Wears a midi length leopard print dress at the ELLE Women In Music 2012
Wears a midi length leopard print dress at the ELLE Women In Music 2012
The fashion world can be tough especially if you’re a model or designer. Just a few months after we heard the sad news of Alexander McQueen‘s suicide, another famous face has attempted the same fate, although thankfully it didn’t prove to be fatal.
According to reports in the Daily Mail, Marks and Spencer model Noemie Lenoir was found unconscious after apparently trying to commit suicide in a wood outside Paris.
She was was found slumped on the floor in a forest in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, on the outskirts of the French capital after taking what is believed to be a potentially deadly cocktail of alcohol and drugs.
A source told The Daily Mail: “After coming to, Noemie was in a state of great distress and clearly very ill.
“She had clearly attempted to harm herself and had fallen unconscious.
“She was rushed to a nearby hospital and treated for the effects of poisoning. It seems that she may have tried to commit suicide as a cry for help. She’s now in a far better condition and recovering.”
Tim Burton’s remake of Alice in Wonderland is going to be huge.
Not only because we can’t wait to see what the kooky director has done to one of our favourite childhood books but also the fact that every designer possible, including Tom Binns and Stella McCartney, is jumping in on the act.
Next on the Wonderland bandwagon is our favourite jewellery brand Swarovski, which has teamed up with Disney to create a limited edition range.
Pieces in the Alice in Wonderland collection include a sparrow rose necklace, and charms as well as a cute rabbit pendant.
We’ll be making sure we get our hands on some of these on time
It’s been a year full of events, celebrity tantrums and fashion and beauty disasters. We’ve had a smile, shed a tear at the number of talents we’ve lost (RIP Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze and Brittany Murphy) and had many “what was she thinking” moments when looking at some celebs attempts at beauty and fashion.
So to end the year, we’ve put together a list of celebrity beauty and fashion blunders that have made us cringe. And also added a gallery (click on the picture below the text to begin) so you can see exactly what we’re talking about. We hope you have a merry Christmas and we’ll be back in the new year to keep you updated on all the latest fashion news.
1. Fake tan
It was only last week we bought this criminal trend to light. The war of the fake tan has been going for many years but celebs have still not learnt that looking like an orangutan on the red carpet is not a good look.
Offenders include Bianca Gascoigne and Brooke Hogan who both clearly believe that this is the way to success. However we say that looking like an Oompa Lumpa will only get you a job in a chocolate factory, and even then you may have trouble convincing Cadburys that you don’t have a radioactive disease.
Victoria Beckham gets our fake tan seal of approval after she realised pale is far prettier than putrid orange and threw away those tanning bottles.
2. Choosing Lipo over exercise
While we think the best way to get that perfect body is through exercise and healthy eating (with a little bit of what you fancy for good measure) some of the celebrity population don’t agree, preferring to pay for a quick fix rather than do it themselves.
Earlier this year both Kerry Katona, who shrunk to a tiny size 8, and Britney Spears went under the skinny knife to perfect their bodies. However, while Britney has kept the weight off, we think Kerry had something removed from her brain (namely the nerve that stops you eating shed loads of fatty foods) and is a shining example of why exercise and healthy eating is a better option. Take those delivery menus away from her!
There are many stars who go for exercise rather than the knife but our special mention goes to UK home grown Charlotte Church. The mother of two shed her baby weight and slimmed down to a size 8 with the help of a personal trainer and nutritional advice from gorgeous Rugby star hubby Gavin Henson.
3. Size denial
While many a celeb wishes they were the “Hollywood” size zero, some (shock horror) are just that tiny bit over. We won’t be mentioning any names for fear we’ll send them straight into rehab, but we can’t resist having a go at the celebs that really are in denial here, squeezing themselves into those too small jeans, which they hope will grant them automatic inclusion into that size.
We’re really sorry Kerry Katona, but squeezing yourself into those very early post lipo jeans will not magically take away the pounds gained from thoseIceland microwave meal freebies and loyalty points racked up from your favourite take away menus. Buy the correct size and we guarantee the days of lying on the floor struggling to zip up those jeans will be no more. And Jordan, a small breast reduction does not mean you’ll fit into that tiny A cup corset.
4. Flashing your pants
Every girl above the age of five knows that flashing your panties (especially the big ones) is not the way to attract that boy in your reception class or, if your a celeb, public admiration. So we haven’t been particularly enamoured with the range of people who have chosen to do this during 2009.
Ahh Jordan, it seems you can’t keep anything a secret and we’re not just talking about your private life with Peter Andre. We’ve seen everything from G-strings to a slightly bigger variety. Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to air your dirty laundry in public? And Michelle Heaton, we know Jordan is your best friend and idol, but just because she does it, it doesn’t mean you have to. One scantily clad fake tanned bottom is more than enough for us thank you very much.
We weren’t going to have an Angels category here but then we remembered Lady Gaga, who has made the pants as outerwear fashion (unfortunately) fashionable. We think these look great on the singer when she’s performing, we also think we should give a little mention to Eva Longoria Parker who posed for the cover of Citizen K in some big, flattering panties. However, we advise the rest of you to steer clear. And guys, it’s not an excuse to go all Superman style on us either.
5. Choosing a short dress over a classy long frock
We’re big fans of the LBD and similar styles but sometimes flashing your legs can lead to a whole heap of trouble, and if you’re a celebrity who likes an odd tipple then you could end up showing off more than just your pins. Likewise an ill fitting super mini may have you pulling it down all evening, making us think that long may just cut it on the red carpet or event.
We know we’ll get lynched for saying this, but the award here goes to Sarah Jessica Parker (we know, we know, and we’re sorry) who demonstrated that short can sometimes be the wrong choice. The otherwise perfect fashionista hoiked up, and pulled down her super mini pink dress at the premier of Did You Hear about The Morgans? making her look uncomfortable and giving photographers an eyeful.
