Monday, 22 December 2014

Celebrity Fashion Check: Don’t Get Arrested

We make good choices and bad choices, and sometimes suffer the consequence as a result.  That includes the world of fashion!  You can pick the right outfit and look amazing or you can make a bad choice in wearing the wrong colour, length or size. You can only be one thing when this happen, a fashion disaster! 
Most women love fashion and shopping, including me!  I love coordinating outfits and choosing matching accessories and shoes. Let’s not forget ladies, hairstyle is also a part of style and this should be considered when styling. It doesn’t get much better than that. I have always been a “girlie girl”, not a tomboy. I blame my mother.  When I was younger, my mother will dress me in cute outfits.  I had no choice in what I wanted to wear as the kids of today do. My mother made me wear dresses to school every day or wear dress pants, or back in my day, they were called dress slacks.  I was only allowed to wear jeans on gym days.  My mother was still making me wear dresses on the first day of school when I was in the 6th grade. At the time, I hated wearing dresses but the damage had already been done by the time I reached high school I was hooked on fashion, making sure everything matched or I had the most unique outfit.  I wanted my outfits to be different from anyone else’s.  I am still like that today!  I am a fashion junkie and shopaholic!  And don’t get me started on shoes!   
People judge you by your appearance. We all do it….we sit with friends looking through magazines, online journals and even TV as we praise or critique celebrities on their fashion choices. True fashions divas do that. We just can’t help it!  But it’s a useful exercise to help fashion losers back on track. Why else would we do it?  Even the wealthiest of the stars who can afford to buy from the top designers, make terrible fashion choices. When that happens, they definitely need to be arrested by Fashion Police. I am here to help make that call.  Officer Cynthia is here to police celebrity fashion so sit back and enjoy the ride in the fashion patrol car! 
Let me start by saying Happy Holidays and Jingle Bells.  Speaking of Jingle, let’s start cruisin’ the fashion streets at the 2014 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on December 12, 2014.
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift was definitely rockin’ that plaid!  Now if you were raised in the 1960’s or 1970’s and your mother always made you wear plaid, like mine did, you may be allergic to this outfit but Taylor looks cute!
Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea, cute boots!  That’s all I can say!  O.K., let me go a step further the belt was cool!  That is all!  She needs a fashion ticket for that fish net of a mess! 
Charli XCX
We drive by singer-songwriter, Charli XCX on the red carpet!  Is this a Fredrick’s of Hollywood outfit?  I’m not going to lie, I would wear this, but in the boudoir!  I’m not sure if the public should have seen her puffs!  I give Charli a Fashion Warning!  You may proceed with caution.
Pharell Williams
Pharell- What can I say?  He beats to his own drum and I respect that. Just not with this outfit!  I know men think it is okay to wear pink, but someone has lied to you. It’s not okay. Sorry Pharell, you are under fashion arrest for this mess!  I’m not even going to discuss those ripped jeans, hope you just ripped up some old jeans and didn’t spend money on those!  But I do like your hat though!
Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas, what a cutie pie!  He looks adorable!  Simple colours and a classic look!  Love the blazer and over the white shirt, casually dropped on his denim. Finally someone with some fashion sense! 
Hope you enjoyed the short patrol drive by the Jingle Ball! Let me know your thoughts via the comment box. Thank you....

Author: Cynthia Rogers
Image credit: Getty Images for iHeartRadioMedia

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

British Fashion Awards 2014

The British Fashion Awards 2014 took place yesterday at the London Coliseum. The event saw top fashion names in attendance including CFA Fashion Icon 2014 Rihanna Fendi. The best dressed was Emma Watson. She has managed to successfully reinvent herself over the past year. She was due to receive an award at the event, this outfit just confirms why she deserves to be recognised for her new found style identity. Well done Ems
Emma Watson in a white jumpsuit with an oversized black jac


Joan Small, Rihanna, Naomi Campbell and guest

Anna Wintour OBE
Here are your winners at BFA 2014
Model of the Year- Cara Delevingne
Brand of the Year - Victoria Beckham
British Style Award- Emma Watson
International Designer - Nicolas Ghesquière
Womenswear Designer of the Year- Erdem
Menswear Designer of the Year- J.W. Anderson
Emerging Womenswear Designer- Marques'Almeida
Emerging Menswear Designer- Craig Green
Emerging Accessory Designer- Prism
Red Carpet Designer- Alexander McQueen
New Establishment- Simone Rocha
Establishment- Preen
Accessory Designer of the Year- Anya Hindmarch
Special Recognition- Chris Moore
Special Recognition Award- Anna Wintour OBE
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator- Edward Enninful

BFA After-party

Rihanna doing one of many things she does best- party!

Joan, Kendall, Cara and Jourdan

Anna and the girls.....

Somebody needs a cab.....
Image credit: Dave Benett & Daily Mail