10 Best Looks of 2014 – Landofpod

What better way to kick off the New Year than by reminiscing upon the triumphs of the last? 2014 has been an amazing year for me, both personally and professionally, but more importantly, it has been an even better year for fashion. Looking back at the year, I hadn’t realised just how many outstanding looks there had been and although a tough task, I’ve manage to find my top 10 looks, which I have blogged about throughout the fashion frenzy that was 2014. So, have a gander through and see my top picks, and remember – if there are any looks which haven’t made it make sure to let me know – I might not have even seen them!

P.s. These are in no particular order – it was tough enough to dwindle it down to 10, nevermind rank them even further.

Let’s begin with one of the best – Blake Lively and Ryan Gosling at the 2014 Met Gala. There’s nothing to say but, “J’adore!” This is how every person on the entire planet wants to look one day.

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Another person who stole the spotlight for me at the Met Gala was Emma Stone. She wasn’t the top of everyone’s best dressed lists, but I fell in love with this gorgeous, pink ensemble and as I’ve posted about on https://www.facebook.com/landofpod I am loving the side-braid at the moment.

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Next on my list I have a very chic, very sexy, yet quirky look from Jill Stewart‘s collection. I just love the juxtaposition of the grunge styling and the perfect symmetry of the pieces and if I was a girl, this would definitely be the way that I’d like to dress!

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Following up, we have a completely different aesthetic with Amal Almuddin gaining worldwide style attention in this stunning pant and top ensemble which she wore to her civil ceremony with George Clooney. This is the epitome of chic, style and class and I don’t think that there has ever been a more perfectly put together outfit.

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Going to another runway show, this Monique Lhuillier dress just caught my eye. I don’t know why, but the combination of the model and the dress just draw my attention and even when I saw looks that I almost preferred, this one still won every time. The almost ice-skater-esque dress is beautiful, flirty and pretty whilst maintaining its class. Basically, it’s pretty, it’s stylish and I like it 😛

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Without a doubt, Lupita Nyong’o stole the show at the 2014 Oscars is her mesmerizing Cinderella inspired gown. The deep plunge, the volume of the skirt, the Nairobi blue colour and the perfect head-band all add up to not only making this the fashion focus of the 2014 Oscars, but, in my opinion, also making it one of the most iconic Oscar looks in recent history.

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2 more slightly grungy looks which I adore belong to Emma Watson and Margot Robbie. Again, although not a look that was loved by everyone, Emma’s 2014 Oscars Vera Wang dress, punk accessories and red lip made me fall in love with her all over again. Personally, I love the direction in which Emma has taken her style and I think that this depart into the grunge world suits her to the tee. Also, she’s always going to look poised and elegant in everything that she wears – she just oozes class.

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Also going down a darker route is Margot in this white and black gown. The black sparkled cut-out on the side along with the smokey eyes and sultry hair all add to Margot being a complete sexpot at the The Wolf of Wallstreet premiere. I defy anyone to try and outdo Margot for sex appeal here.

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The 2nd last look of the post is this ethereal strapless gown by Elie Saab. I spotted this back in February and automatically fell in love. Fell hard in love. This whimsical nature that this dress emits is stunning and the structured, latticed bodice just adds to it all perfectly. What I love even more about this dress is that when I saw it I said that it would be worn by a young starlet as it is just so beautiful and a mere few months later Lily Collins stole the show in it.

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The final female who rose to the occassion for me in this year’s fashion stakes is Sarah Hyland. Sarah is a 100% winner for me in this crop top and skirt combo which she wore to the 2014 Emmys. The crisp white and bold orange look beautiful and chic together and then her nude make-up and big top-knot finish it off to perfection. Look at the beauty here:

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So there you have it, my 100% top 10 picks of the 2014 fashion world! Please let me know what you think and tell me if there’s anyone else who should’ve made the cut.

Also, the new red carpet season is just around the corner so to keep up-to-date with the fashion of every award show make sure to follow Landofpod and to like my facebook page.

Thanks for reading guys 😉

Author: Pádraig Power.

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Keira Knightley: Red Carpet Evolution.

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Talented actress, striking beauty and fashion icon: the three things which instantaneously come to mind when one thinks of London born actress, Keira Knightley. The accomplished actress has proven her talent in a number of roles which have undoubtedly made her one of the most respected young starsof our generation. Not only known for her acting prowess however, the 29-year-old has also won the hearts of many a fashionable fellow and has become a designer darling, palling it up with the likes of Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld, along the way.

