Category Archive: Awards

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? 



Mar 03 2014

Oscars 2014: Best Dressed – Lupita Nyong’o In Prada

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Who: Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong’o

Where: At the 86th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles, California

Wearing: A custom cornflower blue silk georgette pleated Prada gown featuring a deep V-neck top to the front and back, teamed with gold and diamond jewellery from Fred Leighton including a headband, earrings and bracelet

Verdict: Lupita really has been a breath of fresh air this award season, each red carpet I have been excited to see what she wears as she mixes up her designers, silhouettes and isn’t afraid to wear colour.

This for me was easily one of my best dressed looks – not only was the colour perfection, which she said reminded her of Nairobi her home, but I loved how the crystal embellishments on the skirt sparkled when it hit the light, especially when she went up to collection her well deserved award for her role in 12 Years A Slave.

It was also youthful, fun, and modern, as well as being fashion-forward and appropriate for the Oscars red carpet - Miucca really did well.

As well as loving the gown I also adored how the actress styled up the look with her gold jewellery including a delicate diamond headband and gorgeous ear cuff.

I love everything about this look from head-to-toe and I am so pleased that she won her speech was moving and emotional I loved that she ended it with “no matter where you’re from your dreams are valid”.

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Mar 03 2014

Oscars 2014: Best Dressed – Cate Blanchett In Armani Prive

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Who: Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett

Where: At the 86th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles, California

Wearing: A nude gold Armani Prive gown with a tulle skirt, and embroidered with dégradé sequins and Swarovski crystals from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with Chopard opal and diamond earrings

Verdict: Wow, the Blue Jasmine star looked incredible in this textured beauty of a gown by Armani Prive. The designer wasn’t much of a surprise, but I was surprised by the romantic, floated nature of the gown, I was thinking that she would go for something a little more structured and avant garde. I am definitely not complaining, this Princess dress looked amazing on her, and really photographed all the embroidery really well.

The only thing that made this look not shine as bright as Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace or Lupita Nyong’o in Prada was the nude, champagne hue of the gown, which seemed to be all the stars go-to colour. Stars including Idina Menzel in Reem Acra, her Blue Jasmine co-star Sally Hawkins in Valentino and Portia de Rossi in a Naeem Khan, as well as Jessica Biel in Chanel Couture and Kristin Bell in a Roberto Cavalli all wore the shade. It kind of made Cate’s not as special looking back across all the red carpet images.

Saying that I still love this gown, the mixture of the textures with the romantic floaty silhouette really is gorgeous.

I also love. love, love those statement opal and diamond Chopard earrings – it really made her Hollywood glamour look.

Are you a fan of Cate Blanchett’s Armani Prive gown?

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[Pics: Facebook.com/Armani]

Mar 03 2014

Oscars 2014: Best Dressed – Jennifer Lawrence In Dior

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Who: Jennifer Lawrence

Where: At the 86th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles, California

Wearing: A strapless red wool crepe Dior Haute Couture dress, teamed with Neil Lane jewellery, black Brian Atwood shoes, and a Ferragamo clutch

Verdict: Jennifer Lawrence and her blonde pixie cut really is growing on me especially paired with this gorgeous red couture gown. No surprise that the actress wore Dior but I can’t have been the only one hoping for a miracle – no matter how gorgeous this statuesque dress is.

What I love most about this look, other than the peplum detailing, has to be the sparkling Neil Lane diamonds that she is wearing, which were reportedly worth $3 million. The necklace alone was a staggering $2 million due to its 100 carats of diamonds. What are your thoughts on the repeated necklace down the back? She did this last year to great effect but this year I’m not too sure.

One thing is for sure her hair and make-up was flawless and she was once again on great form on the red carpet and during the ceremony. Oh and if you missed her clumsy red carpet moment – see below – this is just another reason I want her to be my BFF. Plus all the haters out there saying she did it for attention – really – come off it.

Were you a fan of Jennifer’s Oscar gown?

[Pic: Facebook/Dior]

Mar 03 2014

Oscars 2014: Best Dressed – Angelina Jolie In Elie Saab

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Who: Angelina Jolie

Where: At the 86th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles, California

Wearing: A greige, fully embellished long-sleeved tulle Elie Saab Couture gown featuring a sheer bodice from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with of pale satin champagne Salvatore Ferragamo peep-toe shoes

Verdict: The red carpet really did pick up when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrived, granted they are a gorgeous couple, but I think it was all because of this stunning sexy-yet-elegant Elie Saab Couture gown.

I have to be honest I really thought she would wear black, it would probably be Saint Laurent or Versace, and she would show off a bit of leg – but this Elie Saab was so much better and such a lovely surprise.

For some this look was ageing, maybe it was the ombre metallic hue, but for me it was pure Hollywood glamour – I love everything about this exquisite gown. The only thing I would have changed is her hair – I think having it up would have just finished off this look perfectly.

What are your thoughts about Angie’s embellished gown?

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Mar 03 2014

Oscars 2014: Best Dressed – Kate Hudson In Atelier Versace

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Where: At the 86th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles, California

Wearing: A pale silver custom Atelier Versace gown with a plunging neckline and adorned with Swarovski crystals from the spring/summer 2014 collection, teamed with a matching cape top and Jimmy Choo heels

Verdict: Wowzer, Kate Hudson always brings it on the red carpet. Just like Diane Kruger, I have a bit, OK a lot of a girl crush on Kate as she is simply always flawless and this stunning look is another example of how beautiful she is.

This is one gorgeous gown, I love its old school Hollywood glamour vibe, from the liquid metallic shimmer to the encrusted beads to the dramatic draped cape atop of her shoulders, this is a show-stopping outfit that is most certainly one of my best dressed looks of the night.

This dress marries sexy with the plunging neckline with an elegance and glamour of the colour, the cape, and the exquisite hair and make-up. I am seriously in love with this look.

Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous.

[Pic: Facebook.com/Versace]

Mar 03 2014

Oscars 2014: Penelope Cruz In Giambattista Valli & Chopard

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Where: At the 86th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles, California

Wearing: A soft pink chiffon Giambattista Valli Couture one-shoulder gown with a black bow waistband, teamed with Chopard diamond chandelier earrings and bracelet

Verdict: There is something about Penelope Cruz that she was one of the stars I was excited to see tonight, and she really didn’t disappoint in this romantic cape-like custom Giambattista Valli Couture gown.

In past years we have seen Penelope work sexy and dramatic looks and it was nice to see her work an elegant, romantic look in this Grecian-esq draped gown. I loved everything from the colour to the one-shoulder to the black bow accent nipping in her waist.

Adding to her look was her stunning Chopard jewels, everyone is seems went for statement earrings tonight and these chandelier beauties were divine.

Finishing off her stunning look was flawless make-up and a topknot. Penelope Cruz just knows how to work an Oscars red carpet.

[Pic: Twitter.com/Chopard]
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