Beyonce and Solange Festival Fashion

Move over Olsens, fashion has a new ultra talented twin set in town.

As if their gorgeous looks and amazing vocals were’t enough, Beyonce and Solange have the wardrobe every girl wants to have this summer. Beyonce may have burst on to the Grammy stage earlier this year in little more than gaffer tape, some BeDazzled tights and a very elegant thong (and a vegan body to die for) but Queen Bey looked like she was taking style tips from sister Solange this weekend. Beyonce jumped on to the stage and joined her little sis in an impromptu dance off at Coachella, and both sisters rocked it out wearing clashing prints and matching wild curls.

Bold prints, crop tops and citrus colours – these sisters really know how to nail festival dressing. Look below and see how you can get the girls’ ultra stylish summer look and check out the video of them dancing along to ‘Losing You’ together at the bottom of the post.

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Made in Chelsea Wardrobe Make Over

Why is everyone obsessed with Made in Chelsea?

I say everyone but  I’m really referring to twenty-something uni girls, who grab their flatmates and sit down every Monday night to scream at twits on TV. Really, I’m talking about me.

But why do we love to hate it so much? We’re getting degrees in Biomedicine, Engineering and Law but week after week, we tune in to watch the lives of the uber privileged people who believe that genius is spelt with a J.

 We live off cup-a-soups and tetley, can’t afford our roots to be done and spend our life in onesies and/or dingy sportswear yet we judge people with weekly holidays, champagne on tap and who dress like they just popped into Harvey Nicks and rolled around a bit.

Wait a sec, that’s exactly why they judge them – the way the dress. Yes they are all stuck up, selfish, ignorant bimbos – they cheat, they lie (they don’t steal – far too rich for that) but all in all, without a shadow of a doubt, they are bad people.

But in my eyes all is fair in love and bitching as long as they have a good blow dry. Remember way back at the start of MIC when the storylines were far more tame and the love lives far less incestuous? They still cheated (Hugo and Millie) and lied (all of them) but I could overlook all of their flaws if they wore a nice top. It was as simple as that. Yes its petty and superficial – but you have to remember I am the student living off beans, toast and Primark knock offs, I just want something nice to look at and some unrealistic dream (aside for a graduate job) to swoon over.

Back in the days, a perfect tan, highlights and a strong statement necklace was all it took for me to overlook their bad behaviour. We had Millie’s statement wardrobe, Caggie’s pout and Amber’s knuckleduster rings.The fashion was almost a cast member in its own right and certainly more exciting than Cheska.

But suddenly everything went downhill – the cast started to look more like TOWIE expats than SW3 chic. The tans got deeper and the extensions got longer (Binky I’m looking at you). Now it all feels a bit more Sauchiehall St and a lot less Savile Row.

Monday, its back and I think a make over is long overdue. Here is how I would re-style the leading ladies.

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Soap and Glory

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There is a brand that seems to be making quite an impact with bloggers and beauty editors in the know. The Soap and Glory line, created by Marcia Kilgore who founded Bliss Spa, is all witty puns, kitsch pin up girls and surprisingly effective products.

Despite the kooky retro packaging, Soap and Glory’s products deliver results twice as good as other brands but at half the price – almost all their products score an impressive 5 stars on Boots.com. Even my sensitive and eczema prone skin loves it!

Here is the must have list from the brand everyone is talking about…

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Time for Tee

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Last season saw celebs, street style queens and humble fashion citizens alike all buying into the slogan tee trend. For a new spin on the statement fashion t-shirt, forgo fashion parodies and designer tributes and look for T-shirts that will stand out among the crowds.

Filles a Papa is the brand to buy into this year, Rita Ora and Jourdan Dunn are already fans. This T-Shirt will secure your place in any fashion crowd.

This Être Cécile tee is perfect for some New Year motivation. Wear with ripped boyfriend jeans or at the gym for fashion credit on the treadmill.

Finally this tee by model Eve Delf is the perfect fashion bargain, and if you still can’t get away from fashion’s love of an ironic slogan, head to Topshop and get your hands on this Nasa T-shirt.

Natural Selection

Boys, have no idea about make-up. Ask a man to pick a girl on the street not wearing a speck of make-up, and he’ll just reply “That one,” pointing to a women who can barely lift her own eyes under layers of mascara while you boggle at his ignorance.

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The idea that boys love girls with no make-up on, is nonsense. By now I think most girls know that when boys say they like the natural look, they are actually saying they like natural looking make-up. Which is exactly why when it come to make-up, do what you like. He’s unlikely to notice how much you are wearing until fake eyelashes start appearing on his pillow like limp spiders.

Of course I’m not advocating that we never go au natural. Girls that sneak out of bed early to apply a full face of make-up before their boyfriend wakes up or even worse, going to bed with make-up on, need to take a break and enjoy the freedom of forgoing the slap.  Personally I think there is nothing better than a girl with a completely bare face, looking fresh and carefree. But there are times, we all have to admit, we need a bit of help.

I have compiled a list of fantastic products that can be used to create a subtle and healthy natural look that can work for an everyday look.Let me know what you think!

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The Next Big Style Statement

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Statement necklaces have been big news for a few years now but the same old heavily jewelled necklaces are not longer looking as on trend as they once did.

Trust Rihanna to solve the problem: yesterday the queen of cool stepped out in a sleek white dress and a pair of fantastic ice-cream earrings. It seems the answer to keeping statement jewels a fashion statement is to make them interesting.

‘Edible’ jewellery has removed on from Haribo engagement rings and candy necklaces and into high fashion. Although it might not be a look for everyone, online fashion emporium Wolf and Badger have an amazing selection of accessorise that will make sure you stand out from the crowds – I imagine the Glenda Lopez Popcorn necklace would be a real conversation starter.

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1. Burger Necklace £58 by Glenda Lopez | 2. Popcorn Necklace £125 by Glenda Lopez |3. Pizza Necklace £133 by Glenda Lopez | 4. Popcorn Earrings £48 by Glenda Lopez  | 5. Popcorn Ring £33 by Glenda Lopez

However, if you are looking to make a statement in a more subtle way, try accessorising your look with these dainty Mona Mora necklaces that still pack a fashion punch.

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1. Peace Sign Necklace by Mona Mara £48 |2. Slogan Pendent by Mona Mara  £40 | 3. Okay Necklace by Mona Mara £40