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Get the Look: Sheridan Smith in Cilla

20 Sep

Have you been watching Cilla, the new three-part biopic about sixties redhead Cilla Black? Sheridan Smith looks AMAZING as a redhead. I loved her style before when she played a redhead in Mrs Biggs, so couldn’t wait when I heard she was returning to our screens as Cilla.  The sixties dresses and hair are to die for.

Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black in ITV's Cilla

 

Get the Look: Sixties Tartan Dress

Tartan often makes an autumn comeback, and it’s big for autumn/winter 2014. Its practical colour combinations and no-nonsense print means you can go for more subtle version for the office or punk it up for weekend coffees with the girls. Here’s how to get wear your tartan dress, Cilla-style.

 

LONG-SLEEVES, DON’T CARE

boohoo tartan dress

Indi check dress*,£12, Boohoo.com

At only £12, this dress is an absolute steal. The long sleeves and high neckline are great for the colder months but the mid calf length stops it from being too frumpy. Team it up with tights and boots.

GOING OUR SEPARATE WAYS

tartan top Miss SelfridgeMiss Selfridge Tartan Skirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check Top*, £16 and Check Pencil Skirt*, £25 both Miss Selfridge

The thing I like about these coordinated separates is that you get several outfits for the price of one. Wear together as a dress, the skirt with a top or shirt and the top with trousers and bingo, three outfits! Plus if you want to go crazy, you can even buy matching leggings!

THE OFFICE VIXEN

Dorothy Perkins Tartan Dress
Check Pencil Dress* £25, Dorothy Perkins

You can’t go wrong with a pencil dress. This fitted, cap sleeved dress from Dorothy Perkins is the perfect way to wear the trend in the office.

TARTAN WITH A TWIST

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Cindy Turtle Neck Dress, £38, Motel

Ok, so not quite 1960s, but there’s something about this plaid print dress that I just love. Wear it on its own for a night out, or slip it on over some warm woolly tights and a nice sensible coat and you’re good to go.

In case you missed the first episode, here’s a preview! Let me know if you’d like to see more of Cilla’s style!

Where have all the famous redheads gone?

21 Aug

It seems a lot of famous redheads have gone blonde lately.  Blonde is one of the few colours that natural redheads and gingers can carry off well, as long as you get the right shade for your skin tone.  Here are the red hot blondes, and the red nots who should stay ginger.

Nicola Roberts

Girls Aloud’s Nicola has gone blonde, and I rather like it. She’s always been a hair colour chameleon but this blonde works really well with her super pale skin. Her look just gets better and better. Verdict: RED HOT

Nicola Roberts

Lily Cole

Hmm.  Ginger roots with blonde – this looks like a home hair dye job gone badly wrong. I love Lily as a redhead and this blonde just doesn’t work. Verdict: RED NOT.

Gillian Anderson

Scully’s nineties-tastic ginger bob is a distant memory now that Gillian’s gone blonde. Here she is at a recent event. I think the blonde really suits her. Verdict: RED HOT

Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia is a natural blonde but will forever be redheaded Miranda Hobbes in my mind. I can forgive her the cut (as she shaved her

head for a recent role) but the colour is really bad. Come back into the red! Verdict: RED NOT

Get the look: Jessica Chastain’s laidback style

19 Jul

Jessica Chastain looks stunning on the set of her latest film ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby in a comfy, yet chic blue playsuit. The colour contrasts perfectly with her cropped ginger hair and the look is rounded off with simple suede pumps.

Jessica chastain redhead in blue playsuit

Photo: jessica-chastain.com

Get the look…

This George at Asda playsuit, £14 is a pretty good match for Jessica’s. It’s available in a pretty bright blue with straps that are thick enough to cover your bra straps but still show some flesh. The tie waist will pull you in perfectly and give you a lovely feminine shape.

Playsuit: George at Asda 

Another option is this Urban Outfitters Kimchi blue button front playsuit £10 (reduced from £48) in the sale. It’s a bit more revealing and cleavagy but the slinky fabric looks tres chic. And for £10, it’s a total steal.

Button front playsuit: Urban Outfitters

Complete the look with these Office black suede slip ons for £48. There are lots of cheaper flats out there but I like that these are real suede.

Office black suede flats

Suede pumps: Office 

To get Jessica’s natural make up, apply a hint of peach blush, a soft grey eyeshadow and a berry lipstick.

