Every year a hoard of celebrities gather from across the globe and come together to celebrate music, however for Tellusfashion the MTV VMA’s are all about the glitzy outfits, wardrobe malfunctions, eye feasting on yet another glowing ensemble from Beyonce and wondering when Lady GaGa will get those circus mirrors removed from her room.
These awards are about acknowledging the hard work that these A listers put in to their careers, but Tellusfashion have put together their own awards and are dishing out gongs for the best dressed, ultimate girl crush, the boy done good, do you have friends whose eyes aren’t painted on and of course the my my haven’t they changed award.
Best Dressed- Beyonce & Kelly Rowland
The newest addition to the X Factor panel gave her former band mate a run for her money in this gorgeous feathered mini dress, while Beyonce glowed in more ways than one in her stunning Lavin creation which showed off her baby bump.
Ultimate Girl Crush- Adele
We always hoped we’d meet someone like her, and while she may not have the sex appeal and thigh skimming shorts of Rihanna, her vunerability and love of all things black means we heart this home grown talent and give her a huge fashion nod.
The Boy Done good- Justin Bieber
Geek chic was bought back by every girls best friend, Gok Wan, and has recently seen a revival thanks to the Inbetweeners. Now the teenage dream that is Mr Justin Bieber is bringing geeky back (yeah!) and dropping in a splash of colour, to keep his look bang on trend. Bet you a fiver those are Selena’s jeans…
Do you have friends whose eyes aren’t painted on?- Jersey Shore’s Deena & Britney Spears
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Deena or Jersey Shore, let’s just say this is a classy look for her and probably one of the only times she is photographed sober. We can taste the rainbow just looking at this sequin train wreck, but it leaves a sour taste in our mouths. We heart Britney Spears, her come back has been amazing but this outfit is a huge disappointment, especially as the VMA’s hosted a special tribute for the star. Yes it is a huge improvement on a few years back, but come on Brit, hit us baby one more time with the signature sass we know and love.
My My My, haven’t you changed!- JoJo
JoJo is most famed for telling her wayward boyfriend to leave and get out, but Tellusfashion welcomes the young starlet in to the fashion elite with open arms. Gone are the tracksuits and mousy hair, only to be replaced by a sexy, yet classier look which displays the famous transition from teenager to woman which we are all familiar with.
Tellusfashion couldn’t leave without giving a mention to Nicki Minaj, who seems to top bidder for Lady Gaga’s Ebay shop… you go girl!
It’s time to channel your inner wild child this Fall, as animal print is making a big statement this coming season, and it’s a lot more wearable than you may first think. Whether you choose to look lovely in leopard, sexy in snake or zesty in zebra there’s a print for everyone. As always the celebs are already at it, so which print will you be working this Autumn? Tellus…
Never one to look anything short of fabulous, Kate Moss looks incredible in this Lanvin Snake Print dress. Pairing the dress with a Chanel handbag, Christian Louboutins and a white blazer she pulls of effortless glamour to a tee.
Image courtesy of Yahoo
Good old K-Dash is never one to miss a trend and she works it very well in this floaty zebra print dress. With sleek hair and her chic Birkin bag she brings sophistication to the animal print trend, which is more than can be said for her next look…
Good grief, from fab to drab in the shake of a (leopards? zebras? cheetahs?) tail, how the mighty have fallen. Ms Kardashian shows us how NOT to wear the animal print trend, showing that sometimes even the best get it so very wrong. The all over print of this Roberto Cavalli is hard to pull off especially if you’re blessed with the Kardashian curves and let’s not even discuss the tasselled bag thing…
Want to check out some fantastic up and coming designers take on the animal print trend? This Printed Tunic & Silk Skirt contains flashes of leopard print for her subtle but sexy take on the trend. Designed by Nicci, her designs are a unique alternative to high street clothes who takes inspiration from all different kinds of sources.
So go on, take a walk on the wild side…
Riccardo Tisci has brought so much to the Givenchy label since he was made creative director in 2005. I would give him the same credibility for transforming the Givenchy label into a modernised fashion brand as I would to Christopher Bailey and his work at Burberry. I think the thing that draws me to the Givenchy couture line now is that Tisci has brought an edge too the fashion house and has infused the brand with more imagination than its ever had before.
