Posts tagged ‘Paris France’

June 20, 2012

Sidewalk Style: Kim Kardashian Gets Peplum-ed in Paris

Parisian Style?

Kim K.

Fashionwidget’s Verdict: Kim Kardashian is very stylish but this look begs the question. Beige can be a very cruel colour on curvy girls as there is nowhere to hide unless you are wearing a beige ball gown. Perhaps, a body sculpting silhouette would have been more flattering (and not to mention forgiving) on the well-endowed Kardashian. The doggy-collar chain in on-trend but I’m not sure I like it with this ensemble and I also would have preferred colourful strappy heels instead of playing it safe in typical noir.

THE LOOK DONE OVER by Fashionwidget

Sporty Peplum Boudoir Inspired Dress – $1,090 at suzannah.com


Peplum Piped Dress – 1,090 at suzannah.com


Bottega Veneta Strappy Colourblock Sandals – $469 at Barneys

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Photo Credit: PCN & Polyvore

June 15, 2012

French Model Laetitia Casta Unveiled as the New Face of Dolce & Gabbana Perfumes

French Model Laetitia Casta Unveiled as the New Face of Dolce & Gabbana Perfumes

You know, just the other day I was going through some old photos of the annual Cannes Film Festival and I spotted Laetitia Casta in quite few, walking the red carpet for L’Oreal (the official sponsors of the festival). I wondered why we hadn’t seen or heard from her in recent years (busy with family life I’m sure… she has three kids now).

Well, if you are a fan of perhaps the most popular face to grace those famous Guess advertisements then you’re in luck. Luxury designer brand Dolce & Gabbana recently unveiled the 34-year-old model as the new campaign ambassador for their line of perfumes.

Welcome back, Ms. Casta!

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Photo Credit: Mario Testino for D&G

May 16, 2012

Chinese Cinema in Paris: Classy Gong Li Shimmers in a Silver Design in Paris, France

Classy Gong Li Shimmers in a Silver Design in Paris, France

Ahead of Cannes and looking as stunning as ever, Gong Li poured into a shimmering silver gown at the opening ceremony for the Festival of Chinese Cinema in Paris, France on May 14th, 2012. The fluid flattering silhouette was perfect for the 46 year old actress who was certainly a showstopper at the event. Also, an ambassador for L’Oreal cosmetics, she is expected to walk the red carpet alongside fellow spokesmodels like Aishwarya Rai, Eva Longoria & Freida Pinto at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for which the cosmetic giant is the official sponsor. The festivities begin today May 16th and wrap up on the 27th.

Photo Credit: Pacificcoastnews.com

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January 25, 2012

Understated Elegance at Elie Saab’s Runway – Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture S/S 2012

FASHIONWIDGET’S TOP 5 GOWNS

Of course the house of Elie Saab is synonymous with opulent elegance. The brand is certainly famous for their intricately designed and tailored gowns but what really sets this design label apart is the ability to continue to “wow” us with show-stopping-bride-pleasing-evening-wearing spectacular gowns each time without being repetitive.

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Photo Credit: Zimbio content provider Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europ

December 7, 2011

Sonam Kapoor & Freida Pinto Take Paris by Storm in Chanel at the Grand Palais Chanel Paris-Bombay Show

BOLLYWOOD OR BUST

Okay, so technically Freida Pinto is not a Bollywood actress but that has never stopped the media from pegging her as a one despite the fact that she has never appeared in a Bollywood film thus far, so I’m just going to jump on that bandwagon for the sake of this post. I would be more politically correct and say “Indian Actress” but that does not rhyme with my catch phrase. 

More importantly, just how tall is Sonam Kapoor? Just look at how she towers  above Freida Pinto like a supermodel. Even in what looks like at least three or four-inch heels on Pinto.

Both Pinto and Kapoor were beautifully draped in Chanel at the Paris-Bombay show by Chanel in Paris on Tuesday night, each woman sporting a design from the Spring 2012 Collection.

Gorgeous!

Sonam Kapoor (L) & Freida Pinto (R)

Sonam Kapoor

Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto

Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe

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October 4, 2011

Spotted: Ciara Dressed in Black…AGAIN!

WE GET IT!

…when in doubt wear black right and judging from the very many fashion shows singer Ciara has attended within the past week, any respectable fashionista would have been just as flustered trying to keep it funky and fresh for the photographers and the blogosphere. However, so many black outfits (six at last count) had us wondering if Cici was playing too safe by packing so many ensembles in the same colour.

PFW: September 29th

SNAG THIS INSTEAD↓

Steve Madden 'Carnby-S' Bootie Womens Black Sequin - $180 - nordstrom.com

PFW: October 4th

THOSE SHOES↑↓

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Miss Clichy 140 Shoes - $700 (€530) - ekseption.es

Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews.com, Bauer Griffin & Polyvore

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October 3, 2011

Another Day in Fashion, Another ALL BLACK Ensemble Worn by Ciara

FASHION FORWARD

GET YOUR SIDEWALK STYLE↓

Black Long Sleeve T-Shirt - $28 (£18) - oasis-stores.com

Waistcoat - $46 (£30) - hm.com

Billy Blues Button Front Pant in Black Women - $98 - couturecandy.com

Platform Court Shoe - $80 - zara.com

Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews.com and Polyvore

July 8, 2011

Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2011/2012 – ELIE SAAB

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THE RUNWAY SHOW

WHO: ELIE SAAB

WHAT: Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2011/12

WHEN: July 6th 2011

WHERE: Paris, France

TRENDS: Silver-tone, Silver sequin accents, Silver-tone heels, Long flowing fluid gowns, gradual shade transitions, Thigh high slits, fluid skirts (long and short), shimmering gowns, nude pumps, fluid tulle, strappy heels, deep v-cuts (back and neckline), oval scoop back cuts

SHOWSTOPPER: That grayish/greyish-silver wedding gown showcased at the very end of the show.

Photo Credit: Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images Europe, PacicficCoastNews.com

Video Credit: Fatale FashionII

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July 7, 2011

Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2011/2012 – CHANEL

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THE SHOWSTOPPER

WHO: CHANEL

WHAT: Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2011/12

WHEN: July 5th 2011

WHERE: Paris, France

TRENDS: Black and White theme, Plum, sequin embellishments, feathered bowler hats, feather embellishments and accessories, lace masks, rosette, fingerless opera length gloves, knee-high leather boots

SHOWSTOPPER: White saree draped wedding gown with matching feathered bowler hat (Wow!)

Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe, PacificCoastNews.com, Francois Durand/Getty Images Europe

July 6, 2011

Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2011/2012 – Giambatista Valli

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FRONT ROW FASHION

WHO: Giambatista Valli

WHAT: Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2011/12

WHEN: July 5th 2011

WHERE: Paris, France

TRENDS: Animal Prints, Belted Leaf look, Ruffles, Feathers, Coral, Burnt Orange, Capes, Greek goddess white gowns

SHOWSTOPPER: Burnt Orange empire waist evening gown with the ribbon belt and cape.

Photo Credit: Francois Durand/Getty Images Europe and Yannis Vlamos /GoRunway.com

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