01.06.11 X Factor

The X Factor UK Judges Birmingham Auditions

It’s only day one of the X Factor UK Birmingham auditions and already the new judges are in locked in a bitter “style war.”

Last year it was Cheryl Cole vs. Dannii Minogue, this year it’s Kelly Rowland vs. Tulisa Contostavlos.

Both ladies have very different styles.

Despite the big hype both looked quite meh today.

Kelly tried waaaaay too hard wearing a neon yellow lace Twenty8Twelve cropped top with a black mini skirt and the appropriately named Lady ‘Daf’ Louboutin pumps

I was more pleasantly surprised by Tulisa who was more demure wearing a black DKNY jumpsuit with red sandals.

I’m sure as time goes on designers will start throwing clothes at these two.

Remember how Cheryl went from Alice + Olivia and Topshop to Atelier Versace and Stéphane Rolland? I can’t see that happening on this occasion, but you never know.

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19.05.11 X Factor

Cheryl Cole In Sonia by Sonia Rykiel – X Factor Chicago Auditions

Cheryl Cole was spotted arriving at Chicago’s Sears Convention Center to judge the X-Factor auditions earlier today.

She greeted fans wearing a Sonia by Sonia Rykiel polka dot dress.

The dress is super cute.

It looks like she’s reverting back to the way she dressed during season 1 of the UK Factor when fans found her more relatable.

Whilst I love the polka dot dress, the matching Marc by Marc Jacobs polka dot navy wedges were overkill.

Gorgeous smile as always.

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09.05.11 X Factor

Cheryl Cole In Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg & Burberry Prorsum – The X Factor US Auditions

In the manner of Chelsea Handler, “What…a hot mess.”

I haven’t used that term in a long while, but Cheryl Cole looked frightfully and uncharacteristically bad as she made her way to the first round of auditions for ‘The X Factor’ at the Galen Center in LA yesterday.

I don’t know if this a case of trying too hard, or not trying hard enough, but this look leaves me cold considering how cute she looked during auditions in the UK.

Cheryl has the right intentions by wearing American brands to appeal to her new American audience.

She wore an Oscar de la Renta ruffled silk top, with Diane von Furstenberg Simca stretch-cotton pants.

As styled by Net-A-Porter.com.

The British star added a Burberry Prorsum patent leather belt for a touch of Brit spirit.

Whilst colour-blocking is on trend, the two things that kill this look for me are as follows:

The Pants: They are too long. I don’t understand why people like to wear pants that drag along the floor like that.

The Belt: I really don’t like the turquoise with the orange and purple. It was one colour too much in this look.

What do you think of Cheryl’s first X Factor US look?

Paula Abdul is the second female judge.

She also arrived wearing purple opting for a YSL draped silk-satin dress with YSL Tribute sandals, as she cozied up to Simon Cowell for the photocall.

It will be very interesting to see how the dynamics of this relationship work. Cheryl and Paula are both used to being Simon’s favourite.

Being Simon’s favourite all depends on where you sit. Sharon Osbourne was moved from sitting next to Simon, for Dannii Minogue, who was then moved down for Cheryl Cole.

I wonder who’s got the hot seat this time.

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X Factor Sunday Final – Dannii Minogue In Jenny Packham

Dannii Minogue ended her run on the X Factor tonight wearing a British designer.

Her gorgeous fully sequined white Jenny Packham Fall 2010 gown had added embroidered beaded details around the neckline and around the waist.

As usually her Annoushka earrings provided as much delight as her gown and her red lips provided the only pop of colour.

It’s not my favourite look from this series, but Dannii looked stunning as always.

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X Factor Sunday Final – Cheryl Cole In J. Mendel

I wasn’t holding much hope for Cheryl Cole on tonights X Factor mostly because I was in fear of being bitterly disappointed, but I was pleasantly surprised.

She opted for a gorgeous J. Mendel Fall 2010 gown.

The waxy dress which we’ve already seen on Malin Akerman has a fish-tail hem and a haltered neckline.

I loved the way the dress was more fitted around her waist than it appeared on the model.

Cheryl completed her look by pulling back her hair into a tight ponytail and which showed off her De Grisogono diamond and ruby earrings.

Finally a look I loved head-to-toe.

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X Factor Saturday Final – Dannii Minogue In J’Aton Couture

Dannii Minogue started the X Factor Saturday live shows wearing J’Aton Couture and for the last Saturday show in this series she wore her favourite design duo again.

We’ve all noticed how celebrities have upped their game on the red carpet within the last month or so, but Dannii’s burgundy J’Aton Couture gown has been the most breath-taking.

The Australian judge opted to cover the sheer parts around the bust to make the gown less-revealing for TV, but it took nothing away from the gown – in fact it made the gown more elegant.

Dannii wore the gown without the thin snake-skin belt with art deco brooch. She opted to wear a less-blingy J’Aton patent skinny belt.

Dannii styled her hair into a classy updo showing off her earrings from her favourite jeweler Annoushka.

A Pomellato ring and Prada patent wine heels complete this BDOTW/Y worthy look.

This is my favourite look so far, but I’m hoping she can out do herself tonight for the final show.

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