Chart toppers flew from their stateside nests in LA, exhausted from the Grammy’s and The Oscars, across the pond to our neighbours in London to celebrate the annual Brit awards last week.
As it turns out, it was the UK celebrities that dazzled most on the red carpet. The brightest star to shine was Rita Ora. She blinded us with her icy blonde slicked back pixie crop or was it her very low plunging neckline?
Ellie Goulding looked angelic, dressed all in white with her trademark long tossled extended locks.
Paloma Faith also seems to have lightened and extended her soft copper blonde tresses. I had the privilege of seeing her live in our very own Bolton Street Car Park at “The Weekender” last August. Her then shoulder length hair is now touching her bum, cheeky girl!
Presenter Fearne Cotton kept it simple, a coiffed ponytail with wavy pieces at the front to soften the look on her face, while Spice Girls Mel C and Emma Bunton wore their hair down, sleek and smooth.
Take That were very on trend in military style. My festival favourites, Rudimental didn’t ditch comfy and worked the Red Carpet in their own cool outfits.
Sam Smith clad in a Blue tuxedo, was sporting some facial hair with his slicked back pompadour look, as did Nick Barnet and Adam Lambert.
Gone are the Gladiator days for Russell Crowe, he had decided to let himself go unlike the other Russell “Looking” star Russell Tovey who was looking very smart indeed even without his dog Rocky who had joined him on a BBC Red Carpet a few days previous.
Taylor Swift’s hair was in an elegant pleated updo, swept to the side. This was Blow-dried and styled to her trademark “Lob” for the stage.
It was great to see some natural curl. Rebecca Ferguson’s waves were brushed out below her shoulder, while newcomer Tess Glynne showed off her natural long copper curls. X-Factor star Fleur East made her Brit Awards Red carpet debut, with her curls pinned up in a Mohican style.
I could not write about the Brits without mentioning Madonna, the Queen of Pop momentarily falling from her throne. It is a prime example of life imitating art, using the very lyrics she penned many years ago “We all fall to the floor at some point, its how you pick yourself up, that’s the real challenge, isn’t it?”