Monday, 31 December 2012

Best Dressed Of The Year 2012

The year 2012 has been filled with fabulous fashion moments and unforgettable gowns, I've compiled my top 15 best dressed list, which I must admit was very hard because I've loved so many looks this year so to pick so few was very restricting, none the less, here are my top 15 greatest looks from 2012.

1. Blake Lively in Zuhair Murad Couture
2. Emma Stone in Gucci
3. Karolina Kurkova in Roberto Cavalli
4. Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab
5. Amber Heard in Donna Karan
6. Jennifer Lawrence in Prabal Gurung
7. Zoe Saldana in Balmain
8. Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford
9. Jada Pinkett-Smith in Atelier Versace
10. Diane Kruger in Chanel
11. Doutzen Kroes in Versace 
12. January Jones in Zac Posen
13. Freida Pinto in Atelier Versace
14. Emma Stone in Lanvin
15. Elizabeth Banks in Atelier Versace

Happy New Year everyone! X

Friday, 14 September 2012

Christina Aguilera - Your Body Debut!!

Helloo fashion and music lovers everywhere!

I haven't updated by blog since June, yes I'm terrible and I'm also very sorry! I've started a college course which has been taking up my time recently but in the meantime I have to share this!!

As most people know, I'm a die-hard Christina Aguilera fan! I've been waiting all day to hear the worldwide debut of her new single 'Your Body' and I'm already so in love with it, obsessed might be a better word though!
She's back at her sexiest with lines such as 'All I wanna do is love your body' and 'Don't even tell me you're name all I need to know is who's place'...this is the Xtina I love! I've loved every single album of hers regardless of what critics and others have said, I thought Bionic was fantastic and incredibly underrated! She's back with a vengeance though, I can feel it! This is going to be the club banger of the year, it will make you go crazy on the dance floor!

The legend herself revealed that her new album is called 'Lotus' and will released on November 13th, I'm extremely excited!! 'Your Body' is out on Monday 17th, I for one cannot wait to buy it off iTunes!

Here's the song! Go listen, now!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Blake Lively in Zuhair Murad - 'Savages' LA Premiere

Blake Lively aka my favourite blonde attended the L.A Premiere of her new movie 'Savages' on June 26th. Blake has been MIA on the red carpet these past few months and she has been greatly missed! The gorgeous actress had weeks of promotion for 'Savages' ahead of her at the time and she has given us some fantastic looks that were definitely worth waiting for.

Dress: Zuhair Murad Spring 2012 Couture
Heels: Christian Louboutin 'Boulimina' Slingbacks

Blake wore this stunning Zuhair Murad Spring 2012 Couture nude strapless gown which had intricate beading all over with extra detailing to emphasise her tiny waist, this is the kind of gown every girl dreams of wearing. My jaw dropped when I saw Blake, she looks sensational and completely stole the show in this beautiful gown, it's very old Hollywood and suits her sexy demeanour perfectly. This most definitely ranks in my Top 10 looks of hers. And lets not forget this isn't the first time she's stunned in a Zuhair Murad Couture gown. 

Blake looked like a million dollars with her blonde mane in Veronica Lake waves while flawless golden skin and a red lipstick revved up the sex appeal for this jaw-dropping look. This is truly one of Blake's greatest red-carpet moments and she looks so beautiful. 

Friday, 6 July 2012

Emma Stone in Gucci - ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Paris Premiere

Emma Stone attended the Paris Premiere of her new movie 'The Amazing Spider-Man' on June 19th. The newly blonde actress was there with her co-stars and boyfriend Andrew Garfield to promote their highly anticipated in the French capital. 
It seems Emma has gotten her mojo back after arriving in Europe, after stunning us in London she literally blew me away with this ensemble. 

Dress: Gucci Fall 2012
Heels: Christian Louboutin 'Pigalle' 

Emma blew us away in this gorgeous Gucci Fall 2012 black tulle gown with brown foil embellishment over the shoulders and all over the top half. It's a truly magical gown and so appropriate for the world's fashion capital. Emma knew she had to pull out all the stops for the Paris Premiere and she most definitely did. 
Emma kept the gothic theme of the gown by pairing it with black Christian Louboutin 'Pigalle' stilettos. I think this may be my favourite look of Emma's ever and its definitely my favourite of hers for this promo tour. 

