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Jan 18 2015

Critics’ Choice Awards: My Five Favourite Red Carpet Looks

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So the award season is certainly in full swing, which I am loving, first up was the Golden Globes that was semi-disappointing this year, but thankfully this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards really did make up for some of the boring looks from last Sunday, I am talking about you Emily Blunt!!!

I know I normally do individual red carpet posts, but as I am late on this as I was actually travelling when the awards were taking place, I thought I would just share my five favourite looks, and trust me they are all beautiful.

First up we have Angelina Jolie who looked like a million dollars in her silver silk Atelier Versace gown. Granted this isn’t an original look, but if it isn’t broken why fix it comes to mind, but hey at least it isn’t black. I love how this gown flows and how it adds curves to Angie’s tiny frame with its fluty sleeves, draped bodice and plunging neckline. This gown is perfection with a real Hollywood movie star appeal and I adore it.

Critics-Choice-Diane-KrugerNext is Diane Kruger in a dramatic blue and white floral print strapless Naeem Khan gazar gown from the pre-fall 2015 collection. I love Diane’s red carpet style but this is elegance on another level, I really love the stunning china-blue print, even if some of my Twitter followers felt it looked like a vintage plate design. I am not sure if I prefer this look to her gorgeous Golden Globes Emilia Wickstead gown but it is still beautiful and such a great award ceremony look.

Then we have Michelle Monaghan showing off her sexy-yet-elegant side in this stunning black Elie Saab gown from the pre-fall 2015 collection. Normally one to showcase colour on the red carpet, I am so pleased that she opted for the understated black, as I just feel that with the sheer lace bodice and slits to the skirt that it just works better in black. The fit of this gown is just perfect on her as well, and I love that she wore her hair up and kept her make-up to a minimum. This is simply glamorous.

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For my fourth look I have gone for Jennifer Aniston as not only was I shocked that she wasn’t wearing black, I love that she took a fashion risk and went for a sexy Gucci tuxedo in a gorgeous burnt-sienna hue. I was disappointed with her yawn of a gown to the Golden Globes and I have to wonder why she didn’t wear this as she would have certainly stood out.

There is something about a woman in a tuxedo and I love that instead of going for a safer option by wearing this in black she went for it in red, it totally paid off as she looks hot!!! I know a lot has been spoken about the fact that she was on the red carpet for the first time in years with Angelina Jolie but I think this look is so different from her silver gown that it stops comparisons and that was very clever.

For some this had a little bit too much plunge, I have to disagree I think the neckline and opting for no blouse really works and I love that she accessorised her décolletage with a couple of gold necklaces. Another love from this look has to be those flared-leg trousers, they are so flattering and really give her super long legs.

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My final look that I adored at the Critics’ Choice Awards had to be Emily Blunt, like with Jennifer her Golden Globes look didn’t excite me, and it is because I knew that she could do so much better like with this red embroidered lace Emilio Pucci halter-neck gown. How stunning is this, if it was in white it would make a great wedding gown with those sheer chiffon inserts.

I do love the colour choice, it adds a touch of sex appeal to the elegance glamour of the embroidered gown and I love her wavy hair, it all just looks so effortless. Also Emily and her husband John Krasinski really are leading the Hollywood pack for the cutest couple award.

Which was your favourite look from this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards?

[Pics: via Critics’ Choice Movie Awards]

Jan 12 2015

Golden Globes 2015: Naomi Watts In Gucci

Who: Naomi Watts

Where: At the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

Wearing: A chartreuse yellow silk strapless column Gucci gown with a draped bodice and crystal-detailed belt teamed with a statement Bulgari snake necklace

Verdict: It seems that Naomi Watts always gets it right for award season and this bold canary yellow gown is gorgeous and looks stunning on her.

What I love about this gown, other than the fab colour, which was one of the trends of the night, has to be the vintage vibe of the strapless dress with the ruched bodice and the diamond encrusted belt. I really think the whole styling on the look makes it perfect, from the red lippy to the statement Bulgari necklace, and the soft waves to her hair.

I really like this look, a few of my Twitter followers felt the reptile choker was too much, I thought it added just the right amount of drama to the look.

Does Naomi Watts make your best dressed list? 

 

Dec 11 2014

Editorial Loving: Vogue Paris – Real-Life Designer Barbie Dolls

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It has been a while since I have actually posted something on my blog that hasn’t had something to do with my wedding, sorry about that but I hope you understand that it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I just had to share. So, before I bombard you with photographs from my UK celebrations that fingers crossed you all want to see, I thought I would showcase this amazing editorial from the latest issue of Vogue Paris with real-life designer Barbie dolls.

