Red Carpet Fashion Awards


Leona Lewis arrives at Nelson Mandela 90th birthday dinner in London last year.

She wore a beautiful strapless pink Missoni gown accentuated with a gold belt. As usual her look was simply beautiful and effortless.

Joy Bryant wore the same strapless dress in yellow, when she arrived at the Art of Elysium Gala in LA last month.

Joy also kept her look simple, but accessorized with a champagne coloured clutch, and a gold bracelet.

I adored this dress in pink, and the gold accent gives this dress more shape, so Leona wins this for me.

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At the Hervé Léger by Max Azria Fall 2009, I witness models falling on the runway. As funny as it may appear, it really is an uncomfortable experience. The whole of the Promenade took a sharp intake of breathe, as the models fell, then got up and continued to walk the runway.

You would think that bandage dresses don’t have anywhere else to go, but Max Azria had many ideas.

Most of the bandage dresses were updated with square shoulders, which gave them an 80s feel, and made me think of the Balmain Spring 2009 collection.

The rosette details of the previous Fall collection, were replace with leather and metallic panel detailing.

The plunging dress was the style most used, but there were also halters, criss cross halters, square neck and one-shouldered dresses.

My favourites were the black eyelash fringed dress, purely because of the way it shimmered down the runway, and the silver embellished dress with the square shoulders.


It was way too far away from the celebs to see them up close, as the place was packed, but Lucy Liu was very much in the spotlight. The camera crews went crazy for the A list star, which is not surprising as she looked hot in a black Herve Leger bandage dress.


Sophia Bush, The Queen of Fall 2008 Fashion Week was absent from the Spring 2009 shows, so I was happy to see her in what was her second show of the week.

She looked gorgeous wearing a striped grey Herve Leger dress.


Michelle Trachtenberg carried a big large red clutch, with her grey tie-dyed Herve Leger dress.


January Jones opted for a nice brightly coloured Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring 2009 mini dress, with a black leather jacket.


Jessica Stroup opted for a lime green Herve Leger dress, with a keyhole detail.


Lily Collins wore a coral and black striped Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring 2009 dress.


Of course Joy Bryant was there wearing a black Herve Leger dress.

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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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Eva Mendes had an incredible 2008 on the red carpet, so I am glad she has started 2009 with a bang.

The stunning actress looks outstanding wearing a nude Christian Dior Spring 2009 haltered gown.

The keyhole belted gown has crystals embellished on the top half of the dress, and a long flowing skirt.

This is a poke in the ribs for all those who say my girl plays it safe.

Kirsten Dunst was absent from the red carpet for most of 2008, but it looks like during that down time she didn’t lose any of her flair.

Her silk Valentino gown, had a ruffled collar, and a delicate chiffon petal front bib.

Kiki is back, and looking better than ever.

Ali Larter’s black silk Ralph Lauren Spring 2009 gown is simply magnificent. She carries the gown, which has a gold embellished neckline, with both style and grace.

She is a designer’s delight with a lean body and beautiful face. I could not gush about how much I love this enough.

I’m a little disappointed in Kate Bosworth’s pick of this black leaf detailed Nina Ricci Spring 2009 dress.

Olivier Theyskens’ Nina Ricci Spring 2009 collection was full of these short at the front, long at the back dresses, which just didn’t float my boat.

Kate of all people should have made me love it, but even she couldn’t.

Sophia Bush was exquisitely styled in a white strapless Monique Lhuillier gown. Simplicity at its finest, and I don’t think she has ever looked so good.

Her silver jewels perfected this already perfect look.

Joy Bryant wore yellow Missoni maxi dress, with gold accessories.

This girl never gets it wrong.

I don’t know about you, but there is something not quite right about the fit of Nicole Richie’s Jasmine di Milo Spring 2008 dress.

The top half is heavily embroidered, which no doubt would make it quite heavy. So it’s no wonder that the bodice sits quite low down on her.

I can also see her tit-tape, which is never a good thing.

Marisa Tomei practically lives on the red carpet at the moment, but when you’re hot, you’re hot.

Keeping the same hairstyle from her red carpet appearance earlier in the day, the actress changed into this black and white strapless dress.

The dress had a black bow detailing the bodice, and a white chiffon shirt with black script across it.

Rachel Griffiths wear the colour of the moment – electric blue.

Her 50s silk blue cocktail dress from Decades, is matched with a purple Daniel Swarovski clutch and eggplant heels.

Milla Jovovich wears a headband Mischa Barton would approve of, with her black, yellow and white Pucci keyhole gown.

I hate to jump on the Rumer Willis bashing bandwagon, but she really needs to look back at how great she looked during the House Bunny LA premiere, and try to reintroduce that look to the red carpet. Time after time she gets it so wrong.

Nothing is good here.

Courteney Cox Arquette wears an dress that is not black. Shocker.

Amy Smart wears this red Yves Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2008 gown with braided detail on the front, which was worn last year by Nicole Kidman whilst she was pregnant with her first child.

I love the colour on Amy, but the style feels too old for her.

Amber Heard went all out in this blood red Dolce & Gabbana corseted dress.

It is a very bold dress, and I admire her for having the guts to wear it, but the feathered bloodied hem is kinda creepy.

A new year, a new darker ‘do for Brittany Snow.

Her Dolce & Gabbana strapless black corseted dress, makes her hips look wider than I assume they are.

I would have liked to have seen something much more slinkier on Brittany.

I can’t remember the last time I saw a high pony on the red carpet.

Shannen Doherty wears a sheer black dress with white floral appliqués. Not the best dressed, but it works for her.

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The Spring 2008 runways were full of jumpsuit, as were the Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 runways. So it would be safe to say that the jumpsuits trend will not be going away anytime soon.

My favourite jumpsuits this year were worn by Malin Akerman, Joy Bryant, Angie Harmon and Amy Adams.

Spring 2009 jumpsuit are so wide-legged, you would be forgiven for thinking that they were dresses, like the Missoni one’s both Joy Bryant and Kerry Washington wore.

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Audrey Tautou in Chanel Spring 2008 Couture

Donatella Versace in modified Versace Spring 2008 Couture

Joy Bryant in Pucci Fall 2008

Camilla Belle in Armani Privé Spring 2008

Jourdan Dunn in Bill Blass Fall 2008

Ziyi Zhang in Armani Privé Spring 2008

Kate Mara in Zac Posen Spring 2008

Liya Kebede in Jonathan Saunders Fall 2008

Taylor Swift in Badgley Mischka Fall 2008

Hilary Duff in Elie Saab Spring 2008 Couture

Rosamund Pike in RM by Roland Mouret Pre-Fall 2008

Janet Jackson in Versace Fall 2008

Helena Christensen in Marc Jacobs Fall 2006

Eva Longoria in Marchesa Fall 2008

Amber Valletta in Versace Spring 2008 Couture

Michelle Trachtenberg in YSL 1970′s Vintage

Claudia Schiffer in Valentino Spring 2008 Couture

Kristin Davis in Michael Kors Fall 2008

Thandie Newton in Chanel Fall 2008

Lake Bell in Balmain Fall 2008

Gisele Bündchen in Versace Fall 2008

Molly Sims in Versace Spring 2008

Jennifer Connelly in Balenciaga Fall 2008

Eva Amurri in Louis Vuitton Fall 2008

Blake Lively in Ralph Lauren Fall 2008

Dita von Teese in Marchesa Fall 2008

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Peter Som Fall 2008

Tilda Swinton in Prada Fall 2008

Kimora Lee Simmons Kevan Hall Spring 2008

Amanda Peet in Derek Lam Fall 2008

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