Red Carpet Fashion Awards

The Max Azria show was directly after the Malandrino Spring 2010 uptown and I allowed myself only 15 mins to view the Malandrino collection.

After entering the Chelsea Art Museum Catherine Malandrino took me on a journey.

I traveled to see the Sudanese clans, Saharan nomads, Peruvian tribes and Polynesian natives.

I had to take in everything so I told myself to forget about the Max Azria show.

The Sudanese looks were black and ivory as worn by the statuesque Sessilee Lopez who looked like an African princess on her a throne.

The Saharan looks included a mustard fringed dress, harem pants, a crochet top and desert taupe pieces.

The Peruvians and Polynesians were much more colourfully and vibrant and drew me in like a moth to a flame.

Turbans, head wraps, woven shoes and statement necklaces all added more authenticity to each look.

I love the black bubble crochet bolero.

My favourite dress was a stunning draped dove grey dress adorned with embroidered floral details.

The dress had an open back and the details shimmered as you can see in the photo.

Catherine’s BFF Mary J Blige was there, plus Tyson Beckford who provided the much appreciated eye candy.

The pictures on Style.com don’t give you that same sense of adventure, so I’m privileged to have attended the show.

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Catherine Malandrino was in London back in June to attend launch of her boutique within Harrods.

Looking as stunning as ever, the designer opted to wear this emerald pleated empire waist dress with ruffle sleeves from her 2009 Pre-Fall collection.

She could have opted for black heels but instead she wore satin lavender peep-toes which I adore.

Actress Christina Hendricks arrived at the 2009 TCA AMC cocktail reception in California wearing the same dress.

Gold was her colour of choice for her accessories, which complemented her dress well.

Catherine wins this for me as I love the green against her olive skin.

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January Jones was one of the first celebs to wear Andrew GN on the red carpet during awards season earlier this year, and she has stayed loyal to the designer wearing his silk navy blue Fall 2009 dress to this red carpet event.

I love that she belted the dress to give it more shape, whilst her simple black patent Brian Atwood ‘Maniacs’ pumps, and wavy blonde locks complete this sophisticated look.

You may recognise the dress to be similar to the dress Kerry Washington wore on the Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien back in June with the diamond shapes cut into the neckline which are trimmed with leather.

Christina Hendricks looked radiant as she opted for another dress by Catherine Malandrino.

This time she wore a black asymmetrical long sleeve Malandrino Fall 2009 dress with bird embroidery detail on the bodice.  This was daring choice, but she totally made it work by keeping accessories to a minimum.

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Leslie Mann always makes an impact on the red carpet.

When she arrived for her appearance on “Live With Regis And Kelly’” in New York, she is wearing a black diamond organza sleeveless blouse, a chiffon flutter skirt and a patent leather bow belt from the Erin Fetherston Fall 2009 collection.

This is such a cute girlie look.

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Oh to be Dita von Teese.

The star is wearing one of the day dresses from Elie Saab’s Fall 2009 collection in dove grey, which she also owns in black.

Lace peep-toes and a collection of white bangles completes her look, whilst her hair and make-up are as you would expect.

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Demi Moore arrived with eye-candy Ashton Kutcher wearing a Louis Vuitton lavender dress with a draped bodice and cut-out details on the side.

She completed her look with multi-coloured Giuseppe Zanotti heels and a black clutch.

My request to Rumer Willis remains the same. Please dye your hair back to black.

The young actress wore a silver metallic strapless Karen Millen dress and Christian Louboutin heels.

Anne Heche looked very sexy wearing a black satin ruched Dolce & Gabbana cocktail dress with brocade and jeweled sleeves.

This is the best she has looked this year.

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Kerry Washington was a picture of perfection as she paired her Malandrino Spring 2009 nude top, decorated with a multi chain detail draping from the neckline, with a slate grey skirt.

She accessorized her look with a beautiful quilted clutch and metallic heels.

I would’ve never thought grey and nude would work so well together.

Socialite Helen Lee Schifter opted for a more casual look pairing a plaid Marc Jacobs Spring 2009 tunic top with denim shorts.

Her tunic is accented with a striped lurex belt from the same collection.

I really love this look.  I wish more stars had been brave enough to experiment with this collection.

Kelly Ripa wore a super cute paisley print Etro Spring 2009 maxi dress for this occasion.  Just adding a few bangles and flip flops to complete her look.

Blake Lively has said on many occasions that she doesn’t have a stylist, and on this evidence I do believe her.

No stylist would pair a Spring time striped shirt and white skirt with burgundy pumps.

From the ankles up this is a great look, but girlfriend really needs to practice a more red carpet poses in the mirror.

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Designer Catherine Malandrino invited many fabulous guests including Mary J Blige, Dita von Teese and Garcelle Beavuious, to the grand opening of the Catherine Malandrino Maison Store in West Hollywood, last October.

The designer picked the best gown from her Spring 2009 collection, which was a very elegant nude gown, with multi chain detail draping from the neckline.

Singer Cucu Diamante, who could easily pass as a distant relative of Catherine Malandrino, as they have the same look and colouring, wore the same dress to the People En Espanol’s “50 Most Beautiful” event in New York earlier this month, in a slate grey colour.

Both woman look outstanding, as they picked wisely. Catherine soft and feminine. Cucu darker and more mysterious, with a pop of deep pink on her lips.

Catherine wins for me, as she glows in her on-trend nude gown.

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Sophia Bush was one of the chosen few, to attend a private dinner hosted by designer Catherine Malandrino.

Of course the One Tree Hill beauty was wearing Malandrino’s outstanding designs.

She looked stunning in a blush georgette chain top, with black pencil skirt from the Malandrino Spring 2009 collection.

You may remember that Catherine wore the gown version of this chain top, to a similar party she held last year.


Catherine Malandrino glowed in a pink deep v-neck chiffon draped gown with pleated details, which was worn with much fierceness by the stunning model Sessilee Lopez.


Mary J Blige and Keisha Whitaker glowed in their dresses.

Mary wore a gold v-neck chic dress from the Malandrino Resort 2009 collection, whilst Keisha wore a white and gold print Malandrino kaftan over a white playsuit.

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