Friday, 29 April 2011

Pretty Patriots

With the royal wedding patriotic style is as big as it will ever be. Today, Friday 29th April, the streets of England are filled to the brim with celebrations held by avid royal enthusiasts wearing anything from t-shirts with photos of the happy couple, motifs of "William4Kate" to union jack outfits and red, whites and blues.
In June last year Alexandra Burke wore this outfit when she was filming the video for her single, Start Without You which sadly, this outfit is not feature in.
Sienna Miller, Tina Fey and Poppy Delavigne have been putting a nautical twist on the patriotic look recently as they were all wearing these outfits two weeks ago.
Taylor Swift pulls off this look in a girly way.

Geri Haliwell's  patriotic look might be over a decade old but it obviously made a huge statement so what's to stop you doing the same?

The late Alexander McQueen whoe dies earlier this year is not only responsible for the brand of Kate Middleton's drop dead gorgeous wedding dress but he also designed these fabulous union jack style clutches.

Pamela Anderson in Vivienne Westwood
Katherine Jenkins looked very patriotic in this union jack dress with the Queen motif by Alexander McQueen at the Quantum of Solace premiere in 2008.

Patriotic Vogue cover from 2005 featuring model, Kate Moss.  
The happy couple on their wedding day. I have the feeling that Kate's dress is going to set off the white lace trend.

River Island Top, £29.99,

Shirt, £67.00, Fred Perry

Shirt, £72, Abercrombie and Fitch

 Bikini top, £26, Hollister

 Bikini bottoms, £20, Hollister

Monday, 25 April 2011

Television Fashion: Glee

Like the celebrities in the music industry, actors and actresses promote aspects of the fashion industry too.
The hit American TV show Glee is about individuality and each character has their own style that expresses who they are. Rachel dresses sort of geeky and Tina's style is punky and gothic. Off screen the characters are more stylish and have even been featured in magazines like Teen Vogue a number of times.  
I don't know if it's just me but ever since Brittany and Santana have changed into style icons. Maybe it was always going to be like that because cheerleaders tend to be the cool, popular ones with the good fashion sense but before they were only ever in the uniform with plain ponytails which did not look very cool or fashionable. However, in real life the actresses Naya Rivera and Heather Morris have gorgeous, shiny hair and a killer eye for style.

Naya Rivera at a Glee Academy Event
Copy Naya's look with this white chiffon one shoulder dress, £15 from

Glee's Heather Morris keeping it chic and simple in an LBD for a Glee event. 
Copy Heather's look with this Aqua black LBD available at for £65. 

On Screen

Glee stars have made lots of appearances inside magazines but last year Cory Monteith and Lea Michele shared the cover of Teen Vogue. At the beginning of the interview they were described as making "geek chic."
A "geek chic" look:
Glee "Geek Chic"
                                              Glee "Geek Chic" by StyleIcon97 featuring skinny jeans

And a while before Glee's first cover, Dianna Agron who plays Quinn in Glee was featured in the Beauty and Health section of the magazine.

In the article she says how Glee have been flying to different places quite a lot lately and it has been playing havoc on her skin so she drinks lots of water to stay hydrated. Makeup wise she wears DiorShow mascara in purple, Burt's Bees hydrating lip balm because it is natural and healthy. She has been doing ballet since she was three and some of her style is influenced by that as she often wears her hair in a ballerina style high bun. She has a healthy vegetarian diet which she says keeps her alert and helps her deal with stress and fame.

In this April's issue of Teen Vogue Glee actors Harry Shum Jr. (Mike Chang), Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson), Chord Overstreet (Sam Evans) and Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams)reminisced about their prom experiences and took part in a prom themed photo shoot as well.
Gwyneth Paltrow (Holly Holiday)
She brings a young trendy twist to the school in Glee. Gwyneth has long been a style icon but some pictures below are of her on screen style: