Last night, Gossip Girl celebrated it’s 100th episode with a party at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. For once, I think both Leighton Meester and Blake Lively hit it out of the red-carpet-park.
Leighton wore an ecru Balmain strapless mini dress with a floaty skirt and great front-clasp details. Her Jimmy Choo sandals pulled the look together while keeping all eyes on the beautifully constructed dress.
Then we have Blake Lively in a bold dress from Marchesa Spring/Summer 2012. Elaborate embroidery and fringe presents the risk of looking overdressed, but works on Blake’s tall frame and easygoing beauty aesthetic. Paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Versace’s crystal embellished platform d’Orsay sandals, she looked absolutely beautiful.
On Wednesday, I got a sneak peak at one of the best jewellery collections I have seen in a long time. Presenting…Jian of London!
For 2011, Jian of London were actually awarded the Editor’s Choice award at the most prestigious of trade shows, International Jewellery London. The award itself is designed to recognise and showcase jewellery designers who exhibit jewellery that is extremely creative and cutting edge. With the innovation and unique processes that go into the making of Jian’s pieces, International Jewellery London couldn’t have picked a better brand.
Currently, Jian boasts five collections; Combinations, Expressions, The Northern Lights, Chichi, and the latest collection, Stardust. The latter is “oh my shiny goodness”-worthy, with amazing and customizable pieces like the Ruby Sapphire Dome Ring – a snowglobe-like ring with floating jewels of your choice.
And though the pricetag on the dome ring will not suit everyone’s budget, Jian has everything from glittering pendants to double-sided earrings to stacking rings (seen above) that start as low as £15! Even better? The brand-wide rhodium plating means they will last for years to come.
Yesterday, Leighton Meester partied on across to pond to launch the Vera Wang‘s new fragrance – Lovestruck – in Harrods. Obviously, she wore Vera Wang for the occassion. Her Pre-Fall 2011 leather pants were the perfect addition to a rose-coloured, pleated blouse from Vera’s Fall/Winter 2001 collection. To compliment the outfit, she wore Brian Atwood‘s “Rina” sandals and Dannijo jewels. You see the ball leaving the park?
2010 Swiss Textiles Award winner Mary Katrantzou is imperative to your future fashion vocabulary. There was a welcome re-acquaintance with trompe l’oeil prints – an aspect from which things only further impressed. Built from the idea of a fabergé egg, every single print and shape was state-of-the-art, down to the Katrantzou-printed Louboutins. No-one else could construct a Swarovski encrusted skirt and make it look like a gem-covered pink flower garden of green jewels. With the addition of separates, her Fall/Winter 2011 offering was wearable without compromising the vanguard progression. See the top five looks below! View Post
It’s movie season, which means big news for the world of fashion. Apart from “Burlesque“, I am beyond excited to see the Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis thriller “Black Swan” by Darren Aronofsky. Main reason? The costumes are by Rodarte, with a huge amount of Swarovski crystals used in the pieces.
Lead costume designer Amy Westcott will pack a powerful punch. So, what can we expect? Spiderweb rehearsal knits and an epic white column dress encrusted with jewels, including lots of play between dark and light (the best transitions between Nina Sayers, Erica Sayers and Lily.)