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V By Very’s London Fashion Week Party: Celeb Looks

To start London Fashion Week in style, Very took over a central London building, got model of the moment Daisy Lowe on the DJ decks and welcomed lots of gorgeous celebrities to party with us!


Daisy is modelling the new V by Very collection and wore a lovely summery dress to the party that got all the photographers snapping away. You couldn’t help but look twice at her fabulous figure, honed by rehearsals for Strictly Come Dancing. If she dances as good as she looks, she’s going to win the glitter ball trophy!

At the party, Daisy wore the V by Very vintage floral ruffle dress, which is loose and floaty and perfect for a hot September’s day. It’s one of those dresses that would look lovely with a chunky knit and thick tights so you could wear it all year round – it’s so pretty, just like Daisy herself.

However, Daisy isn’t just a pretty face as she kept the party going by picking some classics for everyone to dance to. The night took the form of a classic cocktail party with drinks and tasty canapes, which fuelled everyone’s gossip and dancing. And talking of dancing, ex-Strictly star Georgia May Foote attended looking bold and beautiful in a rainbow multi-coloured dress.

Meanwhile Made in Chelsea star Rosie Fortescue proudly dressed in V by Very, wearing the V by Very stud ruffle tea dress, and said filming’s started for the next season already. We cannot wait!

Model Portia Freeman also wore V by Very, showing us all how to rock a jumpsuit with attitude. She’s in the V by Very cold shoulder stripe jumpsuit.

One of the highlights of the night for most people was a selfie cube, which was full of mirrors and lights and like a party within a party. Donna Air, looking girly and feminine in a printed pink dress stepped into it for some Instagram action.


And when the gossip and dancing was over, we got to look at some of the fabulous new V by Very items such as the V by Very zig zag sequin bodycon knitted dress, which is perfect for the party season.


What do you think of the outfit that Daisy wore to the party? Look out for her modelling the new-season collection as she wears the clothes well!

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Celeb Style Steal: Copy Kendall Jenner’s Fashion Week Style

With London Fashion Week bringing the capital to life from 16 – 20 September, we’ll see what all the new trends are and get inspiration from what the celebs are wearing on the FROW. But if you don’t want to wait that long for the new trends then we need to have a look at what the models and celebs are wearing right now.

Kendall Jenner, who is both a model and a celeb, did New York Fashion Week before London and packed a wardrobe for work, play and everything in-between. So whether you’re looking for a fashionable, on-trend and super cute casual outfit, party look or work outfit, Kendall is a fantastic inspiration. Her outfits are chic, laid-back and so wearable!

(1) Casual 


When she was running between castings and fittings, Kendall turned to an outfit that was comfortable but still very cool. A beige skirt is a wardrobe staple for Autumn and the V By Very large pocket a-line skirt is a classic example of something that will last you all season and into spring too. Kendall gives it a modern twist with some gorgeous purple boots, which really remind me of the Clarks Kendra porter heeled ankle boots. Such a cool mix of colours needs a simple top like the V by Very perfect scoop neck t-shirt. Finish with a cute shoulder bag that adds a touch of luxe to the look – the Dune mini jewel embellished clutch is perfect. Now you’re ready for anything!

(2) Party


Kendall has a tomboy chic style and brings attitude to evening events in trousers or jumpsuits. She looks and feels like she means business in pieces that are both fashionable and fit her perfectly. The bomber jacket falls to her waist, so it flatters her shape and helps to create more curves, while the black trousers fall to just above her ankles to enhance her long legs. To recreate this look, we could try the V by Very bomber jacket with the V by Very D-ring trousers. The Dune Pembleton leather high ankle boots complete the look as heels make everyone look more fierce!

(3) Work


On the catwalk, Kendall completely transforms her look, which is why she’s such a good model. Although she doesn’t wear many dresses in real-life, they really do suit her. Brown and cream coloured prints are key this autumn, so if you like to dress up to work then you could impress the boss with a tea dress like the Lost Ink Alicia Frill & Feather dress. To complete the girly look, you can’t beat a chic pair of Mary Janes. I love the Clarks Kendra Gaby Mary Jane shoes for their vintage appeal and block heels look so good while being so easy to wear!

