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Spring/Summer 2016 featuring new Vivienne Westwood SS16

This week on The Chrissy B Show I outline major fashion trends hitting down in London’s high street stores this Spring/Summer season, including the newest from designer’s like Vivienne Westwood, Iro, Ganni, Essentiel and more!

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Special thank you to Question-Air for supplying all the garments.

Thanks for watching!

See you next week,

Cynthia

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In love with Vivienne Westwood’s latest ‘Punk Monroe’ dress…it’s on my “must have” list for Spring/Summer 2016. So fab!

 

 

Gregoire Sisters Makeover: Elaine Day

This week on The Chrissy B Show the Gregoire Sisters made over  mother of 3, Elaine Day.  Elaine is featured on the “Love Your Body, Love You” special episode.

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Before the makeover began, Elaine had explained to us that her tiny 5″1 frame ballooned from 6.5 stone to 12.5 stone during her three pregnancies, leaving her body with loose  skin, stretch marks and sagging breasts.  Finding flattering clothes became more difficult and she has admitted she has lost confidence in her post baby body to the point where it has started to affect her personal life.

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Elaine before Gregoire Sister Makeover

First came the makeup, and Maegan was all about the colour.  What I love about Maegan’s work is she always manages to find a look for a person they would have never previously considered.  She analyses her model’s faces and then chooses from a wide selection of quality products to complete her creative makeup application.

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First came the hair and makeup, and Maegan was all about natural glam.  “When your face is flawless everything else is a bonus.  I focused on enhancing the skin using natural contour colours and shades of natural tone to suit Elaine’s skin colour.”

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Maegan applies natural tones to create a flawless skin look on Elaine

Now for the clothes.  I wanted to style Elaine in a  glamorous way that would enhance her figure and provide the structure and support where her body needed it.  Hiding a heavier figure under baggy oversized tops can actually make a person appear larger and shorter than they are.  Instead choose a garment that fits properly, make use of colours and patterns and choose fabrics that have structure to create a flattering shape.

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Stylist Cynthia Liza consults her rail for the most appropriate outfit for Elaine to try

I knew I had the perfect solution for Elaine with Nicole Miller’s AW15  “Surplus Tuck Dress”. The forest green and white abstract-print fabric, wrap V neckline, and ruching throughout is just what Elaine needed to hide any unwanted bulges. A structured dress such as this gives the illusion of a  flattering silhouette and perfect hourglass shape.  High stilettos make a shorter frame appear much taller and slim the legs.

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Elaine Day before and after the Gregoire Sisters makeover

Here’s what Elaine had to say about her clothing makeover:

“Having a makeover on the show was great! It has encouraged me to be more experimental with clothing and natural tones.  The clothing was good quality and comfortable, felt very natural on me, I particularly liked the shoes. Sometimes heels can be uncomfortable but they were so nice…”

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Another Gregoire Sisters Makeover on The Chrissy B Show!

Elaine was a pleasure to work with and I wish her a successful career in the tv and film industry as she chases her dream!

This show will air in London, England on Sky 203 at 10pm October 26, 2015.  Check back here to watch.

All outfits by Question Air boutique in Hampstead, London. You can read about Cynthia’s styling choices here.

by Cynthia Gregoire

If you would like to be considered for a Gregoire Sisters makeover and appear on The Chrissy B Show on live television, please write to cynthia@themodjournalist.com with a photo, measurements, and why you would like a Gregoire Sisters makeover.

The Chrissy B Show – Special Relaunch Show!

The Chrissy B Show has relaunched on Sky203, and to celebrate the relaunch, Chrissy had all her regular guests on the show come out to talk about new beginnings.

Fashion and clothing are always a way to “start anew” and express yourself as you wish for that moment in time.

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To celebrate this black tie dress code event, I chose a beautiful cowl neck asymmetric dress in navy by American design Nicole Miller and styled my sister Maegan in a gorgeous Swedish brand “By Malina” silk dress in raspberry pink.  Pumps by Lucy Choi of London.

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Styled by Cynthia, wardrobe supplied by Question Air of London.

Make-up by Maegan’s Make-up.

Aired on July 13, 2015 in London, England.

by Cynthia Gregoire

 

 

 

‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ inspired by 1950’s fashion

In 1947, Christian Dior revealed to the world a “New Look” consisting of full skirted silhouettes reminiscent of the Victorian era.  1950’s fashion was to become an era in which women would finally be able to express their individual identity.

Dior's first 'New Look' collection, 12th February 1947
Dior’s first ‘New Look’ collection, 12th February 1947

The look included using an extravagant amount of fabric, calf length hems and tiny accentuated waists.  This look was very different in mentality to 1940’s fashion, where clothing was rationed, recycled, and repaired until the garments could no longer be worn.

