Thursday, 30 October 2014

Best dressed at the amfAR Inspiration Gala 2014

We should know by now that anything to do with amfAR is nothing less than fabulous. Back in May's gala, at the Cannes film festival, we saw some of the finest pieces from this year on some of our favourite starlets.

Last nights inspiration gala was for the master himself Tom Ford, a celebration of his achievements and successes both within and outside the fashion industry.

amfAR is a charitable cause which supports and funds research into aids, a subject that so many of our favourite celebrities are truly passionate about (and with good right). Many can criticise this as just another glamorous, over the top Hollywood event but never can they say that this it was not worth it.
Miley Cyrus spent $500,000 dollars in last nights auction and Rihanna a figure of $135,000, if this isn't of significance I don't know what is.

Of course the man of the night dressed many of the red carpet goers himself and created works of art.
My favourite looks
Rihanna and Miley Cyrus 
wearing Tom Ford
These ensembles were the most talked about of the night due to how daring they were, but of course it's Tom Ford & amfARs night, if he is okay with it so is the industry.
These two pieces are both hot off the catwalk for SS15 and were included in my favourites highlights. Whilst Rihanna's is white and somewhat feminine the added stockings and nipple embellishments are the ultimate risk, yet Rihanna works them to their finest.
Mileys ensemble was show stopping as we rarely see, due to the media frenzy, so much exposure in a red carpet (or technically black). These are the pieces that we adored on the runway and in our wildest dreams were tempted to try, it just so happens these daring darlings were willing to fulfil our own desires.

Other fabulously dressed starlets
Gwyneth Paltrow and January Jones 
wearing Tom Ford
Masculinity vs. femininity and both look so good, but what do you think?
Both are sleek and sexy yet sophisticated and provide the glamourous as opposed to edgy side of Tom Ford. Bold lips, minimal hair and flawless skin are all contributors to these stunning looks.

Alessandra Ambrosio and Ashley Madekwe 
wearing Zuhair Murad and Giorgio Armani
With understated embellishment and sultry colours these looks are flawless and chic, the epitome of red carpet glamour. Whilst Alessandra adds a little more sparkle and embellishment with a glam hair and make up look, Ashley remains minimal yet both have optimal impact.

Camilla Belle and Kristin Davis 
wearing Carolina Herrera and Monique Lhuillier
These are two designers that are masters of cutting and creating the most flattering pieces. It is Camillias Carolina that really stands out me with that gorgeous intricate waist line and added pleat finish, she looks immaculate. Although Camilla's ensemble is exceptional, Kristen also has that red carpet chic with a pop of colour. Vibrance should be everywhere and despite previous pieces present on this carpet having that edgy and effortless vibe, they have lacked colour so it's arrival is welcomed.

Lea Michele and Milla Jovovich 
wearing Versace and Donna Karan
Here we have the usual shimmering Lea Michele in a breathtaking Versace and a pregnant Milla in a red piece with knee high slit. It's another day, another red carpet for these starlets but their style stakes are most certainly not diminishing.

Which is your favourite look from last night darlings?
Are you as obsessed with Tom Fords pieces as I am?

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Wedding Wednesdays- Inspirations and icons

This wedding Wednesday we look at one very specific area, the source of your influence. There are many fabulous stars and starlets out there who have created your dream wedding and there is no rule book to say yours cannot be similar.
When we discuss iconic weddings many think of Audrey Hepburn or the likes of Princess Diana, of course these were without a doubt the most glamourous events in that time, or even in history, but the time period they fell in does reflect the one we live in.

All these wedding inspirations are from 2014 so indulge in the weddings of your favourite fashionistas and admire ...

