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51st Annual TV Week Logie Awards Red Carpet

Apparently there is a worldwide recession…you would not have known going by the excess of glitz and glam on the red carpet last night at the 51st Annual Logie Awards.  Key looks of the evening included embellished everything, plenty of sequins, a lot of delicate beading, and of course, many daring to bare backs, legs and decolletage.  Surprisingly, stars were not escorted by teams of security, despite the fact that many were wearing up to a million dollars of designer jewellery, most notably Kerri-Anne Kennerley, who sported an amazing ruby and diamond neck piece by Cerrone.  Not to mention, Lisa Wilkinson who was dressed in a classic Carla Zampatti floor grazing gown accessorised with an adorable Chanel Babushka clutch worth an astounding $11 000…I may have touched it.

The night was focused heavily around the Gold Logie Nominees, with the media scrambling to get their hands on the select talent who were up for the award.  Luckily, I managed to somehow fight my way through the scrum and catch a couple of the nervous nominees and have a quick chat to them about their outfits.  First up was the lovely Simone Jade McKinnon dressed by a Style Melbourne favourite, the divine Aurelio Costarella.  The black and white geometric print satin gown hugged her in all the right places, and was eye catching yet classic, a fantastic choice for the McLeods Daughters star.  Unfortunately, I was unable to chat with Rebecca Gibney, however I managed to catch the adorable Ian ‘Harold’ Smith, who said that he simply chose a black tux from his own wardrobe…and why not?  That recession thing, remember?

I could go on forever about who wore what, and in some cases, what wore whom, rather,  I’ll cut to the chase with some of our favourite looks (and least favourite) chosen by the Style Melbourne team.  Best dressed in my opinion was model Kristy Hinze, dressed in a divine cream beaded shift dress by Bill Blass (vintage).  Hinze pulled off the classic style perfectly, with hair swept up into a bun, and delicate, understated jewellery.  Yumi Stynes also impressed, dressed by Marc Antonio.  When I asked her what she was looking for in a dress, she simply replied “something comfortable, but it had to be fucking hot.” Thanks Yumi, I appreciate your blunt honesty, very refreshing.

Newcomer Jessica Marais out-glammed  nearly the entire establishment in a stunning Johanna Johnson gown, which captured old world Hollywood glam perfectly.  In simple cream satin, it was all about the detail, with sequin and beaded embroidery adorning the neckline and back.  Marais certainly dressed like a winner, and it paid off, with the young actress scoring two Logies on the night.  Tasma Walton looked equally as beautiful dressed in a heavily embellished Toni Maticievski gown which she described as being “incredibly comfortable.” Tasma’s partner Rove McMannus funked it up in a less than traditional grey suit with black detailing. Kate Richie looked amazing as usual, draped in a midnight blue one shouldered J’Aton gown, which flattered her beautiful hourglass figure to perfection.

Aurelio Costarella had yet another hit when assisting Video Hits star Fuzzy in looking simply amazing on the evening.  Fuzzy donned a mustard coloured gown with a grecian drape feel to it and added an array of vintage turquoise and silver jewels.  Fuzzy was accompanyied by some time model and fellow VH host Hayden Guppy, wearing an eyecatching yet classic satin Jack London blazer.  The ever lovely Saskia Burmeister was dressed in short Lisa Ho frock with full skirt, and accessorised with pieces from her own closet by Mimco and wore vintage jewellery.  SYTYCD man Jason Coleman may very well take out best dressed male, wearing an amazing charcoal silver suit with hot pink lining by relative unknown designer, Master/Slave.

Sarah Murdoch was one of many to rock Alex Perry, in a classic black one shouldered creation.  Ruby Rose dared to be different in one of Perry’s creations, which featured 3/4 sleeves and amazing metallic feather detail which transformed what could potentially have been a boring black gown into something truly magnificent, teamed with tough satin Thomas Wylde clutch, Ruby proved she rarely gets it wrong.  Underbelly beauty Kat Stewart glammed it up in a cream brocade gown by J’Aton, who is now a firm favourite in her eyes after “making me feel so amazing at the Australian Film Industry awards.”

Crowd favourite Natalie Bassingthwaite looked classic in a draped and heavily embellished caramel Collette Dinnigan Design, while Livinia Nixon also embraced sequins, with a beautiful (yet very heavy) silver floor length dress by Karen Willis Holmes.  Shelley Craft managed to stay beautiful despite several wardrobe malfunctions which almost saw her beautiful Nicola Finetti dress fall off her…luckily the Channel Nine crew were handy with a needle and thread.  Jennifer Hawkins looked as beautiful (and tall!) as ever in a salmon pink Nicola Finetti frock, which complemented her honey skin and blonde locks to perfection.

Stars who caused many a ‘raised’ eyebrow included Margot Robbie, in a very daring orange and black ruffled dress by Queensland designer, Rebecca Copping Couture which was somewhat reminiscent of a Jack-O-Lantern at Halloween.  Sonia Krugar looked as though she was a rejected extra from the movie Splash, in an enormous turquoise ruffled number complete with dramatic train, and veteran actress Suzie Elelman made some slightly uncomfortable with her almost transparent black leotard, sans camisole.  Harshly judged (in my opinion) was the lovely Myf Warhust, in a cute and quirky frock by designer Sonia Kappalazzo…it had a built in napkin.

Queer Eye’s Carson Kressley certainly dressed for the occasion, wearing a dynamic suit jacket by Dolce & Gabbana, teamed with (and I quote) “electric purple” Gucci loafers and Paul Smith Pants.  Matt Workmeister of Neighbours fame also took funky suiting to the next level with an amazing John Galliano ensemble, which featured leather lapels and a ‘newspaper’ print felt collar.  Alex Perry looked amazing in Farage – though he could have worn Stubbies and Blundstones and I would still name him best dressed, I may have a slight bias. Men who the team at Style Melbourne shook their fabulous little heads at?  Simon Westaway in metallic pink, and Frankie J Holden in a porn-star-esque ruby red satin shirt…

Wow…I believe that is it for me, however I will now hand over to some of our regular contributors who were also in attendance on the red carpet for their best and worst dressed…just for fun, of course!

Tara McGrath – Writer

Best Women:  Margot Robbie, Kristy Hinze and Jennifer Hawkins

Best Men:  Gyton Grantley, Andy Lee, Carson Kressley

Worst:  Susie Elelman, Frankie J Holden, Nadia Townsend

Michael Todor – Photographer

Best Women:  Yumi Stynes, Kym Valentine and Kelly Landry

Best Men:  Hayden Guppy, Matt Workmeister and Jason Coleman

Worst:  Simon Westaway, Suzie Elelman and Josh Quong Tart

Patrik Nemes – Photographer

Best Women:  Shelley Craft, Natalie Bassingthwaite and Jolene Anderson

Yours Truly –

Best Women:  Kristy Hinze, Yumi Stynes and Jessica Marais

Best Men:  Jason Coleman, Hayden Guppy and Carson Kressley

Worst:  Sonia Kruger, Margot Robbie and Suzie Elelman

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Words – Bronwyn Miller

Photography – Michael Todor Michael Todor Photography & Anthony Licuria APL Photography

3 Thoughts on “51st Annual TV Week Logie Awards Red Carpet

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  2. Mel on May 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm said:

    HI!!
    JUST LETTING YOU KNOW YUMI STYNES DRESS IS FROM AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER RUTH TARVYDAS NOT MARC ANTONIO!!

    🙂

  3. She told our reporter it was Marc Antonio. You know this is from the Logies two years ago right Mel? Not this year?

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