All posts by Zoe Griffin

See The Celebrity Looks At The Glamour Beauty Festival

Glamour Magazine hosted it’s second annual Beauty Festival and it was two days dedicated to beauty and fashion! It consisted of a full program of celebrity speakers and beauty experts on stage combined with different hair, make-up and nail trends to try off-stage. As it was hosted at The Saatchi Gallery in London, nobody had to camp which meant that everyone could really dress up!

Off stage, everyone was experimenting at the blowdry and braiding bar, nail salon and Fiat beach party relaxation area and there were some seriously unique and individual outfits as people had the confidence to try new things. On stage, the celebs looked super smart with most wearing blazers and trousers. It ended up being great inspiration for what to wear to a work event or occasion where you want to get taken seriously but also look fantastic.

Let’s have a closer look at how the stars did this:

Frankie Bridge

Frankie worked the monochrome look in a white blazer and black pinstripe trousers. It’s smart but she retains her personality thanks to the cute crop effect and loose style of the trousers and finishing the look with some contrasting brown ankle boots. Also, note that she wears her hair down and wavy so she looks fresh and pretty rather than  severe.

Winnie Harlow and Erin O Connor

White was a popular colour when it came to tops as supermodel Winnie Harlow also wore a white blazer and fellow model Erin O Connor wore a white blouse. The two were on stage to talk about what beauty products they’ve encountered through modelling and what they still use and they had a lot of fun answering the Q&As from the audience. What transformed Winnie’s outfit from office wear to awesome were her gold sandals – wow!

Fearne Cotton

Fearne made the most of colour in her outfit in grey trousers and a cream blazer. She was talking about how her cookbook is all about nourishing beauty from the inside and she was a great example of this as she seemed to be glowing with health on stage. Wearing bright clashing colours does make you feel  more cheerful and that also helps you look and feel more upbeat.

Louisa Johnson

Louisa also wore trousers but she stuck to an all-black look. An outfit like this is super versatile as you can dress it up or down with accessories and hair and make-up. With her stunning platinum braids and smoky eyes, Louisa looks like she’s ready to have fun – this is a look for meeting up with friends or going to the bar. It doesn’t look like you’ve tried too hard, but people will still be impressed.

Angela Scanlon

The new presenter of The One Show hosted a talk about make-up, which she knows a lot about now HD TV shows all the flaws. She looked stunning in a statement checked coat with casual boyfriend jeans – the mix of smart and casual looked super cool! The Converse added to that, making her look like the girl who you wish was your friend as she looks like she’d be fun to hang out with.

Who do you think looked the most stylish?

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International Women’s Day 2017: What The Stars Did

International Women’s Day on 8 March is a day when we can celebrate being a woman and thank all our fabulous female friends and family members who inspire us! This year, the day had an extra political theme with the campaign A Day Without Women. This saw women around the world march (or at least wear the colour red) to fight for the equity, justice and human rights of women around the world. Girl power!

A lot of celebs joined in with the cause, using their social media influence to show their support. It was so inspiring to see that even though they’re famous, they’re still proud to be women and realise they’re luckier than lots of other women in poorer countries. These gorgeous celebs got particularly involved, which makes us love them even more:

Anne Hathaway

Anne gave a speech to the UN, delivering a powerful message about equal rights. What was really impressive was that she was cool, calm and beautiful as she spoke in a red jumpsuit. Just because she has brains and a heart, she can still be glamorous and care about fashion.

Khloe Kardashian

Wearing red, Khloe posted a stunning selfie to Instagram to show that she was 100 % committed to the Day Without Women cause. She’s showing off all her womanly curves in that bodycon dress, posing like she’s proud to be a woman and us ladies should celebrate what makes us beautiful. When you feel pretty, you have the confidence to make changes and achieve powerful things.

Brie Larson

At the premiere of her new film Kong: Skull Island, Brie showed off a red maxi dress to the world’s media and then posted some more selfies on Instagram to make sure we all got the message. Brie made headlines at The Oscars when she appeared to be less than thrilled to present Casey Affleck with his award – this is a lady who is brave enough to show what she’s thinking and we could all do more of that.

Karlie Kloss

The supermodel and BFF of Taylor Swift attended a women’s event in New York, giving a nod to the movement in a red jacket. She later posed for a toilet selfie, explaining that she was proud to be a lady on International Women’s Day. Karlie has a tech business, a cookie-making business, is a successful model and has lots of strong female friends – she shows that there’s no limit to what we can do if we put our minds to it.

Kerry Washington

Kerry was filming her hit TV show Scandal so she was unable to march, but she let her Instagram followers know that she would have been there if she wasn’t filming. Kerry is a real girls girl and this selfie shows she’s not afraid to be her natural self in a red tracksuit. She’s confident enough to show everyone what she’s really like when the cameras aren’t rollling – that’s inspiring!

