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16.06.09

2009 CFDA Awards – Best Dressed

Best Dressed Award
Zoe Saldana continues to impress me. “Star Trek” has push her in the limelight, but her great choices in on the red carpet increase her star status.

Take this Calvin Klein Resort 2010 grey dress for example. It was plain and quite boring on the runway, but Zoe brings it to life.

She makes it sexy and sassy without much effort.

Did It Hurt When You Fell From Heaven? Award
*Sighs*

Could Anja Rubik be anymore beautiful? Anja and Halle Berry should be allow to walk amongst us normal folk.

The stunning supermodel arriving looking angelic wearing a white Kaufman Franco Fall 2009 one-shouldered gown.

She wore the gown without it’s ruffled detail on the behind, which showed how dangerously low the dress was cut.

On some Megan Fox this would have been deemed trashy, but on Anja *sighs* just damn sexy.

Best Use of Colour Award
There’s always a 50/50 split when it comes to Blake Lively.

I hope when you see her looking drop dead gorgeous wearing this neon pink Michael Kors Fall 2009 strapless sheath dress, more of you will be swayed to liking her.

Her twins aren’t on display, she looks youthful, vibrant and sexy.

What’s not to love?

Best Modification Award
Jason Wu really understood his muse for the night, as he took this sophisticated business-like runway dress and turned it into a sexy mini for Diane Kruger.

Diane would look great in a bin liner lets face it, but the colour, length, fabric and embellished embroidered shoulders really looks amazing on her.

I hate to be picky but I really wish she would change her hairstyle more often. I feel like we see this style a lot.

Model Magic Award
Many of you who loved the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009 collection were non to happy when Rihanna arrived at the Met Gala wearing a black suit from the collection.

Molly Sims should bring that enthusiasm back because she looked so cute and playful wearing a Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009 strapless dress, with a Marilyn Monroe print emblazoned on it.

Risk That Paid Off Award
This is a rare red carpet outing for Kirsten Dunst.

The actress always opts for bold pieces which don’t always work, but on this occasion she looks amazing.

Rodarte is never a safe choice. The pieces are bold, edgy and dynamic plus you need the right kind of attitude to pull a Rodarte piece off.

She totally does with grey Nicholas Kirkwood heels.

Most Theatrical Award
At first I really disliked Doutzen Kroes in this red Zac Posen gown, mostly because I thought it was too grand for her. Plus I’m so used to seeing her in Herve Leger I didn’t quite think it was her style.

Then I realised how much better the dress looks without the gold belt, and appreciated the way she had made an effort to make the gown work for her.

Best Vintage Award
As much as I appreciate the Olsen twins picking interesting vintage pieces, I would love to see them in something off-the-runway more often.

Ashley Olsen wore an orange vintage gown with gold leaf embroidery around the shoulders. Her look was complete with Van Cleef & Arpels jewels and Versace heels.

Some might say it’s a little too big for her. I would say it’s better than a bandage dress.

Glorious Glow Award
Even if Heidi Klum wasn’t pregnant and wearing a silver crushed lame Michael Kors asymmetrical mini dress, she would still glow. So these added elements only make her more beautiful.

Her silver Christian Louboutin Anthracite Ole Ole heels and clutch matched her dress, but it’s her earrings I’m drooling over.

Best Black Award
Claire Danes is never one I can get excited about on the red carpet, but I do love her quiet elegant style. Some would call it boring, for me is very understated.

The actress looked elegant wearing a black Narciso Rodriguez embroidered black silk crepe gown which was cut low at the front and open at the back.

Best Legs Award
Model Hilary Rhoda arrived wearing a gorgeous one-shouldered Calvin Klein dress which showed off how incredibly long her pins are.

If you got it flaunt it honey.

Her look was completed with her hair pulled back in a tight bun and a VBH clutch.

Stepping Out Of Her Comfort Zone Award
Maggie Grace is usually very boring on the red carpet, so imagine my surprise to see her wearing this Christian Siriano Spring 2009 grey ruffled confection.

Every time I see a variation of this dress on the red carpet it’s belted.

It would be nice to see it without a belt if its worn again in the future, but the belt does work for Maggie here.

Best Accessories Award
Stylist Rachel Zoe arrived wearing a Louis Vuitton peachy gown, which I first thought was a Marc Jacobs gown as it resembles the finale gowns that were presented in the Spring 2009 collection, but her twitter message confirm that it’s Louis Vuitton.

Her golden accessories including a Louis Vuitton clutch, vintage Chanel earrings, plus Yossi Harari rings and bracelets.