'The Bar Suit' 1947, worn by Dior's house model, Renee Breton 1947
‘The Bar Suit’ 1947, worn by Dior’s house model, Renee Breton 1947

Floral designs such as flowers were common and coloured buttons, belts and shoes accentuated the dresses.

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A catalogue page from the 1950’s.

Hairstyles carried forward the Victorian rolls from the 1940’s and signature makeup included red lips, a subtle cateye flick and penciled in beauty marks.

‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ was the look to attain and fashion idols of the decade included English and American film actresses such as Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn.

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Grace Kelly, 1955.
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Elizabeth Taylor, 1950’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On The Chrissy B Show  I talk about the relevance of this silhouette  in 2015, and highlight a London designer “Mrs Pomeranz” who takes 1950’s silhouettes and makes her own contemporary designs from them.

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1950’s Fashion and Make-up discussed on The Chrissy B Show

 

All dresses by Mrs. Pomeranz
All dresses by Mrs. Pomeranz

Chrissy is wearing the “Hannah” Brocade Cocktail Dress, made of beautiful Italian linen brocade fabric with a vibrant blue rose print.

Host Chrissy B wearing the Hannah Brocade Cocktail Dress by Mrs. Pomeranz
Host Chrissy B wearing the Hannah Brocade Cocktail Dress by Mrs. Pomeranz

Note the fitted bodice with short sleeves, boat neck at the front and low button up back. The full, gently pleated skirt has side pockets and a net frill, which imitates a petticoat.

I’m wearing the “Waverley” dress with a removable Peter Pan collar. It also comes with a second option for collar in pure white. The combinations of Peter Pan collar and full calf length skirt made the dress quite unique looking, mixing 1950’s with early 1900’s details all designed together for a contemporary style.

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The Mod Journalist Cynthia Liza wearing the Waverley dress

Make-up artist Maegan is wearing a made-to-measure special design skirt in white with floral patterns for spring.  This type of skirt looks great styled with a racerback vest tucked in and a short cardigan as pictured here.

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Make-up artist Maegan wearing a skirt by Mrs. Pomeranz

Stylist: Cynthia Gregoire

Make up Artist: Maegan’s Make-up

Wardrobe:  Question-Air Boutique

Aired on Sky203 February 16, 2015, London, England.

by Cynthia Gregoire

 

Christmas Fashion with Nicole Miller, DVF & MSGM

This week on The Chrissy B Show  the theme is still Christmas Fashion.  Garments from Nicole Miller, Diane von Furstenberg, and Italian designer MSGM caught my eye in the shop this week.

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Host Chrissy B is wearing a silk Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) wrap dress in magenta and blue silk.  The cut of a wrap dress is so flattering to a women’s figure DVF dedicated her career to perfecting the iconic silhoette.

Stylist Cynthia Liza

I went for a sheath dress by Nicole Miller in shiny blue satin.  The sheath dress is another cut of dress that women of all body types can wear and make look amazing.  The sheen in the fabric is as festive as it gets.

Make up artist Maegan is wearing the same cut dress in a gorgeous purple.  I’ve paired a short collar statement necklace by Big Metal to another layer to the look.

Céline Lefèvre is modelling a black jumpsuit by Italian label MSGM.  Draping in the front gives a grecian goddess type feel to the garment.  The jumpsuit is a more traditional masculine shape given the trouser leg, and this can look amazing with paired with a very feminine shiny metallic stiletto, as these Lucy Choi heels featured in this months Marie Claire.

The fashion segment on Christmas Fashion (including menswear) will air on The Chrissy B Show on Sky 203 Monday 24 November at 10pm, London.

by Cynthia Gregoire

Make up: Maegan’s Makeup

Stylist: Cynthia Gregoire

Wardrobe:  Question-Air Boutique

The Perfect Christmas Dress on SKY 203’S “THE CHRISSY B SHOW”

This week on Sky 203’s “The Chrissy B Show” Christmas fashion is the topic.  This is the perfect time of season to get “dressed to the nines” at the family, friends and work gatherings you will be attending during this year’s holiday season.

For an in-depth read of the styling for this week click here:

Click the video below to view the segment:

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Next week we will be looking more in depth at women’s and men’s Christmas fashion that is currently popping up in shop’s.  Read about next week’s styling here.

Stylist: Cynthia Gregoire

Make up Artist: Maegan’s Makeup

Wardrobe:  Question-Air Boutique

Aired live on Sky 203 November 17, 2014, London, England.

by Cynthia Gregoire

 

Autumn 2014 trends on Sky 203’s The Chrissy B Show

This week on Sky 203’s The Chrissy B Show I take a look at fabulous new Autumn/Winter ’14 designs by Diane von Furstenberg, Nicole Miller, Rabens Saloner, and many more.

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All pieces available at Question Air Boutique in London.  The Mod Journalist is not commissioned to endorse products.

Aired live on Sky 203 October 3, 2014, London, England.