Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Celebrity Style, Fashion

Metallics, embellishments and sequins are summer’s hottest fashion trends and oh-so perfect to add luxury and glamour to end-of-year celebrations.  From chilled afternoon drinks, to cocktails at sunset or a glamorous New Year’s ball, go for high shine and the ultimate ‘lady-luxe’ style.

Mr K long beaded dress $399, www.davidjones.com.au; Nine West ‘Martina’ sale $79.95, www.ninewest.com.au; Witchery ‘Jagger’ metallic dress $229.95, www.witchery.com.au; Kenneth Jay Lane silver cubic zirconia necklace $471, www.netaporter.com; Swarovski ‘Crystaldust’ bangle double red $129 and ‘Fortunately Pierced’ earrings $179, www.swarovski.com; Little Joe Woman by Gail Elliott ‘Close to Heaven’ sequin dress sale price $165, www.littlejoewoman.com; Alex Perry ‘Aude’ sequin dress $1400, www.alexperry.com.au; Sheike ‘Illuminate’ dress $159, www.sheike.com.au; Forever New ‘Tiana’ sequin came $89.95, www.forevernew.com.au; 2-pack crystal tube necklace $16.99, www.colettehayman.com.au; Camilla and Marc ‘Fresia’ dress $550, www.camillaandmarc.com; Bec and Bridge ‘Indian Sunset’ pant $220, www.davidjones.com.au; Colette Hayman ‘Mimi’ clutch $34.99, www.colettehayman.com.au.

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Celebrity Style, Fashion, Red Carpet

The Fashion Awards 2016 (formerly the British Fashion Awards) were held at the Royal Albert Hall last night in London and all the fashionable people were there including Kate Moss, Lady Gaga and Gigi Hadid.  My fav of the night was Alexa Chung in a pastel yellow chinoserie-inspired pant suit by Prada.

Award winners included Simone Rocha for British Womenswear Designer, Alexander MacQueen for British Brand, Gigi Hadid took best International Model and Jaden and Willow Smith (children of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith) won New Fashion Icon.  Go to www.fashionawards.com to see the full list of winners.

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Celebrity Style, Fashion, Red Carpet

Celebrities chose an array of styles from shorts to suits to glamourous floor-length gowns at this year’s American Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Celebrity Style, Fashion

NEED A NEW COZZIE FOR THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS?
HATE GOING INTO SWIMWEAR STORES? 

Until 10th December, I’m offering a
Skype Swimwear Style Session
which includes identifying your body shape, selecting a style and brand to suit your budget and style all in the comfort of your own home.

All you need to do is purchase and add water!

Contact me at esma@frocknet.com for more details. 


Buying swimwear need not be a horror-filled event.  Arm yourself with my styling tips to find flattering swimwear that will have you hitting the beach in confident style.

Apple:  Generally carry your weight around the middle

  • Opt for ruching, gathering or shirring at the waist
  • Cross-over styles are great for hiding tummy
  • High-waisted bikinis are oh-so flattering

Pear Shape: Smaller on top, curvier at hips and thighs.

  • Opt for plunging necklines or details on top to draw the eye upward and away from the bottom
  • Avoid boy shorts, wide bottoms or extra fabric on the bottom

Curvy:  Full bust, hips, thighs, and butt

  • Highlight your curves
  • Colour blocking one-pieces
  • Retro-inspired bikinis with high waists and boxy halter tops

Large Bust: Proportionally Larger on Top

  • Full bust requiring more support
  • Bra-style tops with wider straps and underwiring
  • Halter-style tops with structured cups help with ‘gravity’ issues

Small Bust: Proportionally Smaller on Top, cup size usually A or B

  • Choose tops with ruffles, bold prints and patterns on top to create illusion of a larger bust
  • Triangle tops are great for illusion of curves
  • Hail the push-up bra!

Athletic:  Less curvy, generally straight up-and-down 

  • Go all out with tops and bottoms of prints, patterns, ruffles and embellishments
  • Cut-outs help to soften and add femininity

 

Style Info, left to right:  Sunseeker Basix Empire Bandeau top (with straps) $139.95; Fantasie full cup bra $84.95 and high rise brief $69.95; Jets Spellbound DD_E cup banded one piece $209; Jets 50’s gathered one piece $149; Nancy Ganz Hide Your Tummy swimsuit $179.95 – all at www.davidjones.com.au.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Celebrity Style, Fashion

Melbourne Cup Carnival starts tomorrow and every year the competition for the title of ‘most luxurious and glamourous marquee’ in the Birdcage at Flemington Racecourse gets more fierce every year.

The glamourous world of the Birdcadge is strictly for national and international A-listers and VIP’s and those lucky enough to receive an invitation into the hallowed tent walls of the 20 or more marquees inside The Birdcage enjoy the end of the Spring Racing Carnival in stylish luxury.

Companies including Emirates, GH Mumm, Lexus, David Jones, Myer and Lavazza, fork out up to $8000 per head for their guests to sip on $8,000 bottles of champagne out of Wedgewood glasses and dine on delicacies such as Oscietra caviar flown in 24 hours earlier from Abu Dhabi and prepared by some of Australia’s top chefs.  (N.B.  Oscietra caviar is at it’s best eaten within 24 hours of harvest).

Your beauty and style needs are catered for as well.  Did you chip your nails on the marbled top bar, does your makeup need a little retouch?  No problem, duck into the Beauty Bar for a little refresh and a spritz of the latest ‘it’ fragrance on the way out.

If you’re pedicured feet start to ache, perch yourself on a gilded chair in the Emirates marquee that was modeled on the Catherine Palace in St Petersburg under crystal chandeliers while the Cossack-clad waiter serves you a blini topped with oscietra caviar (24 hours fresh of course).  Or relax a little as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s string quartet serenades you and as you exit don’t forget to stop and admire the blue Fabergé egg adorned with 800 glass-cut diamantes.

If watching thoroughbreds gallop at full speed is not your thing, the circus acrobats, German beer-hall dancing girls or live performance by one of Australia’s music luminaries might entertain you.  Say hi to Naomi (Campbell), or compare shoe size with Sarah Jessica (Parker) and absolutely don’t forget to pass on your regards to Beyoncé when you bump into her sister Solange in the ladies.

As the day draws to a close and you’ve had your fill of celebrities, fine food and French champagne, your helicopter awaits (in the designated area for air transport close by) and you’ll be home within no time to rest your stylish bones and finally remove your Louboutins.

N.B.   If anyone from the Victorian Racing Club is reading this, please re-send my invitation as it’s obviously been lost in the mail.

[Content from this article appeared on this site on 15 October 2015.]

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Celebrity Style, Fashion

For the global promotion of her latest film American Pastoral, Jennifer Connelly has rocked the red carpet, wearing Louis Vuitton exclusively, in flawless and fearless style.  The 45-year-old’s fresh and modern mix of edgy-elegant-cool is testament to the adage “AttitudeNotAge”.  #LoveHerStyle

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