Cheryl Cole made her big comeback this weekend on 'The Voice' performing the first single from her new album. You'll forgiven for not noticing, what with her leaping from the stage and all, but for the big occasion the singer chose to wear Roberto Cavalli in what looks like the start of a partnership on the promotion of the album.
'Cheryl and I have had a relationship for many years,' Cavalli told. 'It was a great pleasure to collaborate with her in designing an outfit, especially for her performance on The Voice. We used the signature Cavalli Fantasia and leopard prints to create a show-stopping outfit that enhanced her high-octane performance.'
After making a statement on the red carpet in Cannes, Cheryl Cole did the same thing last night at the London premiere of 'What to Expect When You're Expecting.' This time she opted for this Victoria Beckham two-tone S/S12 dress in what is by far one of the best looks we've seen from her in a while.
I've never been the biggest fan of Cheryl Cole's style but she really delivered over the weekend. The singer, who is in the midst of a big comeback effort, made a statement in this stand-out Stéphane Rolland Spring 2012 Couture gown. The only thing that let the outfit down was the fact that red ostrich feathered train blended into the red carpet too much.
After Cheryl Cole bagged her role as a judge on the British X Factor she was everywhere. Just like with stars like Rihanna and Lady Gaga, it got to saturation point. Every magazine cover seemed to have the Geordie star on it and when she wasn't in the magazines, her love life was spread across the front pages of the newspapers.
Over the last year, though, she's gone under the radar working away on her Stylist Pick shoe collection and it's been a smart move. As the old saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder and it's true. I was genuinely interested in seeing her cover spread in this month's Marie Claire when images of the cover hit the net yesterday. In the magazine she talks about her battle with her weight and sports several pairs of shoes from her new collection.
In an interview with The Guardian, British Vogue's Alexandra Shulman reveals the secrets behind choosing a cover girl, although she admits that there is no set science behind the agonising decision. "It's difficult to say what will sell" Shulman explains, "Kate Moss sells well for us but then we tend to play to our strengths and put her on the September cover - it's better to use your ammunition on a big issue rather than battling against a difficult seasonal sensation".
Despite describing Moss as a safety cover girl, Shulman remembers the 2003 Vogue cover with the waif-like rock chick styled as David Bowie's iconic Aladdin Sane sleeve as a "complete catastrophe". Other things to avoid include dirty colours such as mustard or aubergine, and high fashion pieces - "a real thumbs down". "The evidence suggests that black cover girls don't sell as well as white cover girls," she admits with regret, although Glamour's Jo Elvin disagrees with such narrow conventions.
With both Cheryl Cole and Beyoncé Knowles wearing his dresses within the past week, we're not suprised that Central St Martins Graduate David Koma was a happy man. "I have been working with Beyoncé and her team to create a unique dress and knew there was a possibility she may wear it, but when I saw her last night she looked absolutely incredible!" an ecstatic Koma told Vogue.com yesterday. Firstly, Cheryl Cole chose a statement Koma dress for her Saturday night appearance on The X Factor, followed by Beyoncé who wore a dress from the same collection to pick up her award from the MTV Europe Music Awards.
"Beyoncé represents the ideal woman that inspires me, I'm delighted that she wore my dress to collect her award and feel privileged and incredibly proud that a worldwide superstar has shown such support", Koma announced. Even after becoming a Harrods Design Award winner, Vauxhall Fashion Scout Merit winner and showing at London Fashion Week for SS10, Koma was still overwhelmed at the feedback to the dress worn by Cheryl Cole from his AW09 collection, available now. "Cheryl is an amazing, beautiful, super sexy woman - I really like her and I was very flattered when I saw her in my dress," Koma exclaimed. "This week I'm a happy man, it's a very exciting time right now!"