Who Wore Catherine Malandrino Better? Catherine Malandrino or Christina Hendricks

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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04.08.09

Social Events Of The Week

“Mad Men” – Season 3 Premiere

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.

“Live! with Regis and Kelly”, New York

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.

Bagatelle Party, Paris

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.

“Spread” Los Angeles Premiere

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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31.07.09

Social Events Of The Week

Vogue Australia 50th Anniversary Dinner, Syndey

Unfortunately we didn’t get any dramatic looks, no picks from our Red Carpet Wish lists and no couture from Cate Blanchett at this event, but regardless it’s always a treat to see her on the red carpet.

She looks outstanding wearing a burnt orange long sleeved vintage Ossie Clark gown with an ivory necklace.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” Press Night, London

Rachel Weisz wore an animal print Isabel Marant Fall 2009 sheer with black peep-toes accented with a gold floral detail.

Although I’m not crazy about the detail on her shoes, I adore her dress, even though it’s showing us her bra.

Isabel Marant make such fabulous pieces.  I hope we see more celebrities wearing their pieces in future.

Out & About, Berlin

Even when she’s out shopping in Berlin, Diane Kruger is still incredibly stylish.

The German actress wore a Stella McCartney Resort 2010 ensemble which included a yellow tank top she wore off-the-shoulder, with a blue striped tulip skirt.

She added flats and a white Chanel quilted bag to complete her ‘off-duty’ look.

I adore her skirt. Another piece added to my never-ending wish list.

X-Games “Red Bull Toasted” Honors Action Sports Icon Travis Pastrana, LA

A LBD as short and tight as this can go so wrong, but I think Audrina Patridge looks amazing in this Michelle Mason Spring 2009 dress.

She’s starting to come into her own now that she’s no longer in Lauren’s shadow.

“Taking Woodstock” New York Premiere

With her long wavy hair falling down her shoulders, Claire Danes wore a blue silk Sonia Rykiel Resort 2010 wrap dress with delicate ruffles.

Her dress is longer than the runway version, which I can’t say I’m surprised about considering we’re talking about Claire Danes.

In keeping with her usual simple style, she only added a platinum bracelet and strappy heels to complete her look.

Lynn Collins has finally been weened off wearing top hats to every red carpet appearance, but she’s replaced that look with a headband.

Wearing a Kova & T green mini dress and nude Brian Atwood Katie Bis sandals I would say her look was great had it not been for the over excessive bronzing.

Dolce & Gabbana: The Make Up Selfridges Launch, London

So now all those Scarlett Johansson posters in Selfridges yesterday make sense, they were prepping for Scarlett’s Dolce & Gabbana make-up launch.

The actress looked very sophisticated and refined in her Dolce & Gabbana ensemble. I especially love her floral flutter sleeve blouse and orange sorbet peep-toes, but I’m still struggling with the hair.

I do usually love Scarlett wearing bold red lips, but I don’t think it quite works with her ensemble.

“JLo for Yamamay” Collection Launch, Rome

Jennifer Lopez was in Rome yesterday to promote her new underwear collection.

The actress wore an ivory chiffon gown with an embellished neckline and a matching Alaia waist belt.

She carried a glittering silver Swarovski clutch which sparkled like her jeweled T-bar sandals.

Her locks were have been lighten with some blonde streaks which I’m not particularly fond of.

How many of you feel like you have seen this look many times before?

Mont Blanc, Austria

Dita von Teese wore a traditional Austrian dirndl while at the Mont Blanc boutique in Salzburg.

It would’ve been great if she’d changed her hairstyle just this once to really get into the spirit of things.

2009 Salzburg Festival – ‘Welcome to Nowhere’ Premiere, Austria

This is the Dita von Teese we’re most used to seeing, looking glamorous wearing a Moschino cream tiered plisse chiffon gown.

AMC Cocktail Reception, LA

Christina Hendricks strikes a stunning pose wearing a emerald Catherine Malandrino pleated empire waist dress with ruffle sleeves.

Gold accessories complete this look.

January Jones wore an interesting sheer Sretsis dress with two diamante bow appliqués to cover her modesty.

I love her hairstyle. Tres chic.

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25.06.09 Premiere

“(500) Days Of Summer” LA Premiere

Zooey Deschanel’s style can usually be described as quirky, but on this occasion she opted for a very grown up look.

