Screen Producers Guild Awards – The Best looks

 

Ahead of the Screen Actors Guild awards, we have had the Screen Producers Awards, which were another feast for my fashionista eyes. Unusually, a lady who I think has been absolutely nailing it on the red carpet at the moment, Anne Hathaway, didn’t make my top five in a pretty floral dress that was lovely, but more summer wedding than January red carpet. Also not making my list was Amanda Seyfried, who chose to wear gorgeous zesty orange, but in a creased and ill-fitting dress.

But there were some real movie stars out there too. Here are my favourite five of the night.

Julianna Margulies was a 1940s movie siren just waiting to lure Robert Mitchum to his doom. With her vampish make-up and Veronica Lake hair, Julianna could’ve appeared straight from the set of an Otto Preminger movie. The dress, fittingly was vintage, and the whole look summed up why I just adore Julianna’s style on the red carpet.

 

Jessica Alba is another style favourite of mine, so when she chooses to wear one of my favourite designers, Elie Saab, you just know this is going to be a match made in fashion heaven…and it so was!

The black lace design was like the sexiest merry widow get up ever, and Jessica wisely kept her accessories to a minimum with this design. A total showstopper.

Kerry Washington has been making real style waves of late. I loved her look at the Golden Globes, and think this lingerie style dress is another winner. The dress, from Marchesa, could’ve seemed a bit showgirl on another celebrity, but Kelly’s choppy hairstyle, use of pink accents and simple elegant heels made this a totally wonderful look.

Jennifer Garner is an actress who has become increasingly classic in her style choices. I loved this frilly cocktail dress by Oscar De La Renta. It might seem a simple look at first glance, but this dress is absolutely exquisite up close, with a brocade style print and structured frill detail. I also love her Kate Middleton hairstyle.

In a sea of very elegant black dresses came Hannah Simone in a sea of blue.  This was just fabulous – the Sofia Vergara moment of the night. Hannah’ s dress was super sexy in a Jessica Rabbit way, and by keeping accessories to a minimum, she let the dress just speak for itself and ensured the vintage style dress looked ultra modern.

Little Black Dresses – Five of the best from Dorothy Perkins

Black sleeveless lace dress

Black lace pencil dress Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black waffle peplum dress

Black sequin dress

Black pleat floaty dress

Cath Kidston Sale – Pretty retro style bargains

Well, the snow is finally melting and the sun has made a welcome reappearance, meaning that I am now looking firmly towards Spring. I always think February is the home run month when it comes to Spring, that little, thankfully short stopover on the way to light nights. Another thing that always makes me think of Spring is Cath Kidston.

I adore Cath Kidston’s retro florals. They have a real 1950s feel and yet they are also very practical – you can either wash them or wipe them clean, both really useful when you have a four-year old who will wipe chocolately hands on the nearest thing to him – i.e. you. I also love the adjustable straps, easy fastenings and the general style which means they always look great – with floral summer dresses, or jeans and sweaters.

The great news is that there is a brilliant sale on at the moment where you can really grab an amazing bargain. Take a look at some of the things you can grab at the moment.

 

 

Folk Flowers Messenger Bag £26 click to visit Cath Kidston

Candy Flowers Pleated Handbag £36 click to visit Cath Kidston

Circle Ditsy Camera Case £6 click to visit Cath Kidston

Kensington Rose Glasses Case £10 click to visit Cath Kidston

cath kidston spot cotton book bag £10 click to visit Cath Kidston

cath kidston Mini Dot Fold Away Holiday Bag £28 click to visit Cath Kidston

Spring Bouquet Make Up Brush Set £18 click to visit Cath Kidston

The NTA’s – The best looks

The National television awards are always a feast of fashion, some good and some very, very bad. This year there were actually some really gorgeous looks on the red carpet that oozed style, sophistication and enough full on glamour that would mean they wouldn’t look out of place on a Hollywood red carpet.

Here are the looks that I loved.

Tess Daly in Issa

 

 Get the look

Red lace yoke dress

Also available in a petite version. Click here to view.

Nicole Scherzinger in Vintage Ossie Clark

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Ossie Clark London Black vintage Iconic maxi dress

 

Samia Ghadie in Herve Leger

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HERVE LEGER Panelled bandage dress

Love Label Colour Block Bodycon Dress

Samia’s bag is a folded over clutch that is from High Street store Coast. It is not in stores yet, but you will be able to view the bag here in a few weeks.

Holly Willoughby in Roland Mouret

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LEIGHTON JERSEY MAXI £150.00 click to visit Coast

Christine Bleakley in Philip Armstrong

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PHILIP ARMSTRONG Lace insert stretch crepe dress

LEIGHTON JERSEY MAXI £150.00 click to visit Coast

Laura Whitmore in Rachel Gilbert

 

NLY TREND / DREAMY DRESS

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ELLIOT CLAIRE – Yellow Pleated Gown to hire £49 click to visit Girl meets Dress

Ashley Roberts in Rachel Gilbert

 

Chains gown £89. 99 click to visit Mango

Elspeth Embellished Wedding Dress £395.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Ella Henderson in Darling

Valletta Biker Jacket £40