Emmys 2015 – Worst of The Night.

So unlike my prior post on the fashion seen at this year’s Emmys, this post might have just a tad bit of negativity thrown into the mix!

As always, we expect to see the good bad and in-between at all award shows and boy oh boy did the Emmys not disappoint. For all of the dazzling beauts of the evening have a look here at my Best Dressed post, but for some horrendous looks, some of which will curl your toes, then continue on and scroll to find the horror below.

Let’s kick things off with the worst of the worst…

Heidi Klum in Versace dress and shoes with Lorraine Schwartz jewellery:

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Where on earth did this canary yellow disaster pop out of?! Heidi is a stunning supermodel with beauty and brains to boot and then she comes out looking like someone made her dress out of some very distressed canaries – this is an absolute disaster. Although it still wouldn’t have been nice, she could have at least taken off that God awful sleeve and lapel combination, I mean it’s not like she trying to cover anything up! From shoulders to toes this is a horrendous and tacky ensemble. Genuinely all that I can think of is that if I was a canary I’d rather be in a coal mine than be associated with this dress. One positive: at least this wasn’t designed by any of her Project Runway designers because that would have been the start and end of their career in one foul swoop! Heidi… get a stylist!

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Dascha Polanco:

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Following on from our supermodel in distress we have Dascha Polance from Orange Is The New Black. Dascha is a beautiful, curvy woman, but here she is doing herself zero favours. Although the voluptuous form isn’t your usual Hollywood stereotype, you can make the best of your body no matter what shape or size you are and unfortunately, that is exactly the opposite of what Dascha is doing. That sheer skirt and slit just isn’t pretty. The dress as a whole is boring and not that cute, but if Dascha had just lowered the slit a few inches (maybe like 8…) then this would flatter her so  much better. This just isn’t good.

Kathryn Hahn in Vivienne Westwood with Eva Fehren jewels:

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I hate to be mean, but Kathryn’s dress is hideous! This macabre frock is genuinely one of the worst things I have laid my eyes upon. I would say that perhaps this would look good on a model or someone, but being honest, I can’t find any good qualities about it. It looks like someone found two pairs of their nanna’s old curtains, sowed them together, threw on some make-up and hoped that no one would notice… #DIYCinderella!

Julianne Hough in Marchesa with a Jimmy Choo clutch:

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Julianne looks like a modern day wicked witch of the west gone wrong in this ensemble. This dress just is not nice on her and 100% is not for an occasion like this. The sad thing is that I do think that the dress could be stunning on someone with model proportions to a different event though (I know I’m obsessed with her, but Sophie Turner perhaps?). One saving glory for Julianne is that although that head-band sucks, her hair is cute from the back!

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Amy Schumer in Zac Posen:

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Fair play to Amy for her amazing Emmy win, but this look was certainly not worthy. Like Dascha, Amy has some curves, but apparently doesn’t know how to use them. I find this look very surprising because even though Zac Posen isn’t always my favourite designer, he usually sculpts beautifully to the body – something which he didn’t quite get here. This gown hugs Amy in all the wrong places, her hair looks like she just had sex in the limo before hopping out and I can just tell that she had to keep pulling it up at her chest region all night.

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Danielle Brooks:

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Looking more parrot than canary, it seems like Danielle Brook and Heidi Klum were birds of a feather at last night’s Emmys. Tropical bird puns aside, Danielle certainly wasn’t looking too tasty on the night (sometimes I just can’t help myself). This dress was too tight on the thighs and adding extra fabric to a larger woman is never a good idea. Even twirling couldn’t help her case… next!

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Christine Marzano:

This woman is absolutely stunning, but there is no excuse for this dress. Obviously trying to make a name for herself, Marzano walked the carpet in this next to nothing attire. Now, I am never one for this as I just think that it’s tacky, but asides from that, there are literally children at this event and you rock up practically naked – really Christine? If I was on the Emmy committee I wouldn’t have let her in – it’s not like she’s important anyway…

Next we have 3 dresses which, although I don’t like anyway, are here for their terrible fabric choices. This fabric should never be seen on a red carpet:

Elizabeth Moss in Oscar de la Renta:

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Uzo Aduba in Jonathan Cohen:

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I don’t even know who this woman is…

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Carice Van Houten:

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Judging from this look, I think that maybe the red lady should stick to her colour. Carice is a beautiful woman and has killed it on the red carpet before, but unfortunately here she just isn’t looking her best. This colour washes her out, it doesn’t fit nicely and when you look at it closely, parts of the dress even look unfinished! For someone who has see in the future she really should have seen this one coming. Not a good look for her at all.

