Style Files: Lily Collins has Gorgeous Taste!

Style Files: Lily Collins has Gorgeous Taste!

Award events are entertaining occasions.  Glitzy star studded nights with lots of glamour, these events are one of the best sources of inspiration for makeup trends and fancy dresses.

Over the past few events, I can’t help but gush over how stunning Lily Collins has been strutting her stuff recently.

At the 74th Golden Globes event held yesterday, Lily Collins wore a striking dusty rose Zuhair Murad creation.

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The floor length gown was a mix of lace and net, hugging her body but flaring out beautifully from the waist down. Floral embroidery and bead work accentuated the dress throughout. Harry Winston jewels were chosen to accessorize her ensemble.

The color choice complimented her skin tone perfectly, and she chose to tie her hair into an elegant braided updo. Keeping the eye makeup minimum and complexion glowing and bright with just a hint of blusher, she finished the look with strong brows and a bold, matte red lip. It couldn’t be any more perfect!

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It takes us back to the last time she stole our hearts at an event – The 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards, where Lily Collins stepped out wearing the perfect lacey Elie Saab Haute Couture gown.

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The sleek figure hugging lace gown had a Victorian inspired neckline studded with Swarovski, and flaring billowy sleeves. She accessorized with Chanel jewels, but it was the contrasting makeup she chose to wear that really made her stand out.

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A metallic bordeaux lip and earthy inspired eye palette contrasted with the pale ash grey-green gown, making her eyes and flawless skin strikingly captivating. Collins finished her look by keeping her hair loosely knotted at the nape of her neck, strands framing her face; the combination of bordeaux and earthy browns in her makeup palette highlighting her eyes and sun kissed strands of her hair.

We’ll definitely be storing these two excellent showings in our event attire inspiration books!

 

The Must Watch Film For Girls: Moana

Let’s face it, when it comes to family films, Disney has always been hitting it out of the park.

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However, the Disney Revival Era has been especially amazing of late, with themes dealing with female empowerment, racial discrimination, family.

Moana continues forward carrying this new trend, and here we see an adolescent female coming into terms with who she is. Moana doesn’t need a prince, she’s the daughter of the chief and is expected to care for and lead her people (no patriarchy), and most of all, throughout the film, nothing is forced upon her.

When she has a breakdown and deems herself to have failed in the great task of saving her people, her Gramma consoles her with how she should never have burdened her with a great task- and be proud of how far she has come already. “If you are ready to go home, I will go with you.”  There’s no blame placed on her and no great expectation. Moana is loved for who she is, she accepts the assigned task because she wants to, and she leads her people because she wants to.

The absence of a prince charming is refreshing, and the trust, responsibility, motivation and love placed on this adolescent girl is empowering, and endearing. A must watch for girls of all ages, take your niece/daughter/sister to watch the film and have a great time!