Which of the three looks do you like the most?


New York Fashion Week: Celebs On The FROW In Black

New York Fashion Week is like the pre-party to London Fashion Week. It’s the first week where we all get excited about fashion by seeing what the models and front row celebs in New York are wearing and then it intensifies when the fashion circus moves to London straight afterwards.

If New York is anything to go by, we could be in for a lot of black this season. It’s a universally flattering colour and it’s also very versatile as you can get so many shapes of black dresses. This year, the trend is for loose floaty shapes and lots of lace as opposed to plain, straight styles.

Let’s have a closer look at some of the fabulous fashion week black dresses:

Kourtney Kardashian

The eldest Kardashian sister looked stunning in a black party dress with an asymmetric hem. Now that she’s single after splitting from Scott Disick, Kourtney’s having a lot of fun. She’s been attending more parties than usual and she’s got her eye in when it comes to what to wear as her new wardrobe is to do for.

Kim Kardashian

Kim’s always pushing boundaries when it comes to fashion and she certainly did that with a black lace maxi dress that completely showed off her curves. She wears it with attitude and walks with her head held high and makes it work for her. What do you think?

Mary J Blige

Mary J Blige has really found her fashion sense after years of wearing street clothing. The black midi dress that she wore to the Harper’s ICONS party was stylish, sophisticated and made her feel confident as she has a big smile on her face. The feeling of looking good and knowing it is the best!

Nina Agdal

She’s dating Leonardo DiCaprio and it’s not hard to tell what he sees in her as she looked classy and sophisticated in a long-sleeve black maxi dress. The red lipstick and side-parting adds to the elegant look.

Alexa Chung

Alexa was one of the few celebs to wear something that wasn’t black and she really stood out in a yellow dress. It would have stood out no matter what others were wearing as it made her look like an old-fashioned Hollywood film star. This is a great dress for Christmas parties as it’s a timeless classic.

Neve Campbell

Actress Neve Campbell attended quite a few shows so she wore a black midi dress that was smart but comfortable enough for her to move around town on a hot late summer’s day. The neckline makes the dress look different from any other black dress and that’s  what you need to take a black dress to the next level and make people look twice.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly used her dog to create a monochrome effect and her sunglasses were white too, which added to her dramatic look. The black prom dress style really flattered her figure and made her waist look tiny. No wonder she’s on E!’s Fashion Police – she knows what to wear to make her look pretty.

Which celeb looked the best in your opinion? Remember that London Fashion Week starts on 16 September and we’ll have all the gossip and fashion close-ups for you from that.

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TV Choice Awards: Copy The White Dress Trend

The TV Choice Awards signify the end of summer and the start of the Autumn party season. As all the new series of shows like Strictly Come Dancing, X Factor and Great British Bake Off start in the Autumn, it makes sense to do it at this time of year when TV feels really exciting and fresh.

It’s also a fabulous excuse for the celebrities to dress up and catch up on all the summer gossip. As there haven’t been too many parties over the summer, everyone makes an effort to show that they’re ready to go back to work and dress to impress. It’s a great indication of what party outfits are cool for Autumn and one trend did emerge from the night as several celebrities wore white dresses.


Lydia Rose Bright looked feminine and pretty in a white lace dress while Holly looked like she meant business in a white midi dress that’s perfect for both work and play. Katie Price showed off her curves in a bodycon maxi dress and put on a pout for the cameras as she looked great and she knew it.

Seeing all the stars in their white dresses shows there are several ways to wear white dresses and that everyone can wear the trend as there’s a style to suit all personalities and body types. The benefits of a white dress are that it really enhances any tan that you’ve picked up over the summer months and it’s so bright that you stand out for the right reasons if others are wearing darker dresses.


Let’s start with Holly’s smart white dress, which has long sleeves to keep you comfortable now the nights are getting colder. The V by Very fluted sleeve dress makes sleeves it’s unique feature and those make your arms look slimmer as they flare out. Alternatively, the Rochelle Humes tuxedo blazer dress shows a hint of cleavage like Holly’s dress and it’s sharp lines make you look fierce and powerful.

