Monday, 29 June 2015

BET Awards 2015 - Red Carpet Review

The BET Awards took place last night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Celebrating African Americans in the field of entertainment, many big name stars took to the red carpet. Here is a review of the red carpet fashion.
Rihanna - Giorgio Armani / Ciara - Wes Gordon Fall 15 
Zendaya - Nicolas Jebran / Christina Milian
Janelle Monae - SAFiYAA / Gabrielle Union - Halston Heritage Fall 15
Nicki Minaj - Givenchy / Kelly Rowland - Lever Couture
Brittany Daniel - Nicholas The Label / La La Anthony - Peter Pilotto 
 Michelle Williams - Herve Leger

My favourite red carpet look was Zendaya wearing a silver crystal embellished shirt dress. Whatever she wears she pulls it off so well and I always look forward to seeing what daring outfit she will wear next.

Who was your best dressed at this event?

Phillippa x

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

New Designers 2015 - Review

Each year without fail June seems to come around so quickly, and for me this particular month always reminds me of how far I have come in my career since I graduated in June 2012. After completing my degree I was selected to exhibit at New Designers in London, followed by a 3 month stint living and interning in New York, I then returned to the UK and moved to London to start my first graduate job in the fashion industry.
I always like to go back to New Designers, which takes place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, to see the new graduates work and catch up with my University tutors. As a direct result of exhibiting at New Designers my work was featured on WGSN, Lin Morris and Amelia's Magazine - as a graduate it was so exciting to see my work being written about online. I decided to select some of my favourite work from this year's New Designers and share it with you, I hope all the designers enjoy this little feature on my blog.
Jessica Neville
Entitled 'Midnight Paradise' the use of colour in this collection is so on point! I found this collection be rich and sophisticated, and a strong drawing ability was clear to see meaning these designs have a real commercial potential. Also, can we just take a minute to appreciate how beautiful the  hummingbird painting is!
Izzy Dryburgh
The first thing that caught my eye about this 'Captured Nature' collection, was the juxtaposition between geometric shapes and floral forms. This interesting concept made for a great contemporary interiors collection. The bird and butterfly illustrations were exceptionally well drawn.
Rose Dufton
Eye-catching tropicals in a vibrant colour palette. I can really see these prints working well on silk scarves. I have noticed a lot of teal coming through from the new Resort 16 collections, so the teal passionflower print would work well for the coming season.
Victoria Heslop
I loved the experimental approach to textiles in this collection. Using a mix of traditional screen printing techniques along with digital elements, created a very striking collection. The brushstrokes and mark making led to interesting textures, and the layering of colour was strong.
Jessica Pickard
Inspired by the Islands of Penang and Lemnos, the drawings in this collection were highly detailed and realistic. The tile print was my favourite, the simplicity of the 2 colour print made a nice contrast against the other more intense prints in the collection.
Alice Greaves
My favourite childrenswear collection, as seen at New Designers, the garments were made using organic fabrics and water-based printing pigments. This was a collection of highly sophisticated conversational prints, with personal meaning behind the concept. I feel this collection offers something new to the target market.
Heather Riches
A highly commercial collection which would be perfect for childrenswear or the card and gift market. A fun and playful colour palette was very refreshing to see and perfectly complemented the theme.
Did you visit New Designers this year? If so, which designer caught your eye?
Phillippa x
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

MuchMusic Video Awards 2015 - Red Carpet

The 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards took place in Toronto, Canada on Sunday. 
Who was your best dressed at this event?
1. Bella Thorne - Julian Macdonald A/W15
2. Gigi Hadid - Mikhael Kale
3. Hailee Steinfeld - Emilio Pucci A/W15
4. Debby Ryan - Alice and Olivia
5. Carly Rae Jepsen
6. Sarah Hyland - Solace London SS15

Phillippa x

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Most Loved - Louis Vuitton SS15

I have been a long time fan of Louis Vuitton, but ever since Nicholas Ghesquiere joined the brand last year I just can't get enough of the collections. Every look that goes down the runway I swoon over…if money were no object I'd be wearing LV everyday! It seems I am not the only one who lusts over LV. The SS15 collection, shown in Paris last October, has been one of the most coveted runway collections of the season.
Looks from the collection have made so many red carpet appearances. The short hemlines marked a 70's revival, one of the biggest trends of the season, and the dresses were perfectly executed with woven inserts - making this a super standout collection all whilst remaining wearable. Take a look at all the celebrities who have worn this collection on the red carpet.
Riley Keough / Mia Goth / Chloe Sevigny / Dianna Agron
Alicia Vikander / Chloe Sevigny / Haley Bennett / Riley Keough
Charlotte Gainsbourg / Jennifer Connelly / Chloe Moretz / Chiara Ferragni
Fan Bingbing / Liya Kebede / Rosamund Pike / Adele Exarchopoulos
Chiara Ferragni / Michelle Williams / Miranda Kerr
Catherine Deneuve / Michelle Williams / Jennifer Connelly
I love how 'effortless' this collection looks on the red carpet, there is no need to go overboard with accessories or hair and makeup. Simplicity is key, let the clothes do all the talking.

