Monday, March 31, 2014

Red Carpet - Kids Choice Awards 2014

Red Carpet Fashion
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2014

This weekend saw Hollywood's youngest stars bring their fashion flair to what is technically the 'Orange' Carpet at the the 27th Annual Nickelodean Kids' Choice Awards. I honestly don't know half of these teen actresses, but I'm guessing if you ask any 8 year old, they will be able to point them out. So in case you missed it, this is a recap of all the Spring inspired outfits from the KCA's.

Going Green
Bella Thorne kept her look simple and uncomplicated in an emerald green Valentino romper, worn with gold metallic Christian Louboutin shoes. Victoria Justice was printed in all shades of green, wearing an eye-catching Atelier Versace strapless dress with Jimmy Choo sandals. Debbie Ryan looked polished in a black BCBG cropped tank top and green leather wrapover Sportmax skirt. Black ankle strap Stuart Weitzman sandals style her outfit.

Short Cut
Genevieve Hannelius looked adorable in a black and white printed Aqua romper, highlighted with a neon belt and bag. Zoey Deutch took advantage of the good weather in a tree-illustrated shorts set by Osman. Amber Montana teamed her white shorts with a tangerine top and statement necklace and wedge heels. Olivia Holt also opted for shorts in an attractively printed one-piece by Angelys Balek, adding orange Chelsea Paris shoes to her outfit. Kaley Cuoco underwhelmed in darkly hued leather trimmed Rebecca Minkoff shorts suit with chunky heels.

 Ways With White
Gigi Hadid went sporty with a cropped pair of casual white sweatpants, vividly contrasted by an electric blue top and ankle boots. Zendaya Coleman paired her Free People denim cut-off shorts with a white pearl and jewel embellished Oscar de la Renta top and Chanel shoes. Nicole Peltz showed off her slender physique in a crisp white cropped tank and pencil skirt by Calvin Klein, her nude strappy sandals by Saint Laurent.

Bright Young Things
Kira Kosarin picked out a cobalt blue skater dress with metallic gold belt by Peggy Hartanto. Ariana Grande looked chic in a sunflower shaded Aiisha Ramadan fitted mini, styled with a quirky print clutch and Saint Laurent shoes. Stefanie Scott was engaging in a fire-engine red peplum frilled NastyGal dress, along with a zebra print Diane von Furstenburg clutch and red cuffed NastyGal shoes. Sydney Park was youthfully cute in an Arturo D Chavez colourblocked top and A-line graphic print skirt, with shoes by Prada

Posh Pants
Peta Murgatroyd was suave in a black cut-out jumpsuit by Self Portrait, along with Christian Louboutin sandals. Alexa Vega displays one of her chicer looks in a strapless graphic printed navy & white Tart jumpsuit. America Ferrera went more formal in a midnight blue & black pants suit by Veronica Beard, with cap-toed Casadei shoes.

Print Parade
Jayma Mays looked tropical in a sheer printed dress by Timo Weiland with a mint green clutch. Coco Jones was vibrantly decked in a yellow corset top with string detail and a royal blue floral printed pencil skirt, styled with bold blue heels. Selena Gomez, who skipped the red carpet, is pictured backstage in a landscaped painted Dolce & Gabbana look with yellow trims. Katherine McNamara wore a jazzy digital printed mini dress by Clover Canyon, along with neon yellow shoes. Ryan Newman chose a kaleidoscopic patterned dress by Alexander McQueen

Cropped Tops
Willow Shields donned a black and blue trendy grid print top and pleated skirt by Timo Weiland. Acacia Brinley pushed the envelope in a part rock, part fairy black bustier and ice grey tulle maxi skirt. Laura Marano looked modish in a leather cropped top and cream and black linear printed skirt by Robert Rodriguez

Pink Ombré
Peyton List looked pretty in a blush lace embroidered bodice dress with tulle ballet skirt by Rhea Costa. Melissa Carcache wore a petal pink ribbon embroidered dress by BCBG Max Azria with Prada shoes. Lea Michele was at her best in a stunning salmon pink lace lingerie Elie Saab dress with Charlotte Olympia shoes. Audrey Whitby opted for a bright cerise hue in a cute BGBGeneration frock. Kelli Berglund went fuchsia in a strapless Armani dress with chiffon overlay, an aqua Amanda Pearl clutch and metallic ankle strap Armani shoes.

