Bells and the ball! Paloma Faith rocks a silver wrap gown and a jingling headpiece as she arrives at the BRITs... brandishing a mirrorball purse and two white roses in support of #metoo

She's one of the music industry's strongest female advocates.

And Paloma Faith was throwing her support behind the #metoo initiative on Wednesday evening as she arrived for the BRIT Awards 2018, held at London's O2 Arena.

Other than wowing in a sparkling wrap dress, the Beauty Remains singer, 36, turned heads for her statement accessories - namely sleigh bells in her hair, a mirrorball purse and two long-stem white roses.

Bells and the ball! Paloma Faith rocked a silver wrap gown and a jingling headpiece as she arrived at the BRITs... brandishing a mirrorball purse and two white roses in support of #metoo

Bells and the ball! Paloma Faith rocked a silver wrap gown and a jingling headpiece as she arrived at the BRITs... brandishing a mirrorball purse and two white roses in support of #metoo

The latter were a direct nod to #metoo - the movement born on social media last autumn to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, following the allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein.

The white rose trend started at the Grammys Awards 2018 and have continued on to the British alternative in London.

Paloma looked steely as she posed for the cameras, the white roses hanging by her side.

The pop star's wrap gown featured a wavy design that descending the look, separating at the knees and opening into a dramatic split, teasing her toned pins.

Taking a stand: Other than wowing in a sparkling wrap dress, the Beauty Remains singer, 36, turned heads for her statement accessories

Taking a stand: Other than wowing in a sparkling wrap dress, the Beauty Remains singer, 36, turned heads for her statement accessories

Stand out in sequins like Paloma in Ashish

Stars were out in force at this year's BRIT Awards and leading the glamour was Paloma Faith, giving it the old razzle dazzle in a silver sequin dress by Ashish.

Ashish are known for their statement sequin designs - for instance, they once sent a sequinned take on a Tesco carrier bag down their runway! So it's no wonder this is one of their creations.

The statement ruffle front and one-shoulder design give it a unique edge and it's typical of Ashish to put a new modern spin on sequins like this.

The singer is up for the British Female Solo Artist award so only a special gown would do for tonight and she certainly found just the thing. Sadly it's not available to buy yet but in the meantime click (right) to shop the current collection at MATCESFASHION.COM, or shine in sequins for your next special occasion with the high-street picks below.

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Paloma matched the dress with silver heels, all complimented by the bells in her hair and the glitter ball she swung by her side.

Paloma's typically pale complexion looked flawless and she offset it with bright pink lipstick and a brush of darkness around her eyes.

She swept her blonde locks into a high ponytail which trailed off behind her head and she stood, poised, with a hand on her hip.

The star will be taking to the stage for the ceremony to perform for the crowd.

Roses are white: She wore sleigh bells in her hair, carried a mirrorball purse and held on to two long-stem white roses
Roses are white: She wore sleigh bells in her hair, carried a mirrorball purse and held on to two long-stem white roses

Roses are white: She wore sleigh bells in her hair, carried a mirrorball purse and held on to two long-stem white roses

Hosted by Jack Whitehall, fans will see performances from the likes of Clean Bandit, J Hus, Jorja Smith and Stormzy, Liam Payne and Paloma herself. 

Dua Lipa, 22, leads the nominations with five nods, with Ed Sheeran, 27, hot on her heels with four. Sam Smith has been left out completely, in one of the biggest award snubs in history.

There could be a spot of awkwardness on the night as former One Direction bandmates Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne will go head to head in the category of British Artist Video Of The Year.

All that glitters is... silver: Paloma matched the dress with silver heels, all complimented by the bells in her hair and the glitter ball she swung by her side
All that glitters is... silver: Paloma matched the dress with silver heels, all complimented by the bells in her hair and the glitter ball she swung by her side

All that glitters is... silver: Paloma matched the dress with silver heels, all complimented by the bells in her hair and the glitter ball she swung by her side

The winner of the British Artist Video award will be decided by the public, with one of the 10 acts eliminated each week until there are only five left on the night of the awards.    

Dua Lipa is up for British Female, British Breakthrough, British Single, British Artist Video of the Year and the prestigious Mastercard British Album of the Year for her self-titled Top Ten debut, which produced the No. 1 single New Rules and three more Top 40 singles.

Ed Sheeran is up for British Male Solo Artist, British Single, Mastercard British Album of the Year and British Artist Video of the Year.   

The international categories see huge megastars including Drake, Beck, P!nk, Taylor Swift, Killers, Kendrick Lamar and main show performers Foo Fighters up for awards, as well as Bjork's ninth BRIT nomination for Best International Female.

Silver starlet: She swept her blonde locks into a high ponytail which trailed off behind her head and she stood, poised, with a hand on her hip

Silver starlet: She swept her blonde locks into a high ponytail which trailed off behind her head and she stood, poised, with a hand on her hip

Nominated for Best British single are Rag'N'Bone Man - Human, J Hus - Did You See, Clean Bandit - Symphony, Liam Payne ft Quavo - Strip That Down, Calvin Harris ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean - Feels, Dua Lipa - New Rules, Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You, Jax Jones - You Don't Know Me, Jonas Blue - Mama and Little Mix - Touch.

The public will vote for the Best British Single category, as ever - which is usually made up of the best-selling releases from the past year.

Some BRIT Awards categories have already had their winners announced, as Jorja Smith won Critics' Choice, while Steve Mac was named the Producer of the Year.

Jason Iley, BRITs Chairman and Chairman & CEO of Sony Music UK and Ireland said: 'This year's nominations, as well as the incredible performances on our launch show tonight, are representative of an exciting, genre spanning and vibrant year in British music with a strong mix of established acts alongside new and emerging artists who are set to become the big names of the future.' 

BRIT Awards 2018: Who has been nominated?

 BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa 

Ed Sheeran - Divide 

J Hus - Common Sense 

Rag 'n' Bone Man - Humour 

Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer

 

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST 

Ed Sheeran

Liam Gallagher

Loyle Carner

Rag'n'Bone Man

Stormzy

 

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST 

Paloma Faith

Kate Tempest

Jessie Ware

Laura Marling

Dua Lipa  

 

BRITISH GROUP 

Wolf Alice

Gorillaz

London Grammar

The XX

Royal Blood

 

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH 

Dave

Dua Lipa

J Hus

Loyle Carner

Sampha

 

BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR 

Anne-Marie - Ciao Adios

Calvin Harris Ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean - Feels

Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson - Symphony

Dua Lipa - New Rules

Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You

Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times

Jonas Blue Ft William Singe - Mama

Liam Payne Ft Quavo - Strip That Down

Little Mix - Touch

ZAYN and Taylor Swift - I Don't Wanna Live Forever

 

CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD 

Jorja Smith - WINNER

Mabel

Stefflon Don

 

BRITISH SINGLE OF THE YEAR 

Liam Payne - 'Strip That Down' featuring Quavo

Jax Jones feat. Raye - 'You Don't Know Me'

Clean Bandit - 'Symphony' featuring Zara Larsson

Rag'n'Bone Man - 'Human'

J HUS - 'Did You See'

Calvin Harris - 'Feels' featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean

Dua Lipa - 'New Rules'

Ed Sheeran - 'Shape of You'

Jonas Blue - 'Mama' featuring William Singe

Little Mix - 'Touch'

 

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST 

Taylor Swift

Lorde

Bjork

P!nk

Alicia Keys

 

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST 

Kendrick Lemar

Childish Gambino

Drake

Beck

DJ Khaled

 

 INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Foo Fighters

Arcade Fire

LCD Soundsystem

Haim

The Killers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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