Helen Mirren is lady in red
Colour is back with a vengeance this month, with celebrities of all ages, sizes and characters boasting a range of bold and beautiful shades.
The Brit Awards saw Kylie stand out in an electric blue maxi gown and Jessie J in a floor-length luscious red lace piece, both of which sparked positive reviews from fashion commentators.
However, it's not just musicians trying their hand at sharp new shades, as Dame Helen Mirren firmly held on to the spotlight this week at the Hollywood premier of a new Disney film.
The debut of John Carter saw 66-year-old Ms Mirren mix up her usual style with a bold colour-block outfit, consisting of a scarlet red dress paired with a fuschia pink cardigan.
Her flattering 50s-style dress was matched with a dark red handbag and complementary suede heels, while her hair was plaited in a Grecian style around her face.
Standing among the crowds Helen easily stood out from the other ladies at the event, who largely opted for failsafe little black dresses or simple shifts.
To recreate the British actress's twist on the colour-blocking trend you can stick to one stand out shade such as red and then throw in a contrasting item such as a jacket, bag or shoes.
You could start from the bottom with the chunky red Roxbury Sandals, in a cross between a wedge and platform, before adding your own red dress and subtle accessories.
When colour-blocking you can't really get it wrong, as a matching or clashing shade will work equally well.
Why not then add in our Bella Cardigan, in regalia purple or cerulean blue to complete the look?
In the news this month
Samantha Cameron chooses L.K.Bennett shoes for fashion week
Milan's shoes trends for autumn/winter 2011
Missoni presents 'fairytale' show at Milan Fashion Week
Bold reds, sumptuous purples, elegant lace: The Oscar dresses
Insights at Milan Fashion Week
Shoe trends exert their influence on nails this season
Feminine, preppy, classic: Knits are big this spring
Alexander McQueen continues to bewitch
How to wear head-to-toe brights
All set for Guernsey opening at Creasey's department store
MP calls for more diversity on the catwalk
Life is the Occasion hits the streets of London
Matthew Williamson's Bohemian Glamour to hit London
Shoes to put a spring in your step
Burberry splashes London Fashion Week with 'coats of many colours'
Anna Wintour applauds British fashion's 'sense of humour'
Harrods launches Shoe Salon
Flirty, romantic styling for spring
Calvin Klein dazzles on the last day of New York Fashion Week
N.oor, Issa to collaborate at London Fashion Week
Kosibah to showcase couture gowns at Luxury Wedding Show
Glitz returns to the autumn/winter 2011 runways
Strut your stuff to a Matthew Williamson CD
Opulent make-up screams 70s drama this season
Summer 2011 shoe trends: Pretty versus bold
How to wear brights for all occasions
New York Fashion Week 'about length, clean lines and layering'
Blues 'to make a splash this spring'
Bold tights are 'having a fashion moment'
Beaded jewellery 'extremely popular'
Accessorise a minimalist trend 'with chunky jewellery'
Roll back the years with lace this spring
Flat shoes 'say efficiency'
Style trends to look out for at NY Fashion Week
Why not wear dreamy cream tones this Valentine's Day?
Davina McCall wows in L.K.Bennett Viola dress
The flatform 'is a new shoe breed for spring'
Tangerine heels 'will add a spring to your step'
Oversized, textured jewellery 'will be big this spring'
Join L.K.Bennett in supporting RED
Women 'can look sexy in winter' with a long-sleeved dress
L.K.Bennett reveals Laura pinstripe range
A shirt dress 'is a godsend that no wardrobe should be without'
A little black dress 'is versatile in more ways than one'
Introducing new size 18 lines
Granny chic 'is the latest trend'
High heels 'make legs more shapely'
Strong colours and Perspex 'are key jewellery trends for next season'
Sun-drenched accessories 'will be key trend next season'
Platforms, wedges and flats 'will be big for spring/summer 2011'
Jewel and metallic shades 'on trend for nails'