It comes as no surprise that his AW11 haute couture line is more than just fashion. It represents true imagination, creativity and craftmanship from the designer. Tisci used a variation of different embellishments and fabrics to create his stunning couture line including, tigers-eyes pearls with crystals which were used to replicate ostrich skin and one dress was constructed with perfectly symmetrical hand cut tulle pieces of fabric to create the illusion of fish scales. Amazing.
Take a look at the collection below…
This weekend I donned my wellies, piled my hair on top of my head and spent a good 20 minutes erecting a seemingly simple pop up tent; that’s right, V Festival was upon us. Mud and drinking alcohol at 8am in the morning aren’t the only things that pop out at V, as the fashion is always forward and celebs would fool us in to thinking that they just threw something on, ready for the messy day ahead. So while I donned my slouchy vest, hareem trousers, plimsols and hat, the likes of Jessie J and Ellie Goulding displayed their fringe benefits, a trend which seems to boomarang back around the fashion world each season.
I saw many girls adopting this style, from fringed boots to bags, and admired some very funky fringed crop tops being sold at the infamous V stalls. Unfortunately, during a lot of heavy jumping around to The Wanted, my camera (full of pictures of V fashionistas) became as free as my body and was never to be seen again during the weekend; but for a glimpse of Max you have to give up a few things.
The biggest trend at this years V had to be ultra short shorts; something which Rihanna pulled off at both the Chelmsford and Stafford sites.
I witnessed Ri-Ri getting R-rated in her cropped denim shorts and Union Jack crop top; an outfit which screamed sexuality but I expected nothing less from her. Gone was the side show Bob bright red hair, which was pleasantly replaced with a bouncing mane full of caramel huws.
If you’re anything like me and had been hitting the burger and noodle vans all weekend, then covering up that midriff might be the better option. That’s why this Union Jack body from Religion is ideal for those chunky days; stylish yet comfortable.
Rihanna is a girl after my own heart; not only does she not care what anyone else thinks about her, but she still chooses to wear tights under her shorts even with those killer legs of hers. Why not show Rihanna some love back and don these Topshop Stars and Stripes shorts; she may be a Barbados beauty but she’s the queen of the states to us. (www.topshop.com £35)
Toned tums were also a highlight of the weekend, with Frankie and Rochelle from The Saturdays displaying abs-olutely amazing stomachs.
My fashion highlight; apart from my own Rihanna vest, came from The Noisettes Shingai Shoniwa, who set the 4 Music stage alite with an outfit that resembled a funky lampshade.
A similar outfit can be found by one of Tellusfashions featured designers, Anam Naseer.
The X Factor’s newest firecracker, Tulisa, continued her Cheryl Cole-over, donning a tight leather outfit and a leopard print dress.
V festival reminded me of a fashion show; mental, messy and a bit of a blur. My cherry has been popped and I look forward to attending more next year, with my shortest shorts, cropped top and maybe even some fishnets. I’m off to recover in my California King Bed.
London Fashion Week 2011 is rapidly approaching on the fashion radar. Fabulous fashion designers and their collections, along with the models, make-up artists, hair stylists, screaming show directors and wannabe front row runners, are anticipated by magazine editors, celebrities and fashion worshippers everywhere.
Didn’t manage to blag passes for the show? Couldn’t sneak past the burly security guard? No, neither did we. But luckily for you, and us, London College of Fashion has come up with the ingenious creation of their very own Pop Up shop, aptly named College Shop. Having pitched up camp at in Kingly Court the store will be stocking everything; womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories and jewellery, Illustrations and photography, all of which have been designed by recent London College of Fashion graduates. But, be quick, all the stock is changed and alternated daily to give exposure to the future of fashion – you also will be able to get your hands on some prize pieces from already established alumni like William Tempest and Beatrice Boyle. Prices will start at £20 and go up to £400 – a budget easily achieved by students and editors alike.
Running for three weeks, opening on Thursday 8th September 2011 (coinciding with Vogues Fashion Night Out), it means it will be open leading up to Tellus favourite week of the year. So, if you do find yourself lacking in the ‘catwalk invitation department’, grab yourself a real piece of fashion of a possible future front row favourite.
