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“Trailblazing”- WSJ Mazagaine March 2017

Top: Vanessa Seward, Shorts: Prada, Jewelry: Roxanne Assoulin, Aurélie Bidermann.  Image WSJ MAGAZINE/CASS BIRD

Top: Vanessa Seward, Shorts: Prada, Jewelry: Roxanne Assoulin, Aurélie Bidermann . Image WSJ MAGAZINE/CASS BIRD

Model: Luna Bijl
Photographer: Cass Bird
Stylist: Véronique Didry
Hair: Tamara McNaughton
Makeup: Frank B.

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“Siren Song”- Harper’s Bazaar UK March 2017

Dress: Ermanno Scervino.  Image HARPERSBAZAARUK/ERIKMADIGANHECK

Dress: Ermanno Scervino. Image HARPERSBAZAARUK/ERIKMADIGANHECK

Model: Madison Stubbington
Photographer: Erik Madigan Heck
Stylist: Leith Clark
Hair: Laurent Philippon
Makeup: Polly Osmond

Best Looks of the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017

The logo of the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.  Image SAG-AFTRA

The logo of the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Image SAG-AFTRA

The second major awards ceremony on Hollywood’s schedule, the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards was held on 29 January at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Again there was some great fashion on display as the stars turned up their glam for the red carpet. Here are my favourite looks of the night.

Michelle Dockery- Elie Saab gown, Amanda Pearl bag, Jimmy Choo heels, Niwaka Collections Jewelry

LOVE THIS! It's bright, it's bold, and it's a breath of fresh air on the red carpet, as well as in her style portfolio. I particularly like the asymmetric quality of the stripes, where line thicknesses and colours don't line up on the bodice and skirt. It keeps the pattern interesting while breaking it's resemblance to a circus tent. I'm not the biggest fan of her hair and makeup, but she looks beautiful and this is her personal best Red Carpet look. Image GETTYIMAGES/TOMANDLORENZO.COM

LOVE THIS! It’s bright, it’s bold, and it’s a breath of fresh air on the red carpet, as well as in her style portfolio. I particularly like the asymmetric quality of the stripes, where line thicknesses and colours don’t line up on the bodice and skirt. It keeps the pattern interesting while breaking it’s resemblance to a circus tent. I’m not the biggest fan of her hair and makeup, but she looks beautiful and this is her personal best Red Carpet look. Image GETTYIMAGES/TOMANDLORENZO.COM

A closer look at her fiery rose gold and spessartite garnet earrings by Niwaka Collections.  Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

A closer look at her fiery rose gold and spessartite garnet earrings by Niwaka Collections. Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Nicole Kidman- Gucci gown, Kotur clutch, Stuart Weitzman heels, Fred Leighton jewelry, Omega watch

I don't understand all the hate this gown is getting- this is downright fab! Perfect gown aside, it looks phenomenal on Ms. Kidman, who has the style, body, height and bearing to work this gown for all it's worth. This is how you do whimsy with panache: the macaw-head sleeves are amazing, her styling is perfection and that colour is gorgeous on her. Other stars should take note.  Image POPSUGAR/VANITYFAIR.COM/TOMANDLORENZO.COM

I don’t understand all the hate this gown is getting- this is downright fab! Perfect gown aside, it looks phenomenal on Ms. Kidman, who has the style, body, height and bearing to work this gown for all it’s worth. This is how you do whimsy with panache: the macaw-head sleeves are amazing, her styling is perfection and that colour is gorgeous on her. Other stars should take note. Image POPSUGAR/VANITYFAIR.COM/TOMANDLORENZO.COM

Teresa Palmer- Valentino gown, Jimmy Choo clutch, Stefere jewelry

This was one of my favourite looks from Valentino's Spring 2017 collection and I loved seeing it on the Red Carpet. The embellishments sparkled like crazy! Ms. Palmer looks gorgeous, and her styling and free flowing locks set the gown off perfectly. Image WIREIMAGE/POPSUGAR.COM

This was one of my favourite looks from Valentino’s Spring 2017 collection and I loved seeing it on the Red Carpet. The embellishments sparkled like crazy! Ms. Palmer looks gorgeous, and her styling and free flowing locks set the gown off perfectly. Image WIREIMAGE/POPSUGAR.COM

Sarah Paulson- custom Vera Wang gown and cape, Tyler Ellis bag, Brian Atwood heels, Nirav Modi jewelry

Clean cut perfection, with and without the cape. Also this lady can rock a peplum!  Image TOMANDLORENZO.COM

Clean cut perfection, with and without the cape. Also this lady can rock a peplum! Image TOMANDLORENZO.COM

Ellie Kemper- Wai Ming gown, Judith Leiber clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Forevermark jewelry

The oddly slumping shoulder on this gown bothered me... I kept expecting it to slip down. But, this a simple, pretty look. Image VOGUE.COM

The oddly slumping shoulder on this gown bothered me… I kept expecting it to slip down. But, this a simple, pretty look. Image VOGUE.COM

Maggi Siff- Zac Posen gown, Butani jewels

I'm not a fan of the pointy, overworked neckline, but this is a nice twist on the simple black mermaid gown. She looks great.  Image POPSUGAR.COM

I’m not a fan of the pointy, overworked neckline, but this is a nice twist on the simple black mermaid gown. She looks great. Image POPSUGAR.COM

However, I have no quarrel with her white gold and diamond pendant earrings. They're gorgeous!  Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

However, I have no quarrel with her white gold and diamond pendant earrings. They’re gorgeous! Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Cara Buono- Georges Hobeika gown, Olgana Paris heels, Beth Miller jewelry

She looks like a Valentine but this is pretty.  I really like her shoes too.  Image GETTYIMAGES

She looks like a Valentine but this is pretty. I really like her shoes too. Image GETTYIMAGES

Evan Rachael Wood- custom Altuzarra suit, Judth Leiber Couture clutch, Salvatore Ferragamo heels, Tiffany & Co. jewelry

I love seeing velvet on the Red Carpet, and Ms. Evan's suit is fabulous. I love the detailing at the back of the jacket, and her styling is great.  Image VOGUE.COM/ZIMBIO.COM

I love seeing velvet on the Red Carpet, and Ms. Evan’s suit is fabulous. I love the detailing at the back of the jacket, and her styling is great. Image VOGUE.COM/ZIMBIO.COM

Emily Blunt- Roberto Cavalli Couture, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

I really like this gown- I love the crocheted detailing, and the netted corset lacing on the cutout under the bustline, but I think it would have been more stunning had the base fabric been a rich colour like turquoise blue, emerald green or even a deep rose. Ms. Blunt looks stunning regardless, but a contrasting colour would have pushed this gown above and beyond fabulous.  Image POPSUGAR.COM/VOGUE.COM

I really like this gown- I really like this gown- I love the crocheted detailing, and the netted corset lacing on the cutout under the bustline, but I think it would have been more stunning had the base fabric been a rich colour like turquoise blue, emerald green or even a deep rose. Ms. Blunt looks stunning regardless, but a contrasting colour would have pushed this gown above and beyond fabulous. Image POPSUGAR.COM/VOGUE.COM

These dangling floral ruby, pink sapphire and diamond earrings are beyond fabulous though!  Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

These dangling floral ruby, pink sapphire and diamond earrings are beyond fabulous though! Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Alia Shawkat- custom Rubin Singer gown, Edie Parker bag, Loeffler Randall shoes

This colour looks great on her and I love the subtle striped texture of the dress' fabric. I particularly love the jewelled waist that looks like ancient Byzantine jewelry. So fab!  Image POPSUGAR.COM/ZIMBIO.COM

This colour looks great on her and I love the subtle striped texture of the dress’ fabric. I particularly love the jewelled waist that looks like ancient Byzantine jewelry. So fab! Image POPSUGAR.COM/ZIMBIO.COM

Amy Adams- Brandon Maxwell gown, Tyler Ellis bag, Jimmy Choo heels, Cartier jewelry

This look is her Red Carpet staple, but it's a formula that works every time.  Image GETTYIMAGES

This look is her Red Carpet staple, but it’s a formula that works every time. Image GETTYIMAGES

A better look at Amy Adam's Cartier platinum, aquamarine and white diamond jewelry suite.  Image TOMANDLORENZO.COM

A better look at Amy Adam’s Cartier platinum, aquamarine and white diamond jewelry suite. Image TOMANDLORENZO.COM

Rashida Jones- Vivienne Westwood Couture gown, Stuart Weitzman heels, jewelry by Irene Neuwirth & Ileana Makri

I wish she'd pulled her hair back! The dress is gorgeous though.  Image VOGUE.COM

I wish she’d pulled her hair back! The dress is gorgeous though. Image VOGUE.COM

Claire Foy- Valentino gown, Jimmy Choo heels, Tiffany & Co. jewelry

This is how you do sheer and whimsical! I really love the floating illusion effect created by the sheer outer dress- it looks like she's wearing a flowery smoke cloud as a gown. Image POPSUGAR.COM

This is how you do sheer and whimsical! I really love the floating illusion effect created by the sheer outer dress- it looks like she’s wearing a flowery smoke cloud as a gown. Image POPSUGAR.COM

Kirsten Dunst- Christian Dior gown, Fred Leighton jewelry

Again, I really wish she'd worn her hair up- those diamonds need to be seen and appreciated! Her gown is pretty, if basic for an award ceremony, but I like it... despite those sheer rhinestone encrusted brand name straps. Image POPSUGAR.COM

Again, I really wish she’d worn her hair up- those diamonds need to be seen and appreciated! Her gown is pretty, if basic for an award ceremony, but I like it… despite those sheer rhinestone encrusted brand name straps. Image POPSUGAR.COM

These gorgeous necklaces are all vintage- the largest is a silver, gold and diamond 19th centuary fringe necklace (circa 1890s) and is worn with white gold, large diamond rivière necklaces.  Image ZIMBIO.COM

These gorgeous necklaces are all vintage- the largest is a silver, gold and diamond 19th centuary fringe necklace (circa 1890s) and is worn with white gold, large diamond rivière necklaces. Image ZIMBIO.COM

Janelle Monáe- Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017 dress, Roger Vivier clutch, Stuart Weitzman heels, Chanel Fine jewelry

Only quirky and fabulous Janelle Monáe could pull this look off this well. She looks great. Image VOGUE.COM/WIREIMAGES However, those wristlets should be burnt.

Only quirky and fabulous Janelle Monáe could pull this look off this well. She looks great. Image VOGUE.COM/WIREIMAGES
However, those wristlets should be burnt.

Ms. Monáe wore a plethora of Chanel diamond and pearl fine jewelry, but my favourite piece is the grey and silver pearl and diamond 'toi et moi' ring she wore on her left hand (the constellation ring she wore on her right hand is my second choice, then the diamond feather, then the pearl and diamond camellia flower).  Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Ms. Monáe wore a plethora of Chanel diamond and pearl fine jewelry, but my favourite piece is the grey and silver pearl and diamond ‘toi et moi’ ring she wore on her left hand (the constellation ring she wore on her right hand is my second choice, then the diamond feather, then the pearl and diamond camellia flower). Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Annalise Basso- custom Bibhu Mohapatra gown, Edie Parker bag, Amrapali jewelry

This gown has also gotten lot's of hate over it's trailing sleeves, but this is a fabulous look. The colour, cut and drape are phenomenal on her, and really- who wouldn't play with those gauzy, fabulous sleeves?  Image VOGUE.COM/POPSUGAR.COM

This gown has also gotten lot’s of hate over it’s trailing sleeves, but this is a fabulous look. The colour, cut and drape are phenomenal on her, and really- who wouldn’t play with those gauzy, fabulous sleeves? Image VOGUE.COM/POPSUGAR.COM

Her white gold, diamond and pink spinel earrings are fabulous too!  Image ZIMBIO.COM

