Highlights of the British Fashion Awards 2014


Don’t you just love it when beautiful people get all dressed up and congregate in a room? Well, I do. And the British Fashion Awards is the latest of such gatherings, held in London yesterday.

So before we get carried away with all things fashion and who wore what, let’s go for  a quick run through of what went down at the awards. Cara Delevingne and her power brows won Model of the Year – no surprises there. Newly appointed creative director of Margiela, John Galliano presented Anna Wintour with the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award and Mrs Beckham slash the artist formerly known as Posh Spice won Brand of the Year for her eponymous label.

Another highlight in the winners circle was Marques Almeida – riding high off an extremely popular and successful capsule collection for Topshop – won Emerging Womenswear Designer (check this incredible label out if you haven’t already). Another two of my favourites, Erdem and Preen won Womenswear Designer of the Year and Establishment Designer, respectively. And Nicolas Ghesquiere won International Designer for his first season at Louis Vuitton.

So now, for the fashion… Let’s get straight into it:

Model of the moment, Kendall (with no last name) looked #flawless in a two-toned Emilio Pucci jumpsuit. Say what you want about her but girlfriend’s style game is always on point. It also just looks effortless and really, that’s what we all want to achieve in life right,  ladies?


You know what? I’m not usually a massive fan of a deep plunge paired with cut-outs, it usually ends up looking tacky. BUT that being said, Joan Smalls is a mad babe with a bangin’ body so this little Tom Ford number works really well on her, especially because she’s kept everything else understated.


I’m not going to lie, I’m not the biggest fan of Cara’s off-duty style but the girl scrubs up extremely well. On the red carpet, she has yet to make a wrong choice and especially when she’s wearing Burberry like she is here – the nude tones contrasted against the black panels and the thigh split is all just too good in my books.


Emma Watson can do no wrong. From her eloquent speeches and just general amazing aura, she is also my ultimate style icon. It’s no surprise that she won the award for British Style on the night and she justified the honour even further by showing up in a wide-legged jumpsuit by Misha Nonoo paired with an oversized Dior blazer.


I hate stockings and open-toe shoes. HATE IT. But to celebrate the fact that Rihanna is back on Instagram and that she is the only person who could pull off this look, she’s on the list. I’m also just a really big fan of velvet blazers and this Stella McCartney one is super lush.


Where there is one Delevingne, there is also another. While she is often overshadowed by her younger sister, we should all make a conscious effort to look out for Poppy Delevingne as well because she always looks really good. I love this Topshop number – it’s right balance between sexy but also demure – and her choice of accessories also complements the embellishments on the dress quite nicely.


Harry Styles is all grown up and he’s also grown on this writer. I think he actually looks really cool in this Lanvin suit. Not as boring as your plain black tux and also not as tacky as the classic pinstripe. Paired with his longer locks, I rate this look (and him).


I love this look on Jeremy Irvine (of Steven Spielberg’s War Horse fame and who’s also going to be starring in 5 movies in 2015 according to Wikipedia) and I love that it’s cold enough in London rock it. The layers are great – I’m especially partial to the nice taupe jacket under the coat – and it’s also another nice way to switch it up from the usual black suit. All layers were provided by Burberry, of course.


So this one isn’t so much fashion-related but it includes two beautiful people and I’m throwing it in for good measure and to end this piece in a really good-looking place #breaktheinternet


(Photos via British Vogue and Vanity Fair)

Tammy is media graduate and final year law student at the University of Adelaide. She is the fashion editor at XXIV Magazine but hates it when people refer to themselves as 'fashion enthusiasts' or 'fashionistas'. People often have a hard time figuring out whether she's being sarcastic. Sometimes, even she can't tell.

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