The 2012 ARIA Awards held at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia earlier today:

Kimbra: There was no danger of missing the singer/songwriter on the red carpet at this event. She donned a printed and feather-skirted creation by Sydney-based designer, Anna Langdon. The aquamarine hue on the bodice of her dress was matched with silver toe-cap ankle-strap pumps and her coral glitter clutch matched her skirt. I like that a lot of thought went into this look, but I wish the lip colour was toned down a tad.

Ruby Rose: Sporting a part-cane-row ‘do, the TV presenter wore a fiery Romance is Born dress. There is a lot going on in such a small space, with the dress featuring fringed sleeves, a high neckline, a tri-colour in-yer-face print and a skater skirt. Add in the tattoos, the colour and the striking red heels and you have a rock chick look that Kat von D would be proud to rock.

Missy Higgins: There were more loud prints to be had on this red carpet, courtesy of the singer. She wore an Ode To None graphic print dress, which she styled with blue suede shoes and a gold Alexandra Blak cuff.

Jesinta Campbell: Sporting a pink streaks in her side braided hair, the model clearly got the printed-mini dress memo as she wore this fitted Ginger & Smart dress with electric-blue Casadei pumps and hot pink lips.

Jessica Mauboy: It appears the Jessica didn’t get the memo, opted for a glamorous Alex Perry gold embellished plunging gown.

Erin McNaught: The model/actress wore this gorgeous Emilio Pucci green goddess gown made famous by Jennifer Lopez last year.

Sarah De Bono: The singer certainly is not afraid of colour; wearing a vibrant canary-yellow Rachel Gilbert strapless dress with an embellished bodice with that bright red hair colour. An assortment of Amber Sceats jewels including spiked gold bracelets completed her look.

Ricki-Lee Coulter: While almost everyone on this red carpet wore an Australian brand, the singer opted for a hot-pink Thakoon dress. She styled her eye-catching dress with black sparkling Gucci peep-toes and a high bun.

Maude Garrett: The radio host opted for a sugary Camilla and Marc frock and dip-dyed hair. Why do I feel like she’s a tad too old for this look?

I have to commend the stars at this event for wearing original local designs, not wearing black and for embracing bold colours and prints.

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