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Best Dressed Celebrities of the Week

10 Sep

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Kristen Stewart in a floral Zuhair Murad Couture autumn/winter 2012 dress and Jimmy Choo heels at the On The Road Toronto International Film Festival premiere.

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Marion Cotillard attended the premiere of Rust and Bone, held during the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, wearing a Christian Dior dress, jewels and cobalt shoes.

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Emma Watson wore a printed Peter Pilotto pre-spring/summer 13 short dress to the MTV Video Music Awards.

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Kate Bosworth in a black playsuit and ballet pumps for a day out in New York.

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Edie Campbell and Pixie Geldof at the Mulberry Fashion’s Night Out party in London.

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Alexa Chung was the night’s DJ at the Moschino FNO New York event and wore a black strapless dress by the fashion house for the occasion.

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Miranda Kerr wore an Erdem floral dress to a Fashion’s Night Out event celebrating her Kora Organics beauty collection.

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Portia Freeman and Tallulah Harlech attended the opening of the Kusama pop up at Selfridges. Portia wore Louis Vuitton Pre Fall 2012 emerald green trousers and a printed top and Tallulah wore a red spot printed trouser suit.



Emerging Designers – Honor

8 Sep

It’s no secret that I’m a big Honor fan. Just about every collections Giovanna Randall has shown thus far in her relatively young career as a designer has been so beautiful and elegant that it takes our breath away.

In her F/W 2012-2013 collection her characteristic boldness could be seen in strong reds and purples and gorgeous big box-shaped bags. Still, she mainly stuck to wearable, classic silhouettes, as she tends to do. I’m actually surprised by the lack of red carpet-worthy gowns, considering her burgeoning popularity with Hollywood starlets like Kirsten Dunst and Shailene Woodley, who was in the front row looking like the low-key, five-finger shoe wearing, former American Apparel employee she truly is.

From the fashion week for this fall these are some of the styles that poped out

From the New York Fashion Week for Spring Summer 2013 Ready-To-Wear Honor collection I chose these looks

From cocaine to eating cotton wool balls, how models stay thin

7 Sep

Catwalk model Kira Dikhtyar has revealed the shocking lengths some models go to in order to maintain their catwalk-ready figures.

Each Fashion Week season the issue of models and their weight is brought to our attention. Whether it’s the latest industry initiative to stop designers using unhealthily thin models or society’s shock that underweight models remain the physique of choice for the majority of designers, you can guarantee that it will cause a furore one way or another.

As New York Fashion Week begins today, one model has spoken of the great lengths some models go to in order to achieve the sample-sized figure that they are required to have.


Russian model Kira Dikhtyar told Fox News that “packs of cigarettes, daily colonics, laxatives, Phentermine diet pills, Adderal, prescription drugs that suppress the appetite” are just some of the techniques employed by her colleagues to stave off hunger.

“I’ve heard stories that some modelling agents encourage girls to do speed and cocaine in order to speed up metabolism and eat less. And all kinds of injections are becoming more and more popular, from HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) injections that go with a 500-calorie diet plan to T3 thyroid injections that healthy models inject in an attempt to speed up their thyroid function, which results in a faster metabolism.”

HCG injections consist of a hormone which is produced during pregnancy and causes the uterus to be enriched with a thick lining of blood vessels and capillaries so that it can sustain a growing foetus. As a prescription medication, HCG injections are often used in fertility therapy, however, they have recently received attention for their use as a potential weight loss aid due to their ability to suppress appetite. Health authorities have advised against using them as a method of weight loss due to serious side effects such as gallstones, stroke and blood clots.

The 24-year-old model also claimed that some models resort to eating cotton balls in order to fill their stomachs, before saying that she has only been turned away by one designer – Elie Tahari – for the upcoming New York shows for being too thin.

Dikhtyar’s claims come shortly after two major initiatives were put in place to combat such behaviour. In January this year the CFDA released guidelines asking NYFW designers to, amongst other things, ask models for I.D., encourage those with eating disorders to seek help and to provide substantial amounts of healthy food backstage. Similarly, Vogue magazine launched ‘The Heath Initiative’ in June – a pact between 19 of the magazines’ international editors to encourage a healthier approach to body image within the industry.


Venice Film Festival 2012 continues…

4 Sep

As the Venice Film Festival is still in progress more and more well dressed celebrities stand out…


SEPTEMBER 1 2012 – Frida Giannini and Blake Lively – both in Gucci cocktail dresses – at the Gucci Première fragrance launch during the Venice Film Festival. Blake Lively attended the launch of Gucci’s new fragrance Gucci Premiere for which she is the face, wearing a sequinned cherry red plunging cocktail dress with matching high heeled sandals. Gucci designer Frida Giannini wore a one of kind gunmetal beaded crepe cocktail dress with peep-toe sandals.


SEPTEMBER 2 2012 – Salma Hayek attended the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema with husband Francois-Henri Pinault held at the Hotel Cipriani at the Venice Film Festival wearing a one of a kind black georgette Gucci floor length gown with beading, accessories with a black clutch and diamond earrings.


SEPTEMBER 2 2012 – Zac Efron wore a classic shawl collared tuxedo to the premiere of At Any Price.


SEPTEMBER 2 2012 – Laetitia Casta attended the Venice Film Festival premiere of The Master wearing an Elie Saab Couture autumn/winter 2012-13 pink dress, accessorised with Elie Saab T-bar heels.


SEPTEMBER 2 2012 – Olga Kurylenko attended the premiere of To The Wonder wearing a black tulle and leather gown, accessorised with a black box clutch and diamond drop earrings.


SEPTEMBER 2 2012 – Olga Kurylenko wearing a pale blue Emilio Pucci autumn/winter 2012-13 crystal embellished dress with nude patent pointed court shoes.

