The British Fashionista Awards the final Hot 5. Some surprises, some names you would expect, some bolt out of blue, it’s all here, but they all have one thing in common, they know fashion, they turn heads and they are watched closely. These are women that made a big impression on me throughout 2014 or maybe just the once for their look and fashion prowess. You could say it’s a fashionista list with a photographic bias. To be on the List of 25 you have to have something special going on. To be in the Top 5 you have to be consistently exceptional.

What makes a top 25 Fashionista at the Fame Fad British Fashionista Awards?

1. Individual style

2. Trend Setting

3. Pioneering

4. Mass market influence and appeal

5. Head turning

6. Variety

7. Boundary pushing to acceptable limits

8. Respected and closely watched by the media and fashion circles.

9. Idea Generators

10. Leaders not followers

11. Confidence to rock their look

12.Elegance, sophistication, chic and panache

13. Never looking like they are trying too hard too achieve all of the above.

A lot of names have not made it onto this list such as Michelle Keegan, Myleene Klass, Kate Moss (I still have no photos of her), Marina Diamandis and many others. This originally was a Top 20 then stretched to a 25 because of the names involved. If it was a Top 30 the above names would be in and Kate Moss would be in the Top 3 for sure, but this is the Top 25. So who are  the final HOT 5?

Ella Eyre arrives at the British Fashion Awards 2014 London

Ella Eyre arrives at the British Fashion Awards 2014 London

No 1 Ella Eyre: Ella Eyre straight in and  claims the No 1 spot at our British Fashionista Awards. Why? After photographing her on numerous occassions it has to be said she rocks completely different looks across the fashion board with an air of ease and confidence. Variety, style amd panache, she can do safe and tame  and boundary pushing easily but always keeps her trademark hairstyle as the constant. Very new and fresh in celebrity terms, she’s a music star but has fashion sense and style here that puts her up there and ahead of the great names in this fashionista list. In my opinion she trumped them all in 2014 with a deadly consistency that suggests she has been in the celebrity/fashion game for a long time when indeed she has not. Keep an eye on this one in 2015!

Daisy Lowe and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 13 September 2014

Daisy Lowe and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 13 September 2014

No 2 Daisy Lowe: Daisy Lowe is the boundary pusher in this line up. Cut off denim shorts and big black boots was here trade mark for some time often with black tights underneath. Daisy Lowe did, others followed en mass. This is the lady to watch for ideas you would never think of in a million years. The photo above is living testament to that fact.  Who can rock a look like this and get away with it……………Daisy Lowe with her cheeky confidence? If you want to turn heads and be the talk of the town for all the right reasons, better watch Daisy! She’s  a tom boy at heart but can turn heads on the red carpet with her feminine ways. Difficult to ignore but then why would you?

Fearne Cotton arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2014, London

Fearne Cotton arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2014, London

N0 3 Fearne Cotton. Fearne is the fashion magician in this list. She puts together the ordinary and creates something extraordinary. Something quite a lot in this list would struggle to do on a daily, weekly, monthly basis with consistent results and with an infectious confidence that has other people following her fashion moves. Closely watched in fashion circles and the media, her ideas have influence and send shock waves through the fashion masses. Gold with black stars and matching nail varnish. Simple but deadly and so Fearne!

Tamara Ecclestone at the Formula 1 Pre Party at the V & A Museum Kensington, London

Tamara Ecclestone at the Formula 1 Pre Party at the V & A Museum Kensington, London

No 4 Tamara Ecclestone. The high society fashionista in the line up with impeccable taste. Daughter of Bernie Ecllestone the owner of Formula 1, a multi billion pound business, you could say she has enough money to surround herself with the best fashion stylists and advisers that money can buy. But as has been seen many times money cannot guarantee fashion success. Something else is needed and this woman has it. Diamond encrusted strappy heels? More than likely but she has the look, confidence and class to pull it off! I don’t think I’ve ever seen this one never less than impeccably dressed

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (Cheryl) arrives at BBC Radio 1

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (Cheryl) arrives at BBC Radio 1

No5 Cheryl Fernandez Versini. Cheryl has many aspects to her fashion look and persona with music performance, red carpet, tv appearance and casual styles all having their own look. She has many fashion pressures. She leans towards the Pixie Lott girly look but can shock especially in her live music attire and go completely the other way causing a whirlwind of mutterings in the media and fashion circles. She doesn’t care though, she’ll push those fashion boundaries, an important aspect of being a leading fashionista and with her stunning looks always saving the day no matter what she wears.

