Fashion

It’s that great time of the year again for The annual Glamour Women Of The Year Awards and as usual there were some amazing gowns out on show this particular night.

One of my favourite entertainers Ms J-Lo took to the stage looking ravishing in a nude/silver coloured gown by Versace, the figure hugging dress perfectly held her sumptuous curves as she posed on the red carpet. The ‘Into you’ singer donned the remarkably high split-to-the-thigh gown showcasing her firmly toned and tanned pins.

This is not the first time Jennifer has opted for Versace, back in 2000 she wore a green outfit by the designer which also caused a stirr due to its low cut front- seems to me that J-Lo gets it right in Versace it puts on display the best and hides the rest (which isn’t really much!).

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Back in the day...

The awards  took place at the Carnegie Hall yesterday (Monday 7th November) in New York City and all the celebs were out in their finery to honour the women with “glamour” and style over the past year.

Jenny from the Block arrived in the impeccable gown which she paired with Jimmy Choo Shoes– a nice change from the Louboutins that everyone else has been wearing and accessorised with simple diamond Harry Winston Jewels. Newly seperated Ms Lopez won “The All Star award” for her efforts in music, TV, film fashion and beauty which she accepted and took to the stage in her show stopping gown.

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The Silver/grey dress part of the Atelier Versace Fall 2011 collection is fully beaded with a embleished flower on the nape which cascades down the front of the gown.

atelier_versace_fall_2011Funnily enough Donatella Versace presented Jenny with the award so made sense that Jenny choose the gown, after all the green dress back in 2000 caught everyones attention for all the right reasons and Jenny’s stock rocketed!

I think she hit the nail on the head in this choice too- stunning elegant and perfect!

Good Job J-Lo

jennifer lopez glamour awards versace dress

 

 

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The stunning actress, Jessica Biel took to the red carpet for the Fashion Group International’s 28th annual Night of Stars. The 29 year old elegantly posed for pictures as she rocked the show-stopping ivory/blush gown which has caused a stir for being the best dress of the evening.

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The dress is classic with hints of mordenism with the diamond cut-out at the chest, the large ruffled shoulder gives the dress amazing presence whilst the large gold leaf belt adds a subtle colour contrast to the gown.

The floor length couture piece gives her a unique elegance as she glided around beaming at paparazzi – and by all means- in such a dress she had every right! She carefully had her hair pinned back into a chignon-so as not to take away from the large shoulder ruffles on the dress- again opting for an elegant sumptuous look. Her dress by Giambattista Vallialso stopped to pose with the beautiful Jessica- and he looked exceptionally dapper in his three piece black suit- I love a three piece suit it is hard to go wrong- and always looks so good!

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Giambattista is renowned for his uber feminine enhancing designs and always goes down wonders on the red carpet, his use of silhouettes and soft detailing proves a success time and time again, whilst his latest 40 piece special limited edition collection features pieces created to perfection alongside strong, bold and colourful prints and its perfect to the upcoming season. The collection is for Macy’s and is only a one time opportunity to purchase from the store- so once it has gone- it is gone- But for now, it can be purchased here :macys.com/impulse

 

 

 

Jessica did walk alone on this carpet- her ex boyfriend Justin Timberlake was no where to be found, they have been going through a rough patch over the past few months, and it can be hard to keep up with their on again- off again relationship, however just the previous night they were seen rather close just casually out in a bar in a New York restaurant Southern Hospitality.

 

 

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Are they back together?

The picture of the two surfaced on the internet to demonstrate that there were back together- but who knows! and will it last this time?! They had been dating since 2007 – 4 years, no doubt Jessica is waiting for Justin to pop the question, in celebrity terms four years is the equivilent to a lifetime!

So my question to Justin- “What exactly are you waiting for?”

Well- I think we should be on the look out for when Justin does pop the question..because there should be nothing he is waiting for!

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Jessica Biel

Jessica is only 29- however with the power of the HD cameras I have to say she looks a lot older-espeically in this photo!

But she looks lovely all the same..

Good work Jessica- and even better work Jessica’s stylist!

 

 

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So, a few months ago we posted an article about Victoria’s latest collection from her  fashion line- well today reports have come out that Posh spice has been made even more Posh with 15 million in her back pocket as a result of her self titled fashion label. The ex spice girl had an incredible hike in sales of around 71% since her last season and has grown in popularity with celebrities like Cheryl Cole, Elle Macpherson and even OPRAH opting for the designs on red carpets which has ultimately propelled the designer tenfold.

