Monday, 29 December 2014

2014 Best Dressed

I have compiled my list of the 10 best red carpet looks we saw in 2014...
Lily Aldridge - Rosie Assoulin Spring 14  - amfAR New York Gala
Kate Hudson - Atelier Versace - Academy Awards
Karolina Kurkova - Marchesa Spring 11 - Met Gala
Jennifer Connelly - Alexander McQueen Fall 14 - Noah London Premiere
Jennifer Connelly - Givenchy Couture Fall 09 - Noah Mexico City Premiere
Elizabeth Banks - Elie Saab Couture Fall 14 - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay London Premiere
Rosie Huntington Whiteley - Cushnie Et Ochs Fall 14 - Cannes Film Festival
Jennifer Lawrence - Christian Dior Couture Fall 14 - 'Mockingjay' LA Premiere
Lily Collins - Elie Saab Couture Spring 14 - 'Love, Rosie' Rome Film Festival Premiere
Arizona Muse - Ralph and Russo Couture Spring 14 - Met Gala

...and heres a few other red carpet looks which narrowly missed out on my top 10, but I loved these dresses and found the looks very memorable from the past 12 months.
Elle Fanning - Elie Saab Couture Spring 14 - Maleficent World Premiere
Emmy Rossum - Carolina Herrera - Met Gala
Amal Alamuddin - Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 14 - Wedding Celebrations
Blake Lively - Gucci - Cannes Film Festival
Fan Bingbing - George Chakra Couture Fall 12 - X-Men: Days of Futures Past World Premiere
 Lupita Nyong'o - Ralph Lauren Spring 14 - Golden Globe Awards
Selena Gomez  - Christian Dior - Rudderless LA Premiere
Jaime King - Ulyana Sergeenko Couture Spring 14 - Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars Party
Taylor Swift - Custom Oscar de la Renta - Met Gala
Which were your favourite red carpet looks of 2014?  Did you like my selection or did other dresses stand out more for you?
Phillippa x

Friday, 26 December 2014

Most Loved - Stella McCartney Fall 14 Fringe Dress

The Stella McCartney Fall 14 collection as shown at Paris Fashion Week back in March, featured one of my favourite dresses of the year - the Fringe Dress. The dress came in a few different styles and 3 colour ways. Despite the fact that the dress is short, it is fairly easy to wear as the scallop hem and fringing detail means the dress does all the talking so you don't actually need to worry about accessorising with jewellery and you can keep hair and make up simple.
 It has also been one of the most loved dresses worn on the red carpet this year. Priced at £2,725 this dress is a real red carpet winner! See below for all the celebrities who have totally owned the red carpet wearing a fringe dress from this collection.
Nicki Minaj / Anna Dello Russo / Bar Refaeli /  Amber Valletta
Emma Miller / Elsa Pataky / Amber Heard / Jourdan Dunn
Toni Garrn / Liv Tyler
And here's how the dress was featured in editorials...
In my next blog post I will be reviewing my top 10 red carpet dresses worn this year. Who will I pick for my best dressed list?
Phillippa x

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Last Minute Luxury Stocking Fillers

With only 3 days to go until Christmas, I have put together a selection of luxury stocking fillers which will be perfect for any last minute gift buying. Anyone would be happy to receive one of these lovely gifts on Christmas day!
Leather iPhone Cases
Luggage Tags
Nail Polish
2015 Diary
Phillippa x

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Food For Thought - Accessories

Back in February, the fashion world went into a frenzy when Jeremy Scott showcased the Moschino A/W 14 collection at Milan Fashion Week. The fun-filled show was themed around the fast food culture of the present day and the consumers love of candy and sugary treats.
Anya Hindmarch also designed a collection based on a similar theme, but opted to create bags made to look like cereal boxes and biscuits.  These bags were some of the most coveted of the season.
Retailers and fashion brands were quick to get on-board with this novel trend, and similar bags and purses can now be found in high street stores and on Net-A-Porter. I have browsed online to find some of the best and most creative accessories based on this trend. Take a look at what I found.
New Look
Charlotte Olympia
Backpacks and Totes
Milk Cartons
Minaudiere / iPad Cases / Bucket Bag
So whether you want an everyday handbag (Anya Hindmarch) or an evening clutch bag (Charlotte Olympia), this trend covers all occasions. Do you like this playful accessories trend or is it too bold for your personal style? Which are your favourite bags shown on this blog post?
Phillippa x

