Celebrity Eyewear

Our unique collection of posts looking a little closer at celebrity eyewear. Ever wondered what brand or style those designer sunglasses or designer glasses are on your favourite celebrity? Our collection of posts here will reveal what they are wearing and there is a very good chance we already stock them!

Fashion Friday – Hugo Boss GQ Men of the Year Awards 2017

A few days ago we saw some of the worlds’ most outstanding blokes all gathered together for this years’ GQ Men of the Year Awards in association with Hugo Boss. What really makes the awards special is the sheer variety of celebrities getting recogised as the best in their respective industry. From new age grime phenomenon Stormzy to premier league winning Italian meastro Antonio Conte. The range of talents was enormous but they all have one thing in common, they are unbearably cool.

Meet Neville – Marc Jacobs’ Dog

Meet Marc Jacobs’ dog. Neville Jacobs has become something of a hit sensation across social media, and we love him. The dog is so popular amongst the Instagram community that he has his own page, and has accumulated over 200 thousand followers. That’s right; a dog has 200 thousand human followers. The designers pooch has risen to such a high status of fame that he now even has his own book out.

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The New Faces of Fendi

That’s right, Fendi and Bella and Gigi. Well you know what they say… two Hadids are better than one. I don’t know who ‘they’ is who says that but it’s definitely been said. Well it has now anyway because we’ve said it. And it’s true. So far we’ve seen the Hadid sisters faces pretty much everywhere, both gaining Model of the Year titles over the past two years. But now the duo seem to be garnering even more attention by pairing up. So far we’ve seen some of the Karl Lagerfeld shot images featuring Bella, and the brand has recently released more beautifully shot images including Gigi too.

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Yeezy Does It

While the expression ‘shop till you drop’ has been around since I can remember and can be dated back to as early as the 1920’s, shopping seems to have developed in to a more treacherous  feat as of late. What can only be described as mayhem ensued following the recent release of the H&M x Balmain collection; where shoppers seemed to have left any sort of public order and decency somewhere along the line they had been waiting in for days, and began physically fighting each other for items in some sort of fashionable Battle Royale.

So last weekend it was time for sneakerheads across the globe to lose their mind, when Mr. West’s latest foray in to the fashion world the Yeezy Boost 350 ‘Moonrock’ hit the stores. Some shoppers set up camp outside of brick and mortar retailers on Wednesday evening, three days before the sneakers were expected to drop, armed with sleeping bags, camping chairs and sheer determination to be one of the thousands of people grabbing a pair of Kanye’s latest offering.

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International Women’s Day | Most Iconic Women in Fashion

March the 8th is annually International Women’s Day and what better way to celebrate than looking at the most iconic women in fashion, music, literature and film?

This years’ theme as decided by the UN is ‘Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity, Picture it!’ whilst the dedicated hashtag ‘Make It Happen’ will
be the official mantra of the event. It’s difficult not to feel inspired by the buzz of empowerment for women everywhere this year; from Patricia Arquette’s speech at the Oscars on pay-gap equality to Dolce and Gabbana’s dedicated fashion collection for mothers and motherhood – this years’ International Women’s Day truly celebrates everything feminine. Here’s a run-down of the women in fashion who inspire us here at B Sunglasses…

Debbie Harry 

Debbie Harry was one of the first front-women who proved that she could rock just as hard as the boys’ in New York born post-punk New Wave band Blondie. With her platinum blonde locks and glamourous yet grungy style; Harry had swagger, fierceness and a stunning unique voice that proved she wasn’t just a pretty face in a group of male musicians. Her edge, thrift-store bought onstage costumes, lyrics and energy placed her as one of the most iconic women in both music and fashion and even today we still hail her as a Godmother of punk, a Queen of disco and a pioneer of female rap.

