Category Archives: Hollywood Fashion

Red Cocktail Dresses – Why Celebs Love Them

It’s hard to pinpoint why celebs love red cocktail dresses so much. It could be because of the vibrant color or because it looks so sensational or because red is the latest color to hit 2011 or it could be because red speaks of boldness and passion. A cocktail dress in itself speaks of vigor and gorgeousness – add to it the potent color of red and you have yourself a bewitching effect. Here are ten celebs that have not only sported red cocktail dresses but carried it off with style!

1. Natalie Dormer

A very nice, very elegant, very simple, classy red plunging neck gown. Dormer is looking absolutely fantastic and regal in this mind blowing creation she recently sported at the BAFTAs.

2. Linda Graycocktail outfit

One simple word – wow! The off shouldered pleated pattern, the floral embellishment and the gorgeous fall of the red cocktail dress all add up to one simple word – wow!

3. Laila Aliparty wear

This has to be an example of the most deliciously, gorgeously, sensational cocktail dress in a deep maroon sported by a pregnant woman. Ali recently wore this number and she looks so stunning. Her simple accessories and the one shouldered look along with that beautiful baby bump had me clapping my hands for her and whooping in happiness.

4. Katrina Bowden

An utterly fabulous creation – especially for teen girls! It’s simple. The slight ruffles along the dress perfectly compliment her petite frame and the belt showcases her narrow waist. A great effort and kudos for the overall affect Katrina!

5. Eva Amurri

short cocktail dress

Just when you think you have seen it all, along come Eva in a rather adorable, completely off beat cocktail dress. Its asymmetrical hemline and that cute bow just add this ‘cute’ effect. A great creation and well carried off!

6. Audrina Patridge

long cocktail dresses

Sparkles – the true love of the red carpet. This gorgeous dual shaded deep red dress that Audrina Patridge recently wore calls out to me.  It makes me want to smile because the snug fit totally highlights her gorgeous figure and the shimmer on the dress totally lights up what could have been pretty boring!

7. Mila Kunis

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Of course this girl is exceptionally pretty. But this fantastic red dress she recently wore to the SAGs just took her prettiness to a whole new level! Voted across several sites as the best dressed of the SAGs its no wonder that she’s smiling so much these days. The credit rightfully goes to her oh so gorgeous red strapless gown. The specks and blends of nude and black only serves to add a spice to her entire get up.

8. Valerie Bertinelli

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Just look at Valerie looking all perky and smiley and why not? I would be too if I was looking as fabulous as her. Her red strapless gown looks absolutely fantabulous on her and flatters her skin tone perfectly.

9. Tina Fey

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Spectacular in a completely unexpected manner, Tina Fey positively rocked at the SAGs.  It is one from the red lace long cocktail dresses . Beautifully carried off, this is one celeb who knows her style!

10. Julianna Margulies

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I unreservedly and absolutely love this on her. She looks so darn pretty and sophisticated in this. It reminds me of those hoity-toity upper class women who look their nose down on you – except Julianna looks sweet and charming!


Golden Globes Fashion Bloopers

The Golden Globes – for those who have just landed from Mars – is a film and TV awards show held annually in Hollywood. This year’s function attracted just a little fewer than 17 million viewers to the NBC network. To think that with such large audiences tuning in year after year all celebs would love to dress up like Katherine Zeta Jones. But (siiigh!) that is not to happen! Thanks heavens actually or at whose expense would I have so much fun?

Here are a few celebs that seemed to have come dressed up for the Golden Globes a little worse than host Ricky Gervais’ humor while conducting the ceremony.

Hayley Atwell:

Is it just me or does her dress look like it’s zipped up front the front and some of her lacy lingerie got stuck wham in the centre of it? Now Hayley is so beautiful, you’d think she could carry anything off – even something picked up from my 65 year old grandmother’s tailor but who would’ve thought that she actually did pick up the outfit from my Nana’s tailor. I swear my grandma has something like this and I know she picked up the outfit especially for funerals.




