Celebrity Style round up featuring Kate Moss, Ellie Goulding and Millie Mackintosh.

There have been some really great celebrity looks this month, with celebs once again showing that the perfect wardrobe is a good blend of High Street pieces and designer names. On the designer front, there was a double whammy at this year’s Children in Need, with both Tess Daly and Sarah Harding opting for the Project D Itala dress, albeit in different metallic shades. Kate Moss showed her style credentials in animal print from Marc Jacobs in a midi length, a style you can get for less on the High Street at the moment, whilst the lovely Sara MacDonald, Noel Gallagher’s better half, showed that the Gatsby look is definitely alive and kicking in Gucci, a look you can get for less at Phase Eight.

On the High Street, Zoe Hardman and Lydia Bright are another couple of fashionista’s sharing a great look, but styling it in oh so different ways. The plaid suit from Miss Selfridge looks as great with heels as it does with loafers and is a great buy this season. Wear it as a suit or as separates, either way would be amazing, making it a great versatile buy. Millie Mackintosh looks a million dollars in a pair of chandelier earrings from Accessorize that cost significantly less than a million dollars, whilst Ellie Goulding towers over the musical opposition in a pair of Sprint boots from Nelly’s 5inch and Up collection.

And finally. my favourite celebrity look of the last week, and one which I had just a small hand in. BBC presenter Joanne Malin presented the Midlands coverage of this year’s ‘Children in Need’ in a gorgeous blue, 1960s style, beaded dress from Phase Eight. Joanne had asked me if I had any contacts I could call in at Phase Eight in order to source something special for the live coverage, which regularly attracts more than 1 million viewers. I duly obliged and Joanne made a trip to the Solihull branch, choosing three possible dresses, the Tina Tassel, the Betsy Feather and the Lorabelle, with the Lorabelle the dress that was eventually chosen for the big night. I think this was the perfect choice with the deep blue looking fabulous against Joanne’s red hair.

 

Millie Mackintosh wears Accessorize

 

Decadent Opium Crystal Earrings £14 click to visit Accessorize

 Ellie Goulding wears Nelly

5 INCH AND UP FOR NELLY / SPRINT BOOTS £ 67.95 click to visit Nelly

Sarah Harding wears Project D

 

PROJECTD LONDON Itala Ocean Asymmetric Sequin Maxi Gown £595.00 click to visit my wardrobe

Joanne Malin wears Phase Eight

Lorabelle Sequin Dress £104.00 Was £130.00 click to visit Phase Eight

The other choices

Tina Tassel Dress £150.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Betsy Feather Dress £150.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Sara MacDonald in Gucci – Get the look

 

Get the look

Giselle Flapper Dress £275.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Kate Moss in Marc Jacobs – Get the look

Daisie Leopard Print Midi Bodycon Dress £13.99 click to visit Missguided

Ginny Leopard Print Midi Dress £18.99 click to visit Missguided

Zoe Hardman in Warehouse

BEADED COLLAR JACQUARD DRESS. Price: £70.00 click to visit Warehouse

Zoe Hardman and Lydia Bright in Miss Selfridge

CHECK TROUSERS. Price: £48.00 click to visit Warehouse

CHECK JACKET. Price: £75.00 click to visit Warehouse

John Lewis Faux Fur Hat, Purple £20 click to visit John Lewis

Warm Grey Faux Fur Cossack Hat £9.99 click to visit New Look

Melanie Masson wears In Love with Fashion

 

 

LOVE Black And Silver Lurex Cross Neck Cut Out Maxi £42 click to visit Love

 

Kate and Pippa show off their demure evening looks.

This week we have been treated to sightings of both Middleton sister’s wearing evening attire. And it seems that long-sleeved and demure are the buzzwords when it comes to the looks they have both chosen to adopt. Ladylike and glamorous would definitely apply to both dresses, heralding a new era of grown-up evening style.

Kate attended the 100 women in hedge funds black tie gala wearing a beautiful, vibrant red jersey dress with chiffon sleeves by London Label Beulah. The dress, named ‘Sarai’. was another astute choice by Kate, for the Beulah label  was started by Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs to provide work for victims of human trafficking in India. The dress proved that Kate is aware of the growing interest in ethical fashion, and is keen to support those taking a fashion stand.

I love this dress, which is very flattering. It is reminiscent of the Issa styles that Kate has sported previously, including the blue engagement dress. The dress also comes in a blue shade, which I feel better illustrates the sheer chiffon sleeves. This is very on trend, with its 1940s styling, and has an elegant look which seems to suit Kate.

This wrap style dress is a style classic, and is readily available on the high street and online. Reiss has a couple of cute, shorter versions, whilst Monsoon has channelled this look in a 1970s calf length.

Reiss Lorna wrap front dress £189 

Reiss Sammie Tie front dress £120

monsoon Jacqueline dress £70 

 

Pippa seems to have become a fan of Project D, the label designed by Dannii Minogue and Tabitha Webb. She also attended a charity night this week wearing a beautiful, full length Oriental style evening gown. The gown was the opposite of the red Temperley dress that she wore to the Boodles ball. That dress was criticised for being too low-cut. The Project D dress had a high neckline and long sleeves, leaving everything to the attention.

The dress Pippa is wearing is the Elle Botanical Maxi dress, and is currently available at mywardrobe.com for £623. (click here to go to the site). Pippa looks beautiful in this dress, and I love her more elegant up do and dark eye make up.

I think 1940s style floral silk evening dresses will be a big story this Winter. Long and maxi length isn’ t for everyone, but there are lots of shorter evening dresses with bold patterns that would definitely make a style statement. Very has a range of shorter floral dress, including one by South, which is definitely on my most wanted list!

South Printed dress £39

Oasis Painterly Floral Dress £65 

 

Miss Selfridge Dandelion Ponti Dress £45 

A rare sighting of the lesser spotted Duchess of Cambridge

There was a rare sighting of the Duchess of Cambridge this weekend, as she attended…you’ve guessed it…yet another society wedding.

Kate was attending the wedding of Harriet Colthurst and Thomas Sutton, and looked beautiful wearing a raspberry coloured lace dress by Collette Dinnigan with Prada heels. At first I thought the dress may have been another Erdum design, as it was similar in  style to the navy lace dress that she wore when she touched down in Canada.

I love Kate in this shade, it seriously enhances her colouring and highlights her brunette locks. Collette Dinnigan was an interesting choice, as she is South African born and Australian based, so, for once, Kate was not flying the flag for British fashion.

The wedding was also attended by Pippa Middleton with boyfriend Alex Loudon. In the week that she had shown some serious style credentials by being the most talked about FRower during London Fashion Week, wearing a seriously short dress for the Alice Temperley show which had everyone asking if she was sans knickers, Pippa again opted for a label with an Aussie connection. The beautiful printed dress in question was from Project D, the label by Dannii Minogue and Tabitha Webb. This was a beautiful choice which I think eclipses her previous two wedding outfits.

It was great to see Kate out and about, looking chic and elegant. Lets hope she makes a welcome return to the public eye soon!

Get the Look

This fabulous dress is very similar to that worn by Kate. It comes from Dorothy Perkins and costs just £35. Available at stores nationwide and at www.dorothyperkins.com.

Dorothy Perkins red lace dress

Asos also have a version of the little red lace dress, although this is probably too racy for Kate.I can see Pippa giving this one a go though!

Other stores that are buying into the hot raspberry lace trend include A-wear and Oasis, who have very different takes on the red dress look.