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24.05.09

2009 Cannes Film Festival Catch Up – Part 4

“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” Premiere

Lily Cole looked like a fairytale princess in her pale blue Chanel Fall 2007 Couture gown.

As soon as I saw Lily, I immediately thought of Amy Adams’ character Giselle in the Disney movie Enchanted, as Lily has that same beautiful innocence.

Spanish Model and TV host Mar Saura, causes a stir by striking a sexy pose wearing a Nina Ricci Spring 2009 halter dress with a rise and fall hem.

The dress showed off her long legs and Jimmy Choo Pixie sandals.

Model Noemie Lenoir could wear a black sack and still shine, but instead opted for an Armani Privé Spring 2009 strapless gown.

Her stunning gown had an embroidered bell-shaped skirt and a sequin bodice.

Credit were credit is due, Peaches Geldof is trying.

But even in this electric blue strapless Roberto Cavalli gown, I’m still not particularly convinced she has turned over a new leaf.

“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” Photocall

Lily opted for a low key look for the photocall wearing a pale pink top with Stella McCartney ankle zip jeans and a pair of quite hideous pink and orange heels.

“Face” Premiere

Zhang Ziyi looked utterly divine in her pink floral Giorgio Armani Spring 2009 strapless gown with a twisted bodice.

The dress should have been the main focus – especially as her hair was pulled back and her make-up was subtle – but I find myself instantly drawn to her necklace.

What a magnificent piece it is, and I’m usually put off by a large statement pieces grabbing away the attention from the gown.

As much as I love Kerry Washington I don’t love her Monique Lhuillier gown, despite how elegant she looks.

I think it’s the lace one-sleeved top half which is putting me off.

When I saw her I really wanted to find something nice to say, but all I could think was I like her Roger Vivier black satin clutch.

Michelle Yeoh was the picture of elegance wearing a black shimmering Roberto Cavalli gown, with an exquisite silver necklace.

“Map of the Sounds of Tokyo” Premiere

This is something we don’t see very often from Rinko Kikuchi – a soft and sweet look.

Usually she’s wearing something cutting edge, couture, or well structured, so this white ethereal vintage Sophia Kokosalaki gown is a nice refreshing change.

Actress Elodie Bouchez wore a strapless Balmain Spring 2009 LBD with a studded belt  and Jimmy Choo Seattle sandals.

Elodie’s look has less sparkle, in comparison to the runway version because she opted for the black belt which I actually prefer.

“Map of the Sounds of Tokyo” Premiere

This more like the Rinko Kikuchi we know, wearing a piece that has a lot of personality.

Her Chanel Resort 2010 dress included a peplum on the waist, and gold detailing throughout.

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24.05.09

2009 Cannes Film Festival – Amend Charity Luncheon

Last year, many of you accused Kerry Washington of always playing it safe.

She didn’t play it safe at the Met Gala, and I wouldn’t call this Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 ensemble a safe option either.

So it looks like she has finally shrugged off the ‘safe’ label wouldn’t you agree?

Her look consisted of a futuristic silver metallic bustier with a pale pink tulip skirt, gold platform heels with a velvet ankle tie, and a silver embroidered clutch.

I love that she is taking risks without over-doing it and without looking ridiculous.

Rihanna wore the raspberry runway skirt to the DKMS Gala.

Michelle Yeoh hosted this event wearing a Caribbean blue Roberto Cavalli cowl neck dress, with a shutter pleated detail on the front.

This is a sophisticated evening dress, but Michelle makes it work for her daytime event.

Mary Louise Parker wore the gown version of this dress to the Emmy’s last year.

Claudia Schiffer opted for a silk nude coloured dress with kimono-style sleeves which gave her a warm glow.

Her look was completed with beige accessories.

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23.05.09

Welcome To The New & Improved Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Welcome to the new and improved Red Carpet Fashion Awards.

If you view the site via google reader, or via email, now’s the time to come and see the many changes I have made.

I’ve added a separate page called Shop Her Closet, so you can find where to purchase that cute blue playsuit which Blake Lively wore this week, amongst other celebrities clothes, shoes and accessories.

The Red Carpet Events page, is a quick guide to all the annual events, including the Oscars, the Emmy’s, and MTV Music Awards.

R1ma wished for Angelina Jolie to wear Versace at the “Inglourious Basterds” Cannes premiere, and got it right.

Which celebrity would you like to see wearing your favourite runway looks? Send me an email, and I will add it to Red Carpet Wish List.

Featured Event in the right column, will be updated to take you down memory, or allow you to catch up on an event you’ve missed.

If you agree or disagree with someone’s comment, a new feature will allow you to reply directly to their comment.

The search engine has been split between celebrities, designers and features, in order for you find things quicker, and the Most Popular section at the bottom, shows you what we’ve been gabbing about the most.

