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Who wore what: CFDA Awards

Now here’s one awards ceremony that gets us really excited. The CFDA Awards are the Oscars of fashion and the red carpet was spectacularly good.

A quick round-up of the winners for you…

  • Womenswear Designer of the Year: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen (beat Marc Jacobs!)
  • Menswear Designer of the Year: Billy Reid
  • Accessories Designer of the Year: Reed Krakoff
  • International Award: Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garçons
  • Swarovski Awards for Emerging Talent: Joseph Altuzarra for womenswear, Phillip Lim for menswear and Tabitha Simmons for accessories
  • Media Award: Scott Schumann and Garance Doré
  • Founders Award: Andrew Rosen (CEO of Theory and Helmut Lang)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Tommy Hilfiger
  • Fashion Icon Award: Johnny Depp

Yes, yes, yes but who wore what? Regarde…

The Olsens wear The Row – obv

Alexander Wang and Carine Roitfeld stick to black – so fashion

Anna Wintour wears Marc Jacobs to present Tommy Hilfiger with his award

Arizona Muse wears DvF

Yay for Cynthia Rowley rocking match-matchy printed trousers

Dakota Fanning wears Proenza Schouler AW12 (the one we weren’t too keen on…but she looks good)

Kate Bosworth wears spangly Altuzarra

I adore Zoe Saldana’s Prabal Gurung gown

Quirky Tabitha Simmons with model Karen Elson in Proenza Schouler

Pics: The Telegraph + The Daily Mail

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LFW day2/3: Stella McCartney vs Mulberry

Both shows were packed with celebs, drama and were one of LFW’s hottest tickets so how did Stella’s starry dinner compare with Mulberry’s magical woodland?

Mulberry: yetis + monsters!

Halloween came early at Mulberry as monsters, yetis and Where The Wild Things Are inspired outfits were de rigour…as well as some elegant gowns and sensational printed parkers – my new lust-have.

You’ll be wearing furry gilets and jackets belted at the waist with thick woolly items and sleek lady-like skirts teamed with heeled hiking boots (dig them out from Winter ’10). Tangerine and burnt tones with brown and black zigzags, mixed textures and quilting made up the outdoorsy winter-wear, while star prints and subtle multicoloured metallics will make winter sparkle in due time.

We also glimpsed the new Del Rey bag, aptly carried by Lana in ostrich white.

Guest list: Laura Carmichael and Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) sat alongside Michelle Williams, Elizabeth Olsen, Lana Del Rey, Pixie Geldof, Azealia Banks, Olivia Palermo, Pixie Lott, Anna Wintour…impressive!

Mulberry catwalk

Super frow!

Mulberry Del Rey - love it?

Love this starry metallic look

A hybrid look

Delicate evening wear

Cute monster chocs!

Stella: dinner for hundreds

According to Vogue the celebs sat down to a tasty veggie dinner chez Stella while models wafted around, then at 11pm a famous magician entertained the crowd by apparently hypnotising Alexa Chung before balancing her on three swords. And it got weirder…a model started screaming, waiters dropped their trays and a flash mob ensued with models carried in on chairs. To hell with a catwalk!

Guest list: Rihanna, Kate Moss, Yasmin Le Bon, Minnie Driver, Anna Wintour, Bill Nighy, Alison Mosshart, Alexa Chung, Mario Testino and many more.

After all the drama, guests finally got to see a capsule collection of evening wear complete with amazing costume jewellery before the big reveal in Paris next week. And there’s no pics yet!

Stella's stars

Fun via StyleCaster

Pics: Elle + The DM.

Designer jewellery – literally

We’ve seen these before but Stylist kindly put a load of pictures in one place…so for all our followers…behold the wonders that are the mini designers and fashion mogul necklaces by Defiles by Paris. I would like a mini Anna Wintour please.

