Category Archive: Celebrity

Apr 29 2014

Cover Loving: Olivia Palermo For Brides

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Ever since Olivia Palermo released her engagement via a very well-edited and beautiful Instagram video at New Year I have been wondering how long it would take a wedding magazine to get her on the cover – well it seems Brides US has snagged the fashion icon and bride-to-be for its June/July issue.

I love Olivia’s flawless, classic-yet-eclectic style, she is a girl who knows how to mix designer and high street, I adore that she is a fan of Zara and Mango, plus she really can work an accessory – I wish I had her jewellery collection, so I have to be honest I am quite interested to see what sort of bride she will be.

The styling of this shoot is a little edgy, very non-traditional and totally fun and stylish – the cover totally sets the feel of the shoot with Olivia looking incredible wearing a strapless silk-mesh-organza Marchesa wedding dress paired with a wool-crepe Marcelo Giacobbe jacket and her signature tousled ponytail.

The look that really caught my attention though had to be ruffled blush tulle Monique Lhuillier ball gown teamed with a crisp white Brooks Brothers Oxford shirt and striking drop earrings – I love this idea for a city elopement or even a beach wedding – it is fun yet still very bridal. Her final look is a lace fit-and-flare Elie Saab wedding dress with sheer ruffle skirt and long-sleeves - another outstanding dress – it just shows that whether it is strapless, with long-sleeves or with a ball gown skirt she is going to look gorgeous on her big day. 

The socialite has been keeping tight-lipped about what she was going to actually wear down the aisle but did give the magazine some tips for brides-to-be:

“Check out the MarchesaOscar de la Renta, or Carolina Herrera shows online,” Olivia told the mag. “And even if your dream dress comes right off the rack, add your own touch. Play with colour. It’s all about the styling!”

I can’t wait to see the whole cover shoot when Brides June/July is out next month.  

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[Pics: via Brides.com]

Apr 28 2014

Interiors: Inside Grace Coddington’s Apartment

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My obsession for Grace Coddington is high, more so now that I also know she is a collector, sorry I meant to say fellow hoarder!!! Whereas my walls and rooms seem to be filled with Barbie dolls, cows, elephants, stationery, delicate bone china and cats – it seems everyone’s favourite Vogue editor has taken her love affair with felines to a whole new level and I love it.

If you didn’t already know that Grace loves cats, one where have you been, and two you need to read her memoirs there is a whole chapter dedicated to kitties. Not only does she have the cutest cat ever, Bart looks pretty comfortable on that Chanel blanket, but I also love that she has cats dotted all over her home from kitty cushions to incredible ceramic cat-shaped tea pots, which have just gone to the top of my wish list.

As well as the kitty love, her love for English crockery is clear in her stacks of mis-matched plates, cups and jugs, and I adore how she has all her mainly black-and-white art work on display, especially in the bedroom on a ledge around the top of the wall – that idea is definitely going into my ‘forever’ house interior folder on Pinterest.

Check out the accompanying interview with the editor, who I can’t believe turned 73 this month, and find about her up-coming auction she is doing with Paddle8.com.

I wish Grace Coddington could come and give my little abode an interior makeover – I just love how eclectic her home looks while still being down-to-earth and lived in. 

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[Pics: via WSJ]

Apr 22 2014

Tribeca Film Festival: Katie Holmes In Zac Posen

Who: Actress Katie Holmes

Where: At the screening of ‘Miss Meadows’ during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City

Wearing: A dark red duchess satin off-the-shoulder Zac Posen dress featuring a bustier-style bodice, structural detailing at the hips with an over-the-knee skirt from the autumn/winter 2014 collection, teamed with matching coloured pointy heels

Verdict: As soon as I saw this look I did a double take – I couldn’t believe my eyes that Katie Holmes was wearing such a sexy frock and I have to be honest I am not quite sure the actress pulled it off.

If this dress was on anyone else like Cameron Diaz, Diane Kruger or Dita von Teese I think I would have been floored, but with Katie it just feels forced and little uncomfortable to see.

I am not saying she doesn’t look good in it, she does, but the sexy shimmer pose isn’t really her is it, and what is going on with her hair and make-up. I get that she wanted to vamp up this structured dress but her tousled bedhead hair just doesn’t quite work for me, but it is her purple eye-liner that upsets me more – what was she thinking.

What do you think – does Katie pull off this sexy frock?

Apr 16 2014

CHOO.08°: Kate Bosworth In Dior & Jimmy Choo

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Who: Kate Bosworth

Where: At Jimmy Choo’s launch part of CHOO.08° in Los Angeles

Wearing: An ivory Christian Dior knee-length dress with embellishments on the bodice, teamed with glittery Jimmy Choo Anouk heels and a matching Jimmy Choo Calista clutch

Verdict: I have never really got the love affair with Kate Bosworth, maybe it is because she is more known for her street-style looks than red carpet, so when I saw her look at Jimmy Choo’s party to celebrate CHOO.08˚ collection I was floored and had to share.