Emma Watson

Wearing a cosy red jumper to beat the spring chill, Emma went on a book-dropping mission on the New York subway. She wants to encourage more women to read and so left several female friendly books in accessible places in the hope that women would pick them up and learn something new.

Alicia Keys

Alicia spent the day with husband Swiss Beatz, who posted this stunning image on his Instagram page. Ok, we’re not sure if her maxi dress is red or not but she does look fierce and powerful and she’s a working mum, which means she’s a strong lady. Also, she was brave enough to go to celeb parties without make-up on, which made a lot of other women question why the relied so heavily on make-up. It looks like she’s on a well-earned holiday now.

What did you do on International Women’s Day? Hopefully it will have involved something fun – we all deserve to treat ourselves on at least one day of the year!

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Paris Fashion Week AW17: What The Celebs Wore

Paris Fashion Week is the extravagant, spectacular and slightly OTT one. Whereas London is all about unique, individual and new ways of dressing, Paris has a reputation for showing couture dresses, which may have elements from past decades of glamour, that each look more magical and attention-grabbing than the next.

Stars love attention-grabbing as much as they need to please the world famous designers that show in Paris like Balmain, Valentino, Stella McCartney and Chloe. The front row of the fashion shows are often like mini catwalks as the celebs jostle to be seen taking an interest in the hope they can borrow free outfits for future stage shows or premieres. However, this is brilliant news for us as it means we have a lot of inspiration and insight inti what the stars are wearing now at the start of spring to stand out in a cool, casual way.

Let’s have a closer look at some of the best dressed celebs in the Paris Fashion Week FROW:

Rihanna

Rihanna was in Paris to show off her Fenty x Puma collection but she made the most of her time to attend some shows, where she dressed a lot more conservatively than usual. We’re used to seeing Ri Ri flash the flesh but she doesn’t need to in this strong black look. The black beret oozes attitude and the black suede boots are also very cool. All she needs after that hat is a well tailored formal black coat to make a fabulous entrance. After all, who knows what’s under the coat and knowing Rihanna, it won’t be very much!

Rita Ora

Now that Rita’s on America’s Next Top Model, she’s really established her fashion credentials. For the Vivienne Westwood show, she wore one of the designers signature tartan prints and her checked blazer looked gorgeous, especially when doubled up with a similar playsuit. The final touch is her lovely brown boots, a shade lighter than the tartan, which perfectly complements the ensemble and gives her a bit of extra height so she can walk in with even more confidence.

Sienna Miller

She’s known for her boho style and Sienna stayed true to her roots in Paris in a pretty floral maxi dress. It’s the perfect look for spring. Long enough to ensure our legs don’t get cold in the breeze but with a bright, cheerful print. What do you think?

Salma Hayek

As Paris is the place where showing off is not just acceptable but expected, Salma plays up to that in a sleek black leather dress. It hugs her curves and must make her feel super confident as she looks like she means business in that dress. Even better is that you could dress it down for day with ankle boots and wear killer heels at night.

Daisy Lowe

Daisy channeled a chic, elegant French vibe as she wangled a ticket to the Christian Dior show in Paris. In a long sleeve mini dress and black courts, she looked sophisticated and sleek. She looks smart without looking like she’s tried to hard, which can be hard to pull off but she nails it.

Solange Knowles

Solange never fails to make an impact with her clothes and she stood out in Paris for the right reasons in a white maxi dress. The colour is so attention grabbing, it’s all she needs to make an impression. White is also a lovely colour for spring as it flatters the complexion and makes every hint of sunshine a million times brighte

Olivia Palermo

Olivia never fails to look stylish and give the rest of us outfit envy! What she does best is to create practical day looks that are easy to wear but look super luxurious thanks to the contrasting textures and fabrics. For this look, she’s expertly matched a pink skirt to a simple beige jumper and although you wouldn’t expect these two colours to work, she shows that they do when they’re on.

Emma Roberts

Who says wearing a suit had to be masculine? Julia Roberts’ actress niece Emma shows that we can make trousers just as feminine as jumpsuits and dresses with lovely floral embroidery on her tailored outfit. Wearing her trademark red hair down and loose adds to the fuss-free, feminine outfit.

Who do you think had the most fabulous FROW outfit?

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Emeralds & Ivy Ball 2017: Celebrity Style

The Emerlads & Ivy ball is a charity dinner and dance organised by Boyzone star Ronan Keating to raise money for Cancer Research. Each year, he gets his contacts book full of pop star friends out and invites them all to a glamorous night for a fantastic cause. This year is the 11th year it’s been happening and it gets more and more dressy every year.

