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Celebrity Style Steal: Taylor Swift’s Edgy Festival Outfit

Taylor Swift has undergone a makeover and she looks better than ever! With cropped, bleached blonde hair and cool skater girl style clothes, Taylor looked worlds away from the preppy, squeaky clean young girl that started in the music industry as a teenager.

I don’t know whether she’s been influenced by the laidback style of her boyfriend Calvin Harris, or whether she was bored with being highly groomed all the time as to constantly match tops and skirts and blowdry your hair takes time! But whatever it is, it’s worked for her because in this outfit that Taylor wore to the Coachella festival she’s proved she’s a natural beauty.

If this look is good enough for Taylor, it’s good enough for me and I’ve found it’s super easy to copy. I’d start with the supersoft Warehouse cupro mix oversized t-shirt, which layers up perfectly with the South lace-tie denim mini skirt. The skirt’s very short but you’re not showing any of your top half so you can get away with it. The next step is the accessories and Taylor’s wearing a choker, which is really on trend right now. I’ve seen so many celebs wear chokers recently! I like the Ariana Grande by Lipsy heart choker.

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As she’s at a festival, Taylor’s had to ditch her normal heels for some trainers. However, comfortable shoes don’t have to be dull and if you look at Taylor’s footwear you’ll see she’s wearing colourful Converse. They’re very similar to the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars in sunset yellow.

What do you think of Taylor’s new look?

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Celebrity Festival Style At Coachella

Coachella has to be the world’s most glamorous festival. It’s in Palm Springs in America so the weather is always fine and because of that, the stars can wear what they want without fear they’ll get rained on.

Festival season starts in the UK in June with the Isle Of Wight on 9 June, followed by Glastonbury on 22 June, so it pays to take inspiration from Coachella and plan in advance. Even if it rains, you can wear something like what the celebs wore to Coachella as a base layer and sling a parka jacket or a waterproof over the top. Festival chic is all about layering!

Here’s a look at the stars who made the festival ground their mini catwalk and looked absolutely gorgeous:

Kendall Jenner

Denim is a festival essential and Kylie looks gorgeous in her denim shorts and gladiator sandals. This is an outfit that not only looks cool, but is practical and this is important at a festival as you’re likely to be running round to see different bands and catch up with friends.

Bella Thorne

Bella pulled off a boho chic style at the festival with her denim shorts and bardot top. The layered accessories are the finishing touch to the look – the more bling, the better!

Suki Waterhouse

Suki also had a boho vibe going in a white kaftan. A kaftan is so comfortable for warm weather – it feels like you’re walking round in your nightshirt – but it looks stylish at the same time. If you’re likely to have a hard week partying, packing an oversized kaftan will make you feel super cosy.

Kylie Jenner

The youngest of the Kardashian / Jenner sisters spent most of the festival in a bikini, but when she did wear clothes, she kept things simple with a loose black mini dress over a white t-shirt. You don’t have to go OTT with embellishments and super tight clothing at festivals. The more effortless you look the better.

Emma Roberts

Emma, who is Julia Roberts’ niece, looked super pretty in a denim dress – yet another star to be wearing denim! It fits her figure perfectly but it’s also easy to move in.

Alessandra Ambrosio

The supermodel went for a layered look, mixing denim shorts and a bikini with a loose, flowing kaftan. She looks bright and colourful without looking as if she’s tried too hard. A kaftan is as essential for festivals as denim shorts!

Emily Ratajowski

The star of the Blurred Lines video looked stunning! A maxi dress is perfect for festivals as it’s easy to wear and you don’t have to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions! Simply wear with sandals or boots and you have a practical but pretty look.

Who do you think looked the best? Are you going to any festivals this year? Let the summer of live music commence!

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Wild Fashion At Jungle Book UK premiere

What do you wear to the premiere of a movie set in the jungles of India? Something bright, of course! When the stars turned up to London’s BFI IMax cinema for the premiere of The Jungle book – Disney’s live-action / computer animated remake of their classic cartoon – they dressed to reflect the spirit of the film.

