Best & worst dressed celebrities

THE BEST: Wow. Just wow. Beyonce looks so beautiful in this Naeem Khan dress. Oh, and Mama Tina, whose 60th birthday was the occasion behind the masquerade party, is also looking mighty fine in her waist-trimming dress. Back to Bey ... she rocked a bun, a pony and a wild hair-down look throughout the night, but my eyes dart straight to the astonishingly gorgeous caviar beading on the gown and the way the details draw a beautiful line around her waist. Bow down.
THE BEST: Wow. Just wow. Beyonce looks so beautiful in this Naeem Khan dress. Oh, and Mama Tina, whose 60th birthday was the occasion behind the masquerade party, is also looking mighty fine in her waist-trimming dress. Back to Bey ... she rocked a bun, a pony and a wild hair-down look throughout the night, but my eyes dart straight to the astonishingly gorgeous caviar beading on the gown and the way the details draw a beautiful line around her waist. Bow down.
THE GOOD: This Blumarine polka-dot top and butterfly-and-floral pencil skirt would risk looking cheap on most people, but not on Jessica 'I-make-paper-bags-look-haute-for-a-living' Alba. Oh no. She makes it look classy, sexy and timeless all in one. Also, I'm considering making <a href="http://rawshoes.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/casadei-02.jpg" target="_blank">these Casadei heels</a> my screen saver. They're that fierce.
THE GOOD: This Blumarine polka-dot top and butterfly-and-floral pencil skirt would risk looking cheap on most people, but not on Jessica 'I-make-paper-bags-look-haute-for-a-living' Alba. Oh no. She makes it look classy, sexy and timeless all in one. Also, I'm considering making <a href="http://rawshoes.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/casadei-02.jpg" target="_blank">these Casadei heels</a> my screen saver. They're that fierce.
THE GOOD: Keira Knightley's style is so timeless, and while this Proenza Schouler gown (and those super-cute Chanel shoes) would look a bit 'blah' on some, she manages to make it look quite elegant actually (those cheekbones certainly help). I like the peplum detail, love her orange lip (it's Chanel Rouge Allure Incandescente #97) and am genuinely surprised by how much I like the whole strict-headmistress-with-style vibe.
THE GOOD: Keira Knightley's style is so timeless, and while this Proenza Schouler gown (and those super-cute Chanel shoes) would look a bit 'blah' on some, she manages to make it look quite elegant actually (those cheekbones certainly help). I like the peplum detail, love her orange lip (it's Chanel Rouge Allure Incandescente #97) and am genuinely surprised by how much I like the whole strict-headmistress-with-style vibe.
THE GOOD: While I'm itching to run a toner or something through her hair and am not the keenest on her pink lip, there's no doubt this Elie Saab gown looks straight-up regal on Ms Mirren. Would you just look at that waist?! I will do that awful v-sit Pilates move on the daily if it means I can rock a mini belt that well at 68.
THE GOOD: While I'm itching to run a toner or something through her hair and am not the keenest on her pink lip, there's no doubt this Elie Saab gown looks straight-up regal on Ms Mirren. Would you just look at that waist?! I will do that awful v-sit Pilates move on the daily if it means I can rock a mini belt that well at 68.
THE GOOD: SHE EVEN MAKES FAWN LOOK GOOD. Fawn. Essentially the colour of dairy-heavy-diet diarrhea and Lupita Nyong'o owns it. I love the neckline of this Stella McCartney gown and am a ginormous fan of her geek-chic glasses.
THE GOOD: SHE EVEN MAKES FAWN LOOK GOOD. Fawn. Essentially the colour of dairy-heavy-diet diarrhea and Lupita Nyong'o owns it. I love the neckline of this Stella McCartney gown and am a ginormous fan of her geek-chic glasses.
THE BAD: If the resolution of this image was a few hundred pixels higher then you would see that this Hogwarts-robe-for-harlots is actually very NSFW. Yep, this ill-fitting black sheath of material that is Kelly Brook's vintage Ossie Clark dress is not only ugly, it's also see through right where it counts. Trashy and frumpy at the same time. That's quite a skill. (I'd also hoped I'd get through 2014 without knowing definitively whether a celeb was wearing undies on the red carpet or not. I like a touch of mystery when it comes to such mundane and hygiene-sensitive choices).
THE BAD: If the resolution of this image was a few hundred pixels higher then you would see that this Hogwarts-robe-for-harlots is actually very NSFW. Yep, this ill-fitting black sheath of material that is Kelly Brook's vintage Ossie Clark dress is not only ugly, it's also see through right where it counts. Trashy and frumpy at the same time. That's quite a skill. (I'd also hoped I'd get through 2014 without knowing definitively whether a celeb was wearing undies on the red carpet or not. I like a touch of mystery when it comes to such mundane and hygiene-sensitive choices).
