Nicole Scherzinger goes underwear free in risqué sheer silver dress

Nicole Scherzinger was rocking two seriously fierce looks for the Brit Awards and after parties on Wednesday.

The singer, 38, changed out of her red studded blazer and boots combo and slipped into a sheer number for the Universal Music event hosted by Soho House and Bacardi Rum.

Not feeling shy, Nicole went underwear free in the long crochet design, which perfectly clung to her curves and highlighted her impressive frame.

The sexy cheap prom dresses ukwas nipped in at the waist and featured a low back.

The X Factor beauty kept her hair in the same crimped style from earlier and changed into cream heels.

Nicole was joined by the likes of Katy Perry, Pixie Lott, Naughty Boy and Jamie Callum at the party.

Meanwhile, during the awards ceremony, Nicole joined Simon Cowell on stage to hand out the award for Best British Video.

However, the pair ran into a spot of trouble when the music mogul seemed to be incredibly unrehearsed and left the former Pussycat Doll to do most of the talking.

He was happy in the end though, when he revealed that One Direction star Liam Payne won the award.

But to make matters worse, all of the stars were plunged into darkness in the middle of the singer's speech.

For a few seconds, the spotlight completely disappeared and left the threesome stood aimlessly in front of the packed-out stadium.

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The fishnet tights trend is dividing the office

The fishnet tight is having a bit of a moment. Hot off the Simone Rocha, Jeremy Scott and Ashley Williams runway, the holey hosiery has become a celebrity favourite.

But with the fishnet tight failing to shake off its kinky past, this trend isn't for everyone.

Stylish or slutty, classy or tarty, this is one trend that has certainly divided the office. Here fashion director Amber Graafland, 44, and fashion editor Lauren Goodwin-Grafton, 28, make the case for and against.

As a woman, hosiery has become an essential part of my wardrobe. Especially when the winter months hit, I pretty much live in them on a daily basis. Ideal for winter proofing my floral red carpet dressesand midi skirts, I must spend a fortune over the chilly season in keeping my tights draw in tip top condition- bobbly tights are also a particular pet hate of mine. But there's one style you won't be finding in there any time soon- a kinky pair of fishnets.

If you're anything like me, you're probably thinking why on earth would you anyway? Well, this may come as a shock (it did for me) but fishnets are having a BIG moment in the style spotlight. The controversial trend took off on the AW16 catwalks and we've spotted loads of celebs jumping on the bandwagon ever since - Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Kendall Jenner and Gwyneth Paltrow to name just a few.

Vogue have even written a fashion feature about how fabulous they are. But sorry, as much as I can appreciate these ladies' one-step-ahead style credentials and Vogue's obvious influence, I still can't bring myself to buy a pair.

Now don't get me wrong, I've tried all sorts of strange hosiery styles back in my school days...from those big window pane checks and dainty polka dots, to the bright and shockingly bold. Yes, I'm ashamed to say you may have even spotted me in a Shrek green pair (I blame the early Noughties).

But I think I might have a 'fishnetophobia'. Can they ever be worn without having tarty connotations, or ever look good unless you have svelte supermodel pins like Gigi Hadid? I'm not so sure.

So maybe I've been scared from my early Noughties school days...when it was cool to let your tights do all the talking. Or is it the fact I spend most of my time trying not to get holes in my tights? Either way, to me this trend just seems so wrong.

Sorry but my love for holey hosiery will never take off, opaques for me only please...

OK, so I know what you're thinking, I'm 44, am I really sure about this? And shouldn't the mutton-o-meter be ringing in my ears?

But trust me; this trend can work. But it's all about wearing it the right way... obviously.

Wear a pair of fishnets with a mini skirt and high heels and yes, you're gonna look like you're heading to a tarts and tramps fancy celebrity dresses ukparty.

Wear them to the gym like Mariah Carey last week and no, the world isn't going to take you very seriously.


Watch Us Weekly Go Shopping for a Golden Globes Dress

The 2017 Golden Globes are just days away! And of course, Us Weekly will be on the scene. But what would a red carpet moment be without the perfect long prom dresses? That's why we headed to the Bloomingdale's flagship in NYC, where fashion director Brooke Jaffe took our correspondent Christina Garibaldi on a tour of the best dresses. Watch the video to see how it all went down!

Garibaldi took all the trends for a spin, from bright red (a perfect complement to the carpet!) to sheer paneling. But she couldn't resist the allure of the classic, Disney-worthy ball gown. "Every actress and celebrity wants to have that kind of princess moment on the red carpet, so that was the intention," Jaffe tells Stylish. "We've seen actresses, from Olivia Wilde toEmmy Rossum, donning this look on the red carpet. I think it's just sort of a rite of passage."

But in the end, our correspondent went for an entirely different look altogether. (Hint: Can you say sparkles?!) Watch the video above! And tell Us: What do you think of Garibaldi's ultimate choice?

Don't forget to check back in on Globes Sunday, January 8. We'll be reporting on everything, from the red carpet to the ceremony to the afterparties!

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2016: Who were style winners

IN 2016, we saw an uptake in functional (but ugly) activewear, cringe-worthy naked mariepromdresses and celebrity fashion collaborations that wouldve otherwise been consigned to the sartorial scrapheap.

And on the ruby rug, things werent much better, with some truly awful fashion moments immortalised by the paparazzos lens.

Montana Cox. Picture: Christian Gilles

Megan Gale.

Montana Cox

Being dumped by David Jones as an ambassador hasnt halted the Top Model winners sartorial ascent. Montana Cox, who is as in-demand as ever, rarely puts a foot wrong.

Megan Gale

A long-time favourite of the flash pack, Megan Gale has been on the scene for 20 years. Judging from what weve seen in 2016, her fourth decade could be her best yet.

Rachel Finch.

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Rachael Finch

A Myer ambassador, Seven presenter and mother, Rachael Finch wears her multiple hats with aplomb. With a delicate and feminine style that favours dresses and high heels, Finch was certain of a place on our 2016 best-dressed list.

Miranda Kerr

Even before she bagged billionaire Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, Australias sweetheart — herself not exactly short of cash — was always on point with her look. Now with bottomless pockets, we can only imagine that shell keep on putting out red-hot style.

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Teresa Palmer.

Jodi Anasta

The Myer ambassador, whose svelte frame was the subject of not-so-quiet whispers all year long, constantly kills it on the style front. From the races to the ruby rug, the mother-of-ones polished look is evergreen.