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The British Fashionista Awards Part 2. The Top 10 – 6 including Cara Delevingne, Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Alexa Chung, Stella McCartney with in depth analysis why they are part of this Top 25 Fashionista List for 2014

Cara Delevingne arrives at the British Fashion Awards 2014 London

Cara Delevingne arrives at the British Fashion Awards 2014 London

 

No 6 Cara Delevingne. A model that overnight has achieved Supermodel status there is no denying that off the catwalk Cara is a leading fashionista. A No 1 you could say but with her allegiance to major fashion brands and her flag carrier duties it means she can’t push that fashionista look too hard these days hence her No 6 status. This picture sums her up, the smoky eye look on steroids. That’s pure Cara!

Victoria Beckham  arrives at the British Fashion Awards 2014 London

Victoria Beckham arrives at the British Fashion Awards 2014 London

No 7 Victoria Beckham. From music star to fashion designer and label. The transition was never going to be easy but despite the nay sayers she is up there now with the upmarket labels and respected. Now has her own store in Mayfair. Her reward for having timeless taste and style that is in demand and people are willing to pay big money for her look!

Naomi Campbell at the 2014 Glamour women of the Year Awards London

Naomi Campbell at the 2014 Glamour women of the Year Awards London

No 8 Naomi Campbell. Massive name and a head turner wherever she goes, this one can wear anything and look good. Again like Cara her fashionista status is hampered by her brand allegiances and brand flag carrying duties, otherwise again Top 2 would be her destiny in this list without a shadow of a doubt. Fashion royalty you could say is her status in this line up.

Alexa Chung and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 13 September 2014

Alexa Chung and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 13 September 2014

N0 9 Alexa Chung. Alexa Chung is well known and respected in fashion circles and is an essential Top 10 in any fashionista list. A mover and a shaker you could say. Brand Ambassador to a number of prominent quality names and Fashion TV presenter and contributing editor to Vogue she is another fashionista that is watched closely for her distinctive look and fashion vibe.

Stella McCartney at the Stella McCartney Store Christmas Lights Switch On, London

Stella McCartney at the Stella McCartney Store Christmas Lights Switch On, London

No 10 Stella McCartney. Daughter of Paul McCartney she comes from an artistic family with Mary her sister being a prominent photographer it was always on the cards that fashion or something similar would be on the cards. She has a number of stores and is a highly respected name. Style she has in abundance. Ignore this lady at your peril.

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The British Fashionista Awards Part 3. The Top 15 -11 including Abbey Clancy, Pixie Lott, Kelly Brook, Rita Ora, Jessie J with in depth analysis why they are part of this Top 25 Fashionista List for 2014

Abbey Clancy and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 13 September 2014

Abbey Clancy and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 13 September 2014

No 11 Abbey Clancy: Class and style with ooodles of taste is the Abbey Clancy look but she’s not afraid to experiment and push the boundaries a little bit especially in the shades department and always causes a storm whether in casual or red carpet mode. Trying to think when she has been photographed not quite looking up to the mark.?……………Still thinking?

Pixie Lott and Celebrity spotting ITV Studios, Southbank London 11 July 2014

Pixie Lott and Celebrity spotting ITV Studios, Southbank London 11 July 2014

No 12 Pixie Lott: The master of very feminine and girly fashion looks and styles, her trademark is pastel colours, short skirts and killer heels which she works to devastating effect. She always causes a stir with the paparazzi and for good reason. Despite the softness to the Pixie look it’s very definite and the results can be surprisingly quite dramatic and heads do turn as a result. All of course delivered in an effortless style like she is not trying at all!

Kelly Brook arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2014, London

Kelly Brook arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2014, London

No13 Kelly Brook:  Kelly with her New Look associations and lingerie model fame will always bring something unmistakably Kelly to the fashion table no matter what. Difficult to pin down to a particular style she is plain colours one minute, floral the next and then off somewhere else with yet another look. She doesn’t follow the pack that’s for sure but she is a leader and is full of surprises but see her at a celebrity event and she’s always the star of the show no matter what!

