It may be only July, but in the fast-paced fashion world, all eyes are on whats hot for fall 2011. And if you thought that the shorter days of Autumn would result in richer, warmer tones as a new celeb trend you’d be wrong…Designers and celebrities alike can’t get enough of the pastel, soft pale blue tones this forthcoming season. First paraded down the Pre-Fall 2011 runways by Ellie Saab, Nina Ricci and Alberta Ferretti, whoever knew baby blue could be so beautiful?
The A-list was soon to follow the passion for pastel and showcased their looks at the BAFTA Brits to watch gala. Here’s the round-up of the best dressed in blue.
Cat Deeley was the belle of the ball in blue in this Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2011 collection drop waist dress. She accessorised the look with a simple bangle and loose waves,letting the dress do the talking.
Nicole Kidman brought a touch of timeless beauty to the red carpet in this Ellie Saab Couture gown. The pale blue beaded column dress looked great against her pale skintone and the deep cowl neck back added an intriguing twist to the dress.
Never one to step a foot wrong in the fashion stakes, Blake Lively looks fabulous in this Marchesa dress. The one-shouldered sheer grey-blue frock featured intricate embroidery adding to the soft romantic look.
Fancy a bit of your own something blue? Then head over to Tellusfashion. This Zeria blue and lilac dip- dye dress is fantastic for laid back, sophisticated style. This cute tea dress will see you through the rest of the Summer and well into Autumn, the luxurious silk material adding a touch of luxury to-day time dressing. Or if you’re looking for something more suited to evening style, this Crystal Alice emerald blue and cream party dress would be a great choice with its intricate embroidery and beading. Both dresses feature in collections by TheRemedi.co.uk, chief designer Diana Irani Gressier aims for her luxurious day to evening clothes to create that feeling of “discovering a little boutique off the main street”. All products are intricately handcrafted and stocked in Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Urban Outfitters to name just a few.
I can only assume that most women are still reeling from Kate Middleton’s radiant beauty from the Royal wedding; so to see her floating around Canada, totally in love and dressed in labels which would make Victoria Beckham green with envy, it could leave a bitter after taste in our mouths; right ladies?
Not only is she a darling Duchess, who takes to the role easier than Gaga takes to platform shoes, but she is relatable to young women up and down the country. Kate took casual and classy to Canada, winning over there hearts and getting the fashion nod from us here at tellusfashion.com.
Let’s look at some of her stunning highlights, and more importantly how you can feel like a 21st century Princess every day of the week. **Handsome and loyal Prince not included.
Dress by Catherine Walker.
Kate keeps it simple, with an all over grey shift dress, which gives her a chance to show off those athletic pins to perfection.
I found this stunning alternative from Austin Reed wool dress for only £220, and teamed it with a tan belt for £45. Prince Harry awaits any fashionista who keeps it simple, yet still looks fit for the Queen.
We love Kate as she does casual even better than glam, and pulls off the classic ‘girl next door’ look.
I have recreated the whole outfit from head to toe, so saddle up and prepare to polish that crown…
Coffee blouse, £59, www.planet.co.uk
Dark denim jeans, £69, www.planet.co.uk
We all remember the stunning sapphire blue dress which Kate wore to announce her engagement, well she has managed to top that in this stunning purple issa dress; looking yummier than a hazlenut Quality Street in the process.
Repli-Kate that look with this stunning A Wear dress, a steal at £35. www.asos.com
Kate’s known for her elegant dress sense, as well as being married to some Royal bloke, but one thing we love about The Middleton is that signature blow dry; tellusfashion tried to copy it, but the words ‘dragged’, ‘hedge’, ‘backwards’ sprung to mind. That was until we watched this amazing do it yourself video, from the hair wizards at Hersheson’s Blow Dry bar in London’s Westfield Shopping Centre http://uk.westfield.com/london/
Looking this glam is enough to make us pack in the day job and go off on our own royal adventure. Kate Middleton; Canada and us Brits salute you!