MET GALA 2015: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Ok, I can breathe again. There is a light at the end of the very dark and hideous fashion tunnel.

Below are my choices for best dressed at this year’s Met Gala. I already know that some people are going to disagree wholeheartedly and that is totally cool. One of fashion’s greatest values is its ability to initiate conversation formed from a difference of opinions. Style is subjective, too, so we will never agree on everything. So let me know who you loved or hated in the comments section at the end of this post; I would really love to hear from you guys!

Some of these looks are my favourite because they are just exquisite and beautifully styled (from shoes and accessories to hair and makeup). But most of them are more beautiful to me because they either represent  a fashion risk (this night is all about couture, innovative style, and fashion MOMENTS, after all) or because they actually took the theme to heart. For those who are unsure; the Met Gala is hosted at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and takes place the same day that the museum opens its annual fashion exhibition. The theme for the gala is extrapolated from the exhibition – they are not the same but are similar. The 2015 fashion exhibition at the Met is China: Through The Looking Glass and the gala followed with a theme that encapsulates just that in forms of art and fashion.

A lot of people blatantly ignore the theme and that kinda pisses me off. So when someone incorporates it into their ensemble; I am already looking at it more closely and with more respect. At least, initially.

So here we are, my best dressed from Monday’s Met Gala…

As usual, RIRI pulled out all the stops and has created a massive divide between those who love this and those who absolutely hate it (or as Sam Sam so brilliantly put it, thinks it looks like scrambled egg; which I actually cannot argue with). But the more I look at this, the more I die of obsession over it. That fabric is PHENOMENAL and the train is everything. This is the goddam Met Gala people; so why not? This is fashion. It’s couture. It’s a risk. It is dramatic to the next lev. IT IS PERFECTION.

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seriously, Rihanna is so beautiful it hurts me to look at her.
seriously, Rihanna is so beautiful it hurts me to look at her.
ok, so she was two hours late and that did irritate me but at least she looked killerrrrrrrrrrr. this is how to show skin and be chic and have an element of the Orient (in her hairstyle). QUEEN BEY.
ok, so she was two hours late and that did irritate me but at least she looked killerrrrrrrrrrr. this is how to show skin and be chic and have an element of the Orient (in her hairstyle). QUEEN BEY.

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I have to hand it to them. Kimye look unbeeeeeeleeeev.
I have to hand it to them. Kimye look unbeeeeeeleeeev.
Liya Kibede in a 3.1 Phillip Lim pantsuit is everything my dreams are made of.
Liya Kibede in a 3.1 Phillip Lim pantsuit is everything my dreams are made of.
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Jenna Lyons may have lost her signature specs, but her style savvy remains.
Cara wore this incredible Stella Mccartney jumpsuit and hand drawn tattoos and nailed it.
Cara wore this incredible Stella Mccartney jumpsuit and hand drawn tattoos and nailed it.

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THE QUEEN DOES IT AGAIN. Anna Wintour looks remarkable in chanel Couture and her daughter's Alexander McQueen dress is TO DIE FOR.
THE QUEEN DOES IT AGAIN. Anna Wintour looks remarkable in Chanel Couture and her daughter’s Alexander McQueen dress is TO DIE FOR.

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LOVE THIS. Rose Byrne in laser-cut leather from Calvin Klein Collection.
LOVE THIS. Rose Byrne in laser-cut leather from Calvin Klein Collection.
if I even look half as hot as a granny as Helen Mirren; I wold have made it in life.
if I even look half as hot as Helen Mirren when I’m a granny; I would have made it in life.
Cara's older sister, Poppy Delevingne, wore this stunning red Marchesa gown that was finished with... you guesses it - poppies.
Cara’s older sister, Poppy Delevingne, wore this stunning red Marchesa gown that was finished with… you guessed it – poppies.
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dying. dead. done. obsessed. OBSESSED!

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KK always wins at the Met Gala. remember her blue embellished gown of note last year? I do.
KK always wins at the Met Gala. remember her blue embellished Marchesa ballgown last year? I do.

I don't even know why but I am obsessed with this entire look on Zendaya.

i know a lot of people hated this and joked about her headpiece but I am obsessed! this is so SJP, so suited to the theme, so high fashion.
I know a lot of people hated this and joked about her headpiece but I am obsessed! this is so SJP, so suited to the theme, so high fashion.

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ohhhhhhhh my Lord. Behati you beauty!
ohhhhhhhh my Lord. Behati you beauty!

