11.12.12

2012 American Country Awards

The 2012 American Country Awards took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday evening.

Usually there are a few stand outs from these country music events, but last night they were all equally meh.

Where is Taylor Swift when you need her?

Carrie Underwood: I do like Carrie’s peach lace Georges Chakra Couture bubble dress with lines of pearls, but the B Brian Atwood ‘Cassiane’ fringe sandals and same old, same old hairstyle kill this look for me.

LeAnn Rimes: The singer kept it simple, wearing a black Dolce & Gabbana ruched stretch-crepe dress with a scooped neckline. Her snakeskin Tom Ford pumps keep things interesting, but her white Tom Ford clutch is quite the head scratcher.

Kristin Chenoweth: The actress/singer was my favourite at this event – I’m sure I don’t need to explain why – wearing a Rafael Cennamo electric-blue gown. The vibrant bustier gown with corset detailing was styled with blue-toned Martin Katz jewels.

Miranda Lambert: Usually one for wearing gowns at country music events, Miranda opted for a high-neck Reem Acra Fall 2012 black-and-gold mini dress. Unfortunately, the risk did not pay off for her. The look is not particularly flattering and the high bun is too cutesy for her.

With the exception of Kristin who looks flawless, they all can and have done much better.

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Carrie Underwood In Katharine Kidd – 2012 CMT Artists Of The Year

Carrie Underwood joined Hayden Panettiere on the red carpet yesterday evening for the 2012 CMT Artists Of The Year at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee.

The country singer took a night off from wearing her favourite sparkling gowns to don a Katharine Kidd Fall 2012 jumpsuit.

Featuring a sheer yoke, draped panels and a crystal beaded trim around the waistline, this is a more modern look than we are used to seeing from Carrie.

I love the simple styling, which included red Giuseppe Zanotti pumps with a black patent toe-cap, a Jill Milan ‘Holland Park’ clutch and a selection of Vahan bracelets.

Even with a modern look, the singer still sports pageant hair. Just imagine how major this look would have been with a simple ponytail or slicked back do.

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Carrie Underwood In Abed Mahfouz – 2012 American Music Awards

Carrie Underwood joined many other stars like Heidi Klum and Ginnifer Goodwin who sported high-neck looks on the red carpet for the 2012 American Music Awards on Sunday evening.

The country singer, who was up against Taylor Swift for ‘Favourite Country Female Artist’, wore an Abed Mahfouz Fall 2012 gown.

Her purple sequin cap-sleeve gown with a pattern etched down the front was styled with a gold Jill Milan clutch and rose-gold Jacob & Co. chandelier earrings.

Carrie does delight in this gown, but she should’ve ditched her wavy locks and opted for a slick high bun with this look.

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02.11.12

Carrie Underwood’s Eleven Looks From The 2012 CMA Awards

Carrie Underwood had a very busy night co-hosting the 2012 CMA Awards with Brad Paisley at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, last night.

There were 11 looks in total, not counting her Reem Acra red carpet look.

First up the singer wore a Jovani nude fully embellished cocktail dress. Dazzling Jacob & Co. earrings and equally bedazzling Fabi strappy sandals accessorized her look.

I loved her navy Sally LaPointe Fall 2012 peplum dress with a cut-out waist. This isn’t a look we usually see on Carrie; I love the dress but I’m not sure I would’ve styled it with that silver Amrapali statement necklace. The dress is making a loud enough statement on its own. She opted for silver metallic Jerome C. Rousseau sandals for this look.

I’m not sure Carrie needed her Katerina Maxine earrings with this Jenny Packham Spring 2012 dress which already had such a beautiful beaded and embellished bib. What do you think? Silver ankle-strap Gio Diev ‘Palma’ sandals and a Graziela cocktail ring accessorized this look.Read More…

Carrie Underwood In Reem Acra – 2012 CMA Awards

Carrie Underwood reprised her role as co-host of the 46th Annual CMA Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, last night.

Her first job as host was to look beautiful on the red carpet.

That was easy in this gorgeous Reem Acra Spring 2013 gown.

Her ivory chiffon gown with gold floral appliqués feels like a more grown-up look for Carrie.

She’s done the princess thing for a while at these events, so this look is very refreshing for me.

The country singer accessorized with a Swarovski gold leather ‘Bel Air’ clutch with a crystal closure and rose-gold jewels.

A wavy hairstyle pinned to one side, kohl-rimmed eyes and a shimmering nude lip colour completed her look.

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Who Wore Reem Acra Better…Carrie Underwood or Zhang Ziyi?

Carrie Underwood sparkled in a Reem Acra gold-embellished gown back in November for the 2011 CMA Awards.

The country singer looked absolutely radiant, especially with the addition of gold accessories, flawless makeup, and soft blonde waves.

Zhang Ziyi wore the same cap-sleeve gown to the 12th Annual Chinese Film Media Awards in China back in May.

The Asian actress also does the dress justice, adding gold chandelier earrings, a simple gold timepiece and even her Louboutins were sparkling with gold.

This is a hard one as both women look gorgeous in the gown, but my vote goes to Zhang because I prefer the gold gown on someone with darker hair.

That is the only way I could separate the two.

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