Who do you think wore the Louis Vuitton SS15 the best? I love seeing Chloe Sevigny wearing the collection, it just perfectly matches her personality and style.

If you love to see what the A-listers are wearing on the red carpet, then be sure to follow my 'Celebrity Red Carpet' board on Pinterest. You can find me at 'phillippadesign'.

Phillippa x

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Monday, 15 June 2015

Get Ready for Glastonbury…Festival Style

On the UK festival scene June means only one thing...Glastonbury! 150,000 festival goers descend on Worthy Farm for 5 days of the best fun you will ever have at a festival. I have been twice and loved every minute. From watching my favourite bands headline the Pyramid stage, to the Arcadia midnight spectacular, watching the sunset from the Park and Shangri-La shenanigans. Glastonbury has it all. Glastonbury takes place this month from the 24th-28th.
So lets talk fashion...If you want classic Glastonbury style then it is all about 2 key British heritage brands - Barbour and Hunter. I also love wearing an oversized shirt as a cover up, as it can get so hot during the day and it is almost impossible to escape the sun. I picked up a great old green army shirt from a stall at the festival itself for around £5. I wore it everyday and it was perfect stop me getting sunburn. Team this with a fedora and a cross-body bag to complete your outfit. I have put together 3 Designer/High-Street Glastonbury outfits to give you some ideas of how to 'get the look'.
1. Barbour £269, 2. Etoile Isabel Marant £225, 3. Maison Michel £345,
4. Hunter £85, 5. Stella McCartney £180, 6. Mulberry £1200
1. Topshop £38, 2. J Crew £45, 3. New Look £14.99
4. Zara £139, 5. Topshop £120, 6. Topshop £79
1. Burberry £1195, 2. Missoni £215, 3. Sophia Webster £395
4. Hunter £75, 5. Emilio Pucci £455, 6. Thierry Lasry £270
What would be your perfect festival outfit?

Phillippa x

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Tony Awards 2015 - Red Carpet Review

Last night the 69th annual Tony Awards took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Winners included:
Best Play - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Musical - Fun Home
Best Leading Actress in a play - Helen Mirren, The Audience
Best Leading Actor in a play - Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Actress in a musical - Kelli O'Hara, The King and I
Best Actor in a musical - Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
Here is a review of the red carpet fashion...
Anna Wintour - Chanel / Elizabeth Moss - Oscar de la Renta Resort 16
Emily Ratajowski - Marc Jacobs SS15 / Ruth Wilson - Ralph Lauren SS15
Constance Jablonski - Wes Gordon Resort 16 / Vanessa Hudgens - Naeem Khan SS15
Kendall Jenner - Calvin Klein Collection
Bee Shaffer - Marc Jacobs Fall 15 / Amanda Seyfried - Oscar de la Renta Fall 15
Ashley Greene - Jason Wu SS15
Rose Byrne - Delpozo Fall 15 / Carey Mulligan - Balenciaga
Hilary Rhoda - Michael Kors / Taylor Schilling - Michael Kors Resort 16
Emily Skeggs - Christian Siriano Resort 15 / Jennifer Lopez - Valentino Spring 15 Couture
My Best Dressed: Vanessa Hudgens wearing Naeem Khan. I have always loved Vanessa's style. She dresses to complement her personality and likes to have fun on the red carpet. This dress has a beautiful photographic print and is both feminine and elegant.  This ball gown was the perfect choice for this event and perfect for the season.
I also like the Marc Jacobs dress worn by Emily Ratajowski  and the colour of Ruth Wilsons Ralph Lauren gown is simply stunning!

Who was your best dressed?

