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Jessica Alba Looking fashionable at New York Fashion Week (who would’ve thought?!)

The fashion cycle is turning once again, and a new season of looks has been thrust upon us- yep, its fashion week time. As Autumn creeps up on us and we begin to pack away our summer lightweights and invest in some key winter pieces, our attention is diverted to spring 2014- that’s fashion for you, always something new on the scene!

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As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, and London prepares to host its own one, I thought I’d hail a lady who always looks effortlessly amazing and who certainly  didn’t disappoint at the various f-row events and parties in New York- Miss Jessica Alba!

Jessica Alba is always firmly in my top five style icons. I love her ability to look flawless, whether she is shopping in a supermarket with baby in tow, or posing on the red carpet for a Hollywood premiere. She’s a fan of timeless classic pieces but teams these with kooky daring garments-creating a rather versatile wardrobe. Her best fashion trick is to use vivid colours in everyday outfits to give them a bit of Ka-Pow. AND she’s a big fan of yellow just like me. All in all, I would like to be her please!

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At New York Fashion Week Jessica wore some key AW trends. At the Charlotte Ronson show, she defied all rules that knee high socks are only for school girls.  With these she wore classic monochrome stripes, a pleated mini skirt and some very on trend deep berry lipstick. This was a fun look made all the better by an artfully draped leather jacket over the shoulders- draping is BIG this winter guys, perfect for your big oversized coats. Not necessarily winter-friendly though! 😛

Jessica Alba at Charlotte Ronson nyfw

Jessica Alba at Charlotte Ronson NYFW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing her fun streak, Jessica wore a signature Phillip Lim comic book slogan sweater teamed with navy and black tapered  trousers and red stilettos. But she also displayed her versatility as a style icon, going all demure in an asymmetrically cut black dress with white accessories and sleek hair at Narciso Rodriguez. She also returned to stripes in a smart power blazer and quiff up-do at DVF.

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Jess wasn’t the only well-dressed celebrity to grace NYFW. Check out these celebrities looking pretty suave. Bonus points to Olivia Palermo for wearing sunglasses on the frow during a show- so fashion darling!

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And of course, I couldn’t blog about fashion week without picking some favourite looks for Spring 2014- what were your favourite shows? Can’t wait for LFW!

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Spring Trend Alert- Yearning for Yellow

Today something glorious happened- I felt the sun against my face! I think we feared it may never happen again but yes, we experienced the first properly sunny day of the year! And it got me excited about what the new season has in store for my wardrobe.  And I couldn’t be happier that the colour yellow has firmly placed itself on the winner’s podium for no1 colour of the moment!

Fashion Trend SS13- Yellow

Fashion Trend SS13- Yellow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow has always been my favourite colour, just ask my mum. And it appears it’s not only me that still loves yellow. Louis Vuitton, DKNY, Giambattista Valli to name but a few fashion houses featured it on their SS13 catwalks, Queen Cara Delevingne wore it for her most recent Vogue shoot and a quick perusal of the street style at Milan Fashion Week shows that the city of style was widely embracing the look too.

Giambattista Valli SS13 Couture

Giambattista Valli SS13 Couture

SS13 DKNY yellow dress

SS13 DKNY yellow dress

SS13 Louis Vuitton Yellow

SS13 Louis Vuitton Yellow

VOGUE Shoot with Cara Delevingne

VOGUE Shoot with Cara Delevingne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, wearing yellow can be a tad tricky. Getting the shade right is imperative and it’s all about skin tones etc. You really don’t want to end up looking like big bird or a hyper-active children’s TV presenter too.  But when done correctly, boy does it make you stand out! And its playful tone makes it a bit more fun than always wearing neutrals. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a BIG fan of wearing classic neutral tones, but sometimes teaming them with bursts of colour can really liven up my style.

Milan Fashion Week Street Style SS13

Milan Fashion Week Street Style SS13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So whether its lemon, marigold or golden yellow, what’s the best way to go about wearing it?

For daytime style, why not go for some failsafe knitwear and choose a light yellow knit teamed with rolled up jeans and Converse. I would also put a statement necklace over the jumper to really bring out its colour. Light knitwear is perfect for our current climate- getting warmer but not quite there yet.  If you’re really confident with your fashion, then yellow is your new best friend! Why not combine a pair of yellow jeans with a patterned top? You could choose a monochrome checked one perhaps. And for a smarter look, you could opt for a blazer jacket teamed with a classic shirt and jeans ala Millie from MIC.

Street Style Yellow Knitwear

Street Style Yellow Knitwear

Rihanna yellow jeans

Rihanna yellow jeans

Millie Made in Chelsea in yellow jacket

Millie Made in Chelsea in yellow jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And despite what the Sugababes said, you will look cooler in a yellow dress. One of my all time favourite dresses was worn by Diane Kruger in 2010. I think this mustard coloured Jason Wu creation is so so so elegant. And remember how beautiful Michelle Williams looked in her Vera Wang Oscars gown?  Sadly, I rarely get an occasion to wear a gown of that magnitude out but Olivia Palermo shows that you can wear yellow dresses in more realistic circumstances and still look utterly amazing.

Diane Kruger wears Jason Wu yellow dress

Diane Kruger wears Jason Wu yellow dress

Michelle Williams wears Vera Wang Oscars dress

Michelle Williams wears Vera Wang Oscars dress

Olivia Palermo yellow dress

Olivia Palermo yellow dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So although the real sun may not stay out to play for too long this March, get hold of some of your very own sunshine and invest in some yellow pieces! You won’t be disappointed.

Kristen Stewart in yellow Dior Mini dress

Kristen Stewart in yellow Dior Mini dress

Cara loves yellow!

Cara loves yellow!