Monday, 23 December 2013

Beyoncé: A Year in Fashion

For Queen Bey, this year has been massive. From the release of her documentary to her Mrs Carter tour to the surprise release of her self-titled album, the icon achieved a lot in 2013. As well as her musical talents, the star wore a number of pieces we lusted after on and off the red carpet, let's take a look back at her best dressed moments. 

Emilio Pucci for the Inauguration 
The Single Ladies star might have been miming during her performance at Barack Obama's Inauguration at the beginning of this year, but boy did she look fabulous throughout. Donning an Emilio Pucci floor length gown with subtle baroque detail, she finished off her look with elaborate curls, dazzling emerald green accessories and a cosy black fur coat.  

 Life is But a Dream Premiere

In February Beyoncé dazzled at the premiere of her HBO documentary Life Is But A Dream. Wearing Elie Saab, the semi- sheer piece contained intricate embellishments and the figure-hugging dress accentuated her killer hips. 

H&M campaign

Back in the spring Knowles sent tongues wagging when she was named as the face of high street retailer H&M's summer line, with a number of gorgeous and affordable bikinis and billowing dresses. It's fair to say we lusted after the lot of them!

Givenchy at the Met Gala

This year's Met Gala had a striking punk theme and the Grown Woman singer appropriately wore a fiery Givenchy number for the evening. With a progressive paisley fire trim flowing through the outfit and a snakeskin corset top she oozed diva, finishing off the piece with matching gloves and knee-high boots. 

Kenzo for the Mrs Carter Tour
With any show-stopping tour, the outfits have to wow and the star showed her wild side in this flattering turquoise and burnt orange leopard print playsuit. 

Topshop Playsuit 
Although Beyoncé favoured Gucci as her designer this year, she was also a big fan of Topshop. She stepped out in a fabulous banana leaf tee with matching shorts whilst in Houston with husband Jay Z. A popular piece that has also been seen on the likes of J Lo, it definitely had a super tropical feel. 

Gucci Paisley Outfit
At the end of this year, sporting a new bob and just before releasing her self-titled album, Beyoncé received mixed reviews for her paisley print Gucci playsuit but I loved it. Bursting with vibrancy and being taken in at the ankles made the piece extremely flattering and the high neck was both sophisticated and conservative. 

Burberry Prorsum for new music video
Hailed as one of the most in-demand catwalk collections of this season, Burberry Prorsum's A/W collection contained an array of beautiful animal print and deep red shades. For a new music video the star shot recently she was seen in an ox blood trench coat with skinny metal belt complete with dark rouge lips and metallic stilettos. 

Tom Ford at Album release party
Possibly my favourite of her outfits to date was the Tom Ford creation she wore for her album launch party. The figure-hugging bodycon dress had an intricate black mosaic print with stunning knee length boots to match, finished off with subtle peep-toes. 

Fearne Cotton Opts for Bubblegum Bob This Christmas

Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton has had a lot to celebrate this year. From the announcement of her engagement to long-term boyfriend Jesse Wood, to the birth of her son Rex, what better way to close her year than to go for a brand new hair colour. 

The 32 year-old released a cute Instagram selfie on Friday showing her newly trimmed candy-coloured  locks with the caption "Thanks @itslyndell for my Christmas hair!!! ". 

(above: the style she opted for 2 years ago)

The style icon had her hair styled into a long bob yet the look is not a new one for the star. Two years previous she decided to dye it a similar colour tweeting "May have had my hair dyed light pinkish. One day left of my 20s. Had to do it. Regress. I am 15 again!"

This is definite hairspiration Fearne, I'm loving it. Other stars to think pink are Katy Perry and Little Mix's Perrie Edwards. 

Katy Perry

Remember Pop princesses' prissy stage? Perry looked fabulous with her faded pastel pink hair and I love her 1940's curls here 

Perrie Edwards

Button-faced Little Mix member Perrie Edwards is known for getting bored of her hair styles, for a fleeting moment this year she opted for a baby pink with a more vibrant dip-dye on the ends of her locks. 

Helen Mirren 
The legendary actress stunned at this year's BAFTAs when she stepped onto the red carpet with a subtle tinge to her hair. High five Helen! 

Kelly Osbourne

Pink doesn't work for everyone however, as Kelly Osbourne demonstrated with this disaster back in 2011. Take note ladies, this is not the way to do it. 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Up Against Fat Shaming in the Media

What an inspiration! 

As if you couldn't love Jennifer Lawrence any more than you already do, she produces yet more inspiring quotes. The actress has famously been one to speak her mind, and her latest interview with Barbara Walters is no exception. 

The 23 year-old stated "it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV." She rightly argued the point that if censorship takes place in some areas of the media,why not others.

"If we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren't we regulating things like calling somebody fat?"

The star that often professes her love of food and is famed for her down-to-earth personality made these statements at the ABC's 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year filming.

She went on to say "'I think the media needs to take responsibility for the effect it has on our younger generation on these girls that are watching these television shows and picking up how to talk and how to be cool." 

