Red Carpet Fashion Awards

The ALMA Awards aired last night, and here are the stunning gowns Eva Longoria wore.

Last year she changed 8 times during the night.  This time only 7 changes.

You’ll recognise the first gown because Emily Deschanel wore the strapless version of this stunning tulle Gustavo Cadile Fall 2009 gown at the 2009 Monte Carlo Television Festival Closing Ceremony.

The main difference is that Eva’s gown has been modified to become a one-shouldered gown with a contrast eggplant sash.

I adore this gown from the colour to the tiered skirt, and I’ve been in love with it from the very second I saw it in Cadile’s showroom.

Her second gown was also by Gustavo Cadile. This time she picked a luscious green gown from his Resort 2010 collection.

This gown also has a one-shoulder detail with a fan over her shoulder for added dramatic effect to the volume of the piece.

I don’t ever remember Eva wearing green before, but the colour is vibrant and really pops against her skin.

Eva’s next look was an Angel Sanchez Bridal Spring 2009 gown.

Thankfully this one-shoulder gown doesn’t have a sickly sweet bridal feel to it, as its quite simple with just bow detail on the bodice.

She gives this look an old Hollywood feel with her retro 50s hairstyle.

I’m really disappointed I couldn’t find a full-length version of Eva’s Carlos Miele Fall 2009 gown, as I think it would have looked spectacular on her with the dual prints and the chiffon flowing train.

Those hooped earrings are huge.

I would go as far as to say this Caroline Herrera Fall 2009 gown was my least favourite of the Fall 2009 season, and I dislike it even more on Eva.

It does nothing for her.

The other gowns brings colour, texture and vitality – this is just grey, dull, and unflattering for Eva.

Oscar de la Renta gowns were the 2 final looks for Eva on the night.

I love the blush gown with the sequin overlay. This kind of colour I really allows Eva to glow.

The black and white floral gown feels like it is swamping Eva with the 2 layers. This would be my second least favourite after the Herrera horror.

Credit: Style.com, NY Mag, Gustavo Cadile, & Wireimage

My first thought was there’s a lot of black at this premiere.

But considering 2 funerals took place in LA yesterday, I think it’s fitting that some of the stars wore black as a mark of respect.

Rumer was a shoe in for Best Dressed this week with her Zac Posen dress, but her Stella McCartney ensemble has trumped that look.

I have been rooting for Rumer for a very long while, and for the second time she gives me red carpet head-to-toe perfection.

The lace jacket hints at nudity without being tacky, whilst the black pants completes the sleek silhouette.

Her deep brunette hair is swept to the side, with jewels kept to a minimum.

If you are feeling a touch of de ja vu with this look, it’s because Stella McCartney wore the jumpsuit version of this lace look to the 2009 Costume Institute Gala.

For once Rumer isn’t upstage by her mother…

…who btw looked stunning wearing a black Oscar de la Renta Resort 2010 dress with black satin Brian Atwood pumps.

Demi Moore’s dress had a large rosette detail on the neckline, from which large ruffles cascade down the front of her dress.

So ladylike, so chic, so Demi, so glad she wore the runway belt. I’m not sure the dress would’ve worked without it.

Audrina Patridge has walked the red carpet a few times without her favourite Alexander McQueen bow clutch, but it was back last night.

The actress wore a black strapless textured See by Chloe dress, with a tie to the waist and a tulip skirt, with Alexander McQueen strappy sandals.

I know blondes are meant to have more fun, but I hope Audrina returns to the darker locks soon.  The blonde was cute a first, but it’s starting to lose it’s original spark.

Jamie Chung looked sassy wearing a rubbery LBD by Giorgio Armani paired with Brian Atwood heels.

The dress is interesting with those sharp details cascading from the shoulder, but what I love here is her flawless make-up.

Margo Harshman opted for a creamy Gustavo Cadile Fall 2009 strapless gown.

I love the ruched bodice and the gold band on the empire-waist, she really looks so elegant in this stunning gown.

A gold clutch and her hair swept up completes this beautiful look.

I didn’t expect to see this ivory Miu Miu Spring 2008 mini dress on the red carpet again, but Jasmine Dustin gave it another outing.

It’s still such a stunning dress, but it really deserved better shoes.

Whilst everyone opted for something youthful, I think the black satin gown Briana Evigan wore was a bit of a safe option.

Caroline D’Amore wore a sexy Dolce & Gabbana trademark strapless bustier dress with a eyelet skirt.

She paired her dress with silver strappy Jimmy Choo’s and a matching clutch.

TV personality Casey Reinhardt wore a Alice + Olivia taupe dress with leg lengthening nude heels.

Sorority Row hits theaters across the US next Friday, September 11, but in the UK it comes out on September 9.

Credit: Style.com, Gustavo Cadile & Wireimage

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“Ugly Betty” actress Vanessa Williams hosted the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards last night.

Not only did she host, but she also sang and danced her way through the award show, reminding me that she can of course sing and she isn’t just an actress.

My favourite gown was a strapless maroon column gown from Gustavo Cadile Fall 2009 collection.

The colour and the complementary accessories make Vanessa sparkle, as the gown skims her stunning curves.

Other looks included an eggplant plunging gown with a black sheer overlay.

For a performance with dancer Gilles Marini, she changed into a shorter golden dress with an embellished neckline, paired with silver strappy heels.

Her outstanding moment came wearing a white figure hugging Herve Leger gown, with scoop neckline embellished with stones.

A fine host if I ever saw one.

Credit: Gustavo Cadile, Getty & Wireimage

Finally it looks like we have Eva Longoria back.

She hasn’t really given me much cause to get excited about recently, as her looks were becoming increasingly sombre, but on this occasion she perks up wearing an ivory cocktail Gustavo Cadile Spring 2009 dress, paired with matching Christian Louboutin slingbacks.

The dress shows off her golden glow after enjoying her summer holidays with her husband in Europe.

The star attended a press conference yesterday announcing the ALMA Award Nominations in Hollywood.

Eva will host the 2009 ALMA Awards on September 18.

If previous years are anything to go by, she’ll showcase stunning gowns from top Latino designers.

Credit: Gustavo Cadile, Splash & Wireimage


If Georgina Chapman is my Queen, then Gustavo Cadile is one of my kings of red carpet gowns.

Today I visited the talented designer, to view his Fall 2009 collection. Not long after walking in I spotted many gowns that would definitely be on any Best Dressed list.


The collection included a mix of cocktail dresses and long evening gowns. Some with crystal detailing, and some with dreamy sequins, to add those embellish touches I love so much.

Other details included cascading layers of tulle, silk chiffon, flapper-esqe fringing, jewel encrusted sashes, draping and sweet-heart necklines.

I was immediately drawn to the smoky pink strapless tulle gown, with a tiered skirt, and a satin pink sash, with a bow and brooch detail.

Maybe it was my gushing about how beautiful the gown was, because Gustavo offered the dress for me to try on.

As I put the gown on, I had a Cinderella moment, that I wished would never end.

It was my favourite dress from the collection, along with the navy blue gown above.


Gustavo has an ever growing celebrity fan base, with Eva Longoria and Queen Latifah particular in love with his designs.


I got to see a sample of the dress Queen Latifah wore to the Grammy’s recently, and this dress is part of the Fall 2009, 35 piece collection.

Gustavo’s gowns can be purchased from Neiman Marcus in the US, and from the 15 May, the collection will – for the first time – be available in the ‘Evening Saloon’ at Harrods.

Hopefully we will get to see a few on the red carpet on Sunday night.

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