Monday, 27 February 2017

The Oscars 2017

It was the biggest night in Hollywood last night as the 89th Academy Awards took place. Celebrating the past year in cinematic achievement, all the stars came out to look back at the year in film. Big winners included Emma Stone who took home the nod for Best Actress, whilst Casey Affleck picked up Best Actor. For the Best Supporting Roles, Viola Davis of Fences with Mahershala Ali taking home Best Supporting Actor, making him the first-ever Muslim actor to win an Oscar.

But the talking point of the whole evening was one of the biggest mishaps to ever happen on live television. When it came down to announcing the last award of the evening, Best Picture, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winners after being handed the wrong envelope. Instead of announcing winners, Moonlight, Beatty had the back-up envelope for Best Actress and so saw Emma Stone for La La Land and went with that. Creating the most awkward moment in Oscars history, the cast of La La Land then had to be stopped mid-speech to announce the real winners, Moonlight.

Besides the big winners of the night, the other highlight of the night was the red carpet. As with every awards show that has taken place, we've picked our best and worst dressed..

Best

 
Best Actress winner, Emma Stone in Givenchy 

 
Best Supporting Actress winner, Viola Davis in a custom Armani Privé gown

 
Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad

 
Emma Roberts in vintage Armani

 
Hailee Steinfeld in a Ralph & Russo gown

 
Jessica Biel in Kaufamfranco

 
Olivia Culpo in Marchesa

 
Taraji P. Henson in a blue velvet Alberta Ferretti gown 

Worst

 
It might be straigt off the runway, but this Gucci AW17 dress isn't doing it for us, Dakota Johnson

 
Janelle Monae in Elie Saab - this would be on our best dressed if it wasn't for the poofy bits on the sides
 
Leslie Mann in Zac Posen

Scarlett Johnasson in Azzedine Alaïa


 
Naomie Harris in a Calvin Klein by Appointment dress - if this was floor length, then it would have been a game changer 

Model of the Moment

 
Introducing this week's Model of the Moment... Hayley

Keep a look out for everything she gets up to over on our Instagram and also check back here to see our quick-fire interview.



Friday, 24 February 2017

Noush


 

Behind the scenes look at Noush's bridal fitting today in Chelsea


Burberry's Makers House

 
Burberry's Makers House - their pop-up show space that drew over 20,000 visitors back in September is back to showcase their latest collection. Inspired by renowned British sculptor, Henry Moore, the exhibition includes some of Moore's most famous sculptures alongside his models and maquettes.

 
 The exhibition itself is held over two floors and is home to the Spring Summer 2017 collection and the thought process and inspiration behind the runway show.

On the ground floor, you will find the runway presentation alongside a poster gallery of Moore's exhibition posters from around the world, spanning 60 years. As you make your way through to the next room, this is where the collection is held. Two separate spaces - one holds the 78 capes that were featured on the runway and inspired by the scale and form of Moore's sculpture. The other space, holds all the looks - both menswear and womenswear - from the SS17 collection. 

 
 As you make your way upstairs this is where you get to see the inspiration of the collection. Towards the back of the space, there is the Burberry Inspiration Room. Here you get a real glimpse of how the collection is put together - fabric swatches, sketches, toiles and polaroids - the attention to detail that Christopher Bailey goes to will leave you in awe.
 

 
The collection itself, was unlike any previous Burberry collection. A feminine, poetic and classy collection, that felt softer and more unique than past collections. Cable knits, extravagant shirting, lace dresses, Moore's inspiration was evident.

 
Open until Monday 27th February, it's a must-see. Not just for the collection but for everything that goes into the collection. If you're stuck for things to do this weekend, the head down to Soho and be prepared to be amazed.
 

Thursday, 23 February 2017

BRIT Awards 2017 Red Carpet

Just like every award show out there, we just have to bring you our best dressed. Last night the British version of the Grammy's, the BRIT's took place at the O2 areana. British music's biggest stars came out in force to celebrate another year of great music. 

And looking at the red carpet photos, we hate to say but there appears to be more worst dressed than best dressed. But, here are our best dressed. And you will see that there is a metallic theme going on.

 
Abbey Clancy in Haider Ackermann

 
Holly Willoughby in Suzanne Neville

 
Ellie Goulding in Philipp Plein

 
Katy Perry in Versace - we love the dress but not sure on the hair and make-up...

 
Mollie King in a Natalie & Alanna dress

Halima Aden makes history again

 
Last week we introduced you to Halima Aden. The 19 year-old Somali-American make history by making her runway debut in her hijab for Kanye West's, Yeezy Season 5 show at New York Fashion Week. 

And she's at it again, this time over in Milan. The model has made history again by walking for Alberta Ferretti on the opening day of Milan Fashion Week.


Appearing alongside big name models, Gigi and Bella, Stella Maxwell, Elsa Hosk and Sara Sampaio, the young model fit right in with her supermodel peers.

"Embracing culture and diversity to break the norms and change the thinking of modern-day fashion with Halima Aden," wrote the fashion house over on their Instagram page.

In the past, Milan has been known to lack diversity and women of colour, so to see Aden make her debut in her hijab is a sure sign that the industry is making a change. Other shows in New York and London have also stepped it up. Michael Kors, CHristian Sirianio, Chromat and Tome all featured plus-size models within their shows and over in London, Simone Rocha, cast models of all ages - including 70 year-old, Jan de Villeneuve. 

Finally, we're seeing more and more diversity from designers and on the catwalks.


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