Screen Producers Guild Awards – The Best looks

 

Ahead of the Screen Actors Guild awards, we have had the Screen Producers Awards, which were another feast for my fashionista eyes. Unusually, a lady who I think has been absolutely nailing it on the red carpet at the moment, Anne Hathaway, didn’t make my top five in a pretty floral dress that was lovely, but more summer wedding than January red carpet. Also not making my list was Amanda Seyfried, who chose to wear gorgeous zesty orange, but in a creased and ill-fitting dress.

But there were some real movie stars out there too. Here are my favourite five of the night.

Julianna Margulies was a 1940s movie siren just waiting to lure Robert Mitchum to his doom. With her vampish make-up and Veronica Lake hair, Julianna could’ve appeared straight from the set of an Otto Preminger movie. The dress, fittingly was vintage, and the whole look summed up why I just adore Julianna’s style on the red carpet.

 

Jessica Alba is another style favourite of mine, so when she chooses to wear one of my favourite designers, Elie Saab, you just know this is going to be a match made in fashion heaven…and it so was!

The black lace design was like the sexiest merry widow get up ever, and Jessica wisely kept her accessories to a minimum with this design. A total showstopper.

Kerry Washington has been making real style waves of late. I loved her look at the Golden Globes, and think this lingerie style dress is another winner. The dress, from Marchesa, could’ve seemed a bit showgirl on another celebrity, but Kelly’s choppy hairstyle, use of pink accents and simple elegant heels made this a totally wonderful look.

Jennifer Garner is an actress who has become increasingly classic in her style choices. I loved this frilly cocktail dress by Oscar De La Renta. It might seem a simple look at first glance, but this dress is absolutely exquisite up close, with a brocade style print and structured frill detail. I also love her Kate Middleton hairstyle.

In a sea of very elegant black dresses came Hannah Simone in a sea of blue.  This was just fabulous – the Sofia Vergara moment of the night. Hannah’ s dress was super sexy in a Jessica Rabbit way, and by keeping accessories to a minimum, she let the dress just speak for itself and ensured the vintage style dress looked ultra modern.

Little Black Dresses – Five of the best from Dorothy Perkins

Black sleeveless lace dress

Black lace pencil dress Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black waffle peplum dress

Black sequin dress

Black pleat floaty dress

The NTA’s – The best looks

The National television awards are always a feast of fashion, some good and some very, very bad. This year there were actually some really gorgeous looks on the red carpet that oozed style, sophistication and enough full on glamour that would mean they wouldn’t look out of place on a Hollywood red carpet.

Here are the looks that I loved.

Tess Daly in Issa

 

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Red lace yoke dress

Also available in a petite version. Click here to view.

Nicole Scherzinger in Vintage Ossie Clark

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Ossie Clark London Black vintage Iconic maxi dress

 

Samia Ghadie in Herve Leger

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HERVE LEGER Panelled bandage dress

Love Label Colour Block Bodycon Dress

Samia’s bag is a folded over clutch that is from High Street store Coast. It is not in stores yet, but you will be able to view the bag here in a few weeks.

Holly Willoughby in Roland Mouret

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LEIGHTON JERSEY MAXI £150.00 click to visit Coast

Christine Bleakley in Philip Armstrong

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PHILIP ARMSTRONG Lace insert stretch crepe dress

LEIGHTON JERSEY MAXI £150.00 click to visit Coast

Laura Whitmore in Rachel Gilbert

 

NLY TREND / DREAMY DRESS

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ELLIOT CLAIRE – Yellow Pleated Gown to hire £49 click to visit Girl meets Dress

Ashley Roberts in Rachel Gilbert

 

Chains gown £89. 99 click to visit Mango

Elspeth Embellished Wedding Dress £395.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Ella Henderson in Darling

Valletta Biker Jacket £40

 

Friday Focus – M&Co’s monochrome magic

Classic black and white never really goes out of style, does it. Think of Julia Roberts collecting her Oscar in Vintage Valentino, or Audrey Hepburn wearing Givenchy in Sabrina and you see the images of women looking classic and elegant in that most complimentary of colour combinations.

Just this week, Julianne Moore wowed at the Golden Globes in her Tom Ford monochrome gown, whilst Frieda Pinto showed that black and white can also be fun and flirty at the LA Bafta’s tea party. Black and white are the combination you can turn to when you want to make sure you have everything just right, it will never fail you.

High Street retailer M&Co have embraced monochrome this season, in a series of smart dresses and separates that are just perfect for rest and play. From spots to stripes, 60s graphic styling to Chanel style quilting, black and white shows its versatility and sheer longevity in these pieces. So, ignore the snow, and spoil yourself this Friday with a collection that evokes Royal Ascot, My Fair Lady and the best of the swinging 60s. You know it makes sense!

Striped ponte jacket £55 click to visit M&Co

Striped ponte dress £40 click to visit M&Co

Contrast bodycon dress £69 click to visit M&Co

Quilted chain bag £22 click to visit M&Co

Contrast peter pan top £12.60 click to visit M&Co

Spot print zip pocket jacket £31.50 click to visit M&Co

Spot bodice dress £34.30 click to visit M&Co

Jacquard zebra tunic £20.30 click to visit M&Co

Heart print blouse £15 click to visit M&Co

Colour block shoulder bag £29 click to visit M&Co

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