Monday, 9 May 2011

Frill of the Month

This month I've been looking back on past award ceremony styles and found this gem of Alexa Chung. I'm still undecided as to whether or not I actually like her, her style is overrated but I can kinda see what she's trying to do.
She's here at the 2008 Elle Style awards - always one of the best awards shows in my humble opinion - and this is an example of a time she's got it right for me. Helped by the fact she's wearing that Luella dress that was seen everywhere the minute it came off the runway. 
Now you too can re-create the frills Luella vintage style with this Topshop number from their new Dress Up range. At £80 its a darn sight cheaper than the original unless you happen to shake the dust off one in your local Oxfam....but that remains unlikely.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

The Met Gala

The Met Gala was last night and the frocks were out in force.The good, the bad and the frilly. With a few fierce characters thrown in too....
Vera Wang in her own design, showing how a subtle frill can work well
Serena Williams showing how it doesn't....Loo roll holder anyone?
Andre Leon Talley being Andre Leon Talley.
Gisele Bundchen looking fabulous in red - yes I've decided that counts as a frill too!

Ashely Olsen in Vintage Dior taking frills to another level. Although the huge puff ball sleeves may be a little much for some people but the more I look at her the more I like it.

Karolina Kurkova in Gaultier Pairs but I'm not really sure what its meant to be?? Kind of reminds me of some wierd frilly-legges ninja?
Sunglasses again Michael???
And finally: Tom Ford/Carolyn Murphy....what were you thinking????