Capital Awards 2008: red carpet arrivals
After covering endless red carpet awards, the ones I look forward to most are the British events. They're much less predictable and no one follows the one trend. You don't see a dozen girls in endless strapless dresses, mini dresses, black or red dresses - girls are willing to dress up or down but (most of the time) still look chic. Take Louise Redknapp for example, the former pop star and footballers wife looks very chic in her baggy washed denim jeans, oversized navy blazer (nabbed from Jamie perhaps?) and accessorized with a colourful oversized clutch. Her sun kissed locks aren't overly quoiffed either. Meanwhile the Girls Aloud girls (minus Cheryl) are in their usual colourful get ups with enough brights, stripes and checks to be on top of all trends set to be big this summer, and Erin O'Connor buttons it up in a beige trenchcoat with a leopard print bag under her arm.
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Denise van Outen channels Kirsten Dunst in her Miu Miu ad campaign images with the red Miu Miu dress complete with bib and bow ruffle detail and black tights. Somehow Denise manages to make this looks rather mainstream, but she pulls it off. Gemma Atkinson seems to be channeling a different star, Olivia Newton John in the last scene of Grease with her sexy black leather jacket, body hugging jeans and matching scarf around the neck. A really cool retro look that you probably won't see on a young star in America. Shame, it shows off Atkinson's individual sense of style. And finally we have Caprice, I rarely have words for this woman, but I'll give her this - the dress is great. Love the colours, length, plunging neckline and bell sleeves, but something looks odd.
Who's look did you like best and do you think American red carpets see less risk taking and more 'follow the leader' styles?