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]

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]

My Style: What I Wore To My Friend’s Wedding

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Last weekend, before the weather turned on us, I was enjoying the sun down in Sussex for my friend’s wedding. It was a small but sophisticated affair at the gorgeous Marco Pierre White venue Kings Barns, and the day was just so much fun-filled with lots of Pims, laughter with friends, delicious food especially the strawberry Pavlova, a little bit of crazy dancing, adorable bunting, and most importantly a stunning bride and handsome groom.

This was my second wedding of the summer, I still have another two to go before the year is up, but this is the one I have been most excited about as both Jim and Sarah are close friends. I don’t think I have been to such a fun and relaxed wedding before, I adored Sarah’s striking dress she really did look gorgeous and I admired Jim for wearing his dress uniform, it was scorching and that uniform looked warm, but he did look incredible.

I had been panicking slightly about what to wear as I knew it was going to be such a great day, when I saw this gorgeous nude pink dress in Warehouse I was blown away, I completely fell in love with its Art Deco-inspired sequin embellished neck line. I have to be honest I was a little worried about going for such a light colour, I am normally in the colour scheme closer to black, but as soon as I tried it on and twirled in the chiffon full skirt it just felt right.

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With the statement detailing on the front I didn’t go crazy on my accessories, opting for platform strappy Calvin Klein Collection shoes, which were the most comfortable shoe ever and a bargain from The Outnet clearance sale, as well as an Art Dec-style clutch from Warehouse, a couple of my favourite charm and diamond bracelets, well it wouldn’t be right without some arm candy, and finishing off my look were my new specs from Specsavers.

I always worry about having to wear glasses at weddings and parties, I could wear contacts but touching my own eyes creeps me out, but these Karen Millen beauties are perfect when dressing up. I love the matt finish to frames, I find shiny a little too much at times, and these are the lightest glasses I own so it really didn’t feel like I was even wearing glasses.

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I didn’t want to go too crazy in sharing pictures from the day, but here are a few of my favourites: First up we have Paulie and I with Mr and Mrs Priestley, I blame the heat for Paulie taking off his tie and jacket as he really did looked dapper. Below is a close up of Jim’s medal bling; the happy couple I just adore Sarah’s wedding dress; and the last photo is Paulie with our close friends Olly, Marcus, Jim, Pete and Mat.WeddingJim My Style: What I Wore To My Friends Wedding %tagWeddingJimSarah My Style: What I Wore To My Friends Wedding %tagWeddingTheBoys My Style: What I Wore To My Friends Wedding %tag

My Style: One Wedding, Two Looks

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At the weekend I went to my boyfriend’s oldest friends wedding, they were born an hour apart and have been friends ever since, so I decided to work two very different dresses from the Marks and Spencer Limited Collection. I know what you are thinking two dresses to a wedding that isn’t my own is a little excessive, well in my defence I was invited to the wedding ceremony at the church and then the evening bash, so with the downtime in-between I decided that I wanted to try out my new LBD in the evening.

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So, for the main event the wedding ceremony was in the most gorgeous church just behind Poole Quay, and I decided to be extra brave and work this amazing bright coloured digi-print from Marks & Spencer’s amazing Limited Collection. As soon as I tried it on I knew instantly that I loved it because of the colours and the flirty silhouette, I was a little worried however if I could pull it off. As it was so bright, I knew that working a bright pair of shoes would be perfect, as well as a bright colour on my nails, I went for Rimmel’s Peppermint shade. I did also look for a bright blue clutch but I couldn’t find one anywhere, but I am so glad that I went for this Art Deco-style clutch box from Warehouse as it will go with everything.

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My Style: Marks & Spencer – Limited Collection, Abstract Print Dress, £39.50 (c/o); Warehouse, Deco Box Bag, £26; Marks & Spencer – Limited Collection, Red Raffia Sandals, £29.50; Swarovski Bracelet; Thomas Sabo Charm Bracelets.

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For the evening bash, which was in the RNLI’s Head Quarter’s right on the quay, I decided to work my new little black dress, basically I loved the print number but I forgot my white blazer and the black didn’t work and it was a little nippy, so I went for a black number teamed with my fiery heels.

Firstly I am in love with this dress, only £25 from Marks & Spencer it is a complete bargain and it is super flattering, I felt slim and sexy all night and I loved it paired with my blazer from New Look. I broke up the black with a skinny cream belt from Warehouse, which matched my clutch perfectly. I also changed up my jewellery a little and added a cool gold beaded doll bracelet from Maggie Angus’ new autumn/winter 2012 collection, which got a lot of lovely comments.

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My Style: Marks & Spencer – Limited Collection, Scoop Neck Plain Dress, £25; New Look – Blazer; Warehouse – Clutch as above; Warehouse – Belt; Marks & Spencer – Limited Collection heels as above; Swarovski Bracelet; Thomas Sabo – Charm Bracelets; Maggie Angus – Doll Bracelet (c/o).

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So which look do you prefer? Full on print or LBD?

[Pics: hotel shots taken with my Olympus Pen, outside at the wedding on my Blackberry - no room in clutch for proper camera]

Couture AW12: Jessica Alba & Fan Bing Bing Dazzle At Atelier Versace

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Yesterday, Italian fashion house Versace opened Paris Haute Couture at the iconic Ritz Paris to showcase their autumn/winter 2012 Atelier Versace collection. Last season the label returned to the couture schedule with a presentation, which included some incredible gowns that we’ve already seen on the red carpet, but last night they opened Couture week in style with a catwalk show, if I do say so myself back to wear they belong!!!

I am going to be blogging more on the collection, I don’t want to tease but it was a gorgeous pastel display of utlra-sexy gowns that I am sure the front row celebrities including Jessica Alba, Lea Michele, Fan Bing BingElizabeth Banks, and Christina Hendricks were picking out their next red carpet appearance looks from.

My favourite celebrity look had to be the Jessica Alba’s incredible strapless black leather Versace cocktail dress enriched by black swarowski crystals from the autumn/winter 2012 collection – how divine is this edgy dress and so unexpected from Jessica. I really think that Jessica should wear studs more often!!!

It was tough to choose my favourite look as I also adored Fan Bing Bing in her bright yellow Versace cocktail dress also from the autumn/winter 2012 collection, I love the silver chain-metal detailing to the front and side.

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Also gracing the front row was a demure Lea Michele, who actually looked good in a bright orange Versace cocktail dress with grey leather inserts on the front, but what got me was how tiny she is next to Cory Monteith.

The OTT and totally Versace award has to go to M.I.A. who wore a vintage Gianni Versace printed outfit consisting of gold printed lycra leggings, a gold printed top and leather jacket.

Who gets your best dressed award?

[Pics: Versace]
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