Teresa Palmer

Not everyone can look chic at 30-plus weeks pregnant. But then not everyone is Hacksaw Ridge star Teresa Palmer, whose stylish bump surely inspired a few other expectant mums on how to dress this year.

Lisa Wilkinson.

Sonia Kruger.

Lisa Wilkinson

Unlike some in breakfast television, Lisa Wilkinsons on and off-air choices are rarely deemed headline worthy. Consistently getting it right, the Today host proves you can rock high fashion well beyond its traditional limitation of your second decade.

Sonia Kruger

While Sonia Kruger has had a somewhat difficult year following her controversial comments about Muslim immigration, the same cant be said of the Today Extra hosts look. Always impeccably dressed and groomed, the mother-of-one can hold her head up high when it comes to style.

Jesinta Campbell.

Jessica Mauboy.

Jesinta Franklin

The new Mrs Buddy Franklin had all eyes on her after she and the Swans forward tied the knot in secret last month in custom Vera Wang. Paid to look good in fashion shows and catalogues, Franklin also has killer off-duty style that gets her probably more attention than shed like from Sydneys paps.

Jessica Mauboy

Off the back of last years fashion-related meltdown at Melbourne Cup, Jessica Mauboy has bloomed like a butterfly from the chrysalis into a red-carpet master. Her looks at the ARIA and AACTA awards have proven that the Pop A Bottle singers talents go beyond her voice.

Jess Hart.

Bec Judd.

Jess Hart

Aussie model Hart cant put a foot wrong.

Bec Judd

While Judds style has changed since her barely there 2004 Brownlow Medal dress, we arent sure it has improved. For a woman so often pictured, her misses far outweigh her hits.

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Edwina Bartholomew.

Erin Molan

We at Confidential think that Molan has some serious potential, but her red-carpet ensembles almost always leave something to be desired — and its usually clothing that covers her body.

Edwina Bartholomew

Were huge fans of the sunny Sunrise presenter, but the now-infamous vagina” dress that Bartholomew rocked at the Oscar Awards this year left us no choice but to put her on the list.

Ben Lee. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Sam Frost. Picture: John Fotiadis

Ben Lee

A streak of individuality on the red carpet goes a long way in Confidentials jaded eyes, but the bright-yellow suit actor-musician Lee wore to the 2016 ARIA Awards is the definition of a few steps too far.

Sam Frost

Frosts shrinking frame has been the subject of many a story this year, and it seems the radio personality still a bit bamboozled about how to dress it.

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Imogen Anthony. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Samantha Jade

The X Factor winners small frame is admittedly hard to dress, but her stylist seemingly gets it wrong time after time. A pretty girl, Jade could seriously elevate her look with a new approach to dressing.

Imogen Anthony

Kyle Sandilands girlfriend Imogen Anthony is never generic and shes certainly never dull. But we have to say that dressing like a Rainbow Paddle Pop topped with bright orange fairy floss just is not a great look.

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Guy Sebastian. Picture: Christian Gilles

Sophie Monk

As much as we at Confidential abhor fashion rules”, the notion of getting your legs or your boobs out, and never both at once, still holds true. Funnywoman Sophie Monk clearly missed the memo.

Guy Sebastian

Singer-songwriter Guy Sebastians raw talent is eclipsed only by his style fails. Whether its a superfluous hat, a bulky jacket or an inexplicable necklace, somehow the Australian Idol winner gets it wrong.

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The 2016 Boston Music Awards: A Recap

The event celebrated Boston bands, DJs, and vocalists while also incorporating categories for venues, music blogs, and promoters as well. Founded in 1987, the BMAs have honored bands and artists such as John Mayer, Karmin, Aerosmith, Donna Summer, Phish, and more, which gives you an idea of how talented some of Bostons artists are. The event was so alive with talent, showcasing artists across every genre. All kind of people were there, in some of the most eccentric outfits I had ever seen. Top hats, fur coats, sparkly vintage prom dresses uk, the BMAs dont mess around. The glamorous feel of many of the attendees meshed perfectly with many of the other guests who kept it simple and indie in jeans, sweaters, and beanies. There was definitely a surprising mix of people, but an overall young vibe captivated the House of Blues that couldnt be ignored. From underground to mainstream, the turnout of talent at the BMAs was noteworthy.

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The event was organized to focus mainly on the performances of the night rather than the actual awards, which was refreshing in its own way. 13 artists performed that evening, making a lasting impression on the audience in their own individual way:

One of my favorite performances of the night was a Boston rapper named Kyle Bent who spread good vibes to kick off the night. Nominated for Video of the Year with his video for

Supplier,” the 19-year old Bridgewater State student preached a higher love with spiritual vibes and positive energy to the crowd through poetic verses and a captivating stage presence. He was enthralling to watch and even more interesting to talk to once his set was over. He told me of his ambitions and dreams, and I commended his spiritual take on hip-hop. His youthfulness only added to the young crowd and energy of this up and coming generation of Boston artists. It was great to see such a talented individual represent the growing Boston hip-hop scene.

The rest of the performances that I did get to see (still bitter than I had to miss the iconic Michael Christmas, finals suck) were phenomenal. Julie Rhodes and The Ballroom Thievesopened my eyes to a popular rustic blues-y folk scene I didnt even realize existed in Boston, both were captivating performers. Artists Contact, Sadie Dupuis, Bearstronaut, and Air Traffic Controller delivered exceptional performances in the indie, alternative and pop genres, bringing true life to the event. Overall, the performances of the evening were impressive, leaving the event goers in good spirits. I was in enthralled by the performers that I had completely forgotten that it was an awards show, it incorporated so many great acts so seamlessly. Shoutout to all the great performers, and to the Boston Music Awards for thoroughly celebrating the Boston music scene and all it does for the Boston community!

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The party with these fresh takes on holiday fashion

Put the little black long formal dressesback in the closet! The holidays come just once a year, so mark the occasion with one-of-a-kind fashions.

From alternative color palettes to unexpected prints and eye-popping jewelry, here are some ways to shake up your style all season long:

Break tradition: Move over, red and green. Mauve, fuchsia, jewel tones and winter pastels are unpredictable picks for holiday party apparel. Some cool combos: electric pink with lime, lavender with mint and sapphire with blush.

