Fall 2010/11 Couture

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By Blerona

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This years Fall 2010 Couture Catwalk has beaten every other catwalk collection this season alone. Couture designers such as Valentino, Elie Saab, Chanel, Armani Prive and much more graced us with beautiful works of art with every model that walked on the runway, taking us into another fantasy land. The look for Chanel’s collection was themed towards a heavyweight daywear meets Byzantine-inspired sundower dresses. Some colours included dark palette of camine red, espresso, inky blue, faux nude, and aqua blue. Some details on the runway, notched v-necklines, asymmetric buttons, embroidery, floral appliqués and crystal beading. Main accessory were jeweled cuffs and buckled metallic belts.

Chanel

Elie Saab’s beautiful collection was themed around ballgowns, and Oscar winners and all those that tread the tapis rouge (red carpet). Some key items in the collection included one-shouldered dresses, thigh-split skirts, and full-skirted gowns with layers of semi-sheer for light touch. Trims seen in the collection included heavy and elaborate beadwork, all-over sequins, paillettes, floral embroideries on sheers and goddess drapes.

Elie Saab

Jean Paul Gaultier’s look themed towards art deco vamp, complete with red lips, and smokey eyes. Silk, satin charmeuse, cashmere knits, Chantilly lace and velvet fabrics were used. Trims included pleated leather, feather fringes, black sequins, all-over paillette patterns and fur trims.

Jean Paul Gaultier

Christian Dior resembled a hothouse bouquet inspired by nature, still-life photography and flowers. Key items included fitted jackets, ruffled necklines, and dramatic red-carpet gowns. Vibrant brights such as daffodil yellow, cornflower blues, poppy red, fuchsia pink, cool aqua tones and sharp contrast of black and white were used in the collection.

Christian Dior

Giorgio Armani Prive’s collection reminded us of the iconic 1970s Charlie Girls. Key items in the couture show pantsuits, cape-sleeved sheath dresses, and skirt suits with flared peplums. Details and trims included all-over sequines and pailletes, polished wood buttons, leather buckles at the neck, three-dimensional beaded domes, and brooch-like fastenings with gold-horns.

Giorgio Armani Prive

DIY Button Earrings

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By Blerona

Watching Red Carpet events always makes me want to get dressed up for no reason, I fall in love with elegance and glamour on the red carpet. Beautiful statement dresses with simple jewelry pieces or simple dress with dramatic jewelry pieces. I have to say my all time favorite look was Angelina Jolie’s at the 2009 Oscars. She wore a simple but beautiful Elie Saab black dress with stunning emerald Lorraine Schwartz earrings. It’s amazing what jewelry can do for any outfit.

 

Here is my inspired Red Carpet Earrings, made from Swarovski Rhinestone Buttons

Materials:

Directions

Step 1: Take pliers and cut the shank off the back of rhinestone buttons.

Step 2: (Optional) File down the back of button, making it smooth

Step 3: Glue earring backs to the back of rhinestone buttons with E6000 (let dry for 30mins)

Step 4: Ready to WEAR!

Oscars Red Carpet 2010

By Blerona

Last nights Oscars were as glamorous and entertaining as ever year. With well deserved winners and great opening acts what’s not to love, but for most of us before the awards even begin the entertainment starts on the red carpet. Here’s a recap of what the stylistas wore on the Red Carpet.

Red Carpet WinnersCameron Diaz in Oscar De La Renta, Sandra Bullock in Marchesa, Diane Kruger in Chanel Haute Couture,  Demi Moore  in Versace Altier

Armani Prive Haute CoutureAmanda Seyfried and Jennifer Lopez

Elie Saab Houte CoutureAnna Kendrick  and Rachel McAdams

Hits Or Misses?Hilary Swank  in Armani Prive, Charlize  Theron in Christian Dior, Zoe Saldana in Givenchy