Best Dressed May 2014

May is always an exciting month for fashion. The summer season trends are becoming more prevalent and prestigious summer events are kicking off to display these trends. The red carpet was rolled out once more for the annual Cannes Film Festival which brought glamour galore to the shores of France.The Met Gala in NYC saw a vast array of fashionable and whacky outfit to the most famous steps in New York. Of course, there were numerous parties and press calls to satisfy our couture appetite.

Cannes Film Festival Appearances 

Jessica Hart, Jordan Dunn, Jessica Chastain and Rosie Huntington-Whitely

Jessica Hart, Jordan Dunn, Jessica Chastain and Rosie Huntington-Whitely

Australian model Jessica Hart looked beachy beautiful in a soft pasel pink dress. The material of this dress looks amazing and Jessica makes it look comfy. Pairing down her hair and makeup, a look for these events I don’t usually like, Jessica makes it work. Model of the moment Jordan Dunn made me green with envy in this Ellie Sabb mini. Not a dress I would usually associate with Ellie Sabb, this embellished emerald green dress, cinched at the wait with a belt is a perfect option for the World Music Awards. The gold shoes finish off the look. Actress Jessica Chastain walked the redcarpet at Cannes to promote her latest film ‘Foxcatcher’. The purple Ellie Sabb Coture dress looked like a Grecian goddess and fairy princess combined as her dress blew in the wind along the carpet. Jessica never disappoints! Rosie Huntington-Whitely donned a bright yellow Emilio Pucci dress during her stay in Cannes. The model works a dress that I think many would struggle to.

Blake Lively, Cannes Redcarpet Queen

Blake Lively, Cannes Redcarpet Queen

Every year or redcarpet season there is a stand out. This year the title of Cannes best dressed lady goes to Blake Lively. Renowned for her impeccable self-styling, Blake stole the show at Cannes, attending the festival with husband Ryan Reynolds to promote his film ‘Captives’. Opening night of the festival at the ‘Grace of Monaco’ premier, Blake wore a blood red Gucci Première floor length gown. The dress featured a thigh skimming split and geometric neck. Blake accessorised with stunning Lorraine Schwartz jewellery and equally fab Casadei shoes. While I love this dress, Blake had her best ‘fashion moment’ attending the ‘Captives’ premier with Ryan. This is by far my favourite look of Blake’s and the month. The couple looked old school glamorous, both in Gucci. Wearing her hair in a massive but classy bun to the back of her head Blake styled the dress with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a red lip. Taking a break from Gucci and the redcarpet Blake then wore a short white embellished Giambattista Valli Spring 2014 Couture number. Making her legs even longer, Blake donned  Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals which I really, really, really want! The final look in this montage is of Blake in a Chanel Couture dress attending the ‘Mr Turner’ premier. Keeping her hair down in a messy curls Blake topped off her look with massive rings once again by Lorraine Schwartz.

Robert Pattinson, Ryan Gosling and Matt Smith

Robert Pattinson, Ryan Gosling and Matt Smith

Despite looking like he would rather not be there, Robert Pattinson attended Cannes photocall starring in two films featuring in the festival, ‘The Rover’ and ‘Maps to the Stars’. Robert wore a green blazer, with black shoes and top combined with denim jeans. I like this style on him as we don’t often see the actor too dressed up. Ryan Gosling made the carpet go crazy as he steeped out to promote his film ‘Lost River’ Ryan wore simple brown trousers and a white shirt with scuffed boots. Former DR Who, Matt Smith flew in for the event looking very French chic and preppy. I love his boat shoes and navy chino combo with light blue shirt and tweed jacket.

Quite all White

Katherine Mc Phee, Cate Blanchett, Miranda Kerr

Katherine Mc Phee, Cate Blanchett and Miranda Kerr

Actress and singer Katherine McPhee wore a white laced detailed dress last month attending a CBS television event. Katherine wore trendy white shoes and showed off her blonder, shorter hair, leaving it in messy curls. Oscar winner Cate Blanchett wore a white dress as she attended an event at Windsor castle. This is the perfect dress to attend to meet the future King of England. I loved the sculpted shoulder and the sophisticated hair. An Oscar winner worthy dress! Miranda Kerr, a regular on this list every month, wore a printed white and floral dress in Sydney promoting her Kora skincare range. The only fault I can find with this look are the shoes.

Jess Weixler, Jennifer Lawrence and Natasha Poly

Jess Weixler, Jennifer Lawrence and Natasha Poly

The Good Wife actress, Jess Weixler made waves on the redcarpet at Cannes in this flowing, soft white dress. I love the way this dress sits and the blue floral detailing on the neck. Jess matched her hair to the dress in a soft updo and added some bling with a diamond ring and earrings. Everyone’s favourite, Jennifer Lawrence made an appearance in Cannes wearing a short Dior shirt and crop top. Natasha Poly wore an amazing Vionnet dress. The plunging neckline and tight bodice make way for a floating skirt which on close inspection matches the material of the bodice.

