17.02.09

New York Week Front Row

Lela Rose

Kellie Pickler started off very slow this Fashion Week, but she has now got into her stride and is looking fabulous.

Her best look of the week so far, came at the Lela Rose show, were she wore a taffeta teal Lela Rose Spring 2009 dress.

The detail on the bodice is exquisite.

Jennifer Love Hewitt paired a gold Lela Rose neckline embellished dress, with a navy cardi.

Her cute look was completed with a pair of nude Christian Louboutin pumps.

Brittany Snow looked cute in her Lela Rose Spring 2009 ensemble. I love the detail on the skirt, and the collar on the haltered top.

Diane Von Furstenberg

Heidi Klum’s multi-coloured striped shimmering Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2009 dress, which she paired with a large striped belt was gorgeous, but I am so tired of YSL Trib Two’s worn with everything.

Zoe Saldana opted for a white Diane von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2009 dress with a watercolour floral print. Her silver heels were outstanding.

I would have expected a brighter colour from Katharine McPhee, but she opted for a black and white Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2009 tunic dress.

Donna Karan

Mary Alice Stephenson wore a LBD, but made it more interesting with a large statement necklace, a snake skin clutch and a fur collared coat.

Molly Sims looked stunning wearing a black one-shoulder Donna Karan dress with a gold statement necklace and a black Nancy Gonzalez clutch.

Preen

Roisin Murphy wore a sexy Preen Spring 2009 LBD, with a funky ‘do, then she pores cold water over the whole look by wearing a cardigan.

Reem Acra

Sophia Bush wore a rich two-toned purple Reem Acra dress, from the Fall 2008 collection, which were worn with YSL Trib Two’s.

Lily Collins opted for a lace frock, with gold heels.

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11.01.09

The Art of Elysium 2nd Annual Heaven Gala

Eva Mendes had an incredible 2008 on the red carpet, so I am glad she has started 2009 with a bang.

The stunning actress looks outstanding wearing a nude Christian Dior Spring 2009 haltered gown.

The keyhole belted gown has crystals embellished on the top half of the dress, and a long flowing skirt.

This is a poke in the ribs for all those who say my girl plays it safe.

Kirsten Dunst was absent from the red carpet for most of 2008, but it looks like during that down time she didn’t lose any of her flair.

Her silk Valentino gown, had a ruffled collar, and a delicate chiffon petal front bib.

Kiki is back, and looking better than ever.

Ali Larter’s black silk Ralph Lauren Spring 2009 gown is simply magnificent. She carries the gown, which has a gold embellished neckline, with both style and grace.

She is a designer’s delight with a lean body and beautiful face. I could not gush about how much I love this enough.

I’m a little disappointed in Kate Bosworth’s pick of this black leaf detailed Nina Ricci Spring 2009 dress.

Olivier Theyskens’ Nina Ricci Spring 2009 collection was full of these short at the front, long at the back dresses, which just didn’t float my boat.

Kate of all people should have made me love it, but even she couldn’t.

Sophia Bush was exquisitely styled in a white strapless Monique Lhuillier gown. Simplicity at its finest, and I don’t think she has ever looked so good.

Her silver jewels perfected this already perfect look.

Joy Bryant wore yellow Missoni maxi dress, with gold accessories.

This girl never gets it wrong.

I don’t know about you, but there is something not quite right about the fit of Nicole Richie’s Jasmine di Milo Spring 2008 dress.

The top half is heavily embroidered, which no doubt would make it quite heavy. So it’s no wonder that the bodice sits quite low down on her.

I can also see her tit-tape, which is never a good thing.

Marisa Tomei practically lives on the red carpet at the moment, but when you’re hot, you’re hot.

Keeping the same hairstyle from her red carpet appearance earlier in the day, the actress changed into this black and white strapless dress.

The dress had a black bow detailing the bodice, and a white chiffon shirt with black script across it.

Rachel Griffiths wear the colour of the moment – electric blue.

Her 50s silk blue cocktail dress from Decades, is matched with a purple Daniel Swarovski clutch and eggplant heels.

Milla Jovovich wears a headband Mischa Barton would approve of, with her black, yellow and white Pucci keyhole gown.

I hate to jump on the Rumer Willis bashing bandwagon, but she really needs to look back at how great she looked during the House Bunny LA premiere, and try to reintroduce that look to the red carpet. Time after time she gets it so wrong.

Nothing is good here.

Courteney Cox Arquette wears an dress that is not black. Shocker.

Amy Smart wears this red Yves Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2008 gown with braided detail on the front, which was worn last year by Nicole Kidman whilst she was pregnant with her first child.

