Take a look at Carine Roitfeld as you’ve never seen her before. She is one of the most famous fashion editors in the world, but she switched places as a Couture Client for W Magazine. This is a must see!
Who else can get away with telling Karl Lagerfeld that his models are a bit fat!? Lol
I love coming across designers whilst I’m aimlessly wandering cyberspace and today’s discovery is one that I am so happy I stumbled upon. Pavoni is an exciting new “Prêt à Couture” line that caters to women with an inspired sense of taste, an appreciation for superior fabrics, impeccable craftsmanship, and incomparable design. Continue reading
Two of Hollywood most famous siblings, Elle and Dakota Fanning, look absolutely breathtaking for the cover and accompanying pictorial in December’s issue of W Magazine. Wearing the finest couture, like the stunning Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dresses seen above, this is by far one of my favourite features this year. Continue reading
I love discovering designers. It gives me butterflies to see collections that pull at my heart strings and send my imagination into overdrive. Edward Arsouni is one such designer whose haute couture designs make me wish I was a modern day princess with a gala or ball to go to every week. Continue reading
It was so incredibly beautiful that I visited 3 times. Chanel at Harrods was one of the most beautifully curated exhibits I have attended in years and after many weeks, I’ve finally got round to sharing these gorgeous pictures with you. Continue reading
Diane Kruger looks simply breathtaking in a stunning gown from Elie Saab’s Couture Collection for 2011. Stepping out on the red carpet at ‘The Ides of March’ movie premiere at the 68th Annual Venice Film Festival, Diane lets the dress do all the talking by keeping accessories to a minimum and keeping her makeup clean and simple. Love this!
You always remember the first time you fell in love. For me, my love affair with Marchesa began when I saw Jennifer Lopez in the gown above at the 2007 Golden Globe awards. Her sari-style black with gold embroidered trim gown made my heart ache for a similar dress, to the point where I actually had to get my tailor to make me a dress just like it.
Since then, Marchesa dresses and gowns have graced many a red carpet and been seen on countless celebrities at film premieres.
Jennifer Lopez is a big fan of Marchesa
Blake Lively rocks the shorter creations from the Marchesa collection
From left to right: Miley Cyrus, Emma Watson, Demi Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Szohr
From left to right: Diane Kruger, Anna Kendrick, Camilla Belle and Freida Pinto
From left to right: Freida Pinto, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Fergie and Camilla Belle
From left to right: Diane Kruger, Halle Berry, Blake Lively, Penelope Cruz and Kate Beckinsale
Co-founded by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the elegant eveningwear that is signature to the Marchesa Collection is inspired by vintage and Asian influences, fusing high fashion with an eclectic aesthetic.
Marchesa is available in London at Harrods and in Dubai at Boutique One.
Everyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for a couture gown. I honestly feel there should be more occasions to wear couture, although not to just pop down to the shops for a pint of milk and a loaf of bread – Yes I did this after a wedding once in Dubai. The dress was Cavalli and I looked hysterically funny running down the aisles in my gown and heels on the hunt for a pint of semi-skimmed milk!
Elie Saab’s couture collections always take feminine elegance to new heights and the Fall 2011 show was no exception. Sticking to delicate tones of ivory, bronze and gray, Saab’s gowns were adorned with Swarovski crystals and sequins which truly made the dramatic silhouettes and plunging necklines sparkle. Adding lace-works to the runway in the form of flirty skirts and dresses; the collection contained wearable options to offset the sumptuous glamour. Now I just need more excuses to wear couture!
Out of all the dresses I have come across, there’s always one that sticks in my mind. Recently, it’s been the silk-organza pleated dress from Marchesa that I tried on in Harrods a few months ago.
This Marchesa dress is strapless, has pleated embellishment at bodice, a softly structured internal bodice, asymmetric ruffles at bodice, a tiered ruffled skirt, a concealed zip fastening at back and is fully lined. It is absolutely exquisite!
Browsing on Net-A-Porter earlier I came across the dress in a gorgeous bronze colour. To say that I have fallen in love all over again would be an understatement.
The knife-pleated bronze silk-organza dress with dazzling crystal embellishment is a true show-stopper. *Sigh* I’m off to dream about it now.
We’ve been spoilt for choice with celebs on the red carpet at the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival. I have to admit that every day I swoon over the couture gowns by the world’s leading designers, but I love nothing more than seeing them on celebrities. Do they do them justice? Take a look and see.
Uma Thurman in Versace
Salma Hayek in Gucci Première
Rachel McAdams in Marchesa
Penelope Cruz in Marchesa
Bar Rafaeli in Cavalli
Gwen Stefani in L.A.M.B
Diana Kruger in Calvin Klein
Julia Saner in Pucci
Karolina Kurkova in Armani Privè
Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaia