Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Alexa Chung won the British Style Award at the 2011 British Fashion Awards which were held at the Savoy Hotel in London last night.

I think the person sitting next to me summed up a few people’s feelings when he said, “Again? Is there no one else they can pick?”

The TV personality accepted her award wearing a Christopher Kane Spring 2012 dress – our first look at this collection on the red carpet.

The ivory silk satin dress with an embellished overlay was teamed with a bejewelled Christopher Kane clutch.

Keeping to her signature laidback style, she added Charlotte Olympia ‘Kitty’ embroidered velvet pumps. We’ve seen her wear the velvet flats several times before.

She debuted longer bangs which were too long in my opinion.

Minimal (if any) makeup completed her look.

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When Kate Hudson arrived on stage at the Savoy Hotel in London wearing a Stella McCartney Spring 2012 gown at the 2011 British Fashion Awards to present the Red Carpet Award, it was a clear indication of who the winner would be.

Before she handed out the award she told us a story about how they first met when Stella dressed her for the 2001 Oscars, which she read from her iPhone while wearing glasses.

She recalled, “Stella dressed me for my first red carpet event in 2001 for the Academy Awards. It was my first and only nomination. I was 21 years old and to have Stella McCartney dressing me – well, I felt like the hippest, coolest girl in the world. Up until the last minute Stella was still sewing the hem. I woke up the next morning, turned on the television to find out I was on every Worst Dressed list. So I called Stella and we just laughed our arses off and she said to me, “Look babe, it was the hem wasn’t it?”

She then went on to say that she will wear the dress again, but she will make a better hair choice.

Kate has no fear of appearing on any worst dressed list this time because her body, despite giving birth to Bingham five months ago, looked amazing in her black one-shoulder gown with an embroidered detail and mesh panel.

She wore her blonde hair in a top knot and opted for dewy makeup.

Many of you have been very critical of Stella McCartney’s Spring 2012 collection.

What do you think of Kate’s custom dress?

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Olivia Palermo attended the 2011 British Fashion Awards which were held at the Savoy Hotel in London last night.

The star wore a Matthew Williamson Fall 2011 dress.

Her wool-crepe dress with beaded, sequin and feather appliqués was teamed with a vintage clutch and Topshop Ariel flame mesh ankle boots.

With so much detail on the dress, most would’ve have opted for a simple shoe, but Olivia isn’t called the Queen of Accessorizing for nothing.

A simple centre-parted low bun, dazzling Asprey earrings and smoky dark purple eye shadow completed her look.

You can buy Olivia’s Topshop ankle boots from
Topshop US and Topshop International

A tearful Victoria Beckham collected her award for Designer Brand of the Year at the 2011 British Fashion Awards from designer BFF Marc Jacobs last night.

With her parents in the audience you can see it meant a lot to her. I found myself welling up too hearing her acceptance speech in which she thanked David for giving her the courage to become a designer.

Between sobs she apologized for ‘being rubbish’ as she struggled to hold back the tears.

The designer opted to wear a black halter backless dress with a pleated skirt from her Fall 2011 collection.

The pictures aren’t doing her much justice because she looked sensational in real life.

She opted for a pop of colour via her burgundy nail colour, black Christian Louboutin ‘Daffodil’ pumps and a bouffant with a low bun.

You’ll be surprised to learn that she’s very animated and not as stiff and cold as the press love to make her out to be.

She spent a lot of time with her team who she thanked in her acceptance speech saying, “I couldn’t do it without you”.

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Most Refreshing Award
Thandie Newton was of course at the 2010 British Fashion Awards in London this evening.

She opted for Peter Pilotto Spring 2011 dress.

The colourful textured printed dress with a high neckline and keyhole detail is quite a refreshing look for Thandie who’s been wearing a lot of minimalist Calvin Klein looks lately.

I love the way this dress sits high on her waist. Had she pulled it down any further it may have lost is shape.

Thandie never lets me down in the footwear department. On this occasion she wore purple suede Nicholas Kirkwood cut-out sandals.

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Best Tribute Award
At the 2010 British Fashion Awards in London tonight Naomi Campbell was honoured for her influence and contribution to the fashion industry over the past 25 years.

The British Fashion Council decided to dedicate a posthumous ‘Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design’ award to Alexander McQueen, so it was fitting that the supermodel choose to wear a custom made gown by the designer.

She arrived wearing a Dennis Basso shrug, but inside the venue she removed it to reveal the stunning embellished details on her strapless velvet gown with a sheer skirt.

No one does drama like Naomi.


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