Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Hello September- Fashion, the city & power

September was the month I was born and this year I turn 21 ! Unfortunately I will miss the beginning of NYFW as I am in Ibiza but darlings you know on my return I will be daily fixing you with the runways finest. Until then follow my instagram and twitter @tashaamorrish .

September is all about Virgos, the only star sign that is beholds the symbol of a woman (think girl power)

September means fashion week! Hello New York (4th-11th) , London (12h-16th), Milan (17th-23rd) and Paris (23th-1st Oct)!
Which means …
Cara, Karlie, Suki and Jourdan everywhere, Kendall (Jenner) domination, Marchesa takes London, and sitting anxiously in anticipation as we await another unpredictable Chanel runway.
September is also the major fashion magazine month. Although September issues come out in August they are filled with the hottest and latest AW campaigns preparing you for the new season.

September means the September issue, an insight into the world of Anna Wintour. It's a must watch my darlings.

September means the start of my final year at University, scary, daunting but I am oh so ready.

September is the month I get the keys to my brand new apartment!

September is a new season, new trends, new colours. Fall is my favourite season both in fashion and life.

September is the month for motivation, determination and success. Let all your aspirations be in reach.  Keep this in mind darlings, you will flourish in the month of September. Power and success go hand in hand and you are powerful.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

This weeks best dressed 20th-29th August

Style Queen of the week
Olivia Palermo 
wearing Marchesa Voyage and Burberry.
Ultimate city girl Olivia shows how to master daytime style to perfection. Whether cool and effortless in Marchesa or layered and patterned in Burberry, Olivia dominates the streets with her powerful looks. Her gorgeous black jacket and barely there sandals add a little sophistication to her otherwise casual look. Letting her blonde locks lay loose Olivia's Burberry ensemble is filled with character and combined with a vibrant clutch her presence is striking. Olivia channels many different persona's which you too can embrace. Whether you like a little fabulous and complexity within an outfit or something plain and simple, look to this starlet for your inspiration.

Other fabuously dressed starlets
Claire Danes
wearing Stella McCartney
This starlet topped my Emmys best dressed list however that wasn't her only flawless look of the week. This piece by a darling British designer is mesmerising and curiosity provoking. The cut, especially the top, is exquisite and allows space for minimal hair and make up.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley
wearing Paige Denim.
This girly is obsessed with Paige and so she should be, I have never seen a pair of jeans fit so well. Even in the most basic, casual look, Rosie remains impeccable.

Joanne Froggart 
wearing Altuzarra.
This fabulous British actor has come along way throughout her career and with that found herself on Vogue's best dressed list! This two tone, midi dress is not an ensemble that would appeal or suit many but Joanne looks amazing. The cut is flattering and her waved locks, clutch and barely there sandals complete this chic outfit.

Suki Waterhouse
wearing Burberry.
Burberry girl alert! Suki is show stopping in this deep, sheer Christopher Bailey creation and bright lip. Suki is becoming more and more prominent within the industry and as the face of Burberry her exceptional style is forever exceeding itself.

Michelle Dockery
wearing Roland Mouret.
This lady has found herself on my best dressed list many times so it comes as no surprise she has appeared once more. I love textures, cuts and clashes within this ensemble. Her beauty look and play with lengths have made her ensemble fun, fiesty and fliratious. Roland Mouret has succeeded once more.

Which is your favourite look darlings?
This best dressed list excludes both the Emmys and the VMAs which took place this week. Take a look at my best dressed from the events.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Emmys best dressed 2014

Last nights Prime time Emmy Awards drew in all our favourite TV actors and actresses. We were getting a little bored post award season so a midyear pick me up was both necessary and welcomed. An E! red carpet is without a doubt going to be amazing and our favourite starlets were sure to deliver with their magnificent ensembles. Here is my Emmys 2014 best dressed list ...

Favourite of the night
Claire Danes wearing Givenchy
 Time after time Claire Danes remains one of my favourite starlets to see grace the red carpet. Last nights ensemble was quite literally to die for. Red was a popular colour on the carpet last night, and also a very risqué colour (too matchy matchy with the carpet) yet many starlets succeeded in wearing it. Claires exquisite Givenchy design has inevitably been subjected to comparisons with Kimmy Kardashians wedding dress and why is that a problem? Kims wedding dress was phenomenal. The detail on this dress is intricate and flawless and all eyes were on Claire and Givenchy's mastery.