Jacki Weaver:

I bet Jacki Weaver is thinking, “So basically no one knows who I am anyway. Maybe the sea weeds and octopus shaped creatures on my dress may grab a little attention.” Really Jacki, silver earrings, black open toed shoes (which by the way seem to the only saving grace here) and my 4 year old niece’s pink hair clip on your hand really doesn’t seem to be working much for you.







Not a bad dress if you ask me, if you can excuse the fact that it seems two sizes too small for her. It would also help if Fergie decided to comb her hair once, just once!










This was her after party dress. I must remember to use this pic of Bryce the next time I’m writing tips about how not to have an overdose of cheap accessories. I think her dress is almost passable if only we could actually get a bit of a peek below all than chain.








Emily Blunt

I do have slightly mixed feelings for this dress. The more I look at it, the more I feel like I’m being transferred to fairy tale land with goblins and elves and pretty little fairies. At the same time, I also feel that the outfit slightly resembles a lot of bubble gum and strangely the lower part of her dress takes me back to when I was 5 years old and danced all over the house in my pink tutu. Then again, I feel like thank heavens she wore her petticoat below all that lace. Hmmmm!! I’m confused… very confused!









Bryce Dallas Howard

Yep!! I left this one for the end! I just had to. I’m sorry if I’ve scarred you for life with this rather ‘Vampirish I’m going to burst into flames’ dress but I had to share my sorrow. Yes, it does seem to have a tiny inspiration form Cher and Madonna but then again which pointy undergarment dress does not remind you of the latter?

The Vouge Of Celebrity

Celebrities have it pretty tough.. the women much worse. They have to look their best every single time, for every award function, for every public appearance even if they take their dog out to a walk.

Here is a list (in no random order) of what I think are some of the most well dressed celebs:

Anne Hathaway:

Anne wore this gorgeous outfit to the Love and Other Drugs premieres in Sydney in December and honestly, I think it’s her prettiest outfit yet! I love the retro look and the golden sequins. The mid-thigh hemline seems to do wonders for the dress. it flatters her perfectly and her arm candy ain’t too bad either (wink wink).

Hailee Steinfeld:

Now this is a 14 year old who knows how to dress! Her dress perfectly suits her age without making her look too cutesy and is the perfect choice for the National Board of Review in terms of color.

Yvonne Strahovski:

For those of you wondering where you’ve seen the face before, she’s the girl from Chuck. Undoubtedly she’s pretty as a pop but her dress is simply gorgeous. It defines her ‘oh so perfect’ body wonderfully while still providing that required bit of elegance. The color excites me along with the light ruffle. Her hair and shoes are working for the dress. Definitely fab!

Zoe Saldana:

Now that’s called pulling off a dress. The unusual leather mini dress looks terrific on her. Her funky accessories only add to the look – the jewelry has just the right amount of groove in it without going overboard. Her two-tone brown and burgundy shoes would probably not be an obvious choice but combined with the clutch and jewelry, id say Zoe here has managed to pull off the look quite fantastically!

Kristen Stewart:

I love the sparkles all over her mini dress. I love the way she’s carrying it off. I love how she’s making it look so easy. I love the black sash running through the outfit. I love that transparent layer of white. In short, I love Kristen Stewart’s look!

Helen Mirren:

Now that’s a lady with class! She’s seems to know just what she can carry off and what she can’t. She’s probably one of the few celebs, I know who doesn’t seem to be fighting age. (Actually with a bod like hers, I’m think we may have to redefine age). This outfit is proof that a 65-year old can look super hot and give a lot of youngsters a run for their money!

Khloe Kardashian:

It’s almost a relief to see one celebrity looking like she uses her money to purchase food. I love the way Khloe is carrying off this sweetheart neckline outfit. Its flattering to her full figure and looks quite ravishing too, no?

Jennifer Aniston:

I’m a fan of this woman. Other than the fact that she’s been blessed with the most wonderful hair she’s 40 something and can still carry off a tight short clingy dress like she’s just turned 20. The pleats and tiny bows of the dress along with the nude color looks fantastic. I’m completely digging the look!