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

Rihanna

Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren

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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

Zendaya

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?

AmFar Gala at the Cannes Film Festival

Even amongst the glitz and glitter of the Cannes Film festival, the AmFar gala is very special, the most glamorous occasion of them all. The annual gala that is held by the Foundation for Aids Research has become a part of the Cannes Calendar, and, for fans of gorgeous frocks being worn by the cream of Hollywood and the world’s top models, this is total candy for the eyes.

This year all eyes were on Katy Perry. Now, I am not a fan of Katy’s style in general, can never understand how a woman so pretty can get it so wrong on so many occasions. But in a dramatic red gown from Marchesa, she looked like a Spanish dream. Yes it was a little flamenco, but the fabric and cut were stunning on Katy, and with flawless hair and make-up I was totally swept away by the sheer beauty of the whole look.

In other fashion news, there seemed to be a mass tribute for Angelina’s leg, with Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss and Heidi Klum all showing off one perfect pin. For me, this was one of Heidi’s best looks in ages, the lemon shade was beautiful, and as for those jewels (Harry Winston I believe), who couldn’t be blown away with the whole ensemble.

Other favourites included Rosie Huntington Whiteley, who is fast becoming one of the best dressed ladies on the carpet. Yes, she has hit the genetic jackpot, but her choices are stylish and elegant and allow her to stand out on any red carpet. I’m also loving Kirsten Dunst, who seems to be morphing more and more into an iconic 40s film star. I love her blonde waves, exquisite suit, and those glorious shoes.

Who’s style do you admire from the AmFar Gala? Do you have a favourite frock – is it someone I’ve missed out?

Katy Perry

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Jourdan Dunn

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Heidi Klum

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Karlie Kloss

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Uma Thurman

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Lily Donaldson

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Jessica Hart

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Kirsten Dunst

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Mischa Barton

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Bella Hadid

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley

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Brits 2014 – Kate Moss, Katy Perry and Beyonce sparkle

Wednesday saw the most important night in the British Music Calender, with the presentation of the BRIT awards.

I can’t say I was that impressed with the actual ceremony, for a night that is supposed to be a celebration of all that is great about the British music industry, it sure was dominated by overseas acts in the performances, from Lorde to Beyonce by way of Bruno Mars and Katy Perry.

That said, there were some true fashion moments that night. In fact, the Kate Moss appearance may well rate as the coolest Brits fashion moment ever (or at least a tie with Geri Halliwell and the Union Jack tea towel.

Here are my favourite fashion moments of the night.

Kate Moss

Basically the coolest Brits fashion moment ever. Kate Moss takes to the stage dressed as David Bowie dressed as Ziggy Stardust. This was all kinds of amazing.

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Rita Ora and Calvin Harris

Rita Ora in Prada – just the perfect use of colour in one gorgeous dress.

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Lily Allen

Lily Allen in sequins. Chanelling vintage Kate Moss maybe? The ponytail matched to the bag was an inspired masterstroke, and totally rock and roll.

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The inspiration?

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Beyonce

More sequins. This time in the most gorgeous shade of teal, being worn by the goddess that is Beyonce.

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Peaches Geldof

A woman who’s style has been really improved of late is Peaches Geldof. This was another great look from the lady, a sort of baby Bardot look. The Farrah Fawcett hair is pretty lovely too.

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Zoe Hardman

More sparkle, this time a glorious silver full length beauty worn by TV presenter Zoe Hardman.

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Katy Perry

And yet more sparkle…have to say this dress worn by Katy Perry sparkled more than her flat and tuneless performance.#justsayin…

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Who was your best dressed at the 2014 Brit Awards?