Best Dressed Of The Week – Chiling Lin in Salvatore Ferragamo & Sharon Stone in Armani Privé

You guys certainly make these weekly polls interesting.

I would’ve bet my entire shoe collection that you would’ve picked Zhang Ziyi in Chanel Couture as your Best Dressed this week as your comments were so favourable, but it appears many more of you were actually more impressed by the Chiling Lin in her form fitting Salvatore Ferragamo black backless gown.

“Chiling Lin…that dress looks like it was made for her alone” said Shubby Doo.

A sentiment I couldn’t agree more with, but I opted for Sharon Stone.

As I said in my post, Sharon was on my worst dressed list for years. She wowed me at Cannes Film Festival and here again at the 2009 Rudolph Valentino Awards.

She was a vision of perfection in her strapless spiral Armani Privé Fall 2009 gown. It was the type of perfection we only get from Charlize and Cate.

Does this mean that there’s hope for the other women on my worst dress list – Phoebe Price and Bai Ling?

Nah….doubt it.

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Runway To 2009 Rudolph Valentino Awards – Sharon Stone In Armani Privé

For a very long while Sharon Stone was on my top 5 worst dressed women in showbiz list.

Since the 2009 Cannes Film Festival that has all changed.

It’s like she’s finally accepted that she not 25 years old anymore, and is dressing with less leopard print and more sophistication.

Sharon attended the 2009 Rudolph Valentino Awards in Italy this weekend, and I must admit I was totally blown away.

The actress who usually only wears Dior, looked exquisite wearing a strapless spiral Armani Privé Fall 2009 bustier mermaid gown with black embroidered sequin details.

No wonder her host couldn’t help but kiss her to show his appreciation of her exquisite beauty.

Can’t believe I’m gushing over Sharon Stone.

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Who Wore Christian Dior Better? Sharon Stone or Kim Ok-Vin

Sharon Stone looked uber glamorous wearing a Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2009 halter neck lace gown with Chopard jewels, to “Elton John’s Annual AIDS Foundation’s Academy Award Viewing Party” back in February.

Her gown was modified from the runway version to be more revealing as the skirts lining was removed.

Kim Ok-Vin gown was fully lined as she walked the red carpet for the “Thirst” premiere during Cannes Film Festival.

She accessorized her look with a white clutch and a stunning diamond bracelet.

For taking a risk and modifying the dress to suit her personality I’ll give this win to Sharon Stone.

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37th Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards

Camila Alves looked truly stunning on the arm of Matthew McConaughey last night, as she channeled her inner Grecian goddess wearing a gorgeous teal asymmetrical Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2009 gown whilst sporting a curly updo.

Her look was completed with a silvery grey VBH Python Stinger clutch with Swarovski crystals and matching jewelry.

This genetically-blessed couple really sizzle together, and know how to light up the red carpet.

Sharon Stone continues to show off her fabulous body this white Herve Leger bandage gown.

Pilates? Yoga? She must tell us her secret.

I’m sure like me you would have noticed that Sharon presents at many events, she must be very entertaining host.

Michael Douglas followed in the footsteps of stars like Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and his dad Kirk Douglas, by receiving the 37th Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.

Catherine Zeta-Jones always outshines her husband, and this event was no exception.

The Welsh actress old wore a strapless maroon Randi Rahm gown, with an embellished bodice and a very high split.

Everything is perfect apart from her hair. Is it me or does it look very limp?

Jane Seymour is another lady who always shines, this time aided by her cream swirling print shimmering gown.

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Mardan Palace Launch Cocktail Reception

Many stars attended the Mardan Palace Hotel opening in Turkey, which is Europe’s most expensive luxury resort.

Mariah Carey was one of the performers on the night.  She arrived on the red carpet, wearing a green striped Roberto Cavalli plunging gown.

Cavalli signature gold serpent seems to under a lot of pressure, keeping Mariah’s gown together.

I only say this because I’m jealous.

Monica Bellucci shows off her enviable figure, wearing a beautiful fishtail blush pink lace gown.

I like that she kept her make-up light and luminous, to complement her gown.

Paris Hilton gave us a twirl Рas she so often does Рshowing us the full capacity of her fuchsia pink Canker Ka̤ar gown.

She glows in pink, and I much prefer this gown to the Basil Soda gown she wore to the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Benefit.

Sharon Stone continues to keep tackiness at bay, wearing a stunning Roberto Cavalli black strapless gown, with a feathered skirt.



2009 Cannes Film Festival – amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Benefit

Creating a sensation at the charity benefit, Diane Kruger looked outstanding in a white Chanel Spring 2009 Couture ensemble.

For me it doesn’t have the same impact as her Marchesa gown which made my heart melt, but she still looks amazing.

I love the square shouldered cropped jacket, the cute black bow – which we know she loves – and the interesting shaped skirt, which reveals a lace lining.

A bejeweled clutch and Louboutin’s complete the look.

With so many great dresses this week, would it be fair to include both Diane’s looks in Best Dressed of the Week?

Only Dita von Teese can get away with wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2009 Couture dress, with a transparent skirt revealing her garter.

That’s because she oozes class and chic sophistication.

