Best Dressed; 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Best Dressed; 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Last week was the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards and this year wasn’t you’re average Golden Globes but it was a movement, Women and men wore black in support of the Me Too movement and Time’s Up initiative to fight sexual misconduct and gender inequality in the workplace. 

As a young woman growing up in today’s world I find it hard to believe that there is still gender inequality within the workplace, it’s 2018 for goodness sake. No one is born more superior than the other, we are all equal, yet society teaches us that there is a hierarchy and men are at the top of this. Women have always had to fight for their rights, we had to fight for our right to vote and until recently women were only seen to be homemakers, we had to prove ourselves and we have to work a hundred times harder than men in order to gain high ranking roles yet when we do obtain those roles we’re still paid less. Why do men get paid more to do the same job? Why are women disregard for promotions? Why is this still occurring? Who decided this? What more needs to be done for there to be gender equality within the workplace? 

As well as fighting for gender equality the night was also dedicated to fighting against sexual misconduct in the work place. Receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, handed to her by Reese Witherspoon, one of the leaders of Time’s Up Oprah delivered an empowering and emotional speech.“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up. Their time is up.” 

A lot of women are scared to speak out against sexual harassment within the workplace over fear that they may not be believed or that they may lose their jobs. A good example of this is Harvey Weinstein, a well known director in Hollywood who took advantage of his position and convinced women into committing sexual acts with him by telling them they would potentially lose their jobs and last year more than 50 women made allegations against him and the numbers are still growing. This needs to change and it needs to change now! Why does sexual harassment even occur especially in the workplace, women are not objects and they should be able to do their jobs in peace. 

On the bright side black looks good on EVERYONE and the Golden Globes is evidence of this, people did not come to paly this year! here are my favourite looks;

CATHERINE ZETA-JONES wearing Zuhair Murad.

 

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS wearing Marc Jacobs

 

DAKOTA JOHNSON wearing Gucci.

 

MARY J. BLIGE wearing Alberta Ferretti.

 

EMILIA CLARKE wearing Miu Miu.

 

EVA LONGORIA wearing Genny

 

REESE WITHERSPOON wearing Zac Posen.

 

NICOLE KIDMAN wearing Givenchy Couture

 

ALISON BRIE wearing Vassilis Zoulias

 

KERRY WASHINGTON wearing Prabal Gurung.

 

HELEN MIRREN wearing Zuhair Murad.

 

ALICIA VIKANDER wearing Louis Vuitton.

 

ZOË KRAVITZ wearing Saint Laurent.

 

MARIAH CAREY wearing Dolce & Gabbana.

 

PENELOPE CRUZ wearing Ralph & Russo.

 

KATE HUDSON wearing Valentino.

 

 

The Best of Haute Couture

The Best of Haute Couture

Couture week ended just over a week ago and it still forever remains my favourite version of fashion week! Nothing will ever beat couture week for me, it is the most extravagant and elaborate week of fashion.  Although the average person may never be able to afford couture or even know how and where to wear it, it’s always nice to look at and fantasise about. Right?

Of course Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner ruled the couture week runway this year, the models of the moment, they are the Cindy Crawford’s of this generation and will be remembered for generations as the models of the 2010s and the social media queens of our generation. 

Are embellished shoes and boots the new thing?

Are embellished shoes and boots the new thing?

Lately designers have been looking to museums and galleries for inspiration explaining why their latest designs are full of historical references. Recently everything from jeans, skirts, jackets and shoes have been covered in embroidery – winter has never looked so stylish!

 

Jimmy Choo’s creative director Sandra Choi is influenced by what she calls the “hard lushness” of antique military regalia, from embroidered insignia to fur plumes and multibuckled, over-the-knee boots. “Watching War and Peace, I was drawn to the balance between the beautiful toughness of the military uniforms and the feminine draping of the women’s costumes. I love that tension and contrast. I call it sensual friction – velvet is sensual but also has military echoes.”

 

Christian Louboutin visits museums as part of his “creative mood gathering. I don’t immediately translate what I see but keep it with me so it can appear down the line in a different way.”

Gucci’s Alessandro Michele matches his eclectic, pearl-strewn Renaissance-meets-1980s dresses with art deco-influenced, suede and roccia snakeskin, an aesthetic he evolved last season and which, like most of his ideas, is proving influential. Nicholas Kirkwood has long used pearls hollowed into a high heel as a signature and this season makes them a bold statement, running a graduated row of aniseed ball‑sized ones around the heel of his loafers, the perfect balance of glamour and toughness. His inspiration is presumably early 20th century, rather than 16th, as the range is named Casati, after the pearl-wearing Marchesa.

“I have never felt so inspired as in St Petersburg,” says Edgardo Osorio, co-founder of Aquazzura, whose supremely rich and ornate autumn collection is titled From Russia With Love. “I wanted to convey the atmosphere of romance and grandeur without being too literal. Shoes have to be for life today so I picked wonderful details from the Hermitage – fabrics on furniture and clerical robes, Imperial jewelleryand military insignia, the colours of stones and subtle furs, marbles and mosaics.”

From Valentino’s couture celebration of Shakespeare’s anniversary, complete with ruffs, doublets and high-waisted gowns, to grandly braid-embroidered tailored military jackets at Roberto Cavalli and Andrew Gn , a strong vein of historic costume runs through this winter’s style. Yet the season’s ornamented shoes and boots are easier to meld into contemporary wardrobes; they signal fashion savoir-faire but will remain trophy items when the current yen for historicism fades.