Other favourites
Julia Roberts wearing Elie Saab couture
 This ensemble is by far my favourite piece I have seen Julia in all year, better than her Oscars, SAG Awards, Golden globe. Julia is picture perfection and I love her blonde locks and the length she has chosen for this dress. Elie Saab, particularly couture, is always a red carpet favourite and this cut is too flattering on this starlet making her look elegant and youthful (can you believe she is 46?!).

Sarah Hyland wearing Christian Siriano
 We last saw this starlet on my VMAs best dressed list just yesterday and once again she has dominated the red carpet. This piece is delightful and I love that Sarah is acting her age. Too often we see young red carpet goers in gowns that drown them and contain excessive sparkle. This look is chic and Christian Sirianos colour block skirts (as you will soon see) are both show stopping and hot on trend.
Natalie Dormer wearing Zuhair Murad
 I am seriously hair crushing over this lady. Just a few months ago this Game of Thrones star had half her head shaved and now look at those glowing locks. Zuhair's creation is sophisticated and the shape is divine.

Lizzy Caplan wearing Donna Karan
 Can you believe this is Janis Ian (Mean girls) ?! How amazing does Lizzy look in this flowing monochrome creation. Combined with her sleek hair and minimal accessorising this gown is striking and speaks for itself.

Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves 
wearing Dolce and Gabbana and Zuhair Murad
 This couple are red carpet royalty and make my best dressed list for every award show. Their ensembles are ravishing and this pairing are the hottest you will ever find in Hollywood.

Best Dressed
Anna Chlumsky- Zac Posen
Anna Gun- Jenny Packham
Teyonah Parris- Christian Siriano
Michelle Monaghan- Giambattista Valli couture
Giuliana Rancic- Gustavo Cadile
Hayden Panettiere- Lorena Sarbu
Heidi Klum- Zac Posen
January Jones- Prabal Gurung
Kaley Cuoco- Monique Lhuillier
Kerry Washington-Prada
Lena Dunham- Giambattista Valli
Octavia Spencer- Tadashi Shoji
Padma Lakshmi- Ralph Rucci
Seth Meyers & Alexi Ashe- Valentino and J.Mendel
Sofia Vergara- Roberto Cavalli
Taylor Schilling- Zuhair Murad
Kim Dickens- Romona Kevez

Other ensembles from the red carpet ...
Cat Deeley- Burberry
Christina Hendricks- Marchesa
Danielle Brooks- Nathaniel Paul
Jon Hamm and Jennifer West- Tom Ford and Marchesa
 Julianne Margulies- Narciso Rodriguez
Julie Bowen- Peter Som
Laura Prepon- Gustavo Cadile
Laverne Cox- Marc Bouwer
Lena Headey- Rubin Singer
Melissa Ruch- Pamella Roland 
Natasha Lyonne- Opening Ceremony

Which is your favourite look darlings?
Do you agree with my favourites? 

Monday, 25 August 2014

Best dressed at the VMAs 2014

Last night the VMAs graced us once more. I cannot believe it has been a year since our favourite starlets walked the red carpet of MTV's most eventful award show. Last night a man representing the homeless community accepted Mileys award, Katy Perry channelled Britney's double denim and Blue Ivy made her on stage debut. The ensembles where electric and crazier than ever. Here is my VMAs 2014 best dressed list.

Favourite of the night
Taylor Swift wearing Mary Katrantzou

Taylor Swift is quite literally the Queen of the VMAs and we find her at the top of my best dressed list every single year. Last year she opted for old school glamour wearing Herve Leger and this year she could not be any more contrasting. She was the talk of the night and she appeared on the red carpet wearing a Mary Katrantzou romper, recieving criticism by many (who are too use to her wearing a ball gown of sorts!). Not only do I adore this whole ensemble, including her Elie Saab shoes, but I believe it is fiesty, flirtaious and fun. Taylor is in a transitional period from country star to pop star and her wardrobe is also a representation of this. What I adore most about this elaborate outfit is that it was designed by the one and only Mary Katrantzou. I am in love with her designs and she is finally receiving the recogntion she deserves. Taylor's pins are picture perfection paired with her classic red lips and a gorgeous hair length.

