Thursday, February 14


Sunday, February 10 was a very busy evening in both London and Los Angeles as scheduling went array with both the Grammy Awards and the BAFTAs were held on the same night…
Let’s start with the Baftas - The British Acadamy of Film and Theatre Awards are always damned with freezing cold weather, and this year was no different as many starlets carried brolleys.

From best to worst - here goes...

Another Femme of Dior, Marion Cotillard faced the cold in this sunshine yellow Couture creation. The billowing drape and peek of skin brought happiness and smiles to the red carpet = 9/10

I was a bit jealous of Amy Adams, as she wore my favourite Elie Saab gown from the A/W 2012 collection. Love, love, love the choice. The Chantilly lace and exquisite beading is what Elie Saab is all about = 9/10

Jessica Chastain was a vision in this sapphire blue Roland Mouret. The asymmetrical gown was fit impeccably to her body as were the Harry Winston sapphire jewels. Couldn’t miss them! WOW! = 8/10

The Olsen’s are known to be risk-takers, so no surprise youngest sister Elizabeth Olsen rocked a black-and-white Chanel Couture gown with tiered ruffles = 8/10

Jennifer Lawrence again wore Dior Couture, as their newest face, but really what a chore that would be. Like really so hard. Once she removed her dark coat, her strapless pink gown was very lady like with stunning cascading stones = 8/10

Anne Hathaway appropriately chose British designer, Burberry. The black gown is nice but I don’t understand why she continues to wear column gowns which elongate her silhouette, considering she is already quite thin. Mind you I LOVE her hair. It looks BEYOND BRILLIANT = 7/10

Sarah Jessica Parker was just as disappointing as Beyonce in this Elie Saab jumpsuit. Like why…?! Why…?! Why would you wear a jumpsuit to a MAJOR red carpet, especially during an A/W Fashion Week season. I expected a lot more from this fashionista = 4/10

Dame Helen Mirren tried to join popettes Katy Perry and Kelly Osbourne with her lavender locks, but somehow she looked elderly with the purple rinse. The wrong choices continued with the long-sleeve gown Nicholas Oakwell white confusion – WTF = 3/10

NOW... The Grammy Awards...

While at the Staples Centre in downtown LA the music industry came to play as the biggest music gongs were handed out… A memo was sent to all stylists, advising them not to show too much puffy skin, which meant no cleavage and no hoohah!! Many stars abided by the rules but a few cheeky ladies pushed the barriers of the memo… Here goes – from best to worst…!

Roaring in Red = Red Hot Rihanna. The Barbados Babe was BEYOND stunning in this sophisticated candy-apple-coloured, custom dress by Azzedine Alaia. The A-line design was a change for Ri Ri as she looked more like a lady in this design, even though the cris-cross detail was a tad see-through. Apparently you could see her nipple ring but I missed it completely… This woman was a hot mama… and that hair AMAZING… I want that hair now = 10/10

Florence Welch is a style setter; she’s gorgeous in her dramatic style and stayed very much on trend with the emerald green Givenchy look. The custom gown was a modified version from the Givenchy Fall 2009 Couture collection. The exaggerated stud trend was rock chic/alien like but somehow she made it look fashion forward. Being constructed completely of sequins gave the dress great movement, also that thigh high split showed enough skin considering the high neck and long sleeves. Florence followed through with the Givenchy stilettos and clutch, all in Pantone’s recommended Emerald = 9/10

Adele is Adele, she isn’t stick thin, she isn’t sample size but she has her own style. I appreciate Adele wearing a colour other than like usual and a print is refreshing for Spring. Then really can you really go wrong in Valentino = 8/10

Roberto Cavalli may not have appeared himself on the red carpet but his gowns owned the floor as Miranda Lambert looked VAVAVOOOOOOM in this sexy black gown = 8/10

