Best Dressed August 2014

The end of August saw some great red-carpet appearances from television, film and music royalty. The Emmy Awards, MTV’s Video Music Awards and The Teen Choice Awards last month displayed some great style his on the carpet. Of course, banks of photographers were there to capture every moment of it.

The EMMYS 2014

Kiernan Shipka, Sofia Vergara, Joanne Froggatt and Taylor Schilling at The Emmy's 2014

Kiernan Shipka, Sofia Vergara, Joanne Froggatt and Taylor Schilling at The Emmys 2014

Televisions equivalent to the Oscars, the Emmys sees TV’s finest strut their stuff on the red carpet. Mad Men’s fourteen year old Kiernan Shipka looked beautiful in this grey Antonio Berandi dress. It’s appropriate for her age, feminine and pretty. I love the jewelled detailing across the waist/stomach area. Everyone’s fave Colombian, Sofia Vergara stunned in a white and silver detailing Roberto Cavalli gown on the red carpet while Joanne Froggatt ditched her doudy Downton maid uniform for a show-stopping J Mendel dress. I can’t get enough of the flowing material leading to a gorgeous skirt and the chain detailing on the bust. A best dressed contender for me! Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling wore a full length Zuhair Maurad beaded dress which perfectly compliments her great figure.

Sarah Paulson and Lizzy Caplan at  The Emmy's 2014

Sarah Paulson and Lizzy Caplan at The Emmy’s 2014

Opting for a darker look on the Emmy red-carpet, Sarah Paulson looked amazing in an Armani Prive black gown with a spotted red netting overlay. Personally I love this dress and look on Paula, although the jury is still out for many online critics. Everyone loves a risk taker! Hasn’t Lizzy Caplan come a long way from her Janice Ian Mean Girls days? I think Lizzy looks like the belle of the ball in this black and white Donna Karan Atelier number. Another best dressed contender.

The VMA’s 2014  

Keltie Knight, Bianca A Santos and  Greer Grammer at The VMA's 2014

Keltie Knight, Bianca A Santos and Greer Grammer at The VMA’s 2014

TV Host Keltie Knight looked ultra-feminine and glamorous in a figure hugging blue and nude crop top and pencil skirt. I love the strappy gold shoes which top off her romantic look. Actress Bianca A Santos looked regal in a gold flapper-esque Naeem Khan dress. It’s short, gorgeous and perfect for the VMA’s! Greer Grammer brought some summer colour to the red-carpet in her bright bluey-turquoise hued dress by Walter Mendez. Although the sheerness and beaded appliqué is slightly revealing I think the feminine flowy skirt and side split make this look red-carpet appropriate.

The Teen Choice Awards 2014

Cat Deeley, Nina Dobrev and Taylor Swift at The Teen Choice Awards 2014

Cat Deeley, Nina Dobrev and Taylor Swift at The Teen Choice Awards 2014

Cat, Nina and Taylor brought some great colour to the Teen Choice Awards blue-carpet last month. Cat opted for a brilliantly bright orange Alberta Ferretti dress. I’m loving the floral detailing on the waist and Cat’s skinny nude heels. The Vampire Diaries star and fashionista, Nina Dobrev looked fabulous as always in Vionnet crop top and shorts combo. The pink pointed shoes perfectly accentuate the pink in the outfit. Taylor Swift wore a gorgeous green   Novis skirt and crop top combo with yellow shoes to the awards. This look is bang on trend and I really like the colour combinations by both Taylor and Nina.

Cher Lloyd, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez at The Teen Choice Awards 2014

Cher Lloyd, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez at The Teen Choice Awards 2014

X Factor star Cher Lloyd is making quite a name for herself in America. Cher attended The Teen Choice Awards wearing a black and sheer Amen and Theory outfit. Putting her legs on display, Cher paired her short-shorts with a sheer studded, armoured long sleeved top. Fellow X Factor alumni Demi Lovato also attended wearing a white sophisticated Elisabetta Franci dress which she paired with gold pointed shoes. Selena Gomez also donned a pair of pointed shoes, this time in silver, as she strutted her stuff on the blue carpet wearing Saint Laurent jumpsuit.