I love the colour on Amy, but the style feels too old for her.

Amber Heard went all out in this blood red Dolce & Gabbana corseted dress.

It is a very bold dress, and I admire her for having the guts to wear it, but the feathered bloodied hem is kinda creepy.

A new year, a new darker ‘do for Brittany Snow.

Her Dolce & Gabbana strapless black corseted dress, makes her hips look wider than I assume they are.

I would have liked to have seen something much more slinkier on Brittany.

I can’t remember the last time I saw a high pony on the red carpet.

Shannen Doherty wears a sheer black dress with white floral appliqués. Not the best dressed, but it works for her.

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04.08.08 Best Dressed

2008 Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet – Best Dressed

Best Dressed Award
Leighton Meester stayed away from the mini skirts and mini dresses like most of her contemporaries, and opted for a very grown up look, wearing a beautiful green Lanvin Spring 2008 Grecian draped cocktail dress.

She accesorized with black peep-toes, gold earrings and a gold bracelet.

Her hair appears to be lighter than usual.

Best Strapless Award
I am not a fan of Katharine McPhee, but I absolutely adore this strapless dress.

It’s cute, fun, flirty and totally unique.

I love the embroidered pattern and the tulle hem.

Best Legs Award
I love this mini purple one-shouldered Tadashi Shoji dress on Blake Lively, her legs appear endless.

The dress is cute and appropriate for the event, but the shoes are so boring.

A gladiator heel, or a strappy sandal would have made a whole world of difference.

She accessorizes with a large patent belt, and a chunky ring.

Most Improved Award
Apparently this dress Lauren Conrad wore is a one-of-a kind custom dress she designed specifically for this event.

Yes I am just as shocked and skeptical as you are.

The sweetheart necklined maxi dress is multi-coloured with blue, white, taupe and orange.

Lauren accessorized with two gold pendant necklaces, gold bangles, and her ‘Lauren’ ring.

Best Maxi Floral Award
Sophia Bush looks absolutely adorable here. Her strapless floral Jenni Kayne Resort 2009 gown gives her a sophisticated air we are not used to seeing on the actress.

Her taupe clutch, belt and bracelet were a perfect choice.

Best Mini Floral Award
Sophia chose a maxi floral dress, but Brittany Snow opted for a mini floral dress, which is simple gorgeous.

The red peep-toes were a great idea, as they compliment the dress, and really stand out on the blue carpet.

Best Sparkle Award
Teen Choice host Miley Cyrus sparkled in her tiered sequined Moschino Cheap & Chic Spring 2008 sequined dress.

She accessorized with slouchy taupe suede boots, which helps keep her look young. She also wore three necklaces of varying lengths, including a ‘Miley’, name tag, a butterfly and half a broken heart.

I wonder who has the other half?

The make-up was thankfully light, and her hair was trademark wavy.

All in all, an age appropriated look, for a change, on the red carpet.

Best Use Of Colour Award
Rachel Bilson is striking in this ceramic blue asymmetrical Brian Reyes dress. The actress wore her one-shouldered mini dress, with a pair of strappy khaki heels.

Her nude make-up is fresh and flawless.

Best Hair Award
Vanessa Hudgens’ trademark wavy hair, was last night replaced by sleek iron straight hair.

With her cute dimpled smile the young actress wore a beautiful Catherine Malandrino three-toned tiered strapless dress.

She wore her dress with a two-tone crystal clutch and Mischa Barton favourite Christian Louboutin Mad Mary Janes.

As always, Zanessa stole the show, by cozying up on the red carpet.

‘I’m Not A Girl’ Award
Hayden Panettiere wore this very elegant, and interesting red, pink and white watercolor silk strapless gown, which cinched in at the waist.

The elegance is complete with her up ‘do.

Just OK Award
I love the fuschia skirt on her Jenni Kayne Resort 2009 ensemble and the multi-coloured necklace, but if it was not for those two elements, Kristen Bell would have faded into the background in this ‘Just OK’ ensemble.

I think she was trying to go for an edgier look wearing, than we are used to seeing on her.

She has had better moments on the red carpet.

Most Glamourous Award
Olivia Wilde has an air of regal elegance about her.

Her BCBG Max Azria draped and ruffled ivory dress and grey belt, was accessorized with a gold clutch and peep-toes.

Best Heels Award
This is the second time I have featured Danica Patrick on my blog, and I have noticed that she loves funky footwear.

The Racing Driver’s stand-out gold gladiator heels, complimented her gold studded belt which she wore with her grey/blue strapless dress.

