Cheryl Cole’s first day back at The X Factor

It was probably one of the worst kept secrets in showbiz, that a certain Ms Cheryl Cole (or is it Tweedy, or just Cheryl…not sure I can keep up with all the name changes.) would be making a welcome return to the X Factor for 2014. Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow have both left the series, and with Cheryl and Simon Cowell returning, we have a judging panel that hark back to the glory days of the programme.

I for one am glad to see the Sassy Ms Cole back, I always loved her interaction with Simon, who clearly fancied the pants of her. I am now looking forward to seeing who else will be named as a judge after the departure of the mad as a box of frogs Mrs O, who was my favourite thing about the last series. And, of course, I’m looking forward to seeing what she wears.

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Style-wise, Cheryl has always been a bit of an enigma. She has had incredible highs, like her appearance at the Cannes film festival in 2012, but also lows, like pretty much her entire US X Factor wardrobe. For her first appearance since being named as the newest X Factor judge, she totally nailed it in a beautiful lattice style, peplumed dress from Lela Rose, a dress that showed that the covered up look can be as sexy as it can be elegant. I loved the flash of coral on the Christian Louboutin heels, and her new, lighter hair colour. It was a polished, gorgeous look, one that shows that Cheryl is back, and that she means business!

Get the look – black dresses with sleeves

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Cara Lace Dress
£110.00 click to visit Phase Eight

 

 Black Lace Sleeve Skater Dress £79 click to visit Kaliko


Black Lace Sleeve Skater Dress £79 click to visit Kaliko

Contrast Lace Skater Dress Item No 060/032182/32 / Price £129.00 click to visit Kaliko

Contrast Lace Skater Dress
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Price £129.00 click to visit Kaliko

 Damsel in a Dress Cassis Stretch Lace Tunic Dress  £129 click to visit House of Fraser


Damsel in a Dress Cassis Stretch Lace Tunic Dress £129 click to visit House of Fraser

 Jaeger Lace and Crepe Dress £199 click to visit House of Fraser


Jaeger Lace and Crepe Dress £199 click to visit House of Fraser

I think this Next dress in particular, is a dead ringer for Cheryl’s designer look.

Square Lace Dress £90 click to visit Next

Square Lace Dress £90 click to visit Next

 

 

 

 

Celebrity get the look featuring Kelly Brook, Tamera Foster, Tess Daly and Ripper Street

As to be expected this close to Christmas, this edition of Celebrity Get the look features lots of gorgeous ladies (and a few gentleman too) in a range of gorgeous sparkly and festive ready frocks. The end of year always brings a fleet of awards ceremonies arriving like buses and this gives celebrities from the World of TV and film the opportunity to don their glad rags and enjoy their chance to sparkle on the red carpet. In this post we have Emmerdale’s Gemma Oaten and Corrie’s Brooke Vincent doing just that in Gorgeous Couture.

The Face has been one of the TV hits of the Autumn and two of the model stars of the show, Eleanor Corcoran and Emma Holmes, were photographed looking amazing in Boohoo, with dresses from the Boutique range. Kelly Brook shows why she is probably the best advertisement for her New Look range, looking amazing in a baroque influenced black and gold dress and jacket. And Kingsland Road the teenagers choice from this years X Factor are shown with their brilliant Zatchels – a great idea for a Christmas gift for the man in your life this Christmas.

Hope you enjoy the other celeb spots and how to get them.

 

Kelly Brook in New Look

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Kelly Brook Black and Gold Aztec Jacquard Midi Dress £39.99 click to visit New Look

Kelly Brook Black and Gold Aztec Jacquard Midi Dress

Kelly Brook Black and Gold Aztec Jacquard Jacket £34.99 click to visit New Look

Kelly Brook Black and Gold Aztec Jacquard Jacket

Kingsland Road and Zatchels

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Black Twin Pocket Executive Satchel £185 click to visit Zatchels

Black Twin Pocket Executive Satchel £185

Black Leather Satchel from £86 click to visit Zatchels

Black Leather Satchel from £86 click to visit Zatchels

 Emma and Eleonor from The Face in Boohoo Boutique

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Boutique Sara Split Skirt Zip Trim Sequin Maxi Dress £50 click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Sara Split Skirt Zip Trim Sequin Maxi Dress

Boutique Billie Tie Back Mesh/Sequin Maxi Dress £35 click to visit Boohoo

Boutique Billie Tie Back Mesh/Sequin Maxi Dress

Peaches Geldof wears Reiss

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 Alana FABRIC BIKER JACKET PEACH £245 click to visit Reiss

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FABRIC BIKER JACKET

Tamera Foster wears Miss Selfridge

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Big Beaded Cami Was £39.00 Now £35.10 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Big Beaded Cami

Holly Willoughby on Celebrity Juice in Oasis

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Amber Lace Sleeve Dress £85.00 click to visit Oasis

Amber Lace Sleeve Dress

Amber Lace Sleeve Dress £85.00 click to visit Oasis

Amber Lace Sleeve Dress

Made of Carpet bags on Ripper Street

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ESCULAP Treillage Navy £200 click to visit Made of Carpet

