18.01.10

2010 Golden Globe Awards – Press Room

Now this is more like it.

I adore Nicole Kidman’s ivory Nina Ricci Spring 2010 bias dress with delicately placed bows.

This look is so refreshing from all the fitted dresses she’s been wearing recently.

I love the colour, her side swept bun and she appears to be make-up malfunction free.

The pictures of Mo’Nique on the red carpet weren’t very flattering as she was holding the gown by her knees to keep the hem dry, but in the press room we got at better look at her.

The ‘Best Supporting Actress’ Golden Globe winner looked sensational wearing strapless gold Reem Acra custom-made gown.

I like that she kept the neck bare as a large necklace may have over shadowed her beautiful yet simple gown.

Surprisingly I don’t hate Jennifer Aniston in this black Valentino Pre-Fall 2010 gown.

Maybe it’s because of the sexy thigh-high split, or the confidence oozing out of her, or that sultry (for her) make-up or maybe it’s the sleep deprivation kicking.

Whilst I like the dress, heels and make-up, I’m still begging for a hairstyle change.  Just a pony or updo will suffice.

Julianna Margulies was also a winner on the night, collecting the award for ‘Best Actress in a Drama’ for her role in “The Good Wife”.

She opted for an interesting Narciso Rodriguez black gown with a blood red shimmering asymmetrical bodice.

It been a long time since I was excited about Kate Winslet on the red carpet.

That midnight blue YSL gown is a great colour for her and the cut flatters her figure so beautifully.

The gown is accented with a pearl and crystal embroidery detail.

Great Kate is back.

Halle Berry wore a Kaufman Franco black silk bias cut gown with lace inserts.

She looked gorgeous but it’s the same plunging neckline and silhouette we’ve seen a million times before.

So whilst I like it, I’m also incredibly bored by it.

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30.11.09

Hotel La Mamounia Re-Opening Gala

I really wanted to love Gwyneth Paltrow in her nude Donna Karan Spring 2010 one-sleeved gown, but for me something was severely lacking.

On the runway the shorter version had a contrasting tie around the waist to break-up the colour, and I wish Gwynie had added something to her look to do the same.

A brooch, a belt, some bracelets, a necklace…just anything to add a bit of life to her look would have made a huge difference.

The poker straight hair which we’ve seen a million times doesn’t help this look either.

Juliette Binoche thankfully opted for a bright red Lanvin Resort 2010 halter silk gown with a ruffled neckline.

I’m glad she opted out of the red bow on the waist, as it may have thrown the look off balance.

Black accessories and stunning ruby earrings complete the look.

Spanish actress Pilar Lopez de Ayala wore the same black floor-length Chanel Fall 2009 draped skirt which we saw on Jessica Schwarz at the Bambi Awards last week.

Pilar opted for a slightly different sleeveless shirt with a more pronounced collar.

Salma Hayek wore a black Gucci asymmetrical gown, which was accented with a brooch detail on the shoulder.

Not my favourite Salma look it has to be said.

She’s running hot and cold for me on the red carpet.

Of course Jennifer Aniston wore black ,and of course her hairstyle was EXACTLY the same as it’s always been.

Apparently her guest for the night was her hairstylist Chris McMillan.

This guy has the sweetest gig in Hollywood.

What does he do at the most? Trim her hair and run a comb through it?

Hey Chris, why don’t you do something crazy with Jennifer’s hair like put it up in a ponytail or an updo once in a while?

This Groundhog hairstyle is so b.o.r.i.n.g.

Whilst Jennifer proved my point that black dresses can be so boring, Miranda Kerr totally contradicts that by looking gorgeous in this very simple Burberry sleeveless gown.

A fierce pose, some stunning jewels, a sleek updo and gorgeous smile make the difference.

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Runway To “Love Happens” LA Premiere – Jennifer Aniston In Valentino Couture

I was convinced that Jennifer Aniston not wearing black on her last red carpet appearance was a one-off, but she thankfully proves me wrong.

Last night at the “Love Happens” LA Premiere she looked beautiful wearing a silver embroidered Valentino Fall 2009 Couture tunic dress with matching strappy Christian Louboutin sandals.

OK it’s not pink with polka dots, but it’s progress people. Baby steps.

I love her look.  It’s a bit sexy, young and chic, but I’m not sure if it’s a BDOTW contender.

What do you think?

Valentino is getting a lot of red carpet and editorial action at the moment, as a whole new generation is appreciating the edgier direction.

OK now we appear to have the dress situation under control, now I can move onto her never changing hairstyle.

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Who Wore Valentino Better? Jennifer Aniston or Kat DeLuna

Jennifer appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman wearing a lilac Valentino Spring 2009 draped dress with a navy jewel encrusted waist belt.

