With Love from London
By Michelle Ganney
Brick Lane has been graced with its first ever cereal café. The hipster style “Cereal Killer Café” is run by twins from Belfast, Gary and Alan, who concocted this idea on a hangover. With the ‘80s vibe the café has a collection of over 100 cereals, whilst also serving some nostalgic cereal classics. Limited edition boxes, collectibles and vintage magazines give the quirky café a yesteryear vibe. The café is open from 7am until 10pm, so cereal fiends can satisfy their cravings for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The Gallery Libby Sellers presents Troisième – a group exhibition of metals, minerals and monochrome. There is some outstanding work displayed at the exhibition, including works from Fabien Cappello, Formafantasma, Simon Hasan, Hunting & Narud, Julia Lohmann & Gero Grundmann, Peter Marigold and Nicolas Le Moigne. Fabien Cappello displayed his impressive five-piece candlestick whilst Peter Marigold proudly presented his sculpture, Ger Butler – a metal clothes stand designed in blackened raw steel and brass. Nicolas Le Moigne certainly earned his artistic stripes for his work in Eternit, a compound of cement and pulped fibre. He also showed off his latest commission, Copper High Table. The exhibition is located on 41-42 Berners street. For more information visit www.libbysellers.com.
With the film awards season in full swing, the 72nd annual Golden Globes took place in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles in January. In spite of its location, it seems the Brits triumphed in the style stakes and the award gongs!
We had some British beauties sweeping the red carpet including Emily Blunt, Keira Knightley, Rosamund Pike, Sienna Miller and Kate Beckinsale, who all opted for a light snowy palette. Felicity Jones stunned in a dramatic flowing teal dress whilst Ruth Wilson dazzled in emerald green. Also in tow was George Clooney’s new British wife, Amal, who made her debut Golden Globes appearance in a stunning black dress. Joanne Froggatt and Laura Carmichael looked breathtaking in their full-length fitted gowns.
The Brits’ sartorial stakes were high, and some of the most prestigious awards were won by our very own too. Eddie Redmayne won the award for best actor thanks to his moving performance in The Theory of Everything, beating such iconic actors as Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal and David Oyelowo. Joanne Froggatt won the award for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Mrs. Anna Bates in Downton Abbey. beating some other talented actresses including Uzo Aduba, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney and Michelle Monaghan. Ruth Wilson won a tough category as best actress, beating Claire Danes, Viola Davis, Julianna Margulies and Robin Wright for her acclaimed performance in The Affair.
Two other major events took place to celebrate the world of music and the world of movies. The BAFTAs saw British actor Eddie Redmayne triumph again. He has had an outstanding response to his incredible portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, and he proudly took home the leading actor award. The film was also awarded another gong for the Outstanding British Film.
To celebrate the music industry, the 57th Annual Grammys took place in Los Angeles the same evening. Flying the flag for Britain was sensational newcomer Sam Smith, who won four Grammy awards just nine months after of the release of his debut album, In the Lonely Hour. Humbly accepting one of his awards, he said, “Before I made this record, I was doing everything to try and get my music heard, I tried to lose weight and I was making awful music. It was when I started to be myself that the music flowed.”
Probably the most touching moment was when he gracefully thanked his ex for inspiring his hit album. “I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys.”
Apart from the terrific gongs awarded at the BAFTAs and the Grammys, the fashion standards were set high too. As two of the biggest nights in showbiz coincided on the same evening, the outfits had to be on point. Here are some of the best looks from the Grammys and the BAFTAs:
Reese Witherspoon – BAFTAs
She looked a far cry from her on-screen character in Wild, but the blonde beauty was stunning in a purple Stella McCartney gown.
Julianne Moore – BAFTAs
She has certainly been sweeping the awards this season and her sartorial style was on point too. Moore stunned in a floor-length Tom Ford dress.
Rosamund Pike – BAFTAs
She has already shocked fans with her incredible post baby body and it was no different when she graced the red carpet in a Roland Mouret black silk marocain gown.
Amy Adams – BAFTAs
The gorgeous red-head looked sensational in a Lanvin dress to celebrate the nomination for her role in Big Eyes
Felicity Jones – BAFTAs
The British beauty has had an incredible response to her acute portrayal of Jane in The Theory of Everything and she certainly turned heads in a Dior Haute Couture gown
Miley Cyrus – The Grammys
For once, the raunchy songstress looked demure and elegant in a cut-out Alexandre Vauthier black dress.
Taylor Swift – The Grammys
Our favourite pop girl went for a dramatic teal ombré Elie Saab gown.
Beyonce – The Grammys
As always Beyonce stunned in a floor-length Proenza Schouler lace black gown.
Katy Perry – The Grammys
The talented musician stepped out in a silver Zuhair Murad dress with an elaborate beaded fringe.
Ciara – The Grammys
Ciara turned heads in a ruffled Alexandre Vauthier confection, teamed with Christian Louboutin stilettos.
George Clooney during the 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel (Photo by Mathew Imaging/WireImage)
Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne at TNT’s 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
Keira Knightley at the opening night gala screening of The Imitation Game (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI)