Tribeca Film Festival – All the best looks

This weekend saw the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival, with a very starry line up in attendance. Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, Emily Blunt and Helena Christensen were amongst the celebrity line-up who were bringing some real glamour to the proceedings. There were lots of outfits that I was lusting after, so I have found it quite hard to choose my favourites, but here they are, with some ideas on how to get the look for yourself.

Helena Christensen defied age in a strikingly simple, but eye-catchingly pretty Marc by Marc Jacobs dress. This is just the perfect white summer dress that every wardrobe should have. All it needed was a glowing tan as an accessory.

MARC by Marc Jacobs Palmetto Eyelet Dress, $458 

Phase Eight Maria cotton dress 

Flounced Bustier Dress with Detachable Shoestring Straps £35 

Emma Watson looked gloriously quirky in Miu Miu mismatched prints at the Struck By Lightning premiere. I loved the fresh youthfulness of this outfit, given an added edge with the cropped leather jacket. The pink purse was also a great touch.

MIU MIU Peplum leather jacket £1,930.00 

Urban Code Leather Peplum Biker Jacket 

Evans Fan Print Blouse Price: £19.50 

Mantaray £35.00 Blue swallow print skirt 

Oasis Floral Skirt, Multi £40

 Camilla Belle was her usual impeccable self, with all eyes on that wonderful bag. Tan is the perfect shade to accompany white, and tan leather is always a winner.

Nikita FIT AND FLARE DRESS CREAM £169 

Tan large croc flap tote Price: £35.00 

Brown flapover shoulder tote Price: £65.00 

Michelle Williams looked really gorgeous in her Giambattista Valli 1920s style dress. This merged  fabrics, patterns and textures to great effect,  and the colours really suited Michelle’s porcelain skin.

ILVA – Printed dress – £159

CHORA – Floral printed dress – £139 

This is my absolute favourite dress of the last month. Emily Blunt again adopted green to dazzling effect in this beautiful prom style gown at the premiere of ‘The Five Year Engagement’.

rosicia bandeau £150.00 

 

 

 

 

The Oscar Fashion Awards go to…

I adore the Oscars, it is, without doubt, my favourite fashion night of the year. And, despite the fact that E! stopped the red carpet coverage before the arrival of Angelina, Gwyneth, Natalie  or Sandra, this was still a vintage night for Fashion. So, here are my very own red carpet Oscars to celebrate all that was good in the Oscar Fashion World.

Best dressed

Angelina Jolie opted for classic black Atelier Versace, but with a thigh skimming split that kept her sexy bad-girl persona in place. I loved that she went for black velvet, bringing to mind a sexy, Hollywood version of our own Kate Middleton.

Super Gwyneth looked super gorgeous in her white super hero cape from Tom Ford.This was Ice Queen perfection and I loved everything, from the Grace Kelly hair to the jewelled cuff. The one outfit that truly made me gasp on the night.

Jessica Chastain looked glorious in an ornate brocade gown from Alexander McQueen. This was a classic McQueen gown, and I think that the deep colour helped her to avoid the washed out look that sometimes ruins her choices. This was perfect – this look needed no ‘Help’. (Groan..sorry, couldn’t resist).

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji was just a masterclass in dressing a curvy figure for pure red carpet glamour. She looked incredible in this draped and beaded dress.

Viola Davis made a spectacular entrance in this vibrant green dress by Vera Wang. The colour was perfect for her, and with that fantail and  pleating detail, this dress made that body look smoking hot. Her natural hair was also a big hit.

Rose Byrne does it again in a stunning,midnight blue sequinned gown from Vivienne Westwood. Like her jumpsuit at the SAG awards, this has a 1970s feel to it. I’m developing a real style crush on Rose, I hope someone gives her a huge juicy roll this year. Imagine the dress if she was nominated.

Deja Vu award

Emma Stone turned up in a wine coloured dress by Giambattista Valli that had people saying ‘haven’t I seen that before?’ The dress, with a rather fussy bow on the neck, was very similar to a red dress that Nicole Kidman had worn to the Oscars a few years ago. I personally didn’t really like either all that much…a bit like turning yourself into a (very pretty) parcel.

Services to vintage award

Natalie Portman opted for a true vintage gown, a 1954 Dior red polka dot strapless dress that was perfect for her petite frame,but was not all that exciting. Penelope Cruz was a revelation in an exquisite baby blue dress from Armani that turned her into a brunette Grace Kelly.This was very much a Princess gown and with 1950s bangs she was almost unrecognisable.

Sandra Bullock’s Marchesa gown also had a vintage feel. This monochrome dress with strong embroidered detail looked like it could’ve belonged to Constance Bennett or Joan Crawford in the 1930s. This did divide opinion, but I think it is just elegant.