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Although it almost seemed like Keira was always destined for stardom (with parents like actors Sharman Macdonald and Will Knightley) she began young and had to work at honing her craft in order to become what we now know today. The same can be said for her fashion. Unfortunately, the young Brit did not get off to a very good start, and surprisingly, she still gets it wrong sometimes! Let me take you through her fashion journey and show you how she evolved into the beauty that she is today.

And for the sake of chronology, I’m going to start right at the onset and work my way through beginning with 16-year-old Keira in 2001. Here, the young starlet made her red carpet debut at the ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ premiere and, to everyone’s dismay, it was atrocious. Granted, she was only 16, but there is no excuse for this severe lack of taste! I’m going to take a leaf out of Drake’s books and ‘start from the bottom’ with those God-awful flip-flop inspired heels and horrific boot-cut leather pants to match. Amazingly, it got even worse from there, with a completely sheer, black laced top revealing every inch of the teen’s stomach – at least she’s wearing a bra. The hair and make-up are also terrible with the make-up being pale, the blush too pink and her hair just too blah. Have a look for yourself:

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Knightley continued her dodgy path in 2002 at her own premiere for ‘Bend It Like Beckham’. This was her first role that grabbed media attention, but unlike her fantastic acting reviews, the same cannot be said for her style. Granted, it’s an improvement, but she is still far, far off the mark. Again, Keira chose a black, sheer number showing that she had not learned from her first mistake. It is slightly better, but the plunge is too low and she is showing off too much of her stomach. Her hair and make-up does look pretty on the bright side.

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2003 was a year of ups and downs. Although still making numerous atrocities, Keira finally began to show promise during the year  – a welcome change! She did begin horrifically yet again, however, with a combination of tasteless, stomach-less, tops, ill-fitting corsets and boot-cut jeans… We get that you have amazing abs, but it’s style that we want to see, not your stomach! Needless to say her ensembles were getting a bit tiresome at this stage.

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Fortunately, she then began to show us a glimpse of what she could do, beginning with these two looks. The first is merely OK and has a lot left to be desired, but compared to what we’ve seen so far it is a step in the right direction (it is kind of like a 12 year old’s Christmas outfit though). The second look, however, is the first in which we can she the beauty that graces our screens today. Here, at the ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean‘ afterparty, Keira looks pretty in an understated, flowy white gown with simple embellishment along the bodice. Paired with her barely-there make-up, pulled up hair and perfect accessories it is by far the best that the star has looked so far.

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Following this path to success, Keira continued to show signs of improvement in 2004. She definitely took a step back from the white gown above, but all in all was a better than before. This year, she seemed to begin to find herself and between keeping it pretty and edging up her look, but she still had not found a look which was quite right. The look on the left is pretty, but from the waist down is horrible and the dress on the right is a bit too tight and just not that nice. All in all she made some steps in the right direction though so I can only be happy with her 2004 style chapter:

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Although I did say that she hadn’t 100% hit the nail on the head as of yet, I do think that her outfit at this Asprey event was pretty damn close – she looks beautiful (asides from the horrific shoes).

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The next stage of Keira’s fashion career is a controversial one, but for me it’s a backwards step on her behalf. This is the stage which I like to call, “The Posh Totty Phase.” In 2005, Keira decided to stray from the demure, elegant path which she was beginning and veer into the realm of Golden Goddesses. Here, she tries to be more sexy by delving into fake tan and long blonde hair. While succeeding in maintaining a fashionable appearance and looking gorgeous, I just don’t think that it’s right for her. I don’t deny that she looked beautiful, but compared for what was to come it wasn’t the path which I would choose for our star in the making. She is only 20 though and let’s face it, what young girl doesn’t want to feel sexy at that age?

(Sidenote: she also found a bizarre obsession with ugly black-cropped jackets and ill-suited accessories).

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Matthew Williamson (left) and Calvin Klein (right).

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I do think that she absolutely nailed it in the black fitted gown below though. 

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Hervé Leger (left and right).