Or if it’s a maxi dress you’re after then you need one with a bit of detail. Katie Price’s had an open back detail, but it’s also nice to have the detail on the front so that everyone spots it, just like you see on the V by Very Aztec embroidered maxi dress.


Or maybe you want a white dress that has stand-out material as well as a vibrant colour. Lydia Bright’s dress had a gorgeous colour and texture and reminds me of the Miss Selfridge lace cold-shoulder pencil dress. The lace will feel lovely next to your skin and you’ll feel stunning when you look at yourself in the mirror.


Which white dress do you like the most?

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GQ Men Of The Year Awards: Celebrity Style

The GQ Men of The Year awards is traditionally the first major celebrity event of the Autumn season. It pulls in A’list stars  – both male and female – from the US as well as the UK and leads the way for events like the London Fashion Week and the London Film Festival. Autumn is a fun season!

The GQ awards set the standard high as musicians, actors and actresses, models and TV presenters came to present awards, win awards and just enjoy a fabulous night out at the Tate Modern Gallery in London with a three-course meal and dancing afterwards until 1am. Who could turn down a party in a modern art gallery?

Let’s have a look at what the female stars wore for some inspiration and then see who won what:

Bella Hadid

She may often be overshadowed by her older sister Gigi, but Bella Hadid looked every inch the glamorous model as she arrived in a long beige maxi dress. The Bardot neckline is so on trend this season! Bella won model of the year and she’s a worthy award winner in that dress.

Ellie Goulding

Ellie has a thing for textured dresses right now as this white mini dress is similar to what she wore to the premiere of Bridget Jones Baby.  The white colour makes people stop and stare and then the embellishment makes people look for longer. You just want to touch a dress like this! At the party, Ellie was spotted chatting to her ex Dougie Poynter – could a reconciliation be on the cards? They did make a cute couple.

Ashley Graham

Plus size model Ashley Graham showed off her hourglass shape in a stunning black maxi dress with a plunging neckline and had men and women looking at her with admiration and envy. She knows what her best assets are and she dresses to show them off. If you’re proud of something about your body, it will make you feel fabulous if you find something to flatter it.

Daisy Lowe

Daisy took a break from Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals to attend the award show so let’s hope it doesn’t hinder her performance at the weekend. If there was a dancing trophy for best dressed then Daisy would have no problem as she looked incredible in a black maxi dress. But does she dance as good as she looks? We’ll find out at the weekend.

Amy Schumer

Amy won GQ Woman of the Year and looked like she meant business in a structured black mini dress. I like the lines on this dress as they’re so sharp and it makes her look cool. confident and in control. The black sandals are a good shout for a mini dress as they give her legs even more length.

Florence Welch

She’s one of the few British singers to conquer the American charts as well as the British charts and that’s partly because she has such a strong sense of identity. Rather than following trends, she sets them. She always goes for vibrant, beautiful and clashing colours and she wouldn’t compromise on that just because she was at a formal awards ceremony. I think the pink maxi dress suits her because she wears it with attitude, What do you think?

Countdown presenter Rachel Riley

The host of the words and numbers quiz Countdown let her hair down for a change. When she’s in the mood to party, she goes for it properly and looked gorgeous in a black dress with tassels. Who knew she had such good legs? You need to wear high heels with a dress like this to help your posture and make your legs look longer and leaner.

Pixie Lott

Pixie’s on stage every night in the Breakfast at Tiffany West End musical so she could only attend the after-party. Still, she made the effort in a cream maxi dress that looked feminine and pretty. Being in the West-End suits her!

Who do you think looked the most glamorous?

