Category Archives: Best & Worst Dressed

Cannes 2016: The Fairytale Kicks Off Tonight!

It is finally THE time of the year! The Cannes Film Festival’s official opening is scheduled for tonight, May 11th 2016. As we are waiting for the stars defilé on the red carpet, we recall the magical moments of Cannes 2015. Last year, Naomi Watts dazzled in her Elie Saab gown and Fan Bin Bing amazed us in her Ralph & Russo dress. To check the list of our best and unforgettable fashion moments, check our gallery!

We will update you with the best looks of this year’s festival! So stay tuned!

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Glamour Hits the City Centre of Beirut!

SS2016 collection has officially kicked off at the City Centre Beirut yesterday evening through a glamorous fashion and jewelry show which featured the crème de la crème of Lebanese and Western designers. The event, organized by the one and only Cynthia Sarkis Perros (Luxury Limited Edition), transformed a typical mall into a sizzling catwalk.

As usual, we couldn’t but pick our best of the night and our short list includes:

  • Azzi & Osta’s magnificent gown with gold embellishments and origami folds, a very particular signature of the designers.
  • Rami Kadi’s embroidered dress and its delicate cape.

Check out more photos and dresses here.

Photos: © CineTrotter 2016

The Most and Least Fashionable Moments of the 2016 Oscars!

I’ve been waiting impatiently to see some unforgettable fashion moments at the 88th Academy Awards. Let’s say that there were no wow moments. Some did a good job by avoiding many fashion mistakes others, unfortunately, couldn’t help but commit. I’ve been waiting impatiently to see some unforgettable fashion moments at the 88th Academy Awards. Let’s say that there were no wow moments. Some did a good job by avoiding many fashion mistakes others, unfortunately, couldn’t help but commit.

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  • I’m not a fan of sequined dresses. But Naomi Watts in her navy Armani Privé looks like pure enchantment!

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  • Once is accidental, twice is coincidence, three times: it is definitely a fashion transformation! Oh yeah, Lady Gaga stuns in her custom made jumpsuit by Brandon Maxwell

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  • Although it may look crowded, Amy Poelher’s gown by Andrew GN couldn’t pass unnoticed! I love the wide sleeves and the embroideries, a perfect combination for a Japanese themed dress!

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  • I would have loved Daisy Ridley’s look by Chanel if her skirt was shorter

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  • I’ve been waiting for a dazzling look for Alicia Vikander whom surprised me until I saw the bottom of her dress which reminded me of bed sheets!

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  • She might have wowed you with the sexiness of her dress, but Rachel McAdams didn’t nail the perfect look. Her look is simple and… I thought we’ve had enough of Angelina Jolie’s look-alike prostatic legs!

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  • Saoirse Ronan could use a piece of advice so she could dress her age

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  • Heidi Klum is more like a “poupée de chiffons” than a princess in her Marchesa dress

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  • I’ve always liked how Kate Winslet celebrated her body and opted for simple yet elegant looks. But her choice yesterday was a huge catastrophe. The Ralph Lauren dress she chose reminded me of garbage bags! Sorry Kate, it was definitely not your night…

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  • Ladies, ladies, the plunging neck is sexy but just don’t overdo it! And by that I mean Olivia Wilde in Valentino and Charlize Theron who could have bedazzled us in Dior if it wasn’t so simple (the color suits her perfectly but the look lacks some Oscar deserving glow)

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The BAFTA Fashion Moments Roundup

 

As our impatient wait for the Oscars is reaching its end, we are still searching for some magnificent fashion moments on the red carpet. The BAFTA was not one of them… Nonetheless, we still got to pick (very) few best dressed ladies.

One of the best looks of the evening was Bond girl Olga Kurylenko’s who shined in a beautiful white lace gown by Ralph & Russo.

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Hannah Bagshawe, Eddie Redmayne’s wife, carries her pregnancy with such classiness which was accentuated with her scarlet gown : simple, yet elegant, shaping her figure perfectly!

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We couldn’t but notice the extreme fondness of some stars for simple elegance like Kate Winslet in her Antonio Berardi black gown which celebrates her sexy curves and a touch of red with her Jimmy Choo clutch.

