Friday Fashion – Black Panther Premiere

Red Carpet Premieres can often be staid, even boring events when it comes to the clothes. In these days of stylists, so many stars play it safe, wearing chic but ultimately unmemorable looks. But non of these accusations can be made against the stunning ladies who graced the Black Panther premiere this week. The looks were a riot of style, bright colours and thinking outside that fashion box. In short, they were amazing.

The latest film from the Marvel stable, Black Panther is one of the most anticipated films of recent times. With a mainly Black cast and a black super hero, Black Panther is a film that promises to celebrate the beauty and majesty of Africa, something that many believe has not always been the case with Hollywood films.

The female stars of the film, the stunning Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett, both looked incredible on the red carpet, with Angela in yellow fringes apparently ageless. (How does she do it?). Lupita’s purple dress was a total showstopper from a lady already renowned for her exquisite fashion choices.

Other stars shining included the peerless Janelle Monae in a black ballgown and crown, which, it has to be said, she wears so well. My personal favourite look was the white gown with metallic inserts worn by my new style crush Issa Rae.

Which look caught your eye on the Black Panther red carpet?

 

 

 

Grammy Fashion 2018 – Wear A White Rose

The red carpet conveyor belt is rolling on, with Sunday seeing the 2018 Grammy Awards taking place. Rock n Roll’s most prestigious night of the year saw a red carpet filled with musics brightest and best, all in their finery, with many holding or wearing a white rose, the latest symbol of support and sisterhood for the ‘me too’ campaigns.

The spectre of sexism and the abuse cases certainly could not be ignored, especially with Kesha giving an emotional performance, and Janelle Monae making a pointed comment in her presentation speech. A catagory dominated by women, Album of the Year, was won by the only man in the group, the distinctly average Ed Sheeran (just my opinion.). The women in the room clearly still felt that the issues that have hit the film world are alive and kicking in the music industry too.

In terms of fashion, the Grammy’s are not necessarily the most stylish, but they can be interesting. My own personal favourites were Lady Gaga, who went from flashing the flesh last year, to wearing breathtaking, custom made Armani Prive this year. Lana Del Rey was old school Hollywood, whilst Miley Cyrus rocked a gorgeous jumpsuit.

Who was your favourite on the night?

Miley Cyrus

Camilla Cabello

Lorde

Karen Fairchild

 

Anna Kendrick

Beyonce

Lady Gaga

Lana Del Rey

Miley Cyrus

Rita Ora

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Friday Fashion – What’s New In Stores

If you are now truly sick and tired of trawling the sales and want to see something new, then this post is just the medicine you need. We are now at my favourite point of the sales, where discounts are up to 70% off, but this can also mean lots of rails of damaged clothing, in no particular order, where mess is the order of the day, and this is certainly not for everyone.

But we are now starting to see some new season pieces in store, along with new pieces that are still perfect for the cold Wintry weather we will have for at least another six weeks or so. Today I am concentrating on a few brands. First is Topshop. I was at an event in the Birmingham Bullring store last night and fell in love with the bright and beautiful new knits that would frankly brighten the dull, foggy days we seem to be stuck with at the moment. Some of the jumpers have a hint of the knitting my nan used to do when I was a child, and this only makes me love them more.

Next is a definite pointer to Spring with the gorgeous Chi Chi London Delicate Dream collection. This is a gorgeous range that incorporates lace, florals and springlike pastels, and is sure to be a celebrity favourite so get in there first.

Speaking of celebrity, I have a great get the look of Meghan Markle’s engagement outfit from New Look, and the style picks from Next from Big Brother’s Emma Willis, who has curated a collection called Emma Loves. It is safe to say that this Emma loves it too.

Happy Shopping!

Topshop New Season Knitwear

Super Soft Blouson Sleeve Jumper
£32.00 Click to visit Topshop

Space Dye Jumper
£36.00 Click to visit Topshop

Cashmere Off Shoulder Cropped Jumper
£36.00 click to visit Topshop

Neppy Popcorn Jumper
£34.00 Click to visit Topshop

Cable Knit Jumper
£39.00 Click to visit Topshop

Plait Detail Jumper
£36.00 Click to visit Topshop

To view all Topshop Knitwear, click here.

Delicate Dream Collection at Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Lennox Dress
£75.00 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Elya Dress
£70.00 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Tinah Dress
£70.00 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Maya Dress
£65.00 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Verina Dress
£85.00 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Meghan Markle Get the Look at New Look

Cream Layered Collar Belted Coat
£49.99 Click to visit New Look

Nude Patent Cross Strap Pointed Court Shoes
£19.99 Click to visit New Look

Emma Loves Edit at Next

 

Navy Neppy Trousers £42 Stripy Shirt £30 Click to visit Next

Grey Pom Pom Sweater £30 Click to visit Next

Terracotta Sharkskin Single Breasted Jacket £60 Casual Shirt £22 Sharkskin Taper Trousers £35 Click to visit Next

Leather Biker Jacket £180 Click to visit Next