And the winners are:

Television Actor: Aidan Turner

Genius: Ricky Gervais

Designer: Alessandro Michele

Woman: Amy Schumer

Band: Tame Impala

International Man: Chris Pine

TV Personality: Bear Grylls

Sportsman: Anthony Joshua

Politician: Sadiq Khan

Breakthrough Solo Artist: Jack Garratt

Vertu Breakthrough Actor: John Boyega

Breakthrough Designer: James Long

Icon: Nile Rodgers

Hugo Boss Model of the Year: Bella Hadid

Patron Tequila Solo Artist: Calvin Harris

Outstanding Achievement: Claudio Ranieri

Hugo Boss Most Stylish Man: Mark Ronson

Legend: Sir Michael Caine

Inspiration: Billy Connolly

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Bridget Jones Baby Premiere: Best Dressed

It’s the movie that many Bridget Jones fans thought would never happen. After waiting 12 years since Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, the premiere of Bridget Jones Baby has just taken place in London’s Leicester Square. In the film, Bridget goes on about her love of big pants but there was nothing frumpy in sight at the premiere. There were tons of gorgeous, glamorous dresses on that red carpet!

As most ladies empathise with Bridget, lots of celebs asked for tickets to see the film so there were a lot of stars at the premiere. They all dressed up for the cameras as this was one big girly night out.

If you’ve got a night out with the girls planned or are thinking of planning one, you can look at what these gorgeous celebs wore to the premiere for inspiration:

Renee Zellwegger


The star of the show had to wear a killer dress and boy did she deliver in a black one-shoulder dress with barely there sandals. This is a timeless look and something she can look back on in a few years time with pride. Photos of this premiere are going to be everywhere so she needed a dress that wouldn’t date. Block colours are good for that.

Rochelle Humes


Very designer Rochelle waltzed down the pink carpet looking very glamorous in a  monochrome mini dress. Unlike the unlucky in love Bridget, Rochelle had her lovely husband Marvin by her side who joined her for the girly film – how cute! I love the high  gladiator sandals too.

Una Foden


Una’s releasing a solo single next month and so she’s back on the showbiz party circuit. If her album sounds as good as she looks in a black maxi dress then it will be a massive hit. She filmed the video for the first single in Nashville, America and said it had  folk /  country vibe. Sounds great!
Ellie Goulding


Ellie provided the soundtrack to the Bridget Jones film and you can tell that she feels proud of herself and confident in her black mini skirt and halter neck top. A high waisted skirt like that is really flattering as it cinches in at the waist and gives Ellie hourglass curves. She looked fabulous!
Kimberly Wyatt


Kimberly wore a black jumpsuit, which is equally as smart as a black dress, especially when worn with heels. It stands out for being cool, simple and uncomplicated while still looking like she’s made an effort. A long sleeve jumpsuit is ideal now that the nights are getting chilly and she’ll feel comfortable in this all night long. This outfit shows that you can mix comfort and style!

Zara Holland


Wow! Talk about a statement dress. Zara’s no longer Miss Great Britain but she still knows how to dress for celebrity events. Her blue maxi dress was vibrant and attention-grabbing and made sure she got noticed. When you wear a dress like this you can’t help but feel confident when you look in the mirror and if you’re feeling down it’s the sort of dress that will cheer you up.

Which of these outfits do you prefer for a girls night out?

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Celebrity Style Steal: Olivia Palermo’s Stripes

American IT girl Olivia Palermo barely puts a foot wrong when it comes to fashion. Have you ever seen her look anything less than fabulous? Her special talent is that she always puts pieces together to flatter her figure and she creates a smart but effortlessly cool look. This makes her a role model and style icon for modern women who want to look formal without looking fussy.

If you look at Olivia’s Instagram, you’ll notice she’s been wearing a lot of striped looks recently. She’s worn stripes to lounge on a yacht at play and she’s worn them to work and mingle at an art gallery.


When Olivia wears something, it’s only a matter of time before it’s copied. To help you do that before anyone else, here are some ideas about how to copy the striped style.

The Leisure Look


When the model and TV presenter lets her hair down, she does it in style with a yacht trip. Whether you’re out at sea or you have an active day, you want an outfit that you feel comfortable in that’s still flattering and on-trend. Olivia looks just that in her striped top and shorts. The top reminds me of the V by Very stripe textured top and looks great with V by Very linen shorts. For the ultimate in undone chic, finish with some brown sunglasses like the Vogue cats-eye sunglasses.