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Heida Reed defied all the weather conditions and donned a perfect black gown with a sexy plunging neckline and a flowing chiffon skirt. Her waist is highlighted thanks to a think leather band.

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We loved the upper part of Cate Blanchett’s gown featuring magnificent floral embroideries by Alexander McQueen. As for the skirt, well …. Can we skip to something else?

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As for Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, let’s say the BAFTA look was her best so far among so many Louis Vuitton red carpet looks. We’re still waiting for a WOW moment… Maybe at the Oscars? (please, please)

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SAG 2016: Few Hot… and so Many Others Not!

I wonder what is happening to the award season! We are witnessing more bad taste, more bad looks and more people who wanted to make a fashion statement that turned out to be a complete failure. Thank God we still have Sofia Vergara to wow us in her hot pink Vera Wang custom made gown and Helen Mirren to dazzle us with her Jenny Packham silver gown!

From the 2016 SAG awards red carpet, see who’s hot and who is definitely not!

The HOT looks of the evening

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

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Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham

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Emilia Clarke in Dior

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Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab

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Queen Latifah in Michael Costello

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Saoirse Ronan in Michael Kors

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Anna Faris in Naeem Khan

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Maisie Williams in a tea-length Ermanno Scervino

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Laura Prepon in Carmen Marc Valvo

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Some of the countless worst looks of the evening

Gwendoline Christie in Lanvin

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 Christina Hendricks in her there-is-too-much-going-on-on-this-dress-Christian Siriano

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Julianne Moore in (what looks like a bad lettuce color) Givenchy

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Viola Davis in (what could need some extra ironing) Zac Posen

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Sarah Paulson in feathery Valentino

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Nicole Kidman in Gucci

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Sola Bamis with her huge unexplainable bow by Lola Wusu. Big disappointment!

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Brie Larson in Atelier Versace

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Also Read: Complete Winners List of the 2016 SAG Awards!

Priyanka Chopra in her too poofy too prom-dress look by Monique Lhuillier

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January Jones in Schiaparelli

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The WTH looks

Carol Burnett wants comfort over fashion. You could get it dear without your huge ugly slippers (not to mention the ugh outfit)

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Lori Petty … No comment!

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Gaby Hoffmann… the look… the pin… the shoes…

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Diane Madison and Kylie Hart in what my grandma won’t even choose to wear looks

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Melora Hardin in her horrific printed dress

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Who were the Fashion Winners at the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards?

After the People’s Choice Awards’ fashion failure, the Critics’ Choice Awards scored bad choices and what could be some of the worst fashion moments. But very few nailed it with their looks. So here you go, our top best dressed ladies at the 2016 CCA:

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Regina King dazzled in a Krikor Jabotian two pieces silver beaded crop top and a high-waisted ruffle skirt combo from the Dahlia collection. This is not the first collaboration between King and Jabotian. At the 2015 Emmys, King was a vision in a beaded dress from Jabotian’s Spring collection.

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Krysten Ritter is pure perfection in a Zuhair Murad burgundy hued embellished gown with a plunging neckline and a tone on tone crystal embroidery.

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Kate Beckinsale: She is 42 and fabulous in a Monique Lhuillier light silver embellished gown.

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Marisa Tomei donned a Zuhair Murad short flared dress with floral embroided appliqués on lace and tulle.

January Jones

January Jones is beautiful in an embroided light blue Altuzarra dress which looked like a western version of a Chinese cheongsam or Vietnamese ao dai with its generous cuts on both sides.

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Who is the Lebanese Guest who made it to the Top List of our Best Dressed Men at the 2016 Golden Globes?

While ladies get the major spotlight at red carpets, we cannot ignore the fact that some men know what to choose to seduce the audience. The 2016 Golden Globes were dominated by black tuxedos. Nonetheless, some men were more distinguished than others. So who are they?

 

Sam SMITH

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In his Dior Homme tuxedo and this contemporary black tie, Smith was a perfect gentleman.

Ryan GOSLING

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We loved the classical look of Gosling who chose a beautiful white Ralph Lauren jacket. 

Chady MATTAR

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Lebanese Hollywood producer Chady Mattar made it to the top of our list. He chose a blue Bar III suit which he perfectly matched with CK shoes.

Gerard BUTLER

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Butler looked perfect with his Salvatore Ferragamo navy tuxedo and his amazing smile.

