Who Wore What: Spring is here

Today in our new Friday special WhoWoreWhat post- which will be a weekly treat from now on- we are bringing our dear readers a nice dose of Weather Envy. For those unfamiliar with the concept, Weather Envy occurs when it’s raining cats and dogs outside and you are stuck indoors looking at pictures of tanned celebs having Fun in the Sun.

It has rained all week in London, so compiling this Cannes-themed WhoWoreWhat post was an exercise in self-flagellation, and I loved every minute of it.

So without further a do, prepare to get well-jell at these dresses:


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 J-Law here has been behaving very badly this week. She allegedly cracked a ‘rape joke‘ at a party, and even though she thought she would not be overheard, those are NEVER okay. She has not confirmed it, or apologised, and it really is just gossip so far. I hope it isn’t true because I really really love this Dior she wore in Cannes last Saturday. It is simple, beautiful, and I love the Window to Narnia on her chest. Also, this hair length is great on her. Also I love her. Please Jen, don’t crack anymore rape jokes and let me continue admiring/loving you. Thanks, bubs.

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Happy Goth Day!!

There is something deeply incongruous about this headline, I know, but that is why I have been so keen to celebrate Goth Day this year; the image of the stereotypical gloomy, pale goth rocking out with a party hat on is simply to delightful to resist.

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Of course I know that not all goths are gloomy and pale, and they they don’t all wear black, and they aren’t even a single homogenous bunch at all. Gothness has evolved and is now part of the mainstream- though I suspect a number of goths will despise me for saying that. But it’s true: their influence is everywhere, especially in fashion.

However, it might be a bit unlucky that Goth Day happens to have fallen right in the middle of Spring- a time of the year that no goth could swing a cat without hitting twee flowery dresses gingham prints.

So, like the helpful little angel that I am, I have decided to put together a few tips about how to make the most of Goth Day, in the spring.

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Who wore it best Ms Piggy or these celebs?

Every true fashionista is always looking for new sources of inspiration, new designers and sometimes even some guidance, and there is no doubt that the internet is an invaluable ally in the Battle to Look Good.

Fashion magazines, blogs (ahem), tumblers and Pinterest are all MUST HAVE tools that can aid even the most stylist dressers. But today I have found the definitive resource for plugged in fashion fans: The Buzzfeed Fashion page, and in particular this post. I think the title speaks for itself: Who wore it best, these celebrities or Ms Piggy?

Screen shot 2013-11-21 at 15.51.36With all the the wit and humour that Buzzfeed readers know and love, this post also offers fashionistas the most valuable of all advice:

If Ms Piggy would wear it, then you probably should change.

It is certainly a piece of advice that I will take to heart when getting ready tonight, and carry with me through life.

It is a simple litmus test for any outfit, that can be used to determine how successful an ensemble has turned out. If Ms Piggy would rock it, then do like Coco and take some of it off.

Top Tip: The Ms Piggy Fashion Test can also be applied to determine if you are wearing too much makeup, or if your hair has turned out too big.

 

 

 

Shoe of the day: Diane von Furstenberg

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These boots are called Keith. I wish Keith would be my feet boyfriend.

It is very, very cold in London right now and it’s always pretty wet. The time of year has come when any other type of shoe just simply will not cut it; my feet need boots.

And Keith are the finest example of boot on the playground right now. Let’s face it, no one can handle heels everyday, but Keith is stylish enough to make up for the casual lack-of-heel.

Unlike a decent boyfriend, Keith can be yours for a mere £303.26 from Farfetch.

Cheers Diane.

Mary Kantrantzou prepares to drop her e-commerce

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In just 13-odd hours, the oh-so-fabulous Mary Katrantzou will launch her website and e-commerce platform, and I will kiss goodbye to my savings.

This is the designer’s much awaited foray into independent retailing, and hopefully a first step towards AN ACTUAL REAL LIFE MK SHOP!

Mary told Vogue that the website has been A YEAR in the making, so we should expect great things. Appaz, us admirers will be able to buy from an “exclusive, limited-edition range taken from the label’s debut resort collection”. I for one am trés excited- I have a holiday to the tropics coming up and it certainly will not be complete without some MK Resort wear.

So, what do we think, cheries? Yay or nay, to MK?