The celebs’ outfits were beautifully coloured, which is ideal for this time of year. Now that Spring is here and we’re starting to see some sun between the showers, it’s a time that we can wear lighter colours and get in the spirit of summer. It will be here before we know it. So let’s have a closer look at some of the celebs to see Spring style inspiration.

Lydia Bright

Lydia looked adorable in loose white trousers that are very similar to the Rochelle Humes wide leg palazzo trousers and a long white waistcoat. It’s ideal for lazing around on summer holidays or attending an event and making sure all eyes are on you. Not many people would be brave enough to wear something like this but Lydia took a risk and pulled it off so there’s no reason why we can’t do the same.

Sara Gallagher

Rock star Noel Gallagher’s wife Sara definitely had a rock chick look about her in jeans and a bright red shirt. This is a safe way to get more colour in our wardrobes – wear a great pair of jeans and simply alternate different bright coloured tops!

Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt

Wow! Talk about making an impact! Kimberly went all out in a floral print multi-colour bodycon dress. It’s not something you’d wear every day but ideal for when you want everyone to notice you. The bodycon shape is very flattering too – creating womanly curves. What do you think?

Jessica Wright

Ok, so the reality TV star may be wearing a black dress but her caramel coloured biker jacket is gorgeous. The jacket would look equally good with pale blue or white skinny jeans for true Spring / Summer dressing.

Ashley James

The pretty TV presenter and on-off girlfriend if David Walliams  looked picture perfect in her floral midi dress. It’s cinched in at the waist so it really flatters her shape and gives a gorgeous hourglass silhouette. Very classy!

Are you in the mood for lighter and brighter clothes now?

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Celebrity Style Steal: Jessica Alba

Now that the clocks have sprung forward and the days are getting longer, it’s time to look at Spring style. When the weather starts to get nicer, dark colours can make us feel hotter and uncomfortable whereas lighter and brighter colours are much more cheerful.

Jessica Alba recently stepped out in LA in a gorgeous outfit that is perfect for this time of year. It’s light, it’s layered (so she can strip off or add things depending on the temperature) and the smart flat shoes means she looks the business while feeling ready for anything. If she has to run from meeting to audition to interview, she can do that without any pain in her feet from heels and she can always add some if she has a party to go to in the evening.

I really love this look and I’d start by copying it with the V by Very double breasted coat with the Oasis anchor shirt underneath. Both of these work perfectly with the simple but stylish South Ella supersoft skinny jeans. Then you can carry everything you need for the day in the roomy suede tassle detail hobo bag  which is big and beautiful.

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Now how can you combine formal footwear with something that’s kind to your feet? Jessica’s shoes are like the Clarks Hotel Molly shoes – with a slight heel so you feel dressed for the day.

Are you in the mood for Spring yet?

 

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Wear A Black Dress For Work Or Play Like A Star

A black dress is the ultimate confidence booster. Black dresses are always flattering and they fit into all dress codes – from smart casual to black tie. A black dress is not to be under-estimated – just because it’s not colourful, doesn’t mean it’s boring. In fact, there are so many gorgeous styles of black dress from skater dresses to shift dresses to stunning bodycon dresses. We’re spoiled for choice!

The most fashionable celebrities often wear black dresses and if they’re good enough for the likes of Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian they’re good enough for me. These are the most popular black dress trends right now, set by the celebs:

Victoria Beckham – Smart Black Dress

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Victoria Beckham means business during London Fashion Week. It’s a busy time for her and she’s a working mum so she needs a dress that’s easy to wear but looks smart and sophisticated. I suggest copying her chic look with the V by Very lace collared A’line dress.

Nicki Minaj – Black Maxi Dress

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Nicki is the ultimate diva, showing just how good you can make a plain black maxi dress look. A black dress allows you to spend more time on some seriously cool acessories. Nicki’s dress reminds me of the V by Very racer back maxi dress. Then layer up with some statement jewellery like the Glamorous tassel necklace and some gold bracelets.

Kim Kardashian – Black Bodycon Dress

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Kim Kardashian always looks glamorous, and since meeting Kanye her wardrobe only contains black dresses, beige dresses and white dresses. They do suit her though. I can imagine Kim wearing the AX Paris eyelet lace up side midi dress – what do you think?

Taylor Swift – Black Midi Dress

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Taylor has a fan base of millions and when she acts, everyone follows. I love how she’s rocking a simple black midi dress for a TV appearance, as it highlights her slim frame without it appearing as if she’s tried too hard. Her dress is similar to the V by Very lace up sleeve jersey midi dress. But you need some killer heels to work the look like Taylor did – try the Paper Dolls Jezabel caged court shoes.

Cara Delevingne – Black Skater Dress

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Cara may have left modelling for film, but she still has a great sense of style. At the premiere of her latest film, she looked awesome in a feminine black dress and boyish boots. To nailthe rock chick look you need a loose dress like the Samantha Faiers lace panel skater dress. It looks fabulous when worn with boots like the TIimberland lace up boots. The finishing touch is a pendant like the River Island drop detail layered necklace.

Who do you think wore black the best?

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MTV Movie Awards 2016: Award Winning Fashion

When MTV hosts a party, they do it in style. Hours of preparation must have gone into the MTV Movie Awards as there were lots of comedy gold moments and the show itself was just as entertaining as the films that won. There’s a list of who won what at the end so you can see what the best movies to watch are, and what was especially cool was that British actress Daisy Ridley won an award for her role in Star Wars. She looked stunning too!

A lot of preparation must have been put in by the celebrities to work out what they were going to wear as there were some seriously head-turning outfits. This could be because when supermodels like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are presenting awards, the actresses know they can’t look casual in comparison. Here’s a look at some of the best MTV Movie Awards party outfits:

Cara Delevingne

Cara’s been keeping quite a low profile recently so it was cool to see her back on the red carpet. She’s lost none of her supermodel style, keeping things elegant in a black jumpsuit. She’s never been a girly dresser and a jumpsuit makes her look strong and powerful while the velvet material gives it a playful edge. Welcome back, Cara!

Kendall Jenner

Cara’s BFF Kendall Jenner looked like a Grecian Goddess in her black maxi dress and  super high black gladiator sandals. She was up on stage to introduce Ariana Grande and if I was Ariana I would not have been happy about sharing the stage with such a stunning celeb.

Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley looked super cool in a mini dress. When other stars were wearing maxi dresses or midi dresses, Daisy showed she had an individual sense of style as well as lovely legs. She was a great ambassador for British stars, showing we can do movies just as well as the Americans.

Gigi Hadid

I wouldn’t want to mess with Gigi Hadid! She looks like she means business in her formal suit. When wearing a suit, make it more feminine by adding heels and wearing your hair down just like Gigi. Her boyfriend Zayn Malik is one lucky man!

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain stuck to her tried-and-tested formula with a figure-hugging black maxi dress that showed off all of her curves. If you’ve got it, flaunt it! And she’s covering her legs so she gets away with showing her top half.

Charlize Theron

Charlize is almost 20 years older than the likes of Gigi, Kendall and Cara, but age means experience and the Oscar-winning actress had a lot of experience dressing for red carpets. Her black midi dress is divine – showing her gorgeous legs off but keeping things classy and elegant. What do you think?

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande had to make an effort with her appearance as she was performing after Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid introduced her. It can’t have been easy to follow two supermodels but her bluesy performance of Dangerous Woman kept everyone on the edge of their seats. A white faux fur coat adds glamour and luxury to any look.

How glamorous was all that! Would you have worn a jumpsuit or trouser suit or a dress if you’d been there? Cara and Gigi show that trousers can make a woman look powerful when they arrive at a party – what do you think?

