AMA disasters!

OMG!  It just makes me so CROSS when I see celebrities dressed this badly!  They don’t have to pay for their dresses, all the make up, tan and hair is done by their stylists which takes hours upon hours.  Jewellery, shoes and accessories are all generally free en gratis as well ……….. AND THEY STILL GET IT DISASTROUSLY WRONG.

I saw loads of pics from the AMA’s red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday and am genuinely shocked by the car crash fashion choices made.  I saw just three styles that I quite liked.  And I mean quite liked, they didn’t blow me away by any means but certainly in comparison to the rest of the dog’s dinner outfits beside them, they stood out for the right reasons.

Selena Gomez, kept it simple and classy and fuss free.  Loved her backless, black dress with sleeves which is perfect for this time of year (remember to think how cold it is outside right now).  Effortless, timeless and chic.  Fergie also got it right in another full length, black number with gold accessories.  Again this was age appropriate and flattering.  OK she won’t win any major style awards with this dress but it did fit her beautifully.

However, in comparison to J Lo, Heidi Klum, Zendaya, Rita Ora, Diane Agron ….. the list goes on and on of dress horrors …… you look pretty awesome.  Did they look in the mirror at ALL before leaving the house????

I have to say, my customers at Belle Dress Hire look significantly better in a rented gown with their own tan and make up applied as well as just a 30 minute hair appointment than these multi millionaires!  So disappointing.  If Joan Rivers were still here she’d rip them apart!

Glamorous Evening Hair Can Be Done at Home!

Whether you are going straight to an event after work and have little time to get changed and ready or want a glamorous evening style without paying a fortune at the salon, look no further than the shiny, side sweep, one shoulder “do”.

From Eva Mendes, Blake Lively and Jessica Alba to Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Beckinsale and Jamie King, it seems everyone is a fan of this hairstyle regardless of hair colour.  However, two things these ladies all have in common is naturally straight/slightly wavy hair and most importantly ……. SHINE.  You need to have both of these in place before attempting this style as well as pair of tongs and some hairspray.

Ok, before I hear you groan that you weren’t blessed with silky, shiny hair, get yourself to the nearest Boots or Superdrug and buy a shine spray or oil.  There are so many variations of products for shine these days, most of which are inexpensive.

A cheap way to create shine without adding product, is to rinse hair in cold water after shampooing and adding conditioner.  Another great way to make your hair as silky as possible to blow dry the hair downwards which keeps the shaft of the hair flat.

This style will take very little time as I said but will depend on the thickness of your hair.  A good way to save time is to tong individual lengths of hair (approx 2/3inches thick) up to the ear and let them sit in ringlets while you apply make up and get dressed.  This allows the ringlets to “drop” very slightly.  Once everything else is in place, run your fingers through the ringlets to form loose curls.  If they are still too tight a curl, lightly brush the curls through with a boar/nylon bristle brush or a simple paddle brush (do not use a comb as this will frizz the hair). Pull and smooth the hair round so it rests on one shoulder and lightly hair spray into place.  Do NOT overload with hairspray, this style is supposed to look soft and have a slight bounce to it.

This is how I did it (blonde on the left)!  Such an easy hairstyle to do and it keeps an evening look fresh and young!

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This particular style really suits a statement ear ring and of course a Belle Dress Hire gown will totally complete the look!

 

BEST 2013 Celeb Halloween costumes!

I have to hand it to them, celebrities near and far went to alot of effort for Halloween this year!

There were some awesomely sexy garbs donned by X Factor judge, Nicole Scherzinger and pin up icon, Carmen Electra! Whilst some chose a tamer get up altogether like Rita Ora and Beyonce who to be honest looks like she didn’t make much of a ghoulish effort during her concert tour of Australia

And then we have those who really went the extra mile!  Kelly Osbourne, Jenny McCarthy as Miley Cyrus’s tongue (hilarious!!) and last but not least Heidi Klum, as an elderly pensioner we salute you!!!!  Fantastic commitment to Halloween fun!!

