Friday Fashion – Black Panther Premiere

Red Carpet Premieres can often be staid, even boring events when it comes to the clothes. In these days of stylists, so many stars play it safe, wearing chic but ultimately unmemorable looks. But non of these accusations can be made against the stunning ladies who graced the Black Panther premiere this week. The looks were a riot of style, bright colours and thinking outside that fashion box. In short, they were amazing.

The latest film from the Marvel stable, Black Panther is one of the most anticipated films of recent times. With a mainly Black cast and a black super hero, Black Panther is a film that promises to celebrate the beauty and majesty of Africa, something that many believe has not always been the case with Hollywood films.

The female stars of the film, the stunning Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett, both looked incredible on the red carpet, with Angela in yellow fringes apparently ageless. (How does she do it?). Lupita’s purple dress was a total showstopper from a lady already renowned for her exquisite fashion choices.

Other stars shining included the peerless Janelle Monae in a black ballgown and crown, which, it has to be said, she wears so well. My personal favourite look was the white gown with metallic inserts worn by my new style crush Issa Rae.

Which look caught your eye on the Black Panther red carpet?

 

 

 

2016 Tony Awards – The best dressed

The Tony Awards are the night when achievement on Broadway is celebrated, and the 2016 ceremony had more than it’s fair share of Hollywood glamour. Beautiful film stars like Lupita Nyong’o, Rose Byrne and Saoirse Ronan joined supermodels Jourdan Dunn and Joan Smalls in walking the red carpet, and there were plenty of exquisite looks for fashion fans to savour.

If you are reading this post and want to know who won the awards, you are going to be disappointed. I have no clue as to what or who was nominated, or who the eventual winners were.  But what I do know is that there were some amazing dresses on display, and that this was one of the best red carpet shows this year. Top of the best dressed list was an incredibly pretty Jourdan Dunn who showed that pink is a lovely, romantic choice. Lupita, who never seems to disappoint, wore a candy coloured confetti creation that was a showstopper, whilst Claire Danes shows that a little black dress is always a great choice, and that minimalism is sometimes the best option.

Incidentally, I have to say that the backdrop for the Tony Awards official photographs of the celebrities was just stunning, how gorgeous is that rose background.

What did you think of the Tony’s dresses, do you have a favourite look? Would love to hear your thoughts.

Tony Awards – Best Dresses

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Jourdan Dunn

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Claire Danes

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Lucy Liu

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Rose Byrne

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Saoirse Ronan

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Joan Smalls

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Nicolette Robinson

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The Cannes fashion fest has begun

My favourite feast of fashion is finally here, and I am unbelievably excited. Yes, the Cannes film festival has begun, and with the likes of Sienna Miller, Lupita Nyong’o, Natalie Portman, Naomi Watts, and (sighs) Fan Bingbing in attendence, the bar is set for some amazing fashion looks.

I love the drama and decadence of Cannes, the gorgeous weather and stunning scenary just seems to lend itself to the most exquisite of photo opps, and the stars always seem to deliver in abundance. Who can forget last years movie star masterclass from Blake Lively, when she appeared in beautiful look after beautiful look. Other stars who have ruled that red carpet include Jessica Chastain, Freida Pinto and the always immaculate Diane Kruger.

It remains to be seen who will be the Queen of the Cannes red carpet this year, but the smart money is probably on fashion’s darling Lupita. She made a truly iconic start tonight in jade green Gucci. It was a total dream of a dress. But was it the best dressed? I also loved the stately elegance of Sienna Miller in Lanvin, Fan BingBing in Ralph & Russo, and Naomi Watts in Elie Saab.

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Sienna Miller

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Lupita in Gucci

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Naomi Watts

 

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Fan BingBing in Ralph and Russo couture

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