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23.02.10

2010 Elle Style Awards – Claudia Schiffer In Emma Cook

Best Maternity Award
It’s very rare for me to meet a woman taller or as tall as me, but at the 2010 Elle Style Awards last night I had to look up to Claudia Schiffer.

Claudia was awarded ‘Model of The Year’, no doubt due to the fact that she’s still booking major campaigns like Chanel and that she’s doesn’t appear to have aged a day since she stepped onto the scene.

The statuesque mother-to-be wore a black dress which she told me was by Emma Cook.

I wish there was a dash of colour in this look somewhere, but she looked so beautiful last night that I will kinda let this slide.

Roland Mouret presented Claudia with this award, so I was able to thank him for loaning me his stunning dress for the BAFTAs. He said it was his pleasure.

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23.02.10

2010 Elle Style Awards – Corinne Bailey-Rae In Diane von Furstenberg

Golden Girl Award
Corinne Bailey-Rae was at the 2010 Elle Style Awards in London last night to present the “Best Music Award”.

The singer looked stunning in her Diane von Furstenberg liquid gold jumpsuit, which she said she picked out herself.

I loved the cowl-neckline, her neutral make-up and I will forever be jealous of her voluminous mane.

Black pumps and a black clutch completed her look.

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2010 Elle Style Awards – Lisa Snowden In Peter Pilotto

Worst Dressed Award
Lisa, Lisa, Lisa. Where do I start?

My mouth literally dropped to the floor when I saw Lisa Snowden on the red carpet last night at the 2010 Elle Style Awards.

Her Peter Pilotto Spring 2010 dress was just too edgy for her, it didn’t fit right – should’ve been shorter – and the colours didn’t work for her.

Then she tried even harder with the suede ankle boots and the quiff hairstyle.

Arrgggh!!! It just didn’t work.

Some girls do edgy, some girls do pretty dresses.

I wish Lisa had gone gone the pretty route.

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21.12.09

Elle Style Awards Shanghai

Zhou Xun wears a black and gold embroidered Chanel Resort 2010 dress with a matching cardigan we’ve seen on Isabel Lucas and Anna Mouglalis.

The actress manages to make the cardigan work as she paired her look with Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony multi buckle wedge booties.

Models Philip Huang and Du Juan grace the red carpet with their beautiful presence.

He looked dapper in a black suit with very shiny shoes, whilst Du looked beautiful wearing a Gucci Fall 2009 black one-sleeve dress which has 3 textures including a furry skirt.

Her look was paired with Christian Louboutin Maggie heels which are currently reduced on Matches Fashion.

Model Mo Wandan opted for the uber sexy Versace Fall 2009 plunging gown we’ve seen on Blake Lively.

Blake wore the racy red colour, whereas Mo has opted for a subtle navy colour which is still sexy.

I love those fish scale-style paillettes which decorate this gown.

I expected to see more of these fun Marilyn Monroe print Dolce & Gabbana looks on the red carpet, but they have mostly been confined to editorials and one outing on Molly Sims at the CDFA Awards.

Model Tong Chenjie wore one of those Monroe Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009 dresses to this event.

I love the puffy sleeves, but I do wish she’d worn a similar necklace to the runway.

Rapper Eve was the first to wear Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009 Whip It LA premiere.

I like it on Eve, but I’m not particularly crazy about the length of the skirt on  Huang Yi.

She should’ve shortened it.

Chinese Director, Actress, Author and Writer Xy Jinglei wore this sophisticated Chanel Resort 2010 strapless dress with a draped detail on the hips.

She wore black leather gloves with her look, and a bejeweled necklace similar to the one presented on the runway.

I prefer the styling on the runway, as I really don’t like Xy’s shoes.

Actress Tong Yao opted for a fun Gucci Fall 2009 blue and black dotted dress.

I love the vibrant blue, the light denier of her tights and the Fendi clutch she shows off so proudly.

Model Li Ai wears the most second most popular Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2009 gown to grace Asian red carpet events.

Like I say every time I see this dress on the red carpet, this is a waldrobe malfunction waiting to happen.

How can you stay supported in this dress?