White out: Never mind those who say wearing white after Labor Day is a no-no. Styles as pure as snow are this seasons twist on monochromatics. Try it with a LWD (little white dress), pencil skirt with crisp blouse or a jumpsuit, like the power romper by Uptown by Kiya Tomlin

Decked out in Deco: Ralph Lauren (above) and Naeem Khans fall/winter collections gave the strong geometrics of art deco a modern point of view. The trend has trickled down from the runways of New York Fashion Week to mainstream retailers as a popular party dress print.

Comfort and joy: For a more casual affair, consider rockin around the Christmas tree in cozy-chic separates, such as a tulle skirt and graphic pullover ($98 apiece by Wildfox at , above left) or a sequined sweatshirt paired with distressed skinny jeans and strappy stilettos. Metallic bombers, crushed velvet blazers and pajama-style suiting also are having a moment.

Sparkle and shine: Before leaving the house, a lady should look in the mirror and remove one accessory,” Coco Chanel famously said. Not this time! The holidays give permission to long prom dressup any outfit with layers upon layers of bling. Multicolored chokers, bracelets and medallions by Sabika in Robinson are done in Swarovski crystals that can be mixed and matched for a fresh look for every festive function.


Echosmith Front-Woman Dishes On Her Must-Have Holiday Fashions

With her own holiday line at Hollister & Co. flying off shelves, Echosmiths Sydney Sierota knows a thing or two about fashion. And while she undoubtedly looks like a model, she also short prom dresseslike one — and we cannot get enough of her edgy, feminine style! Sitting down with the fashionista, HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY what shes currently coveting!

Sydney Sierota Holiday Fashion

Sydney Sierota, 19, is a huge fan of the holidays, and with that comes a fabulous eye for what styles are hot during this special time of year. Sydney is, after all, a fashion icon in her own right. Not only does she dazzle on stage while singing for the indie pop band Echosmith, she also has a super successful fashion collaboration with Hollister that was created with the holiday season in mind!

I am obsessed with sparkles and shiny stuff so that was the leading inspiration for my Hollister line,” Sydney told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Its stuff that you can wear anywhere but still make a statement; you can wear it to a party and feel comfortable in it.” Sounds like our kind of clothing! And even cooler, Sydney had a strong influence over the final pieces, and she actually wears items from her line all the time.

We got to capture what was in my head and work together to have some fun ideas,” the blonde beauty explained. It was a really cool process and its all stuff that I love and have been wearing constantly. Im wearing these pieces throughout the day and also wearing them to concerts — its super versatile like that.”

And when it comes to her own personal style, versatility is what matters most! I define my style as feminine with a touch of edge,” Sydney told us. I like wearing boot heels instead of high heels because I can perform in them — its hard to perform in stilettos.” She also likes pairing strong, more masculine shoes with fun pretty dresses — preferably a dress with sparkles.

I like wearing dresses but I love pairing them with shoes you wouldnt normally see with those types of outfits,” Sydney added. And while short prom dressmake up a large portion of her wardrobe, this season shes all about stylish jeans and comfy pieces.

One big essential for me, especially when its cold outside, are wax jeans from Hollister,” the singer shared. Im actually wearing them now and have been wearing them with a bunch of tops from my collection. Its a really cute, easy outfit no matter what, but it also keeps you warm.”

She loves pairing a look like that with some really great” boots. And shes also obsessing over faux fur, which street style bloggers have been rocking nonstop. I just got a faux fur coat too, and thats definitely an essential for sure!” Sydney exclaimed.

We couldnt agree more! We love how Sydney is so confident in her style, and we hope to see her collaborating with more brands in the future. Who knows, maybe one day shell come up with her very own namesake line! I would love to do more of this — its always been one of my dreams to have a clothing line, and now that Ive done it once, I want to do it a million more times,” the teen gushed.

But in the meantime, Sydney has found herself collabing with another company — Nutella! In fact, she and Echosmith recently partnered with the brand as a part of the companys first-ever original content series titled Spread the Happy.” It was such a fun video to make,” Sydney said of her partnership with the brand, which involved her making a video. It really was a cool way of trying to capture who we are with what we try and do with our music — everyone should go watch it!”


Strictly Come Dancings Claudia Fragapane reveals

The 19-year-old took her first solo train journey last week and now shes opened up to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield about just how constrained her life as a gymnast had been.

When asked about getting the train, Claudia admitted she has been driven to and from training by her parents for the past 12 years.

The gymnast admitted she wanted to join the show to learn how to make her body flow

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Her life has revolved around her dedication to her sport for years, with the Olympianl likening it to

living in a box”.

She said: Its like Im in a box and Im not allowed out.

Its nice to have a taste of the world and its great to be part of Strictly.”

Earlier this week the British Olympic gymnast, 19, revealed that she often applies bum glue onto her skin to stop her leotard from riding right up”.

And now Claudia has admitted that she has shared her handy outfit tip with singer Louise Redknapp, 42 – who is the only other remaining female celebrity left in the BBC dance series.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, the athlete, who is partnered with dancer AJ Pritchard, 22, said: Louise and I have lunch dates together at the studios – every lunch and dinner we have them together and make sure we meet up.

Were the only two girls left so we stick together.”

She added: We share tips. Before she asked me how my leotard doesnt ride right up and I said you have to get bum glue.

And she was like oh that would be good to put on our outfits.

I said to them if I dont use my bum glue when I do my competitions and it does ride right up you cant touch it when youre on the floor.

If you take it out and touch your leotard if it goes right up and you try and take it out and cover your bum while youre doing your routine you lose marks.

You have to just flaunt it. But yeah I dont think we need bum glue just as much at Strictly as youre wearing vintage prom dresses

and the way the designers do the dresses are really clever.”

Speaking about how the bum glue works, she confessed: With the bum glue youve got to put the glue on your actual skin and that pat whatever youre wearing down on it.”

Claudia also revealed that the felt prepared for sporting the skimpy outfits on Strictly Come Dancing as she feels as a gymnast shes always normally half naked.”


Joan Smalls Lives Out Mugler's "Jaws" Fantasy in the Chicest Way Possible

For David Koma's Spring 2017 show with Mugler, he sent models down the runway in scuba-inspired mini plus size prom dressesin iridescent and reflective fabrics as the Jaws theme played overhead. The inspiration for his looks seemed clear: What would happen if a rogue shark from the imagination of Steven Spielberg was set loose in the Mugler design studio? Apparently, plenty of cold shoulders and slinky skirts with liberally placed cutouts. Perhaps not quite appropriate for a beach outing, but just the thing for looking ahead to spring and summer.

