Runway To “MoMA’s Party In The Garden” Estelle In Alexander McQueen & Rachel Roy

MoMA’s Party in the Garden, Memorial Day fundraiser weekend lasted for four days. The Tuesday night event, featured performances from DJ Cassidy and Estelle.

The Brit singer arrived wearing an Alexander McQueen printed dress from the Spring 2009 collection, with a black leather belt, black peep-toes and a bronze cuff.

If you’re thinking it’s the same Alexander McQueen dress Camilla Belle wore to the Push LA premiere, I would say you’re half right, because it’s the same print, but not the same dress.

Camilla’s was more fitted, whereas Estelle’s is longer and drapes at the front.

Estelle performed a 45-minute set, wearing a modified Rachel Roy Spring 2009 dress.  The major modifications were the tribal print bodice, and the nude blouson sleeves.

This softer, delectable look, is a huge contrast to her edgier red carpet look, and it’s a look I much prefer.

She kicked off her set with her single “No Substitute for Love”, and then worked her way through some classic soul, and a cover of Coldplay’s “God Put a Smile Upon Your Face.”

She finished her performance the only way she could, with her smash hit “American Boy.”

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23.04.09

US Weekly Hot Hollywood Style Issue Event

Woot woot. Taraji P. Henson makes a long awaited return to the red carpet, and she proves by wearing this vintage Emanuel Ungaro fringed flapper style dress, with Azzedine Alaia boots, that her awards season run was not fluke.

After wearing a gorgeous 3.1 Phillip Lim dress the other night, this white Camilla and Marc dress for some reason reminds me of loo roll.

Not a flattering look, and so disappointing as I was considering putting her on a pedestal.

LOVE Kelly Osbourne in this black and white striped dress. The volume on the skirt of her bandage dress is blowing me away.

Her look is complete with Gina heels, and a Swarovski clutch.

Garcelle Beauvais was wearing a gorgeous strapless jersey LWD from the BCBG Max Azria asymmetric dress collection, but I’m captivated by that stunning statement necklace.

Jordana Brewster is wearing a really nice draped Christian Dior dress, but there’s TOO much black going on for a party titled ‘Hot Hollywood Style‘.

The same kinda applies to Fergie, although her look has a very interesting and distinctive edge to it, with the leather vest, over a fringed DSquared dress.

My main criticism is the hair.

Fergie, please decide what colour you wish your hair to be. At present I see black, I see brown, and a touch of honey colour highlights. I admired the changed at first, but now it’s looking like a home colour kit gone wrong.

Estelle, we’re used to seeing you in edgy design no one else would dare wear, but you’re just not the maxi dress wearing kind.

Her dress Layla, is wore with a Juliette Jake clutch.

Like Halle Berry’s striped maxi earlier this week, Shanna Moakler’s white

Foley+Corinna maxi dress, with multi-coloured stripes screams summer vacation.

I do though admire her creativity, in trying to match her eye make-up, to the colours on her dress. It looks like she gave up after trying 3 shades, thankfully.

Eliza Dushku opted for black and white stripes in this Moschino dress.

The party’s hot, she so Hollywood, so it was only natural Paris Hilton arrived at this event.

She snugged up to her beau wearing a Junko Shimada two-tone mini dress, with a Chanel purse, and Trib Two’s. Her jewels are outstanding.

Martina McBride wears a black strapless Miu Miu LBD, with her wonderfully voluminous dark locks and a Yigal Azrouel statement necklace.

Meagan Good wore a barely there LBD, under a black leather jacket. Her yellow strappy sandals was the only dash of colour she added to her look.

With regards to what Annie Wersching is wearing, some might say this is more negligee than red carpet ready, I would just be thankful it’s not black.

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19.02.09 Worst Dressed

2009 Brit Awards – Worst Dressed

Worst Dressed Award
Colour-blocking is very on trend, but Katie White from the Ting Tings green, plus neon pink and yellow LF Markey Spring 2009 ensemble just hurts my eyes.

Worst Modification Award
Estelle shortened this Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009 dress from the runway, and for me in the process ruined it.

The hem looks really awkward and messy.

From the look on her face, she not to happy with this look either.

