Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Hilary Swank does daytime and red carpet dressing equally well.

Here is a perfect example, as Hilary looked very sophisticated when she attended the Etam fashion show held at Hotel Ritz in Paris yesterday, for the presentation of the new Natalia Vodianova collection.

The actress wore a short asymmetrical blue Elie Saab Fall 2009 dress with a coordinating blue clutch and black patent leather open-toe shoes which were both from the Elie Saab collection.

I bet a lot of you are glad she didn’t match her shoes to her dress and clutch.

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I’ve been falling out of love with Eva Longoria’s style for a long time now.

To this event she wore an Loewe Fall 2009 tank dress with an interesting skirt of embellishments and velvet layers.

On the model wow, on Eva meh???

It looks like she’s wearing a size too big for her.

Her standard Trib Two’s and very obvious extensions don’t float my boat either.

This is a very rare occasion in which Halle Berry’s look is not all about her cleavage.

Her tweed Giambattista Valli skirt suit, is perfectly sophisticated for the event as is her nude make-up.

Hilary Swank seems to have a think for blue at the moment.

Her last 3 red carpet looks have all been blue including this short blue jersey dress with a slashed neckline which shows off her stunning figure.

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Are you swooning? I am.

Firstly Hilary Swank is firstly wearing my favourite colour on the red carpet – electric blue, plus she looks exquisite in her Calvin Klein gown.

I’ve been in love with her since “Million Dollar Baby” and she always delivers such elegance on the red carpet.

Her custom-made blue chiffon gown was paired with an iridescent folding Calvin Klein clutch, Jimmy Choo Verity multi strap sandals and Martin Katz jewels.

J’Adore.

If Nicole Kidman is L’Wren Scott’s #1 fan, Kyra Sedgwick is #2.

Kyra has an amazing body, which is always celebrated in L’Wren Scott’s figure-hugging designs.

Last night she wore wearing a peony-print lacquered tweed cap-sleeve dress which just looked amazing on her.

TV personality Paula Zahn wore the same green reptile print L’Wren Scott Fall 2009 dress which we’ve seen on Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Hilary Swank continues to give red carpet master classes, this time wearing a Monique Lhuillier Fall 2009 black gown.

The cut-out details some how make the actress look even more slender and taller, and the embellish details prevent this from being a boring black gown.

Oscar buzz will guarantee you one thing – an endless supply of stunning dresses to wear on the red carpet – and that’s exactly what Carey Mulligan has been wearing lately.

The style-icon-in-the-making wore a Prabal Gurung Spring 2010 black beaded chiffon strapless dress with shirttail hem and silk faille bowtie to cinched in her waist.

She teamed her dress with tortoise-shell heels and a chunky gold bracelet.

I’m loving the quiff.

Zooey Deschanel is probably the only person who I feel dresses up with tights, rather than covers up with tights.

We often see her in various colours of tights, but on this occasion she opted for black to match the black trims on her cute Luella Spring 2010 dress.

Her look was paired with Martin Lewis for Luella bow accented heels and a black Chanel bag.

Like the runway model Zooey wears a black bow in her hair, but she opted to wears hers at the back.

There were a lot of black dresses at this event, but Kate Beckinsale’s Michael Kors Resort 2010 dress was made interesting with the asymmetrical neckline and the draped detail on the skirt.

Long gold earrings and a chunky cuff complete the sophisticated look.

Despite Diane Kruger being one of the few not to wear black at this event, I wasn’t crazy about her look.

She kept her look light and feminine wearing a Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2010 white silk dress with a rise and fall hem, but unfortunately the nude heels really let her down.

I loved how this gown billowed on the runway, and although that drama is lost on the red carpet Diane still tried to make it work.

I also preferred how the dress sits above the knee on the model, the length feels a bit awkward on Diane.

Julianne Moore is not afraid of colour, as she wore a beautiful coral dress with voluminous sleeves.

I adore the colour on her.  She can be so breath-taking at times without much effort.

The actress paired her dress with Chanel ankle strap heels, and a black Bottega Veneta Impero satin clutch.

Michelle Monaghan looked stunning in a black strapless dress with a floral embroidered detail on the bodice.

She glows as brightly as her Martin Katz jewels.

Dare I say this, but I’m bored.

Charlize Theron normally blows me away each time she hits the red carpet, but I can only get excited about her red Louboutin’s with a gold toe cap and Bottega Veneta clutch.

Her The Row ensemble is very meh!!!

AnnaLynne McCord provided the sultry glamour I was expecting from Charlize, by posing seductively in a one-shouldered black gown.

Taraji P. Henson is wearing a really nice Rachel Roy dress, but it somehow feels out of place at this event.

I’m also not loving the hair extensions. She worked the shorter style really well.

What’s most tragic is the make-up. Why does she have a layer of white powder under her eyes?

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Many of you were very vocal about your surprise that Blake Lively took an early lead in the poll this week.

The Gossip Girl actress was the eventual winner, wearing an elegant Victoria Beckham Spring 2010 black peplum dress with a lust worthy pair of Christian Louboutin heels.

Jennifer puts this win down to Blake “owning this look”, and Justme said “I think the reason Blake is winning is because it’s harder to pull off fabulosity in a simple VB black dress, whereas it’s easy to do so in a beautiful gown”.

Hilary Swank was my favourite wearing a stunning Vionnet Grecian gown.

She glows and the gown flatters her figure.

Hilary looked so regal red carpet at the Amelia premiere, it took me back to the 2005 Oscars when she was a knock-out in the stunning navy blue Guy Laroche gown.

It gave me that same special feeling which is partly because of the gown, but also because of Vionnet’s rich history.

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