Pictures: Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2012 best dressed- Lea Michele, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith and more
Goes for a daring white suit. PA Images
Goes for a daring white suit. PA Images
For the past few years leopard print has clawed its way into winter collections and this season is no different. Thanks to the likes of Marc Jacobs, Prada and Burberry the print is prowling the highstreet making a mark on coats, skirts and dresses and of course shoes.
If you want to follow the trend but too afraid to go the full way then the latter is a perfect way to show off this look. Team up wedge boots, as seen on Ellie Goulding and Princess Beatrice with jeans for a casual nod to leopard print or opt for a black dress for a smarter look.
Those wishing to wear this trend at a posher event can copy Kylie Minogue and Georgia May Jagger and go for a strappy number, while court shoes adorned with this print are great for the office.
We’ve picked out our top five highstreet pairs.
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The bonkers designer Zandra Rhodes, who is currently working on a new accessories range with Adele Marie, says that she could never be without jewellery or accessories. We know you couldn’t, Zandra, we’ve seen you!
Zandra’s new collection was designed in accordance with her own personal love for trinkets and beads. She said: “Firstly, I never go out without jewellery, ever! When I saw what Adele Marie did I knew that this was jewellery that I could be wearing. As a designer you have to want to wear what you are putting out. I like to get away and take inspiration from the kind of things I want to be wearing. With collaborations it’s different – we merge our ideas and visions together.”
Mama Rhodes’ new collection, basically, is for women like her who aren’t too scared to make a few brave choices about their look.
She told Marie Claire: “It’s for women who just want to wear a unique piece of jewellery. They’re very strong pieces, which emulate me. It’s not shy jewellery; it’s for women who want to make a statement.”
While we try to forget all the scary stuff that is happening in the UK at the moment, celebrities over the pond have been carrying on as usual. God bless ‘em.
At the world première of new film “The Help”, the Easy-A actress Emma Stone looked beautiful and serene in a very feminine mauvey-pink 1920s drop-waisted dress with nude satin heels and an old-school Hollywood white chain purse. Emma is seriously our beauty crush right now, so it’s no wonder she’s just been snapped up by Revlon.
Meanwhile at the “One Day” première, we spotted our favourite actress Anne Hathaway looking pretty and simple in a black taffeta prom dress with beautiful gold shimmer detailing around the neckline. The understated make-up and loose hair went perfectly with the look. Also there was the supermodel Coco Rocha, who was rocking 70s glamour in a white and silvery-grey strapless maxi with huge Halston-style diamond earrings.
Snapped by the paps in Manhattan was our favourite celebrity wife, Katie Holmes, looking impeccable in the most perfect pair of jeans (we suspect J Brands) with a slouchy white T-shirt and nude patent heels. We loved her vintage wavy hair, too. Zoe Saldana was rocking a tough utility look in LA, wearing a ruched khaki miniskirt with grey wedges and aviator heels. We love!
Also spotted was Ashley Tisdale coming out of a salon in LA, toting not one but TWO giant handbags, swishing her incredibly blonde and tousled hair about and looking cool in pale-blue skinny jeans and a cable knit sweater.
And finally, not everyone is terrified and miserable in England, as some celebs rocked up to the West End in Piccadilly Circus to see the new “Ghost” musical. Kylie Minogue was there (we’ve just done a piece on the daring clashing animal-print outfit she wore – check the site to see) and so was the Saturdays’ Rochelle, who looked sexy and polished in a pale grey-blue bandage dress. Herve Leger perhaps?
Check out the gallery to see who we’ve been spotting.
As a dedicated follower of celebrity style, I was surprised yesterday to see Kylie Minogue in London’s Piccadilly Circus looking like a proper bad-girl with in a leopard-print shift dress with a contrasting animal-print bag, completed with a saucy pair of black stilettos. Goodness, it’s like Michael Hutchence all over again, no?
Others have been a little unsure so far about Kylie’s bold choice to clash her animal prints, but we’re actually quite impressed. After all, this season is going to be all about a mad, clashing hotpotch of textiles and prints – Kylie’s just getting in on the trend early.
If you want to try cramming in as much animal print into your outfit as possible (and we have found some of our favourite leopard-printed beauties on the high street in the gallery above), the only thing you need to remember is SIMPLICITY. No heavy jewellery, no over-accessorising and no big hair. Otherwise we’ll have a whole nation full of Pat Butchers on our hands.
Teeny-tiny fashion lovers under 5’3 will be excited and happy to read that fashion giants Asos have released their new petite collection.
