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My Saturday night ritual began with some light entertainment tv from the American Idol 7 contestants and judges and one in particular that caught my attention was the opening introduction. Jenny from the block strutted her stuff in a very  revealing yet demure Catherine Malandrino dress in last nights show.

She certainly knew she looked fabulous in the gown as she posed alongside her male co-judges for the seventh season of the live performance show last night.

The dress has some very revelling aspects about it- that being a sheer net lace veil which bared cut outs of flesh her toned and buffed flesh to the world whilst stripes of  horizontal black leather covered the rest of her. To be fair, Jennifer Lopez had everything was hidden, heck you see less on any children’s advert these days. I thought she  was very elegantly put together and she combined the black dress with a smart Louboutin spiked heel and subtle understated jewellery. The dress was rather short but ultimately she sits behind a desk and you cannot see much else!

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She has a good body so why not show it! I also think it looks much better on her than the model at the runway show. It also looks as though it had been altered to have been made a tad longer on the legs.

Jennifer lopez in a Catherine Malandrino leather dress.

The Catherine Malandrino dress is from the 2012 collection, however after doing a quick search in the Malandrino store I happened to spot this gown

Mixed Pointelle Maxi Dress

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Which has a lot of inspiration of the Jennifer Lopez dress- retailing at $600 the dress is the maxi version – and it is for those who want a similar look now!

 

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The pretty Jessica Alba was the queen bee for the turning on of the Christmas lights last night, the actress took center stage as she posed for pictures at the Swarovski event at the Rodeo Drive boutique.

The gorgeous SinCity actress looked marvolous in a striking gown and was in impeccable shape after giving birth only three months prior to her second daughter Haven.

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Her dress, which we love is by Carolina Herrera and mixes class and sophistication of a Stepford housewife and modern day glamour.

The dress; part of the Resort 2012 collection hugged her in all of the right places- showcasing her svelte waist and slim legs.

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The dress is embossed with dainty floral patterns on the skirt and a simple black wavey belt broke up the top half of the dress which she also complimented with a black embellished clutch bag.

The ivory and black gown complimented her tanned skin well and alongside a dark smokey eye makeup and a very simple updo.

She kept the outfit simple with a basic floral Swarovski necklace and black earrings.

With the final attempt of taking the outfit out of the “safe zone” she wore a pair of snakeskin heels

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A few years ago, I happened to babysit my friends kid as a favour and she brought over the film Enchanted with Amy Adams and the beautiful Patrick Dempsey,  I sat half watching as the opening credits begun but within minutes I ended up closest to the screen ogling in glee. I loved the film- I loved Patrick and I loved even more Amy, so it brings me great pleasure to introduce to you the Premier of her latest film The Muppets. The red head stars alongside How I met your mother actor Jason Segel  for the Disney classic remake.

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Amy looked magical on the red carpet opting for a subtle yet striking colour blocking technique which we have seen a lot this year from Kim Kardashian and a plethora of other celebrities.

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The dress is part of Roland Mouret’s collection, Amy has often opted for Rolands dresses, they seem to fit her physic really well and always comes across lovely on the red carpet and today was no exception.

The bright red skirt has a nude trim which compliments the remainder of the dress and her patent nude Jimmy Choo shoes alongside Irit Design jewellery and a Ferragamo bag

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Check her out on the red carpet in the video below!

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With the countdown to Christmas officially starting as radio, TV and high streets are rapidly being transformed to encourage us to spend for the next intense 7 weeks leading to Christmas, the designer brand Gucci also prepares itself with a lavish refit to their flagship store in Bond Street London.

Set among other high fashion chic brands such as Louis Vuitton and 5 star hotels the brand opens its doors to present their latest decor for the ultimate luxury shopping experience.

 

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The Cutting edge design by creative director Frida Giannini the stores new look that fit well with the brands high end style allowing for a divine shopping escape allowing for the perfect setting whilst viewing the latest Gucci collection. They ensured they kept the design current and contemporary incorporating classic whites & ivories whilst candle bright reds and plums fit in well for the run up to Christmas an excellent way to get customers in the festive season. Of course they kept signature parts to the store with rosewood and marble but the ribbed glass and warm polished gold and smoked mirrors were all new designs and ideas to keep the brand moving forward and current.

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During the refurb the brand had not missed out on sales as London – particularly Bond Street and nearby areas have over 6 different boutiques to purchase the latest and greatest Gucci pieces however as this is the flagship store it is one of the only locations whereby you can get the Gucci Made To Measure service allowing customers to customise items which is ideal for the perfect suit and rather timely  for Christmas.

The store covers 685 square meters- of pure luxury spread over three floors.

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The ground floor is home to Gucci man- from accessories, luggage and small leather goods

Level 1 and 2 is home to every ladies heaven from bags, accessories, jewellery, silks and fragrances and an entire floor dedicated to womenswear fashion.

