Oscars 2014

So awards season is officially over, sad times! Here are my picks of the 86th Oscars…

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Photos from top left: Jennifer Lawrence – Dior Couture,  Anne Hathaway – Gucci,  Naomi Watts – Calvin Klein, Olga Kurylenko – Alice Elia – through Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green DressSally Hawkins – Valentino, Julie Delpy – Jenny Packham, Karen O – Camilla Staerk and Brandy St. John, Olivia Wilde – Valentino, Portia De Rossi – Naeem Khan, Veerle Baetens, Bette Midler – Reem Acra, Calista Flockhart – Andrew GN.

However, I think these fab ladies win hands down for the accolade of BEST DRESSED, not only for this years Oscars, but for the entire awards season! For both gals I literally gasped, and WOWED, oohhhed and ahhhed. They both just look so so stunning…

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Kelly Osbourne wore a Badgley Mischka dress, whilst Kate Hudson draped herself in Alteir Versace.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

I think it’s become clear, not only through this post but my other award posts, that I am partial to a creamy, goldy, embroidered gown; why not remind yourself of all my other best dressed celebs …

Emmys, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Grammys, BAFTA’s!

The Boys

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Jared Leto aka ‘Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyers Club’, wore Saint Laurent, I especially loved his spangly buttons!

An Afterthought…

My initial feeling to Cate Blanchett’s dress was “it’s pretty, but I’ve seen better”. However, after watching some highlights (the actual show was 1:30-4:00am on a Sunday night – not sure my boss would have been happy with me Monday morning) and seeing Ryan Seacrest chatting with her, I decided that actually she looked absolutely gorgeous. I think this is enhanced through the fact that she simply oozes loveliness – she just seems so kind and genuine! But also her skin, (oh my!) and her hair, she literally shines, and because she’s made my picks in each award post I couldn’t not include her here, I think she’s worthy ; )

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Who are your award season heroes? And have you seen any of the ‘must see’ films? I’m currently reading “12 Years a Slave” SOB!

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Blog Sale…

Hi All,

Just a really quick update for you today to let you know that I have FINALLY made a start on my Blog Sale (as mentioned here).

To view what’s currently for sale either click here, or click on the Blog Sale tab up top!

I have loadsa stuff so don’t forget to check back!!

This is such a big job, and has been a long time coming, so I’m so glad to finally make a start!

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Girl Crush – Olivia Wilde

Wow, this week has been crazy! Which meant that I missed Wednesday’s Girl Crush post – oops!

But better late than never, and this week I bring you Olivia Wilde! After her amazing Golden Globes dress…

Golden-GlobesPhotos via Vogue UK and FabSugar Check out those shoes!!! If you would like to see my other picks from the Golden Globes click here!

…I did a little research into some of her past red carpet looks. And look what I found…

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From left to right: 1. 2011 Glamour Reel Moments premiere presented by Clarisonic held at the Directors Guild Of America on October 24, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.  Source: Michael Buckner/Getty Images North America). 2. Olivia donned a Yigal Azrouël Resort 2012 dress for the 10th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball and Salvatore Ferragamo clutch. Via The Trend Diaries 3. In a Marchesa dress at the 2009 Emmys. Source: Getty Images via Celeb Buzz.

Doesn’t she just look stunning in every single one!

But not only can she don an elaborate, floor length dress, she can also rock the casu look in a graphic tee and hoody!

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via Mail Online

But does anyone remember when she played the “punky” Alex in The Oc??

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Is there anyone in particular that you would like me to feature?

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My First Giveaway… click on the circle to enter

Hi All,

As a huge thank you to all those who are checking in on my blog, following me on Twitter, Bloglovin, Facebook and so on, I am hugely excited to announce my first EVER giveaway!

Now, to add to the excitement/mystery I’m not going to post a picture straight away, mainly because I’m still adding to this amazing goody bag, bag being the operative word ;) GASP!!! But make sure you keep an eye out for some of the breadcrumb clues that will be coming up over the next week!

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But know this, so far there are items from Oh My Love, Maybelline, and Rimmel! And all you have to do to enter is click on the image above, and click a couple of questions  – EASY PEASY!!

If you share with a friend, you get an extra entry!

Competition ends on the 5th February, and I’ll being posting it out to the lucky winner that day!

Once again a massive massive THANK YOU!!!!!

Please note that unfortunately this giveaway is only open to UK residents!

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My Pick of the SAG Awards 2014

So you may have realised that it’s awards season! No? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING? Well don’t fret, I’m going to try and bring you the best of all the major award ceremonies coming up in the next month and a bit. Click here to see my picks of the bestest dresses from the 71st Golden Globes!

