from Halle Berry’s Golden Globe disaster, soz Donatella), but this is it. This is my first best dressed from last night’s awards.

Canary yellow is a daring option at the best of times, for a younger person, but Mizz Fonda absolutely does this colour justice. She can quite literally do whatever she wants with fashion and still look fabulous. She’s earned the right.

DON’T DARE SLAG HER OFF!

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January 21, 2013

Is this the most expensive couture coat, by Versace?

You all know by now that Versace has completely and utterly stolen my heart, from Gianni to Donatella and all that’s in between (meaning Versus really). And while the brand new Spring 2013 couture collection – shown last night – has already had a bashing from critics, I’m obviously in love with most of it… not least this incredible piece which I have since learnt is a “white mink coat, which, reworked with mirror, python and crystal embroidery, took 500 hours to construct.”

Is this the most expensive couture coat made in a long time? How much is it? I hear you ask… God knows – well actually Donatella knows, but we will sadly probably never find out.

I’m taking guesses though, I’m starting at £100,000. Any others?

Stay tuned for more from Atelier Versace 2013

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May 17, 2012

From Cannes – Freida Pinto and Jane Fonda

Oh for goodness sake. Jane Fonda, you’re killing me! Another day at the Cannes Film Festival, another phenomenal dress, another chance to show off that killer body. This time it was Stella McCartney.

The clever contoured dresses that Stella produced have been massive hits on the red carpet, and Jane’s is no exception. I just can’t believe she’s 74.

And Freida in Atelier Versace… WOW. She was all hip-action on the red carpet in this lime green gown, which took her from fashion-y to sexy. A great move. See… DVer (Donatella) will treat you good!

A double WOW moment.

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May 16, 2012

Jane Fonda in Atelier Versace, if you Cannes Cannes Canne!

Oh Christ. Oh God. Here we go. Cannes Film Festival 2012 is upon us lovely reader, and you know what that means? GOWNS GOWNS GOWNS. And who better to kick it off than the AMAZING Jane Fonda in Atelier Versace!!??
She knows how to satisfy a gay man’s gown dreams, doesn’t she? It’s not so much that I’m in love with this dress, if I’m honest it’s on the cheaper looking side to DVer’s (Donatella Versace) Atelier collection, it’s just that Jane – now 74 – can actually wear something like this AND get away with it! 
Oh who am I kidding… I friggin’ LOVE this dress!! 
Look out for some more amazing gowns, there’ll be many. My dress-dar (get it? like gaydar, but for dresses) tells me there’ll be A LOT of Marchesa, and Fan Bing Bing will steal the show, as usual! 

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January 16, 2012

Golden Globes 2012: Angelina Jolie wears Atelier Versace

THANK GOD FOR ANGELINA JOLIE… for she wears Versace. Atelier Versace at that.

My heart stopped a little bit. She looks breathtaking in her red and cream gown with simple hair, red clutch bag to match and a sleek ‘do’. Someone needed to honour the house of Donatella, and who better than Angelia herself!

This is one of the best for me! No surprise there then!

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