Last year's spectacular featured an all-black array of fashion, and in stark contrast this year's theme was glittering gold creations, inspired by amfAR's late founding international chairman, the glamorous and legendary Elizabeth Taylor. Top designers from all over the world were enlisted to design one off pieces for the show including Tom Ford, Burberry, Prada, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Marchesa, Alexander Wang and Versace. And who better to rock these on the catwalk than the world's top models including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, Joan Smalls, Liberty Ross and Karolina Kurkova .
Here are my pick of the top fashion moments from the amfAR gala.
Karolina Kurkova flaunted her amazing figure in a Roberto Cavalli black gown with cut-away panels and Bulgari jewellery. She kept her hair simple in a pulled back style which gives the dress full impact.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arrived in an ivory strapless dress by Dior and accessorised with Christian Louboutin white heels. This dress goes perfectly with Rosie's golden skin and the smoky eyes and rose lip finish the look off perfectly.
Olivia Palermo showed her wild side in a Roberto Cavalli leopard-print asymmetric gown with thigh-high slit and Sergio Rosso sandals. Her loose side plait complements the look perfectly.
Milla Jovovich wore a Valentino Couture spring/summer 2013 ruffled gown and carried a Jimmy Choo clutch. The relaxed updo complements the dress beautifully.
Lily Donaldson wore a bold red Emilio Pucci tunic gown. This dress is elegant, sexy and suits her tall, statuesque figure. I am glad she chose relaxed hair and no jewellery to let the dress shine.
Karlie Kloss chose to be different and wore slim black trousers and an open jacket by Louis Vuitton. This really suits her and made her stand out in all the right ways.
Joan Smalls arrived in this unique dress from the Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci autumn/winter 2013-14 collection. With its sheer bottom half this dress shows off Joan's amazing legs and she pulls it off with perfection.
Jessica Chastain showed that redheads can definitely rock a red dress in this asymmetric gown by Saint Laurent and Bulgari jewellery. The combination of the deep red dress, her loose auburn tumbling waves and beautiful fair skin is so flattering making her look youthful and radiant.
Angela Lindvall arrived in a black lace gown with sheer detailing from the Alberta Ferretti autumn/winter 2013-14 collection. I love her cuff bracelets and relaxed updo.
Alessandra Ambrosio looked like a goddess in a Zuhair Murad nude chiffon full-length gown with plunging neckline and beaded detailing and Jimmy Choo clutch. The shimmering nude looks amazing against her golden skin-tone.
Chanel Iman was a vision in white in a full-length gown with fishtail silhouette and Chopard jewellery. The structured shoulders balance out the fishtail perfectly.
Izabel Goulart in Versace and Eddie Borgo.
Alessandra Ambrosio in Tom Ford.
Isabeli Fontana in Missoni and Pamela Love.
Karolina Kurkova in Roberto Cavalli.
Joan Smalls in Givenchy.
Lily Donaldson in Gucci.
Jessica Hart in Giambatista Valli and Hoorsenbuhs.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Alexander McQueen.
Anna Dello Russo in Pucci and Bulgari.
Photos: John P. De Graeve
Written by Rose Humble
Last weekend saw the worlds A-list descending on New York to attend the most glamorous event in their calendars, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala.
Red carpet glitz and glamour got an edgy twist with this year's theme, "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" and the stars didn't shy away at the chance to play dress-up.
Topshop made a collection of custom-made dresses for the event that were worn by guests and will be available to buy later this year. Designed and made at Topshop's design HQ in London, the gowns were worn by Nicole Richie, Jaime King, Jourdan Dunn, Ashley Madekwe and Julianna Hough. The collection will go on sale this September and will retail from $465 to $775 (at current exchange rate), a bargain for a red-carpet ready gown. The dresses sit within Topshop Limited Edition range and will be available in small quantities at stores in New York, LA and London and on Topshop.com. I think this is a great idea and will spark a new trend.
Here are my fashion highlights from the night:
Miley Cyrus chose a Marc Jacobs dress, Prada shoes and Eddie Borgo jewellery. I was expecting her do go over the top, so was happy when I saw her in this great dress.
Elizabeth Banks dazzled in an Atelier Versace dress with Brian Atwood shoes and bag and Kara Ross jewellery.
Jennifer Lawrence kept her look simple in a Christian Dior dress and jewellery, Brian Atwood heels and a Jennifer Behr headband.
Madonna wore an attention seeking outfit by Givenchy, paired with Casadei shoes. When will she learn that less is more and please next time wear underwear!
Jessica Alba looked gorgeous in this dress by Tory Burch, jewellery by Jack Vartanian and Christian Louboutin shoes and bag.
Rita Ora looked amazing in custom made Thakoon, I love her hair and make-up.
Katy Perry wowed in this Dolce & Gabbana outfit complete with crown.
Nina Dobrev looked amazing in this unique custom Monique Lhuillier dress and Rupert Sanderson shoes. She accessorized with a Kimberly McDonald ring, and Edie Parker clutch. I love her hair and make-up and think this is a great look for her.
Miranda Kerr looked her usual sexy self in this cut off Michael Kors dress and Tabitha Simmons shoes. She accessorized with Cartier jewellery, and spiky Christian Louboutin bag.
