As the first official days of summer are upon us, Britain finds themselves outside at events such as Glastonbury, various music festivals, summer beach holidays, outdoor stadium gigs and a patio pubs and parties.
This look was popularised by the beautiful French actress Brigitte Bardot. This style was especially used for knitted sweaters or jumpers although it is also used for other summer fabric tops and dresses.
Watch my fashion segment as I speak more in depth about the different types of Bardot tops Britain is currently wearing as well as tips and tricks to style them for that perfect elegant summer look.
‘Bardot’ style top by Rebecca Taylor, paired with white boot crop jeans and wedges
California cool Young Fabulous & Broke redefines the playsuit with this military inspired “Luis” romper. The fabric is structured yet soft, features snap buttons and long sleeves. A truly unique piece worthy of addition to your closet.
New York cool Rag & Bone sets the bar high this spring with their smoking hot Arrow pant and Windsor jacket. The silhouette is straight, skinny and cropped with chic tailoring and extra details such as a turned up collar option with white underneath.
Click below to watch London’s newest Spring 2016 trends including looks by Iro, Paige, Velvet, Alpha Moment, Vivienne Westwood and more!
This segment marks my 50th styling segment on The Chrissy B Show, and I had the pleasure of having my style icon on the show with me, my mother!
This week on The Chrissy B Show I outline major fashion trends hitting down in London’s high street stores this Spring/Summer season, including the newest from designer’s like Vivienne Westwood, Iro, Ganni, Essentiel and more!
Special thank you to Question-Air for supplying all the garments.
Director Franc Roddam and cast are set to share their memories in a special one off Q&A to start off the night.
The original film was based on The Who’s double-album released six years earlier in 1973. The all-important sounds of the day will be performed live by leading Who tribute act Who’s Who.
An exclusive VIP after party with appearances from all the Q&A special guests, plus memorabilia including original Vespas and their real life Mod owners comes as the grand finale on this event. Prizes for the best dressed mods!
The Mod era has been a source of fascination and inspirations for generations – its fashion and music continue to resonate today.
Purchase your tickets for this unforgettable night here.
This week on The Chrissy B Show the Gregoire Sisters made over mother of 3, Elaine Day. Elaine is featured on the “Love Your Body, Love You” special episode.
Before the makeover began, Elaine had explained to us that her tiny 5″1 frame ballooned from 6.5 stone to 12.5 stone during her three pregnancies, leaving her body with loose skin, stretch marks and sagging breasts. Finding flattering clothes became more difficult and she has admitted she has lost confidence in her post baby body to the point where it has started to affect her personal life.
First came the makeup, and Maegan was all about the colour. What I love about Maegan’s work is she always manages to find a look for a person they would have never previously considered. She analyses her model’s faces and then chooses from a wide selection of quality products to complete her creative makeup application.
First came the hair and makeup, and Maegan was all about natural glam. “When your face is flawless everything else is a bonus. I focused on enhancing the skin using natural contour colours and shades of natural tone to suit Elaine’s skin colour.”
Now for the clothes. I wanted to style Elaine in a glamorous way that would enhance her figure and provide the structure and support where her body needed it. Hiding a heavier figure under baggy oversized tops can actually make a person appear larger and shorter than they are. Instead choose a garment that fits properly, make use of colours and patterns and choose fabrics that have structure to create a flattering shape.
I knew I had the perfect solution for Elaine with Nicole Miller’s AW15 “Surplus Tuck Dress”. The forest green and white abstract-print fabric, wrap V neckline, and ruching throughout is just what Elaine needed to hide any unwanted bulges. A structured dress such as this gives the illusion of a flattering silhouette and perfect hourglass shape. High stilettos make a shorter frame appear much taller and slim the legs.
Here’s what Elaine had to say about her clothing makeover:
“Having a makeover on the show was great! It has encouraged me to be more experimental with clothing and natural tones. The clothing was good quality and comfortable, felt very natural on me, I particularly liked the shoes. Sometimes heels can be uncomfortable but they were so nice…”
Elaine was a pleasure to work with and I wish her a successful career in the tv and film industry as she chases her dream!
This show will air in London, England on Sky 203 at 10pm October 26, 2015. Check back here to watch.
All outfits by Question Air boutique in Hampstead, London. You can read about Cynthia’s styling choices here.
by Cynthia Gregoire
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