June072017

Top Looks at the Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival is a multi-day event in France which previews and celebrates new films from around the world. Because of its duration, the festival has more than the usual amount of red carpet entrances – meaning more fabulous outfits from our favourite celebrities.

Wrapping up at the end of May, Cannes Film Festival celebrated its 70th year. As always, there were some outfits which stood out among the crowd. I’ve put together my eight top looks of the festival. What was your favourite?

 

Monica Belluccimonica

Monica has long been one of my favourite celebrities. The Italian actress and model is the picture of elegance wherever she goes, and Cannes was no exception. This year Monica was the festival’s Mistress of Ceremonies. Over the event’s twelve days she wore an array of gorgeous garments, but my personal pick is this flared black Stella McCartney jumpsuit. Stylish, simple and clean, the jumpsuit highlight her lovely curves and is complemented perfectly with a diamond brooch.

 

Sara Sampaio
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Portuguese model Sara Sampaio was a vision in red. The plunging neckline and full skirt of her Zuhair Murad Couture gown create a feminine and striking effect. The sequined detail on the gown just add to its impressiveness, and Sara’s diamond jewellery finishes the outfit beautifully. I love Sara’s simple, pulled back hair and smokey eyes – you can’t go wrong with smokey eyes, ladies!

 

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Fashion designer Elie Saab never puts a foot wrong, as is evident with French actress and model Olga Kurylenko’s stunning dress. The cut is very flattering, accentuating her slim waist and flowing gently over the hips and legs. I’m loving the embellishments on this gown, which are eye-catching while still remaining elegant. Olga wears her short hair down and carries a slim watch on her wrist – very classy.

 

Deepika Padukone
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One of the more stand-out gowns of this year’s festival is Deepika’s dress by Brandon Maxwell. The deep green-blue colour is hard to wear, but Indian actress Deepika pulls it off perfectly. The off-the-shoulder cut and train is dramatic but elegant, and the leg slit gives this look some edginess. Her eye makeup is risky, but again executed well. And who doesn’t love a good pair of stilettos?

  

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Bella Hadid can simply do no wrong. The American model stole the show at the 2017 Cannes, and this stunning outfit was my favourite look of the whole festival. The gown, by Alexandre Gauthier, is perfectly fitted and just the right blend of sexy and classy. Soft pink is very in right now, and Bella matches her fashionable dress with striking Bulgari jewellery and delicate Olgana Paris heels. A beautiful, polished, head-turning look.

 

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Keeping things classic, actress Jessica Chastain wears a glamorous and sophisticated Black Prada gown. With a slight train and a low back, this gown is understated elegance at its best. Pairing the gown with a string of small pearl and a tight up-do, Jessica spells class. The simple makeup is an effective addition.

 

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Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana looked fabulous in this strapless sequined gown. The cut is classic and elegant, showing off her slim figure. The statement Chopard necklace is gives Adriana’s outfit a hint of flare, as do the red lips. When in doubt, wear red lips.

 

Juliette Binoche

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Lovely French actress Juliette Binoche was glamorous in a long black Armani Prive dress. The fitted shaped of the dress highlights her hourglass figure, and the sparkles give it an extra bit of edge. I love the up-do and soft wave of the side fringe – very classic.

May102017

Top Looks at the MTV Awards

Earlier this week the MTV Movie and Television Awards were held at the fabulous Shrine Auditorium in the City of Angels – Los Angeles. Slightly less formal than other red carpet events, the MTV Awards give celebrities space to embrace colour and texture in their attire. Some of the outfits were pretty out-there this year, but there were a ton of stunning ones, too. Here are my Top 5 Looks from the MTV Awards – what was your favourite?

Allison Williams

Allison Williams

Actress Allison Williams turned heads in this gorgeous sequined Galia Lahav Haute Couture dress. The cut highlights her rectangle body shape and, combined with the bright colours of the sequins, has an eighties vibe to it. She completed the look with Giuseppe Zanotti stilettos. While the Get Out star didn’t win Best Villain, her co-star Daniel Kaluuya managed to take out the Next Generation award, and the satirical thriller received the most amount of nominations all up. How’s that for inspirational?

Kat Graham
Kat Graham

Star of The Vampire Diaries, Kat Graham was all class in this wide-legged, silky jumpsuit by Off-White. The off-the-shoulder cut breaks the outfit up nicely and her sleek, straight hair looks gorgeous. Kat’s jewellery might look understated, but don’t be fooled – those are Tiffany & Co rings, darlings! What more could a girl want?

