Occasion Wear: Quiz Clothing Limited Edition Drop

Looking for the perfect piece of occasion wear to adorn this weekend or trying to source a gorgeous gown for your prom?! Well, do not despair as Quiz Clothing have just released a brand new drop of web exclusive dresses for spring/summer 2013.

Ranging from striking full-length dresses to cute prom styles the price tags are just as alluring (£54.99-69.99) with other web exclusives online starting from as little as £49.99. However, they won’t be sold in store and there is limited stock so remember once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Adorn the cream lace and chiffon style for a day at Royal Ascot or dress to impress at a VIP or red carpet event in any of the floor-length gowns.

As black and white are huge trends for SS13 either worn separately as stark and crisp contrasts or together for the monochrome look then you really can’t fail. These limited edition dresses are also the perfect respite for a birthday bash or special anniversary occasion for any age.

Team with sky scraper heels and dripping jewels for night or add an oversized clutch, statement jewellery and pop coloured heels for day; it’s all about personal style.

For more information visit www.quizclothing.co.uk

Get The Celebrity Look: Cara Delevingne, Victoria Beckham And Jourdan Dunn

The Glamour Women Of The Year awards sent the Twitterverse into a flurry yesterday with models and celebrities posting endless ‘selfless’ alongside a barage of media coverage.

However, if you had a personal fav for best dressed celeb then it isn’t hard to emulate their designer look for less.

Take for example model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne; the 20-year-old confessed ‘wifey’ to BFF Rita Ora opted to sneer the fashion pack in favour of a more laid back chic approach teaming a ‘Squeeze This’ [insert picture of a bottom] slogan tee with tailored trousers and on-trend pointed pumps. The cheeky tee depicting Rihanna’s bum was actually made in collaboration with photographer George Chin who snapped her when she performed at V Festival in 2011. Naturally the reduced £12 tee has sold out at Asos.com, but don’t despair as you can get your hands on a similar range of styles from www.motelrocks.com (as seen above). I love the Lichtenstein-esque one which costs just a mere £25.

Aside from Cara, fashion designer Victoria Beckham also wowed in her Maison Martin Margiela jumpsuit. Vic’s costs a staggering £1,196 from www.net-a-porter.com but you can get your hands on a much cheaper version from high street haven Coast who have created this stylish Rozelda jumpsuit for £115.

Lastly,  I was stunned at just how gorgeous and svelte model Jourdan Dunn looked at the awards in a Victoria Beckham dress (that would have cost in excess of £1,500+). This style suits all shapes as it looks just as great on curves as it does on petite frames. You can also get the look for under £150 with Forever Unique’s new Selfish brand. Just mix their sheer body alongside a black pencil skirt and gold belt for a winning combination.

Happy Shopping!

#GlamourAwards 2013: Best And Worst Dressed

Last night saw the 10th anniversary of the Glamour Women Of The Year awards picked up by global superstar turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham.

Looking sophisticated in a black Maison Martin Margiela jumpsuit Victoria also brought along her eldest son Brooklyn to accompany her to the event.

Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora

Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora

Alongside Victoria hitting the best dressed category was singing sensation Rita Ora. Rita, who also picked up an award for best Solo Artist Of The Year from ‘wifey’ Cara Delevingne, looked gorgeous in a silver/grey Marchesa gown. Both girls posted an assortment of Twitter and Instagram selfless (left) of themselves at the awards.

Hitting a fashion high note on the night was Les Misérables starlet Samantha Barks who shone in a neon pink cocktail dress alongside (swoon) new beau David Gandy. The model presented her with an award (with Jourdan Dunn) for the Pandora Breakthrough Award. Gandy’s ex Mollie King from The Saturday’s was also on-site to pick up another award for Band Of The Year with fellow band members Frankie Sandford, Una Healy and Vanessa White, ruling the red carpet with her backless ruby-red evening gown. Ellie Goulding also looked sensational in a printed maxi complete with lace trims, whilst presenter Fearne Cotton was back to her old svelte frame (already) adorning a gorge bright blue Jonathan Saunders shift dress.

Jumpsuits were it seemed a theme of the night as Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney, VB, and Laura Haddock all opted for them.

However there was also a plethora of bad outfits namely Jessie J’s flamenco style tunic and trouser combination, whilst singer VV Brown failed to impress in a lemon pastel ensemble with a huge overlay of material that seemed to smother her.

For all the celebrity images from the event click onto Glamour.co.uk

Cannes Film Festival 2013: Best Dressed So Far….

I love this time of year, the award ceremonies, red carpet events and of course Cannes.

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Carey Mulligan attends Flaunt Magazine party aboard John Walker & Sons Voyager yacht

Now in its 66th year celebrities have flocked to the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals and with it showcasing a stunning array of gowns and outfits.

With the cast of The Great Gatsby of course taking centre stage at the film festival promoting their new flick starlets Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio were seen at all the best bashes including the FLAUNT Magazine aboard the stunning John Walker & Sons Voyager Yacht (in association with Raffles Chelsea) where the lady herself was spotted in this gorgeous two-piece monochrome tuxedo suit.

Aside from Carey model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne was also snapped in a stunning plunging beaded black Burberry gown complete with dramatic make up and dripping in jewels at The great Gatsby after party. However, Cara was reported to have snubbed Leo DiCaprio’s advances and instead partied the night away with celebrity pals.

