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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Jamie Oliver arrives at BAFTA HQ on Piccadilly in Central London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

Jamie Oliver arrives at BAFTA HQ on Piccadilly in Central London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

What initially started as a celebrity spotting session at ITV Studios on the Southbank (Surprise Surprise) ended up as a celebrity spotting session on Piccadilly at BAFTA HQ where an event was going on and apparently a few stars would be turning up thanks to a tip from a grapher (see pic)

Dexter Fletcher was first to arrive, followed by names such as Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), David Tennant, Mark Strong and Jamie Oliver and more. Missed Victoria Pendleton!! Missed her getting out of the car (had her hair different) , stood at the entrance and she was staring back on the stairs as if to say “are you going to take a picture or not” then she was gone? That’s the way it goes in this game…………you can’t win them all!

Gone for Jamie Oliver on the night as the headline shot but the Samantha Barks shots are on the money.

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Pixie Lott arrives at LFW SS14 at the Julien Macdonald Event in Central London. Photo: Frank John © for Famefad.com

Pixie Lott arrives at LFW SS14 at the Julien Macdonald Event in Central London. Photo: Frank John © for Famefad.com

Loads of events on Saturday for LFW SS14 Day 2 on Saturday. Thought sod Somerset House after Friday and decided to take a gamble on the Julien Macdonald event held at The Goldsmiths Hall in the City and get away from the main throng. Know this venue very well as have been inside it in the past… it’s a very celebby venue and very posh and swanky. Strong gut and decent info said this could be the place to be. Arrived at 1pm. No photogs?????. 1.05pm one extra photog that worked for the press arrived so had some company and a natter and then a couple of stars arrived. Paradise! 1.20pm 5 paps on scooters arrived and the rest as they say is history………… it then went into meltdown as more and more paps arrived. Celeb city it was and rugby match it was as well.

Some shots taken with no flash, some with flash, some are arrivals, some are departures. A smattering of full lengths, some fuller length shots (3/4), portraits and more plus plenty of candid stuff instead of the smiling statue syndrome. Surprised to get anything at all as it was chaos! Some names here including Pixie Lott, Zara Martin, Anna Kendrick (Twilight), Katie Melua and more and more! An arty shot of Anna Kendrick with split lighting also included? Fur, Lace, all the colours under the rainbow, ripped stuff, hats and the rest.  Hair up. hair down, hair all over the place. A fashionista paradise.

Pixie Lott grabs the headline. Why? Nice look and eye contact but it was close with Zara Martin and Delilah providing some serious competition and Paloma Faith as ever turning quite a few heads!

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in the background at The World War Z World Premiere London  Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in the background at The World War Z World Premiere London Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

The World War Z World Premiere was held in Leicester Square this Sunday afternoon on 2 June. Don’t normally shoot on the weekends but things like the BAFTA’s or Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in town…. you just have to make exceptions.

With an extensive guest list including the main star of the film Brad Pitt accompanied by of course Angelina Jolie who is not in this production but came to offer her support on the day. Names at the red carpet event included other cast members and guests including Adam Pitts, Chris Wolstenholme, Daniella kertesz, Dexter Fletcher, Dominic Howard, Joel Peat, John Gordon Sinclair, Kimberly Wyatt, Marc Forster, Matthew Bellamy, Mireille Enos, Natasha Bedingfield, Peter Capaldi and Thomas Howes.

The attitude for shooting this event from within the crowds was if I get anything at all half decent it will be a result, but in reality wasn’t expecting that much due to the names involved here and the resulting crowds and the fact I got there about a mere couple of hours before the premiere started.

For some reason the above photo grabs the headline for me with Angelina Jolie in the foreground and Brad Pitt watching over the proceedings of me taking a photo of her in the background. No direct eye contact from either of them, but they are there and nothing is being said but a lot is being said by their actions in front of my camera.  A possible silent nod of approval in  my direction.

There’s just something about this photo I can’t put my finger on, that makes it stand out, an intimate moment sort of shot amidst the chaos of a film premiere scenario. Something a bit different. This was a Brad Pitt night but with the recent health news surrounding Jolie the above  photo sort of sums up that life headlines and health are sometimes more important than a film which becomes secondary.

In summary managed to get a few decent shots more than what was expected anyway..

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Olivia Coleman arrives at the 2013 BAFTA TV Awards at the Royal Festival Hall in London

Olivia Coleman arrives at the 2013 BAFTA TV Awards at the Royal Festival Hall in London

The BAFTA TV Awards were held last night at the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank in Central London and the stars and the weather turned out for this one along with some Daleks.

Olivia Coleman was the headline picking up two gongs at the event and the weather was the other with “umbrellas” being one of the first words to spring to mind when describing this red carpet spectacular event. David Walliams came with a dog that looked very similar to Pudsey?

 

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 Close up of Paul Walker at the Fast and Furious 6 Premiere London. Photo Frank John for Famefad.com

Close up of Paul Walker at the Fast and Furious 6 Premiere London. Photo Frank John for Famefad.com

The Fast and Furious 6 Premiere was held last night at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square and stars in attendance included the cast of the film with Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker, Jordana Bewster, Luke Evans, Tyrese Gibson and many more.

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Headline shot is Paul Walker one of the main stars of Fast and Furious 6 who seemed happy to have a few candid shots  taken. All the Vin Diesel shots were taken 25-50 mtrs away. He never came over to what turned out to be a celebrity cold spot of epic Siberian proportions where I was standing. Never saw any of the female stars close up which was a major downer  especially for a huge Michelle Rodriguez fan…….as in me!

 

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 Kelly Brook arrives and wows at the Evening with Chickenshed Theatre Event at the ITV Studios

Kelly Brook arrives and wows at the Evening with Chickenshed Theatre Event at the ITV Studios

The Evening With Chickenshed was held at the ITV Studios on the Southbank last night in central London on 16 May and this event was all about the Chickenshed Theatre in Southgate North London and the stars turned out for this event.

With names in attendance including Arlene Phillips, Christopher Biggins, Gizzi Erskine, Kate Silverton, Kelly Brook, Lorraine Kelly, Myleene Klass and Susie Amy, Ashleigh Butler and her famous dog Pudsey and not forgetting Jonathan Antoine and Charlotte Jaconelli and more.

Press were at back at the reception area and the fans were at the front. After a quick briefing from the PR on what the event was all about  (pass this theatre on the way home everynight). Further details about the theatre at http:chickenshed.org.uk  it was then off to the  50 yard  Fame Fad Photographic Celebrity reception area with just one other photog as company to get the stars warmed and keep them company  pre press shoot. Gone with Kelly Brook for the headline but it was a close call with Myleene, Gizzi, Ashleigh and Susie Amy all looking pretty much on the money. Absolute bliss. Fashionista heaven results below.

 

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