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15.07.09

The Cosmopolitan Magazine Party

Amanda Bynes does what she does best. Gives us something we’ve seen or feel we’ve seen before.

With her Pencey little black strapless dress, that same hairstyle, the black clutch and the black pumps, it’s like ground-hog day every time she steps onto the red carpet.

I’m dying for her to shake up her style. The last time she wore a different silhouette or anything past her knees was at the SAG Awards back in January 2008.

Amber Heard looked red hot and current wearing an Alexander Wang ensemble. This look consisted of a white caged top with a black fitted caged skirt.

Her look was completed with a pair of Chloé bow embellished sandals and a large waist belt.

Amber hair has now become bleach blonde from the lighter blonde locks she sported a few weeks ago. Although this colour gives her an edge, I prefer her as a brunette.  I’m sure her eyebrows would agree.

Kristen Bell always delivers something fresh. She’s not one to follow others and hop on the latest trends. Her look is always consistently fabulous and effortless.

I’m most impressed with her cute fuschia pink 3.1 Phillip Lim dress with a oversized collar which she accessorizes with a multi-coloured Topshop clutch and sparkling Jimmy Choo heels.

Ashley Greene opted for an off-the-shoulder blue BCBG Max Azria dress with a burst of floral prints.

This is the first time I have seen Ashley’s hair styled in a loose updo.

I’m loving the confident stance of Leona Lewis in this picture. It’s been a long time coming.

The Brit singer looked stunning in a blue plunging neck long-sleeved Elie Saab Fall 2008 dress, with dove grey heels and NO TIGHTS. This is a first.

Her figure is amazing. So delightfully curvaceous.

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07.05.09

Herve Leger By Max Azria Collection Launch Party

When I saw this event, I hoped we’d get to seem more of the Herve Leger By Max Azria Fall 2009 collection, which was first worn by Miley Cyrus.

Unfortunately, we got nothing original.

Hilary Duff paired her lime green bandage dress with Sergio Rossi python cut-out sandals.

She looks good, but not so crazy about her hair.

Sophia Bush, a long time friend of designer Max Azria, opted for a daring silver plunging dress, with grey suede Trib Two’s.

Leona Lewis wears tights with just about everything, so I wasn’t surprised she paired her Herve Leger Melanie bandage dress which has a beaded shoulder strap, with my least favourite clothing item.

She looks beautifully voluptuous in her dress, which was worn with Trib Two’s.

Double blow.

Melissa George opted for a haltered Herve Leger black dress.

Taraji P. Henson may have just gone and undone all her hard work during awards season. I mean what the…

So wrong on many levels.

Jordana Brewster wore a grey Herver Leger Zebra dress, with a gold trimmed clutch and nude heels.

Krysten Ritter totally opted out of wearing a Herve Leger dress. Instead she wore a red one-shouldered dress, which had a ruffled detail going down one-side, with matching heels.

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01.05.09 In Her Closet

In Leona Lewis’ Closet – Deux Lux Ruffle Bag


We haven’t seen Leona Lewis for a long while, but she looked very refreshed, happy, and healthy as she departed LAX yesterday afternoon.

Things were very different a few days earlier. She was apparently injured by her horse while out riding in Los Angeles.

It’s reported that she was given a stallion for her birthday, but was head butted by her steed, knocking her to the floor and leaving her with a split lip. These pictures proves the singer is thankfully OK.

She was dress in all black as she left LAX, wearing tan Ugg boots, and carrying a gorgeous Deux Lux Ruffle bag.

The Deux Lux bucket bag is trimmed with cascading rows of ditsy-floral backed ruffles, and it also comes in black for $68 from Urban Outfitters.

This just shot to number 1 on my affordable Wish List.

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Runway To Red Carpet – End Of The Week Round Up

Leona Lewis in Temperley London Spring 2009

Aubrey O’Day in Chloé Spring 2009

Dasha Zhukova in Alexander Wang Spring 2009

Jenny McCartney in Gucci Spring 2009

Lindsay Lohan in Chanel Spring 2006

Shanna Moakler in Oscar de la Renta Spring 2009

Bethenny Frankel in modified RM by Roland Mouret Fall 2007

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Who Wore Missoni Better? Leona Lewis or Joy Bryant


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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09.02.09 Worst Dressed

2009 Grammy Awards – Worst Dressed

Worst Dressed Award
M.I.A is due to give birth any moment, as 8 February was her due date.

Unlike Kimoria Lee Simmons, pregnancy has not soften M.I.A’s style, in fact it has made it a whole lot worse.

I don’t even know where to begin to describe this, but is was created by Manish Arora for his Spring 2009 collection.

Her kicks are GOLA by Christian Lacroix.

Worst Beyonce Impression Award
I should be thankful that Leona Lewis is not wearing tights, but this Randi Rahm nude dress is so 2005 Beyonce.

No original styling here at all.

Worst C-3PO Impression & Over Embellished Award
The embellishments on Paula Abdul’s Basil Soda Spring 2009 yellow pleated gown, reminds me of C-3PO from Star Wars.