From classic black dresses to glittering bardot neckline dresses to slinky satin dresses, the celebs showed there are several ways to dress up for a posh event. The trick is to know what aspect of your figure you’re proud of and what to show off and then stay modest with the rest of the look.

These five stars looked especially fabulous at the ball:

Abbey Clancy

Abbey made a simple black dress look a million dollars and it’s all because of the backless detail. The V by Very jersey beach maxi dress also shows off a lovely bit of back and its loose, floaty and so easy to wear. You’ll feel super comfortable in it and when combined with a pretty up-do and some jewellery, you could too could look like a model, just like Abbey.

Una Healy

How gorgeous is the bardot neckline of Una’s shimmering black maxi dress? The former Saturdays singer turned solo star showed off a gorgeous hourglass shape which is definitely helped by the shape of the dress. The skirt has a slight fishtail detail to balance out the shoulders while the bodycon shape highlights her slim waist. This is a great way to show off your curves without flashing too much flesh and making it look as if you’ve tried too hard.

Jessica Wright

Jessica has done really well since leaving The Only Way is Essex, establishing her businesswoman credentials with her own fashion line. She certainly looks the part as well in a black trouser suit – talk about power dressing. Her outfit is very easy to copy for a strong look that will make you feel cool, composed and in control. Start with the V by Very mesh and lace tee and the V by Very tailored bootcut trousers and add the V by Very jersey blazer. What don you think?

Amy Willerton

Amy’s currently filming The Jump in Austria, but Ronan convinced her to fly to London for one night to enjoy the party. Her red maxi dress is so gorgeous she wanted to ensure it was seen from all angles, first on Instagram from her hotel suite and then in front of the branding board at the party. Like Abbey, she has toned arms and a slender back and she dressed to show that off.

Natalie Pinkham

The Sky Sports F1 presenter showed that a purple dress can look regal and elegant. It’s dark so it’s just as flattering as a black dress but the purple shines in the light, making the look more luxurious. Dark blue has a similar effect and it can be fun to break out of the black comfort zone and try something new without having to be too daring.

Who do you think looked the most glam?

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The Oscars 2017: Best Dressed

After two months of back-to-back award ceremonies, it was time for the biggest and most prestigious one of all – The Academy Awards, otherwise known as The Oscars.

There was high drama on stage as La La Land was read out for Best Picture and when the producers were halfway through their acceptance speech, it was announced there’d been a mistake and Moonlight was Best Picture. So awkward!

But on the red carpet, the dramatic moments were for the right reasons as the month’s of hard work that the celebs had put in to pick their Oscars dress paid off. With glamorous gowns, radiant skin and some gorgeous up-dos, the stars looked polished in every way. These Oscars dresses are so stunning that they’re timeless – they serve as inspiration for us for any formal event that we’ll have to go to throughout the year. If your dress looks like something that a major actress has worn to the Oscars, how could you feel anything less than a million dollars?

Let’s have a closer look at 10 of the best, then look at who won what at the end of this blog post:

(1) Emma Stone

Emma wore gold to match her award for Best Actress. She’s had an incredible awards season, winning BAFTAs, Golden Globes and SAG Awards and so it was only right that she won this too. She’s been gracious and elegant as she’s collected all the awards, giving off a humble rather than smug vibe. She deserves the success.

(2) Jessica Biel

If you can’t wear gold at The Oscars, then when can you? Jessica looked dazzling in her gold sequin dress with her hair swept back so you could see the gold in all its glory. It hugs her curves and then spreads out into a fishtail skirt, which is very flattering as it balances out the figure. She looked gorgeous!

(3) Karlie Kloss

Karlie was one of a number of stars to wear a blue ribbon. What does that mean? It’s the sign of ACLU – the American Civil Liberty Union – which campaigns for the civil rights of American citizens including those whose lifestyle has been harmed by President Trump. On her white dress, it really stands out. White never fails to make an impact on the red carpet.

(4) Naomie Harris

The British actress made a fashion statement by showing off a lot of leg in her white dress. As she has fabulous legs, you can understand why she wants to show them off! Also, look carefully at her sandals and you’ll see another reason for the short dress. She wants to show off the embellishment on the strap and ankle of the mismatched pair. Cute!

(5) Viola Davis

Viola was glowing in a red maxi dress as she picked up Best Supporting Actress. The dress looked beautiful against her skin and hair and what’s really lovely is that she shows off a hint of her shoulders with its off-the-shoulder detail. It’s a small detail but it takes her dress from beautiful to magnificent.

(6) Nicole Kidman

Nicole walked tall and proud in a beige maxi dress that perfectly emphasised her long, lean figure. You need to dress to suit your body shape – if you have curves then show them off! You can then add some extra sparkle, just as Nicole has done, with some beautiful embellishment in the dress. A lot of effort’s gone into making Nicole’s dress, it looked so luxurious.