Unlike most stars who arrive at Letterman, Jennifer opted to wear a coat over her gorgeous dress. Yes it was the middle of November and no doubt cold but if everyone else can arrive sans coat then so can Jennifer.

Kat DeLuna wore the same shortened dress when she arrived at the “Conde Nast Traveler Hot List Party” in New York City during April.

Like Jennifer the singer opted for black peep-toes with her dress.

Jennifer did look great on the Letterman show, but I have to give this to Kat as she seems more confident in her dress.


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Best Dressed Of The Week – Camilla Belle & Jennifer Aniston

Yes their may have been better dresses on the red carpet this week, but I couldn’t let this week go by without acknowledging Jennifer Aniston’s Cinderella moment.

She finally gave me what I’ve been wishing for years – colour, personality, a bit of flesh and mounds and mounds of confidence.

We’ve missed Camilla Belle at the major red carpet fashion events such as the Costume Institute Gala and the CFDA Awards, but she wowed you in her green ruffled Max Azria dress which is no doubt on all our Wish Lists.

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15.06.09

Women In Film’s 2009 Crystal And Lucy Awards

Excuse me whilst I pick my chin off the floor.

I’ve waited my whole lifetime for Jennifer Aniston to wow me, and she does wearing this Prada Spring 2009 silver metallic crushed dress.

What I love about this look the most is the confidence she exudes. It’s oozing from every pore and for me that’s more captivating than the colour and the cut.

Jen could have gone for the safer runway dress as it’s in her favourite colour – Black, but she not only opted for the silver dress, but a shorten silver dress plus she didn’t press it like Nicole Kidman did.

This may not sit well with Jennifer Aniston’s loyal fans as this is such a huge departure from her usual style, but I love it.

Oh and I hate to be crude, but where did those twins sprout from?

This is the first time in a long time that Amber Valletta has proved her supermodel status.

She hasn’t impressed me much on her last few outings, but she works it out in this maroon sequined Proenza Schouler 2009 Pre-Fall dress.

I love the colour the cut-outs in the shoulders, and the contrast exposed zipper at the back.

She completed her look with her hair tied back with sweeping bangs, whilst wearing black patent Brian Atwood “Maniac” pumps and carrying a feathered Raven Kauffman Couture clutch.

Like Jennifer Aniston, I would have bet on Jodie Foster picking the black runway version of this Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 dress. But instead she wore a grey satin, shadow-print version with complementary strappy sandals and clutch.

Her dress is exquisite with the origami folds on the bodice, and the daring low cut.

I love that these women are stepping out of their comfort-zones at this event.

Chelsea Handler wore a two-tone Lanvin Spring 2009 dress, with satin champagne strappy heels.

We’re not used to seeing Chelsea this polished and spectacular, but she pulls this look off with great aplomb.

I hope she keeps up this sophisticated style of dressing, as I could really warm to her.

Mary McCormack tried to bring this grey strapless Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2008 dress up-to-date with a cage belt and YSL Trib Two’s.

It’s a nice look, but we’ve seen this dress so many, many, many times before.

Michelle Trachtenberg wore a Reem Acra knee-length dress covered in gold sequined leaf details and a contrasting waist band.

Her dress which she wears with black open-toes heels is nice enough, but it feels a bit too old for her.

Jenny McCartney looked out-friggin-standing wearing this crisp white pant suit.

Even though she has been dressing so sophisticatedly for a while now, I’m still always surprised at her fabulous looks.

Hair, make-up earrings, clutch, everything is perfect. My only bug-bear are her extremely long pants. I hate the thought of them picking up dirty as they drag on the floor.

Of all these looks Dania Ramirez’ is the one I would definitely purchase to go shopping at the mall on a sunny day. I love this summery look with the white tube top, floral tulip skirt and purple accessories, but it’s feels too casual for the red carpet.

Terri Seymour showed off that enivalbe figure wearing a coral RM by Roland Mouret Fluro dress with pleated neckline knee-length dress, paired with black patent pumps.

Selena Gomez wore a simple black H&M tank dress, with equally simple black pumps.

Elizabeth Banks set the bar really high for her red carpet looks during Cannes Film Festival, but I’m not really enjoying this look on her at all.

Her sparkling MaxMara dress is nice enough, but I have never been a fan of a sheer yoke. Reminds me too much of ice-skaters.

The actress completed her look with satin black pumps and a matching clutch.

Keke Palmer wore a printed maxi dress, which she accessorized with peacock earrings.

I really don’t like this dress as too much going on with the clashing prints plus those earrings are just hideous and so unnecessary.

Lynn Collins’ invite must have said fancy dress.

Christina Hendricks has such a stunning figure, and she embraces colour in many of her looks.

With that said I can’t help but be really disappointed with her all black, all boring look at this event, when so many women really step it up a notch.

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