As the first official days of summer are upon us, Britain finds themselves outside at events such as Glastonbury, various music festivals, summer beach holidays, outdoor stadium gigs and a patio pubs and parties.
California cool Young Fabulous & Broke redefines the playsuit with this military inspired “Luis” romper. The fabric is structured yet soft, features snap buttons and long sleeves. A truly unique piece worthy of addition to your closet.
New York cool Rag & Bone sets the bar high this spring with their smoking hot Arrow pant and Windsor jacket. The silhouette is straight, skinny and cropped with chic tailoring and extra details such as a turned up collar option with white underneath.
Click below to watch London’s newest Spring 2016 trends including looks by Iro, Paige, Velvet, Alpha Moment, Vivienne Westwood and more!
This segment marks my 50th styling segment on The Chrissy B Show, and I had the pleasure of having my style icon on the show with me, my mother!
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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…”
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
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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.
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.
Styled by Cynthia, wardrobe supplied by Question Air of London.
New Years fashion is all about the sparkle and wearing items in your wardrobe that have been hanging on the hanger for quite some time. Or try out that new look that has inspired you to try something different.
Host Chrissy B traded her usual dress look and is wearing multi-coloured tweed trousers by MSGM with a cream silk blouse by Diane von Furstenberg and gold and copper two-toned bracelets by Mrs. Robinson.
Transform this outfit into a chic evening look by adding a black tailored blazer and heels. Consider topping with a fedora.
Spring/Summer 15 is starting to trickle into your favourite shops, and New Years is the perfect excuse to ‘break the rules’ and wear something out of season.
I am wearing the newest white denim by Paige and black fringed ankle boots by Sam Edelman with a green sparkle top by Essentiel.
This week on The Chrissy B Show the theme was jeans and denim. Looking at the trends these season expect a slight decline in the “skinny jean” cut, and a move to a wider leg. This may be a hard transition for some, as skinny jeans have been dominating the market the past few seasons. Specialty jeans, menswear and denim pieces other than jeans are also discussed.
Host Chrissy B is wearing straight cut jeans by Frame in a beautiful dark soft denim. Try a straight leg cut for your next pair of jeans for a great “transition” piece. I’ve paired the look with a Mondrian inspired silk blouse by Diane von Furstenberg and Lucy Choi “Canterbury” stillettos.
I went for an ultra skinny jean cut with an ultra high rise. The high rise of the waist allows me to wear this kitten crop top by Paul & Joe Sister without having to bare my midriff. Ultra high chunky Sam Edelman ankle boots complete the day look.
Maegan is my evening look and is wearing black waxed skinny jeans by Citizens of Humanity. Paired with a gold sequin top by Nicole Miller and high heeled ankle boots by Italian designer Vic, Maegan is ready for a night out on the town.
Menswear is also seeing a turn towards a wider leg. Here are a pair of straight legged jeans by Paul Smith and a soft denim jacket with paisley inset from The Dove Collection of Pretty Green. The longer cut of this jacket and butter soft denim turns the usually stiff and uncomfortable jean jacket into a comfortable, form fitting piece of outerwear.
My fashion segment on “All Things Denim” will air on The Chrissy B Show on Sky 203 Wednesday 19 November at 10pm, London.