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The week in fashion

The Good

Cream can be so bad. So, so bad. Bridal, beige and dull. This week Lea Michele and Eve turned the colour around making simple chiffon frocks modern and sexy.

Key to these looks are the latte tone, a plunging V-neck and the long sleeves. Not too much skin and a non-traditional evening shape. Love.

Eve's floor-length gown with a sun-ray pleat skirt.

Lea Michele makes demure sexy in Emilio Pucci.

The Bad

Sometimes bad shoes happen to good outfits and beautiful women.

This week the curse of the clumpy shoe befell Cate Blanchett and Sharon Stone. Two perfectly lovely dresses were destroyed by scary black shoes. Beware the chunky ankle strap - it will shrink and stretch even the most A-list of legs and not in the right direction.

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy and Roger Vivier shoes.

Sharon Stone - all I can see is the straps ... oh and the bag, missed that - shocking too.

The Cool

I like Portia De Rossi. I like her new haircut, her wife (Ellen Degeneres) and I love this outfit.

Portia wore this summer shorts and silk combo to the Teen Choice Awards on Monday and it's a great example of effortless chic. Not trying too hard - just enough.

Portia's summer chic linen and silk combo.

The Fabulous

Actress Hayden Panettierre's dress at the Teen Choice Awards was dire. So dire I'm not going to show it to you (purple/ sequins/tight) - it will only ruin her shoes which were fabulous.

This is Brian Atwood at his most outrageous. Double neon ocelot print running down a 13cm heel to red platform and purple crocodile front. They're called the 'Fontanne'.

10 comments so far

  • Agree with all your assessments of the good and the bad. What always stumps me is how badly many celebrities dress. With all that money, stylists, etc, how do they manage to get it so wrong, so often?

    Commenter
    Finlay Manor
    Date and time
    July 27, 2012, 10:55AM
    • Lea Michelle looks gorgeous! Although maybe needs to spend a little less time in the sun/bed.

      Commenter
      D
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      July 27, 2012, 12:45PM
      • I've never really understood the 'ankle strap with short dress' thing. It makes EVERYONE's legs look stumpy! They work much better under skinny jeans because then they just elongate the 'block' of colour (from denim straight into shoe) and work to make your legs look longer.

        Commenter
        Siobhan
        Location
        Melbourne
        Date and time
        July 27, 2012, 12:59PM
        • Sharon Stone sure is working that beige Fendi baguette, it's been in a few pics lately. It wouldnt look quite so bad here if worn properly on the shoulder like she usually does.just loks small and mean like this

          Commenter
          kim c
          Location
          sydney
          Date and time
          July 27, 2012, 2:29PM
          • I don't mind a bit of ink, but those cat paw prints?
            On the boobs of the first pic don't do anything for the dress or
            the model. Been chopped off! Show your tatts honey or not at
            all. Looks silly with the 'frock'.
            And as for the height of some of these heels, they'll soon need a lady in
            waiting to keep them from toppling like in the days prior to the Chinese Revolution.
            Not to dismiss a trip to the Gynaecologist for a repair job.

            Commenter
            righteo
            Date and time
            July 27, 2012, 7:58PM
            • Love Eve's dress that could of been oh so wrong but she pulled it off perfectly! Portia looks totally boring i think Ellen looks more interesting a suit and trainers.

              Commenter
              FashViet
              Date and time
              July 27, 2012, 9:08PM
              • Please learn the definition of demure and then apply it to a more appropriate outfit

                Commenter
                Ailie
                Date and time
                July 28, 2012, 7:12PM
                • Sharon Stone is 54 can I mention. She looks amazing as far as Im concerned, bad shoes or not. If shes had work done you cant tell.

                  Commenter
                  sheeshs
                  Date and time
                  July 29, 2012, 9:50AM
                  • Those ankle strap shoes need to be with mid thigh or slightly higher dresses. Then they look strong and sexy rather than stumpy. Both those dresses are too long for the shoes, although I think Cate's dress is not flattering to her at all. Sometimes too it's the angle of photography that is unflattering.

                    Commenter
                    Liz S.
                    Location
                    Sydney
                    Date and time
                    July 29, 2012, 2:30PM
                    • Well I don't care what shoes Sharon Stone has on - she just looks so damn radiant and beautiful!

                      Commenter
                      Megan
                      Date and time
                      July 29, 2012, 8:11PM

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