Sunday 11 December 2016

Red carpet wrap: Best and worst dressed

Published 27/08/2010 | 05:00

From left: Kate Beckinsale and Nicola Roberts
From left: Kate Beckinsale and Nicola Roberts

Who is a style queen and who should be taken away by the fashion police this week?

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Best dressed: Kate Beckinsale

Oh Kate's got it sussed. This is one woman who really knows how to work the red carpet, whether she's on show at Cannes or taking a more low-key approach in LA.

She may just have hit on the perfect blend of casual chic in this stunning yet simple Versace number (by the way, if anyone wants to treat us, we'd quite like this please . . .). And she knows how to accessorise.

High, high heels, a cute clutch and a beehive-style ponytail complement the '60s vibe of her dress perfectly.

But Kate isn't quite as demure as her ensemble suggests. After all, she has made a career out of wearing leather catsuits in increasingly dire movies.

So it doesn't really come as a surprise to hear her say: "I'm the worst wife in the cooking department. I always thought you can't be good at food and sex, but you can always order the food in. I'd rather he didn't order in the sex."

Worst dressed: Nicola Roberts

This isn't the first time we've been forced to ask the question, and we're absolutely certain that it won't be the last, but it just has to be done. Nicola, just what were you thinking?!

Here she is at the launch of her make-up range Dainty Doll. Think of it as the anti-Cheryl look, it's designed for those who don't like to fake it.

Nicola's certainly not living up to its name in that get-up, though. Honestly, if you ever wanted to know what pure desperation looks like, then glance at the picture on the left.

But before you think we're too harsh, we do sympathise with her. It can't be easy being the fifth wheel in the juggernaut that is Girls Aloud, and even she must be sick of seeing Cheryl lauded as a style icon when all she did was toss her hair and indulge her tear ducts.

Still, there's no excuse for yet another crime against fashion.

And by the way, Nic, the whole point of being pale and interesting is that you look young and healthy, not that you resemble your granny's ghost.

Irish Independent

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