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15.04.08

2008 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet

Nicole Kidman arrived with her husband Keith Urban, looking radiant in this Yves Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2008 maroon gown with braided detail.

The gathered detail on this dress is doing a good job of concealing Nicole’s baby bump, because for 7 months she is barely showing.

What I love about this Badgley Mischa Platinum dress on Carrie Underwood, apart from the gorgeous colour, is the fact that for once, she did not dress like she was going to the prom or a bridesmaid at a wedding.

Knowing this event was coming, I was so sure Carrie would do the big pouffy dress in pale blue, blossom pink or beige, but she surprised me with this embellished asymmetric vampy violet mini dress which gathered at the hip.

She completed her look with strappy silver heels and a matching silver wristband.

LeAnn Rimes evoked the 1920s flapper style, with her layered Julia Clancey dress, with layered necklaces and marcel waves.

LeAnn seems to do well on the red carpet for big events, she is never predictable, which I like.

Miley Cyrus is still dressing far too old for her age. When Carrie Underwood and LeAnn Rimes went short and sassy, Miley goes long and boring. Yes the maxi dress is on trend, but she is 15.

Thankfully, no pouting on the red carpet last night.

I have never been a fan of lace, and white lace just makes me shudder, so Jewel had no chance of endearing herself to me in this strapless mini Gustavo Cadile 2008 Resort dress.

At the 2008 Grammy’s Taylor Swift’s lavendar dress was hideous. Last night she looked much better wearing a sexy v-neck layered, asymmetric hemline dress by Balenciaga.

Ballroom dancer Julianne Hough kept to the short and sassy theme, by wearing this very pale lavender Roberto Cavalli haltered ruffle dress.

Despite Paula Abdul slightly resembling Spider Woman in this dress, I do like it.

It gives Paula a nice silhouette, and she is not in danger of falling out of the dress, which is always a fear with most of her red carpet ensembles.

Faith Hill wore an all black ensemble, which I don’t think it does her any justice.

This is a shame, because Faith usually outshines everyone at these Country events.

On stage Carrie Underwood opted for this prom-inspired Betsey Johnson Spring 2008 strapless dress.

I knew she could not ditch the prom-look for long, but for once I really loved it. The style and the colour really suit her.

Co-presenter Miley Cyrus could have done without the knee-high boots with this ensemble, but I do like the simple white tank top, the leather jacket and the embellished Missoni Spring 2008 mini skirt.

This DKNY Fall 2008 is what Miley should have worn on the red carpet.

It is cute, fun, age appropriate and more in tune with what her target audience would wear. Instead she wore it backstage.

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30.03.08 Best Dressed

2008 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards – Best Dressed


Best Californian Girl Award
Cameron Diaz arrived on the orange carpet wearing a white shrug over her strapless Missoni Spring 2008 dress and Christian Louboutin Passmule Patent Sandals in white.

Best Dress/Shoes Combo Award
Even though I am not a fan of grey, I do like Ashlee Simpson’s Alexander McQueen strapless belted dress, mostly because she offset the dull grey with a bright orange pair of Christian Louboutin Passmule Patent Sandals.

I love her Chanel cuff bracelet.

Most Improved Award
From wearing a baby’s outfit with a dummy at the MTV Music Awards, to wearing this embellished Betsey Johnson Spring 2008 strapless hot pink, black trimmed taffeta and tulle dress, Lil Mama has come a long way.

Most Colourful/Best Smile Award
I just love the colourful design on Brenda Song’s dress.

Best Shoes Award
I was just about to put Jordin Sparks in the worst category for those red streaks in her hair when I spotted her Giuseppe Zanotti Architectural Wedge Sandal’s. I have been wanting these sandals forever, but can never find them in my size.

Do I need these sandal’s when I am already 5ft 11ins? No.

Do I still want them? Yes.

Would I be able to walk in them? Probably not.

Jordin is wearing a red strapless dress from Diane von Furstenberg.

Most Improved Posing Award
Miley Cyrus decided against her ‘Playboy bunny’ pouting, which she thought was a good look for the Oscars. She was wrong.

On this occasion she turned down the hooch and looked cute in this black embellished Stella McCartney Rhinestone paillette mini dress. She completed her look with a pair of red satin ABS peep toes.

Golden Girl Award
America Ferrera is glowing in this David Meister gold dress, matched with a gold clutch and gold wedges.

Best Dressed Under 15 Award
No hair extensions, no make-up, no nail varnish, no mini dresses. Abigail Breslin is age appropriate. Something that does not always apply to Miley Cyrus.

Best Pregnant Award
Jessica Alba green shimmering Corey Lynn Calter Spring 2008 gown, is stunning on her. With her pregnancy comes great style.

Best Mother/Son Combo Award
Nia Long always brings her little man to this event, and they always look so cute together.

Nia is wearing an open neck Marc by Marc Jacobs Night Blossom dress with taupe and white Sergi Rossi shoes.

Most Cute Award
Victoria Justice, isn’t she just adorable?

A mini Vanessa Hudgens in the making.

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30.03.08 Worst Dressed

2008 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards – Worst Dressed

Worst Dressed/Worst Hair Award
So much is wrong here, it’s hard to decide where to start.

Jennifer Love Hewitt should have decided on either a jean look or the dress, because together they just do not work.

This Marc by Marc Jacobs dress itself is hideous. The bow and the embroidered skirt are too cutesy for a woman her age.

The hair is just blah and her eye make-up is too heavy for a dress this colour.

Tried Too Hard To Be Edgy Award
What a screaming hot mess.

At last years Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Rihanna was so beautiful in her Gucci dress and freshly cropped hair. This year she opted for a pink and black polka-dot bustier from H&M and Stella McCartney jeans, studded cuffs, mint nails and hot pink lipstick.

I am not exaggerating when I say that I hate this look. There is not one redeeming quality about this look to me, and I love Rihanna, so this hurts.

Worst Re-Run/Worst Pose Award
Ashlee Simpson wore this BCBG Max Azria’s Spring 2008 dress to the MTV Music Awards last year. I was not crazy about it then, and I am not so crazy to see it on A.J. Michalka again now.

Worst Back/De Ja Vu Award
For some reason I feel like I have seen this all before on Hayden Panettiere.

The strap across her back cheapens the Leila Azhar dress, as it looks like a bra strap.

Her shoes are black sequined Christian Louboutin Very Prive pumps.

Best Dressed For The Mall Award
Tracey Edmonds really did not make an effort.

Worst Over 30 Award
Jodie Foster tried too hard to be down with the kids.

Played It Too Safe Award
Miranda Cosgrove could have pushed the envelope a little. Too safe = too boring, which is surprising considering she is wearing 3.1 Philip Lim Resort 2008. Her shoes are Marc Jacobs.

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Runway To Red Carpet – 2008 Oscars

Hilary Swank in Versace Spring 2008 Couture

Calista Flockhart in 1970s Vintage Valentino Haute Couture

Cate Blanchett in modified Dries Van Noten Spring 2008

Anne Hathaway in Marchesa Fall 2008

Jessica Alba in Marchesa Fall 2008

Miley Cyrus in Valentino Resort 2008

Sarah Larson in Valentino Spring 2008 Couture

Rosamund Pike in RM by Roland Mouret Fall 2008

Amy Adams in modified Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2008

Julie Christie in Louis Vuitton Spring 2008 gloves

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Ziyi Zhang in Armani Privé Spring 2008

Heidi Klum in Roberto Cavalli Spring 2008

Zoe Saldana in J. Mendel Spring 2008

Eva Herzigova in Versace Couture Spring 2008

Kate Beckinsale in Versace Couture Spring 2008

Portia de Rossi in Lanvin Spring 2008

Sharon Stone in Christian Dior Spring 2008

Terri Seymour in 1970s Loris Azzaro

Natalie Maines in Alexander McQueen Fall 2007 (thanks to Miwa for the ID)

Monique Lhuillier in a hybrid of her own designs from Spring 2008 & Fall 2008

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Runway To Red Carpet – Marion Cotillard In Jean Paul Gaultier


Oscar winner, Marion Cotillard wore this mermaid-esqe Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2008 Couture gown to the Oscars on Sunday night, which appeared on many Best Dressed list including mine.

