Best Dressed October 2013

Now that November is upon us, it’s time to recap the best looks from October; the month that Miley covered up, (who would have thought!) and, of course,  the month Prince George made his second public appearance. Winter has landed as many opted to cover up and keep it chic.

Bundled Up for Winter

Blake Lively, the new face of L’Oreal Paris, stepped out in New York in an Isabel Marant cosy jumper with printed leggings. This is a look I’m sure will divide many, but personally I think Blake could wear a bin bag and look fabulous!

Blake Lively and Olivia Palermo Jumpers

Fashion Princess Olivia Palermo looked super chic in black and white in New York on October 9th.  Olivia takes this look from ordinary to chic by adding a belt to accentuate her minuscule waist.

Cream of the Crop

Kate Middleton and Baby George co-ordinated their beautiful dresses on October 23rd. Kate looked elegant in Alexander Mc Queen, with matching hat, while George wore a handmade replica of the royal christening gown.

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Black to the Bone     

Actress Clara Paget attended a Gucci party on Bond Street, London, last month. Clara looked elegant in her below the knee dress with sheer detailing across the chest and long sleeves. This is perfect way to dress for the colder winter months and still look fashionable.

Nicole Scherzinger is becoming a regular feature on my Monthly Best Dressed list!  Nicole accessorised a figure hugging black one piece with a fun leopard print handbag and white shoes in London.

Clara Paget and Nicole Scherzinger

MTV presenter Laura Whitmore wore this black Christopher Kane creation to the Scottish Fashion Awards on October 9th,  demonstrating that sheer is definitely not going anywhere for winter.

Cara Delevinge brought some high fashion to the AMFAR event in Brazil. Cara accessorised her plain black jumpsuit with matching diamanté belt and necklace.

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English rose and everyone’s favourite Crawley, Michelle Dockery, looked lovely in black at a ChildLine event in the Savoy Hotel London. The shoes let this outfit down but Michelle can carry them off.

Charlize Theron brought life to her simple black gown with intricate shoulder embellishments, a big trend from Spring/Summer 2014, as she attended the Beverly Hills Arts Gala.

Michelle Dockery and Charlize Theron

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Naya Rivera and Olivia Wilde wore similar white print trends.  Glee actress Naya, who was wedding dress shopping in LA, looked runway ready with her black bag and nude heels in her structured dress. Olivia sported a higher neck line and longer hem line to the International Women’s Foundation.

Olivia Wilde and Naya Rivera

Samantha Barks looked radiant in a printed mini dress at the Classic Brit Awards on October 2nd. The newly single actress matched her shoes to the subtle gold tones running through her dress.

Hunger Games actress Elizabeth banks wore a red printed crop top and matching skirt to the Variety Power of Women event on October 5th.

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Casual Ladies

Cheryl Cole and Selena Gomez looked effortless this month in leather look trousers and white tops.

Model Karlie Kloss looked amazing as she posed for Coach’s new collection on the streets of New York.

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Julianne Hough and Lily Collins kept it causal but chic, at the 30Seconds to Mars concert in LA on October 13th. Julianne paired a plaid red top with a black leather jacket, leggings, gorgeous boots and a fun hat. Lily wore a long camel coat which she also accessorised with black.

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Green

Miley Cyrus wore this long sequined green number to The Fashion Group International event on October 22nd.  Somehow I have a feeling we won’t see Miley this covered up for a long time to come.

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Ashley Roberts wore a dark green jumpsuit, not unlike the same one Nicole Scherzinger wore last month to and Autism Fundraiser in London.

Not forgetting the Fellas!

Michael Fassbender looked sharp as he took a break from gracing the front pages of magazines to attend to The Councillor premiere in London, October 9th.

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Prince Harry kept it simple with a crisp white shirt, navy chinos and brown suede shoes, on October 1st as he left the Book of Mormon theatre show in Notting Hill, London.

As always, let me know your best dressed favourites!

