Monday, 16 January 2012

Best dressed at the 2012 Golden Globes!

Awards season is finally upon us again and tonight it was The Golden Globes. Here are my favourite 10 dresses from the red carpet, plus my man and couple of the evening. These are just my own personal choices but I would love to hear who you would've chosen, so please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom.

Ariel Winter
I love the bold colour of this Dolce & Gabbana dress. It has a certain Grease prom feel to it and the black bow heels are cute too.

Claire Danes
Claire looks so elegant in this J.Mendel gown. It looks very Chanel-esque with the simple monochrome colours.

Zooey Deschanel
Absolutely love this Prada number. Zooey has finished the retro vibe with 60's style flicked hair and thick eyeliner.

Rooney Mara
Rooney is very much keeping to her dark style from the Dragon Tattoo promo tour she's recently been on. This Nina Ricci ensemble hangs beautifully from her skinny frame.

Angelina Jolie
Keeping it simple and glamorous in an Atelier Versace garment. It's Jolie's striking makeup which really appealed to me most.

Lea Michele
I love Lea's sultry front in this design by Marchesa. It's a very daring move for the Gleek and the emerald green ring brings a flash of colour to complete this outfit.

Helen Mirren
No one does seductive elegance quite like Dame Helen. The textured skirt adds some fun and I love the jewelled waist.

Emma Stone
Emma keeps in cool in some Lanvin. She gives it a rockier edge with the eagle belt and dark eyes. The dark berry colour really compliments her pale skin tone.

Evan Rachel Wood
This is such a dramatic look and Evan just oozes confidence in it. The colour is beautiful and who doesn't look feathers?

Madonna & Andrea Riseborough
So when I said I had picked 10 dresses, I lied, but Madonna and Andrea just look so great together, I couldn't help myself. I love how they're wearing opposites of each other. Madonna's Reem Acra dress is dark and structured with the square texture, whereas Andrea's is lighter in colour and material with delicate floral lace on the skirt of her Vivienne Westwood gown.

Man of the evening - Gerard Butler
Chosen purely on the basis he's wearing a three piece suit and Lord knows I love a man in a waistcoat. I love how he's kept the beard slightly scruffy to tone down his swanky red carpet look.

Couple of the evening - Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart
Quite possibly one of my most favourite couples ever. Just the way he's looking at her makes me green with envy. Calista is so radiant standing next to Harrison.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Style Steal - New Girl Episode 1: Pilot

So Zooey Deschanel's new show New Girl has finally hit the UK and if you're anything like me and my friends, you are already HOOKED! Zooey is a little bit of an idol to me. One thing I really love about her is her style and this always seems to come across in the characters she plays in films/tv shows. Use this blog each week as a helping hand in stealing her style.

The first outfit we see from Zooey's character Jess is this red and white Anthropologie dress. Unfortunately it is no longer available, but I have found some alternatives.

The first is a Ponte Tiered dress from New Look available in the sale down from £37.99 now at £26. Next is this red leaf print Cami dress from Dorothy Perkins, again available in the sales down from £27 to now £14. Thirdly is this lovely Ottoman Bustier dress from Warehouse in the sale with a whopping £50 off now available for just £20!! Finally is this super cute Object of Confection dress which can be found at Modcloth currently in the sale with 30% off.

Next, we see Jess watching Dirty Dancing and cry on the sofa BUT still in a cute and comfy style.

A checked shirt is a key piece for every wardrobe and can be found in most shops in various colours and for affordable prices. Check out this older blog post all about the different ways to wear a checked shirt.

And finally, here's one last adorable ensemble.

I love this look. The berry colours are very in right now too.

I actually have the H&M blazer which I wear quite a lot. The material is kind of jersey but a bit thicker, so it's really easy to wear. There are also suede elbow pads which are really cute. Hope you all enjoyed this post. Visit again next week for Episode 2: Kryptonite.

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Sunday, 8 January 2012

Hot Tramp, I Love You So!

Today is David Bowie's 65th birthday, so what better way to celebrate than to have him on repeat and wear his face.

I bought this Amplified Bowie tee about year ago from TKMaxx. Wearing it today got me thinking about how essential it is to own retro band tees as they'll never go out of fashion. 30+ years after these artists first hit the music scene, they're are just as popular today.

H&M do some great tees featuring Madonna, The Beatles and Pink Floyd, priced at £4.99 and £9.99. Topshop also do some although they are a bit more pricey, at £22, but have some interesting designs.

I particularly like the Def Leppard one with the back motif. A music lovers wardrobe is not complete with some Beatles (I should know, I have about 10!)

Don't think I've forgotten about you boys!! Here are some retro sweaters for you featuring birthday boy Bowie.

Topman have a selection of over 20 retro band tees ranging from £22-£36. Here's an assortment of what they have to offer

And girls, just because they're made for men, doesn't mean we can't wear them too. I find that sometimes a man's tee has a better fit.
To end this post, I'll leave you all with this =]

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Saturday, 7 January 2012

Style Steal - Daniel Craig (as Mikael Blomkvist)

This is one of those rare occasions where I write an update aimed for men. The subject of this post is Daniel Craig, or more accurately, Mikael Blomkvist - his character in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. His style is warm and comfortable, perfect for these cold winter days and very easy to imitate.

The key piece he wears is a thick knitted cardigan with the shawl like collar. Topman does a very similar one for £42 but you can find them in most shop as they're very popular this season. Below are some examples of where to find some more of these key pieces.

Check out Rooney Mara's style transformation here!

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Friday, 6 January 2012

The Girl With The Style Transformation

Feel like altering your style for the new year? Or just fancy a change in your wardrobe? Look for inspiration no further than one of this years most talked about actresses - Rooney Mara. Over the past 3 years she has transformed herself from cute and girly to punky grunge to sophisticated glamour. Her status as an actress has also grown considerably over this period.

 These photos were all taken from January 2009 to April 2010. Rooney has a certain sweetness, with her caramel brown hair and lace detailed dresses. These looks are all quite timeless and have a vintage feel to them. Then in August 2010, Miss Mara was cast to play Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and so the transformation began.

It's amazing what a hair cut and some black dye can do. It was a brave move by Rooney but she has made it work to her advantage. The grunge look is going to be a key trend during the transition from winter to spring.

H&M have already launched their collection created by the films costume designer, Trish Summerville. The pieces are made up of leather trousers and jackets, dark grey hooded cardigans, distressed dark denim and laced up army boots.
Rooney has been spotted at various events and premiere's for the film incorporating her characters dark style into her red carpet looks.

 She appears to have gotten somewhat raunchier in her outfit choices with lower necklines, shorter hemlines and cut out backs. Her style also now includes a lot more black which was widely associated with her character, Lisbeth Salander.I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more of Rooney in the next year so it will be interesting to see how her style progresses with the different roles she takes on. No doubt she'll feature more in my blog come awards season!!
 Check out how to steal Daniel Craig's Dragon Tattoo style here!

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Captain Charley: January 2012

Captain Charley