The Emerald Ball

Sophie Ellis-Bextor charmed in her Elie Saab Fall 2009 black embellished dress by adding a true signature Lulu Guinness hot red lips clutch.

I love the racy red strappy heels.  Some would have stuck to safe black.

On any other week she may have been up for BDOTW.

What a way to show off your post-baby body.

Kimora Lee Simmons used to make some questionable choices on the red carpet, but since dating Djimon Hounsou she appears to have left her ghetto fabulousness behind, and is giving us pure Fabulosity – to borrow her term.

She looks stunning in a Jenny Packham shimmering gold plunging gown which show off her twins, or as Teresa Giudice from “The Housewives of New Jersey” would call them “boobies”.

I think it must be ‘Cheryl Cole Appreciation Day’ today, because firstly Beyonce Knowles wore a similar David Koma dress to the X Factor judge.

Now Kimora is wearing the same Jenny Packham Fall 2010 Bridal jeweled hair accessory which Cheryl wore on week 3 of the X Factor with her Atelier Versace white gown.

Who would have thought little Cheryl Cole was just a trend-setter.

This satin Dolce & Gabbana mermaid gown keeps popping up on the red carpet like the Dolce & Gabbana tulle gowns.

Eva Herzigova opted to wear her green version off-the-shoulder.

Unfortunately the gown sits too low for my liking.

Rihanna, Rosario Dawson and Caterina Murino have all worn this same gown.

Elizabeth Hurley is usually wears knee-length dresses or thigh-high split gowns, so this fruity tangerine above-the-knee dress is a refreshing change.

She pairs her dress with Jimmy Choo gold heels and a matching clutch.

Credit:, Bauer Griffin & Wireimage

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In Cheryl Cole's Closet - Julien Macdonald Tank & Crystal-Embellished Stretch-Jersey Pants

In Cheryl Cole’s Closet – Julien Macdonald Tank & Crystal-Embellished Stretch-Jersey Pants

25 Responses to The Emerald Ball

  1. Letty September 15, 2013 at 22:01 #

    Sophie’s Elie Saab dress and Lulu Guinness clutch are a perfect combination! She looks fantastic!
    Kimora Lee, on the other hand, cheapens the Jenny Packham gown, going 1 or 2 sizes smaller. Horrible!

  2. Sara March 11, 2010 at 00:39 #


  3. Cheryl November 7, 2009 at 16:30 #

    Sophie’s shoes = what brand?

  4. anu November 7, 2009 at 14:54 #

    Hi FC,

    I was wondering if you could help me with the Lulu kiss clutch. Do you think Sophie is carrying the Sun Blush Snakeskin or the Red Metallic Snakeskin Lips Clutch?? To be honest, it looks like neither to me :s
    What do u think??
    Thanks for your time!! xxx

    • Fashion Critic November 7, 2009 at 15:13 #

      Hey Anu, it looks like the snakeskin clutch to me


      • anu November 7, 2009 at 16:46 #

        thanks so much for your prompt reply FC! i knew i could count on u! but just to make sure.. u meant the sun blush one right??
        i luvv ur blog and actually saved it as favourites in almost all my friends i-phones. lol (the guys arent very happy :p )

        • Fashion Critic November 7, 2009 at 16:49 #

          oOops yes that’s what I meant.

          Thanks your kind words xx

  5. princess November 7, 2009 at 07:14 #

    has anyone managed to identify sophie ellis-bexter’s shoes?

  6. electra November 6, 2009 at 21:33 #

    WOW. That Jenny Packham dress is one of the most worn dresses on the red carpet. First Mel B, then Paris Hilton and now Kimora. I don’t really like Kimora in this dress, she just doesn’t have the body for it.

    I can’t believe Liz Hurley is not showing her boobs. This is definately something new from her, but she’s turning into Amanda Bynes, she also doesn’t change her hairstyle very often, it’s always the same.

    Sophie wins this red carpet, even if she’s wearing black.

  7. Raquel November 6, 2009 at 19:08 #

    I never imagined myself saying this, but this look is too young for Elizabeth Hurley. There is something there that screams teenage cuteness, a cry fro the Mileys and Lovatos of the world.

    Sophie is love.

  8. Pablo November 6, 2009 at 18:10 #

    Just wanted to add a tad of pressure here… 😉 It’s trully a tight week but i think it’s worth considering Sophie a BDOTW contender: those fierce sandals, the Guinness clutch and Mr. Saab are solid arguments!! 🙂

    • Fashion Critic November 6, 2009 at 18:17 #

      I couldn’t agree more.

      I have 2 more posts to do and I will seriously consider squeezing her in

      • Pablo November 6, 2009 at 18:29 #

        So glad to read that!! 🙂

        Ps- such a tough poll this week!!

        glad it’s not me who has to choose the contenders!! :p

        thanks again for your hard work!!

        • Fashion Critic November 6, 2009 at 19:11 #

          you are welcome sweetie x

  9. Danielle November 6, 2009 at 16:37 #

    LOVE Sophie Ellis!!! Wish she was up!

  10. Elise November 6, 2009 at 16:21 #

    aww, Sophie look great. BDOTW contestant for sure

  11. Ling November 6, 2009 at 16:03 #

    I think Sophie Ellis-Bextor looks amazing in this dress, so much better than the previous person who’s worn it (sorry I can’t remember her name, but I do remember thinking nice dress, shame about the wearer) The others are so so but I do love that Jenny Packham hair accessory!

  12. justme November 6, 2009 at 14:38 #

    Sophie’s shoes are beautiful. I need to know who makes them. Google, here I come.

    • Terry November 6, 2009 at 15:12 #

      Please let us know. Those sandals are killer!

  13. Lee-Shay November 6, 2009 at 14:36 #

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor – I rarely see this beautiful woman in the press/tabloids but she sure does have style. Every time I see her on the red carpet, she never disappoints! I LOVE that she sexed up that lbd with red accessories. Love red heels to death! And hers are pretty fabulous!!!

    Kimora-Lee Simmons – I’m afraid I disagree with you on Kimora FC. She may have chosen a pretty dress, but her look still smacks of ‘ghetto fabulous’, what with the overexposed boobs. And I think she should have picked a dress with a better cut/shape to hug her curves better.

    Eva – Ugh, was she actually trying to make a style statement wearing that dress off the shoulder?! God forbid!! That dress is too stunning to mess it up like that. Rihanna rocked it in 2007!

    Elizabeth Hurley – Pretty dress, great colour. But something about this look (maybe the way it fits around her waist and bosom) does not sit right with me…

  14. Kim November 6, 2009 at 14:32 #

    Sophie looks GREAT. I think she should be a BDOTW contender.

    • Jesse November 6, 2009 at 17:06 #

      Absolutely agree. She should definately be a BDOTW contender, she looks flawless.

      Tough week FC, so many pretty dresses

  15. Stuti November 6, 2009 at 14:27 #

    It’s such a pity that that gorgeous Elie Saab won’t get a spot in BDOTW, especially when worn this beautifully. I love those sandals, need to own them!

  16. xdittax November 6, 2009 at 14:07 #

    Oh God, Sophie looks outstandig. Those shoes… incredible. I’m so sorry that she has to be left out, but this week is already more, than hard – or impossible? :]

  17. Ally November 6, 2009 at 14:07 #

    LOVE the red sandals that Sophie is wearing. So perfect for spicing up a LBD.

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