The Evening Look


Olivia never overdresses and part of the reason why she always looks so cool is that she looks smarter in jeans and a blazer than most people do in a dress. This is because she picks really flattering items. The stripe blazer, which is like the V by Very printed jersey blazer, falls at just below the hips to lengthen and lean out your legs and thighs. It looks especially sleek with super skinny jeans like the V by Very Addison high waisted super skinny jeans. The striped blazer is the outfit’s statement item so it’s best to wear a plain white blouse with it like the V by Very oversized mixed cotton shirt. This outfit screams smart, sophisticated and soooo in control of life!

Which of Olivia’s striped looks did you like the most?

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Celebrity Style Steal: Mollie King’s Solo Style

Singer Mollie King has broken away from The Saturdays, she’s ditched her on-off model boyfriend David Gandy and now she’s launching her own solo music career. Talk about having a lot on her plate!

Not only is she busy, but she’s doing it on her own, putting her desire to be a successful singer first. She’s living proof that if you want something bad enough then you need to put in the hard work to go out and get it. But despite all this, she looks incredible! With her job, image is everything and she has to look put together even when she’s not feeling it. The key to doing that is to have some staple items in your wardrobe that you feel fabulous in, so when you’re short of time you can grab something and feel confident that it suits you.

In honour of Mollie’s new album release, which she hopes to get in the top three when it’s out next month, let’s have a look at three of her best recent looks  – one work, one evening and one party look. You’ll see she has a lot of classic pieces and there aren’t many bold prints because she can mix and match the colour block items more easily.

Day Outfit


Mollie looked cool and in control during an interview with Radio 1 (above centre) to promote her single Back To You. Black denim shorts go with most things and when you wear them with heels, it gives you a bit of extra attitude. The V by Very Blake boyfriend denim shorts are similar to Mollie’s and look stunning with the V by Very Pearl real suede ankle boots. To make the look more interesting, Mollie’s added a plain grey t-shirt like the V by Very perfect scoop neck t-shirt. Finish the look with the V by Very sleeveless tux waistcoat.

Evening outfit


Sometimes you need an outfit that will go from day to night that you can wear straight from work to early evening drinks. It should be something that’s sophisticated enough for daytime use, but also has a playful vibe. Texture helps with that so instead of ordinary black trousers, try the V by Very PU biker trousers  with a V by Very double breasted trench coat. Contrasting material also gives a dressed-up vibe, and the silky feel of the River Island strappy cami is gorgeous. The V by Very panelled clutch bag is a good size for your make-up, phone, keys and purse and a pen and paper – what more do you need?

Party outfit


When Mollie’s out, she goes all out and looked stunning in a one shoulder black dress on a recent night out. It really reminds me of the V by Very one shoulder ruffle dress. Notice that she also has a beautiful bag and hot shoes. They’re like the V by Very panelled clutch bag and shoes like the Ted Baker Saviy high black court shoes.

Which of Mollie’s looks do you like the most?

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Strictly Come Dancing: Launch Party Fashion Inspiration

Strictly Come Dancing is one of the things that makes the transition from summer to autumn and winter a little bit more bearable. The weather may not be as warm and the nights are getting darker earlier, but our TV screens are alight with glitter and sequins and celebrities doing something they’re not naturally good at. It’s kind of refreshing to see celebs out of their comfort zones!

And of course, it’s fun to look at what they’re wearing as there is always so much colour. We may not have access to so much sparkle, but we can definitely copy the colour. Let’s have a look at what the female contestants and presenters wore to the launch party ahead of the show’s start on Saturday 3 September.

Laura Whitmore

Laura dazzled in a yellow dress and we’ve seen a lot of celebrities wearing yellow recently to parties – it definitely gets people noticed. It’s also great if you’ve managed to get a bit of a tan this summer as it gives you a really golden glow so you feel bright and upbeat even when it’s no longer sunny.

Daisy Lowe

Daisy looked stunning in a red midi dress, which showed off all of her curves. It’s more revealing than most dresses but a bodycon dress always shows that you’re ready to party. Bodycon dresses are flattering as they hold you in all the right places and that makes you feel fantastic.

