Stone Cold – Everyday Style

Hello Readers,

While it’s fabulous to share advice on clothing, red carpets and shoes what makes an outfit complete is the accessories. The jewellery equivalent of the cherry on top of the sundae. Recently natural stones have made a huge resurgence and along with cool acrylic and rose gold pieces are a must have for wardrobes this season. Whether wearing a large stone necklace to complete a boho look or fine polished gem bracelets to add interest to grey tops and black jeans here’s a few of the best I’ve found and love..

Urban Outfitters

Diament Jewelry x Urban Renewal Tiny Turquoise Diamond Stud Earring

$14

UO stone earrings

Pandora

Silver Ring – Birthstone December

$59

pandora ring

Samantha Wills

Bohemian Moon Necklace – Boysenberry

$139

bohemian moon necklace

ASOS

Multirow Mix Stone Necklace

$27

asos stone necklace

Forever 21

Circle Faux Stone Pendant Necklace

$6.90

forevs stone neck

Red Glitter Slippers xx

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Cinderella Film Premieres – Top Looks

Hello Readers,

Lily James as Cinderella in the live action big budget film can only mean one thing. Lots and Lots of red carpet opportunities and lots and lots of well known designer gowns. Here’s five of her best looks..

1. Disneyland Resort Screening in Elie Saab

If there is one place where Lily had to wear a princess outfit it has to be Disneyland and she didn’t disappoint. Her gorgeous curls, red lips and embellished gown made her resemble a princess. I’m sure all of the littlies coming along in their costumes would have felt like they were really meeting Cinderella. Lily looked old world stunning.

2. Tokyo Press Conference in Valentino

I really really really love this dress. It’s the perfect mix between playful and sophistication. The decorative gold stars, moon and night sky don’t look childish but appropriate on the dress. Navy is a good colour choice for fair haired Lily. While I think she could have had her hair in a slick ponytail I like how it’s been straightened. Her simple nude pumps are a perfect addition to let the dress shine.

3. Milan Photo call in Erdem

COLOUR. Wow. Comparing some of the lighter colours that wash Lily out the deep red dress was a much needed interlude. It made her look more tanned and she stands out in the red colour. I love how it’s such a contrast to the more washed out dresses she chose to wore.This was the only block colour look in the whole tour. Her hair looks lovely curled at the front, framing her face. Generally at a good premiere run this look would be pretty average, nothing special but in comparison she just looks so much better. (Also I’m definitely getting some spanish/flamenco influences here- I don’t know about you guys!). I even like the black shoes, they make the outfit sexy.

4. London Premiere in Balenciaga

I oddly quite like this look. It reminds me of a ‘Pride and Prejudice’ era soldier’s jacket with the thick woollen- looking material and the big gold buttons/clasps. I love her hair pushed back behind her shoulder and simple make up however as with many of her looks I longed for more. Even a gorgeous gold Edie Parker clutch with ‘Cinderella’ on it would have done wonders for the look. It’s not that the dress is a let down it just looks incredibly plain without any accessories. However Kudos Lily for the dress fitting so well.

5. Berlin Premiere in Dior

Look I’m not particularly fond of this dresses material but where this dress stands out is that it is quite a neutral colour but it’s warm. The pinky- peachy undertones don’t wash Lily out as much as the cooler toned neutrals. I like the folds at the top of the dress and how it sits on Lily. It doesn’t overwhelm her tiny frame but it gives a bit of a princess look. Her hair sitting naturally really works with the dress. I wish she’d added an antique diamond bracelet or some drop earrings for interest.

I’m quite disappointed with the variation of looks. It was either a princess dress or long sleeved embellished mini or tea length dress with very few looks in between. Lily also strayed from wearing much colour which was a bad move as many of the lighter blues, creams and white washed her out. Overall the lack of interesting looks didn’t impress at all.

What are your thoughts on the Cinderella press tour looks?

Red Glitter Slippers xx

When one meets the President and First Lady one should always…

Hello Readers,

When meeting dignitaries one should always be dressed fashionably and appropriately so although I have little understanding of how the US congress works and the politicians roles I do understand one thing. A black tie event equals some serious styling. The White house correspondents’ dinner seems to be a fancy dinner thrown for the elite of the entertainment industry. No matter what you think about it, it’s a great opportunity for some fash-analysing. Here are my top 5 looks..

