Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday #OOTD

Dress: Ann Taylor Loft / Flats: Valentino / Earrings and Bracelets: Tiffany & Co.

Monday #OOTD

Maxi Dress: BCBG Max Azria / Cardigan: Anthropologie / Sandals: Aldo Shoes / Necklace: Bauble Bar / Earrings and Bracelets: Tiffany & Co.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Best Dressed Week 21

Hilary Swank at 'The Homesman' Cannes Film Festival Photocall wearing a colour blocked Bottega Veneta cocktail dress with Casadei off-white stilettos, loose waves, natural makeup, and a nude lip. Jessica Alba at the Hammer Museum K.A.M.P. (Kids' Art Museum Project) 2014 wearing a Tanya Taylor white floral mesh ensemble with black Sarah Flint flats, Lanvin shoulder bag, high pony, smokey eye, and nude lip. 
At the 2014 Billboard Music Awards Carrie Underwood stunned on both the red carpet and winner carpet.  On the red carpet Underwood opted for a chartreuse Oriett Domenech gown with embellished bodice and dropped waist. Carrie styled her look with Brian Atwood pumps, Lorraine Schwartz earrings, Rodo clutch, dramatic smokey eye, pink lip, and whisped back bun up-do.  On the winners carpet Carrie switched it up wearing a black polka-dot Jil Stuart gown with thigh-high slit, Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, Rene Caovilla clutch, Jorge Adeler earrings, Amrapali ring, dramatic smokey eye, nude lip, and side-swept curls.
Also on the Billboard Music Awards red carpet Jennifer Lopez wowed in a red Donna Karen sheer cape dress with matching sandals, metallic clutch, arm candy, signature smokey eye and nude lip combo, and blown out hair completed her H2T look. Kesha wore a black lace mermaid strapless gown with Dionea Orcini rose-gold rings, light smokey eye, pink whisped back up-do, and multiple earrings.
Alessandra Ambrosio at the 'Two Days, One Night' ('Deux Jours, Une Nuit') Cannes Film Festival Premiere wearing a white one-shouldered Swarovski and embroidered Atelier Versace gown with thigh-high slit, diamond drop earrings, and matching bracelet, smokey eye, mauve lip, and soft ponytail. Petra Nemcova also at the 'Two Days, One Night' Premiere wearing a gorgeous Zuhair Murad Couture black strapless ball gown with beading. Gold Chopard jewels, slick up-do, flawless makeup, and a mauve lip.
At the Chopard Party Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio both walked the black carpet wearing Elie Saab Couture gowns. Ambrosio's green wrapped pleated gown was paired with contrast red statement necklace and drop earrings, smokey eye, classic up-do, and a light nude lip.  Lima's ivory strapless gown with centre slit and embellished bodice. Accessories were keep simple with sapphire and diamond drop earrings and tear necklace, dramatic smokey eye, sleek up-do, and nude lip.
Khloe Kardashian wearing an embellished long-sleeved gown with fringe, beading, plunging neckline, and thigh-high centre slit to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's rehearsal dinner in Paris. Khloe finished her look with simple gold necklace, beige and black sandals, metallic clutch, subtle smokey eye, semi-crimped hair, and a nude lip.  Alessandra Ambrosio wearing a Zuhair Murad Couture beaded jumpsuit at the Chopard Cocktail After-Party. Ambrosio accessorized with the gold leaf belt straight off the runway, Charlotte Olympia gold sandals and matching clutch, Chopard jewels, simple up-do, dramatic smokey eye, and mauve lip. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday #OOTD

Blouse: Anthropologie / Trousers: H&M / Stilettos: Stuart Weitzman / Necklace: Chanel

Wednesday #OOTD

Blouse: Anthropologie / Jeans: The Gap / Sandals: Lulu's / Necklace: Tiffany & Co.

Tuesday #OOTD

Blouse: American Outffiters / Jeans: 7 For All Mankind / Espadrilles: Sam Edelman

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Friday #OOTD

T-Shirt: The Gap / Jeans: Club Monaco / Booties: Guess / Necklace: Bauble Bar
 Dogs: Cody and Oscar

My 5 Days in London… Day 4

Day 4 was another busy day filled of fun. When you're only in London for such a short period of time your days are jammed packed with touristy things you just can't afford not to do. First stop on the list was The London Eye, my parents told me I would be stupid not to do this. We opted for the Champagne Experience ticket because why not enjoy a glass of Champagne? It takes 30 mins to complete a full rotation all while seeing some of London's most popular sights, including Big Ben, Parliament Buildings, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Gherkin, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, and Buckingham Palace just to name a hand full.
[What I Wore: Jacket: Danier Leather / Dress: Club Monaco / Bracelet and Necklace: Tiffany & Co. / Tights: Hue / Shoes: Top Shop / Handbag: Alexander Wang]

Walking up to The London Eye, I won't lie we were both getting a little nervous once we realised how tall it actually was.

