Bafta Fashion – The Best Looks

The most glamorous night in the TV calendar is undoubtedly the BAFTA awards. The beautiful stars of the small screen all put on their finery as they battle to win the awards that really matter (sorry TV Quick and Soap Awards but you know I’m telling the truth). This year was no exception. Celebrities like Kelly Brook, Alex Jones, Holly Willoughby and the gorgeous Millie Mackintosh all walked the supremely patriotic red, white and blue carpet. But who’s style seriously impressed? Who wore the dresses that made me go – ooooooh!

Here are my choices for best dressed on the night, with a few ideas on how you can get that red carpet look for yourself.

Lydia Bright looked amazing. The stylish girl from Towie went for a beautiful, but understated look wearing a dress she will be stocking in her own boutique later this year. The soft grey looked great on the blonde, whilst the hair was a definite nod to The Great Gatsby, showing that Lydia is fashion forward. Come Christmas, when the Carey Mulligan film is released, we will all by rocking her soft waves.

 

Amy Childs was almost unrecognisable in her Victoria Beckham turquoise column dress. Everything about this look was grown up, her hair in an Audrey Hepburn style chignon, the minimal accessories, even the perma tan was toned down. Amy looked both elegant and classic – I hope she sticks to Victoria Beckham dresses in future – a new style star my well have been born!

Cheska Hull was another reality star who looked simply divine. The Made in Chelsea star wore a glamorous white dress that had a 1930s feel. Bias cut with a draped Grecian style neckline, Cheska could almost have borrowed the dress from Jean Harlow. I also liked the very dramatic eye make-up. The one thing I would change would be the clutch bag – a smaller jewelled box bag would’ve been a better choice.

Alex Jones from The One Show always looks good whilst sitting on a sofa, but she looked dazzling on the red carpet. She chose the brightest shade of sunshine yellow imaginable for her dress, an off the shoulder number that draped her curves beautifully. I loved that on one of the sunniest days of the year, Alex bought a little bit of sunshine to the night as well.

 Millie Mackintosh looked like a Grecian Goddess in a white draped style dress from Lanvin. This reminded me of the 1970s styles worn by Bianca Jagger and other luminaries of Studio 54. I loved this look, although I think the beautiful evening also effected the way I viewed the look (on a wet red carpet I don’t think it would’ve had the same effect). She accessorised with a Saint Tropez tan and Professor Green.

Get the look – Baftas style

Millie Mackintosh Style

Mia Ribbon Detail Dress £20 click to visit Boohoo

 

Alex Jones Style

Embellished Key Hole Front Maxi 

Amy Childs Style

Debbie Sleevless Front Split Slinky Maxi Dress 

Cheska Hull Style

Anoushka G Grace low back dress £236 

 

Lydia Bright style

tfnc Sequin top maxi dress 

Jane Norman Tribal trim maxi dress 

Next embraces the Year of the Wedge.

Kate Middleton wears them, Pippa wears them, Kate Moss and Samantha Cameron wear them. They have been fashionable in almost every decade since the 1930s. And now I declare that 2012 will be the year of the wedge.

Yes wedge heels will be with us in a big way, and it all starts now. Next have just launched their Spring/Summer catalogue which contains wedges of all varieties,from the raffia and straw sandal, to the modern city wedges that are the perfect work shoe. There are bright, vibrant extreme wedges that could induce vertigo in the faint-hearted, to nude and natural shades that are so beloved of Pippa Middleton.

Wedges are just about the most perfect shoe. They add height for those who hate flat shoes, but can’t cope with heels. They tend to be more comfortable than heels and platforms, and they shout Riviera chic when worn with wide leg trousers and stripy knits that will be around all over again come the spring.

So take your style inspiration from the lovely ladies below, and embrace the year of the wedge – your feet will love you for it!

Get the Samantha Cameron Look

Peep toe wedge court shoe £35 

Get the Cameron Diaz Look

snake print slingback wedges £40 

Get the Kate Look

Patent Raffia wedges £26 

Get the Kate Moss Look

Black Suede Curved Wedge Court Shoes £48 

Get the Pippa Middleton Look

Nude Suede Curved Wedge Court Shoes £48 

 

And what I’ll be buying…just because…

Magenta Patent Extreme Wedge Shoes £36 

School Shoes with soul from ‘It’s Got Soul’

School shoes are always a problem. They need to be comfortable and hard-wearing, yet young girls, especially teenagers, require something that is also fashionable, stylish and sure to impress their friends. But do any companies really address all those issues? Step forward new company ‘It’s Got Soul’.

ItsGotSoul.co.uk Teen Footwear _ Fonteyn Style £49 click to visit site

‘Its Got Soul’ offer a new and stylish solution to ill-fitting and unsupportive high street school shoes for young and teen girls. These are a brand new footwear line created by a mother of a teen daughter who developed severe back problems from wearing high street style pumps to school from her early teens. The Its Got Soul shoe styles have been in development for over a year, working with The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SOCAP), designs are informed by the Division of Podiatry at the University of Northampton. Its Got Soul are tested by the BLC Leather Technology Centre in Northampton to ensure each style offers young, developing feet the required support, and flexibility required for every day, long wear.

ItsGotSoul.co.uk Teen Footwear _ Giselle Style £49 click to visit site

These are designs that will tick every box. They are comfortable, even when walking to and from school, and being on feet for long periods of time. They are leather and so will be hard-wearing, and they are super stylish, ticking the most important approval box for Fashion conscious young ladies.

ItsGotSoul.co.uk Teen Footwear _ Markova £49.99 click to visit site

Its Got Soul Premium leather school shoes are available within three classic styles priced at £49.99 to buy now online at www.itsgotsoul.co.uk