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Cannes Film Festival Star Style Steal: Points

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

As the biggest stars in Hollywood hit the Red Carpet at Cannes Film Festival it was clear that a ladies wardrobe is not complete without a classic pointed court shoe. This summer must have is an elegant addition to a cute summer slip dress or an easy way to dress up a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans and loose tee.

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Steal some star style with our collection of points, from skyscraper stilettos to sharp flats.

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Best Dressed at the Met Ball

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Fashion’s elite turned out last night for the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala.

This year’s theme, Beyond Fashion, saw attendees showcasing their best designer ball gowns and tuxedos and the overall display had a touch of elegance and classic Hollywood glamour.

Some of the stars, including Rihanna and Cara Delevingne, managed to add a bit of edge to their ensembles,  modelling crop tops showing flashes of their tattoos while others opted for thigh-high skirt splits or mini dresses rather than floor-skimming gowns.

We take a look at some of the best-dressed stars from the night.

2014 Met Costume Institute Gala - New York

Taylor Swift

 Pop princess Taylor Swift looked the epitome of elegance in a pale silk Oscar de la Renta gown complete with statement train. Before the event the songstress tweeted that her cat had launched an attack on the gown, but luckily the dress appeared to have emerged unscathed.

2014 Met Costume Institute Gala - New York

Cara Delevingne

Her outfit may have been a simple monochrome affair but that didn’t stop model of the moment Cara Delevingne standing out from the crowd. Rather than wearing a ball gown, she opted for fitted white cigarette trousers and a strappy cutaway top with a plunging neckline, designed by Stella McCartney. Her blonde locks were swept to one side and she accessorised with eye-catching diamond earrings, bracelets and rings.

2014 Met Costume Institute Gala - New York

Blake Lively

Actress Blake Lively stole the show in a mermaid style slinky metallic gown which oozed Hollywood starlet, echoing 40′s goddess Veronica Lake. The cape-style train and cinched-in waist added a vintage twist to the ensemble. With her hair styled in soft waves and a slick of red lipstick, Blake looked every inch the screen siren.

2014 Met Costume Institute Gala - New York

Sarah Jessica Parker

We can always rely on SJP to go all out at the Met Ball and this year was no exception. The dramatic black and white Oscar de la Renta gown looked like something her on-screen alter ego Carrie Bradshaw would have worn. Elbow-length white gloves and a dramatic hairstyle added to the over-the-top look and we can only imagine what shoes she was wearing under that full skirt!

2014 Met Costume Institute Gala - New York

Benedict Cumberbatch

While many male attendees weren’t quite brave enough for white tie, opting for traditional tuxedos instead of tails, Benedict Cumberbatch went all out in a Ralph Lauren black tux tailcoat. Every inch the dashing English gent.

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Red Carpet Round-Up

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

 

After a weekend jam-packed with a-list events, we’ve been left lusting after a number of celebs’ outfits.

 

We take a closer look at some of our favourites…

 

Margot Robbie at the Empire Awards

We’re finally getting used to Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie’s new brunette locks and they certainly worked well with the bold red jumpsuit she wore at the Empire Magazine Film Awards on Sunday. The off-the-shoulder number featured an unusual structured neckline and black belt which showcased her slender waist. Her porcelain skin, smoky eye makeup and soft wavy hairstyle ensured she oozed old school glamour.

 Empire Film Awards - London

 

Shailene Woodley at the Divergent premiere

We’ll have to get used to seeing Shailene Woodley on the red carpet more often in the future thanks to her starring role in the Divergent trilogy and she got off to a good start fashion wise as she attended the London premiere of the first instalment on Sunday. Her stunning blue Stella McCartney gown was ultra-feminine, with lace detailing on the neckline, a slinky fishtail train and a deep diamond cut-out at the back.

 Divergent premiere - London

 

Kaley Cuoco at the 27th annual Kids’ Choice Awards

Kaley Cuoco’s ensemble at the 27th annual Kids’ Choice Awards in LA this weekend was suitably fun. The chic shorts and jacket combo featured a bold pattern and leather trim and looked great teamed with some chunky black wedges. The actress carried on with the casual theme, opting to wear minimal makeup and style her hair in a loose ballet bun.

 Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Los Angeles

 

Sadly the ensemble got covered in slime during the ceremony. We hope it wasn’t dry clean only!

