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23.12.11 Best Of

Brand Ambassador of 2011 – Victoria Beckham

I wasn’t surprised that Victoria Beckham was voted Best Brand Ambassador for 2011 because no one wears a Victoria Beckham dress better than the woman herself.

Having won the Designer of the Year at the 2011 British Fashion Awards, I’m sure she will be just as delighted with this accolade.

Despite her penchant for wearing those Christian Louboutin ‘Daffodile’ pumps, she continues to prove that she has great style and taste, solidifying her status as a true style icon.

Runner up: Fan Bingbing for Elie Saab

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Best Dressed Of The Year Readers’ Choice 2011

Here are the results of the Readers’ Choice Best Dressed Of The Year 2010.

1. Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Couture – 2011 Oscars
2. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Alexander McQueen – Royal wedding
3. Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan – 2011 Emmy’s
4. Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Couture – 2011 Oscars
5. Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace – 2011 Golden Globes
6. Diane Kruger in Jason Wu – 2011 Met Gala
7. Emma Watson in Oscar de la Renta – ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2’ London premiere
8. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley In Gucci – ‘Transformers: Dark Of The Moon’ Moscow premiere
9. Nicole Kidman In Jean Paul Gaultier Couture – 2011 Grammys
10. Zhang Ziyi in Christian Dior – ‘Love for Life’ Rome Film Festival premiere

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Entertainer of 2011 – Florence Welch

I was sure you were going to vote Lady Gaga as your favourite entertainer of the year, but that honour went to Florence Welch.

Ever since she burst onto the scene we haven’t been able to get enough of Florence’s style.

Whether she’s on stage or off duty, her bold choices have captivated not only us, but also Frida Giannini of Gucci, who designed Florence’s summer tour wardrobe.

We love how Florence effortlessly combines 70s style with a quaint simplicity.

On stage she is electric, opting for floaty, dramatic pieces which very much become part of her performance.

Aside fro Gucci, Florence has favoured designers such as Naeem Khan, Elie Saab and YSL this year.

Runner up: Lady Gaga

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Best New Red Carpet Designer of 2011 – Mary Katrantzou

The designer Mary Katrantzou isn’t new by any means, but the newfound love she’s receiving from celebrities is.

She was a well-kept secret by fashion insiders like Anna Dello Russo, but the secret is out now and popping up all over the red carpet.

Keira Knightley donned one of her signature print dresses during Venice Film Festival and demand for Katrantzou dresses have sky rocketed ever since.

Whilst some celebs found it tricky to find a complementary heel for the vivid prints and therefore stuck to plain black pumps, others like Gillian Jacobs opted for an interesting chartreuse hue, whilst Danielle Lineker and Keira Knightley opted for nude.

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Most Popular Shoe of 2011 – Christian Louboutin Daffodile Pumps

It is strange how we did not get the appeal of the Christian Louboutin ‘Daffodile’ pumps, yet celebrities adored them.

We often referred to them as stripper shoes, but these popular pumps have treaded red carpets around the world and the streets of London, New York and LA.

Stars such as Victoria Beckham, Fan Bingbing and Alicia Keys have used the stacked platform to add a few precious inches to their petite frames.

Even supermodel Heidi Klum opted for the sky-high heels which gave her 5ft 9in frame an extra 6.5 inches.

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Ones To Watch In 2012

2012 is set to be an even more electric red carpet than 2011. So who are the ones to watch next year?

Juno Temple: The British actress has a major movie coming out next year: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. This should propel her into becoming a household name and hopefully we will see many amazing red carpet looks from her as she promos this movie. The actress also has three other movies coming out next year: ‘The Brass Teapot’, ‘Small Apartments’ and ‘Jack and Diane’.

Jennifer Lawrence: After awards season, Jennifer Lawrence disappeared from the red carpet. I don’t even recall her promoting ‘X-Men: First Class’ as I was surprised to see her in the movie. Next year she has three movies coming out so we should see her tread the red carpet many times for ‘House at the End of the Street’, ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’.

Rooney Mara: Since the actress has had such a dramatic transformation, and with many more movies within the ‘Dragon Tattoo’ franchise to come, it will be interesting to see how Rooney continues to evolve. Many of you are already tired of her wearing black or white; will she give us some more colour in 2012?

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