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my favourite model, Joan smalls, looks exquiiiiiiiiisite in this Roberto Cavalli by Peter dundas dress. jaw officially dropped.
my favourite model, Joan Smalls, looks exquiiiiiiiiisite in this Roberto Cavalli by Peter Dundas dress. jaw officially dropped.

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Alexa Chung wore Erdem on her dress and on her arm as her date.
Alexa Chung wore Erdem on her dress and on her arm (as her date).
Georgia May Jagger was so on point in this perfectly-to-the-theme Gucci wrap. plus the styling is everything. so well put together!
Georgia May Jagger was so on point in this perfectly-to-the-theme Gucci wrap. plus the styling is impeccable. so well put together!

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Emily Blunt. Embellished Prada. Cape. thank you, I can die happy now.
Emily Blunt. Embellished Prada. Cape.
thank you, I can die happy now.

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at least one Kravitz woman rocked the red carpet...
at least one Kravitz woman rocked the red carpet…

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I CANNOT EVEN. this is hands down one of my favourite looks (ever).
I CANNOT EVEN.
this is hands down one of my favourite looks (ever).

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Emily Ratawhatwhat in custom Topshop. knocked it out the park.
Emily Ratawhatwhat in custom Topshop. knocked it out the park.
thank you Lady Gaga for bringing the drama back to the Met Gala! this Balenciaga masterpeice is made for you babes.
thank you Lady Gaga for bringing the drama back to the Met Gala! this Balenciaga masterpiece is made for you babes.

Let’s hear it for the boys…

congrats on being the coolest couple I've never met (bot wearing custom Topshop).
congrats on being the coolest couple I’ve never met (bot wearing custom Topshop).
my favourites!
my favourites!

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I know, i am as surpised as you that Justin Bieber is on this list. especially with those stupid sunnies. but I have to give him credit on this one. that Balmain embellished blazer is sensational.
I know, I am as surprised as you are that Justin Bieber is on this list. especially with those stupid sunnies. but I have to give him credit on this one. that Balmain embellished blazer and sash belt is sensational.

Adrian Brody looks like sex right now. I would.

Thank the Pope for these beauties. Now I can sleep peacefully.

Until next time xxx

Haute Hoodlum

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ACADEMY AWARDS 2015: AND THE WINNER IS…

And so it finally happened – the biggest night in awards season took place last night and after all the huffing and puffing we eventually wound up with some spectacular red carpet fashion choices! The 87th Annual Academy Awards  marked the end of a long and often treacherous awards season that had its fair share of dreary dresses and WHAT THE ACTUALS? But there is a light at the end of that dark fashion don’ts tunnel, and that light shone bright last night.

Don’t get too excited, there is MUH-HOST DEFS a red carpet rant in the wings; but for now let us revel in the wows and yesses and the oh-my-goodness-she-finally-got-it-rights!

No surprise as to the night’s biggest winners in terms of who took home little golden men; but I am happy to report that some of this season’s worst dressed pulled their shit together (or hired new stylists) and NAILED it. I’m looking at you, Rosamund Pike.

The Oscars stuck to a colour palette of mostly monochrome, sparkles and nudes, with a few stars going for bold and bright primary colours: trends that echo the entire season and are a surefire sign of what’s to come in department stores and local lookbooks in the coming months.

So here we go, the end of the journey and my penultimate post for the 2015 Awards Show series: the best dressed at the 87th Academy Awards.

Let me know your thoughts and if you like what you see here, don’t be afraid to hit that follow button! There is so much in store for Haute Hoodlum this year, you really don’t want to miss out (plus I literally get funnier every day).

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YES YES YES MY GUUUUURL LUPITS! a Calvin Klein dress made entirely of pearls and she looks sensational.
YES YES YES MY GUUUUURL LUPITS! a Calvin Klein dress made entirely of pearls and she looks sensational.

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hands down of the best dressed at The Oscars and of the entire season: Emma Stone and this Elie Saab Couture golden masterpiece were born to be together
hands down of the best dressed at The Oscars and of the entire season: Emma Stone and this Elie Saab Couture golden masterpiece were born to be together. perfectly styled from her hair to her lip colour to the shoes. FINISHED.

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Custom Dior. nuff said.
Custom Christian Dior. ’nuff said.