Hailee Steinfield
Hailee Steinfeld

Not many people could pull this number off! Somehow, Hailee Steinfield makes it work. The actress and singer looked striking in this mauve Fausto Puglisi dress. The side cut-outs show off her slim waist and the silver embellishments create an eye-catching effect. With silver Christian Louboutin shoes and Neil Lane jewels the twenty-year-old was a vision. Both her and Kat show that simple, straight hair can make any outfit work.

Natalia Dyer
Natalia Dyer

Star of supernatural show Stranger Things, Natalia Dyer was my personal favourite look of the night. I’ve always maintained that when in doubt, wear black – and this is the perfect example of why! With a fitted black Miu Miu dress, fabulous spotted stockings and jewellery by Ileana Makri and Eva Fehren, she was the picture of glamour and sophistication. The strappy heels and red lips complete an elegant, stylish appearance. And even better, Stranger Things took out the award for Show of the Year! What’s your Netflix binge?

Jess Conte
Jess Conte

She’s one of the biggest social media influencers of her generation, and she certainly looked flawless on the red carpet. Vlogger and singer Jess Conte wore a strapless midi-length dress by House of CB. I love the colour and the unique cut of this piece. Soft pinks and pastels are very in right now, as is the much-loved midi-length style. The shape of this dress really makes it stand out – it’s edgy without bordering on crass. The thin-strapped heel is a popular choice at the moment, creating a simple and refined look. Jess tops everything off which a beautiful side plait, plain clutch and simple makeup.

April122017

Celebrity Hair and Beauty Looks of the Month

There have been some gorgeous celebrity hair and beauty looks over the past few weeks, ranging from natural to dramatic. Checking fashion magazines and blogs for images of celebrities is a great way to gain inspiration about hair and makeup. Want some advice on what hairstyles and makeup look work best for you? A personal styling session with me will get you sorted! Here are a few of my favourite celebrity beauty looks right now.

 

Emma Watson

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Emma looked amazing at the world premiere of Beauty and the Beast last month. The British beauty showed off her slim figure in an elegant black Oscar de la Renta jumpsuit, and wore her hair in a swept-back, messy bun. The focus was on the eyes for Emma, and she looked every part the Disney princess with the careful ‘cat eye’ flick of mascara on the eyelid. This technique is a classy and effective way to draw attention to your eyes without looking like you’re wearing a lot of makeup. With a little attention to the brows and a lightly tinted lipstick, Emma was picture perfect.

Selma Hayek

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Selma looked as gorgeous as ever at the How to be a Latin Lover press conference earlier this month. The Mexican-American stunner kept things simple, letting her dark locks flow naturally over her shoulders. Keeping the makeup to a minimum, she has smoothed her skin over with a BB cream or light foundation and added a natural coloured lipstick. This basic makeup look works really well for Selma, showing off her great smile and skin  tone. And doesn’t that dress look amazing on her hourglass figure?!

 

Brie Larson

Brie has rapidly worked her way into the realm of Hollywood stars, and is known for her natural ‘don’t overdo it’ appearance. At the Kong: Skull Island movie premiere she looked radiant in a striking tiered gown with sequin embellishments that accentuated her small waist and great curves. I love love love Brie’s hair in this image – sleek, straight and shiny, she is the picture of elegance. Like Emma Watson, she focuses on the the eyes, with a slight smoky effect going on and some eyeliner on the eyelid. The small black earrings complete the look beautifully.

 

Jennifer Anniston

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Jen always looks great, and she was on form at the premier for the third season of The Leftovers  a week ago. Keeping her beachy blonde-brown locks out with a natural wave and with that ever-present golden tan, she looked fit and healthy. A dash of lipgloss, some black mascara and a touch of bronzer on the cheeks give her face just the right amount of colour. Gorgeous, as always.

 

Sienna Miller

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Like Jen, Sienna has always maintained a more natural beauty look. At the LA premiere of The Lost City of Z on April 6th, she looked radiant. With a soft curl in her healthy blonde hair, and a little eyeshadow and mascara she looked dignified and fun. You can see the cute freckles on her nose, meaning she hasn’t used a thick foundation. Less is more for Sienna!

 

March032017

Most Glamorous at the 2017 Academy Awards

Did you watch the Oscars on Monday? The Academy Awards are the most prestigious annual film event in the United States, and this year the 89th ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. I love the hype around the Oscars – seeing my favourite celebrities post pictures on Instagram as they prepare; watching the live stream from the red carpet and of course seeing all of the amazing talent exhibited onscreen and onstage in clips and performances.

