Glamour at the Baftas from House of Fraser

Last night saw the television Baftas taking place, with the stars of the small screen walking the red carpet. Sheridan Smith, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Millie Mackintosh, Michelle Keegan and Denise Van Outen were amongst the lovely ladies who got their best frocks on for a night of television celebration.

If I’m being honest, it was far from a vintage night for style or fashion. Many of the lovely ladies had decided to go for the Met Gala flash as much flesh as possible route with dresses that offered sheer panels, strategically placed lace and not a lot else. I might be on my own saying this, but I am so bored with these dresses – they offer nothing new, and frankly, we’ve seen it all before.

But there were some pretty looks on display too. Lucy Mecklenburgh went for old school glamour and it worked a treat. Another vintage Queen was Dawn O’ Porter, who threw on ‘this old thing’ (see what I did there) with a 1960s brocade style dress, and the always dependent Emma Willis, who chose a trouser suit that was both chic and striking.

Louis Smith and Lucy Mecklenburgh

Louis Smith and Lucy Mecklenburgh

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Emma Willis

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Dawn O Porter and Chris O Dowd

House of Fraser at the Baftas

House of Fraser was the official sponsor of the ceremony and also dressed some of the loveliest ladies on the Red Carpet including Laura Whitmore, Tallulah Riley and Michelle Keegan.

Here are the looks they created with House of Fraser.

Michelle Keegan

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Label Lab Beaded back strappy maxi dress £129 click to visit House of Fraser

Label Lab Beaded back strappy maxi dress £129 click to visit House of Fraser

 Swarovski Attract light square ring £99 click to visit House of Fraser


Swarovski Attract light square ring
£99 click to visit House of Fraser

 Carvela Darling clutch bag £39 click to visit House of Fraser


Carvela Darling clutch bag
£39 click to visit House of Fraser

 

Tallulah Riley

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 Biba Deep V full skirted maxi dress £149 click to visit House of Fraser


Biba Deep V full skirted maxi dress
£149 click to visit House of Fraser

 Swarovski Click bangle £99 click to visit House of Fraser


Swarovski Click bangle
£99 click to visit House of Fraser

 Elements Silver Fern green pear shape pendant £50 click to visit House of Fraser


Elements Silver Fern green pear shape pendant
£50 click to visit House of Fraser

Laura Whitmore

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Adrianna Papell Floral jacquard gown £250 click to visit House of Fraser

Adrianna Papell Floral jacquard gown £250 click to visit House of Fraser

 Dune Marleen crossover strap high heel sandals £75 click to visit House of Fraser


Dune Marleen crossover strap high heel sandals
£75 click to visit House of Fraser

To view the House of Fraser looks worn by Sunetra Sarker, Jessica Wright and Lilah Parsons, click here.

 

BAFTA 2015 – The Best Looks

Last night was the most glittering occasion on the British movie calender, when Stephen Fry yet again took to the podium to present the BAFTA awards. In recent years the glitter has become even starrier, as more and more American and International stars make their way to London in what is seen to be a good pointer for the Academy Awards.

Last night we had American Royalty walking the red carpet, with Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon and Ethan Hawke all making an appearance. European stars Lea Seydoux, Naomi Rapace and Monica Belluci also made the trip to London, with Lea my absolute first choice for best dressed, in an exquisite yellow gown from Prada that had skin flashing panels yet remained totally elegant. Her hair and make up was also perfection – think 30s Hollywood glamour.

Other stars caught the eye with beautiful looks. Smethick’s Julie Walters was simply stunning, at 64 she was wearing a dress that many decreed as the best on the night, including Fearne Cotton who proclaimed that she want that dress and Rosamund Pike’s bob (I have to say Rosamund’s dress was another disappointment.) Felicity Jones continued that fabulous run in ultra pretty Dior, whilst Amy Adams went ultra modern in white Lanvin.

Another favourite was Romola Garai in Roksanda. I know this will be a marmite look, but those gorgeous ice cream shades, the beautiful cut of the full skirt and the pretty cuffs of the blouse make this a hit for me. Another style icon, Laura Bailey, chose a subtle, yet beautiful dress from Emilia Wickstead. I would love to see a sunshine yellow version of this on Kate Middleton, another Wickstead fan.

I have picked out my favourite looks from the night and featured them below, but also wanted to give a special mention to Kristen Scott Thomas. The eternally beautiful actress looked exquisite in a 1948 Balmain dress from William Vintage, proof that a perfect dress really does stand the test of time.

 

Felicity Jones in Dior

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MESLITA SKIRT £125.00 click to visit Coast

MESLITA SKIRT
£125.00 click here to visit Coast Lilianna Top £65 – click here to visit Coast

 

Amy Adams in Lanvin

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TOBEY CREPE MAXI DRS. Now£150.00  click to visit Coast

TOBEY CREPE MAXI DRS.
Now£150.00 click to visit Coast

Laura Haddock in Ashli Couture

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Reese Witherspoon is Stella McCartney

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Pleated Maxi Dress £22.50 click to visit JD Williams

Pleated Maxi Dress
£22.50 click to visit JD Williams

Romola Garai in Roksanda Ilincic

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Prada

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Edith Bowman in Luisa Beccaria

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Laura Bailey in Emilia Wickstead

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Lea Seydoux in Prada

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SADIE MAXI DRESS £180 click to visit Coast

SADIE MAXI DRESS £180 click to visit Coast

Julie Walters

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 JS Collections Sequin blousson gown £144 click to visit House of Fraser


JS Collections Sequin blousson gown
£144 click to visit House of Fraser

Kristen Scott Thomas in 1948 Balmain from William Vintage

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Navy Jersey Maxi Dress  £79.00 click to visit Planet

Navy Jersey Maxi Dress
£79.00 click to visit Planet