Bright Colours At British Independent Film Awards

The British Independent Film Awards highlight and reward the most creative and innovative filmmakers in the UK. These are the people that are making movies on a budget and convincing well-known actors and actresses to star in it because of the quality of the scripts and characters.

The stars that say yes to the film are motivated by creativity and the process of making something beautiful just as much as they are by money – otherwise they would have been tempted by Hollywood. And this creativity applies to their fashion sense as well, because no two stars look similar at these awards. Everyone tends to go all out for colour and there’s usually a unique embellishment or shape to their dress.

Let’s have a closer look at some of the most beautiful dresses, as it’s great inspiration for ways to stand out this Christmas party season:

Anna Friel

Anna’s dress was totally unique with its silk skirt and silver top half. The halterneck style is very flattering as it boosts her bust and looks even better with the skirt that flatters her waist at its slimmest party. But the main reason this dress stands out is because of its colour block style, as so many dresses are just one colour.

Naomie Harris

Naomie, known around the world for her role in the new James Bond movies, won the Variety Award. This award recognises a director, actor, writer or producer who has made a global impact and helped to focus the international spotlight on Britain, which she’s definitely done thanks to Bond. She stood out by not only wearing a midi dress but by wearing a vibrant multicolour midi dress. The colour is gorgeous, particularly on a dark winter’s night – what do you think?

Gemma Arterton

Gemma, also a former Bond girl, kept things classic with a long black one shoulder maxi dress. She’s had a gorgeous cropped hairstyle recently and keeping the dress simple means more people notice the unique hairstyle. A one shoulder dress is a great way to flash a subtle hint of skin on a night out.

Laura Haddock

The InBetweeners actress turned movie star looked elegant in a black maxi dress with a mesh neckline. It’s all about the little details and the neckline makes this stand out from a regular maxi dress. By tying her hair back, she adds to the simple, sophisticated effect as it seems more dramatic.

Laura Carmichael

Laura’s scallop-effect blue maxi dress is totally unique thanks to the crochet material. By wearing something like this you can tell the ex-Downton Abbey actress is trying to get noticed for her next role. She’s showing she can be glam and quirky at the same time, covering all bases. It’s a very pretty dress and she looks girly and feminine in it – this is a dress that will mean you’ll have someone to hold under the misteltoe.

Eleanor Tomlinson

The Poldark actress wowed in a green maxi dress that contrasted beautifully with her red hair. At recent celebrity parties, there’s often been a star in a green dress and they’ve stood out each time.

Who do you think stood out the most?

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Introducing Luxury Every Day

Whether it’s finding the perfect gift for someone special or treating yourself this Christmas, these heritage inspired, leather Radley bags are the timeless classics to invest in.

Radley brilliantly understands that a bag isn’t just a bag, it’s something to carry your world in whilst needing to embody both style and functionality. We have selected our favourites from the Classics edit this season that add a sophisticated edge to any outfit.

The Hardwick is meticulously crafted. A polished leather workbag with practical design details and multiple spacious zip pockets to keep those essentials safe.

Looking for a classic with a contemporary twist? Then the De Beauvoir is the bag you need. An immaculate leather tote with a timeless appeal, elegant curved corners and a colourful Radley charm that adds a unique touch.

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The Hardwick Tote                                                         The De Beauvoir Tote

So, whatever style you are looking for, the perfect present and your next favourite bag is waiting for you in the Radley collection to bring you luxury every day.

The perfect luxe presents

Still searching for the perfect present for that special someone or simply treating yourself? The iconic UGG styles are sure to be a favourite for this season and beyond. We have selected our favourite must- have boots from UGG, showcasing you the best of the fashion and classic styles in the range this Winter.

The Fashion Styles

Edgy, irresistible and unique with extra luxe details, the fashion styles are perfect for those who love to stay one step ahead when it comes to individual style like Rosie Huntington Whitely. The studded Cyd Slim is what you need for creating a rock chic look this season, in sultry black with a wedge heel.  The Tania is bold and beautiful with its coloured stripe design, whilst the Adria is more refined and subtle. Whichever style you choose, all are sure to add a unique twist to any outfit whilst still embodying the signature cosy UGG sheepskin feel from within.

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The Tania                                                   The Adria                                        The Cyd Slim

The Classic Styles

The iconic Classics are now water and stain resistant. Nearly 40 years since UGG was first crafted, their classic silhouette remains a wardrobe staple to go with any outfit. Stay true to the originals with the mini and short boots or for a contemporary twist, try the Michelle with its leather look finish and the Florence with decorative zips.

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: The Best Bits

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is a production on the scale of The Oscars or The Grammys. Although nobody wins awards, the models chosen to walk have the honour of knowing that they’re at the top of the game as only the best are chosen for Victoria’s Secret. And the people lucky enough to be in the audience are winners as the show is the hottest ticket in the world!

Every year, it’s held in a different city and this year the models, their stylists, hairdressers, nail artists, security and other entourage members descended on the French capital, Paris. Paris is a romantic city and the Victoria’s Secret show is smouldering, sensual and sumptuous – a perfect match.

The models had a few outfit changes from the show to the after-party while there were also some gorgeous looks to be seen on the spectators. The whole event was fantastic inspiration for both lingerie and what to wear over the top of it during the party season. After all, if you want to feel fantastic all over it starts with some lovely lingerie that feels as gorgeous as it looks.

The Lingerie

Gigi Hadid

It’s Gigi’s second time as a Victoria’s Secret model so she was given more responsibility. Her bright cape was one of the highlights of the night and it really made her red underwear set stand out. Red is ideal for this time of year – it’s both flirty and Christmassy. If you wear red lingerie under your outfit, it gives you confidence knowing that you are being daring underneath whatever you’re wearing on top.

Kendall Jenner

It was also the second time for Kendall and you could tell by the way she walked. She knew what she was doing. A simple white lace bra and thong set is a lingerie draw staple and it looks stunning as white improves all skin complexions.

Alessandra Ambrosio

A black knickers and bra set can look really fabulous and fierce, as Alessandra showed. You never have to worry about flashing something you shouldn’t when you wear black as it blends in under a black dress, supporting your shape and flattering your figure in an invisible way. Shapewear is a lifesaver during the party season.

