Black is Best at the Baftas …

I know the Brits were much more recent, but I just refuse to post about this event as I find it total cringe TV.  All I will say is that I loved Rita Ora’s canary yellow dress and leave it at that.

Anyway, onto bigger and better things, such as …… the Baftas!  I know I have commented a number of times in January that classic black seemed a very popular choice for celebs and I have to say the trend is continuing if we look at Uma Thurman, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren and Amy Adams ..

I think these ladies look absolutely stunning!  I LOVE all of their looks.  I’m sorry but there is no getting away from the fact that BLACK IS THEE MOST FLATTERING COLOUR ON THE FIGURE.  Yes it can be harsh on the skin which is why I also recommend navy to my customers at Belle Dress Hire, but if the fit is perfect, black will make you look slimmer than any other colour.  Besides it looks AMAZING with a strong red lip so that can be your colour comfort.

However, those on the red carpet of the Baftas that decided to go with a colour, really did make an impact!  Some in a good way, others were I’m sorry to say, a total disaster!

Looking at the positive …… Lupita Nyong’o continues to make fashion statements in a stunning shade of emerald green which complimented her skin tone to absolute perfection.

And I just have to put a mention in for Oprah Winfrey who looked fabulous in a rich plum coloured dress which really suited her shape.  She is dressing SO well at the moment, go Oprah!

Then the negative, or should I say TRAGIC!  Fearne Cotton, Lily Allen and Claudia Winkleman WTF were you thinking???????????????  This goes beyond making bad fashion choices, their looks can only be branded as ridiculous.

By the way, just a word of advice for you Claudia, if you make a total arse of yourself in front of the world’s media on the red carpet with streaky black liner, TRY TO LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES.  We kind of felt sorry for you the first time, but now, I’m sorry I’m just going to be harsh, we pity you.





Thank you ladies, for doing it right!

Even though the lack of style at this year’s Golden Globes was severely depressing …. the fact that just a few women were able to actually wear a fabulous dress for the occasion just about makes up for it.

I LOVED the Gucci dress on Margot Robbie.  I wasn’t overly aware of this Australian actress, but I understand that she acted in the soap Neighbours, before landing a role in Pan Am in 2011 and most recently acting opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street.

What can I say.  I love everything about this dress.  I love the colour, the detail, the cut, how stylish it looks …. and just adore the pop of colour in the emerald green shoes!  How clever and subtle.

I also think the fabulous Sophia Vergara who usually wears a very figure hugging style gets it bang on with her beautiful Zac Posen, full skirted dress.  The reason why this looks so good is that the dress is cinched really tight at the waist to show off Sophia’s “smallest part” of her body, plus the strapless nature of the bust means she can display her “famous attributes” but the final style magic here is the gorgeous turquoise necklace.  This spot of rich colour at the neck brings the whole look together.  Even though the style of the dress is quite old fashioned, it’s brought a modern twist and edge because of the accessories.  Very clever styling by Sophia’s team and she looks amazing!!!

Who would’ve thought that a 68 year old woman would beat all the young starlets in terms of glamour and style at the 2014 Golden Globes????  No idea who I’m talking about???

I give you …….. Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham.  Timeless elegance, a style that is effortless and not forced, a dress that fits properly and the colour suits the skin tone of the wearer.  No more needs to be said.