She was definitely the belle of the ball wearing a Naeem Khan Resort 2010 navy dress embellished with silver details on the skirt.

Zooey wouldn’t be Zooey without wearing something unexpected, so she added baby blue Louboutin pumps to spice up her look.

I love the beehive and everything else about her look, but her shoulders were hunched in nearly every photo.

Big sis Emily Deschanel was there to support her young sister, opting for an even more grown up look, but she didn’t look dowdy.

Emily looked gorgeous wearing a sexy Tadashi Shoji Fall 2009 LBD with voluminous sleeves. Black heels and gold bracelets completed the look whilst she wore her hair pulled back.

Minka Kelly is like a refreshing breeze on a hot sunny day as she walks the red carpet in a blue floaty Christian Dior Spring 2009 chiffon dress which is covered in orange polka dots.

Her look is complete with the same white heels from the runway, but opts out of wearing the studded white belt.

Isabel Lucas took a break from promoting her “Transformers” movie to attend this premiere.

The Australian actress wore a gorgeous – despite her hair – wearing an eggplant Giambattista Valli ensemble including a luscious velvet sleeveless top and a tight fitting ruched skirt.

A silver VBH clutch and silver heels complete her look.

Even though her part in the “Transformers” movie is very small, Isabel has already caught the eye of Uncle Karl, as it has been reported that she will be a special guest at Chanel’s Haute Couture Fall 2009 show in Paris next month.

Lynn Collins was one of my favourite red carpet newcomers, but it appears that since she is no longer promoting her “Wolverine” movie her style has taken a bit of a nose-dive.

I’m all for a grungy rock chic look, but this just looks sloppy to me even with the sequined biker jacket.

I LOVE Christina Hendricks. Everything about her is admirable, but I’m getting hot flushes looking at her in her plunging black gown.  It’s like 100 degrees outside.

Even though I’m not a fan of Shenae Grimes’ floral print wrap dress, she does inject some much needed colour to this red carpet.

This look feel more like shopping for groceries than a red carpet premiere.

Rachel Boston opted for an ethereal white chiffon Jenny Packham gown. Which may seem much for the occasion, but she looks radiant.

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15.06.09

Women In Film’s 2009 Crystal And Lucy Awards

Excuse me whilst I pick my chin off the floor.

I’ve waited my whole lifetime for Jennifer Aniston to wow me, and she does wearing this Prada Spring 2009 silver metallic crushed dress.

What I love about this look the most is the confidence she exudes. It’s oozing from every pore and for me that’s more captivating than the colour and the cut.

Jen could have gone for the safer runway dress as it’s in her favourite colour – Black, but she not only opted for the silver dress, but a shorten silver dress plus she didn’t press it like Nicole Kidman did.

This may not sit well with Jennifer Aniston’s loyal fans as this is such a huge departure from her usual style, but I love it.

Oh and I hate to be crude, but where did those twins sprout from?

This is the first time in a long time that Amber Valletta has proved her supermodel status.

She hasn’t impressed me much on her last few outings, but she works it out in this maroon sequined Proenza Schouler 2009 Pre-Fall dress.

I love the colour the cut-outs in the shoulders, and the contrast exposed zipper at the back.

She completed her look with her hair tied back with sweeping bangs, whilst wearing black patent Brian Atwood “Maniac” pumps and carrying a feathered Raven Kauffman Couture clutch.

Like Jennifer Aniston, I would have bet on Jodie Foster picking the black runway version of this Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 dress. But instead she wore a grey satin, shadow-print version with complementary strappy sandals and clutch.

Her dress is exquisite with the origami folds on the bodice, and the daring low cut.

I love that these women are stepping out of their comfort-zones at this event.

Chelsea Handler wore a two-tone Lanvin Spring 2009 dress, with satin champagne strappy heels.

We’re not used to seeing Chelsea this polished and spectacular, but she pulls this look off with great aplomb.

I hope she keeps up this sophisticated style of dressing, as I could really warm to her.

Mary McCormack tried to bring this grey strapless Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2008 dress up-to-date with a cage belt and YSL Trib Two’s.

It’s a nice look, but we’ve seen this dress so many, many, many times before.

Michelle Trachtenberg wore a Reem Acra knee-length dress covered in gold sequined leaf details and a contrasting waist band.

Her dress which she wears with black open-toes heels is nice enough, but it feels a bit too old for her.

Jenny McCartney looked out-friggin-standing wearing this crisp white pant suit.

