Time’s Up

Golden Globes 2018

TIME’S UP

 My wrap up of the 2018 Golden Globes is going to be a bit different this year because they were different. If you saw or read anything about the night you would have realised that the night was like no other. This year the TIME’S UP campaign took over and for very good reason.

If you haven’t heard about the TIME’S UP campaign you should take a look. You can read all the details here. In a nutshell, given recent events in Hollywood a gang of women are doing something about the inequality that women face in the work place.  What does all this have to do with the Golden Globes? Well as part of the campaign, in a show of solidarity, women graced the red carpet in black attire. Continue reading

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Awards Season

Awards Season 

Screen Actors Guild Awards

I have to admit, sleep got the better of me last night so this morning I enjoyed my coffee while drooling over last night’s stars at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. I love seeing variety on the red carpet, a bit of sleek styling with a touch of pure glamour and let’s not forget the total bonkers outfits; the SAGs did it all for me.

I have to start with this number from Gucci worn by Nicole Kidman. An outfit so outrageous I actually like it! I would have preferred the main body to be black rather than green but if you’re going to go big you might as well go all the way and this sure is all the way!

Gucci - SAGs

Gucci

Next in complete contrast is this very simple but stunning Dior dress worn by Natalie Portman. I’m not a fan of white or cream dresses but this is pure beauty. I’m rather fond of this silhouette but have never managed to pull it off. In my mind this is exactly how you do it! This gown with all its fabric doesn’t swallow her or her bump and the sleeves make a lovely addition to what could have been a very plain dress.

Dior - SAGs

Dior

An awards night can’t go by without something monochrome catching my eye and this Chanel number worn by Janelle Monae tickles my monochrome obsessed heart. The ruffles, the pattern and the fact that it fell just above her ankles was a total winner in my book. I’m not completely sold on her hair but it was definately a good choice having it up to show the glory of the collar. This is one I could definitely imagine myself in!

Chanel - SAGs

Chanel

The big houses were on fire for this awards night! Don’t forget to click the photographs for all the details. Remember I was at home sleeping, not on the red carpet drooling in person.

xo

Awards Season

Awards Season

Golden Globe Awards

Awards season is upon us which means I’ll be sitting on the couch in my pjs, staying up far too late, casting a judgmental eye on complete strangers, in the nicest possible way of course!

The 74th Golden Globe Awards was the one to watch last night and I have to say I thought there were some very good looks and some not so good looks. Let’s focus on the good.

 Emma Stone and Valentino are always on my radar so you can imagine how I  jumped for joy when she stepped onto the red carpet in this Valentino gown, specially designed for her by the one and only Pierpaulo Piccioli. It is not necessarily my colour of choice but who cares, he didn’t design it for me! Beautifully fitted, just enough stars and the perfect way to start awards season.

Golden Globes - Valentino

Next is a designer I had to go searching for. I was so disappointed when I couldn’t see a Delpozo gown on the red carpet and then there it was, Caitriona Balfe in what has to be the best ensemble of the night! Bless her stylish heart for picking Josep Font of Delpozo to dress her for the evening. Beauty is something different to us all and for me, this dress is so beautiful. The dress, the colours, her hair, makeup, actually everything about this look is something I would imagine myself replicating on the red carpet, if I ever had the chance.

Golden Globes - Delpozo

I could go on and on but I’ll wrap it up with this fun and stylish number from Elie Saab. Jessica Biel looked fabulous in this number although if I were wearing it, I’d have a little less boob and leg showing but that’s just me. This is the perfect example of adding a little extra something to a gown without it being overpowering.

Golden Globes - Elie Saab

Just in case you forgot, I was on the couch when this took place not on the red carpet snapping like a crazed fashion fan, so click the photographs above for all the details of photographers, designers, stylists, stars, makeup artists and everyone else who was involved in putting these looks together.

What a great way to start the awards season this year. I can’t wait to see what they wear next!

xo

 

 

Bloggers Choice Awards 2016

The Bloggers Choice Awards 2016

 

The Bloggers Choice Awards 2016 are upon us and I am so thrilled to see that lovetomtom has been nominated for two categories!

