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Enter the world of 29 Rooms….

11 Sep , 2018  

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Thanks to a wonderful invitation from Refinery 29, I got to experience the 2018 ’29 Rooms’. So, on September 7th fresh from the New York Fashion Week shows, we headed to Brooklyn for a VIP evening; with a Smirnoff Popsicle cocktail in-hand we set off to explore this unique interactive installation.

This year, in a huge Brooklyn warehouse space, 29Rooms brings together, artists, partners, and visionaries, and contains interactive installations, performances, and activities ‘designed to unlock your imagination and dare you to dream bigger’.  The theme is ‘Expand Your Reality’ encouraging creativity and ‘a new realm of abundant thinking’.

The 29Rooms: Expand Your Reality tour is on – September 6th through 16th only, in Brooklyn, New York.

Go, explore, create!

www.29rooms.com

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Girl Power at the SAG Awards

26 Jan , 2018  

In stark contrast to the ‘all black’ theme at this year’s Golden Globes, at the SAG Aftra Awards held on Sunday evening, the star’s went for a much prettier aesthetic; pastels, delicate cuts, embellishment and beading were the order of the day but even though the gowns were pretty the women were still fierce. Led by Kristen Bell the first-ever host of the Screen Actors Guild Awards who took to the red carpet wearing a fuchsia strapless J Mendel gown featuring a corset-style bodice and drop waist with floral embroidery throughout. B835308E-5490-4477-B20B-8C7AF010FD39Bell accessorized the gown with Charlotte Olympia heels, a Judith Leiber clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. She then changed it up a notch to take the stage in not one, but three different all-black looks. Bell opened the show wearing a plunging Reem Acra gown with a silver embellished neckline, which was paired with Brian Atwood heels and Beladora jewelry. Next up was a long-sleeve Reem Acra gown with a pink jeweled collar trim, worn with Charlotte Olympia heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and to close the show a Yanina Couture gown with Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

Pretty in Pink and lavender ruled the red carpet; Margot Robbie might just be the prettiest example, wearing a Miu Miu gown with a feather plume at the waist covered in crystals and pearl detailing and a Jimmy Choo clutch.77BE01E8-A9BB-4955-86F7-3CB333F18505

One of my favourite looks was worn by Saoirse Ronan who wowed in lavender Louis Vuitton with sequin embellishment.34FB09EA-E4D6-4AE2-B2D2-1876330C6984 Kate Hudson really went for the girly vibe In a pink and black heart patterned Valentino gown with a bow at the waist and a lace high-neck, in a case of more is more there was a whole lot going on in this ensemble.F98E4925-419D-4B4B-860C-E6659A1FAB1F
Madeline Brewer In a similar vibe to Margot Robbie wore a strapless blush Reem Acra midi gown with pearl embellishment and Casadei red velvet strappy sandals. A bolder hot pink choice was demonstrated by Samara Weaving wearing this fabulous gown with cap sleeves, a bow waist and a low-v neckline. Millie Bobby Brown kept to her quirky style and paired her pink sequined Calvin Klein dress with a pair of Converse.E40EE245-8826-4DC6-A0C1-42061B8BC23A

Shimmer and sparkle also featured heavily, dresses were encrusted with head to toe sequins, some of these must have weighed a ton! Nominated Mandy Moore wore blue sequin Ralph Lauren collection, while the always dazzling Nicole Kidman chose a bronze Armani Prive gown with a Harry Winston ring and earrings. Lupita Nyong’o was shimmering and feathered in Ralph & Russo and Halle Berry similarly sparkled in beaded Pamella Roland.2AE14439-9984-4233-B560-11540863C6E4E8AA286E-123C-4D1F-A0DC-32243E3DCBFC

Embellishment was also big news; this Ralph and Russo gown worn by Allison Williams was beautifully beaded and fringed- the perfect 1920s Flapper Girl. Samira Wiley was celestial in Tadashi Shoji and Vanessa Kirby wore a stunning sheer Valentino gown adorned with hundreds of bright embroidered flowers.D7E5F324-C8CC-4FDD-94AE-7A648C4719CA

The fashion was fun, diverse and colorful but as with the Golden Globes there was a much stronger message at play: women took center stage at the ceremony, not only in having a woman (Kristen Bell) as it’s first-ever host, but also featured an all-female line-up of presenters. SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris championed the men and women who are members of the union calling them “agents of change.” and went on to state “Truth is power and women are stepping into their power, make no mistake, this is not a moment is time, this is a movement.”

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