My #BOBTakeOver – Styling The Jax

My #BOBTakeOver – Styling The Jax

I’ve always been a fan of vintage clothing, the 60s and 70s always looked so cool, but I find my curves not quite of the era, so I’m always leave feeling disappointed, if you are a size 8 or smaller I know of some amazing designer vintage bargains for you!!! I know they say to wear vintage you need to know an amazing seamstress to re-work for modern, fuller figures, but I’ve decided that to get my fix now that vintage-inspired is the way to go, which is where BOB by Dawn O’Porter comes in. 

This fun line from the writer and TV presenter, named after the famous haircut of the 60s, takes her love for vintage silhouettes and makes them current with quirky prints, including one with dog shit on, statement colours, and flattering, timeless styles. I’m obsessed with her midi skirts and comfortable dresses. 

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Cannes 2015: Diane Kruger In Prada

Cannes 2015: Diane Kruger In Prada

When I saw Diane Kruger’s name on the list of Cannes 2015 attendees I was excited, she rarely disappoints, but I wasn’t prepared for her red carpet look to be Prada, I had Chanel, Elie Saab and Giambattista Valli in mind, but oh my am I pleased that she surprised me, as I was completely floored when I saw her in this powder blue embellished halter gown. 

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Cannes 2015: Opening Ceremony – Naomi Watts and Julianne Moore

Cannes 2015: Opening Ceremony – Naomi Watts and Julianne Moore

There is something special about Cannes, maybe even more so than the Oscars, and that’s because everyone gracing the red carpet really does go big, always glamorous, and most importantly very over-the-top. The film festival really does deliver great red carpet magic for nearly 2-weeks, it is pure bliss for someone like me who is obsessed by gorgeous gowns, and the opening day really did set a high standard. 

As always Cannes attracts all the top actresses, some of my favourite Diane Kruger moments have been in this French Riviera town, I still get goosebumps when I look at this Jason Wu Barbie pink dress from 2010, and do you remember this stunning Dior Couture gown and gorgeous Giambattista Valli Couture gown both from 2012, so I’m more than a little excited to see her later in the festival to support her film ‘Maryland’.

As well as Diane Kruger, the festival red carpet will also host Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Emma Stone, Salma Hayek, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Emily Blunt, and Marion Cotillard, to name a few, all know how to rock a red carpet and I can’t wait to see what they wear. 

Last night was the Opening Ceremony of the 68th International Cannes Film Festival and the premiere of ‘La Tete Haute’, and it was one hell of a red carpet with Naomi Watts, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o and Fan Bingbing really shining out. Click through to see their stunning looks and who they were wearing. 

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Having A Positive Outlook

Having A Positive Outlook

There seems to be a growing trend of opting for the negative lately, where people feel that it’s acceptable to go for cheap shots, cruel jabs, and uncalled-for rude comments. In the last month I’ve had comments such as ‘why didn’t you lose weight before your wedding’ and ‘your way too fat that skirt’, which was followed by a smiley face as though they were doing me a favour. It got me wondering, whatever happened to ‘if you haven’t got anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all!’

I’ve discussed this growing trend with a number of friends and bloggers, it seems that even the most popular, prettiest and skinniest bloggers also get ‘fat’, ‘ugly’ and other cruel jibes, it is as though no one is untouched from the negativity swirling round social media and the internet. I’ve come to realise over the past five years of doing Fashionista Barbie that you can’t please everyone or even anyone at times, there will always be someone to tear you down, sadly, and you just have to remember not to let them, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. No matter how much I love social media it really has made it easier for people to be nasty, so I was thinking about ways to bring more positivity into the world. 

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