Monday, January 13, 2014

Golden Globes 2014: the good, the bad, and the boring!

Yes, awards season is finally here. It's that time of year when we pull all nighters watching E clutching our luke-warm coffee slapping our face in a desperate bid to stay awake. Last night, as every year there were some beautiful gowns, and some very different, daring designs, some of which worked while others looked alot better on the catwalk. I hate that some of my worst dressed of the night are women that I love so much and I really really wanted to love their dresses also, but I'm afraid there was just no overlooking these semi-disasters.... 

Golden Globes worst dressed: 

I hate this, because, who am I to judge what looks good on a multi-million dollar award winning actress?! My worst dressed overall goes to : 

Kaley Cuoco: 

I really like Kaley, but this dress totally washes out her pale complexion. She recently got married and the dress wasn't unlike this except it was pink, this is quite a typical boring design and the pattern just does not work. It could have been a little better had she better accessorized and worn her hair up off her face. 

My second Worst Dressed is: 

Jennifer Lawrence: 
I think Jennifer is an absolute role model, both as a young actress and a woman. She is so beautiful and stuns in every movie she makes completely immersing herself into each role. When I heard she was wearing Dior again I was expecting a similar dress to her beautiful couture white gown last year but I was so disappointed! It's not that there was anything so horrible about this dress, it was just very boring and for such a young beautiful woman it had no life.. But I still think she is one of my favorite people in the world, and here is one of a million reasons: 

Here's a round up of the other worst dressed offenders on the night... 

That might be a bit harsh, but from the waist up I love this dress on Sofia Vergara, it's just all a bit too much on the bottom half... 

Emma Watson? Either be ballsy and wear a suit or just wear a dress, but both? Not a fan... 

This Zac Posen creation on Lena Dunham had such potential to be beautiful but it was ill-fitting and poorly accessorized... Still love 'Girls' though, (and Zac Posen!) 

Words fail me with this dress. That's all. No no no. 

Ok enough of that I feel like an absolute bitch. So to cleanse me of my bad words here are my best dressed! 

For me, as soon as I saw this dress I knew it would take something very amazing to trump it.. And nothing did. The colour was just so perfect on her and the style of the dress was different and modern yet classic and sophisticated. 

Best Dressed of the Night: 

Just wow! Caitlin Fitzgerald wearing Emilia Wickstead. 
This is one of my favorite awards dresses of all time. I love the crepe material, the high niece and the entire shape. Her hair and make up is perfect and the shoes give it an edge. I love this so much! 

Second Best dressed: 

Diane Keaton in Ralph Lauren:

This woman is an absolute icon in the world of film and fashion. She looks flawless and I applaud her for staying true to her trademark style in a sea of ballgowns. 

12 years a Slave star Lupita Nyong'o wowed in this Ralph Lauren red cape style dress. Simple yet stunning! 

Cate Blanchett never gets it wrong. Here she is in a beautiful Armani Prive dress. 

Leslie Mann looked super chic in Dolce & Gabbana. 

Paula Patton in Stephane Rolland has split critics with this dress. Alot have slated it, but I think it is absolutely striking. The material was so elegant and the couture design was remarkable. This was definately a winner for me! 

Naomi Watts in Tom Ford

How stunning did Lady Gaga look at the after party?! 

Well, that's it, my best of worst picks of the Golden Globes. Please feel free to leave a comment on who you felt was the best a s worst on the night! 

Thanks for reading :) 
Until next time, 

Elisha :) xo 

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Hello all! 

I write this post from my very warm bed as I listen to the rain pounding against my window and dread the thought of getting dressed and facing another day in horrible January. It's so annoying, we count down Christmas for months, everything we do after Halloween is in one way or another to prepare for the festive season. Eating a little healthier to fit into the 'party dress', looking out for the perfect presents for friends and family, trawling shops and the Internet for the perfect 'Christmas Day' outfit, and the dress to silence all others, the New Years Eve dress. For me, it was no different. I love Christmas. I love counting down the days as early as September. It only comes once a year and you have to make the most of it! This Christmas was a little different to others I have previously celebrated; they usually consist of plenty of nights out followed by long and painful hangovers; this year, however, I didn't go out much at all. I spent most of the Christmas indoors in my pjs watching movies with my mum and sisters and I wouldn't change it in a heartbeat! I did however manage to squeeze in a few outfits which I am about to show you here! 
Christmas Day: 
Top & Skirt both River Island
Jacket Miss Selfridge (old stock) 

St Stephen's Day 

Dress ASOS
Headband and accessories Dorothy Perkins 
Shoes Topshop 

A bit obsessed with these shoes.... 

Sorry, I know my legs/feet look rotten here! 

Night after Stephen's Night: 

I love this outfit. I really had no idea what I was going to wear and this was literally chosen very randomly in about 10 minutes! 
Shorts: River Island 
Shoes Topshop 
Black cami Penneys
Black beaded cardigan  Guna Nua Ballina
Necklace eBay 

I think this is my favorite purchase over christmas. I have been looking for a black fur coat for years that was both affordable and good quality. I spotted this one in Choice in Shaws and fell in love with it. I waited to see if it would go on se and it didn't but I loved it so much that i bought it anyway! They could still have some in there, €60. I love the bomber style of it! 

Saturday Dec 27th 

I was extremely hungover taking these pictures.. 

This is the outfit I wore to my baby cousin Sadhbh's christening. As you probably know by now I am somewhat obsessed with Carrie Bradshaw so when I spotted this tulle skirt on eBay I fell in love! It took about two months to arrive but when it did I was delighted with the quality! 
I paired it with a H&m top Topshop heels again, and a sequin clutch from Penneys. 

And to add even more drama to the outfit I wore my longtime favorite fur jacket! We had such a great day, and Sadhbh looked so cute in her dress! Thank you so much Bec and James! :) 

After that I stayed quiet enough until NYE. I had planned on wearing a totally different outfit but after a week of non stop eating the dress wasn't a nice fit on me and I wasn't prepared to out down the Pringles until January. So I pulled out one of my favorite party dresses I got on ASOS two years ago. It's so girly and fun I love wearing it so much! I wore two tulle mini skirts under it to make it more puffy and off I went! 

We had such a great night in with the girls, it was the best New Years I've had in a long time! 

So that's it, all of my Christmas outfits in one very drawn out, long winded post! 
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I hope all of your hopes and dreams come true in 2014! Thank you so so much for all of your support up to this point. X 

Elisha xo :)