The new petite range is a cute and trend-aware collection of mini-dresses, quirky printed shirts and sixties-inspired coats and tunics. We love their modern take on the classic mac coat, which has biker-style lapels and will look amazing with one of their belted chiffon dresses and a pair of Autumn boots.
There’s also some great pieces for anyone wanting to rock the boyish, tailored trend, as they’ve got a selection of chic tapered trousers that would go perfectly with a high-necked blouse and heels.
It’s a gorgeous effort – it’s no wonder that Asos is one of the most successful shops in the country when they cater for different body shapes this well. Check out our favourites in the gallery above now!
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The good weather is officially back – yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far, and you can bet your bottom dollar that I had myself a Callippo – and so ShinyStyle finds itself searching for the best summer trends in earnest. And here’s one that we can totally get behind: peekaboo back cleavage, a modern alternative to flaunting your bosoms to all and sundry. Sexy, not slutty, chic, not cheap, this is a trend that we can get behind.
Whether it’s just a cheeky flash of skin that you’re after to show off your blissful new tan, or full-on bum skimming backless numbers, there’s a garment out there to you to rock this summer.
As we all know, it can be so tempting when it’s impossibly hot in the summer to dig out your skimpiest clothes, never mind that you look more Katie Price than Kate Moss, and brave it in public. But the backless is sexy, elegant and chic all the way.
We’ve included in the above gallery a couple of our favourite fashion mavens showing us exactly how it’s done when it comes to showing off your back; who can forget Diane Kruger’s jaw-droppingly glitter-encrusted backless Atelier Versace number that she wore to the Inglorious Basterds première, or the plunging nude number that Kylie was seen out in earlier this month?
Check out the gallery to see how Di and Kylie worked the look, and our favourite pieces from the high street.
With bold colours being hot this season, it was only a matter of time before we saw this trend filter through to our footwear – something that was shown on the catwalks of Prada.
One colour that’s really made a stand in our shoes is red. Known for being an all round seasonal colour – as well as the iconic hue of Dorothy’s shoes – this colour is set to be huge, getting a big foot in the fashion footwear door this season. It’s already been spotted on heels, sandals, platforms and peep toes, as well as gracing the feet of many a celeb.
Spotted in this trend so far is Alexa Chung, Katy Perry, Blake Lively and Leighton Meester. Taylor Swift also showed how to wear contrasting bolds when she turned up in a bright yellow dress and red shoes for an appearance on a television show. Kylie Minogue went the other way showing us how to spice up that classic black dress with a bit of colour. We’re ordering our red shoes right now.
See the gallery below for all the celebrities wearing this colour.
It’s been a week of fancy frocks and casual wear as celebrities have been spotted at events and out and about.
Flying the flag for fancy frocks was Kylie Minogue who looked stunning in a lace cream dress, while Neve Campbell stood out at the Scream 4 Premier in black.
And the LBD seemed to be the style du jour this week with Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway and Peaches Geldof all sporing this look.
Keeping in with the navy blue trend was Kate Middleton who opted for a not so fashionable look of a knee length pencil skirt and jacket, while Emma Roberts showed us how to work this colour is a cute halterneck frock.
Also standing out was Paris Hilton who went for a bright floral number, while Dannii Minogue went all casual yummy mummy on us with a nautical top and jeans.
Fans are asked to design a T-shirt inspired by the ‘All the Lovers’ singer’s ‘Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour’ with the winning design being worn by the star at a photo shoot.
The design will also be featured on websites www.kylie.com, www.dolcegabbana.it and www.swide.com and the signed garment worn by Kylie will be presented to the designer.
A statement on talenthouse.com explained how the winner will be picked, saying: “Kylie Minogue, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will select the winning design from the pool of outstanding entries.
“The 50 top-voted submissions will be considered, but the winning entry may be selected from the larger pool of submissions.”
Dolce and Gabbana designed all the clothing for the ‘Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour’ which started in Denmark in February.
Kylie – who has had chart hits since her debut single ‘ I Should Be So Lucky’ in 1988 – recently said she felt the creativity of her elaborate live shows has had a direct influence on Lady Gaga,
She said: “I set the benchmark for Gaga. We’ve done it before, with all our creative shows, and now the new artists are following us.
“She inspires me and I love what she does. But we’ve done it before. I had the Aphrodite theme and no one has done that before. Think outside the box is what I do, and that’s what keeps it fresh for me. I set the benchmark and now I can’t wait to see what the new talent will do next.”
The T-shirt design competition is open until May 11, with the winner announced on May 18.