 

Katy Perry at the MOCA’s 35th Anniversary Gala

We can always rely on Katy Perry to strike the right balance between edgy and elegant and she certainly achieved it in this futuristic dress. The basic black mini was accentuated by an unusual cape-style detailing which trailed the floor at both the front and back, offering just a glimpse of her toned pins at either side.

 MOCA Celebrates 35th Anniversary Gala - Los Angeles

 

She accessorised with some eye-catching neon bangles which matched the lining of her dress.

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Our favourite Oscars dresses

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

 

We are counting down the days until the Oscars on Sunday. We can’t wait to see whether Leo DiCaprio finally scoops Best Actor, whether J-Law and Nicholas Hoult will walk the red carpet together and of course, who makes the best (and worst) dressed lists.

 

To while away the time while we wait for this year’s Academy Awards, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite ever Oscars dresses. Do you agree with our top picks?

 

Hilary Swank in Guy Laroche

Hilary Swank certainly looked a million dollars in the navy backless Guy Laroche number she wore to pick up her Best Actress Oscar for her role in Million Dollar Baby in 2007. The sleek and sophisticated gown was a far cry from the ball dress style ensembles many Best Actress nominees opt for and propelled Swank to style icon status.

Vanity Fair aftershow party - Morton's - Melrose Avenue

 

Michelle Williams in Vera Wang

You can always rely on Michelle Williams to wear something quirky and the bright yellow Vera Wang number she modelled at the 2006 Academy Awards was a breath of fresh air. We love the artful draping at the front, the ruffled neckline and the slick of red lipstick Williams finished the look off with.

 Vanity Fair Post Oscars Party - Mortons Restaurant

 

Natalie Portman in Rodarte

Finding an Oscars dress when you’re pregnant must be a tricky task, but Natalie Portman pulled it off with her usual style and elegance in this stunning Rodarte number. The plum-coloured, off-the-shoulder gown hugged her curves perfectly.

 The 83rd Academy Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

 

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

Gwyneth’s pale pink Ralph Lauren dress, which she wore when she won her Best Actress Oscar often features on best dress lists, but we prefer the icy white Tom Ford gown she wore in 2012. The column style flatters her slender frame and it looked modern and elegant. Plus, who wouldn’t want a dress that comes with its own cape?

 The 84th Academy Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

 

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Jennifer Lawrence may have fallen out of love with her Dior gown after she tripped up on her way to collect her statuette at last year’s ceremony, but we certainly didn’t. The dramatic pale pink dress oozed Hollywood glamour and made Jen look like a true star. We wonder if she’ll wear something a bit easier to walk in this year though…

The 85th Academy Awards - Press Room - Los Angeles

 

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Best-dressed men on the red carpet

Friday, January 24th, 2014

 

There have undeniably been some gorgeous gowns showcased on the red carpet in recent weeks but it’s not just the women who have been strutting their stuff. We take a look at some of the male A-listers who have donned their sharpest suits this awards season.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leo always looks sharp and his appearance at the Critics’ Choice Film Awards was no exception. The Wolf of Wall Street star kept things casual with a crisp open-necked white shirt and no tie under his black suit.

 Critics Choice Movie Awards 2014 - Show - Los Angeles

 

Matthew McConaughey

Oscar nominee Matthew McConaughey has been pulling out all the stops at recent award ceremonies.  First there was the forest green Dolce & Gabbana three-piece tux at the Golden Globes, then a textured houndstooth tuxedo by Lanvin for the Critics’ Choice Film Awards. We can’t wait to see what he wears for the Academy Awards.

 Critics Choice Movie Awards 2014 - Press Room - Los Angeles

 

Jared Leto

We can always rely on Jared Leto to put a quickly twist on red carpet attire. His slim fit Dior suit for the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) was paired with a white bow tie and a polka dot pocket square. After tying his ombre locks back in a messy bun at the Golden Globes, he chose to wear his hair loose over his shoulders.

 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

 

James Marsden

James Marsden added a retro twist to his red carpet ensemble at the SAG Awards, adding a paisley pocket square and sharp bow tie to his midnight blue Valentino suit.

 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

 

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper proved you can never go wrong with a classic black tuxedo at the SAG Awards and looked extremely dapper in his Gucci suit paired with David Yurman cufflinks, IWC watch and some designer stubble.