(7) Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy never puts a foot wrong when it comes to fashion and her white dress perfectly fitted in on the Oscars red carpet. White and silver are the ultimate combination for an attention-grabbing outfit. First, the white will catch people’s eyes and then the silver will shine in the light. If you really want to turn heads, remember white and silver!

(8) Kirsten Dunst

What make’s Kirsten’s black evening dress lovely is its shape. The strapless detail and asymmetric hem show that this is no ordinary black dress and it suits Kirsten’s fun sense of fashion. It’s not too formal but she makes it look a million dollars with that diamond necklace. If you want to show off some jewellery then a strapless neckline is the answer.

(9) Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee presented Emma Stone with her Best Actress award so she had to really make an effort with her outfit, knowing that she’d be on stage with a true winner. She did incredibly well though with her pretty grey floral dress that looked like something we’d see on a Disney Princess. A light touch of florals softens any look making the wearer look pretty and feminine.

(10) Halle Berry

It’s a brave choice to wear your hair au naturel on the red carpet but then look at Halle’s stunning silver dress. She can get away with anything in a dress like that. It has fringes, sequins and a flattering one shoulder detail – you couldn’t get more diva than that!

Whose dress do you love the most?

And the winners are….

Best Picture: Moonlight

Best Actress: Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences

Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book

Best Animated Feature Film: Zootopia

Best Original Music Score: La La Land

Best Cinematography: La La Land

Best Film Editing: John Gilbert, Hackshaw Ridge

Best Original Screenplay: Manchester By The Sea

Best Director: Damian Chazelle, La La Land

Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman

Did your favourite film win?

And now awards season is over for another year but it definitely ended on a high, didn’t it?

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London Fashion Week AW17: What The Celebs Wore

London Fashion Week tops all other fashion weeks. Not only do we get more world-famous designers picking London as the place to show their collections, but more shows mean more celebs in the front row. The FROW in London is a chance for the stars to catch up with their celeb pals, talk fashion and then party as most shows have a spectacular after-show party, with lavish food and drink and dancing til dawn or later!

It’s the best time to be in the capital and stars from all around the world jet in to see what’s on the catwalk and to be seen on the front row. As they know the eyes of the world will be on them, they make a real effort with their outfits. They need to create a look that will see them from the show to the after-party so it needs to be eye-catching but easy to wear. These celebs did it better than the rest:

Katy Perry

Katy, who’s in town for the Brit Awards, took time out for a fashion show. We know she loves clothes as she memorably changed her outfit 13 times when she hosted the MTV Awards, but there was no need for any changes to this lovely boho look. A pleated skirt is lovely and feminine and the contrasting metallics in the skirt and the top adds a playful edge. Her skirt is almost identical to the Glamorous pleated midi skirt. Check out her gorgeous grey ankle boots too!

Kylie Jenner

Kylie and her boyfriend Tyga flew in for a couple of days to see what the London fashion scene had to offer and to support her sister Kendall, who was walking in the Versace show. Kylie looked every inch the rock chick in a white dress, embellished with jewels and over the knee boots. She has so much attitude that she doesn’t even need to smile for the cameras – that’s confidence!

Kendall Jenner

Kylie’s sister attended a LOVE magazine party at Annabel’s nightclub in a cute white outfit that made her look sweet and girly. The white cape is perfect for this time of year and it looks so soft that she doesn’t want to take it off. Also, the contrasting fabrics of wool and cotton make the look strokably soft. Kenall looked stunning.

Ellie Goulding

Ellie kept things cool in a simple black outfit that could easily take her from day to night. It’s simple but the black mini skirt gives it a rock star edge and the black ankle boots are very cute. If you want to look cool without it looking like you’ve tried too hard, this is an ideal outfit.

Bella Hadid

Wow! Bella knows how to make an entrance. She hasn’t done many LFW’s so she’s clearly excited and wants to show off as much as she can. She certainly did that in a black faux leather dress with black knee high boots and the finishing touch is the slicked back hair. This takes vamp to another level – it’s fabulous!

Dua Lipa

It’s the first time the singer has done LFW and she definitely made a statement in a black leather skirt and red boots. All the pieces in this look are pretty so when combined, it may look like it’s just been thrown on but it wouldn’t work if any of the items were less than perfect on their own. What do you think?

Kate Bosworth

The American actress rocked the preppy look in a shirt dress and flat ankle boots. She looked pretty but didn’t have to show any flesh to do so and this gives her look a sophisticated appeal. This is a great outfit for a work party or somewhere that you need to impress.

Whose outfit do you like the most?

