Jessica Ennis – Queen of the World

Jessica Ennis is on top of the world right now, the Golden girl of sport with a gold medal to prove it. And it seems that sport is not the only area in which Jessica is excelling – showing herself to be no slouch in the style stakes either. Blessed with a glorious figure and a beautiful face, it would be hard for Jessica to look anything less than stunning, but her style choices have met with universal approval.

From Victoria Beckham on the Jonathan Ross show, to Alexander McQueen in salmon pink, Jessica has shown her style is ladylike and classic. She chooses knee length skirts, but varies the silhouette – from skater style skirts to very sexy pencil styles. She embraces a colour palette that makes the clothes visually interesting – not all little black dresses for this lady – and then leaves the trainers behind to enhance each outfit with a killer heel.

I think it is wonderful that so many young girls are already citing Jessica as an inspiration, her healthy, sporty physique is a fabulous thing for young girls to see as an ideal. And with Jessica showing that her off track style is impressive as her track performance, I hope she is one trendsetter who we will be talking about for a very long time.

 

 

 

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Roksanda Ilincic/EDITION Pink crepe cowl dress £79 

Black leather round toe platforms Price: £55.00 

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Black lace midi tube dress Price: £32.00 

MULBERRY Daria spongy leather clutch 

Lion Head Clutch Price: £18.00 

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Planet Black Jersey Top £29

Faith Black peep toe court shoes 

 

Axara Pleated skirt 

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Debenhams Press Day

Once upon a time, In the heart of Bloomsbury, there was a fashion fairy tale known as the Debenhams Press Day. A fairy tale that all who loved fashion wanted to be a part of, filled with sumptuous gowns, glorious heels and bags that I would frankly swap a handsome prince for. In addition, beauty fans were treated to a sneaky look at all the newest brands that will be on offer next season, and all who attend leave with a voucher to enjoy a treat from Debenhams latest range, ensuring the fairytale has a happy ever after.

The Debenhams A/W 2012 collection scores High in the glamour stakes. The Number 1 Jenny Packham collection is full of bias cut beaded dresses that have their inspirations in both the new Great Gatsby movie, and 1930s stars like Jean Harlow and Constance Bennett. These dresses scream old Hollywood glamour and are just full of timeless, exquisite pieces. But other Debenhams brands are not left behind in the glamour stakes, with Debut, Ben de Lisi and Julian McDonald all producing dresses of sublime quality, fit to grace any red carpet event.

The new Editions designer range continues to impress, especially the handbag range from Jonathan Kelsey which will be on everyone’s shopping lists come Christmas.Roksanda Ilincic’s neat tailored dresses also score high marks for style, and now have the Middleton factor too, making them another new season must have.

Other standout pieces were the very Art Deco black and gold accessories from H! by Henry Holland,which also reminded me of 1970s Biba, and the cute 1960s neutrals and cute cat prints from Red Herring. I also ADORED the Star by Julian McDonald collection which is full of stylish, classic cocktail hour dresses that my wardrobe wants and needs.

All in all, a lip smackingly gorgeous collection which will leave you longing for the days when it hits Debenhams stores. This is a collection based on classic style, rather than transient here today, gone tomorrow fad fashion.

 

Kate chooses Temperley for War Horse Premiere

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Warhorse premiere in London last night, and Kate opted to wear black again.  This time the dress in question was a beautiful, full length black lace gown with a nude lining, and it was absolutely lovely. Keying into Kate’s love of lace, this dress was elegant, feminine and utterly exquisite.

Kate has already showed support for Alice Temperley on a number of occasions, notably at Wimbledon in June, in a white dress criticised for being a bit like a tennis costume. This time Kate’s choice of Temperley has been eliciting approval all over the media and news sites.

I love that Kate is embracing classic black for formal, evening occasions. Black has been something that many believed the Royals should keep for funerals, but it is such a sophisticated, chic choice. I also love that this dress has the feel of a winter ball gown, with the darker shade and long sleeves. There is a touch of Spanish influence to the dress that I also adore, with Kate’s flowing hair she could be a Spanish Infanta – totally glorious.