Get the celebrity look with Alexa Chung, Jourdan Dunn and Soru Jewellery

Today’s get the celebrity look post is as eclectic as ever. I’m featuring Derby Day style, bridesmaids preparation style and a jewellery company from Birmingham being worn with style by a Hollywood legend. You can’t say that the post doesn’t contain variety!

I’m starting with another Midlander, the amazing Denise Lewis, who was definitely one of the best dressed at the Derby in Jacques Vert. Her dress is now in the sale, so worth grabbing if you have a ladies day event, a summer wedding or any other very special occasion.

The Topshop Unique pre-fall collection is now available in store and online. This was worn by quite a few a-listers on the front row including Alexa Chung, Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne, whose looks I have reproduced here.

Samantha Cameron was the latest lady to show how endorsement by a famous person can have a huge effect on sales. I can’t find her Pour Moi bikini (which is sold as separates) online in the black version, but there is a lovely white version which I think would be amazing with a suntan.

Pippa Middleton has teamed up with designer Tabitha Webb to create a dress and scarf to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. The dress is super pretty, and with all profits going to the charity it is also a little guilt free shopping too.

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright got married in the telly stars wedding of the year, and the photographs have been appearing in Hello magazine ever since. One of the images features Michelle’s bridesmaids wearing the mini Misha kimonos which look super cute. These are from Boux Avenue, one of my fave places to go for swimwear, underwear and nightwear.

Lauren Pope has been snapped on the annual TOWIE outing to ‘Marbs’, and has worn some seriously stunning outfits, that also include a touch of High Street style in the form of a rather gorgeous statement necklace from Dorothy Perkins – get yours for £16.99 now.

Finally, I’m featuring a brand from Birmingham that is getting jewellery lovers very excited at the moment. Soru Jewellery features luxury statement costume jewellery that showcases a collection of natural precious and semi precious gemstone jewellery, all carefully handcrafted using sterling silver, plated in rhodium, 18ct yellow or rose gold. It is now gaining a celebrity following with stars such as Eliza Doolittle and Hollywood Goddess Goldie Hawn now wearing key pieces.

Happy weekend! What is your celebrity fashion pick this week?

 Denise Lewis wears Jacques Vert

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Denise Lewis at the Derby.

PIPED SOFT PROM DRESS now  £129.00 click to visit Jacques Vert

PIPED SOFT PROM DRESS
now £129.00 click to visit Jacques Vert

 

Alexa Chung, Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne at Topshop Unique

Alexa Chung at Topshop Unique

Alexa Chung at Topshop Unique

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Jourdan Dunn at Topshop

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Ottoline Silk Dress by Unique     Price: £225.00 click to visit Topshop

Ottoline Silk Dress by Unique
Price: £225.00
click to visit Topshop

Mason Cropped Leather Jacket by Unique     Price: £325.00 click to visit Topshop

Mason Cropped Leather Jacket by Unique
Price: £325.00 click to visit Topshop

Mason Leather Shorts by Unique     Price: £145.00 click to visit Topshop

Mason Leather Shorts by Unique
Price: £145.00
click to visit Topshop

Constance Crop Top by Unique     Price: £85.00 click to visit Topshop

Constance Crop Top by Unique
Price: £85.00
click to visit Topshop

Angie Leather Skirt by Unique     Price: £195.00 click to visit Topshop

Angie Leather Skirt by Unique
Price: £195.00
click to visit Topshop

Shop all Unique Pre- Fall here.

Samantha Cameron wears Pour Moi

Samantha Cameron wears Pour Moi in Ibiza

Samantha Cameron wears Pour Moi in Ibiza

 Pour Moi Azure Padded Underwired Bikini Top £25.00 click to visit ASOS

Pour Moi Azure Padded Underwired Bikini Top
£25.00 Tie side bikini bottoms £16 click to visit Asos

Pippa Middleton and Tabitha Webb team up to raise funds for British Heart Foundation

Pippa Middleton wears the BHF dress

Pippa Middleton wears the BHF dress click here to visit Tabitha Webb to view

Pippa Middleton wears the BHF scarf.

Pippa Middleton wears the BHF scarf click to visit Tabitha Webb

Michelle Keegan’s Bridemaids (including Jess Wright) wear Boux Avenue

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Misha "Bridesmaid" kimono £45 click to visit Boux Avenue

Misha “Bridesmaid” kimono £45 click to visit Boux Avenue

Lauren Pope wears Dorothy Perkins

 

Lauren Pope in Dorothy Perkins necklace

Lauren Pope in Dorothy Perkins necklace

Green Woven Bead Collar     Price: £16.50 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Green Woven Bead Collar
Price: £16.50 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Eliza Doolittle and Goldie Hawn wear Soru Jewellery

Eliza Doolittle in Soru Jewellery - click here to view range at Baar and Bass

Eliza Doolittle in Soru Jewellery – click here to view range at Baar and Bass

Goldie Hawn wear Soru Jewellery double turquoise ring

Goldie Hawn wear Soru Jewellery double turquoise ring

 Soru Turquoise Double Ring 18ct Yellow Gold Vermeil £120.00 click to visit Baar and Bass


Soru Turquoise Double Ring 18ct Yellow Gold Vermeil
£120.00 click to visit Baar and Bass

 

 

Jacques Vert Group Dress Up for Summer

Summer is the season of the occasion, of weddings and tennis, of special events at the polo, the races, Henley Royal Regatta, maybe even a chance of an invite into the Royal Enclosure. All of this means that Summer is truly dress up season, a time when you need no excuse to don your most ostentatious hat and best dress.