Miuccia Prada

 

Fashion may be in her blood but it wasn’t until 1978 when she was just 29 that she took on her style heritage in the form of her grandfathers luxury leather bag company, Prada. Prior to this, Miuccia (nicknamed Miu Miu by those close to her… but we’ll get to that later) had been studying for a pHd in Political Science, was a member of the Italian Communist party, had established herself as a feminist fighting in Italy for womens’ rights and had trained at the Teatra Piccolo in Milan to perform as a mime for five years. She was less than thrilled when the Prada empire was left to her however Miuccia soon turned her mind to the brand creating a multi-billion dollar business, a distinctive reputation in the fashion world and even her own spin-off brand, Miu Miu. Frequently making Forbes rich list and having won awards for her work, Miuccia Prada is one of the most influential names in fashion today.

M.I.A

Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam is better known by her stage name M.I.A. Born in London from Tamil-Sri Lankan heritage, M.I.A’s unmistakable sound of electronic hip-hop, reggaetron and rap have made her stand out from the crowd on the alternative music scene since the release of her first album Arular in 2007. Now a musical and cultural phenomenon, M.I.A’s unique look and political lyrics have also contributed strongly to her infamy. M.I.A has always gone against the grain from her days of studying film at Central Saint Martin’ to  collaborating with Versace and performing at nine months pregnant for the 2009 Grammy’s. Her videos and lyrical content may have caused controversy but M.I.A is one woman who certainly marches to the beat of her own drum.

Amal Almuddin

 

As eloquently put at the 2015 Golden Globes by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler “Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, was an adviser to Kofi Annan regarding Syria, and was selected for a three-person commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip…So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award!” Though this was a joke made in good humour, Amal’s achievements are truly remarkable making her more than just George Clooney’s stunning wife. Amal was born in Beiruit and left for London with her family during the Lebanese Civil War. Whilst growing up in London she eventually attended Oxford on scholarship and graduated with a MA in Jurisprudence before attending New York University School of Law in 2000. Her career in Law has been long and prosperous – and far out-shadows her newly found ‘celebrity’ persona however with brains and beauty, impeccable style is just the cherry on the cake when it comes to Amal.

Sofia Coppola

 

There was a distinct lack of female directors nominated at this years’ Oscars but one success story that still retains its’ poignancy is that of Sofia Coppola who is the third woman ever to be nominated for a Best Director Award and the first American woman to win the top prize of the Golden Lion award at Venice Film Festival. The grand-daughter of the accomplished The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia struck out to make it on her own as a director in 1998 and has since become one of the most admired female film directors in the business. From the Oscar winning screen-play for Lost In Translation and distinct directorial style shown in her films Marie Antoinette, Somewhere and The Virgin Suicides (as well as the campaign videos she completed for H&M’s collaboration with Marni), Coppola has proven that she is worth her salt in the arts’ world as well as her occasional dalliance with the fashion industry.

Audrey Hepburn

 

From the moment she first appeared on the silver screen, Audrey Hepburn was destined to become an icon. A trailblazer for the 1960s beatnik look and a muse to Hubert de Givenchy himself, Audrey differed from her Hollywood peers and the wasp-waisted women in the Fifties magazines of her time due to her slender ballerina physique, doe-eyed beauty and Belgian via London accent. There’s no doubt that Hepburn made her name as one of the greatest actresses of the time with her roles in Funny Face, My Fair Lady and of course, as the now iconic Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s however she was more than just a great beauty. Appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, Hepburn dedicated the rest of her life to helping impoverished children in the poorest areas; working in Ethiopia, Somalia Bangladesh and much of Central America. Whilst her cemented place on the endless lists of best dressed stars and most decorated actresses of all time are certainly earned, Hepburn’s compassion and charity work truly made her one of the most inspirational women in modern history.

