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Feb 09 2015

Grammy Awards 2015: My Best Dressed List

Grammys-rihannaThe Grammy Awards are notorious for being a bit of a hit-and-miss red carpet, mainly because singers it seems like sheer, cut-outs, and generally plunging, anything for a little attention. For most it doesn’t work, it is generally so bad you have to laugh, but as I don’t like to focus on the negative, lets rejoice in the fact that there were a handful of beauties that pulled off amazing looks. Here are my best dressed ladies from the 2015 Grammy Awards:

Rihanna in Giambattista Valli

Rihanna was the last to arrive and oh boy was it worth the wait. The singer literally glided down the red carpet in this dreamy statement pink tulle Giambattista Valli haute couture gown, worn straight off the Paris runway, teamed with over 50 carats of Chopard diamonds.

First of all, the cotton-candy colour is divine, secondly, there is no such thing as too big when it comes to Rihanna, thank god for that, and thirdly, I love that she saw it on the internet and had to have it! There is only one thing, even though I love this look on Rihanna, part of me is a little sad that this beauty won’t now get a Cannes outing, which is kind of where I thought it might be showcased.

As well as loving the dress, I do love a girlie Rihanna, I adore the fact she went for a feminine, natural beauty look, the ballet bun goes perfectly with this ruffled ball gown.

Love, love, love.

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Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace

Before Gwen Stefani hit the red carpet I was despairing a little that I wouldn’t like any looks, I should have known that the No Doubt singer would bring her A-game. This black Atelier Versace jumpsuit is incredible and I quite agree with Gwen that it does look like an “artwork” with that asymmetrical, structured, sequinned bodice.

Adding her own personal stamp on the jumpsuit, I love that Gwen decided to tailor the trousers for a skinnier feel than the wide-legged version that went down the runway in Paris a few weeks ago. As well as loving the outfit I have to praise her flawless hair and make-up, I think she had the best beauty look of the night.

grammys-nicole-kidmanNicole Kidman in Mugler

Rocking a little black dress to the Grammys might seem a little boring, but put it on Nicole Kidman and it is pure elegance, and the perfect plus 1 attire. Normally I wouldn’t go for body-con dresses in my best dressed, but there is something about this Mugler LBD that I adore, maybe it is the fact that Nicole is working it, or the exquisite metal eyelets detailing throughout that added a rock-n-roll edge, I just really loved the fact it was sophisticated, fun and sexy all at the same time, without being too much. Also just for her amazing pins she had to make the list – simply stunning.

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Taylor Swift in Elie Saab

One thing you are guaranteed with Taylor Swift is that she always has fun on the red carpet and she looked incredible in this custom teal ombre Elie Saab gown, teamed with purple Giuseppe Zanotti heels and emerald Lorraine Schwartz earrings. Normally I am not a fan of the mullet-dress, but the jewelled colour just popped beautifully, and her legs really do deserve to be shown off.

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Rounding off my Grammys best dressed list has to be Iggy Azalea as she surprise the hell out of me, I don’t think I have ever seen her look this good before. Her custom electric blue Giorgio Armani silk-crepe gown was divine, tailored to perfection, and I really loved the subtle cut-out detailing on the sides, shoulders and towards the bottom of the gown at the front. This was sexy without trying too hard – her body really does look incredible in this gown. The only thing that lets this look down for me has to be the hair, why the crazy crown of braids, if she had gone for a sleek ponytail or bun I would have adore it, as everything else including her flawless make-up was perfection.

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For more Grammys red carpet looks including Rita Ora dressed as a mirror ball in Prada and Jessie J in a sexy sheer Ralph & Russo gown, head on over to my Grammys Pinterest board.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment below with your best dressed at this year’s Grammy Awards.

[Pics: via Grammy.com]

Feb 09 2015

BAFTAs 2015: My Five Best Dressed

Each year I have mixed feelings about the BAFTAs red carpet, the awards are our Oscars but they don’t ever feel in the same league, they never really bring all the big stars, the fashion is generally more bad than good or just too safe to care, and I never understand why they don’t make the red carpet more organised, watching it makes me so frustrated there is never a full length shot, there are heads in the way, and it always looks so crowded.

Saying all that I did like a number of the gowns tonight, mainly thanks to Julianne Moore, who all award season has killed it, I loved her shimmery Givenchy beauty at the Golden Globes and her green sequinned Givenchy wonder at the SAG Award, and now this incredibly sexy red Tom Ford gown.

What I love about this gown has to be the two-tone mix of fabrics, with the velvet bodice with plunging neckline, teamed with a silk skirt. I like the contrast of the two fabrics, it makes it modern and fresh and I love it when Julianne does sexy. I think this look will be on a lot of people’s best dressed list. If it isn’t it should be – I love it that much. Without this sexy look this red carpet would have been a little blah for me.