Black Beauties 

Jessica Chastain, Cara Delevigne, Lily James and Nicki Minaj

Jessica Chastain, Cara Delevigne, Lily James and Nicki Minaj

Jessica Chastain features again this month because, let’s face it, she knows how to dress. I really like this black Givenchy dress. Sometimes black can be harsh on someone as pale as Jessica but the bodice detailing and the skirt on this dress are far from harsh. The soft hair added to the elegance of the overall look. Cara Delevinge and Lily James both wore black as they attended Windsor Castle. Cara wore a tight black dress with grey, almost floral detailing, on the bodice while Lily wore a grey feathered dress fading to black at the hips. Nicki Minaj is almost unreocgnisable these days. Pairing down her look, make-up and hair wise anyways, Nicki wore a black cut out dress at the Billboard Music Awards. I have to admit, I prefer this new look even though her facial expression suggests she isn’t too happy with it!

Kendal Jenner, Amal Alamuddin and Karlie Kloss

Kendall Jenner, Amal Alamuddin and Karlie Kloss

Kendall Jenner made her Cannes début in at the ‘Grace of Monaco’ première in a black and white Chanel Resort dress.  Wearing those Stuart Wiseman ‘nudist’ shoes that everyone wants in black the only fault is the hair. The 3D effect on the bodice of Kendall’s dress reminds me of the dress Isabel Lucas wore last month. A polished and well pulled off look by the 18 year old.  George Clooney’s finace Amal Alamuddin was papped in London laving the hairdressers during May. I love the class and elegance of this black and white look. The sophisticated combo of black and white is amped up with massive sunnies and the amazing hairdo! Exactly what I’d expect a lawyer engaged to George to look like. Karlie Kloss also wore black and white last month in NYC. I love the wrapped detail of the silk top!

The Met Gala

David and Victoria, Karolina Kurkova

David and Victoria, Karolina Kurkova

Every year fashion’s finest come out in droves to celebrate on the Met steps in NYC. David and Victoria walked up the steps together in matching outfits. Victoria in one of her own creations and David in Ralph Lauren. Super stylish! Karolina Kurkova wowed in a massive Marchesa gown. Usually, I’m surprised at myself for loving this gown as much as I do. I think the huge structured skirt and neckline is amazing and perfect for the occasion. the hair a jewellery is simple but effective. One of my favourite looks from this years Met!

Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevigne, Selena Gomez

Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevigne, Selena Gomez

Kendall and Cara feature again as their looks were too good to leave out. Kendall wore a Topshop dress at her first Met ball. I love that Kendall opted for an elegant hairdo to show off her dress. She has had a great ‘fashion’ month in my books. Cara also didn’t disappoint in a black and white. Selena Gomez, also making her Met début wore a gorgeous purple DVF gown with Lorrain Schwartz jewels. I wasn’t mad about her hair from the back but I’m sure many will be copying her classy make-up and hair.

Let me know who made your best dressed list from May!

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Best Dressed April 2014

Apologies! This post is soooo late. How and ever, April was a great month for celebrity fashion. America’s most famous music festival Coachella saw stars line out in droves to sing, bob and get papped in some boho-chic getups. The red carpets last month weren’t overly crowded but Australia provided some gowns to lust over at the Logie Awards. Speaking of Australia, Kate Middleton and Prince William provided us with ample looks on their tour of Oz which you can see here if you missed them. Of course, there were some casual strollers, airport hoppers and street styles last month too.

Coachella

Paris and Nicki Hilton, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez

Paris and Nicky Hilton, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez at Coachella 2014

Socialite’s Paris and Nicky Hilton were spotted at the festival in California. Both sisters wore floaty, printed dresses. Paris wore festival flowers in her hair, while Nicky wore hers in a plait across her head and messy bun. Both opted for sandals and, of course, large sunglasses. Kendall Jenner sported numerous looks over the course of Coachella but this was one of my favourites. Kendall’s look was typically ‘festival’ and no doubt will be copied by many. Wearing gorgeous suede cowboy boots, she showed off her model legs in high waisted denim short shorts with hippy belt. On op, Kendall wore a white embellished crop top and a sleeveless cape cardigan. Her sister Kylie was picture with Selena Gomez wearing denim shorts and a long grey top which covered all but the pockets of her shorts with a pair of black ankle boots. My favourite accessory and big trend from the festival is definitely the brown suede hat. Selena also wore a brown hat with her look, a white sheer knitted floral cover up with white shorts, black bikini top and black DMs.