Living in today's society where there is an increasing amount of pressure on young women to look a certain way, it's refreshing that such a prominent actress can make intelligent and forward-thinking comments on society, ones which will hopefully be listened to. 

Read my article on 5 Reasons why I love Jennifer Lawrence here. 

Monday, 25 November 2013

Best and Worst Dressed at the AMA's 2013

Last night the stars were well and truly out for the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Let's take a look at the red carpet hits and misses from last night. 

Best Dressed: 

Kendall and Kylie Jenner

O.M.G. The two Jenner sisters are definitely growing up and Kylie's (right) look was my favourite look of the night. She really reminded me of Kourtney Kardashian with her newly cut bangs and I loved her monochrome outfit- a white leather sleeveless top with velvet cigarette trousers and stiletto boots. Kendall looked elegant in her white mini dress with silver embellishments around the neck. 

Lady Gaga

Looking slightly toned down, but just as beautiful as ever, Gaga donned a lilac Versace gown that made her look every inch the Grecian goddess. The elaborate silver body jewellery juxtaposed her simple blonde flowing locks- perfect. 

Miley Cyrus

*shocked face* Is that really Miley in Versace Versus? she looks stunning in this simple trouser suit with plunging V and oversized gold safety pin detail, thumbs up. 

Katy Perry

If there is one person who can adopt a vampy, get utterly adorable look, it's KP. I love her floor- length cutesy spotted print gown with floral detail and her rouge with tight black curls make her look reminiscent of Snow White. Beautiful! 

One Direction

Puberty has truly worked it's magic on these five lads as they are looking dapper on the red carpet. Extra brownie points go to Liam (centre) for his gorgeous coat and moustache, he is definitely my new fave member of 1D. 

Naya Rivera

*fans self* oh gosh, how hot is Rivera looking in Michael Kors? little black dresses are always a winner, but with a risque cut-out like that, I'm not surprised she turned heads. Loose curls and some chunky gold bangles finish off her look perfectly. Take note ladies..


I'm being totally biased here because I'm pretty sure if anyone else wore this, I think it would be in my worst dressed... I love Rihanna's style and I just think that although this looks slightly on the lingerie side, it is an intriguing two piece. With the sheer diamond paneling to the bottom half of the gown, I really can't tell whether the pattern is a new tattoo, or a floral detailing on the chiffon.. either way it looks fab. 


I WANT KE$HA'S HAIR. I love that she has adopted a pastel pink and blue for her hair, but kept it fairly conventional with a black dress and Angelina Jolie split, pretty flawless. 

Emma Roberts

I have an inner battle going on with this gown. I really like the metallic concept and I do think for someone with such a tiny frame, this gown does suit Emma Roberts. Her purse however, is a crime to fashion, it needs to be burnt. 

Worst Dressed: 


Taylor Swift

 Ewwww! this Julien Macdonald piece was one of the biggest disasters on the red carpet last night. When it comes to sheer paneling, the section should be the same complexion as the lady wearing the dress, this however is not. I abhor sequins too, and is it just me or is Taylor ridiculously thin now? 

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly I get that you like pastels, because your hair is lilac, but what is this dress? You aren't going to prom, and this gown is GREY. The star looks better in fish-tail dresses, or something more figure hugging- stop hiding those curves honey. 

Heidi Klum

Tassels, are the bane of my life. This dress looks like someone ripped the lace, and tried to sew the wrong parts all back together. It's a visual mess and what is with the small tufts of lace on the shoulder straps. VOM. 

Zendaya Coleman

Dressing in a sheet is totally fine, if it's Halloween Zendaya. Any more bangles on that arm Miss Coleman and you will look more like the Michelin man, and that's not a good look. 

Aubrey O'Day

Oh wow, well there isn't much left to the imagination here is there Aubrey. How is anyone meant to admire a dress when all you can see is cleavage?! This dress is a massive joke and the splits are way too much. There should be a rule: either show a lot on the top, or on the bottom: NEVER BOTH. Ewww

Keltie Knight

Erm, wow. Glitter meets iridescent feathers  with this gown and I just don't think it works. If the top half would have been teamed with a plain black pencil skirt, it would have been perfect. Feather should be reserved for, well, birds. 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Harry Styles Rumoured to be dating Kendall Jenner, Directioners go into Meltdown


It's fair to say that Twitter went MENTAL after model Kendall Jenner was spotted out in LA last night with Harry Styles, following a low key dinner at Craig's restaurant. The pair have sparked dating rumours as they were photographed leaving in the One Direction member's Range Rover.. cheeky! 

Almost as exciting as the thought of the pair dating, is the entertainment supplied by Directioners as they proceeded to release a torrent of heartbroken anguish at the thought of the two being together. 

Despite the blatant gratuitous abuse some were giving, others proclaimed their approval and even made up their own hastags for the couple: #Kenry and #Hendell - CREEPY. 