Who was your Best & Worst Dressed at 2014 Kids' Choice Awards?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Looks of the Week - 29/03/14

The weekly roundup of celebrity style, on and off the red carpet.

Dolce & Gabbana Daydreams
America Ferrera is on an elegant style run, seen in a black and pink almond blossom printed dress by Dolce & Gabbana, worn with avocado green satin pumps and a mosaic clutch.
Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor looked pretty in a leafy green Dolce & Gabbana pencil skirt with contrasting almond blossom print top, chunky gold earrings and dazzling coral embellished heels.
Miranda Kerr gets trendy in Dolce & Gabbana's pink floral print sheath, worn with a black Escada coat, a Hermés Birkin bag and printed Louboutin heels.
Kiernan Shipka delightfully blossoms this white and petal pink floral patterned Dolce & Gabbana frock with metallic strap sandals from Aldo.

Sporty Chic
Ashley Tisdale looks casually comfortable in a pair of Blq Basiq sloughy leather jogging pants, a grey tee and distressed charcoal Current/Elliott biker jacket, worn with a red Céline trapeze bag and leopard print slip-ons from Free People.
Jaime King pulled on a white and black V-neck Rag & Bone sweater over her denim skinny jeans, adding a pair of white sneakers to her athletic look. 
Nicole Scherzinger took her sporty ensemble one level up with a black mesh bomber jacket, white tank top, The Kooples leather trousers and white high heels.
Shay Mitchell models a sports luxe outfit comprising of a navy and white Sachin + Babi cropped top and glam white-striped sweatpants by Zadig & Voltaire.

Street Breeze
Ashley Madekwe takes a stroll in a dainty cream lace blouse and denim cut-off shorts, along with a Chanel clutch and black ballet pumps.
Victoria Beckham wears a languid powder blue pair of Chloé wide-leg pants, simply teamed with a white tee and wedge heels.
Julianne Hough is Californian chic in a pastel pink billowy chiffon dress, accessorized with a sky blue wraparound scarf, tan belt, cream Chloé bag and powder blue Valentino studded shoes.
Mandy Moore takes her trendy petal pink overcoat into Spring with a white tee, black cropped trousers and beaded ankle-strap sandals.

Sapphire & Sunshine
Nina Dobrev channels vintage style in this ladylike Prussian blue embellished Michael Kors midi dress with keyhole cut-out necklace, bow-tied hair and Aperlai ankle strap sandals. 
Camilla Belle looked attractive in a marigold yellow Gucci shirtdress, accessorizing with a large leopard print bag and nude pointy-toe pumps, both by Christian Louboutin.
Naomi Watts looked polished in a sapphire blue Elie Saab jumpsuit with lace accents.
Rising style star Lauren Pope merged sunshine with sophistication in this canary yellow Zara pants suit, styled with cropped white Zara top and Casadei pumps.

British Invasion
Poppy Delevingne cements her style icon status with expert layering. She wears a J Brand black leather cropped biker over a denim shirt, Bella Freud sweater and red floral midi skirt, adding a white Prada bag and ankle boots to her eclectic outfit.
Laura Bailey teams her blue trimmed Chanel bouclé jacket with a light blue long-length shirt and bootleg denim jeans, carrying a red quilted Chanel bag to break up all the blue.
British actress Olivia Grant does preppy with poise in this red and black checked blazer, worn over a white top, black velvet skirt, black tights and heels.
English model Florence Brudenell added a military black and gold embroidered vest to her frilled ivory blouse, along with leather leggings and snappy red heels. 

