The week's best & worst dressed

00:55, Jan 10 2014
The week's best & worst dressed
ALMOST GREAT: I'm a huge fan of orange and pink together; I love how Sandra Bullock sticks to her personal style and I almost adore this Alex Perry dress on her, I just have two qualms. 1) The shiny gold clutch and nude pumps seem mismatched. 2) If you're going to design an 'invisible neckline' Pezza, then it should be just that - not visible. I find the scratchy-looking hem at the neckline here ultimately too distracting for this to be a success. Thoughts?
The week's best & worst dressed
THE GOOD: Amy Adams has an understated, not-trying-too-hard elegance that is refreshing in the era of side boob and sheer panels that barely cover one's wazoo. This Juan Carlos Obando dress works perfectly with the tight bun up-do she opted for (showing off her amazing shoulders). I'm also loving how she's swooning over getting some hangtime with Hanks: look at those puppy dog eyes ... her cup runneth over with awe.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE GOOD: Many celebrities have tried to pull off full-bedazzled jumpsuits like this before, and they've all failed. Not mighty Gisele though. This woman can make anything look good (she's like the reverse of Tara Reid) and this Emilio Pucci one-shouldered look is no exception. At the risk of sounding creepy, she's mesmerising ... her hair ... soft ...
The week's best & worst dressed
THE GOOD: I'm really looking forward to Lupita Nyong'o's awards season carpet parade (she's going to kill at the Oscars ... I just know it). She started the year off with a bang in this Elie Saab Couture look (and HOW cute is her brother?!). Arriving at the event in a matching brocade coat, she soon whipped it off to reveal the dress' beautiful contrast between sheer and silky (I prefer the ensemble sans coat). Beautiful.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE GOOD: This jersey faux wrap dress may not be memorable, but it's so wearable - and that sometimes deserves a run on the best dressed list. Octavia Spencer never takes a wrong turn fashion-wise, and this David Meister wrap dress with a pretty beaded touch at the waist is no exception.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE GOOD: When Paloma Faith gets it right she gets it SO right - the singer bucked the London trend of wearing grey, navy and black throughout winter in this colourful Burberry ensemble. I'd like to think the man on the steps behind her is bowing down to her fierce posing skills ... and if he isn't, he should be.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE GOOD: The rippled water print on this Dion Lee dress make me want to Hulk-up and bash my way out of the office so I can go for an ocean swim - and, naturally, Rose Byrne looks flawless in the Aussie-designed dress. I'm loving the more-interesting-than-a-keyhole neckline and am crushing on her fresh peach blush.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE MEH: While I do automatically give five awesome points to anyone wearing yellow because, well, not enough people do ... I will then retract said bonus points for anyone who looks like a budding actress who's ended up having to work the morning shift at Disney World (the one in Florida, not the OG one in Cali) dressed up as a princess. Jessica Chastain in Oscar de la Renta is Belle from Beauty & The Beast. AKA, my dream outfit when I was 10. AKA, not a great look on the red carpet. Also, beige bras are fine, but if wearing one please be on extreme strap patrol.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE MEH: While Margot Robbie's Delpozo dress doesn't deserve to be in the worst, it also doesn't merit a best nod. A) The length makes it look like she just goes straight from knees to ankles and doesn't actually posses calves. B) The bib is very about-to-eat-a-$25-lobster-dinner C) The embellishments are very 'I'm-a-30-something-obsessed-with-Pinterest-and-I'm-upcycling-my-Chrissie-decorations'.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE BAD: I appreciate Anna Wintour's Prada coat in an eccentric-Manhattan-apartment-dweller-who-walks-her-cat-and-always-smells-of-mothballs kind of way ... but what ultimately makes it a fail for me is that it would cost upwards of $40,000 NZD. That's just ridiculous. Also, the little fur tentacles on her scarf are giving me full heebie-jeebies.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE BAD: Okay, positives first - I much prefer Katy Perry's makeup here, it's far less ageing than her usual full-slap-jacket approach. That's it for the goods though. Bads ... 1) I have a genuine fear of mini backpacks ... right up there with Skechers and eyebrows that look like upside down Nike ticks. 2) Fishnets are questionable; white fishnets are abominable. 3) If we're only going to see about 5 millimetres of that tacky white tulle tutu, then why bother? 4) This Unif sequinned dress/T-shirt contains the slogan 'Nu Frenz': this makes me want to eat glass.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE BAD: As a Scottish child of the late-Eighties, early-Nineties, I've had to wear this exact outfit many a time - but that was dictated by my nationality and the times ... New Yorker and wonderful actress Melissa Leo has no excuse.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE BAD: Ah, we got through 10 days of 2014 without seeing Miley Cyrus' tongue - but here it is! While I'm kind of in awe of that Brit-Brit backpack, those Versace shoes are the worst and the fact that her 'outfit' is actually vintage Calvin Klein (the top) and vintage Issey Miyake (the skirt) just makes me sad.

This week marks the start of the major awards season - check out the looks from the People's Choice Awards here - and so heaps of celebs have been out on the trot in the past few days. 

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