Uptown Style File
Ahead of the Oscars and her possible win for ‘My Week With Marilyn’ for Best Actress, today we take a look at Michelle Williams striking style.
From the ethereal beauty of a hand-beaded Chanel couture gown to the epitome of cool-girl chic in Jason Wu, Michelle Williams is never afraid to take a risk on the red carpet.
Often opting for elegant black and white, Williams has the perfect fashion-forward yet classic style. Elegant yet never fussy, beautiful but never expected. With a love for Jason Wu, Chanel, Erdem, Victoria Beckham and more, Williams is becoming a modern day style icon.
‘Elegant yet never fussy, beautiful but never expected.’
Choosing looks to perfectly complement her platinum crop, Williams understands the ‘less is more mantra’. Her refined, natural make-up and simple, elegant diamond jewellery evoke a timeless beauty.
A personal favourite: The exquisite Vera Wang saffron gown, worn by Williams to the 2006 Oscars (pictured above). Her relaxed chignon, red lips, and vintage necklace exude ‘Old-Hollywood glamour’ to perfection.
Do you covet Michelle Williams’ style? Who is a modern day style icon to you? xx
Photos from google images
At the Critics’ Choice Awards gorgeous shades of vivid yellow were the real winners of the day.
All with sweet yellow accents – Diane Kruger in Prada; Elle Fanning in Rodarte; Elizabeth Olsen in Emilio Pucci; and Ahna O’Reilly in Honor –brightened the red carpet like little rays of sunshine.
And for Spring / Summer 2012 yellow is here to stay. In fact, it is one of the key power players. Perfect in little doses – accentuating your look with a picture perfect yellow clutch (see below) or why not unlock a high impact vault of sunlight with head-to-toe yellow.
Some Friday Sunshine Inspiration…
Will you add a little ray of sunshine to your wardrobe? xx
Photos from grazia.com.au & google images
Stylish Alternatives For Modern Brides
Recently I was asked by Lane to write a fashion piece for modern, stylish brides who are seeking chic alternatives to the traditional wedding gown. LANE is an online wedding directory with beautiful, inspiring content and imagery to assist you in planning your big day. For more information, please visit: www.thelane.com
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From the Runway To The Aisle
Make A Show Stopping Statement On Your Big Day
The latest round of runway collections presented some new and exciting ways to dress for your wedding day. From the high drama bygone allure of 1940’s silhouettes; to Mod mania with a 60’s twist; or the stylish seduction of 70’s glamour – your wedding gown can make a show stopping statement on your big day.
When it comes to colour, more is definitely more this season. And not just conservative colour choices, although there are plenty of sophisticated variables in soft pinks, creamy latte and luscious lavender. No, we are talking serious colour to really capture attention. Colour can inject a youthful, vitality into your wedding gown; with certain colours also heightening the overall aesthetic or theme of your wedding day. But how to interpret these iconic shapes and colours?
Timeless, Iconic 40’s Finesse
One of the season’s strongest trends involves broad shoulders that gracefully taper into a tailored waist. Across the catwalks refined 40’s feminine allure was back with a vengeance. At Gucci, Frida Giannini created looks reminiscent of film noir in colour. The designer conjured decadent long dresses with flowing chiffon in bold jewelled tones worthy of a cinematic moment. Other houses filled their collections with demure dresses and an air of restrained allure. At Ralph Lauren, an emerald green slip exuded pure iconic Old-Hollywood glamour. Whilst at Miu Miu, Donna Karan and Louis Vuitton, we were transported into a World War II-era, where skirts and dresses were worn to the knee or ankle and waists were highlighted with a clinched belt. For more 40’s inspiration…
Bold, Daring 60’s Revolution
When you take in all of the extraordinary colour, bold lines and simple silhouettes for the coming season, you would be forgiven for thinking fashion has gone mod squad cool. The return of the swinging 60’s, saw the era’s signature style makers take centre stage at Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Stella McCartney and more. Think luxe fabrics in pop art brights with great attention paid to the smallest details. Combining just the right amount of girly sweetness crossed with a sexy edge; chic 60’s fashion icon Jean Shrimpton is your muse. For more 60’s inspiration…
Effortless, Sophisticated 70’s Seduction
Oh so heavenly, there was something particularly compelling about the delicate romance and quiet seduction of 70’s streamlined chic. In the business of style, the 70’s aesthetic marks an irresistible return to effortless glamour. The silhouettes feature floor-sweeping hemlines in a volume of cascading fabric to elongate the body and create a vibe of unmistakable cool. At Yves Saint Laurent, pussy bow blouses were worn with palazzo trousers, while at Rachel Zoe her signature boho glam aesthetic shone through in long dresses that skim the body. For more 70’s inspiration…
Making The Big Decision
Stepping into the spotlight on your big day with a gown worthy of an iconic leading lady, brings a refined sophistication to your wedding. When choosing a coloured wedding gown, be sure to reflect on the style, tone and shape. Consider the type of look you want to achieve as well as the essential wedding details – giving thought to the venue and season.