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The Voice. The Attitude. The Style. Who springs to mind when you think of these three words? Rihanna maybe? Or how about Pixie Lott? For me, it’s Jessie J.

There is no doubt that Jessie J is the epitome of cool in all of these departments. With her statement make-up – Union Jack lips anyone? And of course her gutsy attitude – she doesn’t take any crap from her fellow artists on BBC One’s The Voice.  It comes to no surprise that Ms J is an icon for young girls and women everywhere.

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And now, you can steal the three-time Brit nominee’s looks-for-less. From her iconic see-through red dress at the 2012 Brit Awards, to the simple-but-edgy look below, you don’t need a designer ‘price tag’ to steal Jessie J’s style.

Here is what Jessie J wore on the left-hand side of the image, and what I found similar on the right-hand side:

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1. Dip Dye, £80, Bleach London – Dip dye hair is big this season with celebrities such as Kate Bosworth, Stephanie Pratt and Caroline Flack, as well as amazing fashion bloggers LLYMLRS and Olivia Purvis donning this two-toned look.  If you want a top-notch dip dye do, then head to Bleach London where you can achieve this look for £80. Don’t have a healthy bank balance? Don’t worry, you can grab some hair dye and DIY in the comfort of your own home.

2. Clean PU Biker Jacket, £55, Topshop – Everyone needs a biker jacket to toughen up their wardrobe, and what better season to own one, with the likes of Balmain and Maison Martin Margiela including this jacket in their Spring/Summer collections. Biker jackets are a good investment and are a perfect addition to any pastel/print outfit! If you haven’t got one already, I suggest you invest in one now.

3. EXACT MATCH Long Clothing Drippy Print, £35, Topman – Who knew that Jessie J was a Topman shopper? This drippy black and white print t-shirt is perfect for the day (just look at Ms J’s ensemble), and it can also be transformed for a night out with the girls – just add these Missguided high waisted leather shorts, Barry M Lip Paint in Vibrant Pink and Urban Outfitters lace crochet boots.

4. Moto Stripe Supersoft Leigh Jeans, £40, Topshop – Stripy prints are in – anyone noticing the people of Britain donning referee gear in their everyday style? Fear not though, you don’t need to go overboard, just take inspiration from LLYMLRS. A simple striped jacket (or jeans in this case); will not only make your outfit ‘pop’, it will also make you look sophisticated and on-trend too. Here, Jessie J proves that you don’t have to do it like a dude to rock black and white (or in this case white and blue) stripes.

5. AMELIE Sixties Ankle Boot with Button Detail, £35, ASOS – Jessie J’s white boots prove that you don’t need ‘traditional’ black boots to achieve the ‘rocker’ look.  At £35 they are fairly expensive but for the cost-per-wear (you can pretty much wear them with anything – except at festivals) they are a good investment buy. All you need now is some Violent Lip tattoos and you will be a Jessie J in no time.

Do you like Jessie J’s style?

As a member of the Next Bloggers Network, this week’s ‘Steal Her Style’ is not only a feature, but it is also a competition entry to win tickets to the Elle Style Awards 2012. And who better to focus on, than the stylish, eccentric and opinionated Jameela Jamil for my entry?!

The Channel Four ‘Play It Straight’ presenter has always ‘wowed’ me with her laid-back approach to fashion.

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From her love of prints, to festival chic – and not forgetting her trademark stand-out lip – Jameela has got it all. For this feature I have taken an outfit from last year’s Elle Style Awards, and I have found similar items from the Next website.

Here is what Jameela wore on the left-hand side of the image, and what I found similar on the right-hand side:
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Geri Cream Maxi Floral Dress £55 –Floral prints may have been HUGE in 2011, but they are also set to be big this year too, with designers such as Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane and Proenza Schouler  all including this Spring/Summer print into their designs. Being ahead of the fashion game is a tough job for many, but Jameela does it with grace and originality. Want to achieve this look-for-less?  Then try this Geri Cream Maxi Floral Dress from Next! This dress may be pricey but it is a good investment. It’s a perfect transitioning piece from Spring to Winter, for example, for the current icy weather try pairing this dress with some opaque tights and a cosy cardigan and for Summer, take inspiration from this look!

Models Own Eye Gift Set £15 – Every girl needs that perfect smokey eye! So this Models Own eye gift set is a perfect buy for those of you who can’t live without this sultry and sexy look! At £15 it is a tad pricey, but take heed from the blogosphere – who are raving about Models Own products at the moment – and bag yourself this kit!