And the winners are:

Movie of the Year: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

MTV Generation Award: Will Smith

Comedic Genius Award: Melissa McCarthy

Best Male Performance: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Best Female Performance: Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road

Breakthrough Performance: Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

True Story: Straight Outta Compton

Documentary: Amy

Best Comedic Performance: Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Fight: Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein), Deadpool

Best Kiss: Rebel Wilson and Adam DeVine, Pitch Perfect 2

Best Villain: Adam Driver, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Action Performance: Chris Pratt, Jurassic World

Best Virtual Performance: Amy Poehler, Inside Out

Ensemble Cast: Pitch Perfect 2

Best Hero: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2

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Britain’s Got Talent Launches In Style

Britain’s Got Talent is back for another series, which means more dance acts, cute dogs and of course, some seriously biting comments from the judges. Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden do not hold back when it comes to saying what they really think. Nor do they have any half measures when it comes to their outfits. Everything is fully thought out and fabulous!

At the launch of the series, which starts on 9 April on ITV, both ladies looked glamorous in their individual ways. Amanda is super girly and dressed to impress in a bodycon dress while Alesha went for an outfit that oozed attitude. If you look closely, both outfits can be copied with pieces from Very so we can all make an impact at parties this Spring and Summer.

Amanda Holden

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Like the Rochelle Humes halter neck pencil dress and these look fabulous with the Shoe Box red tassel front sandals

Alesha Dixon

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Alesha has a rock chick edge and dresses to show off her strong, independent character. Culottes are so on trend right now and I love the V by Very longer length culotte trousers, which look just like Alesha’s. These would look great with a black top and then we could finish the look with the Lipsy Bevan caged heel sandals – so fierce!

Which outfit do you like the most?

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Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards: Maxi Dress Glamour

The Laurence Olivier Theatre awards are the Oscars of the stage world, held at The Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.

Here are the best looks:

Laura Carmichael

The Downton Abbey actress looked so pretty and feminine in a black maxi dress with a floral print. Now we’re in Spring, florals are blooming and making a comeback and it’s a nice way to brighten up a party!

Gemma Arterton

Wow! Talk about a statement dress. I don’t see many purple dresses on the red carpet, which is a shame because it looks fabulous on Gemma, helping her to stand out from the crowd.

Rose Leslie and Kit Harrington

The Game of Thrones stars looked so elegant on the red carpet! Rose’s strapless maxi dress made her look like a Princess. Now the sun is coming out, it’s time to get a tan and show off your shoulders.

Preeya Kalidas

The Eastenders actress turned star of Bend it Like Beckham had some gorgeous embellishment on her blue maxi dress, which shone as the paparazzi took her photos. This look could work equally well with a plain dress and some gold jewellery.

Lara Pulver

Lara won an award for her performance in the musical Gypsy, which is currently at London’s Savoy theatre. She certainly looks like a winner in her green maxi dress. The colour is divine and looks stunning with her dark hair. What do you think?

Who do you think looked the most sophisticated?

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Celebs Step Out In Their Best Berry Outfits

What do you wear if you want a brighter alternative to black but something that’s equally flattering? More and more celebs are wearing berry coloured outfits. They’re more attention grabbing than black, but its safer than wearing something like scarlet red. Also, you can wear some gorgeous make-up to complement a berry outfit.

Lucy Mecklenburgh – Night Out

Lucy wowed everyone at the National Film Awards, looking like a movie star herself in a maxi skirt and crop top. She really makes the most of this look by sweeping her hair back and wearing dark lipstick – so vampy!

Chloe Sims – Day to Night

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The star of TOWIE looks very chic wearing a dress out shopping. A simple dress without too much embellishment is perfect if you need to go out at night and run errands in the day and fear you may not have time to go home and get changed. I love the V by Very twist neck pencil dress, which is chic and elegant and similar to Chloe’s.

Riley Keough – Cool Daywear

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Elvis Presley would be proud of his grand-daughter, who looks stunning as she runs errands in LA. The gorgeous shade of berry reminds me of the V bu Very waterfall front sleeveless top, which is great with jeans if you want a cool, casual day look. You could also get your legs out like Riley did and wear it with a mini skirt and brogues.