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Brit Awards 2017: Award And Fashion Winners

The Brits took over London’s O2 Arena and all the best stars from music and TV came out to celebrate. Whether they were nominated, presenting, performing or just watching the show, everyone put on their most glamorous party dress to indulge in the most lavish night of the year in British music. With performances from Katy Perry, Emeli Sande and Little Mix and guest hosts including Naomi Campbell, Rita Ora and Simon Cowell, the line-up of celebs was A’list all the way.

The action was broadcast live on ITV (and is available now to view online on ITV Player) so you may already know who won what? We’ve listed the winners at the end of this blog post just in case. First, we want to get straight to the fashion to get ideas for what to wear for long nights out. These stars started with dinner and then had a show and after-party so their outfits had to withstand a lot. There were 10 celebs that looked especially hot.

(1) Emma Willis

Emma was the hostess with the most-est as she kept the show running smoothly and calmly, using her years of experience in live TV. Her black maxi dress was sophisticated and classy – just like her performance.

(2) Ellie Goulding

Ellie rarely wears a maxi dress but she should try them more often as she looks stunning in her black dress with gold embellishment. This is a maxi dress that you can party in thanks to it’s high split and low neckline. Also, Ellie’s hair is loose and natural, which gives the dress more of a cool look, rather than too formal.

(3) Rita Ora

Rita’s dressed for red carpets a lot recently thanks to her 50 Shades Darker role and she always delights and surprises. Rita always does things differently from the crowd, making an extra effort to look different which she certainly did in a green maxi dress. But one thing she never takes a chance on is the shape of the dress. Although colours and embellishments vary, always remember that Rita is wearing something that allows her to show off her gorgeous curves.

(4) Katy Perry

Katy had multiple outfit changes during the show, as usual, but the floral maxi dress that she wore to Universal Music’s after-party really hit the spot. It’s cute and girly and it makes her look super pretty. No wonder she’s smiling so much in this pic!

(5) Holly Willoughby

Sequins are a girls’ best friend and Holly looked radiant in her sequin mini dress on the red carpet. With simple silver sandals and a dazzling smile, Holly was literally glowing. After attending an after-party, she had an early morning start for This Morning – where does she get her energy from?

(6) Mollie King

The ex-Saturdays singer looked incredible, also in a silver dress. It’s the ideal party dress – slinky, easy to move in but super striking and enables Mollie to show off her endless legs. If you know what your best asset is, you just have to dress to show it off.

(7) Pixie Lott

Rocking a black mini dress with fringe detail, Pixie channelled a hint of 80’s-style Madonna with the bustier detail of her dress. It’s a bold rock chick look but Pixie owns it by making her make-up bold and slicking back her hair. If you’re going to take a stand with your outfit then embrace it all the way and you’ll feel a lot more confident.

(8) Anne Marie

The artist may have lost to Rag N Bone Man in the Breakthrough Act category but she definitely wins in the glamour stakes. She looked gorgeous in a satin nude dress and a green fur stole. The contrast of colours looks gorgeous and gives it a classic, vintage effect, even though it’s totally on trend. What do you think?

Michelle Keegan

Michelle looked absolutely stunning in a striking blue jumpsuit. She hasn’t been to many award ceremonies due to being busy filming, but now she’s out she wants everyone to notice her. Welcome back, Michelle!

Abbey Clancy

Abbey knows what her best assets are – her long legs – and she certainly showed those off in a monochrome midi dress. She upstages everyone who’s next to year and has done for years. She always gets it right when it comes to fashion, opting for classic shapes and lots of black and white. When it doubt, wear one of those two colours…or both!

And the winners are:

British Female Solo Artist – Emeli Sande

British Group – The 1975

British Male Solo Artist – David Bowie

British Breakthrough Act – Rag’n’Bone Man

British Single – Little Mix, “Shout Out to My Ex”

Global Success – Adele

Critics’ Choice – Rag’n’Bone Man

International Male Solo Artist – Drake

International Female Solo Artist – Beyonce

International Group – A Tribe Called Quest

British Video – One Direction, “History”

British Album of the Year – David Bowie, “Black Star”

Brits Icon – Robbie Williams

Do you think the right people won? What was your highlight?

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Celebrity Style Steal: Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue is back in England with a bang! After moving back to Australia to host the Australian X Factor in 2009, she’s now a judge on BBC talent show Let It Shine. She’s dyed her hair colour to blonde for the new role and she’s got a new wardrobe for the British weather so she can look smart and stylish when she’s working on the TV and when she’s being a mum to her young son, Ethan. Dannii is a lady who has planned in advance to make sure she has the ultimate wardrobe for all eventualities!

While Kylie is lying low following her split from her fiance Joshua Sasse, Dannii is the Minogue sister who is winning approval for her fashion choices. If you want to look chic and sleek just like Dannii then it’s easy to copy her and you’ll save time thinking about what to wear as she’s already done that.