Bella Hadid

It was the first time for Gigi’s younger sister Bella and so when the work was done she’d earned the after-party.  The silver dress that she wore to party in was stunning. It really caught the light and dazzled as she danced. If you can’t wear sequins and silver at Christmas, when can you?

Irina Shayk

There are rumours that Irina is pregnant with actor Bradley Cooper’s baby and she did dress to hide her shape in a striped dress. However, there’s no denying that her over the knee boots are stunning. These are definitely party boots!

Lais Rhibero

Lais may not be a household name like some of the other models, but she dressed to get noticed in a gold dress. When you want to make an impact and turn heads, gold is the answer. If you’ve always wanted to try gold, a Christmas party is a good opportunity to wear one.

Adriana Lima

Adriana’s one of the longest-serving models and you can tell she means business. Even at the after-party she power-dressed in a tuxedo blazer dress. She added to the girl boss effect with slicked back hair and a wild pout. You wouldn’t want to mess with her!

The spectators also put on their best outfits to make sure they didn’t let the side down! If you get invited to a show like this then you need to compete on the fashion front.

Doutzen Kroes

She’s a former VS model so she had a lot to prove. She pulled it off as her lace top was stunning!

Lottie Moss

Lottie looked really pretty in a prom style dress. Sometimes you don’t have to show everything off to look good. She looks classy and elegant as well as feminine.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga performed during the show and also had several outfit changes. However, this black lace maxi dress is one of the best. She looked gorgeous and girly, showing that you don’t have to try to hard for a night out to look amazing.

Whose outfit do you like the most?

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Stars Dazzle In Dreamy Dresses On ITV Gala Red Carpet

The ITV Gala is the Christmas party for the TV presenters and reality TV stars that grace ITV and ITV Be. Held at the London Palladium Theatre, the stars are entertained, fed and watered and mingle with each other – just like at any other party, really.

With that comes dressing to impress as they know that when they look gorgeous, they feel even better. Also, the celebs know that people are going to be looking them and judging accordingly, so the pressure’s off when they look divine. If you want a promotion at work or you just want to impress someone you’ve been trying to approach for ages, then looking your best is a great start.

Do you have your party outfits sorted yet? Let’s have a look at what the celebs wore to this one for some inspiration. It looks like colour is the way forward with gorgeous golds and reds and some jumpsuits and trouser suits to add a cool edge to party fashion.

Holly Willoughby

Holly sparkled in a gold dress that hugged her curves and made her look as bootylicious as Beyonce. If you can’t get away with gold and sequins at Christmas, when can you?  It makes her look like she’s stepped off the red carpet at the Oscars – it’s seriously gorgeous!

Emma Willis

The Big Brother and The Voice host showed that a jumpsuit can be as dramatic as a dress. Her black jumpsuit really suits her and it looks like she’s really comfortable. If you feel comfortable, you can hold your head high and really enjoy your night.

Jamelia

The Loose Women TV presenter really embraced colour with a stunning velvet blue maxi dress. The fabric is sumptuous, the colour is rich and it makes her look a million dollars. Jamelia did well, don’t you think?

Fearne Cotton

Fearne always does things differently to the crowds, setting trends rather than following, and the ITV gala was no exception. She showed of her lovely legs in an animal print sequin mini dress embellished with sequins – talk about making a statement! This is a dress to wear if you really want to wow!

Laura Whitmore

Laura looked every inch the ballroom dancing princess in a red maxi dress and looked stunning. Often, she wears a lot of mini dresses to show off her long legs, but since she’s started Strictly she realises the appeal of a maxi dress. It’s easier to wear for a ball or party than a mini dress as its flattering and you don’t need to worry about pulling it down. Maxi dresses also flare out as you move around the dancefloor, making you feel like the belle of the ball.

Kady McDermott

After starring in ITV Be reality show Love Island in the summer, Kady is trying to raise her profile and she certainly got people noticing her in a black lace maxi dress. It’s a bold dress but it definitely got her noticed and it does flatter her figure. Lace is lovely for the Christmas party season.

Chloe Lewis

There were several TOWIE stars at the party, but Chloe stood out the most for wearing  trouser suit and a white one at that. It takes power dressing to another level, especially as she’s scraped her hair back to look even more fierce. You wouldn’t mess with someone wearing this, so if you want to get taken seriously at a party this is a great option. It looks striking and is seriously stunning.

Michelle Keegan

It’s so nice to see Michelle in something other than a dress! The actress and winner of Soap’s Sexiest TV star for many years in a row usually plays up to her feminine side, but this has changed since she started in solidier drama Our Girl. The monochrome trouser suit is such a fun look and she rocks it well with a big bouncy blowdry. This is a power suit and power hair now that she’s establishing herself as a serious actress.

Whose dress did you like the most?

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The Elephant Family Celebrity Ball

The Elephant Family is a popular charity among celebrities, royals and the finance world for two reasons. Firstly, everyone loves animals and this is a small charity that directs as much money as possible to the animals that need it rather than organisational costs. Secondly, there’s usually a theme at the ball, which makes it a lot of fun. As celebrities party a lot of the time, it’s much more exciting when there’s a theme to make life a little different.

This year there was a jungle theme, with actors dressed as animals, circus performers dressed as animals and the venue decorated with leaves and greenery like a jungle. The celebs all had head-dresses to really add the wow factor to their looks. As it was a ball, everyone went for maxi dresses in various bold colours and sumptuous textures. It’s fantastic inspiration at this time of year if you want to turn heads at a Christmas party and feel fabulous.

The most stunning outfits are those worn by:

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding was the belle of the ball in a gold dress. When you wear gold, you make a real statement that you want to have a special night. However, gold is also a flattering colour, helping you to appear bronzed, beautiful and super confident as a result.

Donna Air

Donna attended with her boyfriend James Middleton (sister of the Duchess of Cambridge) and turned heads in a gold maxi dress. When you wear gold, people turn and look to see who is shimmering their way through the party. When the light shines on a gold dress, you’re lit up and look stunning.

