So Tuesday night saw the Brit Awards 2012 at the O2 and the stars were out in full force! There were so many amazing artists there and the performance were outstanding this year. One of my favourite parts of the awards shows is of course the outfits so here are my favourite 10 of the evening:
First up the boys!
Olly Murs was looking as cheeky as ever!
Tinie Tempah didn’t perform this year but is still one of my favourite male artists and always dresses well.
The One Direction boys looked soo dapper in their suits!
And then there were the girls:
TV Presenter Laura Whitmore looked stunning in this black mini
Millie Mackintosh stepped out with Professor Green for the first time in an amazing turquoise dress.
Adele looked fab in black and gave a stunning performance.
Fearne Cotton looked very stylish in this outfit.
Pixie Lott looked stunning and wowed veiwers in this amazing dress.
Lastly my favourites:
Rihanna looked amazing and deserved her award of best international female
Kylie looked fantastic in this dress and was my absolute favourite of the evening!
The showcase will include original dresses and costumes worn by Monroe as well as never seen before photographs of the actress as a child and shot of her at film premieres.
“We are extremely excited to present our Marilyn exhibition, offering the public unparalleled and rare access to Marilyn’s life through the iconic imagery from Getty Images’ extensive archival collection,” said Getty Images Gallery director Louise Garczewska. “Private Monroe memorabilia collector David Gainsborough Roberts has kindly loaned us Marilyn’s dresses which the public can see in London for the first time ever, making this exhibition a perfect tribute to one of Hollywood’s greats.”
A highlight of the exhibition will include an original film giving visitors further insight into Monroe’s troubled life.
Marilyn will be on display from March 9 to May 23 at Getty Images Gallery, 46 Eastcastle St London W1W 8DX.
Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behaviour and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday night. She was 48.
At her peak, Houston was the golden girl of the music industry. From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world’s best-selling artists. Her success carried her beyond music to movies, where she starred in hits like “The Bodyguard” and “Waiting to Exhale.”She influenced a generation of younger singers, from Christina Aguilera to Mariah Carey. But by the end of her career, Houston became a stunning cautionary tale of the toll of drug use. Her album sales plummeted and the hits stopped coming; her once pristine image was shattered. She confessed to abusing cocaine, marijuana and pills, and her once stunning voice became raspy and hoarse, unable to hit the high notes as she had during her prime.
It was a tragic fall for a superstar who was one of the top-selling artists in pop music history, with more than 55 million records sold in the United States alone.
Houston’s death on the eve of the Grammy Awards sent shock waves through the music industry, with many stars expressing surprise and sadness.
Bobby Brown reportedly broke down backstage before a show with his band New Edition; he skipped the first song of the concert, but appeared onstage for the second. He shouted, “I love you, Whitney. The hardest thing for me to do is to come on this stage.” He then blew a kiss to the sky with visibly teary eyes.
Houston’s long time mentor Clive Davis held his annual concert and dinner Saturday at the hotel where her body was found. Producer Jimmy Jam, who had worked with Houston, said he anticipated the evening would become a tribute to her.
Aretha Franklin, her godmother, also said she was stunned.”I just can’t talk about it now,” Franklin said in a short statement. “It’s so stunning and unbelievable. I couldn’t believe what I was reading coming across the TV screen.”
Jennifer Hudson performed an extremely moving tribute to Houston at the Grammy Awards, Grammy executive producer Ken Erhlich said event organizers believed Hudson could perform a “respectful musical tribute” to Houston. The Dreamgirls actress had less than 24 hours to prepare for her rendition of Houston’s I Will Always Love You at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. The American Idol graduate stood under a single spotlight as she belted out what is largely considered Houston’s most famous hit which was written by Dolly Parton for The Bodyguard soundtrack. Throughout her moving performance Hudson appeared to be fighting back the tears but managed to remain composed right thorough to the end.
Victoria Beckham kicked off the fourth day of New York Fashion Week at the New York Public Library.
Any doubt about her credibility as a fashion design was quickly erased by this collection of well-made clothes that any woman would want to wear. The dresses were figure flattering with references to athletic wear and to military. These were all in shapes that would flatter anyone that wore them. A bonus at the show was the appearance of David Beckham who sat next to Anna Wintour, he arrived looking dapper as ever and carrying Harper who was sporting a baby beanie to protect her from the cold. Victoria was later heard speaking about her daughter saying she is already a great fan of fashion and how nice it is to finally have someone to share it with at home.
Its back at its new time! Here are a few things I have been loving this week:
I love this necklace! Such a lovely idea by Topshop its just the right length and looks lovely dressed down or up!
Its getting so cold now! Add some sparkle to the cold with this cardi from River Island!
Fancy adding something different to your winter wardrobe? I love these scarfs such a bargain and look fab from H&M!
And finally heres some fun retro posters to brighten up your weekend!
