Usually confined only to the lighter days of Summer, neutrals made an unusually popular appearance on the catwalks of AW10. Wear different tones of sand, nude, mink and off white for workable wardrobe, and accessorise with tan belts, bags and shoes for the ultimate neutral outfit. Maybe even add a playful pom pom hair accessory as seen as Sonia Rykiel, or brighten up your outfit with dip dyed hair, as seen at Giles.
The one-shouldered wonder dress is here to stay, and to keep on-trend through Summer to Winter, veer clear of black, opt for bright colours and either embellishments or billowing ruffles. The latest breed of asymmetric dresses are not for the shy - choose from short and sweet for cocktail dresses as seen at Armani, or a statement floor-length gown a la Valentino for the more sophisticated events.
Jennifer Aniston has been busy this week promoting her new film, 'The Bounty Hunter'. For the London premiere, the actress wore this Alexander McQueen jacket with a silver Valentino mini but opted for a floor length Donna Karan dress, Fred Leighton jewels and a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch for the New York premiere.
Jennifer Aniston used Gerard Butler to warm up during Thursday's UK premiere of 'The Bounty Hunter'. We're sure her Alexander McQueen tuxedo jacket was pretty cosy, but her silver Valentino mini dress and Jimmy Choo strappy sandals couldn't have helped.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli's Spring 2010 couture collection marked the beginning of a new era for Valentino. Multi-coloured, multi-panelled jumpsuits, mini dresses and blazers, and even full-length tiered bandeau dresses in earth tones with injections of lime green: that's what we can expect now from the duo. The Garden of Eden collection, which saw the likes of Alice Dellal and Jac sporting Avatar-inspired make-up, was met with mixed reviews.
On the one hand, WWD thought the show "seemed too desperate to be achingly cool", and asked, "where in this fantasy world was the essence of Valentino?" Suzy Menkes on the other hand, had more positive things to say in her review in The Times: "...the clothes themselves, with swathes of drapes or inserts, using layers of chiffon in different pastel colors, were delicately done." As to the observation that both Valentino and Jean Paul Gaultier's collections shared a similar theme, Menkes explained that "to be in the flow of fashion rather than among its leaders is not necessarily a bad thing."