24.12.14 Best Of

Best Plus One 2014 – Camila Alves

Best Plus One 2014 - Camila Alves

What was the best thing about Matthew McConaughey’s awards season run, and who was only person who had a 100% record throughout the ‘Interstellar’ promo tour?

Camila Alves.

So it comes as no surprised that we’ve crowned her Best Plus One of 2014.

This award has been pretty much wrapped up since Oscar night, hence there being no need for a poll.

Whether she was complementing her husband in a chic Georges Hobeika Couture jumpsuit or stealing the spotlight in breath-taking gowns, she always played the leading role in this delightfully handsome red carpet double act.

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23.12.14 Best Of

Best Dressed Of The Year Readers’ Choice 2014

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1. Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé – Chopard Party
2. Fan Bingbing in Georges Chakra Couture – ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ World Premiere
3. Lily Collins in Elie Saab Couture – ‘Love, Rosie’ Rome Film Festival Premiere
4. Blake Lively in Gucci Première – ‘Grace of Monaco’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremony
5. Zhang Ziyi in Stéphane Rolland Couture – ‘Grace of Monaco’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremony
6. Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab Couture – ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ London Premiere
7. Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa – 2014 Met Gala
8. Lupita Nyong’o In Prada – Oscars 2014
9. Emma Stone in Atelier Versace – ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro’ World Premiere
10. Blake Lively in Gucci Première – 2014 Met Gala

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23.12.14 Best Of

Most Consistent, Breakout Star & Stand Out Star of Awards Season 2014 – Lupita Nyong’o

Most Consistent, Breakout Star & Stand Out Star of Awards Season 2014 - Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o one-upped herself this year, building on her 2013 Best Newcomer and Breakout Star award and doubling the recognition with a trio of wins for Breakout Star, Most Consistent and Standout Star of Awards Season.

It’s really no surprise though that the actress would score this Best Of trio. Ever since she stepped foot on the scene, we’ve been coveting her every style move, as she continues to make waves on the red carpet and in the industry as a filmmaker and an Oscar-winning actress. She also spent time in front of the camera for fashion rather than film, starring in Miu Miu’s Spring 2014 campaign.

Never afraid to trot out new looks, she consistently impresses in a range of silhouettes and a colourful palette of hues, always masterfully matching her impeccable makeup to her look.

She’s donned every major designer, from Altuzarra to Christian Dior, Chanel, Lanvin, Stella McCartney, and many more, but many of her most dazzling entrances occurred during awards season.

I’m still in awe of the glorious turquoise-blue Gucci gown with floral embellishment at the SAG Awards, not to mention her custom ivory Calvin Klein Collection cutout design at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. And who could forget that sweeping confection of a baby-blue dress from none other than Prada for the Oscars.

I can’t wait to see what she has in store for 2015.

Most Consistent Runner Up: Elizabeth Banks
Breakout Star Runner Up: Nicola Peltz

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23.12.14 Best Of

Needs A Style Do Over For 2015 – Rita Ora

Needs A Style Do Over For 2015

No better proof that Rita Ora is in desperate need of a style do-over in 2015 than her, ahem, creative and rather comical collection of looks over the past year that have likewise drawn a constant comparison to Rihanna.

Taken outfit by outfit, they are perhaps more digestible albeit no less excusable. But when stacked one right against the next, it’s clear just how far gone the British songstress’s application of tasteful style really is.

Just the very foursome of looks pictured here is a visual assault of magnificent proportions. I simply don’t know what’s worse—the bandanas and blue hair, the Ulyanka Sergeenko black velvet bodysuit, complete with thigh-high boots, at Z100’s Jingle Ball, the Fausto Puglisi sweatshirt and slit-up skirt at the KIIS FM Jingle Ball, or the Marchesa chiffon jumpsuit with a mystery ’do.

On some level, I think we all can appreciate her provocative, no-fear approach to fashion and beauty. And, on the rare occasion, she does teeter on tasteful, cool-girl territory.

But, all too often, she falls back to looks that are nothing short of tragique. She can do so much better in carving out her own unique style voice that’s bold and edgy without being brash and obnoxious.

Until then, though, hide your eyes.

Runner Up: Jennifer Lawrence

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23.12.14 Best Of

Personal Best 2014 – Reese Witherspoon

Personal Best 2014 - Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon sailed through 2014 on a style high, winning her the Personal Best title of the year. She’s really never looked better, as she made her red-carpet rounds.

Hitting her style groove, the bubbly blonde made us all stand up and take notice as she showed off some serious fashion prowess with simply styled, elegantly modern outings—all balanced with a feminine edge.

That’s really the magic of her looks—she lets the fashion speak for itself, content to not clutter it with too many jewels or overpowering accessories. Likewise, her hair and makeup complements rather than competes with the ensemble.

Her embrace of bold colour and drama should also not go unnoticed, with her hot-pink Stella McCartney dress at the Met Gala and the graphic, rose print of her Prabal Gurung mermaid gown at the 28th American Cinematheque Award presentation ranking high on the list of her fashion victories.

Whatever the occasion, she works classic charm like no other.

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