I have always dreamed of a collection full of designer Barbie dolls, I have a Karl Lagerfeld, a Dior, a Kate Spade one, complete with a little dog, a Coach doll with the cutest bag I wish I would steal, as well as a trio of Christian Louboutin dolls with better footwear than me, so I literally gasped aloud when I saw this beautiful and creative editorial taking inspiration from the Moschino Barbie collection and dressing up each real-life doll in looks from the likes of Valentino, Chanel, Gucci and Miu Miu.

What I love most about this editorial shot by Giampaolo Sgura has to be the fact that models Elizabeth Erm and Magdalena Frackowiak have been shot like Barbie dolls inside their boxes, it is as though they are sat on a shelf in a toy store waiting for me to take them home.

The styling by creative duo Claire Dhelens and Celia Azoulay is outstanding, not only are they showcasing the designer’s latest collections but they really do illustrate what the brand is about – from the butterflies and flowers of Valentino to the David Bowie vibes of Saint Laurent, and the fun-girl pompoms of Miu Miu, and don’t get me started on the equestrian chicness of Gucci, I basically need Mattel to make that happen stat!!

It is hard to pick a favourite, I do love the total Barbie vibes of Moschino, as well as the accessories of the Louis Vuitton doll, she even has her very own doll-sized trunk, seriously swooning over that, and a Ralph Lauren air-stewardess dressed all in gold is super fun, but I think my heart belongs to Chanel, did you see her make-up, her pearl jewellery and her handbags.

It seems Barbie is very much in fashion at the moment and I love this creative-twist on showcasing the latest collections, it must have taken a lot of hours to build the sets and to meticulously attach all the accessories, and I just love that the models are such great dolls!!!

Which real-life Barbie doll is your favourite?

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[Pics: Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Paris]

Aug 04 2014

Red Carpet: Bella Thorne’s Homage To Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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I am an Eighties baby, so I am pretty excited about the return of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the trailer looks amazing and I am so please to see Megan Fox back. The LA premiere took place over the weekend and I was going to share Megan’s sexy white Marc Jacobs mini, but then I saw Disney starlet Bella Thorne rocking a vintage 80s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tee and I actually squealed it is so cool.

Bella who wasn’t even born in the 80s **totally makes me feel old** glammed up her look with a sexy H&M black leather mini skirt, caged black Gucci heels and a coordinated patent black and green Edie Parker clutch.

I love that this look is so teen appropriate, especially with the fact that she customised the vintage tee with gold studs on the sleeves and slashed the neckline to wear across her shoulders, it totally takes me back to my 16-year-old days where I customise everything. I also adore the green colour of the T-shirt against her strawberry blonde locks. 

I know some might say this look is too casual for a red carpet, I would agree if the film wasn’t TMNT, it is fun not a heavy drama, and I love that she got into the spirit by showing off the original Turtles cartoon characters. 

I think if Bella can keep bringing her personality to the red carpet she is certainly going to be a star to watch. I bet a lot of people **hint, hint – me** are searching eBay and etsy right now to find their own TMNT tee to customise!!!

What do you think of Bella’s homage to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

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May 19 2014

Cannes 2014: All About Blake Lively…Oh & Ryan Reynolds

There aren’t many actress that have really posses that Old Hollywood magic any more, that can leave you speechless and wanting more – the red carpet has become a little predictable, we all know that Jennifer Lawrence will more than likely wear Dior, and I suppose it had to happen with the importance of a stylist, a lot is riding on celebrities appearances. Which is why I am so glad that Blake Lively keeps me guessing, surprises me with her choices, and always hits the red carpet looking elegant, sexy and glamorous.

This is why the Cannes Film Festival this year really does belong to the Gossip Girls’ star, Blake has wowed on every appearance and even though she is the face of a Gucci fragrance, you know that isn’t her only go-to designer, OK it is a lot, but not always. Following on from her fabulous appearance at the Met Gala Blake really seems to be on a roll and when Gucci are providing gowns like this it is no wonder she keeps on wearing them.

Her first look was probably my favourite of her Cannes red carpet appearances, the two-tone bordeaux silk-chiffon Gucci Premiere gown that she wore to the ‘Grace of Monaco’ premiere was just divine. Not only was it interesting with its geometric neckline and open back but I adore the elegance of the pleats teamed with the sexiness of that thigh-high split, plus it really did fit her beautifully. This was also probably one of my favourite hairstyles that she sported as well, that messy high braided ponytail looks like it was taken off the SS14 runways.

