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For viewers in the UK, most red carpet shows hosted in America including the Golden Globes always come on at such ungodly hours. For the first time this year though, I can stay up and recap the red carpet live. Yay! So far, the carpet has looked promising. Let’s go in and find out who’s slacking and who didn’t come here to play. Continue reading “Red Carpet Review: 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards”

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The 2014 Met Gala has the best red carpet show-stopping dresses in my opinion. So I have been waiting for the juicy sightings. I’m giving you the scoop a little late today because it’s my birthday y’all!!! And the Met Gala went down last night so I missed the blow by blow. I haven’t got much time for a detail analysis of the outfits (just too many darn people showed up at the met Gala! LOL) so I’ll just use monosyllabic phrases and adjectives to say what I feel these red carpet looks. Let’s dig in:

Beyonce in Givenchy – Queen.

Jay Z – on point.

Naomi Campbell in Givenchy – She can do no wrong.

Rihanna in Stella McCartney. Body to die for. Love this crop top illusion gown.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in Lanvin – Beautiful.

Emma Stone in Thakoon and Andrew Garfield. Emma has done better but nice still.

Rita Ora- Pout of life. She does her. Imma need this get up for my honeymoon 😉

Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa. This is how to stop the show! Best dressed award.

Arizona Muse – W.O.W!  Put this dress in a museum, I can’t stop staring at it 😉 Someone please make this white, it’s my dream wedding dress ;(

Gabrielle Union – Give me more in the face. Ensemble is cute though.

Solange Knowles – She tried it. On a more positive note, peach looks great against her skin.

Lupita Nyongo’o in Prada. Fun dress. Too much going on in the face area. Could do without the extra afro hairpiece 😦

Joan Smalls – Supermodel. Love that lip honey. Slay.

Vera Wang

La La Anthony – Hot! Dress colour is the bomb.com. YASSS!

Selena Gomez – I love any shade of purple. Yes Selena!

Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta – Wow. That bow stole my heart.

Zoe Kravitz – Sexy grungy chic. Love! And she’s not even trying. #What!

Kendall Jenner in Topshop. I’m warming to her. Kudos to her for looking haute in a high street brand.

Chrissy Teigen – Cute as a button. I just want to stroke those ruffles.

Diane Kruger – Ice queen. Nice!

Nicole Richie in Donna Karan – Over the nightie trend. Usually love her looks but this was not it.

David Beckaham and Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham – Do you Vicky. You are your own business card.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Precious.

Naomi Watts in Givenchy Couture – I like this dress.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen – I can’t. Not today, not ever.

Olivia Munn – Pretty in yellow.

Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney – Stella for the win. This is hot!

Kristen Stewart in Chanel – Interesting.

Joy Bryant – It pains me to see such a stunning woman have terrible taste.

Georgia May Jagger and Virginie Courtin-Clarins. Georgia is my girl crush, go figure. #Killembabe 😉

Charlize Theron and Sean Penn – Good looking.

Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen with Zac Posen – Work that dress Dita. I like this! Mermaid couture realness.

Alicia Quarles – Hot dress. She looks a little uncomfortable but that dress is it.

Zoe Saldana in Michael Kors – No hun.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta – Couture fairytale dress. Best dressed contender.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Balmain – When has Balmain ever disappointed?

Jessica Alba – My love, I’m glad you came.

Anna Wintour in Chanel Couture – Vintage.

Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli – My girl.

Blake Lively in Gucci – Stunner.

Reese Witherspoon, Kate Bosworth, Stella McCartney & Cara Delevigne. Stella is DRESSING everyone and she’s doing it WELL. Werk Cara 😉

Is that Melissa Forde at the top of the stairs waiting for Riri?  #youcantsitwithus

Katie Holmes – Frumpy.

Lea Michelle – Okay.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sari Mercer – Love them.

Janelle Monae – Only Janelle can get away with robbing the Pope’s clothes. I like it.

Giuliana Rancic – Pretty. Makeup could’ve been more natural.

Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera- Pretty

 

Hailee Steinfield in Prabal Gurung – Thumbs up.

Prabal Gurung

Rachel McAdams in Ralph Lauren – Pretty and subtle.

Gisele Bundchen – Hot.

Dree Hemingway – My kinda girl. Love this dress and hair.

