Who Wore 3.1 Phillip Lim Better? Thandie Newton or Isla Fisher


Actress Thandie Newton will always be a red carpet favourite, as she rarely gets it wrong.

When attending the London premiere of Rachel Getting Married during the London Film Festival, Thandie wore a stunning yellow 3.1 Phillip Lim Embellished mini dress.

A black belt, clutch and YSL heels, accessorized her look.

Isla Fisher wore the same dress when she appeared on Good Morning America, to promote her movie Confessions of a Shopaholic.

She opted for a tan leather jacket, belt and platform heels to accessorize her look.

As much as I do like the tan accessories Isla opted for, I think Thandie works this look better, so she wins for me.


You can buy this dress from Net-A-Porter’s US site for $525, and the international site for £440.42/€586.28.

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10.02.09

2009 Elle Style Awards

Anna Friel should have really taken the subtle hint from her Viktor & Rolf Fall 2008 dress which was telling her. NO.

No this will not look good on you.

My other problem is that Anna should have really considered a bra, because the twins are not holding up too well, and they’re also smuggling raisins.

The black statement one-shouldered gown over a nude underlay, was embellished with staples.

On the plus side, her hair and make-up was really nice.

Courtney Love wore my favourite dress from the Givenchy Spring 2009 Couture show I attended a few weeks ago.

I am glad that someone with a bit of character and attitude wore this gown, because only someone like her or Madonna can pull this off.

The long draped black gown has a shrug with puff ball shoulders, which are embellished with flower petals, that work their way down the sleeves.

Freida Pinto wore a black Chanel Resort 2009 dress, with a floral embellished see-through yoke.

I am not a fan of sheer yoke’s, but I would have preferred it to this plastic yoke.

She completed the look with gorgeous black strappy heels, whilst styling her hair in a chic updo.

Unfortunately, I don’t like this look. Maybe the runway belt would have helped, but I think I’m just clutching at straws.

My ray of shining light Thandie Newton didn’tt let me down. The British actress made a welcome return to the red carpet.

Last night she wore a multi-coloured Jonathan Saunders Spring 2009 floaty dress with a layered skirt.

She wore her dress with gold strappy sandals, and added a touch of crimson to her lips.

As much as I love Thandie, she has made 4 recent red carpet appearances, but her hairstyle has remained the same. Maybe she is having a bad hair week, but she needs to switch it up for next time.

Alexa Chung opted to wear a navy dress, which is very similar to the Chanel dress Emma Watson wore recently.

Sienna Miller like Marion Cotillard, was one of my red carpet favourites. But when I look at her in this ruffled green Matthew Williamson dress, and Louis Vuitton black tuxedo jacket with feathered shoulders, I just say meh! so what?

It just doesn’t move me. She just doesn’t move me anymore.

The gorgeous and impeccably dress Naomie Harris, walked the red carpet wearing a Dolce & Gabbana black strapless corset dress.

Singer Heidi Range wore RM by Roland Mouret ensemble which included an off-the-shoulder top. She accessorized with black peep-toes, a black clutch and a gigantic black bangle.

She was accompanied to the event by her boyfriend presenter Dave Berry.

Pixie Geldof’s LWD exposes the fact that her deodorant has run out.

Roisin Murphy has to be wearing the widest pants I have ever seen.

They’re from the Armand Basi One Spring 2009 collection, and her top is from the Givenchy Spring 2009 collection.

Alexandra Burke is new to the red carpet after winning the X Factor before Christmas.

I’m sure she already has a hair and make-up team, who are doing a fairly good job, but she needs to fire her stylist.

This nautical inspired black and white striped sequined D&G Spring 2009 tunic with a red sail boat, gets nil points from me.

Matthew Williamson’s show was one of my favourite shows of the entire Spring 2009 season. I covet every piece that was presented.

Radio and TV presenter Edith Bowman made really hard work of this Spring 2009 graphic print dress.

She made it look so frumpy, and totally undesirable.

On the plus side Natalie Imbruglia has returned to her natural roots.

The negative is her RM by Roland Mouret Chevalier fitted jacket and black pants.

It was an attempt at something new which I respect, but I would urge her to stick to cute dresses and flowing gowns.

This does not suit her at all.

Alice Dellal no doubt turned heads in this see-through black dress with fishnet tights.

