Thursday, 27 January 2011


Let's face it, the National Television Awards is hardly renowned for the sartorial elegance of soap stars on the red carpet. Television's most glamorous night of the year rather inevitably calls for an endless parade of rhinestone covered creations with plunging necklines - and on the whole this year's event was no different. Take Alesha Dixon's dress (pictured left) as an example of what can only be described as a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen!

However, two ladies who have made me eat my words are Emmerdale's Sammy Winward and Hollyoaks newcomer Karen Hassan. They worked bright jewel tones to tremendous effect, whilst the caped shoulder detailing added a (greatly needed) demure touch of style to proceedings.

The main point of interest on the night had to be Cheryl Cole's huge new tattoo, which was an incredible 11 hours in the making. You couldn't fail to notice the ethereal butterfly design - artfully displayed as it was by the strappy Versace LBD sported by Ms. Cole.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

ELLE Intern Comp

The fashion industry sure is one tough nut to crack. There are a lot of talented people out there all chasing the same dream. I mean seriously, who wouldn't want to work on the fashion content for the likes of ELLE? In my on-going quest to forge a career as a fashion writer I have entered a competition to win a 6 month internship at Please take a look at my profile and click 'PICK ME'!

I promise it will only take a sec and I will love you forever.


Tangerine Dream

Tangerine - the shade of the season

Monday, 10 January 2011

Geri by Next

If you're planning on jetting off in pursuit of some winter sun you'll be pleased to know that some gorgeous swimwear has already hit the rails.

It may only be January but Geri Halliwell's debut
swimwear range for Next is on sale now. The collection boasts something for everyone, whether you're after pretty florals, striking leopard print, or just basic black and white. Speaking of her move into design, Geri said:

'This is my first collaboration and I'm very proud of it ... It's for real women of all shapes and sizes. Everything's mix and match, so you can choose the exact shapes and styles that suit you. This is a collection that makes you look and feel fabulous.'

As well as the obligatory bikinis, you'll also find maxi dresses and cover-ups to complete the beach babe look.

Geri by Next is available online and in store now,
prices range from £16 - £50.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

People's Choice Awards

After a period of excess the new year can be a miserable time when most of us try to cut back and attempt to stick to our unachievable resolutions. But for the stars it just means the next round of parties, as the new year means one thing - award ceremonies.

The awards season kicked-off in style this week with the People's Choice Awards in L.A. - where Katy Perry was quite literally the star who shone the brightest. She accepted awards for Favourite Female Artist and Favourite Online Sensation in a Betsy Johnson prom dress illuminated by thousands of tiny neon lights. A world without Christmas lights can be a depressing place, so it's good to know that we can always rely on Ms Perry to add some sparkle to the January gloom.

Cat Deeley wore an altogether more demure prom dress for the occasion, but still managed to make an impact on the style spotters. The trend for ladylike silhouettes is set to continue well into 2011.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Not Forgetting the Beckham Boys...

No sooner have I announced Victoria as the most stylish woman of the year than another poll crops up - this time extolling the virtues of the Beckham boys. David Beckham is certainly no stranger to the style pages, but this time it is his eight-year-old son Romeo who is grabbing all the headlines as he is named as GQ's 26th most fashionable male - hot on the heels of his dad who makes it to 16th place.

The feature describes the Beckham's middle son as being: 'frighteningly tuned-in' - which is only to be expected with parents like his. But whereas Brooklyn and Cruz are happy in their L.A. beachwear, Romeo is more comfortable in a suit and bow tie.