The Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards took place in London last night.
My first thought was: ‘why aren’t any of the stars wearing fresh-off-the-runway looks?’ On reflection, I think they answer my question very swiftly.
We’ve seen Abbey Clancey. Here is a look at the rest.
Alexandra Burke: At the hairdresser’s yesterday, I was forced to watch an X Factor episode because apparently there was nothing else on. I found myself very quickly annoyed by Alexandra Burke’s new transatlantic accent, which confirmed to me that skipping this show was a wise move. The singer wore a white embellished Ritva Westenius gown with Aldo shoes.
Myleene Klass: The newlywed wore a Manoosh floral colour-block dress with black suede Louboutin pumps. I would’ve loved to see this dress on someone with a little more spunk, like Pixie Lott.
Holly Valance: The Australian actress wore a faux Elie Saab gown to this event. Her Scala black one-shoulder gown with gold embellishments is a blatant copy of the Elie Saab’s Spring 2010 finale gown.
Fearne Cotton: The Radio 1 DJ wore a white lace Aqua Couture dress with white glitter Miu Miu shoes. The necklace is too much for this look.
Caroline Flack: The X Factor host wore a black blazer over a cute Jaeger bow accented top with black Topshop shorts and nude Aldo pumps.
Kelly Rowland: The X Factor judge has recovered from her ‘throat infection’ to travel back to the UK to attend this event. She opted to wear a shocking pink Maria Grachvogel gown with a black waistband. When will she return to her cropped hairstyle? These wigs are so comical – it’s not even funny anymore.
Cher Lloyd: The singer looks almost identical to her X Factor mentor Cheryl Cole. She wore a red Aqua Couture fringed dress with bright blue Office shoes.
Amanda Holden: The TV presenter showed off her growing baby bump wearing an Alice + Olivia gold sequin dress with matching YSL pumps.
Tulisa Contostavlos: The X Factor judge wore a red one-sleeve dress with black pumps.
I don’t think I’ve ever been this underwhelmed or uninspired by a group of women on the red carpet. With the exception of Caroline Flack, they all need new stylists.