The designer of the shopping haven Giannini said: ‘Bond Street is one of Europe’s most prestigious retail destinations so I wanted to amplify the luxuriousness of the boutique’s environments through natural light to create an aesthetic, which is complementary to the vision of the House today.

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‘Throughout the new design concept there are references to iconic Gucci materials and elements of stores from the past, but always set in a context that is thoroughly modern creating the ideal backdrop for the collections.’

 

 

The new store is simply lovely- it is worth popping down to bond street for a quick peak…

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It’s that great time of the year again for The annual Glamour Women Of The Year Awards and as usual there were some amazing gowns out on show this particular night.

One of my favourite entertainers Ms J-Lo took to the stage looking ravishing in a nude/silver coloured gown by Versace, the figure hugging dress perfectly held her sumptuous curves as she posed on the red carpet. The ‘Into you’ singer donned the remarkably high split-to-the-thigh gown showcasing her firmly toned and tanned pins.

This is not the first time Jennifer has opted for Versace, back in 2000 she wore a green outfit by the designer which also caused a stirr due to its low cut front- seems to me that J-Lo gets it right in Versace it puts on display the best and hides the rest (which isn’t really much!).

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The awards  took place at the Carnegie Hall yesterday (Monday 7th November) in New York City and all the celebs were out in their finery to honour the women with “glamour” and style over the past year.

Jenny from the Block arrived in the impeccable gown which she paired with Jimmy Choo Shoes– a nice change from the Louboutins that everyone else has been wearing and accessorised with simple diamond Harry Winston Jewels. Newly seperated Ms Lopez won “The All Star award” for her efforts in music, TV, film fashion and beauty which she accepted and took to the stage in her show stopping gown.

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The Silver/grey dress part of the Atelier Versace Fall 2011 collection is fully beaded with a embleished flower on the nape which cascades down the front of the gown.

atelier_versace_fall_2011Funnily enough Donatella Versace presented Jenny with the award so made sense that Jenny choose the gown, after all the green dress back in 2000 caught everyones attention for all the right reasons and Jenny’s stock rocketed!

I think she hit the nail on the head in this choice too- stunning elegant and perfect!

Good Job J-Lo

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The stunning actress, Jessica Biel took to the red carpet for the Fashion Group International’s 28th annual Night of Stars. The 29 year old elegantly posed for pictures as she rocked the show-stopping ivory/blush gown which has caused a stir for being the best dress of the evening.

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The dress is classic with hints of mordenism with the diamond cut-out at the chest, the large ruffled shoulder gives the dress amazing presence whilst the large gold leaf belt adds a subtle colour contrast to the gown.

The floor length couture piece gives her a unique elegance as she glided around beaming at paparazzi – and by all means- in such a dress she had every right! She carefully had her hair pinned back into a chignon-so as not to take away from the large shoulder ruffles on the dress- again opting for an elegant sumptuous look. Her dress by Giambattista Vallialso stopped to pose with the beautiful Jessica- and he looked exceptionally dapper in his three piece black suit- I love a three piece suit it is hard to go wrong- and always looks so good!

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Giambattista is renowned for his uber feminine enhancing designs and always goes down wonders on the red carpet, his use of silhouettes and soft detailing proves a success time and time again, whilst his latest 40 piece special limited edition collection features pieces created to perfection alongside strong, bold and colourful prints and its perfect to the upcoming season. The collection is for Macy’s and is only a one time opportunity to purchase from the store- so once it has gone- it is gone- But for now, it can be purchased here :macys.com/impulse

 

 

 

Jessica did walk alone on this carpet- her ex boyfriend Justin Timberlake was no where to be found, they have been going through a rough patch over the past few months, and it can be hard to keep up with their on again- off again relationship, however just the previous night they were seen rather close just casually out in a bar in a New York restaurant Southern Hospitality.

 

 

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Are they back together?

The picture of the two surfaced on the internet to demonstrate that there were back together- but who knows! and will it last this time?! They had been dating since 2007 – 4 years, no doubt Jessica is waiting for Justin to pop the question, in celebrity terms four years is the equivilent to a lifetime!

So my question to Justin- “What exactly are you waiting for?”

Well- I think we should be on the look out for when Justin does pop the question..because there should be nothing he is waiting for!

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Jessica Biel

Jessica is only 29- however with the power of the HD cameras I have to say she looks a lot older-espeically in this photo!

But she looks lovely all the same..

Good work Jessica- and even better work Jessica’s stylist!

 

 

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So, a few months ago we posted an article about Victoria’s latest collection from her  fashion line- well today reports have come out that Posh spice has been made even more Posh with 15 million in her back pocket as a result of her self titled fashion label. The ex spice girl had an incredible hike in sales of around 71% since her last season and has grown in popularity with celebrities like Cheryl Cole, Elle Macpherson and even OPRAH opting for the designs on red carpets which has ultimately propelled the designer tenfold.

