GOLDEN GLOBES 2014- The Best Dressed

GOLDEN GLOBES 2014- The Best Dressed

The awards season kicked off this weekend with the 2014 Golden Globes. The 71st Golden Globes took place on Sunday with stars both from the small and big screen throwing on their best dresses. Whilst some dresses dresses will be remembered for the wrong reasons, I’m going to give you the best looks of the night.

Lupita Nyong’o

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

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This is my favourite look of the night. Fashion ‘it’ girl, who Vogue named the Top Ten Rising Style Stars of 2014 killed it last night. Her style is flawless and impeccable, she can do no wrong! She turned heads in this beautiful, simple and understated yet daring red cape Ralph Lauren dress.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde Golden Globes

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The hot mama to be dazzles in a emerald Gucci gown

Amy Adams

Amy Adams Golden Globes 2014

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The “American Hustle” actress wears a sexy red Valentino gown with a plunging neckline. This is one of the best red carpet looks I have seen her in.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington Golden Globes 2014

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She did that! No need to be handled. No problems here to fix. The ‘Scandal’ actress was another star who showed just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you cannot be well dressed. Kerry Washington looks sensational in a light grey Balenciaga gown.

Anna Gunn

Anna Gunn Golden Globes 2014

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Anna Gunn wears a breathtaking Donna Karan gown.

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis Golden Globes 2014

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Mila Kunis wears a stunning Gucci metallic halter sparkly gown

Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler Golden Globes 2014

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The Golden Globes co-host looked sophisticated in an asymmetrical Stella McCartney gown.

Zoey Deschanel

Zoey Deschanel Golden Globes 2014

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The “New Girl” star looks pretty and sweet in her Oscar De La Renta dress.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie Golden globes

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The “Wolf of Wall Street” actress looked amazing in this white fitting Gucci dress

Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan Golden Globes 2014

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Lizzy Caplan looks beautiful in an Emilio Pucci gown with gold intricate sleeves

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett Golden Globes 2014

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Does this woman ever age? Angela hasn’t lost her groove. She looked stunning in this shimmery Ines Di Santo gown.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Golden Globes 2014

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Taylor Swift looks pretty in pink in this two tone gown by Carolina Herrera.

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Marguiles Golden Globes 2014

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The Good wife actress looks lovely in an Andrew Gn dress

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara Golden Globes 2014

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Sofia’s black dramatic Zac Posen gown is different to the usual body fitting gowns she sticks to. I love it!

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett Golden Globes 2014

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Cate Blanchett looked elegant and classy in this lacy Armani number.

Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery Golden Globes 2014

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The “Downton Abbey” star looked beautiful in an Oscar De La Renta ballroom gown

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale Golden Globes 2014

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Kate Beckinsale in a Zuhair Murad gown

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Monochrome

Monochrome

There is nothing easier than pairing black and white pieces. Where it gets harder, is when working with embellishments, leather and patterns. Monochrome is one of the trends seen on the runway for this Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 season. Instead of colour blocking monochrome seen in previous seasons, it is all about monochrome patterns and textures.

Here are some pictures:

Monochrome 1

Monochrome 7

Monochrome 4

Monochrome 6

Monochrome 8

Monochrome 3

Monochrome 5

What was I wearing?

Black Leather-esque Jumper- River Island

Houndstooth/Dogstooth Trousers- River Island

Necklace- Topshop

Shoes- Dune

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Check Out The Leather

Check Out The Leather

 

Check out the Leather 3

Checks, Plaid and all things patterns are one of the key trends for Autumn Winter 2013/2014.  I saw this checked top when it first came out and thought to myself let me wait until the sale comes on. When I got to Marks and Spencer, my size wasn’t there *cries*. I looked online and read the reviews, everyone said how they loved the top but you had to go a size up. I don’t know what’s going on with sizing lately, sometimes it comes out bigger and sometimes it is way too small. Doesn’t it annoy you? I paired the checked top with a leather skirt and wine red courts.

Check out the leather 2

Check out the Leather 1

What was I wearing?

Checked Shell Top- Marks & Spencer (Limited Edition)

Leather Skirt- Marks & Spencer (Limited Edition)

Silver necklace- Marks & Spencer (Autograph)

Bangle- Marks & Spencer

Shoes-Kurt Geiger

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The Christmas Wardrobe- What to wear this festive season?

The Christmas Wardrobe- What to wear this festive season?

 

Yayy! It’s nearly Christmas. So excited, to have a little break so I can rest, eat and eat and eat some more.

I thought of some looks for any get-togethers or parties that you may have planned this season.

Take a look below:

Work Party

You can never wrong go with a LBD

Throw on some pointy stilettos with a embellished clutch and style your hair to the side. You will look sophisticated, classy and glamorous!

Work party

 

French Connection Black Twist dress (See here)

Accessorize Baroque Clutch (See here)

Accessorize Statement earrings (See here)

Kurt Geiger Black Pony Pointy Shoes

– Available at John Lewis (See here)

– Available at Kurt Geiger (See here)

 

Last Minute Shopping

Last minute shopping isn’t easy but make sure you’re warm and cosy

Busy wrapping all those presents, don’t have time to straighten your hair- cover it up with a fedora. Wear an oversize coat to keep yourself warm.