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Changing her style YET AGAIN Keira decided to ditch the sex appeal look and revert to a more elegant aesthetic the year later, but to continue with the trend of the article thus far, didn’t kick off to a good start. Let’s begin with one of her most famous gowns; the melted gold inspired Gucci gown that she wore to the London premiere of ‘Pirates of The Caribbean II – Dead Man’s Chest’ in 2006. In this look, it seems that Keira is trying to bring more fashion into the fold while still remaining sexy. Alas, it is an out-in-out disaster. Of course, her face looks pretty and so do her arms and the dress to an extent, but the major fiasco here is the extensive lack of fabric in her chest region. As we’ve seen above, this is far from strange territory for the actress, but this has to be the worst for me. We know that she is naturally slim, but this look makes her look ill and is certainly not something to try and attain… It’s all just a bit too much:

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The next look isn’t bad… just not good enough! The white dress is very pretty and it hints at the periodic style which fits Keira like a glove, but the black flower does the Chanel garb no justice. She does look whimsical and striking and most people seem to love this look, but all in all, it is all a bit meh for me.

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Finally, however, also in 2006, her transformation to style icon began! Keira kicked off her long awaited renewal in a strapless Valentino gown at the Golden Globes and with gorgeous hair and make-up and (I can’t believe I’m going to say this) perfect accessories, the British beaut shone.

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Finishing on her newly found high, all eyes were on the Oscar nominated star in her wine Vera Wang gown and although she didn’t take home the trophy, she cemented her place as a sophisticated, stylish woman. The gown itself was a bit rigid for me and I also don’t like the necklace. In fact, this look is not one of my favourites by a long shot, but there is no denying that it was a show-stopper at the time and was a look which got her noticed by fashion eyes everywhere.

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Although 2006 brought us the beginning of her true evolution, it was 2007 which was the breakthrough in my eyes. In 2007, Keira varied her look from grungy, to pretty, to periodic, to new age and I loved every second of it. Asides from the odd clothing chest chasm, she hit a home run with every one, showing that she doesn’t just wear fashion, but she has style.

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Chanel (left and right).

Lastly, without a doubt my favourite look from the star so far. Keira is head-to-toe perfection in this Erdem ensemble  – showing that some of the best designers are close to home.

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2008 wasn’t quite as successful, with Keira donning some frumpy looks and others which were just a bit strange, but overall she maintained traipsing along with her head held high and her heels at the go. I’m going to start with my favourite of the year here and work my way down.

My without a doubt favourite is this stunning Chanel jumpsuit which is utterly timeless. In fact, the ever so stylish Sienna Miller was with Knightley at the same event and Keira knocked her out of the park – which definitely shows that she had found her fashion gustos!

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Keira also stole the show with her next three looks, two of which are Chanel and one which is Valentino. She shows us how important it is to stay true to your favourite designers and truly became a fashion darling. If you guess which look is belonged to which fashion house you’ll get some brownie points 😉

On the left, we have Keira in a straight cut black mini at the New York Screening of ‘The Duchess’, followed by a goth-inspired strapped, black garb worn to win her Best Actress award at the Elle Style Awards, and finished off in a tiered, silver, metallic gown at the 2008 BAFTAs.

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The looks that I didn’t quite like during 2008 are the three below. Unfortunatley, I just find the first two frumpy/lack-luster and the third, an Alexis Mabille Haute Couture frock, although technically fashionable, isn’t my cup of tea.

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2009 appears to be a year in which the Hollywood star strayed from the spotlight with only two looks that I could come across. One of these was simple and chic at the Chanel Spring/Summer Haute Couture show in Paris and the other was a major flop, something which the star had seemed to get away from for a time, in a Chloe suit.

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Another year which isn’t horrible, but isn’t anything to write home about either was 2010. She looks pretty with a new bob and has a general more grown-up heir about her, but something is lacking overall, although one look is breathtaking. Have a glance at her 2010 looks here:

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Erdem (left) and Chanel (right).

The first is possibly her best of the two with a fresh, clean aspect adding some rejuvenation to Keira’s wardrobe which is just perfect and although the second is very nice, I think that it would look much better if it was tailored just a tad bit more to her body. A little bit of definition would go a long way in my opinion.

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Valentino (left) and Rodarte (right).

Following up are these two looks. The first is just not nice, in any way, but particularly with all of the fuss going on in the top half of the gown and then the second is pretty, but a bit too snooze-inducing for my liking.

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Her final 2010 look is one that I can’t decide on. I don’t know whether it is sexy and sophisticated in a way which only Keira could pull of or whether there’s a tad bit too much going on for the brunette beauty. What do you think?

