Here are some of my favourites from the Paris Haute Couture SS11 shows in ascending order, all the way to my favourite-est. Whilst the likes of Armani had a consistently bold collection, Christian Dior had a combination of the more dramatic pieces as well as the softer, more feminine pieces. But my haute heart was stolen by Elie Saab and Valentino (in that order). See for yourself.
Ok, so they aren't identical but for a saving of £712, I would. And if I am honest, I have seen even more similar ones grace the high street. Not that I wouldn't go for Chloe if I could afford to. I totes would.
Staple Silk Chiffon & Jersey Layered Top £70 £35. ASOS Strap Detail Body £15 £12. ASOS Basic Cropped Vest £8. Mardi Jeudi Sheer Crop Pocket T-Shirt £55. Seneca Rising Double Pocket Short Sleeve T-Shirt £70. Paul by Paul Smith Classic Stripe T Shirt £65. Armor.Lux Classic Interlock Breton Top £45.
Emma Cook Jellyfish T Shirt £155. Markus Lupfer Sinner Top £95. Splendid Rugby Stripe Racer Back Vest £50. Markus Lupfer Saint Top £95. See By Chloe Hankerchief Washed Jersey Top £145. Markus Lupfer Cruise Boat T-Shirt £160. Emma Cook Sea Swans T Shirt £155.
Nail varnish is one of the first, and easiest, things you can do to embrace Spring. I think I will be doing it with the O.P.I Trend Collection, available from ASOS. Embracing the pastels once again shall be my pleasure. Where better to start than with the following in Rumples Wiggin, Fiercely Fiona, Funky Donkey and What's With The Cat?
My admittedly Winter wardrobe got a wake up call from Summer with this new vest. I think I'll stick with the big hoops for summer, only swap the cardigan and black for ripped denim shorts and chunky tan sandals.
These quaint furnishings are from Ivory Pearl Interiors. Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to buy anything else until I own my own home because my room has all sorts in it, from endless candle and bedding supplies to potato ricers and tea cups and saucers. Not to mention the bottomless trunk in the garage of mixing bowls and the like.
I can't stop shopping for Spring and here is the latest outfit to make me want to don a flower headdress and skip through lushes meadows.
White Drape Front Sleeveless Shirt, £32. High Waisted Denim Leggings, £20. Aiden Tan Zip Front Ankle Boots, £68. Tan Leather Frame Doctors Bag, £80. Marbled Frog Ring, £12.50. Semi Precious Pendant, £8.50, all Topshop.
Above, the sketch of Megan Fox's custom Golden Globes Giorgio Armani Prive gown. Below, actual gown.
Above, Fox in her 'pale pink Giorgio Armani Privé evening grown with an asymmetrical Swarovski adorned strap. She also wore Lorraine Schwartz jewellery, a Roger Vivier clutch and Brian Atwood shoes'. Below, her competition.
Anne Hathaway also wore a Giorgio Armani Privé evening gown, this time in amber. 'The finale look from the Fall Winter 2010-2011 couture collection is fully embellished with paillettes and Swarovski crystals, the dress features dramatic shoulders, long fitted sleeves and a low open back'.
Angelina Jolie wore a 'long sleeved emerald green gown encrusted with Swarovski crystals by Atelier Versace, Ferragamo shoes, and Robert Procop jewels'. Brad Pitt donned a Tom Ford tux, hardly picture worthy.
January Jones, who presented during the evening, wore this risque red number and finished it off with black Versace patent leather pumps and a black satin Versace clutch.
Above, Mila Kunis wore a Vera Wang dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, Judith Leiber clutch and Yves Saint Laurent shoes. Blowing Natalie Portman out the co-star fashion savvy water, in my opinion. Below, the reason why.
Natalie Portman 'showed off her baby bump in a pale pink Viktor and Rolf dress paired with Stella McCartney shoes, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry' and a Dior clutch. These shades of red and pink ask for criticism, it just all looks a bit 90's. And ditto below, in flats.
Sandra Bullock look amazing in Jenny Packham, and finished her look with Jimmy Choo “Jigsaw” shoes.One of my favourites and she presented too.
Now for some of the bad stroke ugly.
Kelly was a fashion correspondent on the red carpet for E! News, however in her Zac Posen dress, Casadei shoes, and Kimberly McDonald jewellery, she was leaning towards looking like Cruella de Vil.
One of the worst outfits of the night and she presented. Olivia Wide wore 'a strapless chocolate brown embroidered Marchesa ballgown, Christian Louboutin shoes, jewels by Tiffany’s and clutch by Judith Leiber'. Shoes or dress. Pick. You may have everything but it doesn't mean you can wear everything.
Kristen Bell bored my eyeballs out. Black dress, black satin clutch, no nailvarnish, barely-there make up and jewellery. Maybe it would hvae been better if she wasn't there at all.
Jennifer Love Hewitt mistook the Golden Globes for her wedding.
5' 1" Hayden Panettiere shouldn't stand next to her 6' 6" boyfriend, Wladimir Klitschko. As if the 12 year age difference wasn't enough by itself.
Helena Bonham Carter intentionally left the house in one green, and one red, shoe. Enough said.
Justin Beiber should've left his three-piece D&G tuxedo and trainers at home, along with himself. Not even posting a picture.
To look, love, laugh at more pictures from the Golden Globes 2011 click here.
Favourite(s): Bruce Weber, Ellen von Unwerth, Herb Ritts, Paolo Roversi, Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, Solve Sundsbo - I just could not choose. In my defense they all shoot predominantly black and white, sexually provocative pictures, which is obviously what I'm into.