Thursday, 28 February 2013

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Showcasing stars who shone at the biggest night in British film, the BAFTAs. Everyone was there, but who shined brightest, who rocked the red carpet?

The youngsters had a lot to compete with but Jennifer Lawrence did a great job. Wearing a strapless, blush pink, Dior Couture Gown, she shined brighter than the flourish of iridescent sequins adorning her gown.

Marion Cotillard brightened up the dreary weather, wearing a bright yellow Christian Dior creation. She looked every inch the movie star and was an vision floating down the red carpet, a fashion icon in the making.

Dame Helen Mirren, definitely brightened a gloomy, windy,wet night in London's Covent Garden. Dame Helen represents the best that British film has to offer and shows that even at age 67 she is a force to be reckoned with.

After watching an episode of America's Next Top Model, the winning contestant had pink hair, which prompted Dame Helen to visit with her colourist and voila, a candy floss coloured coiffure to be proud of. Dame Helen's dress coordinated perfectly, a silver grey, beautiful, yet understated design from Nicholas Oakwell Couture.

Ann Hathaway really was the rockstar of the evening in her Burberry gown. She looked sleek, elegant and edgy at the same time. Her black short sleeved gown with silver studded bodice was perfect. With her awesome pixie cut and beaming smile she really rocked that red carpet.

Another Brit that wowed was Thandie Newton in a stunning black lace halter neck creation from Louis Vuitton. The dress had a lot happening and she pulled all together in style. Taking the little black dress and overlaying it with black lace gave a solid yet sheer impression, throw in a thigh high slit to show those fabulous legs and wow what a combination she looked every inch the star.

So, what about the guys, were they out shone or did they hold their own?

Well Tuxedos and Bow ties abound but who stood out, well Homeland star Damian Lewis took a chance in a Deep Navy Blue velvet Burberry suit and pulled it off.

However for sheer bravado Welsh actor Luke Evans gets my vote. He looked every inch a superstar in his burgundy velvet jacket.

Who said the guys had to be boring. Damien and Luke rocked it and showed the others how it’s done.

The red carpet rocked, with its stars shining bright on dark and dreary night.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

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“Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.” Ted “Theodore” Logan ("Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure") Although technically released in 1989, the classic comedy about two time traveling teenagers and a phone booth, transitioned pop culture into a decade of eclectic and quirky fashion trends. If recent runway predictions are true, then the 90’s are back and today’s trendiest fashion designers are turning back the clock for inspiration. Let’s hop in our magic phone booth and visit the style icons of the past to predict the celebrity fashion trends of the future.

Icon: Jennifer Aniston

It is yet to be seen whether or not the "Friends" star’s iconic hairstyle will ever be back in fashion, but the staples of Rachel Green’s wardrobe are definitely making a comeback.

  • Overalls 
  • Chunky platform shoes 
  • Slip dresses

Tip: Wear a fitted t-shirt under slip dresses if you are worried about showing too much skin.

Icon: Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani’s platinum blonde hair may be her signature look now, but Gwen rocked electric blue hair paired with an array of colorful bindis in the late 90’s.

  • Funky hair color
  • Bindis

Tip: Use clear-drying eyelash glue to adhere the bindis to your skin.

Icon: Victoria Beckham

“Posh Spice” may have been the more demure member when she joined the Britpop girl group in 1994, but all of the Spice Girls are sources of fashion inspiration.

  • Crop tops
  • Baby bee” hair buns 
  • Iridescent fabrics

Tip: Pair iridescent fabrics with a neutral color to make this bold look more wearable.

Icon: Carmen Electra

The sexy "Baywatch" actress often sported edgy leather and chain accessories.

  • Biker cap 
  • Chunky metal accessories 
  • Bomber jacket

Tip: Coat chrome plated accessories with a thin layer of clear nail polish to protect the finish.

Icon: Cindy Crawford

The striking model’s famous pout dominated the decade’s magazine covers.

  • Bold lipstick 
  • Sexy tousled hair

Tip: Revlon still makes Cindy’s signature brick brown lipstick shade “Toast of New York.”

That concludes our tour of the 90’s most iconic fashion trends. Style is cyclical, and it is only a matter of time before what was old becomes new again, but whatever the future of celebrity fashion in 2013 may hold let us remember the wise words of George Carlin’s character “Rufus” and, “Be excellent to each other.”