Thursday, 2 June 2011

Gary Barlow and Olly Murs at X-Factor UK Birmingham auditions

gary barlow / ph: eamonn mccormack, getty images | vivienne westwood spring summer 2011

there has been a huge shake up with this year's x-factor UK's judging panel. gone are (the now infamous) cheryl cole, dannii minogue and simon cowell (busy with x-factor US). replacing them this year are gary barlow, kelly rowland and that girl from n-dubz. it's quite a disappointing line up for me, but before i digress any further...

the first round of auditions happened in birmingham yesterday. despite appearing in one of my favourite blazers from vivienne westwood, gary barlow still managed to look blah. i can't quite put my finger on it, but it's just... a non event.

i really love the styling above, the mahogany colored shoes worked really well with the suit. the waistcoat is attached to the blazer to create a layered look. it's supposed to create a classic and effortless gentlemen look, not sure why it got lost on gary.

the beautiful wool blazer is also available online from

olly murs & caroline flack / ph: tony woolliscroft, getty images

x-factor UK alumni olly murs was also at the birmingham auditions to round up support for the new series. he wore a really nice pale blue grandad shirt, which i believed to be from maison martin margiela spring summer 2011. love his shirt, his belt and the color of his trousers, but perhaps a slightly looser cut might be more flattering.

the pale blue shirt from maison martin margiela is available online from a version in white, which i really like, is also available online here.

excited about new x-factor series?



  1. I think Olly looks adorable, and the reason the Westwood blazer looks blah on Gary is because everything else he's wearing is so incredibly boring. I don't think that's a piece of clothing you can really dress down.

  2. just seen a very similar top at all saints to the one olly is wearing! might just have to get me one!

  3. I totally love Olly Murs' style. I love his white shirt in his "Please Don't Let Me Go" music video.

    Would you know where he got it from? :P

  4. Olly Murs, unfortunately, has always had fat legs. I always used to notice that during his X-Factor days

  5. Gary & Olly always look pretty slick don't they?!

  6. I love love love the westwood white suit the model is wearing. That is perfection for summer. I would love to get my hands on it. Great post.


what's he wearing?