Next up on my Best Dressed list has to be Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney, I love this purple hue on her, and this gown is elegant and sexy, which is perfect for her, and shows off her gorgeous figure. I have to be honest though I was a little worried about her girls escaping at the side – or maybe that was secretly hoping! Her hair and make-up was once again stunning – her glam squad are doing her proud this award season.

My third spot has to go to Laura Haddock, star of Da Vinci’s Demons, which I love, who so had a princess moment on the red carpet in her custom long-sleeve tulle gown with a plunging neckline by Ashi Studio, who I am going to have investigate and find out more about as I adore this pretty gown. Some of my Twitter feed were saying that this was a little too much for a non-nominee or presenter, but come on why the hell not, she is beautiful, the gown is divine, and I loved that she stood out.

My last two spots were tough to fill, I actually considered just doing my three best dressed, but then I had a change of heart and thought that these two lovely ladies did deserve to be showcased. So here you go, my fourth best dressed goes to Gugu Mbatha-Raw who looked gorgeous in a lilac Prada gown. What I loved about this frock was the feminine colour and silhouette mixed in with the rock-n-roll black crystal trim, I think that by adding that edgy accent made this a bolder look for me, I also think her accessories round off a great look, I even like the ear cuff, which is actually starting to bore me now, it was edgy when Emma Watson did it. Also this was Gugu’s second Prada look this weekend, is there a contract on the horizon?

Last but not least is Felicity Jones in Christian Dior Couture, her stylist called it a vintage gown, but I don’t think spring/summer 2013 counts as vintage, not even when you say it is ‘modern vintage’. But nevertheless I still like it, for me this is the best she has looked all award season. There is something so classic and pretty about this embroidered pink silk gown that makes it perfect for her and the occasion. The only thing I would have changed is the length, I think it was a little long for her.

I also think a special mention has to go out to Rosamund Pike who looked stunning in a black Roland Mouret, the only reason she didn’t get my fifth spot was purely because the gown actually looked better on TV than it does in photographs, which sometimes happens, but still this was her best look so far this award season. I also though Holliday Grainger looked amazing in an elegant black-and-white Antonio Berardi gown, as did Lea Seydoux in a canary yellow cut-out Prada gown, and Amy Adams was again flawless in a white custom Lanvin.

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Who was your best dressed at this year’s BAFTAs?

Jan 29 2015

Shop Her Style: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley In Marks & Spencer

So last night Rosie Huntington-Whiteley hit up a party celebrating her first fragrance with M&S Beauty wearing nothing more than a silk nightdress from her own Rosie for Autograph sleepwear collection for Marks & Spencer, and I have to be honest if you read that statement without seeing the pictures you might think she has lost her fashion mojo, but wow, Rosie really can wear anything and still look incredible.

OK, so we’ve seen lingerie-inspired pieces before on the red carpet, from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier and even Elie Saab sent nightie-like dresses down the runway a few seasons ago, but they were designer, Rosie is oozing old-school glamour wearing an £89 silk slip and making it look effortless and chic, and I don’t think anyone would have thought that this was a nightgown at the party.

I love that she kept the vintage feel going with her statement necklace and delicate silver strappy heels. I simply can’t fault this look, as always she looks beautiful from head-to-toe and I adore her new lob haircut, super cute.

Now I’m not suggesting that it is OK to wear your silky nightie or pyjamas out, well that is unless you are a supermodel, but this style also comes in a shorter camisole version that you could wear underneath a shirt or dress so the négligée can peek through, or go bold and wear with jeans and a blazer for a chic, contemporary look. You might have to wait for it to get a little warmer though!!!

Are you tempted to wear your nightie out to a party? Or does it totally make you think of that episode from Friends when Rachel has to wear her lingerie out to dinner with her boyfriend’s parents?

Shop Her Style: Buy the exact, Rosie for Autograph silk floral lace long nightdress for £89

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Jan 26 2015

Red Carpet: SAG Awards 2015 – Best Dressed

So this award season hasn’t really blown me away, the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards were OK, there were a few standout looks but nothing to be honest that you would remember for years to come, and it seems the SAG Awards held the same fate, the red carpet was filled with “nice” gowns. But for me nice doesn’t really have a place on the red carpet, I want to see drama, high fashion risks and creative designs. The only thing I can hope for is that all the major fashion houses are holding back on their gorgeous gowns for the Oscars next month, otherwise this could be one of the most disappointing award seasons on record.

