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21.09.09 Worst Dressed

2009 Emmy Awards – Worst Dressed

Worst Dressed Award
The second I saw Elizabeth Moss I wondered why she would wear an asymmetrical gown with that stunning necklace.

But it appears that the jeweled neckline is built into her Grecian inspired Reem Acra taupe gown.

Between the creases and the draping I just couldn’t love this gown.

Tried To Love It, But Couldn’t Award
I loved this Bottega Veneta Fall 2009 gown on the runway, but I don’t think it works on Leighton Meester at all.

She’s normally edgy on the red carpet, and I agree this is not the place to go edgy but I was just bored by her look, and she looked really bored on the red carpet too.

The only thing I like here is her Bottega Veneta clutch, as her hair and make-up is pretty awful too.

Most Disappointing Award
Kyra Sedgwick is always stunning on the red carpet, but I found it very difficult to love this L’Wren Scott Spring 2010 pink dress.

Kyra and L’Wren Scott often work very well together, but I really didn’t like the pink, nor the embellishments.

It felt too cutesy for a grown woman.

Should’ve Worn A Gown Award
Nothing appealed to me with regards to Mary Louise Parker dress.

Firstly I would’ve preferred her in a gown. Secondly I don’t like the bow on the hip and lastly the two-tone purple is hideous.

Worst Dressed Runner-Up Award
Padma Lakshmi was so close to being voted worst dressed. I just hated that red floral detail on the hip.

It was so unnecessary. Despite that it was a pretty boring Badgley Mischka gown anyway.

Least Flattering Award
I would be surprised if Sarah Silverman ever makes it onto the Best Dressed list, but this gown had great potential.

It’s a great colour on her, but the gown adds at least 15ins to each side of her hips.

How is this a good thing?

Pukey Pink Award
What’s with all the pukey pink gowns on the red carpet.

I know it’s a fresh summer time colour, but I really didn’t think it looked good on Toni Collette.

She is usually one to watch on the red carpet, but the look fails to impress me.

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18.09.09

The Best From The Front Row @ New York Fashion Week

Thakoon

Ciara was easily one of my favourites at Fashion Week.

She looked so beautiful wearing a Thakoon wool crepe shift dress which had a contrast black chiffon lining and trim, paired with Louboutin pumps.

Donna Karan

Milla Jovovich’s striped Donna Karan Resort 2009 dress is so chic paired with silver pumps.

Altuzarra

I guess Altuzarra weren’t loaning out clothes for their star guests because Leighton Meester wore an eggplant Emilio de la Morena Fall 2009 dress with Proenza Schouler lace-up ankle boots…

…whilst Rachel McAdams wore a navy and white striped Boy by Band of Outsiders Spring 2010 skirt with a black top.

Charlotte Ronson

Jessica Stroup wore a flirty floral Charlotte Ronson Spring 2010 strapless dress which is so exclusive it wasn’t even seen in the Spring 2010 presentation.

She paired her dress with snake-skin strappy sandals.

Marc Jacobs

Lady GaGa wears the same Marc Jacobs Fall 2009 black cap sleeved dress embellished with jeweled stones, which Miss Piggy wore recently.

I wonder who the winner of that WWIB poll will be?

Tommy Hilfiger

I just love this red dress which Taylor Swift pairs with Stuart Weitzman black bow heels.

So vibrant.

Preen

Becki Newton wore a Preen Mixed Mono dress under a black blazer.

I would’ve loved to have seen this dress without the blazer to see more of its multi-print panel design.

Proenza Schouler

Leighton Meester doesn’t look to happy in her Proenza Schouler Resort 2010 ensemble and I don’t blame her.

Max Azria

Lucy Liu was elegant and classy as always wearing a cream fitted Max Azria dress.

Maggie Q’s Max Azria vibrant yellow dress really pops on her.

I love how she brings this strapless draped dress to life.

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14.09.09 Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl Season 3

Gossip Girl starts tonight in the US and I’m so happy to be in New York to watch the season’s premiere, but unfortunately I will have to wait months to see the rest of the series back in the UK.