Also Spotted Last Month… 

Frankie Stanford, Katie Holmes, Odea Rush, Taylor Swift and Megan Fox

Frankie Stanford, Katie Holmes, Odea Rush, Taylor Swift and Megan Fox

The Saturday’s member, Frankie Stanford was pictured leaving ITV studios wearing a gorgeous dark purple top with sheer cut-out panel and a light lilac skirt. I love this look as it’s easy to replicate and looks effortlessly stylish. Elsewhere in New York, Katie Holmes, Odea Rush and Taylor Swift posed together on the red carpet at the premiere of their film, The Giver.  All three wore girl flowy dresses and all different lengths. Also in NYC Megan Fox looked lovely on the red carpet at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiere. Megan looked her usual fab-self in a mish-mash of black and white prints, which she paired with a pair of classy shoes.

Let me know who your Best Dressed was!

Best Dressed June 2014

Last month was full of red carpet fashion appearances many of which were for charity and hosted by major companies or design houses. Gold and yellows featured a lot, most notably on Blake Lively and Anna Gunn. Others to watch out for inculde Angelina Jolie and Nicola Peltz. As always there were numerous film premiers, fashion and acting awards and celebs papped out and about in their casual gear to satisfy our fashion needs.

The CFDA Awards

Alessandra Abrosio, Blake Lively, Coco Rocha

Alessandra Abrosio, Blake Lively and Coco Rocha at the CFDA Awards

For a fashion awards event I have to admit I was a tiny, tiny, tiny bit disappointed with the red-carpet looks. However, Alessandra Abrosio, Blake Lively and Coco Rocha made up for the other disappointments. Victoria Secret model Alessandra Abrosio looked like a bronzed statue in this Nonoo dress with intricate detailing on the bust and waist. Fashion It Girl and actress Blake Lively wore a  short golden Michael Kors dress. Blake paired the dress with numerous bangles, nude suede shoes and an interesting gold headband. Model Coco Rocha really brought the ‘fashion’ to the CFDA Awards this year! I loved the off shoulder Christian Siriano gown and hat/fascinator she wore. Granted it is summer and black and white doesn’t always fly but Coco looks so elegant and occasion appropriate.

Gucci Chime for Change Event

Beyonce, Blake Lively, Solange

Beyonce, Blake Lively, and Solange at the Gucci Chime for Change Event

Beyonce attended the Gucci event held in NYC only a few days after that infamous Solange-JayZ-Lift-Showdown.  And… Solange also attended! Despite this both sisters wore variations of white, a sign of peace perhaps? Bey in a white jumpsuit with a plunging V, Solange wearing wide flare, 70’s style trousers with bright orange top, also with a deep neckline. Bake makes it on the list once again for her Gucci look on this carpet.

Max Mara & W Magazine Cocktail Party

Sophia Bush, Stacey Kiebler and Rose Byrne at the Max Mara and W Magazine  event

Sophia Bush, Stacy Keibler and Rose Byrne at the Max Mara and W Magazine event

A host of georgeous ladies attended the Max Mara and W Magazine cocktail party last month. My three favourites were Sophia Bush in an eye-catching print dress including florals,stripes and colour. I love the bright blue pointed shoes and black clutch. Pregnant Stacy Keibler poped (no, not her baby) at the event. The bright yellow-green dress and simple strappy shoes Stacy is wearing proves you don’t have to be a fuddy-duddy when you’re pregnant. Bad Neighbours actress Rose Byrne looked beautiful in midnight blue. The sparkles on the studded dress and tea-length are very classy. My only fault with this look is the shoes. I think they’re a big clash with the dress. A pair of strappy heels could have been a better choice.