Before this unravelled Carey Mulligan also stepped out in a gorgeous princess-like evening gown from Dior. She was joined by actress Nicole Kidman stole the show on the red carpet at the film’s premiere adorning a beautiful mid-length dress (also by Dior). The embellished number wowed onlookers with its intricate detailing and colourful threads. I also love the way Nicole, 45(!), added neon pop coloured heels and an super-cool pompadour hairstyle – Tres Chic. Alongside Nicole was Naomi Harris in a simple yet statement glittering silver Calvin Klein column dress and my personal fav Isla Fisher who rocked a fabulous signature red Oscar de la Renta gown with sweetheart neckline and statement Bulgari necklace.

Singer Lana Del Rey also opted for 1920s glamour with her monochrome vintage scalloped edge gown whilst Emma Watson also kept in favour of SS13s hottest hues, black and white, by wearing a simple yet chic Chanel silk dress to The Bling Ring premiere.

Lastly Cheryl Cole also set tongues wagging in a gorgeous barely there gown in crimson red at the Jimmy P. Psychotherapy of Plains Indian premiere where she let her body do the talking, covering up just about enough of her modesty.

The festival ends on May 26, so looks like there is still plenty of time for someone to steal the ‘best dressed’ crown…

BAFTA: celebrities on the red carpet

What a night for the British Film and Television Awards.

I cannot remember when I have laughed so much at bad jokes, watched celebs running to collect awards, and seen such a big monochrome collectiveness as I saw last night at the Philips Bafta Television Awards.

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First and foremost though the dresses; what a surprise from most of the ladies who attended, including my latest client du jour, Kara Tointon: looking stunning in a grecian Temperley dress with Susan Caplan and CARAT jewels to boot, she emulated glamour at its best, matching her outfit with the nude theme of the spring/summer season.

Closely trailing her and looking fantastic as well was presnter Cat Deeley in Christian Dior. That lace and black bodice-hugging dress suited her frame fantastically, and matched with statement on-trend block colour fuchsia lipstick scored high in the style stakes.

Sheridan Smith and Amy Nutall also made a surprise style plus with their Ermanno Scervino and BIBA gowns, but it was Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton who stole most of the limelight opting for a shimmering Stella McCartney gown, cementing her newcomer style status. Stepping out from the black and white theme however was actress Hannah Tointon in a leopard print Valentino gown looking grown up and glam.

The One Show’s Alex Jones also looked polished as she adorned a striking black Valentino gown showing off her svelte figure and looking as fresh as a daisy after appearing earlier in the day on breakfast show Something for the Weekend. It seemed that the monochromatic effect continued with Daisy Lowe (who was there to support beau actor Matt Smith – Dr Who), Zoe Ball and Louise Rednapp – who looked wonderful in a black fitted jumpsuit.

Then there was the white bright brigade starting with the The Only Way Is Essex girls. Sam Faiers looked simply stunning in her Diane von Furstenberg design, whilst Lauren Goodger choose a sparkly Scala floor length gown to show off her hourglass figure, and holding on to fiancée Mark Wright (even closer than glue to paper). The best highlight of the night though had to be when TOWIE won a Bafta for the YouTube Audience Award at the ceremony, which was sponsored by Evian. Their producer stepped in to curb Wright’s speech, as it was taking far too long; a taste of his own self-publicised medicine perhaps?

Car crash couture wannabe’s of the evening have to go to Amy Child’s though, who I absolutely adore but apart from nearly loosing a boob when she practically ran to collect the BAFTA, the Pia Michi gold Beauty and the Beast Belle dress simply did not cut the mustard. A shock as well from Lydia Bright, another lovely lady, whose dress seemed half Mulberry design from two season’s ago and half something else; a shame because she usually does look quite glam on set. And lastly another disco ball attempt from Michelle Collins.

However, it seems the men on the night injected some fun into their outfits. Moving away from the contemporary tux suits Joey Essex opted for snakeskin trainers to accompany his three-piece silver suit (the no trainers rules obviously not in play at Grosvenor House), and looking REEM, of course. Mark Wright trying the dishevelled look with his bow-tie undone, and celebrity hairdresser James Brown and musician Carl Barat throwing caution to the wind in their trilby hats and open shirt/scarf combo. A winning formula for the male side…

Paris Haute Couture: Elie Saab

Watching back Elie Saab‘s haute couture spring/summer collection for 2011 I don’t think I blinked, let alone drew breath. It was so perfectly poised for a feminine silhouette that I can’t imagine ever wanting to aspire to wear anything better. For a girly girl like me this was the epitome of feminine. The soft pastel colours which varied from nude to lilac glistened with crystals and the raw silk flowers, lace and intricately woven crochet panels reminds us of how long the making process really takes.

Apart from the pastel parade Saab showed a monochromatic spectrum of black, whites and grey colours, with spats of bright red and sea green to add an injection.

There was strong evening shapes, tailored to suit the models perfectly; but, all-in-all, there was slight deviation from evening gowns or cocktail dresses. The grande finale? A Jessica Rabbit-esque heart-shaped strapless floor length gown in stark black, split to the thigh with intent. Fabulous and feminine as always.

To view the Elie Saab collection click here