Celebrity Get the Look featuring Lucy Watson, Kelly Brook and Samantha Barks

Summer is finally here, and I sit here writing this and nursing my sunburn. So thank goodness there are so many fabulous celebrity looks to take my mind off my rather sore shoulders.  For the celebrity spots this week are rather gorgeous to say the least. We have a little bit of Reiss in the form of new style crush Samantha Barks, who seems to be showing true style credentials with brilliant look after brilliant look. Kelly Brook shows that no-one can wear a form fitting dress like she can, showcasing that body in a stunning lace paneled dress, also from Reiss.

We also have the perfect pair of summer gold sandals from LK Bennett, as worn by ‘The Fast and the Furious’ star Michelle Rodriguez, and Saturday night looks from Holly Willoughby and Alesha Dixon, wearing Markus Lupfer and Alexander McQueen respectively. (Both available from my-wardrobe). We also have some seriously glamorous looks from ‘Made in Chelsea’s’ latest glamourpuss, the vampish Lucy Watson, and also the lovely Binky Felstead, both to be found at House of Fraser. And finally, we round off with Amelia Lily, showing off her key picks from In Love with Fashion.

Michelle Rodriguez wears LK Bennett

Malibu Leather Open Toe Sandal £225.00 click to visit LK Bennett

Amelia Lily loves ‘In Love With Fashion’

Amelia Loves the Love Pink Polka Tea Style Playsuit £36 click to visit Love

Amelia Lily loves LOVE Black And White Stripe Low V Neck Maxi Dress £36 click to visit Love

Lucy Watson and Binky Felstead wear House of Fraser

Biba Wrap maxi dress with button detail £189 click to visit Biba

JS Collections Maxi cowl back dress £176 click to visit House of Fraser

Sam Barks wearing Reiss

FLORAL EMBROIDERED DRESS WHITE £189 click to visit Reiss

Kelly Brook wears Reiss

LACE PANEL DRESS PEARL £225 click to visit Reiss

Holly Willoughby in Markus Lupfer from mywardrobe.com

Markus Lupfer Peplum Frill Bodice Dress £171.00 Was £245.00 (30% off) click to visit My Wardrobe

Alesha Dixon In Alexander McQueen from mywardrobe.com

McQ Alexander McQueen Mineral Envelope Dress £1,210.00 click to visit my wardrobe

Just added – Kate Garraway wears La Redoute

Fabulous spot from this morning – Kate Garraway wears a gorgeous off white lace dress from La Redoute – It looks very much like the Guipure dress below.

Cotton Guipure Lace Dress with Elbow-Length Sleeves £53 click to visit La Redoute

 

 

 

 

 

Huge celebrity get the look special featuring Made in Chelsea, In Love with Fashion, and pregnant ladies!

 

This is probably one of the biggest celebrity style posts I have ever completed, it started as a mini post but I just kept finding more and more celebrity looks and lookalikes to add!

The first thing featured is a very cute gift that was presented to Beyoncé when she recently toured the UK. The gift was from luxury baby brand My 1st Years, who specialise in gorgeous personalised baby products, and featured Blue Ivy and Princess Carter personalisation. You can choose from a huge range of products at My 1st Years, perfect gifts for Christenings, new babies and Baby Showers.

Beyoncé’s baby gift from My 1st Years

Check out baby gifts from My 1st Years, click here.

In Love With Fashion has long been a must wear label amongst pop stars, reality TV stars and media stars. Recent spots have been Rochelle Wiseman covering her baby bump in a citrus coloured tunic top, DJ Kate Lawler looking frankly amazing in a striped maxi at the Sony Awards, and Millie Mackintosh showing how stylish playsuits can be in royal blue.

Rochelle from The Saturdays wears In Love With Fashion

Pink and Lime shift dress 28 click to visit Love

Little Mix star Perrie wears In Love with Fashion

Black Tie Dye crop top £7 click to visit Love

Kate Lawler wears Love

LOVE Black and White Stripe Cut Out Maxi Dress £36 click to visit Love

Millie Mackintosh wears Love

 

LOVE Cobalt Long Sleeve Wrap Playsuit £32 click to visit Love

Get the Look – Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole is back in the limelight, looking amazing in Zuhair Murad at the Cannes film festival, so now seems the perfect time to show a few get the looks for the lovely lady. First up is her off duty look in the form of a perfect blue leather bag that gives you a similar look to Cheryl’s airport style. Then, for some sensational showstopping, the green beaded bodycon from Celeb Boutique is Cheryl at her gorgeous best. (This dress has also been worn by Danielle Lloyd).

Dorothy Azure £165 click to visit Nat & Nin

Cheryl Cole Celeb Boutique

cheryl green beaded bodycon dress £129.99

Alesha Dixon in Celeb Boutique

Another star who wears Celeb boutique is Miss Alesha Dixon, currently on screen in Britain’s Got Talent. I have featured this dress as it is still available and has recently been reduced, so you can get some geniune star style with a little bit of discount – always a good thing.

Layla Multicoloured strapless peplum dress £99.99 click to visit Celeb Boutique

Lisa Riley in Scarlett and Jo

I was lucky enough to be sent a stunning dress from Scarlett and Jo (click on the link to read the review), so I was really pleased to see the brand going from strength to strength, with the lovely Lisa Riley the latest convert. She looks fabulous in this fit and flare tunic which mixes the most fabulous colours.

