Monday, May 21, 2018

Best Dressed #RoyalWedding Edition

Ceremony: St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

Meghan Markle (aka The Duchess of Sussex)
Gown & Veil: Givenchy by Clare Waight Keller | Tiara: Queen Mary's Filigree Bandeau | Studs & Bracelet: Cartier | Engagement & Wedding Rings: Cleave and Co.
Hair Stylist: Serge Normant | Makeup Artist: Daniel Martin

Lady Kitty Spencer
Dress, Pumps, & Clutch: Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda | Jewellery: Bulgari | Fascinator: Philip Treacy
Hair Stylist: Kelly May | Makeup Artist: SJ Wai

Oprah Winfrey
Dress: Stella McCartney | Bag: Gabriela Hearst | Hat: Philip Treacy (Vintage)
Hair Stylist: Nicole Mangrum | Makeup Artist: Derrick Rutledge
Stylist: Annabelle Harron

Chelsy Davy
Dress and Sandals: Azzedine Alaia

Victoria Beckham
Dress: Victoria Beckham | Fascinator: Stephen Jones 
Hair Stylist: Ken Paves | Makeup: Wendy Rowe

Sarah Rafferty
Dress: Lanvin | Fascinator: Philip Treacy | Pumps: Aquazzura | Jewellery: Cartier | Clutch: Tyler Ellis
Hair Stylist: Chad Maxwell | Makeup Artist: Alex Babsky

Priyanka Chopra
Suit: Vivian Westwood (Custom) | Hat: Philip Treacy | Jewellery: Lorraine Schwartz | 
Sandals: Jimmy Choo
Hair Stylist: Ken O'Rourke | Makeup Artist: Pati Dubroff
Stylist: Mimi Cuttrell

Serena Williams
Dress: Atelier Versace | Necklace: Bulgari | Ring: Piguet

Amal Clooney
Dress: Stella McCartney | Hat: Steven Jones | Pumps: Aquazzara

Reception: Frogmore House 

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
Gown: Stella McCartney | Pumps: Aquazzara | Ring: Princess Diana's
Hair Stylist: Serge Normant | Makeup Artist: Daniel Martin

Priyanka Chopra
Ensemble: Dior | Jewellery: Lorraine Schwartz 
Hair Stylist: Ken O'Rourke | Makeup Artist: Pati Dubroff
Stylist: Mimi Cuttrell 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Blake Lively Obsession Continues...

Baby 2 Baby & Shutterfly Event
Dress: Jenny Packham | Hoops: Alison Lou | Sandals: Christian Louboutin
Hair Stylist: Rod Ortega | Makeup Artist: Kristofer Buckle

Deadpool 2 NYC Premiere

Dress: Brandon Maxwell | Jewellery: Lorraine Schwartz | Clutch: Judith Leiber |
Sandals: Christian Louboutin
Hair Stylist: Rod Ortega | Makeup Artist: Kristofer Buckle | Nail Artist: Elle

