Tag Archive: Swarovski

May 15 2014

My Style: The Perfect Pink Jumper From Odd Molly

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The sun is shining so of course I need to get my Barbie pink on!!! OK, so this look seems like I am covered up for winter, the gorgeous Odd Molly cable knit definitely photographs heavier than it is, but when the weather is nice, bright, but still a little chilly I love wearing knitted jumpers and jeans at the weekend – and for me spring sunshine is all about those moments when you can leave the house without a coat!!!

I was introduced to Odd Molly at an event last year, I have to be honest I hadn’t heard of the Scandinavian fashion brand before, but I have really fallen in love with its contemporary boho vibe, especially the jumpers and the smock-style dresses, it really is a label all about comfort, which I love.

This coral pink Corset Sweater really caught my eye, not only for the great colour, but for the details – the front is cute with its cable knit but this beauty is all about the lace knitted tie-string to the back. It adds something a little different and it definitely makes it summer ready.

Embracing the sun and the brighter outlook with this outfit I went for my trusty Ida by Donna Ida jeans but in the ice wash, rather than my go-to dark vintage hue. I worry wearing such a light colour of denim normally, I don’t have the smallest of thighs, but there is something about Donna Ida that just makes you feel and look great.

Finishing up my look are a few fun pieces of jewellery, first up is my Flamingo adorned Anna Lou of London enamel bangle, perfect when worn with a three-quarter sleeve jumper as this beauty really needs to be shown off. Then I have my beautiful butterfly necklace from Swarovski, I just love how delicate it is, and the colours really work with this jumper.

Are you a fan of a bright jumper when embracing the sun?

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My Style: Jumper, Odd Molly (c/o) // Jeans, Ida by Donna Ida // Pumps, Primark // Watch, Fossil // Right bracelet stack – vintage and Monica Vinager // Flamingo bracelet, Anna Lou of London (c/o) // Glasses, Karen Millen (c/o) // Necklace, Swarosvki //

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May 09 2014

Maleficent: Angelina Jolie In Atelier Versace

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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]

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]

Nov 21 2013

Jewellery Loving: Atelier Swarovski Christopher Kane SS14

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If there is one thing I love more than anything else, well except my boyfriend, family, friends and Barbie of course, has to be sparkles. There is something about a gorgeous piece of jewellery, whether it is a stunning pair of earrings, an arm stacked high with bracelets, or a statement necklace, jewellery can totally change-up any look as well as your mood.

I recently checked out the Atelier Swarovski spring/summer 2014 collection, which each season ties up with a number of designers, including Christopher Kane and Maison Martin Margiela **more to come on their amazing designs**, and I just had to share Kane’s updated iconic crystal mesh ‘Bolster’ collection, which has been reworked in new seasonal colour ways.

Not only is the design simple but I love how timeless the pieces are and no matter what colour each sparkles so beautifully. My favourite piece has to be the twist bolster necklace, where hundreds of individually set crystals have been combined and entwined to create a striking necklace, and finished off with a chunky clasp.

Starting at £210 for a Bolster bracelet to £700 for the Twist Bolster necklace, this collection isn’t cheap – but just think how chic the pieces would look on. I have to be honest I hope Santa is reading this as it would be amazing to unwrap a piece on Christmas morning!!!

Are you a fan of Christopher Kane’s jewellery collaboration with Swarovski?

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Sep 29 2013

Teen Vogue Party: Holland Roden & Kiernan Shipka In Emporio Armani

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Where: At the 2013 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party in Los Angeles

Wearing: A purple Emporio Armani double-breasted blazer dress with a notch lapel, teamed with jewellery from David Webb and Effy, and finished off with Rupert Sanderson heels

Verdict: Holland Roden has really been surprising me of late on the red carpet, first we had that gorgeous Naeem Khan look at the MTV VMAs featuring an open ballskirt over cigarette pants, then there was the sexy Georges Chakra Couture dress wore to a pre-Emmy party, and now we have this striking double-breasted blazer dress.

I love red hair teamed with purple and this dress is sexy and sophisticated while still being youthful. I love the shorter length and long sleeves, though I think it would have also worked as a sleeveless dress. The whole look works perfectly with those black and white Rupert Sanderson heels and dramatic eyes.

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Who: Mad Men starlet Kiernan Shipka

Wearing: An Emporio Armani black cape paired with iridescent paisley print trousers, teamed with a ruby red Swarovski crystal clutch, and black heels

Verdict: For me, Kiernan Shipka is another star on the rise, along with Holland, Hailee Steinfeld, and Dakota Fanning. At the Primetime Emmy’s Kiernan really shined in her gorgeous Delpozo frock, and this Emporio Armani two-piece is another stunning and well put together look.

Whereas most of the other starlets went for dresses, I love that Kiernan stood out from the pack in these incredible paisley print ankle-grazing trousers. They totally work with her chic black cape, I  love the three-quarter sleeves, and the added pop of colour in her clutch bag rounds off the look perfectly.

Which look do you prefer Holland’s double-breasted blazer dress or Kiernan’s statement trousers?

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Feb 26 2013

Elton John Oscar Party: Nina Dobrev In Naeem Khan

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Who: Nina Dobrev

Where: At 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party held in Hollywood

Wearing: A black and white printed Naeem Khan gown from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with Chopard jewellery, a Swarovski envelope clutch and Barbara Bui shoes

Verdict: I love how Nina Dobrev and her stylist Ilaria Urbinati keep on getting it so spot on, this gorgeous bold printed Naeem Khan gown is incredible and was one of my favourite looks of the whole Oscar weekend.

This look is giving me everything I want to see in a red carpet appearance – it has drama in that bold monochrome print, which is exquisite, it has an elegance about it with the high neck, a sexiness with the plunging open back, a delicateness with those diamond drop earrings from Chopard, and a youthful feel with her cute high ponytail.

I just can’t help gush – this look is just simply sensational – I love it!!!

[Pic: via Ilaria Urbinati Instagram]

Jan 10 2013

People’s Choice Awards: Morena Baccarin In Donna Karan Atelier

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Where: At the People Choice Awards 2013, which were held last night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles

Wearing: A smokey white strapless Donna Karan Atelier jumpsuit, featuring a stone encrusted corset, draped waisted and and silk crepe pants, teamed with a Swarovski clutch

Verdict: I do love seeing jumpsuits on the red carpet especially during award season, do you remember Rose Bryne at the SAG Awards last year, well I think this Donna Karan Atelier beauty on Morena Baccarin is just as stunning and daring.

For me this look is all about that corset, the stone embellishments really do stand out, and really gives this jumpsuit a red carpet feel. I am also pleased that it was in white, as it could have so easily been done in black, which I just think would have been a little too safe.

The only thing that could have made this my best dressed look over Taylor Swift would have been if the trouser length had been a little shorter, it just makes me think she changed her heels at the last minute to ones that weren’t as high.

But trust me that is just me being extra picky as I am always pleased to see Donna Karan Atelier on the red carpet – I can’t wait to see what the Golden Globes brings!!!

[Pic: courtesy of Donna Karan]
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