16.10.13 Interview

Behind the Seams With Bella Thorne: She Dishes on Her Personal Style, the Challenge Teen Stars Face Dressing for the Red Carpet & More

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In two short years, actress Bella Thorne has shot up the fashion ranks to be one of THE ones-to-watch on the red carpet. More often than not, the stunning redhead can be counted on to pull together a look that’s fresh and different. Her ability to make any design contemporary through her use of color and accessories is remarkable. If just half of her peers could master that skill, the world would be a much better place.

With her impeccable taste in clothes, towering height (5’5” without heels!) and good looks, it’s hard to believe that Bella is only a teenager. But we were reminded of her youth on the eve of her Sweet 16 birthday when we had the pleasure of chatting with the starlet as she hosted the ‘Girls Night Out’ WallFlower Jeans event in L.A.

Rocking a typical teen outfit—simple white tee and denim (but paired with a black quilted Chanel purse and black Christian Louboutin pumps, natch!) and cute ponytail, Bella spent the better part of the evening hanging out with girlfriends and graciously taking pictures with young fans of her Disney show, ‘Shake It Up.’

We managed to get a few minutes with the beauty, who was accompanied by stylist Marissa Peden, to talk about how she envisions her look evolving, behind-the-scenes fashion stories, and the challenge she faces playing dress up in a mature industry.

On her style: It’s kind of whatever I’m feeling that day, honestly. I don’t have like a “no-go” look. I don’t hate one thing. I kind of like everything. One of the things that attract me to an outfit is if it’s comfortable. I will pick an outfit based upon the shoes [my stylist] Marissa Peden gives me because I will be like, Marissa, these shoes are uncomfortable, so we’ll go with the other outfit. It can be something as simple as that.

On her style icons: I like Natalie Portman and Nicole Richie.

On a standout look she’s worn: There’s not a favorite look of mine. There’s actually one that I kind of put together at the last minute and I liked it. It was the Alberta Ferretti dress with Bionda Castana shoes that I wore to a charity event.

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04.10.13

Bella Thorne In Fausto Puglisi – Latina Magazine’s ‘Hollywood Hot List’ Party

Bella Thorne In Fausto Puglisi - Latina Magazine's 'Hollywood Hot List' Party

Bella Thorne attended Latina Magazine’s ‘Hollywood Hot List’ Party held at The Redbury Hotel in Hollywood, California yesterday evening.

The 15-year-old actress did shy away from colour for a while, so I was delighted to see her don a mix of colours on this occasion.

Starting with a bright-yellow Fausto Puglisi V-neck dress, to which she added ocean-blue Sophia Webster ankle-strap pumps and a Diane von Furstenberg ‘Tonda’ printed sequin clutch in a mix of pastel shades.

Jewels courtesy of Pamela Love, Wanderluster and Victor Velyan, glossy lips, and glossier wavy tresses completed her look.

I wouldn’t change a thing. Would you?

Bella Thorne In Fausto Puglisi

Fausto Puglisi Sleeveless Dressfarfetch.com US and farfetch.com
Sophia Webster Portia T-Strap Suede & Patent Leather PumpsSaks.com and Saks.com UK

Credit: Getty

Bella Thorne In Blumarine – 2013 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party

Bella Thorne In Blumarine - 2013 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party

Bella Thorne joined fellow teen stars Hailee Steinfeld and Holland Roden at the 2013 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party in LA on Friday night, but unlike those ladies she didn’t wear Emporio Armani.

She turned to her current favourite brand Blumarine, selecting a black-and-white Fall 2013 ensemble with a red-and-pink rose print.

The look would’ve been preferable without the fitted trousers; however, since Bella has worn Blumarine dresses with this same tulip-skirt silhouette a few times before, I understand why she opted to wear them.

Simple black patent-leather pumps and a black shoulder bag accessorized the look, with a wispy updo, petal-pink lips and gold drop earrings completing the look.

09.09.13

Front Row @ NYFW Weekend Catch Up

Front Row @ NYFW Weekend Catch Up

Here’s a quick catch up of the front row who caught my eye during New York Fashion Week this weekend.

Ciara @ Prabal Gurung: The singer wore a pretty Prabal Gurung embroidered angular insert dress with a flared silhouette styled with bondage boots courtesy of Casadei, which were presented during the designer’s Fall 2013 collection.

Solange Knowles @ Alexander Wang: What’s not to love about Solange’s outfit? The colour, the quirky glasses, the Wang Resort 2014 skirt, that bag and those sexy sandals…? Perhaps it shouldn’t, but it ALL works.

Rihanna @ Opening Ceremony: It’s been a while since we saw Rihanna front row at NYFW, as she tends to skip the shows and head to the after-parties. On Sunday she was front and centre at Opening Ceremony wearing a grey Zac Posen satin floral dress with Underground ‘Wulfrun’ creepers with a Lynn Ban choker. A part of me wants to say it’s ridiculous to pair such a pretty dress with creepers, but I have to say she sells it to me, as per.

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19.08.13

Bella Thorne In Olima – 28th Annual Imagen Awards

Bella Thorne In Olima - 28th Annual Imagen Awards

Bella Thorne joined Aubrey Plaza at the 28th annual Imagen Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Friday.

The Disney star wore a black strapless Olima dress with a waffle-weave top and wool skirt.

She accessorized her look with black Prada sandals with cut-outs and gold detailing, a tri-colour Pierre Hardy clutch, a Iosselliani Rolex statement necklace and Unearthen bracelets, plus rings and earrings by Le Vian.

Even though this is a great look, especially in the accessories department, I’m looking forward to seeing the 15-year-old actress going back to having more fun on the red carpet. Save this for Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman.

Bella Thorne In Olima

Pierre Hardy Colourblock Calf Hair Bag 61 MiniBarneys.com
Iosselliani Rolex Chain NecklaceForward by Elyse Walker
Prada Quilted Zipper SandalsNordstrom

Credit: Getty

15.08.13

InStyle Summer Soiree 2013

InStyle Summer Soiree

There were many more lovely ladies who attended the InStyle Summer Soiree held at the Mondrian Los Angeles in West Hollywood, California yesterday evening.

Darby Stanchfield: The ‘Scandal’ actress instantly caught my eye, not only because of the striking contrast between her gorgeous flame-red beehive and electric-blue drop-waist Paper London dress, but mostly because of her pronounced eyebrows, which gave the look a futuristic vibe, further punctuated by her sculptural Kzeniya clutch and Emporio Armani silver pumps.

Ashley Tisdale: Although this sleeveless Clover Canyon ‘Orchid Trip’ neoprene dress is very much expected from Ashley, I love the soft pastel pieces styled with the look. The black clutch is very much the odd man out here.

Analeigh Tipton: The actress was one of many who also opted for neutral tones, wearing a chic tunic top and matching trousers by Ermanno Scervino accented with a black waistband. Opting not to go with black accessories, she wore white Casadei sandals and carried a gold Stark clutch, with Dannijo earrings completing the look.

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