Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Nicest Celeb Award
Olivia Palermo was the sweetest celebrity I met at the 2010 Elle Style Awards last night.

She was only too happy for me to take a closer look at her straight-off-the-runway Matthew Williamson Fall 2010 dress, which she paired with black heels and tights.

I loved how the eggplant dress sparkled and that cute pom pom on the shoulder.

One thing I noticed about Olivia was she’s nothing like we see her on “The City”.

She was chatty and genuinely nice, which tells me I’ve got to kick my reality TV habit.

She was very excited about her dress, being in London and the Burberry Fall 2010 presentation which she will be attending later on today.

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Blake Lively was seen filming scenes for “Gossip Girl” earlier this month in New York wearing a Matthew Williamson Pre-Fall 2009 wool funnel neck coat.

I love the colour combination of navy blue and black, which looks so chic against her blonde hair.

My favourite part of this look though is the embroidery detail on the cuffs and shoulders of the coat. The yellow adds a nice pop of colour to this outfit.

I really like the leather in this look from the boots, to the Alice + Olivia leather leggings and the gloves as it adds some real sexiness to an otherwise quite casual look.

Sigerson Morrison black leather knee-high boots complete the look, which are available to buy from Net-A-Porter International

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I had a huge case of de ja vu looking at Victoria Beckham wearing this black long sleeved gown from her recent Spring 2010 collection.

At Elton John’s Oscar party earlier this year she wore a very similar gown.

I was really hoping she would wow me on this occasion, but she didn’t.

Whilst so many opted for black a this event, Lauren Laverne stood out wearing a Matthew Williamson Spring 2010 mini dress.

The dress was covered with intriguing embellishments of an interesting texture.

The Radio and TV presenter completed her look with two tone platform heels which complemented her dress perfectly.

Jacquetta Wheeler also stood out wearing a gorgeous floral Erdem Spring 2010 dress with a tiered skirt.

I would’ve loved it had she not worn the tights – which are understandable in this weather.

Other than that she looks amazing.

Claudia Schiffer also opted for something colourful, wearing a red printed Peter Pilotto Fall 2009 dress.

Like her fellow supermodel above, Claudia also opted for tights.

I would’ve loved for her to wear thigh-high boots like the model.

Daisy Lowe opted for sexy glamour wearing a Vivienne Westwood Spring 2010 gown, with cut-out on the sides plus a thigh-high split.

Thankfully she didn’t over accessorize, because this gown speaks for itself.

Jerry Hall gave her daughter Georgia Jagger – who won Model of the Year – a lesson in how to work the red carpet.

Jerry opted for a two-tone Chanel Fall 2009 fitted dress paired with same runway jacket.

The look suited her quite nicely, but I really objected to the zebra print heels.

Georgia braved the cold wearing a white and grey lace Vivienne Westwood dress with black strappy sandals.

Natalie Massenet – the founder of Net-A-Porter.com and theOutnet.com – must have the most enviable closet.

The stylish CEO opted for a Emanuel Ungaro Spring 2009 one-shoulder taffeta black dress with asymmetrical lines and ruffled details.

T-bar embellished heels complete the look.

Natalia Vodianova blue off-the-shoulder vintage Fortuny gown made her baby blue eyes pop.

Her look is paired with Christian Louboutin Bat Girl heels.

I love Rosamund Pike’s taupe chiffon dress which is accented with black ribbon.

A fur trimmed jacket and taupe heels complete this gorgeous look.

Kate Moss gives us nothing we haven’t seen before from her with this Dior look.

Tolula Adeyemi steps outside the box wearing a one-sleeved white Manjit Deu gown whilst carrying her favourite Louis Vuitton clutch.

I love the dramatic blue embellished sleeve and the sprinkles of details on the bodice.

I’m really admiring this girls style.

Erin O’Connor always gives off such a regal vibe on the red carpet which I love.

Her one-sleeved gown was less colourful than Tolula’s, but is was equally dramatic with the poufy shoulder detail and her long flowing skirt.

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Nicole Kidman looks AMAZING.