Anna Friel

Anna worked a vintage style in a white maxi dress with short sleeves that made her look like an old-fashioned Hollywood screen siren. It’s pretty, it’s elegant and it’s sophisticated, showing that you don’t need to show too much skin to get attention. White and sequins are a killer combination!

Elizabeth Hurley

The actress and Estee Lauder model looked divine in an electric blue dress. When in doubt, wear colour and you’ll always get noticed for the right reasons. Another benefit of colour is that you can keep the shape of the dress simple as the colour is what people are looking at. Also, you don’t need too many accessories as everyone is looking at the dress.

Princess Eugenie

The young royal attended with her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, amid rumours they’re engaged and they do look happy together. She’s dressing her best in a black lace maxi dress and looking sophisticated but with a sensual edge with the lace detail. Lace is a great way to liven up a black dress.

Whose dress do you think wows the most?

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Glamour Magazine US Women Of The Year Awards

If Glamour magazine invites you to a party, you know the dress code has to be glamorous. That’s what the stars stuck to for the Glamour Magazine Women Of The Year summit in America and it was fabulous to see colourful dresses and dresses with lace embellishment brighten up a winter’s night.

With the run up to the Oscars in February, most awards ceremonies take place in the early part of the year, so it’s a refreshing change to have one in the lead up to Christmas. That’s the time when we all have to think about glamorous dresses for the party season and when we need inspiration the most.

If you want to shine like a star at your Christmas party then try something a little bit different just like these gorgeous celebs:

Cara Delevingne

We rarely see the social media savvy supermodel in a dress but when she goes for it she looks incredible. A long sleeve maxi dress looks really elegant as the wide detail on top and the wide skirt highlight the waist and give you a 1950s hourglass shape. Lace makes the dress more interesting and makes people stop and stare at the fabric. It’s the ideal way to show off a hint of flesh in a subtle way.

Gwen Stefani

The No Doubt singer always brings a look of theatre to her stage outfits and when she’s at a party, she’s equally bold and attention- grabbing for all the right reasons. She looked stunning in a monochrome maxi dress made out of floaty chiffon. It looked lovely as she arrived and better as she danced. If you want to feel special all night, chiffon will make you feel like a Princess.

Jenna Dewan Tatum

Channing Tatum’s actress wife looked super pretty in a green maxi dress that looked lovely against her dark hair. Green is a colour that you don’t often see on the red carpet so when you wear it you will shine in a crowd.

Demi Lovato

The American singer bucked the trend for maxi dresses and stood out for wearing a prom style black midi dress. This is the sort of dress you could party hard in – it would feel fantastic on the dance floor as you won’t overheat and it will move as you move.

Amber Heard

The American model and actress stepped out to a big awards ceremony for the first time since the Johnny Depp separation battle looking cute and pretty in a cream maxi dress. She’s a real girly girl and she dresses to show that off. At this year, you can really go to town on sequins, nudes and pinks because if you can’t go all out for Christmas, when can you?

Which celebrity do you think stood out the most? It’s quite rare to see Cara Delevingne in a dress!

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Win with Yankee Candle

It’s that time of year again, the nights are getting longer and the days are getting colder, it’s all about those oversized woolly jumpers, cosy nights in, king size cups of hot chocolate, spending time with family and socialising with friends. Winter is here and at Very.co.uk we’re ready to get into the festive spirit.

At Very.co.uk we want to bring some warmth and sparkle to your wintry days and what at a better way to do so than with Yankee Candle this Christmas. Whether you’re having a lazy Sunday by the fire, a festive gathering or chilling out with friends, Yankee Candle has a scent for every occasion. It’s time to bring a sparkle to your home this winter with Yankee Candle.

This Christmas here at Very.co.uk we are introducing The Yankee Candle Holiday Party Collection, perfect just in time for the holiday season. Yet here at Very.co.uk we think it’s time to treat you this winter and are giving you the chance to win this Party Collection just in time for Christmas. The festive fragrances are perfect to fill your home with the seasonal spirit. All you have to do is simply comment below with your own Christmas candle scent – the more creative, the better! Get original and be in with a chance to win this collection, perfect for warming you up this Christmas.

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Baby 2 Baby Celebrity Charity Fundraiser: Formal Dresses

How can you turn down an invitation to raise money for charity? Celebrities often can’t and when they commit to something, they do it properly. As there’s no point in doing things by halves, when A’list celebrities organised a fundraising gala ball for the newborns charity Baby 2 Baby, they certainly made it fun and fabulous.

All the celebrities dressed up, there was a dinner and dancing until the early hours. As they’d gone to such an effort with their outfits, it made them want to make the most of their night. When you know that you look good, you just don’t want the night to end.

Let’s have a closer look at what they wore to feel their best so we can get some inspiration for our next big night out:

Kate Hudson

Kate looked gorgeous in a grey dress, which complemented her golden skin. Grey helps skin look more tanned just like white, but it’s easier to wear as its not as dazzling. Kate looks very classy, don’t you think?

Kelly Rowland

Emerald green is a gorgeous colour for parties and Kelly looks so pretty in a green jumpsuit. If a jumpsuit fits you well and it’s a striking colour, it can be just as smart as a dress.

Jennifer Garner

The actress looked chic and elegant in a blue maxi dress that has a Princess  style cut. It’s not flashy but it’s well made and it flatters her figure as it shows off her slim waist and flares out around the bottom half to draw the eye to the top half. What do you think?

Jessica Alba

The actress, dancer and eco-guru looked lovely in  a black maxi dress with unique lace and feather detail. It’s fun to experiment with texture as it always looks more expensive than a plain black dress, even if it costs the same. Wear a dress with unique fabric like this if you want to set trends rather than follow them.

Jenna Dewan

Jenna showed off what attracted her husband Channing Tatum to her in a strapless pink dress. A strapless dress always looks feminine and it creates a lovely hourglass shape as it boosts the bust and slims the waist. It’s a great way to show off a hint of flesh while keeping classy.

Jaime King

The American actress had a super cute bardot dress – one of this season’s hottest trends. As it goes out at the shoulders, it makes the waist look slimmer and the navy colour is rich and expensive looking.

Whose outfit do you like the most? Isn’t it nice to see celebs do their bit for charity?

