Category Archives: Style Crush

Micro Trend: Scarlet Woman

By Olivia Watkins

See red this autumn – the colour of passion, lust and rage (wowza) is now the colour of the season.

Perfect for the party period (and just in time too), we’ve styled our favourite must-have pieces for AW14. So whether you go top-to-toe in splendid scarlet or showcase your sizzling style with subtle accessories, you’re guaranteed to heat things up.

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Mix pretty and preppy for an understated take on this bold microtrend. Pair oxblood skinnies with these Catwalk Collection loafers and a peplum tee – an AW14 wardrobe staple – for a faultless laidback look. For a hint of glamour add a 3D daisy necklace – the ultimate in fun, feminine style.

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Style Crush: The Women of Game of Thrones

If you’re anything like us, you’re majorly geeking out right now in anticipation of Series 4 of Game of Thrones out next week.

There are so many things to love about the show, from dragons and ice zombies, to razor sharp dialogue and of course a plot with more twists than a bumper sized sack of fusilli pasta (you know, the twisty one).

But it’s the female characters that make it in our opinion. This is not the kind of show where the women just crop up as the love interest. Oh no. These are all incredible characters in their own right and there are too many to even feature in a single blog post. Whoever does the costumes has done an amazing job in dressing these women to befit their roles. So without further ado, let’s take a look at our style homage to the women of Game of Thrones.

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Daenerys Targaryen

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Danaenerys Stormborn… Khaleesi… Mother of Dragons… Daenerys is so much of a fan favourite that she’s even inspired a generation of Thrones-loving new mothers to name their baby girls after her. Not to mention a million Pinterest hair braid tutorials. Her style is a mix of Dothraki horse lord leather chic and opulent gifts she has acquired throughout her journey on the other side of the narrow sea. She is beautiful, but deadly, especially in possession of her three dragons. Dracarys!

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Style Crush: Carrie Bradshaw

It’s been ten long years since Carrie and co last graced our small screens with their funny, frank and fabulous take on life as single women. While the first episode aired waaay back in 1998, the dating dilemmas of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte still ring true today and the same can be said of their style. Sure, some of their outfits may have been just a little eccentric and not entirely wearable, but just like the sharp, sexy script, it was these risks that made the show, and Carrie, iconic. SATC Continue reading

The Oscars: Style Round Up

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!

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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

The Brit Awards 2014: Who Wore What

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.

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Dannii Minogue

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

BAFTAs 2014: Red Carpet Round Up

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…

Fearne Cotton

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Fearne Cotton

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

Style Crush: Clueless

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.Brittany-Murphy-Clueless-Rolling-With-the-Homies-GIF-2 Continue reading

Style Crush: Basic Instinct

Basic InstinctStarring 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