I’m much more inspired by her in this dress than her previous Dior Couture dress.

I love Marion Cotillard, and her association with Dior is a match made in heaven but I would have loved something more dramatic from her.

Her pale blue Christian Dior Fall 2009 embroidered gown is gorgeous, as it brightens up her complexion.

You know saying, “Take one thing off before you leave the house”?

Well Paris Hilton should have taken off 3.

The headband, the necklace and the bracelet.

Her Basil Soda Spring 2009 Couture gown is already dripping with embellishments around the waist, that she needn’t have over cooked it.

This gown is quite dark and dramatic for Paris. I’m surprised she didn’t pick something more sugary.

Donatella Versace’s modification on her Versace Fall 2009 cornflower blue gown are very subtle.

I prefer her softer blue strapless gown.

The bodice is longer plus her gown has a fuller skirt.

I’m a constant admirer of how immaculate she always looks.

Michelle Yeoh opted for a purple satin Atelier Versace Fall 2008 gown with ruffled details on the shoulders and an open back.

She kept her jewelery minimal, with a few diamonds on the bracelet and earrings.

All my diva’s are going red.

First Coco Rocha, now Eva Green.

Is red the new black?

I’ve love Eva since she first stepped on the red carpet. She’s such a daredevil when it come to fashion. But on this occasion not so much.

Don’t get me wrong, I love her fuschia pink Christian Dior Fall 2009 Indian inspired gown with intricate embroidered details, but if ever their was someone to wear one of Dior’s Spring 2009 Couture ball gowns on the red carpet, this was our girl.

Elsa Pataky’s Armani Prive Fall 2008 black and white striped strapless gown may look a bit tame from the front, but that’s because all the drama is at the back, as it gathers then falls to a fishtail hem.

There would have been no prizes for guessing that Eva Herzigova would wear Dolce & Gabbana to this event. Much like her supermodel chum Claudia Schiffer.

Her Spring 2009 corseted red dress, had more sass than the runway version.

Hers was strapless and shorter to show off those impossibly long legs.

As much as Lily Cole is wearing a beautiful Emilio Pucci Fall 2009 strapless gown, she fails to excite.

Many of you have remarked that you would love for Georgina Chapman to modify her gowns, to make herself more individual, and stand out from the runway and her clients like Donatella Versace.

Unfortunately she didn’t hear your pleas on this occasion, because she wore a gold lame Marchesa Spring 2009 asymmetrical gown as it was presented on the runway plus the gold Louboutin’s.

Whatever the weather, she always looks outstanding, and here is no exception.

It feels strange calling anything by Chanel casual, but Anna Mouglalis’ blood red Chanel Cruise 2010 satin dress, feels too casual for such an event.

Kudos to her for wearing a piece from this collection, which was only presented last Thursday.

Margherita Missoni represented her family brand in the way she always does, with style and grace.

Her lurex silvery blue Missoni Spring 2009 gown, with a gold waistband, is a modification of the strapless jumpsuit which was presented on the runway.

Her added gold jewelery, and a matching mini clutch were the perfect touches for added glamour.

L’Oreal girl Kerry Washington takes the baton for the final leg of Cannes Film Festival, after Elizabeth Banks, Aishwarya Rai, Eva Longoria, and Evangeline Lilly represented the brand before her.

Kerry is a vision, as always wearing a strapless deco beaded Marchesa gown paired with a gold Bally box clutch.

Hayden Panettiere arrived at this event wearing a gorgeous blush silk chiffon Marchesa dress with similar silver embroidered details to Diane Kruger’s Marchesa gown.

I love the dress, but even in this picture it feels like the falling train is in the way.

Prior to this event you would have seen Hayden sunbathing on a yacht, relaxing with friends and topping up her tan.

Unfortunately it’s left unsightly tan lines.

I’m loving the vacation glow, but a hint of lippy would have worked wonders.

Zoe Saldana opted for a nude dress with a gathered detail on the hip, whilst she paired her look with copper accessories.

Sharon Stone has never looked better, but next time she should consider tanning her legs, before opting for a thigh high split. Her arm appears to be a different shade to her legs.

Despite all that the annual host for this event look magnificent wearing an asymmetrical Dior gown, with silver strappy Dior heels.

Claudia Schiffer stays faithful to her boys Dolce & Gabbana, wearing this tulle black bustier gown.

You’ll be happy to see that she’s keeping the bangs for now.

Zhang Ziyi’s ethereal nude gown is so delicious on her. The colour is exquisite complimenting her skin tone.

Her hair was pulled back off her face to reveal a long earring, and a diamond stud. How very 80s Janet Jackson.

I’m not quite getting the wow factor from Carine Roitfeld, which I got last year, but she still looks fantastic wearing this white Givenchy Couture gown.

I’m wondering has anyone ever seen her with her hair up?

Rinko Kikuchi wears a grey ruffled Chanel Fall 2008 Couture dress with really heavy clunky heels.

Shu Qi wears my least favourite gown of her Cannes experience.

All good runs come to a crashing end.

Case in point Robin Wright Penn in this charcoal spaghetti strapped gown.

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