Joan Smalls was apparently feeling the ocean vibes for the British Fashion Council's Fashion Awards luncheon over the weekend, selecting a bright orange minidress from the latest Mugler collection with cutout shoulders and a scuba suit-esque zip down the front. It might not be the most seasonal look, but since when have the weather concerns of mere mortals ever applied to supermodels?

Where: The British Fashion Council's Fashion Awards luncheon celebrating the 2016 nominees at Little House Mayfair in London, England.

What: A bright orange Mugler Spring 2017 minidress with long sleeves and cutout shoulders paired with black suede pointy-toed heels with ankle straps by Monika Chiang.

Why: Any event hosted by the Fashion Awards — formerly the British Fashion Awards, now ostensibly no longer relegated to the U.K. alone — is likely to have its resident crop of Burberry-clad It girls, but it's Riccardo Tisci favorite Joan Smalls who really won the recent Fashion Awards nominees' luncheon. On Mugler's Spring 2017 runway, this crossing-guard orange plus size prom dresses ukwas paired with heavy-soled monk-strap flats; Smalls makes the look a bit more elegant with simple black heels. The bright color and micro-mini silhouette are quite a lot of statement for a lunchtime jaunt — Naomi Campbell wore jeans to the same event — but Smalls is definitely giving us ample reason to reconsider the cold-shoulder trend.


How to dress like a grown up: Why big is beautiful this winter, according to fashion expert Sarah Mower

To be very frank, which Im afraid I have a reputation for, any woman who is 5 ft 4 in or under should stop reading now.

Some styles are never, ever going to work for certain physiques, and todays subject — the merits and demerits of oversized clothes — is one of them. A petite person wearing an overscaled anything is just going to drown.

But for the rest of us, this could be a bit of a life-saver, I promise.

The super-sized shape comes in so many forms this winter. Pictured, model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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The super-sized shape comes in so many forms this winter: there are big, swishy coats, voluminous trousers, super-inflated puffed sleeves, shirts that have grown to three times their normal size.

Even jewellery is edging towards the realm of the portable art-installation. These are fashion-inflationary times.

Obviously, the trend comes with built-in terrors. First, deep inside every woman lies the residual suspicion that loosely fitting clothes are the dietary slippery slope.

While, on one hand, its lovely to have things that elegantly obscure a certain amount of lump-and-bumpage, what if your body surreptitiously begins to expand to fit the sides of that edge-to-edge wrap coat? Also, will bigger clothes make people think you must have put on weight?

Then theres the mental block when it comes to expanding shoulders. Anyone with a memory will be transported back to the Thatcher-era power-suit.

Just a seconds thought has it all cascading back with the accompanying embarrassment: gold button earrings, power-bobs and Velcro-attached shoulder pads which dislodged and escaped down the sleeves of your jumper. Oh yes, Ive done them all.

Breathe and move on, though. For a start, the new manifestations of volume in tailored coats and jackets dont have the scary Eighties padding. (So this is one trend that sadly you cant dig out and dust off from the back of your wardrobe.)

Its all about creating new proportions: large on top, slim below. Pair a three-quarter-length coat with a slim midi or narrow trousers.

Once you get that sorted out, youll realise the fattening worries melt away.

In fact, as if by magic, the impression of a bigger top makes the lower part seem skinnier. Either Zaras over-sized studio blazer in black or, if you can stomach the Eighties connotations, H&Ms double-breasted jacket worn over a pair of cigarette pants, will make your legs look like perfect skinny pins.

Its an illusion friendly to many sizes and shapes so long as you stick to one simple rule: never pair volume with volume — that way lies blob-dom. If a supersize piece of outerwear still seems too extreme a purchase, theres something else in this trend worth trying — a secret weapon perfectly honed for the middle-aged woman.

Im referring to shirts with extra-long sleeves, purposely designed with cuffs that reach to your finger-tips.

Victoria Beckham championed this trend when she took her bow at the end of her autumn/winter 2016 catwalk, jumper pulled down over her hands.

If you cant stretch to her own labels silk shirt with ultra-long sleeves dont worry — the High Street is in love with the look.

My favourites include Asoss oversized shirt with a double cuff and the Birchfield shirt by Unique , both clever twists on the classic white shirt.

Or for a hint of colour look to J. Crews Thomas Mason collarless shirt in pale blue .

For a more formal take on the trend, Finerys Florence flute-sleeve jersey top in elegant black will happily see you through the party season teamed with a brightly coloured midi skirt.

While one has to take a little extra care not to trail extended cuffs in the soup at dinner, this new fashion is tailor-made to please everyone who doesnt particularly like her hands any more. Count me in.

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Wedding day photos of King Edward and Wallis Simpson

As the 80th anniversary of the Duke's abdication as King Edward VIII approaches, the rare black and white images were the subject of furious bidding at auction. The 17 photographs taken at the remote Chateau de Cande, near Tours, France, on June 3, 1937 included pictures of the bride and groom, their wedding guests, the wedding breakfast table, the ceremony room with chairs placed ready, the floral arrangements by Constance Spry and a seven-tier wedding cake.

Never before seen photographs from the wedding of the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson

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They were expected to fetch between 4,000 and 6,000, but went for 11,408, including buyer's premium, to an unnamed absentee bidder, who left their highest price with the auctioneer.

Few guests were invited to the private nuptials of the former king and the woman for whom he gave up the throne - and no members of the royal family attended.

Edward VIII abdicated in December 1936 to be with American divorcee Mrs Simpson, leaving his brother, the Duke of York - the Queen's father - to take over as George VI.

It sparked a constitutional crisis and rocked the British monarchy to the core.

The unofficial photographer behind the images was Lady Alexandra Metcalfe, wife of the Duke's best man 'Fruity' Metcalfe.

She took the images on a "rogue camera" and later presented special sets to those who attended the ceremony.

Denise Kelly, of Bellmans Auctioneers in Sussex, said: "The photographs under the hammer at Bellmans are of the greatest rarity."

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Bets on a Street Style Star

As London Fashion Week picks up steam this weekend, with all its traffic, sharp elbows and celebrities, one woman is going to come in for unusually serious scrutiny: her every facial twitch parsed, outfits obsessively chronicled, show schedule observed.

Tanned and lithe, with a close crop of mahogany curls, she is Yasmin Sewell, the 40-year-old Australian-born, London-based fashion director of Style.com, Cond Nasts multimillion-dollar foray into e-commerce.You couldnt have picked a better poster girl if youd Photoshopped her from Vogue.

