WE spent some time with TV presenter Laura Whitmore, 32, to find out what she wears underneath her red carpet dresses and what item of clothing she would never be caught dead in.
Where: ITV Studios, London.
Laura, you always look super-stylish on the red carpet and when you dress down. How do you do it?
I kind of do because I have to! I actually wore a full-length yellow dress to the NTAs in 2013 and I had comfy biker boots underneath, but nobody could see them. I dress for my mood. It’s so eclectic but my go-to is J Brand skinny jeans with biker boots and a shirt.
Have you had any fashion faux-pas?
I wore some terrible things in the ‘90s. I went through a stage of wearing baggy pants that would drag against the ground and get ripped, with a pair of Vans and a little top. I dressed like All Saints, but not as cool!
What’s the most expensive thing in your wardrobe?
A Burberry trench coat. I bought it at the airport in Australia after doing I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Now! so I think I got it cheaper. I do price per wear, so if you buy something for £1,000 and wear it 1,000 times then it only costs £1 per wear.
Is there anything you’d never wear?
I don’t wear real fur. That’s why I love my pink faux-fur jacket. I wear it with skinny jeans, a T-shirt and trainers, and then I throw it on and feel fabulous. It’s by an Irish designer called Joanne Hynes.
Who’s your fashion icon?
I really like the Olsen twins’ style. I love Kate Hudson, Kate Bosworth and Kate Moss. Anyone called Kate! And Sienna Miller.
Which men do you rate in the style stakes?
Dougie Poynter has great style and looks like he hasn’t tried too hard. I always say I won’t go out with someone who spends more time in the mirror than me. Thankfully my boyfriend [Iain Stirling, 30, comedian and the Love Island voiceover] doesn’t try at all!
Do you ever comment on Iain’s choice of clothes?
Yeah! Like, do you really want to wear that?
Do you ask for his opinion on your outfits?
I do, then I normally go for the opposite of what he’s said! He asks for my advice, while I don’t ask for his much!
The 27-year-old Scream Queens star attended Mulberry’s “Beyond Heritage” runway show at the Spencer House in London, England, on Friday, stepping out in a cobalt blue ensemble that undoubtedly turned heads.
The actress went bold for the stylish soirée, rocking a long, sophisticated blazer, which she paired with tailored shorts of the same hue. She styled the chic pieces with ankle-strap heels and a vibrant bag, keeping her beauty look simple with subtle waves and natural makeup.
Roberts sat front row for the presentation, alongside Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Mary Charteris, Amber Anderson, Emma Greenwell, Andrea Riseborough, Jourdan Dunn and Millie Brady, who all looked equally fab.
The blonde beauty later took to Instagram, sharing an artsy shot of herself all dressed up and ready for the show.
“London I love you,” she captioned it, tagging @mulberryengland.
Earlier this month, a myriad of celebrities flocked the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week, which took place between Feb. 8 and Feb. 16. Click through the slideshow below to see what stars like Cardi B, Blake Lively, Zendaya, Margot Robbie, Paris Hilton and Selena Gomez wore to the various runway shows!
London Fashion Week has gotten off to a political start thanks to Vivienne Westwood, who began the proceedings with an anti-fracking protest.
The British designer is famed for her outlandish designs that combine feminine cuts with a distinctive punk aesthetic.
Staged on the streets of Knightsbridge, the event was a direct attack on Ineos, the British petrochemicals firm which aims to develop shale gas projects in the UK, advocating controversial energy extraction techniques that may pose severe environmental threats.
Westwood took to the streets of London to stage her protest (Rex Features)
The pop-up protest quickly trended on Twitter under #IneosVthePeople and took place right outside Ineos’ headquarters on Thursday.
Partaking models and activists wore garments emblazoned with slogans such as “Fracking Climate Ineos”, with the corporation’s name written over the word “chaos”.
“Fracking is over,” Westwood’s son, Joe Corré, said at the event.