THE BAD: Speaking of mystery, I'm fairly sure beige bras were meant to be a personal item as well. This isn't one of the worst photos of Kim Kardashian's peek-a-boo jumpsuit, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/22/kim-kardashian-bra_n_4643517.html?ir=Canada+Style" target="_blank">in the pap shots you can see just how bad a decision</a> this crinkle-worship, saggy-crotched Sixties throwback really was.
THE BAD: Speaking of mystery, I'm fairly sure beige bras were meant to be a personal item as well. This isn't one of the worst photos of Kim Kardashian's peek-a-boo jumpsuit, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/22/kim-kardashian-bra_n_4643517.html?ir=Canada+Style" target="_blank">in the pap shots you can see just how bad a decision</a> this crinkle-worship, saggy-crotched Sixties throwback really was.
THE BAD: Okay, I know Anna Dello Russo is a risktaker, and I kind of love her, but these are both nos. To the left, in Prada, she looks like a fired cast member from Jersey Shore dressed up for an extra job in which she plays a human-condom hybrid in a Sgt. Pepper-themed, LSD-fuelled sex-ed video (doh, she just forgot to take her clown boxer boots off from her last acting gig!). To the right she's like a Pakistani politician styled by the costume team from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
THE BAD: Okay, I know Anna Dello Russo is a risktaker, and I kind of love her, but these are both nos. To the left, in Prada, she looks like a fired cast member from Jersey Shore dressed up for an extra job in which she plays a human-condom hybrid in a Sgt. Pepper-themed, LSD-fuelled sex-ed video (doh, she just forgot to take her clown boxer boots off from her last acting gig!). To the right she's like a Pakistani politician styled by the costume team from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
THE BAD: First, can we just address how annoying these mid-season 'breaks' in American shows are?! Where's Scandal?! What happened to Parks & Rec?! Secondly, I'd like to point out that Colombus Short - who plays Harrison Wright - appears to be wearing a cork hat around his neck. Jaunty. Finally, let's deal with Bellamy Young's 'dress'. While I'm glad to see her out of an overly-fussy partisan-hued skirt suit *shudder*, I do fear she's taken a step too far. I can just imagine the awkward conversation if a friend of mine came out in this 'new number', seeking my praise. "Erm, Bels, you appear to have accidentally tucked half the top into your boob cup .... ah ... I see, it's MEANT to be lopsided! Different!'
THE BAD: First, can we just address how annoying these mid-season 'breaks' in American shows are?! Where's Scandal?! What happened to Parks & Rec?! Secondly, I'd like to point out that Colombus Short - who plays Harrison Wright - appears to be wearing a cork hat around his neck. Jaunty. Finally, let's deal with Bellamy Young's 'dress'. While I'm glad to see her out of an overly-fussy partisan-hued skirt suit *shudder*, I do fear she's taken a step too far. I can just imagine the awkward conversation if a friend of mine came out in this 'new number', seeking my praise. "Erm, Bels, you appear to have accidentally tucked half the top into your boob cup .... ah ... I see, it's MEANT to be lopsided! Different!'
THE BAD: I don't even really dislike this comically-poofy Balenciaga jumper (I actually think it could work with slick hair and some skinnies) but I just wanted to fit this in to point out how Rooney Mara is my runner-up for weirdest celebrity photo face, right after Natalie Dormer's squinty duck face. It's alright, Roons, you're at Sundance Film Festival, you're probably being gifted things left, right and centre and getting to stay in a five star hotel and hang at A-list parties ... that surely merits an expression happier than 'terrified meerkat suffering from locked-in syndrome'.
THE BAD: I don't even really dislike this comically-poofy Balenciaga jumper (I actually think it could work with slick hair and some skinnies) but I just wanted to fit this in to point out how Rooney Mara is my runner-up for weirdest celebrity photo face, right after Natalie Dormer's squinty duck face. It's alright, Roons, you're at Sundance Film Festival, you're probably being gifted things left, right and centre and getting to stay in a five star hotel and hang at A-list parties ... that surely merits an expression happier than 'terrified meerkat suffering from locked-in syndrome'.
THE BAD: While on a wearability level this is an improvement on Rose Leslie's wildling outfit (DID YOU KNOW SHE ACTUALLY DATED JON SNOW IN REAL LIFE?! Phew, glad to have gotten that off my chest) this navel peep show of a top is making me feel more uncomfortable than I'd expected it would.
THE BAD: While on a wearability level this is an improvement on Rose Leslie's wildling outfit (DID YOU KNOW SHE ACTUALLY DATED JON SNOW IN REAL LIFE?! Phew, glad to have gotten that off my chest) this navel peep show of a top is making me feel more uncomfortable than I'd expected it would.

Beyonce, Kim K, Lupita, Jess Alba, Kelly Brook and Keira feature in our red carpet best & worst dressed gallery this week. Some look gorge, others just tacky. 

We haven't touched upon the star-studded red carpet at the SAG Awards this week, as we were all over them here. Ooh, and check out the looks from the Critics' Choice Awards here!

Stuff