Last Minute Shopping

H&M Black Fedora (See here)

Whistles Tan coat (See here)

Dune Chelsea ankle boots (See here)

H&M Skinny Jeans (See here)

H&M Sweatshirt (See here)

 

Christmas Catch up with the Girls

Keep it glam with a mixture of textures. Leather or fur or both. The choice is yours!

Christmas catch up with the girls

Topshop Leather look high waist trousers (See here)

Topshop Fur coat (See here)

River Island Ankle boots (See here)

Wallis Chandelier earrings (See here)

 

Christmas Day

Keep it Casual but Smart

Christmas day

Topshop asymmetric kilt skirt (See here)

Dorothy Perkins White short sleeve shirt (See here)

Topshop fluffy cardigan (See here)

Zara Moccasins (See here)

Zara Blue Mini bag (See here)

 

Boxing Day Sales

Can you face the sales?

You will need something comfortable so you can run to get your bargains. A friend of mine, has ‘special trainers’ for the sales so she can whip them off and run to try things on lol. I’m not a trainer girl, so for me anything like flats or low heeled boots is comfortable for me. I usually wait until the 27th onwards to go to the shops, boxing day sales can be a tad manic. There is always online shopping- a oversized knit jumper with a nice cup of green tea and I can shop, shop, shop away.

Boxing day sales

Oasis Black Jeggings (See here)

Miss Selfridge Acid Wash denim shirt (See here)

New Look Cream Jumper (See here)

Warehouse Aztec cape (See here)

John Lewis Tan bag (See here)

Dune brown knee boots (See here)

New Years Eve

See into 2014 looking fabulous

For me I am usually casual on New Years Eve. I see into 2014 at Church- the best way to celebrate New Years :). Great praise and worship, preaching and prayers-there is no place I would rather be on NYE. After that,  I usually spend New Year’s day with family and friends. For those who have party plans wear something bright, glitzy, sparkly or lacy.

Look 1:

New Year's Eve

Ted Baker Red Dress (See here)

ASOS tan heeled sandals (See here)

River Island Gold stripe clutch (See here)

Look 2:

New Year's Eve 2

Ted Baker Lace Top (See here)

Ted Baker Lace pencil skirt (See here)

River Island black box clutch (See here)

Aldo black heels (See here)

Look 3:

New Year's Eve 3

River Island Black Sequin Jacket (See here)

Topshop black jumpsuit (See here)

Zara strappy heels (See here)

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A/W Guide 2013/2014

A/W Guide 2013/2014

I know I am a bit late, with my guide the ‘Autumn/Winter fashion guide 2013/2014’. However, remember it is never too late to give a few pointers when it comes to shoes, handbags, jewellery and clothing. From tartan to checks to the full skirt, there is something for everyone to love.

Here are my pointers:

Tartan & Checks

As seen at: Celine, Versace, Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger,  Mulberry & Saint Laurent

Tartan & Checks

Left: Michael Kors

Right: Clements Ribeiro

Tartan is the print for Autumn/Winter this year. Checks were worn head to toe on the runway. Do not be afraid to clash checks together. For those who are afraid of clash mania, try out a tartan jacket or coat or add even a tartan scarf to your outfit.

Where to find it ?:

Tartan & Checks 2

Asos Balloon Tartan Top: See here

Asos checked coat: See here

Marks & Spencer Limited Collection Tartan bag: See here

Topshop Gingham Jeans: See here

The Skirt

As Seen at: Celine, Jill Sander,  Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney

The Skirt

Left: Victoria Beckham

Right: Aquilano.Rimondi

The skirt is longer, midcalf and  full. The runway focused on femininity, instead of the sexy mini, it is the knee length skirt which best captures a woman. From the elegant sleek pencil skirts to the fifties inspired full skirts-pair it with a knit, flats or chunky ankle boots.

Where to find it ? :

The Skirt 2

Marks & Spencer Leather Full Skirt: See here

Mango White Midi Skirt: See here

Zara High Waist Grey Skirt: See here

Zara Asymmetric Skirt: See here

Cover Yourself

As Seen at: Carven

In this chilly weather, you would want to keep warm. With the news of a extremely cold winter this year, why not make a statement with your coat? This year coats are oversized, big or streamlined, boyish or womanly, richly coloured or pale. Coats come pink and sleeveless-there is something for everybody.

Oversized coats

Left to Right: Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney, Carven

Where to find it ? :

oversized coats 2

John Lewis (Jaeger) Green Cocoon Coat: See here

John Lewis (Hobbs) Tan Coat: See here

Ted Baker Green Coat: See here

Colours

As Seen at: Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler

Colours

Left to Right: Marc Jacobs, Jonathan Saunders, Chloe

It’s all about the pale baby colours. Pale pinks and pale blues, all inspired by the 60s. However not only does pink come pale, but in different variants-dusty berry and shocking pinks.