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The former wife of a movie star (her last name is thanks to a brief marriage to the British actor Rufus Sewell in the 1990s), she has more than 100,000 followers on Instagram and a social circle of fellow street-style stars like the editors Caroline Issa and Laura Brown, not to mention the designers Roksanda Ilincic and Jonathan Saunders.Ms. Sewell lives in the London Fields section of Hackney with her husband, Kyle Robinson, and their young sons, Knox and Renzo; fits in the odd yoga and Pilates session when she can; and says her favorite hobby is getting people together, cooking and hosting big dinners.”Continue reading the main story

Like Sarah Rutson, the vice president for global buying at Net-a-Porter, whose impeccable wardrobe and original style are a major inspiration for the wealthy, fashion-conscious demographic for whom she shops, Ms. Sewell is the idealized-yet-accessible embodiment of the retail brand she now represents.Its a crucial role because the new Style.com is a reconfigured version of the much-loved old Style.com, the encyclopedic digital home of all Cond Nast runway coverage.

And though the site debuted to fanfare in Britain earlier this month, with the rollout set to continue in Europe and the United States later this year, it is an untested addition to the e-commerce landscape. It potentially blurs the already eroding line between editorial and commercial in a discomfiting way, but also could serve as a model for other publishing companies.

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Meet the party dress whisperer

When it comes to shopping Lupe Puerta is the party celebrity dresseswhisperer, working for luxury e-tailer Net-a-porter as their head of personal shopping, looking after the company's EIPs (extremely important people).

Lupe recently dropped into Australia to check on local lovers of fashion with bulging purses and shared her knowledge of the labels to shop for now and who to keep an eye on in 2017.

What are Australians looking for this party season?

All of our customers globally are now looking for diversity when it comes to party dressing, as women want more individuality in their purchases. Is all about shine and sequined separates and no longer just about the little black dress. Our party edit consists of everything from a sequined pant suit to a lam middle skirt and embellished velvet platforms.

What are your top 5 party pieces this season?

Sonia Rykiel's cropped sequined sweater ($1456)- Id layer mine over a chic crepe blouse and pair it with a printed midi skirt.

Reformations silk slip in red ($377), teamed with a t-shirt, heels and some stunning gold jewellery.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parkers Westminster metallic red sandals ($399), theyll see me through the party season in style and theyll look great worn with everything, from jeans to dresses.

We recently launched the incredible Rebecca Vallance, whose styles feature elevated details such as bows and ruffles. Her pieces standout while being effortlessly cool. Ellery continues to be a power player among our roster of Australian designers. I adore Kyms innovative use of fabrics and modern cuts. Our customers love Australian brands for their refreshing take on contemporary womenswear.

What are some new labels that Australians will love on Net-a-porter?

Ulla Johnson - Its been one of the most searched designers at Net-a-porter, so we know our customers are going to love it.

Rixo - Rixo has been the fashion insiders secret go-to, started by two London-based fashion buyers. It feels distinctively British. Expect vintage inspired dresses and separates in feminine prints.

Y/Project - There is no denying the Vetements effect and Y/Projects exciting streetwear aesthetic is going to fly out. We love the sweatshirts, jeans and jackets.

What are the key trends this party season – covered up or sexy out-there?

You can definitely combine the two; the reveal and conceal is a key trend this season. Alessandra Richs ($3,534) cut out ruffled gown embodies this perfectly.

If you were going to buy one thing this party season, what should it be?

Atticos Bianca robe dress ($1,637), you can style it with jeans and elevate with heels. Weve seen an ongoing trend towards pieces loosening up; there has been a realisation that clothes dont have to be low cut or tight to be sensual. Women want their clothes to be flattering and comfortable and the robe dress is very much an extension of this.

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Women in popular culture: dressing for success

In Scandal,” lawyer and fixer Olivia Pope urges her colleagues to be gladiators, to remain unbreakable in a hostile professional world. Implicit in being a gladiator is having the right kind of armor.

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For women attorneys, our armor is our wardrobe. Pantsuit Nation, the vast Facebook network that emerged to support Hillary Clinton, references Clintons signature wardrobe choice as a symbol of competence, power and resilience. But while there are positive connections between our sartorial choices and our professional identities, the dark side is that, more often than not, our appearance matters more than our words and actions.

Media and popular culture often zoom in on women lawyers appearance and clothing. Media portrayals of prosecutor Kathy Ruemmlers advocacy in the Enron fraud case emphasized her four-inch high-heeled shoes. She was labeled a litigatrix,” and subsequent coverage of her (concerning her position as White House counsel) paid additional attention to her designer shoe collection. According to David Lat, the journalist responsible for both the litigatrix term and its application to Ruemmler, the litigatrix knows how to crack a whip. Making men feel pain is part of her job description.”

The litigatrix concept, even in its tongue-in- cheek nod to campiness, painfully reminds us that, unlike men, women lawyers must survive in a culture that conflates professional competence with appearance.

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Upper Township student to bring crafts to Tuckahoe craft show

For Gia Taylor, 13, of Ocean View, being the odd duck in her family isnt so bad. In fact, it might even bring her some income.

The Upper Township Middle School student has taken crafting from hobby to business with sewing skills she says she more or less discovered on her own, but that dont necessarily come from anyone in her family. However, according to Taylor, her family has always been very supportive and helped her flourish.

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When I was in third grade my mom was sewing on a button to something and I ended up fooling around with her sewing kit and some scrap fabrics,” Taylor said. At that time I was really into American Girl dolls so I sewed prom dresses 2016for them and started making purses for myself.”

Taylor said her grandmother took notice and bought her a sewing machine and some sewing lessons. As her skill level grew, she began making dresses and shirts for herself.

On Saturday, her creations will be on display for a second year during the third annual Handmade in America Professional Craft Show.

Taylor will primarily be presenting her handmade jewelry at the show. She said she makes a variety of jewelry including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets and rings.

I use wire to make some of the shaped projects and shaped rings and earrings. I do beaded jewelry and different types of wrap bracelets or cloth bracelets,” Taylor said. I also make a type of hair jewelry, its a ring that you put in your hair. Its like these little clips that are all different shapes. You dont see it that often.”

Taylor said a lot of her free time gets allocated to her crafts. Halloween is always a popular time for her to be called on for her creative talent.

Theres been a formal dress made of blue silk, its an off-the-shoulder dress, that took me about a month or two to make and Ive also made Halloween costumes,” she said. One this year was the Queen of Hearts.” I made the top out of a corset and there are real playing cards all over it.