Here are ways to steal her day and night style:

Daytime Chic

For day, Dannii looks ultra sophisticated in a tailored outfit consisting of a shirt, blazer and trousers. However, what’s modern and fresh about the look is the mis-matched colour. A single block colour trouser suit could be too bold and by wearing a red top with black trousers, it makes Dannii look softer and more feminine. We can start to get this look with the V by Very stretch slimline trousers and add a blouse like the Vero Moda vintage long sleeve shirt. The shoes are also smart and simple, just like the V by Very Maddy mid heel court shoes. Finish the look with a small shoulder bag like the Fiorelli Tilly shoulder bag and you’re power dressing without compromising on being pretty.

Night-time Glamour

Dannii certainly knows how to work a red carpet and after years in the X Factor knows how to pick a dress with the wow factor. A black mesh dress tricks the eye so it turns heads and Dannii’s dress is similar to the Rochelle Humes spot mesh midi dress. A dress like this needs simple barely there sandals so they don’t take anything away from the impact of the dress and the V by Very buttercup mid heel ankle strap sandals are perfect for that. Notice that she has a clutch bag for her essentials – try the Coast Una bow clutch bag as it adds a little bow to finish your outfit beautifully.

What do you think of Dannii’s style? If you want to look smart and in control, she’s a good lady to copy.

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Celebrity Style Steal: Blake Lively’s FROW outfits

Blake Lively is currently in New York for the city’s Fashion Week and she’s making the streets of Manhattan her personal catwalk. On the Front Row at all the hottest shows, Blake’s been dressing so well she looks just as good as some of the models.

Unlike the fashion on the runway, Blake’s outfits are available to copy immediately. We can use her as inspiration for updating our smart work outfits as well as cool, causal day wear that will make all our friends wild with jealousy about how effortlessly fabulous we seem. Blake’s nailed the look so we don’t need to experiment and risk getting it wrong. What’s even better is that Blake’s a busy working actress as well as a mother and she wears outfits like this, which mean the clothes are wearable for busy lifestyles as well as being super stylish.

Let’s have a closer look at some of her best NYFW moments:

(1) The Smart Midi Dress

Blake sat next to legendary fashion editor Anna Wintour at the Michael Kors show so there was a lot of pressure on her to up her fashion game. When in doubt of what to wear it’s best to look smarter than usual as smart usually ensures you look more polished. Blake gets it just right in a red floral dress, which is similar to the V by Very crepe pleat detail floral dress. As the dress has so much detail, you don’t need any accessories except for some killer heels. The V by Very Tiger Lilly cut out court shoes are a gorgeous shade of red, just like Blake’s.

(2) The Cool Monochrome Layered Look

Black and white is always a striking look and Blake uses it to her advantage to layer up to create a warm but chic outfit to run around in. The way to start with this look is a black and white midi skirt like the V by Very mono print pleat skirt. Then add a simple black jumper like the V by Very seam tunic. Notice Blake’s monochrome outer layer has fur on the collar? It’s just like the V by Very faux fur collar boucle cape. Now all you need is some gorgeous court shoes like the V by Very Melanie pointed court shoes and some round sunglasses that the celebs love – try the River Island sunglasses.

What do you think of Blake’s style?

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Grammy Awards 2017: Award Winning Outfits

The Grammy Awards took place in LA on the same night as the BAFTAs were staged in London – it was showbiz’s busiest night of the year by far! It means once we’d finished looking at what the stars wore to the BAFTAs, we still had all the Grammy outfits to lust over. It was fashion heaven!

The Grammy’s were equally glamorous as the BAFTAs and equally good inspiration for partywear. With Beyonce in attendance, the celebs couldn’t really dress down as they knew that if they did they’d be upstaged by Beyonce and her beautiful twin bump. So they put on their best dresses, climbed into their most fabulous heels and strutted down the red carpet like it was a stage. These stars know how to arrive at an event with attitude. If you want to enter a party like you own it, have a look at these gorgeous Grammy outfits for inspiration:

Beyonce

Beyonce lived up to her diva reputation in a dazzling sequin  red maxi dress. Well, you wouldn’t expect Queen Bey to be a shrinking wallflower, would you? She won Best Music Video and Best Urban Contemporary Album – one award for each twin. She looks so happy right now and you can see that she’s glowing inside and out, quite literally with those sequins!

Adele

Adele kept things classy in a green maxi dress and looked lovely as she collected an impressive five awards. She’s not showing any flesh, but she looks pretty and feminine thanks to a loose up-do and flawless make-up with her signature eyeliner flick. The dress cinches in at the waist to flatter her curves and she looks like a true superstar. It’s great to see that we don’t need to bare all to wow at a party. A long sleeve dress has just as much impact if it flatters your figure.