It’s been 4 months in the making, and it got pretty intense the last 2 weeks with working on the site, and keeping up with Cannes, but I hope you like it.

Best Dressed Of The Week will be announced, as usual, tomorrow.

22.05.09 In Her Closet

Dash Miami Grand Opening


I though Kim Kardashian had kicked her Herve Leger habit, but she just couldn’t keep away from the bandages dresses for long.

I’ll give her credit, because it’s been a year since we last saw her wore Herve Leger, and this was her own private event.

This week saw the grand opening of Dash Miami, where the sisters put on their finest at the Clevelander Hotel, to celebrate the store opening.

You can keep up with the Kardashian’s, by shopping their closets.

Khloe wore a black plunging dress, with taupe Camilla Skovgaard Zaha open toe booties.

Kim wore a coral Herve Leger Strapless bandeau dress, with an Elizabeth & James triple metal plate necklace, with champagne Louboutin’s.

Kourtney wore the much lusted after Matthew Williamson for H&M maxi print dress, which instantly sold out, with a black clutch.

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Alexander Wang vs. Topshop


There’s no shame in Topshop game. This is the second time they have been “inspired by” a piece from Alexander Wang Spring 2009 collection.

Topshop called their dress the Voodoo mesh corded tunic, I call it the De ja vu mesh tunic.

Topshop have shorten the sleeves in a bid to go undetected, but the mesh tunic and corded details are too similar to not see the clear inspiration.

Topshop sell theirs for £45, whilst the original sold out within minutes on Net-A-Porter for £680.

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22.05.09

2009 Cannes Film Festival – amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Benefit

Creating a sensation at the charity benefit, Diane Kruger looked outstanding in a white Chanel Spring 2009 Couture ensemble.

For me it doesn’t have the same impact as her Marchesa gown which made my heart melt, but she still looks amazing.

I love the square shouldered cropped jacket, the cute black bow – which we know she loves – and the interesting shaped skirt, which reveals a lace lining.

A bejeweled clutch and Louboutin’s complete the look.

With so many great dresses this week, would it be fair to include both Diane’s looks in Best Dressed of the Week?

Only Dita von Teese can get away with wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2009 Couture dress, with a transparent skirt revealing her garter.

That’s because she oozes class and chic sophistication.

I’m much more inspired by her in this dress than her previous Dior Couture dress.

I love Marion Cotillard, and her association with Dior is a match made in heaven but I would have loved something more dramatic from her.

Her pale blue Christian Dior Fall 2009 embroidered gown is gorgeous, as it brightens up her complexion.

You know saying, “Take one thing off before you leave the house”?

Well Paris Hilton should have taken off 3.

The headband, the necklace and the bracelet.

Her Basil Soda Spring 2009 Couture gown is already dripping with embellishments around the waist, that she needn’t have over cooked it.

This gown is quite dark and dramatic for Paris. I’m surprised she didn’t pick something more sugary.

Donatella Versace’s modification on her Versace Fall 2009 cornflower blue gown are very subtle.

I prefer her softer blue strapless gown.

The bodice is longer plus her gown has a fuller skirt.

I’m a constant admirer of how immaculate she always looks.

Michelle Yeoh opted for a purple satin Atelier Versace Fall 2008 gown with ruffled details on the shoulders and an open back.

She kept her jewelery minimal, with a few diamonds on the bracelet and earrings.

All my diva’s are going red.

First Coco Rocha, now Eva Green.

Is red the new black?

I’ve love Eva since she first stepped on the red carpet. She’s such a daredevil when it come to fashion. But on this occasion not so much.

Don’t get me wrong, I love her fuschia pink Christian Dior Fall 2009 Indian inspired gown with intricate embroidered details, but if ever their was someone to wear one of Dior’s Spring 2009 Couture ball gowns on the red carpet, this was our girl.

Elsa Pataky’s Armani Prive Fall 2008 black and white striped strapless gown may look a bit tame from the front, but that’s because all the drama is at the back, as it gathers then falls to a fishtail hem.

There would have been no prizes for guessing that Eva Herzigova would wear Dolce & Gabbana to this event. Much like her supermodel chum Claudia Schiffer.

Her Spring 2009 corseted red dress, had more sass than the runway version.

Hers was strapless and shorter to show off those impossibly long legs.

As much as Lily Cole is wearing a beautiful Emilio Pucci Fall 2009 strapless gown, she fails to excite.

Many of you have remarked that you would love for Georgina Chapman to modify her gowns, to make herself more individual, and stand out from the runway and her clients like Donatella Versace.

Unfortunately she didn’t hear your pleas on this occasion, because she wore a gold lame Marchesa Spring 2009 asymmetrical gown as it was presented on the runway plus the gold Louboutin’s.

Whatever the weather, she always looks outstanding, and here is no exception.