Emma Myles:

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Her hair and make-up are pretty, but I honestly can’t even begin to comment on the dress… This are so many things wrong with it that there’s no point in even trying!

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Oscar de la Renta:

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A bad night for the Oscar de la Renta brand, this is yet another dress designed with horrific fabric. Maggie is accustomed to donning garments with her own off-beat personal style and I completely encourage that, but not with this fabric. What is up with everyone picking these crinkly, unflattering textiles?

Alan Cumming:

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The worst male of the night, Alan came with enough spare fabric for a whole other suit! I’m wondering if he’s ever come across the world ‘tailoring’? Quirky tie and pants aside, the weather at the Emmys yesterday was beautiful and really warm, which begs the question – why on earth is he wearing crocs and holding an umbrella?!

Julie Klausner:

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If January Jones showed us all how to rock a green jumpsuit, Julie Klausner has shown us exactly how not. The general theme of this post so far, Julie is wearing something with both bad fit and bad fabric. This jumpsuit makes Julie look much bigger than she is and then her hair just looks like she’s going to the shop to buy dinner. Overall, this is not a good look and the sleeves don’t certainly don’t help.

Tracee Ellis Ross and Jane Krakowski:

Neithr Tracee nor Jane chose the right looks this time round. Both stars are wearing gowns which are uncomfortably tight to the extent that they can’t even stand how they normally do. Tracee’s is sucking her in in the torso and flattening her chest while Jane’s just looks uncomfortable all round.

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Helen McCrory:

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I’m sorry Helen, but you’re at a celebrity award ceremony, I don’t care if it’s sunny – take off the God damn glasses. Oh, and your dress isn’t nice either.

Chelsea Peretti in Gabriela Cadena:

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Finishing off our fashion failures is Chelsea Peretti in a gown which just isn’t right. I don’t particularly like this dress anyway, but asides from that it just doesn’t suit her, and you can tell by her face that she thinks the same thing! At the end of the day, you can get the most stunning dress in all of existence, but if it doesn’t suit you then I’m afraid you just need to let it be and that’s what Chelsea should have done here. Two positives though – her leg looks amazing and I really like her shoes too!

Well that’s that folks! If you made it to the end of this post then congratulations because I’m sure you’re as tired as I am after looking at all of those looks 😛

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Author: Pádraig Power.

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Landofpod – Visuals.

As you guys know, writing posts is a huge passion of mine. Unlike other bloggers, I do not pride myself on taking pictures of me or others, more so on my writing skills and being relatable in my viewpoints/opinions. This, of course, takes a lot of time – between finding appropriate pictures, writing, re-writing, editing and proof-reading – so naturally, I can’t update posts on a daily basis. Something which I do love though is pictures. Simply pictures. Alone, with no caption, no opinions – essentially standing on their own. What you may not know is that this is something that I also do. On my tumblr I blog/reblog pictures daily which grab my attention, which hold my interest and which undoubtedly, I fall in love with. I find this to be an inspiring, much easier, faster way to keep in touch with fashion and also a way to do it on a daily basis.

For this reason, I am doing a post based solely on some of my favourite pictures from my Tumblr blog : http://landofpod.tumblr.com/. I want you guys to check this out, follow it if you have a tumblr of your own and if not, then just visit it daily, weekly or monthly, just to see what inspires me and will hopefully ignite some fashion flares in your own heart. To end my introduction, below you will find some of my most beloved pictures that I have posted in the past month alone. Have a look, enjoy and tell me how you feel about this other aspect of my blogging:

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Met Gala Fashions 2015: The Worst.

As you will have read in my Best Dressed post, this year’s Met Gala was full of fanciful fashions and was certainly an amazing night for fashion too! Unfortunately however, there were those major, major, major, flops which were just inexcusable. Although they were shocking to the eye and very difficult to look at, they should make for an interesting post for you – so let’s get underway with the worst dressed of the Met Gala 2015.

