Who Wore Alberta Ferretti Better? Violante Placido or Tess Daly

It looks like Cheryl Cole wasn’t the only one giving us a red carpet re-run at the 2011 National Television Awards which was held at The O2 in London last week, Tess Daly did too.

Violante Placido wore this Alberta Ferretti draped silk-chiffon gown to the 2010 Venice Film Festival Opening Ceremony and “Black Swan” Premiere.

I loved the subtle gold accessories which she paired with her Resort 2011 blush gown, as they didn’t over power her look.

Unfortunately when it comes to Tess Daly, I see the clutch, the cuff and the necklace before I see her gorgeous gown.

When it comes to elegance less is more which is why Violante wins this by a very long margin.

This breath-taking gown is available to purchase from Net-A-Porter.com.

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21.01.10

Shop The Red Carpet From The 2010 National Television Awards

After writing about many American and Asian events, I finally get to bring you the first major British red carpet event of the year.

Last night the National Television Awards took place at the 02 Arena.

Our favourite of the night was ex-Eastenders actress Kara Tointon who graced the red carpet wearing an Alexander McQueen lace-detail floor-length gown.

We love how sleek she looks, and her classy up do. Such a difference from chavy Dawn.

TV Presenter Tess Daly glowed in a white RM by Roland Mouret Maestro wool crepe dress, which she paired with gold accessories.

We are used to ONLY seeing Big Brother presenter Davina McCall wearing black. But she took a night off wearing her favourite colour to walk the red carpet wearing a navy Notte by Marchesa strapless silk-chiffon gown

TV presenter Konnie Huq opted for something from the high-street by wearing a Karen Millen Kaleidoscope print dress paired with red peep-toes.

So glad that my girls didn’t wear tights on the red carpet last night.

More NTAs looks to follow….

You can shop all of these look over at Shop Her Closet.

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07.10.09

2009 Pride Of Britain Awards

Putting away her sexy corset dresses for the night, Kelly Brook wore a black Louis Vuitton Fall 2008 dress which had a peplum at the waist, and a panel of embellishments on the front of her dress.

Her dress was paired with Christian Dior Glam booties.

You may remember that Satsuki Mitchell wore this same dress to the “Defiance” London Premiere back in January this year.

I have several problems with Katherine Jenkins and her Jil Sander sculpted dress.

Firstly she would have looked amazing in the orange dress. So many people wore black on this red carpet, so she would have really stood out in orange.

The most important structured drape on one side of the dress looks really limp, therefore ruining the whole effect of the dress.

Lastly she folded the detail on the shoulder when it should have stood up like on the runway.

This is such a great dress, but she didn’t do it any justice. She might as well have just worn a pencil dress for all the love she is giving to this architectural masterpiece.

Katherine’s look was paired with YSL heels and a black clutch.

I would have been totally in love with Louise Redknapp in her Peter Pilotto digital print dress, had she not worn those ankle boots.

She’s not a particularly tall lady and those boots make her legs look really short.

Dannii Minougue is stunning as always wearing a leopard print strapless Lisa Ho Spring 2009 gown.

The Aussie continues to support designers from her home country both on the red carpet and on the X Factor.

Dannii co-X Factor judge Cheryl Cole also hit the red carpet.

I love the her hot-off-the-runway (2 days to be exact) one-shouldered Chapurin Spring 2010 LBD with the sheer corseted panel on the waist, but it still lacks the wow factor I usually get from Cheryl.

Maybe my expectations are too high, as her everyday style is so impeccable.

Kimberly Walsh of Girls Aloud to walk the red carpet at this event and she wore a cute asymmetrical LBD, with a large rosette detail on the shoulder.

This dress was not a runway dress, but I remember it from the Temperley London Fall 2009 presentation I attended in February were I took a picture of Kimberley exact dress.

Nicola Roberts attended the Vivienne Westwood Spring 2010 show this weekend in Paris.

Bizarrely she wore a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Lily wedding gown, which is the shorter version of Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding gown.

Her pretty wedding dress was given an edgy as she carried a Alexander McQueen skull knuckle duster whipsnake clutch, and Christian Louboutin Candy Stud Pumps.

Alexandra Burke needs to fire both her make-up artist and her stylist, because on this evidence neither are doing her any justice.

Yes her gown is white, but that doesn’t mean she needs to colour co-ordinate her eye shadow.

Black pumps with a white gown?  Really?

REALLY?

I applaud Myleene Klass for wearing such a risqué dress on a cold and rainy night, but this LBD screams I want to be on the front page in the morning.

Her feathered clutch is adorable though.

Mr & Mrs Kay aka Tess Daly and Vernon Kay walked the red carpet together still looking every much the loved up couple.

He wore a midnight blue suit, whilst she looked gorgeous in a nude shimmering fitted dress with a ruffled bib.

Do shoes come in a colour other than black these days?  I wonder because they seem to be paired with everything on the red carpet.

Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson looked very happy to be at this event.

The socialite paired a Azzedine Alaia dress with hot red Charlotte Olympia shoes.

Michelle Keegan kept warm from the damp weather by wearing her cute pink Lipsy London heart layer dress which has a bejewelled waistband, with a black blazer.