Which berry outfit did you like the best?

 

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Celeb Style Steal: Ariana Grande’s Pretty Pastels

Ariana Grande is one busy lady. She’s done a fashion collaboration with Lipsy, she’s just released her third album Dangerous Woman and now she has a whirlwind of interviews and tour dates to promote it. Somehow she manages to do all this and still look fresh and pretty – if she’s tired you certainly can’t tell.

I really liked the outfit that she wore on the Jimmy Fallon show in America as the pretty blush colour looks gorgeous next to her skin. It’s feminine but it’s more subtle than a brighter shade of pink and it’s ideal for Springtime. What do you think?

Thankfully, it’s an easy look to copy so we can all look bright and breezy, even after a late night! Start with a flowing cardigan like Very’s sequin & lurex detail wrap and match with some wide-leg or bootcut trousers like the V by Very mix & match bootcut trousers. Underneath, all you need is a pretty white vest top like the V by Very lace detail cami.

Don’t forget the accessories! Killer heels will complement the trousers – I like the Shoe Box Ivy ankle strap platform shoes. The final touch is some jewellery to add some extra shine and something like the Lola and Grace rose gold plated roundelle double wrap necklace. Don’t you think it’s a good idea it’s better to add some brightness to your life this Spring?

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Celebrity Style Steal: Millie Mackintosh

Made in Chelsea star turned healthy-lifestyle icon Millie Mackintosh practises what she preaches. She walks round town rather than taking taxis and she does it in an outfit that’s on trend.

What I like about her look is that it’s layered with a cosy black coat – very practical as you can never tell what the weather will be like at this time of the year. The skinny jeans fit perfectly and the ripped knees are so fashionable this season. If she wanted to go out that evening, she could wear those jeans anywhere. They’re very similar to the V by Very high waisted slashed tube jeans.

For the rest of the look, you need some cool ankle boots. Millie’s have buckles, just like the V by Very Liverpool Western detail casual  buckle boots. Copy her striped top with the V by Very stripe fluted sleeve top.  Sunglasses add a little extra glamour. Check out the stunning River Island cat-eye frame sunglasses!

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Now the finishing touch is a warm cover-up like Very’s faux fur fleece cape. The fur edge adds a touch of luxury.

Millie’s look is perfect for a day out shopping or meeting friends at the weekend. What do you think?

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Batman V Superman: Red Carpet Party Looks

After what seems like weeks of awards ceremonies, London’s Leicester Square went back to doing what it does best – hosting a fabulous film premiere. No expense was spared for the world premiere of Batman V Superman starring the gorgeous hunks Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.

The film is packed with action and it will grab your attention from the start to the finish, but before the film started all anyone could think about was the fashion.

Here are the best dresses:

Batman V Superman actress Gal Gadot

When it’s your party, you need to stand out and Gal did just that in a red maxi dress. The embellishment on the straps makes you look up into her face and she matches her dress with a splash of red lipstick. Stunning!

Actress Louisa Lytton

Louisa went full out and fabulous in a black maxi dress. Wearing long sleeves is great for a night out as it means you can go without a coat and still be comfortable as you arrive. The fact that it’s got a split means it’ll be great for dancing in.

Batman V Superman actress Amy Adams

I love the colour of Amy’s strapless maxi dress. You can’t quite tell if it’s dark blue or a minty shade of green and as a result people stop and give her a second glance – for the right reasons. It looks lovely with her pale skin tone too.

TV Presenter Ferne McCann

Wow! Ferne has left TOWIE way behind – she looks super sophisticated in her black maxi dress with split. I bet all her former co-stars are ‘Well Jell’.

Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding

You can’t beat monochrome for an attention-grabbing party outfit! Sarah’s got a fab figure and she flaunts it in her bodycon dress. I love her black heels too.

Which dress do you like the most? Batman V Superman is out in the UK on 25 March – and Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck are wearing very tight costumes in it. Just what I like!

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