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Sun, 18th Mar 2012 - LATEST POSTS :-
WELCOME...
This once or twice weekly fashion journal is all about what celebrities should, and shouldn't, be wearing...good taste is simply everything !!
The aim of this journal is to give a much more in depth look at the major red carpet events. Unlike some other sites, there is minimal advertising and much more content - expect photo-heavy posts with fascinating details and interesting snippets of information - I usually go much further than your average fashion blog !!
So do come and join in the lively discussions about the awful things some stars choose to wear, the best and worst dresses, and my red carpet predictions from the runway shows.

There may also be various other intermittent posts:-
"Freak of the Week",  "Shoe Shocks", "Awful Wedding Dresses" and various other random goodies, as and when I discover them in my foraging down the back of the Internet !

So you are all very welcome to come and read and maybe join the discussion...


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Tue, 26th Aug 2014
COUTURE COLLECTIONS HOLD-UP !!

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Sadly my computer has executed a superb crash & burn maneouvre, which means that all my photos from the Couture Collections have been lost - for the time being anyway !! I will be taking the whole thing back to the Audio/TV Dept at work where the Tech Elves can examine it and hopefully bring it back to life. In the meantime, until then, I am having to use my laptop, which does have an alarming tendency to overheat every so often and display the orange screen of death. So I will be putting the Couture Collections onto the back burner for now, and hopefully come back to them when I get my computer back, probably after our week in Italy next week. I am hopeful that my docs, pics and other sundry files can be saved, because there was an awful lot of stuff in there.

Boo !!...
ARMANI PRIVÉ

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AUTUMN 2014 COUTURE

The Autumn/Winter Couture Collections were shown last month in Paris and New York - so I decided to have a good look at them before the Autumn really sets in. For some designers, I am going to be writing an individual post - the main red carpet favourites: Armani Privé, Atelier Versace, Chanel, Dior etc, and then the rest I will cover at the end, in a multiple post.

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Fri, 15th Aug 2014 - Teen Choice Awards 2014
TEEN CHOICE AWARDS 2014

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MOST INTERESTING FASHION STATEMENTS
(& THE ONES THAT PERHAPS SHOULD HAVE STAYED HOME !!)


The Annual Whack-fest that is the Teen Choice Awards happened in Hollywood on Sunday evening, and as usual, there were simply dozens of the trendiest,  and most fashion-forward Hollywood hot young things taking all kinds of wonderful risks on the red carpet, and thus moving the whole "red carpet fashion" thing forward a notch or two at the same time. Don't expect to like all my choices  - I love a risk-taker on the whole, because, in my opinion, it's a good thing for red carpet fashion generally to have them in the forefront of things - keeps us all on our toes, don't you think ?!!

You can expect lots of hot sizzling colours, lots of skin on show and lots of really youthful fashion !! New red carpet trends include shorts and play-suits (in the manner of the hot pants of the 70s, so there's nothing new really !!), lots of funky shoes, lots of neon colours, and lots and lots of attitude !!
Oh yes, and the red carpet is blue...
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RESORT COLLECTIONS 2015

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MARC JACOBS - ZAC POSEN

Part 2 of my look at the Resort Collections for 2015 starts with Marc Jacobs, and works through many of my favourite red carpet designers - Marchesa, Monique L'Huillier, Naeem Khan, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Pamella Roland, Prabal Gurung, Ralph Lauren, Reem Acra, Tadashi Shoji, Vionnet and that master of the hourglass figure, Zac Posen !! This is a real roll-call for evening-wear designers from all the major four fashion centres, so popular has the notion of a Resort Collection become. Soon we'll just call it what it is - a Winter Collection. I think it's about time we renamed the four seasons what they are - Spring, Summer, Autumn or Fall, and Winter - after all, how many people really go on a holiday every year over the winter months? Why is it called 'Resort' in this day and age? The whole thing is a teensy bit daft, don't you think ?!!
Anyway, do come and see what I have picked for the red carpet next Winter.

