Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Gucci gone wrong!

Is this the ugliest car ever?

Er, yes.

Sorry Gucci, but this little creation is totally chavtastic. You're doing for yourself exactly what Daniella Westbrook did for Burberry. And you know how long it took them to recover from that!

I mean, if you're aiming at the 20-something, Gucci logo wearing, Eurotrash boys (you all know who I am talking about), you've probably hit the nail on the head. Just wait for them to 'zoop' up that miniature car with super-size additions, a noisy engine and some disco lights. Just saying.

Thank God for the gorgeous Natasha Poly - not only does she hide some of that awful car, she somehow manages to add some seriously needed glamour to the ad. Still hate the car though.

Gucci: Stick to the day job. Love your clothes; hate your car.

P.S. If you're interested, this is what I'd quite like:

And if Mr Lagerfeld felt like giving me a chic (tasteful) Chanel interior then I'd be very happy!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Anna dello Russo gets Bridezilla's goat!

OMG, I think I've missed some breaking news!! Did Anna dello Russo get married in Cannes?

Vogue Nippon's Editor-at-large is famed for her outlandish outfits and sartorial experimentation, but, what was she thinking when she stepped out in this. Seems that the Kate Middleton effect is more infectious than I first thought! So much for being a leader...

Wearing a bespoke Alberta Ferretti creation, Anna looked more like a bride that had lost her way, than an Editor gracing the red carpet at Cannes.

And, being just weeks away from my own nuptials, I'm seriously not impressed with Anna trying to steal the thunder of real brides.

Leave the poofy white dresses to us Anna!

Ok, rant over.

So there's about 35 days to go before my wedding extravaganza begins (eeks!) and it looks like I'm going to be bang on trend. White is a major hit this summer!! Phew.

Here's how the stars perfected the white trend at Cannes:

My lady crush of the season: Uma Thurman looks just divine in this Versace number. The dress is a vision of perfection! I totally adore the thigh slit, the layers of maribou feather and the cut-out back. I'm actually toying with the idea of applying my scissors to my wedding dress... 

Showing how to wear white with class, the gorgeous Uma triumphs again. Beautiful Dolce frock!

Who says white is angelic? Rosie Huntington-Whiteley comes over all devilish in MaxMara.

I want to be Bianca Balti in this Dolce dress.

Jane Fonda is 73. Jane Fonda is wearing figure-hugging Pucci. Jane Fonda is amazing. Enough said.

Ok, so this isn't strictly white, but I just had to give style snaps to Zoe Saldana for this effort. She rocks!

And, because Bridezilla has her claws out, here's how not to wear white:




Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The fancy dress boat party where we dressed up...

...and no one else did.

Embarrassed? Moi? Never!


So I decided to draw even more attention to myself by pole dancing on the lower deck.

Hong Kong, so far, is going great! What a way to spend a Sunday afternoon...

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Met Ball 2011: An ode to Alexander McQueen

After the excitement of the Royal Wedding, it was hard to believe that we would be given another fashion feast so soon, but last night the Who's Who of fashion and film came together for the annual Met Ball bash.

This year, guests paid tribute to Alexander McQueen (RIP): A wonderful theme.

There were so many amazing outfits, I just don't know where to begin. So I'll start with the lovely ladies who wore McQueen...

Sarah Jessica Parker

 Salma Hayek

Gisele Bundchen

Daphne Guinness

They all look sensational. My fave has to be Daphne Guinness - she actually looks quite silly, but only she would have the guts to wear something quite so outrageous! It doesn't look on her, quite how it looked on the catwalk earlier this year. But as a tribute to the designer, Daphne certainly get's my vote!

And for those who chose to pay tribute to McQueen in other ways, here are my top ten:

Blake Lively in Chanel

Oh gosh, I just adore this number. The figure-hugging under-layer covered in draped fabric is a stroke of pure genius.

Madonna in Stella McCartney

When Madge does it well, she really smashes it. Classic and glamorous. Lovely.

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

 I am so feeling the thigh slit at the moment and Diane makes easy work of it in this dress.

Lily Donaldson in Erdem

If you've got it, flaunt it! Not many people could pull off this lace number, but Lily looks just divine.

Jennifer Lopez in Gucci

Love the colour, love the shape, love the frill, love it ALL!

Rene Zellweger in Carolina Herrera

Rene is always loyal to Carolina. And why not? She always look fab...and just look at those legs!

Miranda Kerr in Marchesa

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. That's all I have to say.

Fergie in Marchesa

I liked this. Then I didn't. Now I do again. I think the problem was, that it is much more delicate than we are used to seeing Fergie, but she pulls it off well.

Iman in Stella McCartney

If I look this hot when I am 55, I'd be wearing this sequin jumpsuit. Iman looks superb!

Shalom Harlow in Marchesa

The dress I love. The hair I do not. The dress has so much going on, that a sleek up-do would have been a much better finish. But, the dress itself is just amazing.

Here comes the McQueen!

Ok, so where have I been? This post is seriously late! Well, I've been in one of very few places in the world where the Royal Wedding did not take over every aspect of life. My beau and I have just returned from a Pre-moon in Cambodia. Pure bliss!

But, with technology as it is, there was no way I couldn't sneak a peak at what all the fuss was about. And, if I'm honest, I was a teensy-weensy bit gutted that I wasn't around to see it all in its full glory! But then we went off to see the sun set over some spectacular Angkor ruins and forgot all about it.

As always though, I just have to have my say.

First, the blushing bride...

I think there was a world-wide gasp when Kate emerged from her car. This dress is without doubt, absolutely stunning. It didn't really come as much of a surprise when it was revealed that Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen was the designer of choice. I think she did a smashing job!

Although I would probably have gone for more bling (if you can't do it when you are becoming a Princess, when can you?), I think this dress was the perfect choice for Kate. The simple elegance completely captured Kate's style. I think the decolletage is absolutely gorgeous: sexy yet understated. And the train - well, I think every girl I know dreamt of having one as long as this!

Kate's sister also looked fab! Interesting choice - a long white dress...I have certainly not been that kind!! The Middleton sisters totally rock that red carpet!

I love this snap - Kate really does look happy (and so she should, to be fair). I love a good veil and I think this one worked extremely well with her dress. I love the simplicity of her make-up too.

Kate's evening choice was somewhat less exciting. After the absence of bling earlier on in the day, I was hoping for something a bit more glam! I blame it on the cardigan - which was a rather strange choice, I must say!

The groom

When I was a little girl (well, teenager), I had a real crush on Prince William. Who didn't?! As time passed, he lost my affections (and quite a bit of hair - poor thing)... But on his wedding day, he did scrub up pretty well. No rekindling of my fondness for him, but I certainly thought he looked the part.

The mini-me's

OMG! Just so cute! Mini Kate and Williams. I wonder if these kids were really aware of the enormity of the big day? Probably not - and that's why they look like ordinary kids having fun.

The Queen of Darkness

There were no real stand outs when it came to the guests - some amazing hats, some pretty dresses, but nothing exceptional.

You can always trust VB to draw attention to herself, though. Dressed in black from head-to-toe, she looked like the Grim Reaper. Poor choice Vic.

I could have forgiven her, had she gone for bright accessories, but those killer heels and funeral-esque hat were so not right for this occasion.

Erm, also, why were they there???

A royal tribute

There's nothing quite like some tacky memorabilia, but these nails take it to a whole new level. Hilarious!