Monday, 23 February 2015

Fashion: Oscars 2015 Best Dressed

Better late than never, it was the biggest red carpet event of the year yesterday and Hollywoods finest were out in full force. Although many people looked fabulous I was let down by a fair few and I didn't have to narrow by top 12 down, in fact it was a struggle to pick 12!
This is best dressed from the actual event, no after parties, screening parties etc.

  • Sienna Miller wore a pretty Oscar de la Renta dress with Prada shoes, there is so much detailing on this number and I think it works perfectly on her petite frame. That phenomenal smokey cat eye is fabulous too, I love this from top to bottom.
  • Rosamund Pike has never looked so good! She wears Givenchy well, this stunning red gown is my favourite red carpet ensemble from her, I love the matching strappy heels too.
  • Anna Kendrick  wore a simple yet elegant coral Thakoon dress with an sparkling neckline, this is a very pretty look from the actress and I must say I kinda love it.
  • Jessica Chastain continued to reign supreme in a navy blue Givenchy figure-hugging dress with a glorious thigh-high split and embellished bodice. Those red locks looked as sleek and as glossy as usual too
  • Jennifer Hudson looked mesmerizing in this strapless lemon Romona Keveza, I'm not usually a fan of strapless but Jennifer looked radiant. The citrus shade was stunning against her skintone and I love a white nail.
  • I was a little on the fence with Emma Stone at first but I most certainly have a soft spot for Elie Saab and Christian Louboutin and this pale lime is a tricky colour to pull off but I think she fairs well.
  • Jenna Dewan-Tatum wore a beautiful white Zuhair Murad Couture dress and paired with red lips and slicked ponytail. Jenna has truly upped her style stakes recently and I'm started to be truly excited as to what she'l be wearing
  • Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne was looking dreamy and dapper in a deep blue Alexander McQueen suit, I love the black collar and that he added dashes of black with the shoes and bow tie. 
  • Rita Ora wowed in a deep blue Marchesa number with some stunning gold detailing, I love a fishtail gown it's always a glamorous choice. She kept the styling to a minimum and let this magnificent dress do all the talking.
  • Chrissy Teigen worked the red carpet in an ice blue Zuhair Murad creation, the dress is simply beautiful with a crystallized top and ombre crsytals on the skirt it had a slight ice queen feel to it. Chrissy amped up the hotness with soft waves a a red lip
  • Another in Zuhair Murad! Anna Faris looked like a fairtyale princess in this delightful shimmering, silver masterpiece, it truly is a royal gown and I think she looked wonderful.
  • Jennifer Lopez was a surprise for me. We're so used to the JLO in sexy skin-tight minis but she opted for a rather feminine, romantic look from Elie Saab and I thought she looked amazing. 

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Fashion: Cinderellas Glass Slipper Come To Life

Cinderellas Glass Slipper Gets A Modern Make-Over
One of the worlds most loved fairy tales and Disney animations comes to life this Spring and numerous footwear designers have created they're own version of the infamous glass slipper. 
Cinderella hits the silver screen March 27th and in honor of one of the most fantastical stories ever told nine famous fashion designers from all across the globe have created some magically glorious glass slippers of their very own.

Rene Caovilla used the most colour in this perspex and turquoise design with a perfect point and some glittering embellishment. It sure is a quirky take on the Cinderella heel and I think they are my favourite.
Alexandre Birman's sleek white is the most simple of all the slippers and is sure to catch the eye of many brides-to-be as it is possibly more suited to the final wedding scene.
You could recognize a Charlotte Olympia design in a room full of shoes, the most modern out of the nine with a perspex platform, tiny peep toes and small glittering star details and Swarvoski crystals which are sure to catch the light

Salvatore Ferragamo keeps things chic whilst giving a Gothic tone to the Cinderella story with these black toed stilettos that also feature a perspex covering and an embellished heel.
Worn by the Cinderella herself, Lily James, these dramatic Jimmy Choos are one of my favourites. Arguably most like the original glass slipper, this sparkling heel with its over-sized crsytal feature is a stunning recreation.
Nicholas Kirkwood also favoured glitter and perspex but with that added Nicholas Kirkwood quirk; lace, crystals and a bow all add up to a ultra modern and cool yet wonderfully pretty slipper

Jerome Rousseau was the only designer to pick an ankle-strap sandal design and in a shade of midnight blue colour as well. Also one of the far more simpler creations a thick perspex strap with circular gold details placed delicately across the front are the only sign of glitz.
Paul Andrew designed my second favourite, I love the splash of iridescent blue jewels and the sprinkle of glitter on the back. This may not be as Cinderella and fairy tale-esque as Choos, Kirkwood or even Caovilla but it offers enough of a modern princess look for me.
Stuart Weitzman selected booties as his shoe style to work with, a white heel and an ombre glittering pattern from ankle to toe offers an almost rock chick vibe.
So who designs your ultimate Cinderella slipper?
All of the shoes will be showcased and avaliable to order from Harrods come March 3rd.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Fashion: Grammy Awards 2015 Best Dressed

For me The Grammys had a better choice of fashion then the BAFTAs, I was much more wowed by the stars. There were many best dressed contenders and a great deal of sparkle!

  • Gwen Stefani wore a glorious black Atelier Versace jumpsuit, it's the perfect style for the popstar as it has enough quirk without being over the top. Simply black heels and nude make up were the perfect choice as you don't want to distract that fantastic bodice
  • This is the second Lady GaGa Brandon Maxwell dress of the night, her performance choice but both appear on my best dressed list. I adore everything about this; the sparkling dresses, feather bottom and of course the silver platinum locks
  • Taylor Swift look absolutely sensational in this delightful ombre Elie Saab, the oceanic colour are delightful and I love that she went for a pop of colour with the purple heels; all very Mermaid.
  • Miley Cyrus kept it simple but sexy in a tight-fitting black dress by Alexandre Vautheir Couture with cut out detailing, this is a fresh look from Miley and I like it.
  • Kim Kardashian West wore a shimmering robe stye gown by Jean Paul Gaultier, her beauty was on point with that new messy bob and a golden glow. 
  • Making another appearance on this list is Lady GaGa one again in a Brandon Maxwell sparkler, this silver dress with it's art deco pattern and those divine emerald jewels is a total show-stopper. GaGa was on form.
  • Nicki Minaj has certainly toned thing down since the start of her career but she still sizzles and this black Tom Ford dress was the perfect way to showcase her amazing physique. 
  • Katy Perry's awesome purple hair is back! She worked the red carpet in this embellished Zuhair Murad creation paired with simple silver heels and that fabulous lilac bob. I love this from head to toe
  • I realize this isn't to everybody's taste and part of my wishes she'd drop the stole but either way I can't help but love Charli XCX Moschino ensemble. I love a girl in a suit and the sparkling heels with the pink bow tie win me over
  • Paris Hilton was a life size Barbie in this glamorous silver Yousef Al-Jasmi  dress. You can always rely on Paris to bring on the glamour and I love her hair here too
  • I was in two minds with this one because what is that hair?! But the make up looks wonderful and that Armani Prive dress is beautiful. It's infuriating because she is in a stunning custom made gown in that stunning cobalt blue and ruins it with that hair!
  • Miranda Lambert wore a a black dress by Gabriela Cadena, it's the little additions that make this look work. The hot pink straps on the gown add a dash of colour and match her lips exactly and that graphic Kotur box clutch adds some funk
My best dressed for the Grammy's goes to Taylor Swift. One of my favourites from her ever.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Fashion: BAFTAs 2015 Best Dressed

Both the BAFTAs and the Grammys take place on the same night, who decided that? To be honest I was rather underwhelmed from the fashion at the BAFTAs so this is more of a mini best dressed list

