20.12.07 Best Of

Most Copied Hair Cut Of 2007 – The Pob

I don’t care what any of them say, they all copied the Pob (Posh Bob) from Victoria Beckham.

Although the bob cut has been around for many years and will always be a timeless look, the Pob took this hairstyle to an exciting new level with its asymmetrical twist.

Victoria told Harper’s Bazaar Australia, “I got sick of those bloody hair extensions.” She even went onto say that they were passion killers.

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20.12.07 Best Of

Model Of The Year – Agyness Deyn

British model Agyness Deyn is trying to take over from Linda Evangelista, in terms of how many different hair colours she can have during Fashion Week. During the Spring 2008 shows I counted 4 different changes.

Agyness was one of the most booked models for Fashion Week and she also opened and closed many shows, which for a model is a big deal.

Her activities were not just on the runway, she also appeared in campaigns for Burberry, Galliano by John Galliano, Armani Cruise, Jeans and their Fall 07 campaign.


Red Carpet Transformation – Katie Holmes

The first time we saw Katie Holmes was at the 35th New York Film Festival for the premiere of “The Ice Storm” as a fresh face 18 year old. She wore a what looks like lingerie, with tights and strappy sandals. *shakes head*

Her second appearance on the red carpet got worse at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards as she wore this Gothic inspired all black baggy ensemble.

Katie’s first major appearance on the red carpet was at the 50th Annual Emmy Awards. She did not fair to well in this virginal white crochet gown.

For the “X-Men” premiere in New York, Katie was casual wearing a white t-shirt and a snake skinned skirt.

By 2004 Katie had polished her look. To the “First Daughter” premiere in New York she wore a very sexy brown dress with strappy sandals.

In 2005, Katie had got it together looking every inch the B list actress in this white Chanel-esqe dress which she wore to the Fifi Awards.

On my birthday ‘TomKat’ was born to the media – cue lots of PDA on the red carpet. I only wish Katie had had a better coming out dress at the David di Donatello 2005 Awards in Rome. Once again this ends up looking like tacky lingerie.

Katie was stunning in this turquoise halter dress for the New York premiere of Tom’s “War of the World’s”. I especially love the gold shoes.

This was the start of navy and black becoming a staple in Katie closet. She wore this strapless midnight blue dress to the 2005 BAFTA Awards in London. Love the ghetto gold.

Two weeks and 2 days after having baby Suri, Katie Holmes was back on the red carpet for the LA premiere of Tom’s “Mission Impossible III”. Her face says to me that the red carpet is the last place she wanted to be, but she looks good for a woman still carrying her baby weight.

Then came the Hollywood glamour. Katie instantly became an A lister when she married Tom Cruise, and with that came designers clamouring to dress her. Giorgio Armani designed her wedding dress and with that came an invitation to the Armani Prive Spring 2007 Paris Fashion Week show. Katie obviously played close attention at the show, because she picked out this gorgeous organza peach Armani Prive Spring 2007 strapless gown for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

I loved this Azzedine Alaia dress and Katie’s hair cut, which got it’s red carpet debut at the New York premiere of Hairspray. This is Katie’s only red carpet appearance without Tom since they got together.

Not many people can out posh Posh, but Katie was a vision in this red vintage James Galanos strapless gown for the Beckham’s Welcome to LA Party.

Katie wore this Armani Privé 2007 strapless sweetheart necklined metallic dress for the “Lions For Lambs” Berlin premiere continuing her great style run on the red carpet.

She took the night off from Armani to dazzle the crowds in this one shouldered black satin Monique Lhuillier Spring 2008 gown with flats to the Opening Night Gala Presentation of “Lions for Lambs” in LA.

The most stylish Katie has looked on the red carpet this year was when she wore this aubergine velvet Hermes Fall 2007 halter gown to the 23rd Annual Museum of the Moving Image Black Tie Salute honoring her husband. She is stunning and cements her place as one of the best dressed on the red carpet. For the “Lions for Lambs” Washington premiere she was more business-like in this Lanvin Fall 2007 dress.

It has been a long road on the quest for superstar status for this girl from Ohio, but she has made the transition from awkward teen TV star to a stylist A list red carpet movie star perfectly. I hope she has not peaked, and we see much more great style from Mrs Cruise.

