Monday, 28 January 2013

Fashion: January Best Dressed 2013

My first best dressed of the year, as always one of my favourite posts even if it does take some time and I found better dressed people along the way!
There are a few people who I have never mentioned on my blog before (Connie Britton, Laura Whitmore, Pixie Geldof) but that's all part of the fun really isn't?
Check out top 12:
*Fergie started the year off with a bang in a bright yellow Oliver Tolentino gown at Clarks New Years Rockin Eve
*Jessica Chastain looked lovely as she wore a  Oscar De La Renta goth inspired yet pretty prom dress at New York Film Critics Circle Awards
*Elle Fanning  was kooky and cute (as always) in quirky floral Opening Ceremony dress and Miu Miu platforms  at the J.Estina Campaign launch.

*Connie Britton chanelled her screen siren in a bright red Black Halo gown at Audi Kicks off Golden Globes
*Angelababy was fittingly angelic in a beautiful white Chanel Resort 2013  dress with sparkling accessories at Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards
*Jamie Alexander was the talk of the event at The Last Stand premiere as she wore a Marc Bower mini dress with passed shoulders, some serious structure and heavy embellishment.

*Pixie Geldof wore a candy pink shift dress by Hugo Boss (which looked amazing against her tan skin) and holographic pointed heels as she attended Hugo Boss Fall 2013 Berlin Fashion Show
*Scarlett Johansson wore Dolce and Gabbana at the debut of her play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, I love the splash of aqua earrings and red lips which add edge to her chic and classic look
*Jessica Alba wore a beautiful dress by one of my favourite designers (Elie Saab) and I LOVE the pink lips, one of my favourites again, and also the aqua green nails punk up the stunning gown
*Laura Whitmore was easily the best dressed at the NTAs in a sunny yellow dress by Rachel Gilbert, although its a stand-out shade I love that she opted for Hollywood glamour with the beauty; red lips and pinned curls
*Taylor Swift is on such a roll this year, she was another to be wearing Elie Saab in her trademark nude shade with metallic make up and accessories; one of her best looks.
*Nina Dobrev is back on this list in a bright, boho Matthew Williamson dress which she paired with natural make up and hippie styled plait in her soft hair

What a superb array of styles we've had this month! Some familiar faces and some new additions. My best dressed is Taylor Swift, man she can rock an Elie Saab mini with style can't she? I never really see her as 'hot' usually 'pretty' or 'cute' but she look amazingly vixen like at the NRJs

Life: January 2013 Round Up

Thanks January for being not the greatest! It was truly appreciated.
I'm actually becoming a little irritated with myself as I am being very negative about everything, I trait which must annoy other people but oh well it is what it is!
Anyway, I've been doing some blogging and writing fashion retail wise (unpaid but I don't mind as its all experience) for my brothers friend and recently I had to do a piece on maternity wear! For anyone who knows who I am will understand how very out of my comfort zone this is! But it was fun to do something completely different and challenge myself.
In regards to the world of fashion the awards season kicked off and February will continue with the Brits and many others which I love picking my favourites from; although it takes some time!
I am sure you have all been aware of the INSANE snow which has taken over England! I was supposed to be going for an interview in London 16th January but I was completely snowed in and the trains weren't running, my sister traveled to work and had to turn right around and come back! It's been pretty crazy but typical of UK weather; unpredictable as always.
I also had an interview in Woking for Surrey Chambers which I did manage to make although I got lost-of course I am an idiot.....It's for a pretty challenging role and if I get called back I have to do a presentation. In all honesty I don't think I'm qualified for it but we shall see. 
I had a three day trial too for a small film and TV company run by two brothers which is based in Brick Lane, it's a marketing and admin based role which was interesting and good to get out. I'm not sure where it goes from here though as it was just a trial and I think a few more people, you can check out the site though. It took me nearly three hours to get there and back which isn't ideal :( didn't get home till half seven!
My boyfriends sister, Tessa, had a baby boy too! It came by so quickly I swear she was pregnant just the other day, she has a little girl called Imogen (all my little sisters name) and now she has a boy too, called Patrick. I'm not much of a baby/children person but everyone is very excited about it!
Talking of Imogens I spoke to my little sister a bit more this month which is awesome, I love hour long phone calls, we mainly discussed boys; Olly Murs, One Direction, boys from school, boy issues, boys just in general! She was snowed in for a few days so she couldn't go to work, she is excited about the Olly Murs concert in March though (she loves him.)
While I was snowed in I made some yum cookies and chocolate cake, if I do say so myself, I did have to sign onto the job centre though which was a great deal of effort in the treacherous weather!
On the last Friday of the month after my film trial I headed over to Clapham Junction to see Hannah who was in London for  a gig, we went to Pizza Express (again!) and ate far too much food and drank far too much wine, was fun to catch up though! I'll be seeing her in Feb for her birthday which will be fun.
That same weekend my cousin Charlotte came to visit with her parents (Auntie Lesley and Uncle Martin) as it was Bryz's birthday (she was 28!!!!) and we went out for a meal at The Dining Room in Hersham. I bought her French Connection perfume and  a really cool personalized card from -its really good, you should check it out. I ate hotpot and crumble and they made her an awesome cake! That same weekend Lyle went to visit his potential new dog called Diesel :D He is so excited!
Although I have pretty much ZILCH money I found a pair of sunglasses on ASOS for £2!! How insanely cheap, right? Supposed to be £15! Bargain basement for me, I also bought a foundation brush with money on my boots card. 
February will be Hannahs birthday so a trip to York and hopefully I'll be seeing Mitch at some point too-and his new dog Diesel! Its Valentines Day too but I don't tend to celebrate that :/
I hope for the LOVE of God I have a job by February!!!!

Fashion: Screen Actor Guild Awards 2013

It was the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) yesterday in America so that's roughly around 2am for us Brits, I kept up to date with the red carpet but of course not everyone is seen so I don't compile this list until the next day. 
Strapless seemed to be the running theme as were dark shades, side parted waves and some sparkle; over half of my top 12 following at least one of these themes. 
Check out below, whose your favourite?

*Jessica Chastain looked remarkably better then at previous events in a bright red Alexander McQueen gown some simple silver frosting, she proved that red heads can wear the eye-catching colour 
*Kiernan Shipka was cute and wonderfully age appropriate in a pale Oscar De La Renta dress and metallic sandals (she's just two years younger then Kylie Jenner!!)
*Naomi Watts wore a stunning strapless silver Marchesa gown with the iconic overlay paired with red lips and a box clutch and those side waves

*Nina Dobrev was gorgeous in a bright coral hot pink Elie Saab dress and I loved her sparkly jewelry and accessories to match
*Jennifer Garner wore a gold shimmering dress by Oscar De La Renta (a very popular choice) and keptall attention on the dress with minimal accessories and cute shoulder waves
*Jennifer Lawrence was aboard the bandeau band wagon in a midnight blue Christian Dior dress and although I am unsure about the tiers I love the colour and it fits like a glove

*Tina Fey rocked the Hollywood waves paired with my favourite Oscar De La Renta gown of the evening;  love the sweetheart neckline and belt detailing
*Amanda Seyfried summed up the fashion of the evening in a dark strapless number with silver jewelry as she also opted for those side curls
*Helen Hunt looked as though she had been coated with liquid silver in this Romona Keveza dress, Helens gown was soft and sleeker then Jennifer Garners and I love the bangles and necklace too

*Naya Rivera wore black and bandeau by Donna Karen Atelier but I love how she spiced it up a little by adding mesh insert to the front of the dress, I simply adore the jade drop earrings too; a stunning addition.
*Katrina Bowden wore one of my favourite designers which I haven't seen on the red carpet for some time. Loved the Badgley Mischka dove grey dress, the metallic print makes it glam but the studded belt gives it edge
*Kelly Osborne wore a black Jenny Packham design and I really loved the Egyptian inspired top to the dress and the flow of the skirt, a simple up do, red lips and a box clutch completed her look

This was a tricky one as I'm not sure anyone truly stood out but I'm going to go for Nina Dobrev, this girls always looks amazing on the red carpet, i'm not a Vampire Diaries fan this isn't a biased opinion. Nina never fails to take risks, whether its with a bright colour, interesting shape or some serious embellishment and she always rock it.
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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Fashion: Icon- The Emma Stone Post

“I challenge myself to take at least one fashion risk a day"
Emma Stone
Emma is rather beautiful but also very cute and this echoes in her fashion sense. On the red carpet she wears dazzling designs; a fair bit of drapery and maxis in pale/nude shades or statement shapes and colour such as peplum, structured prom and tangerine.
Her casual style is where the cute element comes into play, it is rather British, almost Brit mixed with Parisian chic but is still rather laid back. A great deal of skinny jeans, pumps and a blazer or cute coat, as she's come into her style own Emma is rarely spotted in bodycon or a micro-mini.

