Throwback to one of my favourite fashion moments of 2013, from the Valentino Haute Couture Fall Winter collection.
I had a fabulous night at the Ted Baker SS15 launch, the beautiful poolside garden at the Hilton Conrad Dubai was perfect for the springy shades and floral prints that adorned the runway. The collection didn’t disappoint, it was comprised of stylish versatile and very wearable pieces. I love the brand and the styling really highlighted how ready-to-wear it was, my attention was actually drawn more to the menswear. Of course the dishy models were pretty distracting but the clothes were on point, I loved the cuts and colour combinations and the patent grey shoes really caught my eye. The blazers had beautiful details and prints and I loved the different shades of blue. The fashion conscious crowd embellished the sophisticated setting, another triumph for brag events!
It certainly looked like the end of awards season as the red carpet was a little bit of a bore. Seemed like everyone had used up their best outfits for the Grammys and Oscars but there were a few that saved the best till last! Rita Ora looked fabulous, she went for a very classic look with an embellished gold playsuit and blonde pixie crop. Her makeup was demure with smoky eyes and we thought she got it spot on! Paloma Faith looked great in a strapless black and red gown and Taylor Swift went for the same colour scheme and looked stunning. Kim Kardashian put together a nice statement outfit but we thought a long fishtail skirt would have made it more red carpet savvy, anyways she made the cut. Our biggest surprise was Ellie Goulding, last year she looked like she had her dress made on My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding but this year she was show-stopping in a white floor-length gown!
You don’t have to overthink fashion, I think effortless fashion always looks the best. Try to buy key pieces for your wardrobe, things that are simple but have an elegant cut or detail that make them stand out. Often just the way something fits you can make it look like a designer piece. Here are some looks for inspiration: