NWB CELEB STYLE: TOP FIVE OSCAR LOOKS

NWB presents the top five Oscar looks straight from the 2013 Academy Awards red carpet. From immaculate hair and beauty to divine dresses, here are five stylish stars that make getting red carpet ready look effortless.

1. Jessica Chaistein in Armani Prive

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Jessica Chaistein looks like a real life Jessica Rabit in this stunning Armani Prive creation. This was by far my favourite look of the night, from her hollywood waves to tailoring of the dress, everything was just perfection!

2.Amanda Seyfried in Alexander Mqueen Couture

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The Les Mis star stole the show in this super pretty Alexander Mqueen Couture gown. Amanda Seyfried’s purple smokey eyes and hair pinned up complete this look flawlessley.

2. Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

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Kerry Washington looks red hot in this jewel embellished Miu Miu gown. No fashion scandal here guys, Miss Washington killed the hot carpet with this look.

3. Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture

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Charlize Theron debuts her new, breathtakingly beautiful short haircut and channels classic Hollywood beauty in this white Dior Haute Couture ensemble.

4. Jennifer Hudson Roberto Cavali

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Jennifer Hudson brings a pop of colour and popstar glamour to the red carpet in this sequined Roberto Cavalli dress.

5. Jennifer Lawrence Dior Haute Couture

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Jennifer Lawrence looked stunning in this Dior Haute Couture dress. The back necklace was a timeless and elegant touch to the ensemble.

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NWB BEAUTY REVIEW: MAC ARCHIE’S GIRLS PRODUCT REVIEW

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Pearl Matte Face Powder ,Veronica’s blush and Spoiled Rich Quad taken from the new MAC Archie’s Girls collection.

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A deep purple smokey eye look  I created using the MAC Spoiled Rich Quad from the Archie’s Girls collection.

Earlier this month MAC launched their latest collection which has been inspired by the leading female characters the famous comic book series, Archie’s Girls. In the comic book, Betty and Veronica are two best friends who are polar opposites but are both madly in love with Archie. MAC have cleverly created two separate lines in the collection to reflect each of the girls personalities.

The Pearl Matte Face Powder ,Veronica’s blush and Spoiled Rich Quad were the products that I picked up from the collection because I knew I would get a lot of use from them. I am absolutely obsessed with the Pearl Matte Powder and Veronica’s blush duo because its such a versatile product that can be used to highlight, define your cheekbones and as an all over face powder. As far as MAC palette’s go, because they are so rare to find, I just had to have one and what I love about the Spoiled Rich quad is how pigmented the colours and the beautiful matt finish all the colours have. In the picture above, you can see that I have created a really pretty, deep purple smokey eye which is one of many looks this palette allows me to create.

To shop the entire MAC Archie’s Girls collection and to find out more information about this range visit the MAC website. 

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NWB FASHION: NICKI MINAJ OSCAR EDITION – HOT MESS OR HELL YES?

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Nicki Minaj turned up Elton John’s 2013 Oscar after party dressed in a little white dress and a pair of gold, sparkly t bar heels. I’m loving this new hairstyle and more toned down makeup look on Nicki Miniaj which in my opinion makes her look a lot more polished. However, I do think her outfit is a bit to casual for the Oscars, she was supposed to pull out all the stops like everyone else! I wanted to see more from her personally.

What’s your style verdict? What was your instant reaction to this outfit, hot mess or hell yes? Comment Below!

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NWB BEAUTY REVIEW: MAC CANDY YUM YUM LIPSTICK REVIEW

candy yumMAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick  is probably the most buzzed about lipstick in the beauty world at the moment. This stunning new MAC lipstick shade is described as ‘bright pink’ with a matte finish. In my opinion it is like a mix between other MAC classic shades,Up the Amp and Girl About Town. What I love about the MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick in particularly is the fact that is its matte texture, which allows this gorgeous lip colour to stay on all day long.I would definitely recommend this as a must have Spring/Summer shade as it looks absolutely fabulous on all skin tones, whether worn in its full glory or dabbed on for a more lived in effect. This lipstick is also vanilla-scented which also adds another touch of comfort whilst wearing this lipstick loo. MAC Candy Yum Yum is now available in stores nationwide and here on the MAC website.

