Just look at that! The Sex & the City girls rocking maxi dresses on the red carpet. Oh we’ve always loved this long-skirted style… they’re flattering, sophisticated and every shade of chic… and the proof is in the celebrities it would seem, because everyone knows the S&TC girls are the most stylish girls in town!
So, how can you make the maxi dress a style staple? Simple head on over to the Simply Be website, choose one of gorgeous plus-size styles and start experimenting. If you’ve seen the film, you know how kooky style can get and there really are no taboos this season – even denim on denim is in. So have fun and be yourself – it’s easy with a flattering plus-size fit!
Ah, Queen Latifah! This curvy star sings, dances and acts… she’s definitely got talent! And we really wouldn’t expect her style to be anything short of immaculate. From all out red carpet glam to cool r ‘n b chic, she’s done it all and looked gorgeous every time – jealous much? We definitely are!
So who better to steal style from than this plus-size pop princess (oh sorry, queen)! Now, we know you probably won’t have much call for a ball dress, especially in these warm Summer months, so we’ve gone with one of her cool-casual looks. Sequinned jacket, plain white vest, jeans and stand-out trainers! Well, with your Simply Be collection, that’s an easy combination to make!
From the bottom up then… these Ecko Red Jitterbug Trainers are just perfect. Black with pink patterning will give you that standout style. But if you really want to big up the look, invest in some coloured laces – red, blue, yellow, the lot!
Next come our Joe Browns Slim Fit Jeans. Simply but sassy with detailing on the pockets, so you won’t feel like a plain Jane! They’ll look great with a cute white vest top. Ours come in a pack of 2, so you’ll have a black one to mix ‘n match with the rest of your wardrobe!
And finally finish with an attention-grabbing jacket, something like our sequinned Joanna Hope number. It’s the perfect way to glam up any look and works just as well with a dress as will with jeans and a t-shirt. Now this one is your investment piece, it’s £80 but definitely worth every penny, especially in the Summer time you’re going to need a light-bling jacket to finish those night out looks!
Oh, and if you’re really want to steal Queen Latifah’s style – don’t forget your red lippy!
You know what it’s like on the front row at London Fashion Week – super stylish and enviously on-trend! So we’ve picked two front row regulars – Alexa Chung and Pixie Geldof for a Fashion Week ‘Steal Their Style’ Special…
Alexa Chung is undoubtedly one of Britain’s most talked about fashionistas. This catwalk season saw her launching her first fashion collection and, as always, taking a front row seat show after show. And her never-far-away companion? None other than the style-star daughter of Bob Geldof – Pixie!
Do it in denim
Now these two are usually fashion-opposites but it looks like Spring/Summer’s biggest trend has brought them together – oh yes, there’s nothing more versatile than a spot of denim! But the question is, can you make their looks work on a gorgeous plus-size girl?
Steal that style!
Alexa does it casual in a cool denim shirt and navy leggings. So if it’s her style that’s caught your style-eye, try our plus size denim shirt. And why not take the trend even further by switching those navy leggings for a gorgeous pair of plus-size jeggings? Every girl needs a bag, so slip your valuables into this gorgeous Juno Bowling Bag. And finish with a pair of cream heels, something with standout to add a fashion-edge to all that casualness – our Moda In Pelle courts are perfect!
But if it’s Pixie’s look that really rocks your boat, it’s time for a different take on denim. Now she likes to show a bit of flesh, but not everyone’s as daring as this rock princess. So don’t worry if you’re not as confident as Pixie, you can still get the look. Just swap that denim crop top for a gorgeous plus-size denim waistcoat. Wear it over a simple blue vest top – and throw on a pair of plus-size slim leg jeans! A heavy silver pendant will make the look, adding Pixie’s rock chic edge. And to finish? A pair of cute-as-you-like over the knee boots!
Ooh, we’ve got so much to tell you! The glitz, the glamour, the fashion – and, of course, the gossip… oh yes, last week’s British Fashion Awards were as eventful as ever.
Winners on the night
It was Georgia Jagger that walked away with the much coveted Model award. She’s already the face of Hudson Jeans and you’ve probably seen her in the Rimmel ads. But this latest award seals the deal, singling her out as the one-to-watch on the British fashion scene.
Other winners on the night include Burberry (designer brand), Kate Moss (London 25), Christopher Baily (designer of the year) and Katie Hillier (accessory designer).
Red carpet fashion
As always, there were things we loved… and things we HATED! For example, we loved Claudia Schiffer’s graphic print dress. So simple, utterly sophisticated and just really cool. Twiggy looked great too, in a simple gold top with boyfriend jacket and leggings. And Myleen Klass? Well, the surname says it all. Her little black dress was just to die for!
But on the other side of the coin, there’s Pixie Geldof. We’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for her – she’s quirky, adventurous and always completely on-style… until now. Last night she threw caution to the wind and turned up at the awards in a black transparent dress. What was she wearing underneath? Well, knickers but very little else. Now we don’t mind that kind of thing on the beach, but it’s not really our cup of tea on the red carpet.
Psst… we’ve got gossip
Models – they may be drop dead gorgeous, but they’re just as human as the rest of us. It’s true – and last night was the proof. You see, the absolutely stunning Karen Elson took a bit of a tumble. Actually, that’s a massive understatement. She fell from the stage into the orchestra pit 4 foot below. Ouch!
Coming soon – a ‘steal her style’ British Fashion Awards special!
As you’ve probably guessed, we like to keep our fingers firmly on the fashion pulse. So we’re really quite excited about the British Fashion Awards. Taking place tonight in the big smoke, it’s one of the biggest events on the UK fashion calendar!
Up for awards this year, we have the big designer brands, the likes of Burberry, Mulberry and Pringle of Scotland. And on the model side of things, there’s Daisy Lowe, Georgia Jagger and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Georgia’s sister Jade is up there in the pictures from last year’s event, so she’s sure to attend tonight too! And of course, there’ll be a Designer of the Year, not to mention an Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design award, so all in all, it’s going to be a great night!
Oooh, just imagine… the country’s hottest designers and most on-trend celebrities, all gathered together for a red carpet event! It’s going to be fashion-tastic – and if you’re lucky, we’ll give you some ‘steal-her-style’ ideas from the big night – so watch this space!