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Can We Please Say Bye To The Sheer Trend?

Can We Please Say Bye To The Sheer Trend?

The red carpet of late has been very hit-and-miss, I’ve been loving Cannes with all the Old Hollywood Glamour, but the Met Gala and the recent Billboard Awards really fell short for me, in part because it seems that stars are just interested in all the shock-and-awe styles, more flesh the better. 

It seems that the red carpet has moved on from displaying exquisite fashion and pleasing fashion critics to achieving the most likes on Instagram. It isn’t about being best dressed, but rather being the most popular, which in turn means more flesh than dress it seems. 


We saw it with Beyonce in Givenchy at the Met Gala, the singer posted her sexy uber-sheer gown on her social media channels before she’d even stepped foot on the red carpet. Gone are the days where suspense was a good thing that you didn’t know who was wearing what until they stepped out of the limo, Instagram it seems has become a pre-requisite to any big event. We’ve been seeing behind-the-scene snippets of the hair and make-up for a while, I like that it adds to the excitement, but now the stars go one step further and post their looks from the hotel lobby. It makes me wonder whether instant social media is taking the fun out of the red carpet.

I’m getting a little off topic, saying bye to sheer, but I think these celebrities really understand the power of social media, they can control the narrative, how the look is presented, even discuss the who and the why, it is as though Instagram and Twitter are becoming the new red carpet correspondents, E! must be getting a little worried. 


But do Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez, two of most stunningly beautiful women on the plant really need to resort to daring bare-all looks. Just check out J-Lo in this tummy-baring custom Charbel Zoe gown at the Billboard Awards. Is it just me who thinks this gown looks cheap? I get it she is sexy, she is comfortable in her own skin, and her body really is slamming, buy do we need to see it, each and every time? Where’s the mystery, the restraint, the understated glamour for a change?


I get it these words aren’t often associated with J-Lo, just take her Versace Met Gala gown for instance, another gown all about the sheer, but for me this dress didn’t even look that flattering on her. This isn’t about hating on Jennifer Lopez, I have a serious girl crush on her, so beautiful, and I do love the sexy vibe she exudes, but I really think she is better than these shock-and-awe sheer gowns she has been wearing of late.

Do you remember when she wore Elie Saab to the Oscars early this year? I loved how elegant and refined that look was, I’m hoping that she will start to embrace glamour and elegance over this overt-sexiness that she has been giving us, maybe she could leave that for her stage shows. 

What are your thoughts on all the sheer happenings on the red carpet?

[Pics: via Versace, J-Lo Instagram, Beyonce Instagram]

Met Gala 2014: Disney Villans vs Fairytale Princess

The Met Gala always brings out the best in fashion and the hottest stars, this year was no exception for the Charles James ‘White Tie & Diamonds’ themed bash, and it looks like some celebs took their inspiration from Disney’s up-coming flick, Maleficent.

Channelling Maleficent’s Gothic glamour was Beyonce who captivated the red carpet outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York. Wearing a custom beaded Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown, Beyonce really stood out in this sexy look with its plunging neckline and very revealing back.

As ever Beyonce really excluded the attitude and confidence to pull this exquisite gown off, much like Angelina Jolie in the Maleficent movie, and her look really is pulled together with her statement Lorraine Schwartz jewels, black veil, and her bold burgundy lip.

Only Beyonce could take inspiration from a Disney villain and be one of the best dressed at the gala!!!


There were a number of contenders for Aurora’s fairytale chic crown, there was Blake Lively in a shimmering blush Gucci gown, Suki Waterhouse in a blush ruffle number by Burberry, but for me the fairest of them all had to be footwear designer Tabitha Simmons who looked at one with nature in this floral masterpiece by Dolce & Gabbana

This gown really feels like Aurora, it’s whimsical, ethereal, and gorgeous with all the floral appliqués adorning the bodice and skirt. Simply divine and perfect for a Princess.

Who wins Beyonce or Tabitha?

**Post in collaboration with Disney for the Maleficent hub – for more on the hub visit – maleficentmovie.tumblr.com** 

Shop Her Style: Beyonce In Topshop


I have blogged about my love/stalking of Beyonce on her Tumblr and Instagram before, I love her style snaps, the intimate family photos, and her love for travel. So when I saw her latest posts from her holiday I was mesmerised, not only does the paradise island look incredible, but she was showing off her smoking body in a Topshop bikini costing £38 – yep Queen Bey is rocking a look from the high street.

So if you are heading off for some winter sun get in quick and snap up this beauty of a bikini. Not only is it a great style, I do love the 50’s vibe with the high-waisted bikini bottoms, they are the most flattering of two-pieces, but I also adore the Aztec print.

It isn’t every day you can afford something that Beyonce has endorsed – now if only wearing the bikini would give me her amazing abs!!!

Would you rock this bikini?

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[Pics: Beyoncé Tumblr]

If There Was a Beyoncé Barbie – She Would Totally Look Like This


This year diva Jennifer Lopez is being honoured with not one but two Barbie dolls, which I can’t wait to see, and when I received this sketch of Beyoncé from Roberto Cavalli this morning, it got me thinking that this is totally what a Beyoncé Barbie doll would look like.

The Italian designer, who hasn’t put his name to a Barbie doll yet, which is a travesty in itself, created this gorgeous multicoloured print dress for Beyoncé’s Mrs Carter world tour and it really is a dress made for Barbie!!!

I think Beyoncé would make a beautiful and sexy Barbie doll and I would love to add her to my collection.

Barbie lovers would you like Mattel to put Beyoncé Barbie into production?

[Pic: courtesy of Roberto Cavalli]