Other favourites 
Miley Cyrus wearing Alexandre Vauthier and Katy Perry wearing custom Versace

Here we have two of my favourite starlets dominating the catwalk. Both look beyond fabulous for completely different reasons. After 2013 Miley's entire VMA appearance felt a little low key from her ensemble to her acceptance speech. Here we see one of our favourite sides of the starlet as she remains a little more understated but just as glamourous. Her leather two piece combination is feminine and flattering and her hair and make up are flawless.
Katy Perry's ensemble was EVERYTHING. Her and her date Riff Raff channelled one of the most memorable VMA red carpet arrivals of all time, Britney and Justin's double denim in 2001. With the seal of approval from Britney herself (via twitter) Katy showed that the red carpet is not all elegance and etiquette but instead need a little sassiness. Amen girl, your working it.

Best Dressed
Ariana Grande- Moschino top and skirt and Tom Ford boots
Beyonce- Nicholas Jebran
Chanel Iman- Balmain
Charli XCX- Moschino
Demi Lovato-Lanvin
Gwen Stefani- L.A.M.B.
Sarah Hyland- Kaufmanfranco
Iggy Azeala- Atelier Versace
Jessie J- Halston
JLo- Charbel Zoe
Jourdan Dunn-Balmain
Kylie Jenner- Alexandre Vauthier
Nicki Minaj- Saint Laurent
Nina Dobrev- Zuhair Murad
Rita Ora- Donna Karan
Solange Knowles- H&M studio

Other VMA ensembles ...
Amber Rose- Laurel DeWitt
Chloe Grace Mortez- Louis Vuitton
Ireland Baldwin-Roberto Cavalli
Jamie Chung-Versace
Jeremy Scott- Moschino
 Julianne Hough- Emilio Pucci
Kelly Rowland- Kaufmanfranco
Kendal Jenner- Alon Livne 
Kim Kardashian- Balmain
Lorde- Chanel
Lucy Hale- Sachin + Babi and Zimmerman
Michelle Williams- Roberto Cavalli
Poppy Jaime- Burberry
Victoria Justice- Alice + Olivia top and Topm Lublu Kira skirt

Which is your favourite look darlings? Do you agree with my favourites?
Take a look at last years VMAs best dressed list HERE

See you at the Emmys! Follow my live updates via my twitter @tashaamorrish

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

This weeks best dressed, 11th-19th August

Style Queen of the week:
wearing Helmut Lang.
Words cannot describe how much I adore this ensemble. It has been a long time since I have seen a creation that has really stood out amongst the others and earned a place in my list of favourite pieces (ever!). When I think of Helmut Lang I immediately vision black, a colour he does so well. This colour is one of my all time favourites, especially when it comes to A/W. It is vivid, bold and striking and Rhianna's loose black locks and pointed, laced sandals finish the outfit to perfection. The cut is divine and the colour is complimentary to this.

Other fabuously dressed starlets
Alexa Chung
wearing Burberry.
This ensemble is typical of this seasons Burberry. Christopher Bailey has focused on patterns, as he story tells through his creations. The thigh high split shows off Alexa's perfect pins and being the total fashionista she is her minimal hair and beauty are typical of such an 'it' girl- and we all know they work.

Chloe Mortez
wearing Miu Miu.
Cute, preppy and quirky. When you're allegedly dating Brooklyn Beckham of course your style has to be on point at all times, particularly to impress Queen Victoria.

Julia Roberts
wearing Valentino.
Of course no one does red like Valentino. Julia Roberts has mastered the pantsuit. Flashback to the SAG Awards and Julia dominated the red carpet wearing a pink jumpsuit by the very same designer. I love how Julia dresses for her age yet is living proof that style is eternal, I applaud you.

Katie Holmes and Jessica Alba 
wearing Zac Posen and Antonio Berardi.
Necklines, necklines and more necklines- the highlight of SS14. Both ladies dressed in pretty pink with high updos and a darling V neck, look flawless. Forget mini or floor length, midi dresses add that little extra sophistication allowing these starlets to have a little fun with accessorising. Where Katie is a vision of old glamour, Jessica's look is girly and flirtatious.

Jamie Chung
wearing Marc Jacobs.
This ensemble is exquisite. A cropped white bralet and flare patterned trousers are contrasting yet go hand in hand. The colours are clear, crisp and clean making this combination both vibrant and striking.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Gwen Stefani 
wearing Isabel Marant and Dsquared2.
These are just two examples of how our favourite fashionista do effortless street chic. Rosie pairs her mustard Isabel Marant with a belt and booties to add a little casual whereas Gwen add red lips and a clutch for that ultimate glamour chic.

