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Proenza Schouler’s First Vogue Cover

The February 2011 issue, is the first Vogue cover for both Kristen Stewart and designers, Proenza Schouler (Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough).  Stewart appears on the cover wearing a gorgeous look from the Spring / Summer 2011 collection. Photographged by Mario Testino, Lazaro Hernandez has said of Stewart,

 “She’s very much the girl we have in mind when we design. It’s cool to see Kristen in the clothes because she’s not ‘the lady, and that’s exactly who we see in those clothes”…

Rodarte Not Eligible For An Oscar Nomination For Black Swan

Rodarte will not receive an Oscar or credit for the extraordinary ballet costumes they have created for Black Swan (pictured above right). Rodarte created 40 ballet costumes along with Natalie Portman’s knitwear and dresses for the film. At the time Rodarte didn’t negotiate credits in their initial contract and were not part of the Costume Designers Guild until recently. The guild rules state only the official designer is eligible. Costume designer, Amy Westcott, has been given the front credit. The film is currently nominated for a Costume Design BAFTA and is anticipated to also receive an Oscar nomination…

The Hermès Paris Window Display

Unveiling the Winter 2011 window display in Paris (pictured above left); the words whimsical, opulent, romantic and delightful immediately spring to mind. The intricate display windows change every season and are the work of Design Director, Leïla Menchari. Handbags and other luxury items are incorporated into the fairytale like display. This is one seriously gorgeous window…

Chic This Week –
Michelle Obama

In a delightfully unexpected twist, The First Lady, Michelle Obama wore a stunning Alexander McQueen gown this week (pictured right). In shocking red, the gown has an exquisite floral print in black, but I also love the beautiful shoulder and neckline detailing. My favourite First Lady of Fashion moment yet!…

Halle Berry to be honoured at Style Awards

Halle Berry is to be honoured at the Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards next month. The actress will receive the newly titled Lacoste Spotlight Award. The awards will take place in Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 22nd. Meanwhile, also this week, Berry attended the Golden Globes in a chic black corseted Nina Ricci gown (pictured right)

The Black Swan costumes look amazing! What do you think about Rodarte not receiving the credit? xx

Photos from: purseblog.com / Styleite.com / fashionologie.com / graziadaily.co.uk / style.com

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An ‘On Point’ Trend

Be Ballet Beautiful…

Chic, Sophisticated & Whimsical… think soft sheer fabrics, tutu skirts & ballet flats

Dance away in some divine Ballet inspired creations that are simply to-die-for!

Awaiting the release of the highly anticipated film Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman (pictured right), Ballet is once again taking the spotlight. For the Spring / Summer 2011 collections, designers took inspiration from the beautiful world of Ballet.

From Erdem to Chloé and David Koma, designers created divine pieces that would look just as at ease centre-stage as they did on the catwalk. With fitted bodices and flaring skirts, the Ballet trend is exquisitely beautiful, feminine and soft.

At Chloé, nude leotards with low sculpted backs were worn with billowing below-the-knee pleated skirts. In a colour palette of white, beige, camel and black tones; red ballet flats added an unexpected eye-catching twist. While the models at Erdem wore lace, embroidered flowers and gorgeous shoes tied up the calf like ballet slippers.

Visions of Ballet-Inspired Loveliness…

Are you loving or loathing the Ballet look? xx

 

All Catwalk Photos from style.com | Black Swan photo from grazia.com.au