Vivienne Westwood

 

The punk sound popped up out of both New York and London thanks to bands like The Ramones and the Clash. However, the definite punk look was undoubtedly created by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren. From their London boutique SEX (previously known as ‘Let It Rock’) on Kings Road, Cheshire-born Westwood launched a look that would change a generation by drawing inspiration from bikers and fetishists; an aggressive anti-thesis to the politics and tastes of the time . A mere few months later the Sex Pistols were born and the punk revolution took hold of London like nothing that had ever gone before. Today, Westwood still challenges the establishment with her influential designs and political spirit. Westwood, who dressed the likes of Siouxsie Sioux and Sid Vicious draws on the Regency period and pirates for her more modern collections and even once famously graced the cover of Tatler dressed as Margaret Thatcher in a move which allegedly infuriated the ‘Iron Lady’.  Westwood regularly appeals for the Green party and passionately campaigns against nuclear power, ethical abuse in the fashion industry and climate change as well as being an advocate for the PETA promoting World Water Day and reduction in meat consumption. At 73, we can say that Westwood is well and trult keeping the punk rock spirit alive.

 

Jackie O

 

There are few women who leave such an iconic resonance as America’s most famous First Lady, Jackie Kennedy-Onassis. Having a pair of Ray Ban frames named after her is only the beginning in explaining how Jackie is a true icon . Jackie O was of course known for her impeccable ’60s style of oversize shades, Chanel suits and matching pill box hats however after her husband US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Onassis showed great bravery, dignified silence and true integrity as she withdrew her family from the public eye. After her second marriage to Aristotle Onassis, Jackie began a career in publishing at what some might consider the mature age of 40. Jackie O worked incredibly hard to preserve American cultural history and even equipped the White House with over 1500 significant works as well as supporting, editing and publishing 100 works she held dear to her. Jackie O was the epitome of the all American woman with both brains, beauty and incredible style and her image as well as her legacy lives on long after her death in 1994.

Bianca Jagger

 

The 1970s look is returning in a big way, and whilst Debbie Harry flies the flag for the punk sensibility, Bianca Jagger echoes the glamorous Studio 54 crowd of supermodels and style icons. Born in Nicaragua, Bianca studied political science at the Paris Insititute of Political Studies before she had a chance meeting with Rolling Stones’ frontman Mick Jaggerin 1970. She soon became pregnant with their daughter Jade and married Jagger in St. Tropez. Whilst her divorce from Jagger, her partying reputation and jet-set lifestyle grabbed headlines, Bianca’s career as an activist served as a wake up call and she went on to found the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation as well as working with the Red Cross, the Amazon Charitable Trust and Amnesty International USA. Bianca’s politics have involved supporting the rights of women and children, indiginous peoples and protecting rain forest ecosystems from the effects of climate change. Fiercely passionate and sharp, Bianca has the look and makings of a fashion icon but her status as a Human Rights Advocate is how she intends to truly change the world.

 

Angelina Jolie

Where do we start with Angelina Jolie? Jolie was once the wild child of Hollywood with a gothic punk rock style, tattoos and unusual past-times; not to mention incredible acting abilities which earned her countless Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. However, as her fame peaked Angelina Jolie’s public persona transformed from that of an eccentric Hollywood rising star to an established business woman who was a serious advocate of human rights,  a charitable figure and a humanitarian spirit. As an Ambassador for the UN, Jolie traveled the world visiting refugee camps and donating to the cause as well as adopting her three non-biological children. Since then Jolie has spoken out for women’s rights confronting sexual violence in war zones, has publicly appealed for human rights across various nations and heavily advocates education and aid to child immigrants in developing nations. Her work as a conservationist, developing communities in the third world has won her much recognition and many awards for her efforts. As clever and compassionate as she is beautiful, Angelina Jolie is truly a unique and inspirational woman in the world of today.