1. Gillian Jacobs in Peter Pilotto

YES. A nice surprise among the typical princess/old hollywood dresses and the stock standard block colour dresses. I’m so glad she took the risk in print. Although the colour combination is unusual it just works. Her old hollywood hair brings a touch of glam as she combines the modern print with the 40’s inspired hair and make up. YES.

gillian white house

2. Chanel Iman in Zuhair Murad

Model dressing at it’s finest. Showing off her rocking body the v shaped neckline revealed some skin however the long skirt kept the look classy. She picked the perfect colour and accentuated the look with some diamond earrings and bejewelled sleeves. The dress fit her like it was made for her. I need a moment, it’s so gorgeous.

chanel iman white house

3. Michelle Monaghan in Parabul Gurung

Perfect example of combining colour and texture. I love the classic deep red and black colours of the dress but what makes it shine is the almost snake skin like texture of the dress. It’s a statement that pushes the boundaries without being too editorial for carpet as formal as the dinner. She finished off the look nicely with loose waves, wrist cuffs and a black clutch.

mich monga white house

4. Brit Marling in Roksanda

Another example of mixing modern with classic. While I’ve left out some lovely gowns, gowns that become my favourites are those that take risks that pay off rather than sticking with a nice black dress. I appreciate the effort. Here it’s Scandinavian chic, the dress made up of tangerine, sky blue and black. The peplum provides some architectural detail while her flowing hair balances the colour blocking. A great choice on Brit.

brit marling white house

5. Troian Bellisario

Despite the dress being white, white and more white I love the combination of the white with the gold, leaf belt. Combined with her dark hair she looked beautiful and sophisticated. The flowing gown was a nice change from the corset bodices and high slits of other gowns that night. Loved it!

troian white house

Who were your best dressed from the dinner?

Red Glitter Slippers xx

Into the Wild – luxe vs less

Hello Readers,

This season, safari inspired belted dresses seems to be what’s on the horizon. Particularly light coloured mini dresses. While this may seem like a tricky trend ( no one wants to look like they’ve stepped out of the Jungle at work or a nice cocktail party ) there are certain accessories to avoid. Try not to use olive green shoes or tribal inspired necklaces or khaki printed jackets. Metal inspired accessories will work much better with your outfit, bringing it into the modern day concrete jungle rather than the leafy, animal dwelling one. Try gold shoes or rose gold bracelets, just be careful about the type of metal hardware on the dress – complimenting not clashing!

Luxe.

victoria beckham jane dress

Victoria Beckham

Jute and silk-blend canvas mini dress

$3,320

marc jacobs jane dress

Marc Jacobs

Silk- shantung midi dress

$2,226

vanessa bruno jane dress

Vanessa Bruno

Cupa cotton- corduroy mini dress

$648

Less.

green topshop jane dress

Topshop

Belted flippy dress

$80

forever 21 jane dress

Forever 21

Maxi Utility Dress

$27.90

Belt up your dress and join the pack..

Until next time

Red Glitter Slippers xx

How to succeed at looking fashionable at college without really trying.

Hello Readers,

Not only are your budgets straining under the cost of buying uni books, transport and ‘life expenses’ but I’m sure about now the wardrobe is needing a revisit and cleaning out. O week’s might be over but here’s your guide to looking your best at university for under $50 per piece..

1. Covering your legs

Let’s face it why squeeze yourself into those beautiful (but tight) jeans when you have to run for buses, jump over concrete things and pick up stray pieces of paper that have fallen everywhere after you tripped over a bin, tired after pulling an all nighter on an assignment. Easy answer: stretch/elastic/ability to move like a baby deer is your friend. That includes appropriate jeggings, nice sweatpant style pants and cool embellished leggings.

