Celebrity get the Look featuring Paloma Faith, Rachel Riley and Lucy Watson

This week’s celebrity get the look is certainly an eclectic one. We have a beautiful blonde Bond girl carrying a bag she designed in collaboration with LK Bennett, and one of this years Oscar winners wearing a super cool brand of sneakers. There are some of the most stylish reality TV stars wearing a combination of High Street and High End, whilst a couple of the most stylish British singing stars are showing off some of their best looks.

Let’s take a look in more detail at some of the best looks of the Summer.

Rosamund Pike carries the Rosa Bag from LK Bennett

Rosamund Pike, already the face of LK Bennett, has now collaborated with the brand to create a line of the most gorgeous, luxury bags. In a sea of blues and greens, with a colour pop of orange, these are the perfect new season bags in the softest of leather. Rosamund has been pictured toting the bag with off duty casual, and I think this is actually one of her best looks, fresh and effortless. Click here to see the rest of the bags in the Rosamund bag collection.

Rosa Leather Large Bag £495.00 click to visit LK Bennett

Anne Hathaway wears Ash

Oscar winner Anne Hathaway is another star who is most often photographed in glamorous, red carpet outfits. So it was a real surprise to see her dressed down and wearing a rather fetching pair of Ash trainers. The ‘Virgin’ design are in cool leather, although I think Anne may be wearing a slightly lighter colour than the ones featured below.

 

Ash VIRGIN clay leather buckle trainers code:VIRGIN clay leather £129.00 click to visit Ash

Lucy Watson wears Marc Cain

Fast becoming the most stylish star to emerge from the most recent series of Made in Chelsea, Lucy showed off her style at the premiere of the latest Jennifer Aniston film. Her vest/camisole was a beautiful sequined number from Marc Cain, and I really admired her minimalist look, the sparkle of the top requiring very little in the way of accessories.

Click to visit Marc Cain

Vanessa White wears French Connection

Often overshadowed by the other ladies of The Saturdays, Vanessa White looked absolutely wonderful in this horse print blouse from French Connection. I love how she teamed the quirky print with a sexy leather pencil skirt, and neat up-do for a variation on the ‘sexy secretary’ look. The print is also featured on a bag which I think is a little bit special.

Hatched Horses Classic Shirt £67.00 click to visit French Connection

Printed Horses Leather Shopper Bag £125.00 click to visit French Connection

Paloma Faith wears Steve Madden Deeva Heels

Paloma Faith is always eye-catching in her style choices, and at T in the Park she teamed her exquisite Diane Von Furstenberg dress with a pair of superb heels from Steve Madden. The Deeva heels are rather high, and are not for the faint hearted, but I can think of no-one who could wear these better than the diva that is Paloma.

 

Steve Madden Deeva SM Rhinestone Encrusted Platform Court Shoes , Champagne £99 click to visit John Lewis

Ravir Singh wears M&Co

Daybreak always brightens the morning with its stylishly dressed stars who showcase a range of High Street brands. This dress worn by newsreader Ravir Singh was one such look, this tiered dress is from the M&Co boutique range and is a really striking look.

Bodycon floral shutter dress £79 click to visit M&Co

Rachel Riley wears Phase Eight

Rachel Riley came over all Marilyn Monroe in this beautiful Karenina rose print dress by Phase Eight. The Countdown mathematician always impresses with her choices, and this was retro pretty.

Karenina Dress £99.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Samantha Barks and Caroline Flack wear Oasis

Two great style spots from Oasis. First up is Samantha Barks, who styled her floral silk bird print top perfectly for the V music festival. Also wearing Oasis was the lady with those wondrous legs, Caroline Flack, who avoided her usual option of shorts and instead went for a pretty floral print dress.

Silk Bird Print Shirt Price: £60.00 click to visit Oasis

Meadow Floral Dress Price: £65.00 click to visit Oasis

Kristina Guerrero wears Isabella Oliver

A special mention must be given to Kristina Guerrero, heavily pregnant and looking pretty amazing in the Lexington Silk maxi dress from Isabella Oliver. This is a soft watered print, and the silk makes this a very elegant choice for the mum-to-be.

Lexington Silk Maternity Maxi Dress £329.00 click to visit Isabella Oliver

Lucy Watson wears Dorothy Perkins

Another Lucy Watson spot, with Lucy Watson wearing a skirt from Dorothy Perkins that is most certainly looking forward to the new season. A skater style in dogtooth print, add opaques and be wearing this well into 2014.

Luxe dogtooth skater skirt Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Jennifer Aniston wears All Saints

A superstar spot, and one who doesn’t often appear wearing High Street, Jennifer Aniston was spied wearing a silk scarf from All Saints. The scarf looked fabulous teamed with a smart blazer, showing why many celebs choose scarves as their accessory of choice.

Echo Scarf £88 click to visit All Saints

Jess Wright wears Celeb Boutique

And finally, whilst some stars seem to be wearing their Autumn pieces already, the lovely Jess Wright is doing a great job of making the most of the summer in this flirty floral dress from Celeb Boutique.

Carmel tropical print pencil dress £110 click to visit Celeb Boutique

 

 

 

 

The SAG Awards – Pick of the dresses

And the awards bandwagon rolls on. This time it was the SAG awards, which, traditionally, is a slightly more dressed down affair than the Golden Globes and The Oscars. On this occasion though, there were some really nice dresses, although nothing that would actually make you gasp. Very bright or black and white seemed to be the order of the night, although there were some notable additions of sparkle from Helen Hunt and a sizzling Naomi Watts. Here are some of the key trends, the style winners and losers from a glamorous night.

