19.12.12 Best Of

Red Carpet Fashion Awards: Best Of 2012

It’s that time of year again for me to ask you to look back over 2012 and get voting for your Best Designer, Best Street Style and Best Promo Tour Star of 2012.

New awards have been added this year including Best Plus One, Film Festival Queen of 2012, Best Dressed Royal and by popular demand, Worst Red Carpet Look of 2012.


Voting for Best Dressed Of The Year will be posted tomorrow, so I hope you have your lists ready.

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Nicole Scherzinger's Topshop Textured Faux Fur Coat

Nicole Scherzinger’s Topshop Textured Faux Fur Coat

Miranda Kerr's Tabitha Simmons Ruby Heels

Miranda Kerr’s Tabitha Simmons Ruby Heels

92 Responses to Red Carpet Fashion Awards: Best Of 2012

  1. Dhppy December 21, 2012 at 22:19 #

    I had to write in Olivia Munn in Armani Prive at the HBO Post Emmy Reception for the Worst Dressed List. Surprisingly, the hemline and shoes are more difficult to take than the smushed, netted breasts at the top. I just understand how Armani got into this mess.

    • Dhppy December 21, 2012 at 23:26 #

      I left out a crucial word: I just *don’t* understand how Armani got into this mess.

  2. Jess2 December 21, 2012 at 13:22 #

    Choosing Best Designer is like pulling teeth right now!! I will have to be better prepared next year hehe 😀

    • Jess2 December 22, 2012 at 05:33 #

      I chose Victoria Beckham as best ambassador for her brand but an honourable mention goes to Octavia Spencer for Tadashi Shoji. I actually wish I voted for Octavia now because going through her looks she was just so amazingly beautiful every time.

  3. little j December 20, 2012 at 14:25 #

    Another fantastic year FC! The site is my saviour – and when everyone goes for a coffee break I steal a few minutes away here! Can’t wait for the results xx

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 14:55 #

      It was my pleasure

  4. Pene December 20, 2012 at 14:04 #

    happy for you love. Go FC. Go and rock that carpet.

  5. zineb December 20, 2012 at 14:00 #

    My best time of the year ! What an incredible fashion year. Thank you FC for your phenomenal work and dedication for your website. This is the only blog where I feel like I’m part of a community, ‘the fashion lovers’ because fashion is a huge part of my life. I check on your site EVERYWHERE ! At home, at the library and at school!
    I added Elizabeth Banks for The Hunger Games for the best promotional tour simply because she looked incredible in each one of her appearances, I would go further and say that she upstaged the film’ star Jennifer Lawrence by wearing gorgeous colorful dresses (remember the J.Medel, the Elie Saab, the Marc Jacobs and the Atelier Versace ones).
    I wish a happy holidays to you FC and to the entire RCFA readers, I enjoyed agreeing and disaggreeing with you on many of the looks 🙂
    With love from France !

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 14:08 #

      Thanks Zineb…you are so kind. You check my site almost as often as I do 😉

      Happy Holidays.

      I can’t wait to put up all the Best of post and of course the BDOTY post.


  6. marie December 20, 2012 at 11:29 #

    just to add, i love that your site gives us the chance to put up our votes for the year-end lists..other bloggers would just put up their list and that is we get the chance to choose who we would want to select for BDOTY..while we may not agree with everyone on the list, it’s still fun to see who gets the love with your readers..and with that out of my chest, let me go back to my list and review my BDOTY..

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 12:01 #

      Thanks Marie. The site is nothing without your support so I always want to know your opinion x

  7. Kristen December 20, 2012 at 11:24 #

    so exciting!!!! For mi Nieves Alvares deserved a special solo moda post as best tv host, don’t you all think so???

  8. TeaAtTwo December 20, 2012 at 10:46 #

    Having a lot of fun going over this great site looking back over highs and lows of celebrity and fashion this year.
    Elizabeth Banks, Emma Stone, Solange Knowles, Karolina Kurkova, Nina Dobrev, Li Bingbing and Nieves Alvarez, Leslie Mann, Victoria Beckham and Miranda Kerr have been some who’ve regularly impressed and interested this year.

  9. Alina December 20, 2012 at 09:17 #

    Favourite time of the year!

    • Alina December 20, 2012 at 09:20 #

      OMG! I can’t believe I’ve been visiting this site since 2009.

  10. Sara December 20, 2012 at 08:21 #

    I am so excited! Even though I am busy with my exam paper I HAD to go vote and check out the candidates.
    Thank you so much for brightening up my day FC! I will be looking forward to see the results.

