13.11.09

Social Events Of The Week

Alberta Ferreti’s New Fragrance Launch, Madrid

Claudia Schiffer arrived at the launch of Alberta Ferretti’s new fragrance launch wearing a Alberta Ferretti colour-block dress from the designers Fall 2009 collection.

I’ve always loved the strong colour combinations from this collection, so I’m glad to see it finally on the red carpet.

Madeo Restaurant, LA

There are many rumours that Jessica Biel and Justin Timerblake have broken up.

No one will be more pleased than me, because I hope this will mean Jessica will get her sexy back.

Justin has been suppressing it for far too long.

Jessica was spotted leaving Madeo Restaurant in LA with Jennifer Garner this week wearing a black Chloe Resort 2010 blazer with sparkling lapels.

This is the most pizazz we have seen in Jessica in what feels like a decade, and she appears to be wearing make-up.

OK she’s wearing Roger Vivier flats, but she was wearing Louboutin’s to appear on Conan O’Brien’s show earlier that evening and we all know how they can pinch.

“The Blind Side” Nashville Premiere

After over accessorizing her Azzaro dress at the CMA Awards, Faith Hill kept her look simple at this premiere which she attended with her husband Tim McGraw.

The singer wore a J. Mendel Resort 2010 sand asymmetrical wrap dress with obi belt.

At first I thought she was wearing thigh-high boots, but she is actually wearing thick opaque tights with ankle boots.

Australian Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2009, Melbourne

Many of you have expressed your dislike of Louis Vuitton’s Cancan heels.

If you hated the front, just look at the back *shudders*

Delta Goodrem paired her gold boots with a beautiful peach mini dress.

What a waste of a perfectly good dress.

MALDEF’s 35th Annual Los Angeles Awards Gala, LA

Eva Longoria wore a beautiful electric blue short sleeved Ina Soltani dress with crystal stud details on the sleeve.

Her dress was paired with Christian Louboutin heels which I love.

Her look is nice enough, but that hairstyle ages her.  Ken Paves either makes her look too old, or too pageanty.

USA Today Hollywood Hero Awards Gala, LA

Ashley Judd looked fashionably chic at this event where she was honoured.

The brunette beauty shone wearing a Georges Hobeika black tiered and pleated cocktail dress paired with black peep-toes.

Molly Sims look chic in a LBD paired with Jimmy Choo heels, whilst Mandy Moore wore a polka dotted 3.1 Phillip Lim asymmetrical dress.

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12.11.09

43rd Annual CMA Awards

Nicole Kidman looks AMAZING.

L’Wren Scott dressed her client in Prada for her previous red carpet appearance to a weak applause, today Nicole is blowing me away in a hot pink L’Wren Scott Spring 2010 embroidered gown.

I love the cut, and the sexy silhouette which gives Nicole some curves we’ve never seen before.

Yes we’d love to see a Nicole switch up her designers more often, but when she looks this great in Scott’s designs it’s no wonder she keeps going back for more.

BDOTW contender for sure.

If any of you are surprised Taylor Swift is wearing a gold glittering with sequins, you haven’t been reading this blog for very long.

This is Taylor’s trademark, and I don’t blame her.

This Reem Acra sequin strapless gold gown with tulle skirt looks like a Princess dress, and I’m sure she felt very special wearing it.

Every princess has a prince, so it’s shame Taylor Lautner was in London on her big night.

She’s another contender.

From the sublime to tragic.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Kellie Pickler look so bad.

It’s not the fault of her David Meister pewter lame gown, it’s the hair.

The strawberry blonde colour doesn’t work. This is worst than a blonde Katharine McPhee.

Martina McBride wore a Georges Hobeika Fall 2008 Couture silver metallic strapless gown with a beaded bodice.

I loved the gown, but the draped detail on the hips didn’t work for me on Martina.

Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland never disappoints on the red carpet.

This time she wore a stunning strapless Luisa Beccaria Fall 2009 midnight blue siren tulle gown with a frilly detailed hem and train.

Michelle Branch shuns wearing a gown to give us a young cute look wearing an aqua blue Matthew Williamson jewel detailed dress from the Fall 2009 collection.

Carrie Underwood typically gives her big hair and an embellished dress, but her Theia dress is a bit shapeless for my liking.