Colour Crusade
Ana de Armas was radiant in a saffron yellow draped Zuhair Murad gown with cut-out halter neck.
Macarena Garcia looked stunning in an apple green chiffon Alberta Ferretti gown, accented with floral embroidery and striking coral drop earrings.
Andrea Duro opted for a classic fitted silhouette in crimson red by Hervé Léger.
Shailene Woodley is memorably bright in a neon orange Roksanda Ilincic column dress with black colourblocked strap, and Brian Atwood heels.

Who is your Favourite 'Look of the Week?

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Few Good Life Rules

1. You cannot change what you refuse to confront.
2. Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
In life, if you don't risk anything, you risk everything.
Trying to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
5. It doesn't matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, the most important thing is that you are still trying.

6. If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay.
7. Making one person smile can change the world, maybe not the whole world, but their world.

8. Giving up doesn't always mean you're weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go and move on.
9. It is better to be alone, then to be in bad company.
10. If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.

11. Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset.
12. Sometimes you need to distance yourself from the situation to see things clearly.
13. When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
14. There isn't anything noble about being superior to another person. True nobility is in being superior to the person you once were.
15. The only expectations you should live up to are the ones you expect of yourself.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Red Blonde Brunette

I've always been amazed at how converting your hair colour can completely change the way you look. The right hair tone will bring out and highlight your best features, whilst the wrong shade can make you appear sallow & washed out. Then there are some who are able to wear any colour and still look sensational. These are celebrities who have been brave enough to go from red hair to blonde and brunette and back again, a few with grand success and others a little less lucky.

1. Emma Stone
Colour Chameleon Emma Stone has a creamy pale skin tone and dazzling green eyes that compliments any hair colour. This natural Buttercup Blonde is equally bewitching with Fiery Red hair and silken Chestnut Brown locks.

2. Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole is known for her lustrous volumized locks, which has seen shades of ravishing Plum Merlot, a less natural looking Wheat Blonde and her beautiful naturally dark Mahogany Brown hair.

3. Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence wowed us with her wavy Baywatch Blonde hair and since then, this award winning actress has tinted her tresses a Ginger Spiced Red and also went to the dark side with Sable shaded locks. I think the black hue gives her a sallow appearance. She look most distinctive as a blonde.

4. Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt stole the spotlight in The Devil Wears Prada with her Vibrant Auburn locks. But this natural Cocoa Coloured Brunette also finds it easy to wear Macadamian Blonde, all in her signature bob hairstyle.

5. Ashley Greene
Twilight alumni Ashley Greene dyed her hair in a synthetic shade of Cherry Swirl before going Golden Blonde. But I find that her natural Chocolate Brown hair suits her best.

6. Kate Bosworth
Kate Bosworth recently dyed her hair in a shade of Strawberry for a movie role, but this beautiful actress is at her best in Platinum and Pearl Blonde. The darker Mocha tinted hair hue completely washes her out.

7. Cameron Diaz
Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but that didn't stop Cameron Diaz from dyeing her Sun Kissed tresses into a Rusted Cinnamon Red and then even darker in a Walnut Brown. Eventhough the sultry brunette hair makes her blue eyes pop, I prefer Cameron with lighter locks.

8. Brittany Snow
Pitch Perfect's Brittany Snow has dramatically coloured her hair from the lightest Flaxen Blonde to a Toasted Red Toffee and Intense Umber Brown. They all suit her to some extent but I like Brittany's red hair.

9. Olivia Wilde
With exquisite steel blue almond-shaped eyes, a dewy complexion and the perfect jawline, Olivia Wilde sets the ideal canvas to wear any hair colour. She has been a Dark Coppery Redhead, an Almond Blonde and a Truffle Brown Brunette. I think that each shade brings out a different side to her beauty.

10. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has always been turning heads, no matter what her hair shade. The stunning star has experimented with Flame Red, Luminous Amber Blonde and Velvety Dark Brown. She can pull of any shade but blonde will always be the colour she is known for.