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

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Best dressed at the SAG Awards

Monday, January 20th, 2014

 

Another weekend, another awards ceremony. This week Hollywood’s biggest stars gathered in Los Angeles for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. We take a look at some of the best outfits from the night.

 

Amy Adams

While Amy Adams didn’t win the Best Actress gong at the SAG Awards, she was certainly one of the best dressed attendees in her bold royal blue Antomio Berardi gown. The one-shouldered dress featured a plunging neckline, mid-thigh split and jewelled detailing at the waist. Her metallic heels finished off the look perfectly.

 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

Sofia Vergara

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara looked like a screen siren in a figure-hugging metallic beaded dress. The strapless creation by Donna Karan Atelier featured a low cut back and looked stunning paired with a statement diamond and emerald necklace.

 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

Claire Danes

Claire Danes’ dress divided the critics, but we loved the layered cream, black and metallic blue dress by Vionnet. Paired with smoky eye makeup and darkened hair, the whole look had a gothic edge to it.

 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley’s dress is another one which garnered a mixed reaction, but we thought the Big Bang star looked stunning in purpley-grey Vera Wang. Her ombre hair-do was bang on trend too.

 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

Jennifer Garner

We’re used to seeing Jennifer in jumpers and jeans as she does the school run, but she certainly showed she can dress up when the occasion demands it in a simple yet elegant navy strapless dress by Max Mara and dramatic David Webb earrings.

 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

Cate Blanchett

We’re not sure how Cate Blanchett made baby pink sequins look sophisticated, but she managed it in a sleek Givenchy gown teamed with minimal jewellery and a relaxed up do.

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

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Golden Globes fashion

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Awards season is finally here! The Golden Globes on Sunday kicked off what will be several months of red carpets, trophies and teary acceptance speeches, and the stars of the silver and small screen certainly dressed to impress. Here’s a closer look at our favourite outfits from the ceremony.

 

Jennifer Lawrence

Another year, another Golden Globe (this time for Best Supporting Actress) and another stunning Dior gown for Jennifer Lawrence. The gorgeous monochrome dress was elegantly simple but certainly stood out on the red carpet thanks to Jen’s pixie cut, vampish red lips and statement jewellery.

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

Taylor Swift

There were a lot of bold shades being modelled at the Golden Globes and country crooner Taylor Swift was among the most noticeable attendees in a Carolina Herrera cherry red dress with a heart-shaped neckline and long train.

 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

Taylor may be better known for her singing than her acting, but with her hair in an elegant up-do and her pout painted perfectly red, she looked every inch the screen siren.

 

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde, who is six months pregnant, looked the opposite of mumsy in a dark green slinky sequinned number by Gucci.

 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

The dress hugged her neat baby bump perfectly and she looked sleek and elegant. It was difficult to tell whether she was glowing because of the pregnancy or the sparkling Forevermark diamond earrings and coordinating bracelet she was rocking.

 

Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery looked every inch as elegant as her on-screen counterpart Lady Mary in a gold, embellished Oscar de la Renta gown.

 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

The actress let the sparkling dress do the talking and kept her accessories simple with just some statement earrings and a cocktail ring.

 

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey was a surprise winner on the night, scooping the Best Actor gong for his role in Dallas Buyer’s Club, but he certainly looked the part as he took to the stage in his green velvet blazer with black satin trim.

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

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Red carpet round-up

Friday, January 10th, 2014

 

We may only be a couple of weeks into the new year, but a host of celebs have already shown off some stunning gowns on the red carpet.

We take a closer look at some of our favourites.

Margot Robbie

Wolf Of Wall Street star Margot Robbie opted for a modest red silk dress at the film’s London première this week. The scarlet two-tone number by Oscar de la Renta featured a high neckline and long sleeves, but a knee-high slit at the front and the nipped-in waist kept it on the right side of frumpy. We also loved her gold stilettos.

The Wolf of Wall Street Premiere - London

 

Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera modelled an elegantly simple gown at the 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards in LA. The beige, white and black Michael Kors dress combined a number of trends including body-con, colour blocking and a dipped hem. The look was completed with a stylish gold necklace, some strappy Stuart Weitzman shoes and new honey-coloured locks.

40th Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith was all about vintage inspired pastels at the Burberry Prorsum Menswear show in London. Her lace Burberry shirt dress was in one of this season’s hottest colours; pink, while her mint green coat and metallic accessories complemented it perfectly.