Julie Macklowe:

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I don’t even know who this woman is, but between the cheap looking material, that God awful hair and the ugly pattern, this is the definition of a hot mess. Julie, whoever you are – you need to get a stylist!

Kris Jenner in Balmain:

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Taking a leaf from her daughters’ books, Kris has sported Balmain, to her detriment. We all know that Kris tries to grab the limelight by any means necessary and this time it did not work to her avail. John Travolta hair, Egyptian earrings, a horrid dress and those pointy (I use that as a negative in this case) shoes all add to a look which would be better off set to the torch… Better look next time Kris!

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Dylan Lauren:

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You’d think that the daughter of world renowned fashion designer Ralph Lauren would have good taste wouldn’t you? Well I guess you were proven wrong. This is an absolute disaster! This look is so eclectic, so cheap and so, so tacky. I honestly wouldn’t even let my little sister wear this for Halloween – the first time seeing it is scary enough! Everything here is wrong. The tulle skirt is hideous, the top is way too tight, that necklace looks like it’s the property of a 4 year old and then she finished it off with day-time Tv presenter hair. At least Julie stuck with the theme…

Lady Gaga in Balenciaga by Alexander Wang:

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This look just isn’t flattering. Although sticking to the silhouette of ancient Chinese queens, this is too wide for her body and makes her look portly. That in addition to unflattering make-up and the super large sleeves/train all add to swamping Gaga and making her look silly. Not my favourite.

Jamie Bochert:

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Jamie, who has modeled with Kendall Jenner for Givenchy looks like a cross between Frank N Further from The Rocky Horror Show, a cocaine addict and a prostitute… maybe that’s the look that she was going for? Whatever it is, it’s disgraceful.

Katy Perry in Moschino:

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Katy Perry looked a royal mess. As is a theme through this post, I don’t have anything positive to say. I know that Moschino is a very out-there designer, but honestly this look just appears thrown together to me and was only made worse when he accompanied her on the carpet. Very disappointed indeed.

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Grimes in Louis Vuitton:

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Another D-list celebrity who should have stayed at home is singer Grimes. I understand that artists have a style and that sometimes they dress for their look as opposed to the event in mind, but this really just doesn’t fit the bill. I honestly find lazy looks like this to be disrespectful. You’re at the Met Gala and the theme is, “China: Through The Looking Glass.” Come on!

Grace Coddington:

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Wow this is bad! For those of you who don’t know, Grace is the creative director of American Vogue. Personally, I love Grace from what I’ve seen of her in The September Issue. Unfortunately, that can not make up for the disaster that this ensemble is. It literally looks like she remembered the Gala twenty minutes beforehand and rocked up in her pajamas. She doesn’t have eyebrows drawn on and it looks like she hasn’t even gotten her roots done for goodness sake!

Coco Brandolini D’adda:

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A supposed fashionista, Coco is yet another trainwreck. I appreciate that she stuck to the theme, but that is literally the only positive that I can think of. This dress does nothing for Coco, neither style-wise or flattering-wise. I am astounded as to why she chose it.

Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren:

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Not only can Ralph Lauren not dress his own daughter, he completely misses the mark with A-list celebrities too. Maybe it’s the jedi mind tricks, but in my mind this is very Star Wars. The only compensation with this dress is that it fits like a glove, but there is just no excusing that hood. It’s a complete flop.

Irina Shayk in Atelier Versace:

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Irina Shayk has horrendous style. We get it, you’re sexy. In fact, she is one of the most beautiful women in the entire world. Why then, does she need to flaunt it so often? Perhaps it’s because she’s turning 30 in less than a year? Or maybe she’s trying to show Cristiano what he’s missing? All I know is that for the sake of us who are interested in fashion, could you please cover up, get some style and mature in your fashion? Trust me, you’ll look so better than this mess and he’ll come running after you again!

Kerry Washington in Prada:

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Kerry used to be such a stylish woman 2 years ago. I’d love to know what happened…This cheap looking fabric, so so colour and the green shoes are certainly not going to bring it back any time soon.

Selena Gomez in Vera Wang:

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Looking more failed Spanish senorita than regal Chinese princess, this is not a good look for Selena. If this is anything to go by then I’d dodge Vera Wang when you’re picking your future wedding dress!