Naga Munchetty

Naga also went for a red dress, showing that red is bold and beautiful. She seems quite a shy and serious character on BBC Breakfast TV, but she’s completely changed in this dress, sometimes wearing something bold and daring can give you more confidence.


The singer is one of the hot favourites to win Strictly Come Dancing because of her musical experience and she certainly looks good in her outfit. A blue dress with long sleeves makes it seem as if you’re trying less hard than a red dress but it still look sensational. Blue also works really well with gold.

Tameka Empson

Comedian Tameka opted for a predominantly mint green dress, which looked stunning in the lights. Green is a hard colour to wear but if you’re willing to take a risk it will get you noticed for being different and people will wish they were more adventurous!

Louise Redknapp

Louise is a former pop star with Eternal, so she knows how to move. She could do really well! She channeled her girly side in a pink maxi dress, looking pretty and feminine. What do you think?

Claudia Fragapane

Claudia’s a former British gymnast so she must have rhythm, but has she got the  hip-swinging Latin vibes as gymnastics can be rigidly choreographed? Wearing a dress with tassels will help get her in the mood. It’s amazing how wearing clothes can affect our morale and fire us up for new challenges.

Zoe Ball

As the host of the Strictly spin-off show on BBC 2, Zoe doesn’t have to go near the dancefloor so she showed she meant business as a presenter with smart black trousers and a pretty green blouse. This is a lovely look for work, don’t you think?

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly

Claudia and Tess are a bit of a double act so when Tess went for a dark blue maxi dress, Claudia had to be the yin to her yang in a bright pink maxi dress. They always complement each other well – I can’t wait to see their fun chemistry when the series starts again.

Are you excited about Strictly starting again? Who do you think will win?

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MTV VMA Awards 2016: All The Best Bits

The MTV VMA awards are always dramatic. It was the event when Kanye West crashed Taylor Swift’s awards acceptance because he thought Beyonce should have won, it was the event where Britney Spears cavorted with a live snake and it was the event to which Lady Gaga wore a dress made out of raw meat. This year’s awards had a lot to live up to!

As Kanye West was at the 2016 awards, he did his best to create drama. And there were lots of bold and beautiful outfits from the performers and nominees. The VMAs are always their chance to shine and put on a show with what they wear as well as with their music. It’s a great example of stars taking risks with fashion and usually pulling it off, which we can use as inspiration if we’re bored of following the crowds and want to set trends.

Let’s have a look at the best moments in terms of fashion and drama:

(1) Rihanna

Rihanna kicked off the opening moments of the 2016 MTV VMAs with a career-spanning medley. She did Don’t Stop the Music, Only Girl, We Found Love, and Where Have You Been. It didn’t stop there—she performed three more as the night went on. She followed up the opening performance with Rude Boy, What’s My Name, and Work later in the night. Then, she did Needed Me, Pour It Up, and Bitch Better Have My Money. For her final performance, she sang Stay, Diamonds, and Love on the Brain. That’s 13 songs! Unlucky for some? Not for Rihanna! She won the Music Video Vanguard award, which is essentially the Lifetime Achievement Award, looking every inch the winner in a gold dress.

(2) Kanye West and Kim Kardashian-West

Kanye was given four minutes to talk before presenting the video for his new single Fade and he covered a variety of subjects including Beyonce, how much he loved his wife Kim Kardashian (calling her a G), and boastfully said he thought he had left as much a legacy as Steve Jobs, Henry Truman and Harry Ford. Everyone was on the edge of their seat for him to say something truly controversial….but he didn’t. The suspense of waiting to see what he would do was more exciting than his actual speech – what do you think? And what do you think of Kim’s black mini dress?

(3) Beyonce

Bootylicious Beyonce looked sensational as she stole the stage – quite literally. She had 15 minutes to perform a mini-concert, inspired by her album Lemonade that was nominated for no less than 11 awards and won a record-breaking 8. She writhed around in black lace for the reggae bouncer Hold Up, and was even handed a baseball bat to smash up a camera the way she does in the film. Beyoncé ran through her flippant kiss-off  Sorry before tossing on a fur coat and strutting across the arena to her rollicking Don’t Hurt Yourself, without barely catching a breath. She’s a true star and she looked like one in her arrivals dress – a silver maxi dress with lots of diamonds.

