Red Carpet Fashion Awards


My choice for Best Dressed this week was a very difficult.

I was so in love with Elena Ballesteros’ chic look at the Los Abrazos Rotos premiere, that I made my choice on Thursday, that I would give the Best Dressed Of The Week to her.

Then Marisa Tomei wowed me with her gorgeous Christian Dior New York raspberry taffeta dress by Yves Saint Laurent on Friday, and the decision got that bit harder.

In the end I decided that they both deserved recognition, as they were equally outstanding.

You guys seemed to have the same struggle.

Diane Kruger in YSL took an early lead, then the lead between her and Rachel Bilson in 3.1 Phillip Lim changed several times before Rachel finally won.

Great choice, she looked so cute.

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It’s so good to see Marisa Tomei back on the red carpet. Her red taffeta belted Christian Dior by Yves Saint Laurent dress with oversized bow from Decades, is quite simply outstanding.

The dress is from Yves Saint Laurent’s first ever Dior collection from 1958. It must have been a real honour for Marisa to wear this dress.

I love her hair, and the minimal jewelry. I’m gushing, as this is one of her best looks so far this year.

Completing her look with Brian Atwood heels, Marisa is a very late entrant for Best Dressed Of The Week.

What Comes Around Goes Around’s Fall 2009 Collection Launch, LA

It’s a busy week for Lisa Rinna who arrived at this event wearing a gorgeous summertime yellow Jean Patou dress. I love the oversized collar.

It seems like only yesterday a slender Nicole Richie announced her pregnancy, now she’s already blooming.

The starlet wore tight Jet jeans, an ivory fitted top, and a canary yellow satin Ossie Clark cardigan.

Wearing a mini black dress, Erin Wasson is already sporting the thigh-high boots trend for next season.

Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman anyone?

“West Side Story” Broadway Revival Opening Night, New York

I had never seen this Marchesa Resort 2008 gown from the back, and I’m in love the open back gold embroidered detailing.

Josefina Scaglione wears this gown so well.

“Fast & Furious” London Premiere

Yes it’s fairly warm in London, but their was really no need for Michelle Rodriguez to wear sunglasses on the red carpet. Once inside she tucked them into her white chiffon Pamella Roland v-neck gown.

Why does she insist on spoiling every pretty gown given to her?

Jordana Brewster outshines her co-star in a pretty floral print Monique Lhuillier dress.

“Fast & Furious” France Photocall

Jordana Brewster fitted LBD was from the Ports 1961 collection. I’m glad she made the effort to look fabulous on the red carpet unlike….

…Michelle Rodriguez. Why did she even bother turning up?

“Sugar” LA Premiere

There is nothing I find appealing about Jessica Alba’s head-to-toe Miu Miu look.

The geometric print top is not working for me.

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Michelle Williams was the first celebrity to wear this very sexy Alexander Wang Spring 2009 white jersey dress with black booties, when she attended a screening of Synecdoche in New York last year.

Marisa Tomei opted to cover up most of her dress, with an oversized black blazer to the Children Mending Hearts Gala in LA.

She completed her look with black and white peep-toe pumps, and a black clutch.

Lindsay Lohan is not one to cover up. She attended an Oscars after party, sans bra, in the same dress.

She teamed her dress with black peep-toe heels, and a half-up-half-down hairdo.

Lindsay looks really rough, so I’m not going to considered her.

I like Marisa’s overall look, but this dress shouldn’t be covered up, so Michelle wins for me.


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Best Dressed Award
I was not particular wowed by many on the red carpet tonight, but Freida Pinto definitely stood out in her blue John Galliano Spring 2009 gown.

I loved the one shoulder long sleeve gown with the all lace, beading, embroidery and tulle. It was so pretty.

The gown was perfect for her, as it feels Indian inspired.

She completed her look with a Judith Leiber clutch.

Best Couture Award
OK Sarah Jessica Parker’s Christian Dior Haute Couture gown, did make her look like a fairy princess, but it’s that what we all want to see on the red carpet? Fantasy and Fairy tales?

I love the boost this gown gave her, and I love the embroidered bodice.

The only downside for me was the hair. One of her classic high buns would have looked so great with this dress.

Her jewels were Fred Leighton and her clutch is Ferragamo.