Star motif clothing: No I’m not reminiscing about childhood fashion when the highlight of being dragged around the shops with mum was a trip into Tammy Girl, excitedly clutching a bag with a cute kitty/heart/star motif t-shirt, but the current Dolce and Gabbana print that the celebs just can’t get enough of…
The runway was saturated in stars back in February when Dolce and Gabbana showcased their Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection.
Literally everybody has been seen in this playful print from Jessica Alba to Lily Allen to Lucy Liu showing just how versatile and wearable the trend is, but who wears it best? Tellus…
Jessica Alba looks glowingly gorgeous in her head to toe Dolce and Gabbana halterneck gown. Choosing a smaller star print in monochrome she shows just how much of a yummy mummy she is-she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Haven just 13 days later!
How effortlessly gorgeous does Ashley Tisdale look in this oversized D&G jumper and cut-off shorts? She works casual airport chic to a tee, teaming the knit with tan flat sandals, oversized sunglasses and Louis Vuitton luggage.
Fergie adds a splash of colour to the starry look at the Teen’s Choice Awards in her yellow and black long-sleeved mini, it’s just a shame she chose the same colour combination for her barnet…
Be a star in your own right and hit the High Street to find affordable versions of this popular trend. If you’re more shrinking violet than shining starlet then you can incorporate the look into your accessories. Like the idea but want to add your own unique twist to it? Check out this Starfish Dress, but take my word it’s not for the faint hearted-you need some serious fashion mojo to carry off this look…
Hiii, long time no post. I’ve been photographing street style for Mixmag Fashion/Armani Exchange recently instore for a running competition. I’ll be uploading some of my favourites.
Like most girls my age, I am very limited to what I can buy fashion wise. I am a recent graduate who has yet to find my dream career in the fashion industry so I’m still living on a student budget, earning close to part-time wages. Therefore, I need to find ways to create a catwalk look at a lower cost (Luckily for me, I love the British High-Street so I still get a lot of satisfaction from buying from there).
The trend I love most this season is the ‘Fetish’ or what some call the ‘Domintarix’ trend. Personally I think it’s the fact that black is the key colour for the trend (a major trend in my wardrobe). However, this trend is not for the faint hearted and catwalk collections from the likes of Mugler presented pieces that fully represented the trend in all its glory.
I however, don’t have near enough fashion confidence to pull that off so I scoured the high-street to put together a toned down version of the trend… check out my high-street finds below and Tellus what trends you will be channeling this A/W!
Sheer Midi Dress: Vaudeville & Burlesque for Urban Outfitters, Lace Bralet: Urban Outfitters, PU Faux Leather Shorts: Topshop, Sheer Tights: H & M
Robert Pattinson is known for three things. 1. His brute rugged manliness and ability to have women swooning in roughly 5 seconds. 2. His pretty impressive acting prowess. and 3. his ability to turn geek into chic. He has also turned his hand to singing, and can not only hold a good note, but also play a guitar while doing so; but can this brooding Brit turned Hollywood hottie make magic happen in the fashion world by releasing his own range of clothes?
One glimpse at this picture and yes he can….
It comes after fellow Twilight star, Kellan Lutz, launched his own label this week and let slip that R-Patz would love to put needle to thread and release his own line of clothing. Kellan is quoted as saying “Robert is a hipster, and perhaps he could call it ‘Rags By Rob.’ Tellusfashion isn’t sold on the name, but the idea could be very successful, as everything Robert does turns to gold. So in celebration of this potentially enchanting fashion prospect tellusfashion takes a look at the darker Twilight inspired outfits, which fall in perfectly for the looming Autumn season; step back Bella, this runway belongs to us.
Raid the deepest depths of your wardrobe and pull put those dark items; Autum is upon us and it’s time to come out and play.
Tellusfashion awaits the call with details on R-Pattz fashion range, but until then we can just count our lucky stars that geek turned to chic at just the right time…
It’s here. The September issue of US Vogue has hit the news stands.
If the cover is anything to go by, shot by the now ‘Mrs Hince’s friend and fashion photographer, Mario Testino (who was official wedding photographer for the day), the readers are in for a real treat. The pages of the magazine are doused with portraits and pictures from the most anticipated wedding since the ‘other’ Kate tied the knot – and Tellus has to say, Mossy gave Middy a run for her money.
