Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Pleasant Surprise/Most Romantic Award
I was really surprised by Katy Perry’s look at the 2010 American Music Awards in LA tonight.

Mostly because it wasn’t something quirky, loud in colour or making a statement.

Instead she opted for a soft feminine romantic look by wearing a Badgley Mischka Spring 2011 strapless dress.

The details on her petal georgette dress are exquisite.

Despite it not being what I expected she looks beautiful. I like that she can go from a crazy to a sophisticated look and pull them both off with equal aplomb.

Brian Atwood peep-toes completed her look.

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Maybe Halle Berry read your comments from my last post, because she changed her red carpet formula for her promotion of her newest fragrance “Reveal”.

In Hamburg, Germany she did wear something short, but it wasn’t tight and it wasn’t revealing the twins.

*Shocker*

She looked fabulous wearing a metallic Badgley Mischka long-sleeved asymmetrical dress which she paired with metallic peep-toes and a selection of necklaces.

I’m glad she has given us something new, as her red carpet looks were starting to all roll into just one typical dress.

Beautiful as always.

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Stana Katic was my best dressed at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

The Canadian actress looked exquisite on the red carpet wearing a Badgley Mischka Resort 2011 gown.

I love the colour on her plus the detailed bodice.

She’s really working the gown much more than the model does.

A vintage bag and Martin Katz jewels complete this BDOTW worthy look.

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Badgley Mischka’s Fall 2010 presentation was split into two parts – Badgley Mischka and Mark & James.

The first part was heavenly as it was full of gorgeous Oscar worthy gowns and dresses which the duo are well known for.

They included a number of sequined cocktail dresses and gowns, a stand out blue one-shoulder gown and a gold strapless lurex gown.

There was a sharp intake of breathe as Arlenis walked the runway wearing claret and Bordeaux one-shoulder gown which sparkled in the dimly light tent, but the finale nude blush organza peony gown had jaws dropping.

The second part of the presentation was the lower-priced contemporary line Mark Badgley and James Mischka launched last year called ‘Mark & James’.

This collection has Taylor Swift’s name all over it.

It’s younger, it has shorter hemlines and more like what the rest of us will wear every day.

It had a mix of jacquard dresses, liquid leggings, fringed skirts, and there was particular attention paid to shoulders as materials were draped on shoulders of many pieces.

This collection was model-off-duty without being too-cool-for-school like Alexander Wang.

Celebrity guests included Annalynne McCord and Christina Hendricks.

Annalynne wore a cute strapless Badgley Mischka paired with well worn suede booties.

Christina said this was her first show at Fashion Week, which she attended with her mum. Now we know were she got that beautiful red hair from.

Here the finale video, with Christina Hendricks at the end talking about her favourite pieces from the collection.

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“Broken Embraces” New York Screening

On Penelope Cruz’ last red carpet outing she was head-to-toe in black.

This time she lightens up wearing an ivory Calvin Klein Pre-Fall 2009 look consisting of a full-length coat and 3/4 length sleeved velvet dress.

The colour is gorgeous against her olive skin and I love her glossy tumbling wavy locks.

I love it when Pen’s on top form, and this is one of those enjoyable occasions.

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Natalia Vodianova can do pretty dresses, we all know that.

Here she proves she can look stunning wearing a navy blue Givenchy Fall 2009 suit.

The cut is exquisite and I love that she didn’t over accessorize this look.

‘Nine’ Screening, New York

I like Fergie’s Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009 ensemble, and I don’t even mind the tights.

I just wish she’d loosen up that severe hairstyle, as it throws me off loving the look.

The Whaleman Foundation Benefit, LA

Sporting new bangs Hayden Panettiere looked stunning wearing an eggshell Tadashi Shoji Spring 2010 dress with an asymmetrical twisted neckline and a twisted detail on the skirt.

This colour shows off her year-round California tan.

I loved her gold trimmed accessories which included a Bally Agrippa-E clutch and Yves Saint Laurent Tribute suede sandals, which complimented her gold cuff.

“Star Trek” DVD/Blu-Ray Release Party, LA

After not being in love with Zoe Saldana last red carpet looks, she totally redeems herself wearing a Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2010 black and nude dress.

I’m loving those subtle animal print heels and that sheer draping neckline.

“Late Show With David Letterman”, New York

Nicole Kidman has been getting first dibs on all the L’Wren Scott Spring 2010 pieces, but Penelope got to pick this stunning black dress.

It’s simple, chic, shows of her stunning figure, plus I love the leather detailing on the shoulders.

I’m not sure why, but I’m currently obsessed with her glossy hair.

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Kate Beckinsale wears her second Andrew GN look this week.

Many of you said you find her red carpet style stale, boring, predictable and samey, but there’s not mermaid hem on this black long sleeved Andrew GN Spring 2010 dress.

Don’t you just love that silver beaded embellishment at waist which make the dress more interesting?

Grey YSL Tribute suede pumps and a black clutch complete the look.

I’m getting seriously worried that the current trend to apply a lot of white eyeshadow is catching on.

It’s very subtle on Eva Longoria, unlike Taraji P. Henson.

Eva was honoured at this event, walked the red carpet wearing a sexy red asymmetrical ruched Badgley Mischka Fall 2009 dress.

Unfortunately the hair and make-up puts me off loving this look.

Leona Lewis’ Album Celebration, LA

Oh Ciara. From the long shot and especially in the close up, all I can focus on are your goodies when I should be loving those delightful ruffled shoulders.

Sheer dress + no bra + flash blubs = exposure.

Celebrity red carpet dressing 101.

As much as I’m loving this new improved attitude from Leona Lewis, I’m not loving her obsession with those corseted belts.

It has worked on a few pieces, but on a Herve Leger bandage dress is just makes no sense at all.

