Red Carpet Fashion Awards


Because of the bad economy their isn’t an official Mercedes-Benz L.A. Fashion Week. This didn’t stop Kevan Hall showing off his Fall 2009 collection yesterday. His collection was shown as part of a charity event with The Colleagues, benefiting The Children’s Institute.

Kevan presented First Lady worthy sheaths, along with structured dresses in tweed and wool.

The red carpet gown had a colour palette of earthy shades of ruby, bronze and brown.

The stand-out piece was the red one-shouldered gown.


Molly Sims wore a bright cranberry coloured one-shouldered dress custom-designed by Kevan Hall for the event. The dress was decorated with real, freeze-dried cranberries to promote a new cranberry body wash by Dial. I kid you not.


This event was full of colourful pieces and Angie Harmon kept that going wearing a fuschia pink satin dress.

This colour was all over the Fall 2009 runways, so Ms Harmon is getting on the trend train very early.


I’m not sure about those two shades of blue Garcelle Beauvais is wearing with her yellow cowl-neck dress. The shoes would have been enough.


Lisa Rinna wore a belted taffeta v neck shimmering green dress. This is a surprisingly sophisticated look for Lisa, after her shameless campaign to get herself back on Melrose Place.


Virginia Madsen wore a form-fitting leopard print Kevan Hall Fall 2008 dress, with gold strappy sandals, and a Mary Norton clutch. Gorgeous.

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Kerry Washington look Fab-u-lous wearing Louis Vuitton Spring 2009 ensemble, which consisted of a black blazer, a silver and gold metallic obi belt, and a black feathered skirt.

Like I said at the end of last year, Kerry was one of the most consistent actresses to walk the red carpet in 2008.

Many of you argued that she didn’t take enough risks. I would say that looks to be changing in 2009, because there are no safe options from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2009 collection.

Kerry did not opt for the runway shoes. Instead she wore a pair of leopard print pumps that worked perfectly. ?

Halle Berry was equally impressive wearing a strapless nude Reem Acra Spring 2009 dress, with a gold metallic floral print.

I loved this dress, but the large folded detail at the back was a little too much for my liking.

She completed her look with gold matching Christian Louboutin slingbacks.

After visiting Gustavo Cadile on Thursday, I was really excited to see that Sanaa Lathan was wearing a dress I had seen in his studio.

The gorgeous chocolate dress, had a mesh overlay with stunning embroidered details, and sequins to give it some sparkle.

The dress was further decorated with a dark pink bowed sash at the waist, and smaller bows on the shoulders.

She completes her look with matching pumps, and a Mary Norton clutch.

GORGEOUS.

I am not crazy about Taraji P. Henson’s make-up, but I do like her Zac Posen dress. Very appropriate for ‘Ladies Who Lunch’.

Tia Mowry opted for a colourful dress with a lot of pizazz.

Tichina Arnold wore a black suit, with a ruffled hemmed skirt, but forgot to put a blouse under her jacket.

Her look was complete with YSL two tone heels.

Vivica A. Fox wore a gorgeous navy dress, with a stunning embellished neckline and pocket detailing.

She wore her dress with Balenciaga heels.

Garcelle Beauvious opted for a black dress with a textured white front bib, which she wore with black peep-toes.

Lauren London in all black with a white Chanel purse.

Tatyana Ali’s exotic gown seems a bit much for this event.

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Katharine McPhee first wore this emerald green Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Baretta dress to the 15th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute back in October.

The singer accessorized with gold earrings, a matching bracelet and white gold strappy sandals.

Garcelle Beauvais wore the same dress last month, when she attended InStyle’s Diamond Show.

She glammed up her dress by adding gold jewelry, including a thin gold belt with matching gold t-bar heels, and a leopard print clutch.

Both ladies look great in the dress. Katharine’s dress fits slightly better, but I love Garcelle’s accessories, so she wins for me.


This silk crepe dress with cowl neckline, and a shirt-tail hem is available to purchase from Shopbop.com for $328.

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“Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans” Los Angeles Premiere

Rhona Mitra wore a white strapless Giambattista Valli Spring 2009 dress, with a ribbon tied to the waist.

The dress was kept plain, unlike the embroidered version which was presented on the runway.

She completed her look with her hair loosely tied back, silver peep-toes, and John Hardy jewels.

Kate Beckinsale is also in this movie, so I am surprised she wasn’t at this premiere.

Garcelle Beauvais also wore a strapless dress with a ribbon tied to the waist, but hers was black with a tulle overlay.

“Valkyrie” Amsterdam Premiere

Carice van Houten stole the limelight from Tom Cruise wearing a stunning red Valentino Fall 2008 gown.

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Anna Wintour arrived at this event wearing a modified Prada Spring 2009 snake print dress, with black and white stripes under her coat.

The dress is one of the few dresses I really liked from this collection.

W Atlanta Buckhead Hotel Grand Opening

Michelle Trachtenberg wore a silver grey jersey Catherine Malandrino draped neckline dress, which had a black beaded belt.

She completed her look with a black Swarovski clutch, and black strappy sandals.

I love people who wear bright colours on the red carpet, and Sophia Bush does not disappoint wearing this pumpkin coloured mini BCBG Max Azria Fall 2008 dress, with a tan/black belt tied to the waist.

She completes her look with green suede heels.

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Rachel Griffiths nude dress which gathers on the hip, perfectly compliments her skin tone.

She completed her look with snake skin pumps, and a gold clutch.

6th Annual ‘Living Legends of Aviation’ Awards Ceremony, LA

With her distinctive hairstyle, Calista Flockhart arrived looking stunning in a simple navy Azzaro vintage gown, which had diamante detailing.

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” Paris Premiere

Head to toe greys? Really? I didn’t ever believe I could be this underwhelmed.

Angelina Jolie gets more and more boring with every red carpet appearance.

Her coat is by Akris, and her top and pants are from the Ralph Lauren Black Label collection.

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Jennifer Esposito in Balmain Spring 2009

Salma Hayek in Yves Saint Laurent ‘Edition Soir’

Joy Bryant in Missoni Fall 2008

Paris Hilton in Zuhair Murad Spring 2008 Couture

Kate Bosworth in Nina Ricci Spring 2009

Freida Pinto in Derek Lam Spring 2009

Chloe Sevigny in Marios Schwab Spring 2009

Eva Mendes in Christian Dior Spring 2009

Amy Smart in YSL Pre-Fall 2008

Taylor Momsen in Christian Dior Spring 2008

Margherita Missoni in Missoni Fall 2008

Nicole Richie in Jasmine di Milo Spring 2008

Emma Stone in Cynthia Steffe Spring 2009

Olivia Wilde in Sue Stemp Spring 2009

Ali Larter in Ralph Lauren Spring 2009

Garcelle Beauvais in Tracy Reese Spring 2009

Jennifer Connelly in Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2009

Kate Hudson in Temperley London Fall 2008

Emma Roberts in Chloé Spring 2009 shorts

Anne Hathaway in Chanel Fall 2008 Couture

Malin Akerman in Jason Wu Spring 2009

Penelope Cruz in L’Wren Scott Spring 2009

Brittany Snow in Leanna Marshall for Diane von Furstenberg

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