Golden Gowns

Cheryl Cole

I stumbled across this photo of Cheryl Cole in a golden gown on the X-Factor. It reminded me of some photos of vintage starlets in metallic gowns I have set aside over the years. Amongst the beauties here we have Ginger Rogers, Jean Harlow, Baba Beaton, Rita Hayworth, Eleanor Powell, Nancy Coleman, Veronica Lake, Myrna Loy, Carol Hughes and Delores Del Rio. Wow, I need something like this…

Catalina Island, California

Here’s a few quick pics of me in Avalon (yes, like the song) on Catalina Island, for the Catalina Jazz Dance Festival in November 2010. The first is on the ferry over with the Casino Ballroom in the background, and the second with Miss Catalina 2010, on the slab. Round sunglasses are Top Shop, the aviator jacket is Zara, the dress is vintage 1950s from Eons in Pittsburgh, the yellow scarf from Thriftique in Pittsburgh, the cream scarf from a vintage market in Paris. I’m going back to the 2011 festival for sure! Beautiful weather, great bands, and the most beautiful ballroom I’ve ever been in in my life. And this time I’m bringing a vintage bathing suit and I’m going to strut my stuff for the Miss Catalina contest. Come on ladies, who else is in?

The 12th annual Young Hollywood Awards

Ashley Greene is rocking the spring’s hot lingerie trend in a gorgeous Antonio Berardi dress. I haven’t seen photos of Ashley looking quite this sexy before. What a starlet she has become. Va-va-voom! .

(Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)

Cannes Film Festival 2010

Kirsten Dunst arrived at the Palme d’Or Award Closing Ceremony during Cannes Film Festival wearing a turquoise Chanel Resort 2011 dress.

Kate Beckinsale walked the red carpet for the “Il Gattopardo” Premiere looking stunning in a Gucci Première gown.

Helen Mirren arrived at the Chopard Trophy Party wearing her second Elie Saab gown in 2 days during Cannes Film Festival. The great Dame was sparkling with Chopard jewels as she walked the red carpet wearing an Elie Saab Couture gown. Her stunning grey silk georgette gown with an embellished belt and asymmetrical sleeves is from Elie Saab’s Vintage Couture Collection.

Actress Fan Bingbing is creating quite a stir at Cannes Film Festival. She was spotted on the Martinez Terrace during the event this week looking stunning wearing an Alberta Ferretti Fall 2010 dress. Her pleated dress is accented with a stunning jeweled detail around the neckline and waist.

Cheryl Cole was the guest of honour at “de Grisogono Dinner Party” during Cannes Festival last night. She looked breath-taking wearing a Roberto Cavalli black tulle strapless gown whilst dazzling with de Grisogono jewels.