Olivia Palermo
  
(Photos from top left onwards Catriona Fox, Marie Dailliez and P ishy pinterest) 
This is my favourite kind of wedding which many stars are opting for, the theme of effortlessness. Olivia wears Carolina Herrera shorts (and no dress) to get married in and keeps her hair and beauty looks minimal, I mean who would dream of wearing a pony tail at there wedding? These are usually the ceremonies in the public eye, they want the world to be exposed to their minimalism. No longer is there a mass congregation, paparazzi floating everywhere and an over the top wedding dress. Of course this is not to say their reception is not held elsewhere. This type of wedding is shabby chic... just without the shabby.

Kim Kardashian 

(Photos from top left onwards Nicole Ramos, Asos.com and Mimosa flowers Kerry Davis pinterest)

Amal Alamuddin

                                      
                         (married in Oscar de la Renta but officiated in Stella McCartney)
               (Photos from top left onwards SnapEdit, Michael Van Clarke and Julie Blackshaw pinterest)


Ashley Tisdale
 
                 
                                         (Top left onwards Keisha Culshaw, Shannon and Paige Chapman pinterest)

Lauren Conrad 

                                                    
                    (Photos from top left onwards Samantha McCormick, Alicia Parsons and Mina Sackett pinterest)


Kaley Cuoco
                 
                   
                      (Photos from top left onwards Ilsa De Amas, Natalie Clark and Leah Peterson pinterest)


Which is your favourite darlings? I am in love with every single one.
So chic.

Join me next wedding Wednesday for: Guest list and invitations
Check out last weeks post: Venues

* disclaimer
I do not take ownership of any of the photos used in this post. 
I have cited each photo and linked to the appropriate source.
Click on names for links.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Tuesdays Top Ten AW14 Knits

Tuesdays Top Ten AW14 Knits
1.
Topshop, £45 BUY HERE

2.
Michael Kors, £165 BUY HERE

3.
Burberry Brit, £695 BUY HERE

4.
Zara, £60 BUY HERE

5.
Alexander McQueen £695 BUY HERE

6.
River Island, £45 BUY HERE

7.
                                    
Issa, £250 BUY HERE

8.

Warehouse, £42 BUY HERE

9.
Moschino, £460 BUY HERE

10.
Next- Lipsy by Michelle Keegan, £35 BUY HERE


Which is your favourite knit this AW14 darlings? I am obsessed with anything that has colour in it although I adore that fabulous Moschino.
Be sure to let me know! 

Check out last weeks Trend Tuesday

Blogger spotlight: Tuula Vintage

Blogger: Jessica Stein, 25
Occupation: World wanderer, style Queen and trend setter

Today's blogger spotlight is on the one and only Tuula Vintage, real name Jessica Stein, global fashionista and traveller.
Jess started blogging in 2010 after several months of travelling around Europe. She used her blog to document her travels whilst encapturing her too-die-for ensembles. In order to fund her travelling she sold pieces she had already worn but little did she know, success was around the corner.  
Describing her fashion icon as the girls with killer street style, Jess has mastered her own wardrobe which she adapts to the trends of each city. Her clean cuts and love for texture are what makes her outfits powerful and worthy of a second look, by fashion lovers and non fashion lovers.
                 
Her daily instagrams provide us with a glimpse of whatever wonderful island she is hopping onto that day and whichever wonderful wardrobe piece she has opted for. Her very own blog has a location tracker, because who would want to stay in one place for to long? With a current location of Sydney it will come as no great surprise when we check back tomorrow or the next day to see whether she's hit Croatia, Hawaii maybe Monaco? 
Many would glare in envy of this one. All vacation and no work? You couldn't be more wrong.
Her influence is immense and worldwide. 
Here dynamic style inspires many to experiment, channel and embrace.
              
Jess does not have a signature style but her glamourous and fabulous presence is eternal. Each piece she wears is contrastingly different which can only be described as a tribute to her travels. 
Whether she is FROWing it in New York, walking the beaches of the Caribbean or acting touristy on the streets of Barcelona, this girls living dream is a fantasy she allows us to explore.
Head over to Tuula Vintage to explore the travels and style of Jessica Style.

