Visuals 2 – Favourite Fashion Shots From the Last Month

Continuing on from my first visuals’ post (to see click here), I have decided to make this post type a trend on my blog. So often does one focus on a specific show, shoot or collection that it is nice sometimes to relax and just see what catches your eye. For my visuals posts, I garner the majority of my images from my tumblr account, where I find an array of images that excite my neurons and set my creative juices flowing. To coin the heavily-utilised phrase, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, but more importantly for me, pictures allow one to take what they wish from them. They are not rigid in their expressions. They do not define what one aught to learn or know. They do not present a mere right or wrong. They are personal. They enable the viewer to relate to them, to get lost in their whimsy, or merely to find a stellar outfit that needs to be a part of the viewer’s wardrobe! With that said, it is high time that I practice what I preach and allow some of the most eye-catching and inspiring fashion-related pictures that I have found over the last month to hopefully set a spark alight in your mind. Please enjoy:


Liv Tyler by Ellen von Unwerth – Les Beehive

Lineisy Montero by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue UK February 2016

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Reuban Ramacher, Robi G., and Elias de Poot (in Zara, believe it or not).



Dauda Hauwa Asingar for Marianne Fassler Resort 2015 by Paul Samuels.

Dior Homme FW16, Anya Hindmarch FW16, Fionnan Byrne-Perkins in Topman Essentials, Spring 16 – the shoelace is everything ❤


Erin Mommsen in Nicola Formichetti


Erin Mommsen again I love this picture because here Erin reminds me of a mix between Kendall Jenner and Ellar Coltrane – androgynous and effortless.

Anja Rubik in Vogue China Feb 16, Bottega Venetta Spring 16 Ready To Wear.

Floral at its finest ❤ Nemanja Maksic for Harper’s Bazaar Man Serbia Apr 16, Ana Cristina & Anders Hayward for Manifesto Mar16, and the prettiest floral dress that I have seen in a long time.


Bringing 90’s back in the most stylish of manners – Lie Sang Bong FW16.

Rianne Von Rompaey, Christy Turlington and Kate Winslet.

George Hard for Fucking Young, Tommaso de Benedictis for Bon Magazine FW13 and Jennifer Lawrence for Dior 16.


Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture.


Liv Tyler – showing us sexy baby doll.

That’s it for this month’s most inspiring pictures on Landofpod and I hope that you found at least one that generated some feelings within you. Photographs have been a beautiful release for creativity since when they first appeared in the 1820s and will always be a pure path to expression. Please feel free to send me on any pictures that you find inspiring and let me know if you found this post interesting.


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Pádraig Power.


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The Oscars 2015 Red Carpet: The Worst And The Not Quite Right.

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The Oscars is unquestionably the biggest red carpet event of the entire year. With that in mind, it is arguably one of the most stressful award ceremonies for which to pick your outfit: it needs to be chic, stylish, stand-out and meet a certain level of class. Due to this, a lot of people seem to get overwhelmed before the big night resulting in a ridiculous number of blasé, yawn-inducing ensembles… Remember Anne Hathaway’s 2013 Oscar dress? Exactly. This year, the boring basics followed its usual trend with actors such as Jessica Chastain choosing extremely mundane looks. Thankfully, we always have those who try to push the envelope, thus ending on either end of the spectrum. So, to start things off, I’m going to being with my worst dressed attendees of the 87th Annual Oscars Ceremony.

Blanca Blanco:


I didn’t know who Blanca Blanco was until last night and my God do I wish I still didn’t know who she is now. What a horribly hideous dress this is. Usually one wears their hair up to let the dress do the talking, but in this case this dress needs to shut up. My only honest criticism is why didn’t somebody help her out by burning it before she put it on?

Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo Couture:


What was Gwyneth thinking with this? I usually adore Ralph & Russo and as they are a very chic, elegant brand they would be a good choice for a ceremony such as the Oscars. This does not mean that they don’t make mistakes however, with this dress being one of them. The base of the dress is ugly in itself, but the addition of that flimsy rose shoulder detail is just horrendous. If you’re going to go for a boring silhouette with extremely unimaginative design then please Gwyneth, just leave it at that. Adding bells and whistles only makes the dress even worse.

Rachael Harris:


Is there any real excuse for this? I don’t think so! Get some God damn contacts Rachael and if not, at least buy a stylish pairs of specs like Meryl…

Diane Warren:


Last night being her seventh Oscar nomination, Diane Warren is clearly an immense talent. It’s just a pity that the same can’t be said for her stylist… The hair is what really kills me.


