In love with ‘Love’ – affordable celebrity style

Do you love celebrity style? Do you often watch TOWIE or Made in Chelsea and wonder where the lovely ladies have purchased a certain dress, or jumper? Do you often think that celebrity style is out of your league? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above you need an introduction to ‘In Love with Fashion‘, simply known as ‘Love‘ to many people.

Love is a cult brand beloved of the celebrities. Known in particular for its sexy wrap dresses, Love offers unusual pieces at reasonable prices, allowing you to get the sort of  celebrity fashion looks that feature each week in Look magazine.From Cheska Hull to Jenny Frost, from The Saturdays to Lydia Bright, all the celebs seems to love ‘Love’. Here are a few of my favourite celebrity looks from Love, along with my key picks for the new season.

Cheska Hull wearing Love.

Alexander Burke wearing Love

Rochelle Wiseman wearing Love

Lydia Bright wearing Love

Alex Jones wearing Love

Key pieces for the new season from LOVE

LOVE Shrimp Wrap Asymmetrical Maxi £40 

LOVE Angel Print Long Sleeve Wrap £38 

LOVE Stella Print Long Sleeve Wrap £38

LOVE Cream Oversized Jumper With Coral Heart £40 

LOVE Pastel Swirl Print Midi Skirt £38 

LOVE Cream Cricket Cardigan £40 

LOVE Beige Lurex Twist Back Dress £45 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brits 2012 – best dressed

The Brit awards were just a little bit boring and predictable weren’t they. How I longed for the rock n roll of Jarvis Cocker, Ron Wood and Brandon Block, or even Geri Halliwell in that Union Jack tea towel. The right people won the awards, James Corden did a pretty decent job, but it was all a little bit safe.

Still, there were some great fashion looks to admire. Here are my faves.

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The ageless goddess that is Kylie Minogue chose a beautiful Grecian style dress by Yves St Laurent. With its nod to Halston it had just enough disco for the Brits. Kylie showed that her classy elegance will always win the style fight against any underdressed starlet (that means you Jessie J!)

Rihanna stuck with the 70s silhouette that has been working so well for her lately in this glorious Givenchy beaded dress. I loved the dress, which again, had the right vibe for a music awards ceremony, and I also really liked this hairstyle, which just framed that beautiful face. If I had one request it would be to ditch those gloves, they just didn’t match the stunning beading of the dress.

I hate the socks, but can’t help admiring Paloma Faith’s kooky mix of designer dress and vintage style accessories. This 40s era floral dress from Dolce and Gabbana is gorgeous, and I love that she teamed it with a quirky beret.

Adele stuck to her classic black dress look, something which is becoming her trademark. Many are talking about how they would love to see her inject a bit of colour into her wardrobe, but there is no doubt that this Burberry gown was beautiful, and that Adele looked beautiful in it.

It was great to see the red-hot Lana Del Rey wearing a dress from British designer Vivien Westwood for her big night. This style of dress has previously been worn by curvy girls like Christina Hendricks and Princess Eugenie,but it looked simply lovely on Lana, who had an old Hollywood wistfulness on the night. There was no sign of the Gangster Nancy Sinatra, more a pre-Mick Marianne Faithful.

She is most definitely the style star of TOWIE, and Lydia looked as pretty as a picture in this pink, embellished gown. I loved her Marilyn Monroe styled hair, and toned down make-up, no bright red lips with this outfit.

Holly Willoughby showed everyone why Keith Lemon calls her Holly Willabooby in a very glamorous black dress. For those who think black is a safe choice, take a good look at the stunning Holly in this cocktail number.

She has been known for red carpet mistakes,but this Project D dress got Katie Melua a definite thumbs up from Fashion-Mommy.

Made in Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh showed off her impeccable style in this stunning green Grecian style gown with a flash of bling on the waistband. She avoided over accessorising, leaving just the belt (and new man Professor Green) to sparkle in the spotlight. Don’t know what it is with the Chelsea Girls and the rappers..first it was Caggie and Plan B..now Millie is just being good to Green…

 

 

Kate visits Oxford wearing Orla Kiely

The Duchess of Cambridge showed her fun side when she visited Oxford as part of The Art Project. She wore a gorgeous winter coat dress with a Dove Print by Irish designer Orla Kiely..,and promptly sparked yet another sell out. She also again showed her thrifty side by wearing another dress purchased at a sale price.

The Birdie wool Jacquard shirt dress in Walnut has proved to be an instant sell-out, both in the walnut shade that Kate wore, and also in the turquoise shade. In fact, all the dresses that feature this print have now sold out, another sign of the positive effect Kate holds over fashion at the present time.

I love this quirky choice for Kate. Orla Kiely is known for her unusual repeating prints, birds, cars, apples etc. This dress has a sort of seventies wallpaper feel, but in a good way. It is young, and really fun, and the fit and flare 1950s shape is perfect for Kate.

Bird prints are huge at the moment, you can find them in almost every High Street and internet fashion range. Kate’s dress is from the A/W collection, but this look is still everywhere for Spring.

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