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Chloe Sevigny in JW Anderson:

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Known for her out-there fashions, Chloe Sevigny is definitely a fashion favourite. I for one, am not a fan however. This to me is so droopy and so frumpy. Even with her cleavage on show and an extremely high slit she still manages to look mundane. Overall I just don’t get her style.

Jennifer Lopez in Atelier Versace:

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Similar to Irina, JLo is another one who I am sick to death of seeing on the red carpet. She always wears the exact same thing! I’ve said this in the past and I’ll say it again – we know that you’re hot and sexy, but please pump some originality into your wardrobe. Wearing your usual nude illusion skin-tight dress and adding a dragon to the front does not make it appropriate. To top it off, this looked even worse when standing beside the designer:

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Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney:

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This look doesn’t work for 1 main reason – it’s too small. Cara clearly has an outstandingly beautiful body, but this jumpsuit is just too tight for her. The pants section is unflattering on her belly and then it looks as if the top is just pulling it up even higher. Overall the look is quite boring, asides from the tattoos (which I don’t think hit the mark), but the only reason that it’s in the worst dressed is because of the fit.

Chloe Moretz in Chanel:

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Chloe is a gorgeous young girl, but this look is horrible. Although she has a slim figure, Chloe’s silhouette is very up and down and slightly broad. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that of course, she’s just not dressing for her body type! The choker, the placements of the shoulder straps and her posture all result in her looking quite squat and broad. This would have been much better with different accessories and if the top half wasn’t as tight. Try that next time Chloe!

Olivia Wilde in Prada:

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Not a good overall day for Prada, this look is appalling! The dress alone isn’t the prettiest, but paired with those gloves and the headpiece, this is a disaster. The colour of the clutch doesn’t even match the gloves. This is a serious accessorizing mishap and everyone who had a part to play should be up for the sack. Such a shame for such a beauty.

Well finally that ordeal is over… Thank you guys for reading this post and I will have many more coming up in the near future! Follow me on facebookinstagram and tumblr to keep 100% up-to-date.

Until then, check out my Met Gala Best Dressed post.

Thanks guys! 🙂

Photos in this post are from: huffingtonpost.com and vogue.com.

Best Dressed of Met Gala 2015: Through The Looking Glass.

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Fashion’s most anticipated night of the year, is back and with it is Landofpod. Everyone fashion savvy character knows the insides and outs of the Met Gala and like me, has been waiting very impatiently. For those of you who may be unaware of the night in it, this is an event run by nonetheless, the queen of fashion – Anna Wintour. What really sends the Met Gala into the stratosphere, along with its boastful quantity of stars and fashionistas, is the always amazing and ever-changing theme that comes with it. First and foremost this is a charity for the Costume Institute which along with the themes, enables everyone to take huge fashion risks and to make fashion history – some of which was made last night. From rock to goddesses and punk to superheroes, the theme is always thrilling and this year’s theme, “China: Through The Looking Glass,” certainly did not disappoint. Without further adieu, let’s begin with some of 2015’s most stunning fashions to date.

For the sake of order, I am going to begin with top 3 from last night’s show-stopper. I have to say however, that these 3 looks are all stunning and I cannot justify choosing one over another. All in all, sit back, have a look and enjoy 3 beauties.

BEST DRESSED:

(For those of you looking for my Worst Dressed post just click here).

1) Rihanna in Guo Pei:

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Rihanna looked absolutely stunning in this ravishing Guo Pei dress. Transcendent, this is a look which breaks all fashion boundaries and creates a moment on the red carpet. For something that could have gone so wrong, Rihanna pulled it off to a tee and I honestly think that nobody else could have come close to the perfection which she achieved in this dress.  The rich colour of the dress, the enormous gown, the simply strapped heels and that headpiece all achieve an unparalleled level of exquisiteness. What I absolutely adore about this look is that it is perfect for the occasion. Like I said above, this is an event which enables everyone to release their inner fashionista. What makes it even better is the fact that although she pushed every envelope. This isn’t some cheap, costume attempt to get you noticed, this is fashion – something which many other people confused on the night. All in all, her hair, make-up accessories and the dress lead to Rihanna absolutely killing it.

