Red Carpet Fashion Awards

On Monday night in the US ‘Gossip Girl’ aired episode 8 of Season 4 titled, “Juliet Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.”

I won’t give the storyline away because I haven’t seen it myself as it airs tonight in the UK, but it looks like the girls are going to a grand ball as they’re all looking very elegant in their gowns.

We’ve already seen pictures of Leighton Meester in Ralph Lauren with a Judith Leiber clutch and Christian Louboutin heels, plus Blake Lively in Zuhair Murad with a Halston clutch.

The additional pictures are of Katie Cassidy and Jessica Szohr.

Katie wears a stunning blue pleated J. Mendel Spring 2010 gown with nude cap sleeves.

Her look is paired with a stunning Ranjana Khan necklace and Carlos Falchi clutch.

We’ve seen this gown worn by Tatiana Blatnik and Vera Farmiga.

Jessica wore a printed Christian Cota Spring 2010 gown with a ruffled neckline. Her gown was paired with a tan Lauren Merkin clutch.

On the runway the J.Mendel is my favourite look, but I’m not crazy about how it looks on Katie as it has too much added to it for such an ethereal gown.

On the ‘real-way’ I just love the Ralph Lauren gown on Leighton. It’s the perfect chic look for the Upper East Side princess.

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Katie Cassidy, the newest addition to the ‘Gossip Girl’ cast for season 4, was spotted in New York City filming a scene with the dashing Chace Crawford.

They both look very smart, no doubt going to a society party in this scene.

Katie wore a Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2009 strapless gown.

The printed chiffon gown which drapes down the back has a gold band around the waist.

Purple accessories including a Nancy Gonzalez crocodile clutch and Brian Atwood ‘Maniac’ pumps complete the look.

I like the clutch. Not sure about the shoes, but I know I don’t like the necklace.

It feels like one thing too much when so much is going on with her look colour-wise.

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Katie Cassidy is the other new girl on the “Gossip Girl” block.

Despite the fact that I’ve never seen Katie Cassidy act, I was a huge fan of hers last year.

That’s because she took the red carpet by storm winning Best Dressed Of The Week on her first feature.

She then went onto impress us with fresh, non-predictable looks each time she hit the red carpet.

Katie previously of (the canceled) “Melrose Place,” will play ‘Juliet’, a Columbia University student who will also be a new love interest for Chace Crawford’s character according to EW.com.

She’s seen here wearing two fitted dresses.

One grey dress with lilac panels and purple pumps. The second is a Yigal Azrouël beige dress paired with Dolce & Gabbana leopard print denim pumps and a Carlos Falchi python bag.

These looks may not be as exciting Blake’s and Leighton’s, but I hope they will spice up through-out the season.

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Best Dressed Award
I’m not going to waste anytime harping on about how much I dislike Jessica Alba, because when it comes to the red carpet for me it’s all about the dress.

And WOW what a dress.

The Antonio Berardi Spring 2010 collection was dubbed as the Megan Fox collection due to all the overtly sexy mini dresses on display, but it was a yummy mummy who did it justice.

Jessica gave Fergie and Cameron Diaz a run for their money in the most enviable legs department in this silver mini dress with a peplum at the waist.

She could have killed this look with a boring pair of heels, but I’m in total lust with her Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010 platforms.

Hair, make-up, dress, heels are all totally perfect.

10 out of 10.

Best Clutch Award
One of my Girl Crushes of 2009 Katie Cassidy started the year in perfect style walking the red carpet looking sensational wearing a Talbot Runhof Spring 2010 mini dress.

The short sleeve mother of pearl iridescent cocktail dress has a draped detail at waist and foiled accents at the hem and on one shoulder.

Sporting an Alexander Wang-style messy plait, she completed her look with a gorgeous Judith Leiber package clutch, and champagne satin heels.

“Don’t Stop Believing” Glee Award
Just when I’d given up all hope of ever seeing the Christian Lacroix Spring 2009 collection on the red carpet, Ginnifer Goodwin delighted me by wearing this cute sassy striped number from said collection.

