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While Cheryl Cole hasn’t been out of the papers, her fellow Girls Aloud band members seemed to have taken a step away from the spotlight.
However, we’re pleased to see Sarah Harding decided to break this by stepping out last night for the launch of DJ Hero 2 held in Shoreditch.
And we have to admit her time away has made us forget how stylish she is. The starlet looked amazing in an on-trend black frock complete with lace neck detailing and sleeves. In fact we love her dress so much we decided to have a scout around the internet to find a similar, more affordable version and guess what, we succeeded.
Get Sarah’s look with this cute Peter Pan collar dress from Topshop at a bargain £48.
We’ll race you to the checkouts.
By Emily Borrett.
Katie at Boot Camp in a shimmery silver shirt-dress
There’s been a lot of fashion rivalry between the three X-Factor female finalists (well, not Rebecca so much, she’s just being lovely and keeping her head down – it’s all that RUDDY KATIE AND CHER). If you’ve decided that you’re team Katie all the way, and love her mash-up between London street-punk style and vintage glamour, then read on.
Katie seems to be a firm believer in mixing things up, never rocking the same look twice – she’s like an Asda-version of Lady Gaga. For her first appearance on the X-Factor she appeared complete with crazy blonde perm, headscarves and studded leather a la Madonna circa-1980s, for her performance at bootcamp she opted for a more subtle outfit of a silver shirt-dress (of which we found a very similar one that you can see in the gallery above), and then at Cheryl’s home in Surrey a very dainty “My Fair Lady”-esque outfit complete with white lace and parasol. So yeah, unlike her Liverpudlian competitor Rebecca who’s already developing a classic “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” style, Katie doesn’t like sticking to one trend.
If you’re looking to get a little bit of her mixed-up quirkiness into your daily wear, it’s all about the details. Team a studded biker jacket with some glamorous retro-sunglasses and some old-school over-the-top costume jewellery, or go inject a little 1930s Hollywood glamour into an otherwise plain, more contemporary outfit with a vintage hat or fascinator. We trawled the internet and found some pieces that would be right up Miss Waissel’s street- check the gallery above to see what we found.
By Emily Borrett.
There’s a new face of British style at the moment that’s been getting a lot of respect from all the major fashion magazines, and that is the dishevelled singer Coco Sumner, daughter of Sting and frontwoman of British band I Blame Coco. The fact that she comes from good musical stock has been a good starting point for Coco’s musical career, but what has really caught the public’s eye is her boyish, tweedy public-school style that is a refreshing change from all the micro-mini dresses and big hair that so many celebrities seem to favour in public. In fact, the girl doesn’t look like she brushes her hair at all. We like her.
To copy her style entirely you’re better off if you’ve got a leggy, boyish figure, though if you’re a more curvy shape it’s still easy to integrate a bit of her British Heritage look into your wardrobe. If you’ve got the figure, you can go the whole hog with the teeny-tiny shorts she’s never seen out of teamed up with old-school Oxford brogues and ankle socks for the “Eton boy” look. Alternatively, if you don’t think you’ve got the pins for it, you can easily get Coco’d by just wearing a tweed blazer with elbow patches and scruffing up your hair before you leave the house.
The best places to buy boyish Oxford-style pieces are traditional stores such as Barbour and Hobbs London, though obviously if you haven’t got the budget of a rockstar’s daughter you can’t afford to kit yourself out from head to toe in these stores. Alternatively, you can buy some authentic vintage pieces and accessories (Coco loves her briefcases and men’s suitcases – who needs a purse?) for a fraction of the price in vintage stalls, shops and online at Ebay. Check the gallery above for some of the best Coco-style clothes online.
By Emily Borrett.
London-girl Lily Allen has been a familiar face on the front row of pretty much all the London Fashion Week shows showing off her beautifully shiny dark bob and her new baby bump. Far from shying away from the fashion week events that would be inevitably be filled with supermodels and every size 6 in the country, she stepped out in some sharp maternity fashion and looked prettier than anyone else anyway.
Despite the bump she’s managed to maintain her classic, Lily Allen sixties style of smoky eye-makeup sweet little smock dresses, tailored coats and very opaque black tights to make her as leggy as possible.
In the past I’ve always thought that when I was pregnant all sense of style would go out of the window, and that I’d just wear literally whatever would fit over my stomach, be it a lycra tube top or a burlap sack. But Lily’s inspired me. Why should we start dressing like we got dressed in the dark just because we’re the size of a house? If you’re pregnant and looking for a bit of Lily’s London-girl style in your maternity wardrobe, check the gallery below for some of her best outfits since the appearance of her bump, and some of our favourite maternity pieces on the high-street.
X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke has come a long way since her victory on the TV show.
And as her talent has grown so has her style. Gone are the trackie bottoms and Ugg boots and in have come the little dresses, leather shorts and on-trend jackets.
We show you how to get Alexandra Burkes cute, casual and sexy looks.
It’s very rare that the fashion industry takes inspiration from TV but one show that’s driven some of this season’s trends is 60s show Mad Men. The advertising programme has hit the headlines thanks to it’s glamour and style, which covers the period from 1960 to 1963. As it was the pre mini skirt and pre hippy era, the fashions are still formal and the classic feminine shape of the fifties was all the rage.
Joan Harris’ (née Holloway) style is typical of the era with curve hugging dresses that show off her ideal late 50s to 60s figure, while Peggy Olsen is more girly, opting for a more innocent style of dress in gingham and tweed fabrics and high neck cardigans. And Betty Draper dresses in the style of a typical 60s “Desperate Housewife” in full skirts, petticoats, scarves and body hugging dresses on a night out.
Get the Mad Men look with our gallery below.
Autumn trends are beginning to sneak into the highstreet, with puffball sleeves, tweeds and camel colours making subtle appearances against the sale rails.
Although we’ll be bringing you a range of galleries showcasing the ultimate autumn must-haves, we thought we’d give you a little preview and what better way to start than with this the aviator trend.
Those of you who have been following catwalk trends will know that the aviator style is going to be a huge must-have this season. It made a big appearance at the Burberry A/W 2010 catwalk show (below), where the British designer showed off a range of bomber style jackets with fur in a range of different lengths (think Top Gun style and you’ll know what we mean.)
The Saturdays girls are rarely out of the spotlight with many of the group being snapped on a regular night out.
Although all of them have great dress sense, the one that stands out to me is Mollie King.
The starlet never seems to put a fashion foot wrong, opting for a style that is often casual, yet has little twists, such as highwaisted shorts, high shoes and accessories, give her look a smart tone too.
However, she also plays the dress down look well too, pairing casual tops with on trend denim shorts or teaming up a nautical frock with a denim shirt.
Here’s how to get her look.
Taylor Momsen is best known as Gossip Girl’s Jenny Humphrey. However, her real-life style couldn’t be any more different from the preppy pleated skirts and headbands she wears while she’s in character.
Off screen the starlet, and now rock band member, ditches the cardi’s and sensible New York look for ripped jeans, studded belts and her statement stockings and suspender belts as well as mini’s, teeny tiny black dresses, biker jackets and heavy jewellery.
Although some magazines have called her normal style “tragic” we tend to disagree here. Yes her skirts are short and the stockings may not be for everyone, but it’s a look Taylor carries off well. We’ve therefore decided to dedicate a “Get the Look” gallery to the actress giving you highstreet options of her often expensive outfits.
Team up the clothes with heavy eye make-up and bright red lipstick for that all important Taylor look.