That prom dresses 2015, she said, took about four or five months to complete.

The teen said the time and dedication she has for crafting and sewing are just like that of most teens extracurricular activities.

And when it comes to the future, she sees sewing in it.

This is my sport,” Taylor said. I do want to make a career out of it. I want to be a fashion designer or costume designer.”


HANEY X LECATCH JUST MADE YOUR NEXT VACATION DRESS

While Haney has become synonymous with glam red carpet style, the brand has its sites on more laid-back destinations for its first collaboration.

Mary Alice Haney, who launched her eponymous line in 2014, recently teamed up with friend and blogger Marlien Rentmeester of LeCatch to design the perfect vacation dress. "I've known Marlien for 15 years, and we wanted to create something we both would wear. You can wear this so many ways, it can be a tunic or a mermaid prom dresses—wear it with sneakers or I could see a pretty young thing making it sexy in high heels."

Haney knows a thing or two about what pretty young things want to wear—Taylor Swift has worn her dresses out with her girl squad and Hollywood starlets including Scarlett Johnasson, Ashley Benson and Seryah McNeil are also fans.

Who does Haney hope to see in the "Marlien" dress? "Kendall and Gigi would look so great in this—but anyone can really wear it."

Haney x LeCatch backless prom dresses, $350, is available to buy on October 12 on shophaney.com.


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Celebrity stylist reveals his secrets for a successful red carpet appearance

Always carry baby wipes, choose the flesh you flash carefully and never do your own fake tan.

When it comes to getting red carpet ready, celebrity stylist Donny Galella knows every trick in the book.

The make-over expert and style blogger has revealed to Daily Mail Australia his do's and don'ts for the red carpet, including exactly what goes on behind the scenes.

Red carpet glamour: Celebrity stylist Donny Galella has revealed what goes on behind the scenes of the red carpet. He dressed Tegan Martin (pictured) for the 2016 Dally M Awards

Most recently Mr Galella, who has more than 10 years' experience in the industry, styled 20 women for the NRL's Dally M Awards.

But while the event was the 'night of nights' for players and their partners, it was a good six weeks in the making for Mr Galella.

He revealed a red carpet outfit can take more than a month of planning, and he conducts 'style surveys' with his clients to determine what they like and don't like and what body parts they are most happy with.

While the most common question on the red carpet is 'who are you wearing', Mr Galella said designer labels are not always the right choice.

'I've seen countless women pour themselves into an uncomfortable, ill-fitting royal blue prom dresses, that looks horrendous on them, only because they want to say 'I am wearing such and such',' he said.

'When I try on dresses with clients, I sometimes hide the label.

'Ignore brands and designers, look for a dress that you put on and instantly feel absolutely fantastic, the perfect dress should flatter your body and highlight your best assets.'

Another tip is to choose the flesh you flash carefully.

'If you show your bust, then cover the legs. Don't have it all on show,' Mr Galella said.

'I am really over ladies on the red carpet going for 'shock value'.'

Keeping everything in place is also crucial.

'If you are busty and wearing a low cut neckline, make sure you use Hollywood tape to prevent any nip slips,' Mr Galella said.

'If you are doing no bra, wear some nipple covers.

'If you can't wear a bra but need lift and support use boob lifting tape, Kim Kardashian is a master at this.'

Another tip is to keep some baby wipes on hand should you accidentally get a mark on your dress.

At this year's Dally M Awards, Mr Gallela styled 20 women including former Miss Universe Australia Tegan Martin, Beau Ryan's wife Kara and Corey Parker's wife Margaux.

While the red carpet was not until the evening, Mr Galella started his day at 9am setting up the penthouse at The Darling Hotel for his clients to get ready.

One of his favourite looks was Tegan Martin who wore a soft pink Jason Grech dress with tassel sleeved and Kelly Friend, the wife of Gold Coast Titans player Nathan Friend, who wore a red two-piece from J'Adore.

'Right from the outset I get my clients input to make sure they will be happy,' he said.

'Yes sometimes we have conflicting ideas, I always listen to them but always try illustrate my point of view so they can see where I am coming from.'

He does this by taking photos of different outfit choices which can be laid side-by-side to give a clear view of how it looks.

'Photos don't lie,' he said.

'In fact when I do fittings, I take frontal, side and back pics to show them how the outfit will photograph. That is such an important part of the process.'

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The Woman Who Dresses the Men of Brooklyn

Jennifer Mankins took over the boutique Bird in 2004 and has since expanded it to include three Brooklyn outposts. When she opened her Williamsburg shop in 2009, she included mens wear to complement her womens selection. I felt like the male counterpart to my female customers didnt have any place to go,” she said.Recently, Ms. Mankins remade Birds website, and she plans to open a store in Los Angeles next year. Being a retailer in New York, even an independent one, I always tell my staff that were competing on the highest stage,” she said.

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Even though were a little store in Brooklyn, we compete with Barneys, we compete with Bergdorf, because our customers can go there.”Is there something that you could buy a million units of and youd always sell out?Lately, its the Isherwood, a style of shirt from Acne Studios. Season after season, I buy more and more variations of it, and we sell all of them, whether I buy it in chambray, a novelty print or a classic Oxford broadcloth. Guys cant get enough button-up shirts in general. You can wear them with jeans, you can wear them with a suit. Its funny, I find with men that they may not want to prom dress shops the same as other people, but once they find their thing, they want to buy six.

They want a uniform.Is there a difference you see being a Brooklyn retailer rather than a Manhattan one?I think so. Practical is a word that people in fashion hate. But one thing Ive always incorporated into my idea of fashion is that it has to perform. It has to work. This is very general, but if youre in Union Square, you can walk outside your door and get a taxi. You dont need a big old parka. When people move to Brooklyn, theyre willing to make that extra step, literally and figuratively, of wearing boots and a parka.What do you love about being a retailer, and being one in Brooklyn?The thing that always comes to mind first when I think of having my stores is the relationships Ive been able to cultivate over the years.

Its obviously the relationship with my customers, but also the relationships with my staff, the relationships between the staff and the customers and the relationship with the designers.Have you seen a difference in the way men shop since 2009?Absolutely. As mens wear has exploded over the past decade — and if not a full decade, at least the last six or eight years — I do see more men willing to take chances. People who were buying a Steven Alan button-down, and that was their first step into fashion, maybe theyll move on to Our Legacy, and from there theyll move on to Dries. And were going to add Marni next season. Were really developing the designer end of the spectrum. Its sort of the next step. Once theyre comfortable in one thing, its human nature to seek out whats new, especially in New York.

