Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Preview Party

Wednesday (June 7) played host to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition preview party, a highlight of London’s social calendar which attracted a plethora of style savvy stars.  I was delighted that many summery frock were on display, despite the not-so summer weather.

Zawe Ashton: There was something very 1920s about Zawe’s Roksanda ‘Hillevi’ dress in glorious bubblegum pink satin. Sleek finishing touches were added with a Roksanda ‘Besa’ bag and Roksanda ‘Dana’ shoes.

Florence Welch: Sticking to her signature bohemian style, the singer kept things colourful with a Gucci Fall 2017 ensemble. Black and pink floral prints made way for a ruby red Gucci clutch and cream Gucci boots, both emblazoned with the designer’s definitive animal symbolism.

Katherine Jenkins: The singer chose a monochrome Nedo by Nedret Taciroğlu piece for the occasion. While I liked the lace detailing, the belt seemed ill-fitting to the look.

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Zawe Ashton In Stella McCartney – Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards

I’m a huge fan of Zawe Ashton’s style, but when I saw her at the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards yesterday (May 14) in London, my reaction was “not again”.

You see, we’ve seen this Stella McCartney cape gown three times now.

Firstly on Karlie Kloss, and then again two weeks ago Queen Letizia of Spain also wore it in red.

This is such a rare big event in the UK, so I wish Zawe had delivered something more memorable for the right reasons.

I’m all for a colourful shoes, but I find her suede purple option jarring on this occasion.

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Zawe Ashton In Victoria Beckham – South Bank Sky Arts Awards

Zawe Ashton In Victoria Beckham - South Bank Sky Arts Awards

Zawe Ashton attended the South Bank Sky Arts Awards held at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Monday (January 27), where she joined Sophie McShera on the red carpet.

The sleek and streamlined silhouette of this body-con dress is unmistakably Victoria Beckham.

With black mesh panels at the shoulders and the back updating this clean and smart staple with sheer allure, she opted to keep the look simple, styling her frock with black pumps and a black patent leather clutch for an ultra-chic look.


You can buy Zawe’s Victoria Beckham High-Neck Fitted Dress from Marissa Collections.

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Zawe Ashton In Sarah Baadarani – British Independent Film Awards 2013

Zawe Ashton In Sarah Baadarani - British Independent Film Awards 2013Zawe Ashton was also among the guest list at the British Independent Film Awards 2013, hosted at Old Billingsgate Market in London on Sunday night.

The British star covered up in a long-sleeve Sarah Baadarani crew-neck column gown in a soft, dove-grey shade.

There was hardly the hint of an accessory or jewel to be found here, which mirrored the simple style of the dress. Zawe also kept her swept-back hair and bronzed makeup on the casual side.

With such a minimalistic approach, the details must be spot-on. So, the slight wrinkles permeating the gown were more noticeable than I’d like. I was also wishing for some sort of statement sparkle to define the look.

Lovely or just too lacklustre?

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Zawe Ashton In Julien Macdonald – 2013 Elle Style Awards

Zawe Ashton In Julien Macdonald - 2013 Elle Style AwardsAfter her fierce foray onto the red carpet of Sunday’s 2013 BAFTA Awards, Zawe Ashton maintained her sartorial shock factor at the 2013 Elle Style Awards the following evening.

The British actress was a silver bullet at London’s Savoy Hotel, as she donned her second Julien Macdonald look in as many days.

Compacted with rows and rows of silver, mirror-like studs, this geometric, plunge gown had quite the reflective properties—and some sort of glam sci-fi vibe that I’m still trying to figure out.

She paired the look with jewellery from H. Stern and Annoushka, a silver Jimmy Choo ‘Ciggy’clutch and Christian Louboutin heels.

With such a strong fashion statement, I would have liked her beauty to be softer. Her hair was just too severe and the makeup far too much.

Equal parts provocative and rebel-chic, Zawe had no problem grabbing stares from the stylish Elle guest list.

Did you think this look was out-of-this-world or just way too over-the-top?

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Zawe Ashton In Julien Macdonald – 2013 BAFTA Awards


Zawe Ashton exudes a strong rebel chic vibe at the 2013 BAFTA Awards held at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday.

I’m usually a big fan of the Zawe’s red carpet choices, but I can’t get behind this busy Julian McDonald Spring 2012 number.

The all-over embroidery and sheer skirted bottom on this gown induced some serious detail overkill; which had the actress looking a touch too theatrical on the red carpet.

Perfect for the Grammys, not so much on a cold rainy night in London for the BAFTAs.

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Written by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

Zawe Ashton In Sarah Baadarani – London Evening Standard British Film Awards

Zawe Ashton in Sarah Baadarani  London Evening Standard British Film Awards

Zawe Ashton joined Eddie Redmayne and Andrea Riseborough on the red carpet for the London Evening Standard British Film Awards at the London Film Museum on Monday evening.

The ‘Fresh Meat’ star has pretty much worn Chalayan exclusively on the red carpet, but she shone the spotlight on another designer on this occasion.

Zawe’s dress was created by up-and-coming designer, Sarah Baadarani.

The signature of the label, which was founded in 2012, is modern classicism and the essence is sensual, feminine and powerfully elegant.

The last three points exactly describe Zawe’s Spring 2013 white dress featuring black-and-grey lace appliqués on a sheer bodice, which has been shortened from the version in the look book.

A black blazer was nonchalantly thrown over her shoulders, with black Louboutin heels, a Jimmy Choo clutch and Annoushka jewels accessorizing the look.

I love the blazer, which gives the look an uber-cool vibe, but I’m curious to see how the sleeves look with the shorter hemline.

The smouldering beauty completed her look with smoky eyes and a nude lip.

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