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Chrissy has been so consistently flawless this awards season and she isn't even an actress nominated for anything. just goes to show (I don't know what but whatever it is, she is showing us!)
Chrissy has been so consistently flawless this awards season and she isn’t even an actress nominated for anything. just goes to show (I don’t know what but whatever it is, she is showing it right off!)
I love Meryl Streep. Everybody loves Meryl Streep. she is SUBLIME> but she often looks frumpy and dowdy. not this time baby! this Lanvin outfit is everyyyyyyything.
I love Meryl Streep. Everybody loves Meryl Streep. she is SUBLIME> but she often looks frumpy and dowdy. not this time baby! this Lanvin outfit is everyyyyyyything.
if I'm not mistaken, this is the first time we have seen a Peter Pilotto for Oscar De La Renta dress on the red carpet and it is mesmerizing.
if I’m not mistaken, this is the first time we have seen a Peter Copping for Oscar De La Renta dress on the red carpet and it is utterly mesmerizing.

 

Cate Blanchett wowed in this John Galliano for Maison Margiela number and Tiffany statement jewels.
Cate Blanchett wowed in this John Galliano for Maison Margiela number and Tiffany statement jewels.
I am usually left underwhelmed by Jessica hatain but this is exquisite. head-to-toe.
I am usually left underwhelmed by Jessica hatain but this is exquisite. head-to-toe.
I am forthing over Rita Ora in this Marchesa dress. PERFECTION.
I am frothing over Rita Ora in this Marchesa dress. PERFECTION.

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I usually fall asleep looking at this bint but she looks beautiful in this Saint Laurent red numbers o well done
I usually fall asleep looking at this bint but she looks beautiful. no fuss needed, she is a simple girl who should wear simple, elegant pieces like this red Saint Laurent number.
finallyyyyyyyyyy Ros! at least she saved this impeccable Givenchy Couture dress for the big night. literally dying over how stunning she looks.
finallyyyyyyyyyy Ros! at least she saved this impeccable Givenchy Couture dress for the big night. literally dying over how stunning she looks.
you're young and fresh and wearing a pocketed Miu Miu dress to The Oscars. SHAME.
you’re young and fresh and wearing a pocketed Miu Miu dress to The Oscars. SHAME.

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Jen, you look really beautiful in this Atelier Versace gown so I will overlook the fact that you haven't changed your look since 2002.
Jen, you look really beautiful in this Atelier Versace gown so I will overlook the fact that you haven’t changed your hair since 2002.

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Zoe Saldana just gave birth to twins, I'll give you a moment to reconcile that thought...
Zoe Saldana just gave birth to twins, I’ll give you a moment to reconcile that thought…
staright off the Valentino Couture runway and covered in love letters, this is how you dress a pregnant stomach for Awards season.
staright off the Valentino Couture runway and covered in love letters, this is how you dress a pregnant stomach for Awards season.
that is how you dress when you are larger (than life)
that is how you dress when you are larger (than life)
could not love this image more if I tried
could not love this image more if I tried
these two get it right every gaddam time.
these two get it right every gaddam time.

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what a hot couple. I can't get over these two. and I love how slick onse Behati looked.
what a hot couple. I can’t get over these two. and I love how slick and chic onse Behati looked.

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the couple that wears McQueen together, stays together.

 

that is the look of a winner. also, it doesn't hurt that Eddie is wearing bespoke Alexander McQueen (as did his new wife).

a navy suit is such a great alternative to the usual black and white palette men stick to. WOOP GO ANSEL WHATEVER YOUR NAME IS.
a navy suit is such a great alternative to the usual black and white palette men stick to. WOOP GO ANSEL WHATEVER YOUR NAME IS.

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OBSESSED WITH YOU DAVID OYELOWO! not the first time this incredible man has worn Dolce & Gabbana on the red carpet and not the first time he has worn something different and exciting and not the first time I have DIED over how phenomenal he is.
OBSESSED WITH YOU DAVID OYELOWO! not the first time this incredible man has worn Dolce & Gabbana on the red carpet, not the first time he has worn something different and exciting and not the first time I have DIED over how phenomenal he is.

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UM HI THERE
UM HI THERE

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Jesus has never looked so hot
Jesus has never looked so hot

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And one more for good luck…

ummmm sorry, Ugly Betty, is that you? what a vision!
ummmm sorry, Ugly Betty, is that you? what a vision!

Until next time xxx

Haute Hoodlum

BAFTAS: JOLLY GOOD SHOW

FINALLY, AN AWARDS SHOW WITH FASHION WINNERS!

My goodness, how long has this taken? Too long, duh. But let us not look a gift horse in the mouth because the Fashion Gods have smiled upon us mere mortals and presented us with actual wow moments on a red carpet. The 2015 BAFTAS was a roaring success sartorially, and I am so thrilled to be sitting here writing this post. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the Brits and how much I love London. And fashion. So when you combine all of these elements into one shining beacon of cinematic stardom; well ya got me. Ya got me gooooooood.

