Yup, it’s that time of year again lovely reader. Stressed out editors, running around with just a single Starbucks to keep them going, stressed out designers, stitching last minute appliqués onto dresses, and stressed out bloggers, all eager to sit FROW, with smoke coming from their over-active fingers on keyboards.
It’s Autumn Winter 2013 time. And so far I’ve seen some great stuff!
Here’s a tiny round up of some of the things so far…
This time of year is a little too much in terms of award ceremonies. We’ve had lots, and we’ve still got more to come, including the Oscars. And with the BAFTAs and Grammy awards taking place last night, on different sides of the pond, I’m sure a lot of bloggers, picture researchers and online press didn’t know whether they were coming or going!
Take a minute to think about those poor stylists, hair and make up artists and general schleppers who probably lose fingers and limbs whilst stitching something last minute, blowing drying a fringe for the 100th time or stabbing themselves with a pair of tweezers, all to make this lot look… acceptable!
Here’s what I thought…
*All those shots of her coming out of Chris Brown’s house looking a little… dishevelled, and then BAM! Rhianna is the only woman in red who stole my heart last night*
It’s officially award season ladies and gents. The Golden Globe Awards 2013 last night kick started the rounds of red carpet craziness of the year and, as usual, there were those that shined, and then there was… Rachel Zoe.
Here’s my little run down from the night. I’ve tried to put them in order of amazingness, with Lucy Liu winning hands down. And remember, this is only my opinion. I expect everyone has had a little praising/bitching session this morning…
Last Wednesday night Coco’s Tea Party and myself went down to the new Bershka store opening on London’s Oxford Street to help style customers trying on the new collections. The new concept store, we were told by the manger, ‘has no stock room. We get deliveries all day!’ This is their efforts to keep their fashion as fast as possible, and to keep this new store concept interesting and fun.
Just before the live performance by Little Mix (video below), I Bershka-ed myself up to show one way of styling some of my favourite pieces from the men’s range. We borrowed some of the shop staff later on in the evening to dress them up for a Bershka show down…
Every now and again there is an awards ceremony red carpet that is full with great DOS rather than lots of ugly DONTS. The Emmy awards 2012 was one of those. I have to say, I’m suitably impressed. I think it might be the looming end to fashion week that has the celebrities pulling out their best dresses – actually two of the below looks are direct from the catwalks of fashion week last week.
The Americans know how to do it well. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, our British red carpets are a sorry sorry affair in comparison: full with desperate Big Brother people, the odd page three girl, a TV chef or two and a plethora of blonde presenters that are now all merging into one person.
Thank God for the USA!
Noooo, sorry lovely readers of the UK, she won’t be appearing on Bond Street, or any other street for that matter I’m afraid. No, New York City is the lucky one – Kim Kardashian will be available for a meet and greet (hmmm, does that ACTUALLY mean you’ll meet her, or wave and scream from afar?) at Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue.
Kim says on her blog:
“To celebrate Fashions Night Out next week I will be at Lord &Taylor, meeting fans and sign my True Reflection fragrance bottle! Can’t wait to see you all there! Fashions Night Out is such a fun event that I look forward to each year and I’m excited to be spending it in NYC. Xo“
Once again Kim, where the HELL is my invite??
Lucky New Yorkers though!
*Tilda went unusually feminine last night in this Grecian Lanvin
gown, a move away from her favoured androgyny look. And I likey!*
*Jessica Chastain dresses for her hair it seems, and didn’t
she do well in blue Calvin Klein?*
*Ultra glamorous in Reem Acra, Glee’s Jayma Mays
sent the flashbulbs into a frenzy! What a figure!*
The Versace Goddess…
The plus size beauty queens…
*That’s the way to do it, Octavia, with Tadashi Shoji’s
clever side knot. Looking gorgeous, girl!*
*Melissa McCarthy works her draped Badgley Mischka
gown to perfection, giving plus size women everywhere
a masterclass in glamour-dressing!*
The full skirt amazements…
*Kaley Cuoco’s Romona Keveza is probably the most
romantic frock I’ve seen this award season so far.
What an absolutely gorgeous powder blue! YUM*
*I should have really put Jane Lynch at the top with the
knockouts, but she fit here so well too! This David Meister
gown is what she should wear EVERYWHERE!*
*I love this Jenny Packham dress, don’t get me wrong,
but come on Angie love, it’s too safe for someone who
wore white Atelier Versace last week!*
*It pains me to be negative about Givenchy couture, but I
get the feeling Zoe is trying a little hard to be off-the-wall?*
*Now, Giambattista Valli is one of my favourite designers,
but I think this is a litte lost on Natalie. I prefer her in red*
*I should love this McQueen, but it’s not right for Emma Stone.
It made me go ‘hmmmm’. Don’t think it’s the right shape for
someone who looks sensational in long gowns*
The ‘that’s too old for you’ ones…
*After her wow laser cut swan dress for the Globes, this
pink thing doesn’t come close. It’s also Giles, but not good for
*There’s something weirdly middle aged about this Valentino
dress. And Michelle Williams is NOT middle aged. Don’t do it
She’s in London, oh yes she is, and don’t we know it! She’s only been here for a very short stint and already she’s changed outfit about… 300 times. And that’s nothing for Gaga! Although this nun inspired look, seen on her today before she performs a secret gig in Mayfair (Annabel club to be exact), is one of her most, erm, strange.
It’s Sister Gaga. To me it’s actually a cross between a massive circular handbag (there’s even a handle) and a flying rodent. Either way, Sister Gaga works it in her really bizarre, weird, fashion-forward way.
And these are the boots… her usual then! And no, I haven’t stretched the image. These are like slippers for Gaga, except when she tumbles in them, obvs!