Best Dressed September 2013

September is undoubtedly the month for all things fashion! New York Fashion week kicked off with a celebrity studded bang closely followed by London and Paris Fashion Weeks. While all eyes were on the runway and the coveted front row seats, the after parties displayed some elegant and interesting styles. GQ magazine hosted their Men of the year awards in London on September 3rd.Gorgeous men in impeccable suits, a great way to kick off the month! The Emmy Awards kicked off the first of a six month long red-carpet award season, which I covered in my post “Fashion Fix The Emmy Awards”. There was even a celebrity wedding this month when Millie Macintosh wed rapper beau Professor Green.  Film premieres, publicity tours, press events and more meant this month was jam packed with great outfits.

Here are my picks for best dressed.

Dynamic Duos 

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The worlds most talked about couple Kate and William, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, steeped out in style at The Tusk Foundation Gala on September 12th. Kate displayed her post-baby-George-figure in a stunning sequined Jenny Packham gown as William looked smart in his tuxedo.

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Fashionista Olivia Palermo and boyfriend Johannes Huebl looked every inch the stylish couple as they took their front row seats at New York Fashion Week shows and attended the Moncler opening in Paris. Look at those shoes!!

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Cheryl Cole looked beautiful in a rose print red sheer dress as she supported Kimberly Walsh at her London book launch. Robin Thicke supported wife Paula Patton on the red carpet  fora her film premiere on September 26th.

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Millie Mackintosh and Rapper Professor Green looked picture perfect as they said “I Do” on September 10th. Millie wore vintage Alice Temperly but kept her hair young in a braided updo.

Casual Chicas

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Twenty one year old Selena Gomez worked black skinny jeans and a black leather top which she accessorised with a box monochrome bag and sunglasses as she arrived at Kiss FM in London. Mollie King also wore black skinnies paired with a horse print top as she landed back in the UK.

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There was no stopping Olivia Palermo this month as she kept it casual at Paris Fashion week. Olivia paired her blue jeans with a white top and red shoes.Sports illustrated model Katherine Webb also took her casual style to the airport. Isn’t her hair amazing!?

Black is the Colour

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Michelle Dockery attended the HBO Emmy after party on September 22nd in a black sequenced blouson number. Rosie Huntington Whitley kept her head down and legs out as she left a London Fashion Week after party on September 17th. Model Miranda Kerr makes it onto the best dressed list again this month for this sheer lace dress that she wore to the Madmoiselle C premiere.

Print it Out

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Newly engaged Scarlett Johansson donned this spotted sweet heart dress while Julia Roberts displayed her legs in this red swirled dress with sleeves at the Toronto Film Festival. Michelle Dockery is here again enjoyed her trip to New York as she attended the Carolina Herrera show wearing autumns hottest colour, blue.

Don’t Forget the Fellas

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Jake Gyllenhaal stepped out in New York after his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel live. Not sure about those dirty shoes though, Jake. David Gandy looked super sophisticated at the GQ awards as did Eddie Redmayne and music mogul Justin Timberlake.

Pink, Gold and Black

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Model Mollie Sims stunned in this gold sparkling Marchesa mini in New York on September 12th.  Girls star Alison Williams rocked the black, brown and white trend at NYFW.

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Jessica Alba stepped out in a pink ballerina style skirt with a long sleeved cropped jumper. Downton Abbey starlett, Joanne Frogatt looked gorgeous and girlie at the Venice Film Festival photo call for Life Stills on September 4th. Kimberly Walsh also wore a jumper skirt combo as she promoted her new book at Morrisons.

Let me know who was your favourite!

