British Soap Awards 2016: Best Dressed

You can count on Soap stars to dress up for an awards ceremony. Eastenders, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks stars have to act out such dramatic and tense storylines on screen, so when they get a chance to relax they want to let their hair down and look glamorous.

The Soap Awards is their chance to dress up and show how pretty they can look off screen and everyone spends all day getting ready. This year was no exception as there were some seriously gorgeous dresses in the auditorium of London’s Hackney Empire. For our summer parties and big nights out, we can take inspiration from what the celebs were wearing.

These stars did particularly well with their outfits:

Stephanie Waring

The Hollyoaks actress looked as glam as a Hollywood movie star in a red maxi dress as she walked the red carpet at the awards. I love the pleats of her dress as they create a gorgeous, feminine look and really flatter her figure. A dress with a full-skirt makes anyone’s waist look slimmer.

Nikki Sanderson

Nikki also went for a red maxi dress, but I love the sparkles in hers. A sequin dress always stands out on a night out and gets you in the party mood when you look at yourself in the mirror. I think she looks stunning – what do you think?

Kym Marsh

The Coronation Street star looked so elegant in her red strapless maxi dress. I absolutely love the fishtail effect, which shows off her hourglass shape. You can tell by her smile that she feels good and that’s because she looks good. If you are thinking of wearing a red dress, it’s important to know that it fits you well as that adds to your confidence.

Jacquelie Jossa

The Eastenders actress also wore a red dress and looked very pretty – I can see a trend going on for red dresses now. She’s definitely lost all her baby weight now and looks fantastic.

Lacey Turner

Not everyone wore red! I was really captivated by Lacey’s canary yellow dress – I think the Eastenders actress looks fabulous. I’ve seen more celebs wear yellow dresses recently. Now that it’s summer, it’s a really appropriate colour to wear. I like that she’s kept it simple with the shape and found something classic and flattering and uses the colour to draw attention to the dress that fits her perfectly.

Lucy Jo Hudson

The Coronation Street star enhanced her light tan in a white maxi dress. She looked bronzed and beautiful in this classic maxi dress. The gold heels are a nice extra touch as white and gold go so well together.

Gemma Atkinson

The Hollyoaks actress went for a classic black maxi dress, but what I like about it is that the halterneck detail looks super elegant, especially with her hair up. This is a really classy dress and Gemma stands out because she’s showing off a bit of shoulder while keeping everything else under wraps. I do like a halterneck dress!

However, it seems red is a fashionable colour to wear this summer. What do you think? Or do you prefer yellow? Let’s hope there are a lot of parties this summer so we can wear both!

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Vogue’s 100th Birthday: Who Wore What

Vogue Magazine has been running for 100 years and they couldn’t let that occasion pass without a massive party. All the celebs that had been on the front cover recently attended and wore some incredible dresses. When Vogue invites you to an event, you have to show that you know what’s on trend or what’s ahead of the trends.

This makes that party great inspiration for us. We know that the stars did a lot of research to get the right outfit and so if we look at what they wore and copy it, we’re guaranteed to get something right.

The best dressed celebs were:

Kim Kardashian

Kim really made sure everyone looked at her as she showed off her post-baby weight loss in a sheer long sleeve maxi dress. The exact outfit is maybe not one to copy but I like the shape of the maxi dress and there are a lot of dresses with flirty mesh embellishments available right now.

Kate Moss

Kate kept things simple in a sophisticated long sleeve black maxi dress. I think she stands out in this more because it’s a bit different to her usual rock chick style – she looks quite ladylike. This dress is great for a formal occasion as it makes anyone look classy and chic.

Cheryl

Cheryl went for a fashion-forward look with over the knee boots and a black mini dress and looked like she had her own style going on. An important part of fashion is wearing something that gives you confidence and makes you feel powerful and you wouldn’t mess with Cheryl in an outfit like this. It’s fierce!

Lara Stone

David Walliams’ model ex-wife showed she wasn’t wasting time crying over the split – she went out and looked fabulous! I love the cut-out and monochrome effect on the black maxi dress. There are a million ways to wear a black maxi dress as you can keep it chic and classy like Kate Moss or be bold with monochrome like Lara.