The BAFTAS took place the same night as The Grammys and ICMYI, I already rounded up my best and worst dressed from the music awards earlier this week. But thank goodness for the BAFTAS because there is strength in redemption and light at the end of a very dark awards season tunnel. This is not to say there weren’t some terrors on the red carpet; but there might not have been enough to warrant a rant (say that fast ten times).

So here you go, the belles of the ball (and the beaus, too) that restored my hope in celebrity style.

Julianne Moore is showing all those young starlets HOW IT'S DONE. absolutely nailing this awards season, wearing Tom Ford to the BAFTAS.
Julianne Moore is showing all those young starlets HOW IT’S DONE. absolutely nailing this awards season, wearing Tom Ford to the BAFTAS.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw vamped up this very pretty Prada gown with jet black nails and a black clutch AND I LOVE IT.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw vamped up this very, very pretty Prada gown with jet black nails and a black clutch AND I LOVE IT.
shut the front door.
shut the front door.
Lea Seydoux in Prada is everything I wish for in life
Lea Seydoux in Prada is everything I wish for in life
if anyone is going to pull off Mortitia Adams and look this exquisitely beautiful, it's going to be Monica Bellucci.
if anyone is going to pull off Mortitia Adams and look this exquisitely beautiful, it’s going to be Monica Bellucci.

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FINALLY. Gone Girl star, Rosamund Pike, knocks it out the park in Roland Mouret.
FINALLY. Gone Girl star, Rosamund Pike, knocks it out of the park in Roland Mouret.

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another Emilia Wickstead showstopper. this time on Laura Bailey.
another Emilia Wickstead showstopper. this time on Laura Bailey.
OMG. this is just utter perfection.
OMG. this is just utter perfection.

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Good Lord you are so cute
Good Lord you are so cute I could die

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MAN CRUSH MONDAY ALL DAY EVERYDAY
MAN CRUSH MONDAY ALL DAY EVERYDAY
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this guy plays Dracula in a TV series. there’s a dirty joke in there somewhere, but I’ll let you find it yourself

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Steve Carell, when did you get so sexy? WOAH.
Steve Carell, when did you get so sexy? WOAH.

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I WOULD. I TOTALLY WOULD. COME AT ME, DOUGLAS BOOTH.
I WOULD, DOUGLAS BOOTH. I TOTALLY WOULD.

And in case that wasn’t enough, this happened at the Chanel pre-BAFTA party: Tom Ford and Julianne Moore partied like it was 1999.

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Oh how lovely it is to be impressed.

Until next time xxx

Haute Hoodlum

GRAMMYS 2015: IN TUNE

Every year, music’s biggest night evolves and incorporates some of the most fascinating fashion moments in history. I mean, who can forget J.Lo’s plunging green Versace dress, Lady Gaga’s egg or Pharrell’s hat? The Grammys are filled with loud, bold statements and absolute divergences from what we expect on a red carpet. Musicians and models take to the awards show like a coked out troupe of dress up dolls; playing with the notion of style and pretty much throwing out all rules. But oh ho ho how it makes for such classic entertainment!

The Grammys always provides us with talking points – good and bad – and you have to accept that there is going to be a high dose of bat-shit-crazy on that carpet; and that is why we love it. There is always something. And 2015 was no different. Everyone and their mother is talking about RIRI (who has come back with a bang and is having a serious moment – have a look at her JAWS anniversary editorial with Harpers Bazaar US here and her i-D cover here) and her Giambattista Valli Couture dress that came straight off the SS’15 runway. That dress was my favourite piece from the collection and she wore it to PERFECTION. So all you haters can shut the front door and revisit your opinions because Rihanna killed it.

There were some utterly ridiculous outfits at this year’s Grammys (I’m talking to you, Madonna) but the red carpet rant will be posted tomorrow so watch this space. For now, let us brighten up this dreary Monday with the best looks from the 2015 Grammys.

Remember, I love hearing what you guys think so please comment below and let me know who hit all the right notes!

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obsessed perfection finished outstanding incred dying amazeballs done

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Now you all know how I feel about Taylor Vomit-In-My-Mouth Swift; but I have absolutely got to give the girl credit for this exquisite Elie Saab gown (the shoes are a step too far for me but I’m bias and will find any flaw I can). She may make me want to hurl myself over a cliff but she looked phenom last night so there.

