23.12.08 Best Of

Best Dressed Of The Year 2008 – Critic’s Choice

Have a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

I am taking a break, but will be back soon, although I will be regularly checking your comments.

I can’t wait to bring you all the red carpet action in 2009, especially during award season.

Thanks for all your support during 2008.

The Red Carpet obsessive aka Fashion Critic xxx


23.12.08 Best Of

Red Carpet Trend Of 2008 – Jumpsuits

The Spring 2008 runways were full of jumpsuit, as were the Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 runways. So it would be safe to say that the jumpsuits trend will not be going away anytime soon.

My favourite jumpsuits this year were worn by Malin Akerman, Joy Bryant, Angie Harmon and Amy Adams.

Spring 2009 jumpsuit are so wide-legged, you would be forgiven for thinking that they were dresses, like the Missoni one’s both Joy Bryant and Kerry Washington wore.


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Designer Of 2008 – Alber Elbaz for Lanvin

Ladies Loved Lanvin on the red carpet this year. Celebrities could not get enough of Alber Elbaz designs.

Natalie Portman, who wore his signature tiered ruffle cocktail dresses many times on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival which kicked started the trend of wearing Lanvin on the red carpet this summer.

Padma Lakshmi and Natalie both wore 3 stunning Spring 2008 design’s, with Carine Roitfeld wore my favourite billowing dress, with a large patent belt to nip in her waist.

Lanvin fever did not die down when the Fall 2008 collections hit the runway. Quite the opposite. Even more stars walked the red carpet in the dark, mysterious designs.

Elbaz even managed to make what appears to be a bin liner -as worn by Brandy- look good.

Herve Leger was last years winner, before we had Herve Leger overload.


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Shoe Of The Year 2008 – YSL Trib Two Platform Pumps

You could not swing a Fendi handbag on the red carpet without bumping into a celebrity wearing a pair of YSL Trib Two Platform Pumps in 2008.

Coco Rocha was the first to be seen wearing these gorgeous platform shoes back in July, and they soon became the red carpet staple.

Although these heels are very high at 5½”, they are surprisingly very comfortable to wear in comparison to Louboutin’s.

The shoes came in black leather and black patent leather, and the soles varied from blue, black and yellow.

Victoria Beckham was surprisingly one of the last to hop onto this trend.


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Most Stylish Couple Of 2008 – Jada Pinkett-Smith & Will Smith

I have said many times over the year that I love it when couples are well co-ordinated, and there was no couple more co-ordinated, nor more stylish than the Smiths.

Sometimes they were colour co-ordinated like in grey to the left. Or they just complimented each other well like in the other two pictures.

Whether it was premiere or attending Nelson Mendela’s birthday bash, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, stood head and shoulders above every other couple.

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson, may have won this if it was not for Joshua. He has no style. He has a lot to learn from his girlfriend.

Brad and Angelina in their black on black ensembles did not even come close.


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Best Sidewalk Style 2008 – Victoria Beckham

Love her or hate her, there is no denying that Victoria Beckham has the best sidewalk style bar none. Kate Moss would be a distant runner up, but I can’t think of any others who can compete with Victoria.

When she moved to LA she was adamant that we would not see her in a Juicy Couture tracksuit and Ugg boots, and she stuck to her word.

Her style is very tailored, sleek, classic and most importantly timeless.

OK some would say she gets over-dressed for a 10 hour flight, or is ridiculous for wearing 6″ heels to go shopping at The Grove with 3 young sons, but this has always been the VB way, and I personally love her for it.

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