04.11.11

2011 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards

The Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards took place in London last night.

My first thought was: ‘why aren’t any of the stars wearing fresh-off-the-runway looks?’ On reflection, I think they answer my question very swiftly.

We’ve seen Abbey Clancey. Here is a look at the rest.

Alexandra Burke: At the hairdresser’s yesterday, I was forced to watch an X Factor episode because apparently there was nothing else on. I found myself very quickly annoyed by Alexandra Burke’s new transatlantic accent, which confirmed to me that skipping this show was a wise move. The singer wore a white embellished Ritva Westenius gown with Aldo shoes.

Myleene Klass: The newlywed wore a Manoosh floral colour-block dress with black suede Louboutin pumps. I would’ve loved to see this dress on someone with a little more spunk, like Pixie Lott.

Holly Valance: The Australian actress wore a faux Elie Saab gown to this event. Her Scala black one-shoulder gown with gold embellishments is a blatant copy of the Elie Saab’s Spring 2010 finale gown.

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Who Wore Alexander McQueen Better? Tulisa Contostavlos, Serena Williams or Khloe Kardashian

Tulisa Contostavlos was the first of three celebrities to wear this Alexander McQueen jacquard butterfly cap-sleeve dress within the space of a week.

The new X Factor UK judge wore the dress last week to the London auditions with a pair of navy YSL Tribute sandals.

Khloe Kardashian and Serena Williams both wore the same dress on Tuesday night.

Khloe paired her dress with a mirrored clutch and black Louboutin peep-toes to the HPNOTIQ Harmonie launch party in New York City.

On the West Coast a few hours later Serena opted for nude pumps and silver clutch with her McQueen mini to host the Hennessy’s Official ESPY Kick-Off Party.

I can’t say I love any of them in this McQueen dress, but Tulisa wins for me.

Khloe has an amazing shoe closet so she should’ve done better in that department.

I’m not a fan of Serena’s clutch so Tulisa wins by default.

You can buy this Alexander McQueen dress from
AlexanderMcQueen.com and Selfridges.com.

Kelly Rowland In Vivienne Westwood & Stella McCartney & Tulisa Contostavlos In Alexander McQueen – X Factor Liverpool Auditions

Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos were at the Echo Arena for the Liverpool X Factor auditions today.

Both opted mid-season looks by British designers.

Kelly wore Stella McCartney Resort 2011 floral print shorts which she teamed with a blue top, a navy Vivienne Westwood blazer and Giuseppe Zanotti tan boots.

The tribal necklace was one thing too much for this look which already has so much going on. I think the earrings and the cuff provide enough bling.

Tulisa went in the opposite direction opting for a less busy look without any jewelry.

Her red Alexander McQueen sleeveless dress is from the Pre-Fall 2011 collection.

The cute pleated dress was paired with black Nicholas Kirkwood mesh sandals.

A fishtail plait completed her look.

Tulisa has yet to master owning a look. She doesn’t appear to have any belief in anything she wears.

It’s a beautiful dress, yet she’s not selling it to me.

It’s gonna be a long winter without the X Factor this year.

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08.07.11 X Factor

The X Factor UK Judges London Auditions

I think it’s fair to say that interest in the X Factor judges has waned somewhat since Cheryl Cole left.

I personally won’t be watching this year and many of you have expressed the same.

The Simon Cowell money-making machine rolled into London this week with Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland walking the red carpet dressed to impress.

Kelly wore a Versace Spring 2011 multi-coloured striped two-piece which showed off her super toned tiny waist.

The former Destiny’s Child singer accessorized her look with black Charlotte Olympia pumps, a Sass & Bide cuff and Lara Bohinc jewels.

N-Dubz singer Tulisa greeted fans wearing an Alexander McQueen butterfly jacquard mini dress.

Her cap sleeve dress was paired with navy YSL Tribute sandals.

Love it or leave it?

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