“The people in this country are not going to accept it.”
The protest was staged to mimic a runway show and featured models walking down a catwalk holding placards with anti-fracking slogans such as “Frack off Ineos”.
An injunction preventing anti-fracking campaigners from interfering with Ineos’ operations was granted to the company in 2017, something Corré and fellow protesters said they were “not frightened of”.
A spokesperson for Ineos clarified that Westwood’s protest was not unlawful in light in the injunction.
“Our injunctions prohibit unlawful acts by protesters and in no way impinge on the right to peaceful protest,” they said.
“These injunctions simply protect Ineos and our people from hard core activists who game the system and treat the law with contempt.”
Day one highlights from London Fashion Week
Westwood has long-been hailed as fashion’s poster woman for environmental activism, revealing to The Guardian in 2014 that “climate change, not fashion” was her priority.
The 76-year-old designer explained how she intended to use her public platform to promote her political values moving forward.
Two designers say they’re bringing a “political message” to the London event with clothes made from plastic bottles and sustainable wool.
Vin and Omi say it’s almost impossible for low-cost high street clothes to be ethical.
The pair make their own textiles and say they want people to think about the waste created by our clothes.
They aren’t the only designers who are keen to champion sustainability.
One of the first shows in London was Irish designer Richard Malone, whose latest collection was inspired by the markets in his hometown of Wexford.
In a trade-like setting complete with rolled-up carpets, models were seen wearing clothes that looked like they could’ve been made made with materials gathered from colourful and varied fabric stalls (and even from discarded fruit nets).
Malone also uses recycled fabrics and still works with a community of weavers in southern India who he has partnered with since his first collection.
There are plenty of established designers and brands at London Fashion Week, but the industry will also be closely watching collections from some of fashion’s newer upcoming talents.
Sadie Williams, who was named one of Selfridges Bright Young Things in 2013, will show her latest collection on Saturday afternoon.
Molly Goddard, who won the British emerging talent prize at the 2016 Fashion Awards, will also be showcasing her latest collection on Saturday.
But it’s not all about clothes – as shoe designer Sophia Webster launches her latest collection on Monday.
Pop hits of the past half-century formed a medley on the Michael Kors soundtrack—everything from Julie Andrews’s “My Favorite Things” to Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind.” The lively sampling was the key to this collection. Kors called it a love letter to individual style.
Binx Walton, the beauty from Tennessee, opened in a floral dress, a tartan cape, and leopard-print boots—a mash-up that exemplified the playful formula here. The days of designer diktats are over (indeed, Kors hasn’t been the only designer to say so this season), so he did what any big-picture guy would do: He gave us a little bit of everything. There were grunge plaids and slip dresses, a “Jackie Onassis at Doubleday” camel leather trench, and boyish pairings of Argyle and plaid or Fair Isle and pajama silk. A Margot Tenenbaum tracksuit walked the runway and also appeared in the front row on a luminous Zendaya. No designer can be all things to all people, but Kors did his darndest here. For an industry veteran, he has a very 21st-century savvy about how the fans are the ones who are now in charge.
The two biggest bits of news were a collaboration with the illustrator David Downton that yielded a va-va-voom-y hourglass dress painted with women’s portraits, plus a range of leather totes to match, and Kors’s embrace of faux fur. This was a feel-good collection for more reasons than one. At a moment when the issue of casting often trumps clothes themselves, Kors’s show felt effortlessly inclusive in multiple ways. There were unknowns and there were runway vets, twiggy girls and curvy ones, male and female models from all over the globe. Kors sees beauty everywhere—a fitting message for Valentine’s Day.
