MET BALL: Back to Hollywood Glamour

May 6, 2014 in: In the Press, Trend Report

Heralded as the most glamorous red carpet in the fashion calendar, this year the stars did not disappoint…

It was a polarised red carpet of the classic mixed with the new; old school ball gowns in glittering pale shades v.s the key new crop-top-and-maxi-skirts ruled supreme, with Emma Stone leading the way in her gorgeously vibrant Thakoon outfit.

Take a look at the glamour hot from the red carpet in our album of Met Ball favourites…

emma-stone-thakoon{Emma Stone in Thakoon} 

anne-hathaway-calvin klein{Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein}

rihanna-stella mccarteny{Rihanna in Stella McCartney}

jourdan-dunn-toni-garrn-bespoke topshop{Jourdan Dunn and Toni Garrn in bespoke Topshop}

kate-bosworth-stella mccartney{Kate Bosworth in Stella McCartney}

hayden-panettiere-dennis basso{Hayden Panettiere in Dennis Basso}

suki-waterhouse-burberry{Suki Waterhouse in cutsom Burberry}

blake-lively-gucci premiere{Blake Lively in Gucci Première}

diane-kruger-hugo boss{Diane Kruger in Hugo Boss}

taylor-swift-oscar de la renta{Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta}

amy-adams-oscar de la renta{Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta}

joan-smalls-vera wang{Joan Smalls in Vera Wang}

nicole-richie- donna karan atelier{Nicole Richie in Donna Karan Atelier}

lily-aldridge-michael kors{Lily Aldridge in Michael Kors}

naomi-watts-givency couture by ricardo tisci{Naomi Watts in Givency Couture by Ricardo Tisci}

lea-michele-altuzarra{Lea Michele in Altuzarra}

marion-cotillard-Dior Couture{Marion Cotillard in Dior Couture}

gisele-balenciaga{Gisele in Balenciaga}

georgia-may-jagger-mugler by david koma{Georgia May Jagger in Mugler by David Koma}

beyonce-givenchy couture by ricardo tisci{Beyonce in Givenchy Couture by Ricardo Tisci}

jessica-pare- bespoke michael kors{Jessica Pare in bespoke Michael Kors}

Inspired to get gorgeous for your red carpet moment? Browse our latest styles from our super glam collections here.

Living a Life of Luxury in Los Angeles

May 1, 2014 in: Competitions, Travel

You may have seen we’ve recently launched a competition where you have a chance to WIN a super glamorous trip to L.A… Whether you’ve entered yet (good luck!) or not (enter here), we thought we’d get you excited about L.A delights! Our friends at eDreams who have generously provided the prize are here to give you a taste of Tinseltown… 

Los Angeles – the land of sunshine and dreamers. A city full of aspiring stars, surfers and rock n’ rollers. Some say fabulous, some say excessive, whichever way you look at it, there’s something for everyone. Here are eDreams’ top tips for a life of lux in LA…

Pacific_Coast_HighwayPacific Coast Highway

1.  For a taste of the high life, stay at the Four Seasons Hotel  in Beverly Hills, the most exclusive zip code in town. It’s a favourite amongst the crème-de-la-crème of Hollywood stars, with opulence and pampering served on tap. Alternatively, The London West Hollywood offers iconic glamour and a rooftop pool where you can while away the days in a private cabana.

TheLondon_cabanasThe London, West Hollywood

2.  A trip to LA wouldn’t be complete without some retail therapy. If you’re looking for glamorous with an edge, Melrose Avenue is full of hipster boutiques and vintage stores. For something a bit swankier, Robertson Boulevard is the new fashion mecca of LA and is now even dubbed the ‘cooler Rodeo Drive’. Get that credit card ready…

MelroseAvenue_CREDIT InSapphoWeTrustMelrose Avenue, photo by InSapphoWeTrust

3.  Sip Bellinis with a star-studded crowd over Sunday brunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge. If you’re looking for a taste of old Hollywood glamour then look no further than this iconic hotspot.

ThePoloLounge2_CREDIT Alan LightThe Polo Lounge, photo by Alan Light 

4.  Hire a Ford Mustang convertible and cruise down the Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Monica to Malibu and back. Finish the day by soaking up a spectacular California sunset with a plate of the freshest seafood at The Lobster on Santa Monica Pier.

mustangFord Mustang

Sunset_SantaMonica_pierSanta Monica Pier

5.  Find time to rejuvenate by indulging in a variety of luxury treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel. Perfect for taking in some sea air, it’s perched 150ft above Salt Creek Beach and the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean is stunning.

SaltCreekBeach_LagunaNiguelSalt Creek Beach

6.  Languish the day away at one of the pool parties at The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA. The chic 1960’s décor comes complete with waterbeds, sculptured topiary and a red AstroTurf deck. Stay for the DJs at night and you’ll find yourself sipping cocktails under the stars with one of the best views in town.

standard-downtown-pool_CREDIT red.dahliaThe Standard Rooftop Pool, photo by red.dahlia

7. Round off your trip in style. See the estates of the glitterati, the Hollywood sign and Beverly Hills all from the air with a helicopter flight featuring the most famous celebrity homes and landmarks.

BeverlyHillsBeverly Hills

Don’t forget, for your chance to win a trip to L.A. enter our competition here.

Feeling lucky & inspired to get glamorous? Pick out something gorgeous for your suitcase from our newest collections here.