Taylor Swift
wearing Monique Lhuillier.
After Taylor's MAJOR album announcement yesterday all eyes are on her so it's only right she looks fabulous at all times and she excels at this. Taylor famously said this week on live TV that she has recently upped her style game to keep up with the glamourous life she lives in New York city and if she looks that good as she exits the gym it comes as no surprise she is a red carpet Queen.

Which is your favourite look darlings? 

Marc Jacobs Ready to wear AW14 collection- Estilo Tendances contribution

Here is my latest contribution for Estilo-Tendances. Take a look at Marc Jacobs divine AW14 collection.

Click HERE for a read ...

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Laurens Way Wash off Glow- Review

 So you all know my love of being tanned. When the hottest SS14 ensembles are all whites and pastels my milky bottle skin makes outfits look washed out. I have always loved spray tans and have had my fair share of both good and bad ones. 
In the past I have tried a  Lauren's Way Spray tan and needless to say it was fabulous. However, what do you do when you dream of being tanned all year round? A trip for a spray tan every week is neither realistic or practical, but I have a solution.

Recently I had the opportunity to try LWTAN.
Laurens Way have simply mastered the art of tanning solution developing a shade for every avid tanner.  The Paraben and alcohol free solution means you can achieve that healthy glow without damaging your body or taking in any chemicals that may not agree with your skin. I have always been sceptical of using bottle solutions as I have been exposed to the many times they go wrong. After trying LWTAN, I am obsessed and aim to be a bronzed goddess all year round.
I tried and test the Laurens Way wash off glow in medium. 
Disclaimer: As many of you know I have just been on holiday to Turkey for a week in which some of you may think my 'natural tan' would affect the outcome of this product. I can assure you my body pre the Turkish sun remains the same as it was before I jet off. If you have been following my blog you will be able to see this.

Product and packaging:
When I received my tan and moisturiser the packaging was cute and quirky. The bottles are simplistic, practical and look totally chic meaning they are definitely worth a place on your dressing table.

The price
LWTAN is not only affordable but well worth its cost. Both the medium and darker ranges start for £11.95 per bottle and the darker than dark/solution 60 range are only a few pound more. What is even more exciting is my exclusive discount specifically for you darlings. Enter the code LWBLOG1010 out and receive 20% off online products! This is an offer you will not want to miss out on. Terms & Conditions can be found at www.laurensway.com 

Pre application
I followed the very detailed instructions to exfoliate at least 24 hours prior to tanning and use the LW moisturiser on any dry patches to avoid patchiness. Any moistouriser can be used not specifically Laurens Way, however I most certainly recommend this brand as the bottle is generous in size and the moisturiser is light rather than thick and creamy like many.
The application
The application of this tan had to be the easiest activity I have ever pursued. I already had my hair and make up done ready to go out at night so stood with my tanning mitt and the bottle ready to give the wash off glow a try. The wash off glow is perfect for first time tanners because it's just that, wash off ... so you can be reassured that your tan is streak and mistake free. There was no particular way to apply the tan except using circular motions with the mitt. I can assure you that applying the tan required minimal effort only took 60 seconds to dry. Of course I would recommend wearing old underwear when applying as with any fake tan solution it stains both clothes and fabrics. 

The outcome
Urmmm fabulous! My pale skin had turned to a gorgeous natural bronze glow. As soon as my tan was dry I knew I was in love and tanned day after day on holiday, expect one in order to show you before and after looks (needless to say I looked better with tan). 
The moisturiser
The moisturiser is a pre and post tan essential. I washed my tan off the majority of the time simply because I didn't want the chlorine to make it go a strange colour but for the days where I chose to keep the tan on the moisturiser was the perfect accessory to ensuring it never lost its glow. 

I could not recommend LWTAN anymore as the outcome is divine, delightful and delicious. I would be easily tempted to try the darker shades which are recommend for darker/olive skin tones- once I start going bronze I become a little obsessive! 
Just imagine it being the middle of December and everyone compliments your darling bronze glow.
You'll thank me darlings.

SHOP LWTAN at: www.laurensway.com and follow via twitter @Laurens_Way
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