With a wedding dress code of glamorous the pressure was on. As the Leading London Personal Stylist I wanted to look amazing for my wedding. I am hourglass, so this dress is cut to show my curves. From David Fielden this dress rocked. Hand beaded with acres of silk chiffon it was so glamorous to wear.
I had my hair and makeup done by the celebrated celebrity hairstylist Marco Testa. I wanted to look good for the photographs so I wore a lot more makeup than normal. Red lipstick and nails and uber-glam false eyelashes. People kept telling me I looked like Marilyn Monroe how fab is that!!
The dress code was glamorous (of course) and everyone obliged my friends are a mixed lot with scientists, fashion and beauty experts, lawyers, bankers and my amazing family!
It was a hugely fun day coming at the end of Jubilee week so everyone was in the mood for a party and everyone laughed and smiled all day long. If you are getting married use the best experts you can and ask a stylist to help you choose your dream dress. Photographs by Lou Denim who was superb.
Every year there are certain cultural events that the rich and famous flock to in droves. The Oscars, The Baftas, The MET ball – They come to see and to be seen and to show off their latest designer purchases. Cannes is no exception.
Some gowns were classic, a little safe perhaps but beautiful all the same. It’s a bit of a shame as Cannes is one of those events where stars can throw really throw off convention and let their inner fashionista run wild. Kelly brook opted for classically cut gowns in bold red and shimmering silver – which was a popular choice of colour for the festival – Lara Stone wore panelled silver Calvin Klein and Gemma Arterton took on the colour with a beaded art deco detailed dress. Kylie wore green Emilio Pucci with a structured peplum flare, but in my opinion she looked a little too casual for Cannes.
These stars opted for an extra dose of drama (and it payed off). In nude coloured floral detailed gowns, Naomi Watts and Eva Longoria prove that Marchesa is as popular a choice as ever for evening wear. I absolutely love the oriental detailing of Natasha Poly’s forest green kimono dress, and Fan Binging’s extravagant caped gown.
Cheryl Cole wore a fabulous couture gown by designer, Stephané Rolland.
Michael Mulligan is a student of Fashion Journalism in the UK. As Style Editor of GabrielleTeare.com, he’ll keep you up to date with all the latest fashion trends and style news.
Nautical and Breton stripes are a classic way to keep your style clean and chic this summer. Don’t think full on sailor suit, instead opt for well tailored simple pieces in simple stripes. These summery stripes are also a great way to incorporate this seasons trends for sporty details and crisp whites.
This zipper swimsuit by Lisa Marie Fernandez is great – it has that cool, sports chic feel. Team with these retro-inspired sunglasses for a glamorous pool-side look. Simple striped tunic dresses (like this one by Aubin & Wills) are a great investment – They’ll keep you stylish for summers to come.
A simple white summer dress is great for teaming with stripes, especially if you prefer bold patterns in smaller doses. Go for a pretty striped cardigan on the cooler days, or cinch in your waist with a sporty striped belt.
Keep it casual with structured white trousers – Pinstripes are classic and flattering great for any age. Floppy hats are big this summer and can add elegance to both casual and dressed-up outfits.
Cool Breton stripes have a tendency to look casual. If you want to take this look into the evening you don’t have to play by the rules. This Cavalli dress with sheer striped panels is perfect for grown up glamour. Think outside the box, strappy sandals and pleated accessories add will add complimentary finishing touches to a striped look.
Michael Mulligan is a student of Fashion Journalism in the UK. As Style Editor of GabrielleTeare.com, he’ll keep you up to date with all the latest fashion trends ans style ideas
The theme of water appears to have been the canvas for the spring-summer 2012 parades. The mythical siren sang beguilingly to designers to lure them into creating homage to herself and the aquamarine and cerulean sea realm. The models came wrapped in clothes in the colors of the seabed, rebrodées and shimmering scales at Givenchy with its wetsuit-like feel to the collection.
Also ribbons in the shape of waves adorning the nymphs here at Chanel we felt the definite undercurrent of a Botticelli sea Goddess with iridescent mother of pearl, and strings of pearls encircling waists.