Michael FASSBENDER

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Fassbender nailed it despite the choice of a traditional tuxedo.

Leonardo DICAPRIO

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He is solo and amazing in a midnight blue Armani suit.

Dwayne JOHNSON

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The Rock rocked the Globes with his daring red velvet jacket.

Michael B. JORDAN

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A three-piece suit suits perfectly Jordan.

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The Golden Globes: Who Shined (Most) on the Red Carpet in 2016?

The Golden Globes is, along with the Oscars and Cannes Film Festival, one of the most glamorous times of the year! In 2016, some nailed it overall, while some others did not. Dior and Prada didn’t make it to our list… surprisingly? So who did?

Our time to examine the looks and exhibit the best has finally come… Check our best dressed at the 2016 GG!

  1. Eva Longoria in Georges HobeikaEva-Longoria Georges hobeika
    Eva Longoria is to die for in a magnificent white sleeveless Georges Hobeika FW 2015/16 white gown featuring on the hips beautiful colorful floral designs and a gold waist bow. Hats off for what is the classiest look of the evening!
  1. Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair MuradJenna-Dewan-Tatum Zuhair murad
    “Starry night” could qualify this amazing fully embellished dress signed by Zuhair Murad Jenna Dewan Tatum successfully chose for her red carpet appearance. Perfection at its best!
  1. Gina Rodriguez in Zac PosenGina-Rodriguez zac posen
    Rodriguez looks just stunning in this off-the-shoulder Zac Posen gem. She looks like a princess in the navy blue gown. Thumbs up!
  1. Lady Gaga in GivenchyLady-Gaga versace
    Lady Gaga comes right from a classic movie with her off-the-shoulder custom Givenchy. Her entire look is just stunning… Marilyn till the very end!
  1. Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista ValliJennifer-Lopez giambattista valli
    In her Giambattista Valli Couture gown, JLo is a radiant sun. Just ravishing and glowing… We love the cut, the marvelous cape and the color… not to mention the Harry Winston’s diamonds that shined bright on Lopez’ neck!
  1. Lily James in MarchesaLily-James marchesaJames looks like a fairy in her backless sleeveless tulle dress. It flows like a flawless and angelic fairy in the asymmetric neckline gown.
  2. Eva Green in Elie Saab
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    The actress shined in her lace overlay Couture gown. The perfection of her dress contrasted with her makeup and hairstyle … Still, the former Bond girl was a vision in Elie Saab!

  3. Laverne Cox in Elizabeth KennedyLaverne-Cox elizabeth kennedy
    For her first Golden Globe appearance, Cox donned a white dress. She is a vision in this simple yet elegant piece whose best part is the sexy low-plunge back which goes perfectly with the high-neckline, and the flowing train.
  4. Saoirse Ronan in Hedi Selman’s creation for YSLSaoirse-Ronan Yves Saint Laurent Couture by Hedi Slimane
    The look might be safe, but still, when we see a roman style, we cannot pass by indifferently, especially when it is handmade, silky and draped.

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People’s Choice Awards Not So Fashionable After all…

Our Top Picks of the Evening

It wasn’t hard picking our favorite looks of the 2016 People’s Choice Awards due to the fact that the bad taste ruled the looks…

So here you go … Only 5 made it to our top selection:

  1. A vision in white: Kate Hudson donned a simple yet elegant Stella McCartney’s white jumpsuit. After all, French said it best: “La simplicité fait la beauté” (Beauty in simplicity)Kate-Hudson stella mccartney
  2. Keltie Knight opted for a beautiful ballerina style frock by Paolo Sebastiankelti knight paolo sebastian
  3. Lea Michele stunned in a long-sleeved black mini with cutout details. The perfect look was signed by Elie Saablea-michele-2016-people-s-choice-awards-in-microsoft-theater-in-los-angeles-7
  4. Priyanka Chopra is in a Vera Wang sequined dress with harmonious shades of gold and silverpriyankachopra-peoplechoice-1
  5. We liked Claire DanesBurberry dress… from the back!2FDC118900000578-3388040-image-a-21_1452133904799

Overall, the 2016 People’s Choice Awards were kind of disappointing when it came to fashion… As for awards, you can check the full list here.