Best Dressed December 2014 & January 2015

It’s been a long time since I’ve featured a monthly best dressed. To make up for my slacking I’ve decided to merge December and January into one post. Thank goodness award season is up and running. It always provides so many gorgeous dresses straight from the runways any many of those dresses make their first red carpet débuts. With the countdown to the Oscars under way, all keen fashion eyes will be peeled to see who wears what. Until then, here’s a round up of some of the best so far from the award season and last December’s picks.

The Golden Globes 2015

Lupita Nyong'o, Emily Blunt and Viola Davies at the Golden Globes 2015

Lupita Nyong’o, Emily Blunt and Viola Davies at the Golden Globes 2015

Remember last year when Lupita Nyong’o was cooking up a storm on the red carpet with her killer dresses and equally killer personality? This year Lupita has continued her winning streak, stepping out onto the Golden Globes red carpet in a purple and white floral and feathered Giambattista Valli gown. Emily Blunt showed some skin in a white flowy column Michael Kors gown. The criss-cross halter neckline and the skirt on this dress are beautifully executed and showed off by Emily. Viola Davies matched the carpet in a simple and elegant red Donna Karen dress.

ulianne Moore, Slam Hayek and Reece Witherspoon at the Golden Globes 2015

Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek and Reece Witherspoon at the Golden Globes 2015

Winning lots of awards this season for both her film, Still Alice, and fashion, Julianne Moore features twice on my list this month. Pictured abouve at the Golden Globes in a feathered and metallic Givenchy gown, Julianne looks like an award statue herself! Salma Hayek attended the event in a beautiful creamy gown with silver undertones, set off perfectly by the silver belt around her waist. My only criticism is the flower in her hair… Reece Witherspoon, also a repeat this month, look stunning in a slim fitting Calvin Klein silver dress, accented by a great, simple hair-do.

The SAG Awards 2015

Felicity Jones. Julianne Moore and Reece Witherspoon at The SAG Awards

Felicity Jones. Julianne Moore and Reece Witherspoon at The SAG Awards

Felicity Jones has achieved notoriety not only for her role in The Theory of Everything, but for her fashion choices this award season. Pictured here, Felicity is wearing a peach structured Balenciaga dress. Julianne wore another Givenchy dress to the SAG’s, this time a green beaded number while Reece wore an off the shoulder white, full length Armani dress.

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014

Candice Swanepoel, Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift at The Victoria's Seecret Fashion Show

Candice Swanepoel, Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift at The Victoria’s Seecret Fashion Show

In all white everythiiingg (couldn’t ressit!) the Victoria’s Secret models landed into London, accompanied by Taylor Swift, to launch the biggest lingerie show of the year. Candice Swanepoel wore a risqué sheer white lace gown, similar to one Beyonce wore to the Grammy’s. Alos on the pink carpet, Karlie Kloss matched her neck-tie with her shoes in a masculine vibed dress with a slit in the front. Taylor combined sheer and a slit on the carpet at the event, incorporating some fishnet detailing across the chest and sleeve.

Casual Chicas 

Jessica Alba, Rosie Huntington Whitley, Karlie Kloss

Jessica Alba, Rosie Huntington Whitley, Karlie Kloss

Battling the December cold in NYC Jessica Alba looked cosy-chic in black skinny jeans, parka, super-white runners and a casual cotton hat. Looking ever the model off duty, Rosie Huntington Whitley steeped out in a gorgeous military green double breasted jacket, white t-shirt, navy jeans and knee high suede boots. I love this outfit as much as I love Rosie’s new hair! Also pictured in NYC during December, Karlie Kloss wore leather full length, all in one, leggings and boots. Yes, leggings and have boots at the bottom! She kept it casual in a grey knit and white striped shirt, topped with a Burberry Mac.

Let me know who your best dressed was!

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Shop the Trend: Blue&White Floral Print

This summer has been all about blue and white floral print. This trend has been particularly prevalent on celebrities this season.  It’s easy to see why everyone has been favouring this look. Unlike many trends I think this look compliments all skin tones, shapes and sizes. Blue and white compliment each other perfectly and floral is great if you don’t want to go all out on crazy bright colours this summer.

