Scrumptious Sunday Seven June 10

Another week goes by full of work and hiding from the hot weather. I mean it, I’ve the palest English Rose complexion on the planet and I get sent to live in Budapest in June in 34 degree heat! I’m like a ninja at the moment trying to hide in the shadows and on reflection of this, my inter-railing plan in the middle of Europe in July was pretty stupid. But anyway! I’m really excited about going home for the weekend on Friday, its my little sister’s second birthday and social event of the season of course so I’m flying home to see all my family and Brian. I’m a bit distracted, thinking of what I’m going to wear for the party (yes, I’m putting this much thought into a two-year-old’s party!) but I’ll take the time out for this weeks Scrumptious Sunday Seven! I’m so pleased with the response on the blog at the moment, I’m getting great hits and comments from all you readers so I just want to say thank you to all of you 🙂

1. British Vogue. I may have mentioned this before but I absolutely love British Vogue. I may have even put it in one of these posts, I don’t care! For the last couple of years, I’ve read it avidly and I can’t wait to go home so I can start ready again! Its way too expensive here!

My little sister holding Vogue for the first time, I’m teaching her well 🙂

2. Kate Middleton or the Duchess of Cambridge, whichever you prefer. Our generations Princess Diana and the elegant style icon that is needed in today’s society. Her latest outfit choices at the Royal Jubilee have left us in awe, like she always does and we have to ask ourselves, can Kate ever get it wrong?!

3. Ballet pumps! I’m looking for some shoes that won’t murder my feet for all the walking I’ll be doing in July and I would LOVE some input on this! In the meantime, I’ll think about ballet pumps! However as I have a bit of a vertical problem…I’m a shortarse (yes, that’s the technical term!), ballet pumps aren’t a great choice for me, cos I like to wear heels and boots most of the time but I find them utterly adorable on everyone else!

4. Orange. I love the colour orange, especially in the summer and when its hot, orange is a beautiful vibrant colour to wear! Personally I don’t have enough orange in my life as it would clash with my hair but there is always a solution to this, changing your hair colour!

5. Kim Kardashian. As much as I don’t like her, she is a fashion icon to millions of people and some of her outfit choices should be commended. Wish I’d look as good as that in a bandage dress! Just don’t get me started on her!

6. Playsuits. I’m always running around in my Topshop one and its the most comfortable thing ever, perfect for the summer months! It’s the lovechild of a minidress and a jumpsuit and they fit so perfectly into my wardrobe!

7. And last but not least, some inspirational fashionista quotes and cute pictures to get us through the week and to make my week go incredibly fast until Friday!

Keep styling, Em x

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Cannes Film Festival 2012: The Lowdown

Cannes is now over 😦 I’ve been following it throughout the week and some of you know I’ve already done a couple of posts during the week about the Cannes red-carpet style but its time to finish what I started and express my opinions on the best and worst dresses on the red-carpet the last week. There are some fabulous fashionable people like Jessica Chastain who can seem to do no wrong and then there are people like Freida Pinto who have people across the globe divided on their wardrobe choice. I’ve encouraged people to say their bit when it comes to the dresses at Cannes, I love to hear everyone’s opinions, just because I like it, doesn’t mean you will! There are some good, some bad and some baffling this year at the Film Festival and we can only wonder what some of these ladies (and maybe gentlemen!) are thinking!

Diane Kruger in Dior couture. I can’t seem to think straight when I see this dress so I don’t know if I have an opinion other than…’its very..lumpy’! She’s had a great week style-wise this year though so Kruger has to be commended for that!

Kylie Minogue looking spectacular in Roberto Cavalli. Say what you want about Minogue but she is an extremely strong and formidable woman and this dress suits her down to the ground!

Well, she could have smiled but this Marchesa gown is still stunning on Camilla Alves!

Reese Witherspoon looking absolutely adorable with her baby bump in Atelier Versace that makes her look radiant!

Two words: I want! Well done Lily Donaldson, you look breathtaking in this beautiful emerald gown

This Reem Acra dress is amazing, shame Kristen Stewart refuses to smile and maybe the hair should have been looser!

Nicole Kidman looks STUNNING in custom-made Lanvin, look at that detail at the back, truly amazing!

