June 23, 2017

Today I’m Loving… FACIAL MISTS

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I know we all lived through the recent heatwave, I know we all sweated profusely, I know that other people used public transport and complained, in our heads, how smelly it was. I know that everyone was sweating through their couture, the amount of ‘puddle backs’ I saw! I know all this. But I’m still about to sound like it only happened to me: OMG I COULDN’T ACTUALLY COPE.

I don’t do well in heat. Period. Anything over 22 degrees and I’m DONE.

On Wednesday I stupidly took the bus. BIG MISTAKE. HUGE. It was what I expect actual hell to be like.

In the office I’m literally sat on top of the air conditioning unit. Or I’m spritzing myself with a facial mist – the BEST invention for hot and sticky summer days.

These are all tried and tested. I can confirm that my favourites are: Mario Badescu, Jurlique, and of course the Evian spray…

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June 7, 2017

The 4 REAL winners from the CFDA Fashion Awards…

The good and the great turned out on Monday night in New York for the CFDA Fashion Awards.

Even Anna Wintour looked good!

Yes, that exclamation mark DOES represent some shock in my tone.

It’s not really about the winners though, is it? (Raf Simons won both men’s and women’s designer of the year!)

We want to know what people are wearing. And there were really only FOUR red carpet winners of the night:

*MAYE MUSK – WEARING ROSIE ASSOULIN*

This 70-year-old South African model SMASHED it in this Swarovski-embellished shirt dress. And was that a nod to the gay flag too?

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*DIANE KRUGER – WEARING MONSE*

This woman can do NOTHING wrong when it comes to fashion. To pull off a column of blue velvet is hard enough, add to that streams of gold sequins… it takes a brave woman. NAILED IT!

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*IMAAN HAMMAM – WEARING ADAM SELMAN*

There isn’t much to say about this denim dream, apart from YAAAAS QUEEN! I mean, it’s the coolest casual couture I’ve ever seen on a serious red carpet. EVER.

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*JANELLE MONAE – WEARING CUSTOM CHRISTIAN SIRIANO*

I just can’t even with this total babe. Seriously. I mean, BREATHLESS! She is the Queen of the Carpet. The best till last. this is a true OMG moment for Janelle. Incredible.

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June 5, 2017

Are you a STAR?

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You know when you find a wardrobe hero that basically sums up your closet?

You know when you find a piece that is just perfect for LIFE?

You know when that shirt is like, so far out of your price range you want to cry. Or run out the shop screaming ‘IT’S MEANT TO BEEEEE’ without paying?

Yeh, that’s how I feel about this Faith Connexion star print top. 

It is SO on POINT!

Want it? Get it, and more from Faith Connextion, below…

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May 8, 2017

Blog Off… Tommy Dorfman at the MTV Movie & TV Awards

I haven’t done one of these for a LONG time, but there ain’t no better time to bring back Blog Off than with this rather, erm, standout look from Tommy Dorfman – star of the new Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why.

I absolutely salute anyone brave enough to express themselves through their wardrobe like this. His Vivienne Westwood blazer/pantaloons combo is enough to raise a few eyebrows, let alone those men’s, yes, MENS glitter boots from DSquared2.

What a combo!

But what do some other blogger/stylist mates think? Scroll down to see…

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*THE CHIC GEEK*

This is a tale of two halves. The top, boxy jacket with big shoulders is very where we are, right now, when it comes to tailoring. It’s all about a power shoulder thanks to Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga. The skirt/short I could live without, but the boots are pretty amazing and perfectly appropriate for the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Rock needs some glam again!

*STEVIE B STYLE*

Anyone who chooses to dress so outside the box will always get a nod of approval from me, however cray cray. He’s a beautiful man, and good for him expressing himself in such an OTT way. Would I chose to style him this way? No. But good for him!

*LORNA LUXE*

Love a grid print, but 99% of people would get sectioned if they wore this in public!

 

What do YOU think?

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May 3, 2017

The unexpected Met Gala best dressed…

I’VE FINALLY DECIDED THAT THESE SEVEN STARS ARE THE WINNERS FROM THE MET GALA MADNESS!

Probably the most anticipated red carpet of the year for the fashion industry. And the most creative for the celebrities and their stylists.

YES, there is always a theme – this year it was Rei Kawakubo/Comme Des Garcons so think avant-garde amazingness - but they are always so broad, giving the stars license to go crazy with their looks.

We’ve all ogled over the red carpet pictures, I have multiple times, and there were a few ‘slebs that did it for me (minus Rihanna, of course. She wins). And this is why…

*ZOE KRAVITZ IN OSCAR DE LA RENTA*

Ordinarily it would be a NO to this much pink Duchess satin, but what with the REAL black flowers – yes REAL, as a nod to Comme, Zoe’s hair and makeup and the dramatics of the cape, this is a YES YES BLOODY YESSSSS!

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*CAROLINE KENNEDY IN ARCHIVE COMME DES GARCONS*

Jackie O’s daughter to you and I, and an honorary chair of the ball. I totally salute her bravery, passion for the theme and courage and confidence to wear this dress. It’s not the most flattering piece, but it’s a statement, and totally in keeping with the theme. She does have arms though, right?

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*AYMELINE VALADE IN MARNI*

I couldn’t let the Met go past without talking about a power suit, but I wasn’t expecting to fall so deeply in love with one! This French model and actress completely stole the show for me. I’m OBSESSED with this look on her. The colour! The clashing! The embellishment! The hair! The red lip! Oh it’s just TOOOOOO good!

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*AMY FINE COLLINS IN THOM BROWNE*

Amy, a ‘special correspondent’ to Vanity Fair (not entirely sure what a special corespondent is or does), chose this insanely amazing Thom Browne gown. But it was her severeness – hair, makeup, facial features – that really made me take notice. But back to the dress… OH. MY. GODDDDD. Now THIS is a piece. I can’t even put into words how much I love it! It, and she, is just… mesmerising!

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*TRACEE ELLIS ROSS IN COMME DES GARCONS*

The ‘Black-ish’ star was one of my favourites of the night for obvious reasons. You’d think all the huge stars would have delved into the Comme Des Garcons archive, but clearly not! Leave it Tracee! The blue is great on her, and the sculptural cut is amazing…

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*ZENDAYA IN DOLCE & GABBANA ALTA MODA COUTURE*

This little firecracker has been on my fashion radar for some time now, she ALWAYS looks amazing (thanks to her mega stylist, Law Roach – also responsible for Celine Dion’s uber style switch up of late). This gown is SO statement, so ‘look at me’, so fabulous! It’s a bit more romantic than the theme in question, but still, what a look!

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*PRIYANKA CHOPRA IN CUSTOM RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION*

She looks like a really chic, fabulous, dramatic undercover agent. Who isn’t undercover at all. But really wearing one of the most, in fact THE most epic trench coat! BRAVO, PRIYANKA!

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April 20, 2017

Cruising in stripes…

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{DISCLOSURE} Before you go hunting for this top on ASOS, it’s womens, and actually a t-shirt dress.

{DISCLOSURE 2} I never considered myself the nautical stripes kinda person until I saw this top.

I’ve just been on a cruise holiday for Mummy G’s 60th birthday, and I wanted a statement, camp, ‘first day on boat’ novelty striped something, and I ended up loving it more than I thought!

Also, I’ve always lived by the rule that you should never wear horizontal stripes if you’re over sample size. This top smashed that rule into pieces. So, ignore me.

I don’t look too round, do I?

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This holiday saw a few firsts for me: wearing white on a beach, eating three rounds of toast before midday, drinking 5 frozen Miami Vices before 1pm, wearing stripes and meaning it.

It will still remain one of those eye-rolling trends for me though – ‘nautical’ ALWAYS comes round every year.

Predictable fashion maybe, but not for me!

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April 5, 2017

Pineapples got me again…

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I just can’t get enough. I’ve literally gone pineapple mad.

Don’t get me wrong, flamingos still have my heart, but there’s something about pineapples…

So far I’ve got: pineapple shaped candles, candles that smell like pineapples, big gold china pineapples, glass bowls in the shape of pineapples, trousers/shirts/tees with pineapple prints.

And then THIS, my latest pineapple conquest from River Island (get it here). I’m going on a cruise next week, and this is coming with me!

In other news, here are some pineapple things next on my list…

 

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