Lupita Nyongo, Kte Middleton, Michelle Obama and Ariana Grande, all wearing blue and white floral dresses

Lupita Nyongo, Kte Middleton, Michelle Obama and Ariana Grande, all wearing blue and white floral dresses

There are many variations of this trend. A fuller floral pattern like Michelle Obama’s or the print singer Ariana Grande donned, is  a fuller floral print. As an alternative, a subtler print like Kate and Luptia  are seen wearing, is just as effective and a great way to wear the trend if you’re a Less-is-More kinda girl.
Caggie Dunlop, Alesha Dixon and Kaley Cuco in playsuits

Caggie Dunlop, Alesha Dixon and Kaley Cuco in playsuit

This print has been pulled off in both dress and playsuit form. Caggie, Alesha and Kaley were all pictured at redcarpet events wearing playsuits.  Alesha and Caggie wore long sleeved variations while Kaley wore a sleeveless number. Unlike the ladies above who opted to style their dresses with nude or navy shoes, Caggie saw the playsuit as an opportunity to go for a bright shoes and add some interest to the outfit.
A great idea if you’d like to add some fun to the look.
Below I’ve featured some of my favourite pieces available to buy now. Let me know which look you like best and how you style this print!
Shop the Trend: Blue & White Floral Print

Best Dressed December 2013

Happy New Year! It’s the final Best Dressed for 2013. Last month saw some great looks from The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle red carpets to casual street style. Now that Christmas is over and 2014 is here I’m especially looking forward to January and February as we will be in the thick of awards season fashion!

British Fashion Awards

Clemence Poesy Erdem Suki Waterhouse Burberry

Clemence Poesy in Erdem and Suki Waterhouse wearing Burberry

I have to confess myself a tiny bit disappointed with the fashion at the British Fashion Awards. Thankfully British model, and current GF to Bradley Cooper, Suki Waterhouse brought some glamour to the red carpet in a plunging lilac Burberry number. French actress Clemence Poesy wore a black printed Erdem gown to the event.

All Dressed in White

Amy Willerton Lily Aldridge Margot Robbie

Amy Willerton Lily Aldridge Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie donned a floor length Armani Prive dress to the New York premiere of her new film The Wolf of Wall Street. Model Lily Aldridge looked elegant in a white long sleeved mini dress. The sheer netting was bang on trend for the winter season and the sparkly red shoes added a magical touch reminiscent of the Wizard of Oz. Fresh from the I’m a Celebrity Jungle, Amy Willerton wore a white strapless gown paired with huge hair to The Sun British Military Awards, December 11th in London.

Not Forgetting the Fellas

Ok, so when I say fellas I have only one in mind! Bradley Cooper looked chic and sophisticated on the red carpet photo call for his latest film, American Hustle in NYC, wearing Tommy Hilfiger and Vivienne Westwood.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Copper, American Hustle red carpert

Black and White

Rosie Huntington Whitely displayed her long legs and torso in a Balmain printed mini at the AEM Association Children of the World event.  Making a rare public appearance, Blake Lively channelled old school Hollywood glam in a lace Marchesa dress at a charity event in NYC on December 10th.

Rosie Huntington Whitely Blake Lively Naya Rivera

Rosie Huntington Whitely Blake Lively Naya Rivera

Glee actress Naya Rivera looked like a super sophisticated secretary in Michael Kors at The Hollywood Reporters 22nd Women in Entertainment event while Rose Byre wore a gorgeous David Jones dress to launch the Boxing Day sales in Sydney.  Promoting American Hustle, Amy Adams wore a black sheer panelled Ellie Saab gown and  Adrianna Lima looked every inch the Victoria Secrets model as she wore a black slit asymmetrical skirt and diamante top to the a St Luke’s Event in NYC.

Rose Byrne Amy Adams Ardianna Lima

Rose Byrne Amy Adams Ardianna Lima

A Pop of Colour

Jessica Alba was spotted looking bright and fashionable in Beverly Hills on Christmas Eve. I love the floppy hate and oversized bright blue bag combo!  Chinese model, actress and singer Angelababy lit up the promo carpet in a bright yellow Stella Mc Cartney number.  Nicole Richie wore a blue and white Emilio Pucci crop top and trousers shopping. I can’t help feeling this is a peak of summer look. That said, I’m more accustomed to woolly jumpers and jeans during winter months.

Jessica Alba Nicole Richie Angelababy

Jessica Alba Nicole Richie Angelababy

Pinks Nudes and Reds

Naomie Harris looked like she was ready to attend thr Oscars in Monique Lhuillier  at the Oxfam Charity Gala. Downton Abbey favourite Michelle Dockery wore a simple but fashionable Miu Miu mini to launch Downton season 4 in the USA.

Michelle Dockery Naomie Harris

Michelle Dockery and Naomie Harris

Nicole Scherzinger stunned on the X Factor in a Ziad Naked structured sequined red gown. Also wearing a red gown, Astrid Kilsans in Gabriela Cadena and young fashionista, Kiernan Shipka wore a trendy red tartan dress to the ACLU event in California.

Astrid Kilsans Kiernan Shipka Nicole Scherzinger

Astrid Kilsans Kiernan Shipka Nicole Scherzinger

It’s been a great year for fashion, here’s hoping that 2014 is equally as exciting!