 

Fashion Fix: The 2013 Emmy Awards

Television and Hollywood’s fineest stormed Los Angeles on Sunday September 22nd for the annual Emmy Awards. Of course, all eyes were on the red carpet fashion! Pale pinks and champagne colours dominated. Lace, intricate beading and sequences were also a prominent feature on the red carpet. Simple and structured purple, red and blue gowns made bold statements. Hair wise, simple ponytails, side curls and basic straight blow dries were popular amoungst the nominees and guests. Clare Danes, who wore a beautiful Armani Privee gown, looked amazing with her “faux bob”. Rose Byrne also debuted a new hairdo changing her brunette locks to a light, honey blonde. Overall the fashion was a knockout success for the first major redcarpet event of the new season! Below are some of the must see looks…

Pretty in Pink

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Rose Byrne Calvin Klein, Janurary Jones Givenchy, Julie Bowen Zac Pozen

All White on the Night

Elizabeth Moss, Kate Mara, Julianna Margulies

Elizabeth Moss, Kate Mara, Julianna Margulies

Purple Perfection

Alison Hannigan Marchesa, LindaCardellini  Donna Karan, Melissa Rauch

Alison Hannigan Marchesa, LindaCardellini Donna Karan, Melissa Rauch

Red Hot

Sophia Vegara Vera Wang, Michelle Dockery Prada, Heidi Klum Versace

Sophia Vegara Vera Wang, Michelle Dockery Prada, Heidi Klum Versace

Gorgeous in Green 

Mayim Bialik and Sarah Hyland

Mayim Bialik and Sarah Hyland

Bold in Blue

Alison Williams Ralph Lauren, Katrina Bowden, Tina Fey Narcisco Rodriguez

Alison Williams Ralph Lauren, Katrina Bowden, Tina Fey Narcisco Rodriguez

Intricate in Nude Champagne 

Kiernan Shipka, Kerry Washington Marchesa, Anna Gunn

Kiernan Shipka, Kerry Washington Marchesa, Anna Gunn

Clare Danes Armani Priviee

Clare Danes Armani Priviee

Some of my personal favourites are Kerry Washington in Marchesa, Linda Cardellini in Donna Karan, Clare Danes in Armani Privie and Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein. Let me know yours!

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Best Dressed August 2013

The VMA’s, the Teen Choice Awards and press calls. It’s time to look back at August’s best dressed Guys and Gals! Even out and about, these celebrities managed to look effortlessly chic and runway ready.

The Teen Choice Awards

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Troian Bellisario, Gabby Douglas, Chelsea Kane

Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario looks stunning in this lace, off white, sheer number. Troian kept her hair in a simple ponytail. An excellent choice to best show off this beautiful dress.

Chelsea Kane opted for this season’s hottest trend, the crop top. The crop top and highwaisted pencil skirt combo looks elegant on Chelsea. The turquoise, blue and green colour scheme brings life to the traditionally black and white dogtooth pattern.

Olympian Gabby Douglas keeps it young and fun on the red carpet with her yellow cut out mini-dress. The patterns make an otherwise plan dress interesting and eye-catching. Her pink floral shoes work perfectly  to compliment the yellow in her dress.

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Nina Dobrev, Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell, another Pretty Little Liar’s cast memeber, rocked monochrome in this plunging one piece. The lime shoes add a fun feel to the outfit, perfect for the TCA’s.

Nina Dobrev also opted for a similar look sporting a paint-splattered pant suit with plenty of cleavage and a neon orange clutch.

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The One Direction boys matched one another in varying light and dark denim. Harry Styles even sported a hat walking down the red carpet! Niall Horan opted for the Top Gun look with his RayBans and brown jacket.  Zayn and Liam went for denim shirts while Louis looked smart in a tweed jacket.

Selena Gomez, Girl About Town

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Selena Gomez

To celebrate her 21st birthday, Selena donned a white studded crop top and white high wasited shorts. Later in the month Selena wore this seasons hottest colour, army green.  Her sleeveless denim shirt and black ankle zip jeans work perfectly with her buckle jeans and Chanel handbag. The perfect autumn outfit!

White Wonders

Candadian actress Serina Swan dressed in white at the Somaly Mam event in California. Serina looks super elegant in this sheer number. The verdict is still out on the odd length of this dress but the dress itself is bang on trend.

Kate Hudson looked angelic as ever in this amazing Antonia Berandi white halter neck, lace number. Does Kate ever dress badly? If she’s finished with this dress I’d be happy to take it off her hands…

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Serina Swan, Kate Hudson, Kristen Cavallari, Khloe Kardashian

Kristin Cavallari wore white while promoting her shoe collection for Chinese Laundry at the MAGIC Market Week in Las Vegas, August 20th.  Kristen’s cobalt blue shoes are on the money! For the winter months this blue is going to be everywhere.

Khloe Kardashian works an off white, verging on grey, top with white skinny jeans. Her grey floppy hat is a gorgeous accessory! She has even co-ordinated her Starbuck to match her yellow bag. A great outfit for shopping or lunching with friends.

Print, Print, Print

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Alexa Chung, Jessica Alba, Jamie Chung

Alexa Chung was out and about in NYC on August 24th wearing a printed Kenzo dress. I’m not too pushed on the Granny sandals but I’ll let it slide this time. The floral print works well for these last few days of summer sunshine.

Jessica Alba pairs a multicoloured floral print blouse which she accentuates with a bright yellow blazer, skinny black jeans and pink shoes. The oversize handbag and ultra-bright  blue shades are effortlessly chic.

TV personality Jamie Chung makes the print trend wearable with these floral shorts. She keeps its casual with a denim jacket and white, knitted top with matching grey suede boots and bag. Another great outfit for a day’s shopping.

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Miranda Kerr, Olivia Palermo, Kristin Cavallari

Miranda Kerr looks flawless as ever in a Topshop printed skirt, ideal for summertime,  nude heels, white tee and bright pink Louis Vuitton mini-cambridge-esque bag.

Fashionista Olivia Palermo retains her It Girl status with this perfect black and white printed dress. Olivia added a pop of colour with an Aztec necklace and pink handbag. The leopard shoes surprisingly work well with this combo. Another stellar outfit choice Miss Palermo!

Kristin Cavallari makes it onto the list again. This time it’s for her blue and white printed trousers. This girl sure knows how to dress well!

Monochrome

Stacey Keibler wore black and white casual jean suit this month. The simple red shoes help bring this outfit from boring to stylish. A great outfit choice for a day of meetings or a day at the office.

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Karlie Kloss, Stacey Kiebler

Model of the moment Karlie Kloss looked ravishing in monochrome on the streets of NYC this August. Karlie shows us that less is definitely more. Her black heels with above the ankle strap make add another touch of class to this minimalist outfit.

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Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton stepped out for the first time since giving birth to son George on August 30th. The Duchess and Prince William were kicking off a 135 mile marathon in North Wales. Kate wore a green Ralph Lauren blazer paired with black skinny jeans and wedges. Stunning as always, Kate!

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Supermodel Elizabeth Hurly looks a million dollars in this green floor length gown at the Compare the Market press call. Way to go Liz! I hope I look this fab at 48!

In the Navy

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The VMA’s on August 25th caused quite a stir! Not just because of Miley Cyrus’ raunchy behaviour  but the red carpet fashion. Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez looked incredible in these navy ensembles. Taylor’s Herve Leger number showed off her beautiful figure, while Selena went for an elegant navy number with intricate detail on the bust and slit up the right hand side.

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Nicole Scherzinger displayed her newly topped up tan at the X Factor launch on August 29th. The third celeb on this list to don a one piece combo, Nicole keeps it fun with red shoes and matching yellow nails and sunnies. A stunning hairdo tops off this look.

Let me know who your favourite was!

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Cannes Film Festival 2013 Fashion Fix

The glitz and glamour of The Cannes Film Festival 2013 has come to an end.  Stars from across the globe flocked the French Rivera to promote numerous high profile and independent films.  Of course, the main focus of my attention was the fashion! For two whole weeks it’s nothing but glamour, sophistication and elegance on the red carpet.

White! White! White!

The colour du jour this year was white. Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain and Kylie Minogue to name but a few, all sported elegant mix of white, off-white and monochrome gowns on the red carpet. Black, red and midnight blue also made frequent appearances.