We couldn’t do a 2009 round up without getting the X-Factor in here somewhere, and what better way to mention it than by giving a nod to Dannii Minogue’s long and elegant long dresses. The judge won our X-factor style war by opting for a range of classy, long Grecian style dresses over Cheryl’s experimental fashions.
6. Choosing Uggs over heels
We’ve championed Uggs for a good few years, and have to admit they came in very handy in yesterday’s snow. However, our columnist Lauren disagrees, and judging by the comments we received from you, we can see they really haven’t been the style du jour for a good few years.
Sorry Stacey Solomon, we love your voice however your love of Uggs has most definitely earned you the right to be here. On the bright side at least you’ve made it into some kind of countdown chart.
Who better to champion those heels than Sarah Jessica Parker (have we redeemed ourselves?). The Sex and the City Starlet, who showed girls like us worldwide has hit the streets or 2009 in a range of heels that have had us stamping our feet with envy. We also think Victoria Beckham should get a mention here too. She may need surgery caused by her love of sky scraper heels, but despite this the fashion princess has continued to wear her trademark shoes opting for foot exercises to help her recover.
We love a Christmas event, especially one fuelled by celebrities posing in their outfits of choice on the red carpet.
And, we’re pleased to say this weekend’s Capital FM’s Jingle Bell ball didn’t disappoint in the style stakes, bringing us a range of celebs dressed head to toe in either trendy or tragic outfits.
Pixie Lott, who wore a stylish high waisted ruffle skirt and white blouse complete with skyscraper shoes, along with Alexandra Burke who opted for the classic black dress wowed us with their outfits.
However, we have to say the tragic style award goes to two of our favourite girl bands, who, it seems, have chosen to concentrate on their singing over their style.
The Saturdays who are usually quite well dressed transformed into X-Factor rejects Kandy Rain with their choice of PVC items, including what can only be described as pants, and gladiator shoes.
The Sugarbabes also disappointed with their metallic outfits, which made them look more like extras in a space film rather than stylish starlets.
Come on ladies, you’ve been on the celeb circuit to know what’s hot and what’s not by now.
Click on the picture below to view more images from the event.
Blogger whose fashion week registration has been denied? Fashion fan who wonders where Betsey Johnson will go? Check out StyleIt’s rundown on the recession and New York Fashion Week. [StyleIT]
Got an old copy of French Vogue on your shelf? Help the magazine celebrate 90 years of chic. [NYTimes]
Want to be a cupcake, or just dress like one? Take inspiration here. [FashionPirates]
Lily Donaldson and more after the jump.
Check out Life magazine pictures of women in the ’30s. Hmm … some of those fashions don’t seem too far off. [Jezebel]
Rogan Gregory is back designing affordable eco-fashions with Loomstate for Target. [Fabsugar]
Hmm … Country Living the next stylish mag? [Fashion is Spinach]
It’s great when retailers realize that not everyone who wants to dress stylishly (and affordably) is size 12 and under, and even better when they celebrate their plus-size-only collections like Old Navy. [FabSugar]
A new generation discovers Grey Gardens (just in time for Drew Barrymore’s version, which is in post production.) [Style Rookie]
Discover fashion.infomat. and you’ll be there all day. [PR Couture]
The five Halloween costumes you’ll meet at a party. [Gawker]
Red, white and blue handbags for your election day ensemble. [Bag Snob]
Does Anna Wintour have a crush on British actor Shelby Bryan? [New York Post]
There’s some great advice on getting knee-high boots to fit your calves in this shoe splurge confession. [A Dress A Day]
Victoria’s Secret’s 2008 fantasy bra. [Outblush]
Blake Lively’s completely innapropriate Yale reception dress as Serena, for you to wear more appropriately please.[The Stiletto Jungle]
Did you watch the premiere episode of Stylista? We did, and so did Fashionista. [Fashionsita]
The New York Times Fashion Diary takes a look at nudity and fashion week.
Scarlett Johanssonn wants CosmoGirls to vote.
Tips for everyone’s favorite game - spot the fake Louis Vuitton!
Isn’t the real surprise here that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen push their own luggage around.
Where has Agyness been this season? Catwalk Queen tells us.
Shoewawa finds us a new resource for cruelty-free footwear!
Gemma Ward was nominated for an Aussie Film Award for The Black Balloon.
Check out a gallery of Lindsay Lohan’s fabulous handbags!
We’ll finally be able to get a piece of Sophia Coppola’s style!
Be a fly on the wall of Jeremy Scott’s Pashion Week (that’s Paris Fashion Week) party and do what you’re supposed to do at these events – check out everyone’s outfits.
The W editors’ blog helps us speak Rachel Zoe’s language.
Forget Wellies, slip on some high heel galoshes.
More proof The Hills is totally fake.
Fashion Robot explores skinhead style.
What’s so crazy about a man taking his wife’s name? [Bridalwave]
Billabong’s new winter outerwear [Nollie]
Book Review: The Professors’ Wives’ Club [Trashionista]
The invites are pouring in and if we’re quieter than usual it’s just because we’re organizing our schedule – and wardrobes! So to get you as excited about New York Fashion Week as we are, here’s a roundup of FW stories.
What’s Erin Fetherston got up her sleeve? [Fashionista]
Spice Girl Mel B to hit up fashion week – in her undies. [Catwalk Queen]
The Fashion Flipside festival went down on the LES – nothing if not a cool location for a fashion show. The city streets make a much cooler background for a runway than a white tent. [Fashion Pirates]
Does this spread remind anyone else of an America’s Next Top Model shoot – the watery shots anyway? (minus the nudity – NSFW). [Avant Garde Fashion Photography]