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The Greatest Fashion Show on Earth

Last week I went to Westfield’s ‘The Greatest Fashion Show on Earth’ in West London. While it might not have been the greatest fashion show on earth—not that I was expecting it to be—it was still a very good one. Everything was really well-orchestrated from the lighting to the music, and I loved the styling.

Westfield has just uploaded some pictures from the event, so I can now share my favourite looks from the show with you:

Westfield greatest fashion show on earth Ted Baker Top Zara Skirt

Love, love, love this outfit so much. Pairing a bright blue silk evening top with cotton skirt in muted tones is unusual and just shows that sometimes you just have to take risks. Top ted baker £99 Skirt & belt Zara £29.99

Westfield greatest fashion show on earth DKNY jumpsuit

I know I have said before that I don’t like jumpsuits, but this one really stood out on the runway. I think it might be because it looks more like a top and trousers than  an actual jumpsuit. DKNY £191

Westfield greatest fashion show on earth Twenty8Twelve playsuit

I don’t usually like the creations from the Miller sisters, but this playsuit is lovely. Twenty8Twelve £245

For more looks and a behind-the-scenes video, check out Westfield’s dedicated website.

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Oscar Dresses Post

Demi Moore in Atelier Versace at the Oscars

There were so many gorgeous dresses at this year’s Oscars that I had a hard time keeping the number of dresses featured in the post to a minimum.

My favourite is the lovely Atelier Versace number Demi Moore wore—absolute perfection. Sadly its colour is a bit too similar to Demi’s tan, but it is so lovely that I am willing to overlook a few styling mistakes.

Oscars Dresses 2010 Miley Cyrus Jenny Packham Gabourey Sidibe Marchesa Elizabeth Banks Versace

Miley Cyrus, Gabourey Sidibe and Elizabeth Banks all dazzled on the red carpet—respectively in Jenny Packham, Marchesa and Atelier Versace. All these gowns tie in second position for their luxurious detailing and flattering cuts.

Oscars Dresses 2010 Queen Latifah Badgley Mischka Meryl Streep Chris March Helen Mirren Badgley Mischka

Finally, Meryl Streep (in Chris March), Queen Latifah and Helen Mirren (both in Badgley Mischka) all looked really chic. Their simple and tasteful frocks were age-appropriate yet stylish and elegant.

What were your favourites?

Neutral Bags and Shoes by Karen Millen

Leopard Print Strappy Gladiator Sandals by Karen Millen  Leopard Print Purse by Karen Millen  Monochrome Sling Bag by Karen Millen  Monochrome Peep Toe Court Shoes by Karen Millen

I went to a very pleasant Karen Millen event last night. It was the perfect occasion to check out the new collection while nibbling on canapés and drinking champagne. There were many lovely pieces but what really stood out to me were the bags and shoes. I’m a big fan of leopard print (as long as it’s done right!) and I really like this fresh and elegant version. I think the gladiators are gorgeous, but I don’t think I’d be able to walk in them! The monochrome bag and shoes are perfect for understated chic and will you please have a look at this gorgeous bow detail:

Bow Detail Monochrome Peep Toe Shoes by Karen Millen

I think I’m in love!

Leopard Print Strappy Gladiator Sandals £135

Leopard Print Purse £59.95

Monochrome Sling Bag £165

Monochrome Peep Toe Court Shoes £135

Best Strapless Bra on the Market

Ultimate Strapless Bra in Ivory Lace

Ladies, are you still looking for the perfect strapless bra? Well read on, your quest has come to an end. A little while ago I had the chance to go to a party for the launch of Wonderbra’s Ultimate Strapless Bra and was lucky to receive a free bra in black. In all honesty, I don’t think I would’ve even looked at it in the shops if I’d come across it. The reason being that, as all my fellow big-breasted ladies know, strapless bras never ever hold up properly by themselves, no matter how many promises are made by their designers. I have tried many different brands and cuts in the past and none had ever held in place or provided enough support, and somewhere along the road I just gave up on strapless bras altogether. So you can imagine that when I tried on the Ultimate Strapless Bra, my expectations were pretty low—but it works!

The concept behind the bra is to provide support in a way that mimics the way you would hold yourself with your two hands—there is literally a hand-shaped structure inside to lift and support your breasts. Simple, but very effective. I gave mine its first test run at the launch party and I was so pleased (and surprised) to find that it stayed in place the whole night. Yes, ladies, it didn’t slip down at any point, and I didn’t have to disappear to the toilets to pull it back up. Not once. Neither have I had to on any of the occasions I’ve worn it since.

Anyway, the good news and reason for my post is that Wonderbra has launched an ivory lace version of its fantastic strapless bra, available at Figleaves for £35.

PS: Want to see the bra in action? Check out Wonderbra’s cute Jump, Wiggle and Twists test videos after the break.

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Farewell, Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Favourites

I said that I would focus on high street fashion and this is now my second rule-breaking post, but I had to acknowledge the sad news. As I’m sure you all know by now, Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London home on Thursday.

The fashion world has, without a doubt, lost one of its greatest protagonists. I don’t think anyone in recent years has injected as much innovative energy in the industry as Alexander McQueen did. With his truly unique creations and poetic universe he was my favourite designer and I am very sad to see him go.

I recommend you watch the following video, a rare interview by Fashion Television.

You can also check out his most memorable moments as selected by Vogue, or the runway retrospective put together by Stylist.com.

R.I.P. Lee, and let’s hope you inspire many generations of designers.

Golden Globes Gorgeous

Golden Globes Dresses 2010
I was hoping to post a couple of dresses from the Grammy Awards this weekend, but I have to say I was quite disappointed with the selection. A few outfits did attract my attention, but for the wrong reasons.

So instead, here are a few of my favourites from the Golden Globes. I thought Zoe Saldana’s maroon Louis Vuitton dress was refreshingly original. I know most people think of the purses when they say they like the brand, but I genuinely adore their clothes; they are always very feminine, yet edgy. The fact that the dress was in one of my favourite colours didn’t hurt either.

Emily Blunt’s gorgeous blush pink strapless gown by Dolce & Gabanna was equally feminine and romantic but more traditional. I was surprised there were more delicate pieces with a similar vibe on the red carpet this year.

Finally, Anna Paquin’s fabulous floor-length jewel-encrusted frock by Stella McCartney dazzled its way into my heart. Love it.

Looking forward to the Oscars!


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