Tabitha Simmons – Surreal. I love.

Liu Wen in Zac Posen – Another stunner.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka – Cray cray.

John Legend – Serenade me.

Bradley Cooper – Beard must be for a movie role. He’s usually hot.

Kanye West – Come back Kimmy. Kanye is missing you ;(

Finally! Those are most of the looks from the 2014 Met Gala which went down on May 5th.

Who were your top looks of the event?

Arizona Muse, Karolina Kurkova and everyone in Stella McCartney nailed it.

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Love & Light

Lydie xx

Everyone’s being going crazy for nude colour pallettes lately. The winter whites phenomena is catching on for many good reasons. First off, nudes are very delicate and feminine, adding that soft and ethereal quality to any look. It’s very subtle yet elegant and classy.

Secondly, it is a a new and refreshing option to the expected all black everything look.

It also also looks great on all skin tones when done perfectly. Flesh tone outfits in nudes, beige and pastels have looked good one everyone from Emma Stone to Lupita Nyongo’o. I have been obsessed with pastel colours and it’s tricky to pull them off without looking washed out. So execution counts big time when wearing flesh tone colours and nude on dark skin tones especially.

Here are four outfit ideas if you’re in the mood for some nude!

Look 1

Go business class by mixing rich textures of lace and wool cashmere. This look is an all round winner. especially if you are aiming for a demure and classy finish. Layer  a rich camel coat on this Stella McCartney lace dress paired with a pair of nude Jimmy Choo Anouk pumps. Add a pair of mirrored sunnies for extra sass 🙂

Nudes & Pastels: Look 1

Look 2

I’d wear this look in a heart beat. Follow the trend and pair a cropped white top with a pair of expertly tailored beige nude trousers. Paired with Kurt Geiger Elliott Metal Stiletto Nude Patent Court heels and add a pop of lip colour for effect.

Nudes & Pastels: Look 2

Look 3

This can be worn two ways. Either as crop top and pencil skirt or as a faux dress. This £30 Jane Norman animal necklace embellished crop top unbelievably matched this Alexander McQueen jacquard pencil skirt on sale  at Harvey Nichols, I couldn’t help but pair them up. I would probably wear this a dress though. But the crop top is trending (thanks to the Kardashians) so I’m sure the majority would sway that way.

Nudes & Pastels: Look 3

Look 4

This £220 Forever Unique nude jumpsuit is to die for! Match these with a pair of £45 Helsinki heeled sandals from ASOS. A £95 Fuschia Cross body Michael Kors  bag and Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Luminous lip colour should do the finishing trick.

Nudes & Pastels: Look 4

If you are into nude and pastels like myself, which look would you wear? 

 

View similar looks here:

Ciara slayed in this Zara beige pearl embroidered blouse and beige pear embroidered skirt. Does she ever take a day off? I love this chic!

ciara in zara pearl skirt

Alesha Dixon wowed at the Britain’s Got Talent Cardiff auditions in a pretty Stella McCartney blush pink suit featuring tapered jogger-style pants which give the look a relaxed, chic vibe. I am in love with this look.

Kim Kardashian has been loving this Celine camel coat lately. She’s certainly been strictly sticking to her nude and beige tones this 2014.

kim kardashian nude outfit

Lupita Nyongo’o looked precious in a nude one shoulder dress at the Producers Guild Awards. Her dark skin tone really complimented this nude dress. Loved it!

lupita in flesh tone dress

Rihanna working it in a flesh tone veil headpiece, nude low neck jumper, nude cigarette pants and Christian Louboutin nude pumps.

rihanna nude outfit

Emma Stone stood out in a coral Calvin Klein dress  at the 2011 Golden Globes Award. This is one of my favourite looks from her. Ever.

Have an amazing weekend ahead.