Glamorous Sparkle

Naomi Watts was a definite contender for best dressed. Wearing a silver strapless sheath from Marchesa, Naomi was the perfect vintage style movie star. Veronica Lake waves, blood-red lips and button diamond earrings completed the look, which did remind me of Marilyn Monroe crossed with last season Amber Heard.

Also doing the shimmering goddess very well was Helen Hunt. Her Romona Keveza gown was a masterclass in dressing a slim frame, her body looked just amazing and she accessorised perfectly with more bling. After her gorgeous Philip Armstrong dress, I think Helen is having a real style moment.

The ever beautiful Jennifer Garner also went for a glittering look, this time in a gold Oscar De La Renta column dress. If it had been the Oscars I would’ve said she was dressing to match the statuette, but as it was the SAG’s, I’ll just say she looked fabulous.

Mad Men’s Peggy, Elizabeth Moss, looked undeniably chic in her black Dolce and Gabbana dress. I adored her bobbed dark hair and think this is the best she has ever looked. However, I love to see a full length dress on the Red Carpet for major awards shows, so I sort of wished this was full length.

Colour

Colour featured heavily on this red carpet. There were blue and navy shades, red, lots of pink and shades of green. Jessica Chastain was positively Jessica Rabbit on the red carpet in a scarlet Alexander McQueen dress that was one of her best looks ever. She was absolutely flawless in a dress she could’ve been poured into. Nina Dobrev channelled simple elegance in her pink Elie Saab dress which was a definite hit. Frieda Pinto also went for a hot pink shade in Roland Mouret, but I thought that the draped neckline was both fussy and frumpy, making this a rare fail for both Frieda and Roland.

Marion Cotillard was just divine in another Dior creation, this one in mid blue and white. From head to toe, she looked incredible, and once again showed Jennifer Lawrence how to wear Dior. Jennifer was also wearing the designer, and also wearing blue, this time a navy shade, but this was a terrible choice. Containing lots of strange folds/tiers and looking a little unfinished, this was the case of great colour, bad dress.

Nicole Kidman also looked great in a Vivienne Westwood navy beaded sheath.  This dress reminded me of Cher wearing something by Bob Mackie in 1973…and yes, that is a good thing. Completing my blue group was the gorgeous Amanda Seyfried, who also scored serious style points in navy Zac Posen. The dress and hair were retro glamour (and frankly – how amazing is that hair!), but the long necklace added a youthful vibe to the look.

Black and White/Good and Bad

There were black dresses, there were white dresses, and then there were black and white dresses. Some were amazing, but some were not so, and that was surprising considering who was wearing them. Top of my frocky horror stars was Julianne Moore. She was so perfect at the Golden Globes thanks to Tom Ford, but when she turned to Mr Lagerfeld, who dressed her in a monochrome, floral monstrosity that was all wrong. A bad shape, and with a deep v front cut so low it looked like she had the dress on back to front. Also making me gasp in horror was Anne Hathaway. Wearing Giambattista Valli, this was all too sheer, making it look like she was wearing cycling shorts underneath. Another real disappointment was one of my style crushes, Claire Danes. Her 1990s inspired dress from Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy looked great in some pictures, but in others it gave the impression that her arm was in a sling – so not a good look. And I wasn’t convinced with her slightly scruffy hair and dark lip colour either – far too grungy for the red carpet.

But there were some beautiful looks too. Kelly Osbourne again showed why she is so well deserving of her style icon title in a 1920s style black embellished dress by Jenny Packham. And Kerry Washington chose a Rodarte column dress that required a closer look – the fabric was just so exquisite.

Who’s look did you admire from The SAG awards?

Best Dressed – Critics Choice Awards

Another day, another awards ceremony. This time it was the Critics Choice Awards. Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard and Jessica Chastain were just some of the Hollywood superstars who shoved on their finest dress and got those elbows flexed to fight it out in the acting (and fashion) stakes.

As I’ve already mentioned, I get very excited about the awards season, as this is where we really get to see if all those wonderful dresses we admired so much on the catwalk actually convert into red carpet dressing. (The rule is that some do perfectly, whilst many others really need to go back to the drawing board.) Here are some of the dresses and looks that impressed.

Good looks

Amanda Seyfried and Octavia Spencer opted for one of this seasons hottest colours, a whole load of chiffon, and both looked amazing in seriously gorgeous looks.  Amanda’s dress was from Marios Schwab and I love the interesting skirt pleating that just raised this dress up a whole level for me. Octavia, as ever, was in Tadashi Shoji and once again showed exactly how to dress a curvy figure in a totally elegant way.

Marion Cotillard is often hit and miss in my eyes, she takes risks that don’t always pay off. But this dream of a dress from Zuhair Murad was a total winner. Very 1950s in silhouette, very feminine with the floral applique detail, and acres of black tulle, this is one of the prettiest dresses you will see on the red carpet this season.

Helen Hunt went for a beautiful coral lace and column gown by Philip Armstrong that was a really fabulous choice. With her blonde hair and pale skin, and teamed with gold accessories, I think this was a really elegant look for Helen.

Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway, those girls I have loved since The Devil Wears Prada both chose to wear white. Both looked good, if not great. Anne went for a 1970s style bugle Beaded dress from Oscar De La Renta. This was the sort of thing that Bob Mackie made for Cher in the 1970s and is amazing, but the lack of accessories left Anne looking sort of unfinished.

Emily Blunt also went for a light option, (cream really, rather than white), a great 1960s style beaded collar dress from Miu Miu. I again loved the look, although as I said with Brittany Snow earlier in the week, I would prefer this to reach the floor, rather than be ankle skimming length. But is Emily’s blonde hair I have a problem with. As a brunette she is simply amazing, but blonde leaves her looking washed out and bland. I hope it is just a wash in colour and that she returns to her beautiful brunette roots – no pun intended.

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