Cotton On

Acid Wash Jeggings

$29.95

Glassons

Panel Ponte Pant

$39.99

Black Panel Ponte Pant Front

2. Covering your top half

As cute and trendy as that super bright colourful, gem stoned chiffon top is let’s be real it wouldn’t last a few weeks with you on your uni schedule. Leave the nice stuff and go for tops that are comfortable but also netural. Not only can you pair it with everything but you can wear it a couple of days in a row and no one will really notice! Unfortunately if you choose to wear the rainbow, glitter covered poufy woollen sweater by day 3 of wear everyone will know you have no clothes.

Glassons

Knit racer back tank

$39.99

Jay Jays

36 Stripe crop tee

$15

Sportsgirl

Henley long sleeve tee

$49.95

3. Cover yourself in cold weather

Uni is all about layers, while tying an oversized denim shirt around your waist may be just as trendy as knowing what an acai bowl is and how to make kale chips it’s no use if it actually does nothing to keep you warm. Go for thicker and sturdier pieces for nasty weather. It’s all about textured neutrals. Think chambray shirts, flannels, chunky preppy coloured knits (maroon, mustard yellow and navy) and soft leather jackets.

Miss Shop

Teddy fluffy heart jumper

$40

H&M Australia

Boucle Jacket

$49.95

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Hope these tips help you to look cute as well as comfortable,

Until next time

Red Glitter Slippers xx

Styling the Stars – Dianna Agron

Hello Readers,

As you probably know I have a minor fashion crush on Dianna Agron. Her ladylike dress sense brings class and sophistication to the red carpet. She’s a rising star with multiple movies coming out in 2015 such as Tumbledown and Bare. Here I want to pretend style her according to looks I think she should wear on the red carpets. For my looks I’ll be using Net-a-Porter to style her in some designer goodies.

Styling for a small film premiere…

This look is classic Dianna Agron ladylike dressing. I love the neon pink stitching and think this pop of colour would suit her as she regularly wears bright colours, in particular red, on the red carpet. Dianna is also a girl who wears a lot of lady like textures such as lace, beading and also bright patterns. I love the little bit of bling on the shoes for some sparkle.

dianna dress       dianna sparkle sandals  dianna golden globes

Dress- Needle & Thread ‘Sequinned tulle maxi dress’ $432

Shoes- Givenchy ‘Monia leather sandals with crystals’ $1,700

Dianna at the Golden Globes 2012

Styling for an awards show red carpet..

This neckline exudes Dianna. At Multiple big red carpets she’s chosen a low, V neckline exposing some skin in order to balance the large skirts and to avoid looking ‘dowdy’. Paired with a smoky eye and pinky/nude lips she would look stunning. The gold shoes are beautiful and the pointed toe helps to elongate her legs.

dian gown eli saab       nicholas kirk metallic pumps    Dianna met ball

Dress- Elie Saab ‘Tiered lace gown’ $13,175

Shoes – Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Metallic leather and PVC pumps’ $864

Dianna at the MET Ball 2014

Styling for a light lunch…

Dianna is a dress girl through and through, very rarely will she wear pants or shorts. With this in mind I’ve put her in one of her favourite dress shapes. Although a classic colour and fit I love the pop of blue and yellow with the belt. I found sandals which feature these colours to keep the look fun and casual.

preen line dianna dress     soph web shoes  dianna casual

Dress – Preen Line ‘Akka belted embroidered tulle dress’ $825

Shoes- Sophia Webster ‘Luca embellished leather sandals’ $470

Dianna at the High Line Party

Red Glitter Slippers xx

Part of the Tribe – luxe vs less

Hello Readers,

So here’s the deal.. gladiators are back. While I thought I’d left them behind a good five or six years ago I’m now dusting them off as they are currently ‘socially acceptable.’ However not only are they back but new and improved. They are considerably more wearable than the cheap black Target rubbers ones that cut me off at the ankles. Think brown light leathers rather than black, tie ups rather than zipping them up the back due to all the little buckles and the ditching of the buckles almost altogether. 2015’s gladiators are the hippier, lighter version of 2008’s gladiators. Wear them with chambray paperbag shorts, breezy plain t shirts, delicate stone jewellry and a brightly patterned head scarf if your feeling fabulous.

Here are some of my best affordable and extravagant picks…

Luxe.