Models Own Lipstick in Baby Pink £6 – Again, you can’t look like Jameela without having that all important statement lip! This Models Own baby pink lipstick is a bang on-trend colour at the moment with pastel hues being all the rage! Take colour inspiration from Valentino, Calvin Klein and Diane Von Furstenberg who had a rainbow of pastels in their collections!  Now all you need is a cute guy to pucker up with for Valentine’s Day!

Made With Love Rose Mesh Clutch £18 – Miss Jamil may have a simple plain nude clutch in the picture above, but this textured rose mesh version brings something different to this girly ensemble.  Mixing prints and textures was huge last year, so it is unsurprising that I have incorporated this ‘clashing’ trend into this week’s Steal Her Style look!

Nude T-Bar Platform Shoes £35 – Nude accessories are the best way to go if you want all the attention paid to your statement dress! These T-Bar heels are not only similar to Jameela’s shoes, but T-Bars are on trend too! Take Jonathan Saunders and Calvin Klein who had their models strutting down the runway in this particular shoe style!

That’s all for this week’s ‘Steal Her Style’! What do you guys think of Jameela’s style?

(Feature images sourced from here, here & here)

What words instantly come into your mind when you hear ‘Mary-Kate Olsen’? Twin? Actress? Fashion Designer? Style icon? Yep, that’s right, style icon.

The younger Olsen twin has been in the public spotlight for most of her life. It is not only her ability to act which puts her in the pages of Vogue Magazine, it’s her style. And that’s why this week’s Steal Her Style feature is dedicated to achieving Miss Olsen’s eccentric but simplistic look-for-less!

Think lively prints, basic colours and tons of accessorising and you’ve got Miss Olsen’s style to a tee.  So to help you guys get some inspiration, or maybe even a head start in the trend department, I have chosen to steal what Mary-Kate wore to The Art of Elysium Bright Lights event back in April, 2010. Now all you need are those beachy ‘just got out of bed’ locks!

Here is what Mary-Kate wore on the left-hand side of the image, and what I found similar on the right-hand side:
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Leopard Faux Fur Coat, £50, Miss Selfridge – Despite the fact that the Spring/Summer 2012 season is just around the corner, there is still no excuse to not indulge in a timeless piece such as the faux fur coat! Fur coats (real or not) were big on the Autumn/Winter catwalks of  Topshop Unique, Donna Karan and Giles. And they are perfect for those who are still suffering from those winter blues!

Structured Skater Dress, £46, Topshop – Skater dresses were featured in the Spring/Summer 2012 collections of British-born designer; Cushnie et Ochs, as well as London-based twins Felder Felder’s. However, if you can’t afford to splash out on this huge 2012 trend, then don’t worry! There are a number of structured skater dresses out there on the high street, from Republic’s ruby red number to River Island’s luscious leopard print dress – you are spoiled for choice!

Black Slim Tie, £8, Topman – A Mary-Kate Olsen outfit wouldn’t be complete without including a whole hoard of sporting accessories! This Topman tie will add a masculine edge to your outfit. Want to get more use out of your new tie? Then look to Ralph Lauren and Jason Wu for S/S 2012 inspiration.

Colour Mesh Bangle Pack, £12.50, Topshop – These cute coloured bangles from Topshop will complement the tie perfectly, as well as adding a ‘bohemian’ feel to the look. Orange tones were huge in the collections of Narciso Rodriguez, Michael Kors and Hermes. So why wait now? Invest in one of the hottest seasonal colours, and you’ll be sizzling your way through spring and summer!

Metal Ridged Ring, £6.50, Topshop – Like Mary-Kate, I love my rings! So I picked a few which matched her style, and a few which I liked too! This metal edge ring is perfect for adding a touch of masculinity to the outfit, along with the Topman tie.

Large Round Turquoise Ring, £28, Urban Outfitters – Most of Mary-Kate’s rings have turquoise stones infused in them, and what better ring to achieve MK’s look-for-less than this Urban Outfitter’s version?  It may be a bit on the pricey side, but for seasonal value, it ticks all the right trend boxes. Take inspiration from Marc Jacobs and Chanel, if you want to add more of this underwater colour into your wardrobes!

Made Brass Shikong’o Ring, £25, ASOS – This may be a small brass ring, but good things come in small packages – and this one doesn’t differ! This cute piece of jewellery can be incorporated into any look, and in the long term, will be a good investment in terms of cost-per-wear.  