Rita Ora leaving Radio 1 on 18 September 2014. Papaprazzi Photos and Candids

Rita Ora leaving Radio 1 on 18 September 2014. Papaprazzi Photos and Candids

No 14 Rita Ora. There is no mistaking the Rita Ora look, she’s individual, sassy, does her own thing and will push those fashion boundaries and  has enough confidence to pull it off where others would fail miserably. Maybe it’s her positive vibe that helps? She doesn’t always get it right though, but she comes bouncing right back getting the two thumbs up next time you see her. She’s a Kosovo girl and this number here screams that fact. She’s proud of her roots!

Jessie J and Celebrity spotting Central London on 23 September 2014

Jessie J and Celebrity spotting Central London on 23 September 2014

No 15 Jessie J. What fashionista list is complete without Jessie J. The warrior fashionista in the pack. Distinctive look and style, lover of the edgy with boots being her fave, a fearless fashionista not afraid to flash the flesh on stage. Can switch from monochrome to strong prime colours in the blink of an eye. she’s not a pastel girl this one, but more full on and in your face which you could say is her personality. She speaks her mind and this is reflected in her choice of attire. A no messing type and straight to the point!

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The British Fashionista Awards Part 4. The Top 20 – 16 including Charli XCX, Chloe Green, Lily Allen, Foxes, Amber Le Bon with in depth analysis why they are part of this Top 25 Fashionista List for 2014

Charli XCX and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 13 September 2014

Charli XCX and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 13 September 2014

No 16. Charli XCX. New music star on the block and a fashionista in the making. She caused a bit of a stir when she arrived at a Fashion Event at London Fashion Week this year. The shot above is one of the tamer ones. Vintage petticoat worn as a dress. A new classic in the making? A rebel fashionista for sure, a wild card and straight in at No16. One to watch!

Chloe Green at the WTA Pre Wimbledon Party, Kensington, London

Chloe Green at the WTA Pre Wimbledon Party, Kensington, London

No 17 Chloe Green. Heiress to the Top Shop Empire and daughter of Sir Philip Green, no fashionista list is complete without Chloe in the running. Sophisticated high street chic is her niche. A fashion staple for sure.

Lily Allen at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards, London. Arrival Photos and Candids

Lily Allen at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards, London. Arrival Photos and Candids

No 18 Lily Allen. Multi Coloured hair was the Lily Allen look that caused waves this year in the fashion world especially amongst teens and this is another name that has been around for some time now that is always watched closely. A bit of a rebel, she is a love or hate type BUT she does, others follow often blindly! She can do the in your face but she is also the master of the very subtle such as above and is another killer heels lover who carries herself well.

Louisa Rose Allen of  Foxes at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards, London. Arrival Photos and Candids

Louisa Rose Allen of Foxes at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards, London. Arrival Photos and Candids

No 19 Louisa Rose Allen aka Foxes. New and rising music star Foxes on the block has her own individual look putting her in the girly camp like Cheryl and Pixie Lott but with her own twist. Still very new but one to keep an eye on and she does have taste with incredibly good looks. Could be much higher in the runnings next year for sure.

Amber Le Bon and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 15 September

Amber Le Bon and Celebrity Spotting London Fashion Week 15 September

No 20 Amber Le Bon Daughter of Duran Duran lead singer Simin Le Bon and Yasmin Le Bon who is also a model. She is a model but has her own look and a fan of the long dress style, she’s classy, innovative and has her finger on the fashion pulse. You could say it’s in the blood. This shot is a fashion boundary pusher which propelled her into the Top 20.

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The British Fashionista Awards Part 5. The Top 25 -21 including Nicole Scherzinger, Laura Whitmore, Paloma Faith, Kylie Minogue and Tulisa Contostavlos with in depth analysis why they are part of this Top 25 Fashionista List for 2014

Nicole Scherzinger arrives at the Global Gift Gala Event in London

Nicole Scherzinger arrives at the Global Gift Gala Event in London

No 21 Nicole Scherzinger. She has her own glamorous look and style, more in the classic mould with a modern twist but her red carpet appearances  are always strikingly on the money and even in casual mode she still cuts it. Very rarely puts a foot wrong this one. If she is at an event you can bet the other stars know they have problems on their hands if they are looking to claim the limelight.

