ELLE Style Awards 2011 – Arrivals

January 14, 2011 by  
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The dresscode of this year’s ELLE Style Awards was Rock ‘n Royalty. And since the best dressed person of the evening could win an award everyone really put an effort into looking exquisite. As you would expect we saw many leather pants and leggings, a lot of tiara’s and crowns, many sequined looks and of course some lace.

If you were there Thursday night, check out our gallery and see if your picture is in it! If you didn’t attend the party, just check out how great everyone else looked!

Dutch Fashion Awards 2010 – Preview

November 5, 2010 by  
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Tonight the Dutch Fashion Awards will be presented for the fourth time. Young, talented Dutch designers will show their designs on the runway. And an international jury will decide who will win one of the Dutch Fashion awards.

For tonight the following five designers are nominated

  • Conny Groenewegen
  • Bas Kosters
  • Marcha Hüskes
  • Iris van Herpen
  • Claes Iversen

Also last year’s winner, Sjaak Hullekes will present his brand new collection.

We’re looking forward to tonight’s show. For now enjoy our first images of the show area and the backstage/atmosphere.

Esther Coppoolse wins our Streetheart Award!

July 18, 2010 by  
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Esther Coppoolse, fashion director of Elle magazine, won our second Streethearts Award today. She was the most stylish person we photographed outside at the Amsterdam Fashion Week.

The winner of last season, Ruud van der Peijl handed over the award he won last time. Esther won 500 euros shopping money at Maasmechelen Shopping village, yet she would like to donate that money to charity.

Congrats Esther!

Haute Couture 2010: Oscar Potentials

February 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Haute Couture, Paris, womenswear

With the 82nd edition of the Academy Awards just one month away, we thought it was about time to have a dress-room talk….

A lot has to be arranged before a famous actress wears a designer gown to the Oscars. Stylists first have to order several dresses. Those have to fit or else be altered. Then the search starts for the right shoes and accessories. Finally, the whole look has to be approved and if a celebrity decides it just isn’t the right dress, there needs to be time to find another one. So one month is not that long of a period.

The Haute Couture collections shown in Paris had a lot of potential dresses for the Oscars. While watching the shows we could already vision Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Angelina Jolie in the beautiful gowns that were presented.

At the Armani Prive show three dresses seemed ready to battle for the Oscars. The best one was a strapless black dress with a small part of the dress covering one shoulder.

The Chanel collection had quite a few dresses that just belong at the Oscar-show. Lagerfeld’s gorgeous silver and pastel combinations with exquisite embroideries are sure to look swell on almost any Hollywood star. And the yellow pastel strapless gown with the classical silver adornment needs to be shown on the red carpet, if you ask us.

For Dior, John Galliano created a lot of voluptuous white gowns. Last year white was a huge hit at the Ocars. But maybe this year it’s time for a little more color. Dior’s deep red gown with pastel colored top and back might just be the real thing for Oscar nominee Sandra Bullock.

At the Jean Paul Gaultier show one blue and silver dress had some nice elements. Yet it could be a bit over the top for the red carpet. The rest of JPG’s dresses didn’t seem very appropriate for the Oscars either. JPG had used many different themes in his collection, so his dresses were a bit too playful.

Elie Saab’s mind-blowing dresses on the other hand simply earn a spot on the red carpet.  Their washed out colors, chiffon frills and sparkling silver beading just looked so graceful, feminine and seriously chic. A minty green Elie Saab dress stood for perfection.

The Valentino collection had many youthful color combinations and therefore not a lot of Valentino gowns looked appropriate for the Oscars. Still we think the red and bright yellow gowns might stand a good chance on the big night.

The closer we get to the Oscars, the more exciting it will become. Which dresses will celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe get a hold of? And which stars will pull off a fifties dress, like Penelope Cruz did last year? Will there be any huge fashion flunks? What color trend will we see this year? And which of our Oscar Potentials will we meet on the red carpet on 7 March.

One thing’s for sure: all A-listers want the best-looking, most lengthening, figure-narrowing gown on the planet, so the competition is on!

Elle Style Awards 2008

January 25, 2008 by  
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Elle Style Awards – Beautiful People

We could not get away from that Elle party! Our feet still hurt, but the headache disappeared. And we still remember who won the award of best dressed celeb! It was Hanna Verboom, right?! And besides that, we also know who won the award for best talented stylist, that was Sophia van den Hoek, with her hippie de luxe presentation. Bravo!

Elle Style Awards Amber

Elle Style Awards Kim Esmee
Kim Esmee

Elle Style Awards Roos

Elle Style Awards Sonny

Elle Style Awards Sophia

Elle Style Awards Winners