Abbey Clancy continues to prove that she doesn’t own a dress that doesn’t expose her underwear.

I’m loving that new hair cut on Kara Tointon.  It’s much more sophisticated that the chavy look she had on Eastenders.

The actress thankfully went against the LBD theme and wore a silver sequined fan print dress.  With black pumps of course.

Newlyweds Gary Linekar and Danielle Bux walked the red carpet together.

He looked dapper in a navy suit, whilst she look very sexy in a strapless Dolce & Gabbana dress paired with black sash around her waist.

Although Emma Bunton went with the LBD trend, she did add a gold sequined cape to make her look more interesting.

Lisa Snowdon might as well have worn a LBD as her nude Whistles Abstract sequin dress and those thick tights are not doing her any favours.

What happened to the red carpet sex kitten?

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Runway To Strictly Come Dancing – Tess Daly In Alberta Ferretti

Yesterday the BBC announced the latest celebrities who will be competing for Alesha Dixon’s title as “Strictly Come Dancing” champion.

The list was very much a who’s who? As in who is that again?

The 16 ‘celebrities’ taking part in the ballroom dancing show are: ex-EastEnder Natalie Cassidy and current Eastenders star Ricky Groves, Footballer’s Wives stars Zoe Lucker and Laila Rouass, Ronnie Wood’s estranged wife Jo, Loose Women presenter Lynda Bellingham, cricketer Phil Tufnell, tennis player Martina Hengis, boxer Joe Calzaghe, BBC Breakfast presenter Chris Hollins, athlete Jade Johnson, former jockey Richard Dunwoody, Coronation Street star Craig Kelly, Crimewatch host Rav Wilding, The Bill actress Ali Bastian and Hollyoaks heart-throb Ricky Whittle.

I guess the whole point of the show is to reignite their careers to good luck to them.

In the promo picture for the show veteran TV host Bruce Forysth poses with co-presenter Tess Daly, who is wearing a dusky pink one-shouldered Alberta Ferretti Pre-Fall 2009 chiffon gown.

The mother of two looks stunning in the promo picture with flawless nude make-up, loose wavy hair and a gold cuff.

The popular BBC show returns to screens next month.

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10.07.09

The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party

Thandie Newton gets another gold star this time for wearing this multi-coloured Matthew Williamson Resort 2010 dress.

Her look is almost a head-to-toe carbon copy of the runway look, but Thandie opted for a skinny gold studded belt instead of the wider runway belt, and she has a smaller bejeweled clutch.

Nude cut-away ankle boots complete this stunning look.

Best Dressed of the Week is going to be very crowded with Thandie and Emma’s looks.

Roisin Murphy finally does one of the silk voluminous shoulder pieces from the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009 collection justice.

I’m quite surprised her look is so close to the runway version, as she usually mixes things up a bit.

Her many accessories included bejeweled belt, gold necklace and large copper sequined bag which she carried as a clutch.

My only disappointment are those black patent heels.  Too stale for this kind of look.

Little Boots arrived wearing the same D&G silk brocade jacket with leggings, which Emma Watson wore in her editorial for Elle UK.

Little Boots is quiet daring with her style choices, so I’m surprised she didn’t copy the runway look.

After her disappointing looks at Haute Couture Fashion Week, Dasha Zhukova gets back to her stunning best wearing a cream Azzedine Alaia dress with a frou-frou skirt and a matching waist belt.

Her dress is gorgeous which she complements with a black and white print cropped jacket and Azzedine Alaia shell decorated heels.

After giving birth to her first child a few months ago Tess Daly has already snapped back to her perfect best.

The TV presenter showed off her stunning pins in this gold See by Chloé mini dress with a tiered bodice, which was folded in the skirt to add subtle volume.

Tess accessorized with some very sexy Jimmy Choo Billie Lizard-print sandals and mirrored clutch.

Meg Matthews continues to channel a very demure look. The wild rock chick seems to be a thing of the past.

Meg is wearing the black version of the same Antonio Berardi tweed crew neck dress she wore to the “Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince” UK Premiere.

Poppy Delevigne looks super sexy wearing a long sleeved black embellished mini dress with a pair of Topshop frill sandals.

Lily Collins has walked many red carpets, but I’m still yet to see her do anything noteworthy.

Phil Collins’ daughter is supposed to be an actress but I couldn’t name a single film or TV show she has been in.

Lily wore a lace Topshop lace bodycon dress with some Topshop black and gold sandals which very much look like Louis Vuitton Spicy sandals.

Gold jewelery and a black patent clutch completed the look.

Erin O’Connor wore a plunging jade-green Donna Karan Grecian style dress.

The shapeless dress should drown Erin’s slender frame, but the drapes and her elegant stature prevent that.

Natalie Imbruglia red gown is gorgeous but the Chanel black and white bag is so heavy it feels like a slap in the face.

A black clutch would have been much more subtle.

Olivia Palmero wore a champagne coloured dress with a dazzlingly Zara clutch, Topshop leather disc jacket, and Topshop velcro strapped heels.

Either these girls love Topshop as much as I do, or the retailer sponsored this event.

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