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Emily Ratajkowski's Oscar de la Renta Wrap-Effect Skirt

Adele Exarchopoulos' Giambattista Valli Ruffled Floral-Print Dress

Celebrities Love…Herve Leger

Noted for his curve-contouring bandage dresses Herve Leger was a huge fashion hit in the 1980s. The body-con look was recently revisited by Christopher Kane and Proenza Schouler and the label is back (without the designer himself at the helm) for fall 2007 with a collection based on Herve Leger vintage pieces.

Sewn entirely by hand, they are sold under the Herve Leger Couture label.

Signature style: Obandage dresses are the company’s trademark. His designs are based on the simple principles of Lycra and spandex-rich fabrics pulling the body into the desired hourglass shape.

They now have their own website – and are finally selling Herve Leger on their site, but you have to be quick. On the first day the dresses launch on the site, they sold out within an hour.

The dresses celebrate the female form, the line of dresses has already garnered modern-day fans.

Who loves him?

Rihanna. She wore the white strapless ruffled dress to BET Awards in July this year. The blue skirt she wore to the ceremony in which Venus named her “Celebrity Of The Year”. The pink dress she wore in February to the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Awards Party and the strapless blue dress she wore in December 2006 to the LG Billboard After Party.

Victoria Beckham. Whenever there is a popular designer Victoria Beckham is always one of the early adopters. Unlike most celebrities Victoria is most likely to wear her black dress to go shopping in London, a shocking pink halter number to go house-hunting in LA, a purple and silver number to sit front row at Marc Jacobs Spring 2008 collection or a tangerine strapless dress to go out for dinner in NYC.

At the 2006 Fashion Rocks event, the Pussycat Dolls each wore a different Herve Leger dress. They were all sexy and all cleavage enhancing, especially Nicole’s.

Melody Thornton. After Fashion Rocks, it looks like Melody caught the Herve Leger bug. She has worn the purple dress to the “Resurrecting the Champ” premiere last in August. The grey dress she wore to the IGA Party at Blush and the cute pink dress she wore to her surprise birthday party last month.


Lindsay Lohan wore the multi-coloured dress to Maxim Hot 100 party this year. Amanda Bynes wore this blue and black dress to the US Weekly’s Hot Hollywood event last month. CIRCA creative director Fabiola Beracasa wore a beautiful multi-coloured dress to a society event.

Black & White

Sophia Bush wore this strapless black and white striped dress to the Teen Choice Awards in August. Nelly Furtado also wore a black and white striped strapless version to the Teen Choice Awards in 2006. Lindsay Lohan wore this monochrome number to the Cartier Cocktail Party in June 2006.

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Ladies In Red

Kim Kardashian is wearing one of her many Herve Leger dresses. Here she is wearing a red one to the Maxim Style Awards last month. Catherine Zeta-Jones wore this dress to the ‘King Of California’ screening in August. Melanie Brown wore a similar, but brighter red dress out to dinner with her husband in LA.

Pretty In Pinks

Kim Kardashian wore this pink number to the Badgley Mischka swim-wear show at Miami Fashion Week in July this year. Megan Fox wore a pink halter to the MTV Music Awards last month. Kate Bosworth wore this salmon coloured strapless dress to the Whitney Museum of American Art’s party back in June. Maggie Q was stunning at the ESPY Awards back in July wearing this lilac dress. Nicole Scherzinger wore this fuschia dress to hosts an Evening at PURE Nightclub in September.

White Delights

Emily Blunt wore this dress when she collected her much deserved Golden Globe Award in January wearing an embellished gown. In January 2006, Eva Longoria wore this white dress to the ABC Network All-Star Party. Mariah Carey entertained the audience at the 2006 Grammy Awards wearing this white gown.

Nicole Richie wore this strapless white dress when she was presenting the Soul Train Awards in 2005. In November 2005, Keira Knightley wore this white halter to The British Independent Film Awards. Selita Ebanks wore this white dress to P Diddy’s Annual White Party this year.

In June 1992 Supermodel Iman and singer David Bowie were married. Iman wore a beautiful Ivory halter gown as her wedding dress. Kate Beckinsale wore this strapless dress to the “Live Free or Die Hard” London Premiere. Melanie Brown wore her white/silver dress to this years MTV Music Awards.