Valentino

Aphrodite Leather Sandals

$1,846

valentino gladiators

Free People

Great Lengths Sandals

$126

free people shoes

Less.

ASOS

FLO Suede Tie Leg Sandals

$39

asos wrap sandals

Topshop

Heaven Gladiator Sandals

$50 (approx)

topshop sandals

So hurry up and tie on your gladiators and join us in exploring the urban jungle..

Until next time

Red Glitter Slippers xx

2015 SAG Awards Debrief – Worst Dressed

Hello Readers,

It’s been a busy few weeks and therefore my awards posts may be quite slow.

However at present sit back and let me tell you about the SAGS disasters…

1. Sarah Hyland in custom Vera Wang

This will be an unpopular view I’m sure but I just struggle in every way, shape and form to love the dress. I think the bodice is covered in a very strange floral 3D embellishments which don’t work. It’s a bit too couture for the SAGs. The skirt I love even less with the sheer black overlay fine by itself but beneath it, it’s chaos. Every crinkle and crease and curve that the underlay is meant to prevent or hide shows up. It’s supposed to be nude but comes off a weird yellow colour which clashes with sarah’s skin tone in complete contrast in what it’s purpose is. Almost every colourful look she wears she graces best dressed lists, she should have followed the tried and true path.

2. Jennifer Anniston in vintage John Galliano

Yuck. Double Yuck. In a similar situation to Sarah, Jennifer is in a colour that doesn’t photograph well and does not suit her. The colour is wrong being a goldy, nudy, sickly yellow tone, the bodice is a terrible fit with cleavage everywhere and did she run out of time to do her hair? If she exchanged her vomit coloured dress for a tie dyed sarong I would have sworn she were at the beach. The metallic tattoos are too young for her and look tacky. The only redeeming quality? The slinky silouhette suits her figure. That’s the only nice thing I can say about the look.

3.Lorelei Linklater in Honor

Blue tipped hair. Check. Huge bell sleeves. Check. Long Black modest skirt. Check. I have officially created a new trend category y’all… Nun- Gothic. Thank you Lorelai for being my inspiration. The look is a hot, hot mess. The fit makes her look middle aged and she lost a neck due to all the black fabric. To fix: Change the neckline to a v shape, cut the bell sleeves, shorten the length to be thigh lhigh and ditch the dye. While it would become a pretty bland dress at least it wouldn’t have blinded me with it’s awfulness. I’m sorry but how? why? who let you leave the house?

4. Anna Chlumsky in Escada

A lot about this dress is confusing. My main mind struggle is with the shiny silver top. If you were to leave the dress with the same rusty red fabric, as a simple sweetheart neckline you would have a classic, fresh look. Her paired back hair and statement earrings would have gone so well. She wouldn’t have gotten top best dressed honours but I think she would have appeared on a few top ten lists. The silver bodice top looks like it’s from outer space and the cut of the sleeves widens her shoulders enormously. A case of too little intervention too late.

5. Laverne Cox in Johanna Johnson

After being inspired by Lorelai and her nun-gothic look here’s another category for you… Bad Prom. The cheap pink satin fabric, the terrible fit and the over abundance of jewels reminds me of a sixteen year old at their first dance. The only difference would be that a dress you wore to a formal at sixteen is forgiveable but as a fully grown woman at the SAGS? not a chance. The train does no favours and her hair extensions and glittery accessories only reiterate how ‘Bad Prom’ her look is. Unsalvageable.

Who was your SAGs worst dressed?

Red Glitter Slippers xx

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2015 SAG Awards Debrief- Best Dressed

Hello Readers, 

Yet another Red Carpet to scrutinise! This time both the film stars and television stars take to the carpet. I have to say I’m relatively impressed with the amount of ‘shocking’ looks; much less than what we have seen on other red carpets recently. Oh! and for the first time this season most of the nominees are NOT wearing black! I repeat NOT wearing black! There is still hope and an Oscar carpet to come…

Top 5 Looks

1. Julianne Moore in Givenchy

A redhead can wear so many jewel tones so well, as a blonde I’m just a tad jealous. So while emerald green seems a nice break from the monochromatic disease infecting the red carpet right now it is definitely not Julianne’s boldest look. However the Givenchy dress is just that right deep mermaid green creating perfect contrast with her hair and pale skin. Styling was kept minimal to large, round emerald earrings and the silhouette fits her like a glove. While my only complaint is the styling of her hair (which I feel a loose ponytail may have made the look more polished) I am still awestruck by how incredible Julianne makes this dress look. The ultimate example of  wearing a dress rather than letting the dress wear you.

