Showing posts with label Diane Kruger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Diane Kruger. Show all posts
With ever unpredictable April showers in the air at the moment, it's proving more than a little tricky to embrace spring dressing. Pretty flyaway blouses have been replaced by hardy raincoats, summer dresses have been supplanted by warm woollies and sandals substituted for wellies, accompanied by the obligatory accessory for this time of year- the umbrella. If you're finding it as tricky as I am to envisage that perfect summer outfit with the weather being so changeable, then look no further. Whilst we might not be able to dig out our shorts and shades just yet, there's no harm in being prepared, and I've found the perfect inspiration for summer dressing in these looks from this year's Coachella festival, which unfolded in sunny California this weekend:

Emma Hill and Lily Collins at the Mulberry pool party.

Arizona Muse carrying the Mulberry Del Rey!

Harley Viera-Newton wearing a chic pastel trench and the best shoes I think I've ever seen!

Diane Kruger.

Kate Bosworth at the Mulberry party.

It seems even Coachella isn't an entirely welly free zone!

What were your favourite looks from Coachella? And do you look to festivals for summer style inspiration?

17.04.2012- Coachella Cool

Diane Kruger has got to be one of the most consistently stylish stars on the red carpet at the moment. She was one of my favourites from the MET gala earlier in the year, and as a former model, Diane certainly knows a thing or two about fashion. As well as being unveiled as the face of Calvin Klein's Beauty last year, she is also a friend of Karl Lagerfeld and a regular front row fixture at fashion week. I love Diane's style because it's so feminine, elegant and polished, but at the same time she's not afraid to take a risk here and there, regularly experimenting with shape and colour on the red carpet:
To replicate Diane's signature style, think embellished dresses (after all, who doesn't love a bit of sparkle?) mixed up with quirky accessories such as bows and these adorable two-tone brogues. Take further inspiration from her flawless hair and make-up and you're there!

Are you a fan of Diane Kruger's style? What are your favourite of her red carpet looks?

(Image credit: Look, Vogue, Topshop, Monsoon, H&M and Zara.)

04.09.2011- Sunday Style Spotlight #3: Diane Kruger

One of the red carpet events I look forward to year after year is the Met Ball; in fashion terms it's almost as show stopping as the Oscars. This year, however, I couldn't help but feel a little bit let down by most of the gowns on display, especially after being so overwhelmed last week by the sheer simple beauty of the dresses designed by Sarah Burton for Catherine Middleton. In contrast to the simple elegance we saw last week, I was a quite disappointed by the sheer chaos of the red carpet and I was disappointed not to see more McQueen pieces on show, given that the ball was held in a celebration of the opening of the Savage Beauty exhibition. However, in amongst the excess and somewhat bizarre choices, I've picked out a few attendees who I think got the mood of the event just right:

 I loved Diane Kruger's Jason Wu dress, and her vintage inspired hair and make-up.

 Chanel Iman looked beautiful in Dolce and Gabbana with understated accessories.

 Dakota Fanning in flower festooned Valentino.

 Hailee Steinfeld in Stella McCartney, probably my favourite of the night.

 Michelle Williams looking radiant in Miu Miu.


What did you think of the looks from the Met ball? Were you as disappointed as I was? And who were your favourites on the red carpet?

04.05.2011- 'Ill Met by moonlight...'

Anyone who knows me well will tell you that going to a music festival is my idea of hell. Although I'm sure the atmosphere at places like Glastonbury and Reading is fantastic, I've never seen the appeal of being stuck inside a tent without access to hot water, a proper loo or a comfortable bed. As 'old-before-my-time' as it makes me sound, I'd much rather watch festival coverage on TV, sat on the sofa with a mug of tea and a biscuit or two, content in the knowledge that I don't have to worry about my tent flooding or getting trench foot from my waterlogged wellies. However, if I was to be seduced into going to one festival, it would, without a shadow of a doubt, be Coachella. Not only does the festival attract amazing headliners year on year, but it also takes places in California, so perfect weather is guaranteed. Coachella 2011 took place over the weekend, and, as we've come to expect, was as star-studded as ever. Here are my picks of the Coachella crew's festival fashion:

Diane Kruger in a relaxed maxi skirt and sun hat combo.
Kate Bosworth showing her patriotic side.
Isabel Lucas in a hippy inspired outfit.
Alexa Chung in a failsafe dress and summer sandals.
And, as if more proof were needed that sunny Coachella was the place to be over the weekend, Emma Hill hosted a Mulberry pool party, complete with cocktails, kebabs and more well-garbed guests...

Alexa (again!)
Camilla Belle.
Emma Hill and Gia Coppola.
Nicole Richie.
The pool...
...and the food!

If looking at that photo of the pool doesn't make you want to book a one way ticket to next year's festival then I don't know what will!

What do you think of music festivals? Have you ever been to one? And who was your best-dressed at Coachella?

(Image credit: Harper's Bazaar, elleuk.com and Mulberry Blog.)