As always, the Oscars brought out the finest fashion imaginable. Stunning gowns, sophisticated tuxedos, perfect hairstyles and gorgeous accessories were all on display as the stars walked the red carpet. I’ve handpicked my top six most glamorous looks of the night. What were your favourites?

Emma Stone
Emma Stone
She took out the award for Best Actress and stole the show on the red carpet. Emma Stone was a vision in this golden Givenche gown, perfectly accompanied by an elegant pair of earrings and strappy stilettos. The embroidery detail on the gown gives it a unique, royal twist, and the tassels at the bottom are a subtle nod to the glitzy flapper style of the 1920s. The soft waves and deep red lipstick complete the outfit wonderfully.

Taraji P. Henson 

Alberta Ferretti

I love Taraji’s vintage velvet Hollywood style dress by Alberta Ferretti. The gown fits her perfectly, highlighting her hourglass figure. The off-the-shoulder fit and v-neck keep things classic, while the leg split adds a touch of flare. Matched with a simple black clutch, gorgeous diamond necklace and thing black stilettos, this is a look to replicate.

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman

Soft pinks, peaches and beiges were the colour of the night. Nicole’s soft peach Armani gown with sequin detailing turned heads and accentuated her slender rectangle body shape. The high neckline adds to this pieces’ elegance and impact. Adding more sparkles – but not too many – to the mix are Nicole’s delicate diamond bracelets. Juste magnifique!

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams
She might not have won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award for which she was nominated, but Michelle Williams was radiant in Louis Vuitton. The deep V gives this dress a sexy feel, while also emphasising her slim waist. The long, sparkly skirt adds a feminine touch and matches her short white-blonde hair nicely. Like our other fashion picks, Michelle opts for simple accessories which keep the overall look refined and classy.
Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst was stunning in this sophisticated Dior ball gown. This is a beautifully crafted dress, expertly cut to fit Kirsten’s figure. The simple strapless top-line and slight train just spell elegance. With an intricate diamond necklace, stylish up-do and classic red lips, Kirsten is picture-perfect.
Olivia Culpo
Olivia Culpo
Actress, model and beauty queen Olivia Culpo was as radiant as ever in a striking silver number by Marchesa. The detail to the dress really makes it stand out, and the tassles create a streamlined effect. This is very feminine, but pulled off well. The think black blow and black clutch break the silver up nicely, and the simple addition of rings are a good choice. Olivia keeps her make upbasic and natural looking to avoid giving a cluttered impression.
Remember, all of these stunning celebrities enlist the help of professional fashion stylists when preparing for big events – and in some cases, on a daily basis. If you have a special function in the cards or simply want to look more fabulous every day, email info@angelastone.co.nz to schedule a free consultation or book a personal styling session.
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February152017

The 2017 Grammy Awards: Best Red Carpet Looks

It’s the biggest night of the year for music artists, and one of the biggest nights in celebrity fashion. Here are my top red carpet looks from the 2017 Grammy Awards!

Tori Kelly

Tori Kelly

Singer songwriter Tori Kelly was stunning in this deep green Badgley Mischka dress. She completed the look with Neil Lane jewellery, an Edie Parker clutch and carefree curls. Perfection!

 

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum never ceases to amaze me. The 43 year old model and designer was as gorgeous as ever in a metallic Philipp Plein number. Wearing Giuseppe Zanotti heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery, Heidi was a total head-turner.

 

Kristin Cavallari

Kristin Cavallari

Fashion designer and actress Kristin Cavallari kept it classic in a sexy black gown by Olima. The deep V and leg slit give the dress a unique edge and flair. I love the simple pony tail, makeup and black heels.

 

Charlie XCX

Charli XCX

British singer Charlie XCX wore an elegant Vivienne Westwood piece with a sweetheart cut and textured fabric. Red is always classy, ladies. Her simple up-do and pointed heels complete the look perfectly.

 

Erin Lim

Erin Lim

Known for her work on E!, the beautiful Erin Lim shone in this sophisticated drapey dress. Not everyone can pull off that colour, but it definitely worked for Erin! Her strappy heels are very ‘in’ at the moment, and the sleek, straight hair finishes this stylish look.