Just don’t get me started on the ankle boots.

Credit: Style.com, London Features, Bauer Griffin & Wireimage

Best Dressed Award
January Jones is never boring on the red carpet.

She always wows me and last night was no exception.

The ‘Mad Men’ actress wore a futuristic Versace mint green gown, with flowing skirt and a structured corset.

She gave me one of very few wow moments on the red carpet.

Best Dressed Runner Up/Best Marchesa Award
Olivia Wilde was one of the first actresses to hit the red carpet last night and was my Best Dressed for the whole of E! Live from the Red Carpet show until I saw January.

Her mint green chiffon embroidered Marchesa Spring 2010 gown with an illusion panel on the bodice is simply exquisite.

She wears the gown so well, so elegantly as we would expected from the beautiful actress.

Best Bling/Golden Girl Award
I do like a bit of bling on the red carpet and it was kindly provided by Kristin Chenoweth who sparkled wearing a crystal encrusted Zuhair Murad’s Haute Couture Spring 2009 mini dress, with gunmetal grey heels and a matching clutch.

I’m so glad she wore the dress without the runway belt.

Best Versace/Lady In Red Award
WOW.

Blake Lively is truly back.

After a disappointing 2008, she has continued to wow me in 2009.

Some of you like that Atlanta Housewife on E! will think this is too sexy. I say it’s sexy enough, and she has the body for it so why not wear a stunning red Versace Fall 2009 gown like this.

Best Maternity Award
I’m so glad Heidi Klum didn’t wear a tent like at the Costume Institute Gala.

Being pregnant is not a crime so why should she cover up?

I think she looks stunning in her Marchesa custom-made gown, which bares a slight resemblance to the Resort 2010 gown presented as they both have beaded a beaded bodice.

Her lace train is what I really love about this dress.

Gowns, Maternity, Bridal and accessories. Is there nothing that Georgina Chapman can’t do?

It Took Me A While, But I Love It Award
At first I was really unsure about Kate Walsh’s J. Mendel Spring 2010 crystal blue pleated strapless gown, as I thought it was unflattering.

But the more I looked at it, the more I appreciated the soft draping, and how beautiful the colour looked on her.

The actress paired her dress with and Aldo clutch.

Most Improved Award
Dana Delany is usually a hot mess on the red carpet, but she opted for a stunning purple Basil Soda Fall 2009 Couture strapless gown.

Excluding the embroidered bodice it’s quite a simple gown.

Slinkiest Silhouette Award
I love a mermaid gown that gives the wearer a Jessica Rabbit style silhouette.

Jennifer Carpenter’s Zuhair Murad Fall 2009 one shoulder nude tulle gown does that.

The gown has intricate black beading thought-out with a dramatic rosette detail on the bodice.

Better Than The Runway Award
I was really intrigued by Mila Kunis Monique Lhuillier Fall 2009 maroon tulle gown because of the way she had made it work for her on the red carpet.

I really dislike the runway styling, so I’m glad Mila has made me see this dress in a more positive light.

She accessorized with Fred Leighton jewels.

Interesting Change Of Direction Award
For the first time in a while I actually love Chloe Sevigny’s look.

I’m not one who get carried away with her “style icon” tag, I just judge her look by look and this Isaac Mizrahi Resort 2010 one-shoulder polka dot gown I love.

I also love the fact that it’s not an obvious choice.

50 And Fabulous Award
I have a soft spot for Marcia Gay Harden, she reminds me a lot o Helen Mirren in that she’s not afraid to show off her cleavage, like she does in this sequined Badgley Mischka Pre-Fall 2009 gown.

I love how the sash gives her a tiny waist, to give her an perfect hourglass figure.

Best Couture Award
This bold blue Basil Soda Fall 2008 gown may have a lot going on for you, but it all works for me.

I got texture, embellishments and it beautiful. All the ingredients need for a stunning couture gown.

Thank God She Pulled Her Hair Back Award
I was so happy that Drew Barrymore wore her hair tied back, because that black stripe she had in her hair last week would’ve been disastrous with this beautiful Monique Lhuillier blush gown.

Best Use Of Tulle Award
Rose Byrne was literally picking her gown up as she walked along the red carpet, as there was so much of it.

I loved this Valentino gown.

It was the perfect colour for her, despite it’s size she didn’t get lost in it, and the embellishment were beautiful.

Curvalicious Award
How can you not love Christina Hendricks? She is just too fabulous for words in her L’Wren Scott navy and black lace gown.

I would’ve adored her in a colourful gown, but she looks this hot it doesn’t matter.

Matchy Matchy Award
Ginnifer Goodwin wore a fuschia pink YSL strapless dress.

The dress matched her Brian Atwood heels and her clutch.

The stunning necklace is what pulls this whole look together and I absolutely adore it.

Best Necklace Award
Mariska Hargitay opted for a Carolina Herrera silver shimmering gown, which fitted her like a glove.

CLICK HERE to see all the looks from the 2009 Emmy Awards.

Best Embellished Gown Award
Perrey Reeves wore an ivory Naeem Khan chiffon empire waist short sleeve V-front gown with crystal beading.

More looks to follow.

Credit: Style.com & Wireimage


Jessica Stroup attended the Badgley Mischka Fall 2009 show during New York Fashion Week, wearing a white sweet-heart necklined modified version the Pre-Fall 2009 gown, with a feathered skirt, and jeweled bodice.

Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria, also opted for a modified version, when she arrived at the premiere of The Perfect Game during the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Mexico.

Eva’s hair and shoes really let her down, in a cheesy prom queen kinda of way. Jessica’s neater, shorter hemline is more complimentary, and overall the dress is a better style fit, so she wins this for me.


Source & Source & Thanks to Lauren.



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