06.12.13

Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards Red Carpet Roundup

Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards

Here is a roundup of the rest of the attendees at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London yesterday evening.

Ellie Goulding: The singer sported a barely there makeup look, wearing a dual-colour ivory-and-white Dolce & Gabbana strapless frock with a corseted bodice and velvet skirt accented with a satin waistband. Does her makeup wash her out?

Paloma Faith: The one person we can usually rely on for a bit of colour and plenty of drama opted for a very demure look by her standards, wearing a black velvet Stella McCartney long-sleeved frock with embroidered sleeves, which she styled with all-black accessories.

Mollie King: There’s something about Mollie that hasn’t quite been working for me of late. The best-dressed member of The Saturdays kept it super simple, wearing a black Dolce & Gabbana shift dress with black pumps that reads boring to me. A statement necklace would’ve made a world of difference, as that Silvia Furmanovich cuff and cocktail ring aren’t enough to pique my interest.

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Who Wore Edition by Georges Chakra Better? Carrie Underwood or Sarah Harding

Carrie Underwood was the first to wear this stunning red Edition by Georges Chakra Fall 2010 gown last year to the 2010 American Country Awards.

The Country music singer wore her asymmetrical red chiffon gown with beaded cummerbund and beaded tulle bodice with Rene Caovilla gold heels, Coomi jewels and a gold Rene Caovilla sequin clutch.

Sarah ‘try way too’ Harding wore the same dress to be 2011 BAFTA Awards last week.

She totally ruins the look for me with the full on red lips, eye make-up, frizzy locks, red platform heels and black clutch.

There is nothing subtle about this look. It’s too ‘in ya face’ for my liking.

Class and sophistication wins over desperate to be noticed, so Carrie wins for me.

Credit: NYMag.com & Getty

11.12.09

“St Trinian’s 2: The Legend Of Fritton’s Gold” World Premiere

All the girls from Girls Aloud are currently working on individual projects.

Cheryl Cole has the X Factor, Nadine Coyle owns a string of Irish pubs in LA, Nicola Roberts has her own make-up line, Kimberley Walsh has modeled for New Look, and Sarah Harding is trying to forge herself as an actress.

At the St. Trinian’s premiere in which Sarah stars, the singer/actress dazzled wearing a stunning black sequin Georges Chakra fall 2009 gown.

The gown is stunning from the front, and so very dramatic from the back with revealing panels, cut-out details and a flowing train.

Despite her being my least favourite of the group, I have to give credit were credit is due. She looks amazing.

A glam updo and bold red lips complete the look.

Sarah later changed into a pink strapless Atelier Versace Spring 2009 mini dress when she arrived back at her hotel.

She paired this stunning pink creation with Charlotte Olympia magenta laced slingbacks.

Gemma Arterton wore a black Alexander Wang slinky long goddess dress with Christian Louboutin Coussin caged ankle boots.

This is a great dress, but her messy hair puts me off.

A sleek updo like Sarah would’ve been much preferred.

Shingia Shoniwa continues to wow on the red carpet.

On this occasion she wore a hot pink Jean Pierre Braganza Spring 2010 backless cold-shoulder dress which has been worn by Cheryl Cole on  week 7 of the X Factor.

The Noisettes singer wears her dress with gold peep-toes and matching pink nails.

I feel a girl crush coming.

Nicola Roberts was one of my favourites on this red carpet.

The Girls Aloud singer supported her band mate at the premiere by arriving wearing a stunning cream dress with large appliqué flower detail which wrapped around her dress.

I just love those beaded embellishments adorning this amazing dress.

BDOTW contender.

Credit: Style.com, London Features, PacificCoastNews & Wireimage

Runway To Wembley Stadium – Girls Aloud In Preen


Last week Cheryl Cole and her Girls Aloud band mates put on a spellbinding show at London’s Wembley Stadium supporting Coldplay.

I thought Girls Aloud supporting Coldplay was a bit strange as their music couldn’t be more different, but Chris Martin had been speaking of his admiration for Girls Aloud in an interview with Q magazine back in July.

The girls set list included their mega hits ‘Sound of the Underground’, ‘Biology’, ‘Love Machine’ and my favourite ‘Something Kinda Ooooh’.

The girls all looks beautiful wearing gorgeous pastel Preen dresses which had been modified from the runway.

Only Kimberly Walsh’s (second from the left) dress has stayed true to it’s original colour scheme, and was no doubt the inspiration for the rest of the modifications.

Do you prefer the modified dresses or the originals?

Credit: Style.com & Big thanks to Ivette

London Fashion Week Front Row

Fashion Fringe & Christopher Kane

Regular readers will know that I’m constantly fascinated with how Donatella Versace takes one piece from the runway and creates a totally different look unique to her.

On her visit to London she created a black sleek pencil dress from a one-shoulder top she had presented on the Fall 2009 runway.

Should would’ve look fantastic in either look which is so great about her.

Her heels are from the Versus collection.

Matthew Williamson

Olivia Palmero a self confessed Topshop addict, wore a Matthew Williamson Zig-Zag dress with navy ankle booties.

She’s not quite sporting the ‘Palmero’, but a neat ponytail.

Marios Schwab

Anna Wintour hasn’t been to London Fashion Week in a very long while and her presence is a BIG deal.

She attended the shows of  London hippest designers Marios Schwab and Christopher Kane wearing a reptile – no doubt Prada – coat and a smile sans sunglasses, which is strange because it’s actually sunny in London.

Leigh Lezark wore a crystal print Marios Schwab mini dress which I think looks better with the runway sash tied to the waist.

Ashish

Michelle Williams was very much the ‘Sophia Bush’ of London Fashion Week, as she was everywhere.

