Lucky Blue Smith: Male Model of the Moment 2016

Lucky Blue Smith is undoubtedly the male model of the moment. From shooting campaigns for Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger to being a guest on TV shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show and having garnered over 2 million Instagram subscribers by the tender age of 17, whether you know his name or not, you most definitely have encountered Lucky Blue in some manner. Scouted at the age of 10, signed at the age of 12 and joined by his 3 model sisters, Lucky Blue’s life certainly has a fairytale-esque feel to it. For instance, not only was the model signed at just 12 years old, but his first shoot was for Vogue Hommes Japan. Yes, you read that correctly – a 12 year old boy’s first ever photoshoot was for Vogue. It’s time like this where I begin to question my productivity in the past decade of my life…

12 year old Lucky Blue’s Vogue Hommes Japan shoot by Hedi Slimane:

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One could argue that he is the Jennifer Lawrence of the modelling world; one day a regular person like you and me and then suddenly plucked from the walks of normality to take his modelling field by storm. What are undeniable, are Lucky Blue’s undeniable talent and his unique looks. Beginning with his peroxide hair at the top of his 6′ 3″ stature, you need only drop an inch or two until you gaze into his enchanting ice-blue eyes and though he carries a somewhat cookie-cutter all American look, there is most certainly something intriguing about the youth, which makes him stand out from the pack.

Not only are his looks attractive, but so is his personality. Having already allotted the world with the information that he is interested in pursuing acting, Luck Blue is also a drummer, and a pretty good one at that. One fourth of the family band ‘The Atomics’, on top of ambition, looks, youth and star quality, Lucky Blue can officially add cool to his repertoire. In fact, the foursome of siblings are all pretty impressive and combined form a magnetic troop.

Lucky Blue with his sisters Pyper America, Daisy Clementine and Starlie Cheyenne:

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Though the Smith family are a powerful bunch, we are here primarily to speak of Lucky Blue, so let’s get back to business. Evidently not affecting his career thus far, one interesting fact about Lucky Blue is that he is a mormon. Obviously, not directly correlated with modelling, I find this engaging as Lucky Blue is clearly a strong role model. Self-described as a rebellious type it will be intriguing to see if his religious background will aid him in maintaining his purity in the modelling world.

More important for this post, however, is his amazing body of work so far. Though beginning his modelling at 12, Lucky Blue’s career really became busy at the age of 14 and has exploded since the beginning of 2015. Here we’ll look at some of his work that both grabbed my attention and illustrate different sides to Lucky Blue.

Lucky Blue the handsome, young model:

The high-fashion starlet:

The cheeky boy next-door:

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The modern man:

The understated cool:

As well as being a multi-faceted model, Lucky Blue has worked for multiple brands and covered an array of magazines. This, perhaps more than anything else, is what has cemented his title as a current leading male model.

Numerous models, both male and female, have a hoard of social media followers, have strutted down more catwalks than they can remember and have host a stunning shots in their portfolios. When you add television appearances and magazine covers to this, however, you are not a mere working model, you are on your way to becoming a household name. Below are some of Lucky Blue’s high-profile shoots:

Covering Elle UK:

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Tom Ford Campaign:

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GQ Turkey Cover:

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Tommy Hilfiger’s latest campaign with Hailey Baldwin:

Shoot for DAMAN by Mitchell McCormack – one of my favourite Lucky Blue shoots:

Penshoppe Summer 2016 – whose model for the female line is Kendall Jenner by the way, enough said!

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A more muted Lucky Blue for Isenberg Korea SS16:

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I feel like that might be enough Lucky Blue Smith for one post. The last thing that I would want to do is oversaturate your mind with the brilliant model! That said, it is clear from the discussion and shots about that Lucky Blue Smith is a force to be reckoned with. A triple-threat with youth, looks, talent and popularity on his side, I have a feeling that 2.1 million Instagram followers and a lucrative modelling career may just be the beginning for this starlet.