Capturing tender moments between blushing bride and (many, many) bridesmaids, guests and delicate details that made the day, the snaps are backed up by an article by Hamish Bowles who reported on the day and who also managed to get an interview with the ‘Just Married’ model. If that wasn’t excitement enough John Galliano, one of Moss’ closest friends and now infamous (maybe for all the wrong reasons), comments in the article on the big day – which he designed the dress for, obviously.
There isn’t much more that Tellus can say on the matter – the pictures say a thousand words, and more….
The Teen Choice Awards held last weekend showcased many a trend from bright colour blocking, sophisticated monochrome to clean whites. However the biggest style statement came from the likes of Blake Lively, Tyra Banks and Elizabeth Banks who certainly toughened up the style credentials by hitting the Red Carpet in risqué leather…
Blake Lively sizzled at the Teen’s Choice Awards in an orange Gucci Resort 2012 leather mini. She teamed the dress with amazing leopard print Christian Louboutins pumps, bronze make-up and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery.
Tyra Banks cut a striking figure on the red (or should I say blue?) carpet in this Thierry Mulger leather catsuit. Describing her look as a “fierce bumble bee” on Twitter, the supermodels get up did have an air of super-hero chic to it. I’m not completely sold on the look but applaud Tyra for her bold and certainly not boring style.
Actress Elizabeth Banks wowed at the awards just 5 months after giving birth to her son Felix, wearing a fitted 2012 Resort J.Mendal dress to the awards. She Paired the look with fiery red lips to match her dress and nude peep-toe platforms.
Like what you see? Then head on over to Tellusfashion and check out these leather looks from our fantastic up and coming designers. This black leather dress is a bold look that will definitely get you noticed on the dancefloor. After all, brains behind the brand Esse-Elle, Sebastian Löjdkvist mantra is “Less is not always more…Less can very often, be a bore!” If the all over leather-look is a bit daring for you then this short leather skirt would look amazing with a simple white blouse like the ivory silk jersey top. Designed by Caitlin Paxton, she creates interesting, beautiful garments that are able to become part of every elegant woman’s wardrobe.
It was announced by the Met, New York this year that Alexander McQueen’s exhibition is the eighth most viewed exhibition that has been put on at the musuem in its 140 year lifespan. What an amazing achievement for the designer and what a way to show how treasured he was a designer, artist and creator.
TellusFashion love McQueen as much as any other fashionista/fashionisto and we still get goosebumps looking back at his collections through his career. Its fair to say that Sarah Burton is doing the designer great justice and has exceeded expectations in the seasons following his death, but I don’t think she will ever be able to surprise and shock us in the way that McQueen once did and truely deliver to the same extent of McQueen collections we once knew. As a fashion lover, I believe that his death is still a major loss to the industry and I don’t get the same excitement before a collection. TellusFashion are happy to see that his collections are still so significant and that they are appreciated as much as the likes of Picasso*.
Take a look below at some of Alexander McQueens most influential garments which were showcased at the New York Museum…
*Picasso was recorded within the Top Ten exhibitions at the New York Met.
We’re constantly being told to never under estimate ‘The Pricey’, and I am one of the guilty few who enjoy watching her every move, just to see if she will actually take it to the next level. She is an author (of sorts), has numerous perfumes, a lingerie line and an equestrian range which proves popular with young girls; but classing The Pricey as a fashion designer is the last thing we would do. Katie may be one of the most photgraphed women in Britain, but that may have something to do with her living every aspect of her life through a lens, and also stepping out in fash-tastrophe’s such as this:
Katie wears a tracksuit from her Day 22 fashion range; an idea bought to life by Ms Price and British fashion designer Lamis Khamis. By taking a quick look through Katie’s collection, it is evident she needed the backing of an established designer to give her label an added push, and perhaps distract from the fact that it isn’t too easy on our eyes; the words market stall spring to mind, yet the price reflects a more up market persona.
Day 22 Hoody £113
Leopard design joggers £30, reduced from £90
“Linda” print maxi dress, £30 reduced from £90
Tellusfashion believes these pieces speak for themselves, and we embrace all sorts of styles, but there is nothing stand out about the garments; they almost have a feel of an Ebay shop that you could of set up yourself.
This week The Pricey took to the run way to debut her new garms, but typically chose to don a garish leopard print dress and leave the chav chic to the poor old models.
