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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Best and Worst of the Brownlow Medal Red Carpet 2014.

The Brownlow Medal, AFL’s night of nights, means only one thing for vultures like me:
red carpet dreams and disasters.
There were some serious hits and plenty of misses.
 Below are my top and bottom picks, see if you can pick a winner yourself.
Photos courtesy of Getty
I love that she’s gone for a subtle, soft grey in this dress; It’s saved it from being a professional ice skater outfit. The colour means the sheer panels on her neck and arms are soft and subtle, and while it taps into the sheer trend.
A stunning bronze number with a beautiful pattern weaved throughout.
The capped sleeve balances out the metallics and the pattern makes it seem rather old world.
She could have stepped straight out of Game of Thrones in this gown.
She’s tapped into the lace trend, and even though I used to have a shower curtain in a similar fabric, by golly it’s good. Sheer with a knee length slip, this dress fits beautifully and is fresh and modern.
This is definitely the sexiest gown of the night.
See how lovely a long sleeved gown can be, when done in the right fabric and the right colour? Her body is beautifully poured into this like a long, cool, curvy glass of water and the natural hair and makeup compliments it perfectly.
 Yellow is a tough colour to pull off, but Candice does it beautifully in this long, flowing gown which is on the darker side of the colour spectrum. The strapless bodice and ripples of fabric go perfectly with her simple updo and red lip.
At first, I hated this dress, but you can’t put a gal down when she does so much for fashion.
I love her extravagance, her experimentation and her adventurous spirit. So even if this dress does remind me a bit of a carousel, it’s a glamorous one and well worth the extra layers.

  Sweet Jesus! Model Gabi Grecko, wore a self-made gothic-inspired gown to mixed reaction. She sure can pick ‘em! She's channelled an S&M queen/burlesque dancer who’s on her way to a Halloween party. It’s part night-time, part one-of-those-clubs-where-candle-wax makes a recurring appearance.
Let’s not even talk about the makeup and Freddy Kreuger-esque claw gloves.
“I knew I wanted to wear crystals, so I put them on my face. I was going to go all out but it took way too long these ones on”.
 Hmm. I love peach, I love a fishnet, and I love lace… but all together is a little too I-just-stepped-out-of-a-spider-web for me, albeit a beautiful coloured one.
 There’s great lace, there’s good lace and there’s where-the-hell-did-the-designer-find-this-lace? This dress, I’m sad to say, is the last of the three. It’s mother-of-the-bride, rather than super bridal and those gold shoes don’t do it any justice.
 I’m a fan of the midriff, and I’m a fan of the lace, so by all rights I should be a fan of this outfit, but something is holding it back from the good list. Is the sleeve? Egads! I believe it is. This bizarre trend for a sheer sleeve with a strip of lace around the wrist must be stopped. Besides having originated on an ice rink, there is nothing that says fashion about it. Wrists are for cuffs. On the arms. Not on the fabric and definitely not in white.
I know that Chanel started this trend, and I know international model and Poppy Delevigne wore the original to her wedding earlier this year, but I do wish Lauren had gone for one not quite so short, nor quite so slashed at the chest. It’s pretty and floaty and white and dreamy, but there’s something about it that is a teensy bit on the cheap end of chic.
Do you agree? Who wore your favourite gown?


  1. I adore Bec Judd's dress! I thought it was quite out of the ordinary and fun. Then again, she looks great in anything haha. Great picks :)
    Yours Truly, NY

  2. I do love me some Bec Judd. I think she's absolutely gorgeous! C=
    She definitely pulls off those quirky dresses that seem to come out of left field, and still somehow ends up looking uber glamorous.



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