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09.01.09

Social Events Of The Week

Louis Vuitton Hosts A Tribute To Stephen Sprouse Cocktails, New York

I don’t know how, but I almost missed this one.

How Agyness Deyn makes it onto any Best Dressed List continues to baffle me.

The model arrived at this event wearing a LBD, a graffiti style day-glo oversized vintage Sprouse blazer and Doc Martins. She accessorised with an orange crucifix and limited edition Louis Vuitton bag.

I am not feeling the graffiti bags, and I am hating Deyn ensemble.

Brook Shields looks delightful wearing a blush pink strapless Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2008 dress.

The dress has a taffeta skirt with a gathered jersey bodice. I was not a fan of this collection, but Brook has made me fall in love with this dress.

Eva Amurri opted for a black fur gilt from the Louis Vuitton Fall 2008 collection, to go with her all black ensemble.

She completes her look with platform heels from the same collection.

Molly Sims works this red blazer as a dress from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2008 collection.

“My Bloody Valentine 3D” Screening, LA

Jamie King wore a Lanvin Fall 2008 black and brown banded cocktail dress, which had a mesh yoke.

She wore her amazing dress with black Christian Louboutin slingbacks.

Pre-Golden Globes Luncheon, LA

January Jones gives us the cold shoulder in this Stella McCartney Spring 2009 LBD.

I really like Jessica Alba’s ensemble, especially the lavender pants, but I am not crazy about the hair or lack of make-up here.

Opening Of The London Boat Show 2009, London

Kelly Brook channels her inner Olive Oyl, as she salutes the press at the London Boat Show launch today. The TV presenter wore a stripey Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2009 strapless dress especially for the occasion, with red strappy sandals.

The 8th Annual Awards Season Diamond Fashion Show, LA

Rumer Willis’ delicate nude dress is gorgeous, but as usual, the hair just does not work for me.

Olivia Wilde is so angelic wearing this two tone chiffon Jason Wu Spring 2009 dress. She really is becoming one of my faves on the red carpet.

Debra Messing’s steel grey draped Donna Karan dress, is better than the one she wore at the People’s Choice Awards.

A darker haired Andrea Bowen looks delightful in this colour-block dress.

Garcelle Beauvais is gorgeous in a green Karen Zambos Baretta silk dress.

Taraji P. Henson wore a cream and orange floral Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2009 dress, with complimenting accessories.

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Runway To "My Bloody Valentine 3D" LA Screening – Jessica Alba In Dolce & Gabbana


It was never going to be easy, but Jessica Alba did try to make this Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009 black polka dotted pajama set work. Unfortunately for her she ends up looking like a crazy lady who forgot to change out of her PJs.

Jessica wore this bold ensemble when she attended the My Bloody Valentine 3D LA screening last night with hubby Cash Warren.

She completed her look with Roger Vivier shoes, and a black clutch.

10 out of 10 for her effort. Nil points for execution.

I admire her for trying though.

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30.03.08 Best Dressed

2008 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards – Best Dressed


Best Californian Girl Award
Cameron Diaz arrived on the orange carpet wearing a white shrug over her strapless Missoni Spring 2008 dress and Christian Louboutin Passmule Patent Sandals in white.

Best Dress/Shoes Combo Award
Even though I am not a fan of grey, I do like Ashlee Simpson’s Alexander McQueen strapless belted dress, mostly because she offset the dull grey with a bright orange pair of Christian Louboutin Passmule Patent Sandals.

I love her Chanel cuff bracelet.

Most Improved Award
From wearing a baby’s outfit with a dummy at the MTV Music Awards, to wearing this embellished Betsey Johnson Spring 2008 strapless hot pink, black trimmed taffeta and tulle dress, Lil Mama has come a long way.

Most Colourful/Best Smile Award
I just love the colourful design on Brenda Song’s dress.

Best Shoes Award
I was just about to put Jordin Sparks in the worst category for those red streaks in her hair when I spotted her Giuseppe Zanotti Architectural Wedge Sandal’s. I have been wanting these sandals forever, but can never find them in my size.

Do I need these sandal’s when I am already 5ft 11ins? No.

Do I still want them? Yes.

Would I be able to walk in them? Probably not.

Jordin is wearing a red strapless dress from Diane von Furstenberg.

Most Improved Posing Award
Miley Cyrus decided against her ‘Playboy bunny’ pouting, which she thought was a good look for the Oscars. She was wrong.

On this occasion she turned down the hooch and looked cute in this black embellished Stella McCartney Rhinestone paillette mini dress. She completed her look with a pair of red satin ABS peep toes.

Golden Girl Award
America Ferrera is glowing in this David Meister gold dress, matched with a gold clutch and gold wedges.

Best Dressed Under 15 Award
No hair extensions, no make-up, no nail varnish, no mini dresses. Abigail Breslin is age appropriate. Something that does not always apply to Miley Cyrus.

Best Pregnant Award
Jessica Alba green shimmering Corey Lynn Calter Spring 2008 gown, is stunning on her. With her pregnancy comes great style.

Best Mother/Son Combo Award
Nia Long always brings her little man to this event, and they always look so cute together.

Nia is wearing an open neck Marc by Marc Jacobs Night Blossom dress with taupe and white Sergi Rossi shoes.

Most Cute Award
Victoria Justice, isn’t she just adorable?

A mini Vanessa Hudgens in the making.

