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Bring me sunshine…

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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

Laura


Bell Sleeved Beauty

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Do not worry Tellusfashion followers, I haven’t been utterly spellbound by Harry Potter mania…As featured in the Fall 2011 collections from Tracy Reese and Elie Tahari,  bell sleeves are the newest celebrity trend but we’re not talking the kind of sleeves worn by Merlin, Maid Marion or the dodgy outfits lurking at the bottom of your fancy dress box. No, the bell sleeves as worn by the A-list beauties are delicate and dreamy, just take this lot for inspiration…

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Jennifer Hudson performed in Central Park wearing a Givenchy bell-sleeved white blouse with sheer black shoulders tucked into a full volume high-waisted black flare skirt. She finished her monochrome look with red popping Mary-Jane heels.

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Lily Allen’s made like Kate Middleton and wore not one but two wedding gowns on her big day earlier this summer. The incredible empire-waisted Chanel gown designed by Karl Lagerfield featured sheer bell sleeves adding to the romance of the dress.

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Kate Moss looks the picture of happiness on her wedding eve earlier this month. Her aqua vintage gown with flowing skirt and bell sleeves created a 70’s hippy princess look although I’m not sure on the crushed velvet Tabitha Simmons boots, a pair of embellished flats would have added a gorgeously laid-back glamorous twist to the look.

Want to get your own unique take on the trend? Then head on over to Tellusfashion and check out this Button up Blouse with Draped Pleated Sleeves. Designed by Nai, brains behind the brand Nadia Ivanova creates “wearable conceptual fashion with story line.” Perfect for work or play, team the blouse with a brooch detail necklace and a tight-fitting pencil skirt or pair of cigarette pants to balance the volume of the sleeves and a look that screams ladylike chic. Check out  Ngone Creations,  for more intricately detailed pieces of jewellery like the brooch detail necklace.

Laura


Heavy Metal…

All things metallic have been huge this season giving easy, wearable glamour to summer pieces. The best way to wear this stand-out look is to work one key piece paired with an otherwise casual ensemble for a look that will get you noticed for all the right reasons. (Not because you look like a christmas turkey wrapped in tin foil ready for a roasting). If you’re rocking a metallic dress then keep your accessories, shoes and make-up minimal, but if you’re not quite ready to embrace all things shiny then get your metallic fix from statement jewellery and shoes.

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Take actress Emma Roberts for example: she shines (literally) in this metallic gold leather Miu Miu dress, pairing it with simple suede black Prada Mary Janes and a black Prada clutch.

This isn’t the first time this year that metallics have proven a hit on the red carpet. Way back in February both Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez hit the Grammy’s in dazzling metallic frocks, Selena in a slinky J.Mendel gown and Jlo in a thigh skimming silver Emilio Pucci number. Jlo even put two fingers up to the style rules and went head-to-toe metallic pairing her mini with metallic jewelled clutch, shoes and some serious bling…

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Want to get your own slice of shiny action from super talented up and coming designers? I thought as much, so head over to Tellusfashion and check out this amazing Metallic Grey Dress. Team this dramatic knitted dress with simple clutch and court shoes for a simply dazzling look. Designed by Ekaterina Kukhareva, a talented knitwear designer. Want to work the metallic trend but want something a bit more subtle? Then take a look at this statement Gunmetal necklace from Anathema Designs. Designer Sian explains how her jewellery designs “attempts to show how everyday or broken or even ‘ugly’ materials and items can be transformed into something special and beautiful.”

Looks like metallic mania is here to stay. Tellus, What do you think of the trend…?

Laura

 


Out of the blue…

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?

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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.

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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.


Dare to bare…

Ladies, it’s time to tone up those tummies because the crop top trend is here to stay. Featured in the Spring/ Summer ’11 collections by Haakan, Chanel and Rachel Comey, the designers made the look their own in very different ways; Haakan in tough long-sleeved leather, Chanel with sheer panels and minimalist monochrome for Rachel Comey. So you better start those sit-ups girls if you want to be in with the fashion ‘it’ crowd this summer…

 

 

 

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The A- listers have also been putting their very own style stamp on the trend, with some going all out and  flashing the flesh, whilst others keep it subtle.

 

 

Ever the body confident Rihanna dared to bare both her midriff and perfect pins at the launch of her perfume waaay back in February. She paired the look with elongating nude platforms-see the never-ending legs are probably just an illusion, bet she’s got stumps like the rest of us…

 

On any normal person I’m sure this get-up would look frankly, well ridiculous, but on Daisy Lowe, it just works. It maybe the Versace credentials that makes this Aztec Print crop top and colourful high-waisted skirt combo look great, it maybe Daisy’s quirky style that pulls it off but it’s probably just the fact that she’s a gorgeous model.