  11. Anne Gaelle December 20, 2012 at 07:36 #

    it’s been 15 months that I discovered your website by chance and since I’m hooked. Thank you for the work done by you and your team, because you are one of the few fashion site that is always ethical, respectful and do not mix public and private life of stars that appear on your site and make analyzes that are always fair and without being wicked just for the pleasure of being. This is a pleasure to come here every day even if I do not always leave comments.

    I hope you will put Angelina Jolie and her leg in fashion moments of the year as she deserves because after 10 months, I still laughed.

    My English is not very good but I hope you understand me what I wrote.

    Have a nice day

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 09:32 #

      thank you for your support.

      Yes the Angelina moment is still funny.

      Have a great day xxx

  12. Elizabeth December 20, 2012 at 06:05 #

    Ryan Gosling definitely needs to be on the best dressed male! He is always so perfect!!!

  13. smruthi December 20, 2012 at 04:40 #

    I guess you missed Georges Hobeika in the Couturier of the year. I chose that as the other option :D. All the gowns this year were beautiful.

    I so wanted to choose Elie Saab this time but could not recollect one moment or may be it was how his designs were worn. No one did complete justice.

    • noo December 20, 2012 at 07:14 #

      I don’t think he’ll get as much love this year! to me georges hobeika and giambattista valli were much better (that is until the elie saab wedding gown appeared and then i was a goner) 😀 other than that there was no breathtaking moment for me!

  14. ash December 20, 2012 at 03:39 #

    I was soooo overwhelmed by the array of choices!! Best Promo Tour definitely goes to Rooney Mara for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, I don’t think I was ever eager to see what a person will wear next until Rooney Mara.

    LOL, I started collecting my BDOTY list a week ago, so I don’t get a mental breakdown.

  15. Rashmi December 20, 2012 at 03:15 #

    OMG its already time for the best award polls in the fashion world ! And I don’t have anything ready yet!!! Damn I need my laptop now, to have an entire go through.
    Lol I think I am not gonna work today, I will be busy doing this 😀
    Superrr excited.
    I just realised how tough this would have been.. You are just awesome FC!!!

    PS : The only easiest choice was best dressed male 😀

  16. Christine December 20, 2012 at 03:05 #

    So, I;ve finished the survey and I was wondering if it went through. It does not say thank you for taking this survey or anything. It just loads.

    I want my vote to count, so I am just checking.

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 06:45 #

      If you click done at the end it would have counted.

      • Christine December 20, 2012 at 14:59 #

        Ok, thanks!

  17. dani December 20, 2012 at 02:57 #

    I can’t believe Elizabeth Banks wasnt listed for best promo tour for The Hunger Games. I think I loved everything she wore that tour. Write-in candidate campaign begins now!

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 06:47 #

      Dani I have have explained in a previous comment that this was an oversight.

  18. Christine December 20, 2012 at 02:57 #

    Been waiting for this moment!!!!

  19. Jessica December 20, 2012 at 02:32 #

    Nieves Alvarez needs a special mention, she is your great discover thiss year FC!!

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 06:47 #

      Yao Chen was for me

  20. Markness December 20, 2012 at 02:02 #

    MY WORST DRESSED IS Tulisa Contostavlos in Celeb Boutique! Haha! I know it’s not really red carpet but I just hate it! haha! Diane Kruger is still most consistent for me!

    I voted for Madonna on the popstars! What she delivered during the W/E red carpets were amazing like she wasn’t gone for a while! Love her!!!!

  21. SK December 20, 2012 at 01:09 #

    Ryan Gosling should’ve been listed in the Best Dressed Male but it’s okay, I’ve specified him. I hope others would too, he deserves it 🙂

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 06:48 #

      He only attended one event the whole year

  22. Ramsay December 19, 2012 at 23:34 #

    My BDOTY list has been ready for a while – though I had to reshuffle it last week as many good looks hit the red carpet – FC thanks for an amazing coverage of 2013 in fashion!!!

  23. nyphy December 19, 2012 at 23:27 #

    FC are you also going to give your favourites? like the weekly format of BDOTW (reader-critic’s choice)

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 00:00 #

      Yep will do 🙂

  24. Marvel December 19, 2012 at 23:11 #

    So exciting!!

    Time to get the spreadsheet out! 😉

    • noo December 20, 2012 at 04:07 #

      last year i got the spreadsheet out around this time and it was so much work 😛 that’s why this year i started early (on jan 5) and when this poll was posted i already knew all of my picks 😀

    • misshebble December 20, 2012 at 07:46 #

      Glad I’m not the only geek 😉 I have a spreadsheet for everything! Excited for BDOTY – Fashion Critic, thank you for another year of awesome posts!