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Celebrity Style Steal: Little Mix’s Night Out

Little Mix are at the top of the charts with their incredibly catchy anthem Shout Out To My Ex and they’re glowing as a result of their success. On a night out this week, the smiles on their face were clear to see. They all looked fabulous as they strutted down the street with their heads held high.

They’re strong, independent women and they can wear what they like  – and they do. For their night out, they all combined feminine and fierce in different ways. Jade Thirlwall looked especially good in a dark red dress, which is a lovely colour in winter.

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This look is easy to copy if you want to give a message to your ex that you’re better off without him! Or  maybe you want to have everyone look at you in awe and have men trying to eat out of your hand. Jade’s dress is a similar colour to the AX Paris high neck midi dress and for the powerful over the knee boots, I like the V by Very Rosie faux suede over the knee boots.

Jade’s bandmate  and BFF Leigh-Anne Pinnock showed that it’s possible to look strong and girly at the same time in a cool black maxi dress with gladiator sandals.

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To copy her look you need the V by Very structured shoulder maxi dress with the V by Very metallic gladiator tie up sandals.

It’s hard to imagine that these ladies started off on X Factor but they definitely have the X Factor when it comes to dressing up don’t they? Whose outfit would you most like to wear for a night out?

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Cara Delevingne Launches Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara

Cara Delevingne is a party-loving model so she couldn’t release a new product line without throwing a celebration. As Cara is cooler than most, she made sure that hers was the best party in town that night as it was uber exclusive. The catwalk star didn’t invite just anyone to the celebration of her collaboration with Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara but picked her favourite MOBO award-winning artists to perform for an intimate crowd.

Cara didn’t bother to wear a dress as she knew that the impact would be greater if she stuck to what she did best – a statement jacket and some fabulously fierce ripped jeans. She knows what suits her!

 

When worn with scandalously eye-catching eye make-up, this is a super cool outfit that’s a little bit cooler than most things you’ll see people wearing. Sometimes the simplest outfits are the best because it makes everyone wonder: ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’

The good news is its simplicity makes it easy to copy. The Superdry Alia bomber jacket has a black panel just like Cara’s and works fabulously with a crop top like the Miss Selfridge crop corset top. Then you need high-waisted ripped jeans like the V by Very high rise Ella ripped knee skinny jeans with some platform ankle books like the V by Very Irving military ankle boots.

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Her friends also turned heads with their cool casual outfits. Mobo winner Lady Leshurr looked pretty without looking like she’d tried too hard.

 

Jeans and a checked shirt are a classic combination – you can dress something like that up and down, which is perfect if you’re running from event to event over the party season.

Meanwhile singer Nadia Rose entertained the small audience and made sure people stopped talking and started watching her. She has incredible stage presence and you just can’t beat white if you want to get everyone’s attention.

 

Don’t fancy going too over the top this party season? No worries! Cara and her pals show that simple outfits can work for a night out.

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MTV EMA Awards 2016: Top 7 Stunning Celeb Looks

Every year, the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) get bigger and better and now they’re in their 22nd year, it’s one slick operation. This year they took place in Rotterdam in Holland and acts from around the world made the quaint city go wild. From singers like Bebe Rexha and Zara Larsson to TV presenters like Laura Whitmore, reality stars like Charlotte Crosby and models like Jourdan Dunn, the event attracts more stars than any other award ceremony in recent months. It’s massive!

To win an MTV award is a huge honour as everyone’s heard of MTV and for most stars, winning this award has been a childhood dream. But even the stars that went home empty -handed had a chance to win on the fashion front. The red carpet gave everyone the chance to grab attention, hopefully for the right reasons. These 7 stunning celebs did it better than the rest:

(1) Bebe Rexha

Bebe was the hostess with the most-est as she set the tone perfectly in a black maxi dress with gorgeous thigh-high split. Some music industry execs were sceptical that a young star like Bebe would be able to host such a key night but she proved everyone wrong as she made the night fun, entertaining and very humorous, earning herself  a flock of new fans in the process.

(2) Zara Larsson

The Swedish singer performed a fabulous medley of Lush Life and Aint My Fault at the awards, giving them her all. It was incredible to watch and Zara made sure that all eyes were watching her when she walked down the red carpet. A white dress is impossible to miss and the lace detail makes it even more eye-catching.

(3) Jourdan Dunn 

The British supermodel wowed in a black sequin dress, showing that us Brits know how to do fashion on a world stage. It’s sleek, streamlined and a simple shape and she wears it well as with a dress like that you don’t need any accessories – the sequins shine in their own right.

(4) Laura Whitmore

Laura showed off her long legs in a wine coloured mini dress, which really suited her complexion. Dark reds (and dark greens) warm up the skin, making you look lovely and tanned. Her black platform sandals help lengthen her legs even more but they’re easy to walk in as they support your feet. Chunky heels are the way forward if you want to end the night as glam as you started it.

(5) Nina Dobrev

The Vampire Diaries actress looked chic and sophisticated in a lavender purple maxi dress. We rarely see this colour so she stood out and it did complement her hair colour. Sometimes it’s worth taking a risk and doing something different and if it works like Nina’s dress did, everyone will wish they tried it first.

(6) Winnie Harlow

Like Jourdan, model Winnie Harlow also wore a sequin dress. The fashion world clearly know that this is the time of year to wear sequins. Her mini dress is so Christmassy with its green, red and gold tones – doesn’t she look fab?

(7) Charlotte Crosby

The Geordie Shore star looked super elegant and a world apart from her alter ego on the MTV reality show. Forget what she does on the show as she looks like sweet, innocent and feminine in this black midi dress. It shows that you can put your reputation behind you in the right dress. We could all wear something completely different to our usual style and shock all our friends for the right reasons at the next night out. What do you think?

