Monday, 28 February 2011

The 83rd Academy Awards.

My favourite looks of the night, went to these four lovely ladies, all wearing dresses that couldn't be more different - but that was why they were so great. The Oscars red carpet looks were more toned town than in previous years, (not even Helena Bonham Carter went all out). But anyway, I thought the Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Couture, looked absolutely beautiful, and so graceful too - I think this was my favourite look of the lot. Secondly, the wonderfully ethereal Michelle Williams in Chanel Couture, looking just lovely  - the perfect choice for her. Third, was Best Actress winner, Natalie Portman wearing Rodarte (nice touch) who looked glowing in the deep purple number - the colour was perfect for her. And finally, there was Florence Welch in Valentino Couture, who I thought looked great - not many could pull that dress of, but Flo worked it to perfection.  
Here are some of the other looks of the night which I think really worked, from left: Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang, Anne Hathaway in Valentino archive, Amy Adams in L'wren Scott, Mila Kunis in Elie Saab, Mandy Moore, Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa. 

And finally...

A HUGE congratulations to Colin Firth for winning Best Actor for the Kings Speech - thoroughly deserved, for his portrayal of the stuttering King VI. 

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

LFW: Orla Kiely Autumn/Winter 2011

Oh my.
As you may already have noticed, I am a huge fan of the 1960s - its my favourite era for style, because  - in London anyway- fashion, as with the people, became more liberated. The mini skirt, peter pan collars and big button coats were the norm for a girl in the sixties. 
So, for a designer to dedicate collection after collection to this particular era, makes me very happy indeed. Orla Kiely's designs are just so lovely. I have mentioned her on a few occasions, and when I saw these photos from her recent collection, I had to share them on here with you. 

LFW: Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou just continues to get better and better, proving to be one of the brightest stars at London Fashion Week. Her trompe l'oeil, interior inspired collection last season, put her on the map, and once again, she has proved to be the one to watch. With beautiful 3D shapes, silk dresses, and ornate, intricate floral prints - this collection was a sure winner.

LFW: Mash Up 2

Holly Fulton

Marios Schwab

Roksanda Ilincic