Met Gala 2017 – The Best Looks

The 2017 Met Gala was always going to be a tough one in terms of outfits. The theme , which often seems to cause problems or is ignored altogether, was Rei Kawakubo, founder of Commes Des Garcons and Dover Street Market, an avant garde fashion legend to say the least. Many of Rei’s designs could be classed as works of art rather than wearable fashion, and this meant that this year’s celebration would either follow the theme and (if we are being honest) look a like bit crazy and ridiculous, or would ignore it completely (like the Victoria’s Secret models and the Jenner girls do every year) and then risk being safe and off theme. It was a hard decision to make.

Rihanna, a real fashion Queen, followed the theme and did look like a walking piece of art, but others who made an attempt, from Celine Dion to Tracee Ellis Ross wore looks that divided watchers due to outfits being oversized and slightly unkempt and de-constructed. (Same goes for Gigi Hadid). I applaud their bravery and vision, but it’s not really the beautiful style that I love to see – call me boring, but Pharell’s wife with no arms looked like something from ‘It’s a Knockout’, whilst the normally amazing Chrissie Teigan looked like an exploding chicken – not a good look.

Giving a nod to the theme

Katy Perry


Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren

Claire Danes


But there were some glorious looks on the red carpet, and so this post is dedicated to the style that I enjoyed, from Thandie Newton giving it all in 1940s styling, to Reese Witherspoon with the tiniest of nods to the theme in exquisite structured pleated sleeves. Rose Byrne was another favourite in red, which seemed to be the big colour on the night. Jennifer Lopez showed that she continues to turn back the clock, looking incredible and totally ageless in a demure blue dress, whilst Lily Rose Depp was one to watch in a mouthwatering pink shade.

Met Gala – My fave looks

Miranda Kerr

Sarah Paulson

Kate Hudson

Kate Bosworth

Hailey Baldwin

Reese Witherspoon

Jennifer Lopez

Lily Rose Depp

Jessica Chastain

Michelle Monaghan

Diane Kruger

Emmy Rossum

Felicity Jones

Sofia Coppella

Blake Lively


Alison Williams

Emily Ratajkowski

Alexa Chung

Rose Byrne

Daisy Ridley

Mindy Kaling

Giselle Bundchen

Emma Roberts

Thandie Newton

Did you have a favourite look from the 2017 Met Gala?

My favourite looks from the Tony Awards

Last night saw the ‘Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre’. Of course, you probably know them as the Tony Awards, which recognise achievement in live Broadway theatre. This year it was a very glamorous affair, with British interests well rewarded with a best actress award for Helen Mirren for ‘The Audience’ (playing The Queen is definitely lucky for Helen, after an Oscar for The Queen.) Young British actor Alex Sharp was also awarded for his role in one of my favourite plays ‘The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time’.

There was some seriously, jaw-droppingly gorgeous looks on display, with Jennifer Lopez in particular, moving away from the skin and bead dresses she has been wearing of late, and reminding me why she used to be one of my favourite best dressed ladies. Her blue, strapless gown and 1940s style hair was pure Old Hollywood, elegant and exquisite in equal measure.

There were other great looks too. Helen Mirren is always immaculate. Her dress was stunning, a lovely lace confection with wide sleeves and a deep v neckline. I loved Ruth Wilson in hot pink, whilst Amanda Seyfried showed that a cocktail dress can look appropriate on the red carpet, providing it is baroque and ornate in style.

There is one final dress that I wanted to mention. Blurred Lines model turned actress Emily RatajKowski wore a navy Marc Jacobs dress that was almost identical to one that had been worn by Claire Danes at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild awards. I didn’t like the dress on Claire, mainly because the green colour and tight neckline, teamed with the belt gave it a GI Jane look which just didn’t work. On Emily, the navy shade, and less fussy neckline makes this dress a winner.

Tony Award Dresses


Emily Ratajkowski


Ruth Wilson


Helen Mirren


Jennifer Lopez


Amanda Seyfried


Vanessa Hudgens

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Oscars 2015 – My favourite looks

The most glittering night on the Awards calendar came and went with a whimper last night. The Oscars used to always be the ceremony where you were promised something wonderful and something wacky, and interesting night of true fashion and memorable looks that would stay in the fashion memory long after who had actually won had faded. But that was then.

The best way to sum up this year’s ceremony choices would be ‘safe’. There were plenty of ‘nice’ dresses, with both nominees and presenters looking elegant and pretty on the red carpet. My favourite looks included the uber glamorous Margot Robbie in a YSL dress that made her look like a modern day Charlotte Rampling, complete with vampy lips and a statement necklace. Rosamund Pike also looked spectacular in red Givenchy. She has had a bad award season in my view, and this was the dress I’d been longing for her to wear.

There was a distinct lack of colour on the red carpet, but some ladies did approach it in a series of successful looks. I loved Dakota Johnson in red YSL, it was a gorgeous dress, and I particularly loved the  silver shoulder detail. Emma Stone divided opinions in Elie Saab, with some saying the dress was too old for her, and I can see Angelina opting for this one, but the colour and beading was superb, and I love anything with a low back.

Here are a selection of the dresses that I enjoyed on the night – with a couple that I sort of liked, including Jennifer Lopez, who wore a spectacular Elie Saab gown that I would’ve loved in any colour other than the dishwater she chose, and Lady Gaga, whose dress I loved – but what’s with the washing up gloves.

Whose look did you love/hate at the 2015 Oscars?

Kelly Osbourne in Rita Vinieris


Anna Kendrick in Thakoon


 Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent

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Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent

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Rosamund Pike in Givenchy


Sienna Miller in Oscar De La Renta

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Lupita Nyong’u in Calvin Klein


Julianne Moore in Chanel


Cate Blanchett in John Galliano with Tiffany and Co jewellery

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Rita Ora in Marchesa

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Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

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Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo

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Jennifer Hudson in Romona Keveza

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Emma Stone in Elie Saab


Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad


Andrea Riseborough


Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab


Lady Gaga in Alaia


 Diane Kruger at the Vanity Fair After Show Party


Thandie Newton Aftershow Party Look


Sofia Vergara Aftershow Party look