*Looking cool and preppy in jeans, collared shirt and a Maje Ribeira coat
*A pretty pink Valentino dress with an androgynous edge and dogtooth Salvatore Ferragamo heels at Elles 19th Women in Hollywood Awards
*Comfortable and casual in a warm jumper, jeans, plimsols and a Max Mara camel coat
*Possible her best look to date, standing out for all the right reasons in a pale coral Calvin Klein gown at the 2011 Golden Globes 

*Rocking a rare edgy yet sexy look in a Emilio Pucci black leather mini at the 2010 MTV VMAs
*Another favourite of mine, a ice blue Preen dress looks radiant mixed with her white blonde hair and pink lips at Condé Nast Traveler Hot List Party
*An opposing look of a golden tan and slightly deeper hair colour in a sparkling silver Balenciaga dress and the 16th Critics Choice Movie Awards
*Clearly a fan on Emilio Pucci she wore a rather daring, short blue and gold number at Easy A Premiere

*Wearing those Louboutin Bis-Un-Bout heels I love so much with a J Brand leather top and cool white skinnies at a photocall for The Amazing Spider-man
*This emerald shade of her Gucci blazer looks stunning against her pale skin and auburn hair, Emma really manages to work the masculine style but with a cutesy pretty flair at the 2012 Peoples Choice Awards
*Once again feminizing a potentially masculine outfit  by Elie Saab with a red belt, deep v neckline and some sparkle at The Amazing Spider-man premiere
*A raspberry Lanvin dress is modernized with tan gladiator heels and a messy side hair style.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Beauty: Wizard of Oz meets Urban Decay & O.P.I

I had a sneaking suspicion that a make-up line would be available as this seems right up Urban Decays street what with them producing an Alice in Wonderland themed set a few years back.
O.P.I have their own nail polish collection too for the movie, my favourite nail and beauty companies teaming up with a fantasy film; my heaven!

From what I gather the palettes are inspired by Michelle Williams' good witch Glinda and the wicked witch Theodora (although I swear Rachel Weisz also plays a wicked witch...)
Anyway, one set is pastel, shimmer shades in sweet sherbet colours and the other is a strong palette with shadows to make the perfect smokey eye.

The sets also includes a card which advises you how to create the perfect look.
Glindas strongest colour is the purple which looks similar to 'Flash' from other palettes and also 'Polyester Bride.' I like that all of the eye shadows have a sparkle to them all. 
The darker set has a rich brown and also the same cream shade, I'm intrigued by the yellow/black one and it looks as though the black has some added glitter much like 'Oil slick' from other Urban Decay palettes.
I haven't found out what the price will be fr the Urban Decay palettes but they are usual about £25-£35.

The O.P.I collection has six standard nail polishes and then the 'Liquid Sand' pot named 'What Wizardy Is This?'

As with all O.P.I varnishes the selected colours are super cool and have ace names. From left to right check out the names and a short description below.
  • Lights of Emerald City> White confetti like sparkle
  • Don’t Burst My Bubble> A seemingly matte white
  • When Monkeys Fly>Gold confetti glitter with dashes of bright colours
  • Glints of Glinda> A beige with a slight creamy pink tint
  • Which is Witch?>Finer silver iridescent shimmer
  • I Theodora You>Sugar sweet baby pink

I love all of them, I have a slight obsession with nude/pale shades and glitter so my perfect set! They do all seem to echo the Good Witch so I feel as though there should be a deep red or metallic brown colour for the Wicked Witch. Nonetheless a lovely collection.
They will be about £7, which is generally the price for O.P.I nail lacquers and they are also worth the value.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Music: DNA by Little Mix Review