Bringing some men into the fold, last night was not a shining moment for the male Hollywood scene. is clear proof of that in this train-driver meets baseball team look. You’re at a black tie, red carpet event Will, throwing on a blazer does not take your look from music awards to classy. Give it up!


Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad:


Another person who clearly thought that they were going to the Grammys is Chrissy Teigen. She undoubtedly looks gorgeous and the colour is perfect for spring, but she is showing off way too much skin for the Oscars. What I’m trying to say is, put the leg away,you’re not shooting for Sports Illustrated tonight…!

Nicole Kidman in Louis Vuitton:


I am so disappointed in Nicole Kidman’s Oscars dress. When the words Nicole Kidman and red carpet come to mind it’s automatically an exciting mix and something which I usually can’t wait for. At this year’s Oscars however, I was extremely let down. The dress, the hair, the make-up, the bag, the accessories – everything is so dull, so tedious and so tiresome. Where is the spark and where is the flare of style? I certainly can’t see them. Teamed up with her husband’s girly locks, they add up to my worst dressed couple of the 2015 Oscars ceremony!


Jared Leto in Givenchy with a Fred Leighton brooch and a Cartier watch:


Many people out there seemed to love this look, but I for one hated it. Firstly, we have the powder blue colour which might be in season right now, but doesn’t do it for me here. I also dislike the shirt. I think that the suit jacket and closed up shirt matched with his Jesus-style hair and full beard leads to a whole lot of problems. Basically, it completely swallows him, and suffocates his upper body – he has no neck in this whatsoever and it makes his upper half look squat. Finally, the biggest crime here is his shoes. The combination of the short pant and those optic white shoes is a catastrophe. All in all, it’s not going to go down in the hall of fame as one of the worst Oscar looks, but I am extremely disappointed in Jared.

Ansel Elgort in Prada:


Another man who failed to impress me was Ansel Egort and here’s why: I know that Ansel is young and that I always preach about dressing for your age, but in my opinion Ansel needs to grow up a little in his style. He is only 20, but he is still a man whereas here he looks like a little boy. The tux is not tailored properly to his body, his dickie bow is crooked and he’s still sporting a 15 year old boy haircut. I get that his fan base is quite young, but if Ansel wants to start getting some more mature, adult roles then he needs to begin by showing that he can look like one in person. Ansel, your first step is to ditch the oversized suit and get a fresh new haircut, I promise you that it will do you wonders!

Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels:


This is a look that I have seen some bloggers rave about, but for me it does the exact opposite of Ansel’s look above. This is so ageing on the star. Let’s all remember that Margot is only 24. This dress could be easily be seen on someone 15 years older than her and still been seen as a bit mature. The only youthful part of it is the low cut in the front, but even that is ruined by the chain which also reads old to me. Perhaps if she had done a twist on the Jennifer Aniston chest-chain which Jen has been sporting recently it would have added some much need youth into the equation? I get that Margot is trying to become a style icon, but this heavy black gown is not the way to get there.

Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa:

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Gwyneth Paltrow 2.0, Karolina dons another tight, wrinkly pale pink gown which misses the mark. Let’s face it, this dress is as bland as a tray of hospital food. The dress is boring, her hair is boring and her make-up is boring. To add to the casualties, the fabric is wrinkly, it puckers in places and her toes sneaking out at the bottom are really creepy. This dress is one for the bin.

Felicity Jones in Alexander McQueen:


I am so disappointed in this look. In fact, I have been hugely disappointed in Felicity’s overall style for the red carpet season. An undoubted talent, Felicity finally had her break-out role this year and this was her time to seize her moment. Instead however, she has faded into the background of every carpet that she has walked thus far. On top of that, the bottom part of the dress is hideous. I almost wish that she wore her Vanity Fair afterparty dress to the actual event, it had much more drama and was actually something interesting – I think that it would have been a far better choice:


Rita Ora in Marchesa:


This isn’t the worst dress of the night, but there is also nothing that I like about it. The gold appliqué doesn’t do anything for me and without it the dress is yawn-inducing. Another bore.

Lorelei Linklater in Gabriela Cadena:


Saving you one of the worst for last, Lorelei Linklater sunk her Oscars red carpet debut. The mash-up of three different dresses into one is just not a good idea and what’s even worse is that, I wouldn’t have liked one of those dresses even by themselves! Tragic.

