Angelina Jolie turned up at the Oscars in a black velveteen, strapless Atelier Versace dress and a Jaime Mascaro clutch bag, she strolled along the red carpet mesmerising the crowds with this sexy slit to the neckline number, some say it was very similar to Jennifer Aniston's very leggy look at the Golden Globes just a couple of years ago (Valentino couture gown 2010).
We so need to move on from Jennifer -Brangelina comparisons, it's just not fair to keep doing it. Angelina totally stole the show by purposely popping her hip out of the gown. Angelina was gracefully draped in designer Neil Lane's jewellery and some pretty, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes. The gatherings at the top of the corset part of the gown rendered pure elegance. Angelina has an eye for style; she effortlessly oozes sophistication and a refined look at all events.
Michelle Williams was up for the best actress statue at the Oscars this year for her role as Marilyn Munroe. She turned up in a ruched bustline and a 50s peplum skirt. She held a Bottega Veneta blush crocodile knot clutch bag which in Fashion Thirst's opinion clashed somewhat with the colour of the dress; a reddish, coral and orange glow. Michelle was adorned with Forever Mark jewels which gave her a completed look. Michelle went for a coral-pink lip colour. What do you think of her look? Her minimal make-up, trademark pixie and elfin hair style, and understated necklace really proved popular with the fashion paparazzi. But what do YOU think folks?
Written by Monica P Cummings, BA. Hons., MA (Fashion Thirst Chief Editor)
Shaghai born Ji Cheng transported the audience to the East for her AW12 show held at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout London Fashion Week location. Fluid holographic fabrics were an unexpected yet welcome contrast when layered against heavy scarlet red knits and the minimalist yet structured shapes conjured up images of 19th century China in the traditional red, black and neutral colour palette, cinched belted waists and bell sleeved kimonos.
The carefully constructed looks demonstrated Cheng’s well honed skills in draping, particularly evident on a red and black colour blocked halter neck gown which tumbled into a sumptuous fishtail of red silk. A stunning white version was offset with a holographic shortened kimono which gave the collection a 2012 twist.
Written by: Alexandra Richards Photographer: Christopher Dadey
Design duo Aminaka Löfvander and Marcus Wilmont have enjoyed commercial success, their SS12 currently being stocked in luxury online boutique Net-A-Porter among other boutiques internationally. For the designers’ AW12 collection the emphasis was an amalgamation of simple ladylike, modest shapes and nipped in waists which provided a perfect base for the variety of prints the pair had experimented with
A monochrome story of various textures – fur, silk, paisley printed satin – introduced the collection, and rainbow colour splashed prints in digital floral burst onto the silhouettes, which was toned down when layered against longline merino and cashmere knits was the theme of the latter half of the show. You can be sure that Aminika Wilmont disciples will have iPads at the ready to order the silk pieces and leather accessories the moment the line hits the ground.