With all the celebs coming out to play for Christopher Bailey's Burberry Prorsum show, day four of LFW was fun, fashionable and fant-ab-ulous. It kicked off with a colourful eye at Peter Pilotto, which was followed with an Armani Privé Haute Couture-esque look at Holly Fulton. We loved the pretty flush at Pringle of Scotland and Paul Smith and spotted super-slick strands at Christopher Kane and Giles, while at Burberry Prorsum there was a more relaxed and flyaway vibe.
Last night in London the British Fashion Awards took place at the swanky Savoy Hotel. The typically glitzy event attracted a host of stylish stars including Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Lara Stone, Emma Roberts and Alexa Chung. We saw the list of nominees back in September, but last night the awards were finally given out. One of our favourite designers, Phoebe Philo, took home the biggest accolade for her work at Celine as Designer of the Year, while Alexa was also awarded as a British Style Icon. Click through to see all the style setters at this fashion filled event.
As the host of the US version of So You Think You Can Dance, Cat Deeley’s onscreen wardrobe includes colourful designer confections from Lanvin, Diane von Furstenberg and Vivienne Westwood — sounds like a great gig! In real life, this self-styled TV personality goes for bold choices with a splash of fun details, whether it’s a sparkly clutch or twisted tulle flowers on a frock. As a Brit beauty she stays true to her roots and favours designers such as Matthew Williamson and Julien Macdonald, and most of her looks are finished off with a pair of Jimmy Choos. But she doesn’t only wear clothes well — her style credentials include her own jewellery line, Cat Deeley Vintage, for QVC, and fronting the Links of London campaign. She’s been a front row fixture at London Fashion Week, so we thought it’d be a good time to look back at her style. Click through to see Cat’s fashion highs and lows.
The inspiration for hair and makeup at Julien Macdonald came from Sharon Tate in Valley of the Dolls. With her influence recognisable in the blown-out, voluminous hair, stylist Malcolm Edwards said, “It’s sexy and bedhead-y, but in a modern way.” He prepped hair with L'Oréal Professionnel products before styling with tongs. For makeup, James Kaliardos said his look was “about treating the whole face” instead of focusing on one feature. The resulting look is a perfectly prepped face with brown and champagne-hued eye shadows creating a rounded eye shape, finished off with lashings of mascara and a nude lip. I love how super-feminine it is. Will you be copying?
Thanks to Vanessa Bruno's Spring/Summer '11 collection, a perfectly pretty shade of cherry-red is about to bombard our wardrobes this season. Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth, Heidi Klum and even Kanye West have already embraced the cheery hue, so I thought it was only fair to spread the love and encourage the same. Confession: I've never been a fan of red cothing. Wax lyrical all you want about LRD's and sexy red heels; but I've never been swayed by the statement-making colour. Until now. You see, Bruno has cleverly injected a little bright coral into her red pieces, making them seem a lot more modern and wearable than moodier varieties. Luckily, chain stores and local designers have followed suit, delivering some of the juiciest cherry-red pieces I've ever seen. Stalk our gallery and take your pick!
I don't usually get bummed about not attending celebrity parties, but this is one soirée I'm genuinely sad I missed. Net-a-Porter celebrated its 10th anniversary this week with a star-studded party held at their brand new offices in London's Westfield White City. Peach bellinis and champagne cruised the crowd whilst the DJ played classic disco tracks. Founder of the eboutique Natalie Massenet made a speech where she thanked everybody in the room (that would be Victoria Beckham, Gemma Arterton and Christopher Bailey, to name a few) and apologised to all the husbands! Click through to see all the par-tay snaps, and don't forget to check out the site for a nostalgic look back at the past ten fashionable years.
British singer Cheryl Cole took home the title for Woman of the Year at last night's Glamour awards in a Fall '10 Julien Macdonald gown. She teamed her short-but-long dress with Jimmy Choo Quinze heels, a few cocktail rings and statement drop earrings. A sparkly glitter clutch completed her look. Glamour also awarded Cheryl with the best dressed crown for 2010, but I must admit, I'm not sure she's worthy of such a title. Yes, she's a glamazon, but I just can't take anyone with bouffant hair and OTT tan seriously. How about you?