And the award winners were:

  • Best song Justin Bieber – Sorry
  • Best female – Lady Gaga
  • Best male – Shawn Mendes
  • Best video – The Weeknd ft Daft Punk – Starboy
  • Best live act – Twenty One Pilots
  • Best new act – Zara Larsson
  • Best pop act – Fifth Harmony
  • Best rock act – Coldplay
  • Best UK and Ireland act – Little Mix
  • Best push – DNCE
  • Best look – Lady Gaga
  • Best world stage – Martin Garrix
  • Best electronic – Martin Garrix
  • Best hip hop Act – Drake
  • Best fans – Justin Bieber
  • Global icon – Green Day

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Harper’s Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards: Best-Dressed Celebs

Harper’s Bazaar hosted it’s annual Women of The Year awards at the five-star Claridge’s hotel in London so the expectations were super-high for a glamorous night. The celebrities all put on their best formal dresses to collect awards and present awards, dine on succulent food and then dance afterwards. Alright for some! But now that its Christmas party season, there are as many parties on weeknights as there are at weekends and we all need to look fabulous on multiple occasions for work parties, friend parties and family parties!

With several invites, it can be quite exhausting to know what to wear so it’s a good idea to look at what the celebs are wearing for some inspiration. They have such high quality outfits, you can wear clothes like these on different occasions throughout the party season and dazzle everywhere you go. Nobody will know as your work friends are likely to be different to your family friends. All everybody will be thinking is where did she get that dress.

The dresses that looked incredible at the Harper’s Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards were:

Keira Knightley

Green is such a gorgeous colour – it’s warm but also eye-catching. It looks lovely for all skin tones because if you’re pale then it will lift your skin rather than wash it out and if you’re dark it will give you a little glow. There are some beautiful green maxi dresses at Very right now from dark greens like Keira’s to a paler mint green.

Rosie Huntington-Whitely

Ok, so it’s not technically a party dress but this outfit is definitely one to party in! The sequin top gives off a power-dressing 80s vibe showing that you’re seriously in the mood for a good time with no messing. The black skinny trousers with high heels add to the powerful, confident woman look.

Emma Watson

She’s come a long way since Harry Potter! The actress looked stunning in a black lace maxi dress. It looks so elegant with a chic up-do. Black suits multiple occasions and doesn’t date so you can definitely wear this to more than one party.

Laura Trott

The Olympic cyclist who won three gold medals in Rio decided to wear a silver dress for a change. However, this is bright, this is bold and it would look fabulous on any dancefloor. If you want to get noticed when you arrive, when you leave and all the way through the night then go for silver rather than gold!

Victoria Pendleton

White is also an attention-grabbing colour and really suited former cyclist and ex Strictly Come Dancing contestant Victoria Pendleton. It makes your skin look more tanned and makes you appear more awake and alert even if you’re feeling tired after having already attended a lot of events. For a bit of winter cheer, wear white.

Felicity Jones

The British actress who currently stars opposite Tom Hanks in Inferno has an individual sense of style and embraces colour in a colour block maxi dress. The orange complements the red and gives her a vintage 1960s vibe. If you like vintage then embrace that. You shouldn’t compromise your style for anyone and you’ll look better if you stick to what suits you and what you love.

Who do you think looked the most spectacular?

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Pride Of Britain Awards: Top 10 Celeb Outfits

The Pride of Britain awards is always one of the most star-studded events of the year as the celebs give something back to real-life heroes.  It’s great to see that the stars don’t just get together when they are honoured but they feel like they need to give something back to inspirational and courageous people.

The awards attract singers, actors and TV presenters so that the room at The Grosvenor Hotel on London’s Park Lane is packed with famous faces. When a lot of stars gather together, they all make an effort as they know they’re going to be photographed and judged. They put just as much thought into their Pride of Britain outfit as they do for the BAFTAs or Brits.

These are the top 10 best-dressed Pride of Britain celebs:

(1) Michelle Keegan

Michelle looked so classy in a blue maxi dress. It’s not fussy and it’s not extravagant but it’s made from a lovely slinky satin material that floats as she walks. All you need is one extra special detail to stand out this party season. Less can be more!

(2) Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole looked a bit like the fairy off the top of the Christmas tree in this pink maxi dress but that meant it certainly got her noticed! It’s pretty, it’s feminine and it’s always uplifting to see light colours worn on a dark night.

(3) Alesha Dixon

Alesha showed off her gorgeous arms with a strapless midi dress. The combination of black and red is always a strong combination as it’s so striking, especially when you add a touch of red lipstick. If you want to look strong and powerful then wear black and red.

(4) Laura Whitmore

The Strictly Come dancing star looked like she was ready to dance in her floral maxi dress, which was loose and floaty and looked great when she moved. Wearing florals at any time of year looks striking because of the mix of colours – you will stand out for all the right reasons.

(5) Mollie King

Mollie looked chic and sophisticated in a white dress. The shape is simple and it looks a bit like a skirt and a blouse but it’s all part of the same outfit. It catches the eye as you can’t quite work out what it is but whatever it is, the pussy bow detail and the collar really suits her.

(6) Daisy Lowe

Winter is the time of year for sequins and Strictly favourite Daisy looks divine in a black sequin dress. When there’s a lot of light on the dancefloor, this would catch the light and turn all eyes on you. If you want to be the belle of the ball, sequins are perfect.

(7) Emma Bunton

The former Spice Girl looked fresh and pretty in a long sleeve maxi dress that had a cute, playful print. Look closely and you can see faces and lips and stars – it’s so unique. If you want to have fun with fashion, look for a print that nobody else is wearing and you’ll feel bolder and more confident.

(8) Myleene Klass

Myleene has some beautiful evening maxi dresses and this one is spectacular with its lovely lace and jacquard material detail. Black and gold are a great combination for a party dress showing that you are in the mood for a fabulous time. It also gives you room to have fun with your accessories.

(9) Fearne Cotton

Fearne looked really pretty in a long sleeve maxi dress with simple detail on the front of the dress. It’s sleek, it’s chic and she looks very cool in it. What do you think?

(10) Katherine Jenkins

Katherine looks ready for the stage in a strapless black maxi dress – it’s very sophisticated! The fishtail train is very flattering as it makes your top half look smaller in an optical illusion. Black is always a great colour for that!

What was your favourite dress?

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Through the keyhole

We take you past the front doors of the UK’s most stylish homes…

Bristiol-based blogger Lottie Storey curates a selection of beautiful interiors, inspiring travel, and fun family adventures at oysterandpearl.co.uk. She recently moved to a house overlooking Bristol’s floating harbour where she is putting a modern twist on retro style.

