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Diane Kruger is a Patchwork Delight at The Bridge Season 2 Premiere

8 Jul

If you ever wondered what to do with all those patches bought from vacation destinations long ago then look no further than this stunning Mary Katrantzou ‘Dixiecult’ dress Diane Kruger wore to the season 2 premiere of The Bridge last night. From the fall 2014 collection this shows a huge departure from the mesmerizing digital print designs Mary Katrantzou is renowned for and Kruger’s sartorial prowess makes her the ideal candidate to show it off.

Diane KrugerThis is one of those dresses that gets even more interesting the more you look at it and pairing it with simple Stuart Weitzman navy strappy sandals and a yellow pouch Charlotte Olympia ‘Pandora’ clutch works like a charm. Here is a closer look at both:

Diane Kruger clutchBack in February when the collection first hit the runway Katrantzou explained that “Everything’s made up of badges and symbols taken from road signs, scouts, cookie cutters, and militaria. But in the end, when we put it together it does look a bit pagan and weird. Something regal, but quite pop, too.”

Diane Kruger hairHere’s another look at some of those patches including more road signs and the intricate double braid hairstyle that is so deceptively simple from the front.

diane kruger and Demian BichirAnd here is Kruger looking super adorable with co-star Demián Bichir and it is this partnership I am looking forward to seeing again when The Bridge returns tomorrow (July 9) on FX.

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London Fashion Week: Color Blocking and Patterns

17 Sep

It’s the last day of London Fashion Week and the bold color/print trend that started in New York has continued as more designers debut their Spring 2014 collections. We’re going to be taking a look at runway photos from Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane, House of Holland, Jasper Conran, Roksanda Ilincic, Temperley London and Mary Katrantzou. As usual we’re going to play a bit of Fantasy Costuming with a quick fire round.

Burberry dots and stripes

From Burberry Prorsum this polka dot/striped infusion outfit might be a bit out there for work wear – if Ugly Betty was still on I would suggest this for Amanda – and while Robin from How I Met Your Mother tends to play it safe I’d like to see them be a bit more daring with her costuming. Failing this Leslie Knope would totally rock that blouse on Parks and Recreation.

Christopher Kane

The Vampire Diaries is heading to college in season 5 and this funky Christopher Kane mini dress could serve as an excellent outfit for Elena. This is Mystic Falls so parties are aplenty but this will give them a chance to swap their fancy frocks for something less constricting. The blood stains might be easier to get out too.

House of Holland checks

House of Holland’s mixed checked skirt and blouse is a new twist on picnic blanket chic and while both pieces together might give you a headache, I can see Jess from New Girl wearing either one of these as it matches her bright and girly style.

Jasper Conran yellow

Masters of Sex is set in the 1950s and while they might want to stick with vintage, if they want something new with an old twist then look no further than Jasper Conran’s Peter Pan collar dress as it would look good under Virginia Johnson’s lab coat. This is my most anticipated new fall show; for both the costuming and because I’m so happy to see Lizzy Caplan in a starring role.

Roksanda Ilincic yellow

I basically really want this Roksanda Ilincic creation for myself (yellow is my weakness) and if we were to ever see Olivia Pope divert from her usual color palette then I’d love to see this on Scandal. Failing that can Kerry Washington wear this on the red carpet?

Temperly long dress

It might just be because of this shot but this dress by Temperley London looks like it needs someone to strut with purpose in it and this is something that Alicia Florrick tends to do whenever she is in evening wear as all parties on The Good Wife tend to feature legal related woes. Who wouldn’t want a dress they could be dramatic and swish in? Once again this goes against the usual color blocking that we see in Alicia’s costuming, but it’s a beautiful gown that would look stunning on Julianna Margulies.

Mary Katrantzou shoes

Carrie Bradshaw is all about the shoes and the 1980s version in The Carrie Diaries would look amazing in these Mary Katrantzou brogues.

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