Please let me know if you like this post so that I can do more model profile posts in the future. As always, feel free to like, comment, share this post tweet, instagram, or anything else this post. For regular updates on everything Landofpod then follow my facebooktwitterinstagram and tumblr accounts.

Goodbye for now from your Irish fashion blogger… p.s. I added in some sneaky extra pictures of Lucky Blue at the end of the post!

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Oscars 2015: Best Dressed – Landofpod.

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

As you’ve seen from my Worst Dressed post, this year’s Oscars red carpet encompassed a flurry of styles. There was a lot to live up to compared to last year with Lupita’s Cinderella inspired gown, Emma Watson’s grungy Vera Wang ensemble and Kate Hudson’s sexy caplet all knocking it out of the park. From good to bad, slutty to demure and chic to drab, every style was explored on this year’s carpet however, and there were certainly some style winners. I am extremely excited to share my favourite looks with you guys, so without further adieu, here are my best looks from the 2015 Oscars.

Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta with a Christian Louboutin bag and Forevermark jewels:

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Sienna looked absolutely sensational and stole the fashion spotlight for me. Undoubtedly my number one best dressed of the night, Sienna embodies style, class and chic and I could not love this more. What’s amazing about this look for me is that it encompasses so many different aspects which in theory should not work together, but in reality are so beautiful. Velvet, lace, sheer cut-outs, ribbons and bows – I mean if someone described a dress like that to you you would never want to see it, but Sienna and Oscar executed it perfectly. Everything in this dress is perfection and every little detail, such as the stylized lines draping down the front of the dress, effortlessly adds to the overall effect. Sienna’s team then finished her look off with ease with her hair, make-up, Louboutin clutch and Forevermark jewels all exquisite. Well done Sienna – j’adore!

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy with Lorraine Schwartz earrings:

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Just wow. Another lady who nosed on perfection, Rosamund was a very close second in the runnings. This red Givenchy is to die for. It is so elegant with the upward bust-line and her easy pulled back hair, yet it also has the perfect amount of sex appeal with a thigh high slit and waist defining panels. At first glance, I wasn’t sure if maybe she needed a little more accessorizing, but the more I looked at it I knew that I was wrong. The simplicity of the diamond drop earrings and those thin strapped shoes are the cherry on the cake and Rosamund looks absolutely breathtaking.

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Eddie Redmayne in Alexander McQueen with a Chopard Watch:

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Repping it for the men, although not the best poser in the world, Eddie Redmayne looked outstanding for his big night. Throughout the award season, Eddie has made a name for himself as a man who likes to play with fashion and who is very into his clothes – both of which can be seen here. This navy suit is impeccably tailored and the midnight blue works perfectly with his icy blue eyes. What sends this suit to a whole new level however, is the amazing addition of the velvet. And no, not only a velvet lapel, but velvet shoes! Definitely not something seen very often, Eddie has brought something new to the carpet and he genuinely could not have picked a better look to receive his first Oscar in – congratulations Eddie!

Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe in Alexander McQueen:

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Yes, I know I just spoke about him above, but not only was Eddie my best dressed man of the evening, he was also half of my best dressed couple. Eddie’s wife Hannah has proven herself as quite the fashionista throughout the award season and last night was no exception. I adore this Grecian style gown and the neckpiece, waistband and additional feathers are all perfect. I know that some people are against the feathers at the hip, but I personally love them and think that they make the dress. All of the features combined with her easy hair and the fact that the dress is midnight blue, to match Eddie’s amazing ensemble, results in my unquestionable most stylish couple of the evening.

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Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine in Armani Privé:

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Another couple who impressed me were Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine, for pure sex appeal alone. I’m not 100% on Behati’s dress, but you cannot deny that the sexuality that you see when looking at this pair is through the roof. They just ooze sex appeal and lust and Adam’s suit is absolutely flawless – here’s my second favourite pair of the night!

Jenna Dewan in Zuhair Murad Couture with Stuart Weitzman shoes, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a Lee Savage clutch:

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Jenna would not be one that I would usually look out for on the carpet, but wow did she take me by surprise at the Oscars. This Zuhair Murad creation is stunning on the petite beauty. Showing us and others (*coughs* Chrissy Teigen) the perfect amount of sex appeal for this ceremony, Jenna shines with her gorgeous embellishments, somewhat edgy jewels and the pop of colour with her lip which finished this off to a tee. Full marks Jenna!

