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Dec 05 2014

My Wedding: A Closer Look At My Vintage Wedding Gown

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I don’t know any bride, who doesn’t want an incredible wedding gown, but it is hard to get something unique, dramatic-yet-still elegant, with an Old Hollywood feel that is within some reasonable budget. Add on top the rest of my very long wishlist, not too white, a wow skirt, beading or embroidery and with romantic floaty sleeves – I thought it was more fantasy than reality.

I wasn’t against a modern, boutique gown, I would have loved the money to treat myself to a designer number like Vera Wang or Elie Saab, but I was realistic with my finances and I just felt that a vintage beauty would be more fitting to our elopement wedding in New York, and would possible give me that couture, red carpet feeling without the price tag.

I know vintage doesn’t mean cheap, but I was willing to hunt around for the one. Thankfully I didn’t search long for my gorgeous gown, to be honest I didn’t search at all. My gown came to me by chance, we had only been engaged less than a month when our friends who were with us in New York came to stay and we took them to Bury St Edmonds, we kind of took a wrong turn exploring the town and we found vintage store, House Of Huxster. I thought it was a long shot, but as soon as I saw it I loved it, I didn’t think it would fit me, but I loved it and thank god for stretch!

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It needed a little work, it originally had spaghetti straps, which I felt didn’t really do the dress justice, and it didn’t have enough drama on the bottom, but I was introduced the incredible Irene, an amazing seamstress and she really did work her magic. She added floaty sleeves to add a touch of romance, more layers of pouf under the skirt, re-shaped the skirt, added a belt, and made more tulle ruffles that were so close to the original that you can’t even tell which ones are new. Irene basically brought my vision to life, held my hand through those wobbles of thinking I was too fat, the worry that it was too formal for what we were doing, and my last-minute panic that Paul wouldn’t like it, I should have known that he would love it.

The gown to me just felt like it was made for New York. I love everything about the gown and how it combined everything I wanted – the beading, the tulle, the sleeves and the unusual skirt, which is my favourite thing about the dress – it looks great in photos, but more than that it made me feel like I was floating when I walked. It was the most perfect gown and I am so pleased the professional pictures from I Heart New York have come out so well, the dress really shines.

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As the dress makes such a statement I didn’t want to go too crazy with my jewellery so I went for pieces that I felt complimented it. The highlight being my great grandmother’s pearls, they are so gorgeous, I love the off-white colour and the fact that they are 80 years old I just felt that they belong with my vintage number, and when else can you get away with wearing the most exquisite pearl necklace.

I then went for Tiffany infinity bow bracelet that was a present from Paul a couple of years ago, which looked great with my silver heart bracelet from my friend Sarah, I just loved that she made Paul give it to me on the plane over to New York as she received one before her wedding, and the final piece of arm candy was my pearl and silver cuff from the Jenny Packham for Debenhams collection that I found in my jewellery box just before we flew out, I love how it has similar beads to my dress. The final touch were my Kenneth Jay Lane sparkly earrings, something simple that catches the light.

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The last thing to mention about my New York wedding look are my shoes. My plan was to have navy blue, to match Paul’s tux jacket, the only problem was that my vintage gown didn’t have the height to take anything higher than 2 inch heels, which I am so pleased about now, and I just couldn’t find anything I liked. I wanted designer shoes without the price tag so I went on the sample sale hunt and that’s when I spotted these white Jimmy Choo with a tiny heel, they are super comfortable and I love the pointy toe on them.

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The surprise addition, which looks like it was made just for me, was my Mr And Mrs clutch from Kate Spade. Paul actually ordered this beauty and picked up on our wedding day, it was such a lovely surprise and it seems I am not the only one loving it as it has been a bit of a hit on Instagram. Well if you can’t find statement heels you have to do a clutch!

It feels like an end of chapter finally showing off my amazing wedding gown, especially as I kept it a secret not just from Paul but nearly everyone as I wanted it to make a statement, which I hope it did. I know everyone has an opinion on wedding gowns and I would love to hear what you think of my choice, as I really couldn’t be happier with it.

