Red Carpet Fashion Awards

We’re very used to seeing Katy Perry wear loud bright attention grabbing colours, but last night at the “Salute to Icons Honoring Doug Morris” event she opted for a less in your face look.

The Grammy nominated singer shone wearing a Georges Chakra Fall 2009 Couture flapper style halter dress which was embellished with crystals and rhinestones in shades of bronze.

She didn’t need any bling, so she completed her look with gold peep-toes.

I just love the way this dress moves on the runway.

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Best Dressed Award
Diane Kruger has been experimenting with shorter hemlines and edgier pieces, but last night she opted for ethereal elegance as she glided down the red carpet wearing an asymmetrical Donna Karan Spring 2010 gown.

Look as the way she’s working the hell out of this gown.

That backward S shape she’s making with her body is fully showing off the magnificent of this gown.

I knew she was only warming up at previous events.

Best Mini Award
Zoe Saldana has been on fire since the start of her “Star Trek” promo tour back in April last year, and that flame is still burning ever so brightly.

I was in a three-way split as to who to give the Best Dressed to – Diane, Zoe or Marion.

Diane got the vote, but Zoe was a very close second.

The “Avatar” actress wore a delightful Jason Wu Spring 2010 ivory mini draped foil dress with puffy sleeves, a bubble hem skirt and a black sash tied to the waist.

Her look was paired with Christian Louboutin white peep-toes with a black and yellow trim and animal print velvet bow which are oh so very cute.

Ding Ding Ding Jackpot Award
Dior + Marion Cotillard = Red Carpet Perfection.

This is the moment I have been waiting for since it was the ladies of the movie “Nine” started their promotional tour.

The stunning French actress wowed in a Christian Dior Spring 2010 two tone bustier gown, with gold embellishments fanning out over the skirt.

I love the pink clutch, but not so crazy about those necklaces.

Keeping It Simple Award
Abbie Cornish wore an Elie Saab Spring 2010 black sheath dress with structured shoulders paired with Bally criss cross heels.

I would’ve loved to have seen Abbie inject a bit of colour into this look via the clutch or shoes, but all in all I don’t hate this look

I’m however slightly disappointed that the subtle details of the dress are totally lost on the red carpet.

Bling Award
Emily Blunt loves to shine on the red carpet.  We often we see her in heavily embellished looks.

On this occasion she wore a Georges Chakra Fall 2009 Couture sequined dress, with fish-scale embroidery detail around the hem of the skirt.

I think this dress would’ve worked better for Emily had it been strapless, as I’m not so crazy about sheer yokes.

I’m crazy about her Diego Dolcini strappy heels though.

Most Disappointing Award
As much as we love Julianne Moore,  I just couldn’t fall in love with this red Lanvin Spring 2010 dress on her.

On the runway the dress is très magnifique, but the details fall flat off the runway therefore making lose interest in the dress.

Slowing Becoming A Red Carpet Favourite Award
Anna Kendrick walked the red carpet wearing an Elie Saab black knit gown.

Again you can barely make out the lace details on the skirt of the gown.

My only problem with this gown is the double straps, because it looks like she’s wearing a strappy vest top under her gown.

On The Fence Award
Carey Mulligan’s certainly makes this Marni black taffeta waterfall draped black gown work for her and her unique style.

The Marni accessories are the only thing stopping me from disliking this look.

It appears she loves the same designers as Anna Wintour  – Prada, Thakoon and Marni.

Ravishing In Red Award
No matter what Heather Graham wears always she injects a LOT of sexy appeal into her look.

Her asymmetrical red dress may look a lot plain, but the gold clutch and sultry pose make the overall look more appealing.

Best Shoes Award
I love the black fringe corseted Alberta Ferretti dress Sandra Bullock wore this event, but I think it fails to flatter her.

Her black satin Casadei platform heels are to-die-for.

Precious Award
Gabourey Sidibe walked the red carpet wearing a black satin cocktail Tadashi Shoji dress with a nude and black embroidered cap-sleeve bodice.

She completed the look with black sandals and a black satin shawl.

Still Got IT Award
I have goosebumps on my goosebumps marveling at how A-Friggin-Mazing Susan Sarandon looked wearing a sexy Dolce & Gabbana LBD.

It’s a style we’ve seen numerous of times on the red carpet, but that takes nothing away from how stunning Susan looks.

After her break up with Tim Robbins something tells me this was a statement making dress.

Yet Another LBD Award
After Ashley Greene gave us our first red carpet look at the J.Mendel Pre-Fall 2010 collection this week, Claire Danes gave us a second look.

She presented alongside Zachary Quinto wearing a J.Mendel Pre-Fall 2010 black dress with a draped shoulder detail.

I like that she broke up the black by adding a bronze pair of peep-toe heels.

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If you were anything like me you were holding your breath the whole time Cheryl Cole walked down the stairs on Saturday night’s X Factor.

The stunning Zuhair Murad Fall 2009 Couture strapless mermaid dress was so snug she could barely walk in it, and had to hold onto Simon for dear life as she manoeuvred the stairs.

