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Friday, 10 June 2011

GLAMOUR Awards 2011 - Hit or Miss

GLAMOUR's annual awards show lit up the capital again on Tuesday night with A-Listers gracing the red-carpet in their fashion finest. There were winners and losers in awards as well as winners and losers in the style stakes. But who exuded elegance and who missed the mark? Here's my verdict:



















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Rachel Stevens 
Although leopard print is said to be one of the sexiest prints a woman can wear, Rachel's take on the animalistic attire swamps her petite frame and the off the shoulder sleeve looks accident making her look more frumpy than fabulous.

Kim Kardashian
Kim's famous hourglass curves are flaunted to the max in this fitted strapless dress.  The clean, crisp cut screams old Hollywood but the pulled back hair is to similar to the dress. Soft waves would have finished the look perfectly.

Gemma Arterton 
Every woman relies on their trusty LBD's to see them through any occasion, however Gemma's falls flat. A combo of simple hair, make-up and dress lack the oomph of a red carpet event and the harsh black drains her English rose complexion.

Rebecca Ferguson
X Factor's Rebecca may not have won gold on winning the show, but glitters in this gown. Her hair swept up into a 60's ponytail keeps the look chic, letting the dress take centre stage.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley 
Brit Rosie shows why she's one of the top supermodels in this slinky thigh-flaunting number. The neutral tone flatters her tanned complexion perfectly.





















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Paloma Faith
Paloma's quirky music is extended in her fashion in this sheer ensemble. The fitted cream dress draped underneath hoards of black material saves this outfit from being outrageous showing that Paloma does have a figure under all that art. She also earns style kudos for being the only one to rock a headpiece.


Pixie Geldof
This floral fright may suit spring but it doesn't suit Miss Geldof. Her petite frame is swamped by the magnitude of material and ages her beyond belief.


Naomie Harris
Classic monochrome, simple her. C'est tres, tres chic!

Katherine Jenkins 
Katherine brightens up the red carpet in this bold number. Hot pink is a hard hue to pull off, especially as a floor-length dress but Miss Jenkins pulls it off to perfection. Her golden tan and sun-kissed hair compliment the shade perfectly - ladies take note!

Eliza Doolittle
Eliza's pink and black cut-out number has let me confused. Is it hit or a miss? As a general outfit, I think no. But on her - yes. Her slender figure wears it well and the pile-high hairdo takes the outfit from grunge to glam. Definitely not one to lend your mum though...




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Alexandra Burke
Hair and make-up are flawless yet her floral dress lets her down. You could quite easily fit five Alexandra Burke's into the material making Miss Burke appear bigger than she actually is.


Tulisa Contostavlos
New X Factor judge Tulisa makes her first showbiz appearance since landing one of the hottest jobs in TV. And she's sure to stand out in this bold number. But for me, it's edging on tacky rather than classy.


Keri Hilson
Miss Hilson works the body-con trend in grey but what I can't stop thinking about is why there's a person on the front of her dress (the fringing)...


Stevie Hicks 
Black, black and erm, more black...! Yes it's a classic go-to and it's slimming and it DOES go with everything...apart from too much black. Stevie looks garishly Gothic in the head to to hue which wouldn't look out of place at an Alice Cooper concert. It's Spring, throw on some colours!


Davina McCall 
Now, I'm not a Davina McCall fan...but, fashion wise - Miss McCall looks radiant in red. The Grecian draping gives character to an otherwise block dress and the red warms up her complexion. Wearing the carpet colour is quite a daring move, but Davina does it with ease.




















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Kristen Stewart
Working nudes and earthy tones in this snug fitting strapless. Would have scored a full house if Stewart had managed a smile.

Tess Daly
I like the look Tess was going for and her radiant tan complements the cream well but the shapelessness of the dress just hangs off her body.


Kirsty Gallacher
Cover Kirsty's head and that dress wouldn't look out of place on a 60 year old. The colour's fine but the cut hides her fabulous figure leaving everything to the imagination. You're not over the hill yet Kirsty!

Georgie Thompson
The Grecian theme continues but this time in bronze and still, it disappoints. The clinched in waist is great for creating an hour-glass figure and the bottom half glides over Georgie's hips but the top half looks un-tailored and unflattering. E for effort though!


Louise Rednapp 
Miss Rednapp plays it safe in a classic LBD with a twist. The cut-out neck stops the dress falling flat but the outfit is screaming for a pop of colour to bring it up-to-date.



















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Jameela Jamil
While her violet strapless is dress is stunning, it's the bag that wraps the outfit up. Quirky? check. And a flash of pink lipstick keeps the look fun and flirty.


Jessica Ennis
Jessica is victorious in Victorian in cream. Looking like she's stepped out of a Jane Austen novel, Jessica is the definition of how to look like a lady.

Jessie J
My FAVOURITE style of the night has to go to Miss Jessie J. The hair, the hair, the hair. Fabulous. Fresh, young make-up and a glittering dress that demands the spotlight, this was Jessie's chance to shine and she sure did. With a career that is ever rising and a wardrobe to covet, I'm going to be honest, I'm pretty jealous.


Diana Vickers
X Factor's Diana rocks two dresses at once in this floaty white ensemble. The sheer materials are perfect for spring weather and the soft hair and make-up allow her to appear almost angelic!


Daisy Lowe
Daisy, Daisy, Daisy... Where do I start? The top looks two sizes too small with a random stomach flash teamed with a vertical striped skirt. It's different, I'll give her that, but did she forget this was the GLAMOUR awards?!


























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Fearne Cotton
Fearne's jewel coloured silk dress oozes luxury. Old Hollywood waves finishes the look with a simple black clutch allowing the dress do the talking.

Karen Gillian 
Had Karen been taking a spin in the tardis when she chose the outfit?! But luckily for Karen, she can pull of pretty much any look she puts on. Her model proportions allow the clothes to look effortlessly cool with her rich red locks framing the vintage feel.


The Saturday's
The Saturday's collectively define glamour. My winner was Una for picking a simple but stunning red floor gown (reminiscent of Julia Robert's in Pretty Woman). Who says redheads can't wear red?!


Ellie Goulding
Ellie scores my second full marks in this 60's inspired dress. The mix of monochrome and netting bring this look into the 21st century. Kudos for banishing the accessories, opting for simple hair and a flash of pink lipstick to show that less is most certainly more in this case!


Image sources can be found here: http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/dos-and-donts/style-and-fashion/glamour-awards/2011/jameela-jamil-at-the-glamour-awards
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