22.12.17 Best Of

Designer of the Year & Couturier of the Year – Ralph & Russo Couture

You may remember that Elie Saab has been the longstanding king of the Designer of the Year crown, but 2017 ended his five-year reign.

It was none other than Ralph & Russo Couture who captured the crown, ushering in a new form of red-carpet allure for 2017. And, they’ve even entered the royal ranks, with Meghan Markle recently opting for the brand in her engagement photos.

Even though eveningwear may be the London-based label’s sweet spot, the two Aussie designers behind the dazzling designs ultimately prove that variety is the spice of life.

And, that was even more true, as they debuted their ready-to-wear collection for Spring 2018 that brought their distinct breed of luxury to more diverse yet still-dazzling territory.

Luxury took on new meaning—sometimes with girlish whimsy, as in Kaia Gerber’s youthful ruffles. Other times, feathered fun and metallic moxie took front-and-centre stage.

Of course, there’s no forgetting the sweeping ethereality of pure delicacy that defined Lily Collins’ Cannes Film Festival shimmering, pale pastel gown.

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22.12.17 Best Of

Most Underrated – Mandy Moore

I’m always rooting for the underdog, and in 2017, she was none other than Mandy Moore.

The actress may have garnered her fair share of attention for her role in the TV series that has captured many people’s hearts, ‘This Is Us.’ But, I would say that her style had just as much of a breakout role.

Mandy was on a chic streak that knew no end, yet somehow she—and her strong statement looks—seemed to slide right under the radar.

I, for one, loved watching her transition between her hyper-girlish, lady-like frocks, to impossibly sleek glamour gowns, to experimental, edgy offerings and then back all over again.

Sure, there were a few more questionable looks in the mix, as she stepped outside the romance of classic femininity into more uncharted territory. But, then again, can we really fault her for experimenting and never staying on one note?

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22.12.17 Best Of

Most Worn Brand 2017 – Christian Dior & Trend of 2017 – Dior’s Logo Underwear

It should probably come as little surprise that the Christian Dior label covered the silhouettes of the most celebrities this year.

Red-carpet beauties were clearly drawn to the brand’s distinct form of sensually edgy sophistication that characterizes a new era under artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri

Bombshell blondes the likes of Diane Kruger, Margot Robbie, and Charlize Theron all proved to be consummate Dior darlings—along with countless other Hollywood cool girls.

And, they all served up Dior’s sassy—sometimes daring—but always dazzling takes on femininity.

This naturally leads us to the next point, which is the Trend of 2017, also belonging to Dior.

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21.12.17 Best Of

Vote Now For Your Best Dressed Of The Year 2017

There is still time to vote on Best Dressed Of The Year poll, so if you want to add Zendaya’s amazing Moschino dress do it now.

Due to computer issues (it’s taken a bit of a hammering this year) the poll will now close on Friday, so VOTE NOW.

Once I have complied your votes, the top 10 will be announced either on Friday or Saturday.

You can also vote for your Best Designer, Best Promo Tour Star of 2017 and many more.