Alexa Chung

Alexa always looks a bit different from everyone else and she looked stunning in a culotte jumpsuit. A jumpsuit is always a way to get noticed at a formal event and it’s also usually more comfortable than wearing a dress as you feel more secure in it. What do you think?

Lily Donaldson

This was one of my fave looks of the night as a red maxi dress really stands out if everyone around you is wearing black. If you want to be adventurous without going for something multi-coloured then wear red!

Demi Moore

I don’t know how Demi Moore manages to look so youthful, but I think wearing great clothes does help. I loved her sequin maxi dress as it sparkled when she moved. We saw at the Billboard 100 awards that sequins are really on trend and Demi nailed it. Well done her!

Who do you think looked the most glamorous?

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Billboard Awards 2016: Best Dressed

The Billboard Music Awards celebrate the most popular musicians and singers in the Billboard Top 100 charts – they’re a big deal as they’re based on music the public are buying. The event was covered live on the E! channel, which also covers the Oscars, and the Billboard awards are just as important to the music industry.

As the celebs know they’ll be watched by millions around the world on TV as well as having their photo in all the magazines, they make a real effort to stand out. They don’t just dress up, they dress to ensure that they look the best. This year, I think a lot of stars looked stunning, especially the ones who worked the metallic look. It was a sunny day in LA and the stars who went for silver and sequins really shone in the sun.

These are my personal favourite outfits:

Britney Spears

Britney’s back! Britney’s performing nightly at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and it’s done wonders for her figure. She won the Millenium award, recognising all her work over the past decade and she showed the audience just how much she deserved it by opening the awards with a spectacular pole-dancing performance. After all that, why wouldn’t she show off in a silver dress – she’s proud of what she’s achieved and she looks gorgeous.

Ciara

Ciara also went for a silver and her silver maxi dress attracted everyone’s attention. Singers are used to wearing dramatic costumes on the stage and so they know just what to wear on the red carpet to make people stop and stare. I love it!

Kelly Rowland

Move over Beyonce! Former Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland looked bootylicious in a sequin and white maxi dress. I loved the fishtail effect as it made her curves look incredible. She’s also a former X factor judge and she definitely has the X Factor in this maxi dress.

Ariana Grande

Ariana was one of the few celebs who didn’t go for metallics, but her blue maxi dress was pretty attention grabbing! The halterneck gives her a feminine shape and I like how she’s pulled her hair back to make the most of the neckline. Ariana’s been doing tons of press recently to promote her latest album and she always looks incredible – it’s impressive!

Rihanna

I love Rihanna’s attitude. She wears exactly what she wants, regardless of any dress code. She knows what her best assets are – her super long legs – and so she often dresses to show them off just like she did in this mini dress. I don’t blame her because if you know what suits you, you should wear similar things as much as possible. Worn with a smile and attitude, you can get away with anything.

Meghan Trainor

Meghan looked really pretty in a sequin dress. She’s got a great hourglass shape and this long sleeve dress really enhances it. The sequins reflected the cameras flashbulbs and helped her to make a dramatic entrance. That was her turn to take centre stage and she made the most of every single minute of it.

Mila Kunis

Mila attended the event with her man Ashton Kutcher and made the most of it in a strapless mini dress. She must have upstaged some of the singers as this look is worthy of an award even though Mila doesn’t sing. It’s a perfect look for a summer party – you won’t over heat and that means you can dance all night long!

Kate Beckinsale

I loved the British actress’s white maxi dress. It looked chic and elegant, and she looked pretty without it looking like she’d tried too hard. White is the ideal colour for summer as it enhances most skin tones and makes you look more tanned. What do you think?

Who do you think looked the best? I couldn’t believe how many stars wore metallics – it was almost like the Met Ball gala all over again. It’s clearly a popular way to stand out this summer.

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How Models And Celebs Party In Jeans

I can’t remember the last time I saw a celeb wearing jeans to a glam showbiz party, but that all changes when a denim company hosts the event. Replay jeans hosted a spectacular party this week and invited lots of celebrity denim fans to put on their finest jeans and join them at Selfridges.

The guest list consisted of Victoria’s Secret models, TV presenters and singers showing that denim appeals to everyone. Also, there is a style of denim to suit everyone – whatever their figure and personality. Here are some examples of what the stars wore and how they wore them with different styles of tops to give us some inspiration about ways to wear jeans for a night-time event. Jeans can be dressy as well as casual!

