Part 1 of the Fame Fad Red Carpet Fashion Awards. The Top 5 Female Stars who in my opinion had the IT factor going on whilst on the red carpet in 2014. The final Hot 25 list includes A listers right through to new and rising stars. If they had the look they made the list. British Fashionista Awards Top 25 are not included on this list and vica versa.
This section in Part 1 includes the final Top 5 covering TV Soap Star, TV/Music Stars, Sports Stars and Actresses. Names that made the top 5 include Maria Sharapova, Jacqueline Jossa, GemmaChan,Emma Rigby and Mylenne Klass.
What does it take to be in the Top 25 of the Red Carpet Fashion Awards?
Getting it right on the Red Carpet is a complicated formula, get a fantastic dress and it’s job done?………it’s just not as simple as that. Photographers, media, crowds, film crew, red carpet events are high profile stuff and not the place for a red carpet fashion disaster. Here’s some of the elements for a successful red carpet appearance:
The Dress. Get this right and you are half way there. It’s the foundation. Colour, fabric, short/long, safe/revealing, pattern or plain the list goes on. Bottom line is the dress is an extension of the star, they look like a princess and are comfortable in it……then that’s the dress.
Hair and Makeup. Up/down, short/long, lipstick, nail polish, colour/neutral and on and on.Vital component that has to be right!
Shoes. Vital ingredient again and often over looked. Get this wrong and you kill the dress and the media will have a field day. Get it right and the dress is made.
Accessories. Earings, necklace, rings, clutch. Again get this right and the dress is enhanced. Get it wrong and you are looking at a media bloodbath.
Confidence. All of the above doesn’t mean anything unless there is total confidence to carry it off.
The walk. Walking on the red carpet in a fancy dress involves posture, grace, elegance and sophistication. Walking like royalty basically. Get this wrong and all the above again means nothing.
The Pose. Getting photographed on the red carpet involves posing and there are many poses the standard ones being straight legs, hand by sides, crossed legs (scissors), hands at front, looking over the shoulder and many more. Again get this wrong and the overall effect is reduced dramatically and it will be in the papers and online globally!
The IT Factor. This is what makes the whole red carpet appearance dazzle and shine. It’s something you either have or you do not. Presence, charisma, The IT Factor, I call it “The Shine” it has many names but when somebody walks into a room and all heads turn you know you’ve got IT!
So who made the Red Carpet Fashion Awards Top 5. Some surprises and some dead certs. Big names and many smaller names. List below.
No 1 Maria Sharapova. No surprises here but this was one of the highlights of the year regardless of red carpet or otherwise. Presence in abundance, poise, dazzling dress but oh so simple. The other tennis stars at this event all looked very nice but this woman eclipsed them so convincingly. Took many pictures of her just standing there with the crowd screaming but this one with a supressed smile is the one for me! Tennis royalty and she’s got IT!
No 2 Jacqueline Jossa. Arrived at the TV Choice Awards amidst wows. She plays Lauren Branning in Eastenders. Very classy and this shot was picked in preference to her standing in front of me doing the traditional pose. She’s not a massive name but there is presence and IT in abundance here and she’s ticking all the right boxes. Not quite No 1 but very close. In the same league as The Duchess of Cambridge in my opinion!
No 3 Gemma Chan: Another smaller name that is on the rise, an actress with incredibly good looks. Again she’s taken a gamble on the dress, it’s different but it works and she has pulled the look off confidently. She didn’t arrive with a bang at this Glamour women of the Year Awards like some of the others but she certainly left her mark. Job done!
No 4 Emma Rigby. Yet another smaller name star but she caused a stir at the Plastic premiere earlier this year. Incredibly difficult to photograph at this event, she had me running round in circles trying to get a good shot. Picked this photo which is a rather different pose like a fashion shot not looking at the camera. Oozing style, panache and presence, she could be at the Academy Awards and would have no problem being amongst the A Listers.
No 5 Myleene Klass. No red carpet hot list would be complete without Myleene Klass. She’s a red carpet regular, knows the drill and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve photographed her but she just seems to have a knack for getting it right every time. Pastels, bold colours, monochrome, prints, she pulls it off every time. Looks good in black and pink is another one where she shines. A top 5 no question!