The yellow is great on her, but there is too much going on, on her shoulder.

OTT Award
Sadly Kate Beckinsale thought she had arrived at the Oscars.

Yes it’s a really gorgeous Reem Acra gown with a stunning two tone tulle hem, but it’s way too much dress for the Grammy’s. A cute cocktail dress would have been much better.

Still So Desperate Award
This is a perfect cute canary yellow mini for the Grammy’s, but watching Solange Knowles pose on the red carpet, was exhausting. I could smell her desperation from here.

Most Unflattering Award
I love the rose print on Jordin Sparks’ strapless custom made Debra Davenport gown, but it does not flatter her at all.

Maybe I am too used to seeing her legs in a short sassy dresses, because for me, this doesn’t work for her.

180 Award
Just when we thought Paris Hilton had turned a corner in the style stakes, she reverts back to this. Tiny, revealing, trashy.

I had a feeling her good run would end, but just not this soon. She is wearing a Versace Spring 2003 mini.

Space Cadet Award
I am usually a fan of Estelle’s unique style, but this winged space age Bernard Chandran dress with Halston shoes, just leaves me cold.

If she wanted to wear such an edgy dress, why add the big chunky necklace?

A very confusing look.

Worst Black Award
This is two boring black dresses in two days for Duffy.

For someone who started out with a unique style, she certainly has taken several steps back.

Wearing Alberta Ferretti.

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08.02.09

Salute To Icons: Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party

I really struggle with Miley Cyrus when it comes to her style on the red carpet.

I do like this Roberto Cavalli Spring 2009 mini dress. It was one of the very few pieces I actually liked from this collection, but I don’t feel Miley has the panache to pull it off.

I feel like she picked it out of her mother closet, and is playing dress-up.

This dress also needs the wearer to pull their hair right back off their face and shoulders, because the pretty detail on the front is lost under her hair.

Plus, the way she is showing off the layered and ruffled skirt at the back is way too proactive for my liking.

Gucci Ambassador Rihanna, picked one of the floaty strapless maxi dress from their Spring 2009 collection to walk the red carpet.

Although the dress, does not quite fit with her current bad-ass image, it looks very pretty on her despite her twins looking very squashed.

This look is slightly edgier than we would expect from Taylor Swift.

She pulls off this Collette Dinnigan Spring 2009 LBD with silver sequin embellishments with a style and charisma that fellow teen Miley just doesn’t possess.

I would’ve liked to have seen her hair straight with this dress.

Estelle wore a nude Fendi Spring 2009 tunic, with latex leggings, and black peep-toes.

Katy Perry wore a lilac mini dress from couture designer Georges Chakra.

The dress had a sheer yoke, which was embellished like the rest of the dress. I’m not normally a fan of sheer yokes, but in this case it looks like it’s needed to keep Katy’s twins under control.

The tulle hem is divine.

Regular readers will know my frustrations with Leona Lewis and wearing tights on the red carpet. No matter the event, and no matter what she is wearing, she is guaranteed to be wearing them.

This for me puts a downer on her Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2009 LBD, with it’s silver embellished halter detail. What also puts me off this dress, is the quite unnecessary piece at the back of the dress.

The only saving grace, is her make-up and her stunning sparkling clutch.

Carrie Underwood is usually all about bright colours and heavy embellishments, so imagine my surprise to see her tone down her red carpet look with this Pamella Roland Spring 2009 black and silver beaded dot dress.

It’s nice to see her versatility on the red carpet.

Jennifer Hudson’s Balenciaga heels are to-die-for. I have to own these.

Jennifer arrived with Clive Davis on the red carpet wearing a Todd Lynn LBD, and looked flawless. I especially loved her eye make-up.

Terri Seymour redeemed herself from her hideous crimped hair last week, to a wavy style which suits her better.

The TV presenter looked ever-so-cute wearing a strapless yellow and navy printed DKNY Spring 2009 mini dress, which she wore with Christian Louboutin Mary Janes.

Pregnancy definitely agrees with Kimora Lee Simmons, as her look has soften from the less desirable ensemble she wore pre-pregnancy.

She walked the red carpet with her baby-daddy actor Djimon Hounsou wearing a ABS for Peas In A Pod gown, with a rosette detail on the shoulder.

Tattoo’s aside I really like this lavender dress on Fantasia, which she wears with a Mary Norton clutch.

Sheryl Crow’s tan is almost as dark as her bronze Ports 1961 dress, which she also wears with a Mary Norton clutch.

For some unknown reason Keyshia Cole decided to show off her leg in every picture on the red carpet.

Nice dress, shame about her desperate attempts to be noticed.

Great colour on Kelly Clarkson. I would have but money on her wearing black, but she opted for this perwinkle blue gown instead.

Boo to Duffy for letting us Brits down at this event by looking so plain.

Seeing this picture Whitney Houston gives me chills, as it takes me back to 1987, when I was totally in love with Whitney, and I would single along to her songs like a deluded contestant on American Idol.

If you weren’t aware like Britney, Whitney’s back. Both in spirit and in song. I just wish she hadn’t sported road-kill to perform at this event.

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