18.04.2011- California Dreamin'

Safe  is a soon to be published coffee table book which has been created by Emma Thompson in collaboration with photographer Nick Haddow. The book showcases Haddow's beautiful portraits of strong, inspirational women from around the world, photographed in the places that they feel safest and has been developed in order to support The Helen Bamber Foundation. The foundation, established in 1995, works with survivors of human rights violations, and, in their own words, responds with 'compassion and creativity to the legacy of cruelty. We help to mend what was broken in a safe and supportive environment, where restorative relationships enable survivors to feel whole again.'

Proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards helping survivors of genocide, trafficking, torture and rape find their own safe places and rediscover both their strength and their voices. In conjunction with the publication of the book, which is also being supported by Chanel, Lady Tina Green and Working Title Films, a travelling exhibition will be launched in late 2010, although details are yet to be confirmed.

Emma Thompson is encouraging women all over the world to get involved with the Safe project by asking them to share their own safe places, via www.mysafeplace.co.uk (although sadly the website is currently down, fingers cross it will be working again soon.)

Here are some of Nick Haddow's stunning images shot for the Safe project:

Diane Kruger.

Keira Knightley.

Kate Winslet.
Natasha Richardson, such a touching portrait.
Rosamund Pike.
Vanessa Paradis.
The list of contributors to the book is enormous; Haddow has photographed everyone from Anne Hathaway to Ziyi Zhang in their chosen safe surroundings, and I'm sure that we'll be hearing a lot more about the project over the coming months, in the lead up to the release of the book in Spring 2011. It's such a fantastic initiative to raise both money and awareness for a cause which is so deserving and worthwhile. Keep your eyes peeled on mysafeplace.co.uk (which will hopefully be back to working order soon) to find out more about the project. 

My safe place would probably have to be on the beach in Spain where I spent my holiday this year. I've been going there since I was less than a year old, and it will always have a special place in my heart as it holds so many fond memories, and I'm never happier than when I'm running around like a big kid in the surf.

Where is your safe place?

(Image credit: Google Images, Nick Haddow and Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

26.08.2010- My Safe Place

The weather here in London today is gorgeous; the sun is shining, there is barely a cloud in the sky and it was warm enough for me to leave the house this morning without a coat! With the temperatures set to rise over the weekend, I've come to the conclusion that I really don't own that many 'summer' clothes, probably due to the fact that the British summer usually lasts for a week if we're lucky. However, this summer I'm off on holiday to Spain for two weeks, so I'm in the process of slowly but surely putting together my summer wardrobe. After seeing the Chanel Cruise 2011 Collection which was shown in Saint Tropez last week, I've got the perfect inspiration:


Also last week in Saint Tropez, Karl Lagerfeld's short film Remember Now was given a star studded screening and launch party. The ever lovely Diane Kruger was in attendance, wearing an outfit which I'm determined to recreate for the summer:

What did you think of the Chanel Cruise collection? And who are your summer style icons?

(Image credit: WWD and style.com.)

21.05.2010- Summertime, and the livin' is easy.....

Here are my picks of last night's Costume Institute Gala Red Carpet:

Alexa Chung in Phillip Lim. I adore this look on Alexa, the bow detail really reminds me of a scene from Coco Before Chanel (if you've seen the film you probably know what I'm talking about.) Hair and makeup are styled to perfection, she looks effortlessly chic and really at ease here. Love!

Diane Kruger in Calvin Klein, clean, sophisticated and elegant, I really love her makeup here as well.

Chanel Iman in Michael Kors. I love the fact that Chanel chose to wear a jumpsuit rather than a gown, she looks radiant.

Anne Hathaway in Valentino, looking every inch the fairy tale princess.

Nicole Richie in Marc Jacobs, perfectly co-ordinated.

Kate Bosworth in Valentino, love the Jean Harlow-esque hairstyle, and the beaded detailing on the gown.

Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte for GAP; I am utterly in love with this dress.

Who stood out for you? Any I've missed? And who disappointed you?

(Image credit: Just Jared.)

04.05.2010- Met Ball 2010

My pick of the best from last night's Academy Awards:

 
Sandra Bullock, winner of the Best Actress award for The Blind Side looking beautiful in Marchesa. 

Zoe Saldana in a stunning gown by Givenchy Haute Couture. 

 
Carey Mulligan, best actress nominee for her role An Education in Prada; adore the Mia Farrow-esque haircut.

Anna Kendrick wearing Elie Saab Haute Couture. 

Diane Kruger in Chanel Haute Couture. From what I've seen on a lot of blogs/fashion items this morning, many people aren't feeling Diane's dress, but I really like it on her and think that it's a refreshing and chic change from a lot of the oversize ball gowns we often see at events such as the Oscars.

 
Kate Winslet in Yves saint Laurent.

  
Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Haute Couture; I adore the pattern and colours on this dress, and the fitted bodice keeps it from feeling too casual. Kudos to Rachel for, like Diane, trying something different on the red carpet. 

What were your favourites?

(Image credit: style.com.)

08.03.2010- Oscars Red Carpet.