The gorgeous actress matched her make-up to her gothic gown by sporting a faux wavy bob, bronzed out eyes and a deep red lippie which offset the embellishment on the gown. Absolutely breathtaking. 

Emma Stone in Elie Saab -

Emma Stone was in London last month to attend the Premiere of her new movie 'The Amazing Spider-Man'. The American beauty has been travelling the world with her co-star and real-life boyfriend Andrew Garfield to promote the Blockbuster.
I wasn't too impressed with Emma's style while promoting in Asia but she picked up the pace when she landed in the UK and did even better in the rest of Europe.

Jumpsuit: Elie Saab Fall 2012

With Emma being fashion's biggest player its no surprise she had access to Elie Saab's Fall 2012 collection, the gorgeous actress chose this black jumpsuit with a heavy embellished deep plunging top half and sleek pants to balance it out. This is the second jumpsuit we've seen from Elie Saab's Fall 2012 collection, with Elizabeth Banks also looking sensational in one. It seems the ladies want something masculine and with these exquisite choices, I can't say I blame them . 

The gorgeous Emma went all out at the first European Premiere with poker-straight blonde locks, grey smokey eyes and a pink lippie. She always looks fantastic and has made a habit out of coordinating her make-up to her outfit, she's always a pleasure to see on the red carpet. 

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Kristen Stewart in Balmain - ' Snow White & The Huntsman' Sydney Premiere

Kristen Stewart attended the Australian Premiere of her new movie 'Snow White and The Huntsman' along with co-star Chris Hemsworth. Kristen and her co-stars, including Charlize Theron have been travelling the world to promote the heavily anticipated film but this particular appearance stood out for me for Kristen.
She's had some good looks while promoting but nothing too spectacular, until this of course...

Skirt and Corset: Balmain Fall 2012
Heels: Christian Louboutin 'Pigalle 120' Stiletto 

Kristen wore this stunning Balmain Fall 2012 two-piece ensemble consisting of a forest-green pencil skirt and bustier top both heavily embellished and embroidered with crystal and pearl details that exuded luxury.
I for one am absolutely in love with the ensemble, its something that I dream of wearing - the forest green colour instantly caught my attention and the embellishment added the Balmain factor that I love so much. Its just heavenly and I'm glad Kristen did it justice. 

Kristen completed her stunning look with a quiffed up-do, her hair also seemed a few shades lighter which really suits her, flawless skin and dramatic Kohl-rimmed eyes along with a nude lippie added the finishing touches. 

Keira Knightley in Valentino - ‘Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World’ LA Film Festival Premiere

Keira Knightley made a comeback to the red carpet on 19th June to the Premiere of her new movie 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World' at its L.A Film Festival debut.
The Brit actress hasn't been seen on the red carpet since February  but I couldn't be more excited to have her back as she always impresses and gives us all something to talk about.

Dress: Valentino Fall 2012

Keira wore this intricate Valentino Fall 2012 taupe tulle dress which was embroidered with floral detail in red, green and shimmering nudes. I absolutely love the beautiful dress, its so Valentino and so Keira - the two have a fantastic relationship on the red carpet, it almost seems as if they design these gowns with Keira in mind. It's definitely one of those dresses that any fashionista dreams about wearing.

Keira completed her look with a soft up-do which she paired with a red leaf accessory helping off-set the red in her dress along with a light smokey eye and nude lip colour. She looks as stunning as ever. 

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Leighton Meester in Salvatore Ferragamo -

Leighton Meester attended the Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2013 show in Paris not too long ago with stars Hilary Swank and Freida Pinto.
The three leading ladies sat front row of course and looked stunning in their Ferragamo Fall 2012 ensembles. It was another appearance from Leighton who hasn't had many this year so they're always welcome.

Blouse & Skirt: Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2012
Heels: Salvatore Ferragamo Peep Toes
Clutch: Salvatore Ferragamo 'Edith' Minaudiere

Leighton wore this Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2012 ensemble of a peasant blouse and heavily embellished pencil skirt which I absolutely adore, both being a deep wine colour which is proving to be popular this season. This has been Leighton's first show this year and she most definitely supported the designer in this sophisticated get-up. I love the deep wine colour but I can't help thinking it would've looked even better if her hair was back to its much loved dark brunette. Bronze heels and a matching clutch provided the finishing touches. 

Leighton completed her sophisticated look with a loose ponytail which she's been favouring a lot lately, lashings of mascara and a wine-coloured lip which went well with her ensemble. 

Monday, 2 July 2012

Leighton Meester in Versus - ‘That’s My Boy’ LA Premiere

Leighton Meester was at the Premiere of her new movie 'That's My Boy' on June 5th. The gorgeous actress was the main attraction at the event in her gorgeous dress.
Leighton hasn't been a regular at red-carpet events this year and believe me I've missed her so this definitely made my day when I saw it! Here's hoping we see a lot more of her for the rest of the year.

Dress: Versus Fall 2012
Clutch: Versace
Heels: Jimmy Choo 'Liv' Sandals

Leighton wore this edgy black and blue tie-dye asymmetrical Versus Fall 2012 dress with a black lace-up cord detail on the left shoulder. I think this dress represents Leighton's style for the majority of it because its a mini-dress with detail and different colours which is usually the basis of Leighton's outfits - we're not going to see her in a gown any time soon. I personally love the colours and style of the dress on Leigh so its a thumbs up from me plus she's a long time devotee of Versus so it should come as no surprise. 
She accessorized with some amazing Jimmy Choo 'Liv' sandals which are giving me major shoe envy, a black Versace clutch and Neil Lane jewels. 

Leighton completed her stunning look with loose waves, flawless skin and lashings of mascara to highlight her already gorgeous brown eyes. She's so naturally beautiful it hurts. 

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Emma Stone In Martin Grant – 2012 MTV Movie Awards

Emma Stone as another well dressed attendee at last months MTV Movie Awards held in California. The 'Amazing Spider-Man' actress was there on promotional duties of the hotly anticipated movie. 
Emma has been a regular on red carpets this year wowing us with her choices and even more so at the worldwide Premieres of the new movie, more of that later though.

Dress: Martin Grant Fall 2012
Heels: Brian Atwood 'Grace' Pumps

Emma wore this edgy black and ivory Martin Grant Fall 2012 dress consisting of an architectural black bodice slightly modified from the lookbook version along with a less voluminous ivory bubble skirt. The clean-cut look was one of the best of the night for me and it seems ivory and black were two of the most popular colours of the night. Emma looked gorgeous and event appropriate in the dress which she teamed with lovely two-toned Brian Atwood 'Grace' Pumps. 

The newly blonde Emma who returned to her natural colour for the promo tour piled her hair into a loose up-do which worked perfectly to show off her dress and finished her look with a pop of rose/pink lip colour which looked gorgeous against her fair complexion. 

Leighton Meester in Christian Cota - 2012 MTV Movie Awards

Leighton Meester attended the 2012 MTV Movie Awards last month on June 4th held in California. The 'Gossip Girl' actress was there in support of her new movie 'That's My Boy' in which she stars alongside Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg.
Leighton also attended as a presenter as her and the boys got up to give a sneak peak of the movie and present an award.

Jacket, Shorts & Top: Christian Cota Spring 2012
Clutch: Jimmy Choo 'Cybelle' 
Heels: Brian Atwood 'Claudia Bis' Pumps

Leighton opted for a laid back look at this years event held back in June. The 'GG' star wore a Christian Cota Spring 2012 ensemble which included white shorts teamed with a sleeveless jacket which was perfect for the hot day and a colourful print top to add a pop of colour. It was the perfect outfit for a hot summers day.
Leighton completed her outfit with a nude pair of Brian Atwood heels which made extended her long legs even further.

The gorgeous Leighton completed her look with a carefree up-do which showcased her lighter dark blonde locks and a pop of bright coral lipstick which looks lovely against her light tan. Lovely, as always. 

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab - 2012 MTV Movie Awards

Elizabeth Banks attended the 2012 MTV Movie Awards earlier this month held at Universal City, California. Elizabeth has been one to watch ever since promotion for 'The Hunger Games' began this March and she's blown us all away with her amazing choices and quite frankly for becoming fashions latest IT girl with designers such as Marc Jacobs giving her first dibs on collections, lucky girl!

Jumpsuit: Elie Saab Fall 2012
Heels: Ruthie Davis 'Beverly' heel

Elizabeth definitely raised the bar for the entire red carpet when she stepped out in this gorgeous Elie Saab Fall 2012 black jumpsuit with lace panels. I absolutely adore this look on her, I love that its so tailored yet edgy and sexy with the lace panels on the edges. Keeping in mind this collection is still fresh as there's only been another outing of it since its runway show, she once again surprised us all with such an interesting choice from a very well known designer. Black heels and a Lulu Guinness clutch completed her look. 

