Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Best Dressed: The Met Ball 2015

The 2015 Met Gala's dress code - China: Through the Looking Glass - seemingly gave the most stylish women of the industry two options; sleek chignons and figure-hugging, statuesque gowns as seen on Behati Prinsloo for example, or theatrical, operatic Madame Butterfly-like ballgowns inspired by oriental dress, as seen on Poppy Delevingne and Lily Aldridge. May we take note of the pregnant Jaime King in beautiful custom Jason Wu. Her gown and beauty choices dressed her bump in understated elegance; a far cry from Kim Kardashian's floral natal turn in Givenchy in 2013. But of course, we love Kim for her extravagant glamour, and so her custom Roberto Cavalli dress was one of my favourite looks of the evening. You may notice an absence of Beyonce's striking Givenchy Haute Couture gown that has flooded Instagram since the small hours, however there was a little too much skin and not enough tumbling curls to take the overzealousness down a notch for my liking. Speaking of tumbling locks, although I adored the Geisha-inspired slicked back low buns sported by many a star last night, these looks seemed to only make Gigi Hadid's flowing golden waves look more beachy and goddess-like than ever. Overall, my winning looks of the evening go to Diane Kruger, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Miranda Kerr and Lily Donaldson - do these ladies ever not impress?

Amanda Seyfried - Givenchy | Diane Kruger - Chanel | Kim Kardashian - Roberto Cavalli

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

NYFW: BCBG Max Azria, Alice + Olivia, Tory Burch, See by Chloe, Badgley Mischka | Autumn/Winter 2015-16: Ready-To-Wear

- BCBG Max Azria -
Quite possibly my favourite collection of New York Fashion Week, BCBG Max Azria charmed me with the same layered, bohemian seventies trend that is sweeping Autumn/Winter 2015-16, but seemed far more chic than many others. Chic nudes immersed with rich tans, cobalt blues and deep burgandies, these shades scream winter without venturing into the more conventional and predictable purple/emerald territory. The over-the-knee boots give an updated Midnight Cowboy vibe, whilst the turtlenecks that took the fashion world last year will be keeping us warm once again this coming season. My favourite element of this collection is undoubtedly the collarless coats, many with embellished and quilted fabric; swoon. Plus, Azria cast one of the ultimate models of the moment Taylor Hill, who frankly could make me buy anything.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Start of Spring Favourites

Hello everyone! It's been a very long time since I've posted. I haven't liked not writing regularly and have kept meaning to start again but there's been a lot going on lately. Nevertheless I thought how better to break four weeks of absence with a new season, new favourites style post? The weather is picking up and spring trends are arriving in stores, so here are a few of the things I've been obsessed with of late.

(Periwinkle scarf, Primark, £3; Echosmith - Talking Dreams; La Vie Est Belle, Lancome, £45; Yellow top, Primark (children's section), £7; Stylist Magazine; Utopia nail varnish, Models Own, £4.99; Descanso satin lip pencil, Nars, part of their Digital World Coffret £35; Rollerlash miniature, Benefit, free; Dream Boost Bra, Primark, £5; 123 Perfect CC Cream, Bourjois, £9.99; Colour Crush Rose Gold Mesh Watch, Olivia Burton, £65; The Glam Guide - FleurDeForce, Amazon, £7.49, Emma Watson's HeForShe International Women's Day Live Chat)

Monday, 23 February 2015

Best Dressed: Oscars 2015

Was anyone else's Instagram awash with crimson gowns this morning? That's because red was the colour of the night at yesterday's 87th Academy Awards ceremony, and I'm not merely referring to the carpet. Givenchy, Reem Acra, Atelier Versace, Burberry and more all dressed beautiful women in scarlet shades, many with lace and embellishment to stun fashion lovers everywhere on the most sensational night of the season. Several of my favourite gowns of the evening were actually worn to Elton John and Vanity Fair's after parties, such as Suki Waterhouse's silk organza Burberry gown. I also managed to briefly see past my envy of Hannah Bagshawe (I'll never forgive her for marrying my planned husband) to appreciate her beautiful aztec-inspired Alexander McQueen dress which included a cute shout-out to the coming seasons' fringing trend. My absolute favourite look of the night though has to go to Rosamund Pike. Her Haute Couture gown custom-made by Riccardo Tisci with it's scalloped edges, cinched waist and thigh-high slit created such a powerful, statuesque (how appropriate) presence; I believe I'll be seeing red for a long while yet.

Rosamund Pike - Givenchy Haute Couture | Nina Dobrev - Reem Acra | Alessandra Ambrosio - Atelier Versace

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Monthly Favourites: January 2015

I'm somewhat behind with the first Monthly Favourites post of 2015 but I figured it was better late than never. There have been some films, products and moments that I really fell for in January, so let's not wait any longer to share them!
My first beauty favourite of the month is going to be my ridiculously expensive but very effective Shu Uemura lash curlers. If you've set foot in the digital beauty world you'll have heard the hype, but after purchasing them a few months back and being quite disappointed, they're suddenly impressing me. I've found the ultimate curl comes from using them before AND after mascara; I realise that this is really bad for your lashes and that mine might all fall out tomorrow for recommending this to you but it really does seem to boost the curl! #sorrynotsorry