Ok so we've had 48 hours to digest - yes we've seen the Kim Kardashian sofa montages and yes, we've seen the GIF of our girl Jennifer Lawrence photobombing SJP - and we're ready to discuss who deserves the crown for the prettiest punk.
At the 2013 MET Gala in New York, it's not just about being super glamorous - unlike the Oscars where everyone tries a little too hard to be 'perfect', the Costume Institute Gala is about having fun with fashion and bagging the best designer date. When this years theme, Punk: Chaos to Couture, was revealed, I literally jumped up and down with excitement; would this be the best MET ball ever?! After much discussion in the OSOBlog office, we whittled down our fave looks of the night - did your favourite make the cut?
We loved Amber Heard's red carpet worthy embellished Emilio Pucci gown (although it was less punk, more polished). Where Amber failed, Brit model Cara Delevingne succeeded; her ensemble was completely in keeping with the theme and her personal style, consisting of a spiked Burberry dress with plunging neckline, kohl rimmed eyes and super cool plaited hair. Cameron Diaz covered up and looked incredible in a caped gown by pal Stella McCartney which she accessorised with a spiked waist belt, whilst Emma Watson showcased her toned figure in a revealing yet chic Prabal Gurung number.
Actress Anne Hathaway blew us away with her fresh blonde locks and vintage Valentino gown detailing feathered cuffs and sheer panels, as Hunger Games girls Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Lawrence both provided the wow factor: Elizabeth shone in a gold Atelier Versace jacket and fringed Brian Atwood sandals whilst Jennifer wore Dior (obviously) and a dramatic veil. Last but by no means least was popstrel Katy Perry, who quite literally crowned herself the queen of the evening in a stunning Dolce & Gabanna dress!
Out of our eight ladies, who do you think deserved to win best dressed? Cast your vote below!
We'd only just gotten over all the red carpet style action from the Oscars at the beginning of this week, but Thursday brought us yet another dose of super designer luxe dressing from the silver screen. This time it was Michelle Williams who stepped out for the London premiere of Oz: The Great and Powerful.
Michelle, who always manages to look chic, stylish and perfectly well put together on the red carpet, wore a Burberry Prorsum structured strapless dress in a super luxe teal peacock feathered texture which hosted a range of bluey green shades. I also really like the the contrast sweet heart neckline top detail and kicked out hem shape. Michelle let the dress do all the talking and kept the look simple and chic with black clutch, belt and ankle strap sky high heels.
What do you think of her look? Would it make it into one of your top looks of the week? Let us know in the comments below.
On Monday evening at the Elle Style Awards in London, model Daisy Lowe and singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor lit up the room in their floral print prom dresses, which were thankfully not too similar. The lovely Daisy opted for a black and green floral that we've seen numerous times (and in a variety of styles) by Dolce & Gabbana. I absolutely LOVE Daisy in this dress - for me, it's the best she's looked this year. The whole look is fashion forward yet classic, not to mention suitably matched to the miserable weather in London! Daisy let the dramatic dress speak for itself, teaming it with pretty-but-plain pointed courts (such a killer dress required something simple below the ankle) and finished off the look with vampish dark lips, black manicure, and a messy fishtail plait.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor on the other hand went for a Spring vibe in a gorgeous vintage floral prom dress that might look familiar - the singer wore it in the music video for her song 'Take Me Home' back in 2001! Over a decade later and with three children in tow, the Fifties gown still looks great on her, although I think Daisy pips Sophie to the post in the styling stakes - though I adore her soft hair and the pop of coral lipstick which matched the pattern on the dress perfectly, the clunky black lip clutch and open toe platforms are a bit too much.
We've seen more floral than usual on the red carpet this awards season, which is both encouraging and slightly scary in equal measure - in a world where we're used to seeing classic black dresses, sultry red numbers and glittering metallics, is there space for floral prints to thrive? Some have argued that flowers don't belong on the red carpet (even Lucy Liu and her beautiful Carolina Herrera gown didn't win everyones hearts at the Golden Globes) but as more and more celebs opt for florals on the red carpet, I'm hoping that the fashion critics will be more accepting; personally, I'm a huge fan of flowers and it's refreshing to see something other than block colour after block colour. I wonder if we'll see something blossom at the Oscars?
We love to hear your thoughts - vote for your favourite look below!
The Peoples Choice Awards usually provides us with a mixture of style and talent, and this years show was no exception. From floor sweeping gowns and pretty prom dresses, to thigh high hemlines and bold statements, the celebrities in attendance certainly put on a show! Take a look at some of the most notable looks from the evening below and let us know who you think deserves the accolade of best dressed.
After seeing Harry Potter star Emma Watson on the cover of Marie Claire earlier this week, I had a feeling we'd be seeing her on the red carpet again soon. The pretty actress picked up her gong for Favourite Dramatic Movie Actress for her role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower in a dress by one of her favourite designers, Peter Pilotto. The strong graphic print is a good look for Emma, who has been working hard to shake the goody-two-shoes image over the last few years. The hemline has been slashed by her stylist, but she's got great legs and hell, she's young. The one thing that lets the whole look down is the everyday half up, half down hair style - you're not popping to the shops Em, you're at an awards show.
