Oscars 2017 – Best Dressed.

The 2017 Oscar ceremony will forever be mired in conspiracy and controversy. The best picture Oscar was first of all given to (as expected) La La Land, before it was revealed that ‘Moonlight’ was the actual winner. How had this happened? It seems it may have been a mix up with an envelope, although Emma Stone claims she had her best actress envelope that was being blamed for the issue. Whatever was the reason for the mix up, when you tie this in with the controversial Casey Affleck as ‘Best Actor’, you have an Oscar night that will live in the memory for all the wrong reasons.

Which may not be a bad thing, as the fashion seems to have been the least interesting thing about the night. It was not a vintage night for style by any means, with the standout best look, worn by model Karlie Kloss, being a very similar look to the iconic white cape style sported by Gwyneth Paltrow a few years earlier. Many on Twitter raved about the dress worn by Janelle Monae, but I found it to be an ugly mess of a dress with little or no redeeming features. With the likes of JLo, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie and Naomi Watts missing, and with Alicia Vikander also disappointing, it was left to the glorious Leslie Mann in yellow Zac Posen, a very lovely Octavia Spencer in princess style Marchesa and Kirsten Dunst putting a glamorous spin on a classic Dior black dress to bring us the looks to savour.

There were other fashion moments worth mentioning. Hailee Steinfeld was exquisite in Ralph and Russo, the smokey eyed look was just beautiful. Ruth Negga will definitely divide opinions, but for me this was a definite love moment, and a welcome splash of colour on a night when white and nudes were the chosen trends. Taraji P Henson showed off her best look of awards season in a custom made Alberta Ferretti dress that totally screamed screen vamp, you can almost hear Thierry Henry talking about Va Va Voom. I was however, disappointed by my style crush Naomie Harris, the Calvin Klein dress was unusual, but the cocktail frock with a train just wasn’t right for the Oscars and would’ve been better suited to the SAG Awards in my opinion.

Here are some more of the key looks from last night – would love to know if you had a favourite?

Sofia Carson

Ruth Negga

Octavia Spencer

Kirsten Dunst

Taraji P. Henson

Karlie Kloss

Darby Stanchfield

Leslie Mann

Sofia Boutella

Hailee Steinfeld

Felicity Jones

Louise Roe

Olivia Culpo

Ava DuVernay

Jessica Biel

Chrissy Teigan

Michelle Williams

Busy Phillips

Laura Dern

Emma Stone

Nicole Kidman

Brie Larson

Naomie Harris

 

And a few from the After show parties

Katy Perry

Thandie Newton

Rashida Jones

Sofia Vergara

Loving Marios Schwab at Debenhams

Debenhams continues to add to its impressive roster of A-List designers with Marios Schwab the latest addition to the Editions range. Marios is a real a-list favourite, Emily Blunt being a key star who loves his designs, and the collection got a major boost this week, when the gorgeous new Bond girl, Naomie Harris, wore a stunning and revealing Marios Schwab design to the Skyfall premiere. Naomie’s dress bares a striking resemblance to the Black Sheer sequinned dress in the Editions collection, albeit with a less revealing undergarment.

There are other great dresses in the collection, slinky cocktail style gowns that flatter and fit the body and enhance those curves. There are traditional little black dresses, but what I really love are the beautiful, jewelled coloured gowns in red, blue and purple. This is such a wonderful collection for anyone who’s looking for a perfect party dress that is classic and timeless.

