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!

Teen Choice Awards 2014

Not just for the younguns this event, the annual Teen Choice Awards has now become synonymous with goofy fun, a more relaxed laid back red carpet and on-stage jibes by the presenters both young and old.

I was surprised to see a wealth of looks at this year’s event, some of which I thought were spot on and others …. somewhat lacking.

The three most important things to consider when dressing for a special event is your age, the “type” of occasion you’re attending and the fit of your outfit.  If you only bear these three things in mind and nothing else when selecting your choice of attire you simply can’t go wrong.

There has been a real lack of red carpet/black tie events over the summer months so I haven’t been blogging so much as there literally hasn’t been anything to comment on, so let’s make up for lost time shall we?

Black, black and more black!  Black is back.  Even though we’re still in the month of August, Selena Gomez, Cher Lloyd and Kim Kardashian all decided against bright colours.  I simply LOVED Selena Gomez’s simple yet chic trouser suit and silver pointed shoes.  She is showing young ladies that you can cover up and dress elegantly when you’re young and still look stylish!  Her make up with the smoky eye, lack of accessories and slicked back hair were just perfect.

Teenie Bopper, Cher Lloyd also shone in classy black, although she kept things fun and younger with a shorter hemline and a hint of see through mesh.  Mesh fabric is so in style at the moment for evening wear, it’s a way of showing skin without being over revealing or vulgar.  It’s also great at disguising blemished or uneven skin tone as well.

At just 16, it’s hard to process just how mature Bella Thorne seems to be when making fashion choices for events.  This outfit is a little out there but I loved it on her.  The blue is perfect with her auburn colouring and the very structured silhouette and stiff fabric make the most of her small frame.  However, the mesh inset at the bust is in my opinion too low and inappropriate for her age.  Remember number one in my most important things to consider ….?

Keeping things fun was an amazing dress worn by Odeya Rush who stars alongside Taylor Swift in the upcoming flick, The Giver.  The coolest part of the dress were the pockets!  Ingenious. It keeps the style informal and downplays the fuller skirt and more dramatic corseted, lace top which all could look a tad OTT.  The fact that the hemline stops above her ankle again is a fresh take on evening/party wear.

I’m glad to see red carpet events are finally on the increase and look forward to blogging about hopefully some really interesting fashion choices.

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!!!

MTV Movie Awards 2013 … The good, the bad and the downright ugly!

This year’s MTV Movie Awards had a mixed bag of fashion styles on the red carpet.  Some celebrities got it bang on but some unfortunately missed by a long mile!!

For the first time in a few months, I’m delighted to say that Kim Kardashian finally got it right in a black ensemble which fitted her pregnancy curves perfectly.  She looks back to her good old self in this outfit!  Selena Gomez also shone in a short, gold beaded dress which harps back to the Charleston era but I have to say I really don’t like her hairstyle .

Hitting a BUM note completely is Keisha.  It looks like she got dressed in the dark!! On what planet would this actually look good?  The answer is none.  Completely unflattering and trashy.  I can’t believe this but I’m also going to pan Kelly Washington’s outfit and I’ve had nothing but glowing reports of her fashion style recently but this unfortunately was a miss.  The main problem for me is the back of the dress.  It looks very homemade in that the yellow part of the skirt looks like it was stitched on as an after thought.  It also adds bulk to her bottom which no woman wants!!  Such a shame as I think this had the potential to be brilliant but the application and execution just wasn’t up to scratch.