Only she could pulled off this amazing mermaid-style gown, which was custom-made for her. Thank god she did not choose the runway version, as I don’t think it would have made the same impact.

It’s was the second red-carpet event in a fortnight that not only did Marion Cotillard win the Best Actress award, but also the second time she opted for a pale shade.

At the BAFTA’s she shined in a fabulous ivory and silver embellished Chanel Fall 2007 Couture dress.

Marion has been supporting French designers by wearing Jean Paul Gaultier to the Cesar Film Awards, Nina Ricci to the SAG Awards and Chanel to the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards and to the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards.

Hopefully it won’t be long before we see her a YSL, Christian Lacroix or Balenciaga creation. I am sure they are queuing up to offer her their clothes.

Has a style icon is born? No she has been an icon for a while, it’s only now that everyone has noticed.

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25.02.08 Best Dressed

Oscars 2008 – Best Dressed


Best Dressed/Best Haute Couture Award
This ivory mermaid-like Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2008 Couture gown on Marion Cotillard was simply stunning.

I loved the a fishtail hem and the scale-esqe embroidery on the whole gown.

Marion won the Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.

Her speech was so wonderfully heart-warming, that it brought a small tear to my eye.


Best Red Award
Heidi Klum was better than amazing in this Dior by John Galliano custom-made couture gown.

The neckline and the back detail were all very chic.

She finished her look with Stuart Weitzman shoes and jewelry she designed from her own line.

Heidi’s red couture gown will be auctioned as part of The Heart Truth campaign to raise awareness about women and heart disease.


Best Detailed Dress/Best Earrings Award
There is so much detail on Penelope Cruz’ mermaid dress with the feathers and the gathering at the front, yet it does not make the dress too busy.

I adore her ruby and diamond Chopard earrings.


Best Invisible Make-up Award
I bet it only took Cameron Diaz no more than 20 minutes to get ready, and look how amazing she is.

She arrived at the Oscars in a pink Christian Dior by John Galliano bustier gown, Bulgari jewels, Roger Vivier clutch.

Best Strapless Award
I loved Kristin Chenoweth Armani Privé black silk tulle gown over a rose organza underlay.

It was the only dress that challenged Marion for Best Dressed. I loved the sweetheart neckline and the knotted and pleated tulle details.

Best Sequins Award
Regular readers will know I love a bit of bling, as it all adds to the glamour on the red carpet.

Renee Zellweger was the only one to provided head to toe bling in the form of this stunning strapless Carolina Herrera gown, which I at first thought had to be Elie Saab.

Most Improved From The 2007 Oscars Award
Anne Hathaway need this. She needed a stunning gown to erase the memory of that Valentino bow.

The saviours? Marchesa of course.

She completed her look with Harry Winston diamonds.

I love the with rosette detailing from the bust-line to her shoulder.

Best Strapless Award
Keri Russell’s champagne coloured Nina Ricci strapless dress came to life with an H.Stern vintage floral necklace.

Best Matching Dress/Lipstick Combo Award
Katherine Heigl was stunning in this Escada gown.

I loved the circular detail on her shoulder and nipped in waist.

Her look was very elegant, as she channeled old Hollywood.

Her jewels were from Ryan Ryan and her shoes and clutch were from Jimmy Choo.

Best Pregnant Award
Jessica Alba won the battle of the baby mama’s in this purple Marchesa Fall 2008 gown.

I love the feather detailing on the bust and the aubergine really suits her.

Jessica added some Cartier jewels to finish her look.

Best One-Shouldered Dress/Best Hair Award
There were many one-shoulder gown, but Hilary Swank in Versace Spring 2008 Couture was by far the best in terms of detail.

Her hair was amazing. Perfectly styled and I loved the tints.

Best Vintage Award
Calista Flockhart looked stunning in her 1970s vintage Valentino Haute Couture dress from Rare Vintage. The pale blue and grey colours were very pretty on her.

Best British Award
Were Tilda let us down Helen Mirren did us Brits proud in this custom-made Georges Chakra ruby gown.

Simple Yet Fabulous Award
Amy Ryan was simple and fabulous in this one-shoulder Calvin Klein gown.

Sexiest Couple Award
Johnny Depp in Giorgio Armani and Vanessa Paradis in Chanel Haute Couture with Chanel jewelry are so hot without event trying. Only Brad and Angelina could have upstage this hot couple.

Best Dressed Couple Award
I loved the way Diane Lane in David Meister and Josh Brolin were subtly dressed. They complimented each other well, without resorting to him wearing a tie to match her dress.

Best Necklace Award
Laura Linney was wearing a very simple midnight blue silk strapless bustle-back gown by Michael Kors.

Her stunning Cathy Waterman necklace brings the dress to life.

Laura’s bag and shoes were by Salvatore Feragamo.

Best Plus 1 Award
Keisha Whitaker always shines next to her husband.

The detail on this embellished strapless tulle gown is magnificent.

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25.02.08 Worst Dressed

Oscars 2008 – Worst Dressed

Worst Dressed Award
I love Tilda Swinton and her very unique style – which is not to everyone’s tastes – but I just did not like this Lanvin dress.

I hated that one long shoulder. It really did not work for me.

Risk That Failed Award
Julie Christie tried to be edgy, tried not to conform to the norm by choosing a cocktail dress which she designed herself along with long pink sheer gloves from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2008 collection, but just ended up looking very confused.

Worst Pouting Award
Miley Cyrus posing and pouting was SOOOOOOO inappropriate. So many young girls would have tuned in the Oscars just to see a 15 year old girl, pouting like Paris Hilton.

Her Valentino Resort 2008 red gown was stunning though, thankfully not to short nor revealing.

She completed her look with Neil Lane jewels and a Mary Norton clutch.

Most Disappointing Award
The L’Wren Scott diamond necklace was too over powering on Nicole Kidman’s simple custom-made Balenciaga gown. The necklace was obviously designed to detract you from her baby bump and it worked.

The looks is completed with a Bottega Veneta clutch.

Worst Haute Couture Award
Sarah Larson was way out of her league in this Valentino Spring 2008 Couture strapless gown.

Girlfriend did not own it. She just hobbled alongside George Clooney, smiling like a Miss World contestant.

This is why I love Keisha Whitaker so much. Keisha owns a dress, and outshines her husband Forest, despite him being the star.

Sarah’s hair is also terrible. It is a little lighter in colour than usual, but she could have put it up or done something different.

Worst Hair Award
I was not crazy about Jennifer Garner’s hair. For an updo I found it a little messy on the left-hand side.

I was not particularly in love with her black silk taffeta Oscar de la Renta fishtail gown either. The skirt was way too busy.

Jennifer wore Van Cleef & Arpels diamonds and a Roger Vivier clutch.

Back To Black Award
I was not shocked that Ellen Page wore black tonight.

Her in vintage gown from Jean Louis Scherrer Haute Couture collection was just a tad boring. I loved how they tried to jazz up her outfit with the long Fred Leighton necklace, but it was not enough.

Her metal and metallic leather hard frame vintage Judith Leiber purse completed the look.


DeJa Vu Award
Amy Adams emerald green strapless satin Proenza Schouler gown gave me a touch of deja vu, back to last years Oscars, where Isla Fisher’s look was very similar.

The dress itself is beautiful, as she is in it, but she loses points for not being original.

Amy teamed her dress with an Art Nouveau French gold-mesh purse by Fred Leighton that would not even fit a credit card.

Worst Pregnant Award
After Cate Blanchett looked amazing in Vera Wang at the Spirit Awards, I had high hopes for her Oscars dress.

Unfortunately she let me down big time in this Dries Van Noten gown. What I particularly did not like was the neckline. It was a little bit to busy for me.

Her look was completed with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a Roger Vivier clutch.

Worst Use Of Colour Award
Ryan Seacrest called the colour on Kelly Preston’s Roberto Cavalli dress “stop-light amber”. I just call it hideous.

Most Boring Award
Rosamund Pike RM by Roland Mouret dress is a pretty colour, but I was nothing but bored by it. It’s the Oscars, jazz it up a little.

When Will You Get It Right On The Big Night? Award
I love this Roberto Cavalli white dress, especially the snake-skin beaded detail, but I really disliked the way her breast sat in the dress. Very unflattering.

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