The picture above is the Season 3 Gossip Girl cast photo. The boys are looking very handsome especially Ed Westwick. The girls all look beautiful too.

In the picture Jessica Szohr wore an animal print dress.

Rock chick wannabee Taylor Momsen wore a strapless two tone sequin dress, whilst Leighton Meester wears a black embellished Elie Saab Fall 2009 dress.

Without meaning to be crude, the only person that really sticks out is Blake Lively.

The rest seem to fade into the background as Blake works the hell out of her palliette covered teal Versace dress.

Was it a coincidence that she is wearing a teal blue plunging dress and the rest are wearing darker colours?

The show airs tonight on CW @ 8pm/9pm central.

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On The Gossip Girl Set With Leighton Meester Wearing Luisa Beccaria

Leighton Meester was spotted on the set of “Gossip Girl” yesterday between takes wearing her trademark flip flops with a stunning Luisa Beccaria Fall 2009 dress.

I have said on many occasions that Luisa Beccaria is a hugely underrated designer, but we have recently she her work featured on Eva Mendes for Marie Claire UK and Lauren Conrad on the Conan O’Brien Show so hopefully the buzz is starting to gather pace.

Leighton’s dress was typically Beccaria – romantic.

The gunmetal grey dress was worn with a beaded necklace, a black belt and flip flops.

I don’t know about you, but I prefer how the dark grey suede runway belt work better the dress. The black belt doesn’t blend as well.

Leighton was also spotted – obviously out of character – wearing shorts, a black top and cardigan, whilst wearing black Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony multi buckle wedge booties and carrying a Nina Ricci “Ondine” bag.

Leighton now has two of these Nina Ricci bags.  This cream bag and a black clutch she carried to the Teen Choice Awards.  Lucky girl.

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Who Wore Louis Vuitton Better? Leighton Meester or Fan Bingbing

Leighton Meester’s avant-garde Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 psychedelic paisley print dress, which she wore to the ‘Costume Institute Gala’ had people split 50/50.

50% loved her bold unexpected choice.

50% disliked the look.

I was in the latter group, because I wasn’t keen on the matching leggings with this look.

Fan Bingbing wore the same dress last month to the grand opening of the Louis Vuitton flagship store in Shenzhen, China.

She proved to me that the dress works better without the leggings off the runway, and for that reason she wins for me. Plus I loved her hair and the black patent belt she wore with the dress.

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19.08.09 On Set With...

On The Gossip Girl Set With Leigthon Meester Wearing Valentino Red & Blake Lively Carrying Donna Karan

Leighton Meester was snapped the set of “Gossip Girl” this week which was filmed inside the Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York.

We’ve not fallen in love the Olivia Palmero hairstyle she has been sporting in other candids, but here she returns to her free-flowing wavy locks.

Looking every inch the Park Avenue princess – minus her now trademark flip flops between takes – Leighton wore an ombre Red Valentino Fall 2009 3/4 length dress with a floral appliqué detail decorating the bodice and skirt.

This look is more like the Blair we know and love.

Blake Lively was also on set looking cute in navy shorts and a white blouse.

Her look was complete carrying a Donna Karan Eldridge slouchy hobo bag and Christian Louboutin Lillian buckle pumps.

Her bag decorated with a  hanging chain, converts from tote to bag with side and bottom snap details.  The straps can be pulled through to create messenger style.

It’s available to purchase from Saks.com & Browns Fashion.

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Best Dressed Of The Week – Leighton Meester In Louis Vuitton & Diane Kruger In Atelier Versace

I was not surprised you picked Queen Bee aka Leighton Meester as your Best Dressed this week. But I was surprised by how much she won the poll by.

It was a landslide victory. You guys really loved her Louis Vuitton striped dress with red Brian Atwood heels.

I don’t think anyone has ever won my such a large margin.

I picked Diane Kruger wearing her stunning Atelier Versace dress.

What I loved about this dress is that it’s something we have never seen before.

No stripes, No ruffles, No floral prints…it’s totally unique.  Made completely from coloured crystals.

This Atelier Versace Fall 2009 preview has left me hungry for more, and wondering how Diane was able to sit in this dress.

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