Autumn/Winter Couture Dresses 2015

Dolce and Gabbana Couture

Autumn/Winter couture has been flawless this season with designers providing the runways with a fantastic array of styles and shades all with a real luxurious feel. Dolce and Gabbana’s Alta Moda showcase of dresses gave a fabulous display of tropical prints with full and bright skirts and jeweled bodices, and with extravagant head pieces of jewels and bouquets of flowers a theatrical look was created at the event. Some of my favourite dresses from AW15 couture are shown below and these examples show the real diversity in the styles each designer has created. The first dress (far left) comes from designer Alberta Ferretti who creates a soft and feminine look through the earthy green tones and pretty floral prints, however with added sex appeal in the form of a plunging neckline and a cross over back. The second dress from Ralph and Russo however gives a more effortless look of glamour and class with pinstriped sheer detail and a heavy caped overlay. Although the dress seems simple, this simplicity was certainly a winner for me and its snowy ice queen feel stunned on the runway. Valentino (always one of my favourite couture designers) created modern gothic looks with high necks, black netting and lace inserts. The dress below (centre) was intricate and cool with its sheer material and black polka dots, gold accessories and raised shoulders to create a noir inspired dress. The other end of the spectrum, and a dress which stood out for its blue candy floss style feathering, was the Versace couture gown. I love how the dress was like a new take on cinderellas ball gown, with a structured plunging bodice, cascading split skirt with blue feathered detail to create a fun and girly dress but which was still very chic. Finally no one can beat Elie Saab for dresses and one day I hope I can afford to buy one of his fabulous creations! Possible my favourite look so far is in the form of this glitzy gold long sleeved dress with glitter embellishment. The dress fits in all the right places with a cinched in belted waist and flared shoulders, this is a dress fit for a goddess. Couture aw15

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Celeb Style: Poppy Delevingne

ImageProxyPoppy Delevingne, sister of top model and one of the coolest celebs about; Cara Delevingne is certainly not shadowed by her sisters style, as she continues to showcase her fun and chic wardrobe. Poppy who has already established herself in the modelling world always looks on point at star studded events, wearing fabulous statement outfits. At the Vanity Fair Oscars party Poppy stunned in an Emilio Pucci flamenco style dress, with added choker and smoky shades of lippy and eye shadow for a dramatic look, while at the Save the Children Gala she radiated natural beauty in a plunging silk slip dress with jeweled detail, highlighting her ability to mix up her fashion. The 29 year old model is also the Queen of laidback looks and can be commonly found with cool boho styles with plaited hair and loose airy dresses, while also having fun with her style seen when she wore the piano keyboard Emilia Wickstead shirt dress with cool messy hair. Poppy Delevingne is one of the best for fashion inspiration, particularly when looking for something easy and fun, she can pull off bright blue trousers suits and suede girly dresses, a definite favorite celeb of mine and a model who seems to be getting cooler and cooler with age.
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Celeb Style: Sienna Miller

sienna miller style
Sienna Miller has really stepped up her game this year with her cool and classic style that always creates new trends everyone wants to wear. She brought back the Bridget Jones pants at the American Sniper Premiere, opting for a Balenciaga dress which revealed the big undies under a beautiful off the shoulder winter white gown. She pulled off the knit fabric style effortlessly wearing simple and quirky pieces such as this fab striped rib dress by Celine with some chunky black strap heels by Pierre Hardy. Finally Sienna shows some diversity in her fashion by looking rock n roll in January, wearing a thigh high split dress with gold glamour polka dot patterning. With her retro Bardot looks, Sienna always pulls off those cool chic beauty styles such as red hot lips, full eyelashes and a little liquid eyeliner, but this years she mixed it up in Cannes with a burgundy lippy for a gothic look to match her black chiffon dress. To finish off the Sienna look, add some summery bronzer and always opt for natural earthy eyeshadows such as shimmering brown tones and creams.
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Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet

bbma awardsThis years key trend at the Billboard Music Awards hosted in Las Vegas was definitely to opt out on a dress and instead wear some of the most fab trouser suits, jumpsuits and playsuits designed by top names such as Balmain, Elie Saab and Fausto Puglisi. As seen in the image above, A-listers such as the beautiful Chrissy Teigen had fun with their red carpet fashion by wearing retro styles with the sexy plunging neckline, 70’s retro stripe print and flared leg. Both Stefani Scott and Zandaya went for trouser suits/ co-ords with girly crop tops in bold prints, while Stefani looked quirky and awesome in high waisted red trousers and rose print bralet, Zandaya showed off her amazing figure in legging style trousers in a black and white animal print. However my favourite looks came from 3 celebs in particular and these I will run through below.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift the ‘Bad Blood’ star absolutely stunned in this awesome Balmain, cut out, sparkle, flared jumpsuit. Although it was such a simple look, it was definitely one of my favourite red carpet looks the star has gone for and showed off her girly and fun side with a huge splash of glitter glamour.

Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo

Beauty Queen Olivia Culpo went for something a little different to everyone else which I really loved and unlike some looks you love on the red carpet but couldn’t wear yourself, this Elie Saab black sparkle playsuit would be so great even for a night out on the town. Her slicked back and dead straight hair really added to this downplayed and chic look and it was all about the little shiny details, with jeweled heels and big jeweled earrings.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenners look was obviously going to be great as she was wearing Balmain (an obvious winner on the red carpet this year!), but what was most exciting about this look was that it will soon be available to H&M shoppers! Yes! This is Balmain x H&M, the high street brand is collaborating with Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing to bring some amazing pieces to selected stores so watch out for this beautifully detailed velvet cross over jacket, which will definitely be on my shopping list!

Cannes Film Festival 2015

The Cannes Film Festival always provides the fashion scene with classic glamour on the red carpet and this year proved no different. With quirky takes on classic red carpet looks, gorgeous summery shades and fab metallic mini dresses this was no exception to the usual glitzy fashion found at the international film fest. Here are some of my favorite looks from the A-listers.

doutzen-kroes-vogue-14may15-getty_b_426x639Doutzen Kroes wowed in a split side white Atelier Versace gown with cut out detail. This cheeky but classic dress looked amazing and added a little more sex appeal to the red carpet look.

fan-bingbing-vogue-14may15-getty_b_426x639 Although not something I would choose myself, nobody can deny that this Ralph and Russo couture gown worn by Fan Bingbing was a beautifully intricate and dramatic look, particularly the trail created on the sleeves. This was a winner on the red carpet and looked amazing with her sleek tied back hair and smoky eye makeup.

karlie-kloss-vogue-14may15-getty_b_426x639 Karlie Kloss never gets it wrong and chose this quirky and cool Atelier Versace one leg jumpsuit which she made look so classic despite it being quite a different and out of the ordinary. The glittery embellishment on the jumpsuit added to the glamour and created one of my favorite looks from Cannes.

liya-kebede-vogue-14may15-getty-b_426x639 I absolutely love this dress and thought Liva Kebede pulled this off amazingly. The metallic Louis Vuitton dress was fun and sassy with its mini skirt shape and billowing sleeves, it was cool, current and something a bit more unique compared to the usual floor length dresses.

noemie-lenoir-vogue-14may15-getty_b_426x639Yellow is just such a fresh and cool colour on the red carpet and really complimented the pregnant Noémie Lenoir. It was a bit daring for a mum to be with its drop back and side cut and slightly plunging neckline but she made this Chloe dress look chic and pretty.

Summer Suede

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Suede is a definite hit this summer and a fab trend which adds a new fabric and texture to an outfit. Suede was seen all over the SS15 runways with block colours and patchworks being found on dresses, skirts and jackets and it is a great trend to mix with fringing to create a real boho look (As seen on Olivia Palermo, above). I love the use of bright suede as its a little more quirky and fab as a staple piece to an outfit which will draw some attention and really show off your style. Below I have found some bargain suede pieces that are affordable and funky to wear this summer and into the winter with a pair of tights!

 image3xxl ASOS Mini Skirt in Suede £50.00 – A little pricey but this soft touch suede will offer comfort and a fun orangey colour to your outfit. This mini skirt would look brill with a pair of converses and a simple logo tee, nothing too flashy just simple and cool.

image1xxl (2) ASOS Skater Dress in Colour Block £75.00 – This is a gorgeous dress simply because of its fun and girly fit and the fab pink shades to highlight your summer tan! This dress is perfect for casual drinks on holiday and a fab way to wear the trend.

d3111137_emily_30.01.15_aj_1677 Missguided Suede Tassel Long Sleeve Plunge Bodycon Dress £35.00 – This absolute bargain comes from Missguided and uses the fringing and suede trend together to create a dress for a nightout which will beat all your friends looks! A sleek and sexy fit of the bodycon dress, paired with the tassel sleeves is a great look and I absolutely love the colour (As does Elle magazine!) and it really screams Coachella chic.

27A11HBLE_2_large  Topshop Suedette Pleated Midi Skirt £48.00 – 70’s style is a must this season and this suedette skirt in a baby blue looks amazing with this gypsy style white off the shoulder top. This is a real pretty look and would be brilliant on holiday for a look you can dress up or down, simply throw on a loose fitting top and sandals for a stroll along the beach or a pair of 70’s platforms and a bardot crop top for a night on the town.