The white gown with the black paillettes was heavenly, but I couldn’t help but wish she had worn her hair in a sleek up do.

How she sat in this dress is a beyond me.

I wasn’t totally crazy about Sunday night’s dress, mostly because it was hard to see any of the details on her stunning black strapless Georges Chakra Spring 2009 Couture gown.

What I could just about make out was that the skirt of the gown was sheer from mid-thigh to the hem.

I loved Cheryl and Joe’s reaction when they won. They so deserved it.

The only downside on the night was Rachel Adedeji who made a total show of herself grabbing the mic off Joe mid song a la Kanye West.

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All the girls from Girls Aloud are currently working on individual projects.

Cheryl Cole has the X Factor, Nadine Coyle owns a string of Irish pubs in LA, Nicola Roberts has her own make-up line, Kimberley Walsh has modeled for New Look, and Sarah Harding is trying to forge herself as an actress.

At the St. Trinian’s premiere in which Sarah stars, the singer/actress dazzled wearing a stunning black sequin Georges Chakra fall 2009 gown.

The gown is stunning from the front, and so very dramatic from the back with revealing panels, cut-out details and a flowing train.

Despite her being my least favourite of the group, I have to give credit were credit is due. She looks amazing.

A glam updo and bold red lips complete the look.

Sarah later changed into a pink strapless Atelier Versace Spring 2009 mini dress when she arrived back at her hotel.

She paired this stunning pink creation with Charlotte Olympia magenta laced slingbacks.

Gemma Arterton wore a black Alexander Wang slinky long goddess dress with Christian Louboutin Coussin caged ankle boots.

This is a great dress, but her messy hair puts me off.

A sleek updo like Sarah would’ve been much preferred.

Shingia Shoniwa continues to wow on the red carpet.

On this occasion she wore a hot pink Jean Pierre Braganza Spring 2010 backless cold-shoulder dress which has been worn by Cheryl Cole on  week 7 of the X Factor.

The Noisettes singer wears her dress with gold peep-toes and matching pink nails.

I feel a girl crush coming.

Nicola Roberts was one of my favourites on this red carpet.

The Girls Aloud singer supported her band mate at the premiere by arriving wearing a stunning cream dress with large appliqué flower detail which wrapped around her dress.

I just love those beaded embellishments adorning this amazing dress.

BDOTW contender.

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It’s customary at award show for the female host to change several times and Carrie Underwood didn’t disappoint at the CMAs last night.

Her looks included a kelly green Ina Soltani strapless dress with a tiered origami bodice.

Her second Ina Soltani dress was a bright orange silk chiffon ruffled one shoulder mini worn with strappy sandals

I knew she couldn’t go the whole night without wearing Georges Chakra.

She shimmered in the Spring 2009 Couture mini-dress covered with multi-coloured crystal gemstones and sequins.

As with any Chakra dress, the details are exquisite.

We’re not used to seeing Carrie in floral dresses, so it was refreshing to see her don a floral Tracy Reese Black Label dress, which was one of the best of the night.

A typical gold custom-made mini by Nicole Miller followed, with her last look being an adorable strapless peachy confection of pure loveliness by Randi Rahm.

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Katy Perry certainly knows how to put on a performance.

Hosting last night’s MTV EMA’s the singer made the event her own by showcasing a spectrum of crazy fashion finds.

Pictured in an alarming Viktor & Rolf Spring 2009 ball gown, Katy opted for shock tactics on the stage.

The strangely shaved netting and bullet-hole-style cavity is a bit too eerie for such a light-hearted event.

I loved the dramatics in Viktor & Rolf’s Spring presentation, however this dress screams ‘DANGER!’ Sorry Katy, car-crash couture.

This is more like it.

Sampling a Marchesa 2010 dress, Katy looks like something from a vamped-up version of a swan-lake production.

Feathers seem to be a favourite with Marchesa for Spring 2010.

Here they complement the lace body, adding movement and texture and give Katy the extra detail that she needs. This dress has already been worn by Camilla Belle.

I love the white on Katy. It’s clean, fresh and works with her dark hair and eyes radiantly.

This Georges Chakra Couture Fall 2009 gown has hints of both pin-up glamour and a 1930′s flapper dress.

Katy is captivating here, the sparkling blue sequins and pearls on the dress turn Katy from a loopy pop-star into a siren.

Showing off her figure, and quite rightly too, Katy sticks with a more mature look.

Katy wore a second look by Georges Chakra, this time from his Spring 2010 ready to wear Edition collection.

The Lebanese designer dedicates his work to a modern, self-confident woman, making Katy a worthy fit for his designs.

This dress is another of Katy’s more ‘wacky’ choices. Having modified the hem to make a structured skirt, it resembles the carousel dress that the singer wore at last years EMA’s.

Ultimately wearing this dress whilst swinging on a decorated seat doesn’t really do much for the singer except confirm what we already knew; slightly bonkers.

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