OK, so I am being a little over dramatic, I just love the award season red carpet so much, it rivals Cannes for exquisite gowns and I love it when my favourite actresses really bring it. Normally I am a huge fan of the SAG Awards red carpet, mainly because the big stars seem more relaxed and happy to be there, but I felt last night the award show was missing some big A-list names that always kill it in the fashion stakes such as Diane Kruger, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lawrence, Emily Blunt and Jennifer Lopez.

Saying all that I did love some looks, namely Emma Stone, Julianne Moore and Reese Witherspoon, who actually made the Golden Globes red carpet as well, there were also some great choices by Downton Abbey girls Joanne Froggatt and Laura Carmichael, as well as some stunning Donna Karen Atelier gowns worn by Camila Alves and Sofia Vergara, plus some improved outings from Kaley Cuoco, Keira Knightley and Felicity Jones, all of which grace my red carpet Pinterest board, but I have to confess I was still a little underwhelmed by Jennifer Aniston’s vintage Galliano gown, which no doubt everyone else is raving about, for me is was a little too much boob, but I do think her body is looking better than ever.

So here you have it my five best dressed ladies from the 2015 SAG Awards:

Emma Stone in Christian Dior Couture

I am really enjoying seeing Emma Stone have a lot of fun on the red carpet and I love how she really brings a menswear-inspired edge to proceedings. I loved her Golden Globes Lanvin look but this Dior Couture tuxedo-style dress with a sheer skirt and sweeping train really makes that outfit look boring. I love that she went for drama, sex appeal and fun in her look and as always she is the coolest girl in town. I really think that her partnership with stylist Petra Flannery is on fire and I have high expectations for the Oscars.

Julianne Moore in Givenchy Couture

I am loving Julianne Moore’s love affair with Givenchy, they really do seem like a team made for one another, and this is another gorgeous gown. OK, so this isn’t the most original look, a redhead wearing green, or Julianne wearing sequins or a column gown, but saying all that I still love its drama and the fact it made a statement on last night’s SAG Awards red carpet when most did not.

I know some people on Twitter were saying that they wish she had done something more with her hair but I love that she has this minimalistic vibe when it comes to her hair and make-up, plus I adore those purple stone earrings she is wearing.

Reese Witherspoon in custom Giorgio Armani 

There is something about Reese Witherspoon on the red carpet, she doesn’t always go for the edgiest of designs or even the raciest, but she always looks incredible, and I love this white custom Giorgio Armani gown. White for me on the red carpet can sometimes seem too bridal or not very flattering but there is something so elegant about this one-shoulder design with its matte sequin detailing along the neckline and shoulder that makes it beautiful.

Add to that her flawless body, stunning hair and make-up, I am a huge fan of a ponytail done right on the red carpet, and all those sparkling Harry Winston jewels and it really does make for a gorgeous look and did you see the back – that scoop is pure perfection.

Camila Alves in Donna Karen Atelier

Donna Karen really had a great SAG Awards with Emilia Clarke, Sofia Vergara and Camila Alves all looking absolutely stunning, and I am sure for most Sofia will get the best dressed nod because she wasn’t wearing a stiff-looking mermaid-style gown, but for me Camila Alves looked a knockout in this strapless aubergine gown that was tailored to perfection to show off her incredible body.

If this gown had been in black, like a lot of looks were last night, I would have been bored – it is the colour of this dress, as well as her beauty that really makes this a standout look of the night for me.

Laura Carmichael in Vionnett

For my fifth and final best dressed star it was a hard choice between Downton Abbey stars Laura Carmichael and Joanne Froggatt, who did look radiant in Honor, but I think Laura’s subtle sexy and daring choice in Vionnett with its sheer and patterned skirt deserved the space that little bit more.

What I love about this look is how different and modern this look is, she took a risk and it paid off, and I am so pleased that she resisted the temptation to over style it as the dress really does speak for itself. I am sure this look will split opinions but I love it.

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So who made your SAG Awards best dressed list? Leave me a comment below or tweet me your favourites.

Jan 25 2015

Producers Guild Awards: Jennifer Lawrence In Prada

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I have been pretty disappointed with the award season so far, well that was until I saw this incredible look from Jennifer Lawrence, looking stunning in a custom Prada gown to the 26th Annual Producers Guild Of America Awards in Los Angeles.

After a number of award seasons with Jennifer being the Oscar favourite, 2015 hasn’t really been the same without her on the red carpet, granted I haven’t always thought she wore the right thing, but no matter what she always brought drama and fun to the crazy world of the red carpet, and I have missed that, so it was so amazing to see her step out for the PGA Awards.

First up, yeah to the fact she isn’t wearing Dior, the rumour mill is already swirling with talk her contract is up, which I hope is true as when she is free to shop around for a gorgeous dress this is what happens, a wonderful Grecian-style gown with a plunging neckline, open back and thigh-high split that perfectly shows off her incredible figure. I have to be honest I was surprised it was Prada, this has to be one of the most gorgeous red carpet looks they have ever produced.