Worst Hair & Make-Up
Alesha Dixon is such a pretty girl, but her blunt bangs cover up too much of her face. I also did not like her make-up, especially her bubblegum pink lipstick, which matched her heels.

Worst Black Award
Even with that unnecessary added piece of material, Natalie Imbruglia’s strapless black dress is very bland.

Worst Shoes Award
Why wear such a pretty dress, if you are just going to wear a pair of busted shoes?

Alexa Chung’s gorgeous harlequin dress is vintage, but she could have worn some Louboutin’s or Choo’s to match the vibrant nature of her sparkling dress.

Victoria Beckham Matchy Matchy Award
Amanda Holden is wearing waaayyyy to much purple for my liking.

A gold strappy sandal to compliment her embellished halter, would have broken up the matchy matchy look.

Worst Floral Award
Someone should remind Denise Lewis that this is the Brit Awards.

She is not going for afternoon tea with her granny.

Most Disappointing Award
Fearne Cotton is one to rely on during these types of events, but she really lets me down in this blazer and mini skirt combo. Not red carpet ready at all.

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09.02.09

2009 Grammy Awards Show

It is me or is the Grammy show looking better than the Grammy red carpet?

Gwyneth Paltrow was a surprise at this show, but then considering her husband was up for many awards with his group Coldplay, her appearance then no longer becomes a surprise.

The gorgeous actress surprised me by wearing a stunning gold and silver sequined Versace Spring 2009 strapless mini. Unfortunately she didn’t dare to wear without tights.

I can’t remember her ever wearing Versace.

Her look was complete with strappy sandals and Chopard jewels.

My BFF Queen Latifah wore a custom cobalt blue Gustavo Cadile strapless cocktail dress.

I love the way the fringed detail moves as she walks in her stunning gown, and the ruched bodice give her a gorgeous shape.

STUNNING. Whitney Houston blows me away here.

The legendary singer wore a blue and beige ombre strapless Zuhair Murad Resort 2009 gown. The gown had a floral sequin detail at the waist, and sexy side slit.

I feel another girl crush coming on.

Jennifer Hudson continued to look amazing on stage when she performed You Pulled Me Through, which earned her a standing ovation.

Carrie Underwood performed in a gold sequined pant suit, with a nude sheer overlay.

Not sure what the black harness is for.

Following her performance Carrie changed into another Zuhair Murad dress. This one was a green silk chiffon baby doll bubble dress with floral bodice, and beaded cap sleeves.

Katy Perry performs in a fruit of the loon mini dress.

Another gorgeous pink dress from Katy Perry. This time she wore a pale pink silk chiffon v-front ruffled mini Jenny Packham Spring 2009 dress with crystal waist detail and matching pink heels,

Estelle continued her space age look wearing another Bernard Chandran dress in the press room.

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09.02.09 Worst Dressed

2009 Grammy Awards – Worst Dressed

Worst Dressed Award
M.I.A is due to give birth any moment, as 8 February was her due date.

Unlike Kimoria Lee Simmons, pregnancy has not soften M.I.A’s style, in fact it has made it a whole lot worse.

I don’t even know where to begin to describe this, but is was created by Manish Arora for his Spring 2009 collection.

Her kicks are GOLA by Christian Lacroix.

Worst Beyonce Impression Award
I should be thankful that Leona Lewis is not wearing tights, but this Randi Rahm nude dress is so 2005 Beyonce.

No original styling here at all.

Worst C-3PO Impression & Over Embellished Award
The embellishments on Paula Abdul’s Basil Soda Spring 2009 yellow pleated gown, reminds me of C-3PO from Star Wars.

The yellow is great on her, but there is too much going on, on her shoulder.

OTT Award
Sadly Kate Beckinsale thought she had arrived at the Oscars.

Yes it’s a really gorgeous Reem Acra gown with a stunning two tone tulle hem, but it’s way too much dress for the Grammy’s. A cute cocktail dress would have been much better.

Still So Desperate Award
This is a perfect cute canary yellow mini for the Grammy’s, but watching Solange Knowles pose on the red carpet, was exhausting. I could smell her desperation from here.

Most Unflattering Award
I love the rose print on Jordin Sparks’ strapless custom made Debra Davenport gown, but it does not flatter her at all.

