Best & worst dressed of the week

22:11, May 08 2014
Best & worst dressed: May 9
THE BAD: Courtney Bingham, 28, is a DIY fashion and lifestyle expert and is also married to Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, 55 ... now she normally looks gorgeous on the red carpet but here she's fallen victim to overcooked eyelash extensions and the weirdest boob detailing we've ever seen on a dress. It's like she's taken the shoulder pads out of her husband's 90s jackets and sewn them to her chest just for shiz and giggles. 'Psst ... the chicken fillets go on the INSIDE of your dress.'
Best & worst dressed: May 9
THE WORST: Oh wow. Here we have Lindsay Lohan in Julien Macdonald ... now let's address the elephant (ear) in the room ... we're not sure if it's the mesh overlay or the heaviness of the sequins squashing her ladies down, but this dress makes it look like poor Li-Lo has secretly birthed and nursed about 25 children.
Best & worst dressed: May 9
THE BAD: Another week, another red carpet that Lady Victoria Hervey side shuffles along to ensure we all get an eyeful of mesh.
Best & worst dressed: May 9
THE BAD: I like the direction Kim Raver's attempting to go in here (very Rooney Mara, Diane Kruger etc) but the execution lets her down. The Balenciaga dress was really nipped in at the waist on the runway model, so, while still weird, it was at least quite flattering ... but on Kim it's very straight-up, straight-down and very, well, applicator tampon. Easy glide.
Best & worst dressed: May 9
THE GOOD & BAD: What a difference a few days makes, to the left Marion Cotillard looks like the French movie star she is in a gorgeous, classic Dior dress (every woman should own something with a neckline like that) ... but then to the right, whoa nelly, we have a very expensive shower curtain over what looks like her favourite comfy T-shirt for sleeping. The giddy highs and horrifying lows of Dior.
Best & worst dressed: May 9
THE VERY DIFFERENT: We never thought we'd use this adjective to explain Bad-Gal-RiRi, but Rihanna looks really quite demure in this satin pink Dior. She keeps it interesting with a mash-up of bold accessories, and while we do love some of her more racy outfits from time to time, this makes for a refreshing change. Thoughts?
Best & worst dressed: May 9
THE GOOD: First things first, stripes are amazing, right?! Second things second, straight horizontal stripes + a tight dress are a treacherous path, right? Ergo, I love Georgia May Jagger's dress as the stripes mix it up so that they're always moving in the most flattering direction.
Best & worst dressed: May 9
THE GOOD: Kim Kardashian wore this to an event that aimed to promote and support Armenian Genocide testimonies - an issue close to her heart considering she's half Armenian. And, say what you will about Kim, but she looks refined and modern in this cream on white outfit - the skirt is Lanvin, the blazer Balmain and the top McQueen. Also, she really owns having her hair pulled back like that (killer cheekbones). It's very Angie on top but Kimmy down below thanks to the dressy skirt. I'm surprised that I like it but I do. <a href="http://instagram.com/p/nuULM7OSxk/#" target="_blank">UPDATE: I've just seen the skirt from behind on Kimmy's Instagram. Terror upon terror she seems to be wearing a toilet paper tail. That changes things.</a>
Best & worst dressed: May 9
THE GOOD: I'm a bit of a Leslie Knope when it comes to Michelle so tend to love her in anything, but it's not even my bias talking here ... M-Obama looks straight beauteous in this floral-applique Naeem Khan gown, which she wore to open the fashion lizard's new Costume Centre at the Met. Michelle - in part thanks to her probably-quite-expensive-teeth - radiates joy when she smiles and, well, that's the best accessory (apart from those earrings maybe. Those earrings are mighty purdy).
Best & worst dressed: May 9
THE GOOD: The past few weeks I've been kind of creeped out by pictures of Rita Ora - not in a she-looks-bad-way, but just in a 'hmm, something's different'. And then I realised it. Girlfriend basically got rid of her eyebrows (eyebrows are insidious suckers, and while it's hard to often pick that they're the change, they really alter someone's look). I'm fairly sure I miss her bold dark brows, but moving on I do love this Emilio Pucci gown. It's very sexy, very her.
Best & worst dressed: May 9
THE GOOD: Step away from any flowers you see tiny wee Kiefer Sutherland or else you may not make it through your pending 24 hours of action. Not a Dexter fan? Then you'll have no idea what I'm on about. Anywho, Dexter and now 24: Live Another Day star, Yvonne Strahovski, looks striking in Emanuel Ungaro. Love the colours, and love the blend of serious - long sleeves and below the knee and sass - low neckline and a touch of a split. When I first saw it I thought it was probably an Aussie designer as it has a very Down Under feel ... well, what do you know, after a quick Google I discover that Yvonne herself is an Aussie lass ... you can take the girl out of Oz but you can't strip the girl of her fresh Aussie aesthetic. Another IMDB trivia fact, her Polish surname is originally spelt Strzechowski.
Best & worst dressed: May 9
THE GOOD: Have any of you folks seen Skin starring our-very-own Sam Neill? Hide yo' mascara, hide yo' wife and bring yo' tissues because it's a cryer. The star of Skin and now After Earth, Sophie Okonedo, looked gorgie pie not once but twice this week (and in the same shoes, love it). These two outfits are going straight to my 'office-appropriate-outfit-inspiration-pool-room'.

This week in the world of the best and worst red carpet fashion, Kim K and Rihanna blow our minds, while M-Obama is all class and Li-Lo is, well ... a work in progress.

We haven't touched upon the White House Correspondents' Association dinner or the red carpet of the year, The Met Gala, in this week's round up as we're all over them here and here

Remember, in this weekly fashion fest we only bring you the horrors and the hits from the red carpets and only cover events where celebrities know they'll be snapped and critiqued for their fashion (so no Britney leaving Maccas in her trackies.) Why? Well because all humans - even celebs - should be allowed to look rubbish while packing a Quarter Pounder (testify!). 

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