Get the Olivia Palermo Look!

With Fashion Week well underway, we thought we would change the tone (for now, until the shows are over) and swoon over Olivia Palermo instead.

For those of you who aren’t very familiar with Olivia Palermo, she is an American socialite and a model who keeps hitting the headlines. Olivia became more known in 2009 after being cast in the reality television series The City, which is a spin-off the popular series, The Hills.

Olivia is quite frankly seen as a total fashionista and so we have put together a little guide on how you can get the Olivia Palermo look before Winter kicks in! We have taken one of Olivia’s outfits perfect for the daytime and given you a break down on where you can get her look from, and of course we have added a piece of The Diamond Store jewellery to finish the OP ensemble.

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Olivia is wearing a white Elizabeth and James Chambers dress which is £200 (at the time this article was written) and can be found on the Elizabeth and James’ website.

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Here Miss Palermo is sporting a white Bulgari cross-body bag with black detail and an embellished buckle. We have picked the same bag but in coral. Why not add a little bit of colour to the outfit? The bag is £1246.91 and can be found on farfetch.com.

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Olivia accessorised with a Catarzi ASOS Borcellino straw hat with a leather trim hat. The hat is £30 (at the time this article was written) and can be found on ASOS.com

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She wore her outfit with some metallic pink Habbot oxfords. Seeing we have gone for a coral bag, we decided to go for baby pink lace-up brogues. They are £294.88 also from farfetch.com.

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Finally to complete the look, we have a added a gold Pink Sapphire and diamond ring available from http://www.thediamondstore.co.uk

 

To turn this outfit into an evening one, why not add some heels and a blazer and take the hat off?

We hope to see Miss OP clones strutting around with thanks to our style guide! Which look of hers is your favourite? Tweet us @diamondstoreuk

 

 

Simply Sapphire

Its already September! Which means its Sapphire’s turn to be the gemstone of the month! We have chosen five celebs which wore the Sapphire the best and have rated them out of 10 on our fire chart of smoking hot celebs.

1) First we have Jennifer Hudson, who wore this blue Sapphire gown at the Oscars. We have given Jennifer a 6 on our fire chart!

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2) Our second celebrity is Jessica Lowndes, who wore this low-cut Sapphire gown to the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards. We have rated Jessica a 7 on our hot fire chart.

 

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3) Our third celebrity or should we say royal, is the Duchess- Kate Middleton. Kate wore a knee length Sapphire dress to match her gorgeous Sapphire engagement ring. We have rated her an 8 on our fire chart of hot celebs.

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4) Our penultimate celebrity is Jessica Stam. She wore this blue Sapphire sheer gown which was teamed with a floral lace underneath to the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards. We have given Jessica a firey 9!

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5) Our final Celebrity is Blake Lively. She wore this stunning gown to the MET Gala in 2009. She definitely deserves a 10 from us! Way to go Blake!

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 We have also chosen our top ‘phiring’ hot blue Sapphire’s from The Diamond Store.

 

 price of the necklace is at the time this article was written.

 

What would you rate each celebrity according to our fire chart of smoking hot celebs? Tweet us @diamondstoreuk

And the award goes to…

With the Video Music Awards 2014 just having taken place this week, we decided that we would give our own awards to the celebrities who we think deserve an award for their outfit. As an award we have decided to use a piece of The Diamond Store jewellery which matches their outfit.

And the award for ‘the sparkling beauty’ goes to Jennifer Lopez! No matter what she wears, J-Lo always shines; and so we would like to present her with this diamond and silver bracelet.

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And the award for ‘ladies in black’ goes to the Jenner sisters, Kendall and Kylie and Kim Kardashian. Whilst the Jenner sisters went for all black, Kim went for a printed black, white and red dress. We would like to present them with this gold black diamond and diamond ring.

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And the award for the most ‘stand-out outfit’ goes to Taylor Swift. Her sky blue printed play-suit, gets her the award of these gold and blue topaz earrings.

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And the award for ‘pretty in pink’ goes to Gwen Stefani. Rocking this pink and black outfit, we’d like to present Gwen with this pink Sapphire and diamond necklace.

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Who would you give the best dressed award to? Tweet us @diamondstoreuk

 

What If…

On Tuesday it was the London premiere of Daniel Radcliffe’s new movie ‘What If’ in Leicester Square. On the Red Carpet we spotted many celebrities, each rocking their individual style. Keeping the movie name in mind..we thought ‘What If’ we add a piece of Diamond Store Jewellery to each celebs outfit? And so, we loved this idea so much that we did exactly that and called it our ‘What If’ Range.

We spotted MTV presenter Laura Whitmore on the red carpet in a little white caped dress. She accessorised the dress with a pair of nude patent heeled shoes, a simple necklace and a statement gold bangle. We thought ‘What If’ she wore it with this gold heart bracelet?

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We also spotted Celebrity Big Brother star Casey Batchelor on the red carpet. She chose a plunging navy, off-the-shoulder dress with white lace detail. She wore the dress with metallic heels and a matching studded clutch. ‘What If’ she wore it with Sapphire and diamond earrings?
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Spotted on the red carpet in a bright orange tunic was Imogen Thomas. She wore the dress with black heels and had a black and gold clutch to complete the look. ‘What If’ she wore the dress with this firey opal ring?

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We noticed the Made in Chelsea star, Francesca Hull sparkling in her silver sequined gown. She accessorised with a large quilted black clutch. ‘What If’ we added a little more sparkle to her look and she wore this white gold diamond bracelet?

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Emma Miller was seen turning heads as she showed off her incredibly long legs. She wore a glittery black dress with a frilly hemline. The neckline and sleeves were sheer. She wore black Christian Louboutin shoes to complete her look. ‘What If’ she wore this black diamond ring?

