Who Wore Stella McCartney Better? Kate Winslet, Natalia Vodianova or Drew Barrymore

Kate Winslet was the first celebrity to wear this Stella McCartney Fall 2009 lace and stretch-wool dress, when she walked the red carpet at the “Away We Go” special screening in New York.

The actress had her hair tightly pulled back, as she paired her ruffled neckline dress with black and white detailed Christian Louboutin slingbacks.

Natalia Vodianova wore the same dress with thigh-high boots, when she attended the “Topshop Unique Private Dinner party” at the Ivy in London during Fashion Week.

Whilst Drew Barrymore wore the dress this week to the “Whip It” LA Derby press event, with Alaia heels.

Models always have an unfair advantage as their job is to look beautiful 24/7, so I feel it’s a bit of a cop-out giving the win to Natalia, but she really is my favourite in this dress so she wins for me.

This dress is available to purchse from the Net-A-Porter International site for £1,065/€1,282.

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2009 Emmy Awards – Best Dressed

Best Dressed Award
January Jones is never boring on the red carpet.

She always wows me and last night was no exception.

The ‘Mad Men’ actress wore a futuristic Versace mint green gown, with flowing skirt and a structured corset.

She gave me one of very few wow moments on the red carpet.

Best Dressed Runner Up/Best Marchesa Award
Olivia Wilde was one of the first actresses to hit the red carpet last night and was my Best Dressed for the whole of E! Live from the Red Carpet show until I saw January.

Her mint green chiffon embroidered Marchesa Spring 2010 gown with an illusion panel on the bodice is simply exquisite.

She wears the gown so well, so elegantly as we would expected from the beautiful actress.

Best Bling/Golden Girl Award
I do like a bit of bling on the red carpet and it was kindly provided by Kristin Chenoweth who sparkled wearing a crystal encrusted Zuhair Murad’s Haute Couture Spring 2009 mini dress, with gunmetal grey heels and a matching clutch.

I’m so glad she wore the dress without the runway belt.

Best Versace/Lady In Red Award
WOW.

Blake Lively is truly back.

After a disappointing 2008, she has continued to wow me in 2009.

Some of you like that Atlanta Housewife on E! will think this is too sexy. I say it’s sexy enough, and she has the body for it so why not wear a stunning red Versace Fall 2009 gown like this.

Best Maternity Award
I’m so glad Heidi Klum didn’t wear a tent like at the Costume Institute Gala.

Being pregnant is not a crime so why should she cover up?

I think she looks stunning in her Marchesa custom-made gown, which bares a slight resemblance to the Resort 2010 gown presented as they both have beaded a beaded bodice.

Her lace train is what I really love about this dress.

Gowns, Maternity, Bridal and accessories. Is there nothing that Georgina Chapman can’t do?

It Took Me A While, But I Love It Award
At first I was really unsure about Kate Walsh’s J. Mendel Spring 2010 crystal blue pleated strapless gown, as I thought it was unflattering.

But the more I looked at it, the more I appreciated the soft draping, and how beautiful the colour looked on her.

The actress paired her dress with and Aldo clutch.

Most Improved Award
Dana Delany is usually a hot mess on the red carpet, but she opted for a stunning purple Basil Soda Fall 2009 Couture strapless gown.

Excluding the embroidered bodice it’s quite a simple gown.

Slinkiest Silhouette Award
I love a mermaid gown that gives the wearer a Jessica Rabbit style silhouette.

Jennifer Carpenter’s Zuhair Murad Fall 2009 one shoulder nude tulle gown does that.

The gown has intricate black beading thought-out with a dramatic rosette detail on the bodice.

Better Than The Runway Award
I was really intrigued by Mila Kunis Monique Lhuillier Fall 2009 maroon tulle gown because of the way she had made it work for her on the red carpet.

I really dislike the runway styling, so I’m glad Mila has made me see this dress in a more positive light.

She accessorized with Fred Leighton jewels.

Interesting Change Of Direction Award
For the first time in a while I actually love Chloe Sevigny’s look.

I’m not one who get carried away with her “style icon” tag, I just judge her look by look and this Isaac Mizrahi Resort 2010 one-shoulder polka dot gown I love.

I also love the fact that it’s not an obvious choice.

50 And Fabulous Award
I have a soft spot for Marcia Gay Harden, she reminds me a lot o Helen Mirren in that she’s not afraid to show off her cleavage, like she does in this sequined Badgley Mischka Pre-Fall 2009 gown.

I love how the sash gives her a tiny waist, to give her an perfect hourglass figure.

Best Couture Award
This bold blue Basil Soda Fall 2008 gown may have a lot going on for you, but it all works for me.

I got texture, embellishments and it beautiful. All the ingredients need for a stunning couture gown.

Thank God She Pulled Her Hair Back Award
I was so happy that Drew Barrymore wore her hair tied back, because that black stripe she had in her hair last week would’ve been disastrous with this beautiful Monique Lhuillier blush gown.

Best Use Of Tulle Award
Rose Byrne was literally picking her gown up as she walked along the red carpet, as there was so much of it.

I loved this Valentino gown.

It was the perfect colour for her, despite it’s size she didn’t get lost in it, and the embellishment were beautiful.

Curvalicious Award
How can you not love Christina Hendricks? She is just too fabulous for words in her L’Wren Scott navy and black lace gown.

I would’ve adored her in a colourful gown, but she looks this hot it doesn’t matter.

Matchy Matchy Award
Ginnifer Goodwin wore a fuschia pink YSL strapless dress.

The dress matched her Brian Atwood heels and her clutch.

The stunning necklace is what pulls this whole look together and I absolutely adore it.

Best Necklace Award
Mariska Hargitay opted for a Carolina Herrera silver shimmering gown, which fitted her like a glove.

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Best Embellished Gown Award
Perrey Reeves wore an ivory Naeem Khan chiffon empire waist short sleeve V-front gown with crystal beading.

More looks to follow.

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Best Dressed Of The Week – Jennifer Lopez In Victoria Beckham Collection & Drew Barrymore In Alexander McQueen

I don’t think Jennifer Lopez has ever won a BDOTW poll, and she more than deserved it as she showed the world that curves can can look absolutely stunning in Victoria Beckham’s pencil dresses.

I opted for Drew Barrymore in Alexander McQueen.

I’m confident that Drew would have won the readers poll had it not been for the hair, but I kinda think the hair works ONLY on this occasion.

Next up will be the Emmy’s. I pray that the ladies don’t let us down.

I hope to see looks from the Spring 2010 runways of Prabal Gurung and Marchesa tonight.

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Runway To “Whip It” Premiere – Drew Barrymore In Alexander McQueen

This Alexander McQueen Resort 2010 yellow dress with a web-like lace overlay is one of those dresses you see on Style.com but only imagine seeing in editorials.

Drew Barrymore made my dream a reality by wearing this magnificent creation to the “Whip It” Premiere during the Toronto Film Festival this weekend.

I love the dress, but hate the two-tone hair, even though it does add something to the overall look.

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Runway To "Grey Gardens Panel Discussion" – Drew Barrymore In Elie Saab


When Drew Barrymore attended the Grey Gardens panel discussion, presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Hollywood on Friday, she wore a sea green Elie Saab Fall 2009 one-sleeved dress.

OK. Let’s start with the positives.

I love the dress, especially the colour, the draping across the shoulders and hips, plus the clear belt which nips her in at the waist.

I also like the Cyndi Lauper-esqe hair and make-up. But I really didn’t like the Giuseppe Zanotti cut-out shoe boots.

OK I hate the boots. So out of touch with everything else that is going on, and such a sad note to end a perfect week.

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Runway To Four Seasons Hotel – Drew Barrymore In Nina Ricci


Drew Barrymore arrived at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hollywood on Friday, looking so incredibly sophisticated.

This time evoking the strong 80s woman, with the large tinted Von Zipper Dharma shades, and eggplant Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2009 long-sleeved dress, with a peplum at the waist.

I adore the Badgley Mischka silver brooch, which has an antique, vintage feel about it.

Her look was complete with a classic chic updo, and Gucci tortoise patent slingbacks.

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Best Dressed Of The Week – Drew Barrymore


Any other week Diane Kruger would have won Best Dressed of the Week, but from the start, only 2 woman realistically stood a chance of really deserving the title.

Drew swapped her laid back LA uniform of baggy jeans and t-shirts, in favour of a high maintenance looks we all approved of, with some dramatic red carpet appearances.

She kept us entertained with various looks, each with its own identity. We had varitey from her Alberta Ferretti flapper inspired 20s look, to the Andrew GN boho 60s look.

You loved her first stunning look of the week, which was a nude embellished Alberta Ferretti gown, which she wore to the Grey Gardens New York premiere.

It was so hard to pick which of Drew’s looks I loved the most, but in the end I opted for the gorgeous Andrew GN white maxi dress, with the beaded neckline – despite not really loving the shoe choice.

The 60s look so fits Drew’s personality, plus I loved voluminous bouffant, and sultry eyes.

From observing Drew’s body language and confident poses, it’s clear she loved her new looks just as much as we did.

But wait….there’s more.

Drew stepped out in two more fabulous looks this weekend. They will follow this post.

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