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ugh I don't even know why but I love this Armani Prive dress on Iggy Azalea. so Grammys; so good.

this is so classic Grammys and it totally works.
this is so classic Grammys and it totally works.
HAIM did what TLC and Destiny's Child did in the 90s/early 200s: they dressed like a GROUP and coordinated their looks incredibly well (weating Chloe and Stella McCartney)
HAIM did what TLC and Destiny’s Child did in the 90s/early 200s: they dressed like a GROUP and coordinated their looks incredibly well (wearing Chloe and Stella McCartney)

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I love everything about this Zuhair Murard look on Katy Perry (but those shoes KILL ME).
I love everything about this Zuhair Murard look on Katy Perry (but those shoes KILL ME).

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Queen Bey. Bey Bey. Bey.
Queen Bey. Bey Bey. Bey.

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Bey in Balmain
Bey in Balmain

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another perfectly put together Grammys look: Charlie XCX in Moschino. this is what I expect from this awards show.
another perfectly put together Grammys look: Charlie XCX in Moschino. this is what I expect from this awards show. it’s totally weird and a little bit off and that makes it just right for this night.

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OH MY JOHN MAYER
OH MY JOHN MAYER

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please be my friend forever, Sam Smith.
please be my friend forever, Sam Smith.

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Childish Gambino looked super matured at the 2015 Grammys
Childish Gambino looked super mature at the 2015 Grammys (yes, I went there).
Tom Jones you lady killer
oh Tom Jones, you lady killer you!

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the couple that wears skin tight Adidas together, stays together.
the couple that wears skin tight Adidas together, stays together.

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THIS COUPLE NAILS IT EVERY SINGLE TIME. Chrissy wore Emilio Pucci and John wore Dolce & Gabbana. DEAD.
THIS COUPLE NAILS IT EVERY SINGLE TIME. Chrissy wore Emilio Pucci and John wore Dolce & Gabbana. DEAD.

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Most of us hate Kimye but they looked insane last night. Totally approps for the Grammys and perfectly styled. She is annoying as fvck and he is the most arrogant person alive but they worked it OUT at this year’s Grammys. B9YqKhgIEAANtpr JPG Kim B9YNhjWIQAE64wI 463016302_10

well isn't this ironic? Kanye and Taylor Swift hanging out at the Grammys.
I’MMA LET YOU FINISH. HAHAHAHAHAHA. oh ya, isn’t this ironic? Kanye and Taylor Swift hanging out at the Grammys.
besties.
besties.

Then let’s have a moment for Jane Fonda; because if you can show up to the Grammys with your 1983 hairdo wearing a sparkly green Balmain jumpsuit at the age of 105 and look this good; then I salute you.

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and then this happened.
oh, and this happened.

Keep your eyes peeled for the my next post which will cover the musical malevolence on the Grammys red carpet. Trust me, that one’s gonna be fun.

Until next time xxx

Haute Hoodlum

 

COUTURE WEEK: PART THREE

Finality is a terrible thing. Especially when it means the end of a week of dazzling creations and moving art. Today sees the final installment of my Couture Week series (see the previous posts here and here).

This post focuses on three collections: Versace, Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana who actually showed in Rome at Alta Moda. Valentino and D&G were beautifulllllllll and filled with a sense of royal etherealism (that’s not a word but I’m making it one, so deal) and Versace was its usual sexualized self.

It’s Thursday but it feels like Friday so relax, kick your feet up and have one last delve into the depth of desire.

VERSACE (VERSACE VERSACE VERSACE)

Sticking to a palette of four colours -black, white, red and blue – Versace did what they do best: SEX.

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now THAT is how you belt a couture gown
now THAT is how you belt a couture gown

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yeowwwwwwwww. HATT DAMM GURL.
yeowwwwwwwww. HATT DAMM GURL.

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CLASSIC VERSACE SEX APPEAL
CLASSIC VERSACE SEX APPEAL

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VALENTINO

This was a dream. Maria Grazia Chiura and Pierpaulo Piccioli (Valentino’s Creative Directors) were inspired by ‘love in its purest form’ and that ideology was perfectly executed in this collection.

Valentino always, always brings back femininity and grace
Valentino always, always brings back femininity and grace

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beautiful details
beautiful details

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I love the way this was photographed.
I just love the way this was shot

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LITERAL RED VELVET
LITERAL RED VELVET

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totally and utterly obsessed with this poetry in motion
totally and utterly obsessed with this poetry in motion

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"Amor Vincit Omnia" - Love Conquers All
“Amor Vincit Omnia” – Love Conquers All

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this is so full of drama and texture. I COULD DIE.
this is so full of drama and texture. I COULD DIE.

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the things I would do for these coats. OMG.
the things I would do for these coats. OMG.