Which women inspire you? Tell us in the comments below…

Red Carpet Style | Grammy’s vs BAFTA’s

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this weekend, you’ll know that the music world’s biggest event, The Grammy’s clashed head to head with the British Academy Film and Television Art awards…

Whilst the 57th Annual Grammy awards were taking place the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, the BAFTA’s were unfolding at the Royal Opera House in London. Despite being two worlds apart, the festivities celebrated the greatest of this year’s film, television and music offerings. Both star-studded events which are sure to make this weeks’ headlines battled it out on the Red Carpet and on-stage in a clash of big-name celebrities, tearful acceptance speeches, backstage drama, surprise triumphs and of course, best fashion looks. 

At B Sunglasses we just couldn’t decide which one to watch so we watched both. When it comes to comparing ‘Who Wore What?’ and ‘Who Wore It Best?’ who will walk away with the reigning Red Carpet look and who do we reckon stood sobbing at the after-party? Let’s take a look

The Ceremony and Winners

The Grammy’s

First up, the Grammy’s were of course going to be a little more colourful than their up-coming cinematic counterpart. With rappers, pop-stars and Lady Gaga present, we were braced for a night of outlandish outfits, musical showdown’s and interrupted acceptance speeches. However, things were a little more serious and subdued this time round with performances from Usher (in tribute of Stevie Wonder), Katy Perry and Beyonce taking a grown-up sombre tone. An ethereal Beyonce joined John Legend for a soulful version of the gospel song ‘Take My Hand Precious Lord‘ only to finish the night with  Legends’ Golden Globe winning track ‘Glory’ from the Martin Luther King biopic Selma. Sia also took to the stage to perform Chandelier in which her energetic dancing counterpart Maddie Ziegler blew everyone away on-stage. Comic actress Kristen Weig even made a cameo to perform alongside Maddie who famously donned a blonde wig and nude leotard for the moving music video. Sam Smith was the big winner of the night walking away with four awards in total including Best New Artist, Song of the Year and Record of the Year for ‘Stay With Me’. Beck also surprised by winning Best Album prompting Kanye West to ‘do a Kanye’ and hop onstage. Of course, Yeezy was only joking and walked back to his seat laughing before he even had a chance to get to the podium…however Jay-Z’s face in the audience was priceless!

The overall look of the evening was glitz and glamour. Rihanna, who is usually seen wearing very little in her music videos wowed in an enormrmous fuschia Giambattista Valli dress whilst Gaga herself – the woman who once wore a dress made entirely of her meat, ditched her cuts of sirloin for a shimmery silver Brandon Maxwell dress in a look reminiscent of Jessica Rabbit. Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Gwen Stefani, Beyonce and Kelly Osborne also kept it tasteful and glamourous with sparkles whilst Anna Kendrick, Charlie XCX and Sia went for sleek suits – though Charlie XCX’s did have a fun bubblegum twist! Other stunning looks of the night included Miley Cyrus who flashed only a teeny amount of flash with cut out panelling – makes a change!

Find the full list of winners here

The BAFTA’S

A slightly more refined affair, the BAFTA’s saw the Golden Globe crowd make their way to London for a night filled with celebration for a wonderful year in cinema and television. Despite the rather out of place opening performance by Kasabian, the evening saw a ‘British invasion’ with Stephen Fry hosting and the likes of Keira Knightley, Bennedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Tom Hiddleston in attendance. Julianne Moore who looked effortlessly stunning in a red Tom Ford dress picked up Best Actress for ‘Still Alice‘ whilst Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting for her role in Boyhood. Boyhood director Richard Linklater also coveted the Best Director prize whilst Wes Anderson’s quirky and visually resplendent comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel bagged the most awards including Best Costume, Best Production Design, Best Original Score and Best Screenplay.

The real highlight of the evening was Eddie Redmayne’s victory as Best Actor. Redmayne who was hotly tipped as one of the up-and-coming zeitgeist of British actors – has well and truly earned his stripes for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything. The physically and creatively challenging role has recently propelled he and his co-star Felicity Jones into stratospheric stardom with the pair each tipped for an Oscar later this month. Hawking himself even attended to show his support for the film and even cracked a joke at the expensive of host Stephen Fry.