11. Nicole Richie
We first met the Reality Star as a bottle blonde on The Simple Life, but since then, Nicole Richie has refined her style along with her hair colour. She has went from Tea Soaked Red to Vanilla Blonde and a luscious Cola Brown. I prefer her as a brunette, as it highlights her light brown eyes and café au lait skin tone.

12. Angelina Jolie
With her spellbinding looks, Angelina Jolie could ideally carry off most hues. The actress began her career as Brunette, then tried on a glorious Burnt Sienna Red, then went Sandy Blonde for her role in the movie Salt. I'm not sold on the blonde, but think she's stunning in darker shades.

13. Ashlee Simpson
Ashlee Simpson is one of those lucky girls who can dye her hair any shade and it still looks striking and authentic. She has went from being a natural Buttered Toast Blonde to turning her hair Expresso Brown and a Vivid Cayenne Red. I think she looks great in every shade, but I love the red on her.

14.  Rachel McAdams
We first noticed Rachel McAdams as a platinum blonde in Mean Girls and since then the Canadian actress has dyed her hair a vivacious Copper red, Champagne Blonde and Coffee Bean Brown, all for movie roles. I think blonde looks best on her, although she carries off the other colours beautifully.

Would you Make the Drastic Change from Red to Blonde and Brunette?
Which of these celebrities wear all 3 shades well? 

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sophia Webster Shoes Spring 2014

Sophia Webster
Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Firmly paving her way in between the aisles of Louboutins and Manolo Blahnik's, Sophia Webster has carved a name for herself in the world of luxury footwear with her innovative and whimsical creations. This season, the British shoe designer has outdone herself with beautiful pairs of butterfly winged heels in glossy patent leather shades of spearmint, baby pink, black, cerise and teal.

The trendy polka heart print is seen on eye-catching satin pairs, whist dreamy pastel leather clouds are adorned upon flatforms and mules with perspex heels. Faux heart-perforated socks add a playful retro touch to red leather ankle boots. Jellies are given a modern colourblocked makeover with glittered heels. Psychedelic slingbacks are striped and vividly shaded in bright summer hues with quirky appliquéd catch phrases, corresponding to the brand's highly desired speech bubble bags.

Serene pastels are seen in wrap-around heels embedded with colourful gems in graphic printed canvas and suede. A charming assembly of candied raffia and rubber-soled flat sandals, striped grosgrain espadrilles and signature speech bubble leather loafers provide shoppers with a wearable alternative to all those 4 inch heels.

This is a wishful gaze into Sophia Webster's Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

High Impact

Take Flight

Funky Flats

Clutch Conversations

Cloud 9

Kick Up Your Heels

Sugared Stilettos

Which of these Sophia Webster Sets would you like to stroll in?

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Who Wore Burberry Prorsum SS14 Better?

Who Wore It Better?
Burberry Prorsum SS14 Lace Dress

There was no doubt that Burberry Prorsum's Spring/Summer 2014 collection would be an exceedingly popular one. This is just one more beautiful dress from the saccharine pastel soaked range, which has been worn out three times in two months across continents. The dress is sheerly defined by lavender lace, a draped bustier, pencil skirt and one-shouldered flower appliquéd strap. It's hard to go wrong with a look this pretty, so it all comes down to the styling.

1. Socialite Poppy Delevingne wore the dainty lilac cotton see-through lace dress with twist-draped bustier to an event in LA, giving it a glittery touch with a gold Jimmy Choo clutch and round-toed pumps. Sunkissed makeup and unkempt hair styled Poppy's look.
2. We recently saw British actress Gemma Chan lend her splendor to this pastel Burberry Prorsum dress, hers worn with a skin-tone underlay instead of the conspicuous lilac shorts. She accessorized with a lilac leather Burberry 'The Petal' flower decked clutch and white pointy-toe Gianvito Rossi pumps. Bright red lipstick and loose locks styled Gemma's outfit.
3. Spanish beauty Dafne Fernandez was also enamored by Burberry's lavender lace SS14 pencil dress, adding a must-have $1495 'The Petal' Burberry flower-studded clutch and metallic glittered heels. Dafne wore kohl lined eyes and her hair to the side.
4. On the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2014 runway, Brit model Matilda Lowther strutted out in the transparent cotton lace midi dress with a pink 'The Petal' clutch and pair of $650 white translucent vinyl sandals, all from the iconic label.