ESCULAP Treillage Navy

Brooke Vincent and Gemma Oaten wears Gorgeous Couture

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The Amelia Maxi Dress £189 click to visit Gorgeous Couture

The Amelia Maxi Dress £189 click to visit Gorgeous Couture

 

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Gemma Oaten wears the Amelia dress from Gorgeous Couture – click here to view

Tess Daly wears Phillip Armstrong

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 Andi Dress from Philip by Philip Armstrong £50.00 click to visit Matalan


Andi Dress from Philip by Philip Armstrong

 Nina Dress from Philip by Philip Armstrong £50.00 click to visit Matalan


Nina Dress from Philip by Philip Armstrong

Susannah Reid in Monsoon

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 Miley Tunic Dress 4531200806 £55.00 click to visit Monsoon

Miley Tunic Dress

Sienna Miller wears Bolongaro Trevor

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The Cropped Military Jacket £225.00 click to visit Bolangora Trevor

The Cropped Military Jacket

Lucy Watson wears Zara Taylor London

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Pyramid Drop Earrings - The Natasha Hamilton Collaboration £20 click to visit Zara Taylor London

Pyramid Drop Earrings – The Natasha Hamilton Collaboration £20 click to visit Zara Taylor London

Emeli Sande in Bastyan

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Wren lace dress £275 click to visit Bastyan

Wren lace dress

Sam Bailey wears Phase Eight

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Shimmer Full Length Dress £130.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Shimmer Full Length Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X Factor Live Show – Week 2 Fashion

Week 2, and the X Factor is still seriously underwhelming us on the question of musical talent. With the exceptions of Hannah, Sam Bailey and the knockout and eventual winner that has to be Tamera, the show is woefully under-represented when it comes to real talent. Thank goodness then, for the fashion watch, which at least adds another element of interest to the story.

And this week it was most definitely honours even, with Nicole being the undeniable winner of Saturday night, and Sharon taking the plaudits on Sunday’s results show.

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Nicole always looks amazing when she wears bright colours, and Saturday was no exception. Her halter styled dress from Sen Couture was totally elegant with its column skirt, and Nicole’s toned arms were shown to perfection through the cut of the neckline. Her sweeping updo was also perfect for this dress, totally complimenting the graceful look of the dress.

ustv-the-x-factor-1910-1I cannot say I was such a fan of Sharon’s monochrome gown. It was undeniably elegant in design, and yet there was something not quite right about it. The cutout detail seemed all wrong, it was quite a Dynasty 1980s look that really did nothing for Sharon, or her body shape. Blogger and personal stylist Karen Grace, who writes the Frumpy t0 Funky blog suggested that the dress would look far better if the colour ways were reversed, so the black paneling acted similar to an illusion dress, and I think this could be a solution. Otherwise, I’m thinking, this is a dress disaster for Mrs O.

Get the look – Nicole style Halter neckline, long and short versions from Coast

LAUDER JERSEY MAXI DRESS £195.00 click to visit Coast

LAUDER JERSEY MAXI DRESS
£195.00 click to visit Coast

SHANIA MAXI £170.00 click to visit Wallis

SHANIA MAXI
£170.00 click to visit Coast

MELANIA MAXI DRESS £250.00 click to visit Coast

MELANIA MAXI DRESS
£250.00 click to visit Coast

VALANCE DUCHESS SATIN DRESS £180.00 click to visit Coast

VALANCE DUCHESS SATIN DRESS
£180.00 click to visit Coast

ELODIE DRESS £250.00 click to visit Coast

ELODIE DRESS
£250.00 click to visit Coast

The Sunday evening results show was a triumph, this time for Sharon. Nicole plumped for a black dress from Kristen Aadnevik that utilised one of those sheer skirts that I am just so bored of. Nicole obviously looked stunning, her bouncing curls were so pretty, and the bodice of the dress was beautiful. But the view of Bridget Jones style knickers are just becoming yawnsome, I think she is capable of so much more.

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Get Nicole’s sheer look

CAROL ANNE MAXI DRESS £220.00 click to visit Coast

CAROL ANNE MAXI DRESS
£220.00 click to visit Coast

Sharon’s dress was pure Jessica Rabbit glamour, shimmering gold sequins that turned Mrs O from a grandmother into a goddess. I love the fact that she is showing options perfect for women who want to cover their arms, offering an alternative to strapless and sleeveless frocks, and I think this is something that the High Street are picking up on, with Wallis one store offering some amazing full length, long-sleeved gowns.

Get the look sleeved look with Wallis

Black Sheer Sleeve Maxi Dress     Price: £65.00 click to visit Wallis

Black Sheer Sleeve Maxi Dress
Price: £65.00 click to visit Wallis

Black Embellished Twist Maxi Dress     Price: £65.00 click to visit Wallis

Black Embellished Twist Maxi Dress
Price: £65.00 click to visit Wallis

Black Lace Sleeve Maxi Dress     Price: £65.00 click to visit Wallis

Black Lace Sleeve Maxi Dress
Price: £65.00 click to visit Wallis

Red Beaded Shoulder Maxi Dress     Price: £90.00 click to visit Wallis

Red Beaded Shoulder Maxi Dress
Price: £90.00 click to visit Wallis