A friend close to Victoria said she has been thrilled with the success of her brand and never dreamed of her clothing being as popular. The company had an annual turnover increase from 1.3million to 2.8million, this has been helped with the launch of the more affordable range by Victoria to counter balance her designs which often sell at £5,000 and above.

The inspiration behind the price conscious range derives from Victoria’s “inner girl” as she calls it, the new mother of baby girl Harper believes “It’s definitely channelling my inner girl. I started this collection before I was pregnant and the doctors told me at first I was having a boy. So mainly I wanted to do dresses that I wanted, that weren’t ‘out there’ – and at the same time show that, contrary to what most people think, I do have a sense of humour.”

There is meant to be a recession out there- but no doubt the Beckhams have not felt any sort of slow down!

 

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Ex WWE Diva turned actress Stacey Keibler has been busy this weekend hitting multiple red carpets for various film premiers with latest boyfriend George Clooney– swoon!

The very attractive couple were photographed looking rather lovely in France for the launch of The Ideas of March  at the UGC Normandie cinema in Paris.

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Stacey Keibler is now getting accustomed to posing next to the suave George as she upped her red carpet game in this gorgeous dress by Marchesa.

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Marchesa silk crepe strapless gown fits the statuesque fitness model perfectly, the bodice is intricately embellished with jewels crystals and beads which give the dress a very elegant look. The back of the dress is a work of art as it drapes down with a flowing train. She chose a simple set of earrings by Amrapali and carried a Le Vian ring and a pewter Lauren Merkin ‘Diana’ clutch.

The colour is gorgeous as it can be accessorised with any other colour due to its subtlety- the layers in the dress make it great for covering a few pounds!

It will also set you back a few thousand pounds- retailing at $5,995 / £5,410

Ironically the dress did not do a good job of covering Stacey’s right breast where the tape holding the gown up had fallen and in true paparazzi style it had been caught on camera!

Minus this faux pas- I think she worked the outfit really well next to such a huge personality like George.

 

 

This Saturday marked the charity social event of week with Hollywood’s finest teetering down to sip champagne and watch the polo for the annual Veuve Clicquot polo held at the Will Rogers State Historic Park.

Of course the usual celebs were pouting and ready to be photographed whilst they pretend to understand the rules of polo! One actress Zoe Saldana, caught my eye in her Jason Wu dress from the spring summer 2012 ready to wear collection.

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She paired the black and white dress with Brian Atwood Zenith Platform Pumps which we thought was a ‘different’ combination but it worked!

The Shoes are simple elegant and patent style and are a cool beige/nude colour which really complimented her skin tone and gives her calves lovely definition.

 

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The Dress by Jason Wu is a superb design and it is this I want to focus on for the upcoming trends of 2012.

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An asymmetrical line to a skirt really is a dramatic feature to any outfit- and just as much as we liked it, Jason Wu used it,  it can be seen prominently throughout his latest collection from large lines of asymmetry to shorter less noticeable coy lines. It is a great collection..

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This bold lime green dress featured below is a lovely statement of colour with the added mini peek in the front of the dress which gives envious onlookers a clear view of the shoes (which must be the perfect set of heels!)

A simple black bow enables the lower half of the dress to become the feature and focus and makes this our favourite in the collection.

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The way the dress flows behind the wearer is always a lovely to see as you walk away practically bellowing in the wind! The only part that would be missing would be dramatic background music for a really over the top exit.

We Love it!

One of the best features about a asymmetrical skirt is that it is a great way to show a bit of skin and still be chic and classy, so a short skirt designed with a long tail can come across as more demur which is a great way to mix the two looks of party girl and reserved.

 

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Jason has really gone for strong stiking colours in this Spring Summer 2012 collection and I think thats what summer should be all about!

Hot tip for summer 2012 – Vibrant colours and Asymmetrical skirts.

More to come…

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The Kardashian money making steam roller truck is about to get bigger with the coming of age of one of the youngest daughters Kendall Jenner.

We have all grown up watching the sisters antics but we have yet to see much on the younger sisters….that is, until NOW.

Kendall in recent seasons has been shown to get into modelling, she is tall beautiful and has legs to die for. She is now attempting to take the career seriously as she has been picked for the Australian brand White Sands.

