SUPERHERO FASHION

Some of you may not know this, but I’m a bit of a superhero geek. I grew up loving the Saturday morning Spider-Man, Thor and Captain America cartoons (and all the rest – Captain Planet, anyone??), I always had a soft spot for The Incredible Hulk, and one of my first TV crushes was (oh goodness, am I actually going put this out there…??), Burt Ward, AKA the1960s Batman sidekick, Robin. Ahem.

Well, my tastes have changed slightly (I’m much more of a Thor girl these days), but I am loving the expanding and spiralling Marvel Universe that is playing out in front of us on the big screen, and on Netflix (Dare Devil was binge watched over three days). Last week I went to see the midnight screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron. No don’t click away, this isn’t a film review (this IS a fashion post, after all), but boy it was exciting! And it has inspired this post, looking at what the film’s starlets wore on the red carpet at the UK and LA premiers (I got there in the end!)…

What a fabulous frock, truly fit for a superhero! And the perfect design for Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, in flowing black jersey with a touch of caped glamour. Rocking head-to-toe Saint Laurent, Olsen is a gothic little sex siren with the mini cut and gorgeous studded platforms, which tie in with that amazing chain, sequin and crystal-embellished yoke. With detailing like that, there’s no need for any other accessories, so it’s good to see her keeping things simple with just a box clutch, a low, pulled back do with a dramatic side parting, and just a hint of eyeliner. You’ll all be pleased to know, that you can buy this dress for yourself, for a measly £2,390 (this might be why Elizabeth skipped the jewels – her budget was blown on the dress and shoes!). Lavish Alice have a far more affordable version on ASOS.com, just throw on some statement jewels to jazz up the neckline, and you’ll be red carpet-ready for a fraction of the price.

Doesn’t Scarlett Johansson look phenomenal?! The hair, the lips, that flurry of colour on that Balmain jumpsuit… I’ve always veered from totally getting ‘it’ (everyone’s love and lust for her), and just not getting it. Now I get it! Girl crush in action as we speak. Her multicoloured get up is just a joy to behold, teasing us with ideas of summer, and a complete contrast to her Black Widow character. I’m not usually a fan of racer straps, but these are perfectly cut to avoid any squidgy overspill (what, just me?), and the black cinched in waistband enhances her teeny waist. This bold green patterned jumpsuit by Michael Michael Kors is a beautiful and affordable way to indulge in this look. This is a fabulous beachy design, perfect for long summer days in the Med (oh if only), but it’s easily dressed up with a waist belt and a slim fitting longline blazer. The lower neckline means you can up the ante with some chunky jewelled drop earrings or a statement necklace.

Kerryn Grady

 

NEW YEAR NEW GLAM

New Year New Glam!

2015 started with a glamorous bang, in the form of the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. Attended by some of Hollywood’s biggest names, the event was the perfect occasion to get our fashion juices flowing in anticipation for the coming year!

 

 

Our favourite blonde, Reese Witherspoon, was a vintage vision in this adorable pearl-embellished Michael Kors number. I love the 3D polka dot effect and subtle styling details, such as the cut-away sleeves and shorter hemline, which make it modern and cool.

Her side swept curls ooze old-school Hollywood, but that fabulous pop of pink on her lips is fresh and contemporary. I’m not crazy about going too matchy matchy, but I would probably have brought in more colour by accessorising with complimentary tones, such as a hot pink clutch and red shoes (although I do love her simple black courts with the open sides – so subtly sexy, and flattering to boot), or painted my nails in the same shade. I love how she’s kept her overall look simple though – no fussy jewellery or paraphernalia, the dress makes a statement on its own.

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Oh my days, I’m so in love with Julianne Moore’s look! This Delpozo dress is just perfect on her and her alabaster skin. I’ve always loved this orangey shade – it’s not as harsh on the skin as red, similar to the navy and black comparison – and it’s beautiful paired with neutrals, like the nude frilled hem. Again, this has a lovely modern feel with its sleek lines, curved neckline and origami sleeves. The sequin-embellished floral detailing is subtle and pretty, but not at all chintzy.


