31.12.15

Thank You And Goodbye

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When I first started Red Carpet Fashion Awards back in February of 2007, it was just a hobby.

Little did I know that 8 years later it would enable me to have so many life-changing experiences and bring so many amazing people in my life.

I took awhile to think about it, and without getting into too much detail, I have decided that this will be my last post on the site.

I want to personally thank the millions of readers who helped grow Red Carpet Fashion Awards. Without your support none of this would have been possible.

I would like to say how much I appreciate all the positive comments and emails of encouragement. During moments of exhaustion or sadness they always gave me a huge lift.

I know many of you will be upset about the site closing, but I hope you will appreciate the hard work I have put into this site (for the most part) on my own and without investment – which hasn’t been easy.

When people assumed that this site was run by a team of people, I saw it as a compliment, but after time I realised that it was perhaps an indication that I was doing way too much.

I would like to thank Lucy Dachtler, Net-A-Porter.com, Film Fashion, Sasha Charnin Morrison and Becki Newton who in the very early days made me realise how special this site was.

I would also like to thank all the contributors to this site. Their hard work and efficiency will be appreciated by anyone who has ever read this blog. But I will reserve my up-most thanks and sincere gratitude to Rachel Watkins who was always there when I was still on my computer at 9pm (or even 1am) to take over when I was exhausted after a 12 + hour day.

I have to give a huge shout out to Jason Rembert who is a true gentleman and never held my criticisms of Rita Ora’s looks against me and Prada/Miu Miu who never blacklisted me from their events despite my less than favourable reviews of their red carpet gowns.

Thanks again for your support of Red Carpet Fashion Awards. It has truly been an amazing ride.

The site will be moved to a smaller server on January 14, 2016.

Catherine Kallon, Founder & Editor

Any inquires / comments concerning Red Carpet Fashion Awards or this statement, please contact: [email protected]

23.12.15 Best Of

Best Dressed Of The Year Critics’ Choice 2015

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1. Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab Couture – ‘Love & Mercy’ Berlin Film Festival Premiere & Fan Bingbing In Ralph & Russo Couture – ‘La Tete Haute’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremony
2. Lea Seydoux in Prada – 2015 BAFTAs
3. Heidi Klum in Zac Posen – 2015 Bambi Awards
4. Erin O’Connor in Ralph & Russo Couture – ‘Carol’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere
5. Sienna Miller in Gucci – ‘La Glace Et Le Ciel’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere & Closing Ceremony
6. Camila Alves in Donna Karan Atelier – 2015 SAG Awards
7. Cate Blanchett in Giles – ‘Carol’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere
8. Fan Bingbing in Christopher Bu – 2015 Met Gala
9. Paz Vega in Ralph & Russo Couture – Ralph & Russo Couture Fall 2015 Couture Show
10.Naomie Harris in Altuzarra – ‘Spectre’ Moscow Photocall

Happy Holidays everyone. Thank you for all your amazing support in 2015.

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23.12.15 Best Of, Menswear

Best Dressed Men Of The Year Critics’ Choice 2015

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1. Zayn Malik in Valentino – Valentino Spring 2016 Menswear Show
2. Chris Pine in Giorgio Armani – 2015 Oscars
3. James Marsden in Dolce & Gabbana – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
4. Colin Farrell in Dolce & Gabbana – ‘The Lobster’ Cannes Film Festival Photocall
5. Tom Hiddleston in Polo Ralph Lauren – HFPA/InStyle’s Annual TIFF Celebration
6. Robert Pattinson in Dior Homme – 2015 Met Gala
7. Michiel Huisman in Louis Vuitton – ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 5 Premiere
8. Michael B. Jordan in Sandro – 2015 BET Awards
9. Eddie Redmayne in Prada – 2015 SAG Awards
10. Chiwetel Ejiofor in Thom Sweeney – British Independent Film Awards

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23.12.15 Best Of

Stella’s Got Her Groove Back / Most Improved 2015 – Carey Mulligan

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Carey Mulligan’s style has launched into orbit, moving from rather flat, uninspiring territory to sharply in focus, making her your Most Improved for 2015.

Countless have been the times when the actress simply has not sold a look to its full potential, leaving us with merely tolerable ensembles. But, over the course of this past year, she has experienced quite the fashion evolution, really hitting her stride by adding sophisticated, intriguing flair to her less-is-more style.

Now, she’s flaunting her ladylike signature with a just-cool-enough spin that’s clearly done enough to win her looks back into our good graces.

Just lately, she has impressed with a shimmery black Erdem tiered dress, a graphic Gucci stunner, and a Jonathan Saunders pastel-yellow glittery dress—each modishly memorable in its own right.

Carey is now confidently wearing her clothes, rather than letting her clothes wear her. Let’s hope that this trend continues next year.

Submitted by: Bec Dee, Susie & Maria.

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23.12.15 Best Of

Breakout Star of 2015 – Alicia Vikander

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Alicia Vikander is your Breakout Star of 2015. The Swedish actress has quietly been making waves as she refines her red-carpet style, now garnering the attention that her signature looks deserve.

As a Louis Vuitton ambassador, she’s managed the brand quite well—a rarity it seems among, ahem, certain other starlets whose designer matches have left something to be desired.

Part of the secret sauce must be in the variety of Vuitton looks that she debuts—crossing the style spectrum from a charming, period-inspired ruffle gown to the height of modern elegance with a hint of edge in a white, belted design.

This is one ambassadorship that is never dull.

But, even when she’s not dressed in LV, ‘The Danish Girl’ star still impresses. Her Victoria Beckham asymmetrical black gown proves exactly why.

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