Meryl Streep in Lanvin with a Salvatore Ferragamo bag and Fred Leighton jewels:

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Flaunting a stereotypical Meryl look, Ms. Streep looks amazing and this is definitely one of her best looks in the last few years. She looks gorgeous from head to toe with every accessory being en pointe, in particular her earrings, belt and shoes. What this look shows us is that accessories can make or break an outfit and in Meryl’s case the accessorizing was sublime.

 

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Chris Evans in head-to-toe Gucci:

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This was another show-stopping moment for me. Chris is the epitome of a Hollywood class act here and could easily pass for an old Hollywood icon. This Gucci  ensemble is gorgeous and with his classic hairstyle and well-trimmed beard he looks devastatingly handsome.

Cate Blanchett in John Galliano with a Tiffany & Co. necklace:

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No surprises here as Cate is the definition of style personified, but yes Cate Blanchett is another of my winners. This John Galliano gown is everything with the unrefined shoulders adding a slight touch of boho. Clearly, what gives this look its oomph is that amazing turquoise Tiffany necklace though – divine.

Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein with Chopard earrings:

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After what I would call a rocky start to the awards season, Lupita came back fighting and once again has triumphed in this white Calvin Klein number. This dress is one which looks simple, yet upon inspection has so many intricate details. Although simple, it is a lot of dress for someone to pull off and Lupita does so flawlessly with her ebony skin creating a gorgeous juxtaposition with the gown.

Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford with Tiffany & Co. jewels:

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This is one of those looks which will always be in style. When one attempts to wear a dress as minimal and simplistic as this the execution needs to be exquisite, something which Reese has nailed. The corsetry in this dress is impeccable, showing that a lot of fittings were needed. It all was worth it though with this being the perfect look to finish off Reese’s simple, but stylish award season fashion choices.

That’s it for my best of the best from this year’s Oscars ceremony, but I also have just a few more who almost made the mark that I’d like to discuss with you quickly.

The Almost Best Dressed:

Anna Kendrick in Thakoon with Norman Silverman jewels:

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This look seemed to get quite a bit of slack for being lack-luster, but I have to say that I really like it. I think that Anna looks gorgeous here and the chain part of the dress, dark eye and messy hair all add a touch of sex appeal. All in all though, I do agree that it needs something more make its way into the best dressed category. I give this look a 7/10.

Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent with a Bally bag:

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Like Anna’s dress, this is one which is very pretty, but just didn’t quite make it to the top spot. What I do love about this dress, however, is the asymmetric bust-line and corset which are very flattering on Dakota’s tiny frame. The shoulder strap is clearly also to die for and her slightly messy hair with the red lip polish the look off with ease.

Oprah in Vera Wang:

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I think that Oprah looks marvelous here – she is glowing. Again, this look wasn’t quite a best dressed winner for me, but what I am absolutely in love with is how this fits her body. This is exactly how to wear a dress when you are a bigger lady. This Vera Wang gown hugs Oprah in all of the right places, it shows off everything that it should and the illusion created from the draping is stunning. This is an absolute 10/10 for dressing for your body and I am so happy that someone has finally shown how it is done. Thank you Oprah!

Keira Knightley in Valentino with Chanel accessories:

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This dress screams Valentino. The whimsy and ethereal nature of this dress is beautiful and soothing which is why it is the perfect choice for the pregnant Keira. It is so, so pretty and what makes it even better is that it fits is perfectly with Keira’s periodic style which she can be known for. All in all, she manages to radiate the perfect aura for both her and the event.

 

 

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Well that’s the end of another very long post. If you enjoyed this post and haven’t already seen my other then make sure to look are my Oscars Worst Dressed post here.

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Author: Pádraig Power.

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.

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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.

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

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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.

Photos from: huffingtonpost.com.