Little Mix

For anyone who watched The X Factor you will recall Little Mix's best performance being a cover of Don't Let Go by Envogue with this in mind I gave their album DNA a listen.
As you can see I gave it 3 stars out of 5 which makes it 'good' and although I would regard many of the songs as brilliant there are a few which, just well, aren't.
In all honesty I would ignore How You Doin? As I'm not even sure that should have been passed through to the studio and We Are Who We Are is far too sappy for a urban based pop album. 
But the negativity ends there as the rest of the album is relatively strong. Change Your Life is a feel good track which aims to boost confidence and somehow the rap-like verses, piano backing and catchy chorus mesh well. Going Nowhere and Pretends Its OK are my favourite, the latter a upbeat ballad (if that exists) with heart-felt lyrics and a play it again theme and Going Nowhere is my favourite with a mix of Spanish backing, rap and the best harmonies on the album; somehow it just works. 
That's the theme the album follows it's a mash up of many things; sometimes it works brilliantly either times it falls flat.
As mentioned before the harmonies the girls produce are simply stunning and its fair to say that Stereo Soldier and Turn Your Face are reminiscent of early Destinys Child and if Little Mix are Destinys Child, Perrie is Beyonce, the girls vocals are through the roof. But she's not the only one, Jade, Jesy and Leigh tones are unique and their voices range from raspy and cool to powerhouse brilliance.

Bringing a much needed urban edge to the girl group market, Little Mix' first album is a mix (pun intended) of funky dance beats, RnB cool and cutesy ballads.

Listen to if you liked:
Writing's on the Wall by Destiny's Child
Fanmail by TLC

Monday, 14 January 2013

Music: Brit Awards Nominees

What is wrong with me, seriously? I compiled this when it came out but forgot the post it-AGAIN. 
So here we go, Brit Award nominees and man do I have something to say about them! I have put my winners in italics but to be honest some of them are just plain weird. Also how can you put One Direction, Muse and The XX in one category ?! Seems strange. I miss Adele and Leona from British Female and chose Amy Winehouse because she is the best out of a mediocre bunch.
British Breakthrough Act
Alt J
Ben Howard
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Rita Ora

British Female
Amy Winehouse
Bat for Lashes
Emeli Sandé
Jessie Ware
Paloma Faith
British Group
Alt J
Mumford and Sons
One Direction
The xx

British Live Act
Rolling Stones

British Male
Ben Howard
Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
Richard Hawley
Plan B

Global Success
Mumford and Sons
One Direction

British Producer
Damon Albarn
Jake Gosling
Paul Epworth

British Single
Adele, Skyfall
Alex Clare, Too Close
Coldplay + Rihanna, Princess of China
Rita Ora/DJ Fresh, Hot Right Now
Emile Sandé, Next To Me
Florence+ the Machine, Spectrum
James Arthur, Impossible
Jessie J, Domino
Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé, Beneath Your Beautiful
Olly Murs, Troublemaker
Rita Ora, RIP
Rizzle Kicks, Mama Do The Hump
Robbie Williams, Candy
Rudimental, Feel the Love
Stooshe, Black Heart

International Female
Alicia Keys
Cat Power
Lana del Ray
Taylor Swift
International Group
Alabama Shakes
Black Keys

International Male
Bruce Springsteen
Frank Ocean
Jack White
Michael Buble

British Album
Alt J
Emeli Sandé
Mumford and Sons
Paloma Faith
Plan B 

What do you think?!

Fashion: Golden Globe Awards 2013

Oh the Golden Globes! Once again I stayed up to watch live from the red carpet and make some notes. I have to say that I think this may have been the most stylish event in some time, everybody looked so sensational. I thought I had my list done then I kept seeing more dresses! Therefore I simply had to do a list of 15 instead of 12; it was too hard!

*Nicole Richie looked radiant in an ice blue dress by Naeem Khan with matching eye make up and those Hollywood Waves
*Jessica Alba wore a beautiful coral Oscar De La Renta coloured dress (the king of princess gowns, no?) with a slightly darker coral lipstick and some stunning jewels.
*Megan Fox wore a cream and lace mermaid dress by Dolce and Gabbana, with Lorraine Schwartz jewels she also supported the Hollywood waves too (most certainly the hair style of the night)

*Katharine McPhee was the polar oppoiste to last year, this time she wore a black Theyskens Theory dress with a centre split and plunging neckline. Loved everything besides the hair; too awkward.
*Isla Fisher was pretty in a nude shade with lots of sparkle in a Reem Acra dress, I was unsure about the black clutch but I can see that the dress has some black detailing so figures
*Carla Gugino wore a shimmering grey number by Rami Al Ali which was sleek and fitted, I loved her up hairdo and silver make up too.

*Hayden Panettiere wore an ice pink Robert Cavalli dress which was custom designed for her and she looked lovely. Hayden wears pink quite a lot but it looks so great against her tan and golden hair she pulls it off well without looking too girlish.
*Jennifer Lawrence was super hot in a red Dior Haute Couture number which made her waist look teeny-tiny!
*Taylor Swift wore a dark plum dress by Donna Karen Atelier with Grace Kelly inspired hair and smokey plum eyes. Taylor is always so sugar-sweet so its great to see something a little richer.

*Helen Mirren looked much younger then 67 years in a beautiful black Badgley Mischka dress with golden detailing and accessories.
*Kate Hudson was looking super hot and chic in a black and gold Alexander McQueen piece with perfect belt and neck detailing and a keyhole centre which bared just enough skin
*Jennifer Lopez wore her a lace white and nude gown by her 'go-to' designer Zuhair Murad. The dress hugged her curves so perfectly it looked as though it was designed just for her!

*Eva Longoria wore a striking black Emilio Pucci number with a lace bodice and chiffon skirt, it was pretty vamp but I really loved it. She is the third person on this list with the keyhole detailing, new trend?
*Lea Michele was in Elie Saab again and looked angelic in a white textured gown with a high split and halterneck, simple sandals and elegant frosting completed the look
*Tina Fey wore a black and white chantilly lace and silk dress by L'Wren Scott, I quite like the length and I like that she kept it simple with black accessories as the dress is rather fussy.

My best dressed award goes to Nicole Richie. The colours used are simply divine, next time I go out I am most certainly wearing that bright yet frosty on eyes. J'adore.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Life: Quote 12/1/2013

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
-Albert Einstein

Fashion: Critics Choice Awards 2013

I am so silly, I have been so hooked on thinking about what the Golden Globes will bring us and researching Brit Awards info I completely forgot about the CCA (Critic Choice Awards)
But just like the PCA I have chosen nine of the best dressed-I usually go for 12 but because these two events are so close together and a similar array of people attended I figured 9 would be OK.
This events style seems to be a little more grown up then the PCA, an air of sophistication as opposed to fun.

*Jennifer Lawrence = YES YES YES. I am so happy with her look, after the PCA I was so disappointed but she wore Prabal Gurung, who I did a post on last year because I adore him; I love the sheer, the neckline and the belt on this one.
*Emily Blunt in prada shoes and miu miu dress
*Emmy Rossum was the princess of the night in a midnight blue sparkling gown from Caroline Herrera Pre-Fall 2013.I love the old Hollywood make up hair and jewelry too. She looked beautiful.

*Amy Adams in Vionnet. First I wasn't to sure but I actually really like dress now, I love the contrast blue detailing and the drapery and asymmetric give it edge so its not just a simply maxi dress.
*Nina Dobrev glittered and  grinned in a cute Monique Lhuillier turquoise tulip dress, the shape, keyhole neck and sparkling material offered an edge whilst her ponytail kept it youthful and her Brian Atwood pumps kept is simple.
*Marion Cotillard looks cool and cute in a Zuhair Murad (another favourite) black lace, a line dress with primary colouring detailing. I love that she kept the accessories nude as to not distract from the phenomenal dress.

*Jaime king was show stopping in a black Jason Wu dress which is one of my favourite gowns I've seen recently, I love the straps, the metallic detailing and of course the cut outs.. She finished the look with red lips and Hollywood hair.
*Helen Hunt was a burst of citrus fun in soft orange Philip Armstrong dress which was beautifully shaped and I love the lace inserts which revealed just the right amount of skin a I love the neutral make up too, I think anything over done would have been too harsh for her and the dress.
*Naomi Watts was on my bets dressed for the PCA so I tried to keep her off this one but she looked stunning! In a black Emilo Pucci gown with a little mesh v insert she kept is simple yet stylish sophisticated.

So my best dressed out of all these stunners is Jaime King I nearly went for Nina Dobrev  but I am so in love with everything about Jaime's dress-I want it!

