A constellation of starlets came out to celebrate the small-screen at Aussie TV’s biggest night, the 2013 Logie Awards. The red carpet was on fire yesterday at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne, Australia, as gowns and glam took their starring roles.
Rebecca Judd: The model and TV presenter strutted out her svelte frame in a daring corseted creation by J’Aton Couture. The design duo behind J’Aton is a favourite of hers, as they also designed her wedding gown. But I wasn’t quite saying ‘I do’ to this number. With all the sheer chiffon paneling, glinting gold belt and the metallic netting, I could have done without the shoulder and sleeve detail—and that high ponytail ‘do.
Samara Weaving: ‘Red’ and ‘lace.’ When used together, they have the potential to commit the most serious of fashion sins. Not so on this Australian actress who was stunning in Steven Khalil, the designer darling of the Logies. With this sweeping gown and its tastefully see-through bodice, it’s not hard to see why.
Jesinta Campbell: The former Miss Universe Australia showed her pageant best in this glittery Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2012 midnight-blue gown. The criss-cross backside of the dress and the Lanvin chain reverse-necklace were far more intriguing than that ubiquitous plunge front. The clumsy black clutch didn’t fit in, and I would have liked to see Jesinta’s hair swept into a chic updo on this occasion.
Asher Keddie: The actress took home the night’s big prize: the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian television. Her Yeojin Bae gown didn’t quite live up to the occasion, though. Was it effortless and sophisticated? Yes. But I was just bored, especially when compared to her 2012 Logies entrance. A bold lippie or a statement earring could have roused this style snooze.
Zoe Foster: The writer and Sunday Style star columnist attended the Logies with husband, Hamish Blake, where she also took Steven Khalil out for a spin in this barely ballerina-pink silhouette. It was a mermaid moment.
Jennifer Hawkins: Glam was the name of this Australian beauty queen’s game, as she sparkled in a heavily beaded Jayson Brunsdon gown. The interesting cutout collar neckpiece of this dress was what set it apart; but I kept imagining the dress without this appendage that proved a bit distracting. A Louis Vuitton geometric tassel clutch and Cerrone ring were the finishing touches.
Sonia Kruger: The TV presenter may have brought the most sparkle and shine to the red carpet in this slinky, deep charcoal Steven Khalil gown. The Angelina Jolie leg jut must have not caught on down-under, as Sonia kept her left pin firmly in line—despite the thigh-high slit of the dress that showed off her pair of strap-happy Giuseppe Zanotti sandals. Was anyone else loving the long sleeves’ finger-holes as much as me?
Kate Ritchie: No one knows the magic of Steven Khalil—just call him the Aussie Elie Saab—better than Kate. The famous soap-opera star almost always wears the designer; and she did so again last night with this high-drama black confection, where the flurry of tulle followed her every move. Minimal jewels were necessary with this narrow halter neckline, and an emerald-green smokey eye completed the look.
Carrie Bickmore: In the sea of the Logies’ monochrome statements, I was delighted to see the TV and radio presenter choose this deep coral confection by (yes, you guessed it) Steven Khalil. He used lace in lovely moderation on this backless halter gown, which Carrie complemented with a silver mini-clutch, moody dark nails and a smokey eye.