Red Carpet Fashion Awards

This weekend Paris Hilton was at the “Maxim Presents ’09 Hometown Hotties Finalists” at Wasted Space in Las Vegas.

I was putting Paris’ picture next to the Balmain Fall 2009 picture when I burst out laughing in realization that she was actually wearing the Bebe sequin striped party dress, NOT the Balmain dress as I had assumed.

I made the assumption because surely Paris can afford to purchase the Balmain dress, unlike musician Brittani Senser, who I had never even heard of until she wore that Bebe gown.

I suppose just because you have the money for a $10,000 dress, doesn’t mean you can’t rock a $179 dress.

Paris doesn’t look bad in the dress, and I would bet she doesn’t even know it’s a Balmain knock-off.

Her silky ruffled hem closely resembles the Balmain Fall 2009 strapless dress as it has the same black ruffled asymmetrical skirt, plus the black stripes on the silver sequin dress are flowing in the same direction.

The only difference is the quality, price and the fact that the Balmain dress is strapless.

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My first reaction to Ciara wearing this strapless Marchesa Fall 2009 scarlet jumpsuit was negative, but I must admit it grew on me very quickly and I’m totally in love with this look.

The jumpsuit with a bow bodice detail really made her stand out from anyone else walking the red carpet.

It can take some people a while to adapt their style to a new haircut, but Ciara is managing the transition perfectly. I can’t even remember what she looked like before with longer hair, as she’s really owning this new look.

Rachel Bilson opted for an ultra short printed mini Jean Paul Gaultier dress, with a navy Express blazer.

Her look was paired with a sexy pair of taupe Christian Louboutin Bianca heels and a vintage bag.

Casual chic at it’s very finest.

Paris and Nicky Hilton attended both wearing black.

Whilst Paris’ sparkled in her cute mini dress and YSL Trib Two pumps, Nicky opted for a edgier look pairing an Express studded tank dress with a leather biker jacket and Christian Louboutin Very Prive studded peep-toe pumps.

I knew those heels were going to be hot.

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Paris Hilton has been in Dubai shooting “My New Best Friend Forever”, so we haven’t seen her on the red carpet in a while.

You’ll be happy to see that at the screening of her documentary “Paris, Not France”, she wasn’t sporting any headbands.  That’s because she was channeling a old Hollywood look and a headband would have messed up her marcel waves.

Paris sparkled from head-to-toe wearing a fringed flapper-style Roberto Cavalli Resort 2009 dress, with her favourite Le Silla shoes.

The sparkle with Paris wearing some stunning jewels including a diamond bracelet and diamond earrings.

She left her favourite Christian Louboutin Maykimay clutch at home and carried an equally dazzling silver box clutch.

I know it will take hell freezing over for many of you to say that Paris looks good, but I think she looks sophisticated, tasteful and classy.

What say you?

Nicky Hilton was there so support her sister.

She opted for a black Alexander Wang one-shoulder dress so she wouldn’t outshine her sister – if that’s even possible.

Her look was complete with the most stunning pair of emerald drop earrings I have ever seen. They are very similar to the Lorraine Schwartz earrings Angelina Jolie’s wore to the Oscars this year.

She completes the look with Christian Louboutin lace pumps.

It’s quite a simple look, but I really love it.

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Paris Hilton loves playing up to cameras, whether she’s out shopping, club hopping or posing in a sexy Hervé Léger by Max Azria swim suit for a photo shoot in Malibu.

Give credit were credit is due, she does look fantastic in this white swimsuit, with sexy cut-outs. She looks very leggy and tanned.

The white sunglasses give the looks a retro feel, and the setting is perfect.

If anyone can pull off this swimsuit, it would be Paris.

This swimsuit was uploaded onto Net-A-Porter’s virtual shelves this morning, and it has already sold out on the international site, but it’s still available on their US site for $750.

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Rihanna was the first to wear this Alexander Wang corset dress, when she was spotted leaving Kanye West apartment, New York last week.

She was carrying her favourite metallic Erva “Razza” tote, and wearing black Jil Sander pumps.

Last night, Paris Hilton made an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman”, wearing the same dress, whilst showing off her tanned and toned figure.  She wore her dress with those YSL Trib Two heels we all love, and a black resin House of Harlow necklace

Both women look great in the dress. Rihanna made me fall in love with this dress last week, it showed us her softer, and less edgy side, which we hadn’t seen in a while.

I much prefer this dress on Rihanna, mostly because of her sexier silhouette, her bare neck, and also for her shoe choice.


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Best Dressed Award
This is the impact I wanted Cameron Diaz to make, but instead that honour goes to Sienna Miller.

I love the sea green colour of her Swarovski-encrusted Twenty8Twelve Fall 2009 dress.

The length is perfect to show off her pins, and the shoulder pads are subtle enough not to draw any Balmain comparisons.

The Brit actress carried a silvery Chanel clutch, and wore pair gorgeous Nicholas Kirkwood gold heels, to complete this stunning look.