“When we moved in, the chimney breast was bare brick. It can feel a bit sacrilegious to paint brick, but this wasn’t beautiful old brick, instead it was very orange new brick. We painted it with watered down white emulsion and I really love the effect.”
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“The first weekend we moved into this house, we assembled these four bookcases and I spent far too long arranging the shelves! As a household with a lot of books, it’s important to me to get them in order. The colour really adds to the room, which is fairly minimal otherwise.”
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“We spent a good while looking for a pair of sofas that would work back-to-back. They need to have good style, washable covers and be resilient to kids!”
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Director Floor Lamp, 6VM4Y, £79

“This picture ledge runs along the top of the shelving that houses our telly, stereo and vinyl collection. It’s the perfect place to hide away bits and bobs from the kids’ hands – a little area of grown-up things. Plus, I love the way all the pieces look together. They are a bit old-fashioned but classic in their style. I adore the idea of monochrome pictures in what is mainly a black and white room. The copper candlestick was a gift from my boyfriend.”
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“My boyfriend is a music journalist and owns a lot of vinyl records – this isn’t even all of them! We ended up building this shelving across the full width of one wall to keep it vaguely contained. The telly and other assorted electronics live here too.”
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“I’ve always wanted a Stendig Calendar, and this year is the first time I’ve succumbed. It’s a design classic – and at three by four feet, it makes quite a statement! We use the past months as wrapping paper.”
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“The back garden is a red-brick walled space with gravel. Ivy covers the wall and we ended up pruning back until we found a climbing rose, which was a brilliant surprise. The end gets the early morning sun, so it’s a lovely place to sit first thing.”
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“I collect a lot of kitchenware and some is so nice to look at it seems a shame to hide it away in cupboards. The filled jars look ordered, but there’s no pretending you’re not in the kitchen! I have a lot of cookery books, so I’ve put them in colour order. I think it stops them looking messy.”
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Celebrity Style Steal: Abbey Clancy’s Power Dressing

Are you looking for something to stand out from the crowd this party season. As most people will be wearing dresses and there’s the occasional jumpsuit, you won’t see many women power dressing in a smart suit. Abbey Clancy showed us how it should be done at a fashion party in London.

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If you’re wearing a trouser suit then it’s really important to start with some well-fitted trousers. You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of black bootcut trousers. They’re flattering as the wide bottom balances out your hips. And they’re also fun, giving you a 70s boho vibe. Abbey’s trousers are very similar to the V by Very Ponte bootcut trousers.

Now the next step is to get a tailored jacket, which is best worn with nothing underneath. Abbey uses the buttons to do it up tightly to show off her toned tum and this signals that you’re in the mood to party rather than that you just came from the office.

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Above we have the Oasis satin tux jacket and the super glam V by Very Lolita cross over strap mules. Your feet would feel protected in these and they’d see you from the beginning of the party until when you choose to call it a night.

Does this make you more inclined to show everyone who’s boss in a power suit this party season?

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New to Very.co.uk: Bowers & Wilkins Launch Win this Winter!

It’s that time of year again and it is competition time at Very.co.uk! With the build up to Christmas we thought we’d treat you, well one of you very lucky customers that is. Here at Very.co.uk we think you deserve the best and what better way than with one of our new brands…

Bowers & Wilkins are a global phenomenon which has recently launched onsite. A premium audio brand with fans all over the world! They have moved through five decades, continuously innovating in audio to give the best performance possible – perfect for you music lovers. Their range includes premium speakers and headphones, wired or wireless – perfect for every occasion! So why not treat yourself this winter and experience the sound you deserve with Bowers & Wilkins.

Or even better, why don’t we treat you…

To mark the occasion and celebrate these 50 years of audio excellence, we are giving you the chance to take part in an exclusive competition. So join us and be in with a chance of winning our favourite product from the range … the Zeppelin Wireless White speaker!

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The perfect product just in time for party season, premium sound anytime, anywhere. The Zeppelin Wireless allows you to connect to your devices via Bluetooth, Airplay or Spotify Connect, with audio better than ever before. Stream via your favourite apps at the touch of a button with this premium device. Don’t just listen to sound. Experience it.

For your chance to win, we want to hear about how music has impacted on your life. Simply comment below with your favourite musical memory – whether this be from a festival with friends, a song that holds a special meaning to you, your earliest memory of music or a musical talent you may have – let us know and be in with a chance to win the Zeppelin Wireless White!

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Good luck!

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Natural History Museum Ice Rink: Celebs’ Winter Fashion

One of the signs that Christmas is coming is that open-air ice rinks spring up around the country. One that’s popular with many celebs from Victoria and David Beckham to Harry Styles is the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum.

The rink is now officially open for business so in honour of that we’re looking at what the celebs wear to skate. They have to wrap up warm and keep comfortable so they can move but nobody wants to sacrifice style. They know they’ll be photographed so they have to look the best they can.

If your Winter wardrobe has some gaps then have a look at these stars for some warm outfits with the wow factor:

Tamara Ecclestone

Heiress and occasional TV star Tamara looks flawless in a white coat with grey skinny jeans. A white coat is a real statement item as it looks like something out of the Disney Princess movie Frozen. White looks amazing on a dark Winter’s night and helps prolong the summer tan so you look less pale.

Mollie King

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Mollie showed how to wear accessories to liven up a classic outfit. A hat and a scarf are both must-haves for Winter. Also, a smart black coat can be worn on so many occasions – the office, Christmas parties, nights out or weekends away. You’ll always get a lot of use out of a black coat and they don’t date.

Lottie Moss

Lottie Moss showed off her model legs in black skinny jeans and cute black ankle boots while the black scarf kept her neck warm. Her black coat isn’t too bulky so she’d be able to skate easily without getting hot. A lightweight coat is great if you want to complement your outfit on a night out rather than swamp it.

Jamelia

The singer and TV presenter wore one of this season’s most fashionable jackets – the bomber jacket. It looks amazing with grey skinny jeans, giving off a sports luxe vibe. What do you think?

Donna Air

The actress rocked a 70s boho vibe with flared jeans and a gorgeous brown biker jacket. If you want to stay warm while giving off a unique vibe then this outfit is a good option. You don’t have to wear black just because it’s Winter.