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Alessandra Ambrosio

The Victoria’s Secret model looked stunning in black skinny jeans and made them more suitable for a party by working a monochrome look and adding some leather. A biker jacket adds attitude to any outfit! I also liked her pretty black sandals, which contrasted nicely with the rock chick biker jacket. Jeans and heels are the ultimate combination, especially when you’re wearing super tight skinny jeans.

Laura Whitmore

Laura also went for sky-high heels and black skinny jeans, which really lengthened her legs. I liked how she kept things simple in black as it made the overall look very classy. The black blouse looks almost boho, and the whole outfit is very feminine. Laura has a fab dress sense!

Vogue Williams

The Irish TV presenter is proud of her abs and rightly so! There’s no doubting that you’re in a party mood when you wear a crop top and nobody was looking at her black jeans – they were too busy looking at her stomach. The red heels are a nice touch, making the look more playful.

Sarah Jane Crawford

The former Xtra Factor presenter opted for colour, giving us a nod to Spring in a pretty purple top. Notice that it’s a simple block colour rather than multi-colours – this looks more sophisticated. The overall look is feminine but without it looking as if she’s tried too hard. This is a great day to night look for a Spring day – what do you think?

Diana Vickers

The singer showed off that she was every inch a stage performer with dark blue skinny jeans and a contrasting bright gold blazer. It’s bold, but I love how she wears it with confidence by tying it up like a cape. If you’re wearing a blazer with skinny jeans, it looks really flattering if you have one that stops just below the waist as it will make you look slimmer and give you a nice hourglass silhouette.

How do you wear your jeans for a night out?

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Cannes Film Festival: Red Carpet Glamour

Every summer, hordes of A’list celebrities descend on the South of France for 10 days of non-stop premieres, parties and lounging on yachts. The Cannes film festival is like the Oscars but it lasts for days instead of one night only.

Last year I went for a week and witnessed the glamour first-hand (you can read that blog post here) and this year looks just as good. The weather’s been fantastic so far, so it’s always good to look at what the celebs are wearing to get inspiration for what we can wear to our summer parties and weddings.

My favourite outfits from Cannes 2016 so far are:

Cheryl Tweedy

Cheryl’s not in any films, but she looked stunning at the premiere of Slack Bay in a multicolour maxi dress. She met her soon-to-be ex-husband in Cannes two years ago and there’s no better revenge than looking fabulous when you know your ex will be watching. I love how she wears her hair up to show off her slender top half in the strapless dress.

Kate Hudson

Kate jetted in for the Chopard / Vanity Fair dinner and stood out in a coral pink maxi dress, which is very similar to the COAST Corwin maxi dress. It’s such a gorgeous spring colour – great for making tans stand out and for cheering you and others up when they look at you. I love Kate’s style!

Victoria Beckham

Victoria was in Cannes for the opening night gala and she looked very chic in a black jumpsuit with her hair in an Audrey Hepburn style updo. As long as you have great heels, a jumpsuit can look just as spectacular as a dress.

Julia Roberts

Julia looked every inch the Hollywood A’lister in a black maxi dress. She’s had years of experience ruling red carpets and it shows. Black never goes out of fashion.

Amal Clooney

Yellow is totally THE colour right now. We saw Fearne Cotton and Alesha Dixon in yellow dresses at this year’s BAFTA TV Awards and now Amal looks beautiful in a yellow maxi dress as she supports her husband at the premiere of his new film Money Monster.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall was in Cannes to promote Magnum ice creams and she hosted a party on a beach so she didn’t need to look as formal as everyone else. She went for South of France daytime glamour in a white jumpsuit with cool cats-eye sunglasses.

Bella Hadid

Gigi Hadid’s younger sister looked gorgeous in a beige and silver maxi dress. Cannes is the place to show off jewellery and diamonds and Bella has a head start as even her dress is sparkly. Bella’s usually competing with her older sister, but in this dress she’s in a league of her own and it’s a great way to get noticed.

Blake Lively

Blake stars in the opening night’s film – Cafe Society – so she was under great pressure to dazzle and entertain everyone with her outfit. She did just that in a silver dress, which highlights her tanned skin and makes her look a million dollars. This photo makes me want a silver dress.