Big Ben and House of Parliament from 135 metres up.

The view from the top of the London Eye (Big Ben and The Parliament Building).
Once we left The London Eye we walked along Oxford Street and Bond Street and did a little window shopping.  Unfortunately, not all the shops were open because it was Easter Monday but we definitely made due with what was available.  Honestly, all you Chanel lovers out there - the Chanel on Bond St. is to DIE for.

After spending a couple hours window shopping we walked over to Claridges to have High Tea, definitely something you have to experience while in London. I will warn you though, be ready for some sticker shock when receiving the cheque (or don't order two more glasses of champagne), but overall an experience I wouldn't take back.

The view from and of our table. Champs + Pastries = Happy Rebecca!
Enjoying some tea, champs, too many pastries, and amazing company at Claridges.

The last stop on our girls day out was at Selfridges and once again I was blown away by the size of this department store. Of course I couldn't resist doing some retail therapy, especially once I laid eyes on the massive shoe department, and picked up a pair of Valentino Rockstud flats. After a long day of seeing the sights, shopping, and enjoying high tea we decided to stay in, drink some wine, watch Made in Chelsea, and relax.  This however didn't happen like planned, as we locked ourselves out of my girlfriend's flat and spent most of the evening scaling balconies and hanging out with one of her neighbours from a couple flats over until we were rescued by the locksmith! Definitely an experience I will not forget!

Best Dressed Week 20

Dakota Fanning in Dubai for the 2015 Chanel Cruise Presentation wearing a Spring 2014 Chanel Couture frock with black pumps, tasselled waves, a bronze eye, and natural lip.  Victoria Beckham walked the Black Carpet at her Pedders Store Visit in Singapore wearing a white Victoria Beckham mini with feathered hem, matching white pumps, side-swept curls, subtle smokey eye, and mauve lip.
Beyonce out supporting the Brooklyn Nets wearing a monochromatic look featuring Burberry Prorsum wrapped pencil skirt, semi-sheer matching blouse, Burberry Prorsum top coat, Christian Louboutin stilettos, side-swept curls, nude lip, and au natural makeup. Fan Bingbing wearing a white Georges Chakra Couture gown with embellished cape-like sleeves at the 'X-Men: Days of Future Past Premiere. Accessorising, Bingbing went with a midnight blue Louis Vuitton clutch, Chopard jewels, dramatic smokey eye, and sleek up-do.
Jennifer Lopez rocked the NUVOtv's 2014-2015 Upfront carpet wearing a Zuhair Murad ensemble from the 2014 Resort Collection consisting of white skinny trousers and a sheer blouse with bell sleeves. Lopez finished off her look with EF Collection drop earrings, taupe stilettos, slick knot, and signature sultry makeup. Cate Blanchett wearing a silver floral lace embroidered Valentino gown at the Trophée Chopard in Cannes. Whisped back up-do and flawless makeup finished off the look. 
Jane Fonda wearing Elie Saab Couture at the 'Grace of Monaco' Cannes Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremonies. Fonda styled her red embellished gown with a Gucci clutch, Chopard jewellery, signature voluminous hair do, and matching lip. Also at the Premiere & Opening Ceremonies was Zoe Saldana wearing a white Victoria Beckham pleated gown. Saldana completed her look with gold Christian Louboutin sandals, rose-gold jewels, side-swept curls, a smokey eye, and bold red lip.
And lastly Best Dressed at the 'Grace of Monaco' Cannes Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremonies, Black Lively stunned in a maroon Gucci Prèmiere gown with thigh-high slit. Lively accessorised with rose-gold and ruby vine earrings and matching bracelet from Lorraine Schwartz, Casadei beige sandals, kohl rimmed eyes, fish-tail braid, and a light pink lip.  Lively owned the red carpet once again at the 'Mr. Turner' Cannes Film Festival Premiere wearing a fully iridescent sequined Chanel Spring 2014 frock with Sophie Webster blush pink stilettos, Lorraine Schwartz jewellery, voluminous curls, smokey eye, and nude pink lip.
Cate Blanchett wearing a white Ralph Lauren cape dress to The Royal Marsden Dinner at Windsor Castle in England. Cate finished her H2T look with dramatic chandelier earrings, cream clutch, classic side-parted up-do, bright pink lip, and bronzed smokey eye. Blake Lively once again in Cannes this time at the Grand Journal TV Show wearing a Giambattista Valli Couture floral embroidered mini.  Nude sandals, aqua clutch, smokey eye, pink, lip, and side-swept curls were the perfect finishing touches. Also at the Grand Journal TV Show, Zoe Saldana wearing a black and white lace Valentino mini with maroon Valentino ankle strap pumps, side-parted bun, kohl rimmed eyes, and a pink lip.
Freida Pinto at the 'Saint Laurent' Cannes Film Festival Premiere wearing a custom feathered Michael Kors gown with side-swept curls, bold red lip, and soft grey eye. Natasha Poly also at the 'Saint Laurent' Premiere wearing a black tulle Oscar de la Renta frock with black sandals, amethyst earrings, kohl rimmed eye, slick back bun, and a nude lip.