Prices start at £130 from myflashtrash.com

Anna + Karl

Susy Menkes + Yves Saint Laurent

Sonia Rykiel, Alber Ebaz + Azzedine Alaia

Top 5 Fashion Week moments of 2011

We’re weren’t a-bloggin’ this time last year so SS12 was our first official fashion week- and there was plenty of drama. Here are our top 5 fashion moments (we’ll be waxing lyrical about our favourite looks post NYE festivities!)

1-Florence Welch performs in a shell for Chanel

The clothes, celeb-packed frow, clam-shell clutches, giant shell and hottest musician Florence Welch, huge set…we just love Chanel!

2-Lyndey Wixon takes a tumble for Versace

Versace has had a big year and one of 2011’s best-known models, Lyndsey Wixon had a real catwalk moment after falling over in some extremely high underwater-themed Versace platforms. We love how she got up, smiled and punched the air.

We love Lyndsey!

3-Lana Del Ray x Christopher Kane

We are crazy for Lana Del Rey (her look and magical music) and we first heard it at Christopher Kane’s show, where the combination of clothes, super long runway and choice of track made for a memorable fashion moment.

4-Kate Moss rides Louis Vuitton’s merry-go-round

Impressive sets were the order of the day for some SS12 fashion shows (Chanel and Louis Vuitton did it best) and we loved Vuitton’s magical merry-go-round and Kate Moss was the icing on the cake.

Moss makes merry

5-The Balenciaga bench collapse

Maybe it’s my childish sense of humour but the Balenciaga bench collapse at PFW made me giggle. While the Art Deco-inspired collection was amazing, it was like an extra fashion show seeing what Anna Wintour et all were wearing.

Guaranteed standing ovation at Balenciaga (pic: FashionFoieGras)

Miranda Kerr wears Peter Pilotto to MOMA do

Miranda Kerr wore a dress from Peter Pilotto’s optical illusion/ underwater-themed SS12 collection to attend a night in Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s honour at the Museum of Modern Art along with fashion legends, Blake Lively, Elizabeth Olsen and Emma Stone were looking particularly amazing.

Without further ado, let’s get dress oggling!

Miranda makes one of our fav LFW SS12 dresses even better

The dress on the runway - all hail Peter Pilotto

Elizabeth Olsen keeps it classic (unlike her kooky siblings!)

Emma Stone looks incredible in a chic monochrome maxi

Blake in Chanel we're guessing

Legends: Pedro Almodovar, Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld

Celebrity trend: Wear S/S12 NOW!

…No we don’t mean wearing flip flops in winter (but shorts are fine!)

We were glued to the S/S12 fashion weeks and got incredibly excited at the prospect of floral prints, pretty pastels, crisp white dresses, seaside and underwater-inspired collections and so much more…but then got back to the business of dressing for this season.

But now so on planet celebrity where it counts to be ‘first’ (and Hollywood is very probably quite a lot hotter than London!)

We got so excited when we spotted Sienna Miller wearing Matthew Williamson just a couple of weeks after London Fashion Week but The Telegraph has surpassed us by spotting plenty more famous folks wearing next season’s collections…Burberry, Jil Sander, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Calvin Klein, Mary Katrantzou and Christian Dior.

Amanda Seyfried in Parbal Gurung

Anna Wintour in Burberry

Anna dello Russo in Stephen Jones for Jil Sander

Hailee Steinfeld in Mary Katrantzou

Kirsten Dunst in Derek Lam

Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein

Michelle Williams in Christian Dior

Rachel Bilson in Suno (Love this!

Zoe Saldana in Jason Wu

Pics: The Telegraph.

Kanye West’s fashion week graduation: Don’t give up the day job?

We’ve been intrigued for a while to see Kanye West’s fashion collection but was it worth the wait? One fashion editor described the collection as Herve Leger meets Donald Trump and we’re not entirely sure we disagree!

There are of course some excellent examples of celebrities turned fashion designersVictoria Beckham, Alexa Chung for Madewell, The Olsens’ The Row…but there are some real turkeys too! We don’t want to completely write off Kanye’s efforts but well, we weren’t blown away and particularly did not like the heavily Herve Leger inspired bandage dress with so many slashes it looked like it was coming undone. Rapper-style ultra tight metallic trous and shaggy fur coats were just a little too much for us, but the show certainly sported an impressive frow (including Anna Wintour, Leigh Lezark, Lindsay Lohan and The Olsen’s) if not a mind-blowing collection.