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take a bow babies
take a bow babies

DOLCE & GABBANA (ALTA MODA)

ethereal magnificence
ethereal magnificence

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D&G bringing royalty to the runway
D&G bringing royalty to the runway

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DEETS

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this is so characteristic of Dolce & Gabbana - luxe jewels and deep colours - remnding you of the opulence of Italian fashion
this is so characteristic of Dolce & Gabbana – luxe jewels and deep colours – reminding you of the opulence of Italian fashion

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Roberto Bolle captivated the crowd at La Scala
Roberto Bolle captivated the crowd at La Scala

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D&G also showed a Haute Couture Mens collection – Alta Sartoria – because one is simply not enough. Below you can get a glimpse of how utterly extravagant the collection was (courtesy of Vogue’s incomparable Suzy Menkes)…

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Couture Week may be over but Fashion Month is coming our way so don’t forget to watch this space and hit the follow button for up-to-the-minute coverage, catchups and criticisms.

PS I’ll be off the grid until next week because my family is all down for the weekend and that means eating out every meal, jolling and living our best lives.

Until next time xxx

Haute Hoodlum

 

 

SAG AWARDS: HELL TO THE YES GUUUURL

Thank  heavens for small miracles. Yesterday I posted about the most RUH-VOLTING dresses on the SAG Awards Red Carpet (see it here) and it really put me in a bad mood. But I always, always look for the silver lining/light at the end of the tunnel/Lupita Nyong’o because there will be something fabulous to turn your frown upside down (did I just say that?) and make you believe in the beauty of fashion once again.

The SAG Awards is usually a place where celebs take bigger risks and this year certainly adhered to tradition. And I am all for tradition when it comes up looking like this. Hot dam some people killed it on the red carpet! Thank the bloody Pope.

Here are my choices for best dressed – you might not agree with all of them and that’s totally fine. I will just never talk to you again.

JOKES. I love to hear what you guys think so please leave a comment below and let me know your favourites (and “worsts” because by now you know I love a red carpet disaster almost as much as I love a cup of tea and a black baby. But not quite).

Remember, I truly believe in the power of a fashion moment so some of these choices are on this list because they are show-stopping WOWS due to their difference and uniqueness. It is fashion, after all.

OH MY GOD THIS IS MAGNIFICENT. This is how you wear Dior (take that Rosamund Pike you loser).
OH MY GOD THIS IS MAGNIFICENT. This is how you wear Dior (take that Rosamund Pike you loser).

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this is intricate and beautiful and I love it so much
this is intricate and beautiful and perfectly styled and I love it so much and that’s all goodbye

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this Max Mara dress reminds me a lot of the white Calvin Klein dress Lupita Nyong'o wore to last year's Critics Choice Awards but nevertheless Viola Davis looks exquisite and so she wins at life
this Max Mara dress reminds me A LOT of the white Calvin Klein dress Lupita Nyong’o wore to last year’s Critics Choice Awards… but nevertheless Viola Davis is GLOWING and looks exquisite and so she wins at life
oh Felicity Jones you little fashion redeemer you - looking exquisite in a blush Balenciaga number.
oh Felicity Jones you little fashion redeemer you – looking exquisite in a blush Balenciaga number. unbeeeeeleeeeeev.
Claire Danes showing all the Golden Globe belted-wannabes how it works (wearing Marc Jacobes perfection!)
Claire Danes showing all the Golden Globe belted-wannabes how it works (wearing Marc Jacobes perfection!)

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some people might disagree but I think this is beautiful, especially considering her baby bump. plus I used to have skirt in the same fabric so I feel like Keira and I are on the same page and could totally hang.
some people might disagree but I think this is beautiful, especially considering her baby bump. plus I used to have a skirt from Mr. Price in the same fabric so I feel like Keira and I are on the same page and could totally hang.

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is that suede? obsessed with this purple number of Camila Alves. OBSESSED.
is that suede? obsessed with this purple number on Camila Alves. OBSESSED.

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the fact that he always wears some form of colour just makes me so proud. Matthew McConaughey is like my  little fashion baby that is now  all grown up.
the fact that he always wears some form of colour just makes me so proud. Matthew McConaughey is like my little men’s fashion baby that is now all grown up.

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I don't care what you say - Jared Leto you wear those pink socks and look like Jesus because I am ALL FOR IT
I don’t care what you say – Jared Leto you wear those pink socks and silly loafers and look like Jesus because I am ALL FOR IT!
what a couple. come onnnnnnnnn.
what a couple. come onnnnnnnnn.

love your hair. love this dress. so simple and chic. go girl.