 

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Kelly Rowland flaunts her fab abs at the X Factor auditions in this colour pop crop top by Twenty8Twelve, and who can blame her with the hours she must have put in at the gym for a tummy as toned as that!

 

For us mere mortals that may not be as body confident as some of our favourite celebs, a great way to get the look and still keep covered up is by teaming your crop top with a high-waisted knee-length skirt like Daisy’s or trousers. Why not head over to Tellusfashion and check out this Baby Pink Crop Top. Don’t let the cute name fool you, this sexy leather crop top is anything but rainbows and butterflies. Designed by Flik Hall, her work “embodies contemporary luxury, synonymous with edgy restraint” by combining interesting and contrasting fabrics – check her out today!

 


A whiter shade of pale…

The fashion runways were awash with more white than a Daz advert this spring/summer season. Featured on the catwalk of Christian Cota, Haakan and Gianfranco Ferré the models stunned in the clean, crisp look that turned even the darkest angels into erethral, whiter than white goddesses…

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Wanting to get a piece of the fashion action, the celebs soon followed suit and white washed their own looks. Here’s a round-up of the best dressed women in white:

Before Cheryl Cole went into the hiding after the whole X Factor palava, she was spotted looking sensational in this white Stephane Rolland number at Cannes this year. The plunging neckline, gold accessories and sleek hair all amounted to a very sophisticated and sexy look.

Kim Kardashian simply oozes glamour in this halter Lanvin dress. The Grecian style and cinched in waist emphasise Kim’s fabulous curves and the flowing romantic look of the dress makes a refreshing change from her beloved body-con!

As always, Rihanna puts her own edgy twist on the latest trends, this time choosing to work her white look in androgynous chic. She keeps her Max Azria suit sexy with a daring neckline, feminine make-up and gorgeously tousled hair.

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Want to get your own clean-cut look for less? Then head over to Tellusfashion where you can work it in white with the help from our fantastic up and coming designers. This amazing White Fringe Dress with its deep V-neck, Swarovski studded and “free-flowing elegance” encapsulates the current white trend perfectly; romantic and soft with a glamorous edge. Designed by Ekaterina Kukhareva, she takes her inspiration from various queens of different eras and aims to create; “timeless and high quality pieces with the emphasis on the beauty of the female body and the elegance and sexiness of the collection wearer.”

Inspired by the way Cheryl Cole mixed white and gold? Then check out this White Fantasia dress deigned by JZ COUTURE; pure white silk with gold embroidery, the design philosophy of taking inspiration and then contrasting Western silhouettes and Eastern crafts is evident within the collection as they create dresses that are, “an ode to contemporary glamour and boast a bohemian touch.”

 

 


All that glitters may not be gold but sequins are seriously sexy this season…

A trend usually reserved for the festive party season has reappeared on the fashion radar early this year. Once a look favoured by Maureen at the office Christmas party (you know the one, a piece of mistletoe permanently in her hand, winking suggestively at the work experience boy) sequins featured heavily in the Spring Summer collections of Diane Von Furstenberg, Giorgio Armani and Just Cavalli.

All that glitters may not be gold, but all that sparkles is seriously sexy this season…

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And where the catwalk and designers lead the celebs are sure to follow, here’s my top 3 dazzlingly dressed divas this week:

Jessie J is virtually unrecognisable out of her trademark leotard at the Glamour Women of the Year awards. With her enviable curves poured into this sparkling Dolce and Gabbana number, her slick, retro waves and  feline flicks she’s every inch the sequined siren.

Our favourite royal is stunning in this rose sequined Jenny Packham gown she wore to attend the ARK charity gala event last week. She kept her accessories simple with a cute satin box clutch, LK Bennett heels and her signature bouncy blow-dry, allowing the dress to do the talking.

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Leighton Meester ensures she’s the hot topic of conversation in this silver Balmain shift dress at the MTV Movie Awards. She also opted for minimal accessories and simple hair resulting in a shimmering stylish look.

If you want to establish your own unique take on the sequins trend then head to Tellusfashion. This daring sequined party dress by Ess-Elle will make you stand out from the crowd with its mix of sequins and leather for an edgy twist. Designer behind the brand Sebastian takes inspiration from the high fashion look made famous by Lady Gaga. With a penchant for glamorous, extravagant and futuristic designs he claims that “Less is not always more…Less can very often, be a bore!”

If however you’re looking for something a bit more classic then this gold sequined dress will be just what you’re looking for.Glasgow based  Caitlin Paxton  designs interesting and beautiful clothes for the elegant woman and takes pride in a very client-based business, taking their taste’s into consideration when designing the garments and always cutting her own patterns.