Burgundy Wine Tasting #WeekendWinedown

Domaine Hervé Azo Chablis 2015 (Chablis, France) - On the nose subtle grass notes as well as raw dough and almonds from potential lees aging, green apple, lemon, lime, and white flowers. Both flint and chalk minerality were present. On the palate this wine was dry with medium minus alcohol and body, and medium plus acidity. Subtle almond, nutty, and yeasty notes from lees aging give a creamy texture. With other notes of green apple, lemon, flint, chalk, and white flower. Short length and medium minus complexity.
Caves Jean et Sébastien Dauvissat Chablis Premiere Cru 'Montmains' 2014 (Chablis, France) - On the nose toast, biscuit, nuts, and almond from lees again. Yellow apple, lemon skin, apricot, honey, white flower, flint, and chalk. In the palate this wine was dry with low/soft tannins (surprising for white wine I know), medium alcohol and body, and high acidity. Notes of apple, apricot, lemon, under ripe white pineapple, almond, flint, and chalk. This wine was very citrus and acidic forward. Length medium and complexity medium minus.
Berthenet Tête de Cuvée Montagny 2015 (Montagny, France) - On the nose subtle yeast, honey, vanilla, smoke, and caramel notes most likely from large old oak casks. Tropical notes were the hero, pineapple, melon, and papaya, as well as apple, wet stone, crushed rock, and floral soapy notes. On the palate this wine was dry with medium body and alcohol, and medium plus acidity. Notes of vanilla, pineapple, melon, lemon, caramel, butterscotch, toast, nuts spices, wet stone, and crushed rock. Both medium length and complexity. 
Remoissenet Père & Fils Pommard Premier Cru 'Les Arvelets' 2014 (Pommard, France) - This was sheer deliciousness! On the nose yogurt, corn husk, vanilla, smoke, cream corn, caramel, butterscotch, grilled pineapple, candied lemon, melon, apricot, bruised apple, mango, banana, and wet stone. On the palate this wine was dry with medium alcohol and medium plus body and acidity. Notes of cream corn, buttered corn, vanilla, lemon, bruised apple, spicy apricot, pineapple, nut, and wet stone. Medium plus length and complexity. 
Château Grange Cochard Vieilles Vignes Morgon 2014 (Morgon, France) - Notes of fresh ripe cherry, strawberry, cranberry, black current, black pepper, liquorice, violet, mushroom, forest floor, and wet stone. On the palate this wine was dry w/ medium alcohol and body, medium minus tannins, and medium plus acidity. Notes of fresh/sour cherry, strawberry, cranberry cocktail, black pepper, raspberry, violets, forest floor, and wet stone. Medium length and complexity.
Domaine Niot Vieilles Vignes Mercurey 2015 (Mercurey, France) - On the nose black liquorice, fresh under ripe cherry, blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, roses, violet, graphite, leaf, and mushroom. On the palate this wine was dry w/ medium alcohol and body, medium minus tannins, and medium plus acidity. Notes of fresh/crunchy blackberry, cherry, strawberry, cranberry, liquorice, violet, mushroom, and forest floor. Medium minus length and complexity. 
Domaine Machard de Gramont Vieilles Vignes Nuits-Saint-Georges 2015 (Nuits-Saint-Georges, France) - On the nose black tea, green pepper, tomato steam, spiced cherry, strawberry, leather, graphite, strawberry shortcake, cloves, baking spices, cinnamon, shortcake, and mushroom. On the palate this wine was dry with medium alcohol, tannins (fine and sticky), and body, and medium plus acidity. Notes of sour cherry, strawberry, cranberry, tomato, green pepper, blackberry, mushroom, forest floor, and cinnamon. Medium length and medium plus complexity. 
Hartford Court Land's Edge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 (Sonoma Coast, USA) - On the nose jolly rancher, strawberry and cherry jam, cedar, plum, vanilla, smoke, rose petal, black tea, tomato leaf, sweet tarts, strawberry-rhubarb jam, and mushroom. On the palate this wine was dry with high alcohol, medium minus tannins, and medium plus acidity and body. Notes of sweetish berries, black tea, blackberry, plum, smoke, clove, raspberry, spice, and mushroom. Medium plus length and complexity.

