23.12.13 Best Of

Most Underrated 2013 – Emmy Rossum

Most Underrated 2013 – Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum is no shrinking style violet, continually giving us elegantly timeless, yet still trendy ensembles that are always appropriate and that never fail to raise the fashion bar on the red carpet.

Despite her impossibly chic statements, she seems to be missing the fashion cred she’s so certainly owed.

This past year, she has shown off sweet and sophisticated Oscar de la Renta frocks, ritzy-glitzy, embellished numbers from Elie Saab and Naaem Khan, and all-out glamour girl gowns from the likes of Andrew Gn, Carolina Herrera and Zuhair Murad.

She even channelled her version of pretty-punk in her dazzling Donna Karan Atelier design at the 2013 Met Gala.

She may be a quiet fashion victor, never generating the kind of chatter lauded upon the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, but she should with head-turning looks that have perfection written all over them.

Runner up: Miley Cyrus

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23.12.13 Best Of

Shoe Of The Year 2013 – Casadei ‘Blade’ Pumps

Shoe Of The Year 2013 - Casadei 'Blade' Pumps

Since Casadei’s ‘Blade’ heels were launched in 2011, there’s barely a red carpet starlet who hasn’t been papped in them.

With fans including Cameron Diaz, Kristen Stewart, Victoria Beckham and Jessica Alba, the Casadei ‘Blade’ Hollywood IT-shoe du jour was the most worn shoe of 2013.

The perfect pointy pump with a bad-ass metal spike heel looks businesslike from the front, but sexy from the back.

We have seen the ‘Blade’ heels, which also come in an ankle-strap version, in a variety of colours and colour combos.

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You can buy Casadei’s ‘Blade’ heels from Casadei.com

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23.12.13 Best Of

Magnifique To Tragique 2013 – Marion Cotillard

Magnifique To Tragique 2013 – Marion Cotillard

Would you believe this is the second time Marion Cotillard has received this award?

It may seem harsh, but if we were to chart her red carpet looks from the sublime Dior Couture gowns during awards season to the Marrakesh Film Festival looks it would depict a sharp decline.

Maybe we expect so much from Marion because she has delivered so magnificently in the past, but wearing tent-like dress after tent-like dress had us losing faith and wondering if she had a baby on board.

That was the reasoning behind her last style shift and, if you remember, that was also the reasoning behind Kerry Washington’s autumnal blip prior to her announcement.

Hopefully we will see a resurgence in 2014 and she’ll go back to being Miss Consistent.

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23.12.13 Best Of

Best Dressed International Star 2013 – Nieves Alvarez

Best Dressed International Star 2013 – Nieves Alvarez

Spanish model and TV host Nieves Alvarez was your best-dressed international star of 2013.

Some stars peak only during major events like Cannes, or a big-budget promo tour; however, each of Nieves’ looks were high on glamour, from hosting her Solo Moda show to the Goya Awards – even her promotional efforts to promote wool were another picture-perfect moment.

Nieves was the total package, never letting us down in the hair, makeup and especially the shoe department.

My personal highlights were the Goya Awards and Cannes Film Festival.

Runner up: Léa Seydoux

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23.12.13 Best Of

Bringing Sexy Back 2013 – Anthony Vaccarello

Bringing Sexy Back 2013 – Anthony Vaccarello

Anthony Vaccarello certainly brought sexy back to the red carpet in 2013 with his skin-tight, sexy dresses.

The designer’s clothes have a bit of everything encompassing sensuality and sexy appeal, plus they are daring – and in most cases leg-baring – guaranteed to garner attention.

Some of my favourite looks included Jennifer Lopez, who was the first to wear an Anthony Vaccarello look this year to the Grammys, followed by Gisele Bündchen at the Met Gala.

Other big fans included Celine Dion, Ciara, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Rowland, Anja Rubik, Lily Donaldson and Alessandra Ambrosio. While we didn’t particularly love Anna Dello Russo in the designer’s pieces, she was also a fan too.

With his Versus Versace collaboration to be revealed in 2014, he is about to take sexy to a whole new level.

23.12.13 Best Of

The Red Carpet Looks From 2013 We Didn’t Like

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1. Kim Kardashian in Givenchy – 2013 Met Gala
2. Kristen Stewart in Chanel – Chanel Pre-Fall 2014 Fashion Show
3. Miley Cyrus in NY Vintage – 2013 MTV EMAs
4. Kate Moss in Saint Laurent – ‘CR Fashion Book Issue 2′ Cocktail Party
5. Mollie King in Louis Heal – Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013
6. Lena Dunham in Prada – 2013 Emmy Awards
7. Rihanna in Adidas Originals x Opening Ceremony – Roberto Cavalli Knightsbridge Boutique
8. Kerry Washington in Prada – ‘Scandal’ Season 3 Premiere
9. Jaimie Alexander in Azzaro – ‘Thor: The Dark World’ LA Premiere
10. Anne Hathaway in Prada – 2013 Oscars

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