Red Carpet Fashion Awards

On Monday night Leighton Meester wore a Thom Browne suit on the red carpet to the 2010 Gotham Independent Film Awards.

By Tuesday night many other celebrities had followed suit….see what I did there.

Stylish celebrities including Jessica Alba, Lara Bingle and Winona Ryder were all spotted on the red carpet wearing menswear instead of pretty dress.

The looks ranged from shirtless in Dolce & Gabbana for Jessica, who paired her look with sexy studded Christian Louboutin Pigalle studded pumps and an ivory Christian Louboutin Loulou clutch.

Lara opted to wear a white shirt and black velvet ribbon neck-tie with her peg-legged suit.

Gothic Winona kept her look black on black on black on black.

Her satin lapel Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci suit was paired with a satin clutch and silver pendant necklace.

They all look smart, but the only one who nails this look is Jessica.

Leighton can’t take total credit for this look as Marlene Dietrich and Diane Keaton popularized androgynous-chic a long time ago.

Credit:Getty

Actress Shenae Grimes, Michelle Trachtenberg and Rashida Jones all sported black blazers at the BlackBerry Torch Launch Party in LA last night.

Sheane toughen up her Zara blazer by adding Helmut Lang skinny leather pants, a striped tank, a small crucifix and scuffed boots.

Maybe that black hair is part of the rock chic persona she’s trying to give us.

Michelle may have gone for an all dark look, but her Dannijo statement necklace takes this look from a 4 to a 9 out of 10.

She’s also wearing my favourite blazer, as I love those satin lapels which is from H&M.

J Brand jeans, Stuart Weitzman heels and Giuseppe Zanotti clutch complete the look.

Rashida’s look is all about her accessories. This is where Anna Kendrick failed to add a spark to her look.

Her necklace, clutch, LD Tuttle fringed sandals and gold bracelets perfect her overall look.

She didn’t really need her 3.1 Phillip Lim blazer with her ivory top and petrol green skirt, but this is very much her signature style and she totally makes it work for her.

Tres chic.

Get your Fall staple early by picking one of these black blazers.

Topshop ruched sleeved blazer Topshop US $125 & Topshop International £60
See by Chloe double breasted blazer Net-A-Porter International £395
Alexander McQueen wool-crepe blazer Net-A-Porter US $1,595 &
Net-A-Porter International £895

Credit: Zuma Press & Getty

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Amanda Seyfried wowed on the red carpet at the “Letters to Juliet” Tribeca Film Festival New York premiere wearing a Viktor and Rolf shorts/blazer combo.

The very next day Gwyneth Paltrow did the same at the “Iron Man 2″ premiere in Giorgio Armani.

This has become a very interesting red carpet trend we can all try.

Shorts are the new mini skirts.

Worn with a blazer the shorts become more wearable. This styling combination is instantly chic.

An embellished blazer like Amanda’s is perfect for a party look, whereas Olivia Palermo shorts/blazer look paired with tights is the great way to style your look for those overcast days when the sun just won’t shine through the clouds.

Net-A-Porter.com have a number of printed, check, striped, black shorts paired with black, navy, embellished blazers if you’re looking for inspiration.

Credit: Net-A-Porter, Getty, Vanessa Jackman

Clogs clomped their down the runways of Chanel and Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2010 presentations. Those of us who were childs of the 70s and 80s screamed “No, not clogs again.”

For me they weren’t very desirable the first time around, and even with a heel, tassles, buckles and prints I’m still not sold.

From what I remember they were just damn difficult, noisy and painful to walk in, but Uncle Karl and Marc Jacobs are trying to seduce us with clogs this season.

Celebs have already been spotted wearing clogs.

Alexa Chung started the trend back in January at Chanel’s Spring 2010 Couture show in Paris. Most recently Rachel Bilson was the epitome of casual chic wearing a red pair of clogs, whilst a dressed down Ashley Simpson wore a black pair.

Seanna clogs Topshop US $135 / Topshop £68
Jeffery Campbell Charli Clogs Shopbop $135
Miu Miu Dove print clogs Saks.com $495

Clogs. Thumbs up or thumbs down?

Credit: Style.com, Wenn, PacificCoastNews & Getty

White was a huge trend on the SAG Awards red carpet last night.

It was also a trend at the 2010 People’s Choice Awards, and coincidently at the 2009 SAG Awards.

Pre-spring is the perfect time for a white trend to arrive, just as we’re getting bored of wearing black and covering up in the winter months.

None of these crisp bright white look felt too bridal – with maybe the exception of Paula Patton.

It was also nice to see some shorter styles on this red carpet like Katrina Bowden’s Tadashi Shoji feathered-like frock.

Credit: Wireimage

One big trend stood out at the 2010 National Television Awards – Purple. A trend we saw on the red carpet at the Golden Globes last weekend.

Ex wife of Sir Paul McCartney, Heather Mills arrived at the awards wearing a strapless floor length purple gown. I’m still not sure about her new pixie hairstyle.

Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh wore a purple floor length dress with a pleated detail at the front to pick up the award for Best Serial Drama with her co stars.

Champion Ice Skater, Jane Torvill wore a knee length ruffle detail dress but I wish she’d left those tights where they belong -  on the ice rink.

Television presenter Fearne Cotton wore a purple mini dress with a double bow detail at the back, which is available to buy from Very.co.uk

Angelica Bell wore a Grecian style floaty Marchesa gown with a jeweled detail on the bust.

Jackie St Claire arrived with her ex squeeze Simon Cowell and was wearing a layered purple floor length dress.

Purple continues to reign.

Credit: Wireimage




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