Logies 2014

Comando Steve and Michelle Bridges, Kassandra Clementi and Andrew Morley

TV Couples Comando Steve and Michelle Bridges, Kassandra Clementi and Andrew Morley, Logies 2014

The Aussie version of the UK TV Awards was an elegant affair at this years Logie red carpet. The Biggest Loser coaches and couple Comando Steve and Michelle Bridges took a night off from their gruelling training sessions to walk the carpet together. Steve wearing a classic tux with smoking slippers and Michelle wore a lovely off-white dress with a beautiful bodice. Home and Away hotties and real life couple Kassandra Clementi and Andrew Morley walked the red carpet together also.  Kassandra stunned in a gold lace gown while Andrew wore a grey three-piece suit with matching blue tie and checked shirt.

Shelley Craft, Rebecca Judd, Dannii Minogue

Shelley Craft, Rebecca Judd, Dannii Minogue, Logies 2014

Tv personality Shelley Craft wore a sheer nude full length dress with a beautiful pooling train and navy printed detailing on the toso, chest and shoulders. Model and presenter Rebecca Judd wore an interesting purple and lilac gown to the event. While I will admit there are a lot of different styles going on in this dress, Rebecca pulled it off well. If she dropped the belt it would have been perfect. Danni Minogue donned a metallic gown with a shocking side split and super high silver shoes!

Causal Chic

Emma Watson, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, Cara Santana

Emma Watson, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, Cara Santana

Actress Emma Watson was papped at JFK. Emma wore black skinny ripped jeans, black ankle boots, hat and top with sheer panel detailing. To lift all the black  she added a plum handbag. Style couple of the moment Olivia Palermo and fiancé Johannes Huebl took to the streets of NYC looking like they stepped off the pages of a magazine. Olivia wore all black, skinny jeans, sleeveless coat  and sheer top with black ‘eye’ pumps. Johannes was a little more colourful wearing cream chinos, desert boots, white shirt and light green jumper combo with a brown tweed bomber jacket. They’re too perfect for words! Cara Santana looked effortlessly stylish in LA. She wore light blue skinny jeans with a white top, caramel coloured leather jacket. She paired her look with a dark brown belt, t-bar heels and matching brown bag.

Red Carpet Premiers

Kate Upton, Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz

Kate Upton, Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz

Vogue cover girl, Kate Upton wore metallic D&G dress. to the premier of her latest film The Other Woman Kate matched her pointed shoes and kept her jewellery and hair simple. Elizabeth Banks looked lovely in a pink and black over-the knee Monique Lhuillier dress. Elizabeth was attending the Walk of Shame premier. Like Kate, she wore pointed toes heels in black to tie in with her outfit. Cameron Diaz, also attending the The Other Woman premier wore a nude and silver Emilio Pucci dress. There long sleeves and aztec-esque print is lovely on Cameron and she ties it all together with nude shoes.

White Wonders

Emma Stone, Kylie, Taylor Swift

Emma Stone, Kylie, Taylor Swift

Emma stone wore a white D&G lace number to attend The Amazing Spiderman premier. When i first saw this i thought it was too much white for Emma, as she is so pale, but i like the addition of black ankle strapped shoes and her forehead plait is a great way to breakup her paleness up top. Kylie Minogue looked fabulous in Roberto Cavalli as she walked the red carpet at the Logies 2014 in Australia. Kylie looks old school Hollywood in this dress and her side swept hair is amazing. I can’t say enough good things about this dress, I love it! Taylor Swift also opted for white but paired it with a black skirt and shoes at the Academy of Country Music Awards, wearing J Mendel. Taylor wore her newly chopped hair in signature curls and kept her accessories minimal, a gold bracelet, black clutch and gold earrings.

Print, Floral and 3D

Miranda Kerr, Isabel Lucas, Lupita Nyong'o

Miranda Kerr, Isabel Lucas, Lupita Nyong’o

Model Miranda Kerr floated through the streets of Tokyo looking like a fairy-tale princess in a pink and white printed dress by Balenciaga. Miranda wore pink peep toed bow shoes to add to the girlyness of her look. Former Home and Away actress and model Isabel Lucas looked gorgeous in bright blue at the End Game premier in NYC. I love the 3D rouched effect on this dress and the floatiness of the skirt. Fashion girl and lovable It Girl, Luptia Nyong’o wore a white dress with printed blue flowers, not unlike the dress Kate Middlton also wore on tour in Australia. I love this look on Lupita and she finished her look with off white-silver shoes.  Very girly and fun for Spring/Summer.

Let me know your favourite look.