Jessica Chastain

The Mad Men actress was the third actress to wear silver – there must be a trend! However, while the other two were fitted, Jessica’s maxi dress was floaty and feminine and make her look like a Princess. If you’re not confident about flaunting your figure yet, a floaty maxi will make you look amazing so you feel more attractive when you’re wearing it.

Who do you think looked the best?

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Nicole Scherzinger’s Top 5 Best X Factor Looks

It’s official! Nicole Scherzinger will return to the judging panel of the X Factor this year (2016). She’s always been one of my favourite judges of all time because not only did she invent the word ‘Schmazing’ and use the word ‘balls’ in many contexts, but she looked elegant and classy on every single episode. I never ever saw her in anything that didn’t suit her.

I’m really excited to see what she will wear this season because if it’s anything like what she wore in the past, we’ll be in for a treat. I liked to look at her on a Saturday night to get inspiration for what I’d wear to a party on another Saturday night. Five outfits that I especially liked were:

Five outfits that I especially liked – and I hope we see more of this year – were:

(1) A red maxi dress

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With her dark hair and bronzed skin, red really suits Nicole. Sometimes red can look brassy and bold but Nicole looks pretty and feminine in her red maxi dress. It makes me want to wear more red!

(2) A one shoulder maxi dress

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During the live shows, there’s a lot of pressure to pull out fabulous outfits every week but Nicole got it so right with this one shoulder maxi dress. This would be a perfect dress for a formal ball or dinner and maybe even a prom dress as the stunning detail would ensure eyes were on you all night.

(3) A navy blue jumpsuit

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Nicole doesn’t always wear dresses and one of my fave outfits ever was this blue jumpsuit as she looks fresh and cool. I wouldn’t argue with the judge’s decision when Nicole looks as fierce as this.

(4) A white midi dress

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The white in this dress really accentuates Nicole’s gorgeous skin tone. Now that we’re getting into the summer months, white is a great colour to wear. Since she’s being adventurous on the colour,  she keeps the shape simple with a clean midi dress structure.

(5) A long shoulder black maxi dress

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Wow! I love the detail of this long sleeve maxi dress – it wouldn’t look out of place on the red carpet at the Oscars. Nicole wore this to one of the live finals and the dress certainly has the X Factor – the contestants were all upstaged!

Which outfit did you like the most? Do you think Simon Cowell did the right thing inviting Scherzy back?

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BAFTA TV Awards: Glam Party Outfits

Awards season just never stops! This weekend it was the turn of the TV industry to celebrate it’s biggest stars at the BAFTA TV awards. Unlike the National TV Awards (NTAs) that were held back in January, these awards are voted for by the industry rather than by the public so winning means that the stars have earned recognition from their colleagues and bosses.

There were awards for every style of TV show – from news to constructed reality to comedy and entertainment. This meant that there were a lot of celebs as it would be rude not to attend if they were nominated. And of course, they all dressed as if they were going to win since nobody wants to go up to the podium looking anything less than fabulous!

It was great inspiration for what to wear now that summer party season is coming as the celebs dressed to reflect this hot May weather that’s occurring across the UK. I think the best dressed were:

Alesha Dixon

At first, I wondered if Beyonce had turned up for the TV awards as Alesha looked bootylicious in her dark yellow maxi dress. The halter neck style and the belt at the waist really give her that hourglass figure that everyone wants. If you want to stand out in a maxi dress at an awards ceremony then the fit (it should be figure-hugging) and the colour (bright is best) are important and Alesha gets both of those correct.

Rochelle Humes

Very designer Rochelle showed off her fashion credentials in a white maxi dress. It looks simple from the front but it’s a different and way more dramatic story when she turns to the side. Dresses with hidden detail like this will ensure that people can’t take their eyes off you all night as there’s always something to look at.

Fearne Cotton

Gorgeous Fearne channels a hint of boho chic with her yellow maxi dress. With her blonde hair, yellow should be a hard colour to wear but Fearne manages it because the shape of this dress is so pretty and feminine that the colour is an after-thought. Yellow must be a popular colour if both Alesha and Fearne are rocking it.

Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan may have married Essex’s Mark Wright, but she’s not in danger of turning into a boring housewife. She looked stunning in a one-shoulder maxi dress, which showed off a hint of her bronzed summer skin. I love one shoulder maxi dress as there’s just a hint of skin.

Caroline Flack

Look closely and you’ll see that Caroline’s wearing a black jumpsuit. She’s never been one to wear dresses but this jumpsuit is clever because it has wide legs so when she stands with her legs together it looks like a dress. Wide leg jumpsuits are very popular this season.

Amanda Holden

Amanda channeled her inner Cinderella in this grey maxi dress and was definitely one of the belles of the ball. Britain’s Got Talent might not have won anything but Amanda clearly has talent picking out outfits.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman

The Strictly Come Dancing hosts complemented each other’s outfits with Tess in a feminine white maxi dress and Claudia in an edgy black jumpsuit. The pair have a great dynamic off-screen as well as in front of the cameras and it’s clearly working as they picked up an award for Strictly Come Dancing.

Kara Tointon

The ex-Eastenders actress looked like a Hollywood movie star in this grey maxi dress, It wouldn’t have looked out of place at the recent Met Ball, which had a futuristic theme. It’s great material for a summer’s night as it’s loose and floaty.

Who do you think looked the best?

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Celebrity Style Steal: Gigi Hadid’s Jet Set Glam

Gigi Hadid celebrated her 21st birthday at  the weekend and marked it in style! The popular Victoria’s Secret model invited all her famous pals including BFF Kendall Jenner and boyfriend Zayn Malik to Las Vegas. And instead of driving down from LA, she hired a private jet to make sure the party started on the runway. Why waste a minute of your birthday travelling when you can make travelling part of the celebration? I like her attitude!

While we may not all be able to throw such a spectacular birthday party, we all want to look our best on our special day, as we do every day of the week. So it’s nice to see that Gigi is wearing a daytime travelling outfit that’s so easy for us to copy and would look gorgeous on anyone. It’s a great look for a weekend day out shopping with friends, and you could wear it to a bar in the evening as those boots are just gorgeous. They’re very similar to the Carvela wow over the knee boots from Very. Gigi’s dress reminds me of the V by Very cutout shoulder rib dressIt’s an ideal dress for Spring as the long sleeves mean you can wear it without a coat and the figure-hugging shape and high neck mean it’s flattering without being too revealing. 

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Now we’re into Spring, the sun’s coming out more, so sunglasses are the ideal way to top off the look. Gigi’s super fashionable round sunglasses are like the round frame sunglasses with metal arm detail from Very. How cool are they?

What do you think of Gigi’s look?

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Met Ball Gala 2016: Best Dressed

The Met Ball Gala ball brings celebrities from all walks of life – music, film and TV – to unite for one common cause. That cause is fashion.

Hosted by Anna Wintour and American Vogue, each year is bigger and better than the last. Every year, the stars are given a theme and have to wear outfits that are not only spectacular but are relevant.  This year the theme was complicated but very cool – Manus Vs Machina: Fashion In An Age of Technology. This means futuristic!

Stars went for a fabulous mix of metallic colours and bright outfits – the Met Ball is no place for shy people. Let’s have a closer look at who looked fabulous:

Taylor Swift

With her new platinum blonde hair, Taylor looks futuristic and so she rocked a metallic mini dress that made her look like a character from a sci-fi movie, a gorgeous character! Love the gladiator sandals too!

Kylie Jenner

Kylie looked sensational in a silver maxi dress. It looks like something that would fit a Great Gatsby themed party as well as a technology inspired party thanks to all the sequins and sparkles. It’s the bob that brings it up to date – simple but chic – which is important when you want the dress to stand out.

Kim Kardashian

Kim showed that she’s on track losing her baby weight in a stunning silver dress. It’s quite similar to her younger sister Kylie.

Beyonce

Beyonce looked bootylicious in a bodycon dress – what a way to make an entrance! A bodycon maxi is so flattering and Beyonce knows she looks fabulous judging by her smile. It’s only a couple of years since Beyonce’s sister Solange kicked her husband in an elevator at this event but Beyonce comes back and holds her head high and we love her for it.

