Tag Archives: Celebrities

ACH Week’s Best: Brittany Howard, with special mention Miller

I had to backtrack for this week’s A Crowded Hour Week’s Best.

Which is a darned shame. Being the pointy end of the festive season, and all. Fashion pickings should have flown thick and fast.

Alas, with Beyonce all but absent from public life (excluding one excellent crazed Christmas cardi), my disinterest in the Jenndashians overcoat-crop stylings and the Star Wars red carpet being a total hotch-potch of full-gown-lady-lace-crazy, slim have been the sartorial pickings.  Continue reading

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ACH Week’s Best: Clooney and Harris

Oh Lordy, it was a week of slim pickings and yet more top fashion from Amal.

And within such a climate, what on earth is one to do, but laud Mrs Clooney with yet another (here and here) ACH Week’s best title?

To mix it up a touch, I decided to throw in a look – which I normally dislike – from one Naomie Harris.

You might remember her for playing the voodoo witch in the third Pirates of the Caribbean, but I shall remembering her going forward for this cut-away number.

But first to Mrs Clooney.

By all rights, she should be a first rate Human Rights lawyer, be married to the man formerly known as Hollywood’s MOST Eligible Bachelor, and wear clothes worse than a sack of potatoes.

Not so with Clooney – she puts the concept of having it all to absolute shame.

So here she is, the proof in her very own vintage Lanvin pudding. Wearing a couture-space-suit-culottes-crop-situ which is all parts excellent on her, when worn on anyone else, it would have been horrifically absurd.

Absolute power to her.

It takes a woman with a trunk-load of pizazz to wear reflective fabric in the style of culotte and chunky-vest crop, and if there is one to do it, Clooney is surely her.

Moving right along – we are a day late with this, and all – I would like to honour Harris for her cut-away number.

I had figured I was over this look – too many Gomezs, Swifts and Jenndashians, for my liking, had paraded the carpets with their hoo-haas and girls trapped by hap-hazard cloth – but for Harris in this sublime number.

Harris brings me back to a neutral home ground, where I am down with the cut-away and keen to see it more.

I think it may be the loose fit and its crisp simplicity.

The glory days, hey?

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03:  Amal Alamuddin attending Charlotte Tilbury's naughty Christmas party celebrating the launch of Charlotte's new flagship beauty boutique in Covent Garden on December 3, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)

Naomie Harris


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The good and the oh so bad

I actually didn’t think it possible for there to be so much good and so much bad in the one frame.

To be so captivated on my first glance, and horrified on my second.

To devour one get-up and long to un-see the other.  Continue reading

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For the LOLs

And the absolute love of God, here is a Jonas wearing a dirty big turtle about his neck.

I mean, what else would you wear to the American Music Awards if you were on a slippery slope into former-boy-band-member obscurity, and feeling overly sensitive about it? Continue reading

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ACH Week’s Best: Sevigny for the double

Everyone’s favourite Sister Wife looking Absolutely Spectacular. Again.

It was only this time last month I heralded Sevigny ACH Week’s Best for a brill little ’90s number and coined her an irrepressible style maven.

And now, here she goes again, this time in an Oriental Gown of Epic Proportions from the Haus of Gucci, which is making me think all types of Life of Pi, even though I have never actually read that book. Should it matter? Methinks no, particularly when it comes to this glad-ragged sister. Continue reading

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ACH Week’s Best: Perfect Paltrow, with special mention Perry

Gwyneth Paltrow. Divisive as they come but, to be frank, as good as it gets fashionistically* this week.

Here she is, Hollywood’s Golden Girl and Grand Dame of Privilege, hosting the annual amFAR Gala, and looking absolutely pretty as a picture. Continue reading

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