04.11.11

2011 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards

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.

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22 Responses to 2011 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards

  1. DivaMom November 4, 2011 at 16:54 #

    Halloween was on the 31st!

  2. Alina November 4, 2011 at 16:58 #

    I’m in shock.

  3. P November 4, 2011 at 17:01 #

    And to think that this was the ‘women of the year’ awards, scary stuff!

    • TeaAtTwo November 4, 2011 at 17:49 #

      Lol- It was Cosmopolitan;s women of year afterall.

  4. robbie November 4, 2011 at 17:04 #

    they all look tragic except amanda who looks quite nice.

  5. fola November 4, 2011 at 17:05 #

    I seriously thought cher was cheryl..smh

    I agree with everything in this post. Kelly and those damn wigs, she’s way too pretty for that mess. It’s starting to irk me!

  6. AW November 4, 2011 at 17:09 #

    Lmbo @ “new transatlantic accent”

    They all look awful and if Kelly Rowland doesn’t throw away that wig I may just have to wish Tacky Tina Knowles back into her life.

  7. Emmeline November 4, 2011 at 17:11 #

    That Manoosh looks like a bad knock-off the Prabal Gurung resort dress that SJP wore.

    • maria November 4, 2011 at 17:22 #

      good point. it looked so familiar to me.

      bad bad bad red carpet.

    • PrabalGurungFanClub November 4, 2011 at 17:40 #

      Exactly my thoughts.

    • Parvati November 4, 2011 at 18:40 #

      That was exactly what I thought, the second I saw the picture!

  8. Marvel November 4, 2011 at 17:46 #

    All look terrible with the exception of Amanda Holden. Its always groundhog day for Caroline Flack so I cant like her look that much.
    OTT, the new judges breathed life into the show during the auditions/judges house but it went terribly wrong during the live shows, although Tulisa has looked decent a couple of times

  9. Hannah November 4, 2011 at 17:55 #

    I always expecto to be diappointed by the ‘british’ red carpet events, but never this disappinted. They are all bad look,s Caroline’s is passable and that is all. The saddest thing about Kelly’s look is that it was a gorgeous, refreshingly not-embellished dress.
    And then she ruined it. the “hair”, the lipliner sans lipstick, the addiction to overaccessorizing, everything ruins the gorgoeus watermelon coloured dress. That being said, Alexadra and Cherlloyd, the latter in particular, ar emy worst dressed. To be fair some people did rock up notlook god god awaful, but boring. The original elie saab was gorgeous, I am surprised that noone has worn it on the red carpet yet, at least toni collette wore a similar version to teh 2010 golden globes. Just out of interest did you see the first episode of this season x facto live shows? I watched it to see what they were wearing and kelly was wearing Atelier Versace.

  10. TeaAtTwo November 4, 2011 at 18:05 #

    When bad clothes happen to mediocre people.

    • Fashion Critic November 4, 2011 at 18:10 #

      That REALLY made me LOL.

    • AW November 4, 2011 at 18:42 #

      Comment of the week!!!!

    • Nadine November 4, 2011 at 20:38 #

      Thank you, I didn’t know what to say – or think, really! I’m just glad I don’t have to look anymore…bring on the pretty clothes.

  11. Parvati November 4, 2011 at 18:42 #

    That sure was a very disappointing red carpet event. The only looks I like are Alexandra Burke’s, Amanda Holden’s and Tulisa Contostavlos (except for the black pumps).

  12. argentina November 4, 2011 at 20:03 #

    I will have nightmares with Kelly Roland my god

  13. Paddy M November 4, 2011 at 22:17 #

    Caroline Flack must have the worst style of anyone I’ve ever seen. Not just her clothing, her hair and make-up and consistently terrible.

  14. Mary November 5, 2011 at 07:28 #

    I think the dress worn by Fearne Cotton is by Lover.

  15. Jane November 5, 2011 at 08:42 #

    Fearne Cotton’s dress is actually by the Australian label Lover.

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