Loved the subtlety of the gown mixed with the sparkle. Photo: JustJared.com. Miranda Brooks keeps it simple. Photo: Vogue.com. Many of those in McQueen chose Sarah Burton's designs for the label, including, of course, the designer herself. This was one of my favourite looks of the...

I don't know about you, but I have been loving the gentle gothenticity that has been happening at Valentino the past few seasons. It's given me a whole new appreciation for lady-like dressing with a distinct edge. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli had their work cut out for them,...

Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy are a hit in kilts - a lovely and cheeky homage to McQueen. Photo: Getty. Alexander McQueen and Sarah Jessica Parker at the Met Gala, 2006 - a memorable moment. Photo: Getty. The tartan is attributed to McQueen's highland heritage. He wore a kilt to Isabella...

I will leave my musings on the history and future of Couture for another day, but for now, I will say that it is refreshing to see young talents like Valli take on the daunting task – and succeed so beautifully. The journey of Couture is a long and complex one, and certainly isn't as...

I love a good summer mag cover, don't you? Eva Green by Camilla Akrans for Harper's Bazaar UK, June 2011. Love how the lippy matches the text and echoes the colour of the lily anthers (those fuzzy orange bits that stain your crisp white shirt when you get too close to them). Also, note the...

I loved Stella McCartney's vintage Cartier hairpiece – it added a lovely swirl to an otherwise minimalist dress and shoes. The Cartier piece is from 1902 - a subtle ode to Lee, who loved all things Victorian. She looked beautiful in it. Photo: Getty. Old world charm works – especially...

This nightly, leave-in treatment fattens and fortifies over time for thicker, stronger strands and fuller hair (really). Who: Those wearing thin, the fine, and the ultra-fine. When: Nightly. Twice-daily for the ultra-fine. How: Before bed, pump serum into palms 2 or 3 times; work into...

"How do I love thee? Haider Ackermann's folded ribbons are poetry for the body. Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth... The colour combination of my couture dreams. ...and breadth... Shoulder stand: this will have the blood rushing to your head in an instant....

I fell in love with these at the SS09 Ralph Lauren show. I know, they are a little beyond my usual garb – but I loved the glitter, toned down with safari khakis. Would the second sighting of them win you over? With the four million outfits in the SATC2 movie, these still stood out for...

Your inner Cleo will love these wrap-around reptilian roadsters. Marc Jacobs SS11 snakeskin sandals. Not that you will actually want them to touch the road, of course. The colour combinations are delicious – just don't have a hissy fit trying to figure out which one is best for...

 

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