The shoes are a bit plain, but I love the rosette detail on the shoulder and skirt.

I’m glad she didn’t over accesorize this look.

Back To Her Best Award
After a few question moments in both the wardrobe and make-up department, Taraji P. Henson is back to her best in this stunning lilac Alberta Ferretti Pre-Fall 2009 one-shoulder gown.

I love EVERYTHING about this look, especially the make-up which complement her gown.

Best Shoes Award
I’m normally all about the dresses, but I was drooling over Carrie Underwood’s Rock & Republic black strappy heels.

It looks like Carrie has finally said ‘goodbye’ to blingy dresses, because wore a stunning nude Christian Cota Spring 2010 dress with a black cage embroidered overlay.

She’s appears to have also said ‘goodbye’ to the 200lbs of weave she used to sport, opting for a this shorter sleek style which really suits her.

Johnathon Arndt jewels and a Lauren Merkin clutch complete this look.

Best Dressed Teen Award
Whilst I was less than enthused with Teen singer Demi Lovato, I was very impressed with Taylor Swift.

She also wore a Jenny Packham Resort 2010 dress, but she didn’t over accessorize her look.

Simple earrings, a matching bracelet and silver peep-toes complemented her strapless dress which was embellished with crystals.

I Hope She’s Warming Up Award
Diane Kruger looked beautiful on the red carpet wearing a white Herve Leger mini dress with Emilio Pucci cut-out studded sandals and a Bottega Veneta clutch, but I wasn’t blown away.

I’m hoping she’s warming up by starting off slow before she knocks us out at the bigger events.

Best Embellishments Award
Kate Walsh always looks like she’s having fun on the red carpet and this occasion is no different.

The actress looked gorg wearing a vintage 1960s Sarmi sequined dress from Decades Inc with Casadei heels.

Best Hair Award
Sandra Bullock looked amazing wearing a very distinctive gold brocade Vivienne Westwood bustier dress which she paired with nude Brian Atwood “Maniac” Pumps which is are celebs favourite heels.

I’m loving that mahogany colour of her poker straight hair.

Love The Dress Hate The Hair Award
I LOVED Hayley Williams dress.

At first I was convinced it was from Luella as it has the playful girly feel to it, but I unfortunately was wrong.

The voluminous skirt and pretty bows make this dress so beautiful and unique, but I just don’t love her hair.

If she’d had jet black hair, I would have loved the overall look more.

Classic Elegance Award
Whilst most opted for mini cocktail dresses Kathryn Morris glided down the red carpet wearing a Pamella Roland midnight blue satin asymmetrical off the shoulder gown which I simply adore.

I so prefer this colour to black.

Most Improved Award
I wouldn’t normally pay much attention to Niecy Nash on the red carpet but she blew me away in this stunning pink Tadashi Shoji jersey draped one shoulder gown.

One of her finest red carpet moments.

Best LBD Award
Alyson Hannigan’s LBD is super simple, but her Rene Caovilla satin rose accented heels make the overall look interesting plus she’s so damn gorgeous what’s not to love?

Baby Steps Award
I know some of you are still not ready believe Mariah Carey has turned a corner style-wise, but I think she continues to take baby steps in the right direction.

Her Ysa Makino white beaded halter gown with sweetheart neckline is another perfect choice for her.

On The Fence Award
Hmmm…I’m very much on the fence when it comes to Lisa Edelstein’s David Meister gown.

I love the embellished neckline, but I think there’s too much skirt in her skirt.

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After a few questionable choices, Leighton Meester tones things down a tad wearing this Cushnie Et Ochs marble print dress.

I like the dress which doesn’t scream “I’m not Blair Waldorf”, but not too keen on the make-up.

I’m still expecting more from Keri Hilson.

It was pointed out that the main problem with her look was her hair, which appears to be sorted out.

For a casual event this ensemble including an Alexander Wang jacket is fine, but I’m would like to see more from her next time out.

Katie Cassidy stood out wearing honeycomb gold and black mini dress.

Tights, black peep-toes and a black clutch completed the look.

Her make-up is flawless here.

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