Celebrity style focus – Karen Millen

There is a British label that has become a bit of a stalwart of the red carpet, despite being a High Street Favourite. The label is an international success story with stores in 65 countries, as well as thousands of  concessions in stores like House of Fraser. That label is Karen Millen and it combines tailoring with beautiful evening wear, and you can currently find a whole list Karen Millen sales available at Love the Sales.

In recent years Karen Millen has become a popular celebrity choice. It’s number one fan is possibly Eva Longaria. The Desperate Housewives star is a perfect fit for the Karen Millen label, glamorous, stylish and fun. The figure hugging dresses and glamorous fabrics have been worn to perfect effect by the petite star, but she is not the only one to enjoy the Karen Millen effect, with Nicole Scherzinger and Ugly Betty’s America Ferrera also looking gorgeous in the label.

Karen Millen has also proved a great choice for daytime TV presenters, with GMB stars Charlotte Hawkins and Laura Tobin also looking super stylish in Karen Millen’s versatile range of day dresses and jumpsuits.

Celebs love Karen Millen

Eva Longaria

America Ferrera

Nicole Scherzinger

Eva Longaria

Charlotte Hawkins

Amy Williams

Laura Tobin

In terms of cost, Karen Millen is the higher end of High Street, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a real bargain. If you use the Love the Sales site, you can find all the current savings on Karen Millen items across the internet, and this means you can find yourself a real bargain. The savings can be as much as 70%, which could mean you could treat yourself to something else, or buy something you might never afford at full price. I have been perusing the dresses (hard work but someone has to do it) and have picked out five of my current faves.

Karen Millen Raves

Embroidered Mesh Dress

 

Colourblock Knit Dress

 

Colour Block pencil dress

 

Belted Pencil Dress

 

Summer Dress

Celebrity Style Spots from Manière De Voir

There was a time that when you spotted a celebrity wearing a hot new label, either on the red carpet, or at a flash party, the label would be:-

A. Designer

B. Totally out of your price range

But how times have changed. These days when you see your fave celeb wearing a hot new label, it is just as likely to be a High Street or online label that is offering fabulous fashion pieces at truly affordable prices.

A case in point is Manière De Voir, a UK Based, fashion forward brand which is dedicated to producing the sort of looks found on the catwalk, but at competitive prices. They understand the demands that fast fashion have lovers require, and so introduce new pieces every month to keep their style fresh and innovative. And it all seems to be working as they are developing a growing celebrity fan base.

The Little Mix girls, in particular, seem to love the brand. Leigh Anne Pinnock wore the Suede Zipper Legging for the recent Brit Awards after party, and this was following on from her band mate Perrie Edwards wearing a Manière De Voir leather look skirt at the O2 earlier this year.

But the Little Mix girls are not the only ones who have discovered the label. Love Island’s Olivia Buckland looked fabulous at a Pre-Brits party when she teamed the leather mini skirt with a pretty blouse, the colours were just lovely for an outfit pointing towards Spring. Rising music starlet Talia Storm is another fan of the brand, and has been photographed wearing their suede choker mini dress on the red carpet.

When it comes to celebrity style, Manière De Voir is definitely a name to look out for. With most pieces coming in at under £50, it is affordable and glamorous and totally fashion forward. It will be worth looking to see who the next celebrity will be to wear the label.

 

 

How to Dress to Impress at the Office Christmas Party

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Christmas is a season for love, joy, and peace, and the season to let your hair down, get glam, and dress to impress. Most work environments have an office Christmas party where the food and drink is generous, and the talk moves from work to fun, laughter, and even flirtatious behaviour.

If you have your eye on someone, and there is female competition, how are you going to stand out from the crowd and impress your crush? Relying on a dress that has been in your closet for five years might not be the fit of current fashion today, so a fashion investment for your Christmas party may be necessary. The good news is that fast fashion has made trendy clothing affordable and stylish all year round.

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Feel Good Look Good

What you choose to wear to the office Christmas party can say a lot about your personality and how you feel about yourself. Dress for yourself and your outfit will display your confidence, but try to impress wearing something that you feel uncomfortable in and this can be counterproductive. If you don’t like to wear revealing clothing, there are other ways to dress attractively without the need to show flesh. Try a midi dress if you have a curvaceous body, or a crop top with high waisted trousers if you are naturally slim with a boyish figure.

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Try Quirky and Different

If fast fashion is not on your radar, you might be interested in quirky or vintage fashion. Vintage fashion does not look good on everyone, but if you can carry off this look wear it with pride. Vintage items never go out of fashion. Think polka dots, sixties style dresses, mini or maxi skirts, and colourful short fitted jackets. This look relies on a confident individual who may be complimented numerous times on the outfit. Difference is good with fashion. You might not always be the latest trendsetter, but a colourful outfit quirky or vintage outfit makes a statement about who you are.

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Ditch the Black

Black is the classic colour for business attire, so why would you want to wear it to the office Christmas party? Perhaps you believe that nothing beats the little black dress when it comes to elegance, and you believe in the ‘black is slimming’ motto. While black can be slimming and elegant, it can also boring, especially at Christmas time. If you must wear black, at least choose an item of clothing that is bright to wear with your black jacket or trousers/skirt, you could also use different fabrics like lace or velvet to add interest.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Kate Upton attends Michael Sugar, Doug Wald, and Steve Golin's Pre-Oscar Party hosted by GREY GOOSE Vodka at Sunset Tower on February 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Grey Goose)