Rita Ora

Rita represents us Brits at the ball and looks stunning in a glamorous silver maxi dress, made with silver feathers. If there are more outfits like this in the future thanks to new technology. then the world will be one fun place! Until then, a silver maxi is still pretty glamorous.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie stands out for keeping it simple at an event where everyone else seems to have opted for gold or silver. If you don’t like a lot of colour, then wearing a simple white maxi dress that’s well-fitted will make you look like a star without it seeming that you’ve tried too hard. If you feel confident in this, you’ll walk with your head high – just as Rosie does.

Kate Upton

The American model and actress looked like a goddess in a one-shoulder maxi dress with a thigh high split. The colour perfectly matches the theme and the shape of the dress perfectly emphasises her figure and gives her an hourglass sihouette. A one-shoulder maxi dress is always interesting to look at, and it’s cool to show off a hint of skin without showing everything.

Katy Perry

I almost didn’t recognise Katy Perry. She channeled a gothic vibe in a black maxi dress that was embellished with gold keys. Everyone imagines that the future will be full of robots and machines, but Katy looks fabulous in this and very unique!

Zoe Saldana

Zoe’s dress was huge! She said that we may want to dress in more colours in the future when technology is all black and white and she shows what she means in a multi-colour maxi dress.

Alexa Chung

Alexa looked amazing in a trouser suit! She was the only one in trousers and it was inspiring – in the future women will be as strong and fierce as ever. I loved the sequin embellishment and thought it was a great party look. She’d be as comfortable at the end of the night as she was at the beginning.

Who do you think looked the best?

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Disney’s Radio Awards: Fabulous Fashion

Film awards season may be over, but music awards ceremonies go on all year and Disney Radio hosted their annual bash at the weekend. Since Disney is a popular brand, a lot of stars attended and the dress code seemed to be conservative but fabulous. You can’t flash the flesh at a family brand’s event but the celebs showed it is possible to look gorgeous without revealing too much.

Judging from the stars’ outfits, the way to stand out and make an entrance at a formal event like this is to go for something that shows off your shape such as a bodycon dress. Gwen Stefani takes this to another level, but Australian singer and actress Alli Simpson makes it work for her by wearing trousers with a blouse and the combination shows off her slim waist.  Whether we want to go all out or dip our toes into the bodycon trend, we can be inspired by:

Gwen Stefani

I love this multicolour bodycon dress, as it’s both fun and flattering. When you have this much colour on a dress, the shape needs to be simple and a midi dress is ideal, especially one with a high-neck. It’s also a good idea to be adventurous with your make-up if wearing colours as you don’t want the dress to wash you out – you need to wear it rather than it wearing you!

Hailee Steinfeld

The American actress looks super cute in a classic black bodycon dress with a pink trim. This is a great way to experiment with Spring colours as you have the safety of black with a pretty twist. Black has the advantage of being super flattering, especially when worn with high heels to lengthen the legs and emphasise muscle tone in your legs and bum. This is a dress that could be worn for both work and play.

Alli Simpson

The Australian singer highlights her waist by wearing contrasting colours and by tucking her black blouse into the cream trousers.  I think the gladiator sandals are very cool – what do you think?

Ariana Grande

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Ariana adds a touch of luxe to a classic black bodycon dress with a sparkling necklace and a faux fur jacket. The singer is really coming into her own in the style stakes right now as she’s been busy promoting her latest album and she’s looked incredible at each interview and gig. I’ve noticed that she tends to stick to one colour – such as all cream or all black – and that works for her when teamed up with some fab accessories. Coats and jewellery can really add some wow factor to an outfit!

Who do you think looked best? Bodycon is super-flattering and there are so many wears to wear it as these celebs showed.

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Captain America: Civil War- Super Premiere Fashion

I love a big-budget Hollywood movie because not only is the film action-packed, but there’s a great big celebration to mark the film’s release. Captain America is based on the Marvel comic book story and its premiere was actually marvellous in terms of the celebs’ outfits.

The actresses in the film aren’t yet as well known as the leading man Robert Downey Jr, and they must have felt pressure to dress up to get noticed because they dazzled in contrasting outfits – one in a bright maxi dress and the other in a dark jumpsuit. The celebs that attended to watch the film at Westfield London also dressed to impress. My fave outfits were:

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth’s the younger sister of fashionable American twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and she’s clearly learned a thing or two from them in terms of fashion. Her cream maxi dress really stood out and made her look like a Princess. With beachy hair and tousled waves, she makes the look more edgy. Anything slicked back and it may seem like she’s trying too hard but this way she’s definitely wearing the dress rather than it dominating her.