Her delicate white gold, diamond and pink spinel girandole earrings are fabulous too! Image ZIMBIO.COM[/caption
Natalia Dyer- custom Miu Miu gown, Nicholas Kirkwood heels, Jacob & Co. jewelry
[caption width="3024" align="alignnone"]I really wasn't into this gown until I got a better look at that neckline- look at the details on those flowers!  What a gorgeous bit of ornamentation, and really elevated the look of this simple gown into something really unique. I'm not entirely behind the trend of wearing red and pink together, but this gown gets a pass.  Image POPSUGAR.COM I really wasn’t into this gown until I got a better look at that neckline- look at the details on those flowers! What a gorgeous bit of ornamentation, and really elevated the look of this simple gown into something really unique. I’m not entirely behind the trend of wearing red and pink together, but this gown gets a pass. Image POPSUGAR.COM

Yara Shahidi- Naeem Khan gown, Jane Taylor and Swarvoski jewelry

This is pretty and bright, a refreshing change on the Red Carpet.  Image VOGUE.COM

This is pretty and bright, a refreshing change on the Red Carpet. Image VOGUE.COM

Angela Sarafayan- Zac Posen gown, Edie Parker bag, Jimmy Choo shoes, Kimberly McDonald & Gemfields jewelry

This is really gorgeous, and that vivid fuchsia looks great with her tan!  Image VOGUE.COM

This is really gorgeous, and that vivid fuchsia looks great with her tan! Image VOGUE.COM

I love these floral white gold and rhodium ozambican ruby and diamond earrings.  Gorgeous!  Image ZIMBIO.COM

I love these floral white gold and rhodium Mozambican ruby and diamond earrings. Gorgeous! Image ZIMBIO.COM

Melissa Rauch- Luisa Beccaria gown, Tyler Ellis bag, Stuart Weitzman heels, Seffy jewelry

She's very petite, and this gown does justice to her figure without swamping her in fabric. The colour is a little too on-tone with her skintone for me to downright love it (imagine it in a metallic gold, bronze or electric blue), but it's a pretty look and she looks great.  Image POPSUGAR.COM

She’s very petite, and this gown does justice to her figure without swamping her in fabric. The colour is a little too on-tone with her skintone for me to downright love it (imagine it in a metallic gold, bronze or electric blue), but it’s a pretty look and she looks great. Image POPSUGAR.COM

Kimiko Glenn- Kayat gown, Stuart Weitzman heels, jewelry by Hearts on Fire and Le Vian

Simple and surprisingly pretty. The cutout slits on the neckline and the draping under the bodice make this gown interesting enough to stand out in a crowd.  Image VOGUE.COM

Simple and surprisingly pretty. The cutout slits on the neckline and the draping under the bodice make this gown interesting enough to stand out in a crowd. Image VOGUE.COM

Octavia Spencer- Tadashi Shoji, Tyler Ellis bag, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Jacob & Co. jewelry

Tadashi Shoji did a fantastic job dressing her to be both elegant and radiant. I love the lace detailing, sheer neckline and the peplum waist- she looks beautiful.  Image VOGUE.COM

Tadashi Shoji did a fantastic job dressing her to be both elegant and radiant. I love the lace detailing, sheer neckline and the peplum waist- she looks beautiful. Image VOGUE.COM

A closer look at Ms. Spencer's white gold, tsavorite garnet, white diamond and turquoise earrings. Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

A closer look at Ms. Spencer’s white gold, tsavorite garnet, white diamond and turquoise earrings. Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Elizabeth Rodriguez- Paolo Sebastian gown, L’Dezen by Payal Shah and Le Vian jewelry

Estevan and I had differing opinions on this gown: he liked the cascading cape shoulders and neckline but hated the train, while I loved the train and the shoulders but disliked the neckline. We've agreed that it's an overall good look, but could have benefited greatly from some editing during the design process.  Image POPSUGAR.COM

Estevan and I had differing opinions on this gown: he liked the cascading cape shoulders and neckline but hated the train, while I loved the train and the shoulders but disliked the neckline. We’ve agreed that it’s an overall good look, but could have benefited greatly from some editing during the design process. Image POPSUGAR.COM

Judith Light- Tom Ford gown, Judith Leiber Couture clutch, Manolo Blahnik heels, Chopard jewelry

She is the definition of #redcarpetgoals. Flawless and fabulous.  Image VOGUE.COM

She is the definition of #redcarpetgoals. Flawless and fabulous. Image VOGUE.COM

Laura Carmicheal- Christopher Kane gown, Neil Lane jewelry

Very simple, but very pretty, and on trend with the 90's style slipdresses that we've been seeing everywhere. She looks good, but her look could have benefited from an updo and some good jewelry.  Image VOGUE.COM Sidenote: I'm pretty certain my sister wore a gown almost exactly like this (but in red) to her high school graduation in 1998. What comes around goes around...

Very simple, but very pretty, and on trend with the 90’s style slipdresses that we’ve been seeing everywhere. She looks good, but her look could have benefited from an updo and some good jewelry. Image VOGUE.COM
Sidenote: I’m pretty certain my sister wore a gown almost exactly like this (but in red) to her high school graduation in 1998. What comes around goes around…

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“Carolina de Monaco”- Vogue España February 2017

Coat, bag: Chanel, Jewelry: Ansorena, Durán Madrid.  Image VOGUEESPAÑA/GORKAPOSTIGO

Coat, bag: Chanel, Jewelry: Ansorena, Durán Madrid. Image VOGUEESPAÑA/GORKAPOSTIGO

Model: Julia van Os
Photographer: Gorka Postigo
Stylist: Sara Fernandez
Hair, makeup: Pablo Iglesias

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“Erotic”- Vogue Ukraine February 2017

Blouse: Off White, Briefs: Maison Close, Jewelry: Lanvin.  Image VOGUEUKRAINE/CHRISCOLLS

Blouse: Off White, Briefs: Maison Close, Jewelry: Lanvin. Image VOGUEUKRAINE/CHRISCOLLS

Model: Anja Rubik
Photographer: Chris Colls
Stylist: Julie Pelipas
Hair: Diego Da Silva
Makeup: Maud Laceppe

The beautiful kitsch of Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2017 Menswear

I’ve been a lifelong fan of Dolce & Gabbana… my folks dressed me in it as a child and it’s among the first labels I remember buying when I started shopping for myself. Their clothes all fit so well and last forever, the excess of embellishment juxtaposing clean, modern silhouettes is exactly my taste and, well, their ad’s are always on point. Furthermore, as a lover of the type of romanticized history the brand bases it’s designs on, I don’t think I’m going to be jumping ship anytime soon.

