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gucci by Frida Giannini 2009

Above are the pictures from Frida Giannini’s (the creative director for Gucci) designs for the 2009 Gucci collection. I’m loving the leather jacket with the buckles. Leather jackets have definately been the “it” item for this winter and this one here is definately rocking. The black dress, although it missed the high season for the full length casual dress, this walks that line between casual and formal. The top of the dress and neckline are a different but sexy take on the full length dress and the flower print on the dress helps to dress it down just that little bit more. I’ve always loved flowy fabrics and the chiffon and draping on the dress is definitely no exception.

gucci gown rhianna awards unicef02/06/2008 - Rihanna - Madonna and Gucci Host "A Night to Benefit Raising Malawi and UNICEF"

Rhianna is a favourite of Frida Gianni as well and at the “A Night to Benefit Raising Malawi and UNICEF” hosted by Gucci and Madonna in February 2008. I think the Gucci green dress she wore to the event is positively gorgeous and elegant. The belt adds that tiny bit of edge to the elegant dress which totally suits Rhianna.

gucci rihanna

I like this pink Gucci dress as well although I think that Rhianna’s hair and makeup sort of ruin the elegant look. I’ve never been a big fan of her short hair cut, but I think it looks quite strange here with the curls creating too much volume at the top, leaving the side and back looking cropped and boyish. While the eye makeup colour look awesome, they don’t really suit the dress and would be better suited to a night out clubbing. The lipstick is also definitely too light for the overall look. The brooch completes the look and brings the it up a notch and a half.


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July 23, 2009 at 5:14 am

Ana Torres 2009 Bridal Collection

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The following dress has a classic basic style which looks lovely but is dressed up with the sun-ray pleats the whole way around the skirt of the dress. It elongates the skirt (and thus the legs) of the bride.The change of direction as the fabric is pulled tight around the waist helps to accentuate the small waist. Loving it.

Ana Torres 2009 Bridal Collection

I’m in love with the next dress because of the use of lace. It looks like very fine lace and that is one of my all time dreams for a wedding dress so of course I was drawn to this dress. The beautiful flow and falling of the skirt, combined with the golden embroidery and pearls around the waist, just top off the whole design. Dream design!

Ana Torres 2009 Bridal Collection 1

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July 16, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Terry Fox 2009 Bridal Collection

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Terry Fox 2009 Bridal Collection

The bottom of the dress and the edging shown on the right side of the dress (the left as we see it) looks horrible. but the photo shoot is gorgeous and the bodice with matching jewelry is nothing short of beautiful.

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July 15, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Ruth Tarvydas Spring Summer 2009 “Hollywood” Collection

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Another posting for the Tarvydas Collections. This is from the “Hollywood” Spring Summer Collection of 2009.I chose to post this dress because of the detailing on the front of the dress around the neck line. The picture really isn’t that good and doesn’t show off the dress properly because the model is so pale and as a result the dress doesn’t stand out, but I have seen it before on another girl wearing it to their school ball and it looked amazing. It would look positively stunning in either a dark but bright red or royal blue with silver detailing, or in a darker purple with golden detailing.

Ruth Tarvydas - Spring Summer 2009 HollywoodRuth Tarvydas - Spring Summer 2009 Hollywood

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July 13, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Zuhair Murad 2009 Spring Summer Collection

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These are just a couple of the dresses from the Zuhair Murad 2009 Spring Summer Collection – my favourite ones of course.

Zuhair Murad 2009 Spring Summer Collection

The photography for these dresses, both above and below, is the style I love to see for the maxi dresses with lots of fabric. It looks awesome and you get to see just how big the skirt is.I love the pattern and colour of the dress below in particular. As much as I like the backing of that dress as well, I adore the above dress’s neck and waist line – the tucks, folds, draping, and to top it off, the added patterning. They both remind me of the versions that I have seen produced by Kookai in the 2009 Summer Collection.

Zuhair Murad 2009 Spring Summer Collection

The use of colours in the dress below are beautiful. I usually absolutely hate brown and blue being mixed together, but this looks exquisite – especially with the soft fabric and draping. It’s beautifully emphasised with the lines of the folds at the top of the dress and the knot tie over.

Zuhair Murad 2009 Spring Summer Collection

Generally, I hate both metallic dresses and sequined dresses. However this seasons rise in use of sequins for party dresses has made me begin to appreciate the more classier styles of it. This dress below by Zuhair Murad, is beautifully done and manages to looks classy and sophisticated without the usual tackiness that I usually relate to shiny over the top pieces.

Zuhair Murad 2009 Spring Summer Collection 4

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July 11, 2009 at 4:20 am

Lazaro Autumn 2009 Bridal Collection

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I absolutely love the set design and backdrop for the photography of this campaign. It’s exquisite and I love the mysterious shadows and lurkings of hidden forests/flora. It’s beautiful and I think it really sets the wedding gowns off with the colour scheme they chose. The dresses stand out extremely well and the detail looks amazing. I’m probably more in love with the photography than the dresses, but as far as big dresses go, I quite like this top dress. I like the details around the bodice with the lace in particular.

Lazaro Autumn 2009 Bridal Collection

Normally I’m not a fan of big puffy “princess” dresses, nor am I a fan of dresses like the one below with the skirt not starting and accentuating outwards until mid thigh, but in this case, I was quite taken back by the design. It still reminds me immensely of the bridesmaid dresses in the movie  My Big Fat Greek Wedding. That alone scares me. I think I am perhaps more impartial to this dress because again I like the photography and the scene.

Lazaro Autumn 2009 Bridal Collection


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July 10, 2009 at 8:28 am

Vintage Ozzi Clark Gown on the Red Carpet

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Emma Watson Harry Potter premiere Ozzi Clark

Emma Watson Mishap Marilyn monroe moment HArry Potter Premiere Ozzi Clark This 1970’s vintage Ozzi Clark gown was worn by Miss Fashionista of the moment, Emma Watson. She appeared on the red carpet for the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince in the gorgeous full length gown.  I’m positively in love with it and the way that it both drapes and the way that it has been cut.

Her elegant but simple up do and makeup compliments the dress perfectly and she has an overall feminine chic look going on here. Of course it probably helps that she is naturally gorgeous… What I wouldn’t give to trade places.

Of course, it’s unfortunate for her that the waist high split became a hazard when mixed with gusty winds at bad weather at the premiere. She had what is now being called her own little ‘Marilyn Monroe moment’ (seen left). At least she was wearing underwear is all I say.

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July 9, 2009 at 4:28 am