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2) Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi:

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Another of my top 3, Zendaya joins Rihanna in the ranks of supremacy on this red carpet. At only 18, Zendaya has proven herself a huge force to be dealt with in the realms of fashion and this look is gorgeous. Again, traversing the costume path, this is a look which fully embraces the theme and event. What makes this an undeniable winner however, is the fact that it is perfect for her age. This is cute, it is sexy, it is fresh and above all, it is Zendaya. Full proof that you should dress for you and not for others, Zendaya looks stunning and the train and hairband are just amazing.

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3) Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Atelier Versace with Anita Ko jewels:

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Completely different to the first two ensembles, this is a look which is sleek, sexy and demure. Rosie is the embodiment of elegance and looks utterly perfect. Still remaining true to the theme with the swerves of fabric on the bodice, Rosie looks graceful, reminding me of the dignified beauty of a swan, with the trail of fabric caressing the curve of her neck. This is the type of woman that everyone wants to be.

Continuing from these astounding looks, we stay with the rest of my top looks from the night. Although these ladies didn’t make it into my top 3, they still were absolutely gorgeous so have a look below:

Behati Prinsloo in a Tommy Hilfiger gown with a Judith Leiber Couture clutch:

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With titles like Victoria’s Secret Angel and Adam Levine’s spouse under her belt, Behati already has a lot to be proud of, and if she keeps dressing like this, ‘fashion icon’ could soon be added to her repertoire. Personally, Tommy Hilfer is not a brand which usually ignites excitement in me, but here Tommy has really hit the mark. The combination of the sexy, sheer panels with the beautiful midnight blue suede and exquisite tailoring is magnificent. On top of the dress, the look is accessorized to perfection. Personally, I am in love with the choker, drop-earrings and that cute yet sexy cat-flicked eyeliner.

Alexa Chung in Erdem:

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This look is just so, so chic. Also, what I idolize here is the thoughtful details. The beautiful print of the mulberry bush, which originates from China, paired with the fact that the dress is silk (the product of the worms which live in the bush) is just so brilliant! This is a design which thought behind it and it is just so clever. Like always, Alexa oozes chic and the finishing touches of her hair and the powder blue, grandmother-esque shoes with the ravishing colour of the dress is almost too much to handle. Chic, clever and understated – top marks!

Courtney Eaton in Dolce & Gabanna:

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Up and coming Australian actress Courtney Eaton has just landed right on my fashion radar. At only 19 this is such a wow fashion moment for the starlet. A very literal interpretation of the theme, this look is cute, fashion-forward and beautiful all in one. The pale-golden tone of the dress against her bronzed skin-tone is the perfect compliment and her striking face pulls the look together. I am also in love with the head-piece and statement earrings. This look is a lot to pull off, but Courtney did so effortlessly.

Imogen Poots in Alberta Ferretti:

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There is something just oh so sexy about this look. The Valentino-esuqe silhouette is stunning with the beautiful lace and sheer paneling all harmonizing in perfect unison. Looking sexy and powerful, Imogen is showing an almost vampire type of beauty yet at the same time I find the dress enchanting. This is a look with could be so blasée, but has avoided that and in the process has really ignited my interest.

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Sienna Miller in Thakoon:

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Always a starlet who brings something unique to the carpet, Sienna is one who never disappoints. Proving her fashion icon status, she wows us in this red Thakoon suit. The combination of the red and black with the tassels, huge chest cavity and slightly cropped tuxedo pants all leads to a resounding yes. This looks is chic, appropriate and something which you would only see on a true fashionista. I also love how she brought fringe into the equation – perfect!

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors with an Edie Parker clutch:

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Looking nowhere near her 36 years of age, Kate shone in this glittering, molten-golden gown. Kate somehow manages to look regal and like the girl-next-door all in one. Again, I am loving her execution of the look with her hair and make-up being perfect – this was a real winner of a red carpet! Another infatuation of mine is that if you look at the dress up close you actually see that it looks as if each gold piece is individually placed on her body. This is another stunner.

Shu Pei Qin in Tommy Hilfiger:

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Another striking Tommy Hilfiger gown, Chinese model Shu Pei Qin, looks like a princess. The combination of suede with embroidery on the upper half juxtaposed with the flowey nature of the skirt leads to a very simple, yet effective silhouette. Like Sienna Miller (above), Shu is a flat chested girl making the deep v work perfectly. Finished off with her simple hair and make-up, this is a very easy, pretty yet stylish look.

Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein Collection:

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Looking every inch the supermodel, Kendall walked the carpet with ease. This Calvin Klein Collection dress is simple and sexy. Proving that you don’t every bell and whistle, Kendall shows that sleek can be just as effective. Of course the side-boob and lace-detail on the side of the gown is what kicks it up into best dressed territory though. This is a look which could be emulated by many, but pulled-off by few. Kendall looks beautiful.

That’s it for all of my best dressed of the 2015 Met Gala! I will be putting up my worst dressed post soon so please keep an eye out for that. As always, if you liked this post then please like it, comment and/or share it and make sure to follow my facebooktwitter and tumblr accounts!

For now I’m going to leave you with 4 more ladies who impressed on the night, but just missed out on the top spots:

Emily Blunt in Prada:

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Zoe Kravitz in Alexander Wang with Chopard jewels:

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So cool!

Helen Mirren:

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Lily Alridge in Carolina Herrera:

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See you soon on my Worst Dressed post!

 

Photos in this post are from: huffingtonpost.coom and vogue.com.

SAG Awards Red Carpet: Best Looks.

This morning I woke up wondering whether last night’s SAG Awards would prove to be a further disappointment, continuing on from the Golden Globes. Thankfully, I could not have been more wrong! The SAG Awards have brought style back to the carpet in abundance and have set my fashion spark alight. Of course there were some shocking ensembles, but for once the positives balanced out the negatives and, although it was tough, I have picked my best of the night for you.

I know that I constantly say this, but to try and change it up a little I’m going to write as little as possible and let you guys decide what you think of the looks yourselves. I can’t promise that I will be able to completely keep my fingers off the keys though 😛 Have a look at my favourite looks below:

1) Sarah Hyland in Vera Wang with Lorraine Schwarz jewels:

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So fashion forward and beautiful.

The next 3 looks complete my top 4 of the night:

Emmy Rossum in Giorgio Armani paired with Cartier jewelry:

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Lupita Nyong’o in Elie Saab:

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Lupita’s gown was one that took me a minute to appreciate, but I have to say that I love everything about this aesthetic. The bold colours, voluminous skirt and full-length sleeves all combine perfectly with her jewelry giving the outfit that finishing signature stamp. Also, Lupita’s beauty look was one of my top two favourites of the night with her hair, make-up and Fred Leighton earrings leading to utter perfection.

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Reese Witherspoon wearing Giorgio Armani and Harry Winston:

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Effortless and classic – and just look at how happy she looks:

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Next, we’re going to move onto some other stunners of the evening. These looks didn’t quite make it to the very top of the pack, but they are all gorgeous and well worth a mention. As I said earlier, the style from the night was amazing in comparison to recent award ceremonies!

Camila Alves dons Donna Karan Atelier:

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 Julianne Moore in Givenchy:

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The red hair and emerald green can be seen as such a classic or such a stereotype, but either way it’s for good reason – as flawlessly illustrated by this goddess.

Jennifer Aniston in John Galliano 1998 with an Amrit body chain:

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Love it or loathe it, this is a look that got people talking. Personally, I adore the fact that Jen took this look from the fashion archives and brought 1998 into 2015! She looks beautiful, her body looks amazing and that Amrit body chain is just everything.

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Sophie Turner:

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Granted, I am a bit Sophie Turner obsessed, so she could literally wear a bin bag and I would love it, but I think that this look is young, fresh and shows promise for where her fashion point of view is heading. It’s a very urban look for the SAG Awards, with her hair and hoops bringing in that ethnic vibe. I love that she’s keeping it youthful and although I didn’t initially like them, the shoes do add a personal flare.

Keira Knightley in Erdem:

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This will most definitely be a controversial choice and yes, I see why – just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean that you need to look like you’re wearing a moo moo! What I do love about this dress, is the colour and the sheer panel, both of which are beautiful on Keira. The only reason that this made it into my best dressed looks, however, is because of her beauty look. This is my favourite beauty of the entire night and I am just loving the Repossi ear-cuff with that bed-head hair and smokey eye – utter perfection.