Whilst Emma snagged just one award on the night, Hunger Games actress and girl of the moment Jennifer Lawrence cleaned up, winning Favourite Movie Actress, Favourite Face Of Heroism, and Favourite On-Screen Chemistry! Wearing a Valentino Couture dress detailing bat wings, a sheer insert at the neckline and sparkling sequins, Jennifer made an impact, although I'm yet to decide if it's for the right reasons; in my opinion, the dress is a little too somber on this occasion. The 22-year-old finished off her look with soft swept back hair, Nicholas Kirkwood heels and Cartier jewels.
Glee star Lea Michele certainly knows how to make an entrance! The 26-year-old (who
won an award Favourite Comedic TV Actress) wowed in a neon fuchsia dress by Elie Saab. Like Emma Watson, Lea's stylist also got scissor happy with the hemline, but it works in Lea's favour, giving her an excuse to flash her perfect pins. I love that the actress didn't add any accessories, as the bold colour and sequin placement on the dress do all the hard work for her. More of this please Lea!
Also opting for a spot of colour, Kick Ass actress Chloe Moretz chose an incredible zingy yellow number by Simone Rocha. Doesn't she look great? With its bold colour and pretty floral placement, it's youthful yet fashion forward. It's amazing how different this dress looks in yellow (Alexa Chung, wore it in black to the British Fashion Awards. The only thing letting down this look are Chloe's accessories - the ankle strapped black heels look clunky and out of place.
Oh Taylor Swift . Is there anything you can't do? The singer (who broke off her relationship with One Direction heart throb Harry Styles earlier this week) opted for a much more more grown up look to collection her Favourite Country Artist award, stunning the audience in a floor length white Ralph Lauren gown. Adding a pop of colour with a pair of turquoise drop earrings and bronze smoky eyes, Taylor looked simply beautiful.
Last but by no means least is host of the evening, Kayley Cuoco. Nodding to this seasons pastel trend, the Big Bang Theory actress looked fashionably feminine in her pretty pink Christian Siriano dress which featured a tulle overlay and delicate appliqué details. Kayley finished off her look with rose gold peep toe heels and glossy locks.
Who gets your vote for favourite look of the night?
The skies may be grey, but on the catwalks, the red carpets and the high street, you'll find a burst of primary colours and sugary sorbets! There's always something so wonderful about the colour influx that hits at this time of year - it seems to spring up at exact moment when we're all feeling a bit glum and fed up with our Winter wardrobes, or is that just me?
SS13 is all about colour play. If you're thinking of braving bold brights this season, go head-to-toe a'la Emma Stone at the Gangster Squad premiere (she even coordinated her accessories to match - LOVE). If your wardrobe is made up of monochrome and you tend to favour a darker colour palette, refresh your look with a pop of colour; pair skinny cut black trousers with a pair of neon heels, update your white shirt with a loud statement necklace, or mix and match stylish separates like Keira Knightley. Whatever you do, experiment and have fun! Check out our favourite punchy pieces of the moment below.
We all know that X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos, loves to shop the high street (Lipsy, Missguided, Motel Rocks and River Island are just a few of her favourites) but sometimes her wardrobe can feel a little...dated. The singer has admitted that when it comes to style, she's still finding herself; like X Factor USA judge Britney Spears, Tulisa's fondness for bandage and body-con dresses knows no bounds.
After performing at London Fashion Week and appearing at various events to promote her official autobiography, 'Honest', the 24-year-old has popped up on our radar quite a lot recently, and we have to admit, we've found ourselves lusting after her outfits!
Although she is often kitted out in designer pieces for the live shows, Tulisa is still a bargain hunter at heart (and we can't help but love her for it) so I wasn't too surprised to learn that the majority of her nicer pieces have come from high street store, Ted Baker. Tulisa has been snapped rocking a number of stylish dresses from the brand this month, including these three beauties below. Which one is your favourite? I particularly love the white lace embroidered dress (left) which features cut out detailing in the back, a floral embellished bust and netted skirt.
Scary (Mel B), Sporty (Mel C), Ginger (Geri Halliwell), Baby (Emma Bunton), and Posh (Victoria Beckham) reunited this morning at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel to officially announce the launch of Viva Forever - a musical written by Jennifer Saunders that will no doubt have everyone's inner Spice Girl fan jumping for joy! As the ladies stood side by side for photos, it almost bought a tear to my eye, but thankfully the outfits didn't. Well, not all of them. Can you image if the girls had shown up wearing some of their old attire? I'll bet VB has buried it all in the back of her wardrobe...
Anyway, in true Spice Girl fashion, all of the women wore contrasting outfits with varying levels of style success.
Mel B looked polished but lived up to her Scary nickname in a Lanvin metallic shift dress detailing padded shoulders, which she teamed with a pair of gold spiked Christian Louboutins. Roar.