Even the catwalk was adorned with waves and sea pebbles to create a marine feel.
Prints which echoed ancient pottery and the myth of Poseidon at Versace.
At Versace, materials, light as sea foam floated in a harmonious aquatic carousel, and seemed to blend, as in nature with their lines and hues the with the horizon of the sea and sky.
Alexander McQueen SS2012
The underwater magic did not stop there at Mcqueen we saw the emergence of another sea goddess, the oceanic life of Gaia was as fresh sea spray on the outfits composed of corals and shells.
All in all the shows were a fabulous dive into the deep blue for the Stylists at Gabrielle Teare who can’t wait to be adding a splash bringing next season’s biggest trend into our clients wardrobes.
Stylist Hayley Bevan can be found at www.hbstyling.com. Visit Hayley at her studio in Chester to update your look. Hayley trained at London School of Fashion.
I was thrilled when Sarah Burton won British Fashion Awards Designer of The Year. The collection from Alexander McQueen has become more feminine and stylish. I loved Pippa Middleton’s Dress at the wedding and more recently some of Kate Middleton’s most stylish looks have come from here. So here is a celebration of Sarah Burton and congratulations to a well deserved winner![uds-billboard name="sarahburton"]
These three gowns by Marchesa are to die for. Clearly taking an inspiration from the Gilded Age, they are perfect for translating a slice of high society Edwardian glamour into modern day life. With sheer draping layers, floaty tiers of chiffon and intricate detailing, these dresses are bound to become red carpet favourites.
Some industry insiders aren’t happy with Marchesa, who seem to produce only exquisite evening dresses every season. I can see their point, the brand can be repetitive and predictable whilst other designers are new and innovative season after season. On the flip side though, aren’t there enough designers to push boundaries and mix it up? These gowns may be predictable, but you can’t deny their beauty.
There is clearly room for everyone, here in the fashion industry. Whether it be the otherworldly artistry of Alexander McQueen, the punk-rock values of Vivienne Westwood or indeed, the timeless elegance of Marchesa’s evening-wear.
Michael Mulligan is a fashion student in the UK, he loves trend-spotting, fashion styling and journalism, when not working on his own creations! Michael Mulligan is Style Editor at GabrielleTeare.Com
The Chanel show rocked. The ethereal models walked a sea scape of shells boulders and pebbles all in dazzling white to offset the clothes.
To match the background many of the clothes were white great for spring.
Baby pink which I love and looks amazing on dark haired people, so soft and flattering, lighting the face from underneath.
This is a gorgeous wearable jacket, stunning with white jeans equally great with blue………
This black and white Chanel Jacket will last and last timeless, chic eternal style.
This is a great show stopper of a dress so obviously Chanel wonderful for a summer wedding or party.
Prada Spring Summer 2012
I love styling with Italian fashion. This season Prada delights with lovely wearable outfits in soft pastel shades that I want to wear now…….
This primrose yellow dress just is such a delight…….
D&G Spring Summer 2012
As the Leading London Personal Stylist I have long loved D&G where else can you buy a great dress for c £300-500 wearable,covetable and sensational.
This beautiful silk shorts bandeau top is set to be the most iconic image of this season absolutely gorgous fabric. D&G and Dolce and Gabbanna specialise in beautiful soft heavy silks.
Etro Spring Summer 2012
Normally I am more of an Etro fan for men but this season they produced a stunning collection.
This is a highly original elegant long dress with feathers I love it……..
Versace Spring Summer 2012
Donna Versace excelled herself with exceptional pastel dresses like this one. I particlulary like the roman print details and the colour pistachio green is amazing.
This is a lovely primrose yellow dress that bright blondes can wear all summer. I would love to be able to wear yellow but as a brunette I just cant!
Antonio Marrass Spring Summer 2012
Antonio Marrass is a name that is new to me. However looking at this stunning turquoise and black dress not for long!
Another dress that rocks Bravo Antonio!!
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