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Film: Oscar Nominations 2013

How could I forget that these would be turning up so soon after the BAFTAs?!
My aim is to watch all of the films nominated for an OSCAR and I think I will be watching Silver Linings Playbook this weekend but it means I have to watch Skyfall! Dammit. I don't like Daniel Craig much and I don't really like the Bond films either....
I also cannot wait for Lincoln and Django Unchained and really want to see Argo and Les Miserables. So here we have it:

Best Actress:
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Armour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Best Actor:
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Best Original Song:
"Before My Time," Chasing Ice
"Pi Lullaby," Life of Pi
"Suddenly,"  Les Miserables
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend,"  Ted
"Skyfall,"  Skyfall
Best Supporting Actor:
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway,  Les Miserables
Jacki Weaver,  Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt,  The Sessions
Amy Adams,  The Master

Best Picture:
Beasts of Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Django Unchained
Best Director:
David O Russell
Ang Lee
Steven Spielberg
Michael Haneke
Ben Zeitlin 

Best Animation:
The Pirates! Band Of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Costume Design:
Anna Karenina
Les Misérables
Mirror Mirror
Snow White And The Huntsman

Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Life Of Pi

Fashion: Peoples Choice Awards Best Dressed 2013

Has awards season officially began? I know everybody recognizes the Golden Globes as the starter but with the Peoples Choice Awards having kicked off yesterday its a perfect opportunity to create a best dressed list, right?
Just so you know I stayed up till half two in the morning streaming the red carpet as I wanted to get blogging ASAP-that is dedication my friends.
Check out my top nine best dressed:

*Lea Michele looked adorable yet hot in a pink Elie Saab (you can so tell) mini dress with lace and glitter detailing and matching Jimmy Choo heeled sandals. I do think her hair should have been down though.
*Taylor swift was jaw-dropping in a simple white Ralph Lauren gown and classic chignon paired with azure earrings and Christian Louboutins
*Chloe Grace Moretz clashed her outfit beautifully in a neon daisy print lace prom dress by Simone Rochas and black Casedei heels. Not everyone does but I liked the clash.

*Naomi Watts was absolutely stunning in a black and gold Alexander McQueen gown, the outfit was wonderfully dramatic
*Brittany Snow was sophisticated in a lemon Maris Lucia Hohen dress, it was a rather strange length but she matched her silver accessories beautifully.
*Julianne Hough was princess pretty in a blue sparkly dress from Tony Ward Couture and had the same silver Giuseppe Zanotti heels on as Brittany Snow

*Rumer Willis sparkled in a black and silver striped sequin number by Alice and Olivia, she was there to support her man and looked gorgeous whilst doing so.
*Sandra Bullock accepted her award in a custom blue Vera Wang creation and wore hot pink heels
*Matt Bomer was looking dapper in a navy suit-potentially my favourite colour for men suits-and checked shirt with a matching tie and shoes (I can't find out anywhere who designed this suit though)

My number one is definitely Taylor Swift as soon as I saw her and just though "WOW!" I think it may be the best I've ever seen her, simple yet sultry and chic. Loved the dash of cyan on the earrings which truly brought out the blue of her eyes too.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Life: January Loves 2013

Here we have my January cravings, the Viktor & Rolf heels are a ridiculous wishlist addition, I am aware but they are cheaper on ebay!
Anyway, there are so many things from my previous posts that I still want, but never mind. 
Feast your eyes:

Fashion: Faces of 2013

I am so annoyed that I forgot to post this!!But anyway January isn't over yet so I don't think its too late.
As 2013 comes around we will have countless new faces who appear on her small screens, the silver screen and the fashion scene. Here I picked the top three stars who I think will be this years hot off the press fashionistas.

Hailee Steinfeld
After watching her in True Grit I kept my eyes on this little superstar, at just sixteen years old she is set to take over the film and fashion world and I think 2013 may just be her year. 
Hailee has several movies coming out this year but I cannot wait for her to shine some more on the red carpet.
I definitely find her styling age appropriate as she goes from sweet blush shades and pretty plaits to a black mini or metallic dress with tumbling curls. I also adore that she is never without a smile and her hair always looks amazing.
Elle Fanning
Already a fan of her sister, Dakota, I first saw in Elle in Super 8 where she was super cute and she is constantly making appearances at fashion and media events alike. Although I cannot necessarily relate to her style Elle is suck a risk taker with eclectic, world wide taste that I am surprisingly a fan of. Plus she does 'pretty as a princess' like no other when she wears an Oscar de la Renta gowns or sweet, sparkly prom dresses.

