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Jessica Wright - In Love With Fashion


It seems pretty strange that though I don’t watch The Only Way Is Essex, as soon as I had received the invitation the Jessica Wright‘s boutique launch, I knew who she was. As one of the more fashion-forward and sweet-natured cast members of ‘TOWIE’ (as judged by her media representation), I was very intrigued to see what her boutique ‘With Love, Jessica‘ had in store.

It was Jessica to a tee. The lingerie boutique not only features some of the girliest, sweetly seductive undergarments around (from Caprice, Melissa Odabash, Alexis Smith, etc), but it also showcased her brand new clothing capsule collection with LOVE.

There are seven pieces for Jessica Wright for Love; two bodices, three dresses, and two skirts. All glamorous enough to please the Essex crowd, without going over the top. (I think the nude bodice is a must-have, for me, after seeing it on Jessica herself).

So, enjoy the TOWIE-tastic photos from the launch (including my gorgeous assistant, Yeshna, with Arg – her dream man!) and head down to ‘With Love’ (at 148 Loughton High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4BE) if you’re looking for lusciously lady-friendly shopping!

Jessica Wright

Jessica Wright from TOWIE


TOWIE

TOWIE Cast


TOWIE Arg

Arg from TOWIE

Scarlett Johansson Sexy
For this month’s issue of Harpers Bazaar UK, the most delightful duo in fashion – designers Dolce and Gabbana – have shared their expertly cultivated tips of seduction. With one look at the Dolce & Gabbana make up ad above with the sex-sational Scarlett Johansson, you know couldn’t really find two men to give better advice.

If you didn’t get a chance to grab a copy of Harper’s, settle down for…

D&G’s top eight tips to seduction:

  • Perfect your underpinnings
Sexiness is a matter of wearing the right underwear. Dolce says, ‘When we dress the model for a show, first we give them the bra, the satin, the lace. It’s all about respect for the body. You never see a woman from the south of Italy without a bra. Never!
  • Always add a heel
A Dolce woman always has a heel. Dolce says, ‘For me, it is impossible to see a woman in flat shoes’.
  • Play with androgyny, but remember you’re a woman
This is about maintaining sensuality and romance, with something beautiful underneath – to reach that perfect balance of feminine and masculine. Gabanna says, ‘you don’t need to lose femininity by wearing a suit, the first thing I think is, “Is she wearing lace underwear?”.
  • Embrace underwear as outerwear
Since Madonna launched Dolce & Gabanna’s incredible corsetry two decades ago at the US premier of her movie ‘In Bed with Madonna, the designers’ greatest muse has shown the world the possibilities of the right bodice. Gabbana says, ‘If you wear a corset, you lose one size. It puts everything up and it’s perfect. It corrects the shape’.
  • Walk tall
It is all in the way a woman carries herself a la Linda, Naomi, Gisele, Claudia and Eva – the supers who queued up to appear in Dolce & Gabbana shows over the years. Dolce says, ‘When you dress, it isn’t just the body that’s important. It’s the balance of mind and body. Tutto en equilibre!’
  • Be revealing, but always with confidence
The pair are synonymous with provocative cocktail dresses, but their idea of baring flesh is not as simple as you may think. Dolce says, ‘It’s not about the skin, it’s the mind. It’s about confidence, but also subtlety. Again, the relationship between mind and body is what’s most important’.
  • A defining feature can be truly sexy
You don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. Gabbana says, ‘Personally, I like women who are not perfect. For example, I love a woman with a real nose. A nose is character. Many women want to change their noses, but for me, I’m fascinated’.
  • Find what works for you and stick to it
It is about finding what suits you than what is on trend. Dolce says, ‘When a woman has her style, she knows how to choose what she likes, not what is trendy. When you love what you are wearing, the clothes are alive’.

Inspired? Grab a copy of my guide to fashion, beauty and self-love – “She Said Style” – now!

Odette Yustman
Last night, Odette Yustman – or her stylist – put together a red carpet look worth gushing over. This stunning black Versus Fall/Winter 2011 dress knocked ’em out at yesterday’s “Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Party” in Los Angeles. The sexy off-the-shoulder cocktail dress boasted a sheer bodice and was decorated with silver glitter details that should be an enforced LBD requirement.

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011
Not to worry, the house of Alexander McQueen is safe. Though the fashion world will continue to mourn the pionerring designer’s death for years to come, his torch is invariably carried through the designs of Sarah Burton – I don’t know any other designer that could have stepped in and kept Lee Alexander’s heritage in tact. For Fall/Winter 2011, she went as far as to cover a gown’s bodice with broken china, introduce sublime black harnesses and pull other entrancingly vindictive designs from McQueen DNA. With such a bevy of breathtaking garments, any truth in the rumours concerning Burton as Kate Middleton‘s royal wedding dress designer call for fashion hysteria. See the top five looks from the collection below! View Post

Bill Fleur Wedding Harry Potter
Harry Potter Spoilers ahead. I don’t wish to be internet beheaded.

For Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour‘s upcoming wedding in the Harry Potter series, I wasn’t expecting much fashion wise. Hogwarts seems to have a knack for keeping things awfully…British. That was until I saw the promotional image of Clemence Poesy (who plays Fleur) in her wedding dress. Hello, Alexander McQueen? Literally his design with some minor alterations.

The designer, Jany Temime, said “Fleur’s dress is made in organza and decorated with a pair of phoenixes that face one another on the bodice and form the silhouette of a heart. I chose the phoenix because, like love, it is eternal.” I can only imagine the type of controversy this will cause if she doesn’t start citing her inspiration. Alexander McQueen fans are a hardcore pack.

Spoiler photos below. View Post