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Elizabeth and James // Resort 2015 Lookbook

Day to day I tend to wear a lot of black, white and neutral colours. I am not really one to wear bold, poppy brights even in the summer. Elizabeth and James released their 2015 Resort lookbook and it tickles all of my fancies. Now if only I had enough money in the bank to go out and buy the full line.


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Olivia Palermo weds in Carolina Herrera

Socialite, MTV starlet and accessory Queen, Olivia Palermo was married recently to German modelJohannes Huebl in an intimate ceremony for family and friends. Always one to walk to the beat of her own drum she chose a cashmere sweater, white tulle skirt and white shorts adorned with ostrich feathers all from Carolina Herrera. Now I could never picture myself choosing something so boldly different and nontraditional for my wedding day but I really think this is so Olivia and so perfect for her. My favourite part of the look? Her something blue courtesy of a stunning pair of royal blue satin Manolo Blanhik heels.

For more of Olivia’s wedding day check out her blog here.
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Olivia Palermo weds in Carolina Herrera

Socialite, MTV starlet and accessory Queen, Olivia Palermo was married recently to German modelJohannes Huebl in an intimate ceremony for family and friends. Always one to walk to the beat of her own drum she chose a cashmere sweater, white tulle skirt and white shorts adorned with ostrich feathers all from Carolina Herrera. Now I could never picture myself choosing something so boldly different and nontraditional for my wedding day but I really think this is so Olivia and so perfect for her. My favourite part of the look? Her something blue courtesy of a stunning pair of royal blue satin Manolo Blanhik heels.

Olivia Palermo Wedding Dress

For more of Olivia’s wedding day check out her blog here.


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Red Carpet Fashion: Rihanna at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards 
Always one to push the “more is more” envelope and not shy away from displaying full boobage, RiRI managed to shock the media world once again. The queen of exhibitionism donned a body skimming custom Adam Selman fishnet dress that featured over 200,000 Swarovski crystals which highlighted every curve.  
The first thing I thought of when I saw this was the gown made of chains and mesh that Rose McGowan wore to the 1998 MTV Movie Awards. From the boobs to the bum to the admitted “I wore it to cause an uproar”, Rhianna seems to have followed suit. 

One thing I will give her, however, is that she rocked it. The elegant shape of the dress, the crystal sheen, lovely head piece and smokey makeup aid her in pulling this off and the event itself was definitely the place to wear it and get away with it. 
Since everyone seems to have an opinion on this look I would love to hear your thoughts! Too brash? Too much bum? Not enough bum? Sound off below!
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Red Carpet Fashion: Rihanna at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards 

Always one to push the “more is more” envelope and not shy away from displaying full boobage, RiRI managed to shock the media world once again. The queen of exhibitionism donned a body skimming custom Adam Selman fishnet dress that featured over 200,000 Swarovski crystals which highlighted every curve.  

The first thing I thought of when I saw this was the gown made of chains and mesh that Rose McGowan wore to the 1998 MTV Movie Awards. From the boobs to the bum to the admitted I wore it to cause an uproar”, Rhianna seems to have followed suit.

One thing I will give her, however, is that she rocked it. The elegant shape of the dress, the crystal sheen, lovely head piece and smokey makeup aid her in pulling this off and the event itself was definitely the place to wear it and get away with it. 

Since everyone seems to have an opinion on this look I would love to hear your thoughts! Too brash? Too much bum? Not enough bum? Sound off below!


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Red Carpet Fashion: Blake Lively at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival
I always look forward to the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Everyone looks so elegant and glamours. Each year there is usually one stand out lady who steals the spotlight - last year Natasha Poly took that title. This year, however, Blake Lively was clearly the scene stealer. Chanel, Gucci Premiére and Giambattista Valli, oh my!
Which look was your favourite? I think mine would have to be the heavily embellished Chanel Spring 2014 Couture iridescent ankle-length dress she wore to the ‘Mr Turner’ Premiere. It is just so classic Blake with her beach waves left loose. 

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Red Carpet Fashion: Blake Lively at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

I always look forward to the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Everyone looks so elegant and glamours. Each year there is usually one stand out lady who steals the spotlight - last year Natasha Poly took that title. This year, however, Blake Lively was clearly the scene stealer. Chanel, Gucci Premiére and Giambattista Valli, oh my!

Which look was your favourite? I think mine would have to be the heavily embellished Chanel Spring 2014 Couture iridescent ankle-length dress she wore to the ‘Mr Turner’ Premiere. It is just so classic Blake with her beach waves left loose. 

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Red Carpet Fashion: The 2014 annual Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala // Best Dressed

There were so many great looks of the night that I found it very hard to narrow my selections down. Overall there weren’t too many misses and oh so many hits. Below is a list of the ones that made me pause:

Karolina Kurkova:

  • One of the most dramatic and elegant looks of the evening was courtesy of model Karolina who donned this architectural masterpiece of a gown by Marchesa. Plucked from the Spring 2011 collection, she allowed the gown to do most of the talking by pulling her hair back into a tight up-do and accenting with Harry Winston diamonds. This is exactly what I expect to see at this event every year, something unique and glamourous.