Here are the winners on the night:

Best Actress – Freida Pinto
Best Actor – Mickey Rourke
Best Music – Kings of Leon
Best TV Series – Gavin & Stacey
Best TV Star – Alexa Chung
ELLE Style Icon- Sienna Miller
Best Model – Rosie Huntington-Whitley
Woman of the Year – Courtney Love
H&M Style Visionary – Viktor & Rolf
British Designer -Christopher Kane
Fashion Future Award – Erdem
Jewellery Designer- Lara Bohnic
Outstanding Contribution – Stephen Jones
New Designer – Peter Pilotto
Accessory Designer – Rupert Sanderson

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08.02.09 Best Dressed

2009 BAFTA Awards – Best Dressed

Best Dressed/Pretty in Pink Award
As I hoped and prayed Freida Pinto did not let us down on the red carpet tonight, in fact she surpassed my expectations.

As we predicted she did wear an Oscar de la Renta gown, from the Resort 2009 collection.

The pretty pink dress was the perfect colour, and the 18th century Fred Leighton jewels she wore were the perfect compliment.

I hope this run will never end.

Best Asymmetrical Gown Award
What is not to love about Marisa Tomei in her gorgeous shimmering Etro Spring 2009 asymmetrical gown?

The actress walked the red carpet without her favourite Fendi clutch, which is a good thing because it would not have worked with this gown, but what did work were her nude Christian Louboutin pumps.

Brave choice for such a horrible rainy day.

Best On Trend & Best Unofficial Brand Ambassador Award
Amy Adams was on trend with her electric blue RM by Roland Mouret gown.

The mermaid gown is gorgeous. Not to over the top, very understated, very elegant. As usual Amy makes a quite impact on the red carpet.

Regular readers will notices that there is a bit of trend developing with Amy. The tends to be the unofficial brand ambassador for designers for 3 gowns, then she moves on.

Oscar de la Renta for Critic’s Choice Awards, a Pre-Golden Globe party and the Golden Globes.

Giambattisa Valli for the Motion Pictures Awards Gala, the Doubt UK Screening and the SAG Awards.

Now Roland Mouret for the Oscar nominees luncheon, the Pre-BAFTA party and now the BAFTAs.

Who will she pick next?

English Rose Award
Emily Mortimer was one of the few Brits not to stick to safe black, instead she wore a grey tiered YSL Resort 2009 gown, with a snake print bodice, and a cute velvet black bow.

Unfortunately it looks like her gown got caught in the rain.

Black Again? But I Love It Award
Kate Winslet wore a black Zac Posen mermaid gown.

Yes, I am a bit disappointed that it was not as vivacious as her electric blue Narciso Rodriguez gown, but her body is so damm amazing in this dress, that you just have to love her.

Best Vintage Award
After her pink Blumarine dress, Thandie Newton had a lot to live up too.

She does not disappoint in her black strapless vintage gown with gold detailing through-out, but I am not particularly wowed either.

Lady In Red Award
Sharon Stone was ravishing in wearing a red John Galliano Spring 2009 gown.

Not a hint of animal print. I admire her restraint.

Best Re-Run Award
We have seen this Stella McCartney gown twice before on Salma Hayek and Amanda Seyfried, but Laura Bailey’s blush pink revision is gorgeous, so all is forgiven.

Best Comeback Award
It has been a while since we saw the adorable Kylie Minogue on the red carpet in the UK, and girlfriend proved that she still has it.

She wore gold heels with her spaghetti strapped black Chanel Fall 2002 Couture dress, which had an interested detailed hem.

Just OK Award
Emma Watson is surprisingly not wearing Chanel, but Temperley London, which is a welcome relief.

That embroidered neckline is very much a trademark of Temperley, so this dress doesn’t feel particularly fresh to me as I would have hoped.

Best Necklace Award
I love the youthful glow that Goldie Hawn radiates.

She wore a black satin strapless dress – that did not squash her twins – with a stunning diamond necklace.

Best Impression of Mary Poppins Award
Meryl Streep channeled her inner Mary Poppins, as she sheltered under her umbrella from the horrendous British weather.

With her all black ensemble the legendary actress wore Fred Leighton jewels and Daniel Swarovski clutch.

Best Late Comer Award
I can not believe that I these are the only two pictures of Kristin Scott Thomas on the red carpet last night, and I had to wait until the following day to find them. I guess she arrived late on the red carpet.

Kristin looked as elegant as ever in this beaded vintage-inspired gown in midnight blue. The actress decided against fussy jewelery, opting to show off her flawless neckline instead.

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Runway To Vogue Pre-BAFTA Party – Thandie Newton in Blumarine


The BAFTA Awards are about to start in London, and I wanted to save this vision of pure perfection to last.