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Kylie Minougue,  Cindy Crawford, Nicole Kidman all stunned in white.

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Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan,Dior. Rosario Dawson, Ellie Sabb. Emma Watson, Chanel.

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Jennifer Lawrence, Dior. Carey Mulligan, Jessica Chastain, Bulgari, Marion Cotillard, Alexander Mc Queen.

Black and White

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Leading the way in black and white get ups are, Carey Mulligan,Chloe. Chanel Iman. Mila Jovovich, Chanel. Lily Donaldson. Astrid Berges, Chanel.

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Jennifer Lawrence, both Dior . Zoe Saldana, Emanuel Ungaro, Nicole Kidman, Chanel.

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Audrey Tautuo wearing a black fanned dress and Cara Delevingne  in Burberry.

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Redheads Jessica Chastain and Isla Fisher both donned red gowns. Chastain for the amfAR Cinema Against Aids gala and Fisher at The Great Gatsby premiere. Being a redhead myself I am extremely reluctant to wear red, however, Jessica and Isla really pull it off.

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Chastain, Hedi Silmane. Fisher, Oscar de la Renta.

Others in red included Georgia May Jagger wearing Roberto Cavalli, Dita Von Teese wearing Ellie Sabb, and Audrey Tautuo.

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Burgundy Babes

Emma Watson, in Christopher Kane, and Cheryl Cole, Zuhair Murad, both bloomed in burgundy dresses.

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Why so Blue?

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Kristen Scott, Armani Privee. Nicole Kidman, L’Wren Scott & Dior. Mila Jocovich , Armani.

And the rest…

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Rosario Dawson, Marchesa. Solange Knowles, Stephane Rolland. Alessandra-Ambrosio,  Roberto Cavilli. Freida Pinto, Sanchita. Uma Thurman, Versace.

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Jessica Chastain, Givenchy. Freida Pinto,Gucci. Florence Welsh, Miu Miu. Jessica Biel, Marchesa .

The Great Gatsby Part 2: Jewellery

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Part two of my Great Gatsby inspired posts is all about the jewels! You would be hard pressed not to notice the HUGE sparklers in each scene, most notably any scene with Carey Mulligan or Elizabeth Debicki.

However, it wasn’t just the ladies dripping with diamonds and pearls, the men were also decked out with remarkable cufflinks and rings. Who could provide such stunning jewellery I hear you ask? Why, Tiffany’s of course!

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The iconic jewellery house, of which F. Scott Fitzgerald was a customer, worked together with the film’s designers to create each bespoke piece. Some of the pieces used in the film were part of Tiffany’s original 1920’s collection and the rest inspired by the original collection.

The most remarkable piece from the film is Daisy’s headpiece come tiara, which she wears to Gatsby’s party. According to Tiffany’s website this stunning headpiece will set you back a mere €200,000.

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The Jazz Age Glamour Collection showcases some of the pieces featured in the film like this beautiful ring and bracelet pearl combo that Daisy wears along with the headpiece.

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Not to be outdone, Jay Gatsby’s cufflinks, all custom-made for the film, contained the initials J.G.

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Gatsby’s signature ring contained the same initials however it was surround by a daisy motif. All together now, “Awwwhhh!”

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The headpiece Daisy wears to lunch is simple and elegant, accentuating her iconic 1920’s bob.

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Sadly, I couldn’t find an image of the original ring worn by Daisy in the film but Tiffany’s have created a Daisy ring inspired by the film.

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The pearls featured in the film varied from single and drop  pearl earrings, to rows of perfect pearls necklaces.

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For more pieces and information about Tiffany and Co’s  Jazz Age Glamour Collection head over to The Tiffany’s Website: http://www.tiffany.com/Shopping/Category.aspx?cid=2605758&mcat=148206

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I don’t know about anyone else but my jewellery collection is seriously lacking!!

Find Part 1 here: https://vanessataaffe.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/the-great-gatsby-part-1-fashion/