With Thandie Newton seemingly retired from the red carpet, I’ve been looking for someone to take her place.

Thandie always gave us nothing but 100% perfection on the red carpet. She was consistent, elegant, sophisticated, chic and not afraid to wear unknown designers.

Zoe Saldana has taken the baton from Thandie and run both hard and fast with it.

She introduced us to Prabal Gurung and has lit up every red carpet she’s graced.

She was our red carpet queen of 2009 and shows no sign of slowing down in 2010.

My favourite look of Awards Season was her Givenchy Couture Oscar dress.

She showed no fear in this gown. I love her for that and making many of our red carpet dreams come true.

The Oscars can often be a bit of an anti-climax as everyone goes safe, but Zoe stepped up and took first prize.

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