Diane Kruger

Best of the Golden Globes 2017

The Golden Globes kicked off Awards Season last night and with some awesome nominations, the red carpet was awash with talent.  The Globes is usually a pretty good barometer for how fashion and couture week trends translate on the red carpet but this year, the fashion was decidedly underwhelming and, well, just a bit meh.

Amongst the metres and metres of unnecessary draping, there were however a few gems to be found and as usual, it was the risk takers who were on point.

Here are my best dressed gals at the 2017 Golden Globes and a couple who should have maybe stayed home that night…..

1. RUTH NEGGA in metallic Louis Vuitton.  Shunning the drape for a metallic column dress with corset detailing, NEGGA was a futuristic dream on the red carpet & that Gemfields x Fred Leighton cuff finished the outfit off to perfection.

2. MANDY MOORE showcased a caped Grecian style dress by Naeem Khan & looked every inch the screen siren.

3. KRISTEN BELL in Jenny Packham.  From that on trend icy blonde bob, to the modern lines of her Jenny Packham gown.  Dax + Kristen = Red carpret couple goals.

4. BLAKE LIVELY in Atelier Versace and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery.  Uh-mazing.  Lively can veer into the boring end of the spectrum during awards season but this dress, handpicked by Donatella herself, is something else.  Extra points for stepping out of your comfort zone Blake.

5. GINA RODRIGUEZ wore white Naeem Khan and Chopard jewellery and stayed just the right side of bridal by teaming it with an ultra modern beauty look & plunging neckline.  Kudos Jane, Alba would be proud.

6. KRISTEN WIIG in Reem Acra.  Wiig’s choices are bolder with each award ceremony and it looks like she’s found her groove with this one.  Top marks for sporting THE hairstyle for Ss17 ahead of the curve.

7. EMILY RATAJKOWSKI chose sunset yellow Reem Acra and topped it off with accessories from H. Stern.  She’s definitely not one of my favourite people but a great outfit deserves a mention.

8. EVAN RACHEL WOOD in Altazurra.  Asked about her outfit choice and why she wasn’t wearing a dress, Wood said “I’ve worn a dress every single time and I love dresses.  I’m not trying to protest dresses but I wanted to make sure young girls and women know that it’s not a requirement.”  Slay. 🖤

My top pick from the afterparty was an easy one with no competition at all, one dress, and one only deserved its own VIP area complete with fluffers.  Voyeurs, feast your eyes on Diane Kruger….

In this 70’s disco Nina Ricci high necked dress and Charlotte Olympia accessories, Kruger sported one of her best ever looks at the InStyle Golden Globes afterparty.  Looking to recreate this look on the high street?  Keep your eyes peeled for my runway to high street feature coming soon.

Special mention to Sarah Jessica Parker for her nod to the late Carrie Fisher with these Mexican braids.  Ignore the dress, apart from it being freaking cray, it’s way too bridal for an awards ceremony…

Lastly, two people who should have just stayed in bed.  Step forward Felicity Jones in baby pink Gucci.  It’s not the dress that’s the problem here – put this on Sienna Miller or Florence Welsh and it’s a dream come true but the cutesy bangs and the girly makeup push this look into toilet roll cover territory.  Not cool.

I’ve saved the best for last, Krrueche Tran wearing everything that’s appalling about fashion in one outfit and looking like she’d wandered in to a gas station asking for directions to prom.  Fuschia pink, check. Satin, check, ruching, check.  Put a drawstring around it and you’ve got a hideous Venetian blind.  I can’t even, nor should I have to.

Want to try to re relate these looks with the best options from the highstreet?  Look out for my post on red carpet dressing, or shoot me an email for personal styling suggestions.  If you’re looking to recreate this fuschia pink disaster then strike me off your friends list and head to Hillary’s Blinds.  I don’t need that kind of crap in my life.

Laters.

Pixie xo

2015 CFDA Awards

The CFDA Awards recognise exceptional talent within the fashion industry and this year the nominees were all outstanding within their respective field.

Typically, designers arrive to the awards ceremony with a muse dressed to impress in something from the Designer’s current collection and competition on this years CFDA Awards red carpet was fierce.  from Anna Ewers in an Alexander Wang pailette dress with stomp boots, Amanda Seyfried in glittering Rodarte, right through to Janelle Monae in a stunning Tadashi Shoji cape dress, the red carpet was awash with knockout frocks.

There were a variety of presenters including Kim Kardashian and Taraji P. Henson giving out the awards, all eyes were on Kim Kardashian in Proenza Schouler as she hit the event within hours of announcing her second pregnancy, and the unveiling of the Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair cover.

Karlie Kloss never gives less than fantastic on the red carpet and this event was no different, wearing a DVF floor length Spanish inspired polka dot frock cut low at the front, the model looked phenomenal and confessed that under her gown, she wore flat shoes all night and felt great.