Whether you’re having a spring wedding, or attending a spring wedding as a guest, no doubt you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe—it’s called spring cleaning for a reason amirite? Before you set out to buy the perfect rehearsal dinner dress, or wedding guest dress for a spring wedding, you might want to check out the top spring fashion trends . Enter, our dear friends at Pinterest. Let’s face it, we all spend countless hours (sorry work!) on Pinterest scouring the interwebs for fashion inspo when a new season hits. Pinterest analyzed its over 16 billion women’s fashion pins to bring us the top trends for the new season. Want to know what to wear to a spring wedding? Well, according to Pinterest, these are the top spring fashion trends you’ll see on all the fashion girls.
No doubt lavender is THE color for spring 2018. Lavender-related fashion pins were up 98% from last year, so expect to see this color all over wedding receptions. Brides-to-be, it’s a perfect, perfect, perfect color for your rehearsal dinner look, or even your bridesmaids. Ash Rose (aka blush, aka millennial pink) also continues its rise as one of the more popular fashion colors, as do light yellow and green. So think pastels brides! (Above, Chi Chi London High Neck Lace Midi Dress with V back, $61, Asos)
Our inner ’90s girl hearts are all aflutter with the bold return of satin as fabric du jour. Saves for satin were up 242% from last year, so break out that satin slip dress for that April wedding you got invited to.
The naked trend is coming in hard for 2018. It’s been on the rise for wedding dresses, and apparently sheer tops, and even sheer socks are among the most pinned.
Forget last season’s pom poms, fringe is EVERYWHERE. Boho brides will love this trend (already seen on wedding dresses at Bridal Fashion Week).
You already know our deep love for high-low wedding dresses, and just like satin tops, our ’90s hearts love an asymmetrical skirt. It’s a very boho, and flowing look perfect for a wedding guest dress, or even a second wedding dress at a beach wedding.
The perfect bridal shower shoe is here to save you. Kitten heel pins are up 455% (yes, you read that right), so keep your heels at home and opt for serious comfort during wedding season.
Woven flat mules will be the IT shoe of the season, and they’re ideal for dancing the night away as a wedding guest during the warmer months.
Slingbacks are a very ladylike option that make your heels (or even kitten heels) ultra feminine. Expect to see loads of these around weddings this season.
White shoes were the IT shoe of Fall/Winter and lucky for us, this bridal-ready trend is sticking around for Spring. We don’t have to tell you why this is perfect for your wedding day.
Bust out your finest Blair Waldorf-inspired headband Upper East Siders.
Mini Bucket Bags
Don’t forget the clutch altogether, but a miniature version of our favorite handbag trend—the bucket bag—is a great alternative as a wedding day bag.
Geometric earrings have been gaining popularity as one type of statement earring. The chic choice was a must for wedding guests and brides alike and continues to be at the top of our fashion statement list.
Powerhouse pop star Lady Gaga is cancelling the final ten dates of her Joanne world tour. The singer made the announcement on Instagram, posting a message from Live Nation alongside a personal message to her European fans, promising to return to their cities when she is able. “I’m so devastated I don’t know how to describe it. All I know is that if I don’t do this, I am not standing by the words or meaning of my music. My medical team is supporting the decision for me to recover at home. We’re cancelling the last 10 shows of my Joanne World Tour,” she wrote. “I love you, but this is beyond my control.”
The message from Live Nation cited “severe pain” as the reason for scrapping the last leg of the tour. The Instagram post was flooded with supportive messages from fans wishing her well and hoping that she feels better soon.
But if you’re a diehard Gaga fan, you’ll still have plenty of opportunities to see her perform. She hasn’t yet announced whether or not the latest round of health issues will affect her Las Vegas residency, which is set to begin at the end of the year, but hopefully this time off will help her recover. And don’t forget that she’s starring in the (latest) remake of A Star Is Born, co-starring and directed by Bradley Cooper. The film was originally set to premiere this May but has been pushed back to the Fall…does this mean it’s in bad shape and needs a lot of work, or that it’s a masterpiece worthy of award season consideration? Time will tell, and we’ll be waiting. In the meantime, wishing Gaga all the best as she takes a much-deserved break.