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  1. Why I Watch Award Shows

    November 25, 2015 by barbara

    Many people watch award shows because it is always exciting to see who wins.  I am one of those who just love to see what the celebrities are wearing.  Although you may not like the celebrities, you cannot deny that some of them really wear some amazing clothes, especially the women.  All those fancy gowns and dresses are beautiful.  Not to mention the exquisite jewelry accompanying the outfits.  I love admiring them when the celebrities were interviewed at the red carpet during the pre-show.  It is very fun to see the unique and elaborate clothes that they are wearing and which designers made them.  Since these celebrities take time to choose an outfit, pair it with the right jewelry and hairstyles as well as makeup, they would want to be seen by as many people as possible.


    It is not so much about which designers designed the gowns, it is more like what they are wearing to the shows.   The recent 67th Primetime 2015 Emmy awards red carpet brought out the biggest names in television and it was a star-studded night at the Microsoft Theater.  This award show was full of bold fashion choices.   There were many in black formal dresses such as Taraji P Henson, Amy Poehler,  Julie Bowen and many more.  My favourite were celebrities in red and white gowns such as Louise Roe who wore a simple white toga gown and Giuliana Rancic in a stunning long sleeveless gown.  There were a few stunning gowns in blazing tones like fuschia and pink.  If you are looking for beautiful gowns to wear this holiday season, do check out Formaldressaustralia.



  2. Victoria Beckham At The Glamour Awards 2015

    November 20, 2015 by barbara

    Did you all watch the recent American Glamour Awards show?   It was held at the world-famous Carnegie Hall last Monday.   I saw so many beautiful women at the red carpet, all donning glamourous Long Formal Dresses.  Some of the recipients of the Glamour Awards were Reese Witherspoon who was honoured for co-founding the Pacific Standard production company that creates films with female protagonists.  I really enjoyed watching this show because of Victoria Beckham who was also recognized for her career as a fashion designer and work as an international goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS and other philanthropy works.


    Victoria Beckham attended this glitzy event with his 16-year-old son, Brooklyn.  The handsome teen looked dapper standing next to his beautiful mother who wore a strappy red gown.  Just recently, Victoria brought her two younger sons, Romeo and Cruz to a Burberry event in London and a week later, she showed up at Glamour Awards with her eldest son.  Back in 2013, Victoria brought Brooklyn Beckham as her date to the British Glamour Awards and boy, he has grown so much since then.  Brooklyn went to the stage to present a trophy to his mom and both of them shared an adorable hug.


    Brooklyn said his mom, “I’m so proud of you, and I’m so happy to be here tonight. I love you,”.  It was such a heartwarming scene.  The former Spice Girl took to the stage in her lovely red dress and thanked her family.  She credited her pop star past for making her what she is today.


    To shop for Victoria Beckham’s outfit, do check out Formal Dress Australia.

  3. How To Wear Cuff Jeans

    November 18, 2015 by barbara

    Don’t we all have this question from time to time?   I remember the first time when I wore a pair of denim with ankle boots.  I didn’t know how I should style it.  Leave the cuff to cover part of the boot?  Or should I fold it?  Here are some tips I found on Pinterest.

    Don’t stuff your jeans into your boots nor pull it over the boots unless it’s bootcut or flared jeans.


  4. Shoe Style That Goes With Every Outfit

    November 16, 2015 by barbara

    Shoes have always been my weakness.  They are the last piece you put on before heading out of the door.  Therefore shoes are just as important as the outfit you are wearing, if not more.  However, I am more of a casual flats, slip-ons and FitFlop fan.  When an occasion calls for heels which is not very often, I usually go with wedges.  Yes, these days I live in the flat lanes most of the time. Pretty boring eh?  I used to own many 3 to 4-inch heels but those days are over.  I find that flats are so comfortable especially when I am shopping in the mall. Standing on stilettos for a few hours is really no joke.  Flats are really fabulous.

    Having said that, I do love looking at heels. High heels make women walk in a more feminine way.   Some say the higher the heel, the closer to heaven.   A pair of shoes can make or break your look, so owning the right style is important.  Are you a fan of heels?  If you are looking for the perfect stiletto this season, well you may want to check out the simple two-strap heels.  This shoe style can get you to a fancy event, work or a date out with your friends at the cafe.


    You can wear it with a pair of distressed jeans, School Formal Dresses or your favourite shorts and tee.  This now-iconic stiletto is simply chic and beautifully understated.  It’s versatility really is endless and is becoming a fast favourite.


    This minimalist shoe style would definitely not steal the attention away from your look.  It is the the perfect footwear to polish of your outfit.  Therefore if you are shopping for the perfect outfit for your upcoming party, do head over to Formaldressaustralia and get yourself a pair of simple two-strap heel.


  5. Pray For Paris

    November 14, 2015 by barbara

    My heart goes out to the victims and their families.