Models of the moment Natasha Poly and Gigi Hadid lit up the red carpet in Michael Kors; Poly in a statement red dress and Hadid in a glittering gold flared leg jumpsuit.

Juliette Lewis looked ethereal as she floated on to the red carped wearing a two piece Christian Siriano princess gown.  I have to admit, I had an audible gasp when I saw this gorgeous gown.

My ultimate favourite of the night was Diane Kruger, we all know the girl got immense fashion game and in a Prabal Gurung red garnet bustier gown, she was On Fleek.  As a wildcard runner up, I’m giving special credit to model Binx Walton for her conceptual Hood By Air creation, incidentally, Shayne Oliver of Hood By Air took home the award for Swarovski Award for Menswear.

“I am so glad to know there is life after winning a lifetime achievement award” Tom Ford on being named the CFDA Menswear Designer of the year 2015.

You can view the full CFDA Red Carpet Fashion gallery below, hit me up and let me know which on is your favourite and which you’re not so keen on….

Pixie x

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The full list of CFDA 2015 Winners is below:

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year: Tom Ford

Accessories Designer of the Year: Tabitha Simmons

Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Rosie Assoulin

Swarovski Award for Menswear: Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Betsey Johnson

The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard: Instagram

The Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert: Millard “Mickey” Drexler, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of J.Crew Group, Inc.

International Award: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Red Carpet Winners & Sinners

As the 2015 Cannes Film Festival draws to a close, I’m taking a look back at the fashion triumphs and fails on the red carpet.  Cannes always brings out the best in the A-list and this year was no exception, we even had some fresh new faces mixing things up.  The collaborations were top notch this year with Chopard showcasing some amazing pieces and this time choosing to work with some younger talent, something I think will work well for the brand.

Joan Smalls and Kendall Jenner chose midriff baring two piece gowns that seemed wrong for an event as prestigious as Cannes, but were oh so right.  Kendall wore the style two nights running and cemented her place at the top of the Fash pack as she twirled for the waiting paparazzi.

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The L’Oreal posse were out in force and looking every inch as glamorous as they do in the commercials (after all, they’re worth it), and whipping up a storm on social media as they captured their every move.  Eva Longoria, Jane Fonda, Karlie Kloss et al played to the media perfectly, posting videos of them dancing, being made up and just generally larking about pre red carpet.

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Karlie Kloss was a front runner in the beauty and style stakes, doing Cannes proud in an ankle length custom Versace gown on day one and setting a precedent for the rest of the Festival.

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This year in an unexpected move, the organisers banned flats from the red carpet insisting that in order to uphold the glamorous reputation of the Film Festival, heels must be worn by all gals making an appearance. Although everyone managed to scrape an A+ in the heel test, the organisers weren’t so lucky in their mission to ban selfies from the event.

Chopard didn’t skimp on the shiny for the event lending out some amazing jewels to models, actresses and society girls.  Kendall Jenner was selected to wear a million dollar collar necklace with her gothic black two piece and Poppy Delevingne wore some serious showstopper jewels with her custom Burberry gown.

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There were so many style winners throughout the Film Festival including Kendall Jenner, obviously, Karlie Kloss, Lea Seydoux, Natasha Poly, Jourdan Dunn, Diane Kruger and Natalie Portman.  The bar was set high but these girls kept their game strong night after night, Diane Kruger went a little left of centre opting for a Dolce and Gabbana mini from next seasons collection early on, followed by a stunner of a floorsweeper at the closing of the Festival.

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Some of the more daring competitors in the style stakes were Fan BingBing, Lupita Nyong’o and Li BingBing.  Exhibiting bold colours and fairytale looks fresh from the runway.

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Special mention to Sienna Miller for ‘Services To Hair’ throughout the Film Festival. Miller managed to twist her shaggy bob into an array of different styles without it ever looking overdone or processed, and her style wasn’t too shabby either.  Top marks Miller, you’ve done us Brits proud.

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Style sinners at Cannes included Lady VIctoria Hervey in a golden foil disaster with some frisky fish…..

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Irina Shayk in (more) gold Versace….

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Mindy Kaling in an ill fitting porange number (sorry Mindy, I’m a huge fan, just not of this outfit)

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And last east but not least, Victoria Silvstedt for just way too much sheer and not in a ‘cool like Beyoncé’ way…

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This year Cannes gave us not one, but two contenders for the ‘What Were They Thinking’ award; feast your eyes on these…

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So Cannes is over for another year and you know when your monthly magazine haul drops its going to be filled with pictures from the Film Festival but you can rest assured that you were ahead of the curve dear Voyeur and you’ve probably already picked out your favourite…..

Pixie x

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