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Wed, 25th Jun 2014 - Royal Ascot 2014
ROYAL ASCOT 2014



THE BEST & MOST IMAGINATIVE HATS !!

After all the excitement of Royal Ascot last week - well, for fashion aficionados like me anyway - here is my long list of the very best hats and outfits of the week. So, if you are about to attend a wedding where hats will be worn, and you are dreading it, then come and take a look at some of the best dressed women in the country do it. Remember, this isn't Aintree - here, the posh totty get blotto on the best champagne...

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Sun, 22nd Jun 2014 - Royal Ascot 2014
ROYAL ASCOT 2014

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WHAT THE QUEEN WORE !!

Royal Ascot has been in progress just this last week, and as usual, there were all manner of beautiful outfits to be seen, and of course, many fun and crazy hats in attendance - so many that I have had to divide them into colour sections !!

Firstly though, I thought I'd do a short post and look at what the Queen wore to this most royal of annual sporting events...

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Fri, 20th Jun 2014 - Resort 2015
RESORT COLLECTIONS 2015
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ALBERTA FERRETTI - JENNY PACKHAM

The Resort Collections for 2015 have been showing all over the place during the last month or so - in New York, London, Paris and Milan, they have been holding shows in various forms, mainly photo-shoots, small-scale runway shows, and quite a few launch parties for good measure !! I decided to catch up on the best of the red carpet evening-wear and cocktail/party-wear for the coming season, for your perusal - so this is Part 1, including collection highlights from Alberta Ferretti, Badgley Mischka, Bibhu Mohapatra, Carolina Herrera, Chanel (shown above), Dior, Elie Saab, Erdem, Jenny Packham, and a few other relatively new and interesting names - so let's see who wears what from this little lot...
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Mon, 9th Jun 2014 - AMFAR GALA BALL 2014
CINEMA AGAINST AIDS : AMFAR GALA 2014

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HÓTEL DU CAP EDEN ROC, CAP D'ANTIBES

Catching up on the rest of the Cannes Film Festival 2014, here are my Top 20 Best and Worst Dressed picks of the evening. This was held at the superbly ostentatious Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, in the Cap d'Antibes, just down the coast from Cannes, in the South of France...
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Fri, 30th May 2014
BRILLIANT NEW 1980s GOLD-PLATED & ENAMEL SETS AND NECKLACES

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SALE No 1 : 20 ITEMS

Come and see my newest lot of jewellery items for sale over at e-Bay now that their new rules for listings have come into force. The new rule is your first 20 items listed for free, no matter what their starting price may be  - after that you start paying !!
Plenty of people are objecting like mad that their 'first 100 x 99p items listed for free' facility has been taken away, but for me it means that there will be much less cheap stuff cluttering up the listings - and there was plenty of cheap stuff, let me tell you. Now people are listing those items as mixed lots instead, and the general quality of items for sale will go up, and for me anyway, that will be a good thing !!

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Fri, 30th May 2014 - Cannes - Day 7-8
67th FILM FESTIVAL DE CANNES

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DAYS 7 - 8 : 3 PREMIÈRES

This will be my last post for about ten days as I'm off to Cornwall for my annual holiday with my Mum - her native land, Cornwall, and as she is the last of her family left now, it's a regular trip I try to take every year with her - for her, it's going home. Therefore, Cannes will have to take a bit of a back-seat for just over a week. For now, I am taking a look at days 7 and 8 : three premières and loads of marvellous dresses !!