Laura Whitmore at the Expendables 3 World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London

Laura Whitmore at the Expendables 3 World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London

No 22 Laura Whitmore. Is the presenter fashionista in the pack with her mtv credentials and film premiere presenting roles she has taste and can turn heads with ease which is her job. Can rock the monochrome look or colours with ease and skyscraper heels she can handle like nobody else.

Paloma Faith at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards London

Paloma Faith at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards London

No 23 Paloma Faith. Unmistakable style that is Paloma Faith. Master of the Quirky, Colourful and on the edge style, fashionista she certainly is and is one of the few that can pull off what she does succesfully. A photographers dream she can make a mish mash of colour look spectacular where others would fall by the sidelines. One of the few that knows how to use hats with startling results. She’s a head turner make no mistake!

Kylie Minogue at the Stella McCartney Store Christmas Lights Switch On, London

Kylie Minogue at the Stella McCartney Store Christmas Lights Switch On, London

No 24 Kylie Minogue.  Kylie still cuts it and manages to show how fashion is not just a preserve of twenty somethings but it’s something you never lose if you had it in the first place. She can do casual as above in jeans with sophistication and grace and red carpet appearances are always spot on. She has the money but it’s not much use without the taste. She’s got IT and is an essential Top 25 Fashionista!

Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2014, London

Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2014, London

No 25 Tulisa Contostavlos. She’s had a rollercoaster year but it has to be said even during her court appearances she still managed to look incredibly good in her style that can only be Tulisa. She’s nudged out names such as Myleene Klass and Michelle Keegan to claim this No25 spot. It hasn’t been her best year but she still cuts it regardless of what is going on in her life. That you have to respect! Monochrome but with amazing fabric detail/texture as above, it’s got to be Tulisa!

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Pixie Lott arrives at the 2013 Pride of Britain Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

 Pixie Lott arrives at the 2013 Pride of Britain Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

Pixie Lott arrives at the 2013 Pride of Britain Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

The 2013 Pride of Britain Awards were held last night at The Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair London. Huge arrival list for this event as you can imagine with celebrities from all walks of life.

Delay on publication of these photos due to a media request and the incredible amount of interest in these photos! Full length, portrait shots, close ups and candid moments. All shots taken from within the red carpet arrival staging area from the crowds. What I call “eye of the storm” shooting. Pushing, shoving, bits of paper in the air, clipboards, screaming and mass hysteria plus the rest. Buckle up and enjoy the ride is my motto.

Pixie Lott  grabs the headline in Part 1. Do I really need to explain why? What can I say……..blinding photo!

Due to the huge quantity of photos names will be added later. Photographic results below.

 Cara Delevingne arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, Central London. Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Cara Delevingne arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, Central London. Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Part 2 of the 2013 Glamour Women of the Year Awards held in Berkeley Square in Mayfair in Central London on 4 June. Vuctoria Beckham claimed the Woman of the Decade Award , that’s got to be the one to win and congratulations to her. Rita Ora claimed the solo artist award and with the amount of headlines generated by her over the last few months again another deserved win. Please to see The Saturdays getting the recognition they deserve with the Best Band award. Full winners list below and Gallery Part 2 after the jump.

She didn’t win an award but the fashiom model  Cara Delevingne billed as the new Kate Moss who is always grabbing the headlines did it for me on the arrivals at the event and grabs the headline photo for Part 2. Such a character! Victoria Beckham is featured further down this article who also looked on the money.

With a huge guest list grab an alphabetical list of the names that arrived below.

Guest List

Amanda Byram, Amanda Holden, Andrew Flintoff, Blake Harrison, Brooklyn Beckham, Cara Delevingne, Caroline Winberg, Damian Lewis, David Gandy, Ellie Goulding, Emma Willis, Fearne Cotton, Frankie Sandford, Hayden Panettiere,Helen McCrory, Henry Holland, Jason Derulo, Jenna-Louise Colemanm, Jeremy Irvine, Jessie J, Joan Collins, Joanne Froggatt, Jourdan Dunn, Juno Temple, Keisha Buchanan, Kelly Hoppen, Kirsty Gallacher, Kylie Minogue, Laura Haddock, Laura Whitmore, Lisa Snowdon, Miranda Hart, Mollie King, Mutya Buena, Myleene Klass, Naomi Campbell, Nicola Adams, Percy Gibson, Rachel Flintoff, Rebel Wilson, Rita Ora, Samantha Barks, Toby Stephens, Una Healy, Vanessa White, Vicky McClure, VV Brown and Zosia Mamet

