Just as much about the dresses as it is the winners, Sunday night played host to the biggest night in Hollywood; the Oscars. True to form, it was a display of stunning style and breath-taking beauty, with stars of the big screen pulling out all the stops to impress on the red carpet. While the Academy was clearly most impressed with Gravity and 12 Years a Slave, we take a look at the outfits that won our coveted seal of approval!
After wowing the fash pack at the BAFTAs, rising star Lupita Nyong’o continued her winning style streak with a stunning sky blue gown by Prada. Worn with a plunging neckline and subtle gold accessories, the 12 Years a Slave actress cemented her place as one to watch not only for her acting talents (she walked away with the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role) but also for her fantastic eye for fashion. Continue reading →
On Wednesday, we shone the Simply Be style spotlight on the brightest stars from the music industry at the 37th annual Brit Awards. With a red carpet well-trodden by some of the biggest and best music acts to have ever existed, it is a night famed for fashion, fantastic performances and a fair share of celebrity scandal (we’re looking at you Messrs Cocker, Block and Brand!).
While it’s safe to say that last night’s show was a decidedly better behaved affair than previous years, the stars did not disappoint in the style stakes. We take a look at some of our favourite looks from the Brits 2014.
Alongside big sis Kylie, Dannii hit the red carpet in a figure-hugging black dress that just pipped her siblings outfit the post to make it onto our list.
While Kylie opted for a tight PVC number adorned with two big bows, the ex-X Factor host opted for a demure frock with glitzy borders and a sexy lace insert that travelled all the way up her thigh. Continue reading →
The most glamorous night in British cinema, the annual BAFTA awards took place on Sunday at a rather chilly Royal Opera House in central London. In true award ceremony style, the acting elite descended on the capital in their Sunday best and lit up the red carpet with their gorgeous gowns and slick suits. From a shimmering Fearne to an androgynous Ange, we round up the hottest looks from the night…
On presenting duties, Fearne showcased her trademark rock chick-meets-vintage-glam style with this glitzy gold gown. Beautifully adorned with sparkling details, seductive smoky eyes and worn with a retro wavy bob, Fearne’s gorgeous look had a touch of old school Hollywood glamour. Continue reading →
Who would have guessed that a 1995 movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma would lead to a two decade style crush on preppy skirts and plaid? Be neither a fashion victim nor ensembly challenged and check out these totally bitchin’ outifits inspired by nineties teen classic, Clueless.Continue reading →
Starring alongside Michael Douglas in the 1992 erotic thriller, Sharon Stone plays Basic Instinct’s devil in a white dress (and no knickers) flawlessly. With an icy blonde bob, figure-hugging dress, killer heels and a cut-throat stare, she has to be the most fashionable femme fatale ever to grace our screens.
Throughout the movie, Catherine Tramell (Stone’s character) is dressed in the pale, neutral hues of white and beige. This is a smart move by costume designer, Ellen Mirojnick, who avoids the cliché of dark vampy dresses for the brash and highly charged Catherine and, instead, further fuels the whodunit mystery by dressing our suspect in light, innocent tones. Some might argue that these blanched shades do nothing to fight for Tramell’s innocence; on her, they appear cold, contemporary and sexed up…much like Stone’s portrayal of the saucy siren. Continue reading →
Catching Fire, the second instalment of the fantastic Hunger Games trilogy, hits our screens tomorrow and boy, are we excited! Based on the spellbinding books by Suzanne Collins, we’ve been enthralled by Panem and its troubled inhabitants since that very first chapter. Remaining true to the dark, tormented atmosphere of the books, the 2012 cinematic adaptation perfectly portrayed Collins’ terrifying but spectacular vision of the future, and Catching Fire looks set to be a stunner. Continue reading →
In the role that catapulted her to style super stardom, Grace Kelly plays Rear Window’s leading lady, Lisa Fremont, in some of the most stunning (but wearable) outfits seen in cinema. Even today, there is much discussion around how fashion is represented throughout the film, with each of Kelly’s looks helping to tell Hitchcock’s suspenseful story.Continue reading →
This week, we’re shining the Style Crush spotlight on androgynous Annie Hall. From the 1977 movie of the same name, Woody Allen’s much loved romcom spurned an almighty trend which saw women everywhere reaching for their fella’s wardrobes.
Borrowing heavily from menswear pieces, Annie’s iconic look was all about slouchy trousers, masculine-cut shirts and men’s accessories – looks which remain fail-safe fashion favourites almost four decades later. Continue reading →
It wasn’t just the metaphor for motherhood and medicine that struck a chord with audiences upon the release of 1968 supernatural thriller, Rosemary’s Baby. When viewers weren’t hiding behind their cushions, they were admiring Mia Farrow’s fashionable take on the paranoid mother-to-be.
It was a role that was to kick-start the careers of not just young Mia, but also director Roman Polanski and talented costumier, Anthea Sylbert, whose vision for waif-like Rosemary would make a major mark on fashion. Continue reading →