Santigold

The American singer and producer has a unique sound and her dress sense is just as individual. Her pink midi dress is a gorgeous shade of pastel pink, while the snake embellishment makes it bold rather than simply sweet and girly. Black platform sandals also show that she’s a girl who likes to have fun and get noticed and in those heels she’ll be able to walk into any event with her head held high, feeling fabulous.

Rihanna

Rihanna has never been one to conform and has always set trends rather than followed them. She certainly did that again at The Grammys in a black maxi skirt with a crop top that showed off her flat stomach and a hint of underboob. If you have  a lovely statement skirt, you can build your look around it which is what Ri-Ri’s done. Do you think she pulls it off?

Solange Knowles

With her sister Beyonce in red, Solange had to go for a striking colour and she grabbed equally as much attention in a gold dress. The shape of this dress is just fabulous. With it’s one shoulder detail and pleats, there’s just so much to look at!

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen is one hot mama! She’s clearly lost all her baby weight and dressed to show that off in a black maxi dress. Black is a flattering colour, but there’s no hiding her incredible physique thanks to its mesh panels. John Legend is one lucky man.

Jennifer Lopez

JLo’s had years of Grammy experience and she’s still got it in a pink maxi dress. The bow at the top is a bit OTT but then you see the leg split and all is forgiven as she has stunning legs. If you know your best asset, then make sure you dress to show it off.

Who do you think wowed the most? See who won what Grammy Awards here.

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BAFTA Awards 2017: Best Dressed

The BAFTAs are Britain’s equivalent to The Oscars. It’s our chance to show off our world-class directors and producers as well as actors and actresses. Also, it’s an opportunity to show that us Brits know how to host an awards ceremony and after-party (and after-after-party) as the Harvey Weinstein after after party goes on until 4am. That sounds much more fun than The Oscars.

However, it’s just as prestigious as any American award ceremony with stars flying in from all around the world to attend. The red carpet outside the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden was one never-ending stream of A’listers. We’ve been through the pics and picked 10 gorgeous outfits worn by the stars that make us want to throw a formal party. Dresses like this are good for spring and into summer as the stars are dressing for colour and to show off their shoulders – Bardot necklines and strapless styles are very popular with the celebs right now, as you can see below.

Let’s have a closer look:

Emma Stone

Emma made one of the boldest outfit choices of the night. From the top, it looked like a gorgeous black evening dress embellished with jewels that gave her even more of a movie star glow. However, as she moved down the red carpet it became apparent that she had matching trousers on under the dress and a cute ankle bracelet. This kept her comfortable on the red carpet and she did a lot of interviews to make journalists happy, which was a refreshing contrast to those who wore more revealing outfits. She won Best Actress for La La Land and she would win any fashion award for taking a risk and pulling it off as her choice made her comfortable and confident, which is what we all want from a dress, isn’t it?

Michelle Williams

Michelle stood out from the crowd as she was not in a maxi dress. Her glittery sequin embellished mini dress sparkled with every step that she moved and was equally eye-catching in the audience as the camera kept panning towards her. With her platinum crop she has an edge to pull off most styles as it gives her more of a rock chick personality than other stars and that’s why she pulls off that mini dress. It’s all about attitude and again, finding something you feel comfortable in because it suits your personality.

Nicole Kidman

The LION actress put on a busty display in a halter neck dress with a monochrome style. It suited her long, lean shape and the plunging neckline gave her more curves than usual. If you’re tall, a dress with a contrasting colour on the top and bottom half can be really flattering as it gives you more of an hourglass shape. It’s a simple trick but it works, as Nicole showed.

Amy Adams

The Arrival actress turned heads from the front and back. From the front, her strapless green maxi dress looked flattering by showing off her athletic arms. But then the real treat came from behind with the dress’s cute bow back detail. Never underestimate the power of a backless dress for a way to get everyone staring at you for ages, wishing they’d thought of that. It had the added benefit of making her bottom look fabulous!

Emily Blunt

The British actress showed that we know how to make an impact at a big awards ceremony. When she went on stage to present an award, her black maxi dress with top half embellishment and skirt ruffles was literally captivating. She completely upstaged some of the winners in this dress by Alexander McQueen’s creative director Sarah Burton. A bodycon dress with an eye-catching print is a fail-safe way to get noticed – for the colour and the shape!

Laura Whitmore

The TV presenter was interviewing the stars on the red carpet for the BAFTA Backstage show, so she didn’t actually get to go inside but she looked every inch an actual movie star in a white bardot dress. The colour is dazzling and then you notice her lovely tanned shoulders and face and blonde hair and she looks every inch a blonde California girl. Except she’s British and there’s a good chance she’s used self-tan rather than seen any sun. It just goes to show that we can all achieve any look we want – self-tan is a vital accessory on a big night out!