Maybe I am too used to seeing her legs in a short sassy dresses, because for me, this doesn’t work for her.

180 Award
Just when we thought Paris Hilton had turned a corner in the style stakes, she reverts back to this. Tiny, revealing, trashy.

I had a feeling her good run would end, but just not this soon. She is wearing a Versace Spring 2003 mini.

Space Cadet Award
I am usually a fan of Estelle’s unique style, but this winged space age Bernard Chandran dress with Halston shoes, just leaves me cold.

If she wanted to wear such an edgy dress, why add the big chunky necklace?

A very confusing look.

Worst Black Award
This is two boring black dresses in two days for Duffy.

For someone who started out with a unique style, she certainly has taken several steps back.

Wearing Alberta Ferretti.

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08.02.09

Salute To Icons: Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party

I really struggle with Miley Cyrus when it comes to her style on the red carpet.

I do like this Roberto Cavalli Spring 2009 mini dress. It was one of the very few pieces I actually liked from this collection, but I don’t feel Miley has the panache to pull it off.

I feel like she picked it out of her mother closet, and is playing dress-up.

This dress also needs the wearer to pull their hair right back off their face and shoulders, because the pretty detail on the front is lost under her hair.

Plus, the way she is showing off the layered and ruffled skirt at the back is way too proactive for my liking.

Gucci Ambassador Rihanna, picked one of the floaty strapless maxi dress from their Spring 2009 collection to walk the red carpet.

Although the dress, does not quite fit with her current bad-ass image, it looks very pretty on her despite her twins looking very squashed.

This look is slightly edgier than we would expect from Taylor Swift.

She pulls off this Collette Dinnigan Spring 2009 LBD with silver sequin embellishments with a style and charisma that fellow teen Miley just doesn’t possess.

I would’ve liked to have seen her hair straight with this dress.

Estelle wore a nude Fendi Spring 2009 tunic, with latex leggings, and black peep-toes.

Katy Perry wore a lilac mini dress from couture designer Georges Chakra.

The dress had a sheer yoke, which was embellished like the rest of the dress. I’m not normally a fan of sheer yokes, but in this case it looks like it’s needed to keep Katy’s twins under control.

The tulle hem is divine.

Regular readers will know my frustrations with Leona Lewis and wearing tights on the red carpet. No matter the event, and no matter what she is wearing, she is guaranteed to be wearing them.

This for me puts a downer on her Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2009 LBD, with it’s silver embellished halter detail. What also puts me off this dress, is the quite unnecessary piece at the back of the dress.

The only saving grace, is her make-up and her stunning sparkling clutch.

Carrie Underwood is usually all about bright colours and heavy embellishments, so imagine my surprise to see her tone down her red carpet look with this Pamella Roland Spring 2009 black and silver beaded dot dress.

It’s nice to see her versatility on the red carpet.

Jennifer Hudson’s Balenciaga heels are to-die-for. I have to own these.

Jennifer arrived with Clive Davis on the red carpet wearing a Todd Lynn LBD, and looked flawless. I especially loved her eye make-up.

Terri Seymour redeemed herself from her hideous crimped hair last week, to a wavy style which suits her better.

The TV presenter looked ever-so-cute wearing a strapless yellow and navy printed DKNY Spring 2009 mini dress, which she wore with Christian Louboutin Mary Janes.

Pregnancy definitely agrees with Kimora Lee Simmons, as her look has soften from the less desirable ensemble she wore pre-pregnancy.

She walked the red carpet with her baby-daddy actor Djimon Hounsou wearing a ABS for Peas In A Pod gown, with a rosette detail on the shoulder.

Tattoo’s aside I really like this lavender dress on Fantasia, which she wears with a Mary Norton clutch.

Sheryl Crow’s tan is almost as dark as her bronze Ports 1961 dress, which she also wears with a Mary Norton clutch.

For some unknown reason Keyshia Cole decided to show off her leg in every picture on the red carpet.

Nice dress, shame about her desperate attempts to be noticed.

Great colour on Kelly Clarkson. I would have but money on her wearing black, but she opted for this perwinkle blue gown instead.