Black Beauties

Sharon Stone wore this black halter with lace detail to the “Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction” Rome Press Conference in March 2006. Amanda Bynes wore a black dress to the MTV Movie Awards in June. Pink wore a vintage sequined keyhole gown to the Grammy Awards in February.

Sheryl Crowe wore this lace dress to the CMA Awards in November last year. Vivica Fox wore this dress to her Birthday Party in August. Kelly Preston wore her dress to the “Death Sentence” premiere.

Jemima Khan wore this halter dress to the “Music And Lyrics” London Premiere in February this year. Ciara wore her dress to the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Awards party in Febraury. Beyonce wore her strapless sequined number to the 2006 BET Awards.


Ashley Simpson wore this dress to the Fashion Rocks Event in September. Kim Kardashian wore her grey dress to the BET dinner in June. Kelly Rowland wore this mini dress for her performance at the BMI Awards.

Full-Length And Fabulous

Catherine Zeta-Jones wore this dress to the Dreamball Event and Jessica Biel wore this flowing monochrome gown to her “Stealth” premiere in 2005.

Café Latte

Kim Kardashion wore this strapless coffee coloured dress to the Cognac event this summer and Tracey Edmonds wore this full-length strapless gown to the BET Awards.

Who Wore It Better?

Both Jessica Simpson and Maria Menounos wore this strapless sequined dress in navy and green respectively. Jessica wore hers in May this year to the Cannes Film Festival to promote her movie “Major Moviestar”. Maria Menounos had worn this dress first in January of this year to the Golden Globes awards. I prefer the navy dress

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Red Carpet Transformation – Angelina Jolie

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One of Angelina’s first red carpet appearances as an adult was for the premiere of ‘Playing God’ in October 1997. She obviously never had a stylist.

For her Oscar win she went Goth in this floor lengthed black dress and dramatic make-up.

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In 2001 Angelina lighted up on the dramatic make-up but wore leather for her ‘Lara Croft’ premiere.

Also in 2001 she was all-white for the 73rd Oscars. A dramatic difference to her appearance in 2000.

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For the 2002 Golden Globes the gothic make-up makes a comeback.

At the Cannes Film Festival in 2004, Angelina returns to a masculine suit although the face and make-up is very soft.

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Angelina keeps up the Oscar white for her 2004 Oscar appearance in this floor length gown.

She returns to black for the ‘Alexander’ LA premiere. This dress is amazing and shows off her perfect figure.

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In 2005 the ‘Mrs & Mrs Smith’ premiere saw Angelina walk the red carpet in her most sexiest outfit yet. The floor length leather dress had many men (including Brad no doubt) weak at the knees.

For the ‘Good Shephard’ premiere in 2006, Angelina looked very gaut and thin in this black dress with silver embellishments.

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The ‘God Grew Tired Of Us’ premiere this year Angelina kept up the black theme in this ensemble which was well co-ordinated with her partner.

At this years Golden Globes, Angelina wore this grey St. John’s dress which I hated on her. I was very disappointed that the Jolie-Pitts first red carpet appearance would be her in this dress.

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And then……YELLOW. There was a collective jaw-drop when Angelina stepped out with her beau in this Emanuel Ungaro yellow gown for the ‘Ocean’s 13’ premiere in Cannes last week. Hopefully this is the stepping stone to seeing Angelina break away from the dark side of her closet and embrace the lighter side.


07.05.07 Style Spotlight

Style Spotlight – America Ferrera

America Georgina Ferrera (born April 18, 1984) is an award winning Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award actress from her role as Betty Suarez on the ABC comedy/drama series Ugly Betty.

In 2006, she landed the lead role in Ugly Betty, an adaptation of the Colombian hit telenovela Betty La Fea, in which she portrays a girl that her peers find extremely unattractive, thus the series title. As Betty Suarez, Ferrera wears fake braces on her teeth, bushy eyebrows and a disheveled wig, and make-up and clothing intended to downplay her own good looks.

In real life America Ferrera is beautiful and stylish. My only comment is that she appears to ALWAYS wears black. In the last 6 months America has worn black to every event excluding The Screen Actors Guild Awards, The Golden Globes and The 24th Annual William S. Paley Television Festival.

America has a few films in the pipeline, so we can get so see more of America Ferrera. (hopefully in an ensemble that is not black).