Are you more excited about dressing up for Winter now?

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Dr Strange Film Premiere Fashion

Dr Strange is comic book escapism at it’s finest with Benedict Cumberbatch playing a surgeon who battles evil with martial arts, knuckle dusters and a mysterious ancient guru. Several reviewers have given it four out of five stars and some have scored it full marks, calling it a ‘tremendously likeable superhero ride’.

What’s charming about the films is that there are strong, inspiring and powerful women in it. The ancient guru, who has more powers than Dr Strange is female (played by Tilda Swinton) and Dr Strange is mesmerised by his ex-girlfriend (played by Rachel McAdams), It’s refreshing to watch a film where women are in control! At the premiere, the same was true with power-dressing at it’s finest.

If you want to show everyone who’s boss at the Christmas party, take a look at:

Rachel McAdams

Rachel’s taking risks by wearing a one-shoulder maxi dress with a see-through effect and a bold print. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before and that’s the point – if you want to look powerful and confident you need to take risks. Look for something with a playful print and flash a bit of flesh but not too much, just like Rachel.

Tilda Swinton

A trouser suit always looks fierce and Tilda Swinton rocked hers! Notice that she isn’t wearing any accessories. She doesn’t need to because she doesn’t want anything to detract from the suit. A simple pair of black heels is all she needs to look chic and fabulous.

Sophie Cumberbatch

When your husband is the star of the film, you need to dress up as the spotlight will be on you and Sophie embraces it in a pink maxi dress. The colour is just fabulous as it stands out from the crowd. I love how it clashes slightly with her red lip and red shoes. What do you think?

Claudia Fragapane and AJ Pritchard

The gymnast turned star of Strictly Come Dancing showed off the fact that dancing has toned her leg muscles in a white mini dress. Dressing powerfully is working out what body parts you’re proud of and dressing to show that off. The gold heels further lengthen her legs and sculpt her physique – gold sandals are ideal for the party season. They’re made for the dancefloor!

Does this make you want to look a bit more powerful this party season? Whose outfit did you like most?

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The Very Spooky Guide to Halloween

Need some inspiration for Halloween? Then look no further – we’ve got it covered, from unusual scary places to go, to ghouslishly good recipes, chillingly good activities and costumes to die for!

Spooky places to go:

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Fright Nights, Thorpe Park
7-9, 14-16, 21-31 October
Fancy finding your way out of a live action horror maze or taking a ride in the dark? If so, this is the experience for you. Prices start at £26.99 per person, visit thorpepark.com for info.

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Frightmare Festival
8, 14, 15, 21-31 October
If you’re in or around Gloucester, why not check out the family friendly attractions and more spooky shenanigans here. From £14 per person, visit frightmare.co.uk

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Halloween Evening at Hoghton Tower
31 October
Definitely something a bit different, this torchlight walk and witch trial is based in Lancashire. You’ll also get a meal and mulled wine, all for £41.68 per person. See hoghtontower.co.uk

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Virgin Zombie Survival Experience
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This experience is now available at Very here – if you’d enjoy being chased by zombies, completing tasks and planning in order to win the ultimate survival game, head to Heywood and Kidderminster.

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Bodelwyddan Castle and Park
22 Oct – 5 Nov
If you fancy a spot of ghost hunting, enjoy a guided tour in North Wales for £42.69 per person. Head over to bodelwyddan-castle.co.uk

Celebrity inspired costumes:

Scary like Kim:
If you’d rather opt for a traditional, spooky costume, however, do it like Kim Kardashian and opt for an old favourite like a skeleton or witch.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Startraks Photo/REX/Shutterstock (4230584f) Kim Kardashian Kim Kardashian out and about on Halloween, Los Angeles, America - 31 Oct 2014 Kim Kardashian once again outdoes herself on Halloween. Costume one is a skeleton and costume two she is dressed as Editor in Chief of American Vogue, Anna Wintour. Little North as Vogue contributing editor Andre Leon Talley. Kim`s makeup artist Joyce Bonelli was dressed as Grace Coddington, Creative Director of Vogue, and Joyce`s son as a mini Karl Lagerfeld.

New like Holly:
If you want to bring something fresh and different this Halloween, how about doing it like Holly Willoughby and going with a new character, like this awesome Suicide Squad outfit?
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Girly like Paris:
If you prefer to keep your Halloween costumes on the cute side, then take inspiration from Paris and go with a cartoon character or fairytale spin on your outfit.

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Retro like Laura:
If, like us, you’re swept by by Strictly fever at the moment – or you love a vintage flavour – then why not channel flapper style with your Halloween outfit?

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Check out our fancy dress section for even more costume ideas for the perfect Halloween outfit this year!

Quirky finger food:

Mummy hotdogs:
Quick and easy to make, these fun hotdogs will look extra cute on your food table – all you need is a tin of hotdogs and some roll out dough. Cut the dough into strips and wrap them around your sausages – leaving about 1/2 inch for the faces – then whisk together 1 egg and a tablespoon of water and brush over the dough. Pop in the oven for 10-15 mins or until golden, and pop some mustard on with a toothpick for the eyes!

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Ex-scream-ly good decorations:

Make sure you stand out from the crowd with your decorations and set a suitably spooktacular scene, from cardboard cut-outs to pop-ups and flying witches.

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How are you spending Halloween?

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Blogger Gymbunnymummy tells us her family’s plans:

“Our little man has Autism so Halloween can be really scary for him, more so because of his sensory & developmental issues rather than the ghosts & ghouls, but you still want it to be a fun occasion even if you don’t do the ‘traditional’ Trick or Treating.

Instead of heading out on Halloween we stay in and have a little family get together, having fun making our own treats. One of the boys favourite things is a Halloween cake dripping with edible blood, and I have the easiest recipe for you to make your own edible blood using on two ingredients. Simply mix a little red gel food colouring into some golden syrup! Easy or what?”

Read more about Toni over at her blog www.gymbunnymummy.com 

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We think it’s pretty impressive – tell us in the comments below if you’ve got any good Halloween tips or ideas. And have a fantastically frightful time!

