British fashion designer Jenny Packham dresses shined on the red carpet last night at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Nashville sweetheart Taylor Swift looked stunning in this white tube-mini dress, teamed with Christian Louboutin heels and a matching clutch. Of course she didn't leave empty handed as Taylor picked up best Female Artist. Well she doesn't seem to go to awards lately without winning something!!! Teen beauty Demi Lovato went for a ruffle cascade blue mini from the Cruise collection, which showed off her assets well - particular her top half (who knew!!!). Teamed with that gorgeous necklace she has definitely blossomed into a woman.
Another Jenny Packham dress that looked fabulous was on Gossip Girls Kelly Rutherford, this fabulous full-length embellished silk champagne frock dazzled on her.
It seems that Brit fashion designer Jenny Packham really has become a hit with the A-listers as recently Fergie was also spotted in a JP ringing in a the New Year.
Where: At the Golden Globe Awards 2013, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California
Wearing: A lavender lace GILES mini-dress embellished with Swarovski crystals from the spring/summer 2013 collection, teamed with matching coloured ankle-strap heels and a silver box clutch
Verdict: While most went for floor-sweeping gowns Thandie showed off her fabulous pins in this sexy mini dress by British designer Giles Deacon.
Normally I would feel that this dress was probably suited to the People’s Choice Awards or MTV Movie Awards but for some reason I really thought it worked. Maybe it is because it is Thandie, who is known for taking risks on the red carpet, or maybe I am just being bias as it is a London Fashion Week designer but I really love this mini-dress.
The colour is divine, there was a lot of nude, red and black, so this lavender lace number really stood out, then there is the length if anyone can go short it is Thandie – her legs are incredible, and then there are the Swarovski sparkles.
For me this mini had just enough glitz for it to work at a big award ceremony – what do you think?
What a busy week, first proper week back at work, my first event of 2013, and award season well and truly kicked off. We’ve had the People’s Choice Awards, the National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, as well as the Oscar 2013 nominations – and then there has been all the prep for the Golden Globe Awards which take place on Sunday. Red carpet has kind of taken over my life, which is what I love about the turn of the year!!!
Ted’s Finishing School:
As I said I went to my first event of the year, which is always the first event I go to, the Ted Baker away day where they invite a few bloggers to see their spring/summer 2013 collection. Each season the venue is incredible and this year was no different, with the theme Ted’ Finishing School, the catwalk space looked more like a theatre and we were all ready to be schooled. It was a fun show, and lots of lovely pieces will be rolling out soon in the shops. Plus we were treated to not one, but two Britain’s Next Top Model winners walking the show, as well as Ella from X Factor singing us a little tune!!!
I took a little video on my HTC One X of Ella singing to the final looks of the show, sound quality not amazing but you can see how great it all looked.
Apparently it was Marc Jacobs’ shrink that convincing him to turn down the Dior job [Fashionista]
Lady Gaga addresses Kelly Osbourne in an open letter where she says that hre work on E! with the Fashion Police is “rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another” [Lady Gaga]
Designer drugs – check out these Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton or YSL pills by LA artist Desire Obtain Cherish [Alex Loves]
I didn’t get a chance to check out London Collections: Men, which took place this week showcasing the very best in menswear, but I heard such great things about the street style and I love this video from Handpicked Media.
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Wearing: A cobalt blue Marios Schwab midi dress, featuring an embellished lace bodice and chiffon skirt from the spring/summer 2013 collection, teamed with Roger Vivier heels and Lorraine Schwartz earrings
Verdict: Not only are London Fashion Week designers having a red carpet moment in Hollywood this week with Simone Rocha, Peter Pilotto and Julien Macdonald designs being showcased at the People’s Choice Awards this week, but Amanda seems to love London-based designers having worn Alexander McQueen a number of times during the promo tour for Les Misérables.
This look is one of the most fashion-forward dresses on the red carpet last night, I wouldn’t say it was my favourite of the night but I do like that she isn’t afraid to take style risks. I love the colour and the detailing to the bodice, but I would have loved for it to be floor-length, the diamond-shaped hemline doesn’t work for me.
What I do absolutely love is her hair and make-up, from the glossy top-knot to the cat-eyes and nude lips – simply gorgeous.
Who:Jennifer Lawrence, who was a tripple winner last night, taking home the Best Actress in an Action Movie award for her role in The Hunger Games as well as Best Actress in a Comedy for Silver Linings Playbook, which also won the and Best Ensemble
Wearing: A black Prabal Gurung gown with a sweetheart neckline, draping, and leather detailing as well as a dramatic train from the pre-fall 2013 collection, teamed with a leather belt, Roger Vivier crystal clutch and Chopard jewellery
Verdict: Now this is a gown worthy of the red carpet. I had been getting a little worried about Jennifer’s award season after that aging Valentino gown she wore to the People’s Choice Awards, but this gown is simply gorgeous. I just adore that show-stopping sheer train that looked a little like a cape when she glided down the red carpet.
This look has given me high hopes for the Golden Globes and Oscars, as surely each look is going to get better. This gown for me is dramatic and gorgeous on her, but I am hoping that this is the last black look we see from her this award season, I really want to see her inject some personality and colour into her looks.
Other than the dress her side up-do and red manicure is perfection and I love diamond earrings and bracelet and that clutch is striking.
Even though I love it I want to see more from her as I really think she has the potential to completely wow, do you remember that gold Prabal Gurung gown that she wore to the world premiere of The Hunger Games in Hollywood – well I want more of this.
Where: At the 18th Critics’ Choice Movie Awards held in Santa Monica, California
Wearing: An aqua-blue embellished Monique Lhuillier cocktail dress featuring keyhole detail at the bodice from the spring/summer 2013 collection, teamed with Brian Atwood heels
Verdict: I wasn’t the only one who missed Nina on the red carpet of the People’s Choice Awards earlier this week, but it was worth waiting to see her this award season as this is one divine Monique Lhuillier dress.
Whereas everyone seemed to go for floor-length at last night’s Critics’ Choice awards it was refreshing to see the Vampire Diaries star embracing her youth and incredible figure in this jewel encrusted beauty. I am not sure if they are sequins or actual jewels but they certainly dazzled in all the right way for me, and the colour is just gorgeous.
2012 was a great style year for Nina and it seems that 2013 is just going to see her shine even brighter on the red carpet and I can’t wait to see more. I simply love this sexy dress on her.
Just browsing Matches, as you do, and I came across the gorgeous bright pink Margot lantern Roksanda Ilincic dress that Ginnifer Goodwin wore to the People’s Choice Awards back in January. Granted this vibrant beauty is very pricey at £950, it is however still gorgeous, and I can’t help but be completely in love with the sleeves.
Now if only I could win the lottery as it seems this statement dress is only available in one size, a size 12, my size – anyone would think that I am destined to buy this dress *I wish*.
Do you do high-end designer stalking on online boutiques and play the ‘when I win the lottery’ and fill up your virtual basket with lots of beautiful pieces? Please say it isn’t just me!!!