In 2011 she once again found her footing and showed us how it’s done with an array of modern and vintage-inspired pieces. Beginning with these two stunning nudes which illustrate how to do grand, couture and give a more sexy silhouette in the same fashion genre. These are by far my two most beloved of her 2011 looks:

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Valentino (left) and Elie Saab (right).

The looks above were followed by two much more modern ensembles, one of which is clean cut and geometric and the other which has a bold, modern print, something which we rarely see the now style-queen in:

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Roksnada Ilincic (left) and Mary Katrantzou (right).

The last look which I’m not 100% about is this head-to-toe black ensemble in 2012 which is pretty, but I feel is a tad bit overdone. I think that with a different pair of shoes instead of the suede the Nina Ricci dress would be that little bit better.

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Now, I know this is going to sound just a tad bit crazy, but between the years of 2012-2014 there is not one outfit of Keira’s that I found which I do not like, scratch that – love (asides from what the look above of course)! I don’t know if she got a new stylist or sacked the old one and decided to go solo, but everything that she wore was impeccable. So, instead of talking about them and breaking them down, I’m just going to show you my favourite Keira Knightley looks of the past three years. Yes, there may be quite a few, but trust me, they’re worth a look.

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Erdem (left) and Valentino (right).

 

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Elie Saab (left) and Burberry (right).

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Erdem (left), Valentino (right).

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So there you have it, the red carpet style evolution of the fabulous Keira Knightley (yes I know that there are some looks not from the carpet… I just couldn’t help myself!). It’s pretty needles to say, but Keira has 100% earned her status as a fashion icon, she is the epitome of style, class, chic and that little edge that sends her above the rest.

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For more style evolutions check these out:

Emma Watson: Red Carpet Evolution.

Emilia Clarke: Red Carpet Ready.

Margot Robbie: Red Carpet Ready.

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Emilia Clarke: Red Carpet Ready.

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From Khalessi to catwalk, Emilia Clarke has undoubtedly become a household name and one of the most desired women in the world, during the last three years, largely due to her role in the HBO smash hit Game of Thrones. Emilia plays the role of Daenerys Stormborn, the last remaining in her Targaryen blood-line. A strong character in the show, Emilia also brings the title of ’empowered woman’ to real life and is slowly but surely taking the industry by storm, with her role as Sarah Connor in the 2015 film ‘Terminator: Genesis’ being highly anticipated. A little known fact, however, is that Clarke was not the original Mother of Dragons. In fact, Tamzin Merchant from ‘The Tudors’ was first cast into the role. Thankfully for Game of Thrones fans worldwide, Emilia soon replaced Merchant allowing all of us to witness the perfect portrayal of the ice-blonde beauty.

Clarke’s talented performances on GOT are not the only reason why she is in the spotlight, however, with her natural beauty, ‘English Rose’ status and infectious personality drawing people in from all around the world. With this many eyes on her it was only a matter of time that the starlet’s fashion comes under scrutiny and here I will show you some of my favourite Emilia Clarke looks over the past few years.

Firstly, we’re going to kick things off with Emilia in a stunning white Chanel dress embellished with purple sequins which allures with a futuristic vibe. Paired with simple pulled back hair and barely-there make-up, this look shows that Emilia is not afraid to take risks and certainly set my interest alight:

Wearing Chanel at the 2012 Emmy Awards:

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Los Angeles Premier of GOT Season 3 in Victoria Beckham:

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Here we have Emilia in an amazing pastel blue, strapless Victoria Beckham gown which fits to perfection. She dons this gown with attitude and shows us just how sexy she can be with smouldering smokey eyes.

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Next, Emilia returns to her former Emmy glory and fails to disappoint in a gorgeous white Donna Karan Altier dress with a silver belt at the waist and an ever-so-pretty ruffle effect down the front of the garb.

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This next dress solidifies Emilia’s status as a fashion darling. Here she owns it in a custom-made, V-shaped, chiffon, Zac Posen  gown paired with emerald earrings and beautifully swept over hair. This is utterly sensational.

Christian Dior at the 2013 Actor’s Fund Gala:

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Finally, we have Emilia in this edgy, Christion Dior piece. Although this picture isn’t the best quality, you can see the intricately placed embellishments shine in all their glory on the black, strapless gown. This is yet another look which highlights Emilia’s natural beauty whilst leaving the dress do the talking, something which the starlet pulls off perfectly.

