Friday, January 31, 2014

Grammy Awards 2014

The Grammys are renowned for being one of the more relaxed carpets of the award season. In saying that though, I found that alot of the celebrities either played it too safe and simple or were just down right boring.

I did however find six lovely ladies that stood out, head and shoulders, above the rest with their edgy outfits and beautiful gowns.

Firstly, I thought that Ciara was positively glowing in her gown by Pucci. Pregnancy certainly does agree with this singer.

Taylor Swift has finally been taking some risks this season on the carpet and stepping out of her sweet persona. Although this dress by Gucci was a little more 'sweet' than vixen, it still looked amazing on her, and I love her hair and makeup.

Giuliana Rancic is absolutely killing it this season!! There's alot to be said about the interviewer outshining the interviewees on the red carpet. I love LOVE her and this dress by Aussie designer, Alex Perry!!

Zendaya, a Disney Channel starlet stood out in this awesome outfit; mainly because it was so different to what others were wearing. She was wearing an ensemble by Emanuel Ungaro and her intense slicked hair was so on trend for this season. I am expecting to see great things from her on the red carpets.

Louise Roe, another interviewer on the carpet, is also making waves this season. I love this gorgeous dress by another Aussie designer Manning Cartell . Her outfit was simple yet seductive and she certainly knows what looks good on her.

Lastly another person that I am unfamiliar with but sure to get to know through the fashion waters, is country singer Kacey Musgraves. This dress by Armani Prive was a standout for me. It was angelic and flowy, yet fitted and flattering to her figure. Pure perfection.

Grammys 2014
Grammys 2014

{ Ciara || Taylor Swift || Giuliana Rancic }
{ Zendaya || Louise Roe || Kacey Musgraves }

Thursday, January 30, 2014

SAG Awards 2014

I must say that I was really disappointed with the dresses on the red carpet for the Screen Actors Guild Awards this year. I know that this particular awards ceremony is alot less stressful than the others, but I dont necessarily means that you should relax on the fashion too! Where's the fun in that??

So this year, to be honest I had to pick the best out of a measly bunch. Sad sad sad.
I cant say that they looked bad, because honestly who can look bad when they are dressed in designer gowns and had a makeup and hair team around them all day... but I guess the best way to express my disappointment is that the red carpet was boring!! Nothing daring, nothing exciting. Its was all pretty straight forward and too the point, and "lets get off this carpet and through to the party" type of dresses.

So in saying all that. Here are my top picks from the SAG Awards 2014.

Firstly I pick Michelle Dockery in the J.Mendel. Next is Giuliana Rancic, who I pick for best dressed, in Basil Soda (never heard of them but keep an eye out!). And lastly, mainly due to the fact that she cant do any wrong, and she actually took a risk, Cate Blanchett in Givenchy.

SAG 14

{ Michelle Docherty || Giuliana Rancic || Cate Blanchett }

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Lusting: January 2014

Its time for a little lusting. It has been awhile since I have sat down and really thought about what I want or "need" in my closet. I guess my mind was focused on other things in my life, and shopping and fashion took a little bit of a backseat (GASP!)

 But as always, I am back in the fashion frame of mind and have already collected quite the lust list for January 2014. As most long time readers would already know, I always find myself craving the next season, around midway through the current season. Blame my ADD but yes, being January and only half way through summer, I am super  keen to move back in Winter ASAP please!! So my list revolves around some current season wants, but mostly some winter cravings.

 The following items, hold a strong need to reside in my wardrobe :)

1. A yellow dress
2. flat knee-high riding boots (brown wouldn't hurt either)
3. A great soft leather jacket for all occasions
4. Printed pants and/or leggings
5. A linen shirt
6. A statement necklace, preferably in coral
7. A lighter coloured sweater
8. Some sort of winter hat
9. A powder blue chain bag
10. Asymmetric skirts (already have leather... floral would be lovely!)
11. Brown or camel ankle boots

January Lust

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Golden Globes 2014

I'm a little behind in the awards season this year, but better late than never right!!

So here are my 3 favourite picks of the day. Love love love the dress worn by Emma Watson. This design by Christian Dior was so chic and modern and then she turns around for a little pant action.. WOW!

Cate Blanchett generally likes to steers towards ethereal designs and materials, and this lace gown by Armani Prive is no exception.

Lastly, not one of the heavyweights within Hollywood, but certainly a well known figure in the fashion world, British fashion commentator Louise Roe smashed it in this Monique Lhuillier number. The hair, the coral colour, the lace... the whole thing just worked and she was glowing.

GG 14

{ Emma Watson || Cate Blanchett || Louise Roe }

Keep an eye out for soon for the SAG Awards and Grammy Awards red carpet wrap ups!!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

New Year. New Blog

Well hello there!
Welcome to 2014 on Love Julz xx!!

As you have probably realised, yes, I have designed a new layout. I felt the last one was getting tired and I need to freshen it up.

I realise that I have been quite the absent blogger as of late but I have put in more my resolutions as things to do in 2014. As mentioned in my last post, the end of last year was rather eventful with finishing my second year of uni, Christmas season and well... my engagement, ya know ;)

I have so many things to blog about and share with you. I cant wait to get started.

This year I want report on the usual things, such as the award season red carpets (already under way), latest trends and fashion icons.

I also want to add in a few new things, such as more beauty coverage (ideas, favourites, first impressions), Follow me around posts, house ideas and ofcourse wedding ideas!!

So I hope that this year will be alot of fun and I hope that you will join me on the ride. Please feel free to make any suggestions or requests for future posts, and lets just enjoy our time together!