Felicity Jones, who looked beautiful in a Dior couture gown described Hawking as ‘the only person more intelligent than Stephen Fry‘ to which Hawking added ‘And better looking’ .

Some of our favourite looks of the night included Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney, Keira Knightley in Giambattista Valli (see: Rihanna) and Lea Seydoux in Prada.

Find the full list of winners here

Kate Moss ‘Sunglasses are for playing dress-up’

Superstar supermodel Kate Moss has told Vogue UK that her epic sunglasses collection is perfect for ‘playing dress up’…

Vogue’s Kate Phelan interviewed the famous beauty last week for an insight into ‘Kate’s world’ which included Mossy telling us all about her home, her favourite keepsakes, best rooms and clothing.

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The short video which featured on Vogue.co.uk saw Kate – who was previously the face of Vogue eyewear-  chat excitedly about some of her past photo shoots and revealed her drawer full of sunglasses of which we are incredibly envious. In it we can spot everything from Tom Ford to Miu Miu and super on-trend 1970s shapes…

“Sunglasses are for playing dress-up. I collect anything from the original Ray-Ban® shapes through to Seventies Aviators or Eighties mask shades.” said Kate.

Among her other favourite items she had a black and white photo of she and her daughter by Mario Testino, her classic Porsche 911S, her closet full of designer handbags, a collection of coffee table books, a Marc Quinn sculpture and her bunny costume from the 60th Anniversary cover shoot.

 

Read all about Kate on Vogue today

 

Best Dressed Man of 2014

It should be so simple… yet a good suit on its’ own does not a fashionable man maketh. Several celebs have really caught our eye this year and it seems the key to it all is just a hint of swagger (or a pair of shades, should we say…) as the ultimate accessory!

 

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The Emmy’s, Oscars and Golden Globes at the beginning of the year set the bar high for our contenders with Matthew McConaughey, Colin Firth, Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston wowing in some fine tailoring with a side of A-List attitude. It seems that the timeless classic look is making a comeback with plenty of retro glamour and European chic spotted in every editorial and Red Carpet spread.

Fashion favourites David Gandy and David Beckham took on the ‘quirky English gent’ version of the look with a contemporary twist thus carving out the ultimate look-du-jour of 2014; a fleeting blur of tattoos, undercuts and beards! However, no one can deny that newcomers Eddie Redmayne (who is starring in the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything), Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington and former Dr. Who actor Matt Smith have given fine dressing a more appropriate and withstanding rock’n’roll edge that stands the test of time – one that certainly doesn’t require painful needlework!

The music world has also been keeping style alive with A$ap Rocky and Tinie Tempah taking on the Best Dressed title of His Royal Yeezy-ness with some hip-hop meets high fashion credentials. Tinie has regularly made our Serial Sunglasses Wearer hitlist with his collection of Cazal and Ray Ban specs so it comes as no surprise that he pops up on our radar year-in, year-out ! On the flipside of the coin we’ve had Theo Hutchcraft exorcising a unique take on the 1980s Nu-Romantic look; one that compliments the Hurts’ frontman’s ethereal music perfectly putting him alongside the likes of Bryan Ferry when it comes to elegant style.

However, after much debate we managed to narrow things down to three finalists who were all very different yet equally as fashion-worthy. Firstly there was Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch who walks away with our Preppy style award with his rotating combinations of laced up Oxfords, off-duty casual Aviator shades and sharp Award Season suits – not to mention that deep purring Eton drawl that makes Alan Rickman sound like ‘Tickle Me’ Elmo . Pharrell Williams follows up the rear with his always effortless, quirky street-style and unrivaled attitude. There aren’t many men who can pull off wearing a giant Vivienne Westwood hat but Pharrell manages with ease!

Finally, our fashion star of the year has to be actor Jared Leto. Who could forget that white tux jacket and glossy long hair as he humbly collected his Best Supporting Actor award at the Oscars in January? Jared proved that on and off stage he can rock just about anything – including the usually sin-worthy accessories of guyliner, a blow-dried ombre or a man-bun – like no other man can!