Mel C on the other hand completely shed her Sporty name and looked remarkably fashion forward in a £310 Barika tiered sateen dress by Acne, which both Karen Gillan and Kylie Minogue wore to the Cannes Film Festival this year. Her hair was glossy and her makeup was subtle; Mel C, we salute you!
Ever the self-seller, Geri wore a pink number with a floral lace overlay, which I'm pretty sure is one of her own designs. It looks incredibly similar to this Geri by Next lace prom dress, doesn't it? Although the Ginger Spice girl has a fantastic figure, I can't help wishing she would wear something more age appropriate. Even the golden Jimmy Choo's look tacky with that outfit. Sorry Geri, maybe next time...
Emma Bunton aka Baby wore a pair of gorgeous blue patterned platforms (I'm dying to know where they're from!) by Brian Atwood and a non-offensive, yet non-descript royal blue dress with sleeves. Loving the long hair Emma.
Last but not least, Posh Spice. Victoria looked fabulous (as always) and sported a dress from her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection (as usual), which she teamed with peep toe Tom Ford boots. VB does this all the time, and I know she's going for the military vibe, but sometimes I wish there was a break between the boots and the dress hem. There, I said it.
Who was your favourite? cast your vote in the poll!
We all love a bit of embellishment, don't we? There's something about seeing a beautifully detailed dress or a perfectly beaded cape that just makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. In particular, embroidered floral patterns and appliqué flowers have been a big hit amongst some of our favourite celebrity women at the moment, and it isn't difficult to see why! When embellishment is done right, it just takes out breath away - have a look at some of the ladies who've worn embroidery best this year.
Emma Stone at the Amazing Spiderman premiere in Madrid wearing a stunning Dolce and Gabbana cream lace dress with strategically place floral embroidery.
Keira Knightley looks striking at the premiere of her latest movie, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, in an intricately embroidered Valentino number.
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge sported a bespoke Erdem dress from the 2012 Resort collection at Trooping the Colour earlier this month. Once the word gets out that Kate wore a dress with scattered floral embellishment, you can guarantee the 'Kate Middleton effect' will take hold!
With all of the beautiful embroidery that blossomed across the AW12 catwalks, and with so many celebs opting for a little floral embellishment on the red carpet, this is one look that is set to continue right through the year. Embroidery has taken a significant turn in the last few seasons, and if you want to beat the fashion frenzy then we suggest investing in a few key pieces now! It's all about creating a magical, vintage look but giving it a modern twist - take inspiration from the modern cut of Keira's dress and the perfect placement on Emma's. Here are some of our favourite embroidered pieces of the moment; you'll be seeing a lot more as we head into autumn!
Canadian pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen was the center of attention at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, making waves with her wardrobe and her wins! Justin Beiber's protégé stole the show, winning three awards, performing twice,and rivalling notorious quick changer Katy Perry with three outfit changes throughout the evening.
26-year-old Carly arrived at the awards show on the back of an open top car, flanked by two oiled up male models (classy) who she joked were "friends to help wash the car!" on her twitter feed. The singer, who is usually known for her youthful wardrobe, showed off more leg than Angelina Jolie in a shimmering black dress, which featured not one but TWO thigh high splits! Carly continued to vamp it up as she performed on stage with Flo Rida in a tiny sparkling gold skirt, printed bralet and a strange body chain/jacket combo, but it was her 'Call Me Maybe' outfit that got all of our attention - not least because it came from the UK high street!
Carly performed her Number 1 hit in a Topshop dress, which suited the stage theme perfectly as she began her performance by swinging on a giant colourful telephone. Available in tall, petite, and 'normal' sizing, the £48 'flippy dress' features a mesh panel across the top of the chest, as well as kitch heart detailing on the bust and a deep v in the back. With its retro styling and costume detail, we think it draws the perfect line between cute and girly, and a little bit sexy! Not one for the faint hearted (no pun intended) this is a dress that looks best with a smaller bust, as it has ability to look a bit too cartoony on anyone sporting a larger bra size. Taking inspiration from Carlys style, we've teamed the dress with red strappy heels and cute oversized accessories - heres how to get the MMVA look!
For every single one of Diane Kruger's gorgeous gowns, there's one that totally misses the mark. Most of Hollywood's A list is either great at red carpet dresses, or absolutely terrible. For us, Kruger hits best dressed just as often as worst dressed. Her Cannes Film Festival choices have been very hit and miss.
Exhibit A: This gorgeous mint green number by Giambattista Valli.
It's divine, isn't it? The mint green is such an unusual choice and we love the one shoulder and ruching. Oh, we could just look at it all day (and cry into our Cocopops because we don't have any dresses this pretty). She looks fabulous. Actually, we've never seen her look better.
Exhibit B: This coral outfit worn at the Calvin Klein party.
This just isn't ticking any of our of boxes. The fabric looks a bit like like a sofa, the shape and length are all wrong and the white shoes are committing a multitude of sins. Even a cracking cleavage isn't rescuing this ensemble for us.
What do you reckon? Do you like Kruger's style, or is she more hit than miss for you?