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The Outnet Summer Style: How I Took Victoria Beckham & Rebecca Minkoff To A Festival

Yesterday I blogged the first of my three looks at The Outnet Summer Style session, well from daytime lunching we went to chic festival fashion, no muddy fields, no Wellington boots, just VIP all the way with tea cups, well that was the brief and I went all out on the right accessories for the job.

Like Olivia Palermo who wore a navy blue and black colour scheme to Christian Dior this week, I also like the combination of the two colours – so I paired a gorgeous, slightly too big for me, black A.L.C. washed-silk wrap-around maxi skirt with a sports-luxe mesh-sleeved jersey Marni top, but for me this look was all about my accessories.

Top of my list of accessories needs were sunglasses, you can’t go to a festival without them and I picked out the most gorgeous pair of Victoria Beckham shades, they had everything I wanted from the retro cat-eye style to the detachable chain – well I don’t want to lose them while dancing now do I!!!

I paired these beauties with one of my favourite clutches from New York designer Rebecca Minkoff, I just thought that my navy/black combination could do with a pop of colour and what better than leopard print, granted you can’t fit a lot in there for a festival but remember I was going to an imaginary VIP festival, and I just had to include Rebecca Minkoff as she is one of my favourite designers.

Finishing off my look were some touches of jewellery, I love the bright pink and blue Dannijo jewels, they worked perfectly with my three silver Philippe Audibert bracelets, and my Pamela Love ring. Plus my only sensible thing were my flat shoes, I really liked the bright blue flash from the Pour la Victoire’s ‘Edilia’ leather sandals.

Ella from Coco’s Tea Party looked adorable in her printed Thakoon top paired with her leather See by Chloé – if I had her figure and legs I would also have worked tiny shorts. I also loved Kate from I Am Not A Celebrity in neon pink and that gorgeous Pamela Love harness-style necklace.

Next up will be my eveningwear look, which is my favourite of the three, and you will also spot the Victoria Beckham shades and Rebecca Minkoff clutch making another cameo, I loved them so much I had to include them again.

So what do you think of my chic festival look? I really liked the semi-sheer maxi skirt, would have loved more if it had fitted me – I had to be bulldog clipped in so it didn’t fall down, but I do like the combination of the sporty tee with the more dressy maxi – but for me this look is all about the accessories.

Don’t forget that all the blogger looks are on sale at The Outnet.

[Pics: Abi Marvel, Me, and thanks to Kate for taking my style shots]

The Outnet Summer Style: All About The Marni Bag

When my good friend, blogger and photographer extraordinaire Abi Marvel told me to keep July 4th free for something fun, I have to be honest I didn’t even question it, because as Abi was organising it I was totally in. Well, Abi certainly pulled out all the stops by teaming up with designer discount fashion retailer, The Outnet for an afternoon of basically playing dress up, and it was so much fun.

The first of my three looks, and part one of my The Outnet Summer Style series, was all about chic dressing for lunch with my blogger pals – Alex, Naomi, Ella, Kate, Monica, and of course Abi. I originally picked out a gorgeous Barbie pink Thakoon dress, it was gorgeous, it just didn’t look amazing on me, so for my first look I actually stole something off Alex’s rail, well she did seem to pick out the whole shop.

(L-R) Kate, Monica, Ella, Abi, Alex, Me, Naomi

As soon as I saw this striking pleated crepe Tube Gallery dress I was in love, everything from the bright orange colour to the bead-embellished straps, this dress was perfect for me. I finished my look with metallic cut-out Jil Sander heels and this divine, will fit everything, while still looking chic Marni bag, I loved it so much I had to include it in the group shot. I just really liked the size and I just thought that the woven leather bag was a great match with the cut-out heels. Now if only I had £500+ to buy it!!!

I really loved all the other girls outfits, Kate from I Am Not A Celebrity looked amazing in DvF, Ella from Coco’s Tea Party was stunning in Versus, I fell in love with Naomi from The Fash Pack’s neon Christopher Kane, Alex from Alex Loves wore the Felder Felder mini dress that I have been stalking for a while, and Monica from The Elgin Avenue carried the Rebecca Minkoff clutch that I currently have sat in my wish-list.

My two other looks, coming soon, are festival fashion with a twist, think more chic than mud-ready, as well as my favourite the evening wear look where I got to dress up in a gorgeous Felder Felder gown.

What do you think of my daytime look – do you like the combination of the orange Tube Gallery dress with nude Jil Sander heels and that Marni bag that totally made me swoon?

[Pics: Abi Marvel]

Met Gala: Fashion Event Of The Year

I chose the most inappropriate time to get ill last week with the biggest event in the fashion calendar took place – the 2010 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, dubbed the ‘Oscars of Fashion’. The guest list was amazing as always, there was Sienna Miller’s first outing with Jude Law since they reunited, Anna Wintour dancing with Diddy, it was like a who’s who of the fashion world from Hollywood stars to models. There were amazing frocks, some fashion disasters and then there was my style icon Diane Kruger looking amazing as always. This year’s event, American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity, was sponsored by Gap and they teamed up with emerging designers Alexander Wang, Sophie Theallet and Rodarte – and got them to dress some of the hottest celebs including Jessica Alba, Kirsten Dunst and Zoe Kravitz.

Fairytale dress goes to Anne Hathaway in Valentino (above).

Style Icon goes to Diane Kruger who looked slick in a white long-sleeve body-hugging Calvin Klein Collection frock.

Best Of The Young Hollywood Starlets has to be Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively in an amazing strapless Marchesa a/w10 frock with peacock draped chiffon teamed with Christian Louboutin heels. The Brits were out in force, Carey Mulligan went for an understated (very boring – not glamourous enough for me) Miu Miu frock, Sienna looking all loved up chose a Pucci and then there was Alexa Chung who decided to play the cool card as always in a tux by Philip Lim.

But for me Best Brit had to be Emma Watson looking gorgeous in a custom-made one-shoulder white Burberry frock (as the face of the brand she kind of should look amazing!).

Shimmering Goddess has to be Nicole Richie in this amazing silver Marc Jacobs, this frock stands out for all the right reasons and I love how she has teamed it with a black sash around the waist and an oversized black clutch – and her hair is fierce – love!!

There were lots of other delights Chloe Sevigny in a teal Proenza Schouler, Rachel Weisz in a beautiful ruffled pink Oscar de la Renta, Eva Mendes wore a Dolce & Gabbana flowery number, Jennifer Lopez went for the classic princess look in a couture gown by Zuhair Murad and Emma Roberts cute in a custom black organza Marni with a stone-embellished belt.

There were some frocks that I wasn’t keen on and the one in particular has to be singer’s Katy Perry in a glowing CuteCircuit gown which had over 3000 LEDs with silk chiffon creating a rainbow of colours. I am sure she did get some best dressed awards for this innovative dress but for me it just seems a little tacky.