  25. Sara December 19, 2012 at 23:05 #

    Im curious, how come there isn’t an overall Best Dressed Woman of 2012? There are lots of different categories of best dressed woman, but, she could overall win from the film festivals, premiers, etc.

    For me Kate Hudson had some looks that are so mind blowing beautiful amazing, she would win overall for me. Looks that I will remember for years to come. Anyhow, just wondering 🙂

    • Fashion Critic December 19, 2012 at 23:14 #

      The post says the Best Dressed poll will be posted tomorrow

      • Sara December 19, 2012 at 23:52 #

        LOL, sorry, I was so excited for the poll I misread it 😛

  26. Liz December 19, 2012 at 22:46 #

    Uh-oh…started to make my BDOTY list and I already have 20 and counting…Diane Kruger absolutely killed it at Cannes I can’t narrow it down!
    Thank you so much for all your hard work FC, can’t wait to see all your picks for the year!

    • Fashion Critic December 19, 2012 at 23:15 #

      Thank you…can’t wait to start putting all these together

  27. Dirk December 19, 2012 at 22:46 #

    I spent an absurd amount of time debating on best dressed man. Daniel, Ewan, Eddie, Andrew, JGL, Peter. Took me forever to choose one.

    I know who my BDOTY is though so i’m jusy ready to vote.

  28. marie December 19, 2012 at 22:38 #

    oh my goodness just reminded me of how awesome E Banks was this year!

  29. Estranged December 19, 2012 at 22:31 #

    It’s my third year of making a BDOTY list and I’m definitely getting better and better at it – or maybe just more picky. I can’t wait for the poll to open. Thanks for another amazing year of coverage, FC! You’re doing an amazing job that’s really inspired me to pursue my own interest in fashion, so if I end up with my dream job, I’ll have you to thank 🙂

    • Fashion Critic December 19, 2012 at 23:15 #

      That is so lovely. Thank you.

  30. Yeliz December 19, 2012 at 22:04 #

    Oh my God, I can’t believe the year has gone by so fast. I remember making my first comment ever at the BDOTY 2011 post and it makes me so proud to be a part of the best time of the year again here at RCFA. This is so very exciting!

    Oh and no, my list for BDOTY 2012 isn’t ready yet, oops..

    • Fashion Critic December 19, 2012 at 22:10 #

      Happy Anniversary 😀 xxxxx

  31. Betelgeuze December 19, 2012 at 22:00 #

    Oh god, FC why are you doing this to me?
    When I got to the Promotional Tour Star of 2012 poll I nearly died. That’s like Sophie’s Choice!
    In the end I’ve decided to go for Jen Lawrence for Hunger Games promo, but my heart bleeds for gorgeous Cobie Smulders in The Avengers promo tour.

    • Fashion Critic December 19, 2012 at 22:09 #

      you are so right, that one is a hard one…can you believe I cut it down? It was much longer.

      • noo December 19, 2012 at 22:25 #

        You might still get A LOT of write-ins!

      • Bec December 19, 2012 at 23:31 #

        Hi FC,

        Is there a reason why Elizabeth Banks isn’t in this poll at all?! Very surprised to see her missing, particularly from the ‘Best Promo Tour’ list considering her red carpet looks were much more popular than Jennifers for The Hunger Games!

        • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 00:00 #

          I must have forgot, but that is what the others section is for

  32. Natalie December 19, 2012 at 21:43 #

    Omg so excited when I saw this! Best promo tour was definitely the hardest totally forgot about the amazing Prabal Gurung Jennifer Lawrence wore, it was between her Blake Lively (the Zuhair Murad), and Emma Stone. I was shocked that Elizabeth Banks wasn’t on the promo but she is easily a contender for BDOTY as is Solange Knowles.

  33. Kathy December 19, 2012 at 21:39 #

    AHhh! This is so exciting. It’s been an amazing year for red-carpet fashion. I can’t wait to see the results.

  34. Valeria B. December 19, 2012 at 21:36 #

    Done! This was fun 🙂
    I can´t wait for the results.

  35. Marybeth December 19, 2012 at 21:33 #

    Fun, fun, fun! 😀
    A lot of tough decisions to make on that poll.
    Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  36. Emmeline December 19, 2012 at 21:27 #

    I’m so excited! Just earlier today I was looking through all of the winners from last year. Can’t wait to see who wins!