Scarlet and Jo Floral Print Fit and Flare Tunic Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

Lisa Riley in Anna Scholz

Lisa is really becoming one to watch in the style stakes, choosing a range of stunning looks from plus size collections that show that curvier ladies no longer need to be encased in smock like garments. A case in point is this amazing lace, citrus coloured dress that Lisa chose from Anna Scholz to wear to a family wedding. She looked incredible.

Lace Gathered Border Dress £245 click to visit Anna Scholz

Alex Jones in Marks and Spencers Limited Collection

Alex Jones always wears eye catching blouses and tops on ‘The One Show’, and many of them come from High Street sources. A case in point being the lovely Bull print red blouse that is part of the Limited collection from M&S, available at the moment.

Limited Collection Conversational Bull Print Shirt £27.50 click to visit M&S

Jenna Dewan Tatum and Ali Landry wear Isabella Oliver

2013 will definitely be known as the year when it seemed everyone was pregnant. Many celebrity moms to be have flocked to Isabella Oliver, loving the cool, classic basic shapes that are just perfect for growing bumps. The latest ladies to sport the Isabella Oliver looks are Jenna Dewan Tatum and Ali Landry, who show that items from the range can be casual, or glamorous, with equal aplomb.

Ruched Maternity Tank Top £35 click to visit Isabella Oliver

Ruched Maternity Tank Dress £95 click to visit Isabella Oliver

Cheska Hull in Aspire Style Louche Valora dress

And finally (phew!), we have one of my favourite Made in Chelsea ladies, the lovely Cheska Hull, wearing a brand I featured on the blog yesterday, Aspire Style.  Cheska was wearing the gorgeous Louche Valora dress with its beautiful floral print. It looked so pretty, perfect for summer picnics and lazy days.

Louche Valora dress £49 click to visit Aspire Style

 

 

 

An Interview with Philip Armstrong and Tony Burke Armstrong

Last Friday night was a huge night for Birmingham fashion. Harvey Nichols, in the fabulous Mailbox, hosted a very special fashion show that showcased the amazing talent of the label Philip Armstrong. I was lucky enough to be able to grab a bit of time after the show with Philip and Tony Burke Armstrong, the creative force behind the label, and to ask them a few questions. They proved to be friendly, approachable and funny – as gorgeous as their designs.

Fashion-Mommy with the designers and Emily Jayne, from Emily Jayne Image

Q. You are famous for dressing celebrities, which celebrity have you most enjoyed working with?

A. Alesha Dixon, she’s a real style icon. A lot of designers aspire to dress her and we just love working with her. She’s very easy to relate to and work with and we seem to aspire to the same aesthetic. But saying that, all our good clients are a joy to dress. We treat everyone the same regardless of whether they are a celeb or non celeb and have incredibly loyal clients.

Q. You use lots of unusual fabric combinations, like teaming ultra feminine lace with sporty neoprene – can you talk a little about that?

A. We do a lot of research into fabrics, we just love the idea of contrast. The neoprene style has been so flattering, helps to cinch and stretch the body in. All our fabrics are chosen for a reason and it is something we really work hard on. We tweak the combinations and mixtures of fabrics each year if we think they work, we don’t just abandon concepts and ideas just to move onto the new season – we work with them.

Q You also mix colour combinations like the sleek black dresses with the neon zips that just pop…

A. The neon is funny because you can’t really see the full effect of the colour in the studio, the fluorescence, but then under the lights you get the amazing pop. That said – we love zips – Just zip mad!

Q Who Haven’t you yet dressed who you would love to dress?

A. Blake Lively from Gossip Girl – would love to dress her…and maybe Charlize Theron…

Q I was thinking Kate Middleton would look great in some of your more demure pencil skirt designs?

A Yes, would love to dress Kate Middleton. The designs would need to be demure, longer or 3/4 sleeves, but one of our designs, the Cella does make me think of Kate.

The Cella dress

Q One of your points of difference is your couture service, tell me a little bit about that.

A The couture service is really how we got started, we done this since day 1. If you can build up a customer base, then customers will keep coming back for maybe 2/3 dresses each season. We are hoping to develop this sort of atelier service through Harvey Nichols through the personal shopping option. You will be able to come into the store, have your measurements taken for the dress you choose and then the dresses should be with the customer in a 7-8 day turnaround.

Q The new (resort) collection is amazing, what was the influence behind it?

A Roman Holiday, the Audrey Hepburn film from the 1950s. We imagined the heroine, this Italian Princess travelling around incognito, unidentified. That is why all the dresses have Italian style names. There are lots of references to 1950s style – we were imagining this princess rushing around the city.

Q And finally…You’ve dressed Dannii Minogue, Kelly Rowland, and just last week Tulisa, a lot of the X Factor ladies. Are you a fan of the series?

A Love it! We do a lot of socialising on Thursdays and Fridays, so Saturday night is the night in. We chill out and watch X Factor!

Q…and a winner?

A James Arthur, we really like James Arthur.

With huge thanks to Philip Armstrong and Tony Burke Armstrong, and Harvey Nichols, Birmingham.