Now I do apologise, as this one is a couple of days late, so I’ll get straight into it…Best-of

From top Left: Breaking Bads Anna Gunn in Monique Lhuillier with Iarene Neuwirth jewellery and an Edie Parker clutch. Kelly Osbourne wears pleated gown by Zac Posen, a Colette diamond handcuff and Le Vian Diamond ring. Amy Adams in a blue/purple one shoulder dress by Antonio Beradi and Jimmy Choos. Boardwalk Empire actress Gretchen Mol wears a mesh bodice gown by J.Mendel. New Girl actress Hannah Simone in Marchesa, a Ferragamo clutch, Casadei shoes and jewelry by Neil Lane and Dionea Orcini. Oprah Winfrey wears a ruched purple long sleeved Badgley Mischka gown. Isla Fisher accessorises her Oscar de la Renta gown with a Ferragamo box clutch, Bulgari jewelry and Christian Louboutin shoes. Maria Menounos in a Rani Zakhem gown. Julia Roberts wears a bespoke  wide-leg Valentino jumpsuit with silver earrings and silver Roger Vivier clutch. Malin Ackermann in a beaded black, gold and nude gown by Naeem Khan and the  Jimmy Choo sandals. Jennifer Lawrence wears a strapless sequinned gown by Dior. Tina Fey also in a Oscar de la Renta gown, with black and gold Roger Vivier Cerniera clutch, Van Cleef & Arpels diamond earrings and ring.

So did anyone make it into both my Golden Globes, and SAG Awards picks? Well yes, these two…

GG-and-SA-Best-of12 Years A Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o is rocking it in a gorgeous turquoise gown by Gucci with an elaborate floral neckline and Fred Leighton jewellery. This girl knows how to don’ some pretty bright colours, and the cut is just perfect! And Cate Blanchett looks stunning in a soft pink dress by Givenchy, Chopard jewelry and Roger Vivier shoes. Now I have seen that this look has been hit or miss with some fashion critics, which, to an extent, I do understand, the draped detail is a little odd. However, I think she looks really feminine and it’s a completely different look and style to her golden globes ensemble, so bonus points from me for mixing it up!

I can’t decide if this next dress is my favourite of them all, or if it’s just the one that I would like to wear most – I’m also not sure if these are the same thing??

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It’s time for the BOYS : )

and another celeb who features in both my top picks (for the Golden Globes, and SAG Awards)…

BoysJared Leto dons a black Dior suit with a white bow tie and polka-dot pocket square, and looks completely drool worthy! As does Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington in a very gentlemanly suit. James Marsden sported a Valentino suit in navy, and rocks a paisley pocket square. Whilst Matthew McConaughey impresses again in a black printed Dolce & Gabbana suit.

Now for a little extra; one of THE best TV programs ever went home empty handed, but I think we can safely see that they have made a huge impression on the fashion world – even having a secured a space in the boys section! But “here come the girls'”…

GOTNatalie Dormer – Margaery Tyrell looked effortlessly cool with her half-shaven do’ and edgy Marios Schwab dress. Lena Headey – Cersei Lannister wore a bold Jenny Packham gown. Sophie Turner – Sansa Stark wears a simple yet striking Dolce & Gabbana dress. And finally Carice Van Houten – Melisandre opted for a short Christian Dior dress teamed with lush red lips.

So, once again, which are your faves? Yeh yeh I know the boys ; p

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All Photos from Vogue and Glamazon Diaries

Fashion Icon – 25 years in the making…

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You know the jist, she’s from Croydon, she was spotted by a modelling agency when she was young,  she joined what’s claimed to be the group of original Supermodels, which became known as the ‘Big Six’, she was part of the infamous Primrose Hill set; she’s probably one of the most famous models ever, and she loves a bit of Topshop.

What you may not know, is that today she is 40! WHAT?!? 13 years my senior and she looks better than I do, in fact she looks better than I did at 21!

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Name: As if you don’t know!

Age: 40 TODAY!

Career: Fashion ICON, spanning 25 years in the fashion and beauty industry.

Magazine Covers: 300+

Vogue Paris Covers: 20

Vogue Covers: 34, below! Just click on the picture for a better look!

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Check out Grazia Daily for their pick of Kate’s 25 most iconic covers!

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I don’t think anyone can argue that Kate doesn’t have an influence on fashion trends, she made striped tee’s, like the one she’s wearing above, a must-have wardrobe staple!

She made her Playboy cover debut on the 60th anniversary edition of the magazine, wearing the classic bunny outfit, and you’d be forgiven for thinking this was at the height of her career, this was taken in December last year, 2 MONTHS AGO!!!! I just hope I look even half as good as her at 40! Actually I’ll take that at 30!

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Happy Birthday Kate!

I’d love to know what your most favourite Kate Moss moment/outfit is??
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All photos from Vogue.co.uk

Christmas is over, booooo…

So it’s taken me a few days to well and truly get over the Christmas festivities! From lounging around in pj’s, scoffing my face, the thrill and excitement of my nieces staying over for a few days, and the impromptu nights out. I really did make the most of not having to go to work, and I have to admit I haven’t had the inclination to blog.

But I’m back, and without further ado here’s what I got for Christmas! I think I did rather well…

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This year my pressies have been quite beauty orientated, I’ve been working on a spot for a dressing table (keep an eye out for that post!) so the No7 mirror, Muji storage drawers and the white make up caddy will all have a spot there, as will the MAC blush (Lavish Living) and lipstick (Milan Mode) I got.

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I wanted a HD Brows palette and found that if I got the Latest in Beauty Glamour edition I could get this as well as some other lush products and save £5, and this box is still available!