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Mon, 26th May 2014 - Cannes - Day 5-6
67th FILM FESTIVAL DE CANNES

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DAYS 5-6 : 3 PREMIÈRES
Days 5-6 involved three quite big screenings in terms of red carpet activity, over in the South of France last week - so here are my choices for those three films:-

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Sun, 25th May 2014 - Cannes 2014 - Day 2-4
67th FILM FESTIVAL DU CANNES - 2014

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DAYS 2-3 : 4 PREMIÈRES

Here we are then with the next four premières shown at Cannes over the last ten days - lots of stars and of course, lots of great dresses...
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Wed, 21st May 2014 - BAFTA TV Awards 2014
BAFTA TV AWARDS 2014

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TOP TWENTY BEST DRESSED STARS !!
During this busy fashion week, what with the goings on at Cannes, our own Chelsea Flower Show getting under way, and the Billboard Music Awards taking place over the pond, we had our own little red carpet event here in London - so I have decided to cover that instead of the BMIs, as they are on my own turf, so to speak !!

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Sat, 17th May 2014 - Cannes 2014 Opening Ceremony
67th FILM FESTIVAL DU CANNES - 2014

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OPENING CEREMONY & 'GRACE OF MONACO' PREMIÈRE

Well, the annual red carpet fest that is Cannes Film Festival 2014 opened on Wednesday with a huge opening ceremony and a packed red carpet as usual - all and sundry were there and resplendent in their red carpet finery...
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Fri, 16th May 2014
RALPH LAUREN AT WINDSOR CASTLE...

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THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE ENTERTAINS !!

Or more correctly, I should say, the fashion designer Ralph Lauren entertains, even though the Duke of Cambridge was the official host !! This dinner took place earlier this week, on a beautifully sunny evening after the rain stopped. All and sundry turned up to celebrate Ralph Lauren's philanthropic venture at the Royal Marsden Hospital, where the Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research opened this week.
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Thu, 15th May 2014 - Met Bal 2014 - Worst Dressed
MET GALA BALL 2014

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12 WORST DRESSED !!
Welcome to the total freak show that is my Worst Dressed list - seriously, a couple of these dresses are not so bad, but most are truly out there in terms of fashion fails !! When it comes to interpreting a themed-ball like this, it seems some stars are in dire need of a course of fashion styling lessons !! And this was a relatively easy one...

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Sat, 10th May 2014 - Met Gala Ball 2014
MET GALA BALL 2014

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COMMEMORATING CHARLES JAMES...

Charles who ?...
Well, it shames me to have to admit that that was my first reaction when I heard about the theme of this year's Met Ball !! This is, arguably, the biggest social event in the New York calendar, and is usually a themed event, the theme being the same as the Fashion Institute's major summer exhibition. This year's exhibition is "Charles James : Beyond Fashion", and the general reaction to this has been very similar to mine...

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Sat, 5th Apr 2014

CLEAR-OUT SALE IN PROGRESS…

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COME AND SEE MY E-BAY PAGE !!

I have recently got fed up with waiting for E-bay to have one of their free listings weekend, and decided instead to list everything that I have in stock that is either due for a half-price reduction in starting price, or really isn’t worth more than a mere 99p starting price anyway – and those of you who are e-bay aficionados will straight away realise that the 99p starting price is, of course, free to list !!

When I started to deal in vintage jewellery on e-bay, my monthly fees were in the region of £25 per month (gasp), and now that I have sussed it out better, and only list on the free listing weekends, my monthly fees are now down to around £3 – £4 per month – hurrah, quite a good reduction !!

Also, I would very much like to raise the standard of the goods I am selling, and this means clearing out everything that isn’t either branded, signed, hallmarked, or at least silver or gold-plated. I feel my jewellery ought to have a certain level of quality, I have decided, and that means a good old sort-out !!

Therefore, come and see some of the bargains that can be had from me this month…

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Tue, 25th Mar 2014
2 X MYSTERY BROOCHES FROM PARIS:-


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I have just posted a fascinating little piece about 2 really pretty brooches I obtained on e-bay recently, that have been proving a bit of a mystery to me - I have discovered the information about the first, so come and see if you can shed some light on the second !!

http://vintagejewelleryfun.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/mystery-brooches-from-paris/#more-144