2. Keira Knightly in Erdem

I feel like with Keira’s latest red carpet look there will be a division between those who love and hate – I’m secretly hoping everyone falls into the love category. Having struggled in a Chanel feather night gown look at recent red carpets the purple Erdem is a return to form as well as an example of  fantastic ‘baby bump dressing’. The colour suits her and while the dress does have volume the fabric is lace which is much more delicate and doesn’t weigh down the star. The mesh triangle over her decollatage was a stroke of genius, ensuring the dress doesn’t become too ‘nana’s nightgown’. Her casual hair and ear piece make the look cool as well as feminine and pretty. Keep this up Keira.

3. Felicity Jones in Balenciaga

I admire Felicity’s courage with this look as the pale pink Balenciaga dress could have turned into a ‘weird, unflattering nude look’ (yes we’re referring to Gwyneth Paltrow’s failed jumpsuit moment). She looks very ladylike in the form fitting assemble, complete with slick updo, drop earrings and pale clutch. I admire how tailored the dress is, which has been done flawlessly, a difficult achievement on a red carpet. She nails the beatiful subtlty of fashion icons of the past such as Jackie O, Grace Kelly and Princess Kate as well as acting as a reminder for us all that the red carpet is an invitation to be glamorous.

4. Emma Stone in Christian Dior Couture

Emma’s flawless red carpet run doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. Although choosing black she opts for an interesting look, enhanced by a red lip and sheer skirt. Although it took me a while to come around to the look, again she bravely defies the idea that a woman must wear a dress on the red carpet. The combination of a tuxedo with ajoining sheer skirt/train can be applauded as she balances interest with tradition. This look could easily have become too couture but the colour ensures that the dress is still SAG red carpet appropriate. Emma Stone always wears something interesting with a classy edge, seen with a subdued bun and round diamond earrings.

5. Reese Witherspoon in Georgio  Armani/Viola Davis in custom Max Mara

Is it just me or was every ‘white dress’ moment at the SAG Awards perfection? Alright so I’m really talking about the glamorous Reese and Viola. Both kept it simple but boring it was anything but. I know I rage about monochrome on the carpet but these two ladies nailed their looks. Reese’s works due to what I would call ‘interesting accessorizing’ by choosing a bright pink lip and casual ponytail the dress is not left to carry the look. Similarly Viola used the clean palette to go all out with diamonds. But the key to their success is ‘fresh’, both looks are sexy, red carpet appropriate and a change from the texture trend at the SAG awards (lace was all over the carpet that night). I’m definitely celebrating the return of ‘interesting simple’ on the carpet.

Reese Witherspoon

Viola Davis

Something to Note

My Top 5 looks win for different reasons, a key reason is that they are different- I’m more likely to go towards a look that is brave and works than a sleek black look. My Top 5 represent women who understand that the best dressed is not left to the dress but to how the look is put together. Since this is the case I’ve decided to have a list of runner up looks that may not have been as daring or as polished or as red carpet appropriate but still deserve some fashion love.

SAG runner ups:

– Maisie Williams

– Julie Bowen

– Emmy Rossum

– Shaun Robinson

Red Glitter Slippers xx

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Easter eggs and Shiny metallics.

Hello Readers,

Get inspired by the season with shiny materials mirroring the wrappers of delicious easter eggs. Slip these tasty fashion morsels into your wardrobe glamming up your basics. Don’t go overboard on the chocolate but remind yourselves every now and again of the purpose of easter and spend time with family and friends!

ASOS

Homewood Heeled Sandals

$69

Lovisa

Stars Clutch

$20

Topshop

Metallic Skirt by Sister Jane

Around $80 AUD

The Iconic

Structured SL Lantern Dress

$99.95

Red Glitter Slippers xx

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