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Dell’Orefice, the 80-year-old supermodel

A ‘Vogue’ cover girl at 15, Carmen Dell’Orefice is still on the catwalks 65 years on

It isn’t that Carmen Dell’Orefice is a raving, cockeyed optimist. But she has taught herself to winkle out the positive. “The alternative, at my point in life,’ she remarks lugubriously, “is unacceptable”.

‘Carmen: A Life In Fashion’ runs from Wednesday, November 16, 2011 to Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, John Princes Street, London W1; fashion.arts.ac.uk

Audrey Hepburn: A Lady with an Iconic Style

As Audrey Hepburn is voted the most beautiful British woman of all time

we take a look at her most memorable fashion moments.

Perhaps the most notorious film still of the 20th century – Hepburn in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ We Love this Movie!

Designer of the Week: Georges Chakra

Every week, Velvet sheds the light on one of the most brilliant and successful international designers of Middle Eastern origin. Our pick for this week is the amazingly tasteful Lebanese designer Georges Chakra who has had the privilege of dressing some of the world’s hottest celebrities.

Georges Chakra’s designs are so lively, sexy and elegant it would be crazy not to consider wearing one of his stunning dresses to a red carpet event. The enthusiastic Beirut based haute couture designer combines craftsmanship and talent to bring us the most amazing numbers with the most exquisite details one could ever imagine.

It would be really unfair to try and describe his designs because no matter what we say, it wouldn’t be enough. So, for that matter, we will let the pictures do the talking!

Paris Hilton dressed by Georges Chakra

Tyra Banks dressed by Georges Chakra

Katy Perry dressed by Georges Chakra

Carrie Underwood dressed by Georges Chakra

Katie Cassidy dressed by Georges Chakra

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Stylish Travel Outfits: Comfortable Elegance

The world seems to become smaller by the day, and we seem to traverse it even more frequently; and with each trip we take (be it by plane, train or car), we find ourselves asking the same inescapable question: what to wear?

Indeed, looking stylish while still feeling comfortable is quite difficult to achieve. But here at Velvet we have gathered a few celebrity styles to give you a glimpse of how you can dress to impress while on a long, tiring journey. If you follow our favorite stars’ high fashion sense, you can’t go wrong on your next trip!

Cameron Diaz

Nicole Richie

 

Kim Kardashian

 

Kate Bosworth and Phillip Lim

 

Jessica Simpson

 

Maria Carey

 

 

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Designer of the Week: Georges Hobeika

Mention designer Georges Hobeika and the first word to come to mind is elegance. The celebrity Lebanese designer’s dresses are nothing short of amazing, with his extravagant taste and out-of-this-world creativity. Georges Hobeika has become some of the world’s hottest celebs’ best friend, because he simply knows how to make a lady look her best!

Georges Hobeika designs dresses and gowns for all tastes and styles, and each of his creations is sure to make a statement. His designs are the most talked about on red carpet events, and we have seen countless Hollywood stars strut their stuff while rocking his numbers. Why wouldn’t they? Choosing a Georges Hobeika gown is like buying a lottery ticket that you already know is a winning one!

Eva Langoria dressed by Georges Hobeika

Julia Styles dressed by Georges Hobeika

 

Beyonce dressed by Georges Hobeika

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Justin Bieber’s Extravagant Romance: A Public Date Made Personal!

Justin Bieber’s showing off his romantic skills, again! After renting out the entire Staples Center for a Titanic date with girlfriend Selena Gomez, it seems inappropriate to do anything smaller, even if it was just a movie date!

The Ontario native took his cute girlfriend out on a movie outing in Winnipeg, Canada, reportedly pulling out all the stops. Yes, you guessed it: he rented out an entire movie theater at SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, just so they could enjo    y a private viewing of Hugh Jackman’s Real Steel.

That’s a smart way to not wait in line for the tickets, and to have your cheese pizza hand delivered to what was made a personal theater!

You’re one lucky gal, Selena!

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Hermès & Savoir Flair Rendez-vous in Dubai

Hermès and Savoir Flair

brings you

 Paris Mon Ami 

In Dubai through a breathtaking setting facing Burj Al-Arab

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This October 2011, Hermès invited us to discover what happened when Anna from London, Courtney from New-York, Kozue from Tokyo reunite with Ella from Paris and the world of Hermès. Together they inspire and create the universe of Paris Mon Ami.