Katy Perry turned quite a few heads in this embellished keyhole (breast exposing) neckline Gucci gown. Katy also kept on trend with green, but with a lighter shade of mint green. The gown was skin-tight and Katy does have an amazing body to rock the tightness, but the gown looked classier on the model with less cleavage. Katy obviously ignored the memo = 7/10

Nicole Kidman tried to step back from the spotlight, as the date to her superstar husband Keith Urban. The gorgeous Aussie was quite demure in a gold Vera Wang full length gown. I think she is a bit stuck in these sleeveless statuesque gowns, having worn them at the Sags, Golden Globes and again at the Grammys. She didn’t stand out and the gown was forgettable, but all I hope is she chooses a different silhouette at the Oscars next weekend… P.S. Black shoes was a bad choice = 6/10

Kelly Rowland ignored the memo also, and even though she has a rocking body I felt a bit awkward when I looked at her in this Georges Chakra black gown. All the lines in her dress pointed directly to her private bits, and I found that quite foul. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the razor sharp cutouts and technique in assembling such a dress, but if there was a darker lining perhaps it wouldn’t have been so offensive = 6/10

Carrie Underwood also chose the Italian stilista for a breathtaking gown which had intricately worked lace. I loved the dress but I wish she didn’t accept the old fashioned bling, it aged her entire look = 6/10 (because of the bad jewels not because of the RC gown)

Taylor Swift was going for a Greek goddess-like look, and to be honest she didn’t look bad in J. Mendel but I am sick of her looking like a ‘goody-toe-shoes’. Apparently she has had a lot of boyfriends but she looks so demure all the time. I really want to see her look sexier, look more like a woman. I am a bit bored of her braided hair too… I’m just BLAH about this look = 6/10

Following in the heels of Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, Carly Rae also wore a Roberto Cavalli dress for the evening. The dress was beautiful but the look was ruinied with her immature make up and hair =6/10

TWO WORDS - Beyoncé disappointed. Whilst the Grammys is the chance to be fashion forward and take risks, I felt like Beyoncé was lazy in this Osman jumpsuit. The graphic lines were strong and on trend but it wasn’t glam, it wasn’t the most flattering option and it wasn’t worthy of being alongside the Givenchy gowns on the night = 5/10

Jennifer Lopez had one of the most memorable Grammy fashion moments in the plunging Versace but I would rather forget this Anthony Vaccarello asymmetrical gown. It was “a little shoulder and a little toooooo much leg,” as JLo nearly flashed her Vajayjay a few times and tried to cover it up with her Jimmy Choo clutch. That Angelina Jolie leg thrust was OTT and I would have preferred less intense hair. It was ‘really’ pulled back, like wow, she doesn’t need an eye lift with that pull back = 5/10

You would think if Faith Hill chose a little black dress she would be safe but…oh no she wasn’t. The J. Mendel cocktail dress cut her off just above the knees and the beaded necklace collar, sheer bodice, confetti-like sequins, and sweetheart neckline made the top of her dress too much to look at. No more words just a = 4/10
 Can't wait for the Oscars... ohhh... Hurry up Feb 25...

Ciao! Luciana xoxo

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Tuesday, February 5


Amanda Seyfried certainly looked like a lead actress in this dark midnight-blue hue. Amanda’s Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2013 stunner was unlike anything else seen at the SAGS. The fitted design cascaded with tiered layers, which forged into a fabulous trail behind her. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! LOVE THE COLOUR, LOVE THE STRUCTURE, LOVE THE CHOICE!!! BEST DRESSED = 10/10

Nicole Kidman is moving up the fashion stakes in leaps and bounds as shocked me in this beautiful Vivienne Westwood Couture midnight blue gown. Covered in floral appliqués, the stunning creation also featured a thigh-high slit. Even though some may say Nicole is wearing a different version of the same sleeveless column gown, this is one of my favourite. Nic looked so fresh faced with her perfect make-up and sleek straight hair. Love the complete look = 9/10