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”What If’ you went to the premier; which piece would you wear?

 

 

Going wild for Jenny Packham

The talk of the town is most definitely Jenny Packham, even Kate Middleton is recycling her dresses. The Duchess was spotted in the same Jenny Packham frock, as she along with Prince William attended a Wedding last Saturday in Batcombe. The dress was recycled from their USA and Canada tour in 2011, where she wore this dress to watch William play polo in Santa Barbara.

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What’s more, Jenny Packham has just released her new designs which quite frankly we are swooning over. The collection is packed with elegant column silhouettes, beautiful Grecian drapery and sprays of minute beading and crystal details. Jenny Packham was inspired to expand beyond white to buttermilk, caramel, blush and platinum, due to a series of portraits by Madame Yvonde.

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After a lot of sorting and deciding, The Diamond Store has chosen 5 of our top favourite coloured jewellery which is essential to add that final sparkle and colour to a Jenny Packham wedding.

 Be a little rebellious and go for Black jewellery on your big day!

 Get an elegant look with a Purple theme.

 Make everyone green with envy.. after all it is your special day!

Keep cool and calm and steal the show with Blue.

Go for the classic simple silver look with this infinity love necklace..your love will last forever!

Ok swoon over. What dress would you pick?

 

 

Five minutes with celebrity stylist Sarah Nash

The Diamond Store were thrilled to have coffee with celebrity stylist Sarah Nash. Sarah has worked with celebrities such as Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Matt Lanter, Jessica Lowndes and many more.

1. What exactly is a fashion stylist, and how did you decide to get into this career?

A fashion stylist is someone who puts together outfits or ‘looks’ for magazines, photo-shoots, TV shows, advertising, celebrities or personal clients. I decided to become a fashion stylist as I adore fashion and figured that if I was going to be working for a large portion of my life, I may as well do something that made me want to get out of bed in the morning.

2. What is your favourite type of shoot to style?

My favourite type of shoot to style would be an editorial fashion shoot whereby I would collaborate with the photographer to come up with a theme and then source the best model, hair and make up team and then the perfect clothes, shoes and accessories that fit with the fashion story. It’s also nice doing make overs with ‘real’ people. I work with Gok Wan a lot, and seeing the difference that clothes can make to someone’s confidence and outlook on life is really heartwarming.

3. How do you pick pieces for each shoot and what gives you your inspiration?

I consider the theme of the shoot and what the brief is and then select the pieces I think are the best. All of my choices are ultimately based on my personal taste. I get inspiration from everywhere; films, magazines (I have a stack of Vogues dating back to 1997), TV shows, blogs, just walking along the street (living in East London there is always something interesting to feast my eyes upon!), other stylists work, art, galleries…inspiration is everywhere if you keep your eyes open.

4. Who/what are you most proud of to have styled under your portfolio?

I am very proud to have styled Tara Palmer-Tominson for the wedding of Kate and William. We had Tara’s dress made by one of Alexander McQueen’s team, with bespoke shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood and hat and gloves by Philip Treacey. I am also very proud to have worked for some incredible publications including the Telegraph and Red magazine.

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5. When working with jewellery, is there anything which works well, along with anything which you avoid?

When choosing jewellery I am mindful of the brief and the rest of the outfit I have chosen, so on one shoot large oversized costume  jewellery works, but on another it will be best to keep things simple and classic. Personally I like things to look simple so anything too matchy matchy or loads of jewellery piled on isn’t really my aesthetic.

6. Is being a fashion stylist as glam as it sounds?

Being a fashion stylist has afforded me many wonderful and happy memories and yes it can be glamorous, however most of the time I am dragging suitcases around the West End, dodging tourists or working on my hands and knees drowning in clothes. I am very grateful to be doing something I love and have chosen to do, so I remember that on the days when my back feels like it’s going to break!

7. What would you pair this beautiful pendant with?  

This beautiful necklace is quite intricate so I would pair it with a gorgeous evening gown with a plunging neckline in either a vivid colour such as red or simple black.

8. What tips would you give to someone who wants to follow in your stylish footsteps? 

My top tips on becoming a stylist? Do lots of work experience and always show willing eg get in early, never complain and always be positive. It takes a hell of a lot of time and luck to break into the industry so I would have a plan B incase it didn’t work out. Plus make sure you go to the gym to build up your arm and core strength for all the heavy lifting that’s involved!

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We’d like to say thank you for Sarah for taking a few minutes out of her busy schedule and giving us an insight on being a celebrity stylist.

Follow Sarah’s blog http://sunshineandstripesblog.blogspot.co.uk/ or visit her website www.sarahnash.co.ukhttp://www.carolhayesmanagement.co.uk/artist/sarah-nash.

Is black the new white?

The formerly known Cheryl Cole has stepped away from the norm and tradition and has started a new trend.. or has she? The Fernandes Versinis’ threw a formal wedding party at private London club The Library this week, where all their closest friends attended the couples wedding celebration.

Both Cheryl and her new husband Jean-Bernard opted to rebel from the traditional all white wedding and went for an all-black-everything at the bashThe bride wore a Gothic inspired dress by British couturiers Ralph & Russo, comprised of a velvet bodice but cooled off with a sheer spliced skirt. Could the couple possibly be trying to imply that they are different and unique? This bold and daring look will either create a controversy or start a new trend.

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 Goth-o-meter:

Having been inspired by the couples all black look, we have picked our top 5 black diamond jewellery according to our Gothic-o-meter, with 5 being the most Gothic and 1 being the least.

5) A black diamond ring:

4) A black diamond circle pendant:

3) A mixed black and white diamond ring:

2) Black and White diamond earrings:

1) A simple black diamond bracelet:

 

What do you think of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s black ‘wedding’ dress? What colour would you/did you wear on your wedding day?