It feels strange calling anything by Chanel casual, but Anna Mouglalis’ blood red Chanel Cruise 2010 satin dress, feels too casual for such an event.

Kudos to her for wearing a piece from this collection, which was only presented last Thursday.

Margherita Missoni represented her family brand in the way she always does, with style and grace.

Her lurex silvery blue Missoni Spring 2009 gown, with a gold waistband, is a modification of the strapless jumpsuit which was presented on the runway.

Her added gold jewelery, and a matching mini clutch were the perfect touches for added glamour.

L’Oreal girl Kerry Washington takes the baton for the final leg of Cannes Film Festival, after Elizabeth Banks, Aishwarya Rai, Eva Longoria, and Evangeline Lilly represented the brand before her.

Kerry is a vision, as always wearing a strapless deco beaded Marchesa gown paired with a gold Bally box clutch.

Hayden Panettiere arrived at this event wearing a gorgeous blush silk chiffon Marchesa dress with similar silver embroidered details to Diane Kruger’s Marchesa gown.

I love the dress, but even in this picture it feels like the falling train is in the way.

Prior to this event you would have seen Hayden sunbathing on a yacht, relaxing with friends and topping up her tan.

Unfortunately it’s left unsightly tan lines.

I’m loving the vacation glow, but a hint of lippy would have worked wonders.

Zoe Saldana opted for a nude dress with a gathered detail on the hip, whilst she paired her look with copper accessories.

Sharon Stone has never looked better, but next time she should consider tanning her legs, before opting for a thigh high split. Her arm appears to be a different shade to her legs.

Despite all that the annual host for this event look magnificent wearing an asymmetrical Dior gown, with silver strappy Dior heels.

Claudia Schiffer stays faithful to her boys Dolce & Gabbana, wearing this tulle black bustier gown.

You’ll be happy to see that she’s keeping the bangs for now.

Zhang Ziyi’s ethereal nude gown is so delicious on her. The colour is exquisite complimenting her skin tone.

Her hair was pulled back off her face to reveal a long earring, and a diamond stud. How very 80s Janet Jackson.

I’m not quite getting the wow factor from Carine Roitfeld, which I got last year, but she still looks fantastic wearing this white Givenchy Couture gown.

I’m wondering has anyone ever seen her with her hair up?

Rinko Kikuchi wears a grey ruffled Chanel Fall 2008 Couture dress with really heavy clunky heels.

Shu Qi wears my least favourite gown of her Cannes experience.

All good runs come to a crashing end.

Case in point Robin Wright Penn in this charcoal spaghetti strapped gown.

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Who Wore Herve Leger Better? Heidi Montag or Elsa Pataky

Heidi Montag is a huge fan of Herve Leger bandage dresses. It wouldn’t be a surprised if she owned one in every colour.

Mrs Pratt joined many other reality TV stars, and D list celebrities at Maxim’s 10th Annual Hot 100 Celebration in Santa Monica last week.

She wore her dress with silver accessories, including a Nancy Gonzalez clutch.

One of the many beautiful stars of Cannes Film Festival, Elsa Pataky, climbed on board Montblanc’s private boat, were they hosted a party this week.

She relaxed on the boat, kicking off her heels, as walking the red carpet in Louboutin’s all day must be agonizing.

I feel Elsa wore this dress because she liked it, rather than Heidi’s who only wore it for attention, plus I hate the necklace Heidi wore with it, so Elsa wins for me.

The Herve Leger Adrienne bandage mini dress was uploaded to the international Net-A-Porter site on Wednesday, and it’s already sold out.

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21.05.09

“American Idol” Grand Finale 2009

Terri Seymour showed off her enviable figure wearing a black Versace Spring 2009 mini dress, with an asymmetrical strap.

I much prefer the strapless runway version.

Christina Applegate was so desperate to get inside and see who the winner was, we only briefly got to see her Rebecca Taylor Spring 2009 gold embellished tank.

Carrie Underwood matches a pink plaster to her flirty neon Jenny Packham Pre-Fall 2009 dress.

I love the fruity embellished shoulder straps.

Paula Abdul looked outstanding for the first time in a long time wearing a body-hugging gold strapless number, by Danish designer Rikke Gudnitz.

This has to be one her best looks ever. The gown very much reminds me of the Thierry Mugler dress which Beyonce wore recently.

Fergie is electric in her electric blue Alexander McQueen silk satin shift dress, with strappy Stuart Weitzman silver sandals, and silver bangles.

Heather Locklear arrived looking super casual wearing white jeans and a nude top, whilst her daughter got all dressed up, looking super cute in a striped and polka dotted Betsey Johnson Spring 2008 mini dress, with sequins all over.

Kara DioGuardi arrived wearing a gorgeous dramatic black strapless gown. Hopefully to mourn the end of her stint on American Idol.

She drives me mental, plus she slows the show down.

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