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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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Empire Film Awards 2016: Best Dressed

Just when The Oscars seem like a distant memory, The Empire Film Awards took place in London and the stars made just as much effort with their outfits! The Empire Awards are a really prestigious Awards ceremony as they’re voted for by Empire magazine readers.

The most awards went to the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens with its stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega winning individual  prizes for Best Actress Newcomer and Best Actor Newcomer, director JJ Abrahams winning Best Director and the film winning Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy.  But there was more diversity when it came to fashion with celebs wearing  trouser suits as well as chic black dresses.

Here are the best outfits in close-up:

Daisy Ridley

Daisy sparkled on the red carpet in a sequin dress. It hugged her figure perfectly and she looked really comfortable in it. The awards started at 6pm and Daisy was still partying after midnight so she could clearly party in it. Sequins always look good on the dancefloor too!

Laura Carmichael

The Downton Abbey actress opted for something a little different – a black midi dress with mesh. When someone wears a midi dress while everyone else’s in maxis, they really stand out.

Olympia Valance

Neighbours actress Olympia looked incredible in a black maxi dress. She’s the younger sister of former Neighbours actress turned singer Holly Valance and she’s clearly watched and learned from her sister the best tips to look glam on the red carpet. I like how the top half is figure hugging and it flows out to a full skirt as this is so flattering and makes her waist look tiny.

Maisie Williams

 

The Game Of Thrones actress stood out in a colourful mini dress. If you don’t feel comfortable in a maxi dress, then  Maisie shows a mini dress can look smart. Notice that it has a high neck so she follows the rule of showing off her legs or her cleavage but not both.

Emily Atack

Emily walked the red carpet with attitude in her black trouser suit. She may have starred in The InBewteeners, but there’s nothing InBetween about her any more – she’s fully grown up and looks fabulous with it. Wearing trousers would make anyone strut down the red carpet as it takes away all fears of a wardrobe malfunction.

Hannah Murray

The Game of Thrones actress also opted for a suit, but hers was embellished. I loved how her blue trousers turned different colours as the camera flashbulbs picked them up. Because they’re skinny fit, she was able to move in them easily – way into the night on the dancefloor. That’s the way it should be!

Who do you think looked best?

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Celebrity Style Steal: Cara Delevingne

She may have swapped the catwalks for acting but Cara Delevingne will always be a fashion icon. Her off-duty style is casual but cool. It doesn’t look as if she’s tried too hard, but there’s just something about what she wears that makes me want to copy it.

Recently, she went to Paris for the launch of a new Dita Von Teese show and she rocked a leather biker jacket with skinny jeans. This is a great outfit for a Spring day – you’ll feel comfortable in it but you could fit in anywhere. Day or night!

A leather jacket is where this look starts and Cara’s is like the V by Very leather biker jacket. It works well with skinny jeans like the V by Very supersoft side button skinny jeans. This is because the jacket  falls perfectly to her waist, giving the illusion that her legs go on for days. They might do, but the fit of the jeans and jacket helps. High heeled boots will also lengthen your legs – try the V by Very Hanover low Western ankle boots. Don’t forget a shirt to go under the jacket. Cara’s wearing  one like the V by Very utility blouse.

What do you think of Cara’s style?

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Celebs Shimmer And Shine For Game Of Thrones

Game Of Thrones is one of the most popular TV series ever and so to mark the occasion of the eighth series – Hardhome – being released onto DVD, there was a big screening in London’s Leicester Square.

Celeb fans of the show attended dressed super glamorously to show their appreciation for the series in which anything goes. There did seem to be a trend among the celeb guests – luxurious, shimmery fabrics that must have felt great to wear and definitely reflected the paparazzi’s flashbulbs. Here’s a closer look:

Vogue Williams

Just a day after attending Very’s #OMGWHOSTHATGIRL party, Vogue was out on the town in London again. The Irish model and TV presenter’s crop top is two shades of black with a shiny fabric at the top. This really attracts the eye – perfect if you want to make a dramatic arrival.

Meena Rayann

The Game Of Thrones actress also went for shimmer in a subtle way. The white straps of her dress and belted waist contrast perfectly with the floaty black dress. When it comes to shimmer, every little helps. Test the waters with something like this if you’re feeling shy.

I’m a Celeb’s Stacey Soloman

Stacey looked stunning in a sparkly black bodycon dress as she attended the screening, posing for photos while her new boyfriend Joe Swash waited in the sidelines. She outshone him. What do you think?

Lucy Mecklenburgh

Sometimes leather can be a bit casual but Lucy dresses hers up for night with some lovely lace embellishment. The shiny nature of a leather dress ensures everyone stood up and took notice when she walked the red carpet outside The Empire cinema in Leicester Square.

Dakota Blue Richards

Dakota stood out by wearing  a cream dress in a gorgeous lace fabric. She became famous when she was a kid in the film The Golden Compass, and with a unique look like that she’s got a great career ahead of her. Watch this space!

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? What would you wear to an event like this?

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New Very Model Revealed – #OMGWHOSTHATGIRL

Very has secured someone very special to model the Spring / Summer 2016 collection. It was kept a secret from the press, the shoot location and photos were hidden until the announcement was made during a fabulous party in London.