 

Unfortunately for Emilia, however, not every look that she wore has been a smash with some disappointments scattered along the way. And even more unfortunately for Ms. Clarke, I’m going to show you some of them right here. Although she usually gets it right, I have found that the few times when she misses the mark are mainly due to the shape and/or length of her garments. At 5′ 2″, Emilia is an actress with petite proportions meaning that unless dresses are perfectly tailored they can often swamp her. Between ill-fitted gowns and unflattering hem lengths (along with the odd dress which just isn’t to my fancy) here are some of Emilia’s least appealing looks:

Clarke exhibiting some ill-fitting gowns:

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Here she dons a dress which does nothing for her figure, is far from fashionable and is accompanied with lack-luster hair:

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An almost-there Calvin Klein look:

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Although Emilia looks stunning in the above Calvin Klein gown, I have put this in her bad looks category for some constructive criticism. This look could have been a massive hit, and almost is, but for the length of the sheer over-panel and the clunkiness of her shoes. This is one of those oh-so-near outfits which shows you that the difference between not quite there and excellence can be down to the tiniest of details.

Finally, an overall horrible red carpet look:

The combination of atrocities in this look leads to huge disappointment on my behalf. Emilia is wearing a mustard Vivienne Westwood dress which does absolutely nothing for her porcelain skin-tone. This, combined with a horrible hair-style, a bad length and ugly accessories leads to this look being a fashion failure for the starlet.

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Finally, although this outfit is not a Red Carpet look it is one of the best day-time looks that I have seen in a long, long time. Dressed in Altuzarra, Emilia is effortlessness personified in this chic, enticing, easy-going outfit:

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Overall, from researching and judging Emilia on her style, I think that she is definitely a star to watch. Although this is the case, she does have some serious room for improvement. Where the star falls short is due to the aforementioned bad fits and also due to the age in which she dresses. Clarke has a tendency to dress much older than her mere twenty-six years and dons garments which are far too mature. She needs to realise that she is young and sexy and that she can still pull of a classic look whilst retaining her youth. She does this beautifully in looks such as the stunning white and purple Chanel dress above, but often tends to forget how young she is and wear dresses which could be seen on women twice her age (and hem-lines which are probably twice as long)! In a nut shell, Clarke is beautiful, she is chic and she has style, she just needs to remember what age she is and that she is still a newcomer on the fashion scene, thus has plenty of time to grow-up. She should embrace her youthful looks and take more fashion risks.

So there you have it, my take on Emilia Clarke’s red carpet style and where I think she could improve.

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Here’s a link to a previous post which you might enjoy if you liked this one: Margot Robbie: Style Evolution.

 

Emma Watson: Red Carpet Evolution.

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Emma Watson is undoubtedly one of the most famous, beautiful and stylish young ladies in the world today. Born in Paris and raised in Britain Emma is the perfect combination of bringing both British elegance and Parisian chic to the table. Beginning her career as a fresh faced nine-year-old with some serious raw talent Watson has blossomed beyond belief in the last 14 years with both her gift and style growing hand-in-hand. Although always depicted as being the ‘perfect little English girl’ Emma’s fashion sense has not always been the picture of perfection and she certainly has grafted her own unique sense of style throughout the last decade, leading her to now being one of my favourite fashion darlings. As stated, Watson definitely got off on the wrong foot when it comes to her red carpet style and we’re going to have a look through her fashionable transformation right here.

 

So let’s get to it and begin with her first red carpet looks. Although beginning her acting career at the tender age of nine, little Emma was aged eleven when she first walked the red carpet debuting her signature style in a God awful grey, sack-like ‘gown’ paired with an ever-classy feather boa and purple snakeskin shoes, producing one of the worst fashion debuts in my memory. Yes, I feel bad for dogging on an eleven year old, but both her parents and stylist (if she had one at the time) should have been shot for letting poor young Watson to premiere her look in this dodgy ensemble:

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Unfortunately her transformation was far from overnight as shown by the next two outfits. Seen here is Watson wearing a pea-green genie inspired outfit and an army print coat/pant combination with golden floral detail. Although both of these outfits failed to hit the mark Watson has to be given some credit as they do show a flare for personal style and some innate confidence, which can only be admired in a pre-teen. Emma also added make-up into the equation with these looks thus highlighting her natural beauty:

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Next we have an even more unfortunate turn for young Watson. Between 2002-2003 the starlet decided to give boho chic a shot and missed the mark by a mile in a series of long, draping dresses with horrendous leather/suede accessories (paired with some clown-inspired make-up in the second shot), leaving a lot left to be desired.