Anne Hathaway just keeps getting better and better. Best of all she knows how to time the appropriateness of her gowns. This stunning black tulle Giambattisa Valli Couture gown came right off the runway from Paris this week, and made the ‘Les Miserables’ actress look  pretty without being too girlie, and sophisticated and polished without being mature = 9/10

Jennifer Garner certainly stole the spotlight from her award winning husband Ben Affleck. The actress turned up the glamour on the red carpet, wearing a gold intricately embroidered strapless Oscar de la Renta gown = 9/10


You would not have known Marion Cotillard was sick, as the brand ambassador for Christian Dior was radiant in this ball gown. The flash of the white strapless bodice, which was contrasted with midnight-blue satin skirt and tied sash, in my eyes was magnificent. Even though the coral runway version was a little younger, I think the navy worked nicely for Marion = 9/10

Naomi Watts is just getting better and better in the fashion stakes, she was a vision in the perfect Marchesa strapless gown with silver metallic embroidery and crystal embellishments = 9/10

Modern Family’ starlet Sarah Hyland was a vision in violet in a strapless, purple Dolce & Gabbana gown rendered in an abstractly printed fabric. Rarely do you see print on a red carpet, let alone a print done welL = 8 ½ /10

Nina Dobrev popped in this hot-pink Elie Saab gown… She looked flawless in this sleek number, which include some subtle sexy cutouts and a monochromatic thin belt = 8/10

Claire Danes again rocked her BEYOND amazing post-baby body in a one-shouldered black and white Givenchy gown. The asymmetrical art deco-inspired embellishment down the side from hip to hemline took the gown from cute to Couture = 8/10

Fellow Dior ambassador Jennifer Lawrence wore more recent Christian Dior design, as her midnight blue Couture gown featured on the Paris runway just days ago. Jennifer’s was slightly altered to be wider around the bottom of the legs, with the addition of the train also… You would think this would make it easier for her to walk in, but as she got up to accept her award she did struggle… All the same, I loved the choice… So stunning… It is quite obvious that ‘midnight blue’ is the colour of choice for the evening = 8/10

Lea Michele looks every bit the fashionista in this fashion forward Valentino gown. I love how she carried this beautiful creation of art. I was very glad we didn’t get a flash of her leg in the usual thigh-high slit she chooses but I would have preferred her to get rid of her two toned hair… A full brunette look would have made this look complete = 8/10

Jessica Chastain kept to the theme of colour from the Golden Globes with this red Alexander McQueen gown. The sweetheart neckline gave her a sexy silhouette, but what topped off her glamorous classic look with Harry Winston jewels = 7.5/10

Naya Rivera opted for a Donna Karan Atelier design that showed off her figure with a mermaid silhouette and peekaboo sheer panel. The gown featured also beautifully delicate silk pleats = 7/10

Julianne Moore wore Chanel Couture Fall 2011 gown which I barely recognised. The plunging neckline was something I certainly didn’t remember from the runway, and the thick silk kept folding forward awkwardly. I remembered the adorable sweet floral appliqués at the bottom and that was my favourite part of look = 5/10

January Jones took a HUGE risk with this black and white Prabal Gurung look. The shorter cocktail-style dress was transformed from its original runway look with the addition of a longer skirt – but to tell you the truth I preferred the shorter look. I know she was trying to follow the formality of the SAGS but she is young, she is fashion forward, she could have carried it off perfectly. The addition of length, together with the napkin-like neckline and pompous hair made her look so old  
= 4/10

Julianna Margulies strutted in wearing a two-toned Chado Ralph Rucci dress. The alternating colours of the bodice, skirt and hemline, was a huge fashion risks as it wasn’t the most flattering or age appropriate. The beehive hairstyle didn’t work either = 3/10

Rose Byrne, my dear aussie friend, WTF… I love Valentino, I love his florals and his ruffles but not for an awards show like the SAGS. Oh hunny, why…?! The print is too big, the look is to day time, and you are attending an award show where actors are recognising fellow actors. This look makes me take her less serious… Majorly disappointed = 2/10 – The two is only because it is Valentino and I love VALE but oh so not right for the SAGS.