Elizabeth's finishing touches were a high top knot and smokey eye make-up to accentuate her baby blues. I love her hair and's oddly appropriate for the jumpsuit, I think this is the best she's ever looked. 

Sunday, 3 June 2012

2012 Met Gala - Best Dressed

As I'm sure everyone is aware, the annual Met Gala was held on Monday 7th May in NYC. A whole bevy of actresses, models, designers and many other players in the fashion industry came out to celebrate Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelly's exhibition which was aptly called 'Impossible Conversations'.
The attendees were dressed impeccably although some more than others but then again it is the night of experimentation and the majority looked fantastic.
Some of the most influential designers bought special guests who they think represent their brand best and the turn out was as I said, great.

There were a huge number of attendees and its a hard job to get noticed at this event as everyone pulls out all the stops to stand out but I've picked my favourites, you'll notice some were also on my last years best dressed list.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada:

The ever stylish Gwyneth wore a custom Prada dress in honour of Miuccia. Her beautiful steel blue dress with paillettes embroidered pockets was one of my absolute favourites of the night, she has the body and the legs for such a short and revealing dress so it was utter perfection. It amazing what a worthy woman can do to a simple silhouette with minor embellishment - stunning.

With such an attention grabbing dress Gwyneth kept her signature beauty look with a tight ballet bun and natural make-up which also showed off those gorgeous earrings. 

Rihanna in Tom Ford:

Rihanna was one of the last people to arrive at the Met, the singer gave me deja vu with her Tom Ford Fall 2012 backless crocodile skin dress, because its a very similar silhouette to last years Stella McCartney dress she wore. She surprised us all with such an elegant and sophisticated look. The dress fit her perfectly and had a small split at the back to show a little skin. Christian Louboutin 'Pigalle' stilettos completed her look.

Riri added the finishing touches with very natural make-up showing off her natural beauty and a sophisticated up-do.

Jessica Alba in Michael Kors:

Golden girl Jessica Alba arrived wearing a custom Michael Kors one shouldered gold lamé dress. The stunning pleated dress looks amazing on Jessica, it has a Grecian feel to with the empire like skirt and the colour is lovely against her olive skin. Jessica always makes an effort at events and this shows why she's always on Best Dressed lists. 

The beautiful actress completed her look with a dark berry lip colour and side swept hair revealing her gorgeous Wilfredo Rosado earrings. 

Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan Atelier:

Fashions latest IT girl Nina Dobrev attended the Met Gala for the first time this year and made sure she made quite the entrance! The stunning brunette teamed up with her go-to designer Donna Karan who created this gorgeous black and gold backless gown with a breathtaking, sweeping train. Nina looks incredibly elegant in this gown and as I'm sure you'll all agree, after this appearance last year, Donna Karan must've been the only designer of choice. Match made in fashion heaven! 

The young actress teamed her dress with simple H.Stern jewels, an intricate up-do and light make-up with slight accentuation of the eyes to top off her amazing look. 

Amber Heard in Zac Posen:

Amber Heard was another starlet attending the Gala for the first time. The blonde bombshell attended with one of her go-to designers Zac Posen. The stunning actress wore this gorgeous, strapless Zac Posen Fall 2012 orchid satin bustier gown which looked divine on her lightly tanned skin and blonde hair. She was certainly out in full bombshell force on the night, wow. The gorgeous silhouette is one of the best of the night for me, she accessorized with Tiffanys jewels.

Amber completed her look with retro waves and a bright red lippie, she looks so beautiful that I don't even need to say anymore. Wow! 

January Jones in Atelier Versace:

January Jones was on top form wearing an Atelier Versace Spring 2012 yellow custom gown inspired by a bodysuit presented on the runway. The structured metallic details and peplum waist is almost super hero like and looked gorgeous on her gown adding detail to the classic silhouette. The yellow also is another reason to love this gown, I love bright colours and someone with January's skin-tone and hair colour pulls it off effortlessly. I'm glad to see her back in Versace, they have had major wow moments! 

The gorgeous actress who I think is severely underrated sometimes completed her look with a sleek side-parted locks and light make-up with a touch of coral lippie. That vintage Cartier necklace with turquoise gems is breathtaking. 