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[Pics: IHNY Photos]

Jul 23 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy: Zoe Saldana In Louis Vuitton

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Who: Zoe Saldana

Where: At the world premiere of her new flick Marvel’s space adventure ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Wearing: A black and white semi-sheer Louis Vuitton dress from the Resort 2015 collection, teamed with Jimmy Choo ‘Kamelia’ heels

Verdict: Well I think it is safe to say that pregnancy isn’t going to stop Zoe Saldana making edgy fashion choices and I am so pleased as I think she looks insane in this sexy-chic Louis Vuitton outfit.

I love how this look is edgy, with the flash of her white bralet and accented with that harness-like belt detailing, but it also has a elegance with the long sleeves and jagged edge lace to the skirt, as well as a sexiness with the semi-sheer nature of the dress.

Add those feathered Jimmy Choo heels and that gorgeous side swept faux bob and for me this is one amazing look, but I wonder what it would have looked like without the belt.

Are you a fan of Zoe Saldana’s latest red carpet look?

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Apr 16 2014

CHOO.08°: Kate Bosworth In Dior & Jimmy Choo

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Who: Kate Bosworth

Where: At Jimmy Choo’s launch part of CHOO.08° in Los Angeles

Wearing: An ivory Christian Dior knee-length dress with embellishments on the bodice, teamed with glittery Jimmy Choo Anouk heels and a matching Jimmy Choo Calista clutch

Verdict: I have never really got the love affair with Kate Bosworth, maybe it is because she is more known for her street-style looks than red carpet, so when I saw her look at Jimmy Choo’s party to celebrate CHOO.08˚ collection I was floored and had to share.

Not only is this the most ladylike I have ever seen the actress, that A-line Dior dress is divine and really shows off her tiny waist. But it is her make-up that caught my eye – it is impeccable – I adore her pink lippy and her hair swept to one side. It is basically just gorgeous.

But what makes this look has to be those amazing heels. I have had my eye on the Jimmy Choo Anouk pointy toe heel for a while, it basically comes in tons of colours and is a classic, this a designer shoe you will wear a lot. Plus at just shy of £400 it isn’t the most expensive designer shoe out there.

What you think of Kate’s ladylike look?

Love the Jimmy Choo Anouk style – here are a few of my favourites in store now:
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[Image: Courtesy of Jimmy Choo]

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]

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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Aug 02 2013

Clear History Premiere: Kate Hudson Wows In Balmain

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Where: At the premiere of HBO’s ‘Clear History’ film, held in Hollywood, California

Wearing: A patchwork denim embroidered Balmain mini dress from the Resort 2014 collection, teamed with nude suede heels, a silver Jimmy Choo Carman clutch, and Dana Rebecca Designs ikat shaped diamond stud earrings

Verdict: You don’t often see celebs rocking denim on a red carpet, probably for good reason, but this Balmain mini on Kate Hudson is stunning and really is showing off her great legs.

In the lookbook I wasn’t that keen on this short-sleeved dress, there is a lot going on with the patchwork, embroidery, rose and chain embellishments as well as that wrap effect to the skirt, but Kate really pulls it off with ease.

What I love about this look other than how incredible Kate’s legs look, has to be the fact it shouldn’t work but it does – this is a red carpet risk that totally paid off and I am sure it will be at the top of most people’s best dressed list this week.

Do you rate Kate’s edgy denim dress?

[Pic: via Facebook.com/BalmainParis]

Jul 31 2013

I Give It A Year: Rose Byrne In Erdem

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Where: At the New York premiere of her new flick ‘I Give It A Year’

Wearing: A long-sleeve floral embroidered Erdem dress featuring sheer panels from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with metallic Jimmy Choo heels

Verdict: There is something about Rose Byrne, she kind of has the Diane Kruger feel for me, she always looks stylish and takes fashion risks. This is a gorgeous dress, sporting a floral design that Erdem is known for, but with a moody edge of the blue, yellow, purple and dark red flowers.

I love how Erdem has made this floral print look modern and sexy with the black sheer panels to the waist, arms, shoulders and hemline – it really adds a different element to the dress, which could have been a little plain without.

Finishing off her ladylike look, the Aussie actress styled her hair with messy loose waves, stunning smoky eyes and great heels – those metallic silver Jimmy Choos are perfection.

I really can’t stress how much I love this look – great job Rose – I can’t wait to see what other looks she brings out for this tour.

Are you a fan of Rose Byrne in this dark floral dress?

[Pic: via facebook.com/erdemrtw]
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