Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Style your way to that Red Carpet

We've all watched Gossip Girl and we've all certainly either loved Serena's or Blair's look...I positively have! As a massive fan of the show I've stalked their styles from the word go, and off screen is no exception! The lovely lady who plays Serena, Miss Blake Lively is one of our generations 'ones to watch', as her personal style is utterly flawless along with her beauty. 

Now the image from the magnificent Elle Awards 2011, Blake is wearing a superb dress by Emilio Pucci and Magenta heels by Louboutin.  It appears the fabric of the dress is mildly pleated, asymmetric and trails at the back, meaning it hangs in a way that compliments her figure.  She's teamed this stunning ensemble with simple gold bangles, gold earrings, and finished it off with shoes that are a rich magenta tone complete with gold lining. 

Blake's style is certainly sophisticated, and even though it's not too daring it still is extremely statement.  Something I'm very sure we all aim to achieve in our own iconic looks. With this in mind the look I've created below from Next isn't the same as Blake's look but definitely uses it as inspiration.  The first and main focal point of the outfit is the divine floor length Navy Waterfall Maxi Dress, this dress is stunning in every which way possible.  It has a smooth look, with the waterfall asymmetric front (creating a statement at the front like Blake's) it emphasises such an elegant feel.  There is a slit at the bottom of the dress for those cheeky leg exposure shots we love so much on the red carpet. 
For Blake her pretty face means she can carry most anything off, and also means she keeps the motto 'less is more'.  She doesn't ever accessorize too much, but what she does add to her outfits she makes sure they're iconic on their own.  The earrings I've chosen are from the spice girl, Miss Geri Halliwell collection at Next.  Blake does tend to wear more simple earrings, but this usually happens when her main fashion piece is more vibrant.  In this particular case because the dress is so sleek on its own - adding these Geri Gold Plated and Pink Semi Precious Stone Earrings they certainly throw some spice into the look.  Blake isn't wearing anything other than a statement bangle on her wrist, so I've added to our look the fantastic mix of Next Cream Bangle Pack. The colours in this set, will set off the fact we have such colourful shoes, but also tone the rest of the look down so instead of being a daring look we are actually just creating that statement image we've been seeking.  Which, as mentioned is definitely the way to Blake it.  
Lastly but certainly not least we have thee statement shoes of the outfit Magenta Patent Extreme Wedges for the statement outfit these shoes set the outfit off and make it perfect for the red carpet.  I know wedges don't usually surface for a Red Carpet look, but these are super high and are the same colour as Blake’s.  Wedges are a girl’s best friend because they're much easier to walk in, meaning there shouldn't be any trip ups! So what is not to love?!

Just in case you didn't catch the look shopping list... I've created you a quick and easy way of getting this amazing look.

  1. Dress - Next Navy Waterfall Dress - £75.00
  2. Shoes - Next Magenta Patent Extreme Wedge Shoes - £36.00
  3. Earrings - Next Geri Gold Plated And Pink Semi Precious Stone Earrings - £45.00
  4. Bangles - Next Cream Bangle Pack -  £14.00

So there you have it ladies and gents, my blogging entry for the amazing Next blogging competition.  Do you like the look I created?




  1. Oh that next dress is just stunning!!! I keep going to order it and It's always out of stock... I'll keep trying though! :)

    Love, Vanilla

  2. Aww I'm glad you like it. What do you think of wedges for a red carpet look... Or should it be heels? Xxx

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  4. I love the wedges!! Keep the wedges :) Gives the look an 'edge' :)

    Love, Vanilla

  5. That dress is absolutely gorgeous - love the post ♥

  6. LLove your styling hun - huge Blake fan!

  7. Congratulations! I knew you would win one of the places, this outfit is gorgeous!

    Just hoped I'd have got the other ticket... ;) x

  8. Hey! Thank you! I was very surprised... I am very thrilled though! xx

  9. Yes, congratulations and enjoy the night. Are you going to blog about it so we can hear all about it? Well done. Michelle x

  10. I love this dress. BIG LIKE!


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