 

Red Magazine’s Women Of The Year Awards: Party Outfits

There are a lot of award ceremonies in the showbiz calendar but there aren’t that many supporting women. For that reason, Red Magazine’s Women Of The Year Awards attracted a lot of strong, powerful female celebrities who wanted to celebrate their colleagues. All too often, there are rumours about rivalry and bitchiness among women at the top and the celebs gathered together at the Skylon restaurant in London to show that wasn’t the case.

The awards had a real party atmosphere with each award going to an inspiring real person or a celebrity that had achieved something outside of their work. It left the audience empowered and hopeful that they could make a difference. And everyone was also looking at each other’s outfits. When girls get together, we’re always looking at what everyone else is wearing, aren’t we? The celebs are no exception!

With the party season coming up, it’s useful to have a look at what everyone’s wearing. At this event, the stars seemed to wear striking blacks and whites. Let’s have a closer look:

Fearne Cotton

Fearne wore one of the new season’s popular bardot dresses, which gave it an almost vintage effect. Fearne’s always had her own sense of style, which is quirky but pretty and this dress is no exception. Monochrome prints are great for getting noticed too!

Izzy Bizu

Izzy performed a couple of songs before the awards started and while she’s up and coming and not many guests had heard of her when she started, they certainly had by the time she’d finished. Her outfit gave her stage presence as people couldn’t stop looking at the black PU trousers. They looked gorgeous with a cute black bomber jacket.

Millie Mackintosh

Millie wore a chic black jumpsuit in a sumptuous velvet material, showing that a jumpsuit can be just as gorgeous as a dress. It’s a simple look but the fabric of the jumpsuit does all the work so all you need are some black shoes and a red lip and you’re ready to go.

Melanie C

Like Millie, Mel C also wore velvet but hers was in the form of a black maxi dress. It really suited her as the bodycon dress highlighted her slender physique. Her solo album;s out this Friday and then she’s got a tour so she’s clearly been in the gym in preparation. Sporty Spice looked stunning!

Joanne Froggatt

The former Downton Abbey actress looks a world apart from her dowdy maid character in a pretty white midi dress. This dress, which is full of embellishment, celebrates all things girly and Joanne wears it well, It must be a nice change for her to wear white after having to wear a black maid outfit in Downton.

Helen George

Helen rose to fame in Call The Midwife, but she’s left all trace of the dowdy nun’s outfit on set and looks so different. Her light pink hair looks very cool, doesn’t it? It works perfectly with her white maxi dress as she looks so fresh and fashionable. She’s wearing this dress, rather than it wearing her as she stands with poise and attitude.

Lisa Snowden

The mdoel turned Radio DJ kept it classic in a black bodycon dress that highlighted her toned physique. Sometimes, wearing something simple but fabulously fitted helps you stand out more as you look amazing but it doesn’t look like you’ve tried too hard so you look super cool. It’s the fashion equivalent of ‘no make-up’ make-up.

After the awards were presented, the ladies hit the dancefloor.  It was a true girls night out! Now the question is whose award ceremony look did you like the most?

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Whatever the Adventure

Whether it’s taking the kids to school, a weekend city break or a long country walk, you want to stay warm and dry…and stylish of course!

Here at Very.co.uk we have combined a selection of the most premium outdoor brands; Berghaus, Regatta, Trespass, Jack Wolfskin, Merrell and The North Face to bring you styles that you can wear every day, out and about and for the times when you fancy your next adventure.

If you are wanting that luxe look then check out these padded jackets, perfect for keeping you extra warm and stylish. Short or long length, a metallic finish or sophisticated darker shades, we have the jacket for you.

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The North Face Thermoball Jacket,  Berghaus Scafell Hydrodown Jacket

Had a more casual jacket in mind? Look no further, we have some classic styles with adjustable faux fur trim hoods and Sherpa lined interior that are wind and waterproof.

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Regatta Brodiaea JacketTrespass Clea Parka Jacket

And of course we can’t forget shoes! Check out the Merrel Moab GTX. They are waterproof and have a cushion heel for stability and comfort. The contrast hot pink design will make you stand out on the streets or up a hill in the middle of nowhere.

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So, whatever the adventure, no matter how big or small, we have a range of the most premium outdoor brands with products that have both style and substance.

Blogger’s Corner

We chat to the coolest parent bloggers around to get their top tips and picks…

Name: Zoë de Pass
Children: Son, aged 4, and daughter, aged 2
Blog: dresslikeamum.com

How do you love to dress your kids?
It makes me happy to see my daughter in a cool dress with a fun print on it, especially when she lets me put some shoes on her that aren’t her bright pink Crocs! I love my son to wear colourful trousers and soft tops.

V by Very embroidered badges shift dress, KDVJX, from £14, Mini V by Very Feed Me Printed t-shirt, 9EGNR, from £6.

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Marvel Avengers Pyjamas set, CMXMX, from £16 (three pack), Ladybird Metallic spot dress, 9QR4H, from £12

Do they have their own individual styles?
Yes, but I guess it is an extension of my style and how I would like to dress if I could!

How would you describe it?
Colourful, fun, bright, relaxed and cool.

What do the kids want to dress in?
My son loves wearing his Spider-Man costume and my daughter loves clothes with pockets – I think it makes her feel grown up to walk along with her hands in them.

How do you accessorise?
Bandanas are good. I quite often tie one around my daughter’s neck. It looks cute and doubles up as a bib.

How do you dress them for the British weather?
I always have a big bag with a spare set of clothes for each child, a mac and a jumper. I rarely need it, but the day I don’t bring it will be the day I do!

What clothes make you feel amazing?
For me, fashion should be flattering, comfortable and fun. I believe a good outfit can make for a better day, so I rarely go for the ‘safe’ option.

How do you style up basic pieces?
I like to mix and match in unpredictable ways like styling a Breton top with a gold skirt and pink shoes.

Give us a fast, fashionable outfit for the school run…
Dungarees and jumpsuits are great as they are a whole outfit in one. They are so easy to style and always look cool.

Tell us about your blog…
I started it to change misconceptions that mums can’t dress, to share breastfeeding friendly outfits with other mums and to challenge myself to wear good outfits while on maternity leave!

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