The British Fashion Awards 2012
by SHOPIFY API / DEC 3, 2012
Rita Ora led the way for the Brits as she arrived at the Savoy Hotel wearing a corseted Vivienne Westwood gown which showcased her curves to perfection. The 22 year old singer teamed the stunning dress with a silver choker, light smoky eyes and peach lips. Her hair which was seen just the previous day with a fringe and poker straight style, was worn in a side parting with tousled waves, and appeared to be a more ashy shade of blonde – possibly the result of a silver or violet toned shampoo.
Model of The Year winner, and close friend to Rita, Cara Delevigne, looked fierce in a Burberry metallic mini dress and silver peep toe wedges which gave her look an edgy and futuristic twist. The model was delighted to be awarded as Model of The Year, and kept her speech short and to the point. She wore her dusky blonde hair straight with a centre parting, which complemented her striking dress.
She accessorised her look with a few statement rings and a small metallic clutch bag. To recreate Cara’s messy straight look, run your straighteners through just the ends of your hair, whilst giving volume and texture to your roots using a dry shampoo or texturising powder.
The bash was attended by celebrities from all over, including the gorgeous Salma Hayek, who wore a Stella McCartney ensemble with long tassles, which gave her dress a fluid quality. She wore her shiny hair in a sleek updo, with a side fringe framing her dark eyes. Allowing her gorgeous dress to be the centre of attention, Salma accessorised with a simple diamond necklace.
Stella McCartney was a very popular designer for celebrities, with Victoria Pendleton, Salma Hayek, Rita Ora and Gemma Arterton modelling different designs by the mother of four.
Gemma Arterton wore a plunging waistcoat top which nipped in at her waist but fell across the curves of her hips. Her light trousers showcased her slender legs, and the excellent tailoring created by McCartney produced a sophisticated and stylish look. She added a touch of fun to her look with some holographic platforms.
Gemma’s usually dark brunette locks were coloured to a rich auburn shade, which suited her lightly tanned skin. Her copper hair was worn in an off centre parting, great if you aren’t sure whether you can pull off the centre parting but still want to look on trend.
Olympian and Strictly Come Dancing star Victoria Pendleton also looked elegant yet edgy in a Stella McCartney gown which was expertly tailored to show off the athlete’s toned physique. Victoria wore her long hair in a flattering side parting and swept over one shoulder, showing off her gleaming diamond earrings and enviable bone structure.
Stella created the looks for the London Olympians this year, and proudly collected the gong for Designer of The Year. She told guests that it had been one of the most ‘incredible years of my career’. Wearing a strapless satin trouser suit with silver embellishment, the designer looked stunning and on trend. She wore her hair in a slicked back bun, with simple makeup.
Heavily pregnant Lily Allen also made an appearance at the awards, where she joked to reporters on the red carpet that she was wearing ‘a tent’.
She covered her bump in a flowing midnight blue gown which she finished off by wearing her hair in a loosely pinned up do and an eye skimming fringe. The star, who is due to give birth any day, looked glowing and healthy as she sported a light tan.