I love the nude colour, the silver embellishments, and the plunging neckline, which is just right, but for me this gorgeous gown is all about the sexy back, so I am so pleased that she went for her hair up to show it off. Also her eye make-up is divine, I don’t think I have seen Jennifer look this good in a while, it really makes me hopeful that she will pull out all the stops if she attends the Oscars this year.

I really love this look – are you a fan?

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Updated: Also you have to watch her hilarious speech while presenting an award to Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate, which produces the Hunger Games films.

[Pics: via Prada]

Jan 18 2015

Critics’ Choice Awards: My Five Favourite Red Carpet Looks

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So the award season is certainly in full swing, which I am loving, first up was the Golden Globes that was semi-disappointing this year, but thankfully this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards really did make up for some of the boring looks from last Sunday, I am talking about you Emily Blunt!!!

I know I normally do individual red carpet posts, but as I am late on this as I was actually travelling when the awards were taking place, I thought I would just share my five favourite looks, and trust me they are all beautiful.

First up we have Angelina Jolie who looked like a million dollars in her silver silk Atelier Versace gown. Granted this isn’t an original look, but if it isn’t broken why fix it comes to mind, but hey at least it isn’t black. I love how this gown flows and how it adds curves to Angie’s tiny frame with its fluty sleeves, draped bodice and plunging neckline. This gown is perfection with a real Hollywood movie star appeal and I adore it.

Critics-Choice-Diane-KrugerNext is Diane Kruger in a dramatic blue and white floral print strapless Naeem Khan gazar gown from the pre-fall 2015 collection. I love Diane’s red carpet style but this is elegance on another level, I really love the stunning china-blue print, even if some of my Twitter followers felt it looked like a vintage plate design. I am not sure if I prefer this look to her gorgeous Golden Globes Emilia Wickstead gown but it is still beautiful and such a great award ceremony look.

Then we have Michelle Monaghan showing off her sexy-yet-elegant side in this stunning black Elie Saab gown from the pre-fall 2015 collection. Normally one to showcase colour on the red carpet, I am so pleased that she opted for the understated black, as I just feel that with the sheer lace bodice and slits to the skirt that it just works better in black. The fit of this gown is just perfect on her as well, and I love that she wore her hair up and kept her make-up to a minimum. This is simply glamorous.

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For my fourth look I have gone for Jennifer Aniston as not only was I shocked that she wasn’t wearing black, I love that she took a fashion risk and went for a sexy Gucci tuxedo in a gorgeous burnt-sienna hue. I was disappointed with her yawn of a gown to the Golden Globes and I have to wonder why she didn’t wear this as she would have certainly stood out.

There is something about a woman in a tuxedo and I love that instead of going for a safer option by wearing this in black she went for it in red, it totally paid off as she looks hot!!! I know a lot has been spoken about the fact that she was on the red carpet for the first time in years with Angelina Jolie but I think this look is so different from her silver gown that it stops comparisons and that was very clever.

For some this had a little bit too much plunge, I have to disagree I think the neckline and opting for no blouse really works and I love that she accessorised her décolletage with a couple of gold necklaces. Another love from this look has to be those flared-leg trousers, they are so flattering and really give her super long legs.

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My final look that I adored at the Critics’ Choice Awards had to be Emily Blunt, like with Jennifer her Golden Globes look didn’t excite me, and it is because I knew that she could do so much better like with this red embroidered lace Emilio Pucci halter-neck gown. How stunning is this, if it was in white it would make a great wedding gown with those sheer chiffon inserts.

I do love the colour choice, it adds a touch of sex appeal to the elegance glamour of the embroidered gown and I love her wavy hair, it all just looks so effortless. Also Emily and her husband John Krasinski really are leading the Hollywood pack for the cutest couple award.

Which was your favourite look from this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards?

[Pics: via Critics’ Choice Movie Awards]

Jan 12 2015

Golden Globes 2015: The Best Celebrity Instagram Moments

Of course we all love the official red carpet snaps from award shows, but this year I think all the fun is going to happened on Instagram as this past year actresses and actors really have got on board and embraced the picture sharing site, I am obsessed with following Diane Kruger, Reese Witherspoon, and Kate Hudson

It was so fun to see A-list celebs sharing all the behind-the-scenes gossip from the Golden Globes – from the make-up chair, inside the limo, on the red carpet, during the award show and of course those boozy after parties. So I thought I would share a few of my favourites so you could add them you following list ahead of the next award show. 

Are you following your favourite A-listers on Instagram?   

 

 

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