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10.02.09

2009 Elle Style Awards

Anna Friel should have really taken the subtle hint from her Viktor & Rolf Fall 2008 dress which was telling her. NO.

No this will not look good on you.

My other problem is that Anna should have really considered a bra, because the twins are not holding up too well, and they’re also smuggling raisins.

The black statement one-shouldered gown over a nude underlay, was embellished with staples.

On the plus side, her hair and make-up was really nice.

Courtney Love wore my favourite dress from the Givenchy Spring 2009 Couture show I attended a few weeks ago.

I am glad that someone with a bit of character and attitude wore this gown, because only someone like her or Madonna can pull this off.

The long draped black gown has a shrug with puff ball shoulders, which are embellished with flower petals, that work their way down the sleeves.

Freida Pinto wore a black Chanel Resort 2009 dress, with a floral embellished see-through yoke.

I am not a fan of sheer yoke’s, but I would have preferred it to this plastic yoke.

She completed the look with gorgeous black strappy heels, whilst styling her hair in a chic updo.

Unfortunately, I don’t like this look. Maybe the runway belt would have helped, but I think I’m just clutching at straws.

My ray of shining light Thandie Newton didn’tt let me down. The British actress made a welcome return to the red carpet.

Last night she wore a multi-coloured Jonathan Saunders Spring 2009 floaty dress with a layered skirt.

She wore her dress with gold strappy sandals, and added a touch of crimson to her lips.

As much as I love Thandie, she has made 4 recent red carpet appearances, but her hairstyle has remained the same. Maybe she is having a bad hair week, but she needs to switch it up for next time.

Alexa Chung opted to wear a navy dress, which is very similar to the Chanel dress Emma Watson wore recently.

Sienna Miller like Marion Cotillard, was one of my red carpet favourites. But when I look at her in this ruffled green Matthew Williamson dress, and Louis Vuitton black tuxedo jacket with feathered shoulders, I just say meh! so what?

It just doesn’t move me. She just doesn’t move me anymore.

The gorgeous and impeccably dress Naomie Harris, walked the red carpet wearing a Dolce & Gabbana black strapless corset dress.

Singer Heidi Range wore RM by Roland Mouret ensemble which included an off-the-shoulder top. She accessorized with black peep-toes, a black clutch and a gigantic black bangle.

She was accompanied to the event by her boyfriend presenter Dave Berry.

Pixie Geldof’s LWD exposes the fact that her deodorant has run out.

Roisin Murphy has to be wearing the widest pants I have ever seen.

They’re from the Armand Basi One Spring 2009 collection, and her top is from the Givenchy Spring 2009 collection.

Alexandra Burke is new to the red carpet after winning the X Factor before Christmas.

I’m sure she already has a hair and make-up team, who are doing a fairly good job, but she needs to fire her stylist.

This nautical inspired black and white striped sequined D&G Spring 2009 tunic with a red sail boat, gets nil points from me.

Matthew Williamson’s show was one of my favourite shows of the entire Spring 2009 season. I covet every piece that was presented.

Radio and TV presenter Edith Bowman made really hard work of this Spring 2009 graphic print dress.

She made it look so frumpy, and totally undesirable.

On the plus side Natalie Imbruglia has returned to her natural roots.

The negative is her RM by Roland Mouret Chevalier fitted jacket and black pants.

It was an attempt at something new which I respect, but I would urge her to stick to cute dresses and flowing gowns.

This does not suit her at all.

Alice Dellal no doubt turned heads in this see-through black dress with fishnet tights.

Here are the winners on the night:

Best Actress – Freida Pinto
Best Actor – Mickey Rourke
Best Music – Kings of Leon
Best TV Series – Gavin & Stacey
Best TV Star – Alexa Chung
ELLE Style Icon– Sienna Miller
Best Model – Rosie Huntington-Whitley
Woman of the Year – Courtney Love
H&M Style Visionary – Viktor & Rolf
British Designer -Christopher Kane
Fashion Future Award – Erdem
Jewellery Designer– Lara Bohnic
Outstanding Contribution – Stephen Jones
New Designer – Peter Pilotto
Accessory Designer – Rupert Sanderson

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