Bit of a change up to the usual Friday Favourite’s but here are some of the things I have been loving this week:
I love false eyelashes for a night out but I like to keep them looking as natural as possible which is why these criss cross eyelashes that only over half the lash are amazing and give the main parts of your lashes volume without you looking like you might cause a gale every time you blink! Get yours now from Boots or http://www.headcovers.com/t/wigs/eyebrows-lashes/193/4/
Finding that New Years Resolution to be healthier a bit harder than you thought, have a look at my favourite smoothie recipe discovered on laurenconrad.com it may look a bit odd but tastes amazing! Orginal post here – http://lindawagner.net/blog/2011/03/green-smoothie-for-weight-loss/
This has to be one of my favourite Marilyn Monroe pictures such an icon mixed with my favourite type of dance!
Possibly on of the funniest videos I have seen! This will brighten up your Friday afternoon!
Have a good weekend everyone! xx
Everyone has their own playlist that helps them get through that session at the gym and I am forever changing mine and trying out news things. So when I noticed on Choice FM’s website yesterday that they had a list of the the best urban songs to do a workout too so I thought I would give it a try at the gym last night. Now while some of them were great, some of them I just could not work with so I have taken a few songs out and put a few choices of my own in, this all depends on your taste in music of course but urban and pop lovers will appreciate this I am sure!
1. Super Bass – Nicki Minaj
2. Sweat (David Guetta Remix) – Snoop Dogg
3. How We Roll (feat. Tanya Lacey) – Loick Essien
4. Jumpin’ Jumpin – Destiny’s Child
5. Pass Out – Tinie Tempah
6. Beautiful People (feat. Benny Benassi) – Chris Brown
7. In Da Club – 50 Cent
8. Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce
9. We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) – Rihanna
10. Frisky – Tinie Tempah
11. Crazy In Love – Beyonce
12. Holiday – Dizzee Rascal
13. Do You Feel What I Feel? – JLS
14. Yeah 3X – Chris Brown
15. Only Girl (In the World) – Rihanna
16. Earthquake – Labrinth
Want to take a look a Choice FM’s suggestion find them here http://www.choice-fm.co.uk/photo-galleries/ultimate-urban-workout-anthems/
What song gets you through your workout? I’d love to know!
The app titled ‘Vogue Daily News’ will keep you in the know of all the fashion action, give you access to the best names and faces of the fashion world via Vogue’s live Twitter feed. The sharing functionality also allows you to share your favourite news pieces and reports with friends by email, Facebook and Twitter.
“The Daily News on VOGUE.COM has become one of the strongest elements of the site over the last 15 years, bringing the latest updates and the most inspirational, stylish stories into the limelight throughout the day every day – whether you’re interested in the latest on the YSL vs. Louboutin court battle; the best new fashion labels; strongest trends; or just want to know which supermodel is wearing what and where every day, we offer the latest and most trusted fashion news resource. The fact that our readers can now read it on their phones will be a fantastic advantage,” said VOGUE.COM editor Dolly Jones.
Download your ‘Vogue daily News’ app from the iTunes store now at http://itunes.apple.com/app/vogue-daily-news/id490116519?affId=1860684&mt=8&u1=web
It’s that time of the week again and here are some of the things I have been loving this week….
We all love a statement ring and this one really caught my eye! Topshop do come out with some fab rings!
What a way to spice up your shirt in the office! This 2 tone shirt from Misguided mixes it up as always! Add a chunky necklace and make that tough day at work that little bit better.
My Flash Trash is an online Jewellery Boutique founded by Made in Chelsea’s Amber Atherton and includes some amazing jewellery worn by celebs such as Jessie J and Misha Barton, check it out at http://www.myflashtrash.com/ now.
Probably one of my favourite quotes ever, we all need a new pair of shoes when we are feeling low or just feel like a treat.
Have a great weekend!
After an amazing success in November Versace decided to collaborate with H&M once again with a collection this time made up of cruise wear. The Cruise 2012 collection launched exclusively online in the UK yesterday and sold out almost immediately. The H&M Web site crashed at 6:30 a.m, H&M UK tweeted: “We’re very sorry for the tech problems during today’s #VersaceforHM launch. We’re working on expanding capacity for more visitors.”
H&M then sent out an official statement
“We apologize to all the customers who experienced technical problems when trying to shop online. Due to the high volume of customers shopping the Versace Cruise collection our website was down for a few hours. We have been working hard to solve the technical problems that occurred to avoid that this will happen again in the future. We of course hope that as many customers as possible had the possibility to shop. This is a limited, one off collection which is supposed to sell out in a couple of days, but the interest from our customers highly exceeded anything we could have expected.”
Versace fans do not need to worry; items from the Versace H&M Cruise 2012 collection are now available on eBay for your purchasing pleasure however this comes at a cost as the prices have shot up almost four times the original price tag. The most-coveted items include the fruit printed dresses, tops and heels.
This new collection titled the ‘Cruise’ collection see’s a lot of pastels, gold accessories and fruity prints. Women’s wear includes camisoles, blouses, white jeans, belts, flowing caftans, fruity bikinis, gold stiletto sandals and charm bracelets. Menswear includes blazers, brightly hued T-shirts, pleated shorts and a lavish bathrobe.
The retro 50s vibe of the Cruise 2012 line is a striking contrast to the Fall 2011 collection that was founded on 90s sexy decadence. The collection is Donatella Versace’s second and final line for H&M.