Should Kanye stick to the day job or are you impressed?

The ever-stylish Olsens

A good look for Lindsay?

Hot or not?

The bandage unravels!

Nicola Roberts wears super long plait + pom poms

Nicola Roberts was out in force at LFW rocking a daring jumpsuit, edgy maxi and lady-like simple dress…but has surpassed herself with an outfit she wore to perform at G.A.Y.

Crazy pom poms seem to be a micro trend on planet celeb at the moment. Nicky Minaj wore a crazy pom pom-ed outfit for Carolina Herrera’s show at New York Fashion Week causing an outcry from a young Brit designer, Jessica Rogers, who said her designs have been ripped off. We wonder whether she’s behind Nicola’s quirky skirt?

How do you sit down?!

Extreme colour clashing and check out the hair!

Nicky Minaj's subtle NYFW frow attire (What did Anna Wintour think?)

Jessica Rogers' pom pom creation

Pics: The DM.

LFW: Metallic trend lives on with Christopher Kane and Antonio Berardi

We love this season’s metallic trend- for parties and day wear, so were chuffed when Christopher Kane and Antonio Berardi showed off some very different metallic beauties on the catwalk at London fashion Week.

A master of clever cuts, Kane showed off leather shift dresses with unusual slashes with a wet-look finish, covered with subtle silver and gold details. Minty leather minis, pale nylon and brocade 60s-inspired dresses, embellished shorts and glittery flowers looked incredible.

We especially loved the silk origami skirts with 60s style flowers but aren’t 100% sure about Kane’s take on the flip flop!

The 'new' leather metallic dress

Amazing blue floral origami-style dresses. Love!

I just love this embellished tee and matching clutch. Super cute.

The Kane flip flop - hit or miss?

Kanye West enjoying the show

Anna Wintour drinking it all in - in an edgy ensemble

Meanwhile at Antonio Beradi’s show, there was a baroque feeling, which we’re sure we’ll be seeing lots of on the red carpet. Florals and metallics featured heavily, in a very different way to Mr Kane. We loved the use of metal sequins vs the flowing flowery fabrics.

Floaty floaty! We love the sparkly green shoes too

Shimmery silver structured shoulders with some serious bead work

Mint green again but with an edgy rubbery corset-like detail

More rubber - a nod to the fetish trend of this season?

And a handy video…

Pics from The Telegraph, Catwalk Queen, Grazia + My Daily.

LFW: Sienna Miller + Japanese influences at Matthew Williamson

No celebrity summer holiday outfit would be complete without a piece of Matthew Williamson or five. So it’s a good job that Williamson’s show was packed with his signature prints, colour and sexy summer pieces.

Dree Hemingway took to the catwalk in The Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, with Williamson devotee Sienna Miller (and Anna
Wintour) looking on. In a new move, Williamson told Vogue he looked to Japan for shape influences this season for a ‘less girly’ collection. There were some subtle cherry blossom prints mixed with Tokyo skyline imagery for a fresh take on Japan.

Trying to ditch the ‘just for holidays’ label, he reportedly said: “There is a preconceived notion of the label being all about holidays, the jet set, Ibiza parties – all those clichés, for want of a better word. I wanted to keep the DNA of the brand but explore new territory, literally and figuratively.”

Colour-wise, sunsets and plums fused with corals (dig them out again for next year!) and bright orange, which we’ve
seen everywhere. A new take on his iconic feather prints, Williamson used real ostrich feathers, beads and embroidery in addition to chiffon, and Charlotte Olympia did the shoes.

Shake your tail feather

Japanese influences look great

A little different: we love this grown-up khaki ensemble

Oh we adore Sienna's jacket ( and Tabitha Simmons shoes)

Anna Wintour

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