Bloggers Choice Awards 2016

lovetomtom has been nominated for Best Photography in a blog as well as being nominated in the Fashion and Lifestyle category. Such wonderful news and a huge thank you to everyone who nominated lovetomtom. Keep fingers and toes crossed.

xo

 

Awards Season

Awards Season

The Oscars

After the Grammys and the Brits I was hoping The Oscars  would bring a few favourites but, as much as I was looking forward to this awards night, I wasn’t completely blown away. Nevertheless, there are a few I’m happy to ogle!

First let’s take a look at Rooney Mara in Givenchy. I rather like Rooney’s style and this gown didn’t disappoint. There is one small thing I would change; the cut out in the middle is unnecessary but I can get over that. The detail of the fabric and the buttons caught my eye straight away and of course the sleeves sealed the deal. Actually, her makeup really sealed the deal!

Saoirse Ronan has made it to the list again in this stunning Calvin Klein emerald gown. I thought this look was relaxed yet sultry but in no way over the top. You can clearly see why it is so important to have a  dress that is well-tailored! An overall great look and a stand out for me.

Calvin Klein

The next dress that I’ve included isn’t necessarily a favourite but this picture is! Take a look at this Dior gown worn by Jennifer Lawrence. I know it’s a bit sneaky to include it but how beautiful is it?!

Dior

If you have time you should take a look at some of the outfits worn at the after parties. Some were better than their actual Oscars gowns! Chrissy Teigan, Elizabeth Banks, Zoe Kazan and Alicia Vikander are all worth a look. Must be hard deciding on which two outfits to wear!

xo

 

Awards Season

Awards Season

The Brits Awards

I was tossing up whether to do a post on the Brit Awards as to be honest, no one stood out for me. There were a few outfits I looked at, thought about, looked again and decided I wanted to change too may things for it to count as a ‘favourite’.

I’m having a bit of déjà vu with the Grammys  where there was only one highlight but here I am again with none other than Adele. I told you, déjà vu! Adele had two outfits to pick from and although I thought she looked fabulous in her custom-made Giambattista Vali gown, it was her second outfit that has made the list for one very simple reason; fun! The Valentino number she wore the second half of the night looked like a lot of fun to wear and who wouldn’t want to wear a fun Valentino gown?!

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Bring on the Oscars!

xo

Awards Season

Awards Season

Grammys

Another awards night has graced our screen, this time the Grammys. Although this is not my awards night of choice, I won’t say no to seeing what everyone is wearing.

In stark contrast to the BAFTAS where you couldn’t shut me up, only one outfit stood out for me from the Grammys. Adele took the crown with this sparkly, sophisticated Givenchy black gown. What I like about this is that Adele clearly knows what works for her and she wears it! The other thing I like is that although the gown is sparkly, it is not in your face-disco ball sparkles and if I were ever to wear sparkles, this is how I’d do it!

Adele

Don’t forget to jump over to Instagram for all the details

xo

Awards Season

Awards Season 

 BAFTAS

The BAFTAS  this year felt like fewer stars gracing the red carpet but for me, more winners on the style front.

Let’s kick it off with Julianne Moore in Armani. At first I wasn’t sure about this dress given I’m not a fan of white or cream but after a closer look I love everything about it. If you do a search you will see that she looked absolutely stunning arriving in a black cape. Anyone that can pull of that kind of glamour in winter knows what they are doing! The neck line works perfectly with her hair and the plunging back line with the softness of the black straps makes this so elegant and easy. Some might say this is boring compared to some other very colourful outfits she has worn but that makes me like the look even more. I’m not sure I would wear this dress myself (you never know!) but overall this is a winning look.

Julianne Moore

Next to catch my eye and one that I definitely would wear is this fabulous Miu Miu dress worn by Stacey Martin. The pattern, the fabric, the colours! Elegant but fun! A perfect combination for me and if I did have the opportunity to own such a glamour gown, I would wear it every day, even to the supermarket!

Stacey Martin

Saoirse Ronan has made it here again, wearing this beautiful firework sequin appliqué Burberry dress. If I’m honest I’m not that keen on the print (and you know how I feel about strapless dresses) but for some reason prints on the red carpet warm my heart. Her makeup, hair and that necklace completed the outfit to make this one of her most memorable looks for me.

