Best & worst dressed celebs of the week
THE BAD: This snap of Korean actress Ah-sung Ko was taken outdoors, in Dubai, which is currently hitting 40 degrees Celsius on average (oh, and it's not even summer. I used to live there, summer there is an experience. An experience in which you discover sweat glands you never knew existed). Anywho, I say she's in Dubai as that forgives the hair. No ghds can fight that humidity. But unfortunately we can't blame the el scorchio conditions for the fact her Chanel outfit makes it look like she's been ravaged by wolves. Side note: I can actually see Joffrey Bieber choosing to wear something a little like this. 'Pants on the ground, pants on the ground!'
THE BAD: Oh Anna Chlumsky. Okay, I'm going to go on a tangent here ... but this is my problem with the fact that 99% of the popular style bloggers etc out there are super-humanly naturally chic and perfect-looking ... you see, they can pull off this Austin Powers power suit madness. But normal people like you, me, Anna Chlumsky, we should definitely not go there. Ever.
THE MEH: Is Jennifer Lawrence actually a bogan? This velvet Jason Wu gown is beautiful, yes, and it suits her figure wonderfully and I'm sure it looked amazing in person ... but that hair?! Has she just taken her bob and swept it all to one side? That's like something you'd do as a joke for some 80s or 90s themed dress up party.
THE BAD: This is Perla Hudson... and being Slash's wife you can forgive her the tassels on steroids and the quad-skimming boots ... but not even the partner of a rock legend can sport such a strange proportion of belly, while being completely covered up elsewhere (I remember a very stylish flatmate of mine used to always tell me, 'summer or winter, summer or winter - you can't dress half your body like it's freezing, and the other half like you're in Bermuda'. She was correct). I wonder if those giant Chanel earrings are the real deal? I'd respect her more if they were knock offs, as if they're not that means she spent thousands on those suckers.
THE BAD: I have popped down to the dairy for a packet of Tim Tams in my jammies before, yes. Mostly when I've found myself so hungover that the act of raising my arms to change tops makes me dry heave. Vanessa Carlton, however, is really taking the break-your-PJs-free-from-their-bedroom-shackles a step further.
THE BAD: Remove the marsupial crotch and Aussie actress Emma Lung's outfit is perfectly lovely. But why oh why a designer of clothes would ever willingly choose to plop a red satin scrotum-shaped curvature right on a woman's lady parts is beyond me.
THE GOOD: When Angie's on form she's really on form, and she looks statuesque, fierce and yet elegant in this hand-painted Atelier Versace frock. I think this is the best hair and makeup I've seen on her for ages (that red lip - shudder. The air in that hair. Magic). I also like the twists of material and shoulders on this look as it adds curves to Jolie's whisper of a frame.
THE GOOD: The colour of Darby Stanchfield's hair is basically the hair colour I instantly give to the heroines of all my favourite book characters - unless their hair is otherwise explicitly described - it's so very, very beautiful. Anywho, I love this fresh grey two-piece look on her, it's slick and professional and modern (although it has to be acknowledged that it wouldn't look good on any human that actually possessed thighs).
THE GOOD - WILD CARD EDITION: A quick straw poll of my colleagues revealed that I am entirely alone in my love for Fan Bingbing's crazy pants Georges Chakra gown. Yes, I acknowledge that it's costumey, and that she looks kind of like she's dressing up as one of Khaleesi's dragons. But I can't help it, I just find it super chic - Fan always takes risks on the red carpet and people like that should be celebrated as they make our lives that little bit more fun.
THE GOOD: Describe the colour palette of Hannah Simone's D&G dress - dusk pink roses with green and blue and black and then POO BROWN lace - and the mental image is not good. Yet somehow, supernaturally, the New Girl actress makes this look amazing. Can we take a moment to discuss her hair. HOW perfect is it?! Could it possibly be all real? Or does she pop in a few extensions for good measure?
THE GOOD: How gorgeous is Jessica Alba's nuclear family unit? So precious. (PS: Interesting how her and Cash's genes popped out a wee ginger in Haven. Where was Prince Harry about three years ago? No, just joking, obvs). I also love this Mary Kartrantzou dress - I love the combination of sky blue and bronze and dig how ladylike it is.
THE GOOD: Tracee Ellis Ross, 41, is the daughter of Diana Ross and a fabulous actress in her own right (does anyone remember Girlfriends?). She's also one very stylish mama that always takes style risks and always dresses like a woman you'd want to have a few pinots with. I love this bright yellow Honor Woman dress and its wacky shoulders, I love that she paired it with salmon coloured Louboutins and am digging her M.A.C. Ruby Woo lip.
In this week's celebrity fashion highs and lows, Angelina Jolie dominates, Jennifer Lawrence goes a bit bogan while Jess Alba continues to be a babe.
This week we haven't touched upon
the star-studded dinner Prince William hosted at Windsor Castle (Cate Blanchett is officially our best dressed of the whole week, so stunning!) or the first day of Cannes as we dealt with those earlier in the week. Ooh, and more Cannes to come today too.
So much red carpet fashion, so little time.
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!).