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26th February 2013

Loving and Loathing: red carpet style

Nikki Patel brings you her best and worst dressed of the awards season, from the show-stoppingly elegant to the downright ridiculous.


Rihanna was red hot at the 2013 Grammy awards sporting an Azzedine Alaia dress, Neil Lane jewelry, and Manolo Blahnik shoes. With its structured sheer bodice and dramatic train, the singer’s outfit was certainly a showstopper at the ceremony, framing her enviable figure and complementing her simple red lip look and ombre tresses. Faultless.


Les Mis. star Anne Hathaway was certainly the toast of the 2013 BAFTAs fashion stakes, leading the trend for chic black dresses with an individual twist. She opted for a Burberry black column gown with metallic stud detailing on the top, teaming her gown with a vintage clutch and a flash of raspberry lipstick. Her almost gothic look, complemented perfectly by her recent pixie crop, was certainly a winner.



picture: Reuters

Never a dull moment with Miss Bonham Carter, Helena walked down the red carpet with her beau Tim Burton wearing a black and white layered Vivienne Westwood gown. Although it no doubt suited her eccentric persona, the gown was more ‘nightmare at the taffeta factory’ than ‘red carpet chic.’ Having said this, it was certainly a step up from her 2011 Golden Globes ensemble to which she sported mismatching shoes, sunglasses and what appeared to be wrapping paper.



Real Housewives’ Brandi Glanville definitely tops the worst-dressed list for me appearing at the 85th Academy Awards in a plunging frock which she designed under her ‘Brand B’ fashion label. Although cleavage and décolletage are always a huge focus at the Oscars, Ms Glanville certainly entered the dreaded nip-slip danger-zone, looking ready to burst out of her risqué gown.


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