Bordeaux Wine Tasting #WeekendWinedown

Château Argadens Bordeaux Blanc 2015 (Bordeaux, France) - Medium minus straw wth a youthful water rim. On the nose grass, honey, canned veggies such as asparagus and green beans, cantaloupe, pineapple, passion fruit, wet stone, and subtle perfume and floral notes. On the palate this wine was dry with medium minus alcohol (12%), medium plus acidity, medium body, and a medium plus length and complexity. Notes of asparagus, green beans, under ripe pineapple, cantaloupe/melon, grapefruit, and lemon. Sauvignon Blanc 65% / Semillon 35%
Château La Rose Sarron Graves Black 2015 (Graves, France) - Medium straw with a youthful rim. Medium minus intensity with notes of dry leaf, grapefruit, yellow apple, lemon, however more of a oily fruit skin note. On the palate this wine was dry with medium alcohol (13%), acidity, body, and complexity, and medium minus length. Notes of ripe apple, lemon skin, ripe pear, grapefruit, and mushroom or something nutty - I can’t put my finger on it. Semillon 50% / Sauvignon Blanc 40% / Muscadelle 10%
Château Grivière Médoc 2011 (Médoc, France) - Medium Garnet with a faded orange rim. On the nose medium intensity with notes of cedar, pencil shavings, tobacco, leather, baking spices, vanilla, green pepper, forest floor, flowers, and cooked/jammed cherry, blueberry, and blackberry. On the palate this wine was dry with medium alcohol (13%), tannins (chewy), acidity, body, length, and complexity. Notes of cooked/jammed cherry, dried plum, cigar, leather, baking spices, tobacco, and forest floor. Merlot 60% / Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
Château Beychevelle Amiral de Beycheyelle Saint-Julien 2014 (Saint-Julien, France) - Medium Ruby with a youthful rim. On the nose medium intensity with notes of baking spices, jalapeños, tomato, pencil shavings, fresh cherry, cassis, and black current, forest floor, chocolate, mocha, and a meaty (savoury) quality. On the palate this wine was dry with medium alcohol (13.5%), and medium plus tannins (dusty), acidity, body, length, and complexity. Notes of sour cherry and blackberry, tomato, green pepper, cedar, tobacco, and forest floor. Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc / Merlot
Freemark Abbey Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Knights Valley, USA) - Medium plus Ruby w/ a youthful rim. On the nose medium plus intensity w/ notes of confected/ripe cherry, blueberry, fig, and raspberry, cherry cough syrup, vanilla, coconut, marshmallow, cedar, and fresh-turned earth. On the palate this wine was dry with high alcohol (14.5%), tannins (fine/dusty), acidity, and body, and medium plus length and complexity. Notes of confected blueberry, cherry, raspberry, mocha, and vanilla. Cabernet Sauvignon 75% / Merlot 11%
Château Langiais Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion 2010 (Saint-Émilion, France) - Medium plus garnet with a faded garnet rim. On the nose medium intensity with notes of dried violets, green pepper, graphite, cinnamon, ripe cherry, clove, chocolate, coffee, mocha, cedar, chocolate raisin, and rotting leaf. On the palate this wine was dry with a balanced medium plus alcohol (13.5%), tannins, acidity, body, length, and complexity. Notes of green pepper, raspberry, cherry, plum, strawberry, mocha, chocolate, baking spices, and earth. Merlot 70% / Cabernet Franc 25% / Cabernet Sauvignon 5%
Château Moncets Château du Chambrun Lalande-de-Pomerol 2008 (Lalonde-de-Pomerol, France) - Cloudy (unfiltered/gravity filtered) medium plus garnet with faded rim. On the nose cooked plum and strawberry, dried cherry, mushroom (truffle), chocolate, mocha, green pepper, jalapeño, smoke, pencil shavings, cedar, clove, and cinnamon. On the palate this wine was dry with medium plus alcohol (13.5%), length, and complexity, and high tannins (chewy/took up space), acidity, and body, notes of mushroom, green pepper, chocolate, mocha, cooked cherry, raspberry, and strawberry. Merlot 94% / Cabernet Franc 6%
Château de Cérons Cérons Blanc 2007 (Cérons, France) - Deep gold with a faded gold rim. On the nose green tea, asparagus, green beans, burnt honey, dried apricot, cabbage, match stick, candied ginger, and some funk due to botrytis. On the palate this wine was sweet with high body, medium alcohol (13%), and medium plus acidity, length, and complexity. Notes of dried apricot, green tea, honey, candied ginger, match stick, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, and a musty/moldy funk. Sauvignon Blanc / Sémillon / Muscadelle