Boo to Duffy for letting us Brits down at this event by looking so plain.

Seeing this picture Whitney Houston gives me chills, as it takes me back to 1987, when I was totally in love with Whitney, and I would single along to her songs like a deluded contestant on American Idol.

If you weren’t aware like Britney, Whitney’s back. Both in spirit and in song. I just wish she hadn’t sported road-kill to perform at this event.

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09.11.08

2008 World Music Awards Red Carpet

Alicia Keys was definitely the bell of this ball tonight, wearing a lilac strapless column Moschino gown, with a stand out pink Zufi Alexander clutch.

She is beyond gorgeous here.

This is another good effort by Solange Knowles. She wore a light grey Jenny Packham Fall 2008 mini dress, which had ruffles, feathers and a sheer panel.

But she really lets herself down with the black pumps. Silver strappy sandals would have been my preference here.

The hands by the face pose, is very Beyonce at the EMAs, don’t cha think?

Estelle always shows supports for London based designers.

The British R&B queen walked the red carper wearing an electric blue Ashley Isham Spring 2009 one shouldered draped dress, with burgundy platforms.

Anastacia went for something cute and playful Marc by Marc Jacobs Torn print prom dress, which very much suits her shorter ‘do.

The belted dress has a pleated bodice, tulle skirt with drape and gathered detail. This really was a great choice, but I would have loved to have seen her in a gown.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor also opted for a London based designer, wearing a lime green Temperley London Elfin tunic dress with a black trim, which delicately concealed her baby bump.

The gorgeous dress had a beaded lace detail at ballerina neckline, and cap sleeves. She completed her look with nude pumps, but I was not crazy about her choice of carrying a bright pink clutch.

Michelle Williams is gorgeous in this emerald green chiffon Malandrino Fall 2008 dress with rock beaded neckline.

I am really preferring the shorter hairstyle.

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07.11.08

2008 MTV Europe Music Awards

Leona Lewis wore a cutesy pink strapless Marchesa dress with a ruffled bust and jeweled embroidered waistband.

The dress is nice, but it’s such a boring safe choice for the EMA’s.

Amelle Berrabah, of the UK girl group, Sugababes stood out from her band mates, Heidi Range and Keisha Buchanan by wearing the now sold out Preen Power bandage dress.

She wore her dress with a pair of pink lace up boots, which complimented her pink belt.

Heidi (in the middle) was a hot mess wearing a white one-shoulder dress with tights, blue suede shoes and matching earrings.

Keisha faired better wearing a tango red strapless Acne Baroque bustier dress with a double skirt, with open toe lace up boots.

Where the big one is, the little one follows.

Solange Knowles walked the red carpet tonight wearing a strapless dress from the Emporio Armani Fall 2008 collection.

The stunning strapless dress was covered in black shiny discs, which she wore with a black and white striped shrug.

She looks good, I can’t find a fault…oh except for the make-up around her eyes.

I love Estelle’s Jimmy Choo snake patchwork sandals, but I am much less exited about her Bernard Chandran Spring 2009 strapless dress. It feels a bit plain for the singer.

She made up for it by wearing this stunning electric blue strapless Bernard Chandran Spring 2009 dress, with a triangle shaped skirt with embellishments, which she wore when she performed American Boy with Kanye West.

It is about time Kelly Rowland wowed me.

The now UK resident arrived at this event wearing a simple black gown, showed off her amazing figure.

STUNNING.

Katie White of The Ting Tings works the crimped hair look which we have seen on Tyra Banks and Christina Aguilera.

Katie opts for a miss mash of bright colours, and I am loving everything accept the grey skirt. I would have loved something much brighter.

Alex Curran wears a black and ivory playful Krizia Spring 2008 playsuit with YSL platform boots.

It’s a bit out there, but this is the EMAs. The red clutch does not work though.

Daisy Lowe opted for a leather dress, with a gold studded waist belt.

Anastacia shows us she is back wearing a backless golden embellished gown, which shows off her two rather large tattoo’s.

I love that Pink tries to look feminine on the red carpet by wearing a lot of gowns. For a while it worked, but lately it has been very tragic. Case in point.

Duffy was officially the worst dressed at this event.

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