Leann Rimes should be wearing red. j/k

The good girl gone bad lives us to her current image by vamping things up with heavy make-up, but contrasts that with a white angelic 3.1 Phillip Lim gown.

Faith Hill wore a beautiful mauve strapless Azzaro gown which already had a jeweled halter strap, so I’m confused as to why she then added more necklaces.

Feels like overkill to me which is a shame.

Miranda Lambert opted for a Nicole Miller gown with an open back and beaded details on the shoulders.

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Runway To Red Carpet – End Of The Week Round Up

Kerry Washington in Jasmine Di Milo Fall 2007

Shakira in Oscar de la Renta Bridal Spring 2009

Hayden Panettiere in Monique Lhuillier Spring 2009

Demi Moore in Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2009

Mary J Blige in Michael Kors Spring 2009

Sophia Bush in BCBG Max Azria Fall 2008

Faith Hill in Carolina Herrera Spring 2009

Queen Latifah in Pamella Roland Fall 2008

Ashley Judd in Monique Lhuillier Spring 2008

Gabrielle Union in Reem Acra Resort 2009

Rhona Mitra in modified Giambattista Valli Spring 2009

Rihanna in Jasmine Di Milo Fall 2007

Trudie Styler in Alexander McQueen Fall 2008

Whitney Houston in Kaufman Franco Spring 2008

Anna Wintour in modified Prada Spring 2009

Carice van Houten in Valentino Fall 2008


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21.01.09

More Inaugural Ball Red Carpets

The Huffington Post Pre-Inaugural Ball

Hayden Panettiere wore a light two-tone pastel coloured Monique Lhuillier Spring 2009 strapless chiffon gown.

I am not sure what up with Hayden and strapless gowns, but they always seem to squash her boobs.

The colour of the gown is amazing and flatters her skin tone. She completed the look with a slick updo.

RIAA and Feeding America Inauguration Charity Ball

I don’t even know what this is? An preview of Rihanna’s 2009 Halloween costume perhaps?

What a mess.

Her Jasmine Di Milo Fall 2007 dress, looked much better on the runway.

Speaking of a mess, Courteney Cox arrived wearing a black suit, with a leather trim.

I’m thinking she went to her attic and rummage through the box that said ’80s Clothes To Be Thrown Away’.

Sadly she never got round to it.

Alicia Witt was the only shining light on a red carpet of hideousness, as he stepped out looking delightful wearing a two tone Malandrino Resort 2009 dress, which had a multi-coloured cummerbund of pailette.

She completed her look with her hair teased up in a loose updo, and a gold box clutch.

Mid Atlantic Ball

Jennifer Lopez wore a mint green one shouldered Marchesa gown when she performed at this event. It looks white under the house lights, but I assure you from other pictures it is mint green.

The dress is truly stunning with lace panels on the sides.

Jennifer has been wearing a lot of Marchesa lately, like she did when the brand first launched. It suits her so well.

Neighborhood Inaugural Ball

Singer Faith Hill wore a gorgeous black tiered Carolina Herrera Spring 2009 gown, with ruffled detailing.

Mariah Carey stuffed herself into this black velvet and lace Dolce & Gabbana off-the-shoulder gown.

Would it really hurt her to go up a size?

The Creative Coalition’s 2009 Inaugural Ball

Kerry Washington premiered a new do, as her hair was pulled back, with sweeping bangs.

The actress looked gorgeous in her couture, navy blue tulle Georges Chakra gown. The gown sparkled with Swarovski crystals.

Artist Making an Impact Pre-Inaugural Dinner

Sarah Silverman like to act the fool on the red carpet, but for once she looked really good wearing a beautiful Pamella Roland red chiffon halter gown. She scrubs up nice, when she wants to.

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15.04.08

2008 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet

Nicole Kidman arrived with her husband Keith Urban, looking radiant in this Yves Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2008 maroon gown with braided detail.

The gathered detail on this dress is doing a good job of concealing Nicole’s baby bump, because for 7 months she is barely showing.

What I love about this Badgley Mischa Platinum dress on Carrie Underwood, apart from the gorgeous colour, is the fact that for once, she did not dress like she was going to the prom or a bridesmaid at a wedding.