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it is so nice to see Sofia Vergara in something more subtle (but still sexy because who are we kidding?) I think this Donna Karan Atelier is beautiful on her. you go girl.
Maisie Williams you are so cute I could die. this is how to be young and pretty on the red carpet. knocked it OUT.
Maisie Williams you are so cute I could die. this is how to be young and pretty on the red carpet. knocked it OUT.
I cannot get over how beautiful Crazy Eyes is on the red carpet so far this Awards Season. plus her reaction to winning is THE BOMBDIGGITY.
I cannot get over how beautiful Crazy Eyes (actress Uzo Aduba) is on the red carpet so far this Awards Season. this dress is so cool and playful and interesting and gorg. plus her reaction to winning is THE BOMBDIGGITY.

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obvs my homegurl Lupita NAILED it in Elie Saab. I absolutely love that she wore a print and long sleeves on the red carpet. YES.
obvies my homegurl Lupita NAILED it in Elie Saab. I absolutely love that she wore a print and long sleeves on the red carpet. YES.

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Joan Collins is the queen of sass so she can do and wear whatever the hell she wants. You be the sparkly showgirl you’ve always wanted to be and don’t let anyone tell you different!

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I was beginning to lose hope, but my faith in fashion has been restored.

Until next time xxx

Haute Hoodlum

GOLDEN GLOBES 2015: DOs

First things first – Happy New Year my lovely followers! I have been under the radar for a couple weeks now with summer holidays and having way too much fun in the beautiful weather to be inside on a computer. But I’m back now and better than ever! 2015 is our year – whatever struggles and stresses you dealt with last year are not only in the past; but have built the strength within you necessary to seize all the incredible opportunities this year has to offer. I have a great feeling about 2015, and I hope you do too.

But back to business.

Sunday saw the 72nd annual Golden Globes (the kickstarter for awards season) held in Los Angeles and usually the catalyst for phenomenal red carpet fashion. HOWEVER, there was obviously something very funky in the LA water last weekend because there were so few good looks that I actually wanted to cry. Literally. I don’t know what the hell everyone was thinking (or drinking when they chose their outfits) but almost no one got it right. There were a few exceptions – there always are thank the Pope – but mostly I was underwhelmed and quite frankly, disappointed. You have all this money, with stylists fawning over your every whim and designers throwing their exquisite couture gowns at you and you chose that? Sies tog nee fok man.

There were undeniable, key trends on the carpet (from solid primary colours and all white to sequined sparkles, belts and capes); a lot of the dresses within them were horrific. HORRIFIC. WHY??????

Anyway, that post/rant is up next but for now we will focus on the positive because there were some stars who actually looked quite magnificent. I found most of the looks on the red carpet to be quite plain and safe; so I do appreciate a fashion risk when taken and have to applaud those adventurous souls who tried something different (some however tried something so intently different they looked pathetic and revolting and will be severely punished in the next post).

Here you go – the best of the worst from the Golden Globes 2015.

Let’s start with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I LOVE THESE WOMEN. They are brilliant, funny, successful women who also know how to play with fashion and have some fun. I wasn’t hugely crazy about Tina’s red carpet dress but I didn’t hate it on her. I love that they had three outfits but stuck to a colour scheme throughout – Tina in monochrome and Amy in cobalt blue. Well done ladies, well done indeed.

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For the rest of the looks (to make it easierfor you), I’ve grouped the goodies into subsections:

LOVE

Jennifer Lopez WOWS in Zuhair Murad with an mbeliished cape
Jennifer Lopez WOWS in Zuhair Murad, complete with embeliished cape. This woman knows how to do sexy from head to toe and totally nailed it.
Sienna Miller/Miu Miu perfection
Sienna Miller/Miu Miu perfection
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Lorde looks EXQUIS in this Narciso Rodriquez twist on the modern tux
This Lanvin jumpsuit is so perfectly playful and chic on Emma Stone. amaze.
This Lanvin jumpsuit is so perfectly playful and chic on Emma Stone. amaze.
Emily Blunt. Michael Kors. Beautiful.
Emily Blunt. Michael Kors. Beautiful.
Katherine HEigl in Zac Posen. I love this colour and how confident she looke, plus the material was alost like that of a wetsuit and so cinched and tucked where necessary.
Katherine HEigl in Zac Posen. I love this colour and how confident she looked, plus the material was almost like that of a wetsuit and so cinched and tucked where necessary (always a benefit).

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Orange IS The New Black's Uzo Aduba looked so feminine and lovely I barely recognized her. you go Crazy Eyes!
Orange IS The New Black’s Uzo Aduba looked so feminine and lovely I barely recognized her. you go Crazy Eyes!

