Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bianca Manalo Miss Universe

Karlie and Couture

Lions and Karlie and Couture

Haute couture is the French word for “high sewing” or “high dressmaking,” and specifically refers to the concept of making exclusive, one-of-a-kind dresses to fit an individual client’s size, taste, and any other wants and desires. We could rattle off our wants and desires but after watching Paris Couture Fashion Week unfold before our eyes, we are silenced in amazement.

Naturally designers like to go over the top, and who can blame them. From opulent settings to star-studded front rows, to Dita von Teese’s strip tease at Jean Paul Gaultier’s show, all eyes were on Paris.

While we salivated over all the runways, our favorite show, from start to finish, has to be Elie Saab. In recent years the design house of Elie Saab has reestablished itself as a red carpet favorite for celebrities and their couture show clearly capitalized upon this Hollywood demand. What we loved was that every piece from the show was gorgeous, meticulous, and wearable. Yes, we understand there is supposed to be a little drama involved in couture, but Elie Saab was able to pull off this drama within in the color and fabric choices, while keeping cuts and drapery flattering for all.

 In terms of drama, Christian Dior brought the heat with bold color choices, layered on top of black for a dramatic statement while floral was clearly the inspiration for texture and shape of the tulip dresses. Models’ hair and makeup were also vamped up to match the volume of the dresses.

Yes, the clothes come first, but the models make a close second. The seventeen-year-old Karlie Kloss was clearly the toast of Paris as she not only closed the show at Armani Prive but also opened both Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Dior. How does one go back to high school after that?  We would bet money that there are no bigger than life golden lions in her hometown of St. Louis, M.O.

Thank god for Karl Lagerfeld, and his ability to put on a show while pushing boundaries in all directions. He opted against formal evening wear, the usual for couture shows, and instead showed functional suits that played with proportions. Cropped jackets and adjusted hem lengths updated the classic suit shape to modern standards. As for the lion? Well, Coco was a leo…

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba Best Dressed at the People’s Choice Awards

It’s been two days of Jessica Alba.  Yesterday we showed you her dressed-down style while hanging out in Santa Monica – but last night was an entirely different story at the People’s Choice Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Check out her look


The 28-year-old Fantastic Four actress wore Antonio Berardi  and accessorized with white gold and diamond and onyx Love bracelets, white gold and diamond and ceramic Maillon bracelet, and a white gold and diamond and onyx Panther profile ring — all from Cartier.
Her slinky mini-dress and diamond bracelets weren’t the only component to her sophisticated and smoldering look.  Jess’ hair cut and smokey make-up is really what pulls everything together.  Here is a closer look at her modern edginess meets Hollywood glamazon.

Rihanna Styles

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman: Furniture Friends

Getting an early start to the day, Anne Hathaway and her boyfriend Adam Shulman spent the morning furniture hunting for their love nest in West Hollywood on Wednesday (February 3). Coming as no surprise, the “Princess Diaries” hottie wasn’t all that thrilled to see the shutterbugs and shared her feeling with a simple hand gesture while waiting in a local store.  

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman: Furniture Friends

Lindsay Lohan Style

Lindsey &Sam’s 1st Meeting!

The lovebirds met in an LA club in June 2007, shared a quick kiss at Cannes in May and were finally spotted snogging on 5 September when Sam visited Lindsay on the New York set of Ugly Betty as Lindsey’s career got back on track. She’s now set to film drama Dare To Love Me; made comedy Labour Pains this year; has a clothing range and a perfume; and also plans for an album and TV show. 

Friends say Sam’s down to earth background is good for Lindsey, whose relationship with her mum Dina, 46, is strained. “Sam’s very close to her mum Ann” says one insider “Ann divorced Mark and Sam’s dad when Sam was six. She moved with her new husband and was very strict.