All in all, this read carpet was more fashion forward than the Golden Globes and not as glam as the Oscars will be but it was ohh soo gorgeous... Only a few more weeks and the biggest carpet of the all will be on offer... 

A dopo... Luciana xoxo

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Monday, January 14


The first real Hollywood red carpet certainly started with a bang, as the best of the best gathered in LA...

Bradley Cooper was one of the first to hit the red carpet and he always leaves a lasting impression. I love a man in black tie suit and Bradley is certainly the best dressed man of the night in Tom Ford - hands down. 

Another gentleman who you couldn’t miss was the one and only, Hugh Jackman… When I saw Les Miserables I knew he was worthy of the Golden Globe and certainly the Oscar for best actor… The man is beyond talented, and we can’t deny how good he looks in a tux. 

Hayden Panettiere wore a blush pink Roberto Cavalli gown with intricate ruched detailing and a classic mermaid fit. The nominated ‘Nashville’ actress went au naturel with sleek, extension-less hair and barely-there makeup, which gives an air of effortless-ness to her entire look.

The statuesque Nicole Kidman walked on the dark side with her regal and dramatic Alexander McQueen Spring 2013 gown. The gown, embellished with bronze studs at the neckline, was edgy with its solid panels and a littlewith see-through mesh middle.

Fred Leighton jewels, including bangles and a large cocktail ring, completed the look.
Thankfully, Nicole wore her hair curled in a far softer, more flattering style than we’ve seen of late.

Anne Hathaway brought all of her starlet glamour to the Globes red carpet, as the ‘Les Miserables’ actress found inspiration from a few seasons ago with her angelic Chanel Couture gown from Spring 2009. The dress was still fresh and sophisticated with its slightly flared, peplum top and structured column skirt, all crystallised with subtle embellishment.
Delicate bracelets and studs from Chanel Fine Jewellery didn’t complicate this glamour girl’s look. J’adore the fact she didn’t add anything around her neck, it didn’t need it and she looks one hundred times better for it… Plus she’s still pulling off her chic pixie cut with grace.

‘Skyfall’ songstress Adele is still flaunting her new-mom glow on the red carpet at the Globes since having her first child. Adele shone in a black, boat neck Burberry number with lace detail and a bracelet sleeve; it was nothing if not sophisticated. Apparently, Christopher made her gown in a week.

While the overall look could have been a bore for such a bold personality, she pumped it up with sparkling Cartier jewels and sizzling red, talon-shaped nails.

Katharine McPhee strutted with confidence in a black satin Theyskens’ Theory Spring 2013 gown.
The ‘Smash’ star accented her seductive ensemble with subtle bangles, a structured clutch, and sexy sky-high heels.

I love that Katharine is stepping away from her wholesome ‘American Idol’ roots and flaunting her fabulous figure. A high messy bun, nude lips and smoky eye make this look a true stunner.

Kate Hudson channelled her inner drama queen as she covered up in a black Alexander McQueen with long sleeves and a slight train. The flash of skin came into play with a significant keyhole-shaped detail.

The look was Victorian and vampy with its gold leaf embellishment at the waist and the intense metallic collar piece, although unfortunately Kate’s long blonde locks covered much of it and muted the impact – would have preferred her hair up… 

Jessica Chastain is a doll, literally she looks porcelain… The Best Actress Nominee opted for a sea-foam Calvin Klein gown. The backless halter gown shone alongside her sparkling Harry Winston jewels. Her flame-red hair will forever be a gorgeous colour, especially with any shade of blue or green.

The nominated Zooey Deschanel wore a glamorous red Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2013 gown with a voluminous skirt. While the dress is undeniably gorgeous, this is certainly not the first time we’ve seen this silhouette on Zooey. 