Following several seasons of in-depth explorations of traditional Italian themes, the Fall 2017 “The New Princes” collection was a slightly more toned down continuation of their recent offerings. Featuring fall’s darker colours, beautifully crafted embellishment and a level of comical kitsch that was on the verge of being too much- but wasn’t. With over 100 looks covering everything from formal, lounge and sportswear to stuffed animal backpacks and embroidered heraldic beasts, there was something for every taste. It was a playful offering, sure to bring out the child in any man.

The overwhelming media attention has focused on the show’s models- superstar millennials Cameron Dallas, Tinie Tempah, Chen Xue Dong, the Stallone sisters, Sofia Richie and others walked among a sprinkling of actual (super)models Lucky Blue Smith, Oliver Cheshire, Aurelien Muller and the like, but for me, the clothes stole the show. True- a good model is entertaining and a star like Naomi Campbell can leave a viewer awestruck, but I look at runway shows so I can see what I want to buy. So, that’s what we’ll be focusing on here.

First of all, I love the embellished metallic suits and coats. The Dolce & Gabbana Alta Sartoria fall 2015 show premiered a literal suit of gold that closed the show in every sense, but this season’s less embellished versions were no less showstopping. The gold, blue and black jacquard suit worn by Tinie Tempah, a gold and red patterned three piece and another in black velvet covered with small golden crowns were my favourites, but really, I like them all. A beautifully tailored gold and black overcoat shown over pinstriped pants and red velvet slippers was another favourite, as was a bronze, gold and black Asian-inspired paisley patterned suit. Yes, they’re not really for regular wear, but I’d definitely wear them to all sorts of parties and club nights as shown, or with other clothing.

Even the darkest non-glittery suits and outerwear were cut of uber luxurious fabrics and were so well tailored that they definitely deserve mention- Cameron Dallas’ show opening deep purple and black number, another of black embriodery, Lucky Blue’s heavy wool coat and all of the looks sent out for the show’s final walk.

Embellished sweaters were another highlight and were definitely where a lot of the show’s kitsch showed up. All manner of snarling beast, heraldic symbols, skeletons, crowned cartoon faces, a ferocious bear sweater with one furry arm and more strutted down the catwalk in Milan. To many, it’s a lot. To me- perfect! I love all the early Renaissance looking animals, Barberini gold bees and endless crowns. Even the pop art caricatures of Domenico and Stefano that were added to a button down jacket were great. True, the stuffed toy looking backpacks and hoodie were too much- and you won’t see them here, but I didn’t mind them on the runway. Though this is coming from someone with closets full of just as kitsch-y clothes, I think Dolce & Gabbana straddled the playful line perfectly.

Printed polo and silk shirts and black ruffle-fronted shirts were also outstanding and beautifully carried the Renaissance theme. The ruffled shirts were mostly shown with embellished suits and somehow didn’t at all seem out of place.

Then there were some pieces that didn’t really fit in, but I very much liked. First was a camel coat that was beautifully tailored and had a pair of embroidered knights in a square off on the chest. The length and fit on this are exceptional. Then there was a beautiful gold edged, oversized black wool tunic that has an intricate coat of arms on the front and wine red quilted lining that I will DEFINITELY be getting. It was shown over a red velvet hoodie with grey pants and looked extremely comfortable. Finally the brilliant yellow blazer and brocade, lion embroidered bomber jacket stood out among the darker shades of the rest of the collection and were definite high points. As were the pants with armor shaped fabric additions at the ankle that were shown in many colours and fabrics throughout the lineup.

Finally, you can’t talk about Dolce & Gabbana and not mention the shoes and accessories. Let’s just say I like all. Shoe wise, the label’s coveted velvet slippers were in full force and were all beautifully detailed, but the simplest boots and formal shoes were just as good. I wish they had sent a good pair of slim toe-d oxfords down the runway because I’m not a fan of boxy, rounded shoes, but even these were of obviously excellent quality. The jewelry and bags shown (minus the animal ones) were great too, and of special note was the style and number of slim bowties that appeared.

Style wise, multiple signet rings and layers of chains turned the models into modern princes and are very easy additions that bring that catwalk style into your personal wardrobe. I’ve been rocking exactly that look for years, but I think I’m going to add a few more. Dolce & Gabbana is all about that lux, so head to toe, the models exuded wealth and a certain polished joie de vivre.

It was great.

Image credits: cover photo- Dolce & Gabbana’s official Instagram page, all others via Vogue.com

My best,

Estevan

Best Looks of the Golden Globe Awards 2017

The logo of the 74th annual Golden Globes Awards. Image HFPA.

The logo of the 74th annual Golden Globes Awards. Image HFPA.

The Golden Globe Awards is the first major awards ceremony of Hollywood’s annual Awards season and is really the most entertaining of the group. With this year’s Golden Globe’s over, we have the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, the BAFTAs (not actual Hollywood, but it counts) and the Academy Awards to look forward to. With so many events following in swift succession, the stars are kicking their fashion games into high gear, and this year, many have started early!

The 74th annual Golden Globe Awards took place on January 8th at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, and there was some seriously fab fashion on show. Many of the stars showed up looking their best, but here are my favourite looks of the night!

Evan Rachel Wood- custom Altuzarra suit, Neil Lane jewelry, Judith Leiber bag, Jimmy Choo heels

My favourite look of the night! I'm always happy to see starlets show up in a suit and this is one of the best examples I've seen. Everything about this look is perfect- from the suit's expert tailoring, to the styling, MUA and accessories.

My favourite look of the night! I’m always happy to see starlets show up in a suit and this is one of the best examples I’ve seen. Everything about this look is perfect- from the suit’s expert tailoring, to the styling, MUA and accessories. Image VOGUE.COM/POPSUGAR.COM

Ruth Negga- custom Louis Vuitton gown, Fred Leighton & Gemfields jewelry

This futuristic gown is one of the best things I've seen coming out of the Louis Vuitton ateliers in a long while, and it suited her perfectly. It's the dress of a scifi-goddess and Ruth has both the personality and bearing to work this type of look. Her styling was incredible too- the hair and makeup is Old Hollywood glamourous and the jewelry is eye-catching enough to be interesting without distracting from the gown.

This futuristic gown is one of the best things I’ve seen coming out of the Louis Vuitton ateliers in a long while, and it suited her perfectly. It’s the dress of a scifi-goddess and Ruth has both the personality and bearing to work this type of look. Her styling was incredible too- the hair and makeup is Old Hollywood glamourous and the jewelry is eye-catching enough to be interesting without distracting from the gown. Image GETTY

Another look at the jewels- a rose gold cuff with white diamond trim featuring a faceted 25.51 carat Mozambican Ruby.

Another look at the jewels- a rose gold cuff with white diamond trim featuring a faceted 25.51 carat Mozambican Ruby. Image TOMANDLORENZO.COM

Olivia Culpo- Zuhair Murad Haute Couture gown, Rubeus Milano bag, Schutz shoes, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

She committed to the Frida Khalo look and it worked in an over the top way. I like seeing prints on the red carpet and this abstract floral pattern is really great.

She committed to the Frida Khalo look and it worked in an over the top way. I like seeing prints on the red carpet and this abstract floral pattern is really great. Image VOGUE.COM

Here's a closer look of Olivia's floral yellow gold, yellow sapphire, orange sapphire and white diamond earrings. Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Here’s a closer look of Olivia’s floral yellow gold, yellow sapphire, orange sapphire and white diamond earrings. Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Natalie Portman- custom Prada gown, Tomasino clutch, Jimmy Choo heels, Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Natalie Portman has been channeling Jackie Kennedy Onassis's classic style for a while now, and it's a look that suits her well. She looked lovely.

Natalie Portman has been channeling Jackie Kennedy Onassis’s classic style for a while now, and it’s a look that suits her well. She looked lovely. Image GETTY IMAGES/TOMANDLORENZO.COM

Jessica Chastain- custom Prada gown, Piaget jewelry

This colour is absolute perfection on Jessica Chastain, and is one of the main reasons that I love this look so much. The fit is also spectacular on her, and the details are gorgeous On the whole she is red carpet perfection.

This colour is absolute perfection on Jessica Chastain, and is one of the main reasons that I love this look so much. The fit is also spectacular on her, and the details are gorgeous. On the whole she is red carpet perfection. Image APC/GETTY IMAGES

Here's a closer view of Jessica's floral lariat- style diamond necklace.

Here’s a closer view of Jessica’s floral lariat- style diamond necklace. Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Caitriona Balfe- Delpozo gown, Jimmy Choo bag, Loriblu heels, Neil Lane jewelry

This look was a personal best for Miss Balfe's red carpet style, and stood out as one of the chicest looks on that red carpet. The gown is understated but elegantly bold, and she works it! Image GETTY IMAGES/VOGUE.COM

This look was a personal best for Miss Balfe’s red carpet style, and it stood out as one of the chicest looks on that red carpet. The gown is understated but elegantly bold, and she works it! Image GETTY IMAGES/VOGUE.COM

Also, I love her after party look: a gunmetal lamé Maria Lucia Hohan gown, an Emm Kuo bag, Jimmy Choo heels and Amrapali silver, diamond and enamel earrings.

Also, I love her after party look: a gunmetal lamé Maria Lucia Hohan gown, an Emm Kuo bag, Jimmy Choo heels and Amrapali silver, diamond and enamel earrings. Image TOMANDLORENZO.COM

Claire Foy- custom Erdem gown, Fred Leighton jewelry

I didn't like this gown when I first saw it on the red carpet since it seemed to wash out Ms. Foy's colouring under all the harsh camera lights. Then there's that sash... but it grew on me the more I saw it. It was love once I saw it on stage though. It's an interesting, eye catching, glamourous gown, and one that's perfectly suited for a lady portraying a young Queen Elizabeth. The sleeves and the colour make it a hard look for most women to pull off, but Ms. Foy looked absolutely gorgeous.

I didn’t like this gown when I first saw it on the red carpet since it seemed to wash out Ms. Foy’s colouring under all the harsh camera lights. Then there’s that sash… but it grew on me the more I saw it. It was love once I saw it on stage though. It’s an interesting, eye catching, glamourous gown, and one that’s perfectly suited for a lady portraying a young Queen Elizabeth. The sleeves and the colour make it a hard look for most women to pull off, but Ms. Foy looked absolutely gorgeous. Image HARPERSBAZAAR.COM/POPSUGAR.COM

Meryl Streep- custom Givenchy Haute Couture gown, Harry Winston jewelry

An absolute queen, she looked stunning from every angle. I can't say much more than she was fantastic and I love her!  Image VANITYFAIR.COM

An absolute queen, she looked stunning from every angle. I can’t say much more than she was fantastic and I love her! Image VANITYFAIR.COM

Zoe Saldana- custom Gucci gown, Bulgari jewelry

This is perhaps one of the best Gucci gowns I've seen in a while and I'm happy that I'm first seeing it on Ms. Saldana. It's such a hard style and colour to pull off that only someone with her unique style personality, beautiful colouring and bearing could ever do it justice. She looks like a chic bohemian princess in a gown that could so easily make a lesser actress look like a sad pile of frumpy chiffon. Image GETTY IMAGES/VOGUE.COM

This is perhaps one of the best Gucci gowns I’ve seen in a while and I’m happy that I’m first seeing it on Ms. Saldana. It’s such a hard style and colour to pull off that only someone with her unique style personality, beautiful colouring and bearing could ever do it justice. She looks like a chic bohemian princess in a gown that could so easily make a lesser actress look like a sad pile of frumpy chiffon. Image GETTY IMAGES/VOGUE.COM

Gwendoline Christie- Vivienne Westwood gown, Ara Vartanian jewelry

I love this look- it's simple, it's chic and it's fabulous. She looks great. Image VOGUE.COM

I love this look- it’s simple, it’s chic and it’s fabulous. She looks great. Image VOGUE.COM