Emily VanCamp

The American actress looked super chic in a black jumpsuit that emphasized her slim waist. A tailored jumpsuit is great for an evening event as it flatters the figure and it looks like you’ve made an effort, but you’ll end the evening as comfortable as you started. Wear with killer heels for a more dressed-up style.

Made In Chelsea’s Jess Woodley

A trouser suit with a pretty vest underneath looks both fierce and feminine. Made in Chelsea is now back on our screens for its 11th season and Jess is drawing attention to it for all the right reasons. I always look forward to Monday nights to tune into E4 to see what the Chelsea girls are wearing.

Stooshe

The girl band co-ordinated black and khaki green outfits. I particularly liked the khaki green blouse and the green coat, as the dark colour is flattering for all skin tones. It’s a strong colour and when you look in the mirror wearing this colour, you’ll feel more confident and be  ready for anything. It sends out the message that you’re strong and in control!

Who do you think looked best? The film’s out on 29 April if you fancy some drama.

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Coachella Weekend Two: More Celeb Festival Style

Coachella is such a fabulous festival that there’s not just one weekend of music and fashion fun – it goes on over two weekends. I had a close look at what the celebs wore to the first weekend in a blog post last week and now it’s time to see what happened in the second and final weekend of partying in America’s Palm Springs.

On the first weekend, the trend was for denim – shorts and dresses – as well as loose kaftans that could be thrown on as an extra layer and to brighten up an outfit. The second weekend had the same hot weather and the celebs went the extra mile to keep up the fashion standards. It’s more inspiration for festival season in the UK, which is only around a month away. The outfits I liked were:

Ellie Goulding

Ellie performed at the event and one highlight was her cover of Prince’s Purple Rain, in tribute to the recently deceased singer. I loved her black shorts and black crop top outfit – shorts are great at festivals as you can easily wipe the rain or mud off your legs, while it takes a lot longer to clean it off clothes!

Leona Lewis

Leona kept up the denim trend with some super cool denim shorts. I love how she mixes denim and lace for a boho vibe and the braided hair completes the look. Leona’s moved to LA now to work on more music and I can’t wait to hear it!

Paris Hilton

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Paris also went for a boho vibe with braided hair and unique body jewellery. However, my favourite part of her outfit is the maxi skirt. Not only is a maxi dress perfect for festivals, but a maxi skirt is equally good as its flattering and feminine, but practical because you can move and dance in it without risk of flashing anything you shouldn’t. Paris is a Coachella veteran and it shows!

Alessandra Ambrosio

Denim and leather is the ultimate rock chick combination and the supermodel rocks it! It’s her second weekend at the festival so she knows the style by now and she looks amazing. Denim shorts and a biker jacket is a simple formula but it totally works in a festival environment and it will give anyone a touch of attitude. What do you think?

Whose outfit did you like the most?

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The New Puma Forever Fierce collection has landed

Puma brings sport and style to the next level with the Fierce as worn by Kylie Jenner

Sports brand Puma unveiled the latest women’s training campaign focusing on their new fitness style offering head to toe looks featuring the Puma Fierce. Entrepreneur and style icon, Kylie Jenner headlines the campaign along with other Puma ambassadors.

Very bring you the complete Fierce collection with the chance to WIN the full head to toe look from the Kylie Jenner range – simply re-tweet our competition post on Twitter and win a full training outfit for you and a friend!

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The Puma Fierce collection worn by Kylie Jenner mixes performance-ready technology with street-worthy styling. The style will take you to and from your latest training class while taking your look to the next level.

Kylie Jenner represents the young and bright future of fashion and fitness for women and we are excited to be supporting this campaign. Our favourite look of the collection is the All Eyes On Me printed ¾ length tights paired with the PWRshape cardio bra for the full co-ordinated look this season.

They both offer sweat-wicking tech and a statement print to make sure you’re always ready to train! Featuring drycell fabric, you’re kept cool dry and comfy from start to finish, while the generous stretch provides a second skin cut that’s a must for focusing on your fitness!