Penelope Cruz

The Spanish actress shimmered in a silver glitter gown. She was almost like a walking disco ball as she sashayed down the red carpet – her reflection went anywhere. Silver and gold are perfect for awards ceremonies and formal dinners as they make an impact for the right reasons. What do you think of Penelope’s dress?

Amelia Dornan

As the hunky Jamie Dornan’s wife, Amelia had to make an effort to claim her man. She’s fighting off his admirers around the world, especially now that he’s in the new 50 Shades Darker film. However, she gave everyone a clear warning that she’s fierce and fabulous so back off, by wearing a striking strapless sequin dress. No wonder Jamie ended up with who he did, she looks pretty but noticeable and that’s not always easy to pull off.

Sophie Turner

The Game of Thrones star rocked a plunging black and silver long sleeve maxi dress. It’s daring but it made everyone look twice or maybe three or four times. The skirt is long and flowing so she is following the rule of keeping the bottom half covered if she’s showing off her top. The tight waist detail where it contrasts between top and bottom makes her waist look lovely and slim and she enhanced her legs with some killer black heeled sandals. This is a cool way to wear a maxi dress and Sophie looks her age – it’s fresh, not frumpy.

The Duchess of Cambridge

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Kate attend an evening event and she didn’t disappoint in a black floral dress with a bardot neckline. A black floral dress is a safe choice as black is flattering while the flora design makes it more eye-catching. But what’s special about the dress is the bardot neckline as it’s more daring than the royal usually wears. She should do it more often as it really suits her – it allows her to show some skin in a regal way. What do you think?

And whose dress wowed you the most? What would you have worn? You can catch all the action on BBC iPlayer and find out who won what here. Our British actors and actresses did us proud!

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AMFAR Charity Gala: The Stars’ Statement Outfits

AMFAR – the American Foundation for Aids Research, always ensures fun is a vital part of the fundraising. Their events during the Cannes film festival are legendary with a super glamorous dress code and stars gathering for a five course Champagne meal and post-dinner entertainment by a world-famous star. Their recent event in New York was equally lavish and as it was sponsored by high-end jeweller Harry Winston, no expense was spared on making sure that the catering and entertainment were top notch.

The charity raises money by charging for the tickets with every single guest paying a whopping £10,000 a ticket. If you’ve spent that much on a party then you don’t want to skimp on the dress so the celebs and socialite guests all looked ready for The Oscars. In fact, it’s a great warm-up for The Oscars and useful for us to look at for inspiration about what to wear for Spring balls and parties. Time goes so quickly, party season will be here before we know it.

Let’s have a closer look at the stars’ stunning outfits:

Ellie Goulding 

Ellie looked fierce and fabulous in a sequin maxi dress that complemented both her skin tone and her hair. A bronze colour makes skin look more golden and blonde hair look shinier, which are only good things. Not only that but sequins are so eye-catching – this dress would turn heads all night long.

Alessandra Ambrosio

White always grabs attention and Alessandra’s white maxi dress is dazzling. With her hair pulled back, she’s working the outfit to make a statement. Notice that the shape of the dress is sleek and sophisticated, which is important if you’re wearing white so that it doesn’t look too bridal.

Adriana Lima

The Victoria’s Secret model kept more of her curves hidden than usual in a long sleeve black maxi dress, but the plunge neck adds a gorgeous edge. Mesh and lace detail are really fashionable right now, adding a luxe edge and then a red lipstick completes the look. Stunning!

Scarlett Johansson

The American actress decided for a power dressing outfit and it suits her! With her cropped her, she totally pulls off the androgynous look with her trouser suit and she looks super comfortable in it. If you want to look sophisticated, a trouser suit is ideal.

Heidi Klum

Heidi looked fresh and pretty in a black maxi dress embellished with a floral design. As she’s got world class legs she wants to show them off and a thigh split enables her to do this. Black sandals enable her to lengthen her legs even more to help her walk around with confidence, knowing she looks statuesque and fabulous.

Iman

It’s great to see Iman back out and looking her best again after the tragic death of her husband David Bowie last year. Grief doesn’t have to affect your style as she showed in a scarlet red maxi dress with fishtail hem. The dress hugs every curve before flaring out into a full skirt, flattering her figure and making her look so youthful. Go Iman!

Paris Hilton

The American heiress doesn’t always get it right when it comes to fashion, but this gold dress hits the spot perfectly. The waist detail and bracelet cuffs give the impression of a bronzed Greek Goddess. What do you think of this look?

Whose dress wowed you the most? Bring on the Spring parties!

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