 

Look two was very different from the first, very fashion-forward and totally stunning – wearing an iridescent ankle-length Chanel Couture dress embellished with sequins, tulle and organza embroideries from the spring/summer 2014 collection. Not many actresses could pull off this look, I actually thought that Keira Knightley would have optioned this beauty, but I think Blake carries it off well, but I do think that it would have worked better on someone not quite as busty. What I do love about this look though is the styling, it is basically a carbon-copy of the what walked down the runway, complete with a silk kimono draped around her arms.

 

I think look three, another Gucci Premiere gown will have a lot of people gushing, might be more about her date than the dress, there is no denying what a gorgeous couple Blake and Ryan Reynolds make. Supporting her man at his ‘Captives’ premiere, Blake really did shine in this strapless black and white silk crepe fifties inspired evening gown – I love everything about it – from the silhouette complete with a full skirt and a dramatic train to the styling of the Lorraine Schwartz diamonds on her necklaces, earrings, bracelet and engagement ring. For me this look is what Cannes is all about, big, dramatic and show-stopping.

Ryan didn’t look half bad either in his Gucci black satin peak lapel one button Signoria tuxedo – I love the white shirt, white bow-tie combination. Is there a better looking couple out there at the moment?

Which of Blake’s three looks was your favourite?

 

May 09 2014

Maleficent: Angelina Jolie In Atelier Versace

Maleficent-angelina-jolie-1Who: Angelina Jolie

Where: At Disney’s “Maleficent” red carpet event at Kensington Palace in London to showcase the costumes from the film

Wearing: A black custom-made Atelier Versace gown with plunging v-neckline to the front and back, sheer long sleeves and embellished with Swarovski crystals, teamed with black heels and minimal accessories

Verdict: If I had just seen this look on a photograph I might have just quickly dismissed it with, yeah it is flawless as always but feels like she has done it before, but because I was at the red carpet event and saw her wearing this exquisite embellished gown I was in awe at how beautiful she looked. Everything from her sleek up-do, dramatic eyes, and her coordinated man, Brad Pitt, wearing a black Gucci suit on her arm was just to show off this incredible gown that really did shimmer.

Granted I do feel like I have seen this dress before, it is like a black version of this Elie Saab and it is quite similar to this Atelier Versace gown she wore last year, but I still think it is gorgeous. The front of the dress was nice, but for me it was all about the deep-V to the back, the draping is just divine and I loved that the entire gown was dripping in Swarovski crystals.

Everyone who saw her last night was saying that there aren’t that many real superstars left in acting anymore and I quite agree – the actress spent about an hour on the red carpet and I was captivated by her demure, gracious and charming personality as she did interviews and signed fans autographs. Not going to lie but I was totally under Angie’s spell!!!

Are you a fan of Angelina Jolie’s latest red carpet look?

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[Pics: David Dettmann/James Gillham for Disney]

Jan 20 2014

SAG Awards: Trend – Various Shades Of Blue

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There is always something special about the Screen Actors Guild Awards, maybe it is the fact that they are all judging one another, or that the red carpet has a relaxed nature while still being uber glamorous, or that it comes so soon after the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards that I am so giddy about the award season. Whatever it is, it never seems to disappoint.

Last year it was all about Nina Dobrev’s gorgeous Elie Saab and Jennifer Garner sparkling in Oscar de la Renta, and this year it seems that all my best dressed wore hues of blue. From the gorgeous Amy Adams in Antonio Berardi to Jennifer Lawrence’s shimmering Dior Couture gown.

I was just going to do my best three looks but I have to be honest I couldn’t decide who to cut – so it is now my top 4 beauties from the SAG Awards red carpet!!!

In at number one has to be American Hustle’s Amy Adams in this Antonio Berardi gown, not only is this shade of blue divine, but the architectural neckline and shoulder cut-out detail really marries sexy and elegance all at the same time, and the fit is impeccable on her. Amy really is having a great award season.

My second best is newcomer Lupita Nyong’o, this girl continues to impress me every time she steps out onto the red carpet and this custom Gucci gown is beautiful. It isn’t often that you see turquoise on the red carpet, but this hue really shined on her, and it was made even better with those gorgeous floral embroidered straps. Another breathtaking look – I think Lupita is easily my favourite red carpet star of the moment.

Third place was a tough decision between the two Jennifer’s – from the statuesque Jennifer Garner in a custom Max Mara gown and Jennifer Lawrence in a shimmering Dior Couture number. Both are beautiful, both so different. I think the constellation of multicoloured sequins on J-Law’s gown just pips Garner as it really did shimmer on TV, but I do love the simplicity of Garner’s – that is a great silhouette on her.

Were you a fan of the various shades of blue on the SAG Awards red carpet?

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