Where to find it:

Colours 2

ASOS Pink Coat: See here

Reiss blue dress: See here

The Mini Bag

As Seen at: Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Carven

Mini handbag

Left to Right: Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel

Aren’t these bags so cute? I wonder what you can fit in them…Impractical? Oh, well!

Where to find it ?:

Mini handbag 2

River Island Orange Mini Cross Body bag: See here

River Island Blue Clutch bag: See here

Warehouse Pink Midi bag: See here

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Lady In Red

Lady In Red

We are in the chilly months now.  It is all about layers, layers and more layers- to keep ourselves warm. In this cold weather, I never want to take my coat off. This is what I say, have a fabulous coat and no one would worry what you have underneath.

Here are some pictures:

Lady in Red 3

Lady in Red 1

Lady in Red 7

Lady in Red 2

What I was wearing:

Coat- Monsoon

Shoes- Dune

Bag- John Lewis

Hoop Earrings- Wallis

Bangle-Topshop

 

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Best Emmy Looks

Best Emmy Looks

 

The Emmy Awards celebrates the best TV shows on the American screen.

The 65th annual Emmy awards this year saw a number of stars in glamorous gowns. From white to sparkles to blues, there was so much stunning dresses on the red carpet.

Here are my favourite looks:

Claire Danes

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Emmy 2013 Claire

Claire Danes, the Homeland actress, looked stunning in a sheer Armani Prive dress.

Mindy Kaling

(Picture source- New York Daily News)

Emmy 2013 Mindy

Love the deep plum colour of the dress. Mindy Kaling was wearing a Georges Chakra dress.

Heidi Klum

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Emmy 2013 Heidi

Sparkly Spectacular. Heidi Klum dazzles in Versace.

 

Sofia Vergara

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Emmy 2013 Sofia Veg

Sofia Vergara wearing Vera Wang and Lorraine Schwartz. I love how Sofia sticks to dresses that suit her hourglass figure. No disappointment here!

Kaley Cuoco

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Emmy 2013 Kaley

Kaley’s dark vampy romantic look. Dress by Vera Wang.

Taylor Schilling

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Emmy 2013 Taylor

I love the simplicity of this look. Understated yet the look oozes cool sophistication. Taylor is wearing a Thakoon dress, Neil Lane cuff, Amanda Pearl Clutch and Stuart Weitzman sandals.

Kerry Washington

(Picture source- New York Daily News)

Emmy 2013 Kerry 2

Emmy 2013 Kerry

My favourite look of the night. This Marchesa dress is so beautiful!

Padma Lakshimi

(Picture source- New York Daily News)

Emmy 2013 Padma

Padma Lakshimi wears a KaufmanFranco dress and Robert Lee Morris jewellery.

Rocsi Diaz

Emmy 2013 Rocsi

Rocsi’s electric blue fishtail gown is jaw breaking beautiful. Love the mermaid dress. The dress is Michael Costello and she is wearing Loren Ridinger jewels.

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Kaba Girl

Kaba Girl

Kaba Girl 7

If you are a Ghanaian, you will know all about the ‘Kaba and Slit’. The Kaba and Slit is a top and skirt. The skirt is usually long and there is a matching top. The Kaba and Slit is Ghanaian traditional wear worn by women. You will find women wearing it at funerals to traditional marriages etc. It is also worn by other African women. The Kaba and Slit has been modernised recently where young girls incorporate western styles. I love it when traditional meets modern.

My outfit here is a Kaba and a skirt. I do have the matching slit which I wore for another occasion. However I wore the Kaba with a black skirt to keep it nice and sweet.

Kaba Girl 1

Kaba Girl 9

Outfit details:

Kaba- made by my seamstress, designer-Nena Boateng

Black Skirt- M & S

Glass Sandals- M & S

Clutch- shop from Paris

Bangle- M & S

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Paris Finds

Paris Finds

 

I went to Paris again. This time I did a little shopping. We went to Rue du Temple, there are so many shops. I think its a shopping district. From handbags, to jewellery to shoes-we were spoilt for choice. I found some cute pieces of jewellery. You know how I love chunky jewellery and statement pieces. So I couldn’t help myself and get something!

Paris finds 1

Paris finds 2

Opposite Colours Attract

Opposite Colours Attract

 

Opposite colours attract. Some may think that complementary colours in an outfit is a bit too much. A bit too much is never enough! However you don’t want to be looking like a walking rainbow. When doing colour blocking, try to have two main parts of your outfit as complementary colours and keep the rest neutral. With my OOTD , my complementary colours was yellow and blue (not the traditional complementary colours of yellow and purple but yellow and blue will still work), then the neutral colours was black and white. This still gives you the vibrant look but doesn’t make you look clown crazy.

Here are some pictures:

Opposite Colours attract 1

Opposite Colours attract 6

Opposite Colours attract 7

Opposite Colours attract 8

Opposite Colours attract 9

Opposite Colours attract 10

Opposite Colours attract 11

Opposite Colours attract 12

Opposite Colours attract 14

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