(4) Britney Spears

Britney used to be Queen of the Crop Tops but she looked sophisticated in a one-shoulder black dress. She later swapped that for a lime green leotard and over-the-knee boots to perform Make Me with G-Eazy. However, social media wasn’t overly impressed with many questioning if she was lip-syncing. At least she had the last laugh as the black dress really suits her.

(5) Nicki Minaj

Nicki looked sensational in a floor-length blue maxi dress that showed off her gravity-defying curves. She swapped that for one of her classic baby pink outfits when she went on stage to perform with Ariana Grande but the blue look suited her the most. If you want to look feminine and fabulous – a maxi dress will do it.

(6) Amber Rose

Kanye West shouted out to his ex Amber Rose, during his speech but she didn’t seem at all impressed. It can’t have been easy seeing Kim and Kanye so happy, but you can’t look sad in showbiz. Her solution was to power dress in a suit and use sunglasses to cover her face so she looked composed, even if she didn’t feel it.

(7) Rita Ora

Now she’s a judge on America’s Next Top Model, Rita can’t look ordinary and she certainly looked extraordinary in a black dress over black shorts. What really gave her confidence and attitude was the black platform shoes though – when you walk tall, you can hold your head up high as you feel like you’re on top of the world, quite literally.

(8) Ariana Grande

She may be petite but she looked powerful in black high-waist trousers. Her brother Frankie Grande may have come fifth in Celebrity Big Brother, but she was one of the stars of the MTV VMAs as she performed with Nicki Minaj and looked absolutely stunning.

(9) Tinashe


The Player singer looked red hot in one of my favourite looks of the night – a red jumpsuit. It reminds me of the Coast Raisa jumpsuit from Very with its gorgeous scarlet colour and it meant that everyone noticed her. The shape is really flattering so it guarantees outfit envy, wherever it’s worn.

(10) Fifth Harmony

Normandi Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen, Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui all wore similar cut-out black party dresses, showing that there are multiple ways to wear a black dress and look fabulous. The cut-out shapes give passers-by something to look at as it’s flashing the flesh in a subtle way, which is more sophisticated.

What was your favourite part of the MTV VMAs 2016?

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Celeb Style At Burberry Fragrance Launch

Wearing a gorgeous perfume makes us all feel fantastic in just the same way that a lovely dress does. When you smell good, you feel confident and ready for anything. The celebrities realise the importance of this as they’re always launching their own fragrances or modelling for a designer perfume brand and now Downton Abbey and Cinderella actress Lily James is the face of a new Burberry scent.

To celebrate her new role, Lily hosted a party for all her celebrity friends at the five star London hotel, Claridges. As the scent was taken care of, the celebrities only had to make an effort with their outfits. They all looked stunning and the overall vibe was classy and sophisticated, reflecting the fact that it was held in one of London’s poshest hotels. The trend was for classic colours of black, white and red, which suited the formal occasion.

Lets have a closer look at the best celebrity outfits for some fabulous formal wear style inspiration:

Lily James

When it’s your party, you need to look and feel fantastic and Lily did just that in a black bardot midi dress with classic black heels. This is a feminine and elegant look. It’s a lot classier than a mini dress but not as prim as a maxi dress and the shape suits her perfectly as it emphasises her slim waist. If you want to make a sophisticated impression then a midi dress is the ideal choice.

Jenna Coleman

Jenna, who we’re soon to see tons more of on our TV screens as a young Queen Victoria, also wore a black midi dress. There’s definitely a trend going on there. However, hers was more of a party dress due to it’s daring plunge neckline. It shows she’s classy but she has a fun side. The formal black jacket is a good shout as it means that she can cover up if she feels like she’s flashing too much flesh for the occasion. This jacket would look equally good with jeans as it does her dress.

Gemma Chan

There’s nothing like wearing red to a party to get noticed and I love that Gemma’s is scarlet red. It’s like she’s loud and proud of that! However, it’s still appropriate for a formal occasion as its a maxi length so it’s a conservative shape but a super cool colour.