I love how cute her and Matthew Broderick looked so happy on the red carpet.

Back To Her Best Award
Of everyone on the red carpet tonight, I was most worried about Anne Hathaway. Her red carpet style has been underwhelming lately, so I prepared myself for the worst.

I was releived when Anne walked the red carpet wearing this gorgeous ivory Armani Privé Spring 2009 gown that was covered in clear paillettes. The gown moved so perfectly when she walked the red carpet.

Even thought I love the gown, I did prefer it on the runway, without the silver embellished band on the top of the bodice.

Her stunning jewels are by Cartier.

Best Use Of Colour Award
Whilst a lot of actress opted for neutral colours, Natalie Portman opted for this stunning pink Rodarte chiffon strapless gown.

I wasn’t crazy about the make-up, but the gown overall ruled.

Just OK Award
Taraji P. Henson has had a great Awards season, and although I do like this ivory Roberto Cavalli gown on her, I expected a bit more from her.

The Fred Leighton necklace is outstanding, and the Mary Norton red bag, adds some colour, but I feel like this is just OK.

On The Fence Award
Marion Cotillard was my girl crush of last awards season. Since then she seemed to disappear off the face of the earth, and the few appearances she did make left me underwhelmed.

Her Christian Dior Fall 2008 Couture gown has been modified from the runway, but I feel like I love the gown more than her in the gown.

Hard To Pull It Off, But She Did Award
Marisa Tomei didn’t pick an easy gown.

I went back and forth as to whether I liked this one-shouldered Versace Atelier silvery grey satin organza gown.

The final verdict was yes, as I became mesmerized by the pleated details.

Her jewels were Van Cleef & Arpels.

Most Improved Award
It’s not black, or brown, or by Azzedine Alaia, so Penelope Cruz finally earned her place on the Best Dressed list.

She wore a vintage Pierre Balmain Haute Couture gown. I loved the print on the gown, which looked like lace.

Her jewels are Chopard.

Best Custom Gown
Queen Latifah attended Georges Chakra’s Spring 2009 couture show in Paris recently to work with the designer.

The result was this amazing navy dutchess satin gown with tulle train, and Swarovski crystal embroidery around the neckline and on the hip.

Fit for a Queen.

I Know You Hate It, But I Love It Award
Tilda Swinton is like Marmite. You either love her or hate her.

I personally love her edgy style, despite her disappointing me at the Berlin Film Festival.

After her win last year, the British actress was a presenter last night. I loved her Lanvin Pre-Fall 2009 sand-colored matte silk satin draped blouse, which she wore with an elegant black duchesse satin long evening skirt with gathered detailing.

Golden Girl Award
Viola Davis has been wearing a lot of David Meister lately, so I was surprise when she switched to Reem Acra for her gown last night.

Surprised, but not disappointed because she looked radiant. I’m always mesmerized by her skin, because she glows.

Lady In Red Award
There were 4 red gowns on the red carpet last night, but Virginia Madsen’s Kevan Hall strapless gown was the one I really liked.

I love that origami fold on the front, and her silky silhouette.

Her shoes were Rene Caovilla, her jewels by Loree Rodkin and her clutch was by Katherine Baumann.

Most Classic Award
Meryl Steep was stunning wearing an off-the-shoulder Alberta Ferretti gown.

She is glowing.

Her clutch is by Ferragamo.

Best Couple Award
I know I am always macking on Diane Lane and Josh Brolin, but I adore them together.

She also wore a Dolce & Gabbana strapless mermaid gown, but the style was very different from Melissa George’s well worn gown.

Beyonce Will Be Jealous Award
If Beyonce had not been force to wear that House of Dereon Couture gown her mother created, this is the gown she would have wanted to wear, as it’s dripping with bling.

Instead Leslie Mann picked this stunning platinum Pamella Roland Fall 2009 gown, which was one of my favourite gowns presented at New York Fashion Week last week.

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Marisa Tomei in Etro Spring 2009

Emily Mortimer in YSL Resort 2009

Sharon Stone in John Galliano Spring 2009

Freida Pinto in Oscar de la Renta Resort 2009

Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior Spring 2009 Couture

Kylie Minogue in Chanel Fall 2002 Couture

Kate Winslet in modified Zac Posen Resort 2008

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