The festive season will be here before we know it, and soon, we’ll be up to our eyes in Christmas party invites and prosecco. The best way to completely avoid those dreaded ‘nothing to wear’ moments is by buying your party dress now – while your favourite style and size is still in stock. After all, there’s no better time to glam up your wardrobe with silk and sparkle as clothing brands begin to drop their latest party collections. With so many dazzling and elegant numbers on offer, we’ve sifted through the whole lot so you don’t have to. See below for Christmas party dressing inspo… Sequins Nothing screams festive quite like sequins. The ultimate statement maker, transform into a disco ball with a heavily embellished number to ensure all eyes are on you at the office do. Keep your hair and makeup subtle and let the dress do the talking. Daisy – Two Stripe from RIXO A word of warning: If this is your first time getting … [Read more...] about 15 knockout Christmas party dresses to wear this season
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IF Ayda Williams catches hubby Robbie trying on her high heels backstage, she shouldn’t be surprised. Rob has revealed he is planning on dressing up in drag on The X Factor after being inspired by one of the show’s contestants, Thomas Pound. The new judge has given the idea so much thought he has already decided on his female alter-ego — based on his footballing pal Wayne Rooney, which I’m sure he’ll be thrilled to know. Wannabe Thomas from Bridgend, South Wales, wowed the judges during his audition at Wembley Arena on Sunday. A show source said: “His stunning rendition of Simply The Best got everyone on their feet.” He then performed again as drag queen Lady Freida Wylde. After the newcomer’s second performance, Rob told him: “I’d quite like to give drag a go. You’ll have to duet with me. “My drag name would be Rayne Wooney.” As a favour to Rob, we have mocked up how he might look in his female guise. … [Read more...] about Robbie Williams wants to dress in drag on The X Factor as alter-ego ‘Rayne Wooney’
Game, set, match. Wimbledon is in full swing and the tennis tournament is attracting some big name stars courtside. Royalty and celebrities from the music and film industries flock to the annual sporting event and it's a good opportunity for them to show off their style credentials. While there isn't a formal dress code, everyone wants to make sure dress to impress in SW19, and with the current heatwave, it can be difficult to balance comfort with style. See all of the best dressed guests and what they're wearing. Read More Wimbledon style Day 2 TV presenters Vernon Kay and Tess Daly arrived looking suave, with Vernon in a grey suit and wife Tess in a pale pink trouser suit from Topshop . Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt looked elegant in a white anglaise dress with espadrilles, a raffia clutch and statement orange earrings. Husband James Cannon joined her in a pale blue blazer, white trousers and black top. Actress Joely Richardson stunned in a pink printed 1940s style tea … [Read more...] about Wimbledon 2018’s best dressed celebrity guests
Who are you, Frida? How did you invent your physical identity, your persona, your charisma? What kind of lipstick and nail varnish did you use to make your self up? I wonder if I want to literally know the answer to that question, or if it’s possible to answer it by exhibiting your orthopaedic corsets and prosthetic leg or your dresses and shawls and jewellery and medicines. Frida, your personal possessions have been exported to London from the house you lived in most of your life, Casa Azul (the Blue House), which is now a museum in the Coyoacán area of Mexico City. Do they shine a light on how you constructed your multiple identities? Frida Kahlo, c. 1926, by her father Guillermo As one of the co-curators, Circe Henestrosa, writes: Her resplendent Tehuana dresses; striking headpieces, hand-painted corsets and prosthetics masterfully masked her physical impairments, but were also a form of self-expression and an extension of her art. Frida, I don’t … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightCan an exhibition of her most intimate possessions bring us any closer to Frida Kahlo?
Now, however, as I watch my face slowly turning a glowing emerald, I'm starting to feel, well… A little green around the gills. I'm supposed to be being transformed into Broadway's favourite witch - Wicked star Elphaba - but right now I definitely look closer to the Incredible Hulk. Seen by over 50 million people worldwide since its inception in 2003, Wicked is arguably musical theatre's biggest production of all time. This is a show with big costumes, big sets and big songs. Set in the world of Frank L Baum's Wizard of Oz, the story centres on the unlikely friendship between two witches: Elphaba, Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda the Good. The roles were originated by musical theatre royalty Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel - who after winning a Best Actress Tony Award for her Elphaba would later go on to be known for voicing Elsa in Disney smash-hit Frozen. If you've ever heard the soaring Let It Go (and who among us has escaped that particular earworm?), then you'll … [Read more...] about Green is the Magic colour… go behind the scenes as Wicked comes to Dublin