  • Reese Witherspoon was the first person I saw on the red carpet and I was happy for it, the deep purple Stella McCartney gown and those soft golden locks are Hollywood 101 and I love it. 
  • Laura Maddock may have been Sam Claflin's plus one but she had a total princess moment in this grey Ashi Studio gown, from the dramatic tulle dress to the sleek hair and diamond earrings she totally blew me away
  • Felicity Jones is lucky this Dior Haute Couture is so damn stunning because she has barely changed her beauty regime since the promo tour. Either way black and lavender was all kinds of beautiful and she looked glorious
  • This divine red Tom Ford design translated so much better on screen then it did in pictures, when I first saw images of Julianne Moore I was unsure but when she presented the award I loved it. Black heels and waves with those red lips and porcelain skin completed her red carpet style
  • Eddie Redmayne looked deliciously dapper in a deep blue suit as he picked up Best Actor award for Theory of Everything
  • I remember loving Lea Seydoux's dress last year at the BAFTAs, whenever she makes an appearance she always brings it. This soft yellow Prada gown with red lips and old school Hollywood blow out totally excite me
  • Monica Belluci is one of those actresses who is just completely enchanting, she wore a black Alaia dress that featured cuffed sleeves, drop earrings and slick hair kept it chic
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw was another in Prada, she wore a lilac gown with black detailing and a matching clutch. This is a stunning Prada gown and I love the colour, you rarely see lilac on the red carpet especially paired with the contrasting black trim.

Fashion: January 2015 Best Dressed

First best dressed of 2015! It's always tricky when awards season is in full swing because I have to hunt down best dressed among all the gowns. The BAFTAs and The Grammys are tonight so be sure for an update on those best dressed soon.

  • Zosia Mamet wore head to toe red as she attended the premiere of Girls Season 4, I love this Alexander McQueen look, Zosia has seriously upped the style stakes. Simple but totally eye-catching
  • I didn't do a Peoples Choice Awards list as I simply didn't love enough of the looks from the night but if I had Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano would have been up there. Sarah seems to have found her styles; sweet, feminine with a little edge.
  • I had about three Sophia Bush outfits to choose from, much like Nina Dobrev she often completely nails it. This pale pink Cushnie et Ochs two piece is the perfect mix of sexy and sweet, the colour is soft but the shape (and her styling) is fierce
  • Oh I do love a redhead in green! Amy Adams was striking in a wonderfully fitted emerald green Roland Mouret dress as she attended W Magazines Golden Globes Celebration. Paired with gold accessories consisting of Giuseppe Zanotti pumps and a Jimmy Choo clutch, Amy pulled out all the stops.
  • Salma Hayek wore a gorgeous deep blue Stella McCartney gown with divine lace inserts as she attended the HELP HAITI HOME Gala, I love that the patent clutch and the sleeked back ponytail kept it modern.
  • Ever the style teen queen, Hailee Stenfeld was another in Stella McCartney as she made an appearance at InStyle and Warner Bros Golden Globes Post Party. One of the most fashion forward starlets at the moment this is a tricky design to pull off but Hailee rocked this quirky dress wonderfully
  • One of my favourite style crushes wore one of my favourite designers, Nina Dobrev stunned in this black  Zuhair Murad jumpsuit at ELLE Women in TV Celebration, as always fabulous make up and on point accessories; especially those pointed silver stilettos.
  • I'm not sure why I love this look from Chris Evans so much but as soon as I saw it he had me swooning. The Peoples Choice Awards is the perfect event to keep things stylish and simple with a smart edge and that's exactly what Chris did in this Gucci ensemble, navy is most certainly his colour.
  • Sometimes I love a look because I would wear it other times it's because I never could. This one is the latter, Allison Williams wears a quirky and cute Mary Katrantzou mini as she attended the Glamour Cover Star Party. From the sweet collar to the clashing print, high neck and short length this is simply adorable and would look hideous on me!
  • Reese Witherspoon rocked the blue carpet at the Critics Choice Awards in an incredible hot pink and black Lanvin outfit, soft golden waves and a slight smokey eye were the perfect accompaniment to this eye-catching number
  • Isabel Lucas shows that an element of boho can look glamorous, this ethereal Jenny Packham gown is all kinds of glorious. Soft clipped up waves and subtle make up paired with a dazzling dress and gold accessories is the perfect mix of hippie and Hollywood.
  • I love a guy who isn't afraid to show some character. Also at the Critics Choice Awards Jared Leto wore a bright azure blue Costume National blazer paired with simple black trousers and those fabulous embellished Louis Leefman loafers, note the matching socks and blazer. The mans got style.

Best dressed from January goes to Amy Adams, I am so in love with that green and those sleek auburn locks.