Tilda Swinton – ginger style queen

6 Jul

Tilda Swinton is barely recognisable on the cover of Candy magazine. Channelling her inner Florence, she’s sporting a long ginger wig, matching heavy eye make up and a huge golden dress by Antony Price for the special limited edition ‘extra extravagance’ issue of the transversal style magazine.

Tilda Swinton on the cover of Candy magazine

The styling by Jerry Stafford is a big departure from Tilda’s usual red carpet style of slicked back hair and suits and I like it! Plus she looks far younger than 51.

Tilda Swinton on the cover of Candy magazine

Photos: Xevi Muntane/Candy

Princess Beatrice looks peachy

29 Jun

She often gets it wrong when it comes to fashion (remember THAT royal wedding hat?) but Princess Beatrice looks surprisingly good in this peach dress by Roksanda Ilincic.

The blue cuffs and blue platforms make the outfit for me. As a redhead, without these she could look washed out. I think the neckline is a little high – it could do with being lower or adding some jewellery to break up the block shape.  The Anya Hindmarch sparkly pink clutch also perks up the outfit.

Source: Daily Mail

What do you think? Would you wear peach?

Lily Cole Body Shop Make up Range

24 May

Lily cole Body Shop make upI’m very very excited about Lily Cole’s new make up range for the Body Shop. As well as being perfect for redheads it’s all cruelty free. Yey!

The stunning redhead model has collaborated with Body Shop to create a limited edition make up range which launches in store and the Body Shop today! The range is largely pink and coral/nude make up colours – ideal for ginger haired girls and redheads.

Lily Cole Body Shop makeup range

Lily Cole Makeup Range

Face

Lily Cole Body Shop Pearl Radiance PrimerLily Cole Pearl radiance primer £12 – This comes in pink. You can use it on its own or as a base for foundation for extra radiance.

Lily Cole Puff on radiance £16 This is like a bronzer for us fair-skinned redheads! Use on your skin to create a glowing look. This one’s good for a night out.

Eyes

Lily Cole Body Shop Shimmer CubesLily Cole Liquid eyeliner in violet £9 – a stunning purple eyeliner. Can’t wait to try this one! Less harsh than black with the pastel shimmer cube colours.

Lily Cole Shimmer cubes £16 – A little steep in price but the cubes are deep so you get lots of eye shadow for your money. A nice all in one set with a pale base colour, contrasting liner colour and pretty pink and purple shadows.

Lips

Lily Cole Body Shop Lip and Cheek dome pinkLily Cole Mini hi-shine lip treatment £4 – choose from 4 colours. Sweet and juicy wet look gloss. Go Play (pink) is my pick for ginger hair.

Lily Cole Lip and cheek dome £10 – Cream-to-powder colour. I like these because you can use them on lips and cheeks. Choose from Pinch me pink or Crazy for coral, either will look great on a redhead.

How to get Marcia Cross’ redhead leopard print style

20 May

I love leopard print and animal print in general – it’s my wardrobe staple because it’s always in fashion. My Spanish friend even calls me ‘leopardo’ because of my freckled arms!

Marcia Cross in Michael Kors leopard print dress

Bree from Desperate Housewives (aka Marcia Cross) shows how good redheads and ginger girls look in animal print. She looks so classy and demure in this Michael Kors twisted front leopard print dress, with high neckline and long arms. So here’s my pick of the best leopard print dresses for redheads, Marcia-style.

Leopard print dresses

This AX Paris leopard print dress, (£16.99) is gathered at the front like Marcia’s with a high neckline though it’s sleeveless and shorter making it perfect for wearing on a night out.

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This Mela leopard print dress from New Look (£25.00 ) offers another classy animal print and I like it! This would look awesome with bright coral or fuschia pink lips.

Another way to wear leopard print and look classy is this crossover leopard print dress from Miss Guided (£25.99). I can see myself wearing this for drinks – chic and sophisticated, yet short enough not to be flirty rather than frumpy.

Own The Runway Leopard Print Dress

And finally, a cute alternative if you don’t fancy a full on animal print is this from Peter Pan leopard print collar dress (Now £19.99) from Own the Runway – available in blue or nude, with a pretty leopard print collar.

Email or tweet me a pic of you wearing animal print! X

Lady Gaga goes Ginger!

16 May

Well, we know Lady Gaga likes to turn heads but now she’s gone ginger! She clearly knows that life’s better when you head into the red.  And with awesome hair, who needs clothes!

Source: Daily Mail

It’s not the first time Lady Gaga’s gone ginger – here she is as a redhead for Rolling Stone Magazine.

What do you think? Should she stay ginger?