22.12.09 Best Of

Best Newcomer 2009 & One-To-Watch 2010

Jessica Stroup started off this year a very strong candidate for this title, then Ashley Greene started to give her a run for her money.

Katie Cassidy came out of nowhere.

Then Carey Muillgan went about things the right way by dazzling me in a colourful Thakoon dress. She went up hill from there.

The British Oscar hopeful has yet to put a foot wrong even in her gladiatorial Prada look.

She’s picking the right pieces and outshining veterans on the red carpet.

Not only is she the Best Newcomer, but she’s also one to watch in 2010.

We’ve noticed she has a preference for Prada.

Could she be a brand ambassador in 2010?

We’ll have to wait and see.

Credit: Wireimage

Couture Queen Of 2009 - Cheryl Cole

Couture Queen Of 2009 – Cheryl Cole

Shoe Of The Year 2009 - YSL Trib Two Platform Pumps

Shoe Of The Year 2009 – YSL Trib Two Platform Pumps

19 Responses to Best Newcomer 2009 & One-To-Watch 2010

  1. julieF December 22, 2009 at 13:06 #

    I love this girl so much, even if sometimes she misses (I didnt like her Prada leather dress) at least she is interesting to watch. Never hides behind a safe black dress.

    If this was my breakout year I would be so scared to go wrong that probably would only wear black dresses. But she is one brave young girl.

  2. Rebecca December 22, 2009 at 13:55 #

    I’ve never been a fan of Carey’s but she has had some great looks. The Thakoon is still my favourite.Jessica is one of the best dressed in terms of young Hollywood, but Carey brings something different to the table.

    Happy Christmas everyone:);)

    • Fashion Critic December 22, 2009 at 14:30 #

      ah a very happy christmas to you too.

  3. YSLGirl December 22, 2009 at 13:58 #

    I’m so glad Carey won this. She’s very interesting. She even has great candid style, which shows that she isn’t the work of a stylist. That third dress, the Prada one, is just wow.

  4. Gemma December 22, 2009 at 15:14 #

    Carey’s definitely been one of my ones to watch this year – such a good choice. She unusual and interesting and she takes risks rather than being boring. I’ve seen too much identikit dressing this year, so nice to see someone who doesn’t feel the need to wear Balmain and Trib Twos at every red carpet event!

    I think she was very brave – and clever – to ditch the big blonde waves she had when she was in Northangar Abbey and Doctor Who and to go for something more unusual and androgynous. It’s definitely not done Michelle Williams or Ginnifer Goodwin any harm and I put Carey in the same category as them.

    Merry Christmas to FC and team. Thank you for such fantastic info and updates throughout 2009 (and before). You deserve every bit of success you’ve had so far and so much more to come xxxx

    • Fashion Critic December 22, 2009 at 15:31 #

      Hey Gemma, thanks so much for your comment and your kind words about the blog.

      As you know it’s very much a labour of love.

      2010 is going to be exciting. I can hardly wait for Awards season.

      Wishing you all the best for Christmas and the new year.

      Catherine aka FC xxx

  5. Anna December 22, 2009 at 16:30 #

    FC, This is extremaly boring!
    Always the same combo: dress + sandals! A lot of girls in hollywood dresses like that. sorry my english. And only wear an brand like “look for me Miuccia, It’s prada” don’t work for me!

    Merry Christmas!
    You rocks!

    • Fashion Critic December 22, 2009 at 16:49 #

      Merry Christmas to you x

  6. mol December 22, 2009 at 17:15 #

    I love Carey, she has such a bright intelligent look and Prada is a perfect match for her!

    Happy Holidays F.C. – I can’t believe I’ll have to endure a ten day detox from the Red Carpet, but you deserve an awesome break, and I have no doubt that 2010 will be a great year for you and your faithful readers!

    • Fashion Critic December 22, 2009 at 17:20 #

      Thanks. it will be a detox for me too :)

      Happy Holidays

  7. Linda December 23, 2009 at 01:23 #

    Love Carey’s unique look. Great choice, love the leather Prada dress and the best of all, the red Vionet? dress (4th pic). I love the fact that she’s different with her short red hair. Merry Christmas, FC!

    • Fashion Critic December 23, 2009 at 07:32 #

      Merry Christmas Linda

  8. Julia December 23, 2009 at 01:37 #

    Brilliant choice! I’m so glad Carey won, she’s fast become a favourite of mine. She’s so unique tro anyone else in young Hollywood and so very elegant. I think she’d be a perfect fid for Prada.
    Cannot wait to see what she brings come Awards season, I wonder if she’ll wear a gown?
    Also, wishing you and your team a very Merry Christmas – I’m sure it will be a very chic one!

    • Julia December 23, 2009 at 01:40 #

      ^ to*, fit*

    • Fashion Critic December 23, 2009 at 07:31 #

      And a very Merry Christmas to you too x

  9. Eighty Jane December 23, 2009 at 05:49 #

    Great choice! I lover her. She has a spread in US Vogue for January. From the looks of it she could DEFinitely be a brand ambassador.

    Cheers!

  10. Catherine December 23, 2009 at 07:18 #

    I hadn’t heard of Carey Mulligan before you brought her to my attention but I absolutely adore her fresh, youthful and effortless turns on the red carpet. My favourite look so far is the Vionnet. I can’t wait for awards season!
    Thanks so much for the scoop!

  11. Terry December 23, 2009 at 11:29 #

    She reminds me of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s short-haired phase (when she was the face of Miu Miu), both for her style and looks. Her style is not revolutionary, but she’s classy, in my opinion.

  12. ahot December 28, 2009 at 18:59 #

    i don’t know why, she looks alot like Michelle Williams, the haiir, the style…

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