Monday, May 14, 2018

Best Dressed (So Far) - Cannes International Film Festival 2018

Girls of the Sun (Les Filles du Soleil) Premiere
Who: Amber Heard
Dress: Gianbattista Valli | Booties: Roger Vivier | Jewellery: Anita Ko
Hair Stylist: Stephane Lancien | Makeup Artist: Mélanie Inglessis
Stylist: Karla Welch

Girls of the Sun (Les Filles du Soleil) Premiere
Who: Kendall Jenner
Gown: Schiaparelli | Jewellery: Chopard | Sandals: Gianvito Rossi
Hair Stylist: Jen Atkin | Makeup Artist: Mary Phillips
Stylist: Marni Senofonte

Sink or Swim (Le Grand Bain) Premiere
Who: Izabel Goulart
Gown: Zuhair Murad | Jewellery: Chopard | Sandals: Jimmy Choo
Hair Stylist: Jennifer Yepez | Makeup Artist: Vincent Oquendo

Friday, May 11, 2018

This Press Tour is Off to a Fashionable Start!

Although one of my favourite fashionistas skipped out on The Met Gala, she totally redeemed herself with this amazing look at the LA Premiere of "Terminal". The combination of the sheer and lace is so feminine and elegant, and the beading... WOW! I also love how her stylist kept the accessories, hair, and makeup simple, leaving the dress to do all the talking!

Frock: Chanel | Sandals & Clutch: Roger Vivier
Hair Stylist: Kylee Heath | Makeup Artist: Pati Dubroff
Stylist: Kate Young

Monday, May 07, 2018

Best Dressed - 2018 Met Gala

This year's theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" and with co-hosts Rihanna, Donatella Versace, Amal Clooney, and Anna Wintor there were some high expectations. And I am happy to say this year's attendees did not disappoint. Check out below my Best Dressed List from the 2018 Met Gala Red Carpet. 

Evan Rachel Wood
Ensemble: Altuzarra | Hair Accessory: Epona Valley
Hair Stylist: John D | Makeup Artist: Toby Fleischman 
Stylist: Samantha McMillen

Rita Ora
Gown: Prada | Jewellery: Lorraine Schwartz
Hair Stylist: Brent Lawler | Makeup Artist: Kathy Jeung | Nail Artist: Naomi Yasuda
Stylist: Jason Rembert 

Amber Heard
Gown: Carolina Herrera | Shoes: Brian Atwood | Jewellery: Jennifer Meyer & Beladora 
Hair Stylist: Robert Vetica | Makeup Artist: Mêlanie Inglessis
Stylist: Karla Welch

Lily Collines
Gown: Givenchy Couture | Jewellery: Cartier | Hair Accessory: Lelet NY
Hair Stylist: Gregory Russell | Makeup Artist: Fiona Stiles
Stylist: Rob Zangardi & Mariel Washere

Hailee Steinfeld
Gown: Atelier Prabal Gurung | Tiara: Tasaki Atelier | Sandals: Jimmy Choo
Hair Stylist: Gregory Russell | Makeup Artist: Mary Phillips | Nail Artist: Tom Bachik 
Stylist: Rob Zangardi & Mariel Washere

Kim Kardashian West
Gown: Versace | Jewellery: Lorraine Schwartz
Hair Stylist: Chris Appleton / Makeup Artist: Mario Dedivanovic 

Kendall Jenner
Jumpsuit: Off White | Jewellery: Tiffany & Co. | Sandals: Jimmy Choo
Hair Stylist: Jen Atkin | Makeup Artist: Mary Phillips
Stylist: Marni Senofonte 

Blake Lively
Gown: Versace | Pumps: Christian Louboutin | Jewellery: Lorraine Schwartz
Hair Stylist: Rod Ortega | Makeup Artist: Kristofer Buckle | Nail Artist: Elle

Jared Leto
Ensemble: Gucci 
Hair Stylist: Marcus Francis | Grooming: Jamie Taylor