  6. Style Icon – Jennifer Lopez

    November 11, 2015 by barbara

    I love seeing Jennifer Lopez in the fashion magazines or her music videos.  She is always so sophisticated and well-groomed.   She is so beautiful and is always being featured in the magazines.  The stunning star is always fearless when it comes to fashion.  She knows what looks good on her curvy figure and she can carry different styles effortlessly.  Whether it is streetwear or haute couture sexy evening dresses, J.Lo always fits the image.

    The very first time when I saw Jennifer Lopez in her green Versace dress which she wore to the 42nd Grammy Awards in 2000 made my jaw dropped.  It was a sheer silk chiffon dress printed with tropical leaf and bamboo patterns. Do you remember The Dress?    It has a low-cut neck which extended several inches below her navel, loosely fastened with a brooch and then opened out again, exposing her midriff.  Jennifer Lopez wore a pair of nude-tone shorts and it was revealed that she kept the dress on by using double-sided fashion tape.

    This dress got everyone talking about it for a long time.  This high-profile dress was designed by Donatella Versace and it became the dress of the year.  This gown is by far her boldest and most iconic look.  15 years on after she has worn it, the dress is still associated with her and Versace.


    With a successful dance and pop music career, this 40 something year old mother of twins certainly is a proof that styles get better with age.  Some of my favourite J.Lo’s looks on the red carpet are the long black toga dress at the Grammy, sheer chiffon red gown at the Billboard Award and sexy nude lace dress at the Golden Globe Award just like the mermaid evening dresses of ihomecoming.


    She just has the most amazing sense of style.  As women, I believe we should all embrace her attitude on fashion which radiates confidence.

  7. Current Love – Crossbody Bags

    November 8, 2015 by barbara

    I am on the lookout for a bag that would fit all my essentials without weighing me down.  I am getting shoulder pains from carrying around my things in a shoulder bag.  That is why my current obsession is Crossbody bags.  I love the idea of not having to lug a bag around my arm and that it can keep my hands free.  It would definitely lessen the strain on my shoulders and gives me better posture.  Spotted these beauties at Madewell.  Time for some shopping.


    Glasgow crossbody bag


    Zip transport tote

  8. How To Find Your Clothing Style

    November 5, 2015 by barbara

    Honing in on the clothing style that suits you best is a unique challenge that we all face at some point in our lives. Since you can always save money on new clothes by using coupons from and other online couponing services that allow you to shop for less at various stores, such as Kohl’s, the temptation to keep collecting new pieces is always there. But by following these simple tips, you can find your clothing style with minimal damage to your wallet!

    Discover Your Signature Look

    Knowing your own style and what your signature look entails goes a long way. Go through your favorite magazines and find images that inspire you. Take the time to shop at your favorite brick and mortar stores, as well as your chosen online boutiques and make yourself a wish list. Are you someone who is all about the trends or do you favor a more classic look? Do you like loud, vibrant colors or are you more of an earth tone type? If you have style icons that you appreciate, take some cues from them.


    Get Rid Of Old Clothes

    We tend to hang on to clothes for far too long under the guise of being able to wear that “someday”. Many stylists often propose a one year rule in these instances, saying that it is best to get rid of pieces that you have not worn within the last calendar year. Even clothes that you wear once in a while need to get the boot. By organizing your closet, you are able to define your style and stick to it, like a true fashion icon!

    Buy The Right Fit

    The best way to ensure a truly flattering wardrobe is to purchase items of proper fit and proportion. Do not dress for the size you might be one day and fall into patterns of wishful thinking. By choosing the wrong choices, like those that buckle and pull, you can inadvertently tack on extra pounds. When purchasing clothes, a person needs to consider their figure and buy clothing that showcases their best attributes.

    Know The Colors That Work For You

    Every color doesn’t work for everyone. During the color scheme decision process, the skin tone, hair color and eye color all need to be heavily considered. For example, those who have blonde hair and pale skin tend to look their best in saturated bright colors, such as emerald green. Warmer and darker tones do well with colors like olive green and turquoise.

    Get A Great Haircut

    A great haircut is the glue that holds your sartorial decisions together. It is the one accessory that you cannot get rid of. You will want to choose a hair style that is most flattering to your particular facial features and there may be a little bit of trial and error involved in this process, but when you get it right you’ll know the effect was worth it!

  9. Stylish Way To Wear Statement Necklace With Tees

    November 2, 2015 by barbara

    Statement necklaces are great to enhance your wardrobe.  I am a big fan, if you don’t know already. When you pair your statement necklace with a basic tee, it can instantly change your outfit from drab to fab.  It is fashionable and effortless chic. Here are some inspiration on how to wear them.




  10. Last Minute Halloween Costumes You Can DIY

    October 29, 2015 by barbara

    Halloween is just days away.  Have you got your costumes all ready for this day?  If you are still not sure what to dress up as or do not have time to look shop for one, well have no fear.  Check out these Halloween costume ideas that you can DIY.


    Bank robber via


    Your favourite e-card via


    Wind up key via


    Grumpy Cat via


    Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction via