Style icons 2014 – A tale of two Jessica’s

Continuing with my look at the ladies whose wardrobes I would’ve happily fell into in 2014 I turn my attention to two ladies who share the same first name, as well as the same, impeccable, ladylike sense of style.

Jessica Chastain has had a stellar year in fashion in 2014. As well as being one of the best actresses of her generation, she is also a lady I always look out for on the red carpet, interested to see how she sets off that porcelain skin and Rita Hayworth hair. She makes both fabulous and interesting choices, from shimmering royal blue metallics that are the perfect choice for a redhead, to citrus yellows and lemons that make her totally stand out on the red carpet.

Jessica often opts for a shorter, 1950s style skirt which keeps her look fresh in a sea of full-length red carpet choices, and her hair and make-up are always appropriate – she can transform from girl next door to a glamorous siren with just a slash of lipstick and Kohl, but I love that she often opts for soft and dewy make-up looks that give that barely there look.

For a wonderful variety of looks and styles I think Jessica Chastain’s wardrobe is hard to beat, but another Jessica, the gorgeous Jessica Alba, certainly gives her a run for her money.

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jessica-chastain-290Jessica Alba never looks anything less than a movie style, whether on, or off duty. She could certainly win the title fashion Chameleon, as she changes her style on a regular basis that goes from Prom Queen Pretty to full length princess, and then to sexy and sizzling. A regular on best dressed lists, Jessica has been someone who looks I always seem to love – she makes a regular appearance on the fashion-mommy facebook page with so many of her red carpet dresses, but this is a lady not afraid to rock a jumpsuit too.

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Get the look with Wallis

Lime Fitted Jacquard Dress Was £65.00 Now £52.00 click to visit Wallis

Lime Fitted Jacquard Dress

Melon Fitted Jacquard Dress Was £65.00 Now £52.00 click to visit Wallis

Melon Fitted Jacquard Dress

Red Embellished Maxi Dress Was £55.00 Now £20.00 click to visit Wallis

Red Embellished Maxi Dress

Plus Size Patterned Foil Lace Dress Was £65.00 Now £25.00 click to visit Wallis

Plus Size Patterned Foil Lace Dress

Petite Blue Ruched Maxi Dress Was £50.00 Now £20.00 click to visit Wallis

Petite Blue Ruched Maxi Dress

Petite Black Embellished Neck Jumpsuit Was £45.00 Now £20.00 click to visit Wallis

Petite Black Embellished Neck Jumpsuit

Grey Soft Knitted Jumper Was £33.00 Now £26.40 click to visit Wallis

Grey Soft Knitted Jumper

Bronze Glitter Mid Heel Sandal Was £39.50 Now £20.00 click to visit Wallis

Bronze Glitter Mid Heel Sandal

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Christmas fashion inspiration from the Celebs

It seems an age since I’ve done one of my favourite sort of posts, a celebrity style one, and so I’ve decided that, as we are moving towards the end of another year, I would focus on some of my favourite celeb looks from the Winter so far.  I think 2014 has been a pretty vintage year in terms of stunning red carpet and off duty looks, and I’m sure to be featuring lots of my favourite 2014 looks in another post before we reach December 31st, but this post is looking at some of the glamorous evening looks that have featured in end of year Jingle Bell festivities.

We have Emma Stone super chic in head to toe black, and Kate Middleton again opting for classic black lace. Kirsten Dunst looks stunning in printed Vivienne Westwood, and you can get a similar piece for a sale price at House of Fraser. Michelle Obama always shines at this time of year, and I love the 1950s prom style that you can replicate with designs from Kaliko.

We also have looks from Hailee Steinfeld, Carey Mulligan, Cheryl Cole, Victoria Pendleton and my personal style crush fave from 2014, the impeccable Taylor Swift.

If you needed any further inspiration for Christmas and New Year, you’ve certainly come to the right place!