Log on to www.parismonami.com and follow their adventures. Take part in this whimsical and interactive journey of make believe as they chase patterns, race hobby horses, talk first love and style all with their own unique twist.

Watch the girls play with the inimitable Hermès silk square and iconic enamel bangles and be inspired with your own.

Discover the stunning portfolio shot by Craig McDean, the portraits of the girls and the secrets of the scarves and bangles. The square and the round become the darlings of a new generation.

Follow Hermès interactive chronicles as the blog Paris Mon Ami welcomes a host of like-minded friends, and unites around the world with events, ideas and inspiration.

The Paris Mon Ami adventure will run online between September 2011 and February 2012 with regular updates, editorial, videos, imagery and games as Ella, Anna, Courtney and Kozue take you through the moods and magic of this rainbow-colored, silk spun world.

Our Top 5 Best Dressed of the Week

#1: Looks like sexy and classy go into the same category for the sweet Dianna Agron who donned a very low-cut black and white Libertine dress to the CFDA Fashion Fund party in LA. The cute starlet rocked super glam wavy locks and wore just the right makeup to complement her ultra adorable look.

Dianna Argon

Dianna Argon

 

#2: The beautiful Amanda Seyfried is growing up, and she sure is embracing her charm! The printed Prabal Gurung frock she wore to the In Timepremiere in LA was oh-so fun and fresh. The gorgeous blonde wore some super stunning shoes and accessorized with fabulous bracelets, and she didn’t forget the fierce attitude!

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

 

 

#3: All of Kim Kardashian’s Dubai outfits were breathtaking, but the stunner of them all is this crimson red Alexander McQueen gown with shoulder cutouts, which she wore for the Millions of Milkshakes store opening in the Dubai Mall. Her gold bracelets and sky-high nude Louboutins made her look all the more gorgeous.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

 

#4: Mustard yellow is one of this season’s must have colors, and Nicole Richie knows all about it! She looked adorable in a Keepsake dress that she matched with ankle-strap Louboutins. Her new golden bangs added a girly touch to her cute look as she rocked the red carpet at the Environmental Media Awards.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

 

#5: Amber Heard was shining as she attended the Salvatore Ferragamo runway show (no, literally!). The Rum Diary star has been rocking some seriously sexy looks the whole week as she promoted her new movie, and as seen in the picture below, she looked absolutely amazing in her Ferragamo glittering dress that she wore with black pumps. Her upswept hairdo was just the perfect finish for this glamorous look.

Amber Heard

Amber Heard

 

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Lindsay Lohan: New Definition of Mug Shot?

We know how much our beloved Velvet readers and followers love gossip! We’re about to share with you some interesting news about none other than young troublemaker Lindsay Lohan. You guessed it: a brand new mug shot! Yes, you may update your collection of LiLo mug shots.

The American starlet posed for this photo after being cuffed and ordered held on $100,000 bail by the judge who revoked her probation after finding that she had messed up too many times by failing to perform her community service.

The actress went back to court yesterday for a progress hearing where the judge decided to revoke her probation based on her not keeping up with the terms of her probation in the necklace heist case.

Fashion-wise, we think Lindsay didn’t take it easy on the blush. Plus, she looks so distracted. It was probably one of the worst days of her life.

We hope Lohan gets it together and comes back on track to hit us again with her beautiful talent!

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

 

 

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Megan Fox Channeling the 1930s in Breath-Taking New Armani Ads

The gorgeous Megan Fox posed for some seriously sizzling shots for as part of Armani’s cosmetics campaign.

The Transformers actress makes us doubt it’s the year 2011, as she is looking like a celebrity of the old days while sporting the Italian brand’s 1930s inspired Madre Perla makeup collection.

The shots are simply amazing, the makeup is extremely beautiful, and Megan Fox, Oh boy, looks utterly foxy!

Megan Fox Channeling the 1930s in Breath-Taking New Armani Ads

Megan Fox Channeling the 1930s in Breath-Taking New Armani Ads

 

Megan Fox Channeling the 1930s in Breath-Taking New Armani Ads

Megan Fox Channeling the 1930s in Breath-Taking New Armani Ads

 

Megan Fox Channeling the 1930s in Breath-Taking New Armani Ads

Megan Fox Channeling the 1930s in Breath-Taking New Armani Ads

 

 

 

 

 

 

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