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Last, but not least, is probably another controversial pick, but one that I stand by.

Maisie Williams:

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Maisie is only 17 and on anyone else I might not like this, but it is perfect for her age, her body and her style. She looks beautiful, young and stylish all whilst maintaining an element of class which young starlets often seem to forget when trying to grab the fashion headlines. Simply put, this look is pretty and I love her hair.

 

Well that’s all from me folks! Please let me know if you agree or disagree and if there’s anybody that you feel I left out.

As always, make sure to follow my blog and to see some of my worst dressed of the night head on over to my facebook page as I’ll be uploading photos of my least favourite looks throughout the day!

 

Author: Pádraig Power.

Golden Globes Red Carpet: The Worst Dressed Issue.

If you’ve already read my Best Dressed post you’ll know that the style from last night’s Golden Globes left a lot to be desired. From frumpy and lack luster to slutty and down right bizarre, it was an out in out catastrophe and although I would usually fill you in on everything about the looks, there is honestly no need. You guys have eyes, you guys have taste and you’ll easily be able to tell why each of these looks is a disaster. Granted, there will be a mean comment here and there (I just can’t help myself), but for the most part, just have a look and feel free to recoil in horror at my worst dressed at the 2015 Golden Globes.

Tina Fey in Stella McCartney:

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Zosia Mamet in Andrew Gn:

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Frumpy, frumpy, frumpy, frumpy, frumpy! This girl is 26 years old and has had some gorgeous looks in the past – there is literally no excuse.

Melissa McCarthy:

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I feel like I’m about to be lassoed down and slathered in Texan barbeque sauce… This is the definition of not dressing for your figure and is a 0 on the style scale to boot.

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad:

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From one extreme to the other – Yes, she looks sexy, but this is complete overkill. I’d rarely ever say this with regards to JLo, but this is as close to mutton dressed as lamb as it gets for her. She honestly looks like she’s doing her best Sophia Vergara impression and has come off looking tawdry in the process…

Kate Hudson:

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*read JLo comments above*

Maggie Gyllenhaal:

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Lana Del Rey:

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There is nothing that I can say. This is just disastrous.

Naomi Watts in Gucci:

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This is one of the looks that I actually hate. I really don’t like the dress, but the main thing for me is the Bulgari necklace. I honestly think that this range by the designer is horrible and I don’t understand why celebrities keep wearing it. They are genuinely really ugly.

Lorde in Narcisco Rodriguez:

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Again, this look is a hot mess for me, but the main thing is the pants. At least the rest fits her well. Seriously though, just have a look at the pants, they drown her. If I were Mr. Rodriguez I would be ashamed to allow a star to walk the carpet in something so ill-fitting.

Allison Tolman:

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Hideous.

Felicity Huffman:

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I just cannot deal with the cut outs down the side of the dress. Felicity may have been a sexy housewife on screen, but she is 52 and there are some things which just are not age appropriate.

Ruth Wilson:

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Edie Falco:

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Finally, the Nurse Jackie star usually looks gorgeous on the red carpet, but unfortunately hit a sour note in this one. Everything from the style, the fit and her hair all miss the mark.

That’s it for my worst dressed of the night and if you have made it all the way to the bottom then congratulations – you’re braver than most! There were honestly many more disasters on the night, but I couldn’t bring myself to include even more flops into the post. As I said in my best dressed, thank you all so much for following my blog as today marks my 1 year anniversary as a blogger and I appreciate it SO much.

Thanks guys, and make sure to check me out on all of my social media accounts!

 

Photos from: huffingtonpost.com.

Author: Pádraig Power.

Landofpod Springtime Style: Balmain SS 2015.

Obviously a huge fashion house, Balmain has become even more prominent in the past year with stars such as Shailene Woodley, Alessandra Ambrosio and every Kardashian/Jenner imaginable donning their sharp designs. Thus, with their undeniable success and stellar collection, it is only fitting that they beat out the others and join in on my springtime style party.

Known for their strong style aesthetic, Balmain brought this is abundance to the Spring/Summer collection with lines, shapes, symmetry and cut-outs being the major themes seen throughout. Like Alexander Wang’s collection (seen here), Balmain used black, white and colour to piece his collection together so let’s do this in good old chronological order and begin with the start of the collection.

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Balmain kicked things off with these two stunning white ensembles – talk about a strong opening! The first look seen embodies many aspects of the show with the crisp white, deep plunging v and the triangular cut-out. What pulls the look together for me, however, is the gorgeous choker accessory and the sheer, flowing skirt, which makes the model look like she’s walking on air. If ever there was a Naomi Campbell moment for a young model, this is it. The lower look is also eye catching with the strong shoulders, deep v and chunky belt all adding up to be more than pleasing to the eye.

Here’s a closer look at that choker:

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Next, Balmain brought bold lines into the equation with black making a major impact, but with different results in my opinion. In the top picture, the black lining is definitely what gives the outfit its oomph. Although clean, impactful, stylish and a strong look, it’s not my favourite in the show, however. Moving onto the blue ensemble, this is a low point in the show. Yes, there is nothing necessarily wrong with it, but what is there that’s good to say? It’s boring, forgettable and I don’t like the shoes. Essentially, it’s just underwhelming. Finally, the third look saves this part of the collection. The strong concept, the reoccurring deep plunge, the stunningly designed striped pant – everything about this design is a win. The model simply looks chic and sexy and this is a look which can be sexed up even more as shown by Cara Delevigne during Paris Fashion Week 2014 when she removed the bra top and added a chunky belt.

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Returning to white, it’s as if Balmain can do no wrong. With killer style, amazing designs and those exquisite cut-outs, all of these looks are eye catching. Yes, the middle one might have a bit much going on, but what I like about it is that all of the pieces are individually stylish, easily enabling ladies to inject their own personal style. Of the three, the latter is the out and out winner. The four band top is just sensational and again, the accessorizing in beyond perfection.

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Like some themes seen thus far, bumblebee yellow seemed to soar on Joan Smalls yet dwindle in the second look. The yellow and black dress is sexy and svelte and the black lining with the high waist cut-outs is a very attractive paring. The top, jacket and pant combination is not one which goes well for me, however. I do think that the model look somewhat stylish overall, but when you dissect the look, the top, the ugly jacket and the neither here nor there pants all fail to impress.

Black and white dominated the next chunk of the collection, with cut-outs, lines and sheer being seen everywhere. All in all, there were just way too many looks to choose from/way too much to say about each, so as to avoid your utter boredom I’m going to pick my favourites and my least favourites and show you them here:

Best of the black and white:

(I love the second look with the quirky model – perfect pairing!)

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The downfalls/boring pieces:

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The next three looks had colour returning with a bang! These looks may seem a bit odd and I can absolutely see how some people might not warm to them, but I can see a quirky fashionista make these work flawlessly (yes, even the middle one). For some reason, the one starlet who keeps popping into mind when evaluating these looks is Solange Knowles – gorgeous afro and all!

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Rouge red then made an appearance and unfortunately so. The colour is chic, sexy and a welcome sight in the first look with the styling and the addition of black once again knocking it out of the park, but that came to a sudden halt in the lower looks. The second and third outfits are just boring, utterly unimaginative and worse than everything else – unattractive. In my opinion, they should have been scrapped from the collection!

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Then came the typhoon of colour which was an overall miss. Maybe it’s just me,  but I think that there are way too many colours here.  Personally, I love colour and I believe that it is a way to express who you are, but when there are this many colours with this many patterns I just tend to get a bit of a head ache. The first and third looks are by far the worst, but there is honestly no look here that is a winner for me. I do think that the tops in the last two looks are by far the stars of this section (particularly the second last), but paired with the outfits they loose their chance to shine.

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To end my review, I have this spectacular, sapphire blue gown. This look was actually in the midst of the colour sector of the show, but it is so pretty that I didn’t want to lump it in there. There are so many beautiful aspects of this dress; the gorgeous blue colour, the triangular point at which the blue ends, the sheer-effect netting, the sequined black halter, the black belt to finish it off – this is another look which is a collection stand-out and is the perfect way to finish my post.

As always, let me know if you agree and/or disagree with anything in my post and make sure to follow the blog on facebook. Tomorrow, we will move onto the C’s and have even more springtime style for you to fall in love with.

 

Pictures are from: fashionising.com.

Author: Pádraig Power.