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:

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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).

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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 ❤

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Erin Mommsen in Nicola Formichetti

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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.

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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.

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Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture.

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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.

 

As always, if you would like more posts to keep coming then please like, comment and/or share this blog post. For daily inspiring pictures then check out my tumblr account and for all other things ‘Landofpod’ then follow my FacebookTwitter and Instagram accounts.

 

Bye for now from your Irish fashion blogger,

Pádraig Power.

 

All photos is this post were sourced from: Tumblr.com

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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.

Will.i.am:

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Bringing some men into the fold, last night was not a shining moment for the male Hollywood scene. Will.i.am 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!

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Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad:

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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:

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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!

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

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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Rita Ora in Marchesa:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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.

Photos from: huffingtonpost.com

Best Of The Grammys 2015 Red Carpet.

Upon inspection, there were many more disasters than there were triumphs at this year’s Grammy Awards. Thankfully, as always we have our few beauts who stole the fashion spotlight and I’m here to shine it upon them.

My undoubted winner who conquered the carpet with her bold, stylish ensemble is the unstoppable Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift in Elie Saab with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry:

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As you will see in this post, Taylor is the only one of my best who wore colour on the night and my God did she do it well. Taylor stunned in this sparkly, turquoise balayage Elie Saab gown. The two-tone shimmer is sensational and I am obsessed with those pink Zanotti heels. Two more elements of the gown which put it into a league of its own are the beautifully cut-out shoulder straps and the gorgeous open over skirt.This is an outfit which by all means could be tacky and not work, but with her keen eye Taylor has edited beautifully, even down to those statement earrings.

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Jessie J wears Ralph And Russo:

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A close second, Jessie J shocked me on the red carpet. I’m used to thinking she looks nice, or else just bypassing her looks, but she absolutely nailed it this time around. Known for their use of sheer and sequins, Ralph And Russo are a definite for anybody who wants to execute this look with ease. Jessie looks wonderful, the gown is impeccable and I think that her sleek, side-parted bob is just perfect to finish this off with a fashionable twist.

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Best Dressed Man: Sam Smith in Armani:

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The ultimate Grammy 2015 winner, Sam won 4 Awards on the night and also has gone home with the title of my Best Dressed Man. This chic Armani suit was the perfect choice for the star and he look so handsome! What I love about this look and what cements it as my best dressed, is the cute yet chic white dickiebow. Ever the gentlemen, Sam looks like such a class act.

Big Sean in Saint Laurent:

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Second in the running was Big Sean, who looks amazing. Anna Wintour might be against wearing black head to toe, but in this instance, it is a winner for me. Big Sean looks smart, classy and sexy and again, I am loving the dickiebow!

Gwen Stefani wearing Atelier Versace:

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Age appropriate, chic as hell, stylish and still sexy – this is the perfect look for Gwen at this awards show. She genuinely could not have done any better – top marks!

Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier:

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Ciara just looks wow. The is an impeccable combination of sexy and edgy and she pulls it off oh so well. For a woman who’s had a baby less than a year ago she looks absolutely outstanding and the sleek hairdo is exactly what was needed to let the dress do all of the talking.

Jennifer Hudson wearing Tom Ford:

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Simple, elegant and fresh. This is a lovely look on Jennifer and she looks beautiful without trying too hard. The short hairdo and purple lip make the look for me. Glad to see you dressing well Jennifer – please try to keep it up!

Anna Kendrick in a Band of Outsiders suit with Jimmy Choo heels and Venyx World jewelry:

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Anna slayed me on the red carpet. Never have I seen her look so sexy and powerful. This is long overdue and something which I am loving. Pulling off a menswear look is very difficult for anyone to do, nevermind a woman who usually dresses to appease a perfectly ‘pretty’ aesthetic. I love this and hope that she continues with her sexy side in the future.

Neil Patrick Harris in Sand Copenhagen:

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Neil Patrick Harris is the final star on my list of best dressed at the Grammys and it’s for pure simplicity. I know that a lot of people might think that this look is a bit boring, but what makes it special is the execution. Neil looks dapper and I think that his character Barney would be proud.

That’s it for my awards posts this week. I hope you liked them and I’ll be doing more with the upcoming award shows and of course I’ll be posting about fashion week too.

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Author: Pádraig Power.

Photos from: huffingtonpost.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.

Landofpod Springtime Style: Elie Saab SS 2015.

Departing from his usual aesthetic, Mr. Saab brought a slight edge into the mix in his Spring/Summer 2015 show. Playing more with patterns, chunky stripes and separates, he still manages to maintain his whimsical signature whilst fringing on a new, exciting point of view. As always, there were looks which didn’t necessarily work for me or that were a tad on the passé side for me, but here I have my preferred looks from the collection (which is about half of the collection in total). Elie’s sexier, more chic perspective is very exciting and it even translates into the darker runway with sensual spotlights. It’s definitely one of the best runways of the season, but hey, it’s Elie Saab, what’s new?

Elie kicked things off in style, immediately showcasing his boulder standpoint with two sexy, striped and patterned numbers:

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This look is more reminiscent of stereotypical Elie Saab designs, but with the more reserved use of lace it is slightly more sophisticated.

Bringing back the stripes, this graphic look is a style that really suits the designer. I particularly love the shapes made in the look below:

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Next, Elie returns to his signature laced look, but edges it up with some sexy straps. The powder blue ensembles are particularly stunning and I love how his lace effect appears only as an addition to the looks as opposed to being what they are all about.

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This blue look is literal perfection ❤

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Highlighting, once more, just how good Saab can be with separates, this white ensemble (below) is outstanding. Style and sophisticated with an almost rocker edge, this look just screams Parisian chic!

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Next, was a swift return to Elie’s usual aesthetic with this gorgeous beaded gown. Although, this dress is his staple, what I actually love most about this look is the shoes. Not usual being a shoe man per say, these sandals are absolutely stunning and bring the dress to a whole new level – amazing.

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Then cut-outs were brought into the equation in a cheeky manner. I’m not sure if I love these or not, but it has to be said that the cut-out placement is on point and that they definitely add something to the collection.

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Finally, we end the show returning to Elie’s roots and let’s be honest, there’s no better way. Bejeweled, sexy and still ethereal, there isn’t much to say about these looks, but that they’re Elie’s staples for a (very fabulous) reason.

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I absolutely love my highlights from Elie Saab’s Spring/Summer 2015 show and hope that you guys do too! Make sure to follow me on facebooktwitter and instagram.

Photos are from: fashionising.com.

Author: Pádraig Power.

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.

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Author: Pádraig Power.

Emmys 2014, Best Dressed.

Unlike the VMAs, this year’s Emmys did not disappoint in the fashion stakes. Numerous stars not only walked the red carpet, but absolutely owned it. From edgy, modern looks to classic and chic, the multitude of styles shown was amazing and it was certainly a difficult task to whittle down the list and decide who was the best of the night. Due to this troublesome task I not only have a top 3, but also some other ladies who grabbed the spotlight in their stylish ensembles. So, without further adieu, I am going to kick things off, not with my best of the best, but with some stylish starlets who certainly showed their fashion gusto.

 

Heidi Klum in Zac Posen:

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Heidi was stunning in this red, floor-length gown which not only highlighted the supermodel’s gorgeous figure, but also introduced us to a new, softer, more flowing direction for Zac Posen.

 

Gwen Stefani in Versace:

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Gwen had to be added into the fold for this, edgy, chic design. The red carpet veteran is one of the few stars who took a fashion risk and it certainly paid off.

 

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli Couture 5:

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Allison looked every inch the perfect, polished princess and there is nothing that I would change about this outfit, especially the belt – the yellow is amazing!

 

 

Amanda Crew in Max Azria Atelier:

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Amanda kept it classy in this elegant, lady-like gown. She has sparked interest in me and I’m definitely going to keep an eye on this emerging star’s flawless fashion.

 

Michelle Monaghan in Giambattista Valli Couture 5:

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Sleek, paired back and  modern in this Giambattista Valli gown Michelle Monaghan looked beautiful. I have to say that I am not a fan of her shoes though, but I’ll let her off this once.

 

Julie Bowen in Peter Som:

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Perhaps a tad polarizing, but this look is perfect for the Modern Family star and Julie looks edgy and fun all in one.

 

Julia Roberts in Elie Saab:

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Julia took a fashion risk in this short, sparkly number, but I definitely think it paid off. The bejeweled Elie Saab creation was unlike anything else worn on the carpet and showed off the 46-year-old’s sensational legs amazingly.

 

Sofia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli:

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With regards to Sofia, if it ain’t broke, why fix it? She can rock a mermaid gown like no other and here she is staying true to herself whilst looking like a stylish sex bomb – exactly the way we like her!

 

Enough of ladies who did really well, now it’s time for the créme of the crop and to discuss the stars who were undoubtedly the best of the night. I can tell that you’re obviously very excited at this stage, so to add even more suspense into the fold, I’m going to show you my top 3 beginning with number 3. Working my way to the highly coveted top spot on my list let’s start here.

3: Camila Alves in Zuhair Murad’s Resort 2015:

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Not only is Camila the envy of every woman in the world with Matthew McConaughey on her arm, but she also oozes sex appeal and sophistication both of which are highlighted in this look. The model and designer personified perfection in this stunning Zuhair Murad’s Resort 2015 floor-length gown with an unfathomable number of cut-outs. Stylish, sexy and striking are only 3 of the words that come to mind when describing this look.

 

2: Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier:

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Yes, this gown is so amazing that it deserves a wide-shot. The talented actress looks every inch a movie star in this utterly ravishly Donna Karan gown. The simple black gown is made especially interesting with the gorgeous white train trailing behind. What makes this look a knock-out, however, are the perfectly placed and sized cut-outs which paired with criss-crossed straps leads to striking geometrics. She was so, so close to achieving the number 1 spot and it is very easy to see why.

 

1: Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano:

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And here we have it, my undoubted number 1 – Sarah Hyland. The 23 year old Modern Family starlet epitomized class, style, elegance and edge, all whilst remaining youthful. This girl has had a fashion revelation and it was so refreshing to see that one can dress graceful and elegant whilst retaining a youthful flare! Wearing a top and skirt to the Emmys is a risky thing to do, especially when it’s a crop-top. The stylish youth pulled it off sensationally, however, and showed everyone that it is OK to dress young, fun and pretty whilst still making a fashion statement. I love everything about this look, from the crisp white and bold coral, to the sliver of skin shown on her mid-drift. The cherry on top has to be her accessorizing though with her hair, make-up and earrings polishing the outfit off perfectly and elevating it to that untouchable level. Have a closer look at her hair and make-up here:

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So there you have it, my best ladies of the 2014 Emmy Awards. I have to say that the fashion was outstanding!

 

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Here’s one more post which you might like: Emma Watson: Red Carpet Evolution

 

Author: Pádraig Power.

 

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