 

Emma Stone

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Emma Stone

Get the look

Black Asymmetric Coat now  £129.00 click to visit Kaliko

Black Asymmetric Coat
now £129.00 click to visit Kaliko

Leather Pencil Skirt now  £69.00 click to visit Kaliko

Leather Pencil Skirt
now £69.00 click to visit Kaliko

Kirsten Dunst

 

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Kirsten Dunst

Get the Look

Paper Dolls Shift print midi dress now £23.40 click to visit House of Fraser

Paper Dolls Shift print midi dress now £23.40 click to visit House of Fraser

Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama

Get the look

Berry Prom Dress now  £99.00 click to visit Kaliko

Berry Prom Dress
now £99.00 click to visit Kaliko

 Kaliko Black Prom Dress  now |£99 click to visit House of Fraser


Kaliko Black Prom Dress
now |£99 click to visit House of Fraser

Carey Mulligan

 

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Carey Mulligan

Get the look

 Biba Star print column maxi dress £101.40 click to visit House of Fraser


Biba Star print column maxi dress
£101.40 click to visit House of Fraser

Victoria Pendleton

 

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Victoria Pendleton

Get the look

 Shubette Sheer sleeve dress with rouched bodice  now £108 click to visit House of Fraser


Shubette Sheer sleeve dress with rouched bodice
now £108 click to visit House of Fraser

 Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift

Get the look

QUEENS SHELL TOP £35.00 click to visit Coast

QUEENS SHELL TOP
£35.00 click to visit Coast

PENNY SKIRT £125.00 click to visit Coast

PENNY SKIRT
£125.00 click to visit Coast

Anna Kendrick

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Anna Kendrick

ADELISE MAXI DRESS £95.00 click to visit Coast

ADELISE MAXI DRESS
£95.00 click to visit Coast

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Louanna Lace Dress now £75.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Louanna Lace Dress
now £75.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Hailee Steinfeld

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Hailee Steinfeld

Get the look

ERINA MAXI £95.00 click to visit Coast

ERINA MAXI
£95.00 click to visit Coast

Cheryl Cole

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Get the look

Navy Sequin High Neck Bodycon Mini dress £18.50 click to visit New Look

Navy Sequin High Neck Bodycon Mini dress £18.50 click to visit New Look

And a little vintage inspiration from the Lorcan Mullany Collection for Jacques Vert.

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Red Waterfall Gown £299.00 click to visit Jacques Vert

Red Waterfall Gown
£299.00 click to visit Jacques Vert

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Asymmetric Waterfall Dress £199.00 click to visit Jacques Vert

Asymmetric Waterfall Dress
£199.00 click to visit Jacques Vert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAFTA Style red carpet fashion from House of Fraser

The television Bafta’s are this year teamed with House of Fraser as an official style partner, and in honour of this, I thought that it would be a good idea to show you some of the amazing red carpet styles that the department store currently has on offer. House of Fraser is always a great port of call for occasion dressing, with brands such as Biba, Untold and Ariella all showing that you can create looks suited to Hollywood events with a more modest budget.

In addition to the fabulous gowns, which offer colour, beading, a range of silhouettes, and retro and icon influences, House of Fraser are also offering up to 30% off all occasion wear, leaving you extra pennies to sort out your accessories.

So whatever your special occasion, or if you just treat life as a red carpet, take a look at the beautiful finery on offer here…will you be able to resist adding a little frock to your basket?

Great Gatsby Influences

Untold Beaded blouson style dress £175 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Beaded pattern sleeveless dress £90 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Sequin cut out back detail dress £140 click to visit House of Fraser

JS Collections Embellished fan detail dress £200 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Clutch bag £35.40 click to visit House of Fraser

Biba Deco embellished jacket £87.50 click to visit House of Fraser

 

1950s styling

Ariella Ottoman full skirted dress £120 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Dress fit and flare £125 click to visit House of Fraser

Dickins & Jones Ladies shimmer stripe prom dress £66.50 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Mesh top dress dress £135 click to visit House of Fraser

Kate Middleton influenced

Pied a Terre Lace shift dress £87.50 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Lace dress with sleeves £180 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Full skirted jacquard dress £80 click to visit House of Fraser