Red Carpet Fashion Awards

BDOTW 23 June

Nicole Kidman in Dolce & Gabbana and Kiernan Shipka in Marni were joint favourites for Best Dressed this week.

The styles couldn’t be more different. One was a stunning gown, the other a fashion forward strapless mini, both worthy of praise.

I had a hard choice selecting between the two also, but my eventual pick was the gorgeous Nicole Kidman.

When it came to the guys, your winner, by a long margin, was David ‘the always dapper’ Gandy. During London Collections he had another impressive week, donning three-piece suit after three-piece suit, each one more swoon-worthy than the last.

My choice was Raymond Lam. Formal with a laidback vibe, and uber stylish.

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Nicole Kidman In Armani Privé - 'Grace of Monaco' Shanghai Film Festival Premiere

Nicole Kidman attended the ‘Grace of Monaco’ premiere held during the Shanghai Film Festival on Sunday (June 15) following the photocall.

The actress looked stunning wearing a Swarovski-crystal-embroidered ivory Armani Privé lace overlay dress with a rise-and-fall hemline, accented by a black bow-detailed belt.

The belt might have felt a tad heavy for her delicate look had it not been balanced out by her black strappy Jimmy Choo sandals.

A selection of complementary jewels, a chic updo and red lip colour rounded out her look.

Is this on a par with her opening ceremony look, or do you love this more?

Credit: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

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Nicole Kidman In Salvatore Ferragamo - 'Grace of Monaco' Shanghai Film Festival Press Conference

Nicole Kidman attended the ‘Grace of Monaco’ press conference held during the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival on Sunday (June 15) in Shanghai, China following the opening ceremony.

The Australian actress wore a Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2014 metallic black long-sleeved pleated dress with a gathered neckline and ruched waist detail.

Her high-neck frock was styled with t-bar black pumps with a pop of colour via the violet toe-cap.

Perhaps I would’ve been more excited about this in October or had it been a halter.

This is too dark and heavy for a spring look for my liking.

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Nicole Kidman In Dolce & Gabbana - 17th Shanghai International Film Festival

Nicole Kidman made a grand entrance onto the red carpet for the opening ceremony of the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival, held at Shanghai Grand Theatre in China on Saturday (June 14).

The actress was positively statuesque in her figure-skimming Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2007 nude gown with allover beading for a glittering, multidimensional effect.

More intense, intricate embellishment at the bodice, cap sleeves and the bottom of the skirt created an even bigger impact, but the look was still one of grace and movement despite what must have been a heavy gown.

When the dress is the jewelry, there’s little need for added sparkle, so a stud earring and bracelet did just fine, with a retro-glam wavy updo providing an elegant finish.

Much improved over the Prada gown, wouldn’t you agree?

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Nicole Kidman In Prada - Celebrate Life Ball

Nicole Kidman attended the Celebrate Life Ball at held Grand Hyatt Melbourne on Friday (June 13) in Melbourne, Australia.

The actress looked radiant wearing a Prada blush-coloured gown with silver embellishments which she styled with silver jewels and at times a black mask.

When should Miuccia have stopped when applying the bling?

I would say at the neckline and shoulders. They were two steps too far for me.

What say you?

Nicole Kidman In Giambattista Valli Couture - 2014 CMT Music Awards

Nicole Kidman put the promotion of her movie ‘Grace of Monaco’ on hold to support hubby Keith Urban at the 2014 CMT Music Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (June 4) in Nashville, Tennessee.

The singer wore a Giambattista Valli Spring 2014 Couture black and white silk mini dress enriched with blue embroidery which showcased her slender pins.

I would’ve loved this look had it not been for the modification.

Yes, the black panel makes the look longer – and, some might say, more age appropriate – but I think she could’ve rocked the original length with ease.

The black panel weighs down the look, taking away what made this look special.

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