Samsung Hope for Children Event

Jessica Szhor, Carrie Underwood and  Jessica Beil at the Samsung NYC event

Jessica Szohr, Carrie Underwood and Jessica Alba at the Samsung NYC event

NYC was also host to the Samsung Hope for Children Charity event last month. Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr wore a beautiful full length ruffled and wrapped Lie Sang Bong dress to the event.  I love this colour on Jessica and her minimal accessories are the way to go. Carrie Underwood wore a black and silver asymmetrical Rubin Singer dress while Jessica Alba stunned as always in a simple red Preen dress.

The TONY Awards

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara and Anna Gunn

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara and Anna Gunn at the Tony Awards

Usually I see Maggie Gyllenhaal on the red carpet and shake my head. However, at the TONY Awards last month I was so shocked to see Maggie in a gorgeous white D&G dress. The feathers are very theatrical and flattering. The added sparkle on the dress completes the look. House of Cards actress Kate Mara also wore D&G to the event. The intricate beading and embellishments on this dress are very suited to Kate’s style. Anna Gunn stunned in a gorgeous gold Jenny Packham gown at the awards.  The subtle floral print in the dress is also great for the summer time. One of my favourites from the month.

Brights

Millie Mackintosh, Demi Lovato and Caggie Dunlop

Millie Mackintosh, Demi Lovato and Caggie Dunlop

Former Made In Chelsea stars Millie Mackintosh and Caggie Dunlop both attended the Beefeater Grill’S opening night. Both girls look very summery and on trend. Millie in a colourful aztec printed skirt  and Caggie in a blue and white printed mini-jumpsuit with orange shoes. Meanwhile, Demi Lovato wore a bight yellow and black dress to the Cosmopolitan Latina Awards.

White Wonders

Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Beil and Keira Knightly

Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Keira Knightley

Kate Beckinsale wore a white lacy strapless dress to the Macbeth after-party in NYC. Meanwhile in Paris, Jessica Biel looked a vision in an off-white Giambattista Valli dress, with matching shoes. Naturally as she was attending the Tiffany & Co. Paris launch, Jessica wore all Tiffany jewels. Keira Knightley was papped wearing an intricate white embroidered lace dress which is paired with gold heels and brown rimmed sunnies.

Film Premier  Looks

Anjelina Jolie, Nicola Peltz and Nicole Kidman

Angelina Jolie, Nicola Peltz and Nicole Kidman

Angelina Jolie stole the show in Shanghai  in a black Versace dress as she promoted her most recent film Maleficent, another of my favourite looks from last month.  My final favourite from last month is actress Nicola Peltz’s look. Nicola stunned in a blue floor length Balengciaga dress as she attended the NYC premier of her film Transformers. Can anyone else believe Nicola is only 19?!  Me either… Also in Shanghai last month, Nicole Kidman wore a sparkling D&G dress to the Shanghai Film Festival. This dress is super-glam and reminds me slightly of the Jenny Packham dress Kate Middleton wore last year.

Out and About

Stacy KeIbler, Selena Gomez and Sarah Jessica Parker

Stacy Keibler, Selena Gomez and Sarah Jessica Parker

On the list again, Stacy looked great in a casual white dress, brown boots, bag and fab maroon hat get-up as she shopped. Selena Gomez also looked chic as she shopped in LA wearing light blue denim jeans, nude heels and blue knitted jumper. SJP was spotted in NYC wearing bright purple heels, a polka dot dress and black blazer. All three ladies wore oversized sunglasses to top off the look.

Jordan Dunn. David Gandy and Samantha Barks

Jordan Dunn. David Gandy and Samantha Barks

In London, models Jordan Dunn and David Gandy wore Burberry as they attended the Burberry Prorsum menswear show. Jordan wore dark skinny jeans, a casual grey top with a black biker jacket over her shoulders. David looked very 1920’s wearing dark dress trousers, tan brogues, a white t-shirt and cream blazer. And finally, actress Samantha Barks was photographed in London wearing a casual blue jean, black blazer and white top combo.

Let me know who your favourite from last month was!