Love & Light xx

Lydie

In the last few weeks or so, I have noticed an increasing number of celebrities develop a new liking for the colour yellow.  Being a strong protester against all things drab, and a bright colour advocate myself, I am not at all surprised. In fact I am happy. This improvement has put me in a mellow state. All things bright and beautiful come in yellow; like the sun, bananas, daffodils & sunflowers, my favourite laid-back cardigan, Big Bird…this list could go on forever.
So before we delve into deciding who wears yellow best, I thought I’d give a few pointers on how I think yellow should be word.
First off, yellow is a very tricky colour to pull off, mind you. It instantly gets you noticed because of it’s stand-out nature. But you certainly do not want to get noticed for the wrong reasons.
1. Different shades of yellow go with different skin tones. If you have darker skin, you should opt for brighter shades of yellow or mustard. People with pale skin should opt for deeper shades of yellow instead of lighter shades so as not to look washed. Notice how in the pictures below, Solange can get away with wearing a pale yellow because of her slightly darker skin. Emma Stone on the other hand is adorned in a deeper shade that will not wash out or clash with her pale skin tone.
Solange Knowles in pale yellow pantsuit.
Emma Stone
 2. When in doubt, block it! Yellow is known to be one of the most popular colours used in a colour-blocking ensemble. Why is that? This is because, yellow albeit being a bright and notice-me colour will mix well with bright as well as dark colours. If ever you were considering a debut in colour blocking, please make sure there is a yellow item on your list. Be it an accessory, as in a belt, shoe or bag; or a scarf or a skirt or just whatever, make sure you’ve got something yellow in there.
Abi has fun blocking yellow.
My yellow cardi that goes with practically anything I put on.
That yellow bag makes all the difference.
 3. Yellow is very versatile. Do not limit yourself to wearing it on the beach or for a day out with the girls. As much as yellow is informal, it can also be a very formal colour that you wear to conventions, conferences or even to the office. That is why super women like Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton are rocking yellow.
Michelle Obama in a Jason Wu yellow dress.

Kate Middleton
This yellow jumper and silk dress-shirt look is so office ready.
4. Complement yellow with gold (plated) accessories. Accessorizing yellow might be a bit tricky as well. Minimal is a key word here. Do not over-accessorize yellow. The colour of the outfit speaks for itself. You do not need all the accessories. In my opinion, yellow looks better with gold (plated) accessories because they are similar and complement each other very well plus they just somehow make the look seem more expensive and chic:)
Solange
 After having discussed all of these pointers, let’s see which celeb knows how to wear their yellow best.
Gabrielle Union
Christina Milian
Jennifer Hudson

Solange definitely loves her some yellow.
Solange Knowles

 

Lady Gaga

Kelly Rowland
Kourtney Kardashian in a mustard yellow dress
Rita Dominic
Keri Hilson
Nicole Richie

Vanessa Hudgens

Eku Edewor
Maria Menounos
Willow Smith

 

Beyonce rocks yellow while she performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park.
Eva Mendes
Which celebs are pulling off the yellow look and which are literally killing it?
Speak your thoughts. See you in my next post.
Holla 🙂

 

Bride to be Kim Kardashian attends the launch of the first 3D Magazine. Kim curves are shot 3D on the cover of  World’s Most Beautiful (WMB) magazine. For Kim fanatics who have always wanted to see her goods for real this might just be their chance.

Olivia Wilde stunned crowds on the red carpet at the UK Premiere of Cowboys and Aliens in London at the O2 Arena. The star was dressed in a sheer and revealing number while her lips stood out painted in bright red colour.

Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, John Favreu and Harrison Ford

Dianna Agron is seen walking to her Audi sporting a (hip?) new pink hairdo. The “Glee” actress is currently promoting her newest project, the “Glee the 3D Concert Movie,” a 3D recording of the live tour the cast performed, in theaters August 12. Really? Pink hair? Publicity stunt much?

Diana Agron

COLOUR OF THE WEEK?

Diana Agron is sporting a new pink do and Katy Perry also has dyed her hair pink. Is pink the new black? Let’s see who else is wearing bright pink hues this week.

Emma Stone at the Regis Kelly Show.
Khloe Kardashian
Khloe in a hot pink woven silk dress
Justin Bieber in bright pink sneakers

STYLE FOCUS: Zoe Saldana

All week we have seen the Avatar star out and about in LA. Each time Zoe steps out she’s rocking a new and different look  with each outfit looking hotter than the last one. She sure does casual like none other.

GET THE LOOK:

Marah Hoffman strapless maxi dress £562.18, ShopBop
Marah Hoffman Strapless Maxi
River Island Military Jumpsuit £45, ASOS
River Island Nark Strappy sandal, £32, ASOS
Tan Embellished cuff sandal, £35, Wallis