Best Tutu Award
Danity Kane are not known appearing on Best Dressed Lists, but Aundrea Fimbres looks so cute in this strapless Elsie Katz Couture Spring 2008 mini tutu dress.

The dress is made of chrysanthemum brocade with rulled petticoat and hand-formed crystal beaded blossoms from the Spring/Summer 2008 collection.

Best Clutch/Shoes Combo Award
I do love yellow and denim, they always work well together.

Jordin Sparks breaks my rule of wearing jeans on the red carpet, but for this teen event, she is forgiven.

The singer was the most casual at this event, wearing a green layer t-shirt with a pair of dark wash jeans.

I am still pleading with her to remove those streaks in her hair.

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28.01.08 Best Dressed

Screen Actors Guild Awards – Best Dressed

Best Dressed Award

Amanda Bynes on her first major awards ceremony stood out from all the other veterans wearing this gorgeous Marchesa 2008 Resort strapless embellished gown.

Love the hair, but might have been better pulled back.

Joint Best Colour Award

This strapless cobalt blue L’Wren Scott Spring 2008 gown on Kyra Sedgwick was pure perfection.

Kyra has an amazing body, and this dress showed it off.

Joint Best Colour Award

These pictures do not do Vanessa Williams bright canary yellow Escada gown any justice. I was more even more vivid on TV.

Everything here is perfect, excluding her tan lines.

Best Over 50 Award

Glenn Close is stunning. Amazing for her 60 years.

I wish Meryl Streep would dress like this on the red carpet.

Risk That Paid Off Award

I know most of you probably hated this dress on Sandra Oh, but I loved it.

She took a risk by not choosing a major well known designer, but for me it works.

I loved the bow and the colours.

Most Fashion Forward Award

None of the other ladies on the red carpet would have dared to wear this sculpted Nina Ricci Spring 2008 strapless gown, and that is why I love Ellen Pompeo.

Best Embellishments Award

Debra Messing in Oscar de la Renta Spring 2008 stepped away from her usual black and her usual Michael Kors.

I loved the embellishments on the dress the first time I saw it on the runway, but I never picture Debra wearing it, but she does pull it off.

Best Haute Couture Award

Despite not going to any of the Haute Couture Fashion Shows at Paris Fashion Week last week, Christina still managed to get this Elie Saab Fall 2007 gown.

In typical Elie Saab fashion, the gown is embellished and uber glamourous.

Best Red Carpet Pose Award

No one can do that “sticking your ass out, while looking over your shoulder seductively pose” quite like Eva Longoria. So it was no wonder she chose a sexy Naeem Khan Spring 2008 backless dress to show of her derrière.

I am glad that there are no bangs in sight, and I see that Eva continues to favour the curly do for red carpet appearances.

Joint Best Black Award

Sans her fiance Michael Bolton, Nicollette Sheridan was stunning on the red carpet last night wearing a black strapless Marchesa gown.

This is by far the best I have ever seen her look.

Joint Best Black Award

Ana Oritz was smokin’ hot in this Pamela Dennis black body hugging gown.

Best Arm Candy Award

Keisha Whittaker looked so cute wearing this bubble gum pink Jenny Packham Spring 2008 sweetheart necklined gown.

She is always the perfect accessory for Forest Whittaker.

Most Improved Award

Brittany Snow has had a very inconsistent red carpet of late, but she looks great here in this Zuhair Murad sequined gown.

Best Pre-Fall 2008 Dress Award

Most Pre-Fall 2008 dresses are not usually red carpet ready, but Teri Hatcher looks divine in this floral Badgley Mischka Pre-Fall 2008 fishtailed gown.

I laughed when she was interviewed and she said that the did not believe in botox.

Best White Award

Becki Newton is back to her best wearing an Elsie Katz Couture white sequined dress.

I particularly love the tiered skirt.

Best Jewels Award

I loved Sara Ramirez’ jewels by H. Stern and Bo Chic. Her earrings were a perfect compliment to her satin strapless fuschia Angel Sanchez Spring 2008 gown.

Meh…Just OK Award

Ashely Tisdale stood up well on such a big stage wearing this white Badgley Mischka Spring 2008 dress.

Back To Her Best Award

Marion Cotillard looks beautifully chic in this corseted, pleated, and gathered Nina Ricci Spring 2008 gown.



Best Hair Award

Marcia Cross is wearing a Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2008 teal gown. I think the colour works well with her red hair.

Best Colour Block Award

Jamie-Lynn Sigler is wearing an ensemble from Calvin Klein. The teal skirt is from the Calvin Klein Pre-Fall 2008 collection.

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