But without a doubt, the hands down winner of this year’s BEST celeb Halloween costume has to go to the Honey Boo Boo Thompson Family who this year dressed up as the Kardashian/Jenner clan.

 

 

Copy Rita Ora!!

……. Well not exactly the same but pretty dam close!

Rita Ora attended the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation 2013 Angel Ball in New York City this week wearing a nude/champagne coloured fitted dress with sheer tulle at the bottom.

And what’s this?  Available to hire at Belle, a nude/champagne coloured fitted dress with sheer tulle at the bottom!!!!  And to be honest, it’s actually shaped better than Rita’s dress and doesn’t have all those awful looking wrinkles ….

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Simply hire this gown at Belle Dress Hire and mimic Rita’s make up for an extremely similar look at your next event.

 

Monochrome Madness!!!

Not only was black and white all over the catwalks of NY Fashion Week BUT it seems this combination was equally as popular off the runway as well …

Effortlessly chic, the pairing of white with black has always been associated with elegance and class.  Just think Coco Chanel!  I love the fact that you can put these two colours together or wear separately from top to toe aka Lady Gaga and Olivia Wilde, in either a casual or very groomed style. This trend which is straight off the runways of New York is so easy to translate into everyday fashion ladies!! Here is a sneak peak at just a few Belle Dress Hire’s beautiful selection of black and white or single block colour dresses available for hire!  Perfect for this season at your next special event ..

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OMG what the hell went on at this year’s VMAs????

Between One Direction getting booed when they collected the Song of the Summer Award, Lady Gaga surprisingly taking the boys side and telling them “they deserve every bit of success that they have” AND the awfully bad, terrible, cheap and tasteless fashion ensembles I have ever seen in one place …..  Honestly, what the hell were the starlets thinking at the VMAs??

I don’t even know where to start there are so many bad examples to show you!

Let’s begin with the “Teen Queens” Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus first shall we. Selena’s Atelier Versace, navy blue dress …. I’m sorry but this was just really disappointing! It’s as if she decided to vamp up her look and try something abit more risque and sexy however, this dress just looks wrong!  The folded down piece of fabric at the bust to expose a lacy bodice underneath just looks cheap to me.  Also, the way that the dress is stitched to look like pins are holding the seams together – well that’s new!  We haven’t seen that before in 1994 by Liz Hurley!!!  Come on Selena!!!  At least Liz had the boobs and sex appeal to pull this look off almost 20 years ago!!!And then we have Miley Cyrus in a yellow, rubber two piece …..

 Now I know it was a costume for on stage .. but talk about about tasteless!  I’ve been digging her punk look recently alot and I really loved the Dolce and Gabbana outfit which she arrived in at the VMAs and so wish she’d kept it on.  The cute, cropped top with cut off trousers and coloured embellishments is really fresh and young and PERFECT for the VMAs.  It just suits the occasion and her beautifully as this is not the type of event for a full length, formal gown.  Which brings me nicely onto my next victim, Rita Ora.

A 20ft train, seriously?  An assistant to carry the train, are you kidding me?  This choice of dress was completely wrong  for the VMAs.  She simply looked ridiculous.  Rita didn’t look chic, she didn’t look elegant, nor fashion forward or stylish.  Literally, she didn’t tick any boxes for me in this Alexandre Vauthier gown which had it been worn to the correct event with properly groomed hair and accessories would have looked fab on the red carpet.   Epic Fail I’m afraid.

I’m sure you’re wondering if there was anything that I liked at the VMAs this year after all this ranting!

 

Let’s turn our attention to potty mouthed Taylor Swift, who was brilliantly captured on camera dropping the F bomb as clear as day when Harry Styles was on stage, priceless!  She may have a dirty mouth, but when it comes to fashion, she got it right in a gorgeous Herve Leger, midnight blue dress.  Even though, this was full length to the floor, the fact that it was skin tight and so eye-wateringly low at the bust, made the style more current and added a fabulous sexiness to the look.  I loved her hair and her make up as well.  Just a word to the wise Taylor …. you should know better than anyone that the camera never lies so try being more discrete next time you want to slag off an ex!!!