Awards season is truly upon us and this evening welcomes the Glamour Women Of The Year awards, so as the celebrities grace the red carpet, I’m choosing the best and worst looks of the evening… drum roll please….
Fearne Cotton gets the thumbs up for this cute metallic Theyskens’ Theory dress and candy-coloured courts, complimented with flawless make-up and her trademark blonde bob. Love it!
Paloma Faith works old-fashioned glamour in this slinky silver gown by Temperley London. The slick of flame-red nail polish lifts her look and ties in her red pout perfectly. I’ve always been a fan of Paloma’s eclectic fashion choices and this look, styled by fellow stylist Karl WIllet is a winner.
Jessica Alba always looks flawless. Never one to let standards slip, she looks radiant in this black lace gown by Alexander McQueen – vamping it up with burgundy nails and a studded clutch.
Donatella Versace is well-known for her puffed-up trout pout and dark, leathery tan, but this evening she has managed to surpass herself, matching her shiny Versace dress to her yellow-blonde hair. The metallic details paired with those muscular arms are more super-hero than super-fashionista.
BEST DOUBLE ACT
Rizzle Kicks have an air of cheeky, casual cool, pairing slim-cut suits with polo shirts and scuffed up trainers. Definitely the new way to wear a suit, but only if you can pull it of as effortlessly as these two can.
Dawn Porter and Chris O’Dowd This super cute couple can do no wrong in my eyes. If you follow Dawn on Twitter you’ll know she has a witty sense of humour and an eye for a good vintage dress - this bright green Sixties number from William’s Vintage ticks all the boxes for me. And how to accessorize the look? With a strapping Irish lad in pistachio green trousers and matching tie of course!
Other mentions should go to the ‘playing it safe brigade’ aka Holly Willoughby in a LBD (snooze) and Lea Michele of Glee fame (yes your Zac Posen gown is amazing, but I’ve seen you wear a hundred like it before).
The prolific tanning award should be awarded to Katherine Jenkins, who looked thoroughly baked in a surprisingly fashion-forward Mary Katrantzou dress.
Most dashing man was, of course, David Gandy, whilst Scissor Sisters front man Jake Shears could do with a lesson in red-carpet dressing – the neon green baseball jacket is a no-no.
Walk of shame goes to Alice Dellal, in a thigh-skimming mini and fishnet tights, and most confused dresser goes to T4 presenter Jameela Jamil, who although beautiful, mixed up a few too many shades of neon orange and pink, resulting in a migraine-inducing colour clash – all finished off with some stumpy looking platforms. Not hot.
And the winner is….
Jessie J – UK Solo Artist of The Year Award
Amanda Holden – Theatre Actress of The Year Award
Holly Willoughby – Presenter of The Year Award
Jessica Alba – Entrepreneur of The Year Award
Charlotte Olympia – Accessories Designer of The Year Award
Fearne Cotton - Radio Presenter of The Year Award
Kelly Rowland – TV Personality of the Year Award
Eva Longoria – Best Film Actress of the Year Award
Donatella Versace – Fashion designer of the Year Award
Kylie Minogue - Outstanding Contribution Award