Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Alicia Keys In Toni Maticevski & Manning Cartell - ARIA Awards 2013

Alicia Keys wore two more looks on stage while presenting and performing at the 27th Annual ARIA Awards 2013 held at the Star in Sydney, Australia on Sunday; both were by Australian designers.

Presenting: Her second look was a black Toni Maticevski dress with a black structural detail at the hip, which she paired with black Giuseppe Zanotti pumps and drop earrings. Open-toe shoes and a shorter skirt would have improved this look for me.

Performance: Alicia’s third look of the evening was a Manning Cartell printed ensemble which consisted of a crop top and a high-waist pencil skirt accented with silver zippers. An on-trend ear cuff courtesy of Ryan Storer and the same black pumps completed this look.

Which look do you favour? The red carpet, presenting or performing?

Sadly, the styling let down all three looks for me.

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Jennifer Hawkins In Toni Maticevski - Australia's Next Top Model Season 8 Launch

Jennifer Hawkins was back to work two day after her honeymoon yesterday evening to launch Season 8 of Australia’s Next Top Model, which was held at Doltone House in Sydney.

The newlywed showed off her fresh tan, wearing an orange-and-black Toni Maticevski cocktail dress with an asymmetrical neckline.

I’m not crazy about the styling. The cuff works; however, the shoes are tres boring and the clutch doesn’t complement any part of her look.

While I love the dress, I have a feeling some of you will be put off by the orange dress and orange glow.

Am I right? Should she have opted for a neutral-coloured dress to showcase her tan?

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Australian musical talent was celebrated at the 2010 ARIA Awards in Sydney today, with a packed red carpet of Aussie beauties celebrating Australian designers.

Ruby Rose was the exception as she opted to wear a Miu Miu Fall 2010 dress.

This dress has been seen in nearly every editorial in every magazine all over the world, so I’m surprised that Ruby wore a dress most of us are tired of seeing.

I’m not a fan of tattoos, but I kinda like the rough and the smooth contrast of the rock-chick tattoos with a cute ultra feminine dress.

Lara Bingle worked a sleek modern chic look wearing a navy dress by Australian designer Josh Goot.

Her dress is beautiful but she loses many points for the grey suede pumps.

Jessica Mauboy grabbed the attention from the others on the red carpet wearing a Toni Maticevski structured pink dress.

The R&B singer teamed her flamboyant dress with Sergio Rossi nude heels.

Megan Washington received many nominations at this event, and she ensured she looked pretty to collect awards wearing a red lace dress by Australian designer Alex Perry.

I’m not crazy about the cream pumps, but her jewel encrusted clutch catches my eye.

Kelsey Martinovich – Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6 runner up – surely wanted to be noticed wearing a Paule Ka bustier dress which a sheer panel across the midriff.

I like her dress and her bravery for wearing such a bold look, but gloves make this look very costumey.

The “2010 ARIA Awards” will air on MTV Classic on Monday 8 November at 9pm.

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American model/actress Elettra Rossellini Weidemann looked stunning as she arrived for the 2010 American Ballet Theatre Annual Spring Gala in New York last night.

I’m a huge fan of Toni Maticevski, so I was delighted to see her look so ethereal wearing a dress from his Fall 2010 collection.

I was really disappointed by how Abbie Cornish styled her Fall 2010 look recently, but this restores my faith that the collection is wearable off the runway.

The face of Lancôme rightly kept her make-up and accessories simple as the stunning detail on the bodice should be the focus of this look, but I just wish she’d done something different with her hair.

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Last week Abbie Cornish attended the 2010 The Tribeca Film Festival Awards Night in New York City.

The Australian actress showed her support for Aussie designer Toni Maticevski.

Her look included a gold sequin draped Toni Maticevski Fall 2010 pencil skirt, a black Eryn Brinie top and a white vest.

This ladies and gentleman, is what happens when you don’t go head-to-toe like the runway.

I know many of you hate when celebs go head-to-toe, but Abbie would’ve pull off this look had she worn the grey blouse.

Even though I appreciate the fact that Abbie tried to make this look her own, nothing works together.

Toni Maticevski’s Fall 2010 collection was stunning.

It’s such a shame that it’s been presented to us this way.

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Australian designer Toni Maticevski tends to fly under the radar – possibly due to where he is based – but his Spring 2010 collection was full of red carpet ready stunning pieces.

The designer was inspired by “a dark and beautiful place where things die and are born again.” Which perfectly describes his haunting beautiful pieces.

I’m surprised fashion-forward celebs like Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Connelly haven’t worn his designs on the red carpet already, but hopefully this collection will grab the attention of those major stars.

Maticevski presented pencil skirts and architectural gowns festooned with layer upon layer of tulle and organza flowers.

Some of you say that people like Charlize Theron could wear a trash bag and still look amazing, well Maticevski has given those perfect stars that very challenge by creating gowns that appears to be made out of bin liners.

Along with the tulle and organza he used interesting splatter paint prints, ruffles, and lace. It was all very romantic, like he was seducing us with each look.

The dresses were stunning, but the shoes were outstanding with diamante and rosette details placed on the heel.

Angelina Jolie this collection has your name written all over it.

You can view the whole collection Coutorture.

You may remember Abbie Cornish wore one of his gowns to Cannes Film Festival recently.

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These are a few pictures I took from my front row seat.

This is the finale video I took.

Credit: Coutorture




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