That’s it for my worst of the night (thank God), but have a look at some of my not quite there looks below:

Looks Which Failed To Hit The Nail On The Head:

Julianne Moore in Custom Chanel:


This is so difficult for me. I love Julianne and I love her style, I just don’t love this dress. Honestly, I don’t think that the background helps as it denies her body definition, but the nail in the coffin for this look is the band of embellishment below her waist. Do yourself a favour and just pace your thumb over the middle embellishment on the screen… infinitely better!

Josh Hutcherson in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture with Christian Louboutin shoes:


Josh naturally has a somewhat squat physique. What I think would have helped him to make the best of his body would be if he pulled in both his sleeves and pants just that little bit more. If both were a slight bit tighter and the pants were a little shorter then I think that he would look a lot better on the carpet. I do like that he went for a classic look however.

Anna Faris in Zuhair Murad Couture with Judith Leiber clutch:


OK, so this look was never going to be a best dressed winner, but I do genuinely think that if Anna had slicked her hair back into a simple up-do that it could be really pretty. It is a beautiful dress, I just think that if she slicked back her hair and deleted some of the train it would elevate the look to a whole new level.

Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab with Neil Lane jewels:


Another princess gown which hit the carpet. This dress is beautiful. It has whimsy, it has elegance and I love the nude tone with Jennifer’s skin. What I don’t love is the deep plunging neckline. We get it, you’re gorgeous and you have great boobs, we don’t need to see them at every red carpet. Personally, I just think that if you’re going to put in the effort to finally wear some clothes and go for a full ballgown look, then you need to commit, not be half slutty, half princess. Also, it’s not like she was planning on being demure later in the night, she wore a completely sheer Zuhair Murad to the afterparty! Just once, try and keep the girls tucked away a bit Jen.

Emma Stone in Elie Saab with Christian Louboutin shoes and Tiffany & Co. jewels:


This is another look which is tough for me. Emma is one of my ultimate style crushes and she definitely looks beautiful. What I’m not sure about here though is the colour. Normally Emma’s porcelain skin can pull off even the more daring of colours, but this one just doesn’t sit right. I think that maybe if the colour was stronger it would be nicer? It’s just a bit too similar to her own tone for me and because of that it doesn’t work. Also, it may be sacrilege to say this about Louboutins, but I hate the shoes.

Jamie Chung in Yanina Couture:


This dress shows promise, but also has some issues. The first is that the bottom half is too full. I think that if she took off one layer of mesh or just lowered the volume of the final layer then it would be much more effortless. Also, the pattern is a bit too literal ‘4th of July’ for me. The little firework explosions are all a bit carnival. I do think that the top half of the dress is gorgeous on her though and is something unique which could definitely work in a different context.

Marion Cotillard in Dior Couture:


Another ‘close, but no cigar’ ensemble. This is fresh, different and something which nobody else could have pulled off. What’s in question here is: did Marion actually pull it off? Although interesting, I think that the back might be a bit too odd and as it was in the same colour as the front, when you looked at her straight on she had no shape. One thing that is so important on the red carpet is highlighting your body and that’s something which Marion did not quite manage, thus hers is an iffy look for me.

So there you have all of my commentary for the worst and oh so close looks of the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet! Please let me know if you agree or disagree by liking, commenting on or sharing the post and make sure to keep your eye on my facebook and twitter for updates on my Best Dressed which WILL be up later this evening.

Thanks for reading guys.

Author: Pádraig Power.

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BAFTAs 2015: Best Dressed Celebs.

Yesterday was a big day for Awards season, which means a huge day in fashion and an even busier day for me. So, in mindful fashion, let’s get straight to it with my best dressed of the first star studded event; The BAFTAs. As you know, I usually focus on the women’s style of the night, but there were many men who also impressed and I thought that it’s about time I give them the recognition they deserve. Have a look below:

Beginning with my best look of the night we have:

Laura Bailey in Emilia Wickstead:



Like me, you may have never heard of Laura before, but once I saw this picture I fell in love. She looks stunning and effortless here. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there is also something that is quintessentially British about this look. Her dark eyes with that beautiful blonde hair and complexion are giving me something Duffy-esque and the bag is just everything.

Eddy Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe:

My favourite couple of the night were without a doubt, Eddie Redmayne and wife Hannah Bagshawe. Eddie donned, ever perfect, Armani for the occasion. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find what designer Hannah was wearing, but she looked beautiful.