I love the shade of her shoes – perfectly matched to the detailing on the dress, but I think I would have avoided that low platform sole and gone for something like a nude, studded Louboutin point-toe court shoe (my latest obsession. I have Topshop copycats and just can’t get enough of them!). Moore’s face is just flawless, and I’m so happy she lets her natural beauty shine through, with neutral make-up and those gorgeous beachy waves, the perfect, laid back finishing touches to a beautifully polished outfit.!

 

 

Well if this isn’t most perfect post-pregnancy red carpet dress there ever was, I don’t know what is! I adore this kind of full, trapeze shape, as it disguises everything going on around your middle, and makes your legs look great (not that Rosamund Pike needs any of that trickery). Do some bicep curls before you go out (or slip on a fine jersey jumper underneath), and you’re a high fashion vixen. The silk sheen of this dress screams luxury, as do the blush pink and black contrasts, with the textured, jacquard panels. And she has legs to chest ratio down like a pro – the super short length of the dress is balanced out with the demure, high tabbed collar.


Because this Alexander McQueen dress is such a bold, graphic block of colour and fabric, this choice of delicate heeled shoe is perfect. You don’t want too much fuss surrounding an outfit like this, so the skinny ankle ties are embellishment enough. Similarly, the sleek hair and natural make-up isn’t distracting, and the gorgeous glossy lips just add a pop of vibrancy as her one accessory. Gorgeous!

Kerryn Grady

Last-minute Christmas Gifts

There’s only a week left until Christmas, but we are sure that some of you haven’t done your holiday shopping early, or is it just us?! We’ve gathered some of our favourite products for last-minute Christmas gifts.

1. Stardust Blue Double Bracelet, Swarovski at Mococo, £69

2. Iconic Logo Detail Knit Jumper, Moschino at Flannels, £380

3. Midnight Blue Cosmic Stars Ring, Pandora at Mococo, £115.

4. Tortoise iPhone 5 Case, Michael by Michael Kors at Flannels, £30.

5. Lock Leather Shoulder Bag, Valentino at Flannels,  £1375.

6. Leather Studded Gloves, Maison Scotch at Flannels, £85.

Peter’s Lane – Where Catwalk Styles Come To Life

Chritsmas tree in Peter's Lane at Liverpool ONE

Where catwalk styles come to life

If you want to ensure you are ahead in the style stakes this Winter then look no further than Peter’s Lane at Liverpool ONE. This is where you will find premium designer brands, together with the latest catwalk looks.

With personal shoppers at hand to find that perfect outfit, whether it is a Christmas party number, statement winter coat or the latest must have accessory, you are guaranteed to find ultimate satisfaction and luxury with the Peter’s Lane shopping experience.

Home to top name brands including, Ted Baker London, Hobbs, Reiss, Karen Millen, Cadenzza and Michael Kors, Peter’s Lane at Liverpool ONE is anchored by the UK’s only Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols.

There are lots of designer brands too with the likes of Tessuti and Flannels including the famous Jimmy Choo, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Paul Smith and Moncler. If your outfit isn’t quite the fit you are looking for there is even an on-site tailor to cater for all of your needs.

Take a break from the atmosphere of Peter’s Lane with a coffee break at Home Coffee or Hotel Chocolat and then continue your shopping experience at the Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols where you will find all of your favourite beauty brands from MAC and Bobbi Brown to ESPA and Jo Malone. The WOW Bar within Harvey Nichols provides the ultimate in relaxation and you can even enjoy a glass of champagne while being pampered with a manicure or make-over. Not forgetting Electric Hair Salon on the second floor, which has expert stylists at hand to cater for your every need, whether it is a simple blow dry, a new style or party hair which will turn heads!

No matter what your fashion needs are, Peter’s Lane at Liverpool ONE is the must-visit destination for the latest catwalk looks, luxury beauty and your favourite designer brands.

www.liverpool-one.com