The Oscar for dressing like an Oscar award

Gold has always been a popular colour at the Oscars, with many a golden girl seeking to emulate the man they all want to go home with (Oscar..not Clooney, although…). Stacy Keibler was definitely the golden princess in a gorgeous, off the shoulder lame style dress from Marchesa. This was some dress to carry off, but the statuesque, beautiful Stacy carried it off with aplomb. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of Best actress winner Meryl Streep. Her gold dress may have been Lanvin,but it reminded me of  dressing gown that previously belonged to a drag queen.

The stick to what you know award

Some actresses just stick to what they know when it comes to style. The ever elegant Michelle Williams wore red for the SAG awards, strapless for the Baftas, and then combined the two for her Oscar dress. The Louis Vuitton gown with the peplum, ruffles and frills was just beautiful.

Rooney Mara also stuck to her usual fashion formula. Yes, this was white, rather than her trademark black, but the simple silhouette, the designer (Givenchy of course) and the lack of jewels and adornment meant that this was classic Rooney.

The JLo award for services to skin…

This obviously goes to Jennifer Lopez, who showed off that amazing body in a silver/white plunging dress by Zuhair Murad. This was probably more suited to the Grammys than the Oscars, but there is no question that she looked fabulous.

Baftas fabulous fashion – How to get the look.

The bright and beautiful of Hollywood took a trip across the pond for the BAFTAS on Sunday evening, bringing some pretty serious fashion statements with them. Michelle Williams, Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep and (swoon! swoon!) George Clooney all took a trip down the red carpet, being accosted by a Louis Vuitton clad Miss Piggy on route. There was also a strong showing from the Brit contingent, with Emilia Fox, Tilda Swinton and honorary Brit Gillian Anderson   shining on a rather cold winters night. Here are my personal favourites from the night.

Michelle Williams drew gasps when it emerged that her classic gown was from H&M. The whole look was one of understated elegance, a monochrome palette with a colour pop of red lips. Some have said it was a little bit ‘so what’, but I don’t understand this. Michelle looked beautiful – end of story.

Get the Look

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John Lewis Contrast Bodice Dress, 

Full length

B. Darlin Strapless Dress

Jessica Chastain continued her run of great looks with this Marilyn Monroe style Sunray pleated gold dress from Oscar De La Renta. Gold was a great colour for the gorgeous redhead, although I would’ve ditched the draped chain necklace for something shorter.

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Marilyn GATHERED HALTER NECK DRESS GRAPHITE NOW 

Spell On You flared dress £120.00 

Full length

ASOS Curve Exclusive Maxi Dress In Metallic 

Christina Hendricks proved yet again that no-one dresses a curvy figure like Vivienne Westwood. I loved the black stain fabric and the flattering neckline, but the hairdo was a little bit messy. Still, my husband took one look and said ‘she is  just beautiful’ and I frankly couldn’t agree more.

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So Fabulous Slinky Boobtube Dress £29 

Fiona One Shoulder Structured Detail Dress £15 

Full length

 

MaxStudio One shoulder evening dress 

Honorary Brit Gillian Anderson looked so pretty in a strapless yellow dress by Sybil. I think this dress has a real Christian Dior feel, circa 1955, and the use of chandelier earrings to accessorise was the perfect touch.

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BR Monogram silk Lela strapless dress £140 

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A-line Strapless Floor-length Tulle Satin Evening Dress £128.42

Another beautiful lady taping  into the lush lemon trend was Naomie Harris, who looked ethereal in a floaty gown by Emilio Pucci. Naomie is soon to be a new Bond girl, and she showed why she is the perfect choice on the red carpet. I loved how springlike this dress is, really pointing towards warmer days.

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Alice & You Yellow diagonal dip dress £26 

Full length

A-Line Straps Floor Length Chiffon Evening Gown 

 

A few more looks I liked

Emilia Fox wore a vintage style gown from Luisa Beccaria that really reminded me of something that Florence Welch would wear. I thought the burnished, antique gold looked great against her red hair. I was also impressed that she wore a tiered dress that avoided looking like it should cover a toilet roll.

Get  the look

Luxury Lace Dress £165.00 

Tilda Swinton looked statuesque in this simply divine column dress by Celine. It has been called boring, but I think people are missing the point. When you have bone structure as amazing as Tilda, you can get away with the divine simplicity of a dress like this. That said, I am over the Elvis quiff now.

 In the same way that Rihanna seems to be bringing sexy back (HAVE YOU SEEN THAT GRAMMYS DRESS?), Viola Davis is bringing pretty back. On red carpet, after red carpet, she looks bright and beautiful, and now she is taking part in Livia Firth’s red carpet challenge, wearing a custom-made, salmon pink eco dress from Valentino. Saving the planet frankly never looked so good!

There were some looks that I hated.Edith Bowman turned up in what looked like a dodgy 70s wedding dress, whilst her Radio One friend Fearne Cotton looked like she was wearing a 1970s salmon pink nightdress, and has for the candy floss hair, it was just too much. The usually reliable Octavia Spencer resembled a black tie event waitress in her Tadashi Shoji ruffled skirt and white shirt a la Sharon Stone.

So, what did you think? Who were your favourites on the night? Leave a comment and let me know.