At the Vogue Pre-BAFTA Party hosted by Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman at Cecconi’s restaurant in London on Friday night, Thandie Newton blew me away looking angelic wearing a pink Blumarine Spring 2009 dress.

The dress was presented as a halter, but Thandie opted to wear it as an off-the-shoulder dress.

Her exquisite look was completed with gold accessories, but she didn’t need those to shine, her inner glow radiated for all to see.

It is only Sunday, and I already a favourite for Best Dressed Of The Week.

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08.02.09

Finch & Partners’ Pre-BAFTA Party

What a welcome relief to see the gorgeous Thandie Newton back on the red carpet.

I’ve really missed her, and it looks like she hasn’t lost any of her style when she attended this Pre-BAFTA party wearing a navy silk Chanel Resort 2009 asymmetrical mini dress.

She wore her dress with embellished heels, whilst carrying a black clutch.

Perfect in every way.

Freida Pinto was also wearing Chanel, but her haltered ruffled mini was from the Spring 2008 Couture collection.

Of all the BAFTA Award attendees, Freida’s gown is the one I am looking forward to the most tonight.

Emma Watson completes the Chanel threesome, wearing a navy dress from the Fall 2008 Couture collection.

I love the dress, and the matching satin shoes, but I can’t help wishing she had adjusted that collar better, as it looks really awkward.

I will hope to see see a different type of hairstyle on Emma in the future. I feel like I’ve seen this look a thousand times before.

Amy Adams has had her Giambattista Valli phase, now she has moved onto RM by Roland Mouret. This is the second time in a row the gorgeous actress has worn one of his dresses, and it’s a perfect fit.

This silver dress has an asymmetrical hem, and an overshot shoulder, which she opted to fold down.

She completed her look with black peep-toes, and a satin clutch.

Penelope Cruz opted for warmth over style, as she covered up her black dress with a full-length coat, whilst sporting freshly cut bangs.

Anna Friel will have PETA on her case, after wearing a fur stole, with her black corset and maxi skirt look.

Lily Allen added a burst of bright red to this black/navy event. How very refreshing.

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16.01.09 In Her Closet

In Thandie Newton’s Closet – 3.1 Phillip Lim


Thandie Newton attended the screening of Rachel Getting Married, as part of the Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival back in October last year.

The beautiful British actress, and red carpet favourite, was wearing a stunning crayola yellow 3.1 Phillip Lim Embellished mini dress, with black Jimmy Choo’s.

The dress has asymmetrical tiered panels along neckline on the front and back, an elasticated waist, and short sleeves.

You can buy this dress from Net-A-Porter’s US site for $525, and the international site for £440.42/€586.28.

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02.09.08

GQ Men Of The Year Awards Red Carpet

Daisy Lowe arrived with her Man of The Year, boyfriend Mark Ronson wearing a Giles Fall 2008 forest green gown.

The gown has lace inserts all over the skirt to give it some added sex appeal.

I would have loved to have seen Daisy wear this gown with her hair back.

Thandie Newton look beautiful again, after her red carpet appearance last night.

On this occasion she wore a multicolored silk paisley dress from the Erdem Fall 2008 collection with Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

The colours of the dress were blurred together in places, with the added detail of fine embroidery.

I LOVE that Elizabeth Hurley has the balls to wear this amazing Versace dress. I am more than 10 years younger than her, and I don’t think I would have had the guts to wear it.

I love the Wonder Woman-esqe silver and black metallic bodice.

No doubt she make the headlines in the papers tomorrow.

Why do I feel like I have seen this dress a million times before?

Oh that’s right because I have.

I am very disappointed at Elle Macpherson’s lack of imagination here, with the standard halter Herve Leger dress.

Jamie Winstone is normally the wild cat of the red carpet, but she is very toned down here in this plunging green Alberta Ferretti dress.

I ♥ her shoes very much.

UK TV presenter Tess Daly Ashley Isham Fall 2008 metallic asymmetric dress with those very popular Jimmy Choo Glenys python sandals.

With some many great dresses on display, I wish Denise Van Outen would have done more than the LBD, but forgive her because of her gorgeous diamante Chanel shoes.

Kirsty Gallacher also opted for a black dress, but her Allesandro dell Aqua dress was not only plunging, but also had a lace panel around the waist.

She completed her look with Giuseppe Zanotti silver shoes.

Victoria’s Secret model and GQ favourite Miranda Kerr, arrived wearing a cute beige Burberry Prorsum mesh top cocktail dress which had a ruched bust. She wore this dress with Burberry Prorsum ruched platform pumps.

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