Check out another blogger spotlight: Chiara Ferrangi 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

When Sportswear Meets Glam: Alexander Wang x H&M - Estilo Tendances contribution

I had the opportunity to write one very special post last week on H&M's new designer collaboration.
Alexander X H&M is innovative and fabulous.
See this daring sportswear collection before it hits the stores on November 6th here.
Don't worry darlings, heels and glam are everywhere, take a look ...
CLICK HERE for a read.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

This weeks best dressed 19th-25th October

Style Queen(s) of the week:
Kate Middleton
wearing Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham and Temperley 
Kate Middleton missed a small handful of Royal engagements as she suffered from acute morning sickness at the beginning of her second pregnancy. 
She has certainly made up for this.
Every single piece she has worn over the past few days has been fabulous and by an array of her favourite designers. Of course we say we can't wait for another maternity wardrobe however this starlet doesn't need pregnancy to plunge her into the spotlight. 
Whilst she opted for her beloved favourite Alexander McQueen, in a structured coat and hat ensemble, she transformed into picture perfect elegance wearing a mini Jenny Packham in the most divine colour later that night. Although this was my favourite, it was her knitted Temperley dress that remained the most talked about ensemble of this week leading to another wave of the 'Kate effect', meaning it's sell out status was almost instant. 

Jennifer Lawrence 
wearing Oscar de la Renta.
Maybe this was a coincidence, maybe it was a tribute but whatever it was it was magnificent. Jennifer Lawrence wore Oscar on the day his death was announced. This week has truly been heartbreaking as we mourn the death of one of our favourite designers.
This ensemble captures his creative talent, his mastery and most of all his legacy.

Other fabulous dressed ensemble
Felicity Jones and Camilla Alves 
wearing Elie Saab and Dolce & Gabbana.
These two fabulous starlets opted for black, floor length pieces with an effortless up do on this weeks red carpet. It was virtually impossible to choose my favourite. The cut on Camilla's is ridiculously gorgeous for her shape and Felicity's sheer, optical two piece vision is so high society. Both ladies have chosen sleeves, one of this seasons hottest techniques and of course black, one of the hottest colours.

Lupita Nyong'o, Olga Kurylenko and Jessica Chastain
wearing Bally, Cos and Givenchy couture by Riccardo Tisci
Remember when we said misted yellow was one of the hottest colours of the season? We were so wrong.
All the starlets are embracing yellow to it's finest and these colours could not be any more different. Lupita opts for understated, Olga opts for bold and Jessica chooses pastel, whatever the shade yellow makes me weak and these fashionista's know how to work it.

Margot Robbie, Lily Aldridge, Michelle Williams and Michelle Monaghan 
wearing Marc Jacob with Aquazurra heels, Thakoon, Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu 
It's all about the mini and these starlets show us the many ways you can look phenomenal wearing it. All these looks are so different however the one thing they have in common is everyone's pins are on show, A/W won't stop them. Whilst Margot is egdy, Lily sophisticated, Michelle dynamic and Michelle Monaghan feminine, these pieces are memorable and quite simply stunning.

Olivia Palermo
Olivia's monogrammed Burberry is back and we fall in love with it each time it reappears.

Kate Hudson, Lily Collins and Reese Witherspoon 
wearing Jenny Packham, Elie Saab couture and Prabal Gurung 
Striking, showstopping, statement making. 
Need I say more? (except look at those killer hair and beauty looks)

Sienna Miller
wearing Erdem.
Wearing one of this seasons trend colours Sienna looks dramatically different as she debuts her new looks (she is a total hair chameleon). This colour is deep and rich and the sheer black neckline with added embellishment is exquisite, not to mention I couldn't imagine this ensemble with anything other than peeps toes.

Jessica Alba  
wearing Tanya Taylor
I am still style crushing over Jessica Alba. This week she wore one of her favourite designers in her iconic two piece cropped/midi look, her signature. 
Florals meet leather, femininity meets edge.

Which was your favourite look this week darlings?
Are you pleased to see the return of Kate Middleton?

Check out last weeks best dressed
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