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Prometheus: Charlize Theron In Christian Dior

Who: Charlize Theron

Where: At the Prometheus UK premiere in London

Wearing: A strapless fully sequinned Christian Dior Couture cocktail dress with side split, teamed with Dior heels and Bulgari jewellery

Verdict: I haven’t been that wowed by Charlize Theron lately and she has had a lot of opportunities to shine with all the films she has been promoting, as well as Prometheus she is also starring in Snow White and the Huntsman. However, this Dior dress caught my eye, granted it isn’t the most showy of dresses for a premiere, but I am loving the midnight blue shimmer from the sequins.

It is a simple yet stunning look and the side split and the sheer hemline adds a bit of Charlize sexiness to it that is just right.

[Pic: PA for Fox UK]

Guess Girls: 30 Years Of Great Campaigns

2012 - 30 Sexy Years shot by Ellen von Unwerth

So Guess turns 30 this year and with the Claudia Schiffer taking the reins of the brand’s latest campaign, 23 years after originally posing for the label, it got me thinking about all the other Guess Girls over the years. This is a brand with clout, they’ve had more supermodels Naomi Campbell and Eva Herzigova back in the early 90’s, they’ve had actresses Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron and the most recently Amber Heard, they had an unrecognisable Anna Nicole Smith starring in a number of sultry campaigns, and they even had ads with party girl Paris Hilton back in 2004, oh and a 16-year-old Carla Bruni was the third Guess Girl in 1987.

As well as famous faces, Guess also love a good model from the gorgeous French model Laetitia Casta to Josie Maran who starred in one of my favourite campaigns, to a number of models who have gone onto become Victoria Secret’s angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima, and in recent years we have had Line Gost, Elsa Hosk, Irina Shayk, and Alyssa Miller.

1989 - Claudia Schiffer shot by Ellen von Unwerth

Two decades later, Claudia Schiffer shot once again by Ellen von Unwerth, works the ’30 sexy years’ campaign for the anniversary collection, which comprises of 15 pieces inspired by the brand’s archive, updated with a modern twist. The capsule line will include high-waisted denim cigarette pants, lace bustier, and vintage tie-waist button-down tops.

1993 - Drew Barrymore shot by Wayne Maser

1992/3 - Anna Nicole Smith shot by Daniela Federici

How unrecognisable is Anna Nicole?? She was such a gorgeous model.

2011/2 - Amber Heard shot by Ellen von Unwerth

As well as propelling the careers of many models, the iconic Guess campaigns have been shot by some of the best in the business, most notably Ellen von Unwerth, a former model who was just starting out when she shot for Guess, and Wayne Maser who captured the first campaign back in 1983. There has been the legendary Herb Ritts, Australian photographer Daniela Federici, Chuck Goodenough, Dewey Nicks, Pablo Alfaro, Raphael Mazzuccco, Yu Tsai, and even Bryan Adams snapped a number of Guess campaigns.

1998 - Josie Maran shot by Pablo Alfaro

I think this is one of my favourite campaigns, not only does Josie look gorgeous, but I love how simple the imagery is yet it still have the sexy Guess vibe to it.

2011 - Elsa Hosk shot by Ellen von Unwerth

2008 - Fransizka Frank shot by Bryan Adams

2007 - Line Gost shot by Bryan Adams

1987 - Carla Bruni shot by Wayne Maser/ 2006 - Paris Hilton shot by Ellen von Unwerth

These last two have to be the most bizarre for me, mainly because I forget that Carla Bruni was a model, and secondly Paris Hilton really does stand-out for all the wrong reasons as a Guess Girl, but apparently they were going for over-the-top young Hollywood glamour, still I don’t think this is a highlight of the 30 years!!!

Do you have a favourite Guess Girl?