Katie’s range is typical ‘Pricey’; loud, expensive and cheap to look at. The collection is promoted as items you would wear again and again, but for tellusfashion that would have to be on our laundry day when even the dressing gown won’t do.
We never underestimated the Pricey; her collection is everything we imagined it would be.
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Image by Tommy Ton for GQ
Image by Tommy Ton for GQ
image by Tommy Ton for GQ
Image by Tommy Ton for GQ
image by Tommy Ton for GQ
image by Tommy Ton for GQ
Prince Harry, Nacho Figueras
Hugh Jackman, Nacho Figueras
It’s all about colour on the streets of Paris!!!!!
Images from paris street blog!!!
With all the September issues hitting the shelves and seriously damaging our pockets, Tellus decided to take a look glance at the A/W Catwalks; the looks that caught our eyes for all the right reasons, and all the wrong…
The Good…Posh Spice, always the one little girls never wanted to be is now the one that every Fashionista is dying to be! Feminine, complimentary and so damn wearable, Victoria Beckham can wave goodbye to the days of being a WAG, as after her A/W collection she is definitely a fully fledged designer. Juggling being married to the most yummy man in the world, nursing a new baby whos wardrobe we’re already jealous off and creating an in-demand fashion emporium; Mrs Beckham is the epitome of Girl Power.
The Bad…Bad Girl we mean, obviously. Marc Jacobs added less sugar and a lot more spice to the Louis Vuitton A/W collection, with fetish being flavour of choice. Fetish style hand-cuffs, a multi-mirrored floor and sex fueled supermodels wearing deliciously naughty clothes caused more than a stir. As if that wasn’t bad enough Britain’s favourite Bad Girl Kate Moss took to the catwalk wearing nothing but some underwear, attitude and a cigarette hanging out of her mouth.
The Ugly…we sincerely hoped that Christopher Kane was monkeying around when we saw the Gorrilla-esque arms take to the catwalk at Burberry Prorsum – imagine two furry beasts attached to each arm. But when Yves St Laurent and Versace followed suit, it seems the fashion world has gone bananas for the shaggy sleeves. Less top banana and more mouldy banana.
Fed up of the rain and this poor excuse of a Summer? Then inject some sunshine into your life with the hottest colour of the moment. Bright canary yellow hues are everywhere from dresses to shoes to handbags, and never ones to fall under the style radar, the celebs have been out in full force dressed in this bold and summery colour.
Images courtesy of Dailymail.co.uk
It’s a Topshop special this week as both ex-TOWIE star Amy Childs and Myleene Klass stepped out in this Topshop Skater style dress. Both British beauties looked gorgeous in the £46 dress, which soon flew off the shelves and is now currently out of stock! Essex’s favourite leading lady wore the dress knotted at the waist with a plaited brown belt and black patent pumps, while Myleene paired her’s with beige platforms, aviator sunnies and an oversized leopard print handbag.
Image courtesy of Zimbio
Style icon Olivia Palermo shunned designer couture in favour of this Topshop midi dress to attend the Giambattista Valli haute couture show in Paris back in July. Adding her own style twist to the £40 dress, she added tribal necklaces and a Charlotte Olympia box clutch.
Want to get the look but concerned the yellow may be a bit bold for an all over look? Then head on over to Tellusfashion and check out a more subtle way to wear the yellow trend with this pretty Yellow satin bra and tie-side knickers with pearl bead trim. Designed by Esty Lingerie, creations are luxurious and feminine, perfect for the woman who wants a bit of glamour in her underwear drawer.Brains behind the brand Estelle Puleston set up online boutique Esty Lingerie back in 2009 as a store where every woman could find what she was looking for, including basics right through to burlesque and ultra-luxurious pieces.
There is a big retro feel to the pre-collections for SS12 this year. We’re seeing bright pops of colour mixed in with a vintage 60s inspired pre-season from the likes of Alice by Temperley, DVF and Acne is no different. Acne are reinventing the tunic and trouser combo adding bright sparks of colour to the collection which are subtly paired together with neutral tones to freshen up the look. Theres a definite emphasis on basic colour blocking for their pre-season collection, keeping prints and silhouettes by the look of things to a minimal. TellusFashion are loving the pastel hues used in the collection and the use of statement accessories like the oversized bags and glasses! Take a look at the fantastic collection below.