Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Elle Style Awards 2013

Last night The Savoy Hotel in London was host to this years Elle Style Awards. There was a wide variety of dresses on show, with the likes of Kate Hudson, Daisy Lowe and Elizabeth Olsen modelling them.

Sophie Ellis Bexter and Daisy Lowe doing the 1950's trend proud in fabulous, full-skirted dresses. Daisy's Dolce & Gabbana 'Sera' dress is definitely my favourite though with it's playful yet grown-up feel and the understated accessories.

Peaches Geldof shows off her cute baby bump in a glamorous blush pink lace dress complete with open back and contrasting blue clutch bag.

Chloe Moretz wore a bold striped Stella McCartney dress that is very on-trend for SS13 and not too over-the-top for her age.

Overall, a very stylish evening indeed. Who wins your award for best dressed of the night?

Monday, 11 February 2013

Third Floor Publication

Sorry for the lack of blogging lately, but I have a good excuse - honest! As part of my Final Major Project I am working on Third Floor Publication as the graphic designer. Third Floor is an annual, university-funded magazine with a hand-picked team of third year students. It aims to create visually enticing and thought-provoking material for creative professionals. Head on over to our newly re-designed website to find out more.

Issue 4 - 2010                                   Issue 5 - 2011

As part of our research for the new issue, on Friday we are heading up to London for Fashion Week. We've got tickets for a few catwalk shows, as well as some of the off-schedule shows at Somerset House and some presentations. I am incredibly excited and will no-doubt take too many photos so expect a follow up blog post just as soon as I get back!!

Keep you eyes peeled for more Third Floor info and behind-the-scenes of working on a magazine!

Are you going to any LFW shows this week?

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

'I Give It a Year' Movie Review

Last night I attended a preview showing of a new rom-com starring Minnie Driver, Rose Byrne and Stephen Merchant, among others. I Give It a Year sees the life of a newly-wed couple unravel in an incredibly witty and clever storyline. This comes as no surprise as it was born from the minds that created Love Actually, Bridget Jones's Diary and Borat!
The leading man is played by Rafe Spall, some of you may recognise him from his small part in One Day opposite Anne Hathaway as well as recent Oscar-nominated Life of Pi. Australian-born Rose Byrne, of Bridesmaids fame, plays the female lead. The two play off each other brilliantly and put it stellar performances as a couple struggling with married life.
Already a fan of Stephen Merchant having seen his stand up live, I was interested to see how he portrayed the token 'best friend'. His humour and inappropriate anecdotes were one of my favourite parts of the movie and can only be described as hilarious! Minnie Driver also delivers clever one-liners as the cynical older sister.
On the whole, a great, heart-warming tale of the trials and tribulations of married life and ultimately finding the one. I highly recommend it!

I Give It a Year is released across the UK on February 8th

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Kate Hudson: Designer

Today it was announced that Kate Hudson will be designing a capsule collection for an American brand that she is already the face of, Ann Taylor.

Her collection is expected to be reminiscent of her personal style; simple, chic yet practical. I love Kate's simple yet elegant style, especially the outfits she wears to award ceremonies and events. In my previous post on The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, I crowned Kate Hudson my best dressed of the night in this black, floor length Alexander McQueen gown.

Below are a few more of my favourites...

In Stella McCartney at the British Fashion Awards 2011

Sporting her signature messy fringe and golden locks at the Elle Style Awards in 2008

In a flawless white dress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2010

In a nude, lace Versace dress fit for princess

Are you looking forward to seeing what Kate comes up with? What celebrity styles do you admire?

Monday, 14 January 2013

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2013

The award season has been ceremoniously launched with the Golden Globes taking place last night in Beverly Hills. A whole host of television and film stars along with the usual set of celebrity faces turned out for the ceremony that saw Les Miserables and Argo taking centre stage. Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman both picked up awards for their portrayals in the classic musical as well as winning Best Picture in the musical or comedy category.
Ben Affleck also scooped up a couple of awards for his latest directorial feature, Argo, including Best Picture in the drama category and Best Director.
But enough of who won what, lets get to the stuff that matters, who wore what! There was an array of great dresses and suits on display and here are a few of my favourites...

 Anne Hathaway in a glamorous yet understated Chanel couture gown clutching her award for Best Supporting Actress.

 Ben Affleck looking very pleased with his win in a three-piece suit complete with bow tie and contrast lapels.

Jessica Chastain looking graceful with her award in a mint green Calvin Klein halter-dress.

Claire Danes, winner of Best Actress in a drama series, chose a stunning Versace dress in red to compliment her golden locks.

My favourite dress of the night was the Alexander McQueen gown worn by Kate Hudson. I love the ornate neck detail, simple waist-cinching belt and the strategically placed cut out. The long sleeves and floor sweeping length keep it simple and ultra-sophisticated. Definitely something I would love to wear, you know, when I'm invited to the Oscars......

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