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

British Fashion Awards 2014 - Red Carpet

Last night the British Fashion Awards took place at the London Coliseum. See the full list of winners: Emerging Womenswear Designer: Marques’Almeida
Emerging Menswear Designer: Craig Green
Emerging Accessory Designer: Prism
Red Carpet Designer: Alexander McQueen
Model of the Year: Cara Delevingne
Special Recognition: Chris Moore
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Edward Enninful
International Designer: Nicolas Ghesquière
Outstanding Achievement: Anna Wintour OBE
Creative Campaign: Louis Vuitton
New Establishment: Simone Rocha
Establishment: Preen
Brand: Victoria Beckham
British Style: Emma Watson
Accessory: Anya Hindmarch
Menswear: J.W. Anderson
Womenswear: Erdem
So who wore what on the red carpet? I have put together a round-up of looks seen on the red carpet.
Laura Bailey - Emilia Wickstead / Anna Kendrick - Victoria Beckham 
 Olivia Palermo - Emilia Wickstead SS15
Suki Waterhouse - Burberry Prorsum SS15 / Laura Carmichael - Christopher Kane SS15
Liya Kebede - Louis Vuitton / Chiara Ferragni - Peter Pilotto SS15
Naomi Harris - Peter Pilotto SS15
Kate Moss - Alexander McQueen SS15 / Poppy Delevingne - Topshop
Bee Shaffer - Alexander McQueen SS15 / Cara Delevingne - Tom Ford SS15
Nicole Scherzinger - Julien Macdonald SS15 / Mollie King - Patricia Bonaldi SS15
Ellie Goulding - Rouland Mouret Resort 15 / Alexa Chung - Emilia Wickstead SS15
Cara Delevingne - Burberry
Victoria Beckham - VB Fall 14 / Kendall Jenner - Emilio Pucci
Naomi Campbell - Alexander McQueen / Rita Ora - Tom Ford SS15 / Joan Smalls - Tom Ford
Isabeli Fontana - Mary Katrantzou / Michelle Dockery - Erdem SS15 / Alice Temperley
Tamsin Egerton - Natahsa Zinko / Karolina Kurkova - Viktor and Rolf SS15
Laura Haddock - Ermanno Scervino / Karlie Kloss - Nicholas Oakwell Couture
Laura Carmichael, Chiara Ferragni, Naomi Harris, Bee Shaffer and Karolina Kurkova wore some of my favourite runway looks of the past season, so I was happy to see how these dresses translated onto the red carpet. I think they all wore them really well. However, I think my favourite look of the night was Anna Kendrick wearing a blush coloured Victoria Beckham strapless dress. It was just an all round perfect look, effortlessly sophisticated and classic. Which were your favourite looks? Do you wish we had seen more print and embroidery on the red carpet?
Phillippa x

Monday, 24 November 2014

American Music Awards 2014 - Red Carpet

Last night the AMA's took place in Los Angeles. I have put together a round-up of different red carpet looks as seen at the awards show.
Giuliana Rancic - Alex Perry / Kate Beckinsale - Kaufmanfranco / Selena Gomez - Armani Prive
Gigi Hadid - Prabal Gurung Spring 15 / Heidi Klum - Versace Spring 15 
Kylie Jenner - Alexandre Vauthier Couture Spring 14
Dania Gurira - Naeem Khan Resort 15 / Julianne Hough - Zuhair Murad Resort 15
Taylor Swift - Michael Kors
Khloe Kardashian - Versus Versace Spring 15 / Elizabeth Banks - Peter Pilotto Spring 15
Nicki Minaj - Alexander Wang Spring 15
Rita Ora - Zac Posen
Who was your best dressed at the AMA's this year?
My personal favourite was Kate Beckinsale, she looked truly flawless and the Bulgari diamond serpent necklace made this a red carpet look to die for!
Phillippa x