Red Carpet Fashion Awards

The surprising trend from the Fall 2009 collections were thigh high boots.

On the runway the models looked strong, powerful and sexy in the statement boots.

Stella McCartney’s perforated thigh-high boots sold out almost the second they were uploaded onto the virtual shelves of Net-A-Porter international yesterday.

I was shocked because surely everyone is as terrified of thigh high boots as I am.

I guess I was wrong.

InStyle UK, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Dazed & Confused, Vogue UK and many more magazines have produced editorials with thigh-high boots, but how do we wear them.

I sort advice from the ladies who produce these fashion bibles on what’s the best way to wear thigh-boots.

Natalie Massenet, Founder of Net-A-Porter

“Wear the boots with an oversized sweater or blazer making sure the tops of the boots are not seen.”

Dolly Jones, Editor of

“I’m wearing some at the moment – they are not nearly as scary with flat heels, but they look just as sexy – and I tone down the look with a loose sweater dress so the whole thing feels relaxed rather than high voltage.”

Chloe Beeney, Fashion Director of InStyle UK

“Rocking the Thigh-High isn’t as hard as it seems pair it with a great long knit either dress or boyfriend cardigan and away you go.”

They make it sound so easy, and the fact these boots are selling out means that can be that easy.

No if only I could get those images of Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman” out of my mind.

Credit:, Harpers Bazaar UK, InStyle UK & Wireimage

Celebs wearing pants on the red carpet is far from being a new thing, but I can’t help but notice how often they’re being worn lately.

Evan Rachel Wood kick off the recent trend wearing a midnight blue Gucci suit to the “Swarovski Crystallized Concept Store Opening” in New York.

Sienna wowed us when she has attended “GI Joe” premiere’s and photocalls wearing Loewe, Dries van Noten and Gucci pants.

Diane Kruger does the masculine look like no other, and when the now pregnant Penelope Cruz lost her suitcase at Heathrow airport she opted for a red Bottega Veneta pant suit for her red carpet look.

I’m totally loving the pants trend on the red carpet at the moment, it’s really refreshing and interesting to see how these stars interpret their looks.

I’m the sort of person who usually only gets excited about a look when it has a 4in train behind it, but I guess the tide is turning.

Credit: Wireimage


Posted by Catherine Kallon on August 5th, 2009 In: Blog, Red Carpet Trends

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The Jimmy Choo Kase Oval Clutch has been a celeb favourite for over a year now but it has some competition from the Christian Louboutin Pharaon clutch, which is the current red carpet favourite.

It has been carried by Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Zoe Saldana, Heidi Klum, and Rachel McAdams to many fabulous red carpet events in black, cherry red and acid yellow.

The stunning Christian Louboutin Pharaon clutch from the Spring 2009 collection features an origami style flap closure with the signature red lining.

It’s the perfect statement clutch.

Credit: Wireimage


Posted by Catherine Kallon on June 24th, 2009 In: Blog, Red Carpet Trends

Either it’s the summer sun or these ladies were all inspired by John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, as suddenly white pant suits are popping up frequently on the red carpet.

The trend is even spreading to nuptials as the now Mrs Boris Becker got married in a white suit this weekend.

Despite my instincts that a white suit will get dirty there’s something rather chic and dazzling about this trend.

Jenny McCarthy and Malin Ackerman’s looks are almost identical with the white suit, ice blue top combo.

Annette Bening and Kate Hudson committed fully to the all white look.  Annette opted for a super dazzling white suit with a white tee, whilst Kate Hudson who likes to flash a bit of skin on the red carpet opted for a demure elegant Stella McCartney suit including a white shirt.

Jenny is the only one who opted for a white accessories with a white clutch.

This current trend is refreshing.

A white suit is a great head turner at a formal evening event, summer wedding or a trip to the tropics…but please do not expect to keep it clean for long.

Carry a mini bottle of stain remover in your clutch. Just in case.

Credit: Wireimage

When I refer to golden girls, I am not talking about Jessica Biel’s, Victoria Beckham’s or Blake Lively’s tans, but the golden dresses that glisten on the red carpet at the Costume Institute Gala.

The two Kate’s owned their hot metallics looks, and Hudson was the only non model of this bunch, to pick this colour.

This colour adds instance glamour, not that any of these girls need it.


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