Carey Mulligan in Prada:

Carey Mulligan was the co-host of this years event and the Brit actress did us proud. She was another attendee in a custom Prada creation, her two-tone gold and silver halter dress was covered in paillettes was also nipped in at the waist to accentuate her lovely figure. Carey is a long time Prada devotee so this partnership is no surprise to fashion lovers. I love the mix of metals and the paillette detail is so luxurious, she looks so radiant in this dress that its hard to not like. 

The acclaimed actress completed her look with sultry, smoky eyes and a quirky up-do adding to her rock-chick personality. 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry:

The Brit model has us all in awe of her when she arrived in this beautiful custom Burberry gown (what else?). Her stripped copper and black tulle gown with an embroidered neckline was a perfect fit on Rosie who always looks preened to perfection no matter what she's wearing. I love that such a simple gown with minor detail apart from the mix of colours can transform when worn by the right person, Rosie's beauty and elegance completely shine through, one of the absolute best of the night. 

The model turned actress completed her look with a very high and tight bun and bronzed out eyes that matched the feel of her gown perfectly and also showed off her amazing bone structure. Beautiful all around. 

Diane Kruger in Prada:

Blonde beauty Diane is always the one to look out for and she didn't let us down in her gorgeous, purple, custom v-neck Prada gown which was very loose fitting and had a very voluminous ostrich feather hemline. I adore the colour as its not something we've seen Diane in before and the shape and fit of the gown is very bohemian which is welcome at such a formal do'. She's always out to surprise us and this sure did the job, that voluminous hemline is so eye catching, I adore it. It's a very grand gown. 

Diane completed her look with long sleek blonde locks left loosely around her shoulders and natural make-up allowing her gown to do the talking. I also love her gold necklace with purple stones, it has a very romantic feel to it. 

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren:

Camilla Belle was another best dressed starlet, she never disappoints us on big occasions and this is no exception. The brunette beauty went very gothic glam at the Met, she wore this beautiful, delicate ivory Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 gown with beaded detailing and tulle cut-outs on the neckline. I absolutely love this gown on Camilla, she's perfect for it - the fit and colour are outstanding and she really transformed the look with her accessories. 

Camilla's look was completed with a sleek side bun, flawless skin and a very attention grabbing dark chocolate lipstick which went surprisingly well with such a delicate gown.  She was perfect all around.

Kate Bosworth in Prada:

Kate Bosworth is the last of my best dressed who wore a custom Prada dress. The blonde beauty also went very gothic for her look. Her ombre red wine coloured and navy ostrich feathered mini dress was very dramatic and unlike anything else we'd seen before. I love the two-tone effect on the dress and feathers have proven to be very dramatic on both short and long dresses on the night. She accessorized with an eggplant clutch and strappy sandals both by Prada, of course. 

Kate completed her gothic look with a very tight braided bun and a dark plum lippie which matched her dress perfectly. 

Emma Stone in Lanvin:

Emma Stone was someone I was dying to see as she never disappoints me and believe me this was no exception on the night! The newly blonde actress wore a custom Lanvin designed by Alber Elbaz creation. Emma wore Lanvin last year too and she decided to stick with her designer of choice, much to my happiness. Her bright red satin mini dress with hand-embroidered crystal flowers is absolutely stunning and one of my absolute favourites of the night. The length is perfect for Emma and the colour pops on her fair complexion, I'm glad she wore something this bright and eye catching. It's fun, young and one of those dresses I'll forever dream of wearing. 

The gorgeous actress completed her look with a messy bun which was held in place with a custom Lanvin crystal hair pins. Flawless skin and a slick of eyeliner completed her beautiful look. 

Leighton Meester in Marchesa:

Last but not least is my darling, Leighton Meester. The beautiful actress accompanied Marchesa as their guest for the night, much to my surprise actually. She wore this unexpected, gold appliqué and tulle Marchesa Fall 2012 gown with a sweetheart neckline and beautiful golden detail all over with lashings of tulle at the hemline. Leighton isn't one for ball gowns which is why it was unexpected but the gown is gorgeous and the colour looks beautiful on her complexion. I especially love the intricate detail on the shoulders. Big surprise but none the less a great look. She completed her look with a gorgeous Marchesa Fall 2012 gold clutch. 

Leighton's finishing touches included her newly lightened hair pulled back in a loose bun, flawless skin and a wine-coloured lippie which I thought brought a nice pop of colour. Beautiful, as always. 

That's it for this year guys, apologies again for taking so long! Looking forward to next year's Gala already :)