The red carpet at the BAFTA Television Awards sits somewhere between the British Soap Awards and the BAFTA Film Awards (one being where the girls demonstrate the extremes of fake tan and boob-popping dresses, the other where Hollywood and British acting royalty show us classy styling.)
After reporting from the red carpet for E! at the BAFTAs I now understand how tricky it is to find the dress, the heels and the jewels plus making sure your hair and face are camera ready. So here are a few of the good and the bad who took on the red, white and blue carpet (because of the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics, you see, which are happening in London later this summer… )
Aren’t these two just ridiculously funny and fab! Amy Childs is now officially up there with the likes of Elle Macpherson and Cameron Diaz leaving Lipsy behind her in favour of red carpet go-to label Victoria Beckham. I say well done. Amy often tries to cut a serious and tailored Roland Mouret’esque look, keeping her glamour girl curves and bust under cover. The hair is a bit aggressive and the shoes have a feel of Sunset Boulevard, but all together she is on her brand of Essex babe doing chic – I always like to see what she has zipped herself into.
However, her cousin Harry is wearing a dangerous amount of make up and I just don’t think the suave smoking jacket/Mr Burns look works for him. Really Harry, please, less make up.
This Jacques Azagury basque and tulle tutu skirt is just too cheap party princess for me, Kelly why? It’s where Black Swan meets the Nightmare Before Christmas on the red carpet, but without any of the cool kudos. For someone so gorgeous (that Jessica Rabbit Hollywood gorgeous) with such enviable curves I can’t understand how this happened? It looks too young and prom princess for a grown woman, plus the sheer peek-a-boo skirt cheapens it further. I do however, love the flash of colour from her clutch bag and the heels are slick.
Alex Jones looks totally gorgeous in this canary yellow Ariella Couture dress which leaves everything to the imagintion, she looks effortless and confident which is what really makes it. I love solid block brights on the red carpet and this yellow really works with Alex’s olive complexion and brown hair. The fabric and cut means it clings and drapes in all the right places looking grecian with a bit of Vivienne Westwood styling. Whether she is on the One Show sofa or wearing lame and sequins on Strictly Come Dancing, she always looks pretty and on-trend, without looking like she has been over styled.
The zebra dress and neon pink Jimmy Choos have divided fashion writers, journalists and bloggers with some thinking it is just a bit too much, well, I think Davina looks fantastic. For one her body is so fit and well conditioned (I am keen to buy her new fitness DVD – anyone tried it?) and this outfit really works in her favour, belting in her small waist and showing off her great pins. She so often wears black, red and block colours so it is nice seeing her sex it up in animal print, and the shoes are perfect for a fierce flash of hot colour. Plus I love how the look clashes with the red, white and blue Union Jack.
Would you go block colour, grecian or animal print?