Makeup , Nails & Hair for Fall 2012

4 Sep

From a flirty pink flush to a bright cerulean wink, a pretty spectrum of attention-demanding hues takes center stage with this season’s hottest hair , nails and makeup trends!!!!





A soft gray smoky eye paired with a glossy burgundy lip portrays “gothic elegance and dark romance,” says makeup artist Pat McGrath, who crafted the look at Viktor & Rolf.



Most Popular: Bordeaux Lips


Seen At: YSL

McGrath used high-shine YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain shade N°1


Seen At: Gucci

McGrath layered on Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Dahlia


Seen At: Etro

Tilbury selected M.A.C Film Noir Lipstick

Most Reliable: Red Lip


Clockwise from top left: Fall 2003 Anna Sui, Fall 2006 Diane von Furstenberg, Spring 2007 Valentino, Fall 2012 Thakoon

Pro tip: Top lipstick with a matching powder pigment or blush for extra saturation—makeup artist Diane Kendal’s technique at Thakoon.




Most Artistic: Butterfly Effect

Re-create this season’s smoky eye with color!!!


Seen At: Roberto Cavalli


Step 1: Dust brown shadow over the entire lid, concentrating pigment on the outer two thirds. Next, press a purple hue into the inner one third of the lid.

Step 2: Layer an emerald shade onto the center, diffusing the edges and lightly blending into the purple and brown hues.

Step 3: For definition, dab more brown shadow around the outer edge, then layer the shade along the lower lash line.

Step 4: Use a Q-tip to press a gold shadow into the inner corners. Finish by completely lining the upper and lower lash lines with black eyeliner.


Seen At: Jason Wu


Step 1: Dust a golden brown shadow over the entire lid, staying just below the brow bone. Extend the shadow past the outer corner.

Step 2: Using two shades of green liner (for dimension), trace a V shape at the outer edge of the eye and smudge inward to blend. Use a small brush to apply kelly green powder over the liner and above the crease for a shimmery touch.

Step 3: Extend a black liner along the upper lash line and out to the point of the V.

Step 4: Finish with two coats of your favorite black mascara.

Most Reliable: Winged Liner


Clockwise from top left: Fall 2005 Emanuel Ungaro, Fall 2006 Valentino, Fall 2009 Chado Ralph Rucci, Fall 2012 Anna Sui

Pro tip: Keep the wing tip turned upward for an eye-opening effect.

New Trend: Gold Lid


Clockwise from top left: Spring 2005 Moschino, Spring 2007 Chapurin, Fall 2007 Issa, Fall 2012 Alexandre Herchcovitch

Pro tip: Gilt liner doubles as an instant highlighter when blended atop cheekbones.





Most Laid-Back: Braids


Perhaps Katniss Everdeen is to blame (The Hunger Games and fashion week do have certain similarities) for the plaits—in many forms—that staged a comeback this season.

Seen At: Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Ohne Titel, Pucci

Most Likely to Succeed: Hair Jewels


Seen At: Cacharel, Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta, Rodarte


A side part adorned with colorful (and economical) slide barrettes. At Cacharel, lengths were pulled into a low bun, making the look sophisticated, not schoolgirl






Most Rebellious: Colored Tips


The new French manicure follows just one rule: no white polish. “A classic French looks old-fashioned,” says manicurist Deborah Lippmann, who changed up the look with rounded edges and colored tips. The base shade is also fair game: At Bill Blass, nails were painted burgundy, with thin beige strips.

Seen At: Badgley Mischka, Bill Blass, Donna Karan, Thakoon


A metallic shade. “A touch of gold or silver across the tip almost looks like jewelry,” says Lippmann, who painted nails a dark purple with gilded tips at Badgley Mischka.

Speak & Shop!!!! It’s true…

3 Sep

YOOX.COM has releaunched with a new look and innovative voice recognition software. The Speak & Shop technology enables shoppers to browse and purchase pieces on the website simply by talking to their computer.

The software registers voice-activated commands to try and locate exactly what the customer is looking for, and is able to recognise eight different languages.


Model Xiao Wen Ju welcomes users on the site’s homepage today, showcasing an entirely digital dress conceived by mixing fashion with technology.

YOOX.COM launched as a fashion e-commerce site back in 2000, and the new-look destination is available to browse now at

Runway Nails

2 Sep

The new F/W 2012-2013 collections are here!!! But while you put on your newly picked fall outfits don’t forget to swap on your new nail polish!!Afterall  it’s part of the outfit too …

Chekout some of the new nail trends for this season as seen on the catwalk!!



Proof that certain classics never go out of style: Designers like Armani showed a deep berry shade that will always work for fall.


Kate Spade

At Kate Spade, nail art took a walk on the retro side, whose models showed off simply sweet polka dots.


Tracy Reese

Chrome veered from its traditional gold or silver and into peacock blue at Tracy Reese.



The pale, ladylike lavender that showed up at Dior could work for afternoon tea or the office.


Zac Posen

The models at Zac Posen had high-shine red tips that felt more lacquered than ever.


Alice + Olivia

Black’s never felt less goth than at Alice + Olivia, where charcoal got playful with flecks of gold.



Simple, sophisticated nails have graduated from beige to ballet slipper and, now, the lavender taupe spotted at Valentino.



The shape at Ruffian was an oblong oval, faked by the magic of a press-on nail. Color-wise, a candy-hued purple brightened things up.


Louise Gray

Louise Gray showed classic basic black-and-white, turning the old-school French into something more deliberately sever.


John Paul Gaultier

The shiny silver at Jean Paul Gaultier proved to be a neutral-but-not that’s surprisingly subtle.

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