The lavender lace dress with plastic pink flower strap is available online from - If you have $2 495 to spare. Unlike the above looks, this one is fully lined in silk. Because only models and celebrities can get away with showing off their undergarments in public.

As for 'Who Wore It Better', the dress is faultless on each of these four ladies, but my vote is going to Gemma Chan, her posture and poise elevates the entire look, and I prefer the dress lined.

Who Do You Think Wore It Better?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Looks of the Week - 22/03/14

The weekly roundup of celebrity style, on and off the red carpet.

Power Dressing

Scarlett Johansson suits up in a crimson red Michael Kors ensemble, smartly styled with a black top and metallic gold sandals.
Emma Watson does sophistication with ease in this monochromatic look by J.Mendel.
Alesha Dixon tries on the menswear trend in this debonair pinstriped suit with cropped trousers, a crisp white shirt and nude pumps.
Jordana Brewster teams her bright red Sachin + Babi suit with a simple white J Brand tank and grey pumps.
Chelsea Gilligan opted for a modernistic look in this snazzy white zipped jumpsuit, cutely paired with a bedazzled Coca Cola purse and two-tone shoes.

Eclectic Chic
Jourdan Dunn impresses in a black leather Burberry biker with black top and emerald green sequined skirt by Topshop. Isabel Marant ankle boots and a Saint Laurent bag complete her look.
Ashlee Simpson layers up in a boho floral printed and mint green kimono coat, long black top, ripped black skinny jeans and a gold zipped bucket bag.
Model Jessica White makes a bohemian style statement in this shimmering emerald green midi dress, paired with a mottled grey furry coat and cream leather boots.
Dianna Agron recently stepped out in an embroidered black kimono, white shirt and black tights, styled with Rodarte for Opening Ceremony ankle boots and a studded Miu Miu bag.

The Right Stripes
Emma Stone wears a loosely fitting sheer striped Chloé dress with handkerchief hemline, vivified by yellow Christian Louboutin pointy-toe shoes.
Made in Chelsea's Lucy Watson is decked in a slinky white mini dress and black coat, accessorized by a geometric print clutch and gladiator knee-high sandals.
January Jones looked voguish in this black and white striped Topshop dress, worn with Jimmy Choo sandals and clutch bag, and a red hot lip.
German Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis went edgy in a cropped striped top with black studded Adam Lippes maxi skirt and enviable metallic gold and black sandals.

Pencilled In
Scarlett Johansson looked stunning in a rich burgundy dress from Vivienne Westwoods' Red Label, worn with leopard print Christian Louboutin shoes.
America Ferrera wears a timeless leopard print pencil dress by Dolce & Gabbana, highlighted by candy pink Rupert Sanderson shoes.
Shay Mitchell was alluring in a sheer lace bodice dress with mini skirt by Yeojin Bae.
Hayley Atwell glimmered in an ice grey embellished Julien MacDonald pencil dress, adding a shot of red via Christian Louboutin pumps.

Feminine Flair
Sienna Miler displayed refinement in a cream Burberry dress, punctuated by a mint green Burberry flower appliquéd clutch and metallic frilled shoes.
Eva Mendes modeled a pretty floral printed look from her NY&C collection, romantically styled with a mauve lace headband, a mint green bag and matching mint Jimmy Choo's.
Ashley Benson went white in a double peplum frilled Alberta Ferretti dress with ankle-tied Bionda Castana heels.
Eva Mendes features again in a smoke grey lace strapless dress from her New York & Company collection, styled with a dusty pink lace Escada coat and gold lace Bionda Castana shoes.
Italian actress Caterina Murino was beautifully dressed in a Dolce & Gabbana frock decorated with a pink blossom print.

