Precious Screening At 2009 AFI FEST

What a difference a decent dress can makes to Mariah Carey, as she has a tendency to want to wear very tight gowns that can make her look very trashy.

On this occasion she wore a Zac Posen Resort 2008 black mermaid gown and I think this is the best we have ever seen her, despite the fact that the gown has already been worn on the red carpet earlier this year.

Hair and make-up are fabulous, and she doesn’t go overboard with the bling.

BDOTW contender for sure.

Paula Patton has great legs, so she shortened her Bottega Veneta corseted dress to show them off and this modification works really well for her.

I’m not as excited about her necklace, but I do love her Jimmy Choo ‘Revere’ strappy sandals.

I love Mary J Blige, but I’m not so crazy about her Emillio Pucci Resort 2010 gown as it’s doing nothing for her.

Olivia Wilde opted for a white RM by Roland Mouret Scirocco crepe pencil dress with an asymmetric neckline and cap sleeves.

Nude make-up and accessories complete this look.

Garcelle Beauvais looks incredible wearing a red hot asymmetrical dress with Christian Louboutin glittery peep-toes.

Mo’Nique and her husband Sidney Hicks walked the red carpet together as she glowed wearing a gold shimmering strapless dress.

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In Paula Patton's Closet -  Bottega Veneta Corseted Silk Dress

In Paula Patton’s Closet – Bottega Veneta Corseted Silk Dress

In Victoria Beckham's Closet - Christian Louboutin Maggie Pumps

In Victoria Beckham’s Closet – Christian Louboutin Maggie Pumps

23 Responses to Precious Screening At 2009 AFI FEST

  1. Lala/S-R November 6, 2009 at 00:00 #

    You’re in my head, FC!! I think you should get out now!!! The first thing I noticed in this post were Paula’s gams!!! Wowzers. They should be insured.
    Monique looks great. Good for her.
    Garcelle Beauvais looks so great. But a close-up view of her heels will have you cryinggg!!! They are so choppy!
    Olivia looks simple but cute.

  2. Jessica November 3, 2009 at 00:18 #

    And why you not post about Gabourey Sidibe?
    Just because she’s fat?


    • Fashion Critic November 3, 2009 at 10:09 #

      Oh please grow up.

      I didn’t write about Lisa Edelstein, Sydney Poitier, Oprah, Gayle King and Paula Abdul as well.

      I write about who I choose to write about. Don’t be so ridiculous and make it a weight issue.

      I write about Beth Ditto all the time, and Monique is hardly a size 0

      • Jessica November 3, 2009 at 22:19 #

        it’s just an question….calm down!

        • Fashion Critic November 4, 2009 at 08:22 #

          Question? It was more like an accusation

  3. Jessica November 2, 2009 at 23:28 #

    FC, isn’t Maryah’s drees the same Kate Winslet wore at Bafta 2009?

    Sorry my english

    • Fashion Critic November 3, 2009 at 10:11 #

      yes it was

  4. Elisa November 2, 2009 at 20:46 #

    Hi! I’m brazilian.. so forgive my mistakes in grammar.. but the mariah’s dress is not the same of Oi Fashion’s rock??

    • Fashion Critic November 2, 2009 at 21:07 #

      No it’s not the same. The Fashion Rocks dress was Dolce & Gabbana

  5. I Get a Fever November 2, 2009 at 17:21 #

    Paula looks gorgeous – she’s had a few misses of late but I love the dress. I agree, I’m meh about the necklace. And Olivia – stunning as usual. Garcelle doesn’t age!

  6. Leo November 2, 2009 at 17:03 #

    Mariah does not look like a saussage for a change, but she does that long diva train black dress look so many times, it’s just plain boring. Nothing brings my atention to that.

    Mary J. looks terrible, that dress is like a tent on her. Is she smugling someone under it?

    Mo’Nique took a page out of Queen Latifah’s book and looks quite good, she scores points for being unafraid of all that sparkle. I just think it’s a bit too gold with the matchy matchy make-up and all.

    Where’s Gabourey Sidibe?

  7. J Renee Ray November 2, 2009 at 16:25 #

    Mariah Carey looks fabulous and happy with her husband, Nick Cannon, at the “Precious” red carpet event. Some people criticize because of their jealousy! J R Ray

  8. Powell November 2, 2009 at 15:52 #

    Mo’Nique’s make-up, hair and dress are so cohesive. The sweetheart neckline is great on her. Garcelle projects a strong, smart and sassy sensuality . Oliva – clean, neat, chic – I love it.

  9. Jules O'C November 2, 2009 at 15:44 #

    Mariah – WOW!
    but olivia manages to give me chills
    she looks so wonderful – tho I think more delicate heels would have been so much nicer to perfect this etheral look of hers

  10. Kim November 2, 2009 at 15:34 #

    Garcelle looks GREAT!

    Monique looks good.

  11. Kim November 2, 2009 at 15:33 #

    Once again Paula ruins a look.

  12. mm November 2, 2009 at 15:06 #

    This is the best I have seen Mariah look in a long time. Garcelle is so beautiful. And Monique looks fabulous as well and hubby is hot too!

  13. Lexa November 2, 2009 at 14:28 #

    Mary’s gown is not by Narciso Rodriguez. It’s Emilio Pucci resort 2010:

    Garcelle looks fabulous! 🙂

    • Fashion Critic November 2, 2009 at 14:46 #

      thanks for the correction. The criss cross bodice threw me

      • Lexa November 2, 2009 at 17:54 #

        at last I could so something for you 🙂
        the gown looks very ‘Narcisoesque’ 😉

        • Fashion Critic November 2, 2009 at 17:57 #

          it was appreciated 🙂

          I hate being wrong

  14. YSLGirl November 2, 2009 at 14:24 #

    I am certain that Kate Winslet wore the same dress as Mariah Carey’s to the BAFTA’s.

  15. justme November 2, 2009 at 14:22 #

    I love Mariah as much as the next person but I’m not feeling that dress on her or anyone else for that matter. I do agree that her hair and makeup are flawless though.

    It’s the 2nd time Paula has “ruined” a look with an out of place necklace. That aside, she looks amazing. I cannot believe she’s preggers.

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