My current style crush is Laura Whitmore, the presenter of ITV 2’s, ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now!’. Whitmore came to fame in Ireland when she battled other contestants to become the face of MTV News in a ‘Pick Me MTV’ campaign. Since her first break into television she has gone from strength to strength and has even hosted a programme with Keith Lemon at the Brit Awards in 2012.
With all this success comes the many, many, invites to press functions, premieres, award ceremonies, charity balls, the list is endless, and I for one am excited to see what Whitmore will be wearing. She has such an amazing sense of style and seems to look good in everything.
Whitmore has, in recent months, proved herself to be a high end fashionista! Her outfit for the British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in February, was sublime to say the least. She wore a black maxi dress from the Alexandre Vauthler 2012 collection. The dress had strategic slits that made it uber sexy, and yet very classy at the same time. She really upped the style stakes that day! Her make-up was classic. With the ruby red lips and feline sweep of eyeliner. Add her tumbling blonde curls to the equation and that makes ultimate glamour! Other celebrities take note, this is how it’s done!
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Yesterday evening the 7th May, Whitmore was spotted at the launch of Charlotte Taylor’s pop-up shop in Sloane Square, London. She looked her usual flawless self wearing a monochrome tunic-style dress, black pointy heels, white clutch and chic ‘up-do’ of her hair. Her make-up was low key, and very pretty. Certainly a winning outfit!
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At the Elle Style Awards 2013 Whitmore looked beautiful in her striking yellow mini dress.
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Another winning outfit was her vintage inspired look for the Asprey Pre-BAFTA party that she attended because of her role as a BAFTA presenter. She wore a gorgeous Fydor Golan monocrome flapper dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and Fei Liu jewellry. I loved her nod to the twenties with her faux bob hair style which was in-keeping with the rest of the outfit.
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Finally, my favourite Whitmore outfit has been the suit that she wore to the TRIC awards 2013. She wore a silver jacket and trousers with a white top, shoes and clutch. It’s an ensemble that shouldn’t work but so does!
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Whitmore also supports an amazing charity, Plan, and their global campaign, ‘Because I Am A Girl’ which wants to ‘Empower the girl. Change the community’.
On their website it states:
“The fund raises money for projects to tackle some of the biggest challenges that girls face in developing countries, like access to the basic human rights to an identity, education and protection. Over the next four years, Because I am a Girl projects will support four million girls to get the education, skills and support they need to move themselves from poverty to opportunity.”
Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign calls for:
Girls’ education to prioritised by world leaders
Completion of a quality secondary education to be a major focus of international action
Funding for girls education to be increased
An end to child marriage
An end to gender-based violence in and around schools
Girls and boys to participate in decision making and inspire those with power to take action
Whitmore has a blog post on the site which makes very interesting reading. She said:
“Because I am a Girl I believe … that we girls can do anything! We are a strong force when united, and that’s why it’s so important for those of us with voices to use it to protect those who have been silenced. I find it disgusting that in many developing countries girls are treated as second class citizens. With an education, prospects and opportunities, a girl can be anything and do anything she wants.”
To read the rest of her blog please click here.
It is so important that we women stand up for each other and not ignore the problems that females are facing in these countries. The fact is we wouldn’t ignore it if it were our sister or our mother who was being ill-treated, and these women deserve better from us!
Plan are asking you to ‘Raise Your Hand’ in support of girls’ education. With just a couple of clicks, you can support their efforts to ensure that quality education for girls is brought to the centre of the global agenda.
Follow Because I Am A Girl I Believe on Twitter @PlanBIAAG
Follow Laura Whitmore on Twitter @thewhitmore
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