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NWB STAR STYLE: JESSE J AT THE 2013 BRIT AWARDS – HOT MESS OR HELL YES?

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Jesse J stole the show at the Brit Awards last night in this deep plunging, all black ensemble. This look received mixed reviews last night but was certainly an attention grabber on the red carpet. Personally, I would have liked to see the Price Tag singer wearing something a little bit more high fashion and in tune with the current S/S13 trends.

As for the deep plunging neckline, it’s been done and better if I’m honest. Think back to JLO’s green Versace number at the Grammy’s back in the year 2000.

I want to know your style verdict. What’s your instant reaction when you look at this outfit. Hot Mess or Hell Yes? Comment below!

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NWB FASHION: NYFW BCBG MAXAZRIA SHOW REVIEW

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An army of models in beanie hats at the NYFW A/W13 BCBG Maxazria show

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BCBG Maxazria introduces us to a new silhouette: dresses are baggy and long whilst jackets are over-sized and androgynous in style.

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Where ghetto fabulous meets gypsy chic at the BCBG NWFW show. Dramatic and over-sized fur outerwear was a huge staple in this A/W13 collection.

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The bell of the ball wears a beanie…? This is the striking statement that BCBG Maxazria made at their A/W13 NYFW show, proving that not all pretty dresses are suppose to feel pretty, they can be edgy too!

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Heavy-duty leather motorcycle jacket at the BCBG Maxazria A/W12 NYFW show.

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The BCBG MAXAZRIA A/W13 shoe at NYFW

It was all about ‘The Beanie’ at the BCBG Maxazira NYFW fashion week show, proving that the gypsy chic look is going to be a huge trend this coming A/W13. BCBG Maxazria taught us that a beanie can add an urban, hipster edge to even the most sophisticated of ensembles, making this classic winter accessory a must have item for next fall.

A clear new silhouette had emerged from this show, sending out the message that A/W13 dressing, is literally all about going with the flow.The new A/W13 silhouette is sparse, loose fitting with an undefined waist.

In order to pull of the gypsy chic trend seamlessly its important to use layering as a technique to create volume and give character to your finished look. Stylists at BCBG Maxazria cleverly layered hooded sweaters and over-sized silk blouses with lavish fur outwear pieces to add an element of opulence and femininity to this new boyish, gypsy chic silhouette.

Prints were bold yet well balanced whilst fabric textures were beautifully juxtaposed every time  silks came in to contact with heavy-duty leathers. Next fall’s parka coat, according to BCBG Mazazria, should be worn both in the day and night, idealy, over-sized and unzipped.

Last but not least, the A/W13 BCBG Maxazria shoe, embodied the every essence of what a statement shoe should look like, fierce and un-apologetically powerful. I’d like to think of the A/W13 BCBG Maxazria shoe as the lovechild of your favorite over the knee leather boots and a timeless pair of pointed stilettos, thank God I’ve always been pro-adoption!

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NWB FASHION: J BRAND KICK OFF NYFW WITH NEW READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION

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On Tuesday evening, J Brand, unveiled its first ever ready-to- wear collection at a NYFW presentation that was exclusively attended by the who’s who of the fashion world. This was a monumental event for the denim brand as for the first time J Brand can now compete on an even playing field with some of fashions biggest names.

Famous for its skinny jeans and adored by celebrities including Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and the Duchess of Cambridge, the popular American brand showed a selection of biker jackets, satin blazers, boyfriend jeans, and structured tee’s at NYFW. CEO Jeff Rudes describes the new J Brand collection as ‘easy’ and ‘effortless’ as ‘ you can wear it without having to try too hard’.

The J Brand A/W13  ready-to-wear collection follows a very similar style mantra as their previous denim collections; garments are classic, sharp and edgy. As the spotlight at J Brand shifts from the derriere to the torso, it is refreshing to finally understand the full J Brand aesthetic vision. Trousers remain strong, in all their leather, skinny and super-wide-legged glory, whilst silk blouses, structured jackets and winter wools, put on a brave face, as they are introduced to a NYFW audience for the first time.

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