The brands of the Jacques Vert group are experts in designing clothes that suit an occasion, along with a range of accessories to complete the look. Kaliko, Jacques Vert and Precis Petite are just full of beautiful pieces that combine style and elegance with the sort of modest pieces you need if you are to set the right tone and follow the dress code correctly.

I have been looking through the outfits that have been put together, and have chosen my favourites. These outfits have been put together for a specific event, but you could easily use them to adapt to your own special summer occasion.

 

Look 1

Silver Ring, Royal Ascot

What the Jacques Vert Group say – “The Silver Ring is the most informal area of Royal Ascot. It has a fairly relaxed dress code, but we say you should enjoy the excuse to get all dressed up! We recommend a stylish dress and co-ordinating fascinator for a sophisticated look.”

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To get the look from Kaliko, click here

What I say

Angelina Jolie classic chic in an instant!

Angelina looks so chic in this white suit

Angelina looks so chic in this white suit

Look 2

Grandstand Admission, Royal Ascot

What Jacques Vert say “Grandstand Admission requires elegant daywear and is more formal than the Silver Ring. You are required to wear a race day hat or headpiece at all times, but don’t let this put you off. Precis Petite and Jacques Vert have a fabulous selection of elegant hats and fascinators to suit all styles.”

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Get the look from Precis Petite – click here.

What I say

Queen of the wedding guests Pippa Middleton rocks this kind of outfit, mixing bright colours with monochrome.

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Luncheon at Wimbledon

What Jacques Vert say: “Wimbledon has no formal dress code, however if you are having lunch at one of the restaurant areas then an elegant occasion outfit would not go amiss. Choose a feminine prom dress to make you feel confident and dressed up.”

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Get the look at Kaliko, click here.

What I say

I love this so much! What a way to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn.

One of Audrey Hepburn's most iconic looks

One of Audrey Hepburn’s most iconic looks

Look 4

Royal Enclosure, Royal Ascot

What Jacques Vert say – “The Royal Enclosure is the most formal area at Royal Ascot, and the dress code is elegant, formal daywear. Your shoulders and knees should be covered, and hats must be worn at all times. We have a fabulous selection of hats and headpieces, including a range by royal milliner Rachel Trevor-Morgan.”

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To get the look from Jacques Vert, click here.

What I say.

It’s blue and it’s lace – Duchess Kate would just love this look!

Kate Middleton just loves blue lace and wears it a lot.

Kate Middleton just loves blue lace and wears it a lot.

To view all the Jacques Vert occasion wear, click here.



An evening at the races – a few styling tips

A few months ago I received a very exciting invitation – would I like to be a judge at the Wolverhampton Races Ladies Evening event taking place at Dunstall Park on September 6th. I must admit I felt really honoured to be asked, and under a little bit of pressure to sort my own outfit. The role of judge is to help pick the best dressed, to find the best hat on display, and to see who could give Carrie Bradshaw a run for her money in the best shoe department. My outfit is now sorted (a gorgeous Gina Bacconi dress that will be showcased on the blog next week), but I’ve been asked to share a few of my tips for getting your outfit right for an evening at the races.

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And we’re off!

First Tip – Colour!

If you really want to get noticed at the races, wearing a beautiful bright dress is a great way to go. One lady who always seems to look fabulous at race events, from Royal Ascot to the Derby and Goodwood, is the stunning soprano Katherine Jenkins.  Katherine often opts for a simple, but bright dress that she then tops with a truly great hat for a look that is chic and eye-catching. Coleen Rooney and Samantha Barks are ladies who also channel this look really well.

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Tip 2 – But Black and White is alright too.

One of the most iconic race day outfits of all time was the one created by Cecil Beaton, and worn by Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. This stunning monochrome masterpiece made black and white perfect Ladies Day wear, and the look is one that appears again and again. Nicole Kidman paid homage to Audrey just last year at the Australian Derby Day.

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Tip 3 – Don’t forget the hat.

Ladies race events are one of the few occasions where you can rock a seriously big hat without looking too ostentatious (or silly, delete as applicable.) A gorgeous hat can be teamed with a simple dress for the ultimate in chic outfits. I think neat pillbox styles look best on shorter hairstyles, and a veil can add a touch of glamorous mystery – just look how amazing Thandie Newton looks in vintage style. But don’t worry if a hat isn’t your thing. Delta Goodrum looked stunning in her floral head-dress, and Kate and Pippa Middleton are twin queens of the fascinator.

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The Final Tip is all about those shoes…

My tip about shoes is simple. Wear them as high as you can, but make sure you can actually walk in them. Falling off your heels never looks glamorous, unless you’re Naomi Campbell, and the last thing you want to be on your special night is what Stanford Blatch described as ‘fashion roadkill’. That said, if there was ever an occasion to break out the Louboutins, it’s this one.

For ticket information about The Tile Choice Ladies evening, visit the Wolverhampton Racecourse Website here.