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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Amy Adams in Lanvin

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Laura Haddock in Ashli Couture

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Reese Witherspoon is Stella McCartney

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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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Julie Walters

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Kristen Scott Thomas in 1948 Balmain from William Vintage

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Style Icons 2014 – Felicity Jones

I am now starting my round-up of people who have caught my eye with their style choices in 2014, and I am starting with a lady who I believe will be a huge star in 2015 with her role as Jane Hawking in the Stephen Hawking biopic, ‘The Theory of Everything’, for which she is already receiving fantastic reviews and the possibility of an Oscar nod. I am talking, of course, about the super stylish Felicity Jones.

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Felicity has a retro elegance that to me brings to mind the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Leslie Caron, a supremely pretty, gamine look that has an innocence that belies her incredible charm and talent. I first noticed her in Cemetery Junction, and also loved her in the Northern Soul film Soul Boy. She is just an engaging presence that lights up the screen, and she is also supremely stylish and elegant on a red carpet too, just look at some of the choices she has made in 2014.

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In Alexander McQueen

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Love this look with the strong eye make up.

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The tulle of the skirt is so pretty.

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In Burberry

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A gorgeous, early 1960s inspired look

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An interesting choice from Dior.

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Very 1970s look

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New York premiere

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With the Golden Globes next month, and the BAFTAS and Oscars to follow, I really look forward to seeing what style choices the ever chic Felicity makes in 2015 – bring it on!

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Vanity Fair and the Ice Cream Colours

I’m a huge fan of Vanity Fair magazine, and in particular the March issue that is always dedicated to all things Hollywood. There cover is always a gatefold, and there have been some truly iconic ones over the years, for instance, who could forget the one featuring a naked Kiera Knightley and Scarlett Johansson with Tom Ford?

This years cover is full of the brightest and most beautiful of the current crop of young actresses taking Hollywood by storm. Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrence,Felicity Jones and Elizabeth Olsen are amongst those featured. But it is the beautiful dresses in ice cream shades that have caught my eye. The softest of pink, the iciest of blues and blush and pewter metallics just make this cover the most mouth-watering treat.

The stores are currently bursting with these ice cream palettes with their promise of spring. Here are some of my key picks.

Coral V neck peplum dress Price: £28.00

Coral embellished drape maxi Price: £35.00

Lilac zig zag lurex tee Price: £24.00

Lilac twist knot cowl dress Price: £25.00

felicia short dress £125.00

 

Diamond oversized bag £38

Pink floral jacket £45

Spell On You top £82.00