Press & Celebrities

Blue Sleeveless Wool Dress-Mario Schwab AW2010

Lucy Liu looks great in the dress I did for Marios Schwab AW2010.

This is one of my favourite pictures of an outfit I have pattern cut for a catwalk show. Looks great, fits great (unlike the catwalk model), and it is styled great.

This is a dress designed by Mario’s Schwab and pattern cut by me for his AW2009 collection.

So who did wear it best? Or did they all wear it in their own sexy, elegant way?

Sienna Miller of Cheryl Cole or Najda Swarovski?

Sienna Miller was the first to wear it shortly after the collection was shown at a screening of ‘The Mysteries of Pittsburgh’ in New York City in April 2010 (she wore the simple version with no crystals). Cheryl Cole wore it later in the year in November 2010 on one of the X-Factor shows where was a judge. Miller opted for the simple version where as Cole went for the version with the crystals. In November 2011 Nadja Swarovski wore the original catwalk design dress version. Each has her own way of wearing it and accessorising it.  All versions are great and all three ladies look very elegant.

The dress it’s self took 2 attempts to get it to the point that Schwab was happy with it, using Flat Pattern cutting and Drapping. It was also one of the last pieces I did that season. On the outside it looks simple but as always most of the mechanics are on the inside of the dress.

I will let you decide who wore it best.

This dress even made it as the main feature of Browns Window Shop!

It made front cover of Dazed & Confused Magazine! The August issue centered around 3D fashion. Accompanied by 3D glasses, the issue is inspired by the 3D-based collection of Marios Schwab and  featured photography by Terry Tsiolis and styling by Nicola Formichetti.


It also made the special edition of the Latina 15th anniversary issue. The dress is far right as you look at the picture and if you look closely enough you will see that the photographer flipped the image so the detail looks like it is comming from the right shoulder rather than the left. the dress was worn by Alani La  La Vazquez.

It made it into the Evening Standard. (click on link to read more)

The blue satin dress by M. Schwab that I did the pattern for not only was it worn by Emma Watson from Harry Potter it was also featured in an advert for Because London an online magazine on January 12th 2011. Click on the image below to see the advert.

According to Because London and I quote:

“Chloe Loves this… Because this Marios Schwab dress with Lace- up detail dress is the ultimate anytime, anywhere piece. Made from 100% silk, this luxury garment is worth every penny as even when it’s worn to death, it will keep its perfect shape. Crafted in a midnight blue fabric, the sapphire tones make it all the more desirable as sometimes even the most gothic looking girls need a little bit of colour. Worn with a matte pair of black tights and some low shoe boots this navy little number is the definitive day dress. Perfect for formal meetings or an important business lunch, this dress is a luxurious, sexy take on the power suit. However although easily worn as an office essential, it also works perfectly as a chic winter evening dress. Pile on some chunky gold accessories and apply a slick of red lipstick for a night-time party look.”

Credits for the advert:
Hair: Akiko Kawasaki
Make-up: Rionce O-Sullivan
Model: Teresa C@ STorm
Words: Celeste Adamson

Jessika Alba in a Show Stopping Dress

The stunning Jessika Alba looked amazing in the M.Schwab AW2010 long black dress I did. Elegant and glamorous. She wore the dress at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington DC in  Spring 2010. The “Valentine’s Day” actress looked very sophisticated wearing this show stopping Marios Schwab Fall 2010 dress.

As well as a central front and back split, her black column dress had interesting details which included a peplum on the hips to help emphasise her waistline, and half-circle Swarovski Crystals embedded in the neckline.

With her hair pulled back the actress added a gold braclet and a matching Jimmy Choo “Tube” clutch to complete her look.

This dress also featured inside the Dazed & Confused magazine.

Emma Watson wore this blue satin dress I pattern cut for the Marios Schwab AW2010 season. She wore it both for a photo shoot and for the promotion of the Harry Potter DVD back in December 2010.


And here is a picture from her photoshoot. I have to say she looks amazing in this dress.

Pattern cutting this dress was quite intricate as it was all done manually. I must admit it was my least favourite of the ones I did for that season. However it get get press coverage and this picture featuring Raquel Zimmerman from, is great and makes the dress look quirky and sexy.

Emma Watson wearing the stunning green draped dress with hooks and lace up detail on the front bodice from the AW2010 Marios Schwab collection on Live with Regis and Kelly promoting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1.

This Black Swarovski Crystal Dress has also made it into the press.

Bryce Dallas Howard attends the Terminator Salvation after party in a Mario Schwab dress I pattern cut for his AW2009 collection . The base of the dress is a lovely print and then the whole dress is covered in clear sequins. A simple line but a very stylish dress.