Even though she has been dressing so sophisticatedly for a while now, I’m still always surprised at her fabulous looks.

Hair, make-up earrings, clutch, everything is perfect. My only bug-bear are her extremely long pants. I hate the thought of them picking up dirty as they drag on the floor.

Of all these looks Dania Ramirez’ is the one I would definitely purchase to go shopping at the mall on a sunny day. I love this summery look with the white tube top, floral tulip skirt and purple accessories, but it’s feels too casual for the red carpet.

Terri Seymour showed off that enivalbe figure wearing a coral RM by Roland Mouret Fluro dress with pleated neckline knee-length dress, paired with black patent pumps.

Selena Gomez wore a simple black H&M tank dress, with equally simple black pumps.

Elizabeth Banks set the bar really high for her red carpet looks during Cannes Film Festival, but I’m not really enjoying this look on her at all.

Her sparkling MaxMara dress is nice enough, but I have never been a fan of a sheer yoke. Reminds me too much of ice-skaters.

The actress completed her look with satin black pumps and a matching clutch.

Keke Palmer wore a printed maxi dress, which she accessorized with peacock earrings.

I really don’t like this dress as too much going on with the clashing prints plus those earrings are just hideous and so unnecessary.

Lynn Collins’ invite must have said fancy dress.

Christina Hendricks has such a stunning figure, and she embraces colour in many of her looks.

With that said I can’t help but be really disappointed with her all black, all boring look at this event, when so many women really step it up a notch.

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22.09.08 Best Dressed

2008 Emmy Awards Red Carpet – Best Dressed

Best Dressed Award
Best Dressed was a close call between Brooke Shields and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but Brooke’s fuchsia Badgley Mischka Resort 2009 gown, with its ruffled asymmetric detail on the skirt, was beautiful and had a very romantic feel to it

She let her dress do all the talking, by keeping the accessories to a minimum.

This is not an easy dress to pull off, but Brooke did with such style and grace.

Most Sexy Award
Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Narciso Rodriguez gown was elegant, with an added wow factor. I fell in love the second I saw it.

The salmon coloured dress suits her complexion, and dress gives her a very sensual silhouette.

The beaded bodice, and the keyhole detail make this dress stand out.

Her diamonds were from Tiffany’s.

White Hot Award
Kyra Sedgwick wore a magnificent L’Wren Scott Spring 2009 white cocktail dress, which had crystals embroidered into the straps and bodice of this dress, for added va-va-voom.

Kyra usually always wears L’Wren Scott, as the dresses are figure-flattering, sleek and chic.

She accessorized with Fred Leighton jewels, and Jimmy Choo sandals.

Best Strapless Award
A high profile red carpet event, is not complete without an Elie Saab dress.

I loved the Elie Saab Fall 2008 Couture embroidered tulle dress Marcia Cross wore last night. The dress had a vintage feel to it, which played on her classic beauty.

She accessorized with Rene Caovilla heels and Hearts on Fire diamonds.

Best Brand Ambassador Award
Tamara Mellon the CEO of Jimmy Choo, and the person responsible for relaunching Halston, is wearing both design here.

Her cobalt blue asymmetric dress is from the Halston Spring 2009 collection, her canary yellow shoes, and zebra print clutch are of course Jimmy Choo.

Best Earrings Award
Christina Applegate’s looked quite regal, as her hair was swept back, allowing us to see her stunning jeweled earrings.

The actress wore baby blue asymmetric Reem Acra Spring 2009 gown, with a gold print, and a stunning train.

She accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz diamonds and Jimmy Choo heels.

Best Silhouette Award
I don’t think Christina Hendricks’ forest green gown was corseted, but she certainly has a stunning silhouette here.

I am so jealous.

Green is a great colour for her, and it’s a colour we have seen other red heads wear on the red carpet.

Best Yellow Award
Mariska Hargitay’s Carolina Herrera one-shoulder gown stood out the most on the red carpet.

The colour was bold, vibrant and refreshing on the red carpet.

She accessorized with Fred Leighton jewelry and Jimmy Choo heels.

Most Elegant Award
Olivia Wilde always manages to look so stunning on the red carpet, and does so again in her Reem Acra gown.

The dress is exquisite with its simple details, and subtle shade, that evokes the glamour of old Hollywood.

She accessorized with Jimmy Choo heels, Stuart Weitzman clutch and Kwiat jewels.

