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Blake Lively. Stunning.

Blake Lively was photographed recently on the red carpet for the God’s Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards in New York City.  God’s Love We Deliver is the leading provider of nutritious meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.  They employ a team a registered dieticians who individually tailor meals to each client’s specific medical requirements.

In a shimmering, full length gown with her hair in loose curls, Blake looked beautiful and so centred.  She has such an incredible ease when she is in the spotlight – like she was born to do it.

In an interview with E!, she said:

‘I came from a big family, a big family of Southerners,’ she told them, adding: ‘I feel like I’ve always sorta… I’m the youngest of five, so I never raised any siblings below me, but I’m always the person who’s taking everyone else’s kid and putting them on my hip, so I’ve kinda always been a mama’.

This is my third post featuring Blake Lively (her pregnancy announcement is here and a quick break at Lake Placid is here).  She has amazing style and poise, although it’s early, she’s already at the top of my list of my most favourite celebrity pregnancy looks.







Why this look on Kim Kardashian is one of her best

It’s been a busy month or so for me with work and kid’s birthdays and I’m slowly making my way through my archive of photographs.

There’s been so much commentary in the media on Kim’s pregnancy wardrobe.  That’s fairly normal because of our (me included) celebrity obsessed culture.  Where I draw the line though is the continually harassment of Kim over her weight gain.  I can only imagine how stressful it must be to have the world trying to guess how many kilograms you have put on.

I try to keep blog about the clothes that celebrities are wearing and whether I think that they suit their body size and shape.  And I’ve said it before, I have always been a fan of Kim’s body because I think that she represents more of us, normal folk, compared to the model, skinny-pregnancy celebrities.

Having said all of that, I wish that Kim would pay more attention to what she is wearing and realise that it isn’t always possible to wear non-maternity clothes as maternity.  They don’t fit well and must surely be uncomfortable.  Maybe as Kim’s pregnancy progresses, she’ll be like the rest of us and look for stylist comfortable clothes.

Anyway, here are some photographs of Kim at the red carpet premiere of a movie that she is in.  And I may be in the minority, but I love this look!  Kim is sophisticated in this outfit.

  •  The top (dress?) is very detailed with lace, beading and sequins.  But is is very modest and is a great cut and shape for Kim’s figure.  The v-neckline elongates Kim’s figure and the empire cut waist emphasises the distinction between bust and bump (always a good thing).  The only change I would possible make to this top is to get rid of the length at the back.  Yes, it is a red carpet event but surely this top isn’t meant to be worn this long normally, right?  
  • The leather pants are fabulous!  Enough said.  
  • I love that with the busy-ness of the outfit, Kim has kept her makeup and hairstyle simple.  Her sleek ponytail means that attention is not detracted from the outfit.  
  • Her shoes, as always, are lovely.  I want them.  

Granddaughter of Missoni fashion house founders, Margherita Missoni, shows off her creds

How cute is Margherita Missoni?  Granddaughter of founders of Italian Missoni fashion house, Margherita has her inherited the sense of style that has made her family rich and famous.

Her dress is absolutely stunning!  I love the pattern design – the way it has small gaps between the pattern at both the top and bottom of the dress and then how the gap widens around the middle.  The dress does the exact opposite of what I thought it would do to her figure.  She looks so slim and has legs that go on for miles.

There is a lot of cleavage showing but it doesn’t scream trashy to me – probably because she isn’t very large chested to begin with and the jacket pulls some of the focus away from that area.

Can we please talk about that jacket.  It is divine.  It looks like silk and looks very expensive.  I love the white pattern on the right sleeve and the way the material falls and drapes in the front.  It is stunning.

The only negative about her whole look is her hair and makeup.  Her hair looks undone and her makeup looks non-existant.