Tribeca Film Festival – All the best looks

This weekend saw the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival, with a very starry line up in attendance. Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, Emily Blunt and Helena Christensen were amongst the celebrity line-up who were bringing some real glamour to the proceedings. There were lots of outfits that I was lusting after, so I have found it quite hard to choose my favourites, but here they are, with some ideas on how to get the look for yourself.

Helena Christensen defied age in a strikingly simple, but eye-catchingly pretty Marc by Marc Jacobs dress. This is just the perfect white summer dress that every wardrobe should have. All it needed was a glowing tan as an accessory.

MARC by Marc Jacobs Palmetto Eyelet Dress, $458 

Phase Eight Maria cotton dress 

Flounced Bustier Dress with Detachable Shoestring Straps £35 

Emma Watson looked gloriously quirky in Miu Miu mismatched prints at the Struck By Lightning premiere. I loved the fresh youthfulness of this outfit, given an added edge with the cropped leather jacket. The pink purse was also a great touch.

MIU MIU Peplum leather jacket £1,930.00 

Urban Code Leather Peplum Biker Jacket 

Evans Fan Print Blouse Price: £19.50 

Mantaray £35.00 Blue swallow print skirt 

Oasis Floral Skirt, Multi £40

 Camilla Belle was her usual impeccable self, with all eyes on that wonderful bag. Tan is the perfect shade to accompany white, and tan leather is always a winner.

Nikita FIT AND FLARE DRESS CREAM £169 

Tan large croc flap tote Price: £35.00 

Brown flapover shoulder tote Price: £65.00 

Michelle Williams looked really gorgeous in her Giambattista Valli 1920s style dress. This merged  fabrics, patterns and textures to great effect,  and the colours really suited Michelle’s porcelain skin.

ILVA – Printed dress – £159

CHORA – Floral printed dress – £139 

This is my absolute favourite dress of the last month. Emily Blunt again adopted green to dazzling effect in this beautiful prom style gown at the premiere of ‘The Five Year Engagement’.

rosicia bandeau £150.00 

 

 

 

 

The Gucci Dress everyone wants to wear.

This season there has been one dress that everyone has wanted to wear. From the fabulous Florence Welch, to Zoe Saldana, and by way of Evan Rachel Wood and Camilla Belle, this dress has graced a host of show-business parties, sometimes at exactly the same time. I am of course talking about the Gucci, Boardwalk Empire inspired flapper dress, with its striking Art Deco style gold and black colouring, and with its shimmering fringing that just evokes images of girls with Marcel Waved hair, Mary Jane shoes and bathtub and bottle parties. This is the sort of dress that made the 1920s roar, and I absolutely love it.

The High Street has been quick to jump onto the speakeasy bandwagon, filling their rails with a whole host of shimmering dresses just made for dancing the Charleston.

This style isn’t for everyone, it suits the straight up and down type – the boyish figure, rather than those with curves in abundance (which unfortunately counts me out). But that can’t stop me appreciating the sheer glamour of the this dip into the fashion archives, this nostalgic style throwback to the beginnings of Chanel. I am so excited by the thought of who else will rock this look.

Get the Flapper style for less

Wallis 1923 Coral 1923 Tassel Dress £85.00

Nude Embellished Vest Dress £70.00

Oasis Jazz Age Shift Dress £90 

 

Feather embellished shift dress £90

Chevron sequin dress £65 

 

Gucci and the colour clash.

BLUE AND GREEN NEVER BE SEEN!  That was one of my Grandad’s favourite sayings concerning fashion (the other being never put new shoes on the table.). I always thought the blue and green was funny,because I personally loved those two colours, in their brightest forms, together. But this season, fashion has decreed that any two, or even three colours, can be worn together in any combination and look amazing. And it’s thanks, in no small part to Gucci!

Last Autumn Gucci unveiled a collection for Spring/summer 2011 that was filled overwhelmingly with colour clashing bright shades, a veritable pastiche of Studio 54, circa 1977.  Purple cigarette pants worn with silky turquoise shirts, halter neck two-tone dresses, orange blazers that looked amazing with purple strapless tops, all worn with gold and bronze waist cinchers belts with tassles. This was a collection to adore.

And the stars have adored it. Camilla Belle showed that this could transfer effortlessly from the catwalk to real life by  wearing a complete show look, whilst Jennifer Lopez and Olivia Wilde have also chose items from that collection – and looked amazing in them. Katy Perry was photographed wearing Gucci for the cover of US Elle, and this transformed her cartoonish look to something far more sophisticated. Spanish television presenter Sara Carbonero has also worn the look to dramatic effect.

 

The style is bright, sassy and surprisingly chic. It is also translating well to the High street. Wallis has led the way in eye-popping, colour clashing styles, in particular, the amazing pink and orange dress that has featured in a whole slew of fashion columns. Topshop also has brights, including a top resembling the colour clash of Hailee Steinfeld’s SAG striped dress.

 

Wallis

 

 

Topshop

 

 

Here are some more High Street colour clash designs. Team that Wallis Skirt with the amazing orange jacket for the classic Gucci look.

 

Wallis

Wallis skirt

 

 

Wallis

 

So, despite my grandad’s reservations, I would say blue and green should most definitely be seen, at least for this season!