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.

Celeb Style – Kate Bosworth

kate bosworth styleKate Bosworth has great style and chooses cool and current clothing that doesn’t simply blend into the background, instead she wear edgy, fun and feminine styles and mixes this up depending on the event. Quirky footwear, relaxed and wavy hairstyles and some pink lippy is key to recreating her fashionable flair. Here are 4 looks taken from red carpets, festivals and casual street style, giving a different outfit for a range of occasions I will recreate these Kate Bosworth classics at affordable prices!

The Metallic Skirt and Baggy Jumper 

Metallic Skirt from Little Mistress London – £11 (on sale)

Grungy Lofty Sweater from Topshop – £18.00 (on sale)

Press Shoot Mules from Asos – £45.00

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The Cut-Out Playsuit  

Abigail Contrast Paisley Cut Out Detail Playsuit from Missguided – £15 (On sale)

Black Strappy Chunky Wedge Sandals from New Look – £24.99

Gold Tone Pretty Choker Necklace from River Island – £10.00

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The Mom Jeans and Baggy Knit Jumper 

Taupe Brown Suede Cowboy Ankle Boots from Dune on Ebay – £33.00

Cable Knit Jumper from Asos – £35.00

High Waisted Mom Jeans from Pull&Bear – £25.99

Preppy Round Frame Glasses from John Lewis – £15.00

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Bag it up

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Bags are not only a necessity for storing all our little bits and bobs in but a fantastic opportunity to add a bit of quirkiness to an outfit or use as a cool accessory. For me, I love bags that stand out either in their design, colour or patterning but that doesn’t mean they always have to be outrageous, instead sometimes the most simple bags can create the coolest looks. I have found some currently trending styles of bags which you can find at a good price on the high street, from fluffy clutches to fringed leather, there is something for everyone.

image4xxlGrafea Mini Backpack in Tan £145 – This very simple backpack is really cute and great as a casual but cool accessory and because of its dinky size, it would be great to take to a festival. Pair it with a denim shirt dress (a very key trend for your spring/summer wardrobe!) and the tan will compliment you perfectly!

24C06HBLE_large Topshop Faux fur Striped Clutch £32 – This clutch is awesome and just a great colour paired with the white stripe detail. This roll-over top bag is so fun and adds something a bit more eccentric and different to an outfit, plus fluffy is very in with bloggers adding furry bag charms as accessories.

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Topshop Marabou Messenger Bag £30 – This is an awesome statement piece to spice up and outfit, this little messenger bag, with faux snake skin strap, is a great way to add splashes of colour to more of the softer and natural palettes which are in this season.

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Aldo Frosinone Bag (Gold) £45 – Fringing is everywhere at the moment and if you’re still not feeling brave enough to pull off fringed tops, skirts and dresses then opt for a fringed handbag. This is a particularly fab one and I love the colour of which can be matched with a number of outfits to create a chic look and is versatile so can be dressed up or down.

Coachella: The celebs vs The people

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Coachella is always an ace place to take fashion inspiration from, particularly for any upcoming festivals and general summer style and usually we look to the celebs for these key trends, however it seems that they are very much in competition with the normal festival goers. Fab looks came from the likes of Jourdan Dunne who went for a pair of gorgeous lace up flat sandals with a crochet playsuit with her amazing purple coloured hair, while Gigi Hadid showed the importance of accessory coordination by matching her blue necklace and tie up belt together over a casual dress. One of my favorite celeb looks came from Kate Bosworth, who wore a beautifully embroidered jacket over a crisp white dress and brown suede boots, however it was her micro mini handbag which caught my eye as it is an new trend which I’m sure will sweep the high street soon! But although the celebs showed beautiful style, the people were cool and creative in their looks. From floral two pieces to cool open shirts with a bikini top underneath, the people oozed festival chic trends with laid back style. One of my favorite looks were two girls who were sporting the L.A. company For Love of Lemons lingerie and two piece sets, as they wore nude leotards with white floral detail under a funky bomber jacket and white shorts, another were from a couple who were giving a real old school rock feel with Jimi Hendrix-esque Afro hairstyle with a cool coral shirt and loose waistcoat from the boy and a black fringed kimono over a simple bandeau and skirt for the girl. For me it was a definite win for the people with excellent use of accessories, cool hair and effortlessly cool style, the celebs could take some key pointers from the public.

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