Knowing this event was coming, I was so sure Carrie would do the big pouffy dress in pale blue, blossom pink or beige, but she surprised me with this embellished asymmetric vampy violet mini dress which gathered at the hip.

She completed her look with strappy silver heels and a matching silver wristband.

LeAnn Rimes evoked the 1920s flapper style, with her layered Julia Clancey dress, with layered necklaces and marcel waves.

LeAnn seems to do well on the red carpet for big events, she is never predictable, which I like.

Miley Cyrus is still dressing far too old for her age. When Carrie Underwood and LeAnn Rimes went short and sassy, Miley goes long and boring. Yes the maxi dress is on trend, but she is 15.

Thankfully, no pouting on the red carpet last night.

I have never been a fan of lace, and white lace just makes me shudder, so Jewel had no chance of endearing herself to me in this strapless mini Gustavo Cadile 2008 Resort dress.

At the 2008 Grammy’s Taylor Swift’s lavendar dress was hideous. Last night she looked much better wearing a sexy v-neck layered, asymmetric hemline dress by Balenciaga.

Ballroom dancer Julianne Hough kept to the short and sassy theme, by wearing this very pale lavender Roberto Cavalli haltered ruffle dress.

Despite Paula Abdul slightly resembling Spider Woman in this dress, I do like it.

It gives Paula a nice silhouette, and she is not in danger of falling out of the dress, which is always a fear with most of her red carpet ensembles.

Faith Hill wore an all black ensemble, which I don’t think it does her any justice.

This is a shame, because Faith usually outshines everyone at these Country events.

On stage Carrie Underwood opted for this prom-inspired Betsey Johnson Spring 2008 strapless dress.

I knew she could not ditch the prom-look for long, but for once I really loved it. The style and the colour really suit her.

Co-presenter Miley Cyrus could have done without the knee-high boots with this ensemble, but I do like the simple white tank top, the leather jacket and the embellished Missoni Spring 2008 mini skirt.

This DKNY Fall 2008 is what Miley should have worn on the red carpet.

It is cute, fun, age appropriate and more in tune with what her target audience would wear. Instead she wore it backstage.

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11.02.08

2008 Grammy Awards Best Dressed

Best Dressed Award
Fergie was amazing last night. This is truly the best I have ever seen her. She was glowing in her newly-engaged bliss, wearing a canary yellow Calvin Klein strapless gown with Cartier diamonds that completed the look.

Does anyone else think that her lady lumps appear to be slightly bigger?

Risk That Paid Off Award
Rihanna has been sporting a few looks that have not worked best in her favour, but this one did.

It is not an easy dress by Zac Posen to pull off with its feathers, ruffles and folds, but she worked it out.

I was not liking the neon nail polish though.

Most Improved Award
This weekend Natasha Bedingfield sported some hair and make-up disasters, but she pulled together for the Grammys, wearing this stunning lavender Reem Acra Spring 2008 strapless belted gown.

Best Floral Award
I loved this Zuhair Murad Spring 2008 gown. Carrie Underwood was bang on trend with the florals, but was slightly underwhelmed by her hair. Carrie has great hair, but on this occasion it fell a little flat in comparison to her hair at the Pre-Grammy’s Party.

Best Embellishments Award
Corinne Bailey Rae could not look more bored at this event, but I just loved her Luella Spring 2008 dress which was mostly made up of blue poppies.

Best Rock Chick Award
I LOVED Cyndi Lauper last night. She was full of energy and enthusiasm, unlike a lot of her contemporaries.

For 54 years young, this woman looked amazing. I am glad she is still as effervescent as ever.

Best Black Award
Faith Hill always looks amazing and elegant, and did not disappoint wearing a Valentino Spring 2008 one-shouldered gown.

Best Teen Award
Miley Cyrus is showing that she can look grown up and cute all at the same time wearing this white layered Celine Spring 2007 mini dress with Sergio Rossi sequined heels.

Best Over 50 Award
Yes Natalie Cole is over 50 and looks amazing in this printed dress.

Best On Stage Ensemble
Beyonce looked amazing rocking out in a very obviously lip-syned performance in this modified Armani Privé Fall 2007 Couture ensemble.

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