Pearls on her neck and wrist, plus a bouffant ponytail, only add to the 1950′s vibe. It is never a Deschanel look if it’s not complete with nail art, for this event it was Film-inspired.

Nicole Richie is impeccable in the Naeem Khan Spring 2013 pale blue floral embroidered and beaded jewel neckline gown. If this was not her best red carpet look ever, then it’s in the top two.

The ‘Fashion Star’ judge wisely opted for long sleeves, styling her look with a House of Harlow fringed bag, waves, stud earrings and flawless makeup completed her look.

Amy Adams stunned in a blush-coloured, mermaid Marchesa gown. While the colour choice is pretty, Adams does look a tad washed out. If this dress was a few hues darker, it might have been a grand slam, as opposed to merely the home run that it is. Plus I love the loose, finger-waved hair falling in front of one of her eyes.

Naomi Watts took my breathe away in this body-hugging Zac Posen gown in the hottest colour of the season: oxblood. Even though she remained covered in long sleeves, she still exudes an extraordinary amount of sex appeal thanks to strategically placed cut-outs.

This made to measure Tom Ford gown looked meticulous on Julianne Moore at the Globes. Julianne’s minimalist look was perfect with the bold black and white palette. The streamlined silhouette was cut to showcase curves, and it revealed a little skin with a draped open back. She topped off her sleek look with a magnificent pair of chandelier earrings, gold bracelets, and a gold and black embossed box clutch.

Jennifer Lawrence has definitely catapulted to Hollywood star and as the new face of Dior she carried herself well in this Christian Dior Fall 2012 Couture gown. The metallic belt made this gown a little younger and more modern for the starlet… Only thing is cone-bra-inspired bodice, not completely sold on it… 

Eva Longoria made a rather dramatic entrance as she wore an intense black Emilio Pucci, custom-designed for her. The lace bodice and chiffon-layered skirt flaunted all of her curves, with its provocatively placed slit in the front, a cut-out back and a nearly hip-high slit at the side. 

However, even with all that skin, the dress seemed a little heavy for her small frame…

With George Clooney on her arm, Stacy Keibler arrived looking every bit the bombshell. While George is the perfect accessory, she complemented her "arm candy" with a black strapless Armani Privé gown, which apparently was "hot off a plane from Paris." After bragging, when you take a double look, if it wasn’t for George, you could mistake Stacy for a trophy girl. 

Halle Berry wore a one-shouldered Atelier Versace Fall 2012 gown with an abstract pink pattern to this year’s Globes… Bringing back the ‘Angelina’ leg just in time for awards season, Halle showed off her toned bod with a thigh-high slit.

Berry was slightly underwhelming in this gown, obviously the dress is stunning (as seen on the runway – and how can’t it be when it is Versace) but it doesn’t WOW me on Berry.

Jennifer Lopez was a presenter at the Globes but she wasn’t very impressive…. It wasn’t an ugly Zuhair Murad gown, it just didn’t work with her figure. It feels too nude and not right for such a classy event. All the same her hair and makeup are flawless, as expected.

Taylor Swift seems to be getting more attention for her relationships than her work and I don’t think she deserves much attention for this fashion choice. Following her gorgeous appearance at the People’s Choice Award, where she wore a beautiful white Donna Karan Atelier gown, I don’t know how this is by the same designer… Unbelievable…

The taffeta gown and heavy train wasn’t good at all… The dark-plum colour is something we haven’t yet seen on Taylor, and hopefully never again. It isn’t the right colour against her pasty skin. Not happy Jan… She can look so much better…

Obviously, there were a lot of HITS but unfortunately a few that MISSED the mark... However, all in all the Golden Globe is a good indication of what to come for the 2013 awards season, and it would be an understatement for me to say I AM EXCITED!!! Can't wait for the Oscar's... 

Ciao! Luciana xoxo

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