I Don’t Follow Red Carpet Rules Award
If we expected Kristen Stewart to wear a cute pink mini dress, with silver strappy sandals, we were wrong.

She hit the red carpet wearing a Yigal Azrouël Fall 2009 red and black dress, with a cross cross detail on the sheer yoke, and a wide black belt.

I can imagine her being wrestled into this dress, and her stylist compromising on the Converse sneakers, but she totally rocks this look.

Best Black Award
Leighton Meester took a risk at the Costume Institute Gala, which didn’t pay off for me, but this edgy cut-out Emilio De La Morena Spring 2009 dress totally works.

This interesting dress has peek-a-boo parts, sheer panels, folds, and cut-outs, which Blair Waldorf wouldn’t approve of, but totally love.

She completes her look with Brian Atwood Brie purple suede ankle boots.

Risk That Paid Off Award
Taraji P. Henson certain got into the spirit of this fun awards ceremony, wearing a black and white strapless printed Roberto Cavalli Spring 2009 bustier dress.

The part French maid, part Chinese porcelain inspired look is definitely daring, and with her fun-loving personality she totally pulls it off.

I love how she plays up the ruffled detail on the back of her skirt, and her punky spiky new ‘do.

Moving Out Of Her Comfort Zone Award
This Moschino Fall 2009 red and navy floral print sleeveless dress with a ruffled hem, seems a little out of Lauren Conrad’s comfort-zone, which I really appreciate.

It feels a bit dark and mysterious, which is complemented with dark red lips, and black strappy booties.

I only wish she had pulled her hair back, to show off the floral shoulder detail.

Best Use Of Colour Award
I love to see bold bright colours on the red carpet, which is why I love Vanessa Hudgens peach satin Max Azria dress.

The dress is very grown up, but she injects her youthful glow and enthusiasm, to make this a perfect red carpet look, which she pairs with Jimmy Choo shoes, and a Nancy Gonzalez bronze clutch.

I really glad she didn’t go full on boho, with a printed maxi dress, which we’ve seen many times from her.

Hate The Hair, Love The Dress Award
I love Megan Fox’s black and gold Dolce & Gabbana strapless brocade cocktail dress, which she had shorten. It really suits her dark, mysterious persona, plus it shows off her toned figure.

She wisely kept accessories to a minimum, and added a bit of spice via her Christian Louboutin Differa sandals.

The biggest downsides are her hair, overly orange glow.

Best Theme Award
At first I hated Ashley Greene’s hair, but then I realised how much it worked with what appears to be a 40s housewife theme.

The hair works with her alluringly form-fitting Dolce & Gabbana floral print dress, with a beautiful, yet subtle voluminous skirt.

A neon yellow clutch, and bold red lips, add a touch of bright colour.

The Kate Beckinsale “This Is Not The Oscars” Award
I was really surprised to see LeAnn Rimes wearing such a formal gown by J.Mendel to the MTV Movie Awards.

She looks beautiful, she really does, but she’s a little overdressed.

Most Vanilla Award
Miley Cyrus opted for a very soft look for this event. I would’ve expected something with a lot more attitude, but she looks lovely in her pale pink cowl neck Moschino Cheap & Chic dress, which had a ruffled detail, going down her back.

The only hint of the wild rock wannabee Miley, was via her rings and bracelets.

Best Re-Run Award
I love Ashley Tisdale’s purple leather Elise Øverland dress, and the accessories she picked really punch up the look, especially those lust worthy Paul & Joe Sister heels.

We’ve seen this look before on the red carpet, but as Ashley wears it so well, that all is forgiven.

Surprisingly Not Predictable Award
I would have expected 3 things from Audrina Patridge.

1. Something low cut
2. Her black Alexander McQueen Bow Clutch
3. Her Balmain studded heels.

She blows that out of the water wearing a loose fitting paillette covered Joey Tierny Couture dress, with a dove grey Alexander McQueen clutch, and cream Louboutin heels.

Nice Dress, Shame About The Shoes Award
Keke Palmer’s look was almost perfect. I really loved her coral embellished Elise Øverland dress. It’s young, it’s fun, it sparkles, and it summery, but those grey booties lose her many points.

Stand Out Award
Malin Akerman stood out the most, because she is the only one who opted for pants, wearing a crisp, white Dolce & Gabbana suit, with a pale blue corset.

Her hair was sleeked back to complete this sophisticated look, which she didn’t over accessorize.

Most Summery Award
Yes Paris Hilton needs a new clutch and shoe combo, but there’s no denying her vibrant vest for spring and summery colours.

I love her cute coral Jenny Packham Spring 2009 strapless mini, with its ruffled skirt, and gold embroidered bodice.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun/Au Natural Award
Monique Coleman must have sensed when she looked in the mirror, that she would get ridiculed for her hair.  I admire her for ditching the extensions, and going au natural. I can’t see many others sporting this look.

Her Christian Louboutin Spartenvol Strass sandals complemented her silver and black spacey mini tutu dress, which you may all hate, but I will take this over a mini dress with tights any day.

She wanted to have fun at this event, and it shows.

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