Natasha Poly had a bit of a hit and miss year in Cannes this year but she wins major points for this Emilio Pucci gown

For once I have no way to criticise Stewart, great outfit, hair brushed. Bravo, Kristen!

Yes, its Kruger again in a lovely custom-made Nina Ricci gown

Irina Shayk in Roberto Cavalli and a truckload of de Grisogono jewels

I cannot believe I’m about to criticise a supermodel but really, Karolina Kurkova, what are you thinking?!

My god, Berenice Marlohe, you have got the androgynous look down to a fine art!

Kelly Brook was someone I was not impressed with this year. Thought all her dresses looked cheap and for someone who has such an enviable figure, she didn’t dress to her full potential!

That’s about all the talent we’ve found in Cannes this year. Chastain and Kruger did a spectacular job whereas others didn’t do quite as good, and of course, Eva Longoria’s Marchesa dress will go down in history! What do you all think?

Keep styling, Em x

Day 2 of Cannes Film Festival 2012

Some time has passed in Cannes and its time to have another look and see what our favourite stars are wearing on the red carpet. With it only being the second full day, most of the stars that I featured in yesterdays post will feature again today as most other stars haven’t arrived yet. It was a beautiful day in Cannes and it brought the starlets and the red carpet style out in force with some stunning outfit choices. Have a look at what the fashionistas at the Cannes Film Festival had to offer today.

Freida Pinto looking fresh as a daisy in Salvatore Ferragamo…kinda makes you want to go on holiday!

Yet another gorgeous dress for Marion Cotillard, this time a lot more red-carpet worthy as always with Christian Dior

Eva Longoria in yet another beautiful dress, by Emilio Pucci this time. Although its not as show-stopping as her Marchesa gown, she is favouring her whites and metallics this year and looks all the better for it!

Jane Fonda looking ever better than the day before (if that were even possible!) in Stella McCartney

Yes its Freida Pinto again in a fabulous lime green Atelier Versace dress with the latest style accessory, a thigh high slit, the same as her Michael Angel dress.

Diane Kruger (again!) wearing Balmain and rocking those amazing heels

And yet again, Diane Kruger. Clearly her style is high class this year! Posing in a Calvin Klein Collection dress to the Women in Film party

Jessica Chastain looking cute as a button in polka dot Dolce and Gabbana

Jada Pinkett Smith looking fabulous in Versace

That’s all for the second day of Cannes but come back for a look in the next couple of days and see what the first weekend of Cannes has in store for us!

Keep styling, Em x

Opening Day of Cannes Film Festival 2012

There are few celebrity events besides Fashion Week that really make us fashion junkies sit up and pay heed to whoever has the best style on the red carpet. We have the Oscars every year, sometimes the Grammys, the Met Gala, these events are all important in the social calender but one event always stands out for its beautifully elegant fashion: the Cannes Film Festival. For many years, stars like Angelina Jolie, Marion Cotillard and Isla Fisher has delighted us with their stunning wardrobe choices and this year was no different. The festival., which opened yesterday will be running till the 27th and will no doubt have us gasping with awe every single day at the glamour and beauty of each event. So for this post, I’m going to go through my favourite outfits of the opening day of Cannes (I would include worst, but everyone so far has been on top form!). Have a look and see what your favourite stars are wearing and what you think of their glamorous style choices…

Diane Kruger in this beautiful Grecian Giambattista Valli mint dress for the opening ceremony

Berenice Bejo, who opened the ceremony, looked stunning in red Louis Vuitton at the Opening Night Dinner

Jessica Chastain looking very cute in Alexander McQueen, even if it is a bit pale for my taste!

Eva Herzigova, sparkling in a beautiful Dolce and Gabbana gown and Chopard jewellery

Yes its Diane Kruger again. I’m not a fan of lace-up dresses but Kruger pulls off this Versus dress like a pro!

Freida Pinto shook things up with a thigh high slit in her Michael Angel dress

Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior

Fan Bing Bing wearing a beautiful Christoper Bu gown

Last but not least, Eva Longoria in an amazing Marchesa gown that could well be the dress of Cannes 2012

So which one is your favourite?

Keep styling, Em x