Cressida Bonas and Clara Paget

Prince Harry’s ex girlfriend went for a more striking monochrome look with slim leg black trousers and a crisp white shirt. This is formal wear with attitude. And she wasn’t the only one at the party to do this as stylist and TV presenter Clara Paget went for a trousers and shirt look too. As both accessorised with sky high heels, they looked sleek and in control. What do you think of this look?

Laura Carmichael

Lily’s Downton Abbey co-star went for a simple black top like the rest of the guests but she added a statement green skirt. Sometimes it is fun to do things a little differently. She knew people would be watching as its the first public appearance she’s made with fellow Downton cast mate Michael Fox and so she put on a show with her vibrant skirt. I like her way of thinking.

Are you going to any fancy parties soon? Which celebs outfit would you prefer to wear?

Love Zoex


V Festival 2016: Celebrity Style

V Festival is the hottest ticket in August – the acts are A’list and there are tons of celebs chilling at the festival site and watching the bands like the rest of us. It’s not every day that you get to see Rihanna up close on stage, and the fact that celebs like Laura Whitmore and Millie Mackintosh are in the front row and letting their hair down like the rest of us makes it so much more fun!

Most of the celebs had been planning their outfits for ages, knowing that cameras are everywhere at V. It’s the UK’s version of Coachella as everybody makes an effort to look fantastic, and the celebs in the VIP area have access to a beauty tent so that they can top up their make-up. They have no excuses for looking anything other than fabulous.

Looking at the celebs’ V festival outfits is great inspiration for the rest of the festivals like Bestival and it may make you want to go to V next year. If it does, I suggest looking at these gorgeous celebs who looked sensational. These are the eight standout outfits from the festival:

(1)  Rihanna

You had to know that Rihanna would bring attitude and give it her all. And it doesn’t get more fabulous than over the knee boots, a PU skirt and a PU jacket. You can always trust Rihanna to put on a show. If you ever get a chance to see her live, snap it up!

(2) Foxes

How fabulous is this bright red shirt? I love the fact that Foxes’ outfit is so simple and easy to wear, but she still has stage presence because the top is so bright. Sometimes all you need is one statement piece and you’ll look fantastic, no matter what you wear it with.

Laura Whitmore


Laura was busier than the acts as she was hosting MTV’s live coverage with Conor Maynard and running round to interview all the stars. With a job like that she needed to look pretty because she was on the TV, but it also had to be practical. Shorts are great for that as there’s no chance of a wardrobe malfunction and I spotted  the V by Very high waisted frill shorts are similar to Laura’s indigo ones. These would look lovely with a bomber jacket like the Glamorous floral print bomber jacket – Iayers are essential at a festival.

 (4) All Saints’ Shaznay Lewis

I love how Shaznay did double leather by wearing leather trousers with a biker jacket. As the trousers are loose-fitting, she looks super cool. All Saints may have formed in the 90s but Shaznay is still on trend in the 2010s now they’ve all reformed.

(5) Little Mix


The girl band showed off their unique styles but they had one thing in common – they all got their legs out and they’re all wearing ankle boots. For every festival, it’s useful to take ankle boots and wellies because you’ll be too hot in wellies if the sun makes an appearance.

(6) Millie Mackintosh


Millie looked very glamorous in a brown mini dress with  black leather jacket and black accessories. This is not a typical festival outfit as it’s so matchy matchy, but it just goes to show that as long as you have sensible footwear and an extra layer then you can be as girly and feminine as you want. I like that!

(7) Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire


Pixie is a regular at V as it’s held near where she’s from in Essex, so she’s used to picking gorgeous festival outfits. Her white shorts make her legs look lovely and tanned and they go brilliantly with a strapless top. What do you think?

(8) Ferne McCann


You have to hand it to Ferne – she took a fashion risk with her yellow outfit and blue boots. It looks like a costume from the recent Absolutely Fabulous movie. You can get away with something like this at a festival, because they’re a place you can experiment with fashion. You won’t see most of the people at the festival ever again so you can try new things.

Who wore  your fave V festival look?

Love Zoex