Midi Mode

Korean model Soo Joo Park was beguiling in a white tank and fabulous red and white feathered skirt by Prabal Gurung. Red platform sandals complete her electric outfit.
America Ferrera makes another polished appearance, this time in an ivory Sportmax dress with sheer side panel, accompanied by red hot Rupert Sanderson heels.
Crystal Reed exited 'Teen Wolf' with grace this week in a raspberry satin strapless Escada gown, accented by a black belt and Louboutin heels.

Who is your Favourite 'Look of the Week'?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Frills

Today I will search for the goodness in everyone I meet. I will remember that light reflects off the whole world around me, and that how I view it depends on the glasses I choose to wear. 

Today I will walk through doors and lives knowing that it is my contributions, and not my comments that shape the world around me. It is not the big things, but the little things for which I will best be remembered. I will choose my words more carefully, and allow them to heal and not wound.

Today I will feed where there is hunger, I will comfort where there is loneliness and I will listen to the words, the music and the rhythm of those with whom I share my life. I will bring love where there is hatred, fight for what is right, make amends for any wrongs I may have done and ask forgiveness from those I have harmed. 

Today is a blessing and a gift, that's why it called The Present.

Quote, edited by Douglas A Cox. Image via

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lovisa Statement Necklaces

Shopaholics Series
Lovisa Statement Necklaces

Even the simplest of looks can be taken to the edge of high fashion just by adding a single statement necklace. One of my favourite accessory stores here in SA is the Australian imported label Lovisa. They always have something beautiful to lure you in, an endless range of jewellery in all colours and styles that are on-trend and affordable. These are a few statement making chains that I found at Lovisa.

Tribal Style
1. Bright Mix aqua and orange fringe beaded necklace $40 2. Turquoise spike rope collar necklace $40 3. Beaded cascade necklace $30 4. Turquoise semi-precious beaded necklace $30 5. Coral woven tassel collar necklace $20 6. Flower beaded collar necklace $40

Gold Rush
1. Gold chain link tribal necklace $50 2. Gold lace cut-out torque bib chain $13 3. Gold chain link diamante necklace $25 4. Gold and silver tone multi chain necklace $40 5. Multi-row gold snake chain $17 6. Gold geometric cut-out collar necklace $25

Ethnic Embellishments
1. Printed twist fabric necklace $30 2. Multi-shaded leaf collar necklace $25 3. Multi-coloured row beaded collar necklace $25 4. Short jeweled collar necklace $50 5. Multi-coloured ribbon collar necklace $40 6. Dark multi-coloured teardrop stone and diamante embellished necklace $30

Glass Art
1. Gold, black and Diamante pyramid necklace $40 2. Gunmetal and Crystal facet flower necklace $60 3. Diamante & Pearl three tier stone necklace $25 4. Silver multi-layer diamante chain necklace $25 5. Gold and diamante triangle statement necklace $40 6. White facet petal cluster necklace $25

Neon Necklaces
1. Summer Tango printed twist fabric necklace $30 2. Pink silicone petal necklace $20 3. Yellow double row square necklace $17 4. Red and Orange wrapped thread and gold beaded necklace $25 5. Rouge acrylic flower necklace $25 6. Multi-colour layered fabric necklace $30

Mixed Metal
1. Gunmetal chain and jeweled pendant necklace $40 2. Chain link tribal collar $50 3. Black and Gold triangle rope necklace $30 4. Mix Metal chain row bib collar $40 5. Mixed Metal flat chain collar $50 6. Black & White square section necklace $30 7. Silver multi-loop necklace $30 8. Mixed Metal Multi-row chain $12 9. Ombré mixed metal snake plait necklace $35

For those of you who don't have access to a Lovisa store, the brand offers worldwide shipping. You can shop these bedazzling pieces online and many more at

Which of these Statement Necklaces would you like to shop?

*Prices are in AUD and rounded off.