Naomie Harris- custom Armani Privé gown, Jimmy Choo heels, Tiffany & Co. jewelry

I really, really love this gown! It's a quintessential Hollywood look- extravagant, sexy and beautifully detailed, but Ms. Harris' glamourous styling made it even better. Image VOGUE.COM

I really, really love this gown! It’s a quintessential Hollywood look- extravagant, sexy and beautifully detailed, but Ms. Harris’ glamourous styling made it even better. Image VOGUE.COM

Her fringed while gold and diamond earrings were also some of the best jewelry I saw on the red carpet.  Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Her fringed while gold and diamond earrings were also some of the best jewelry I saw on the red carpet. Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Naomie's after party look also deserves a special mention (and I kind of wish that she'd saved this stunner for another award ceremony). She wore another Armani Prive gown and Tiffany & Co. Jewelry. Image GETTYIMAGES

Naomie’s after party look also deserves a special mention (and I kind of wish that she’d saved this stunner for another award ceremony). She wore another Armani Prive gown and Tiffany & Co. Jewelry. Image GETTYIMAGES

Amanda Peet- custom Bottega Veneta gown, Ana Khouri jewelry

A clean and stunning look, she's gorgeous. This colour is also amazing on her.  Image GETTYIMAGES

A clean and stunning look, she’s gorgeous. This colour is also amazing on her. Image GETTYIMAGES

Millie Bobby Brown- custom Jenny Packham gown, Edie Parker clutch, Sophia Webster sandals

Pretty and age appropriate... and I love her shoes!  Image VOGUE.COM

Pretty and age appropriate… and I love her shoes! Image VOGUE.COM

Thandie Newton- Monse gown, Harry Winston jewelry

I love the flame effect those orange sequins created along the bottom of the skirt, leaving her looking like a glamourous phoenix!  Image VOGUE.COM

I love the flame effect those orange sequins created along the bottom of the skirt, leaving her looking like a glamourous phoenix! Image VOGUE.COM

A better look at her platinum and white diamond earrings and necklace. I don't like the trend of wearing necklaces back to front, but this was an exception, all the drama at the front of the gown (the flame effect rose higher at the front) would have distracted from the beautiful rivière style necklace- worn this way, it's much easier to admire. Image THECOURTJEWELLER

A better look at her platinum and white diamond earrings and necklace. I don’t like the trend of wearing necklaces back to front, but this was an exception, all the drama at the front of the gown (the flame effect rose higher at the front) would have distracted from the beautiful rivière style necklace- worn this way, it’s much easier to admire. Image THECOURTJEWELLER

Lola Kirke- Andrew Gn gown, Chopard jewelry

A pretty, if simple look. I wish she'd gone with a more elaborate hairstyle.  Image HARPERSBAZAAR.COM

A pretty, if simple look. I wish she’d gone with a more elaborate hairstyle. Image HARPERSBAZAAR.COM

Kirsten Bell- Jenny Packham gown, Harry Winston jewelry

This is one of her best red carpet looks. She look ah-may-zing! Image GETTYIMAGES.

This is one of her best red carpet looks. She look ah-may-zing! Image GETTYIMAGES.

Ms. Bell also wore some platinum and white diamond cuff bracelets, but her earrings were my favourite accessory. Harry Winston's diamond triple hoop earrings have long been some of my favourite designs.  Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Ms. Bell also wore some platinum and white diamond cuff bracelets, but her earrings were my favourite accessory. Harry Winston’s diamond triple hoop earrings have long been some of my favourite designs. Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Viola Davis- custom Micheal Kors (gasp) gown, Judith Leiber clutch, Harry Winston jewelry

Viola Davis looks best when she takes a simple approach to her red carpet styling. This vibrant yellow sequinned gown looked spectacular, especially with it's sleek styling.  Image REX

Viola Davis looks best when she takes a simple approach to her red carpet styling. This vibrant yellow sequinned gown looked spectacular, especially with it’s sleek styling. Image REX

Teresa Palmer- Armani Prive gown, Jimmy Choo clutch, Sophis Webster heels, Niwaka Collections jewelry

I love seeing velvet on the red carpet as it pushes the luxe factor of any garment up a few notches. Teresa Palmer looked Old Hollywood glamourous in this draped midnight blue number, and I loved her sleek styling and minimalist diamond and sapphire jewelry. Simply gorgeous. Image GETTYIMAGES/VOGUE.COM

I love seeing velvet on the red carpet as it pushes the luxe factor of any garment up a few notches. Teresa Palmer looked Old Hollywood glamourous in this draped midnight blue number, and I loved her sleek styling and minimalist diamond and sapphire jewelry. Simply gorgeous. Image GETTYIMAGES/VOGUE.COM

Brie Larson- custom Rodarte gown, Tyler Ellis bag, Roger Vivier heels, Forevermark jewelry

She looks so gorgeous in this colour! Image VOGUE.COM

She looks so gorgeous in this colour! Image VOGUE.COM

Emma Stone- Valentino Haute Couture Gown, Valentino bag, Jimmy Choo heels, Tiffany & Co. jewelry

I would have liked this gown much more had it been in a deep jewel tone since I had a hard time determining if this colour was peach, pink or ivory. Imagine it in emerald green or a sapphire blue! Still, it's beautiful, and Emma looks great.  Image VOGUE.COM/POPSUGAR.COM

I would have liked this gown much more had it been in a deep jewel tone since I had a hard time determining if this colour was peach, pink or ivory. Imagine it in emerald green or a sapphire blue! Still, it’s beautiful, and Emma looks great. Image VOGUE.COM/POPSUGAR.COM

A closeup of Emma's gorgeous Tiffany & Co. archive white diamond necklace and earrings.  Image THECOURTJEEWELLER.COM

A closeup of Emma’s gorgeous Tiffany & Co. archive white diamond necklace and earrings. Image THECOURTJEEWELLER.COM

Issa Rae- custom Christian Siriano gown, L’Dezen by Payal Shah jewelry

She looked so gorgeous! I loved everything about this look from the styling to the makeup, and especially the hair! Image VOGUE.COM

She looked so gorgeous! I loved everything about this look from the styling to the makeup, and especially the hair! Image VOGUE.COM

A closer look at Issa Rae's gorgeous diamond drop earrings.  Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

A closer look at Issa Rae’s gorgeous diamond drop earrings. Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Gillian Anderson- custom Jenny Packham gown Sophie Hulme bag, Jimmy Choo shoes, Chanel Haute Joaillerie

I love this lady, she looks so fantastic!  Image GETTYIMAGES

I love this lady, she looks so fantastic! Image GETTYIMAGES

Annette Bening- Pamella Roland gown

Stunning in this glittery striped number! Yaass gorgeous Ms. Benning!  Image VOGUE.COM

Stunning in this glittery striped number! Yaass gorgeous Ms. Benning! Image VOGUE.COM

Georgina Chapman- Marchesa gown, Marchesa bag, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

It's a beautiful gown and I love this colour on her, but I wish she'd worn her hair up because it's distracting from her gorgeous jewelry.  Image VOGUE.COM/GETTYIMAGES

It’s a beautiful gown and I love this colour on her, but I wish she’d worn her hair up beacuse it’s distracting from her gorgeous jewelry. Image VOGUE.COM/GETTYIMAGES

Regina King- Ramona Keveza gown, L’Dezen by Payal Shah jewelry

She looked so fabulous! She knows it, and it showed.  Image GETTY IMAGES

She looked so fabulous! She knows it, and it showed. Image GETTY IMAGES

Winona Ryder- custom Victor & Rolf gown

I can't critique Winona Ryder's look because it fits so well with her personality. This is the essential gothic princess gown, and it looked so good on her because it fits that dark, quirky look that she constantly wears. Had this been any other actress, it probably would have come off as frumpy and awkward.  Image TOMANDLORENZO.COM

I can’t critique Winona Ryder’s look because it fits so well with her personality. This is the essential gothic princess gown, and it looked so good on her because it fits that dark, quirky look that she constantly wears. Had this been any other actress, it probably would have come off as frumpy and awkward. Image TOMANDLORENZO.COM

Sofía Vergara- Zuhair Murad Haute Couture gown, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

I don't like sparkly flesh coloured gowns and I deplore 'cold shoulder' type sleeves, but I'm making an exception because it's such a departure from Ms. Vergara's usual red carpet fare. She looks great! I'm glad she chose slicker styling to tone the whole look down. Image VOGUE.COM

I don’t like sparkly flesh coloured gowns and I deplore ‘cold shoulder’ type sleeves, but I’m making an exception because it’s such a departure from Ms. Vergara’s usual red carpet fare. She looks great! I’m glad she chose slicker styling to tone the whole look down. Image VOGUE.COM

Her 'nude' diamond fringe earrings were gorgeous!  Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

Her ‘nude’ diamond fringe earrings were gorgeous! Image THECOURTJEWELLER.COM

So, which were your favourites?

Xx – Ana

We Love: Alena Akhmadullina Pre- Fall 2017

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017.  Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017. Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

For Pre- Fall 2017, designer Alena Akhmadullina continued her decade-long tradition of translating traditional Russian folk tales into imaginative collections full of gorgeous craftsmanship and magical imagery. Ms. Akhmadullina is a designer who tells stories through her work, and this season she drew inspiration from The Firebird; a beautiful tale involving a magical bird, a resplendent palace and a royal garden with enchanted golden apples… how fab!

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017.  Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017. Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

This translated into hand-painted prints of leaves and apples, embroidered birds, feathers and flowers, furry patchwork appliqués and elaborate intarsia knits. She based her looks in rich shades of blue, deep green, ochre, gold and black, and constructed them out of lux velvets, cashmere, silk tulle, satin, dupioni silk and fur.

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017.  Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017. Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Silhouettes were also suitably plush, with relaxed, slightly outsized shapes that echoed the look of pyjamas, nightdresses and robes- a look that pushed the sumptuous, dreamy feel of the collection even further. There were some traditionally regal touches to be seen in the form of sweeping robes, ruffled dresses and enormous quilted Mongolian- style coats, while cozy sweaters, soft trousers and sheer button- front blouses added a modern edge that brought all the fantasy into our time.

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017.  Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017. Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Oddly enough, the pieces that I was drawn to the most were the simpler ones- plainer knits, separates and the embellished slipdresses- these were the pieces that I could see people turning to time and again. Who wouldn’t love sumptuous, luxurious staples that would add a little fantasy to every day situations.

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017.  Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017. Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Alena Akhmadullina’s Pre- Fall 2017 collection was a beautifully illustrated ode to Russian culture, like a Faberge egg of the fashion world. Apart from being fabulously designed and immaculately constructed, it allowed really Ms. Akhmadullina to showcase her extensive couture training to best effect. The painted patterns were beautiful and imaginative, while all the fur embroideries and layered knitwear were spellbinding in their precise execution.

Gorgeously done!

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017.  Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017. Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Our Favourites: a bright blue handpainted slipdress, a black sweater with a furry patchwork wolf at the front, a dark green quilted coat with a painted apple print, a gold handpainted brocade slipdress, a black silk coat with a painted apple print and fur collar, a black silk coat with intricate Firebird embroidery at the back, a long dark green cashmere robe with feather embroidered lapels (love the blue version as well), a gold handpainted brocade robe with satin lapels, a yellow slipdress with an embellished black tulle overlay, a black button- front jacket with embroidered birds on the pockets, an embroidered blue cashmere sweater with matching trousers and a bright blue handpainted overcoat trimmed in fur.

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017.  Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017. Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017.  Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017. Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017.  Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017. Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017.  Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Alena Akhmadullina Pre Fall 2017. Image ALENAAKHMADULLINA

Xx – Ana

We Love: Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Sparkle, sequins, metallics, and even gold- tipped feathers ran a festive-looking thread thread throughout Chanel’s 2017 Métiers d’Art collection, the brand’s sixth and final runway show of 2016.

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Called Paris Cosmopolite the collection was inspired by all the glitz and glamour of Paris’ Hôtel Ritz, or rather “the evening dresses that women used to wear to dine at the Ritz” (which has just been given a fabulous facelift by the way). To Mr.Lagerfeld, The Ritz is “the cosmopolitan spot par excellence”, a place that buzzes with life, glamour and joie de vivre- qualities that every one of his Chanel offerings have maintained… it makes sense that he would focus on these particular feelings to excess throughout the collection.