I also got a couple of tops – a plaid shirt (I have a thing about shirts) and a fab top saying “what the fudge”.

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My sister very kindly bought me some classic white converse, which I’m excited about!! Remember I said I couldn’t wait to give her her present, well here’s her reaction…

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It’s exactly what I was hoping for. I bought her a pair of Carvela shoes from Kurt geiger, which she seemed happy with, I’m just hoping now that I can have my boots back from her!

All in all I had a great Christmas, and I cannot believe it’s over already!

What was your favourite xmas pressie?

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Girl Crush…

So I had a lil’ bit of an unintentional Jennifer Lawrence fest last week…

First off was obviously The Hunger Games Catching Fire, and WOW, I loved this one more than the first. Although I think this was mainly to do with Peta. In the first film I wasn’t sure of his casting for this role. I was so in love with the books – it literally took me a week to read all three – and for me that just wasn’t how Peta looked.

But in the second one he definitely manned up (which always helps ; p), even if Katniss had to save his bum more often than not.

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Photo: Movies.Yahoo

The second was the Silver Linings Playbook, now I tried to read this book and really struggled. To be honest I wasn’t really sure what the storyline was going into it, and I just could not get my head around it, I think I started to feel like I was going crazy! With this in mind, and even though before reading the book I really wanted to see the film, I didn’t have huge expectations for the film, I knew JL had won an Oscar for best performance by an actress, as well as a whole host of other awards, but I thought I was going to be just as confused as I was with the book.

How wrong I was! I loved this film! It’s very rare that I prefer the film if I have read the book/s first, bit The Silver Linings Playbook is definitely an exception. I wasn’t actually feeling great when I watched it and had been off work and in bed all day, but this film really cheered me up! It’s such a feel good film, but still hits a deep and  un-chartered topic.

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Photos: Movies.tvguide.com / Digitalspy.co.uk

But it’s not only her films that are great, she seems to be a really genuine and down-to-earth person, and lets face it at 23 and with all that she’s accomplished you would expect at least a couple of diva moments. But no, she (apparently) picks Bud(weiser) over fancy artisan beers, and even goes to premieres, The Great Gatsby Premiere in New York to be exact, with her hair up and without any make up! Yes you heard me NO MAKE-UP!

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Photo: Without-make-up.com

And obviously she still looked bloody gorgeous!

As well as this she still has the ability to completely transform herself, from the fresh-faced beauty above, to girl-next-door, sophisticated ladeee, and super sexy siren…

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Photos: Nuray PicturesHawtcelebs.com / Wallpaphd.com / Style Bistro / Celeb Bitchy / GQ / Jadore by Design / HD Wallpapers

And this doesn’t even cover her hair…

 Jennifer Lawrence Hair History

Photos: http: Wall 9 / Celebrity Hairstyles / Style Bistro / Hair Finder / Hair Finder /We Women  / Always in WonderJ Hair Reviews / So Feminine / I’ve completely lost the link to this picture but this was at the LA Special Screening of Silver Linings Playbook

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Photos: Hollywood Life / Glamour

So what do you think? Blonde or Brunette? Fringe or no fringe? Straight or Curly? Long or her new Pixi do’? This girl can wear it all!

Check out the amazing Jadore By Design for some of Jennifer’s hottest looks!

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Frends with Benefits an Unexpected Christmas Wish …

Now now, reign in that filthy mind!

I’m obviously talking about the new Frends Headphones range “Frends with Benefits” in collaboration with Rebecca Minkoff.

If you’re anything like me you’ll be lusting after ANY pair of these little beauts, not only because they are soooo gorgeous, BUT because normal headphones (e.g iphone standard ones) really hurt my poor lil’ ears!

I didn’t think headphones could look so comfy, or get any prettier than the Frends Oil Slick, or Layla, and Taylor (bigger than the Layla) Rose Gold versions, which are available at Avenue 32.

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But no, enter these intensely beautiful babies…

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The Frends with Benefits range in collaboration with Rebecca Minkoff, are, at the moment, only available in America via Apple.com or for pre-order at Nordstrom.

Now for the Frends with Benefits range you must own the Taylor frame (I am unsure as to whether it has to be the gold frame), you can then simply swap the caps to suit your mood!
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Now they are not, by any stretch of the imagination cheap: Layla – £130, Taylor – £170, Oil Slick £140 all Avenue 32, and Friends with Benefits $249.95, which works out around £152 at Apple, Nordstrom’s are coming in at £162, BUT this is the only place (at the moment) that I can find the different caps, which are £32.39 a pair.
But I think the beauty of all of these may just be worth the cost?!
Head over to Refinery 29 for your chance to win your very own pair of the Frends With Benefits headphones. I’ve already entered!
Over on Rebecca’s Blog it’s said that “Rebecca used her favorite aquamarine embossed leather to create headphone caps to match the ultra-popular hologram accessories from her fall collection. Your #ootd will never be the same again.”
What are your thoughts on these? I still can’t decide which is my favourite?
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Photos are taken from  Avenue 32, Nordstrom, and Refinery 29.