The Logies 2010: Best and Worst Dressed
I love the Logies. Not for the Awards of course. Like most women, I live for the red carpet arrivals at these events. Who’s wearing what, who’s hot, who’s not.
The Logies, more so than any other event in the world, is bound to have the most interesting outfits, purely because the concept of employing a personal stylist hasn’t yet taken off with our celebrities. And that is a fashion blogger’s paradise.
MOST LIKELY TO BE AUDITIONING FOR A SHIRLEY TEMPLE MOVIE: BRYNNE GORDON
We always knew it was going to be special. After her attention-grabbing debut at the Brownlow medals as a barely-dressed mermaid, Brynne strikes again. This time she looks as though she’s been practicing Good Ship Lollipop in case the event organizers grab her from the audience for an impromptu performance. After which, she does a Moulin Rouge-style striptease with Daryl Somers. Well, one can only hope.
HAPPIEST COUPLE ON THE CARPET: MATT CRAVAT AND JULIE GOODWIN
Julie’s smile makes you happy. She’s so bright and bubbly you could have lost a limb, looked at her face and still caught the giggles. And she’s beautifully dressed in a black sparkly dress that looks fabulous, shawl and all. Well done Julie. Dear Matt, though there were others who rocked a velvet suit at the event (Rove, Dieter Brummer, why? WHY?) take heart in the knowledge you rocked it best.
MOST LIKELY TO HAVE LEFT HER WAND AT HOME: KERRI-ANNE KENNERLY
Dear Kerri-Anne, Far-Far Away called, they want their Fairy Godmother back. Can’t you just imagine Kerri-Anne sprinkling her wonderful brand of magic all through the land in this divine dress? Love the shoulder, very this season, and that’s what I love about Kerri-Anne: she puts her own stamp on trends and makes them age appropriate.
MOST LIKELY TO BE AT THE WRONG EVENT: RUBY ROSE
Whoops! Ruby Rose appears to have gotten a little confused and dressed for the finale of her show, Ultimate School Musical, instead of the Logies. Great dress. Gorgeous. But the Logies already has an image problem and those who know better fashion-wise, like Ruby, shouldn’t add to the issue. Yes, you can wear a cocktail dress to a black-tie event. But this is a mini and more suited to a frockn’roll party that Ruby no doubt, is more used to attending.
MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN WITH CHILD: NATALIE BASSINGTHWAITE
Absolutely adore this dove grey, floaty concoction which has uneven layers, various hemlines and lots of lovely texture with the sparkle detail. Add to the fact that she’s pregnant and looks damned spectacular with that bump? 10 points Nat Bass, 10 points.
MOST LIKELY TO BE AUSTRALIA’S NEXT INTERNATIONAL STAR: MEGAN GALE
The girl has charisma, there’s no denying it. She’s miles ahead of the pack in this simple, elegant black sheath, expertly accessorized with the earrings and clutch. A less wise woman would have tried a necklace, but not Megan. She knows that her skin is her best accessory.
MOST LIKELY TO HATE BEING JUDGED: JASON COLEMAN, BONNIE LITHGOE AND MATT LEE
Ahhh, the So You Think You Can Dance judges. Let’s gloss over Matt (right) who plays it safe, Bonnie (centre) who quite literally sparkles, and head to Jason (left) who has just left me confounded as to why he got his hat from the pack of three in the party aisle at Woollies.
THE CLOSEST THING WE HAVE TO AUSSIE TV ROYALTY: REBECCA GIBNEY
So it’s fitting then, that she stands out in a beautiful royal blue, off-the-shoulder gown. Everything about this dress says “I’m a Star but I’m still so real, approachable and likeable, that I’ll always have a job on Australian television.” Too right Rebecca!
MOST LIKELY TO FALL OVER AT THE AFTER-PARTY: CARRIE BICKMORE
I’ve never been a fan of a fishtail. Especially one that gathers around the calves like bubbling black froth threatening to swallow one’s legs. The middle of the dress is great. It fits her beautifully and looks just wonderful. If only she hadn’t gone for those moulded cups which never work on anyone unless you’re Madonna in the 90’s and even then, she had her critics. Look, if we chopped off the top and the bottom, this would be lovely. Can we do that?
MOST DISAPPOINTING: JENNIFER HAWKINS
Tip: just because you’re genetically blessed doesn’t mean you can get away with a long-sleeved mini at the Logies. This is not an episode of Real Housewives of Atlantic City. Disappointing because Jen usually gets it right.
BEST EXPERIMENTAL: CLAUDIA KARVAN
While I know some may not agree, I think Claudia has expertly managed to balance elegant black tie with her own unique personality. Love the simple black dress accented with wrist gloves and that beautiful hair. This is the kind of thing Ruby Rose was trying to pull off: to be her own person at a black tie event. But Claudia wins this round hands down.
BEST ACCESSORY: ESTHER ANDERSON
MOST LIKELY TO HAVE THOUGHT THIS WAS HER WEDDING: CATRIONA ROWNTREE
There’s always one at an Awards Event. The woman who forgot that wearing a beautiful white, strapless dress is actually a wedding dress and should only ever be worn down the aisle. Strike one Catriona.
MOST CONFUSED: GABRIELLA CILMI
Am I in a one shoulder dress? Where’s my other sleeve? Am I wearing a short dress? Or a long one? Am I in blue? Or in black? Is my hemline straight? Or crooked? Ohhh! Can I start getting dressed from the beginning please?
AND THE BEST DRESSED IS . . . . JESSICA MARAIS
There’s something ultra chic about black, skintone and lace paired together on a dress and Jessica (from Packed to the Rafters) pulls this off beautifully. It’s the perfect blend of sexy with stylish for a red carpet event.
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