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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Red Carpet Fashion? The Artist and The Help claimed the lions share of the awards wins at the 2012 Critics Choice Movie Awards but who was cutting it on the all important red carpet. Photos taken from the event confirm that as always one person or couple stands out on the red carpet arrivals and if there was an award for such a thing then it’s just one guess and one guess only for who stole the limelight and the hint is “they are a couple”

George Clooney and Stacy Keibler you could most definitely say would claim that on the red carpet glow factor award. They shone on the night just that bit brighter than the others, all eyes were on them and impeccably turned out they both were.  Dress sense helps a lot but love helps even more and gives that extra shine. The burning question everybody has to be thinking “Is Stacy finally THE one?”. The photo above may just sum up the situation……….but then George Clooney maybe not?

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