Naomie Harris in Marios Schwab

Marios Schwab/EDITION £150.00 Black sheer sequinned maxi dress click to visit Debenhams

The rest of the collection

Marios Schwab/EDITION £100.00 Black jewelled cuff evening dress click to visit Debenhams

Marios Schwab/EDITION £135.00 Black laser cut leather evening dress click to visit Debenhams

Marios Schwab/EDITION £95.00 Purple studded evening dress click to visit Debenhams

Marios Schwab/EDITION £135.00 Black lace panelled evening dress click to visit Debenhams

Marios Schwab/EDITION £100.00 Red jewel cowl neck evening dress click to visit Debenhams

Marios Schwab/EDITION £95.00 Black studded evening dress click to visit Debenhams

Marios Schwab/EDITION £90.00 Blue ruched satin evening dress click to visit Debenhams

 

 

 

A snapshot of February’s Key looks featuring Kate Middleton,Emma Watson and Olivia Palermo

Another month is half way through (well, almost) and the fabulous looks keep coming thick and fast.  From pre bafta parties and lunches, to perfume launches and public appearances, there have been some fabulous outfits on show. Here are some that I really love, with a few tips on how to get the look.

Look 1 – Emma Watson.

The always impeccable Emma Watson looked beautiful in a black puff-ball style dress at the launch of Lancome’s Rouge in Love at Selfridges London. This was such a pretty look, from the puffed sleeves and dotted netting, to the puff-ball skirt.  I love that Emma always looks so age appropriate, a young girl having fun with fashion.

Get the Look

Black Spot Mesh Ponte Dress Price: £38.00

Another day, another Emma Watson look. And if the Selfridges dress was rather demure, then the same couldn’t be said for the raspberry lace number she wore to the Baftas pre party. The see through lace bodice was worn without a bra, but despite some calling it a wardrobe malfunction, I thought she looked amazing. Admittedly, if this dress was worn by Jordan, I probably wouldn’t think the same. But on a fresh and beautiful 21 year old, this look is perfect.

Get the Look – pink lace

ASOS Lace Dress with Full Skirt £40.00NOW £24.00

Great Plains SUMMER LACE – Dress – pink £55

Look 2 – Beyoncé in Alice by Temperley

Can you believe that this woman only gave birth a few weeks ago. A glowing Beyoncé looked just stunning in an Alice by Temperley ruched style dress. This was just so flattering, showing off Beyoncé’s post baby curves and the coral shade looked perfect on her. Great beaded shoes too!

Get the Look

ALICE by Temperley Molina ruched jersey dress £295

COLLECTION by John Lewis Ruched Jersey Dress, Red £65

Look 3 – Kate Middleton in Jesire

The latest look from the Duchess of Cambridge was a beautiful ‘New Look’ style coat dress from Jesire, a brand that is now defunct in the UK, but may get a relaunch, thanks to the ‘Kate effect.’ I loved this dress because it is the perfect winter occasion dress, very elegant, but also very warm. It looked like something Grace Kelly would’ve chosen in the 1950s. Kate was attending a preview of the Lucian Freud exhibition at the National Gallery.

 

Parisian Coat Dress £395.00

 Look 4 – Olivia Palermo

There was just one place my eyes were drawn to when I saw this look, and just one question in my head – Are they Carrie Bradshaw#s wedding shoes? I love how Olivia chooses individual pieces and then creates fabulous outfits. This is no exception. The metallic pewter is given a serious dose of colour pop with the zingy yellow clutch bag.

Get the Look

Diane Von Furstenberg Small Neon Minaudiere

Pillow Clutch £10

Something Blue Sex and the City Wedding Shoes EU 35-41 £89.99 click to visit Ebay Fancy Dress Queen

Look 5 – Christina Hendricks at the Elle Style awards

So often Christina wears dresses that she looks like she is ready to burst out of, but on this occasion she was more reserved and wore a beautiful purple print dress that just looked fabulous against her wonderful red  hair. I also loved the choice of teal heals, showing the colour clash is still very much alive.

 Get the Look

1980’s Long Sleeved Dress £24.00

Green pointed court shoes

Look 6 – Naomie Harris at the Elle Style Awards

The always gorgeous Naomie Harris was my best dressed at the Elle Style awards in this wonderfully sculpted blue dress from Viktor and Rolf. I think keeping this dress simple is a masterstroke,  the dress itself is enough. I love that the blue has been teamed with gold shoes that are almost staid in comparison to the dress.

Get the Look

WRAP PLEAT DRESS INDIGO £179

Office After all court gold tumbled lt NOW: £48.00