Distinctive Chesterfields on Celebrity Big Brother

Another crazy season of Celebrity Big Brother ended last week, with the likeable Scotty T crowned as champion. It is a series that will go down as one of the most memorable in recent TV history, what with the death of David Bowie while his ex wife Angie was in the house (and with Tiffany thinking it was housemate David Gest that had died.). Then there was the romance between Jeremy and troubled ex Hollyoaks star Steph, and the very strange appearance of Gillian McKeith. All this went to make those post eviction interviews very interesting indeed.

Christopher and Emma.

Christopher and Emma.

And talking of post eviction interviews, you may have spotted the rather gorgeous red velvet tub chairs that Emma Willis and the evicted celebs were sitting on during their grilling. The chairs are from the company Distinctive Chesterfields, and the chair in question was the Ragley design, which actually come in a range of fabrics and colours, including leather and velvet, and is priced at £549.

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Kristina.

Kristina.

Distinctive Chesterfield says this about the chair:-

“…Handmade in  Yorkshire from beech hardwood, hand-covered tufted buttons and studded with polished brass nails, they were designed to fit the striking Vaudeville theatre style of the 2016 BB House, with Victorian glam, old time opulence and the plushness of the bygone theatre era.”

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I loved the chairs, they definitely had that theatrical feeling, and added a real element of glamour to those interviews, no matter who was actually sitting in the chair. But we should not be surprised by this, as it is not the first time that Distinctive Chesterfields has been involved with the Big Brother look. In 2014, they offered their customers a version of the large corner sofas that were used in the main living room of the house. (You can view them here).

If you would like to own your own little bit of TV history, you can get your own Big Brother armchair at Distinctive Chesterfields right now.

Glamour at the Baftas from House of Fraser

Last night saw the television Baftas taking place, with the stars of the small screen walking the red carpet. Sheridan Smith, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Millie Mackintosh, Michelle Keegan and Denise Van Outen were amongst the lovely ladies who got their best frocks on for a night of television celebration.

If I’m being honest, it was far from a vintage night for style or fashion. Many of the lovely ladies had decided to go for the Met Gala flash as much flesh as possible route with dresses that offered sheer panels, strategically placed lace and not a lot else. I might be on my own saying this, but I am so bored with these dresses – they offer nothing new, and frankly, we’ve seen it all before.

But there were some pretty looks on display too. Lucy Mecklenburgh went for old school glamour and it worked a treat. Another vintage Queen was Dawn O’ Porter, who threw on ‘this old thing’ (see what I did there) with a 1960s brocade style dress, and the always dependent Emma Willis, who chose a trouser suit that was both chic and striking.

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Louis Smith and Lucy Mecklenburgh

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House of Fraser at the Baftas

House of Fraser was the official sponsor of the ceremony and also dressed some of the loveliest ladies on the Red Carpet including Laura Whitmore, Tallulah Riley and Michelle Keegan.

Here are the looks they created with House of Fraser.

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 Get the look

Label Lab Beaded back strappy maxi dress £129 click to visit House of Fraser

Label Lab Beaded back strappy maxi dress £129 click to visit House of Fraser

 Swarovski Attract light square ring £99 click to visit House of Fraser


Swarovski Attract light square ring
£99 click to visit House of Fraser

 Carvela Darling clutch bag £39 click to visit House of Fraser


Carvela Darling clutch bag
£39 click to visit House of Fraser

 

Tallulah Riley

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Get the look

 Biba Deep V full skirted maxi dress £149 click to visit House of Fraser


Biba Deep V full skirted maxi dress
£149 click to visit House of Fraser

 Swarovski Click bangle £99 click to visit House of Fraser


Swarovski Click bangle
£99 click to visit House of Fraser

 Elements Silver Fern green pear shape pendant £50 click to visit House of Fraser


Elements Silver Fern green pear shape pendant
£50 click to visit House of Fraser

Laura Whitmore

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Get the look

Adrianna Papell Floral jacquard gown £250 click to visit House of Fraser

Adrianna Papell Floral jacquard gown £250 click to visit House of Fraser

 Dune Marleen crossover strap high heel sandals £75 click to visit House of Fraser


Dune Marleen crossover strap high heel sandals
£75 click to visit House of Fraser

To view the House of Fraser looks worn by Sunetra Sarker, Jessica Wright and Lilah Parsons, click here.

 

Style Birmingham Live – A huge Success

Last weekend saw what was, quite possibly, the greatest Style Birmingham Live ever. This really was an event that had it all. The weekend started with a bang with a champagne reception and hair treats from the Francesco Group. This was followed by an amazing spectacle of fashion from the cream of Birmingham retailers, from House of Fraser and the Bullring, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, with good old M&S thrown in for good measure. The show was presented by Emma Willis and Rylan Clark, which was a totally genius pairing, they bantered so well and made the show warm and funny as well as a visual treat. With the added attraction of Brix Smith Start giving the benefit of her fashion knowledge, and Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model winner Lauren Lambert strutting her beautiful stuff down the catwalk, this was an unmissable show with a spectacular wintry finale.

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There were other attractions all over the city. The Mailbox was transformed into Hollywood with the famous sign, a red carpet and a star search. Lady Penelope’s Fab 1 pink car was outside the town hall, along with the yellow Selfridges van which is swiftly becoming a familiar sight around the city. And there were savings galore to be had in the city’s many shopping destinations.

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Birmingham’s favourite presenter Lucy Kite was filming all the key events of the day for Shopping in Birmingham, and Fashion-Mommy managed to make it in front of the camera too, although I think the promise of a role in Corrie is a little bit ambitious…