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Reese (where have you been for the last five years?) Witherspoon looked incredible in Clavin Klein
Reese (where have you been for the last five years?) Witherspoon looked incredible in Calvin Klein

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Diane Kruger killing it in Emilia Wickstead
Diane Kruger killing it in Emilia Wickstead
some people hated this but I could not love this more - Kerry Washingon in Mary Katrantzou. I love the panelling and I love the ankle length. love love love.
some people hated this but I could not love this more – Kerry Washingon in Mary Katrantzou. I love the panelling and I love the ankle length. love love love.
although I do wish the top were fitted better and that she hadn't worn matching eyeshadow; I am uhhhbsessed with the Valentino couture gown on Claire Danes
although I do wish the top were fitted better and that she hadn’t worn matching eyeshadow; I am uhhhbsessed with the Valentino couture gown on Claire Danes

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the youngest little lady on the red carpet - Quvenzhane Wallis - who is so flipping cute I cannot even handle. ADORE YOU.
the youngest little lady on the red carpet – Quvenzhane Wallis – who is so flipping cute I cannot even handle. ADORE YOU.

LOVE/HATE

These were dresses that just missed the top mark but something about them worked for me. Sometimes I’m not even sure what. They’re not my favourite but belieeeeeeve me, they certainly are not my worst.

the more I look at this the more I like it, but I still don't really "get it". I am dying over her hair though.
the more I look at this the more I like it, but I still don’t really “get it”. I am dying over her hair though.

 

Lupits, you natural-haired little flower. something here works. something.
Lupits, you natural-haired little flower. something here works. something.

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meh. Kelly, you could have done better but  don't hate it.
meh. Kelly, you could have done better but don’t hate it.
Kate Beckinsale knows what works on her and sticks to it.
Kate Beckinsale knows what works on her and sticks to it.
this literally only works because it is Versace and thus pvertly sexy. otherwise, no Kate Hudson.
this literally only works because it is Versace and thus overtly sexy. otherwise, no Kate Hudson.

GOLDEN GIRLS

These elder women showed that youth is not the only way to define style.

obvs Helen Mirren killed it. what a babe.
obvs Helen Mirren killed it. what a babe.

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uhhhhbsessed with this custom Givenchy dip-dyed-feathered ensemble on Julianne Moore.
uhhhhbsessed with this custom Givenchy dip-dyed-feathered ensemble on Julianne Moore.

BOYZONE

Quite honesly, the men did a whole lot better at the Golden Globes than most of the women. I love that we are in a place where men can have fun with fashion, wear more than just a black tux and take risks.

white lining on a black blazer to an awards show? YES!
white lining on a black blazer to an awards show? YES!

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he thanked his husband and three children. I love you even more now Matt Bomer. DAMMIT.
he thanked his husband and three children. I love you even more now Matt Bomer. DAMMIT.

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50 shades of OMG I AM DEAD YOU ARE SO HOT.
50 shades of OMG I JUST DIED BECAUSE YOU ARE SO FRIGGIN’ HOT.

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David Oyelowo wore a D&G suit that literally sparkled. so did his shoes. and his eyes.
David Oyelowo wore a D&G suit that literally sparkled. so did his shoes. and his eyes. and now my heart.

CUTE COUPLES

Sometimes, your best accessory is the person on your arm.

she wore white gloves and Dior Haute Couture and he wor his (Armani) wedding suit. dead.
she wore white gloves and Dior Haute Couture and he wore his (Armani) wedding suit. dead.
I'm not mad about her dress but that diamond-encrusted snake that wrapped around her neck is TO DIE. and hubby Ray Donovan aint too shabby either.
I’m not mad about her dress but that diamond-encrusted snake that wrapped around her neck is TO DIE. and hubby Ray Donovan aint too shabby either.

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oops, they did it again. Matthew McConaughey in D&G and Camilla Alves in Monique Lhuillier
oops, they did it again. Matthew McConaughey in D&G and Camilla Alves in Monique Lhuillier
ok not a couple but how cute are brother and sister team, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal? CUTE.
ok not a couple but how cute are brother and sister team, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal? CUTE.

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I wishhis shoes were pointier and shinier but I mean hello how hot is this couple? Adam Levine and local beauty/VS Angel Behati Prinsloo.
I wish his shoes were pointier and shinier but I mean hello how hot is this couple? Adam Levine and local beauty/VS Angel Behati Prinsloo.

And this for luck:

ENTOURAGE
ENTOURAGE

Ok so there were quite a few hits at The Globes, but sadly the misses far outweigh them. Stay tuned for that clusterfuck of fashion coming to the blog this week.

Until next time xxx

Haute Hoodlum