Simple Yet Always Elegant Award
Kerry Washington has opted for a lot of bold choices lately wearing Louis Vuitton edgy ensembles, so it’s nice to see her bring her look back to a softer more elegant style we usually associate her with.

Last night she glowed wearing a silverly grey Doo.Ri Resort 2010 sleeveless gown with a plunging neckline.

Her jewels were also simple and she opted for a matching silver Swarovski clutch.

Best Embellishments Award
Whist Melissa George’s Nicole Miller gown has no shape, I am totally captivated by the embroidered crystals on her strapless gown.  Exquisite.

Black to Black Award
Yes I’m referring to Coco Rocha hair, which she debut on her blog a few weeks ago.

The supermodel wore an asymmetrical Michael Kors red Resort 2010 slide dress with a black print.

Her look was paired with a gold cuff, black strappy sandals and a matching clutch.

The Wow Moment Award
Comedian Tracey Ullman really shocked me when I saw her in this glorious red Doo.Ri gown with an asymmetrical neckline.

I don’t think I have ever seen her look so fabulous.

No BoHo Award
Finally Whitney Port has ditched that hippy chick look, for a fresh sophisticated look wearing a Luca Luca Fall 2009 halter gown.

The draped silver beaded gown sparkled so beautifully. She really out did herself here. I’m totally wowed by her

Credit: B. Ach/INFevents.com & Wireimage

Who Wore Nanette Lepore Better? Miley Cyrus or Maggie Grace

Miley Cyrus arrived at a taping of the Rachael Ray show back in April wearing this navy, white bow, red trimmed Nanette Lepore Swept Away wrap dress, with Moschino Cheap and Chic peep-toe strappy heels.

The cute dress was a perfect style fit for the young actress/singer.

Maggie Grace wore the same dress when she attended the Palm Pre Launch Event in LA last week.

The former Lost actress, wore her dress with gold buckled flats, and a gold purse.

I much prefer Maggie’s accessories. The red heels with Miley’s dress are too obvious.


This dress is available to purchase from My-Wardrobe.com for £293.

Source: David M. Russell/Rachael Ray Show & Wireimage

22.04.09

1st Historic Health Summit Gala

Jessica Alba looked heavenly in her white satin shift dress, with a delicate ruffled detail cascading down the front. She is in cinched at the waist with a black belt, in this event appropriate dress.

The lighter hair really works for her.

As gorgeous as Kristin Davis’ Oscar de la Renta Spring 2009 lace gown dress is. I don’t think it’s particularly flattering for her.

She has a great figure, but this gown isn’t doing it justice. Maybe a belt would have helped.

She kept her accessories to an absolute minimum, only carrying a black clutch.

Paris Hilton went for pure and demure wearing a white strapless pencil Luca Luca dress. It didn’t have the same wow factor as Jessica Alba’s LWD, but she does look elegant and sophisticated.

She paired her look with metallic gold heels, and a collection of retro-inspired statement jewelery.

I love that necklace.

Maggie Grace wore a Moschino Cheap and Chic Pre-Fall 2009 black and white silk dot brocade dress with a cowl neck.

She opted out of wearing black pumps, choosing burgundy point pumps instead.

The look is perfectly completed with a gorgeous beaded hair accessory.

Sarah Brown, the wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, wearing a chocolate brown belted dress, stood alongside model Naomi Campbell who wore head-to-toe black.

I don’t know about you, but I’m preferring what Sarah is wearing over Naomi.

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03.03.09 Premiere

"Watchmen" LA Premiere

Malin Akerman looked beautiful in a ruffled floor-sweeping, metallic gold and beige patterned Rami Kashou Fall 2008 gown.

I would have loved this gown more without the ruffled shoulders, as it makes her appear to have no neck, other than that, she looks perfect.

Carla Guginos is definitely more Green Goddess, than Green Goblin in her stunning one-shouldered Roberto Cavalli gown.

I love the gold accents.

Emmanuelle Chriqui’s black haltered Herve Leroux ensemble, is very structured and fitted, therefore giving her a very sexy silhouette.

The sizzling ensemble was complete with Christian Louboutin Ernesta Plateau T-bar heels.

My only problem here is the amount of St. Tropez and bronzer she has applied.

Maggie Grace kept the glamour stakes high wearing a satin sweetheart necklined silver mini.

She contrasted her look with champagne and black heels.

Anita Briem’s pink taffeta dress is gorgeous, but the ill fitting bodice, really lets her down, as well as the tights, and the black pumps.

Arielle Kebbel ruffled ivory chiffon dress, is flirty, fun and just what is needed to brighten up a winter red carpet.

Watchmen opens in theaters Friday.

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