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The Jenner beauty took to the challenge like a pro in an array of swimsuits which are classy and stunning on her slim figure.

At only 15 she is really showing potential have a look…

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The swimsuits are also pretty cool! from the 2012 collection which have an array of floral bikinis, deep cut maillots and caftans.

The swimsuits take us back to a historical era of high wasted 1960s swimsuit fashion.

The photo shoot took place in Los Angeles by Paul Smith.

kendall jenner bikini white sands

 

So Today, the 1st october 2011, we saw the hottest ever October in records to hit London and most of the UK with temperatures reaching record highs of 30 degrees- I have been enjoying the sun- over the past week, however I realised it’s time to find something to wear for the Pimms in London tomorrow.

Something elegant, pretty, and bright with a mixture of autumn colours, simple enough to just wear yet with enough presence to turn heads – Furthermore, the outfit needs to be somewhat functional in the approaching winter season, So the question arose…what to wear on a sunny Sunday october 2011.

We have come up with this really price economical outfit that will leave you looking lovely in the British Indian Summer Snap.

 

So what do we have…

River Island Skater Dress

This bright and lovely red sleeveless dress which tapers out- very simple but its what we do with it that can make it really chic!

RRP £30.00- Bargain!

 

 

Red river island dress ideas

 

 

 

 

 

Aldo BREMSETH Heels

With this outfit- sticking to two colours acts for a stronger bold impacting statement- similar to that of colour blocking we have noticed celebrities like Kim Kardashian going for recently. Beige is a lovely colour, easy to match and always looks sophesticated.

These Aldo heels create a lovely calf to every womans leg, simple patented and have a concealed platform to give you hidden height! it is also much more comfortable to have the concealed platform.

Glamourous and a fab colour to contrast the brightness of the red dress.

RRP Currently on SALE at £50

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Zara Tasselled Messenger Bag

Made from Cow leather, small compact to keep the attention on you and the dress rather than the large purse that is wearing you- great for the sun as its light large enough to carry the lipstick, credit card plus the iphone- all us girls really need!

 

RRP £79.99

TASSELLED MESSENGER BAG zara

 

Monsoon Bangles

Simple accessories are the best for summerwear, just a basic gold and brown bangle stackers are great for decorating the arms- the gold compliments the brown from the shoes and the bag- great choice.

RRP £12.00

monsoon Regents Stacker Bangles

 

Burberry Nude Glasses

 

Of course- glasses are a natural choice as soon as the tiniest crack of sun comes out- and the ever popular Aviators you can never go wrong.

These nude glasses give you UV protection as well as a high fashion look.

RRP £165.00

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EUGENIA KIM-Claudia feather-embellished silk-satin headband

Again, the point of this outfit is to get the right balance of exposure and subtlety- we considered a large sunhat but- considering its October use over the winter months are rather limited- unless the aim is to be laughed at! so- instead something more versatile yet glamourous enough to carry up this outfit is the headband. Creating a beautiful continuation of beige colour and fashion with a bit of uniqueness it is the perfect final piece to finish off this cool sexy summer look.

RRP £107.00

EUGENIA KIM HEADBAND

 

The complete outfit is all for under £500 with a mixture of high street fashion and luxury designer fusion-

Get the most out of this ‘Last few days of summer cocktail with friends’ outfit over the next few days in London…

 

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Since the Royal wedding back in April 2011, the Middletons have been a regular name in the fashion papers especially the perfect derrière of Pippa Middleton.

Other than the lady-in-waiting’s figure, her simple and elegant bridesmaids dress trended on Twitter throughout the entire Royal wedding weekend as it was the perfect mix of understated beauty with outstanding presence, the dress was a one of a kind by the fashion house Alexander McQueen designed by Sarah Burton.

The dress retailed at $39,000, but we are pleased to announce that it not only limited to those that want to spend the same amount as a car on a dress- with the assistance of high street retail department store Debenhams.

The Debenhams designers have put together the Pippa Bridesmaids dress for a superb and reasonable £200/ $250 which is out for release on the October 17th 2011- in great time for those getting married in 2012.

