Toronto Film Festival – Best Looks

The Toronto film festival is one of those that often falls off my radar, but not this year. It seems that every day I have been gasping over one celebrity outfit or another. To put it quite simply, some of Hollywood’s finest are in Canada promoting upcoming films, and pulling all the stops out when it comes to choosing their outfits.

Kiera Knightley has been on a roll, wearing one stunning dress after another. I’ve chosen a couple of my favourites here, but every single dress has been just beautiful. Another Brit girl, Felicity Jones, continues to show why I mentioned her as one to watch stylewise. With a nod to retro styling, and her delectable co-star Eddie Redmayne on her arm, she looks picture perfect, young and fresh, on every occasion.

Other stars who are shining on the Toronto red carpet include the always reliable Kate Bosworth, Jessica Chastain showing why prom styles are not just for teenagers, and the ageless Julianne Moore. And, showing that style is not just about a great dress, Rose Byrne goes for mannish tailoring and looks impeccable and super sexy too.

Here are all my favourite looks from Toronto, along with a few ideas on how to get the looks for yourselves.

Kiera Knightley

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Julianne Moore

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Kate Bosworth

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Amanda Seyfried

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Rose Byrne

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Gemma Arterton

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Jennifer Aniston

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Octavia Spencer

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Jessica Chastain

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Jennifer Garner

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Get the look

Reese Witherspoon in navy blue.

SHOLA LACE DRESS £150.00 click to visit Coast

SHOLA LACE DRESS
£150.00 click to visit Coast

Rosamund Pike

MADDIE DRESS £125.00 click to visit Coast

MADDIE DRESS
£125.00 click to visit Coast

Amanda Seyfried

MILLAS LACE TOP £45.00 click to visit Coast

MILLAS LACE TOP
£45.00 click to visit Coast

SHEENA SKIRT £55.00 click to visit Coast

SHEENA SKIRT
£55.00 click to visit Coast

Kiera Knightley

 Jolie Moi Crochet lace swing dress now £74.99 click to visit House of Fraser


Jolie Moi Crochet lace swing dress now £74.99 click to visit House of Fraser

 Alice & You Light blue ruched bandeau maxi dress  £39 click to visit Debenhams

Alice & You
Light blue ruched bandeau maxi dress £39 click to visit Debenhams

 

Kate Bosworth

urban classics Ladies Strapless Top £3.87 click to visit kICKZ.CO.UK

urban classics Ladies Strapless Top £3.87 click to visit kICKZ.CO.UK

 KOONHOR Knee length skirt £ 226.00 £ 79.00 click to visit Yoox


KOONHOR
Knee length skirt
now
£ 79.00
click to visit Yoox

Ivory and Cobalt Colourblock Pencil Dress     Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Ivory and Cobalt Colourblock Pencil Dress
Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

Jennifer Aniston

Reiss Garbo Tailored Dress, Navy £179 click to visit John Lewis

Reiss Garbo Tailored Dress, Navy £179 click to visit John Lewis

Felicity Jones style

Spot Pleated Mesh Midi Dress     Was £38.00     Now £30.40 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Spot Pleated Mesh Midi Dress
Was £38.00
Now £30.40 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Octavia Spencer

Alice & you Dark Green Midi Lace Dress     Price: £26.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Alice & you Dark Green Midi Lace Dress
Price: £26.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

 

 

Fashion Focus – Jumpsuits from Dorothy Perkins

In the same way that the maxi dress was rescued from it’s Laura Ashley style 70s obscurity, and is now a definite wardrobe staple, the jumpsuit now seems here to stay. I can still remember the 1980s versions, boiler suits, parachute suits that seemed to be more suited to a flying lesson or working in a factory than actually being a fashion item. Early 1980s Scottish Songstress Kelly Marie seemed to have one perfectly glued to her body, and that was more than enough reason not to be wearing them. But how times change.

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The jumpsuit is now a super practical and much loved part of the wardrobe, and is a definite red carpet staple. Only this week, Rose Byrne was pictured wearing a silver lame version that took the disco look into the 21st century with amazing style. Miley Cyrus, Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Kate Beckinsale and Elizabeth Banks are amongst the vast number of stars who can sometimes swap an evening dress for a sassy jumpsuit.

Dorothy Perkins has some amazing jumpsuits at the moment, and they currently offering 25% off. There are perfect suits for the summer, with spaghetti straps and loose fitting shapes. There are more sophisticated looks for evening wear, designs with patterns and in block colours. They have a jumpsuit for every occasion, and with a great discount, now is the time to add a jumpsuit to your wardrobe. (Discount is 25% off, and is applied at the checkout.)

