School of frock: Some do peek-a-boos, some play it safe
Lady stars were playing it safer than ever in a week without extreme winners or losers
CIARA ( B + )
NICKELODEON'S KIDS' CHOICE SPORTS AWARDS IN LOS ANGELES
Coat: Bouchra Jarrar
Yes, dear readers, your eyes are not deceiving you. Ciara in distressed ripped jeans, leopard print throwover and oozing sexy urban swaggery is somehow making everyone else's couture and cocktail dresses this week look amateurish. As the young people would say these days, she's on fleek!
CARA DELEVINGNE ( B )
PAPER TOWNS PREMIERE IN NEW YORK CITY
Dress: Saint Laurent
Shoes: Alejandra G
This is pretty much the standard supermodel red carpet uniform of late - short, sparkly and slashed, with a slice of *insert token body part here* for our viewing pleasure.
RACHEL MCADAMS ( B - )
SOUTHPAW PREMIERE IN NEW YORK CITY
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Her LBD would've been a big snoozer if not for the midriff cut-out and criss-cross off-shoulder bodice, which elevated it to acceptable territory.
CHARLIZE THERON ( C + )
DARK PLACES PREMIERE IN LOS ANGELES
Top, skirt and clutch: Christian Dior
Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti
One of Hollywood's fiercest goddesses has to promote a movie called Dark Places and she shows up in this twee thing? Theron is way better than milkmaid braids and poorly-darted, oddly-shaped outfits that give the illusion of a melting bust and fat rolls!
MONICA ( C )
THE BET PLAYERS' AWARDS IN LAS VEGAS
Can someone get her crotch situation under control? When you have a bulge as distracting as Monica's, I can't even do my job properly - which is to comment on the overall obnoxiousness of dressing up as an Oscar statue.
ASHLEY BENSON ( D - )
PIXELS PREMIERE IN NEW YORK CITY
Dress and shoes: Miu Miu
Every bridesmaid's worst nightmare is happening all at once here. Why is the satin so wrinkly? Why do her boobs need to be in slings? Why are there about five mismatched shades of pink on her from eye to toe? Most importantly, why does Benson hate herself so much?
SOUTHPAW PREMIERE IN NEW YORK CITY
Suit: Tom Ford
Not a fan of the slicked-back hair and facial scruff, but Gyllenhaal is all man in this well-tailored charcoal grey suit that fits him like a (boxing) glove.
WHO WORE IT BETTER?
Usually, Fan has no competition. But in the battle of the delightful Dolce & Gabbana rose print frocks, Delevingne blossomed just a bit more with her overall styling. I'll take her sexy red strappy heels over Fan's drag queen platform pumps any day, and the embellished gold headband was a nice romantic touch. I also prefer the youthful sleeveless short version - it has pockets too! - to Fan's more conventional, ladylike tea-length silhouette.
PAPER TOWNS PREMIERE IN NEW YORK CITY, JULY 21
LADY OF THE DYNASTY PRESS CONFERENCE IN BEIJING, JULY 22
One of my favourite funnywomen has just proven that 40-something mums don't have to dress their age all the time. Poehler's floral long-sleeve sheath is very much an expected wardrobe staple, but the conservative print and harsh make-up aren't doing her any favours. When she lightened and brightened up with a cute, fun graphic print romper and eye-catching accessories, that's when you notice a whole decade's been shaved off her.
INSIDE OUT GALA SCREENING IN LONDON, JULY 19
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER PREMIERE IN NEW YORK CITY, JULY 22
Playsuit: Beckley by Melissa
Clutch: Jimmy Choo
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
I am trying different styles, and while you can't climb a tree or jump on a crocodile in a dress, it is nice to get dressed up every now and then and kind of walk away from the khaki for a moment.
- Australian TV personality Bindi Irwin on how Grace Kelly is her fashion inspiration even though her late father Steve 'Crocodile Hunter' Irwin's khaki wardrobe is in her DNA