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Rihanna vs Nicola Roberts in Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood’s Lily dress is back in a new way (we think – if not, it’s pretty similar)…and is pink! Rihanna took a break from her usual raunchy get-up to wear this eye-catching corset-style cocktail dress, which could only have been designed by the icon that is Vivienne.

The Lily dress was massive circa 2010 thanks to SATC and Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding dress, as well as heaps of celebs going crazy for a pencil skirt version. But I love the prom-style version of Lily as worn by Nicola Roberts and Rihanna, which is more flirty and fun – especially in hot pink. Would rock a Lily?

P.S. we think Rihanna’s performance outfit she wore for the Time party is by Jason Wu…a peplum, statement trousers and matchy-matchiness – could RiRi tick any more trend boxes?!

Proof that a white dress on the red carpet can look awesome - well done Nicola!

RiRi goes pretty in pink!

THE SATC dress

Jason Wu?

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Best dressed: TriBeCa Film Festival

Oh look, another red carpet with stars wearing dresses on it. This time it’s for the TriBeCa Film Festival so without further ado, here are our top 5 best dressed. Agree?

Emily Blunt looks chic in Jason Wu (pic:Rex via Telegraph)

Olivia Wilde wears Yigal Azrouel (pic: reuters)

Lily Cole goes for a relaxed boho look (pic:Rex via Telegraph)

Helena Christensen proves a LWD always looks amazing -particularly if you're a supermodel! (pic:Rex via Telegraph)

Dakota Fanning wears Lanvin - we're not sure about the fit but we lve the hair accessory and she looks so sweet (pic: AP via Daily Mail)

P…p…p…pick up a peplum

The peplum has been strutting its stuff on the catwalk for a couple of seasons now so you might as well give in and give this high-street friendly trend a go as it will be big this autumn and winter too.

I was going to be a bit of a fashion geek and head to the British Museum to prove that this trend has been around forever, (well, as long as the Ancient Greeks who loved a tunic gathered in at the waist -yes, even the men) but I will spare you, other than to mention that back when Dickens was writing the peplum was a popular riding jacket. So a new fad this ain’t.

And the peplum is amazing for accentuating feminine curves and creating a defined waist…but they can be tricky little blighters. The good news is that there is a peplum for all body shapes – you just need to pick where to pep and be prepared to try on quite a few- some will look grim – this is the shop’s fault and not yours!

Jason Wu put his peplum on the hips, which can look amazing on athletic or column-shaped girls, but not so flattering on anyone with already-curvy hips or thighs! Girls with inverted-triangle shaped bodies can get away with adding extra material to their hips or picking a waited peplum that is rather dramatic. However, there are lots of structured peplum tops and dresses on the high street, where the peplum accentuates the waist, which is far more flattering on most body shapes.

One of my fav SS12 looks

We love H&M and Topshop’s super sporty neoprene tops and have found that peplums with little material streamline the shape without adding bulk to the figure – plus they tick the sports luxe SS12 trend box. The fitted peplum is generally more flattering than its flouncy next-of-kin and teamed with a pencil skirt will create an amazing hourglass shape – great if you are an Apple shape looking to define your wait (add a belt for extra effect) or a pear shape looking to balance your top half with your curvier hips…or in fact an hourglass looking to ramp up your curve-appeal!

Shell top with peplum £22 from ASOS. H&M is also good for sleek and sporty peplums

If you don’t fancy taking the peplum plunge, why not cheat a little with a skirt that flares out, like a relaxed fishtail shape? The peplum trend can add instant glamour and polish to your work wardrobe and isn’t as daunting as we first thought. Go on, give it a try?

Amazing peplum scuba pencil dress £48 from Topshop

Such a statement piece and a must-have for AW12 too. leather peplum top £59.99 from H&M

NYFW trends: red carpet dresses

Some of the designers we reckon the celebs will be wearing on the red carpet…so far… Prabal Gurung, Monica Lhuillier and Jason Wu and note the colour red. How apt.

Monica Lhuillier sleek and sexy

Love the cut-away detail

More Monica - the finale piece

Fun and flirty feathers from Prabal Gurung

I adore this beautiful blue colour -for edgier starlets

Sexy but so elegant - Prabal Gurung is having a fashion moment

Silk and Lace - definitive Jason Wu

Masters of monochrome: Blake Lively + Chloe Moretz

We’ve already waxed lyrical about the Jason Wu for Target collection and now we are marveling at Blake Lively and Chloe Moretz’s classy monotone ensembles, which they wore for the launch of the collection.

Chloe + Blake

Blake keeps warm in a classic black trench

Front lady from French band 'Yelle' modelling a Wu for Target tee

Pics: The DM.

Golden Globes: Celebrity rainbow

In a bid to do something a little different, here is a red-carpet rainbow from last night’s Golden Globes. Which dress is your favourite? P.S. there’s more amazing looks from the pre-parties here.

Dianna Agron in Giles

OMG there were no orange dresses that we liked – did Hollywood not get the memo about SS12 + ‘Tangerine Tango’?!

A simple but striking dress for presenter Paula Patton.We were surprised not many people wore yellow as was so big on the SS12 catwalk!

Zooey Deschanel plumps for quirky green beads

Michelle Williams looks beautiful in Jason Wu

Jessica Alba sparkles in delicate Gucci

OK it's not violet, but we love Natalie Portman's Lanvin gown.

Pics: InStyle, The DM.

Unlikely style icon of the year = Miss Piggy: 2011 retrospective

Honeysuckle pink was officially Pantone’s colour of 2011 and while we could wax lyrical about Kate Middleton in McQueen or Lady Gaga in very little (both influencing fashion in very different ways) we think that 2011 was Miss Piggy’s year! Let’s be honest – did anyone see that coming?

But why? Well there’s a new Muppets movie just released Stateside and the perky pig has in the past year, collaborated with Mac, got an InStyle editorial and sat FROW at Michael Kors’ show. Here are a few of our favourite Miss Piggy moments.

Miss Piggy models Jason Wu + Prabal Gurung

Cute dress shirt with mini piggys from Opening Ceremony. Around $180

Miss Piggy inspired Jerome C Rousseau to create these $595 pink beauties - not for porky feet!

Miss Piggy for Mac

Miss Piggy looks tickled pink wearing Marc Jacobs - with the man himself!

Nailed it - the 'Simply Moi' polish range by OPI

Emma Watson wears Jason Wu to My Week with Marilyn premiere

We can’t wait to see My Week with Marilyn and had hoped for some Michelle Williams red carpet magic – after all, we loved her Elle cover.

But in her absence at the UK premiere, Emma Watson certainly didn’t disappoint in a cute Jason Wu peplum outfit. Love it?

Pics: DM.

Strike a pose (great shoes!)

And the outfit from the front

Hoot! Wise Up to Owl Accessories

Here in the Snap Fashion offices we’ve been obsessed by owls for a few years, and it seems that this is a trend that isn’t going anywhere.  Here are our ultimate owl accessories for the winter season.

ASOS owl

*Love* this feather owl necklace, just £9 from ASOS

Zara owl

Why not add a subtle sparkle owl? £9.99 from Zara

Jason Wu owl

Absolutely LOVE this Jason Wu bag with subtle owl detailing. If I had a spare £1,870 I'd head straight to Net-A-Porter

UO Owl

From the sublime to the ridiculous, for £85 you could dress up like an owl for bed! Thanks Urban Outfitters!

And now for our one that got away… I absolutely loved the Marc Jacobs owl range.  Ok, it was £150, but look at the beautiful sparkly eyes!

MJ owl

Beautiful locket style watch - we ❤ Marc Jacobs!

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.

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