Black T-shirt Jumpsuit     Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black T-shirt Jumpsuit
Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

Neon trim jumpsuit     Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Neon trim jumpsuit
Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Crinkle Fabric Jumpsuit     Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Crinkle Fabric Jumpsuit
Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black butterfly print jumpsuit     Price: £38.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black butterfly print jumpsuit
Price: £38.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Animal palazzo jumpsuit     Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Animal palazzo jumpsuit
Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black sheer top jumpsuit     Price: £42.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black sheer top jumpsuit
Price: £42.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Petite jersey cami jumpsuit     Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Petite jersey cami jumpsuit
Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blush crepe palazzo jumpsuit     Price: £42.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blush crepe palazzo jumpsuit
Price: £42.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

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SAG Awards – All the trends

Last night saw the next event on the glittery awards cavalcade. The Screen Actors Guild awards are less formal than the Globes or the Oscars so many stars opt for a slightly less showy look. This year there were some truly stunning looks on show, and some key trends, including 70s glamour, black is back and ponytails. There were also splashes of block colour, with red, blue and green all looking great on the Red Carpet.

Trends 70s chic

Angela Jolie wore one of the key trends on the night – 70s disco. She wore a stunning fluid black gown from Jenny Packham. The dress, with low back and draped front, was super sexy,and Angelina kept the 70s theme going in hooped vintage earrings. I was super excited by this choice as I had earlier tweeted Cosmopolitan that Angelina would wear Jenny Packham – and was proved to be correct!

Tilda Swinton also keyed into the 1970s trend, wearing a pleated white dress that looked like it could’ve come from Halston circa 1977. This was custom-made Lanvin and I think it was a spectacular choice for Tilda. I also loved her hairstyle, so much chicer than the Jedward she sported at the Golden Globes.

Probably the look that I loved most was this Elie Saab jumpsuit, as worn by Rose Byrne. This was an exciting choice, the beautifully beaded suit had a ‘Carlito’s Way’ feel to it, whilst her neat bobbed hairstyle reminded me of 20s icon Louise Brooks. I couldn’t fault any of it, and  loved the fact that this outfit had sat in the wardrobe for a few years, just waiting to wow us!

Another lady opting for that draped seventies look was Melissa McCarthy. I think she looked beautiful in this midnight blue dress, this was such an improvement on her Golden Globes Dress and the ruching was ultra flattering. The designer was Badgley Mischka.

Trends – Back to Black

If The Golden Globes was all about nudes, then the SAG awards saw stars  and starlets going back to black. As well as the aforementioned Angelina, many other ladies chose the dark shade. Stacey Keibler looked just exquisite in a gorgeous lace column dress by Marchesa, one of the hottest design teams on the night. The dress has a spanish feel to it, and she accessorised perfectly with George Clooney.

Glee girl Jayma Mays chose a gorgeous black sequined gown my Reem Acra. I love this dress, a simple shape that allows all the blingy sequins to do the talking.

Emma Stone was, as ever, perfect. Her sense of style never fails to impress, and in custom-made Alexander McQueen, this was true yet again. I  loved the length of this gown, not  floor sweeping so it  had a youthful feel. The embellished bodice was beautiful, and as for the shoes…

Ashlee Simpson was another star who chose Jenny Packham. This is the best  I have ever seen here look – she looks divine! I love the fact that this dress has a gothic glam look to it, a little bit spiders web. Her hair also looked super stylish in a shorter style.

Trend – brights

Emily Blunt chose an emerald-green gown from Oscar De La Renta that just screamed ‘movie star’. With her  raven locks, this was the perfect colour for the Young Victoria star.

Michelle Williams went for classic red Valentino, a dress right on the lace trend. It was an elegant look for the gamine star, and her make-up was just flawless.

I hated Jessica Chastain’s look at The Golden Globes, it was ageing and made her looked washed out. But I think she got it spot-on at the Sag’s in figure hugging Calvin Klein in a stunning, vibrant blue. This was minimalist style at its best, and the blue was the perfect contrast for her porcelain skin and red hair.

Sofia Vergera came over all Marilyn Monroe/Material girl Madonna in another perfect fashion moment. The pink was of the hot variety, and I loved that she wore with  purple jewels for a touch of the colour clash.

Viola Davis wore an ethereal strapless gown from Marchesa that just floated onto the red carpet, it was so beautiful. Viola later showed that dress off perfectly as she collected the award for best actress for ‘The Help’.

When bad looks happen to good people

Amber Heard is beautiful, but in this bandage style dress by Zac Posen, with that severe hair, she looks like the Bride of Frankenstein.

Kristen Wiig was another who had an off night. Without the choker, this Balenciaga dress would’ve been an elegant choice. So why did Kristen decide to add the ‘Sid Snot’ punk neckwear? High Neck dresses always clash with chokers – hasn’t she learnt nothing from Nicole Kidman?

The Antonio Berardi dress, as worn by Jame Krakowski, just needed that bustier detail to be a little bit higher to avoid giving Jane’s breasts that ‘boob job’ look, which takes the dress from classy to tacky in an instant.

Really wish Lea Michele would stop wearing Elizabeth Hurley’s frocks…

Adore Amber Riley usually, but this looks like an extra from the handjive scene in Grease. So fussy, that bow is just too much.

What  did you think of the SAG awards? Who was your best dressed? Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.