Blake Lively at the 'Captives' Cannes Film Festival Premiere wearing a black and white Gucci Premiere ball gown with Lorraine Schwartz necklaces, earrings, ruby and pearl bracelet, sleek bouffant up-do, both red lip and matching manicure, and her hubby Ryan Reynolds as arm candy. Cate Blanchett at the Chopard Party in Cannes wearing a metallic blue Armani Pricé column gown. Accessorising with choker necklace, over-sized ruby cocktail ring, whisped up-do, pink lip, and flawless makeup. Charlize Theron at the 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' LA Premiere wearing a black knitted raffia Christian Dior sheer cocktail dress, styled with black sling-backs, black clutch, waved hair, fresh makeup and a bold red lip.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thursday #OOTD

Peplum: Anthropologie / Jeans: The Gap / Necklace, Earrings, and Bracelets: Tiffany & Co. / Ballet Flats: Prada

Wednesday #OOTD

Dress: Anthropologie / Necklace: Bauble Bar / Pumps: Christian Louboutin

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday #OOTD

Dress: Club Monaco / Booties: Guess / Necklace: Chanel / Ring: Vintage / Lipstick: Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick #06 Carina

My 5 Days in London… Day 3

On Day 3 I decided to get out of London and explore some of the countryside England has to offer. As a child I can remember going on Family Vacations and driving all across England, so when I came back almost 20 years later I couldn't resist. I found a tour with Golden Tours that went to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath all in one day, I told you I wanted to explore!  However, finding out when I went to check in that we wouldn't be visiting Windsor Castle because of it being Easter and the Queen's birthday, was kind of a bummer, but they already had an alternative location planned, which was Hampton Court Palace. For some brief history on Hampton Court Palace click here.
[What I Wore: Jacket and Jenas: Club Monaco / Brogues: Top Shop / Scarf: Danier Leather / Handbag: Alexander Wang]
Outside the front gates into Hampton Court Palace.
The Tudor Kitchen famous for being used for King Henry VIII.
The Staircase leading into Queen Anne's State Apartment.
The Historical Gardens of Hampton Court covering 750 acres of land.
Next stop on our tour was in Wiltshire to visit Stonehenge, my favourite. I have honestly wanted to revisit this Wonder of the World for almost 20 years.  I can remember as a kid being fascinated by this rock formation, although a lot has changed since my last visit. Before you could literally park right beside the stones and touch them, now you have to park 1.5 miles away at the Visitor Centre and take a tram to the attraction, which is then roped off becoming out of reach.  Although I was slightly disappointed by the new set up and the hardest rain I have ever been in, I quickly forgot about it once I was there looking at this beautiful mystery. Honestly how did those Druids do it?
Typical tourist Stonehenge picture including gloomy skies and water marks on the camera lens.
Last stop was an hour drive from Stonehenge to the Historical Town of Bath to visit the Roman Baths.  Bath is named after and known for the only natural hot springs in Britain which was used by the Romans as a religious spa. Still flowing natural hot springs today at temperatures reaching 96°C, it is sad to say it is no longer in use due to filtration restrictions. What remains of, at the time, the only religious spa in Northern Europe is absolutely beautiful and definitely something worth checking out.
The Bath Abbey, which is still in use today.
After some wandering around and shopping, on to the bus I went to travel back to London.
After returning to London around 8pm, I finished off a long day traveling the country enjoying an authentic British meal at Cheneston's Restaurant inside The Milestone Hotel London.  My girlfriend and her fiancé swear by this place, so I was super excited to try it.  After a well deserved martini and some freshly baked bread and flavoured butter (FYI the tomato butter was to die for), it was on to the main course and a delicious bottle of wine. Ending the night early, we headed back to their flat after dinner and watched an episode of Made in Chelsea before bed. The perfect end to a LONG day!
[What I Wore: Blouse: Aritzia / Tulle Skirt and Belt: Anthropologie / Bracelet: Tiffany & Co. / Pumps: Christian Louboutin]
Inside Cheneston's Restaurant at The Milestone Hotel London.