Victoria Beckham arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, Central London. Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Victoria Beckham arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, Central London. Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

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Rita Ora arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, London. Photo Frank John for Famefad.com

Rita Ora arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 in Mayfair, London. Photo Frank John for Famefad.com

The 2013 Glamour Awards in association with Pandora were held in Berkeley Square this evening on 4 June and this event is a red carpet fashionsita extravaganza. Bit of a big one this in the red carpet events calendar and a magnet to female stars not only from here in the UK but quite a few Hollywood types make it over to this event to grace the red carpet.  Would I miss this.?Don’t be silly!

The Glamour Awards is hosted by Glamour magazine every year in Mayfair and has been since 2003 to hand out the Woman of the Year awards to honor extraordinary and inspirational women from a variety of fields. Categories include

 

Man of the Year
Editor’s Special
Inspiration
Outstanding Contribution
Entrepreneur
UK TV Actress
US TV Actress
UK Solo Artist
Band
TV Personality
Radio Personality
Presenter
Film Actress
Theatre Actress
Writer
Fashion Designer
Accessories Designer
Comedy Actress
Sportswoman
Pandora Breakthrough Artist
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Names at this years event included   Kylie minogue, Rita Ora, Cara Delevigne, Myleene Klass, Victoria Beckham, Ronnie Corbett. Joan Collins, The Saturdays, The Original Sugababes and the list goes on.   Not forgetting myself of course located with a few other photogs and the film crews at the entrance to this event! Get the full red carpet arrivals guest list in 2013 Glamour women of the Year Awards Part 2

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Geri Halliwell causes chaos as she leaves the Ivor Novello Awards in London     Photo:  Frank John for Famefad.com

Geri Halliwell causes chaos as she leaves the Ivor Novello Awards in London Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

 

The 2013 Ivor Novello Awards were held yesterday afternoon at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane in London an event which traditionally honours hit writers from the world of rock and pop. Thought I’d take a look and see what was going down……if anything.

Emeli Sande and Calvin Harris seemed to dominate the headlines for this event which had a guest list including Alt-J, Ben Howard, Beverley Knight, Calvin Harris, Cerys Matthews, Gavin Rossdale, Geri Halliwell, Jake Bugg, Katy B, Liam Gallagher, Lianne La Havas, Lily Allen, Michelle Gayle, Natasha Khan, Noel Gallagher, Peter Gabriel, Randy Newman, Richard Jones, Sarah McDonald, Shaznay Lewis and not forgetting The Maccabees.

Passed on the arrivals for this event and thought why not try Departures for a change and see whats cooking.  Wrong move! Turned out that some paps thought “Yesssss this is the place to be” as well and it turned into be a bit of rugby match free for all. What fun? Maybe I should have gone to the slightly more civilised arrivals after all…… or maybe one of the other 3 events on that night far away somewhere else. Hmmmm?

Geri Halliwell seemed to cause absolute chaos when she left the event and she dominates the photo gallery.

Results of this photographic wrestling extravaganza below.? (more…)

 Myleene Klass arrives at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in Park Lane London   Photo:  Frank John for Famefad.com

Myleene Klass arrives at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in Park Lane London   Photo:  Frank John for Famefad.com

The Sony Radio Academy Awards were held last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane in Central London. This event celebrates the best in radio and awards accordingly. Stars from all walks were here with a particularly strong showing from music. Robbie Williams and The Saturdays were billed as part of the live acts at the event (they arrived before I got there according to the video crew).

Managed to get shots of Cerys Matthews, Mylenne Klass, Caroline Flack, Tulisa Contostavlos, Dermot O’Leary and more.

Myleene Klass grabs the headline, she just seemed to have the sheer star power on the night and the shot above may be the only one that was taken of her getting out of the car from that position which was close.  Superb shot if I say so myself! Tulisa was also on the money firing on all cylinders with a new hair look….very nice indeed …..photo of her below. Some shots taken about 3 feet away.

Winners List, Behind The Scenes and Gallery after the jump (more…)