Saoirse Ronan

The next favourite is a bit sneaky as it is technically from the BAFTAS after party but would you take a look at this amazing Alexander McQueen number worn by Cate Blanchett! As you can imagine I am in monochrome heaven. Despite her actual award gown being a contender (another amazing Alexander McQueen gown), this really is the standout for me. Chic, no-fuss kind of elegance. My kind of style.

Cate Blanchett

Don’t forget to check out lovetomtom on Instagram for all the details of these fabulous gowns.

xo

Awards Season

Awards Season

continued.

Another awards night has been and gone, this time The 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards. Of course I couldn’t wait to see all the outfits and ensembles so here are a few that caught my eye.

First is Kiernan Shipka wearing Erdem. What is there not to like about a dark floral print?! I thought this dress was the perfect balance of girlie sophistication. Perfect in my mind and like most of the gowns that make it to my favourites list, I wouldn’t say no if someone gave it to me to wear. Strapless and all!

Erdem

Another that caught my eye was this gorgeous red Naeem Khan gown worn by Anna Ferris. Now I could pass on the leg slit but not to focus on the negatives, the top half of this gown really won me over. There is something to be said for ‘less is more’ and the neckline and sleeves are so elegant it is easy to see why it made it to my favourites list. You can’t see it in this picture but the back of the torso was open, like an upside-down triangle and even though there was a bit of skin showing, I thought it was tasteful and a good match with the high neckline. I know this gown may seem a bit plain but I think the structure and colour do all the work to make is such a striking piece.

Naeem Khan

Don’t forget to follow lovetomtom on Instagram for all the details of these beautiful gowns.

xo

Awards Season

Awards Season

Time to get fancy

Awards season is upon us and I’ll be the first to admit I am glued to the television screen, watching, rewinding, studying and wishing I was dressing up myself!

If you follow me on Instagram you will have already seen some of my favourites so far but I thought I would share them here and post more of my favourites from each award night along the way. Like I need an excuse to talk fashion! It is hard to keep up with what everyone is wearing but thankfully in this case, technology is on my side. Instagram is my best friend on awards nights and for me to ‘regram’ these pictures you know they are my favourites! Be sure to check details below these pictures on my Instagram feed for all the details.

On to the fashion. Let’s start with the 73rd Golden Globes 2016 and this beautiful Louis Vuitton striped dress by Nicolas Ghesquière and worn by Alicia Vikander. White is not really my colour but I love everything about this dress; the neckline, the ruffles, the stripes. The torso did remind me of a pinafore but it married well with the stripes and structure of the pleats to give a perfect balance of sleek femininity.

Louis Vuitton

Awards nights couldn’t go by without me looking to Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli and I was not disappointed. Kirsten Dunst wore this beautiful black gown from the Mirabilia Romae collection. An awards ceremony is exactly where a gown like this belongs and I loved that her makeup, hair and accessories compliment the gown without taking away from how striking it is. I’m not sure I would be brave enough (or lucky enough for that matter) to have that much cleavage on display but the lure of a Valentino gown could easily sway me.

Valentino

Next is the Critics’ Choice Awards and it was hard not to take notice of these two outfits. First is Saoirise Ronan wearing Antonio Berardie #SS16. The first thing that came to mind when I saw this was how much I loved the colour. A surprise even to me! I did look at some monochrome numbers but I kept coming back to this. The word simple was also swimming around in my head but for me, that is a positive.  What really won me over was the capped sleeve. Anything with a sleeve or the hint of a sleeve and I am sold!

Antonio Berardi

Another favourite from the night was Zoe Kazan wearing Oscar de la Renta #PreFall16. I love a good print. What I love more than a print is mixing prints and this gown does it so beautifully. I’m not so keen on the shape and I would never in my wildest dreams inflict the horror of a strapless dress on myself but it doesn’t overshadow how fabulous this dress is. On the runway, the dress was worn with a belt but I much prefer it without. It doesn’t need it. The colours, the contrasting textures and the detailed bodice are enough to make this a highlight for me. And like the Valentino dress, if this was put in front of me I wouldn’t say no!

Oscar de la Renta

Until the next ceremony.

xo