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CHLOE MORETZ IS A SEXY FASHION VICTIM IN THIS MONTH'S GLAMOUR UK

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I find it kind of funny how these fashion mags keep tapping Chloe Moretz to be their celebrity cover model for the various fashions they hock. She never shows much of an interest in being a fashion-minded person in real life. You see her pretty much anywhere and it's always tights or shorts or sweats. She's nothing at all like the trendy person prom dresses liverpool in high-priced finery they make her up to be in mags like this. I suppose all they really need is a pleasant-looking human mannequin to do their fashion bidding for an issue or two. They don't have to necessarily live the life they reflect in their magazine spread. In which case Chloe is a fine choice.

What's far more important for me with Chloe is that she go back to making the more moody stuff she used to excel at. I'm sure there are plenty who enjoyed her in the NEIGHBORS sequel, but I much prefer her time spent as the mysterious, gritty, dark, and/or unpredictable characters she used to be synonymous with. This whole comedy and Disneyfication thing she's got happening now just isn't gonna cut it.

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Mommy & Me: Beyoncé & Blue Ivy Flaunt Matching Gucci Dresses

For most children, wearing matching outfits with their moms can be outright embarrassing! But if your mom is Queen Bee, it might be a different experience altogether. Beyonc along with Blue Ivy posed for the camera back dropped by the romantic Parisian cityscape in matching floral Gucci graduation dresses.

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While Beyonc was captured in a floral Gucci frock with a pair of nerdy-chic glasses, an embellished Gucci clutch and metallic pink shoe, little Ivy flaunted her style with a cute pink headband and hot pink sandals. The pair posed for different shots as—jumping in the air, blowing kisses and holding hands.

This isnt the first time the adorable mother-daughter duo have matched in Gucci — recently they were both spotted in denim jackets, proving that quadruple denim is way better than double. We must confess, when it comes to photo-shoots, both Beyonc and Miss Blue are pros!

Were still trying to get over how epic mother-daughter fashion is, so excuse us while we take a second to let this beautiful moment set in.

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Mommy & Me: Beyoncé & Blue Ivy Flaunt Matching Gucci Dresses

For most children, wearing matching outfits with their moms can be outright embarrassing! But if your mom is Queen Bee, it might be a different experience altogether. Beyonc along with Blue Ivy posed for the camera back dropped by the romantic Parisian cityscape in matching floral Gucci graduation dresses.

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While Beyonc was captured in a floral Gucci frock with a pair of nerdy-chic glasses, an embellished Gucci clutch and metallic pink shoe, little Ivy flaunted her style with a cute pink headband and hot pink sandals. The pair posed for different shots as—jumping in the air, blowing kisses and holding hands.

This isnt the first time the adorable mother-daughter duo have matched in Gucci — recently they were both spotted in denim jackets, proving that quadruple denim is way better than double. We must confess, when it comes to photo-shoots, both Beyonc and Miss Blue are pros!

Were still trying to get over how epic mother-daughter fashion is, so excuse us while we take a second to let this beautiful moment set in.

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Simple Wedding Dress and Fashion Guide-Making Shopping Easier

Clothes are much more than garments that people put on. They create an image, showcase your personality and give people their first impression of you. Whether you are buying your first wedding prom dress shops or trying to upgrade your wardrobe to make it more fashionable, every shopping experience should be worthwhile.

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Enjoy the Bridal Shopping Experience

Some brides are fortunate enough to find the right dress as soon as they start shopping while others may need to try on numerous gowns before they make a choice. Regardless of how long the process takes or how many dresses you need to look at, you will eventually find the dress that you are happy with. Enjoy every moment of the bridal shopping process and be patient during your search.

Look at your Wardrobe

Your existing wardrobe is a useful starting point when you need to find a wedding dress shape or silhouette that will suit you. If you are not sure about a silhouette that will work, take a look at the dresses that you already have in your closet. If you notice similar features on your clothing items such as empire waists or thick straps, you can incorporate them in your wedding dress. Try on as many styles as you can while keeping an open mind.

Online Shopping

If you are planning to buy your gown online, research on the different gowns and make sure you go through the descriptions of each item. Read the details and if you need any clarifications about the dresses, get in touch with the retailer.

Accessorize

Although a wedding dress is significant, it may be considered incomplete without the right type of accessories. You also need to shop around for jewelry, hair accessories, veils and shoes. While looking for a prom dress shops uk, consider any additional pieces that will complement it. If you want to make a special order for accessories, make sure you have enough time for them to be delivered. Click here for a UA apparel coupon.

General Fashion Tips

Looking your best involves observing yourself and evaluating aspects such as your shape and proportions. These are the details that you need to determine what will look good on you and the fashion trends that you should avoid.

• When you are aware of what works for you, you will be able to choose the right garments according to current trends that look good on you. You will also be able to style and personalize clothing and ensure that you always look good.

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• Even the simplest changes that you make in your wardrobe can have a major effect on your appearance and improve your general look. Such changes are useful for improving your style and physical appearance. The good news is that you can be fashionable and trendy without spending a fortune while cutting down on the amount of time you need for shopping.

• The key aspects of fashion include complementing your body type, wearing suitable colors, knowing your style, creating a wardrobe that suits you and combining different outfits. All these are essential for knowing the type of clothes that are worth investing in.


How The Good Wife Taught Women to Dress for Work

The Good Wifes costume designer Daniel Lawson and the shows star Julianna Margulieswere jointly recognized as style influencers” at the Accessories Councils ACE Awards on Tuesday. At the event, the two (who have become close friends) described how looks fromThe Good Wife have influenced what the rest of us wear, and particularly what women wear to work.

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Margulies said she has felt the shows sartorial influence in a direct way. I get a lot of people stopping me and saying Thank you, and Im like, 'Why? I always think theyre about to say, Because I loved your show, and they say, Because I learned how to prom dresses 2016 for work,” she told the Cut. And I take that as such a compliment, because it is hard, when you have a powerful job, as a woman, to still be able to celebrate your femininity, and not be called — I dont want to be rude, but a slut, because your skirt was tight. But to look streamlined and feel sexy, and still be powerful, I think, is important.”