We can now reveal that the new face of Spring / Summer 2016 is Cindy Kimberly – the girl who Justin Bieber launched a worldwide search to find after he saw one of her Instagram pics. This is how some of the shots were unveiled at the party.

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And here’s Cindy in close-up, modelling the collection:

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Nobody at the party knew who the model was until it was unveiled, sparking the hashtag #OMGWHOSTHATGIRL – the same hashtag that Justin Bieber used when he wanted to find her. He still follows her on Instagram  (she’s WolfieCindy) – and he only follows a select number of people.

At the party, the clothes were also displayed on mannequins, giving party guests a great idea of how they look in all their glory.

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My favourite piece is the  V by Very embroidered jacket, on the right in the photo above and close up in the picture below.

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I also liked the outfit DJ and TV presenter Vogue Williams wore – the V by Very high neck tea dress

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After the unveiling, everyone had a little dance thanks to DJ Leah Weller.

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What songs were played? Justin Bieber, of course! This was the music Cindy requested on shoot day too. Can’t beat the Biebs.

What do you think of Cindy Kimberly’s new Very photos? I think she looks stunning!

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Celebrity Style Steal: Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Rosie Huntington Whiteley spends a lot of her life in front of the cameras and on the catwalk, but what does she wear when she’s off duty? The answer is she keeps up her sleek and stylish image as you never know who’s watching.

Recently, I caught Rosie out and about running errands dressed as if she meant business in a formal coat and tailored cropped trousers, paired with oversized sunglasses. She could go anywhere in this and people would sit up and take notice.

Fortunately, there is a way to copy Rosie’s style and make a chic appearance like a celebrity, impressing everyone we meet. I’d start with the G Star Raw Minor Loose trench coat, which would create a sharp line that complements cropped trousers perfectly. I like the V by Very wide leg cropped trousers with a simple black top – the V by Very tie shoulder top.

Wearing heels always makes me feel more confident, and the Shoe Box Amberley Lace Up Ankle Boots would certainly help you walk taller and hold your head high. The finishing touch has to be the oversized metal trim frame sunglasses – they’re gorgeous!

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Need a bag? Rosie’s bag is similar to the Tonal combo kettle tote.

What do you think of Rosie’s street smart look?

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Celebs Do Tailored Outfits At Prince’s Trust Awards

The Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success Awards was a huge celebration last night.

Prince Charles is the founder of the Prince’s Trust and Princes William and Harry are heavily involved. The awards recognise inspirational young people.

Lets take a look at some of the best dressed celebs at the event;

Alesha Dixon

I love Alesha’s red culottes, which really remind me of the Rochelle Humes culotte jumpsuit. When you’re wearing red trousers, there are a lot of options for tops but Alesha keeps it smart with a black blazer.

Rita Ora

Rita looked like an old school Hollywood starlet in a blue pencil dress with a cape. I love how the colour contrasts with her skin tone and platinum hair. The dress is not too revealing, but the hair gives her the sex appeal of Marilyn Monroe.

Geri

Geri kept it classic with a little black dress and a black formal coat. We all know that a black dress always looks smart so if you’re desperate to impress, stick to black.

Kiss FM’s Neev Spencer

The radio DJ also went for a culotte jumpsuit. Black is super slimming, and Neev looked gorgeous, feminine and formal but fabulous.

Whose tailored outfit did you like best?

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Paris Fashion Week: Celebs on the FROW

Paris Fashion Week is the final one of the season and so it’s the celebrities’ last chance to get noticed for their fashion credentials. If they make friends with designers and attend their shows looking gorgeous, they have a chance of being dressed by them for the major awards shows.

Everyone makes a real effort with their appearance to ensure that they are on trend. This means if we’re looking for cool but classy outfits that take us from day to night, looking at what the celebs wore to Paris Fashion Week will help us choose items that are fashionable and current.

Olivia Palermo

Olivia went for a layered look mixing leather trousers with a blazer jacket. I like how this outfit looks thrown together, but the reason she gets away with it is because each item is quality. The trousers remind me of the V by Very PU Trousers – just fabulous! Sunglasses definitely add a showbiz edge.

Ciara

Ciara mastered the sports luxe look in black casual trousers and a black shirt. She’s a bit of a diva on stage, so it’s good to see she can do different looks. This outfit makes her seem like she’s effortlessly cool – it’s great if you want to look fashionable without looking as if you’ve tried too hard.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Rosie was modelling during Paris Fashion Week, but she looked very smart when she was off duty. I love how she dresses as if she means business in black tailored trousers and a formal black coat. The oversized sunglasses complete the image of female boss.

Kelly Rowland

Move over Beyonce! The former Destiny’s Child star had attitude in a black jumpsuit. She’s been keeping a low profile recently and what better way to make a comeback than with a classic black jumpsuit like this?

Elle Evans

Model Elle is dating Muse’s Matt Bellamy but she completely upstaged him in her green jumpsuit and strappy sandals. The colour looks gorgeous against her skin and the plunging neckline attracts attention. Yet she’s following the style rule of covering her legs if she’s showing her chest, so she still looks cool. What do you think?

Who do you think had the best carefree French style and attitude?