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Behind the Scenes Style at BAFTA

May 15, 2012

Glamming It Up at the BAFTA Styling Suites with House Of Fraser

The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards (the TV BAFTAS) are fast approaching and last week we were very kindly invited by sponsor House of Fraser, to go behind the scenes at a mock celebrity styling day at the ultra-luxurious Corinthia Hotel. The glamorous day gave us great insight into how it feels to be pampered like an A-lister in preparation for such a red carpet occasion - we even lucky enough to bump into a few BAFTA nominated celebrities on the day!

A number of lavish 'styling suites' perfectly showcased the brands partnering the upcoming awards. We started in the central, House of Fraser suite, which was full of glittering Oscar-worthy evening dresses and jewel-studded clutch bags.

We saw a number of gorgeous gowns in on-trend sequins and metallics which were also a popular choice at this years' MET Gala. A number of BIBA dresses caught our eye - one which was very similar to the style worn by Jessica Alba recently on the red carpet. We also spotted a few gowns in electric blue and coral proving that the bright colour block trend still translates to special occasion dressing!

While we were in the House of Fraser suite, Spencer, Louise and Ollie from BAFTA nominated Made in Chelsea walked in - and they looked like they were enjoying the day as much as us having just been freshly tanned in the St Tropez suite!

After looking at all the glorious gowns we were shown the kind of Oscar worthy jewellery that would best go with them in the CARAT* jewellery suite. According to the CARAT* experts emeralds are big this season, making a change from blue sapphires which have remained consistently popular due to Kate Middleton's engagement ring.

More pampering was to follow at the MAC make-up and the Mark Hill hairdressing suite where we quizzed the style teams for red carpet beauty trends - which we will reveal in a post to follow. The day ended by seeing the impressive Arqiva British Academy Television Awards goodie bag worth hundreds of pounds containing gorgeous offerings from all the brands on the day.

The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards will be shown on BBC One and BBC One HD at 8pm on Sunday 27th May. We will be posting more from the behind scenes at this prep day soon along with a very special competition where you can win the chance to dress like an A-list lovely!

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