A friend close to Victoria said she has been thrilled with the success of her brand and never dreamed of her clothing being as popular. The company had an annual turnover increase from 1.3million to 2.8million, this has been helped with the launch of the more affordable range by Victoria to counter balance her designs which often sell at £5,000 and above.

The inspiration behind the price conscious range derives from Victoria’s “inner girl” as she calls it, the new mother of baby girl Harper believes “It’s definitely channelling my inner girl. I started this collection before I was pregnant and the doctors told me at first I was having a boy. So mainly I wanted to do dresses that I wanted, that weren’t ‘out there’ – and at the same time show that, contrary to what most people think, I do have a sense of humour.”

There is meant to be a recession out there- but no doubt the Beckhams have not felt any sort of slow down!

 

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Ex WWE Diva turned actress Stacey Keibler has been busy this weekend hitting multiple red carpets for various film premiers with latest boyfriend George Clooney– swoon!

The very attractive couple were photographed looking rather lovely in France for the launch of The Ideas of March  at the UGC Normandie cinema in Paris.

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Stacey Keibler is now getting accustomed to posing next to the suave George as she upped her red carpet game in this gorgeous dress by Marchesa.

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Marchesa silk crepe strapless gown fits the statuesque fitness model perfectly, the bodice is intricately embellished with jewels crystals and beads which give the dress a very elegant look. The back of the dress is a work of art as it drapes down with a flowing train. She chose a simple set of earrings by Amrapali and carried a Le Vian ring and a pewter Lauren Merkin ‘Diana’ clutch.

The colour is gorgeous as it can be accessorised with any other colour due to its subtlety- the layers in the dress make it great for covering a few pounds!

It will also set you back a few thousand pounds- retailing at $5,995 / £5,410

Ironically the dress did not do a good job of covering Stacey’s right breast where the tape holding the gown up had fallen and in true paparazzi style it had been caught on camera!

Minus this faux pas- I think she worked the outfit really well next to such a huge personality like George.

 

 

This Saturday marked the charity social event of week with Hollywood’s finest teetering down to sip champagne and watch the polo for the annual Veuve Clicquot polo held at the Will Rogers State Historic Park.

Of course the usual celebs were pouting and ready to be photographed whilst they pretend to understand the rules of polo! One actress Zoe Saldana, caught my eye in her Jason Wu dress from the spring summer 2012 ready to wear collection.

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She paired the black and white dress with Brian Atwood Zenith Platform Pumps which we thought was a ‘different’ combination but it worked!

The Shoes are simple elegant and patent style and are a cool beige/nude colour which really complimented her skin tone and gives her calves lovely definition.

 

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The Dress by Jason Wu is a superb design and it is this I want to focus on for the upcoming trends of 2012.

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An asymmetrical line to a skirt really is a dramatic feature to any outfit- and just as much as we liked it, Jason Wu used it,  it can be seen prominently throughout his latest collection from large lines of asymmetry to shorter less noticeable coy lines. It is a great collection..

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This bold lime green dress featured below is a lovely statement of colour with the added mini peek in the front of the dress which gives envious onlookers a clear view of the shoes (which must be the perfect set of heels!)

A simple black bow enables the lower half of the dress to become the feature and focus and makes this our favourite in the collection.

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The way the dress flows behind the wearer is always a lovely to see as you walk away practically bellowing in the wind! The only part that would be missing would be dramatic background music for a really over the top exit.

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One of the best features about a asymmetrical skirt is that it is a great way to show a bit of skin and still be chic and classy, so a short skirt designed with a long tail can come across as more demur which is a great way to mix the two looks of party girl and reserved.

 

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Jason has really gone for strong stiking colours in this Spring Summer 2012 collection and I think thats what summer should be all about!

Hot tip for summer 2012 – Vibrant colours and Asymmetrical skirts.

More to come…

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The Kardashian money making steam roller truck is about to get bigger with the coming of age of one of the youngest daughters Kendall Jenner.

We have all grown up watching the sisters antics but we have yet to see much on the younger sisters….that is, until NOW.

Kendall in recent seasons has been shown to get into modelling, she is tall beautiful and has legs to die for. She is now attempting to take the career seriously as she has been picked for the Australian brand White Sands.

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The Jenner beauty took to the challenge like a pro in an array of swimsuits which are classy and stunning on her slim figure.

At only 15 she is really showing potential have a look…

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The swimsuits are also pretty cool! from the 2012 collection which have an array of floral bikinis, deep cut maillots and caftans.

The swimsuits take us back to a historical era of high wasted 1960s swimsuit fashion.

The photo shoot took place in Los Angeles by Paul Smith.

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