Met Gala 2015 – My fave looks

The Met Gala 2015 will go down as one of the most memorable in recent history. The theme this year was ‘China: Through the looking glass; and this gave way to a host of plays on this theme. Unfortunately, for many fashionista’s this meant some sort of poppy display and very questionable eye make-up (I’m talking to you Kris Jenner, and frankly still shuddering at the thought nearly 24hours on.) There was also a lot of flesh on display, as Cher’s fright frocks of the 1980s were resurrected on Beyonce, JLo and Kim Kardashian – all of whom should frankly sack the stylist and put some clothes on.

Fortunately, there were some absolutely stunning looks on display too, and some that will become legendary for the sheer daring interpretation that they gave to the theme. Because, let’s be honest, we probably wouldn’t wear the Crazy World of Arthur Brown Phillip Treacy headdress that SJP wore to the proceedings, but we’re still really glad that she did. Drama, decadence and some stunningly beautiful gowns worn by the world’s most beautiful women is what the Met Ball is all about, and this one had that in spades.

Here are the looks that I loved, albeit for many different reasons.

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Katie Holmes in Zac Posen

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Alison Williams in Giambattista Valli

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Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein

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Sienna Miller in Thaykoon

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Gong Li in Roberto Cavalli

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SJP in H&M and Phillip Treacy

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Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan

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Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Atelier Versace

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My absolute winner – Fan BingBing in Christopher Bu

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Emma Roberts in Ralph Lauren

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Amal Clooney in John Galliano

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Elizabeth Banks in Michael Kors

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Vanessa Hudgens in H&M

Livia Firth in Antonio Berardi

Livia Firth in Antonio Berardi

Nicola Pelta and Jaime King look amazing in Jason Wu.

Nicola Pelta and Jaime King look amazing in Jason Wu.

Alexa Chung in Erdem

Alexa Chung in Erdem

Helen Mirren wears Dolce and Gabbana

Helen Mirren wears Dolce and Gabbana

Kate Beckinsale in Diane Von Furstenberg

Kate Beckinsale in Diane Von Furstenberg

So there are my key picks. There was a lot of red, beautiful prints, ladies who opted for trousers instead of dresses and SJP wearing a flaming headdress. Clearly a memorable, fashionable night.

Did you have a favourite look from the night? I would love to know your thoughts.

 

Golden Globes Great Gowns

Awards season started properly last night with the Golden Globes, which saw all the beautiful people out in force on the red carpet. The Golden Globes is always a seriously glamorous night, second only to the Oscars in terms of importance and star power, so, as to be expected, there were some seriously glamorous looks to be seen on the red carpet, with some colour and texture trends pointing the way to what we may see at the Oscars and Bafta’s.

It has to be said, there were some underwhelming looks. I hated the 1970s bridesmaid dress worn by the usually wonderful Kiera Knightley (I’m blaming pregnancy hormones for that one.), whilst Lena Dunham did her usual trick of picking a great colour, but a bad dress. I was really disappointed with Rosamund Pike’s Vera Wang dress, which seemed to want to let everything hang out, whilst I think that Amy Adams needs a much stronger colour to really stand out on the red carpet.

But there were also looks to love and swoon over. Jessica Chastain channelled Marilyn and Rita Hayworth in Versace, whilst my favourite yellow was a triumph, especially when teamed with green a la Leslie Mann. I also adored the metallic silver trend, most noticeably when worn by rising star Dakota Johnson, and award winner Julianne Moore.

Did you have a favourite dress from the night?

The Metallic trend

Emma Stone in Lanvin

Emma Stone in Lanvin

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Dakota Johnson in Chanel

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Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead

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Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein

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Kate Beckinsale in Elie Saab

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Maura Tierney in Jenny Packham

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Michelle Monaghan in Jason Wu

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Jessica Chastain in Versace

Julianne Moore in Givenchy

Julianne Moore in Givenchy

 

 

Red Alert

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Helen Mirren in Dolce and Gabbana

Taylor Schilling in Ralph Lauren

Taylor Schilling in Ralph Lauren

Catherine Zeta Jones

Catherine Zeta Jones in Angel Sanchez

Viola Davis In Donna Karan Atelier

Viola Davis
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Allison Williams In Armani Privé.

Allison Williams
In Armani Privé.

Mellow Yellow

Leslie Mann

Leslie Mann in Kaufman Franco

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Jenna Dewan Tatum in Carolina Herrera

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Naomi Watts in Gucci

White Hot

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Kate Hudson in Versace

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Sienna Miller in Miu Miu

Felicity Huffman in Lorena Sarbu

Felicity Huffman in Lorena Sarbu

Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen

Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen

Julia Louis Dreyfus in Narciso Rodriguez

Julia Louis Dreyfus in Narciso Rodriguez

Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

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Natasha Lyonne in Reem Acra

Natasha Lyonne in Reem Acra

Katherine Heigl in Zac Posen

Katherine Heigl in Zac Posen

Felicity Jones in Dior

Felicity Jones in Dior

And then there was Amal…and Lupita

Amal Clooney in Dior

Amal Clooney in Dior

Lupita Nyong'o

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Fashion Focus – Jumpsuits from Dorothy Perkins

In the same way that the maxi dress was rescued from it’s Laura Ashley style 70s obscurity, and is now a definite wardrobe staple, the jumpsuit now seems here to stay. I can still remember the 1980s versions, boiler suits, parachute suits that seemed to be more suited to a flying lesson or working in a factory than actually being a fashion item. Early 1980s Scottish Songstress Kelly Marie seemed to have one perfectly glued to her body, and that was more than enough reason not to be wearing them. But how times change.

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The jumpsuit is now a super practical and much loved part of the wardrobe, and is a definite red carpet staple. Only this week, Rose Byrne was pictured wearing a silver lame version that took the disco look into the 21st century with amazing style. Miley Cyrus, Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Kate Beckinsale and Elizabeth Banks are amongst the vast number of stars who can sometimes swap an evening dress for a sassy jumpsuit.

Dorothy Perkins has some amazing jumpsuits at the moment, and they currently offering 25% off. There are perfect suits for the summer, with spaghetti straps and loose fitting shapes. There are more sophisticated looks for evening wear, designs with patterns and in block colours. They have a jumpsuit for every occasion, and with a great discount, now is the time to add a jumpsuit to your wardrobe. (Discount is 25% off, and is applied at the checkout.)

Black T-shirt Jumpsuit     Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black T-shirt Jumpsuit
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Neon trim jumpsuit
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Black Crinkle Fabric Jumpsuit
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Black butterfly print jumpsuit
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Black sheer top jumpsuit
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Petite jersey cami jumpsuit
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Blush crepe palazzo jumpsuit     Price: £42.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blush crepe palazzo jumpsuit
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