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Finally, the style Gods decided to take pity on poor Emma and began to give her a hand in 2004. This was first shown by her basic strapless, knee-length frock paired with a pretty pair of pumps at the New York Prisoner of Azkaban premiere. Emma followed this in a navy, tiered dress with a sheer overlay at the 2005 premiere of  The Golbet of Fire which, again paired with pumps, continued in aiding the young Brit to find her fashion feet, and although neither of these pieces were outstanding, both began to show potential for Watson.

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From here on in Watson seemed to finally find her own sense of style and started to grab the attention of fashionistas worldwide. She began to do so after falling in love with powerhouse brand Chanel and wearing their stunning designs to numerous events proving that Watson and Chanel are a match made in designer heaven:

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Emma continued to hit the fashion mark from here on in with numerous gorgeous garbs which enabled her to truly make her mark in the realm of fashion and led to designers flocking to dress her for any and every occasion.  Two of these pieces can be seen here. Both of these looks worked and showed her new fashion prowess, but I have to say that the second (the navy ensemble), although both pretty and stylish,  is not my cup of tea for Emma. Even though there is nothing necessarily wrong with it, Emma is just a tad too dolled up here for my liking. I much prefer when she lets her natural beauty shine and leaves us with nothing but chic elegance, which we will see later.

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Although Emma certainly had a huge climb in the fashion stakes it has to be said that (for me at least) 2009-2010 was when she undoubtedly made her mark. This was when she unapologetically showed the world that she was going to wear what she wanted, she was going to do it with confidence and that there was no way that she was going to follow trends, from now on she was going to set them. Her first head-to-toe perfection look was at the Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince premiere where she wore a stunning, floor length Ossie Clark print gown which paired with cute, pulled back hair, displayed an effortlessness which cannot be matched. After this she wore a golden custom-made Burberry dress with a zipper down the front, a black belt, black chunky shoes, simple hair and sexy eye make-up which altogether added up to what is one of my favourite looks that Watson has ever worn, if not taking the crown. It is chic, it is sexy and yet it still has class, something which can only be pulled off by few.

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2010 was also the year in which Watson famously chopped off her long, golden locks and instead sported a cute, fashionable, pixie cut. This cut has been seen on a multitude of young celebs since, but Emma was one of the very first to brave it and she definitely deserves credit for that. Along with this new cut she decided to vamp things up in the wardrobe department leading to a huge turning point in Emma’s fashion career. This was the point when not just some people, but everybody knew to take her seriously in the fashion world. One such outfit is her controversial lace number below. This dress was an absolute knock-out and definitely a huge turning point in Watson’s fashion career. It was her most grown-up look to date and really made her the star of the moment. What finished this look perfectly, however, is the confidence in which she executed it, undoubtedly making it a time when she told the world that she had arrived. Upon reflection, however,  it is just a little too ice-skater-esque for my liking and her tan a little to dark. Thus, although a stunning piece at the time I prefer where she went afterwards as she returned to the more timeless, effortless beauty which I think she truly is by wearing more chic, demure and toned down pieces which is where her strengths lie in the fashion world.

Emma at the Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 premiere:

 

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Back to her timeless self:

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Emma then continued down her high-fashion path with more stunning outfits during the premiere season of the final installment in the Harry Potter series. She continued to prove that she was not an actress to be overlooked, but a star in the making by pulling out all the stops and turning heads wherever she went. Even though there were mistakes along the way you can always see the fashion behind everything she wears and we forgive Emma for these mistakes as she is just too damn amazing to put in the bad books:

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As you can see from reading through this post so far, Emma Watson has improved beyond belief and has become one of the most fashionable young women on the plant today. All of these stunning outfits that you have seen however have nothing on her most recent looks. In the past 2 years Emma has taken yet another step out of the fashion box and she truly has become an icon in her own right. She is effortless, she is chic, she is young Britain personified. Emma Watson has stolen my fashion heart and even though many may think that I am overestimating the beauty, it is safe to say that she is currently number one on the list of my celebrity fashion goddesses. Here are her best looks of the last two years to see if I can convince any of you to tag along on the Emma Watson style crush train:

Roland Mouret:

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Chanel:

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Utter perfection!

 

Dior at this year’s Golden Globes:

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Here Emma is pushing the fashion envelope in the most fabulous way possible and most definitely turning heads.

