Posts Tagged ‘Fashion Life’

Best and worst style at the NTAs

Best Presenter nominee DAVINA MCCALL tweeted pics of her slinky sea-green Geannine Pollazzon dress and skull detail Alexander McQueen heels direct from her dressing room before the event. We think she should have gone for a bigger size.

Daybreak star CHRISTINE BLEAKLEY turned up the heat in a blue silk Yong dress and arrived with the ultimate accessory – FRANK LAMPARD on her arm.


The Hollyoaks gals glammed up brilliantly for their trip down the M6, wearing some of the planet’s most sought after designers.


JENNIFER METCALFE showed off her Dancing on Ice figure in a clinging white £1270 Herve Leger dress and Louboutin heels.

JORGIE PORTER chose an embellished black Roja dress, RACHEL SHENTON was all grown up in a nude coloured £980 Victoria Beckham crepe dress and matching accessories.


JESSIE WALLACE showed off her fab figure in a space age silver dress featuring a train and embellished bib, but unfortunately the dress wore her.

Not all stars donned designer duds for the 02 event.

Eastenders’ RITA SIMONS chose a simple Ted Backer LBD with statement shoulders …but nodded to Roxy’s brassy character with a pair of red-soled leopard print shoes.

It was a mixed style bag from the Strictly divas though. ALESHA DIXON’S plunging Stephane St Jaymes was more fitting for a night at China White’s than the red carpet.

But TESS DALY looked heavenly in a blush Alberta Feretti one shoulder dress.


Sexy Factor … Cheryl Cole arrives in strappy number




Is your jewelry ready for 2011 Fashion Trends?

Hip-hop jewelry is still in, but it’s changing. Now, the distinctives of hip-hop and iced out bling are going mainstream. As they do, new jewelry will have carry a bit of the Goth look, and especially some elements of rock jewelry. Christian Audigier is blazingly popular, and his penchant for churning out hot new products on the jewelry scene is well known. The Audigier style favors more silver with lots of black accent and delicate designs—reflecting the tattoo theme that he has made popular. Overall, 2011 jewelry trends should reflect a bit of the downer that the economy has experienced. All-out blingy is still ok, but a toned-down approach is perfectly appropriate as well. Here are six tips to keep your jewelry current.

Is your jewelry ready for 2011? It’s a new year in men’s urban jewelry. Styles are shifting and trends are forming. An exciting flash of new products is heating up the market as new designers amp up the creativity, and as new demands make an economic impact. Here’s how to keep your bling going strong in 2011.

Game Bling:Beginning this spring, especially as March madness gets rolling, you’ll see a lot of sports bling. This can be team-specific jewelry, but is more often going to feature basketballs and Michael Jordan memorabilia.

Flying Colors: This year’s colors are the classics—black, red, green, and blue. Primary colors are important for their simplicity and boldness. Metals dyed with any of these colors will ensure that you’re current. While colors are fine, keep them in the accents and throw in plenty of cubic zirconias for good measure.

Get Grainy: Influenced by sustainability and naturalists, leather is getting a new look. And with the renewed interest in leather are some hot bling items like leather cuff bracelets, leather pendants, and studded leather belts—all definitely popular. Subtle color is ok, but the hottest leather look is going to be black or dark, and full of silver studs.

Rock Your Bling: The rock influence should not be understated in 2010 jewelry. Go with skulls for the hard look. Daggers, heavy chains, the leaf, wings, and bones are also nice touches to make the rock influence felt. Think tattoo designs, especially. Anything Ed Hardyish or tattoo-style has a very good chance of being extremely popular.

Yellow Stays:Although the trend has been heavy toward black and silver, there will still be a strong presence of yellow gold bling this year. This old school look of solid yellow is never going out of style.


Summer fashions are retro to the max

While Australia may not have been hit as hard by the global financial crisis as the US, Britain and other parts of Europe, there is no question local fashion trends have also felt its impact. As local designers and fast fashion retailers invariably look to the international runways for their style cues, Australian consumers will also be wearing clothes that reflect the safety and familiarity of years gone by.

Take swimwear, for example. For several seasons now, more and more local swimwear designers have been whipping up 1940s and ’50s-inspired retro bathing suits, including one-piece styles, complete with sweetheart necklines and boy-leg bottoms as well as two-piece costumes with halter-style tops and high-waisted briefs.

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The move away from barely-there bikinis to classic, retro styles has been a gradual one. But the vintage styles have sold like hot cakes and look set to endure for several more summers to come.

“Retailers and designers are having to play it safe and deliver things they know will sell,” says Evans. “That’s why trends seemed to be static for the past few seasons. It (the economic climate) is making fashion much more evolutionary rather than creating revolutionary new trends every season.”

Evans, who will visit Melbourne in November for WGSN’s biannual trend seminar, says the economic crisis has also driven the trend for minimalist, pared-back looks.

“This return to simple, quality basics like those we have seen at Celine and Chloe, for example, is another reaction to the downturn. It’s about providing simple, quality no-fuss designs … things that will sit within your existing wardrobe rather than creating a whole new seasonal look.”

Kristi Anderson, Sportsgirl’s head of apparel, agrees nostalgia for the good ol’ days is driving several strong trends in Australian fashion this summer, including 1970s and 1950s looks.

“Sportsgirl’s collection this summer has been inspired by a number of key trends that we know our girls are going to love; 1970s-inspired printed pants, maxi dresses and skirts will be big, as well as ’50s-style sundresses,” she says.

Of course, one can’t ignore the fact that the return to ladylike, 1950s looks – think full skirts and dresses with nipped-in waists, complete with cocktail hats and gloves – has also been largely driven by the Mad Men phenomenon.

Pregnant Lily Allen Cut Short Paris Trip Due to Flu

Pregnant pop star Lily Allen has cut short a trip to Paris Fashion Week sick with the flu.

The star of 25 years, packed, a number of fashion shows, including a star-studded Chanel presented on TUESDAY, 1 October to participate, but the “Smile” singer was too ill to continue with their fashion.

Allen took Twitter on his blog on Tuesday morning and told his fans that “the most painful throat ever. I am awake and I can not sleep again. Can not swallow, could die.”

“Very (very) satisfied for Chanel this morning. Neck pain, if not better. Full of the flu.” The singer died of his illness and returned home to Britain as soon as the start and runway show wrapped.