 


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January132017

Top 10 Celebrity Outfits at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are one of the most prestigious film and television awards of the year, bringing America’s finest celebrity talent together in one magical evening. This week’s Golden Globes were as fabulous as always. Our favourite celebrities strolled the red carpet wearing the hottest new trends, but as usual there are a few standouts. My top ten picks are below!

 

Emma Stone

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Emma dominated both the awards and the red carpet, winning Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy and standing out from the crowd of other glamorous celebs in a gorgeous Valentino Haute Coutoure gown. What girl doesn’t love sparkles?

 

 

Viola Davis

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Wearing a yellow Michael Kors Collection dress, Viola is stunning. The gown is perfectly fitted to her figure, highlighting her curves and slim waist, and the clutch is a classy addition.

 

Kristen Bell

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Kristen Bell is elegant and sexy in this striking piece by Jenny Packham. Black is always in style, and Kristen complements her dress perfectly with matching nails, a simple clutch and gorgeous jewellery.

 

Anna Kendrick

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Choosing grey is a bold option, but Anna pulls it off. This Greek-inspired Vionnet gown accentuates her slim waist, and the delicate earrings and bracelet go perfectly. I love the deep red lips – you can’t go wrong with red lips, ladies!

 

Brie Larson

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Red is always sexy, and Brie’s strapless Rodarte dress is just that. The sweetheart neckline is flattering and feminine, while the sequins and ruching add texture. Brie’s soft curls complete this classic and effective look.

 

Sienna Millersienna-miller

Sienna’s outfit is probably my pick of the night. The white Michael Kors dress is classy and shows off her great tan, and the Tiffany & Co. jewellery makes a beautiful accompaniment. With a simple ponytail and edgy cutout detailing, Sienna is radiant.

 

Donald Glover

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Actor and musician Donald Glover shows that the men can be just as fashionable as the ladies. The Best Actor in a TV Comedy winner is handsome and on-trend in a velvet Gucci tuxedo and Christian Louboutin shoes. The bow tie adds just the right amount of fun and flair to Donald’s outfit.

 

Millie Bobby Brown

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Everyone’s favourite young actress gave her older companions a run for their money on the red carpet. The ‘Stranger Things’ star was tres adorable in a soft pink Jenny Packham dress with silver heels. With her short hair slicked back, Millie was the picture of style.

 

Amber Heard

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Blonde beauty Amber Heard wows in this flowing Gucci gown. With rose colouring and floral detailing, the dress is feminine and soft. Amber’s swept back hair and red lips finish this elegant look.

 

Ryan Gosling

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Hollywood dreamboat Ryan Gosling is classicly handsome in a custom black and white tuxedo by Gucci. The rose and bow tie are elegant additions to a handsome outfit, and he completes the look with a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes.

 

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Most Glamorous at the AMAs

Earlier this week the American Music Awards took place in LA. As always, the event was enormous, with a ton of our favourite celebrities turning up in their finest attire for an evening of performances and partying. Of all the celebrities to strut the red carpet there were a few that caught my eye for their glamorous style. It seems that this year a lot of people went for a more risqué look, wearing very revealing or loud outfits. While one must admire their boldness, the celebs below stole the show with their classy appearance.

 

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The stunning supermodel and this year’s host managed to change outfits several times throughout the show, but this white suit by Julien McDonald was my personal favourite. I love the embellishment on the jacket and the strappy heels go perfectly. Bold, but elegant.

 

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Selena’s red Prada gown would have to be my pick of the night – it’s absolutely gorgeous. The simple cut of the dress complements her figure perfectly, and the full skirt gives it an almost fairytale feel. Her Cartier earrings are an excellent accompaniment and the casual ponytail adds elegance. Plus, you can’t beat a woman in red!

 

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Actress and Youtube personality Lauren looked radiant in a flowing silky off-white gown. The slit adds a little bit of edge to the overall look without making it any less glamorous. With her hair in a simple ponytail and some eye-catching statement jewellery, she was a perfect picture.

 

Mila Jovavichmilla

Every girl needs a bit of sparkle in her life! Mila’s black Elie Saab gown is striking. The plunging neckline shows off her great figure and the intricate bead detail sets her apart. I love the addition of her simple black clutch and heels. Remember, you can’t go wrong with black ladies.

 

Lady Gagagaga

Lady Gaga is known for her out-there fashion choices, but this white pantsuit by Brandon Maxwell is elegant and unique. Wide-legged pants are very in this season, and the deep cut of the jacket adds a feminine aspect to this tailored outfit. Sticking with the all-white theme, Gaga looked great.

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