Phillippa x

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Monday, 8 June 2015

Made by Swimmer

Whilst at the Crouch End Festival over the weekend, I discovered the work of 'Made by Swimmer'. An eclectic range of soft toys, cushions and accessories made by hand using vintage and recycled materials, I just fell in love with these products. Perfect as a gift or a perfect little addition to your own living space, these soft toys are just so cute and will add a great injection of personality into your home. A full range of products are available on Etsy, and an exclusive collection of catnip toys can be found at 'Cheshire and Wain'. Which of these cuties is your favourite?
Made by swimmer can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Phillippa x

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Saturday, 6 June 2015

Weekend Wishlist

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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

2015 Glamour Awards - Red Carpet

Another night, another award show. Last night it was the Glamour Awards, which took place at Berkeley Square Gardens in London. Winners included:
Entrepreneur  - Kate Hudson
Fashion Designer - Mary Katrantzou
Accessories Designer - Anya Hindmarch
Solo Artist - Ellie Goulding
Breakthrough - Suki Waterhouse
Film Actress - Felicity Jones
Comedy Actress - Kaley Cuoco
International TV Actress - Kerry Washington

Here is a review of the red carpet fashion…
Ellie Goulding - Barbara Bui Fall 15 / Suki Waterhouse - Elie Saab
Kate Hudson - J.Mendel / Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - Cushnie et Ochs Fall 15
Ella Catliff - Fendi / Eleanor Tomlinson - Dolce & Gabbana / Katherine Jenkins - Alexander McQueen
Sophie Ellis Bextor / Gemma Chan - Mary Katrantzou / Amanda Holden - Rami Kadi Fall 15
Imogen Waterhouse - Burberry / Kerry Washington - David Koma / Paloma Faith - Dolce & Gabbana
Rebecca Ferguson - Balenciaga SS15 / Emma Willis - Roksanda / Rochelle Humes - Issa

My Best Dressed: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Gemma Chan

Who was your best dressed on the night?

Phillippa x
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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

CFDA Awards 2015

The prestigious CFDA Awards took place last night at the Lincoln Centre in Manhattan. Here is a list of the winners:

Womenswear Designer of the Year - Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row
Menswear Designer of the Year - Tom Ford
Accessory Designer of the Year - Tabitha Simmons
Swarovski Award for Womenswear - Rosie Assoulin
Swarovski Award for Menswear - Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design - Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel

Now here is a quick review of who wore what on the red carpet…
Karlie Kloss - DVF / January Jones - J.Mendel Fall 15
Diane Kruger - Prabal Gurung / Natasha Poly - Michael Kors
Anna Ewers - Alexander Wang / Amanda Seyfried - Rodarte Fall 15
Michelle Monaghan - Monique Lhuillier Fall 15 / Gigi Hadid - Michael Kors
Kim Kardashian - Proenza Schouler Fall 15 / Lily Aldridge - Thakoon
Emmy Rossum - Dion Lee SS15 / Devon Windsor - Jonathan Simkhai
Chiara Ferragni - Rebecca Minkoff / Coco Rocha - Marissa Webb
Nina Dobrev - Lela Rose Fall 15 / Juliette Lewis - Christian Siriano SS15

My Best Dressed: Diane Kruger, Amanda Seyfried, Emmy Rossum

What was your favourite red carpet look?

Phillippa x

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Monday, 1 June 2015

Graduate Fashion Week - Northumbria Uni

Graduate Fashion Week takes place every year in London, showcasing and celebrating the work of recent fashion graduates. Held at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, this year was actually the first time I have attended the event. I went along to the Northumbria University runway show on Sunday evening. I was majorly impressed by all the collections, but there were a few in particular that really caught my eye...
Julia Barstow - 'Traces of Reality'
I loved the use of colour and textured print. A wearable collection with a sporty edge.
Lucy Doyle - 'Mujeres Chingonas'
Mexican influences and standout devore garments made for an exceptionally strong collection
Bethan Schad - 'State of Undress'
Dreamy draping in a beautiful soft colour palette. Both romantic and feminine
Selina Lunn
The influence of Gothic architecture was clear to see. The ruffles and pleats were divine! A contemporary and elegant collection in rich tonal shades
Ryan Gangan - 'New Temple, New Crusader'
Brutalist architecture formed the foundation. Strong silhouettes in electric blue and yellow.
Olivia Pink - 'The New International Traveller'
60's Courrèges vibes created a very modern and versatile collection
Jessica Bailey
Seriously fun, vibrant colours, great placements and oversized silhouettes.
The accessories got a lot of love on Instagram.

Congratulations to all the Northumbia University graduates, the runway show was amazing! Check out the Northumbria Fashion website for more portfolio pictures and details about all the collections.
Phillippa x
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