Alain Mehada, the Debenhams chief personal shopper at the flagship Oxford Street Store commented on the latest range “We’ve been inundated by customers asking if we have anything similar to dresses worn by Kate, Pippa and the flower girls, but the ivory dress worn by Pippa is the most request by far,” whilst Russell Fish,  the head of the occasional wear at Debenhams said “We have taken the best of the dresses and added our designer twist, Now everyone can get the Middletons’ look at high street prices”

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The question that really came into mind when I heard the news of these dresses is that- would you want to copy such a world known, renowned and recognisable dress? Would your guests and family at the wedding appreciate you for purchasing the copy? Why would you want to copy the dress that headlined twitter? Hmm.. Questions..Yes it was a lovely dress on Pippa but it really is some heavy shoes to fill- Well, I will have to keep an eye on the wedding blogs to see if there is a general conformity to such a dress. To be continued next year!!

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My favourite model Miss Tyra Banks was on the red carpet yesterday in what “I” thought was a stunning gown which really demonstrated her well kept lean figure which the Top Model creator must have been working hard to keep. She has got back down to a comfortable size and is looking ravishing- good work TYRA.. we know it isn’t easy!

She wore a blush strapless Roberto Cavalli design, which can be described as a large ruffled masterpiece full of flavour and bounce with a soft feather looking tiered ruffles- complimented with a simple figure hugging boned bodice which creates dimensions and contours her svelte body, a rather contemporary choice as she chose to follow the trend of the  fashion runway seen very much in the spring 2012 collections.

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The dress complimented her gorgous skin, although her brown hair looked as though she had awoken and arrived onto the red carpet ! not the best look- as the stlyst had probaly spent a few hours on it- but hey-ho!

Overall she does look super stunning as she arrived with her current partner to the opening of the Metropolitan Opera house in New York.

Make up is a simple smokey look used to highlight her pretty green eyes and bronzed skin to highlight the cheek bones

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Banks chose to keep the jewelry simple with a Nicholai BY Nicky Hilton ring and a gold clutch bag and black tassel earring!

Lovely Tyra- Just Lovely!

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A picture of Lindsay Lohan arrived on my desk this morning and in fairness to her it looked pretty good! she had the injected trout pout look going on but in fairness to her she worked it well!

Dressed in a black chic classy outfit she walked the streets of New York with enough stride and confidence of a top American CEO exec.

The reason we particularly chose this story out of the many other options to publish is because it was the shoes that caught our attention- particularly enhanced with the profile angle of the image and it really was a great look.

This is a prime example of never/hardly-ever going wrong in black and simple can be best! two great tips- a minimalistic outfit can really do wonders.

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Anyhoo- Lindsay wore a black  jumper dress with a simple Gold Chanel Black belt and the statement Walter Steiger Oscar platforms from his latest collection.

I have never really paid attention to the shoes before but simply because of the angle and as she was wearing black it really stood out to me that- yes I really like them! The quirkiness of the shoe is what is so appealing and inspiring.

The oversized designer bag and dark shades really finished the look for us.

Perhaps I am a tad late to jump on this band wagon as it seems as though there are an entire list of celebrities in the shoes.

Nicki Minaj has supported the platforms in several occasions turning up in a variety of loud colours from the pink and baby blue.

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Black Eyed Peas female singer Fergie has also adopted a pair of the shoes- from a 2009 collection- her dainty shoes are called “Fire” and as with all fashion if you don’t get it whilst its hot it becomes no longer avaliable so currently it is bit hard to get hold of! but we can still admire the beauty of the shoes. The Fire pair are particularly cool as it looks as though your feet are barley in the shoe! it also looks as if like they are giving Fergie some major calf burn.

fergie in Walter Steiger platform fire

 

voluptuous Jessica Simpson has also seen to be supporting the curved shoes -looking rather dashing in a metallic dress.

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The Fire pair a real amazing piece of work- in fact genius artwork- simple but yet so complicated when it is worn- How can the entire body fit and balance into such a complicated piece of footwear and continue to walk and move around whilst doing so! These particular pair of shoes are a posing for pictures only (P4P) sort!

This is also part of latest fashion lookout- the type of outfit you wear for Posing for Pictures! Typically because it is humanly impossible to do anything else- its the type of outfit/shoe/item you wear to simply BREATHE and possibly smile!

 

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Of course the next celeb to support the shoes- or rather support anything – are the Kardashians opting for the pale blue like Nicki Minaj.

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It is rather apparent that these shoes are paid the most justice when the wearer is wearing black!

Average price $950.00

Lindsay Lohan spotted out and about in New York City wearing an all black outfit as she made her way down the streets of the SoHo neighborhood

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