Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Adele In Stella McCartney - Investitures CeremonyAdele was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to music, presented to her by Prince Charles, during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, England on Thursday (December 19).

The British singer-songwriter was decked out in a dress from Stella McCartney’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection, which had been modified from the lookbook version.

On Adele, the navy and green, feather jacquard printed frock was fitted into a more streamlined, elegant silhouette, replacing the exaggerated flutter sleeve with long sleeves and removing the dropped waist silhouette in exchange for a below-the-knee hemline.

In addition to her medal of honour, she accessorized with a netted headband Philip Treacy fascinator, accented with a jewelled brooch. Of course, her embellished, blue talon manicure was perfectly designed for the occasion.

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Adele Elle US May 2013

UK singer-superstar Adele covers the May 2013 issue of Elle US for their Women In Music issue, which also features Alicia Keys and Rita Ora.

The Golden Globe, Academy Award and Grammy winner was shot by Thomas Whiteside at L.A.’s EastWest Studios – the studio made famous by icons like Frank Sinatra – wearing a black lace vintage Alberta Ferretti dress and sporting a beehive ‘do and smoky eyes.

The music issue includes a tribute to Adele and the thoughts of fellow musicians – including Katy Perry, Britney Spears, John Mayer and legend Barbra Streisand – on her meteoric rise to fame.

Adele talks to Elle about taking her time with her third album, the highest point of her career, the worst show she ever performed and the song which always gets her on the dance floor.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On her third album: “I’m writing the songs now, and then I’ll want to rehearse them for a while. As much as I love my first album, there are still things that I wish I had done differently. So I don’t want to rush anything. You’re only as good as your last record, so if I put out something that’s shit, nobody’s going to buy it. If it’s crap, people will be like, “Why was she ever such a big deal?” So I have to take my time. I mean, if it takes me three years, I imagine people will start getting a bit nervy… but I’ll do my best to avoid that.”

On the high point in her career: “Winning the Grammys! To be nominated for a Grammy would have been a highlight, but winning just blew my mind.”

On the worst show she ever played: “One of my first gigs, in 2006, in a dinky little pub in East London. I didn’t realize that I was headlining: I thought I was on at 8 p.m., but it turned out that I wasn’t on until about 2 a.m. It was a Friday night, so I had invited all my friends and my family, and there were probably another 300 people there who had heard about me and come to watch me. Anyway, I got so drunk between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. I played three songs, I forgot the words, and I fell off my chair. It was a free show, thankfully. Can you imagine paying to see someone forget their own lyrics and fall off their chair? Worst thing ever. That’s why I stopped drinking”.

On her go-to party song: “When I want to party, I play “Crazy in Love.” That’s always been the song that my friends and I get ready to; or before I go on a first date, I play it to feel sexy.”

The publication will be hosting it’s annual ELLE Women In Music event in New York City this evening with Kelly Rowland, Rita Ora, Mia Moretti, and Jourdan Dunn all expected to attend.

Elle’s May 2013 issue hits newsstands April 23.

Credit: Thomas Whiteside for Elle US

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Adele In Burberry - 2013 Oscars Performance

Adele continued to wave the flag for British fashion at the 2013 Oscars when she took to the stage at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles yesterday evening, for the performance of her Oscar winning song, ‘Skyfall’.

Having worn Jenny Packham on the red carpet, Adele donned a Burberry frock on this occasion, in her favoured colour black.

I love the shape of her black silk dress with degradé embroidered crystals, as it nipped her in at the waist giving her a beautiful silhouette.

Wearing her second pair of custom Christian Louboutin ‘Bibi’ strass pumps – this time in silver – Adele completed her look with a glorious voluminous bouffant.

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Academy Award nominee for best original song for ‘Skyfall’ and a performer of the evening, Adele, took to the red carpet at Sunday’s 2013 Oscars at the Dolby Theater in L.A.

After after a brief trial with colour at the Grammy Awards, Adele opted for her love of black with a dress from Jenny Packham.

I love Adele in a black gown—it looks so lovely against her alabaster skin—especially this beaded embellished design with sheer to-the-elbow sleeves and a perfectly nipped in waist. She looks elegant, confident, and very Oscars-appropriate.

Aside from the sparkle on her gown, Adele accessorized with a ring and earrings from Harry Winston. The singer’s half-up-half-down hairstyle with a little volume and face-framing strands allowed her retro eyeliner to really pop.

Do you love that Adele went back to her signature black dress style?

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Adele's Lashes

Music’s biggest divas were out in full force for the 55th Grammy Awards, but we only had eyes for Adele’s killer lashes.

The singer, who won her seventh Grammy for ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ and will perform her theme song for the James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ at the Academy Awards next weekend, showed off a flawless, milky complexion, a nude lip and an awe-inducing set of eyelashes.

Michael Ashton, Adele’s personal make up artist for the last five years, was responsible for the look and told us: ‘When it comes to creating Adele’s red carpet looks, I like to take references from classic styling, films and iconic images then reinterpret them with my own aesthetic. This gives an end look that is polished and current, but also softly elegant and timeless.’

Here is how he did it: ‘First, prep and prime to perfection! My secret to creating picture perfect skin is to massage Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation into the face and add a sheer veil of YSL Touche Eclat near the inner tear ducts, through the t-zone and high planes.’

‘Brows are always so important to complete any make up look. I use a clear brow set to groom the shape and then fill and extend with Lancome Le Crayon Poudre brow pencil.’

‘Eye shadow is kept to a minimum for this look, with just a subtle highlighter on the brow bone, followed by gentle contouring through the socket. I used Lancome Colour Design Infinite in Continuous Creme as a base, then created dimension using Lancome Colour Design Eye Shadow Palette in Coral Crush.’

‘The real hero of this look is the liner and lashes. Using Maybelline Studio Gel Liner in Black, start on the inner corner of the eye and increase the width of liner as you extend towards the outer corner finishing with a flirty flick.’

‘To give the eyes a polished yet understated feel, I placed false lashes along the entire upper lashline before building up lash density with Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara top and bottom.’

‘To finish the look, I filled in the lip with Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in Beige 101 working from the middle of the mouth and creating the desired shaped using a lip brush. Blot off the excess before tidying edges using MyFace Lip Liner in Nude and apply a slick of Sisley White Diamond lip gloss to the centre of the lip.’

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Lancôme Color Design Infinite 24H Eyeshadow
Lancôme Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette – Coral Crush
Maybelline Gel Eye Liner
Lancôme Hypnôse Star Mascara
Armani Beauty Rouge D’Armani Lipstick

Adele In Valentino Couture - 2013 Grammy Awards

I was very excited to see Adele take to the red carpet this evening in California at the 2013 Grammy Awards for two reasons.

Firstly, Adele is wearing a colour other than black for a refreshing, long overdue, change; and the shorter version of her Valentino Spring 2013 Couture dress works better for me at knee-length.

The original length could’ve been quite unflattering, overly fussy and not really event appropriate.

Save the longer length for Keira Knightley I say.

Her red-and-black embroidered frock with a full voluminous skirt was styled with matching pumps.

A sweeping updo and glossy lips completed her look.

Do you love this departure from her usual style, or is it not working for you?

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