Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Many of you have campaigned long and hard for this moment, and you finally have your wish.  The gorgeous Georgina Chapman modifying her runway designs.

Your complaints were that as a designer she should be setting herself apart from clients like Thandie Newton, Jennifer Morrison and Miley Cyrus, despite the fact that she usually beat them in Who Wore It Better? polls.

I adore this scarlet satin Marchesa Fall 2009 strapless dress with satin bow on the hip.  The dress sparkles – as she does – with embroidered detail on the bow and the bodice.

The colour is so rich and luxurious which compliments her sun-kissed skin.

Matching peep-toes complete this exquisite look.  I can’t gush about how much I love this look enough.

We normally have to wait until Thursday to get BDOTW contenders, but we have 3 already.

Ciara walked the red carpet looking chic with her razor sharp ‘do wearing a Rock & Republic Spring 2009 leather mini-dress with an oversized bow neckline.

She wore her sexy dress with a pair of Rock & Republic’s “Athena” sandals and pink lips.

Lisa Rinna went back into the archives to find this stunning strapless Roberto Cavalli Fall 2005 gold lame dress.

You may remember Kate Hudson wore this dress back in 2005 to “The Skeleton Key” London Premiere.

Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron, Dawn Robinson and Maxine Jones aka En Vogue were a quartet of beautiful ladies all wearing Marchesa and Notte by Marchesa.

I love the baby blue on Cindy, she always stands out.

Maxine was the only one to wear a modified dress.  She opted for a shorter sassy dress over a flowing gown like her band mates.

Holly Robinson Peete opted for a strapless coral Marchesa Resort 2009 silk chiffon pleated dress with embroidered bodice and waist.

The colour is divine against her glowing skin.

I would have loved to have seen Gabrielle Union wearing one of the sassy and more colourful cocktail dresses from Marchesa’s stunning collections, but she opted for a navy strapless gown with a embellished detail on the bodice.

Garcelle Beauvais opted for a simple black gown brought to life with gold embroidery detail through-out the dress.  She compliments her dress with a gold statement necklace which she often wears to add a bit of pizazz to her look.

Laila Ali is a knock out wearing a white Black Halo one shoulder dress with black strappy sandals.

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Miley Cyrus opted for this black and gold Marchesa Spring 2009 strapless dress when she walked the red carpet at the 2008 American Music Awards back in November.

The Disney stars gold dress with a black chiffon overlay draped across the dress was shortened from the runway version.

The look was paired with black satin Giuseppe Zanotti pumps, a gold necklace and a loose updo.

Georgina Chapman wore the same dress – as per the runway – with a pair of Christian Louboutin t-bar sandals and a Chanel bag, when she attended the Quintessentially Party For “Nowhere Boy” during the Cannes Film Festival.

I don’t like Miley’s modification, the way the appears too tight around the bust nor her necklace so Georgina wins for me.

This dress is available to purchase from the Net-A-Porter International site for £1,720 reduced from £3,440 and €2,110.78 from €4,221.56 in the current sale.

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Jennifer Morrison stood out on the red carpet at the 2008 Emmy Awards wearing a gold lamé Marchesa Spring 2009 asymmetrical Grecian gown with a flowing train.

The gold theme continued with Jennifer accessorizing with a gold clutch, gold peep-toes and a cuff.

Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman wore the same dress to the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit during Cannes Film Festival last month.

Georgina was similarly styled with a gold clutch, gold bangles and mirrored Christian Louboutin Galaxy Pass 100 sandals.

Despite Georgina being one of my many girl crushes, I have to give this to Jennifer. It could be the sun but she is literally glowing in her gown and she’s utterly flawless from head-to-toe.

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Each month I buy Vogue UK, US, Paris, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and InStyle.

I’m honestly not really a fan of Tatler magazine as I’m not really their target audience.

Not until I saw the breathtakingly beautiful Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman on their July 2009 cover.

Georgina creates those fairy-tale like red carpet gowns, little girls – and big girls like you and I dream of wearing some day.

She was of course wearing her Fall 2009 designs on the cover, and throughout rest of her editorial which was shot by Mary McCartney.

In her interview with David Jenkins she talks about her heroine Joan Collins, how she won over Hollywood with Marchesa and her frantic life with husband Harvey Weinstein.

On her earliest red carpet creations being linked to Harvey Weinstein’s films: “I hired Hollywood publicist Nancy Ryder, and she introduced Marchesa to Hollywood’s A-List. If someone doesn’t like what I do, that’s OK everyone is entitled to their opinion. But if they don’t like like what I do because of who I’m married to, that’s unfair.”

Read more…

Much better.

I hadn’t been a fan of Kerry Washington’s two previous looks, but she sure knows how to make me fall in love again.

She arrived on the red carpet wearing a flesh coloured Zuhair Murad Spring 2009 gown, covered in navy blue floral embellishments and a velvet navy ribbon.

We’ve seen this silhouette a lot at Cannes, but her floor-sweeping fishtail tulle train added to the overall glamour of the look.

Her bouffant was bouncy with beautiful tumbling curls, whilst her make-up kept light.

Myleene Klass wore a very similar version of this gown last week.

Charlotte Gainsbourg won the best actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival last night for her role as a grieving mother in the film ‘Antichrist’.

She arrived at this premiere with her husband wearing a gold studded Balenciaga Resort 2009 shortened dress, which she wore with black strappy Balenciaga heels.

I love her carefree approach to fashion.

Asia Argento has had a fantastic run on the red carpet at Cannes, and it seems her preferred collections were from Roberto Cavalli and Armani Privé.

She picked another outstanding Armani Privé Spring 2009 gown for this premiere.

It had a sculptural detail on the shoulder and the skirt, which then trails off into a stunning train.

Her heels compliment the gown, and I love the print which lines inside of this magnificent gown.

Georgina Chapman wore a satin-faced silk organza dress from her Marchesa Spring 2009 collection, which is architecturally pleated to dramatic effect but it looks slightly flat whilst standing so close too her husband.

Satin Louboutin’s complete the look.

Isabelle Huppert and Asia, will have to fight it out for the honour of ‘Queen of Couture’ at this years Cannes Film Festival. Both have worn such magnificent pieces.

Isabelle has worn some cutting edge and risqué pieces, but on this occasion she opted for a Spring 2009 Chanel Couture gown which was so elegant, delicate, and sophisticated.

Zhang Ziyi looked like a fairytale princess in this wonderful blush pink paillette covered gown, which was cut very low at the back.

Her gown was paired with a silver clutch, and she may have been inspired Paris Hilton as she wore a jeweled hair accessory.

When I saw Robin Wright Penn wearing this shimmering sheer black gown, the first person to come to mind was Sharon Stone.

That’s not a good thing.

Shu Qi’s blue one-shouldered Roberto Cavalli gown was embellished around waist, and on the shoulder strap with black crystals.

Her sapphire blue earrings and ring, complimented her gown beautifully.

Anna Mouglalis wore an eye-catching green satin gown, with an exaggerating bow, as she smoldered for the cameras.

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