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

“The Ritz is very gilded. Look, white with gold!” Karl Lagerfeld remarked after the show, gesturing at the lobby’s décor from his throne of a plush velvet couch. Maison Chanel has had a long history with the hotel, Madameoselle Coco famously lived there for 35 years, and the Chanel’s atelier are literally steps away from it’s back door. However, despite this famous connection, Mr. Lagerfeld emphasized that this offering was not based on Mademoselle Chanel herself, but the elegance of the hotel and its fabulous patrons who have visited throughout the years. “[There are] people from all over the world who’ve come to the Ritz. There were hundreds of dinners in the ’20s and ’30s, where women wore incredible things.”

And he truly produced some incredible things!

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Everything sparkled- almost every look was covered with some sort of glimmering adornment, and Mr. Lagerfeld piled on even more shine with metallic fabrics and glossy leather inserts. He based the majority of his looks in black and white, with deep tones of rose and dusty blue, and girly shades of blush and metallic silvery- lavender adding richly coloured accents.

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

It was all gorgeous: beaded jackets, embellished blouses, capri trousers covered in sequins, crystal- encrusted evening gowns with gold embroidery and feathered trims…showstopping things that showed off the work of Chanel’s ateliers to best effect. Glammed- up versions of Chanel classics appeared as well: tweeds that dissolved into trailing fringe, slim tweed suits covered in glimmering trim, and bouclé jackets shot through with gold and embellished with pearls, tweed roses, floral embroidery and gilded Plexiglass buttons.

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Plainer items like relaxed knits, tweed coats, leather trousers and sleek pantsuits were no less impressive. Their trim Parisian silhouettes and immaculate construction gave them a classic look and offered a refreshing interlude from all the glamour. A little modernity was added here and there in the form of outsized knitted cardigans, sleek knitted slipdresses, embellished crop tops and even a silky black puffer jacket- the perfect thing to wear when it’s just starting to get very cold.

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

It was a great collection. Chanel’s 2017 Métiers d’Art offering was a beautifully vibrant, elegant and glamourous ode to The Ritz and it’s fabulous aura. IT was also one of the house’s most polished collections in years. Mr. Lagerfeld hit every right note and it’s bound to be an offering that resonates well with loyal brand followers and new customers.

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Our favourites: a black and white tweed jacket with black leather sleeves and a draped shawl neckline, a black leather jacket with cape sleeves, a puffy white waffle- knitted coat, a gold leather jacket and matching trousers, a fringed black and white tweed coat with a matching scarf, a black tweed jacket with multicoloured fringe, a long beaded black evening jacket with a matching embellished sweater and pair of embellished trousers, a black tweed skirt suit with multicoloured beaded embellishments, an embellished black evening dress with an ostrich feather skirt, a knitted metallic silver slipdress, an outsized pink waffle- knitted cardigan, fringed gold tweed dress with a pink tapestry bodice, a black evening jacket with multicoloured sequin embroidery, an embellished gold evening gown with a gold feathered skirt, two white evening suits with floral appliqués, pearl beading and gold embroidery, a red tweed overcoat, a white skirt suit with whip- stitched detailing, a gold pailette- embellished ensemble with a cropped blouse and long skirt and a black velvet evening jacket with a matching bow- embellished organza skirt.

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d'Art 2017.  Image VOGUE.COM

Chanel Métiers d’Art 2017. Image VOGUE.COM

We Love: Sally LaPointe Pre- Fall 2017

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

For Pre- Fall 2017 Sally LaPointe continued her tradition of creating smart, polished garments with an easygoing New York attitude, releasing a collection that was full of sleek tailoring, luxurious materials and chic activewear. The lineup was full of cozy knits, softly- tailored trousers and skirts, bold outerwear and a plethora of gorgeous evening wear.

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Basing her looks in her signature outsized silhouette and sumptuous fabrics, the designer’s take on sportswear proved to be more leisurely than athletic, with subtle sporty references turning up throughout the collection through prints, colours and decorative details.

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sporty staples like hoodies, loungepants, tee-shirts and pullover sweaters were cut from luxurious cashmere, fur, and silk, and covered in intricate beaded adornments and sequinned embroidery. Worn with elegant pencil skirts, relaxed trousers, knitted slipdresses, fur shrugs, patterned coats and capes, she created a look that truly reflected a modern take on elegant chic.

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

As is usually the case, Ms. LaPointe’s most impressive work was seen towards the end with a captivating array of exquisitely- detailed evening wear that offered options for every kind of event. While her slinky gowns with low necklines and high slits were absolutely showstopping, some of her most intriguing work was seen in her exploration of evening separates: embellished trousers, sheer blouses, sparkling jackets and beaded sweaters that can last from cocktail hour into the night. An updated version of the evening pantsuit- a sheer black duster, silky blouse and a pair of sequinned trousers- were also ravishing.

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Simply put, Sally LaPointe’s Pre- Fall 2017 collection was a lesson in how to create the perfect wardrobe for today’s woman. It’s the select mix of elegance and urban chic, with just enough punch to keep fashion lovers satisfied until Fall.

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Our favourites: a grey bustier with front lacing, a patterned knitted bustier with a black turtleneck yoke and sleeves, a simple black cape with wide grey stripes, a black sequinned cocktail dress with a knitted turtleneck yoke and sleeves, blue and orange shibori patterned rabbit fur coat, a checqued bronze black and white sequinned evening jacket and trousers with matte black panels, a pair of structured grey sweatpants with crystallized ankle cuffs, a silver textured leather jacket with a detachable fur collar, a black sequinned evening jacket and trousers with white leather panels, a pair of pleated royal blue evening pants, a pair of black trousers with a matching chiffon tee-shirt embroidered with peacock feathers, a white outsized cable knit sweater with high slits, a pair of black and white cashmere knit trousers and a evening gown with peacock feather embroidery.

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017.  Image SALLYLAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe Pre Fall 2017. Image SALLYLAPOINTE