Most Improved Award
Wow, you could have knocked me down with a feather when I saw how stunning Nicollette Sheridan looked in her purple pleated Angel Sanchez Fall 2008 gown.

What a great event for her to turn down the tacky.

I would have loved this look more, if her hair was put up in an elegant updo.

Nice Dress, Shame About The Hair Award
I adore this turquoise Calvin Klein strapless gown on Cynthia Nixon. It makes her appear soft, and it brings out the colour of her eyes.

My only compliant was her hair. It has a very mumsy feel to it.

Best Elie Saab Award
Lost actress Evangeline Lilly, has been missing from the red carpet for a while, so I had forgotten how stunning she can look.

Last night she wore one of my favourite dresses from the Elie Saab Fall 2008 Couture collection.

The paillette covered dress caught every beam of light, making this dress come alive with every step, as she posed on the red carpet.

Best Couture Award
This Armani Prive dress which Heidi Klum wore may not be appreciated by some because of the cape, but I simply adore it.

I love how the cape and the skirt’s asymmetric detail flowed in the same direction, and the Swarovski crystals that sparkled, as she did in the dress.

Best Black Award
Black can be very boring on the red carpet, but Debra Messing’s dramatic Monique Lhuillier Spring 2009 strapless gown, was far from boring.

The dress had lots of layers of embroidered tulle, which grabbed my attention, and really made her dress, stand out from the other black dresses on the carpet.

She accessorized with Fred Leighton diamonds.

Best Embellishment Award
Kate Walsh’s Zuhair Murad mermaid gown was tiered with embellished details, and completed with a rose appliqué. The stunning dress gave her a delightful silhouette.

The red haired actress carried a Jimmy Choo Kase oval clutch and wore Neil Lane diamonds to complete her look.

Best Floral Trend Award
Vanessa Williams’ custom-made Kevan Hall gown was very much still on this summers floral trend.

The jeweled detail on the strap of her dress, compliments her diamond bracelet and 3-drop earrings.

Best Lace Trend
Like Vanessa, Sandra Oh managed to incorporate a trend into her look – lace.

Her black silk organza and tulle Oscar de la Renta Resort 2009 gown, had a lace bodice, and a sash at the waist.

Her hair was swept to the side with loose curls.

She accessorized with Bulgari jewels, a vintage Chanel purse, and Chanel heels.

Best Dress/Clutch Combo Award
Some people might think it lacks imagination for matching items that you are wearing, but Tina Fey does it so well by matching this rich egglant David Meister sweetheart necklined gown, to her jeweld clutch.

Best Marchesa Gown
Jennifer Morrison’s Marchesa Spring 2009 gown was beautiful, as it had a princess quality to it, with its rich champagne colour, beautiful draping an train.

The colour was exquisite on the actress, which she matched with peep-toes heels.

Best Cocktail Dress Award
There were a lot of gowns and dresses that fell just below the knee last night, but Padma Lakshmi opted for a gold embellished Monique Lhuillier Spring 2009 knee-lenght dress.

The stand out dress, had a cowl back, swirling gold beaded embroidery detail and a tulle hem.

The presenter kept the gold theme going, but wearing gold strappy sandals and a gold clutch.

Brightest Smile Award
Kristin Chenoweth had the biggest and brightest smile, as she walked the red carpet last night.

The multi-talented star wore a black Armani Prive gown, which had a cute bow detail on the front.

As she walked the red carpet, I marveled at how her dress managed to stayed up.

Greatest Gainer Award
I started off disliking Jenna Fischer’s Gustavo Cadile custom-made gown, but then it grew on me when I saw it on TV.

These pictures do not do the green chiffon strapless sweetheart neckline gown justice.

Best Halter Award
I was also undecided about Perrey Reeves in this Temperley London gown with intricate detailing on the bodice and neckline. But after seeing so much black and other dark colours, I realised that her cream gown was a welcome relief.

Best One-Shoulder Gown
Jane Krakowski’s one shouldered Versace Fall 2008 gown, was very interesting, as the detail on the shoulder consisted of folds, cut-outs and beaded embroidery.

Best Vintage Award
Rachel Griffiths wore a chocolate brown vintage Bob Mackie gown from Decades.

This gown has a bustier top, with a chiffon skirt, which has a thigh-high peek-a-boo split.

The actress completes her look with Christian Louboutin shoes, and and Alexander Knight clutch.

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