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So, I’m going to be completely honest – this blog would be boring if I pretended everything was perfect all the time BUT I was a LITTLE disappointed at some of the outfit decisions this year at the Golden Globes. These gorgeous ladies just didn’t seem flaunt it as much as usual in my opinion – I felt like a lot of the celebs played it super safe… maybe they’re still feeling a little lazy from Christmas. However – there were some pleasant decisions that gave me dress envy! By the way – there will be NO worst dressed list – I may be stylishly honest but I DO NOT pit women against other women. ‘Worst dressed lists’ need to be abolished from every magazine and online publication.
These are my top 3!
Coincidentally, my favourite outfits this year are ALL in the pink palette! Maybe I’m feeling some kinda girly way but I just feel like these ladies actually made a real statement and took some risks.Kate Hudson, Cate Blanchett, Kate Bosworth
Kate Hudson got it all out and played a tough game in a VERY nude Michael Kor’s number – this colour is SO hard to pull off as it has the capability of completely drowning you out – especially as a white girl. And she manages to pull it off without having a major orange spray tan. People tend to over-compensate on the tan when wearing nude numbers like this in order to stand out. Cate Blanchett blew me away in this 1920’s style, PINK PINK PINK (the best pink i’ve ever seen actually) Givenchy Haute Couture frock. This dress is absolutely beautiful, full of detail and looks like it costs a million dollars. Definitely the most couture of the Golden Globes. And Kate Bosworth was another one of my firm favourites in this Dolce&Gabanna floor length gown. It fits her like a glove and compliments her tiny frame. The structure of the dress is incredible along with the jewel finish. I would kill for this dress. She looks absolutely on point – I don’t know how anyone would’t love this dress!
The Neutral Palette Gang!
These ladies didn’t quite make my top 3 but I still appreciated these beautiful looks. I’m a massive fan of Rosie HW and as usual, she slays in this vintage style, Atelier Versace dress. It is truly tasteful. I appreciate her neat hair and makeup choice that lets the dress do the talking. I’m not particularly familiar with Brie Larson but I think her Calvin Klein dress is stunning and extremely flattering – I do however feel like her she should have done an up-do hair wise. A slick ponytail or bun would have given her a bit of edge with such a form-fitting dress. Floor length, glittering gowns have the danger of looking ‘prom day’ without the right hair and makeup. Rooney Mara also impressed me with her fragile, detailed, Alexander Mcqueen frock. I love the vintage-rag doll look that she’s gone for. Her vampy hair and makeup compliment the dress like a treat.
Brie Larson, Rosie Huntington Whitely, Rooney Mara
Admittedly, I have a little crush on Lily James. Even though she did beat me to the role of Cinderella – But we’ll forgive her as she seems like a really cool girl. I think this white Marchesa gown looks perfect on her – still keeping to her fairytale theme but she looks sexy at the same time with the sheerness of the gown and her smokey makeup. Good choice girl!
The Red Ladies
Jennifer Lawrence, Amber Heard, Zendaya ColemanThese aren’t my favourite dresses but these ladies deserve a mention! Jennifer Lawrence who i’m a huge fan off played it safe in this cut-out Dior dress. I appreciate the minimal/modern look of the dress but what brought it to life was the large chain necklace! Always trust an accessory! Amber Heard also looked stunning as usual in this pretty Gucci Couture frock. She almost looked royal! I felt like the dress was actually more of a copper colour than red – very unusual. Zendaya who always kills it for me did resemble the flamenco dancer emoji a tiny bit but she still slayed!! The colour looked beautiful against her complexion and the deep V neck added that sexy touch for her. She looked incredible.
UNTIL NEXT YEAR!!
So yeah – most of you have probably noticed that my blog has been like a lido in the winter.. completely empty, no human interaction.. yeah you get it. But as most of you probably know too – I’ve been travelling the country on the X Factor tour. We finally wrapped up at the O2 Arena on Saturday and I can easily say I had the absolute time of my life. *Que the Dirty Dancing soundtrack*. For the past 9 months my life has been trapped inside the X Factor bubble (and I don’t mean trapped in a bad way) – we have gone from relentless auditions to the gruelling bootcamp, bootcamp to Bermuda for more auditions, Bermuda to moving into a mansion in Hertfordshire with 30 incredible people. From there we had live shows which saw us performing every Saturday night completely live in front of millions of people with someone being evicted the following day. Countless interviews and gigs subsequent of the live shows and then the tour – which sees you travel the country, performing 30 intense shows for 6 weeks. Exhausting typing it all out – let alone living it! But I honestly would do it all over again. I thrive off being ‘too’ busy.
Not only was it an extraordinary experience but I met some of the most amazing people who I’m sure will be friends for life.
Anyway – enough recollecting! My life is officially back. Only The Young is in the studio working on new musiquee for y’all, along with super exciting news and gigs lined up AND my blog is back on the line. The first post is some backstage, AAA pics for you. Obviously fashion related though…
Girl’s Tour Rail – Outfits for us (Betsy & Parisa), Lauren Platt and Fleur East.
Boy’s Tour Rail – Outfits for Mikey & Charlie (Only The Young), Andrea Faustini, Jay James, Stevie Ritchie and Ben Haenow.
Some of my favourite pieces from the boy’s rail –
Andrea’s McQueen shirt.
What would Betsy’s blog be without a bit of Moschino!? And this time it was for the boys… this is Mikey’s shirt which he wore for our Blame It On The Boogie performance. I’m also nabbing this so be ready for outfit posts of moi in this… 😉
For the girls….!
Mine and the beautiful Parisa’s Jungle Book looks!
I also couldn’t do this post without including the gorgeous Fleur East! … Her outfits on tour were a dream and I HAD to photograph this particular get up for ‘ItThursdayTho?’. This was her opening costume for the show. I’m obsessed with the leather and heavy embellishment.
And to finish off the post.. here are some pictures of us doing our thang on stage…….