Lawson specifically mentioned peplums, which his team started showcasing in season two. There were jackets that we used on the show by LK Bennett or Dior — we used a lot of Dior pieces that actually had peplums on the jackets, which I loved, because it emphasized Juliannas tiny waist on camera, and just gave her such a gorgeous silhouette,” he said. I also think it harked back to, like, the old Hollywood style and feeling, and I love that. Im very much about the classic, but put in a modern way ... By season three it was like peplum-palooza,” he laughed. I feel like after using the peplums on the show, we started seeing it more out there.”

Lawson recalled that one of his assistants, Jenn Rogien, who now designs costumes forGirls and Orange Is the New Black, came into work one day and said, I think theyre noticing what youre doing on these women, because Im seeing it more and more when I look at these runway shows, or Im seeing it out on the street or in the stores.”

He said the increasing popularity of styles from the show also benefited his staff because they were suddenly available — previously, they occasionally had to hunt down looks or completely recut jackets for the right effect. Another example: long jackets ending about an inch above Diane Lockhart's 2016 prom dresses on the show. Obviously, somebody was doing it somewhere, because we found them,” Lawson explained. But it became more and more popular, I felt, out there. And then it became easier to find them.”

Diane's big statement necklaces also became popular: I started using those more and more the second half of the series, because I felt like she was just stronger, and more confident of herself," he said. "I started to see it more and more, people wearing big pieces. Not even necessarily outside their clothing, but sort of inside, as like an under layer, what I call secret jewelry to kind of add depth to a look.” (Which is why he used it on Diane.)

Even inside show business, he found people were noticing what Kalinda wore. I peppered in leather jackets at very key moments, and shorter skirts, and knee-high leather boots, and that became really all the rage out there,” Lawson said. And I had costume designers calling me, actually, saying, Okay, can you stop, because every actress comes in and says, I want to look like Archie Panjabi.”


ELSA HOSK ON HER FAVORITE WORKOUT, BEAUTY ROUTINEAND HOW SHE WAS DISCOVERED

While promoting Victoria's Secret's new Easy bra line, Angel Elsa Hosk sat down withBAZAAR.com yesterday to talk about the start of her modeling career, her beauty fixes, bikini obsession (her current favorite style is a one-piece), and her itching love for basketball. All while sitting pretty in a stunning white lace Nina Ricci formal dresses online.

Read through the model's best quotes below, and scroll down to watch her full live interview.

Harper's BAZAAR: How did you get discovered as a model?

Elsa Hosk: It was a long time ago, I was 13, and my dad actually sent photos to two different agencies of all of my family, and I had no idea. I was such a tomboy. I was playing basketball, living in Sweden, I didn't give a sh*t — I mean, obviously did not have dreams to be a model. Then they both responded and my dad was like, "You're going up to the agency!" We took photos, and it was such a foreign world to me. I remember I was wearing hand-me-downs from my brother and sitting there, trying to be cool, and then it went from there.

HB: What's your favorite part of your job?

EH: My favorite part about modeling is probably my least favorite part as well. It's traveling. Because it goes both ways. It's so amazing to get to see the world; we're so fortunate to go to all these places that I would never be in unless I was a model.

HB: Would you still be playing basketball if you weren't modeling?

EH: Probably! I was so into it. We were practicing seven days a week, games on the weekends—it was my life. I lived for it. I went to school and then I practiced after. My dad put up a basket on my street and I was practicing every day. It was just nuts. But I miss it. Whenever I see a ball I get itchy!

HB: Was working for Victoria's Secret ever a goal when you first started your modeling career?

EH: When I first started, I had no idea that I was even gonna get one job. So it was so different. I started in Sweden and the jobs just started coming in. I was sent to Japan for a month, and I was working like crazy in Japan, like three jobs a day. They do things very differently there; you have a job from five in the morning 'till 12 PM, you have a lunch break and then you do another job. [The jobs] are very short concentrated. So I came back from there thinking that was what modeling was, that you just work every day and have three jobs a day. But obviously, that's not the case in Europe and America. But I never thought I would get to the point where I was walking Victoria's Secret fashion shows and being an Angel. It's all still really surreal to me. My brother is like, "You are a Victoria's Secret Angel?" He cannot believe it. When I told him the first time he was like, "You? On that catwalk?" So it's such an amazing surprise for me in my career to be able to do this.

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Dressed for the occasion! Queen Letizia is fabulous in florals as she attends the National Fashion Awards ceremony in Madrid

She's regarded as one of the world's most stylish royals with a serious passion for fashion so it's little surprise that Queen Letizia was called upon to host the National Fashion Awards.

The style icon was on hand to present awards to the country's most acclaimed fashion designers on Thursday.

The radiant royal looked polish to perfect - as always - and accessorised with purple crystal drop earrings

Befitting of the occasion, the 43-year-old monarch looked chic in a white silk formal dresses emblazoned with bold floral prints as she took to the stage at the event.

One gong went to Spanish designer Roberto Torretta, during the award ceremony held at Museo del Traje in Madrid, Spain.

The 43-year-old monarch then joined the other recipients on the stage after making a speech to congratulate them on their sartorial efforts.

Queen Letizia herself is a staunch fan of the latest designers and trends. Indeed, the former TV journalist turned Queen of Spain has carved out a name for herself as a royal style icon.

The 43-year-old once favoured dowdy suits and frumpy jackets in her years as a news reader, but since joining the Spanish monarchy, Queen Letizia's wardrobe has had quite the makeover.

Her new wardrobe is packed with tailored sheath dresses, sky-scraping court shoes, Hugo Boss suits and eye-catching jewels.

With a penchant for homegrown labels, such as Mango, Zara and Uterqe, she keeps her Spanish fashion fans happy.

Off duty, the mother-of-two has a penchant for relaxed tailored, billowing blouses and even the odd pair of jeans - but she still manages to look chic.

Queen Letizia of Spain still managed to shine next to her husband earlier this week despite King Felipe VI dressed in full military garb.

The Spanish monarch, 43, was pictured in a fitted Hugo Boss dress printed with graphic designs of roses in soft hues of pink.

The classy royal paired her statement dress with neutral accessories, including a nude coloured patent belt and a matching clutch and heels, for her engagement at the military academy in Zaragoza.

She kept the hot weather at bay with a sleek up-do with a twisted chignon and kept her make up to minimal pastel shades.

She accompanied King Felipe to the Delivery of Royal Offices of Employment at the military academy in the North Eastern Spanish city.

Her husband looked handsome fully-decorated as he was greeted by members of the Spanish army this afternoon.

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