Who Wore Acne Better? Solange Knowles or Alesha Dixon

Solange Knowles has always been a bit of a risk taker when it comes to red carpet dressing as she loves to do her own thing and doesn’t follow any rules.

She brought a ray of sunshine to the red carpet to celebrate Rimmel’s 10 Year Partnership in London back in September wearing an Acne ‘Emile’ silk one-shoulder dress which had a lot going on.

It had a softly draped upper body, an open back and a split to the waist with a shorter skirt revealed underneath.

Nude pumps, a supa-dupa ‘fro and a statement ring completed her look.

Alesha Dixon wore the same dress on Friday when she helped kick off ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ auditions in Manchester.

She also opted for nude pumps and added a selection of gold bracelets.

Whilst I admire her for wearing such a bold look on a cold and rainy day in Manchester, she doesn’t quite own it like Solange.

Solange wins by a very long mile for me.

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Alesha Dixon In Peter Pilotto – Britain’s Got Talent Manchester Auditions

Former Mis-Teeq singer Alesha Dixon was poached from BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ to be a judge alongside Simon Cowell in ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.

Since I’ve never watched either show, let’s focus on the fashion.

The judge was spotted leaving the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on Sunday while heading to auctions.

She braved the rain to show off her gorgeous Peter Pilotto Resort 2012 dress.

The racer-front-and-back dress with a hyper-vivid print is hopefully the start of a new fashion era for Alesha. Hopefully she can fill the void left by Cheryl Cole.

Alesha opted to straighten her curly locks and complete her look with nude Louboutins.

You can buy Alesha’s Peter Pilotto dress from Net-A-Porter.com.

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14.01.10

Gary Barlow’s Wedding Anniversary Party

Take That singer Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn Barlow held a star studded bash at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge this week, to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary.

Two member of Girls Aloud turned up to help him celebrate.

Cheryl Cole arrived wearing a body con Julian Macdonald scuba dress from the designers Spring 2010 collection.

I really love this dress on Cheryl, who stepped out with her footballer husband Ashley Cole.

I think that the sheer panels add some real sexiness to the dress, plus the peach is a nice contrast against the grey.

Cheryl has styled the dress with a By Malene Birger Mondi embellished felt necklace.

I’m not that hot on those gold Pierre Hardy shoes as I think they don’t do the silver tones of the necklace any favours at all.

Boyzone singer Ronan Keating was also there with his wife, model Yvonne Keating who towered over her husband in 6in Louboutin’s.

Yvonne was wearing a Victoria Beckham Peblum dress from the designer’s Spring 2010 collection, which we’ve previously seen on Blake Lively and Victoria Beckham herself.

I like this dress on Yvonne but I’m not crazy about the sheer tights. It’s still snowing in London so it kinda figures.

Singer and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ winner Alesha Dixon was also there, braving the cold in a tiered white dress.

We’re used to seeing Alesha in frou frou style dresses and I must say, I don’t excatly hate this one.

I like the pop of colour her pink lipstick brings to the dress but wished she’d teamed it with a brighter clutch as well.

Fellow Girl’s Aloud member Kimberley Walsh arrived with her boyfriend Justin Scott.

Kimberley was wearing a sparkly body con mini dress with black tights.

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01.04.09

The Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success Awards

Sporting white pumps, Alesha Dixon wore a navy D&G Dolce & Gabbana sequin blazer, over a matching sequin mini D&G Spring 2009 anchor dress, which had a ribbon tie.

Alesha should have worn one or the other, because together this look becomes garish.

Jamelia becomes the 4th celebrity to wear the Jimmy Choo Corsica strappy sandals on the red carpet.

The singer wore a black satin Dolce & Gabbana dress, with her Choo’s, completing her look by matching her green earrings to her sexy sandals.

Classical girl group eScala, channeled their inner Girls Aloud by wearing colour co-ordinated looks on the red carpet.

From the left Chantal Leverton wore a navy and white Diane von Furstenberg scarf dress, which had a dash of yellow.

Tasya Hodges also wore a Diane von Furstenberg dress. Hers was white with a black geometric print, which she wore with black peep-toes.

Victoria Lyon wore a white tulip dress, with a navy waist band, whilst Izzy Johnston wore a navy and white printed dress, similar to Chantal’s.

Jenni Falconer really needs a new ‘do. Her style has not changed since 1994.

The GMTV presenter, wore a mint green dress, with silver pumps.

The delightful dress had a bubble hem, and a embroidered panel on the bodice.

Emilia Fox mixes a cute floral M Missoni Spring 2009 dress, with an eggplant leather motorcycle jacket.

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19.02.09 Worst Dressed

2009 Brit Awards – Worst Dressed

Worst Dressed Award
Colour-blocking is very on trend, but Katie White from the Ting Tings green, plus neon pink and yellow LF Markey Spring 2009 ensemble just hurts my eyes.

Worst Modification Award
Estelle shortened this Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009 dress from the runway, and for me in the process ruined it.

The hem looks really awkward and messy.

From the look on her face, she not to happy with this look either.

Worst Hair & Make-Up
Alesha Dixon is such a pretty girl, but her blunt bangs cover up too much of her face. I also did not like her make-up, especially her bubblegum pink lipstick, which matched her heels.

Worst Black Award
Even with that unnecessary added piece of material, Natalie Imbruglia’s strapless black dress is very bland.

Worst Shoes Award
Why wear such a pretty dress, if you are just going to wear a pair of busted shoes?

Alexa Chung’s gorgeous harlequin dress is vintage, but she could have worn some Louboutin’s or Choo’s to match the vibrant nature of her sparkling dress.

Victoria Beckham Matchy Matchy Award
Amanda Holden is wearing waaayyyy to much purple for my liking.

A gold strappy sandal to compliment her embellished halter, would have broken up the matchy matchy look.

Worst Floral Award
Someone should remind Denise Lewis that this is the Brit Awards.

She is not going for afternoon tea with her granny.

Most Disappointing Award
Fearne Cotton is one to rely on during these types of events, but she really lets me down in this blazer and mini skirt combo. Not red carpet ready at all.

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08.02.09 Worst Dressed

2009 BAFTA Awards – Worst Dressed

Worst Dressed Award
There was a time when I used to worship the red carpet that Marion Cotillard walked on.

Now, not so much.

The face of Dior really disappoints in this lackluster black and white satin Christian Dior Spring 2009 Couture dress, and her hair is just as bad.

WHAT??? Black Again & DeJa Vu Award
This awards season Penelope Cruz has worn black to nearly every event excluding the nude Armani dress she wore to the Golden Globes.

Like the SAG Awards Penelope is wearing a haltered black velvet Azzedine Alaia gown with Chopard jewels.

I am so over her in black it’s unbelievable.

Worst Black Award
Who knew Dior could look this bad?

Gemma Arterton managed to make Dior look really bad, when she walked the red carpet tonight.

I love the single embellished shoulder and the Prada heels, but the ridiculous posing, and that tasseled has to stop.



Where Is The Colour? Award

Katherine Jenkins was the one person I would have relied upon to bring some colour to the red carpet tonight, but she let me down.

The dress is just blah, as is her hairstyle. Very uncharacteristic for the singer.

Too Much Fou Fou Award
Alesha Dixon was the host of E! Live from the Red Carpet. She did a good job considering the hellish conditions, but for a presenter her dress was too big.

A presenter is not supposed to stand out so much, which will explain why she did not get to interviews many stars.

Her dress is not to be confused with the similar Marchesa Fall 2008 gown. I believe hers is by Giovanni.

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10.11.08

Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards

Amelle Berrabah, Heidi Range and Keisha Buchanan of Sugababes all looked stunning in their floor length gowns for this event in London last week.

These girls really made an effort to stand out on the red carpet. Together they look good, individually, amazing.

Amelle wore a red plunge-neck dress by Jovani.

Heidi wore black plunge-neck Halston Fall 2008 gown, and Keisha wore a strapless sweetheart necklined Ashley Isham Fall 2008 pine green gown.

Dannii Minogue wore a very interesting asymmetric black dress, which has a peplum. She teamed her dress with a gold clutch, and a pair black and white shoes, which remind me of Gwyneth Paltrow’s booties.

Fearne Cotton arrived wearing a plunge-neck black jumpsuit, with her hair swept to one side.

The host of this event also changed into the mini sparkly number, which is much more her style.

Melanie Brown wore an paillette covered halter neck gown from Jenny Packham’s Fall 2008 collection.

The hairstyle does not quite work with the dress, but she has been working hard on looking glamorous and not trashy lately, so I will let it slide on this occasion.

Myleene Klass shows of her curves with a figure-hugging strapless Jonathan Saunders Fall 2008 strapless column dress.

Alesha Dixon won Ultimate Confidence Award, and she took to the pink carpet wearing a strapless sparkly mini dress, with a bow detail.

Jamelia stick to her usual boring style of LBD and slicked back hair.

Kim Cattrall adds a bit of international glamour wearing satin black dress with Pierre Hardy heels.

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