Although it is mostly unknown as to how the pair met, it is said they were both at the X Factor USA studios at the same time,so could have been introduced there. Either way, the Kardashian's younger sister is only eighteen, its a little worrying that she is getting so much abuse for being spotted out with someone who could just be a friend! 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Changing Hairstyles of Miley Cyrus

Whether you love her, or love to hate her, Miley Cyrus is a pop, and fashion icon. Proving that she truly can't be tamed, Cyrus has shown us her true style transformation through her clothes, but most importantly through her 'dos, so let's take at her hairvolution!

Most recently, Miley shocked us on Instagram with a picture of this super-colourful violet wig. Being the tease she is, she revealed to us that it's only a wig she was testing for Halloween (phew!) 
After being shocked by her super blonde bob, Miley opted for a more autumnal brown in the last quarter of the year, and we are definitely big fans. 
Looking every inch the rocker, Cyrus let loose with this messy quiff as her dark roots teased the natural back into her 'do. 
Here it is! This was one of our first looks at the dramatic style she adopted after so many years of long hair. Channelling her inner P!nk, it clearly suits her. 
One of this and indeed last season's most popular looks was ombre. Cyrus had her hair cut into a long, textured bob with some loose curls. 
WOWZAS. This look is definitely my favourite. Sixties bouffant hair is clearly where it's at as Cyrus teamed a white two piece suit with backcombed hair. Hot to trot, or what? 
Before the bob, was the thick, luscious hair that, let's face it, we lust for. This over-sized plait shows her youth for sure. 
Miley shows us that you don't have to be a Kardashian to look super elegant with long, loose curls
Rewind to 2008 and what do we have here? a 16 year-old Miley honing that vamp look with dark chestnut hair and a bright rouge dress. 
Oh Gosh. I bet now you are thinking the bob is best. Miley was only a young wee thing when she made the decision to incorporate highlights into her hair. We are all glad these days are over. 
This might be a wig she has on, but it's not just any old wig, it's her famous Hannah Montana prop. Working the 'do in 2007, I can't help thinking there is something reminiscent of Barbie here. Thank god these days are over. 

Monday, 11 November 2013

Best and Worst Dressed at the MTV EMA's 2013

With the MTV EMA's being held at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, we knew it was going to be a no holds barred affair, but I certainly wasn't prepared for the amount of weird happenings. From the wardrobe malfunctions of Iggy Azalea and Miley Cyrus, to Katy Perry being cocooned in ribbons, to LMFAO's Redfoo stripping off while presenting the event, TMI was an understatement. Let's take a look at some of the fashion hits, and misses of the night. 

Best Dressed: 

Katy Perry 

Double whammy for Miss Katy Perry last night as she stepped out in two wonderful outfits. My favourite was her black netted dress complete with chunky gold Chanel accessories. 
Her entrance gown was equally exquisite  and it was a breath of fresh air to see a star looking more demure. I loved her duck egg blue midi dress complete with floral headband. Sophistication defined! 

Rita Ora

Miss Ora is definitely a style icon of mine, and with her freshly bleached locks, she looked even more striking last night in her black dress with high split. Despite it's simple design, her gold accessories finish off the piece perfectly. Less is more here. 

Laura Whitmore 

My first thoughts on this dress were pretty negative, but I love the unusual cut of Whitmore's dress and the black and grey symmetry of the design is intriguing.  Taking such a formal dress and accompanying some simple heels with a messy up-do makes the look more casual. Thumbs up Whitty!

Eva Simons

I actually LOVE how Simons came out in this outrageous totem pole-esque print outfit. The fringing on her cape is a bit too much but her hair defies gravity and that earns my respect. Can I have your chunky gold chain please??

Worst Dressed: 

Louise Roe

So even though I'm not too sure who Roe is, I think she needs to ditch this dress, it's giving me a migraine. Prints are all well and good, but this is too much. This pattern should be stuck in a kaleidoscope, away from sensitive eyes such as mine.  

Dizzee Rascal 

And the award for minimal effort goes to... Dizzee! Are those tyre tracks on your sweatshirt? go buy a suit or something. 

Iggy Azalea 

Oh god. How do I even begin to describe the disaster which occurred last night? Iggy literally let it all hang out, front wedgy and all. Disgusting. Is nothing sacred any more?!

Ellie Goulding 

When will celebrities realise that the sheer trend is well and truly over? This dress is too much like lingerie and far from the usual gowns Goulding opts for. So disappointing. 

Ariana Grande

Ew, Ariana Grande looks emaciated here. Her dress isn't really age appropriate with the cheap-looking lace to the front of the piece, and I think Miss Grande needs advice on flesh coloured tights- the ones she is wearing are on the orange side. 

Miley Cyrus 

The worst dressed wouldn't be a worst dressed list without Cyrus would it? Camel toe ahoy for the star in this totally gratuitous leotard. PUT SOME CLOTHES ON. Saying that, I do usually love her other outlandish outfits.