Annasophia Robb
With the Carrie Diaries premiering this month AnnaSophia sure has a lot to live up to and by the look of her recent appearances she'll do just fine.
The blonde bombshell is clearly a big fan of mini dresses and I love the way that if she wears a leather skirt she'll a floral shirt or a sweet white dress will have strong metallic heels.
(Also is it just me or does that sparkly number have Carrie Bradshaw/SJP written all over it?)

Also look out for Eddie Redmayne, Ashley Benson and Kate Mara who would have come fourth, fifth and sixth.

Film: BAFTA nominations 2013

So the BAFTA nominations were announced and if you are interested I have them all below, in a clear concise manner instead of jumbled in a paragraph with an opinion. 
I haven't seen enough of them to offer a fully educated my own view yet but by the time the event comes around I will have a crossed a great deal off my list. The only thing I will say is the lack of nods towards The Hobbit, The Dark Knight Rises and The Impossible.
I have been thinking about possibly tackling the hair and make up nominations first though....
Check out the list below:

Best Picture
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Brit Film
Anna Karenina
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Seven Psychopaths

Best Director
Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Michael Haneke, Amour
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Actor
Ben Affleck, Argo
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Judi Dench, Skyfall
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Best Orginal Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom
Mark Boal Zero Dark Thirty
Michael Haneke, Amour
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
David Magee, Life of Pi
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Chris Terrio, Argo

Best Foreign
Amour: Michael Haneke, Margaret Ménégoz
Headhunters: Morten Tyldum, Marianne Gray, Asle Vatn
The Hunt Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Morten Kaufmann
Rust and Bone: Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux
Untouchable: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun

Best Documentary
The Imposter: Bart Layton, Dimitri Doganis
Marley: Kevin Macdonald, Steve Bing, Charles Steel
McCullin: David Morris, Jacqui Morris
Searching for Sugar Man: Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn
West of Memphis: Amy Berg

Best Animation
Brave: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Frankenweenie: Tim Burton
ParaNorman: Sam Fell, Chris Butler

Best Cinematography 
Danny Cohen, Les Miserables
Roger Deakins, Skyfall
Janusz Kaminski, Lincoln
Seamus McGarvey, Anna Karenina
Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Best Editing
Stuart Baird, Skyfall
William Goldenberg, Argo
Fred Raskin, Django Unchained
Tim Squyres, Life of Pi
Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Production Design
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer: Anna Karenina
Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson: Les Miserables
David Gropman, Anna Pinnock: Life of Pi
Rick Carter, Jim Erickson: Lincoln
Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock: Skyfall

Best Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor, Great Expectations
Paco Delgado, Les Miserables
Joanna Johnston, Lincoln
Colleen Atwood, Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Make Up and Hair
Ivana Primorac, Anna Karenina
Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger: Hitchcock
Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Lisa Westcott, Les Miserables
Lois Burwell, Kay Georgiou: Lincoln

Best Sound
Mark Ulano, Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti, Wylie Stateman: Django Unchained
Tony Johnson, Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Brent Burge, Chris Ward: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst: Les Miserables
Drew Kunin, Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton, Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill: Life of Pi 
Stuart Wilson, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers: Skyfall

Best Original Music
Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
Alexandre Desplat, Argo
Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
John Williams, Lincoln
Thomas Newman, Skyfall

Best Special Visual Effects
Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Peter Bebb, Andrew Lockley: The Dark Knight Rises
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, Trevor Wood, Paul Butterworth:Prometheus
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer: Life of Pi 
Nominees TBC: Avengers Assemble

Best Short Animation
Here to Fall: Kris Kelly, Evelyn McGrath
I'm Fine Thanks: Eamonn O'Neill
The Making of Longbird: Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson

Best Short Film
The Curse: Fyzal Boulifa, Gavin Humphries
Good Night: Muriel d'Ansembourg, Eva Sigurdardottir
Swimmer: Lynne Ramsay, Peter Carlton, Diarmid Scrimshaw
Tumult: Johnny Barrington, Rhianna Andrews
The Voorman Problem: Mark Gill, Baldwin Li

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Bart Layton (Director), Dimitri Doganis (Producer), The Imposter
David Morris (Director), Jacqui Morris (Director/Producer), McCullin
Dexter Fletcher (Director/Writer), Danny King (Writer), Wild Bill
James Bobin (Director), The Muppets
Tina Gharavi (Director/Writer), I Am Nasrine

The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Suraj Sharma
Juno Temple
Alicia Vikander