Tag Archives: London

Florals, Frills & Fringe

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.

Choosing the appropriate fabrics in summer can make a huge difference in comfort when weather is hot and muggy.  Florals, frills and fringe add movement and sophistication to a garment.

Watch my segment where I highlight floral, fringe and frilly pieces that England is loving in summer 2016!

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Stylist: Cynthia Gregoire

Wardrobe:  Question-Air Boutique

Aired on Sky203 June 8 2016, London, England.

by Cynthia Gregoire

Summer of “Bardot” Top…

This summer British fashion is going crazy for ‘Bardot tops’, or in particular, the Bardot neckline (a wide open neck that exposes both shoulders).

This look was popularised by the beautiful French actress Brigitte Bardot.  This style was especially used for knitted sweaters or jumpers although it is also used for other summer fabric tops and dresses.

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Watch my fashion segment as I speak more in depth about the different types of Bardot tops Britain is currently wearing as well as tips and tricks to style them for that perfect elegant summer look.

DSCF4238‘Bardot’ style top by Rebecca Taylor, paired with white boot crop jeans and wedges

Stylist: Cynthia Gregoire

Wardrobe:  Question-Air Boutique

Aired on Sky203 June 8 2016, London, England.

by Cynthia Gregoire

Loving Playsuits & Grey Skinny Jeans

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.

Watch my fashion segment and let me convince you to invest in a pair of high rise skinny jeans this season! Also see the latest from Vivienne Westwood, Essentiel Antwerp, Nicole Miller and more.

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Cynthia wearing YFB’s “Luis” romper, available at Question Air boutique in London.

Stylist: Cynthia Gregoire

Make up Artist: Maegan’s Make-up

Wardrobe:  Question-Air Boutique

Aired on Sky203 January 2016, London, England.

by Cynthia Gregoire

 

Rag & Bone…Le Smoking!

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.

Rag & Bone’s Windsor jacket is a great investment piece for Spring 2016. Loving the turned up collar with white detailing.

Click below to watch London’s newest Spring 2016 trends including looks by Iro, Paige, Velvet, Alpha Moment, Vivienne Westwood and more!Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 20.25.35

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!

My mother in monochrome jacket by Iro, show host Chrissy B in Velvet top and Paige jeans.

Stylist: Cynthia Gregoire

Make up Artist: Maegan’s Make-up

Wardrobe:  Question-Air Boutique

Aired on Sky203 March 9, 2016, London, England.

by Cynthia Gregoire

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!

 

 

Quadrophenia – 1964 is back for February 2016 in London

Relive the sights and sounds of 1964 as British movie classic Quadrophenia‘s full on theatrical performance takes place at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on 11 February 2016.

The cinematic presentation is sure to plunge mod fans young and old into the sights and sounds of the swinging sixties, capturing the spirit of an era that fuelled a cultural revolution.

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Original cast from the 1979 original film will star in this special performance at Hammersmith Apollo in London, England

Many of the original film’s key stars will be taking part in the event including the star of the film, 1960’s Mod teenager Jimmy Cooper (Phil Daniels).  Joining Daniels will be other major names from the cast including Phil Davis (Chalky), Mark Wingett (Dave), Toyah Wilcox (Monkey), Trevor Laird (Ferdy), Garry Cooper (Peter) and Daniel Peacock (Danny).

Director Franc Roddam and cast are set to share their memories in a special one off Q&A to start off the night.

Quadrophenia: the day the Mods rocked Brighton

The original film was based on The Who’s double-album  released six years earlier in 1973.  The all-important sounds of the day will be performed live by leading Who tribute act Who’s Who.

An exclusive VIP after party with appearances from all the Q&A special guests, plus memorabilia including original Vespas and their real life Mod owners comes as the grand finale on this event.  Prizes for the best dressed mods!

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The Mod era has been a source of fascination and inspirations for generations – its fashion and music continue to resonate today.

Purchase your tickets for this unforgettable night here.

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by Cynthia Gregoire

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.