My only issue with this look is the stripe on Eddie’s pants, but what I adore about it collectively is that they both look so young and chic. Yes, it can be important to look classic at Award shows, but I love that they have manage to do this whilst still keeping their chic, youthful aesthetic. They both hit the nail on the head and as a couple they are the epitome of a modern, class act.

Julianna Moore in Tom Ford:


Proving that red heads can indeed wear red, Julianne brings a sophisticated sex appeal which fits the occasion perfectly. She was very clever with her minimal accessorizing and her thickset curls are the perfect final touch. The two things which make this look fully work for me are the use of two different fabrics from the bodice to the lower-half and then that stunning choker.

Jack O’Connell:

Coming a long way from Skins, Jack looks like the perfect stylish gentleman in this picture and what makes him stand out above other men on the night is the impeccable tailoring of the suit-jacket and his perfect grooming.


Felicity Jones in Dior Haute Couture with Van Cleef and Arpel:


Although not everyone’s favourite, I think that Felicity looks gorgeous here. Staying true to her strong fashion point of view this look encompasses a timeless elegance and is perfect for the starlet. The one criticism which I will give, however, is that I think that she should try and change it up a little. Periodic is gorgeous, but not for every event.

Keira Knightley in Giambattista Valli with Rupert Sanderson shoes:


Finally getting pregnancy en pointe, Keira nailed it and looks like the perfect English rose. With not a criticism in sight, this is by far her best pregnant red carpet look and I hope that she keeps up the improvement and knocks our socks off at the Oscars! ❤

David Beckham:


Where would the world be if I didn’t include David Beckham? Always the dapper man, David rarely misses the mark and naturally looks just as dashing as always.

My final celeb who soared amongst the stars was Reese Witherspoon who looked ravishing.

Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney paired with Tiffany & Co. jewels:


Reese Witherspoon has told us all a very important story this Awards Season… ‘The tale of tailoring’. Every single look that Reese has worn has been simplistic, yet tailored to perfection. Again, she has hit the nail on the head and again, there is not a thing to fault. She is gorgeous and her body is out of this world in this gown.

That’s all for my best of the BAFTAs. Make sure to keep an eye on my facebook and twitter to see my posts for worst dressed at the BAFTAs and best and worst of the Grammys which will all be going up today!

As always, please let me know what you think 🙂

Author: Pádraig Power.

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Emma Watson: Red Carpet Evolution.


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:


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:


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.


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.


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:


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.


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.




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:




Back to her timeless self:




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:





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:




Utter perfection!


Dior at this year’s Golden Globes:


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


Giambattista Valli:


Prabal Gurung at the Met Ball:


Maxime Simoens at the MTV Movie Awards:


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


Christopher Kane Cannes Film Festival:


Oscars 2014 in Vera Wang:


Although controversial, I am in love with this look.


Wes Gordon at Noah premiere:


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


J. Mendel:


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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Finally, here’s a link to a previous post of mine which you might find interesting: Paris Fashion Week: Favourite Looks!

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Sasha Luss: Taking The Fashion World By Storm.


Although probably not yet know by the mass market Elite Management model Sasha Luss has been one of, if not the, breakout fashion model of the last year (following Cara Delevingne of course). Luss’s origins match her looks hailing from icy Russia. The striking Russian began her career as a bright eyed, bushy-haired teen and the mousy-brown model certainly did not  have an overnight career, but since her recent colour change to a fierce icy blonde the stunner has sky-rocketed in the fashion realm and is taking no prisoners.

Fresh-faced Luss:


The striking beauty with bone-structure that most could only dream of has worked for some of the biggest names in the business and these fashion superstars include: Dior, Valentino, Vogue Russia, Exhibition Magazine, Tommy Hilfiger and  Elie Saab, amongst more. Here is some of my favourite work from Luss beginning with editorials:

Editorial Shots:








Tommy Hilfiger:


Vogue Russia:



Max Mara:


Exhibition Magazine:



Jean-Paul Gaultier:


Giambattista Valli:




So there you have it guys, one of the top models out there at the moment and, to be blatantly honest, my 100% favourite model of the moment (yes, she even beats Cara and Kendall)!

As always, let me know what you think and if you agree or disagree. Also, if you’d like more posts on models like this one then PLEASE let me know!

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Finally, here’s a link to a previous post of mine which you might enjoy: Margot Robbie: Style Evolution.

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