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Benedict Cumberbatch can only be improved with tweed and tailoring. Everything else is null. 

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Tinie Tempah’s ‘Street Smart’ urban sophistication shows that you don’t need gold chains are passe 

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David ‘Mr Consistent’ Gandy has gentlemanly machismo down to a tee! 

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Pharrell Williams at the Brit Awards gets our vote

 

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So wrong yet so right, Jared looks every inch the rock star at this years’ Coachella

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Jared Leto at the Oscars in January where he collected his award as Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyers’ Club

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Jared Leto works the ‘man-bun’ with a Tux at the Golden Globes

Who is your Best Dressed celeb of the year? Tell us in the comments below!

 

Best Dressed Female of 2014

There’s no doubt that 2014 has been one hell of a year in fashion, film and just about everything else! To celebrate the incoming of 2015 we look at the highlights of the year and prepare for a another 12 months of wardrobe wonder…

 

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Solange Knowles wedding had more style than Milan Fashion Week could shake a stick at!

This year our sartorial inspiration has varied from the ever-eclectic Solange Knowles – THAT wedding jumpsuit? Divine! –  to Jennifer Lawrence and her ever-amazing abilities to grow out cropped hair in style. 12 Years A Slave actress Lupita N’yongo and Amal Almuddin Clooney emerged as the newcomers of the red carpet this year proving that they’re just as worth their salt as any of the heavy-hitters in front of a camera. Lupita wowed and amazed as she collected her abundance of accolades in a ever-changing colour-wheel of stunning ballgowns whilst Amal finally wed George Clooney at a small ceremony in the most beautiful Oscar De La Renta gown.

In fact, ‘girl power’ has definitely been on the agenda this year and we absolutely adored Emma Watson’s grown up sophisticated yet subtly feminine chic as she gave her ‘He For She’ speech at the UN.  Taylor Swift has also had us swooning with a cool Pop Princess look which has varied from ’50s beauty to ironic hip hop star 0 perfectly sound tracked by her feisty new album ‘1989’.

On the high fashion front, last years’ grunge-catwalk favourite Cara Delevingne  has been battling out at fashion week with her pals Malaika Firth, Suki Waterhouse and Joan Smalls – not to mention the newest face on the runway Kendall Jenner. Those long dark tresses may say ‘Kardashian’, but her sophisticated style ultimately says ‘supermodel’.

Incredibly we found it extremely difficult to pick just one reigning title Queen this year with Emmy Rossum, Charlotte Dellal, Diane Kruger, Victoria Beckham, Emma Stone and Blake Lively all serving as strong favourites of ours. Blake in fact has been flying the flag for pregnant ladies everywhere – and that’s no small feat! However, our best dressed celebrity this year has to be Poppy Delevingne whose earthy yet glamorous look of tousled blonde hair and vintage-meets-high fashion ensembles have had us swooning all summer for her festival shades! If only we didn’t have to choose just one! J-Lo and Beyonce may have nailed the Red Carpet look but  – much like the great Alexa Chung before her – the pared down off-duty style  is where Poppy really shines!

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Emma Watson gives her ‘He For She’ speech at the UN.  Watson’s style – as well as her wise words on Feminism- have certainly left a mark here at B Sunglasses!

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Amal Almuddin wedded the eternal bachelor George Clooney. Truly a woman of impeccable style, taste and patience!

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Stunning actress Emma Stone – seen here at a  Amazing Spiderman 2 screening – is a top fave in B Sunglasses HQ

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Our Best Dressed Celeb of the Year Poppy Delevingne at London Fashion Week SS15 

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Festival Fashion Triangle: Sisters Cara and Poppy Delevingne with Sienna Miller at Coachella 2014. Nailed it!

Who’s your fashion icon of the year? Tell us in the comments below!