Paloma also rocked a new hair-do, ditching her trademark red locks in favour of a cool blonde look.

Burberry Prorsum Men's Arrivals - London Collections: Men 2014

 

Allison Williams

Girls star Allison Williams has expressed an interest in following in Jennifer Aniston’s footsteps as America’s sweetheart and we think she is well on her way after wowing in a series of gorgeous dresses recently.

One of our favourites is this white satin cocktail dress with crystal and sequin embellishment which she wore for the Girls series three launch. The soft pleat skirt and classic boat neck were timelessly elegant but the stunning detailing ensured it was right on trend.

 "Girls" Season 3 Premiere - New York

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2013’s Best Dressed Women

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

 

As 2013 came to an end, a number of fashion mags revealed which stars they thought had topped the style stakes over the past 12 months.

We take a look at some of the worthy winners.

Marion Cotillard

French actress Marion Cotillard always looks impeccable on the red carpet and her highly glamorous ensembles saw her being named best dressed woman of 2013 by Grazia. As the face of Dior she has her pick of couture and the canary yellow gown she wore to the Baftas in February certainly got the year off to a stylish start. Other favourite pieces include the striking white structured gown she wore in Cannes and the striped midi dress she wore in Marrakech in November.

 66th Cannes Film Festival - The Immigrant Screening

Miranda Kerr

Vogue has named a whole host of women in its best dressed list, and one fashionista we think definitely deserves her place in the pack is model Miranda Kerr. The mum of one looks effortlessly stylish whether she’s rocking boho style Gucci dresses, Balmain printed trousers or a pair of ripped jeans and a white t-shirt at a basketball game.

 

Rihanna

Rihanna was another stylish lady singled out for praise by Vogue. Her outfit choices are always bold, normally featuring neon colours, eye-catching prints, plunging necklines or a combination of all three, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. The custom Azzedine Alaïa red gown she wore for the Grammys showed she can combine sexy with ladylike.

 55th Annual Grammy Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart’s off duty wardrobe of scruffy jeans, hoodies and Converse may not be the most stylish, but she always pulls it out of the bag for red carpet events, which is why she was Glamour’s best dressed woman of 2013. From cute shorts and top combos by Osman to lace jumpsuits by Zuhair Murad, Stewart’s fashion choices always have edge.

 

Nicole Richie

Female First’s choice for best dressed was Nicole Richie, who has truly established her sense of style in recent years having moved on from boho chic to slick tailoring and slinky red carpet dresses. The plunging Roberto Cavalli gown she wore to the Elton John AIDS Foundation party was a perfect example of her new look.

The 85th Academy Awards - 21st Annual Sir Elton John Oscar Party - Los Angeles

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Fashion highlights of 2013

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

2013 has been a great year for fashion, as we count down the last few days until 2014, here are some of the highlights from the past 12 months.

Flashing flesh

2013 was certainly the year many celebs ‘dared to bare’ on the red carpet. Back in April, Gwyneth Paltrow shocked in a revealing dress which was completely sheer down the side, while Jaimie Alexander took things a step further in a gown which seemed to show more than it covered. On the high street, this trend manifested itself in cut-out dresses and high cut crop tops.

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Marc Jacobs’ swansong

Marc Jacobs showcased his last collection for Louis Vuitton on the final day of Paris Fashion Week and it was a triumph. Making use of props from years gone by and sending all the models down the runway in black, he reminded us why we’ve loved LV for so long.

High fashion and high street

2013 brought us yet more fashion collaborations, but our favourite has to be Isabel Marant for H&M. The most dedicated fashionistas queued for hours to get their hands on the fringed boots, loop knits and oversized grey coats.

Pixie crops

Gone are the days of trying to grow luscious locks, pixie crops were the hottest haircut of 2013, thanks to Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Premiere - London

 

Celine’s change of direction

We thought we knew what to expect from Celine; minimalism, muted colours and feminine florals, so we got quite the shock at the brand’s spring show when the models paraded down the catwalk in bold bright colours, exaggerated silhouettes and eye-catching patterns. A reminder that all designers can benefit from shaking things up a bit.

Jennifer Lawrence

We know we go on about her, but 2013 really has been J-Law’s year. Starting with an Oscar win and some seriously fabulous red carpet gowns and ending with some equally amazing ensembles at the worldwide premieres for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. We can’t wait to see what she gets up to in 2014.

 

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