British Games of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, is the latest in a long list of fashion darlings and actresses to take Raf Simons from the runway to the red carpet. Ever since the Belgian designer, formerly of Jil Sander, took the reins at the legendary label, he's presented five exquisite collections. Naturally, stars like Marion Cotillard (the face of Lady Dior) and Jennifer Lawrence (the face of Miss Dior handbags) have flocked to his jaw-dropping gowns, and we can totally see why. Simons is breathing new life into the design house by taking iconic past-collection references (think New Look from the 1940s) and updating them with a modern twist. Step inside to see all the stars who have donned Simons's designs for Dior now here.
If we learnt anything from the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris, it's that monochrome is the hottest trend in fashion. So it's no surprise that this look is taking off in the beauty arena too, specifically, from fashion houses that breed beauty divisions like Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent. Shop these pretty eye shadow palettes by clicking on the images above and leave a comment below describing your favourite colour scheme.
With slicked back hair in a lighter tone than she wore it in the film Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence stunned in a strapless, beaded blush Dior Haute Couture gown for tonight's 2013 EE BAFTA Awards. Despite feeling chilly on the red carpet where she borrowed a sport coat from a male friend, once she warmed up, Jennifer absolutely glowed. The Chopard diamonds on her ears certainly didn't hurt and I vote the overall look a success — how do you feel about it? Vote below to let me know!
So far this week at the Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture shows at Paris Fashion Week, one classy trend that seems to be making a comeback is the birdcage veil paired with red lipstick. Reminiscent of a fascinator, this headwear is time-honoured, sexy and demure all in one. See perilous beauties like Dita Von Teese and Laetitia Casta sit on the sidelines in these stylish wares, in addition to being present on the runway at Christian Dior. Shop birdcage veils below and let me know if this is something you'd try out for Spring.
French fashion houses are amongst the best in the world, giving me plenty of choice to curate an outfit from France to celebrate Bastille Day on Saturday. You can mix high street pieces with designer accessories by teaming a Kookai dress in classic French blue and white stripes, a twill blazer from A.P.C. and a patent belt from La Redoute with Christian Dior sunglasses, a YSL leopard print scarf, Chanel 2.55 bag and Christian Louboutin pumps. Top off your La Fête Nationale look with a Pierre Cardin vintage brooch and Givenchy watch and you'll be as chic as the French. Take a look at iconic French beauty brands too and shop my sartorial picks above!
The catwalks of Couture Fashion Week in Paris have been full of masked and veiled models at Giambattista Valli, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani Prive and Maison Martin Margiela. On Monday, Valli took the Garden of Eden theme through the floral clothes right up to the net masks that covered glittery eyes and captured butterflies on the models' lips atop Elizabethan ruffles and pansy print peplums, while over at Dior, Raf Simons' debut for the fashion house saw neon makeup pop underneath net veils in black, yellow, blue and white. On Tuesday, the Giorgio Armani Prive catwalk was awash with beaded, crystal embellished veils that hung over slicked down hair, while bejewelled masks fully covered the models' faces at Wednesday's Maison Martin Margiela show. Take a look at the couture trends right here!
Last night in London, Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron both worked bold sheer black dresses for their Snow White and the Huntsman premiere. Talk about a red (or green grass) carpet with the wow factor! Kristen went for lace Marchesa with embellishment and sheer panelling and accessorised with Kara Ackerman jewels, while Charlize Theron wore Christian Dior with a peekaboo bodice and sheer skirt plus emerald jewels. British actress Laura Haddock also went for sheer netting, while Lily Cole went slinky in black and Liberty Ross chose to flash a little flesh thanks to the netting amidst her blue sequins. Click through to see Kristen and Charlize from every angle plus see all the other outfits at the Empire Leicester Square, including Jasmine Guinness, Hofit Golan, Lizzie Cundy, Edith Bowman and the Made in Chelsea cast, and tell me who was best dressed!
Bows aren't just for little girls anymore. These adorable adornments are making their comeback front and centre on some of the hottest dresses around town. Last week Holly Valence was spotted at the Radio Times Cover Party at Claridges Hotel wearing a sparkling bow mini, whilst Rachel McAdams looked elegant and poised in a bow dress posing on the red carpet for the Munich premiere of her latest movie The Vow. Lastly, the Dior Haute Couture 2012 show in Paris was full of ladylike over-sized bows looks. Shop dresses with beautiful bows at the waist below and leave a comment letting me know which one you like best!
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Dior has chosen Mila Kunis as the face for its latest ad campaign featuring its iconic Miss Dior bags. "I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Dior. The brand is iconic in so many ways. It defines fashion, elegance and sophistication," said Kunis. The Spring '12 campaign, shot by Mikael Jansson, shows Kunis looking Parisian chic wearing fancy black Dior dresses paired with the newest colors and finishes from the Miss Dior handbag collection. Miss Dior bags are beautiful on their own, but Mila clutching on to one makes it just that much more covetable. Click to see two more gorgeous photos, then tell us what you think of the ads in the comments section.