"HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS 2"ROUND 2 : NEW YORK PREMIÈRE
Last night, the Harry Potter entourage appeared in New York for the New York Première screened at the Avery Fisher Hall, in the Lincoln Center - and the three main stars of the films were out again, posing on the red carpet for the press, and signing autographs and photos for the screaming fans...not as many people here as the London première - no J K Rowling, Helena Bonham Carter or Bonnie Wright, but the three main stars were here along with Tom Felton who plays Draco Malfoy, of course....BEST DRESSED : THE HARRY POTTER STARSDANIEL RADCLIFFE
The star of the show was of course Daniel Radcliffe, who wore a Prada suit for the New York première...not quite
as dapper as his beautifully cut three-piece that he wore in London last Tuesday, but still very smart all the same...
I like his two-tone shirt and the folded floral hankie in his top pocket - the unexpected details always work well with menswear !!EMMA WATSON
Emma really took us all by surprise, after the gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown she wore to the London Première last Tuesday, by choosing this coppery-gold Bottega Veneta gown from their Autumn 21011 Collection...
Emma is really starting to clinch her true fashion-maven status with this première tour - now, you either love this or hate it, and I must admit that I absolutely hated this at first sight, and it hasn't grown on me with subsequent examination either...
However, I will admit to having a certain amount of admiration for any 21 year old who manages to pull a look like this off - and it has to be said that more fashion website posts and press column inches are being given over to praising this than slagging it off...so let's have another look :
It's daring and out there, risky and controversial - but that's a good thing, because fashion doesn't ever stand still - and it's the likes of Emma who will be taking trends forward by running risks like this !! I love the rich coppery yellow colour of the bloused up skirt - this hitched up look is one that I am familiar with from dressing up in medieval costume every June in the Czech Republic...and I also like the pleated and pinned up effect round the top of the skirt...
( You can all sense the 'buts' coming...)
BUT - I hated this dress because the bodice looks like heavy beige denim, and is unfinished with fraying seam edges and is also cut like a corset with defined cups and boned seams...not my favourite look as you all know..also the bronzey colour of the skirt is lovely but how I wish that it had all been one tone, rather than making it look like it was patchily dyed - it just makes it look dirty...
In fact, this dress has been designed to look like it is half-way through the process of being designed on a dressmaker's stand - the bodice looks just like a tailor's dummy and the fabric of the skirt looks like it is being pinned experimentally into place...
her hair all plastered down flat - most unflattering for anyone, even a pretty young star like Emma - but I loved
her amazing black and gold eye make-up...this was stunning !!
For the first time in the life-span of this blog, I am able to award two stars here - she gets the gold star for taking a risk with something that most people will hate, but the fashion press will love, and
her amazing eye make-up - and she also gets a black star for wearing something that is actually really ugly, and getting away with it...
Explaining her daring fashion choice to reporters, Emma said:
"New York is such a fashion capital, I felt I could push the envelope a bit. With London I went a bit more classic but for today I wanted to do something edgier."
Well - she certainly did that...and when you are the star of the movie, and therefore the centre of the press attention - yes, that's the time to take a risk...RUPERT GRINT
Here's Rupert wearing a different
suit to the crocodile-textured one he wore in London - I only say that because several websites have commented on the fact that he looks like he's wearing the same one - which he isn't !!
Look - it's clearly a very different fabric !!
He is wearing a tie in the same fabric as his London suit though possibly from the same source then...he has looked great on both occasions and therefore he gets a gold star here too...TOM FELTON & JADE GORDON
Jade Gordon has apparently changed her name to Jade Olivia, but to avoid confusion, I will list her here as Jade Gordon like the last post...here she looks lovely in a raspberry red dress with up and down frills around the hem - very pretty indeed...Tom looks a bit more casual in his DJ with an open-collared shirt, which doesn't really work that well - it's such a formal style suit that a tie is de rigeur
...BEST DRESSED : OTHER GUESTSAMERICA FERRERA
Ugly Betty star has recently got herself hitched and looked happy and at ease on this red carpet - I liked her cream lace dress with its fringed hem and cap sleeves...I even don't mind the black lining !! ARIANA GRANDE
Ariana Grande plays the role of Cat Valentine in 'Victorious'
if you don't know who she is...here she is on the Harry Potter red carpet looking pretty as a picture in her beautiful shell pink satin dress...
I love that little triangle detail of cream sequins in the front - very pretty indeed. Her hair is a striking henna colour, so I wish that she hadn't gone for that red lip and nail colour - this whole outfit would have suited a more plummy berry-coloured lipstick and nail varnish rather than the bright red...SARAH HYLAND
Actress Sarah Hyland made an appearance too - she went for a little cocktail dress designed by Paule Ka in black with a navy draped panel across the front...
She did look nice in this with her sky-high satin platforms and pewter bag - I do wonder why designers team black with navy though - I find it very irritating, I mean - what's the point ? The two colours are so close together without actually matching, that it's like teaming white with cream - one makes the other look dirty. In this case, the black makes the navy look faded. However, she does look really good, so it's only a minor quibble really...SARAH JESSICA PARKER
If you read most other fashion blogs, you would think that the only two women on this red carpet were Emma Watson and Sarah Jessica Parker...here she is in her Oscar de la Renta Resort 2012 dress and navy jacket. She looks really great in this - summery and smart at the same time...the print is very striking and her tan drawstring bag is really nice too !!
This isn't a collection I have looked at yet, being as it was only shown a few weeks ago
- the Resort Collections will be my next stop along with the Couture Collections too.
Here's SJP en famille
There was a big party after the screening, as you can imagine, and I found a few shots of the party room prior to all the guests arriving - the party took place in the American Museum of Natural History - hence the huge whale hanging from the ceiling !!
Please, please tell me this is a Hogwarts cake !!...
I love the stone owl - very fitting !!
I'm guessing that there may be a Los Angeles première coming up too, so watch out for that later this week - meanwhile, I'll be looking at the collections of course, in here at the weekend, and also my little trip to Hampton Court Palace Flower Show last Saturday, over on my other journal...so watch out for all that !!