Posts tagged ‘givenchy couture’

April 9, 2011

Givenchy Fall 2011 Trunk Show at Barneys Los Angeles and San Francisco

Those of you that have seen me on NBC5 in Chicago already know what a huge fan I am of Givenchy Couture.

If you are on the west coast run, don’t walk, to the Givenchy Collection trunk show at Barneys in San Francisco, Monday April 11th, and Los Angeles, Tuesday April 12th and 13th.

The printed skirts are  to die for.  And so is a market collection black dress that  I ordered. Ask Fiana to show it to you !

March 18, 2011

Tom Kolovos picks Oscar’s best and worst dressed on “NBC5 News Today”

Click here for video

(start about 55 seconds in)

Related posts: The Best (and Worst) Dressed List: The 2011 Academy Awards

The Best Dressed List: The Men of the 2011 Academy Awards

Carpet Diem: Lessons from the red carpet

March 8, 2010

*The Best Dressed Women at The Academy Awards 2010

These were the women who I thought got the total package–the dress, the hair and the makeup—-absolutely right.


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Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Couture. This is a “statement” dress for the new decade. A young starlet, especially one that’s not nominated, can get lost in the shuffle at the Oscars. So it’s no small feat to wear an essentially avant garde couture dress and make it work. It was fashion forward, brave and spectacular on her. Made me think back to what the Elie Saab dress did for Halle Berry in 2002.


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Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten. She’s the indie film queen and she stepped out on a limb with this printed gown. She loves taking risks and many of them just don’t work (see last year’s Lanvin disaster). This worked beautifully for her. Again, it ups the ante on an otherwise retro/cookie cutter red carpet.

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Elizabeth Banks in Atelier Versace. The fit of the bodice of this dress is perfection and it is beautifully integrated into the design of the skirt. It looked spectacular in motion. She showed everyone how to wear a neutral and make it work. (Note to Kate Winslet and Miley Cyrus.)

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Diane Kruger in Chanel Couture. The essence of Chanel. Game, set and match against Sarah Jessica Parker and the giant cinnamon roll of a hair extension that ruined her Chanel dress.

Finally, and because someone has to be honest, no, Sandra Bullock did not look great. The hair and makeup looked great but the dress looked like something Nancy Kerrigan would wear to skate in. (I was worried that Tonya Harding might whack that Oscar out of her hand.) Everyone always says the winner looks great, and that is usually because it seems like the polite thing to say. She looked perfect at the SAG awards in Alexander McQueen. This Marchesa illusion effect gown could have been worn by Hellen Miren (it was that aging) and it bore no relation to the hair and makeup.

(Marchesa proved a poor choice, as well,  for Vera Farmiga and Gaby Sibide, two of the worst dressed women of the night.)

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