22.12.09 Best Of

Entertainer/Risk Taker Of The Year – Lady GaGa

Love her or hate her Lady GaGa certainly kept us entertained this year.

From her pantless ensemble to Louis Vuitton-style blonde afros, their was nothing GaGa wouldn’t do to try to shock us – we’re still trying to figure out what the talcum powder was all about.

Many of you grew tired of her antics, but my turning point was watching GaGa at the MTV Music Video Awards.

Until that point I’d wasn’t too fussed, but she proved that she’s entertainer and truly creative.

Without her the creativity of the students at Central St. Martin’s would go unseen so kudos to her.

Last years winner was Rihanna.

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22.12.09 Best Of

Model Of The Year 2009 – Lara Stone

Dutch model of the moment Lara Stone was a clear front runner in this year’s Model Of The Year Award.

Best known for the gap in her front teeth and her sizeable assets she’s been the most sort after model of 2009 (and reportedly one of the best paid).

She has opened shows for Giles Deacon, Christopher Kane, Fendi and MaxMara and closed shows for Stella McCartney, Diesel and Balmain.

She has featured in Givenchy campaigns for the past five seasons and has also been featured on the covers of international Vogue, W, Elle and i-D magazine.

Her CV is set to expand either further during 2010 with her nude shoot for ‘Love’ Magazine appearing on newsstands in February.

She will also front her biggest campaign to date replacing Madonna as Marc Jacobs leading lady in Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2010 campaign.

Marc Jacobs said of Lara Stone “we wanted a modern, iconic, sexy beauty… it had to be Lara Stone”.

Karl Lagerfeld now calls her “the girl of the moment” and French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld dedicated an entire February 2009 issue to her.

Last’s years winner was British model Jourdan Dunn.

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22.12.09 Best Of

Girl Crushes Of 2009

For the next 2 days enjoy our awards given to those who deserved recognition for their red carpet appearances over the last 12 months.

We all have our red carpet favourites like Cate Blanchett and Diane Kruger, but this year we picked 4 girls who made us swoon in the dresses that kicked started our love for them.

Zoe Saldana pretty much started her fantastic year on the red carpet back in April at the Star Trek Germany premiere wearing Prabal Gurung. She continued to wow in Pucci and Chloe.

Carey Mulligan wore this stylish Thakoon colourful dress and I’ve been hooked ever since. Bring on Awards season.

Even though we only got a few glimpses of Kate Cassidy, who can forget her Brian Lichtenberg dress.

Whilst Kristen Stewart was giving us moody face on the red carpet, Ashley Greene gave us style and elegance.

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23.12.08 Best Of

Best Dressed Of The Year 2008 – Critic’s Choice

Have a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

I am taking a break, but will be back soon, although I will be regularly checking your comments.

I can’t wait to bring you all the red carpet action in 2009, especially during award season.

Thanks for all your support during 2008.

The Red Carpet obsessive aka Fashion Critic xxx


23.12.08 Best Of

Red Carpet Trend Of 2008 – Jumpsuits

The Spring 2008 runways were full of jumpsuit, as were the Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 runways. So it would be safe to say that the jumpsuits trend will not be going away anytime soon.

My favourite jumpsuits this year were worn by Malin Akerman, Joy Bryant, Angie Harmon and Amy Adams.

Spring 2009 jumpsuit are so wide-legged, you would be forgiven for thinking that they were dresses, like the Missoni one’s both Joy Bryant and Kerry Washington wore.


23.12.08 Best Of

Designer Of 2008 – Alber Elbaz for Lanvin

Ladies Loved Lanvin on the red carpet this year. Celebrities could not get enough of Alber Elbaz designs.

Natalie Portman, who wore his signature tiered ruffle cocktail dresses many times on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival which kicked started the trend of wearing Lanvin on the red carpet this summer.

Padma Lakshmi and Natalie both wore 3 stunning Spring 2008 design’s, with Carine Roitfeld wore my favourite billowing dress, with a large patent belt to nip in her waist.

Lanvin fever did not die down when the Fall 2008 collections hit the runway. Quite the opposite. Even more stars walked the red carpet in the dark, mysterious designs.

Elbaz even managed to make what appears to be a bin liner -as worn by Brandy- look good.

Herve Leger was last years winner, before we had Herve Leger overload.