Today I’m Loving… House of Holland’s lipsticks!

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Isn’t this the most amazing coat for the new season? Give me anything pop arty and I’m happy. Why Henry hasn’t done this for us men I don’t know! I adore the colours, I love the quilting and the lipstick design is pure fabulousness!

Buy here from Browns

Yours truly, The VSG x

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The Versace’s do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from amazing Versace vases!

This is one of the ALS ice bucket challenges I was eagerly awaiting… Donatella Versace, getting soaked for charity. She was never going to do it sans makeup or understated, so getting drenched by two half naked men who poured water on her, probably Evian, from two gorgeous Versace vases was the best way possible!

And then her daughter, Allegra Versace, who nominated Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino and Azzedine Alaia (obvs!), was soaked by Donatella! From another amazing vase! Probably full of Fiji water!

Love these two ladies!

Oh, and by the way, I’m off to the Versace mansion on South Beach right now, so stay tuned for a million Instagram and Twitter posts!

 

Yours truly, The VSG x

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My Emmys 2014 red carpet best and worst dressed one word reviews…

Who knew the VMAs and the Emmys were on consecutive days? Not me! It’s like red carpet overload. But I love it. If you scroll down you’ll see my one word reviews from last night’s VMAs red carpet, and I’ve just done the same from the Emmys. There was LOTS of amazing dresses on the red carpet, too many to fit into 15 seconds unfortunately, so I’ve picked my absolute winners.

And you’ll see below that there was only ONE person who qualified for worst dressed. It is unfortunate because I like the actress and LOVE the designer. Just the wrong mix altogether.

Anyway, here they are. Enjoy!

Best dressed…

In order: Gwen Stefani in Versace, Kerry Washington in Prada, Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano, Sofia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli, Julia Roberts in Elie Saab, Kate Walsh in Stephane Rolland and Michelle Dockery in Rosie Assoulin.

Worst dressed…

Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli couture

Yours truly, The VSG x

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My VMAs 2014 red carpet best and worst dressed one word reviews…

I would have done a whole big vlog about the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet hits and misses but I’m currently on holiday in Florida, so I thought the next best thing (actually the husband suggested it) was to do a quick one word Instagram review.

So, here they are…

Best dressed…

In order: Solange in H&M, Gwen in L.A.M.B couture, Jessie J in vintage Halston, Chloe Moretz in Louis Vuitton, Beyonce in Nicolas Jebran dress and Lorraine Schwartz earrings, Laverne Cox in Marc Bouwer

Worst dressed…

In order: Taylor Swift in Mary Katrantzou, Jennifer Lopez in Charbel Zoe, Amber Rose in… who cares? Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea in Versace, Jourdan in Balmain
Who’s your best and worst dressed?

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Skinted//Minted – Mango and Saint Laurent gun print…

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SKINTED

Mango gun print dress – buy here

Mango gun print shirt – buy here

MINTED

Saint Lauren gun print dress – buy here

Saint Laurent gun print shirt – buy here

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Thou Shalt Pose: Disney Couture…

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I had no idea what to expect at Disney World. I knew that my four-year-old nephew would absolutely LOVE it and be in his element with Mickey et al running around the place. I, however, wasn’t sure if it was really for me.

Wrong.

The über clever thing about Disney is that no matter what age you are, there is always a movie or a character you love. For my nephew it is Frozen (he met the ‘real life’ Elsa and Anna), for me it’s Mary Poppins (although there was just one reference to her in the whole park, and that was a replica dress… not impressed!) and The Little Mermaid. See, my parents ALWAYS knew I was gay! And at Disney World, everything comes to life, in that amazing sugary-sweet way they have managed for decades.

I am, of course, just telling you all the good things about our day at Disney World. Although there were no bad points, being on your feet from 8am until 10pm, trying to smile at all 100,000 people Disney goers, trying to look half decent in 95 degree heat and having to get a train, boat, bus and tram from and to your car can get a little tiring.

I did love it though, if not for anything else but to see my nephew’s face at seeing Mickey (from afar though, he was scared of the six foot version up close, which I can kind of understand).

Anyway, I could literally go on and on about the extremely well oiled, slick machine that is Disney (we tried to work out how much money Disney World alone took a year and came to an approximate figure of $5billion), but for now, these pics will have to do. I’m wearing a Vivienne Westwood tiger print T-shirt, rose print shorts from River Island (here in white), red velvet slippers from Aldo and ring and bracelet from King Baby.

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Yours truly, The VSG x

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Shootin’ and Stylin’ – Next’s Menswear…

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As I type this I’m sitting on a sun lounger around a pool in a boiling Florida. It’s already 85 degrees and it’s only 10am. You can only imagine how extra hot I’m feeling now looking and talking about new-in autumn/winter clothes.

But rewind a couple of weeks when Next asked me to style up some of their new collection in a rainy London and I was all ears. There was a few pieces that I had to get in there, namely: a bit of tailoring, some key jackets and a bit of my own styling flair. I think I can manage that!

So off we went, armed with a few suitcases, a model and a photographer around London to find some cool locations to shoot the clothes against. I wanted to do things a bit different, hence why I added brogue boots with grey joggers and a woman’s cape over a check suit. Nothing groundbreaking, but just little touches that bought a bit of ‘me’ to the looks.

Anyway, enjoy!

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Special thanks to:

Vicki and Ellie from Next

Photographer: Ryan Sullivan

Hair and grooming: Bjorn Krischker

Model: Samuel Kristofer at Next Management

Styling: ME!

Yours truly, The VSG x

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Heidi Klum and her blue fringed dress (designed by a Project Runway contestant)

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Oh my God, this is one of those rare red carpet moments when my heart stops, I gasp loudly and fawn for hours over the dress. Heidi Klum will never top this blue fringed dress I don’t think. No matter how many gowns Donatella chucks at her.

She’s at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and the dress is designed by one of her Project Runway alumni – Sean Kelly (season 13) – and is completely and utterly drop dead gorgeous.

Maybe it’s because I’m obsessed with fringing, or maybe because I love ombre, or it might be that I love a bit of dramatic dressing, but to me, this is the ultimate gown.

JUST WOW!

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Photo taken from Heidi’s Twitter account

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Yours truly, The VSG x

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Three of the best and biggest coats I’ve ever seen…

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OK, so I realise that we all have tastes and style thresholds, and that these Yohji Yamamoto fabulously printed, amazingly oversized coats aren’t to everyone’s liking, but fashion is all about individuality at the end of the day, therefore I have the absolute right to say…

WOWWWWWWWW BLEEDIN’ WOW, I WANT THEM ALL!

For autumn winter 2014, Yamamoto was all about volume. He set out to put a fantastical, other-worldly spin on his own fairytale, and these coats are a result of it. He also adapted these graffiti prints from his menswear collection, and they work so well on these duvet coats.

Start thinking about (and saving for) your winter coat selection people!

Shop the coats at Luisaviaroma.com here…

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Yours truly, The VSG x

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Today I’m loving obssesed with… Theo Fennell’s Eaton Square bangle

I rarely talk about jewellery on here, but when something THIS amazing and luxurious crops up, it’s hard to let it go.

OMG Theo Fennell has completely winded me with his ‘Eaton Square’ bangle. It is, quite simply, extraordinary. Obviously the first thing I noticed was the little sausage dog, which made me instantly fall in love with this piece, but then I got to know a bit more about it…

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Basically it’s rendered in 18ct yellow gold, adorned with pave diamonds, and best of all, can be completely tailor made to you. I.e. if you live on a different square (yeah right!) or street you can have it on the plaque, AND you can have your own pet modelled onto it too. To top it off, that gate is not just decorative… you open it to put your hand through!

THE BEST PIECE OF JEWELLERY I’VE EVER SEEN (apart from my engagement ring, obviously)!

The price reflects its amazingness, and retails at £26,500. Check out Theo’s site here for more info.

Yours truly, The VSG x

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