L’Wren Scott dressed her client in Prada for her previous red carpet appearance to a weak applause, today Nicole is blowing me away in a hot pink L’Wren Scott Spring 2010 embroidered gown.

I love the cut, and the sexy silhouette which gives Nicole some curves we’ve never seen before.

Yes we’d love to see a Nicole switch up her designers more often, but when she looks this great in Scott’s designs it’s no wonder she keeps going back for more.

BDOTW contender for sure.

If any of you are surprised Taylor Swift is wearing a gold glittering with sequins, you haven’t been reading this blog for very long.

This is Taylor’s trademark, and I don’t blame her.

This Reem Acra sequin strapless gold gown with tulle skirt looks like a Princess dress, and I’m sure she felt very special wearing it.

Every princess has a prince, so it’s shame Taylor Lautner was in London on her big night.

She’s another contender.

From the sublime to tragic.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Kellie Pickler look so bad.

It’s not the fault of her David Meister pewter lame gown, it’s the hair.

The strawberry blonde colour doesn’t work. This is worst than a blonde Katharine McPhee.

Martina McBride wore a Georges Hobeika Fall 2008 Couture silver metallic strapless gown with a beaded bodice.

I loved the gown, but the draped detail on the hips didn’t work for me on Martina.

Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland never disappoints on the red carpet.

This time she wore a stunning strapless Luisa Beccaria Fall 2009 midnight blue siren tulle gown with a frilly detailed hem and train.

Michelle Branch shuns wearing a gown to give us a young cute look wearing an aqua blue Matthew Williamson jewel detailed dress from the Fall 2009 collection.

Carrie Underwood typically gives her big hair and an embellished dress, but her Theia dress is a bit shapeless for my liking.

Leann Rimes should be wearing red. j/k

The good girl gone bad lives us to her current image by vamping things up with heavy make-up, but contrasts that with a white angelic 3.1 Phillip Lim gown.

Faith Hill wore a beautiful mauve strapless Azzaro gown which already had a jeweled halter strap, so I’m confused as to why she then added more necklaces.

Feels like overkill to me which is a shame.

Miranda Lambert opted for a Nicole Miller gown with an open back and beaded details on the shoulders.

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Katherine Jenkins continues to promote her new album “Believe”.

During her promotion she dazzled in designer dresses, but also made high-street looks we can all afford look amazing.

After she was helicoptered into Swansea, the singer changed out of her Oscar de la Renta dress into a strapless sassy D&G dress to sign her CD for waiting fans.

The floral print dress was less structured on Katherine, as she opted out of the runway belt and paired her dress with tights and Trib Two’s.

The next day she headed to London Westfield shopping centre to greet fans at HMV.

Here she looked beautiful wearing a black Matthew Williamson jewel detailed dress from the Fall 2009 collection without the runway necklace, which I had assumed was part of the dress.

YLS sandals completed the look.

At HMViIn Manchester Katherine opted for a cute strapless black and white printed French Connection Danask sweetheart dress worn with Trib Two’s.

Attending the “Samsung Pink Ribbon Breast Awareness Day” in London, Katherine glowed in a bright pink French Connection Otto frill dress again worn with Trib Two’s.

My favourite looks here are the Matthew Williamson dress, and the pink French Connection dress. Regular readers will guess why.

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“Dead Man Running” is a British gangster film produced by England footballers, Rio Ferdinand and Ashley Cole.

The film had it’s UK premiere last night, despite the huge controversy over the film being accused of glorifying gang violence.

Monet Mazur provided the much needed glamour on this red carpet.

She looked stunning wearing a sequined metallic full length Matthew Williamson Fall 2009 gown for a high-octane, luxurious look.

The gown was rich in colour with intricate embellished stone beads framing the dipped neckline.

Her bronzed clutch perfectly complemented the gown.

Jamelia, we all have our brand favourites and as an observer of red carpet fashion, I would be delighted to see you wearing something other than Dolce & Gabbana on the red carpet.

Yes you’ve had the odd Herve Leger dress here, and Topshop dress there, but since 2004 you have dressed in Dolce & Gabbana almost exclusively.

No one can ever accuse you of brand hoping, but a different silhouette would be a refreshing change.

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