Diana Vickers at The 2014 Olivier Awards London

Diana Vickers doing a Salfie with a fan at The 2014 Olivier Awards London

The Top 15 Amazing Selfie photos taken by myself of stars mingling with fans and doing the now infamous “Selfie”, some close up, some further away and some long range. A sort of outsiders view of the Selfie craze. Candid shots in the extreme but with a dash of posed. A recent phenonemon but politicians, world leaders and celebrities are now doing the Selfie amongst themselves, it doesn’t look like a passing craze, it’s here to stay!

Increasingly I take more of these shots as they do sell but it’s got to be something special capturing the heat of the moment as some of these fans have been waiting many hours or even days to meet their idol. A selfie is not easy to get by any means!

The best of 2014 in my opinion taken from a variety of locations but all in London. My favourite is the one at top, amazing backdrop, psycherdelic lighting and both the fan and the star are enjoying the moment, an important aspect of the Amazing Selfie Vanessa White of The Saturdays below doing a Selfie with a fan below is a very close second.

The Amazing Selfie Gallery 2014

Vanessa White arrives at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2014, London

Vanessa White poses for a Selfie at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2014, London

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.

The British Fashionista Awards Part 1
The British Fashionista Awards Part 2
The British Fashionista Awards Part 3
The British Fashionista Awards Part 4
The British Fashionista Awards Part 5

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 2
The British Fashionista Awards Part 3
The British Fashionista Awards Part 4
The British Fashionista Awards Part 5

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.

The British Fashionista Awards Part 1
The British Fashionista Awards Part 2
The British Fashionista Awards Part 3
The British Fashionista Awards Part 4
The British Fashionista Awards Part 5

 

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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The British Fashionista Awards Part 3
The British Fashionista Awards Part 4
The British Fashionista Awards Part 5

 

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An unusual shot of Helena Bonham Carter deep in thought feet away at the TV BAFTA Event London. PHOTO:  Frank John for Famefad.com

An unusual shot of Helena Bonham Carter deep in thought feet away at the TV BAFTA Event London. PHOTO: Frank John for Famefad.com

A huge amount of interest in the TV BAFTAS held on the weekend which was to be expected. SO here are some bonus photos, a sort of photographic study of the actress Helena Bonham Carter whilst being interviewed by Jenni Falconer at this event. Some shots that are slightly different from the usual smiling statue style shots you see at these sort of events.

Behind the scenes on the day it looked like it was a no go to get in this event as the limited places allocated (198) were all taken by 11am. I arrived at 12.

Lady luck did her thing for me though and security gave me and a couple of other people the nod and wink and were led to what turned out to be a pretty good area for getting shots right next to the film crews literally a couple of minutes before the cars started arriving. This area turned out to be a magnet and holding area for the stars. So these TV BAFTA photos very nearly didn’t happen in photo terms for yours truly, it really was that close. That situation it has to be said was a bit on the “intense” side to put it mildly!

These photos of Helena give a good insight into how good an actress she really is being able to change from one mood to another via her face at the flick of a switch. Will always remember her for her role in the film “Fight Club“. It’s the definitive rebels film. It’s on the edge and fry your brain stuff and she was superb and probably in her element.

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 James McAvoy spotted at BBC Radio 2 in Central London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

James McAvoy spotted at BBC Radio 2 in Central London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

James McAvoy spotted at BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday 1 October in casual mode with shades. A couple of shots of him on the move and signing autographs. A backdated post saved for Friday as it is normally quiet on that day (daytime that is) . See the Filth Premiere post for shots of James McAvoy on the red carpet.

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 Naomi Campbell spotted leaving the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

Naomi Campbell spotted leaving the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

Supermodel Naomi Campbell was spotted in Covent Garden leaving the Royal Opera House today 26 September after attending The Face Screening. Shrowded by security, just managed to snatch a couple of shots before she got in her car and headed off in a puff of smoke. All over in a matter of seconds!

Some bonus pictures that have been sat on since Wednesday also included of two boy band members from Union J arriving at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith for the latest Celebrity Juice show including Josh Cuthbert and Jaymi Hensley.

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A possibly busy week next week?
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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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Jessie J arrives at BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Jessie J arrives at BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Jessie J was spotted this morning arriving at BBC Radio 1 in Central London. She was heading in to do a Live Lounge Session with Fearne cotton. Probably still on as we speak.  Live Link Literally arrived 3 minutes before she came and was firing test shots as she was coming out of the car? That was close. No full length shots as a result!

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