Monday, 19 January 2015

Award Season. Fashion for the Glitterati from the Great British High Street

Award Season is underway we have already been treated to some showbiz razzmatazz with the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards and with that the fun of watching the Red Carpet hits or misses. We know by now that these awards are merely a for-runner to the 87th AcademyAwards, the Oscars when the true Glitterati are out in all their finery. The good news is that you don't have to be a member of the literary set or be in show business to ooze glamour like a celebrity, the Great British High Street and online stores have made it easy for us common folk to join the glitterati for parties and special occasions. Long immaculate gowns are always in vogue and except for a change in fabric or colour trend, sparkling embellishments and a tweek of traditional shaping a good gown is literally for good. Have you ever wondered what you might wear for a Red Carpet event? I have chosen my favourites from Kate Middleton’s favourite designer Jenny Packham and Phase Eight all available from Designers at Debenhams. Simply stunning Black, White and Neutral tones all enhanced by sparkling sequin and beaded detail. Top off with crystal head band or diamante feather comb.{productsuniverse_d1_designers}%2Fcategories%3C{productsuniverse_d1_designers_18661}%2Fcategories%3C{productsuniverse_d1_designers_18661_79117}%2Fdesigner_group%3E{jenny20packham}&langId=-1&sfn=DESIGNER&storeId=10701&pn=1

Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards, to be held in Los Angeles on 22 February.
Best Actress
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Monday, 12 January 2015

Step into the New Year. Smart Choices with L.K. Bennett

A gloomy start to the New Year but fashionistas can now look forward to Award Season, the first of which are the Golden Globes where the British contingent of stars shone brightly. It’s also time for the new collections and we have featured some smart choices from L.K. Bennett who have become one of the go-to destinations for celebrities since Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was first spotted in a succession of stylish outfits wearing those go everywhere, go with everything Sledge Patent Leather Platform Court Shoes. Since then a host of famous faces both here and across the pond have been spotted in L.K. Bennett’s dresses and shoes including TV favourites Ferne Cotton, Amanda Holden, Alex Jones, Lorraine Kelly and Susanna Reid, stars of stage and screen, Emily Blunt, Teri Hatcher, doyenne Helen Mirren, Rosamund Pike, Reese Witherspoon and reality TV star and model Olivia Palermo.

Here are just a few of the smart choices from the new collection at L.K. Bennett:

Golden Globes
Golden Globe Nominees 2015 Best Actress - Drama 
Jennifer Aniston (Cake)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice) - WINNER 
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

High Impact with Marks and Spencer’s new innovative sportswear range

Happy New Year, time to take a look at the new you and the new collections. I expect, like me, your fitness regime came to a halt over the festive season but you can now return to your workout in style with Marks and Spencer’s new innovative sportswear range. With a range of high, medium and low impact sportswear; M&S will help you reach your personal best. From high impact quick-dry breathable leggings, chic yoga and pilates-inspired pieces to cool down colourful hoodies and roomy slouch-fit bottoms. What are you waiting for start your new fitness regime today...

HIGH IMPACT Make every move count with our high-impact range, designed to help you reach your personal best.

MEDIUM IMPACT Perfect your practice with our edit of chic yoga and pilates-inspired pieces.

LOW IMPACT From colourful hoodies to roomy slouch-fit bottoms, allow your body to recover in style.