She also pulled an ‘Anna Wintour’ by not wearing anything from the designers who’s shows she attended.

At the Ashish show she wore a cute coral tiered Jenny Packham dress and sunshine yellow peep-toes.

I love that jeweled detail on the neckline.

Bora Aksu

Michelle must have like the Ashish show so much that she then wore one of his pieces to the Bora Aksu show.

The black sequin tunic dress was covered names of places I’m sure she’s traveled to with Destiny’s Child.

I love the quirky shoes she paired with this dress.

Topshop Unique

Kate Moss looks more like she’s on vacation rather than sitting front row, but Kate being Kate can wear a trash bag and still work it in the front row.

PPQ

Sporting shearling jacket when it’s quite warm in London, Alexa Chung give us that ‘so hip it hurts’ look as she waited for the PPQ show.

She wore a LBD with a lace panel, booties and a Miu Miu cross body bag.

Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Joss Stone opts for a classic Westwood tartan ensemble with some questionable open-toe Westwood booties.

Michelle Williams arrived wearing a LBD with an asymmetrical hemline plus a bright fuschia dupioni blazer.

Sexy Christian Louboutin Calypso heels.

Nicola Roberts opted for a red shimmering dress with ankle strapped heels.

Nicola arrived with Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding who made a huge statement with her PVC mini dress and Giuseppe Zanotti sculpted platform ankle boots with a bright red platform.

Luella

Every time I saw Peaches Geldof in New York she looked like a moody sulking teenager, even at the Marchesa show.

So I’m glad for two things: she smiling and she looks adorable wearing a Luella Spring 2009 lilac one-shouldered dress.

It’s not often I really like what she wears, but this a great look for her…sans tights.

Credit: Style.com, NYMag, London Features & Wireimage

19.02.09 Best Dressed

2009 Brit Awards – Best Dressed

Best Dressed Award
This J. Mendel strapless tulle mermaid gown may have been OTT for some of you, but I loved Nicola Roberts in this dress.

For the first time she really stands out from the group. She is glowing, and I particularly love her hair and make-up.

Becki Newton has also worn this dress.

Best Group Award
Girls Aloud as a group looked fantastic last night.

From left to right, Nadine Coyle wore a peachy strapless William Tempest dress with matching Giuseppe Zanotti peep-toes.

Kimberly Walsh opted for a white plunging Roberto Cavalli Spring 2009 gown, with cut-outs and embellished trims.

Sarah Harding opted for a sexy Vivienne Westwood peachy taffeta dress, with a very revealing split up the side and satin champagne Christian Louboutin pointy heels. Her hair was style waves.

I will say that Cheryl Cole on the far right, did disappoint me slightly, as the top part of her Georges Chakra dress does not work for me.

Best Black Award
Kylie Minogue looked radiant in a black sequinned floor-length strapless Dolce & Gabbana gown, which had an embellished bow detailed sash.

Best Embellishments Award
Taylor Swift loves to sparkle on the red carpet. She took a break from wearing an embellished dress at the Grammy’s, but she reverted back to her red carpet favourite last night, wearing a silver strapless stone sequin mini Kaufman Franco dress.

Best Use Of Colour Award
I’m in love with electric blue this season, so Alexandra Burke had to make my Best Dressed List wearing a Emilio de la Moreno round neck fitted dress, which she wears with black sgtrappy Christian Louboutin buckle sandals.

Most Daring Award
The singer know as Little Boots, embraced the spirit of this rock n’ roll event by wearing an geometric Alexander McQueen Spring 2009 dress, with YSL grey patent heels.

Most Improved Award
OK it’s still black, but Duffy look considerably better from her Grammy disasters.

Her LBD from Paule Ka’s Spring 2009 collection, I thought looked quite stylish, and her nude and black trim peep-toes complimented her dress very well.

Kinda Like It Award
I was ready to instantly dislike Pixie Geldof’s look before I even saw it, but I actually kinda like it.

Best On Trend Shoe Award
Katherine Jenkins is wearing what is fast becoming the celebrity shoe of choice, the neon pink Alexander McQueen Heart peep-toe pumps.

I personally find this refreshing from the YSL Trib Two’s, which I’m quite frankly tired of seeing on the red carpet.

The singer wore a Azzedine Alaia figure-hugging LWD.

Most Charitable Award
Katy Perry’s bustier was designed by The Blonds to raise money for The Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries. You can already bid for this Hello Kitty bustier with pink and silver chains, and black beads on Ebay.

Her gladiator heels and leggings are not for sale.

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22.02.08

Girls Aloud At The Brit Awards


Top selling UK girl group Girls Aloud were the loudest – colourwise – on the red carpet at the Brit Awards this week, which I love because nothing annoys me more than all black on the red carpet.

Thankfully the days when girl groups had to dress alike are over. Each girl had her own look to match their personality, and each girl more importantly owned their look.

From the left Sarah Harding was wearing dress by Ashley Isham, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti, earrings and ring by Sho and clutch by Angel Jackson.

Kimberley Walsh was wearing a dress by Ashley Isham, earrings and large ring by Sho, coloured stone rings both from Missoma, shoes by Brian Atwood, belt by Angel Jackson and bag by Vaza.

Cheryl Cole was wearing dress by Alice + Olivia, a belt by Angel Jackson, shoes by Miu Miu, earrings and ring by de Grisogono and bag by Vaza.

Nicola Roberts was wearing a dress by David Szeto, earrings and ring by Sho, belt by Angel Jackson, shoes by Rupert Sanderson, bag by Vaza.

I love Kimberley’s look, this is very much my style, but I am in love with both Sarah’s Angel Jackson bag and Cheryl’s Vaza bag.


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