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The Oscars 2018

With dresses it’s personal, but given timeless elegance with a touch of vintage or eyeball hogging extravaganza the first will win every time.  Like Laura Dern in Calvin Klein by Appointment pure cool, sleek understatement.

Looking with new eyes, never is the difference between men and women more visual than on Oscar night, hashtag – when will we see a man in a dress? This is Gal Gaddot in Givenchy with just the right amount of flapper girl swing.

2018 marks another year with little experimentation, hence Haley Bennett in Christian Dior makes my best dressed list.  A brave choice and with any luck, the current PC storm will suppress any bush trimming innuendos. Who knows?

Zoey Deutch in Elie Saab Couture sneaked in because it shouldn’t work, but it does.

(All pics Vogue)


Phoebe Waller Bridge, a particular icon of mine, looking demure in Vionnet.  Except I lay good money she chose the print to match her beauty spot and trod the carpet giggling inside…Go Phoebe!


Laters, Kate x



The 2017 Oscars..


Well the 2017 Oscar night was a one to remember. Maybe not for all the best reasons….But Emma Stone, resplendent but slightly safe in gold Givenchy obviously didn’t let it ruin her evening.


Always a treat for the eyes, The Oscars is like watching a living shooting range: Ruth Negga in Valentino…miss..


Nicole Kidman in Armani Prive: Boring colour..but hit.


Janelle Monae: Wrong era…miss.


Dakota Johnson in Gucci: What IS that thing at the front? Miss.


Jessica Biel in Kaufmanfranco: For some this was a winner..maybe you needed to see it in the flesh. For me, moth eaten and mangy. Miss.


Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton. Why?


Emma Roberts proving that black and cream is never the way to go.


Scarlett Johansson gets the grannies curtain prize.


Whilst the sack prize(As in looks like rather than would be good in…) goes to Felicity Jones in Dior.


The doing-something-different-and-succeeding award goes to Sofia Boutella.


Proving that simplicity works: Sting and Trudie Styler.


And best dressed award of the night goes to Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford..


I’m sorry, that was a mistake. Best dressed award goes to Karlie Kloss in Stella McCartney?


Damn it. Best dressed award goes to Halle Berry in Versace for being sassy, hot and totally in the zone.

Laters, Kate x

Which Length?


Culottes by Givenchy..long, strong and structured..but too much of a cropped trouser?


(Photo from Elle.com)

Or these (from ASOS) – the midi long, showing a bit more than just ankle..note the turn up.


Then there’s the short style..cut just below the knee in a looser style (these are by ASOS)


Or the structured short by Top Shop..


Ms. Beckham offers yet another alternative…the cropped, tapered fit..

I’m confused! Which one and why?

Laters, Kate x

Chaos and Couture..

Like ducks in a firing range the great and the good stepped out last night for the Met Gala Ball to celebrate the opening of Punk: Chaos to Couture Exhibition.  What joy! there was no place to hide  – you either nailed it, failed it..or demonstrated you never really had it…I swear with that title it was always going to be the perfect blood sport…let the games commence..

BJm8RnwCEAE9jSP.jpg-largeThe New York Magazine cover that never was. Shame.

Biggest surprise of the night?


Anne Hathaway in Valentino!  Blonde and rocking it.

Could easily have done a ‘Gwyneth’..but so doesn’t.

Must’ve changed her stylist hey.

(Photo courtesy of http://www.justjared.com)

kylie-minogue-paloma-faith-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-01Is this really Kylie? Was that really Anne Hathaway? What’s happened??

Except poor Moschino.

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"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaKatie Perry not known for her sartorial elegance gets a huge smacker on the lips for this fabulous choice.  Dolce and Gabbana.  Sigh.  Loved their whole collection.  Accessorised perfectly.

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miley-cyrus-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-03Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs.  Cool simple hot elegance.

This was always going to be up her street.

If I was being really picky..shocking coloured hair would’ve taken it stratospheric.

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rita-ora-cara-delevingne-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-02Cara Delevingue in Burberry. So right.

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Sienna Miller in Burberry.  Makes it look easy.

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Coco Rocha. Breaking every rule and SMOKING!

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aubrey-plaza-red-carpet-met-ball-02Aubrey Plaza dressed by Vogue, Marios Schwab dress.  Like it – but want to make sure she hasn’t dropped something down her front in beautiful symmetry.

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Alexa Chung in Erdem.  Cool and sophisticated. Love the neck. Proud the Brit girls so understood the brief.

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Anja Rubik in a red leather Anthony Vaccarello dress.  How good?

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sarah-jessica-parker-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-05 SJP. Because she can.

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miranda-kerr-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-02The best clutch of the night.  As held by Mirranda Kerr.

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john-krasinski-emily-blunt-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-04Best eyeliner. As sported by Emily Blunt.

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Added this one in just to demonstrate the boring.

Maggie Gyllenhaal wearing Calvin Klein. Why?

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anna-wintour-met-ball-2013-with-bee-shaffer-04Oops!This must be irony.  Anna Wintour wearing Channel Couture and daughter Bee Shaffer.

Could it be down hill from this point?

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"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaUma Thurman.  The Oscars were in February? And even then.

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kim-kardashian-kanye-west-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-01Kim car-crash Kardashian.

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madonna-short-black-bob-hairdo-on-met-ball-2013-red-carpet-01Madonna in Ginvenchy?  Or did Hilary Devine from Dragons Den sneak in whilst backs were turned?

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Laters, Kate x