BAFTA TV Awards 2014

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of attending the BAFTA TV Awards in London. For the occasion I wore an Alice by Temperley dress* that was kindly sent to me by Wish Want Wear, a fantastic evening dress hire website with a huge variety to borrow for a fraction of the price. If you're anything like me and dislike being seen in the same memorable dress more than a couple of times so you can't justify the price on a cost per wear basis, this is the perfect solution for all your special occasion needs. I fell in love with this particular dress' all over sequins, graduated stripes and simpler shape, it just felt very 'me' and I love to still be comfortable at events. The dress arrived in pristine condition and fit perfectly (they also have a great system where you get to choose two sizes to get sent out to you so you have a back up to try). I paired it with some gold studded Zara flats and my favourite clutch of the moment by PsBesitos, who hand-makes a huge selection from all sorts of classic book covers. I styled my hair in loose waves to give my overall look a more casual vibe and for makeup I used the Stila In The Light palette (my number one go-to for neutral eyes) and Limecrime's Red Velvet Velvetine on my lips as I wanted something that would stay put all night.

This year the awards were held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and was once again hosted by Graham Norton. I thought the venue was a bit of a squeeze but the good thing about this was that although my friend and I were seated close to the back, we still got a clear view of the stage. The awards got well under way after a short and funny introduction by Graham and though this year I wasn't rooting for anyone in particular to win, the excitement in the audience as each celebrity presenter announced the nominees in each category and finally the winner was palpable all night long. There was a lady behind me that was quite vocal with her whooping and clapping, although I appreciated her enthusiasm, by the end of the night she had given me an ear ache and it was a tad awkward for the people on stage since they were broadcasting it on TV hmmm. I remember watching Olivia Colman accept her award at last year's ceremony (blog post on that here) and her genuine tears when she spoke her thank yous were just as touching when she won again this year, she's such a wonderful actress. I'd never seen Leading Actor winner Sean Harris' work before but his speech was in turn as hilarious as it was humbling, it was definitely a highlight of the night. There were also plenty of familiar actors presenting, including Martin Freeman, Hannibal's Hugh Dancy and my all time favourite Sophie Turner from Game of Thrones. It was a very memorable night and I had a really wonderful time.

I need to put a little bit of a personal update now, but if you follow me on other social media you may know that I've just lost someone very dear to me and am having quite a difficult time coping, I'm not going to lie. I will be putting this blog on the sideline for a while although I don't want to say that I will be completely gone because I do really love blogging and I feel as though it can be a great outlet for me. So posts may just be a bit more sporadic until I can get back on my feet again, please bear with me.

Thank you so much and lots of love,
Andini

27 comments:

  1. You look so lovely, the dress looks amazing.I hope everything is ok with your friend! xx

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  2. You love fabulous and it's totally fine that you want to take time off. Thoughts are with you!! :)
    Joelle
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  3. That dress looked perfect on you and I am sorry to hear about your loss <3

    xo, alison*elle

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  4. Hey sweetie!

    I was looking forward to reading this post after seeing your amazing dress on Instagram!

    It’s absolutely gorgeous and suits you so well - and sounds like you had a fab night !! Also I love the idea of wish want wear - i’ll defiantly be checking them out!

    I’m so sorry to hear about your friend - I can’t comprehend what you must be feeling. Don’t worry about keeping up with your blog - we will all still be here when you’re ready to blog again and theres nothing wrong with taking time to grieve and taking time for yourself. My thoughts are with you lovely x x

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  5. you look stunning, the dress is beautiful and I love your lipstick!

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  6. You look stunning, that dress is gorgeous! Love that you wore flats too. I'm sorry about your friend, obviously we all understand if you need a break from blogging! Sending lots of love xxx

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  7. Wow, you look gorgeous (such a beautiful dress and I love the lipstick) and it looked like such an amazing evening! so proud. I haven't watched it yet, but I saw Richard Ayoade's speech which was incredible! xx

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    1. and of course you don't need to feel bad in the slightest for knowing your priorities regarding your blog, I'm so sorry about your friend, I can't imagine how terrible this time must be for you. lots of love Andi xxxx

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  8. You look so gorgeous and elegant my dear! Glad that you had a blast at the BAFTA! I'm always here for you good times and bad. x A.

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  10. You look amazing! I love that even know your wearing flats you've still managed to look really classy x

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  11. super:)) x
    Bianka
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  12. You look so beautiful and you're lucky to attend so many events! :)
    I'm sorry for your loss and hope you'll feel better soon.

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  13. Wow you look amazing and the dress is gorgeous! You're so lucky to have got to go to the BAFTAs I bet it was fabulous!

    x

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  14. that dress looks gorgeous on you! and sorry to hear about your loss, hope all is well xx
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  15. you look beautiful! and that dress is lovely. Soo lucky you went to the Bafta awards! :)
    xx Ayesha

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  16. you looked stunning!

    i'm very sorry for your loss dear, i hope you'll feel better soon xo

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  17. Love the lipstick!x

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  18. Loved the look, its amazing ! ♥

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  19. such a babe <3 the dress is gorgeous on you. absolutely love how you did you hair and makeup as well. and thank you for sharing your experience with us. and best wishes on your personal endeavors, i hope you feel better soon.
    xx

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  20. Oh my, you look fabulous! What a gorgeous look! Velvet red lips always do the job right :)

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  21. GORGEOUS look! I love that clutch!

    Hannah xx

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  22. How fun! Lovely event, KILLER dress! Those sequin stripes are so chic love! You look so stylish!

    xo-Julie
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  23. Lovely dress! Looks amazing with the red lips <3

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  24. so fab and glam!!! that shade of red on your lips is gorgeous!!

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  25. ok, that dress is STUNNING! what a great choice, you look beautiful!

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