  37. Vicky December 19, 2012 at 21:24 #

    I’m going to throw it out there. I wish the survey had pictures to go along with it. Maybe next year, narrow down the options and include pictures.

    • Sara December 19, 2012 at 23:06 #

      I was thinking the same thing. Or links to the looks.

      • Noemi (WBiS) December 20, 2012 at 09:46 #

        I agree, remembering all the looks is difficult. I don’t even remember who some actors are.

    • Chloe December 19, 2012 at 23:37 #

      I absolutely agree. Other than that, good options FC 🙂

    • Kaz December 20, 2012 at 05:10 #

      I thought that too, but what I did was open RCFA in another window and search for the various stars/designers/events so I could review them as I was going through the poll. It worked well for me.

      Great choices FC! What a year we’ve had! I think a couple of the categories will be quite easy to predict but others will be super close. Can’t wait to see the results. Happy Christmas!


  38. Maz December 19, 2012 at 21:07 #

    I’m literally bursting with excitement! And I haven’t even clicked on the link yet!

  39. Dhppy December 19, 2012 at 21:05 #

    Oh My Gosh! It’s that time of year already? I have so much homework to do!

    • Dhppy December 19, 2012 at 21:21 #

      When does this poll close?

      • Fashion Critic December 19, 2012 at 22:00 #

        Saturday evening

  40. robbie December 19, 2012 at 20:59 #

    cant believe this year has gone by so fast.

  41. Ramya Panchapakesan December 19, 2012 at 20:59 #

    Done!! Can’t wait for the results…

  42. noo December 19, 2012 at 20:58 #

    i love the idea of best plus one (i wanted to vote for jada pinkett smith as promo tour star for MiB because she was so very magnificent 😀 )

    • Marybeth December 19, 2012 at 21:36 #

      Agreed! The Plus One is a great addition!

  43. EmmaWoodhouse December 19, 2012 at 20:58 #

    Oooh, FC, when I saw this I got thrilled! This is the perfect culmination every year for a great year from RCFA! I am SO excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love you so much and this site. This marks a whole year of commenting from me, even though I’ve been a reader longer than that! 😀
    The hardest question on this poll was the promo tours. I went for Emma Stone but Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth Banks (for the Hunger Games), and Keira Knightley have also had great torus. It’s so hard! 🙂

    • Fashion Critic December 19, 2012 at 21:12 #

      I keep checking the results…I’m so excited too ;D

      • julyol1972 December 20, 2012 at 01:30 #

        FC, I have to tell you that I absolutely love your site. My love of all things “fashion” is well-known amongst my family and co-workers who have recommended fashion sites throughout the years – I have always returned to yours because I think it’s head and shoulders better than all the others out their.
        Growing up in Barbados I always would watch “Style with Elsa Klensch – every Saturday. It was my bible, and even my Mom knew to leave me alone when I was watching it. Your site fulfills that wish I had as a girl to be part of fashion. Tragically, I don’t work in the industry but every morning before I begin work, your site is the first one I go to. Thank you for a wonderful year(s) of coverage and providing my daily fix… I don’t drink coffee 🙂

        • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 06:50 #

          😀 that is so cute. Thank you. I’m ecstatic to learn you enjoy my site that much

          • july1972 December 21, 2012 at 01:15 #

            You’re welcome! Hope I didn’t gush too much…I’ve wanted to thank you for over a year now. I figured this was definitely an appropriate time.

            • Fashion Critic December 21, 2012 at 08:52 #

              of course you didn’t…thanks again 😀

  44. Victoria December 19, 2012 at 20:52 #

    I wait all year for this, and specially for BDOTY!

    • Fashion Critic December 19, 2012 at 20:54 #

      me too 😀

      • noo December 19, 2012 at 20:57 #

        I am prepared with photos of my favorite looks and will be spending the night deciding, so excited 😀

  45. Jess December 19, 2012 at 20:45 #

    Survey not working…

    • Fashion Critic December 19, 2012 at 20:46 #

      my a wrong button…working now

      • Jess December 19, 2012 at 22:06 #

        Thank you!

      • Véra December 20, 2012 at 10:36 #

        It doesn’t work on iPad;( I mean, the result of the survey doesn’t go trough.

        And dear FC, where is Heidi Klum at EMA at the “worst dressed” list?..

  46. Moxie December 19, 2012 at 20:42 #

    “This survey is currently closed. Please contact the author of this survey for further assistance.”

    • Fashion Critic December 19, 2012 at 20:45 #’s working now

      • virginia December 22, 2012 at 13:29 #

        Not working again just now.

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