The news that Rochelle Wiseman and Marvin Humes are getting married this weekend has got me imagining what the singer should wear on her big day. Plenty of British and Irish beauties are preparing to walk down the aisle, so now's the time to match up each bride-to-be with the season's most beautiful wedding dresses. It would only be fitting that the pride of the UK and Ireland, like Una Healy, Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Ashley Madekwe, Elizabeth Hurley and Emma Bunton, celebrate their nuptials in gowns by British designers like Amanda Wakeley, Alice Temperley, Matthew Williamson, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Jenny Packham. Check out what I hope each bride wears down the aisle, and tell me your picks too!
Last night at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, a host of British fashion designers dressed their model muses as living examples of their work and headed to A Celebration Of The Arts event to meet the Queen. The Diamond Jubilee shindig saw Henry Holland with Agyness Deyn in a floor-length blue number, Vivienne Westwood with Lily Cole in a corseted ballgown, and Christopher Kane with Caroline Sieber in an embellished dress, while Giles Deacon brought a swan masked model! Click through to see all the fashionable attendees, including Matthew Williamson with Valentine Fillol Cordier, Jasper Conran with Jasmine Guinness, and Amanda Wakeley with Lisa Bilton, and tell me who was most fab!
The final day of London Fashion Week included shows by upcoming names like Meadham Kirchhoff and Fashion East alongside established British brands Aquascutum and Amanda Wakeley. Focus remained on shape with an array of beautiful dresses. Red continued to be a key shade alongside monochrome tones and blue hues. Click through to see my top looks from day 5.
At her Spring/Summer 2009 show at London Fashion Week, Amanda Wakeley employed a softly softly approach. Light as air chiffons and Oriental-inspired kimono shapes made their entrance in muted colours, such as tan, khaki and cream. Cut-out swimsuits in white and a metal-beaded olive green dress eventually gave way to splashes of red and orange. The beauty look was simple yet strong with a nude and caramel palette contrasted with wet-look hair. Just click through to see all the pictures and a breakdown of the hair and beauty styles for next season from the show.