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Clutch, £22.50, Accessorize – This left-handed Olsen twin loves her kooky accessories, and nothing fits the bill better than this amazing Accessorize star clutch! It’s currently in the sale, so bag yours (see what I did there?), while you can!

Miso Gold Zip Boots, £34.99, Republic – Nothing beats a nice pair of shoe boots to stride in style! I have these beautiful babies, and I must say, they go with any outfit, and they make lengthen your legs perfectly!

There you go! Look out for another Steal Her Style feature in the near future! But for now, do you like this Olsen twin’s style? Or do you prefer her older sister Ashley’s?

(Mary-Kate featured image sourced from here)

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This week’s Steal Her Style is all about new X Factor judge, Tulisa Contostavlos.  She may have been in the papers these past few weeks for her and Kelly Rowland’s ‘behind-the-scenes dramas’, but Tulisa tells it like it is, and people admire that. Here is a feature on her oh-so-fierce style!

Tulisa’s style is ever-changing. Remember when she started out gigging with N-Dubz and wore a pink tracksuit with a cap to match? Well, those days are long gone, as Tulisa is back with style vengeance, and you can steal her style for the snip of the designer’s price!

Red One Shoulder Bodycon Dress, £25, River Island One shoulder dresses were big on the Autumn/Winter 2011 catwalks of Gucci, Aminaka Wilmont, and Temperley London, who included them in their collections. So it comes to no surprise that Tulisa chose this beautiful one shoulder red dress to wear to the recent Cosmopolitan Awards!  You can bag a cheaper version of this Suzanne Neville dress for only £25 at River Island. Now that’s what I call a bargain!

Silver Tone Diamante Tassel Drop Earrings, £12, River Island Tulisa wore some intricate silver drop earrings to the Cosmo Awards, so I couldn’t help including these cheap look-a-likes from River Island into this week’s Steal Her Style feature! All you need to do now is tie your hair in a polished side bun, and like Tulisa, let your ears do the talking!

ASOS Pyramid Metal Tip Clutch, £15, ASOS This ASOS clutch is perfect to store all your girly essentials! It may not be Tulisa’s but this clutch is a perfect buy if you want her silver accessory for less!

Black Court Platform Shoes, £45, River Island With a smouldering statement dress, it was no wonder that Tulisa chose simple black courts to pair with this Suzanne Neville number. Buy these courts from River Island for a reasonably priced £45, and your legs will be looking longer within seconds of stepping out the house!

Lips in Confession, £8, Topshop A Tulisa outfit isn’t complete without some killer lipstick! Nab this £8 Topshop lipstick and you’ll be ready to try and pucker up to Tulisa’s boyfriend/band mate, Fazer before you know it!

That’s all for this week’s Steal Her Style feature! What do you think of Tulisa’s style? Or her judging style on the X Factor?

(Tulisa featured image sourced from here)

This week’s Steal Her Style feature is all about the lovely and style-savvy Fearne Cotton.

Fearne Cotton has always been a style icon of mine; it seems that whatever outfit she throws on, she always looks fashionable! And with her own clothing range available online at Very, Fearne is letting her fans and style followers buy her very own designs for high street prices!

But, if you’re like me and want a similar outfit to Fearne’s for less, then fear not! I have scoured high street stores on the web, and found similar items to what Fearne wore earlier this summer when she was leaving work at the BBC Radio 1 studios.

Here is what Fearne wore on the left-hand side of the image, and what I found similar on the right-hand side:

Navy Stripe Curve Seam Dress, £29, Topshop This stripy but simple dress was the only one I found which was the most similar to Fearne’s eclectic dress! Stripy prints are in for Autumn/Winter 2011, with leading fashion stores: River Island, Zara and Miss Selfridge incorporating this trend into their collections. This stripe seam dress from Topshop is perfect for achieving Fearne’s laid-back style here for the daytime, and by teaming the dress with these colourful court shoes, you will have the perfect on-trend night time look too!

Black Ankle Leggings, £12, Miss Selfridge Simple black leggings can elevate any outfit, as these staple pieces of clothing can be dressed up for the day (like Fearne, here) or can be paired with a show-stopping tunic for those cold girly nights out! These £12 leggings from Miss Selfridge are a worthwhile investment as leggings are here to stay.

Bambi Bow Bar Patent Flat, £25, Schuh These Bambi bow bar patent flats from Schuh are too cute! They colour-block with the dress perfectly, which is still a hot trend for Autumn/Winter. But not only that, they are also very functional to wear for those long hours window-shopping too! At £25, who said fashion could not be practical and affordable?

Navy Cord Tote Bag, £40, River Island To finish Fearne’s outfit off, I have found this oh-so-similar navy tote cord bag from one of my favourite stores, River Island. At £40, it is the most expensive item on this week’s Steal Her Style list, which is amazing, compared to the actual price of Fearne’s bag! Not only is this bag functional to use as a handbag, but it also has a long shoulder strap if you want to wear it more securely, across your body. Plus this bag also has two compartments at the front which is perfect for your purse, make-up and those shades of yours! A perfect finishing touch to yours and Fearne’s outfit!

That’s another Steal Her Style feature finished! Look out for future posts on the styles of Alexa Chung, Agyness Deyn and Jameela Jamil, to name a few!

Here is another new feature for The Live Scene, called Steal Her Style. I will choose a style icon, and scour the web to try and find something similar to what she is wearing, so you can dress like your favourite celeb!

One of my favourite style icons is Katy Perry. She just oozes sexiness and is one of my not-so-secret girl crushes! From her unique stage outfits (she never wears the same outfit twice when she’s performing) to trips to the shop, Katy is the definition of someone who does not follow the fashion crowd.

So for my first ‘Steal Her Style’ outfit, I thought i should try and find similar items to what Katy wore to Coachella Festival in April this year. Katy clearly went for the minimal look with her white lace maxi peplum dress and her few accessories. Her outfit goes to show that you don’t need to ‘dress up’ at a festival and that with one on-trend piece; you can be an instant winner in the eyes of fashion critics everywhere.

Here is what Katy wore on the left-hand side of the image, and what I found similar on the right-hand side:
katyperryCream Lace Peplum Dress, £10, Dorothy Perkins – Even though I couldn’t find a lace maxi peplum dress, this was the next best thing and for £10, this Dorothy Perkins dress is definitely worth it! LWDs (little white dresses) were all over the Spring/Summer 2011 catwalks with Adam by Adam Lippes, Af Vandevorst and Vivienne Westwood boasting their own take on the stylish trend. This goes to show that you don’t need a maxi à la Perry to rock the festival look, just look at how Adam Lippes’ LWD can do it!

Spotty Bow Head wrap, £3.99, New Look – Quirky headbands have been in fashion since 2009 when Louis Vuitton made his models stroll down the runway with giant ‘bunny’ headbands on. Since then, the headbands have gotten smaller and more colourful, from floral prints to polka dot denim – the high street stores took note and made Louis Vuitton’s headbands more accessible. I was glad when Katy showcased her polka dot headband at Coachella as I found this very similar New Look headband, which at £3.99 will give Katy a run for her money!

Black Cat Eye Sunglasses, £5, Dorothy Perkins – Katy has always been a fan of cat eye sunglasses from promoting her singles in London to jogging in LA, they seem to be one of her favourite accessories. So I had to include these in Steal Her Style! Despite Katy sporting some very nice black oversized sunnies, I opted for these cheap cat eye ones from Dorothy Perkins instead.

Mega Pearl Rope Necklace, £8, Dorothy Perkins – Due to the intricate lace pattern on her peplum dress, Katy chose to add minimal accessories to her look, such as a long pearl necklace. I came across this chic necklace from you guessed it – Dorothy Perkins – for a small £8! This fits the bill perfectly!

Beige Jean Belt, £18, River Island – Katy has got an amazing body, so she had to show off her curves in this maxi dress somehow! By wearing a beige and cream skinny belt, Katy can not only look tall and elegant, but nice and curvy too. This £18 beige jean belt from River Island is similar to Katy’s with the pearly detailed section, and they match the necklace too!

Gold Plaited Strap Sandals, £28, Dorothy Perkins – The last fashion piece to achieve Katy Perry’s look are these wonderful gold plaited strap sandals. Katy wears very light gold sandals, however these ones brighten your outfit up whilst making you look like Grecian goddess like model Hilary Rhoda. At £28, these are the most expensive item on the list. However, these sandals are perfect for summer (while it’s still here) and they don’t break the budget too much.

That is my very first Steal Her Style feature done and I would be very grateful if you could all tell me what you think of it? Hopefully this will end up being a regular fashion feature like This Week’s Wishlist.