Monday, 27 February 2017

Sarah Loves | Oscars 2017 Fashion

Award season is great isn't it. I'm not particularly fussed on who wins what, apart from when Leo finally won his Oscar because I think everyone in the world was rooting for that babe! (GO ON LEO!)
I just absolutely love seeing what dresses and shoes everyone is wearing, the gorgeous hair and makeup looks the millions of glam squads have created and seeing all the men looking extremely handsome in their suits! Ryan Gosling, I am looking at you!
Some of the outfit choices at awards ceremonies could definitely be described as weird and wonderful or fit right in at fancy dress parties, (think CeeLo Green in that gold body paint, and machine get-up, Bjork with that swan round her neck, or Gaga in that meat dress), but it's the glitz and the glamour that I love and the Oscar's never fails to disappoint in that department!
Everyone has their favourites and I thought I would share mine after looking at the dresses pretty much all day, which I'm pretty sure my boss wouldn't appreciate if she was reading this! Oops!

First up we have my favourite of the whole night, the absolutely gorgeous Miss Emma Stone.
Emma was wearing a beautiful dress by Givenchy and I just think she looked absolutely stunning. I like the fact she doesn't slap on the fake tan, doesn't wear hair extensions and is just herself, she's such a natural beauty and this dress just looks amazing on her! I love the modern twist on the 1920's style flapper dress and the colour is stunning. Top marks from me Miss Stone! 

Second, we have the ultimate screen queen, Nicole Kidman.
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the detailing on this unbelievable Armani Privé dress?!! The pattern on this dress is just stunning and I really hope I have a figure like her's when I'm nearly 50 because she looks amazing! I love the simple hair too to keep the focus on the dress as well. So elegant!

Next up we have Taraji P. Henson.
How fierce does she look! I absolutely love this gorgeous custom Alberta Ferretti velvet dress and the sweetheart neckline really suits her shape. Normally legs and boobs are a no-go in the fashion world,
but I love that she's got the thigh high split and the boobs out and she really pulls it off and doesn't look tacky at all. She is rocking that bob as well, I need to know what volumising product she uses ASAP!

The fourth of my favourites goes to Olivia Culpo.
Similar to Emma Stone's Flapper Style dress, is this gorgeous Marchesa dress. It is very similar to Emma's but I love the colour and the cute little black bow around the middle just gives it a younger more playful vibe. I love how her hair is thrown back into a gorgeous sleek ponytail and her makeup is gorgeous. That lip colour is so pretty! If I wore this dress I would 100% be shaking my tassles all night long! haha!

Last for the girls we have Chrissy Teigan, and to start off the men, her husband John Legend.
Power Couple Alert!
This is literally my favourite couple ever at the minute, Chrissy Teigan is my favourite person ever right now, she is hysterical! Chrissy looks amazing in her Zuhair Murad Couture gown, (one of my favourite designers ever and someone I would personally love to wear if I ever went to something like this!) and John looks so handsome in his Gucci suit. I love the long train on the dress and the detailing on the top half is stunning!

For the rest of my picks for the men we have Ryan Gosling and Aldis Hodge.
How could I not include Ryan Gosling. The man is incredible! How can you not include someone who makes a ruffle front 80's style shirt look cool?! Gosling looks very good in his Gucci suit, the suit reminds me of a prom suit and I really wouldn't say no to a date to Prom with him!

Aldis Hodge was my final pick for the men because I just thought he really looks cool in this Georgio Armani suit. I love his little pocket chain, I think it's nice to see something a bit different to break up your average suit and that watch is some serious bling isn't it! Very suave Mr. Hodge!

Special mention has to go to Sunny Pawar!
Is this not the coolest kid you have ever laid eyes on??!!! Apart from the fact that he is absolutely gorgeous, he looks so adorable in his suit and I love his little jazzy boots he's got on with it. This kid definitely outshone half the other stars there! Loved him!

So they were my favourites! Is it too early to get excited for next year? Haha. Imagine going to the Oscars, I would definitely want to wear a Zuhair Murad dress I think, I have loved pretty much every red carpet gown I've ever seen anyone wear by him and his designs are always so detailed and beautiful. Zuhair if you are reading this.... haha!
See you next year Oscar's for more glitz and glamour!


Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sarah Travels | Chamonix

In January I was lucky enough to book a last minute trip away with two friends to the Winter Wonderland Chamonix in the French Alps.
I had never heard of it before but one of my friends mentioned it to me because she wanted to go and when I looked into it I knew straight away that I had to get there ASAP. 

We went for 3 nights and didn't ski or snowboard so because we went purely for the sightseeing, this was plenty of time. I think if we had been skiing then we would have needed a few more days. We stayed in the cutest little apartment (we all actually started jumping up and down with happiness when we walked into it haha) and it had the most amazing view from the balcony over the town.

I felt like the luckiest girl in the world waking up every morning and looking out the window to that view. You know one of those "I can't believe this is real?!" moments? That was definitely one of those!
The time we were there for was just magical. The place itself is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. We were lucky because when we went, thick snow was covering every inch of it which just made it even more beautiful. I think it would be beautiful all year round, but the snow definitely made it all that more special. 
We spent all our time there taking in the amazing scenery, laughing our wooly hats off, drinking the most delicious hot chocolate and eating crepes, waffles and all the gorgeous french food during the day and of a night we danced our legs off in the local clubs. My favourites were Le Bar du Moulin and Le Priviledge, and of course, we drank A LOT of wine! I definitly liked the fact I could go out in the nighttime in my jeans, a jumper, coat and hat, flat boots, hardly any makeup and no hair extensions and no one would bat an eyelid because everyone was the same. Imagine doing that in Liverpool?! 
Chamonix is quite an expensive place so we made the most of the local supermarket rather than eating out constantly because it was so last minute that none of us really had time to save any spending money. If you plan on doing some shopping there I definitely recommend taking a fair amount of Euro's with you.

On the second day we were there we decided to take a trip up the Aiguille Du Midi. We took a cable car up to the top, which is the longest and highest cable car in Europe. The cable car took us up Mont Blanc and it took us 3842m up to the highest accessible point you can reach on the mountain without climbing. The summit of Mont Blanc is 4810m so we were very close to the top. We paid $60 to go up and we were supposed to be going into the glass box up there called The Step into the Void, but unfortunatly this was closed due to the weather as it was so cold and frozen! To say I was gutted was an understatement as I was looking forward to doing that so much and had really been psyching myself up for it but at least now I have an excuse to go back haha. 
The views from the top were like nothing I had ever seen before. They just left me absolutely speechless and it just wouldn't sink in what I was actually seeing. The beauty of the mountains just took my breath away (the altitude probably never helped haha) and I actually got quite emotional up there. After taking in the views, we had a nice hot chocolate in the cafe looking over the mountains and Chamonix town below, and we treated ourselves to some souvenirs to remember our day by and then headed back down. I can honestly say that it was one of the most amazing things I have ever done and it is something I will never forget.

I mean, I still get blown away looking back at the photos. There's just no words to describe exactly how amazing it was. The photos honestly don't do it justice.
It was such a chilled and laid back holiday and I just felt the happiest and the most calm I've felt in the longest time when I was there. From the second I left on the plane to the second I boarded to come home, I just loved every second. It was definitely one of the best few days of my life and one of the best holidays I have ever had. I am definitely going to go back again and going to ski or snowboard this time. I will definitely need some lessons though because if I don't practice first I will end up looking like bambi rather than a graceful ski queen haha. I highly recommend everyone to visit Chamonix at some point and hopefully you will all fall in love with the magical winter wonderland just like I did!