While this year’s Brit Awards were pretty tame with not one celebrity getting drunk and rowdy (I’m disappointed, how about you?), there’s no denying that there were some serious style hits, particularly from the boys. Host James Corden, Justin Timberlake, and One Direction all looked especially smooth. And even Ed Sheeran ditched his usual hoodie and jeans combo and smartened up for the night — or at least tried!
But it was Robbie Williams who cemented his ‘King of the Brits’ title with a performance of his single Candy. Now, I don’t have much to say about the song itself but his electric blue three piece suit was something else. Paired with a black tie and plain white shirt, the suit was by British label Spencer Hart and really caught our attention.
This season bright blue, in all its varying shades, is the colour on every designer’s hotlist and feels fresh and contemporary when applied to tailoring. Thackerays has the perfect offering in store from Paul Smith and William Hunt to stand out in a sea of grey and black.
If you plan to make a statement with a bright suit, pick your moment. Bold colour would look all wrong in the boardroom but is a great option for those special occasions, especially when it comes to the warmer weather.
And a coloured suit is easier to wear than you think, just be sure to keep the rest of your look relatively simple — no printed shirts here! Stick to classic white and a tie that complements the shade of colour you have chosen. You don’t have to be brave to be bold!
On Monday night, the annual Elle Style Awards took place at the Savoy Hotel in London. Members of the magazine team, celebrities, models and socialites were out in force to celebrate fashions finest — and enjoy one helluva bash! And while stars such as Bradley Cooper (Best Actor), Emilie Sande (Best Music Act) and Samantha Barks (Best Breakthrough Performance for Les Mis) were all acknowledged for their fantastic work over the past year, we were most excited when McQ, the diffusion line of Alexander McQueen, was announced as Contemporary Brand of the Year.
The award was presented by actress Juno Temple, fresh from her win at the BAFTAs the previous night and wearing McQ herself! And as the brands creative director Sarah Burton is heavily pregnant with twins, it seemed fitting that supermodel Kristen McMenamy, who closed the stunning AW12 show, accepted the award on her behalf.
The latest collection from Wildfox has arrived in store. And this season, designers Kimberley Gordon and Emily Faulstich are taking inspiration from the hit 90’s movie Clueless — which I have to admit is one of my favourite films ever (“I’m like totally buggin’!”)
The collection tells the story of the girlie dreamer in us all and of the girl who wants it all and wants to look good while getting it. Kimberley describes “I think I felt it first when I was about 12, around when Clueless came out and I was so in love with the characters. I didn’t just love the clothes; I loved the girls wearing the clothes — which made me want to wear them even more.”
So put yourself in the shoes of Bel Air babes and leading leading ladies Cher, Dee and Tai and choose slogan t-shirts (like, totally for sure!) and sweatshirts in sugary shades of girlie pastels. Even memorable scenes from the movie have been brilliantly recreated for the Wildfox ad campaign, complete with jumbo ’90s “cell phones” for added effect!