Karolina Kurkova was eye catching in this sexy Mary Katrantzou outfit.
Mary-Kate Olsen chose an interesting ensemble for this year's event, choosing a vintage Chanel Haute Couture dress, vintage fur Balmain jacket, Louis Vuitton shoes and Sidney Garber earrings.
Ashley Olsen was a vision of orange in this striking vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture gown with Monolo Blahnik heels and Sidney Garber earrings.
Anne Hathaway showcased her new blonde hair and paired it with vintage Valentino circa 1992.
Cameron Diaz stood out in Stella McCartney, I love the simplicity of the silhouette and the spiked gold belt.
Gwyneth Paltrow wore a pink Valentino dress and Wilfredo Rosado earrings. I don't think this dress shows off or flatters her amazing figure and think she could have rocked something more daring and edgy. I find the hair and make-up boring as well.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Kim wore a Riccardo Tisci dress, gloves and shoes with Lorraine Schwartz jewellery. I don't know where to start with this ensemble... the dress is bad enough but why she chose to pair it with matching shoes and glove I don't know. She apparently had a last minute change of outfit after her original dress showed too much of her arms. It couldn't have been worse than this, she needs to embrace her arms and invest in a new maternity wardrobe. Fast.
Kristen Stewart wore a burgundy Stella McCartney all in one. I love the outfit but it's not flattering on Kristen and I don't like the shoes with it either.
Sarah Jessica Parker went all out in an extravagant Giles Deacon dress, Philip Treacy punk couture hat, Fred Leighton and Repossi jewellery, Giles Deacon bag, and Louboutin boots. I don't love the clashing patterns of the dress and boots but she gets full points for effort.
Beyonce went all out in head to toe Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci with this eye catching gown with matching knee-high boots and gloves.
All pictures by Evan Agostini
Written by Rose Humble
They have popped up for decades in the world of high fashion with bunny ears used as a key accessory in many amazing editorials and even making appearances on front covers including on Catherine McNeil for Vogue Paris June 2007, Daria Werbowy for Flare Sep 2009 and Natalia Vodianova for Tatler in May 2011.
They were reinvented once again during Paris Fashion week AW 2009/10 when Marc Jacobs, designing for Louis Vuitton sent his models down the runway in giant bunny ears. They also featured in the ad campaign with the models sporting towering pink haute couture versions of the headpiece. The look was copied by Madonna a few months later when she wore a similar pair to the Costume Institute Gala in New York.
The famous bunny ears have also made a presence on stage and on the red carpet by stylish celebrities such as Lily Allen, Lady Gaga and Mary-Kate Olsen. Most recently they starred in a stunning shoot featuring Barbara Palvin for Elle UK March 2013.
I am glad they are not only reserved for fancy dress parties as I think they add a fun, whimsical fairy-tale look to some of my favourite fashion photographs. After being around for this long I am happy to say I think this is one look that will never go out of fashion.
Long live the bunny ears, thank you Mr Hefner!
Here are some of my favourites bunny looks:
Written by Rose Humble
As an editor, curator and wit, Diana Vreeland made a lasting mark and remains an icon for generations of fashion lovers. During her fifty-year reign as the Empress of Fashion, she launched Twiggy, advised Jackie O and coined some of fashions most eloquent proverbs, such as the bikini is the biggest thing since the atom bomb. She aimed to instruct where possible, to delight, to give pleasure, to bring to the reader what interests her. In this book, the first full-length biography of Vreeland, Amanda Mackenzie Stuart portrays a visionary: a fearless innovator who inspired designers, models, photographers and artists, and who reinvented the way we think about style and where we go to think about it.
A book that must be read by all fashionista's. £13. 99 from Amazon
Hand made in Scotland these cosy, chic Sheebies are all you will need before heading to the streets of Shoreditch for a day out, drinking chocolat chaud after hitting the slopes or simply wrapping up warm for a day out in town.
Well I wanted to find out what everyone was making a fuss about so I asked if I could review the Sheebie and here's what I thought about the Hooded Scarf -Purple and Sky Blue retailed at £99.99...
To me the Sheebie is an unusual fashion accessory in the sense that it is a hoodie and scarf all in one. I was very pleased with the quality and feel and when I put it on I became instantly warmer. I loved the huge pockets situated at the bottom of the scarf ideal for hands, phone, and lip-gloss and so much more.
I was wondering how to actually wear the Sheebie in a fashionable way so I could stand out and thought I'd try to wear it with a coat but felt that it was too bulky and I had difficulty buttoning up my coat which is needed at this time of the year. I must admit it was hard for me to take it off as it was really comfortable. Anyway, I have decided for me it is more suitable for maybe late evening during spring/autumn time, or when I'm driving and don't want to be bothered with a coat or on and chilly evening at home when I just need something around my shoulders to take the chill off.
The Sheebie craze has already begun with the likes of Sadie Frost, Kate Moss and X factor contestants already blogging and taking photos in their very own Sheebies. Glamour and Sunday times & style will be including it in their Christmas magazine.
If you want to be on trend this winter and keep up with the celebs then you need to add a Sheebie to your winter wardrobe.
The British Fashion Council announces that Stella McCartney has been named Designer of the Year, receiving the highest accolade at the British Fashion Awards 2012.