Paris Spring / Summer 2011 (2)Paris Spring / Summer 2011 | Uptown Twirl - Part 2

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Valentino Vixens…

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This week Anne Hathaway, Alexa Chung and Elle Fanning all chose to look lovely in Valentino.

For the “Love & Other Drugs” New York Premiere, Anne Hathaway chose a stunning Valentino Fall 2010 dress. The adorable tiered silhouette with floral print and fringing is sophisticated yet oh-so sweet. And the long sheer bow at her neck adds the perfect finishing touch. Anne Hathaway always oozes Old-Hollywood glamour on the red carpet and I love this look on her!

Chung wore a dress from the Valentino Resort 2011 collection to the premiere. With a tucked in waist and A-line skirt, this dress gives Chung’s usual off-beat cool aesthetic a definite girly edge. Meanwhile, Elle Fanning looked cute as a button in a strapless Valentino Resort 2011 dress. Covered in divine floral appliqués with a bow at the waist, this dress is just too adorable! Love it!

Valentino Spring / Summer 2011

The perfect word to describe the Valentino Spring / Summer 2011 collection is: DIVINE!

Delicate lace, ruffles, tulle and floral embellishment; this collection is the epitome of classic beauty with a youthful, fresh edge. Looks were belted high on the waist and fell to the floor or mid-thigh. A beautiful colour palette of white, blush pink, black, nude and Valentino red made for an unbelievably beautiful collection. And for Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, they received the ultimate stamp of approval – a standing ovation from the founder of the house Valentino himself.  

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Who was your favourite Valentino Vixen? xx

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Chanel Oh La La in today’s Espresso Shot Of News…

Chanel is my true fashion love. My crème de la crème. Anyone wearing or talking Chanel instantly captures my undivided attention.

Last weekend Chanel Fine Jewellery sponsored the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Arts gala. Kate Bosworth, Kirsten Dunst, Rachel Bilson and Ginnifer Goodwin all attended wearing Chanel. Kate Bosworth and Ginnifer Goodwin looked stunning in black gowns, while Rachel Bilson chose a look from the Cruise 2010 collection (also worn by Georgia Jagger in the ad campaign). Kirsten Dunst wore a white full length gown and striking red lips to ooze Old-Hollywood glamour.

Chanel Spring/Summer 2011

Decedent, intense and undeniably beautiful, the Chanel Spring / Summer 2011 was pure perfection collection. The collection took inspiration from the Last Year at Marienbad, a film from the early sixties in which Chanel herself originally designed the costumes for Delphine Seyrig (the leading lady). With an epic 87 looks, the runway show went for 18 minutes and was accompanied by the sound of a full orchestra of 80 musicians.

As for the clothes… well they were everything a Chanel dream is made of. Incredibly beautiful, exquisite detailing and heaven sent! This collection also had an unexpected cool – Chanel suits were expertly moth-eaten, denim was frayed, there were digital floral prints and feather embroidery.

It was pure luxury on the Chanel catwalk xx

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Chanel handbags are my all time favourite! Here are a couple from the Spring / Summer collection… enjoy xx

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Monday Make-up Spotlight…

Statement Lips At Fendi

Fendi’s Spring / Summer 2011 collection (pictured above) popped with striking lip colours that just make you want to kiss! Shades of fluorescent melon, cerise, and fuchsia were hand-mixed by Make-up artists to achieve these luscious statement lips. Hair was straight and left down while eyes were left natural; drawing all focus to those spectacular lips!  So don’t shy away from the make-up spotlight; make your lips hard to miss! 

Dark Eyes A La Chanel

Season after season nothing says sexy like smoky, dark eyes. Chanel perfected this look, bringing drama, edge and mysterious beauty to its Spring / Summer 2011 collection (pictured below). Chanel’s Global Creative Director of Make-Up, Peter Philips, used an emerald tinged onyx black shade on eyes. Hair was perfectly neat while lips and cheeks were kept natural with just a little rosy shimmer. When emphasising the smoky eye, expect a dark, alluring summer!

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In The Pink At Nina Ricci

Going pink from lash to brow, Nina Ricci’s collection was all about the eyelids (pictured below). Pretty, feminine and whimsical; the make-up and styling perfectly accompanied the look and feel of the collection. Mascara and eyeliner were kept to a minimum, drawing you in to the models’ lovely big eyes. Porcelain skin and messily swept back hair also hit just the right spot. For oh so pretty lids, make it pink!

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What darling make-up looks are you excited to try or simply cannot live without? xx

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