 

Giambattista Valli:

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Prabal Gurung at the Met Ball:

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Maxime Simoens at the MTV Movie Awards:

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Chic, young, flirty, perfect for such an occasion!

 

Christopher Kane Cannes Film Festival:

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Oscars 2014 in Vera Wang:

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Although controversial, I am in love with this look.

 

Wes Gordon at Noah premiere:

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Showing the world that she has now become a woman, and a stylish one at that.

 

J. Mendel:

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This latest, more grunge Emma has really gotten me excited!

 

So there we have it, Emma Watson’s amazing red carpet evolution. Yes she still makes mistakes every now and again and yes a lot of her looks are subject to opinion, mais á mon avis Emma is one of the most stylish women on the plant and she only seems to be getting better, and I can’t wait to see if she can find any room for improvement!

 

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Most pictures in this post are courtesy of http://www.glamourmagazine,co.uk

Margot Robbie: Red Carpet Style Evolution.

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OK, so most of you probably remember this blonde, Ozzie, bombshell as Donna from the one and only, Australian soap opera, “Neighbours,” but Margot Robbie has certainly come a long way since then, in both fashion and stardom. Granted, when Robbie first appeared on our screens she was a sweet, innocent, 17 year old girl and now she is a mature 23 year old young woman, which naturally  is bound to lead to some growth, but it has to be said that her style alone has grown exponentially in recent years. Margot has transformed from a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, naive teen to a smoldering, siren and this can be seen below. When she 1st began to grace the red-carpet she donned a not-so-there, pretty, yet childish and utterly underwhelming style which left her overlooked in the realm of fashion. Clearly lacking a stylist, the Queensland-born beaut also lacked luster and was in serious need of a style overhaul. Here are some images showing her earlier looks:

Here is young Margot wearing a strapless, pink, cocktail dress with open-toed white heels and sporting a terrible hairstyle entailing a wide, white hairband slicking back her golden locks at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in ’09:

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Next she dons an ill-fitting, tiered, maxi dress which left the starlet with a lot of room for improvement: 

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Soon after this Robbie tried to combat her flat style by kicking things up a notch and adding a flare of maturity into her wardrobe. Unfortunately, however, she ultimately lacked the finesse to pull off her more mature look resulting in outfits which either went over-board on sex appeal or left her looking much more than that of her 19 years:

Robbie in a horrific, over-sexualized, black and orange strapless, corsetted dress which went from short to long from front to back and showed off far too much skin, especially for someone trying to make it as a serious actress:

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A neither here-nor-there look with poor hair, make-up and shoe choice which left us utterly underwhelmed:

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Going to the complete opposite of the spectrum, Robbie then sported a secretarial, skirt and top combo which I wouldn’t put on someone even 20 years her senior. If possible, the addition of her huge, fake diamond earrings makes the look even more mature, thus badly finishing an already flailing look: 

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Thankfully for the beautiful starlet, however, both her style and career blossomed hand-in-hand. Once the stunner’s career began to bloom her style swiftly followed. Along with her stateside move, Robbie began playing more mature, sexy roles, such as Pan Am’s Laura Cameron and the Wolf of Wallstreet’s Naomi Lapaglia, which reflected amazingly on her wardrobe. In recent years, she has become a style icon in her own right and has left the poorly dressed, little girl known to the masses as ‘Donna from Neighbours’ far behind her enabling both her career and fashion come ablaze. From cute to sexy, chic and effortless, Robbie has finally found her own with regards to her fashion choices and is now setting the world of style alight. Here are some of her recent looks which prove what a strong force the new Margot Robbie has become:

Margot in a cute, flirty, floral number at Disney ABC Television Group Host Summer Press Tour in 2011:

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Pictured at a 2013 Vanity Fair event in a stunning, embellished, cocktail dress with perfectly swept back hair and gorgeous drop earrings:

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Here we have Robbie wearing an Elie Saab jumpsuit at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards and cream Gucci gown with a plunging neckline paired with emerald green shoes at the Golden Globes:

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Finally, we have Robbie’s collection of chic showstoppers at the Wolf of Wallstreet premieres:

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Obviously, this talented actress has really come into her own in the past few years and we here at Landofpod wish her all of the best in both her fashion and acting ventures! We will most definitely be keeping a keen eye on her career and even more importantly, her red carpet looks which go along with it.

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