Nicole Richie:

  • Nicole is consistently one of my red carpet faves and she did not let me down one bit. Still rocking the vibrant purple hued locks she shimmied into a backless Donna Karan Atelier custom-dyed, velvet gown which featured delicate straps that criss crossed at the back. Nicole carries this dress perfectly and manages to pull off the sexy sheer inserts with ease.

Blake Lively:

  • As always Blake stole the show. With her handsome hubby by her side she waked the red carpet in a silk chiffon blush custom Gucci Première gown. The beautiful, dramatic-yet-soft train from her cape turned this look from a stunner to a jaw dropper. Old.Hollywood.Glamour.

Emma Stone

  • Continuing her parade of styled to perfection looks from the Spiderman 2 promo tour here is my girl rocking a 2 piece Thakoon look. Comprised of a tailored crisscross back halter crop top and a flowing high slit wrap skirt in beautiful pink tones the look was completed with a chic side braid and metallic silver accessories. Although I do believe that Miss Stone was one of THE best dressed of the night it should be noted that I am insanely bias towards her. My obsession runnith deep. 

Liu Wen

  • Every year at the Met Ball it goes without saying that a Zac Posen gown will hit the red carpet and steal the show. This year Liu Wen looked every bit the 40’s beauty in this green strapless ball gown by the designer. 

Suki Waterhouse

  • Bradley Coopers model gal pal and Burberry model wore this stunning pink Burberry gown paired with a deep red lip and simple makeup. The sweetheart neckline and tiers of ruffles really make this look so romantic. 

Solange Knowles

  • Although I feel like a lot of people may disagree with me here - I really loved this satin apricot custom 3.1 Phillip Lim knee length dress. The loose ruffles and drop waist are divine and really popped on the red carpet alongside all of the long dramatic gowns. 

Leighton Meester

  • I love a long sleeved gown on the red carpet and this Emilio Pucci gown from the Fall 2014 collection is no exception. I tend to be a cleavage or leg person but in this case the plunging neckline and high slit really work without looking like too much. Very boho, very effortless, very Leighton. 

So who were some of your best dressed of the night? Anyone I missed? Sound off below and click here to see all of the looks.


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Red Carpet Fashion: The 2014 annual Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala // The Couples

Monday night at the annual Met Ball we saw some truly stunning jewelry, on point clutches, classic elbow length gloves and shoes that could bring a single tear to your eye. The standout accessory of the evening? A handsome man.

Above are my picks for best dressed couples of the night, the ones who not only looked great together, but also made me go "dawwwww’.


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The Met Gala is upon us!

To kick off Met Gala related coverage I thought I would share with you the so far confirmed list of attendee’s! 

  • Amanda Seyfried: In Givenchy
  • Olivia Munn: In Diane von Furstenberg
  • Zooey Deschanel: In Tommy Hilfiger
  • Zoe Saldana: In Prabal Gurung and with hair by Aviva Perea
  • Lupita Nyong’o: In Prada
  • Michelle Dockery: In Prada
  • Anne Hathaway: styled by Penny Lovell, with hair by Adir Abergel and Kate Lee for makeup.
  • Elizabeth Olsen: styled by Cher Coulter, with hair by Mark Townsend
  • Ashley Olsen: hair by Mark Townsend
  • Mary-Kate Olsen: hair by Mark Townsend
  • Kate Bosworth: styled by Kris Zero
  • Kate Upton: styled by Cher Coulter
  • Nicole Richie: styled by Cher Coulter
  • Rita Ora: styled by Jason Rembert
  • Rosie Huntington Whitely: styled by Cher Coulter and makeup by Kate Lee
  • Amy Adams: hair by Laini Reeves; makeup by Stephen Sollitto
  • Chloe Grace Moretz: makeup by Mai Quyhn
  • Dakota Johnson: hair by Marcus Francis
  • Dree Hemingway: makeup by Nico Guilis
  • Emma Stone: hair by Mara Roszak
  • Emmy Rossum: hair by Ryan Trystad
  • Jessica Paré: hair by Marcus Francis and makeup by Mai Quyhn
  • Kristen Stewart: hair by Adir Abergel
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal: makeup by Molly R. Stern
  • Maggie Q: hair by Adir Abergel
  • Margot Robbie: In Diane von Furstenberg and hair by John D
  • Ruth Wilson: hair by Sascha Breuer
  • Taylor Swift: In J. Mendel and styled by Joseph Cassell
  • Zoe Kravitz: makeup by Kara Yoshimoto Bua
  • Rachel McAdams: hair by Ben Skervin
  • Diane Kruger: hair by Miki

Other confirmed attendees:

  • Jessica Chastain
  • Emilia Clarke
  • Naomi Watts
  • Allison Williams
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Sarah Jessica Parke

I for one cannot wait to see Emilia Clarke, Zoe Saldana and Emma Stone. Who are you excited to see rocking gowns in theme with Charles James: Beyond Fashion”?

Ps. I will be updating the list as I find out more.

xx


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