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Runway To Red Carpet – 2008 Oscars

Hilary Swank in Versace Spring 2008 Couture

Calista Flockhart in 1970s Vintage Valentino Haute Couture

Cate Blanchett in modified Dries Van Noten Spring 2008

Anne Hathaway in Marchesa Fall 2008

Jessica Alba in Marchesa Fall 2008

Miley Cyrus in Valentino Resort 2008

Sarah Larson in Valentino Spring 2008 Couture

Rosamund Pike in RM by Roland Mouret Fall 2008

Amy Adams in modified Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2008

Julie Christie in Louis Vuitton Spring 2008 gloves

Oscar Parties

Ziyi Zhang in Armani Privé Spring 2008

Heidi Klum in Roberto Cavalli Spring 2008

Zoe Saldana in J. Mendel Spring 2008

Eva Herzigova in Versace Couture Spring 2008

Kate Beckinsale in Versace Couture Spring 2008

Portia de Rossi in Lanvin Spring 2008

Sharon Stone in Christian Dior Spring 2008

Terri Seymour in 1970s Loris Azzaro

Natalie Maines in Alexander McQueen Fall 2007 (thanks to Miwa for the ID)

Monique Lhuillier in a hybrid of her own designs from Spring 2008 & Fall 2008

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25.02.08 Best Dressed

Oscars 2008 – Best Dressed


Best Dressed/Best Haute Couture Award
This ivory mermaid-like Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2008 Couture gown on Marion Cotillard was simply stunning.

I loved the a fishtail hem and the scale-esqe embroidery on the whole gown.

Marion won the Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.

Her speech was so wonderfully heart-warming, that it brought a small tear to my eye.


Best Red Award
Heidi Klum was better than amazing in this Dior by John Galliano custom-made couture gown.

The neckline and the back detail were all very chic.

She finished her look with Stuart Weitzman shoes and jewelry she designed from her own line.

Heidi’s red couture gown will be auctioned as part of The Heart Truth campaign to raise awareness about women and heart disease.


Best Detailed Dress/Best Earrings Award
There is so much detail on Penelope Cruz’ mermaid dress with the feathers and the gathering at the front, yet it does not make the dress too busy.

I adore her ruby and diamond Chopard earrings.


Best Invisible Make-up Award
I bet it only took Cameron Diaz no more than 20 minutes to get ready, and look how amazing she is.

She arrived at the Oscars in a pink Christian Dior by John Galliano bustier gown, Bulgari jewels, Roger Vivier clutch.

Best Strapless Award
I loved Kristin Chenoweth Armani Privé black silk tulle gown over a rose organza underlay.

It was the only dress that challenged Marion for Best Dressed. I loved the sweetheart neckline and the knotted and pleated tulle details.

Best Sequins Award
Regular readers will know I love a bit of bling, as it all adds to the glamour on the red carpet.

Renee Zellweger was the only one to provided head to toe bling in the form of this stunning strapless Carolina Herrera gown, which I at first thought had to be Elie Saab.

Most Improved From The 2007 Oscars Award
Anne Hathaway need this. She needed a stunning gown to erase the memory of that Valentino bow.

The saviours? Marchesa of course.

She completed her look with Harry Winston diamonds.

I love the with rosette detailing from the bust-line to her shoulder.

Best Strapless Award
Keri Russell’s champagne coloured Nina Ricci strapless dress came to life with an H.Stern vintage floral necklace.

Best Matching Dress/Lipstick Combo Award
Katherine Heigl was stunning in this Escada gown.

I loved the circular detail on her shoulder and nipped in waist.

Her look was very elegant, as she channeled old Hollywood.

Her jewels were from Ryan Ryan and her shoes and clutch were from Jimmy Choo.

Best Pregnant Award
Jessica Alba won the battle of the baby mama’s in this purple Marchesa Fall 2008 gown.

I love the feather detailing on the bust and the aubergine really suits her.

Jessica added some Cartier jewels to finish her look.

Best One-Shouldered Dress/Best Hair Award
There were many one-shoulder gown, but Hilary Swank in Versace Spring 2008 Couture was by far the best in terms of detail.

Her hair was amazing. Perfectly styled and I loved the tints.

Best Vintage Award
Calista Flockhart looked stunning in her 1970s vintage Valentino Haute Couture dress from Rare Vintage. The pale blue and grey colours were very pretty on her.

Best British Award
Were Tilda let us down Helen Mirren did us Brits proud in this custom-made Georges Chakra ruby gown.

Simple Yet Fabulous Award
Amy Ryan was simple and fabulous in this one-shoulder Calvin Klein gown.

Sexiest Couple Award
Johnny Depp in Giorgio Armani and Vanessa Paradis in Chanel Haute Couture with Chanel jewelry are so hot without event trying. Only Brad and Angelina could have upstage this hot couple.

Best Dressed Couple Award
I loved the way Diane Lane in David Meister and Josh Brolin were subtly dressed. They complimented each other well, without resorting to him wearing a tie to match her dress.

Best Necklace Award
Laura Linney was wearing a very simple midnight blue silk strapless bustle-back gown by Michael Kors.

Her stunning Cathy Waterman necklace brings the dress to life.

Laura’s bag and shoes were by Salvatore Feragamo.

Best Plus 1 Award
Keisha Whitaker always shines next to her husband.

The detail on this embellished strapless tulle gown is magnificent.

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22.02.08

Who Wore Roberto Cavalli Better? Jessica Alba or Tracey Edmonds


Jessica Alba first wore this black keyhole dress to her Rise of the Silver Surfer Fantastic Four premiere in Berlin last year. She wore her dress with a pair of black patent platform shoes.

Tracey Edmonds wore the same dress to the First Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon yesterday, a whole 7 months after Jessica.

She wore her dress with a pair of black bowed shoes.

Both women did not over accessorize and both look amazing in this dress, so I have to go with who’s shoes I prefer.

Jessica wins for me.