Not only is this the most ladylike I have ever seen the actress, that A-line Dior dress is divine and really shows off her tiny waist. But it is her make-up that caught my eye – it is impeccable – I adore her pink lippy and her hair swept to one side. It is basically just gorgeous.

But what makes this look has to be those amazing heels. I have had my eye on the Jimmy Choo Anouk pointy toe heel for a while, it basically comes in tons of colours and is a classic, this a designer shoe you will wear a lot. Plus at just shy of £400 it isn’t the most expensive designer shoe out there.

What you think of Kate’s ladylike look?

Love the Jimmy Choo Anouk style – here are a few of my favourites in store now:
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[Image: Courtesy of Jimmy Choo]

Apr 11 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Emma Stone In Atelier Versace

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Who: Emma Stone

Where: At the world premiere of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ held at The Odeon in London

Wearing: A custom-made yellow Atelier Versace gown with pleated detailing, statement padded shoulders,  an open-back and Swarovski embellishments, teamed with David Webb yellow gold necklace

Verdict: I love yellow on the red carpet, from subtle mustard hues to vibrant shades like this – it always makes an impact and is perfect for a spring premiere. I also love how the yellow contrasts beautifully against her red locks, which might I add is impeccable styled like the old-Hollywood screen-siren that she is.

Back to the dress, which I think is perfection, not only the colour but the cut, the pleats, the statement shoulders and the waistband, I love everything about this look – Emma Stone has really got red carpet dresses down she always looks stunning.

Finishing off her look with red lippy just makes it pure perfection from head-to-toe!!!

Are you a fan of Emma Stone’s vibrant look?

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[Pic: Facebook.com/Versace]

Apr 07 2014

ACM Awards 2014: Taylor Swift In J. Mendel

Who: Taylor Swift

Where: At the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena  in Las Vegas

Wearing: A custom J. Mendel silk crepe ivory top featuring cut-out panels to the shoulders and a black asymmetrical skirt with thigh-high split, teamed with gold jewellery, black Casadei strappy heels and a gold and black clutch

Verdict: Normally at these type of events Taylor works something romantic, normally glittery, with a very girlie vibe as the country star darling that she is. Don’t get me wrong she always looks stunning, she is gorgeous, but I really love that she went for something different with this custom J. Mendel look.

Opting for just the right amount of skin in this cut-out crop top and thigh-high split skirt this is a very edgy look for Taylor, maybe it is an attempt to stop people calling her style boring, or maybe she just decided to try something new – whatever made her go for this custom midriff showing look I am pleased she did.

As well as loving the look, I adore the styling the black and gold accessories works perfectly and those earrings are incredible. Also top marks to her glam squad her hair and make-up is flawless – she really is a stunner.

What do you think of Taylor’s latest red carpet look? 



Apr 01 2014

Noah: Jennifer Connelly’s Gorgeous Promo Tour

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I love a big film release, not only is it fun to see a blockbuster at the cinema, it also brings out the best red carpet fashion outside of award season and Cannes. For Noah, the epic biblical-inspired movie, I thought I would be gushing about Emma Watson, granted I have already and she has looked gorgeous, but for me this promo tour has all been about Jennifer Connelly, who plays Noah’s wife in the film, as she has looked sensational.

I have loved every look she has worn, from the exquisite floral embellished Alexander McQueen gown from the autumn/winter 2014 collection that she wore to the London premiere to the blush pink Givenchy Couture gown that she wore in Mexico, this gown was Oscar worthy and it was lovely to see her in it – the fuchsia jewels were incredible and it fitted her perfectly.

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Jennifer has also added a touch of sex appeal to her red carpet looks as well as statement floor length gowns, I really loved her in this gorgeous mint leaf-embroidered Giambattista Valli Couture mini – that ruby-embellished neckline totally makes this one knockout look. This Madrid look was also one of my favourite make-up looks from Jennifer as well – the fuchsia lip teamed with a slick bun really makes this one amazing look – both elegant and sexy.

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Actually ever detail about her Noah promo tour has been spot on – from the mix up of designers, which is nice to see, to the various hair and make-up styles that she has gone for, as well as her love of embellished and classic pieces – her stylist Leslie Fremar and glam squad really have done a great job.

It is hard to choose a favourite look, I love her classic custom Lanvin black velvet column gown that she wore in Berlin, because the thigh-high slit was classy and went perfectly with those Christian Louboutin heels and her hair styled in a tucked-under ’do is divine, but I think the pink embellished Givenchy Couture just wins out for me as this gown deserved a red carpet appearance.

Which of Jennifer Connelly’s styles gets your vote?

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