[Pics: Guess, thefashionspot.com, Bryan Adams]

BAFTA Tea Party: Charlize Theron In Stella McCartney

Who: Charlize Theron

Where: At the BAFTA 18th annual awards season Tea Party at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles on Saturday

Wearing: A sleeveless yellow and grey lace brocade Stella McCartney cocktail dress with cut-out detailing on the bodice and a peplum from the pre-fall 2012 collection, teamed with Christian Louboutin heels and a Bottega Veneta clutch

Verdict: I know this was at the weekend but the Golden Globes took over and I forgot to post it but I am loving Charlize’s revival on the red carpet that I just had to include. I have to be honest I haven’t been that fussed by Charlize well that is until this award season, I loved her black lingerie-inspired Alexander McQueen and I fell in love with her Dior number at the Globes and this is another sleek look from her. Everything from the lace detailing to the vibrant colour just works so well with the sophistication of the pencil skirt falling just below-the-knee. Perfect attire for tea!!

[Pic: Stella McCartney Facebook]

Red Carpet: Golden Globes 2012 – My Best Dressed

I always find it hard narrowing down my best dressed list, it is easier to say what I don’t like, as I fall in love a lot with red carpet gowns so naming just five is hard. Last year was a little easier because there was Olivia Wilde’s princess gown, Anne Hathaway as a gold goddess and Angelina Jolie in an emerald-green Atelier Versace, the only one to return this year’s red carpet. But here they are – in no particular order – as I couldn’t decide on an order!!

Statement Dress

Well there were a lot of boring gowns this year and for those who went for something a little bit different they really stood out for me as that is what award ceremonies are all about. For me the dress that made the most of a statement was Sarah Michelle Gellar’s gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown. This blue ink splotched ball gown made me swoon when I saw it on TV that I knew instantly that I had to include it. I know it is a controversial choice and for most this dress doesn’t work on her tiny frame but I kind of like that about it. Also she said her 2-year-old had a hand in picking it out – what a great a-list styling career she has ahead of her – this is a genius choice.

Mermaid-Appeal

I couldn’t have a best-dressed list without including one of the hottest trends from this year’s awards the fishtail. I liked a lot from the classic style on Sofia to the sexiness of Reese, but for me Evan Rachel Wood’s edgy Gucci gown is just exquisite. Everything from the scale sequins to the feathered skirt and train, to the unusual dark green colour – it really is a knock-out gown.

Romantic

Couldn’t be a best dressed list with a romantic, fairy tale type dress, last year I went with the traditional princess ball gown of Olivia Wilde, this year is a little unconventional but still just as gorgeous, Charlize Theron and her dusky-pink Dior couture gown. I love the oversized bow, the sexy thigh-high split and plunging neckline, but most of all I love the vintage accessories and the colour is just perfection.

The excitement was in the air at Angelina Jolie hitting the red carpet with Brad Pitt and she most certainly came prepared with a gorgeous Atelier Versace gown. What I loved the most about this gown, other than it being on Angie she never seems to get it wrong during award season, has to be how it fits her perfectly. I also adore the fashion-forward thinking of including the red flash at the neckline, it stops this dress looking a little dated, it also works superbly with her coordinated hot red lippy.

Young Starlets

I know technically I only have one spot left on my top five but I just couldn’t choose between the Hollywood starlets Emma Stone, Dianna Agron and Zooey Deschanel. Emma for me was all about the unusual pairing of purple and fuchsia in her Lanvin gown and of course that fierce eagle belt. I have to support Dianna for her excellent choice in wearing a Giles dress, not only was it the most intricate detailed dress on the red carpet, it was a huge risk for her to go for a relative unknown designer in terms of red carpet looks – but I am so glad she did as she is a vision in red. As my latest girl crush I had to include Zooey, not only did she have the best nails see below, but I was so pleased to see Prada on the Golden Globes red carpet again. What a way to return with a gorgeous green silk gown with an open back and pearl embroidered top – simply gorgeous.

Honorary Mention

I know I already over my top five but I had to include Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann, it is the perfect mix of masculine and feminine and she looks incredible. What I love so much about this tailored-suit shape has to be the ice-blue colour – so divine. Also a special mention has to go to her amazing Pomellato jewellery cuffs – HOT!!!

So who gets your vote for best dress – leave me a comment below and let me know.