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Finished in a blue colourway, this look is the ultimate training attire. Finish with a pair of Fierce trainers for a sleek style this summer dressed by Puma.

P.S Don’t forget to enter our completion to dress like Kylie Jenner on Twitter!

Good Luck!

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HOW TO DRESS LIKE AN Off-Duty Model

Models and actresses like to party just like the rest of us! Some top British stars all got together for a fashion party in London this week and it was interesting to see their individual styles when they weren’t being dressed by a top designer or on a red carpet. It’s easy for them to get it right when someone else is picking their outfits, but how would they get on when they were left to their own devices?

The answer is that their experiences on the catwalks and in front of the cameras has been good practise and inspiration for choosing their everyday outfits. Because they get to wear the new trends first, they know what suits them and they adapt this for their day to day style. We may not have the same direct knowledge of the trends before anyone else, but by watching these celebs we can tell what it is. So let’s have a closer look at what the models and actresses wore as if we copy them we’ll have a head start on the trends:

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan showed off her feminine side in a gorgeous peach coloured midi dress. The colour looks fantastic against her skin and the length is perfect for British Spring / Summer – it’s loose and flowing but it covers you up if the weather goes from hot to cold. Jourdan won Model of The Year at this year’s British Fashion Awards so she knows what she’s doing when it comes to fashion.

Daisy Lowe

Not only is Daisy a successful model, but her mother Pearl Lowe models as well as singing so fashion runs in the genes. Daisy has always dressed with attitude and this striped dress with a striking biker jacket looks amazing on her. A biker jacket can transform any outfit into one that oozes confidence and attitude.

Naomie Harris

The Bond actress looked a world apart from her formally-dressed, severe Moneypenny character at the party. I loved her bodycon midi dress, which was a similar colour to Jourdan’s and ideal for this time of year. The shape of the dress is simple, which means the colour really stands out. What do you think?

Natalie Dormer

The Game of Thrones actress looked a cool mix of feminine and fierce. The black bodycon dress is super girly, while the biker jacket is pure rock chick. I like this outfit as she looks pretty but you wouldn’t mess with her. At the party, I found out Natalie is running this year’s London Marathon so she is super strong – it will be her second London Marathon.

Rose Leslie

Rose, who also stars in Game of Thrones, went for a black dress as well but hers was more girly. A black lace midi dress looks almost vintage and Rose looked lovely in it, keeping her red hair loose and simple to emphasise the detail on the dress. I like lace dresses as they catch the eye and yet they’re really easy to wear.

Who do you think had the best off-duty style?

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Celebrity Style Steal: Taylor Swift’s Edgy Festival Outfit

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

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

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

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

What do you think of Taylor’s new look?

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Celebrity Festival Style At Coachella

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

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

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

Kendall Jenner

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

Bella Thorne

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

Suki Waterhouse

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

Kylie Jenner

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

Emma Roberts

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

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

Emily Ratajowski

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

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

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Wild Fashion At Jungle Book UK premiere

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

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

Lydia Bright

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

Sara Gallagher

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

Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt

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

Jessica Wright

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

Ashley James

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

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

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Wear A Black Dress For Work Or Play Like A Star

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

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

Victoria Beckham – Smart Black Dress

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

Nicki Minaj – Black Maxi Dress

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

Kim Kardashian – Black Bodycon Dress

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

Taylor Swift – Black Midi Dress

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

Cara Delevingne – Black Skater Dress

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

Who do you think wore black the best?

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MTV Movie Awards 2016: Award Winning Fashion

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

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

Cara Delevingne

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

Kendall Jenner

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

Daisy Ridley

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

Gigi Hadid

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

Jessica Chastain

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

Charlize Theron

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

Ariana Grande

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

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

And the winners are:

Movie of the Year: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

MTV Generation Award: Will Smith

Comedic Genius Award: Melissa McCarthy

Best Male Performance: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

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

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

True Story: Straight Outta Compton

Documentary: Amy

Best Comedic Performance: Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

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

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

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

Best Action Performance: Chris Pratt, Jurassic World

Best Virtual Performance: Amy Poehler, Inside Out

Ensemble Cast: Pitch Perfect 2

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

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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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