Thursday, 26 January 2012

Over 40's Red Carpet Glamour at the National Television Awards.

Sadly I missed all the Red Carpet fashion fun last night because I went to my first ever Zumba class!  It was actually more fun than I could have imagined and I really enjoyed it, even though my arms and legs may not agree, due to the fact they found it quite difficult during certain sequences to both go in the same direction at the same time, but this was of course, a case of much hilarity to my friends, even though exactly the same thing was happening to them as well!  Lack of co-ordination must be an age thing!

I have to confess I was tempted to give it a miss and stay in to watch the National Television Awards, I find it hard to resist a look at celebrity glamour, especially from the more mature attendee's, so here is my round up of "yeh" and "neh" looks worn by the over 40's at last nights event.

Where do we look? Carol Vorderman fronted up to the National Television Awards at the O2 tonight in a very revealing dress

Carol leaves me speechless, yet again, when it comes to her red carpet looks.  Beautiful dress but more suited to a bride, and a bride with a somewhat smaller bust at that!  Even if you have great "assets" at the age of 51, nobody actually wants to see your tits heaving out of your frock in my opinion.  Verdict: I would die for your figure Carol, but not your wardrobe.

Burns night bonny: Lorraine Kelly stayed true to her roots in a full-skirted tartan dress

Tossing the Kyber for the Scottish contingent was the darling Lorraine Kelly. I know it was Burns Night but seriously Lozza, what the hell?  Verdict: Being patriotic is fine but tartan heels or a clutch would have looked far more chic.

Sleek: Elle Macpherson showed while she is still The Body in a figure-hugging charcoal dress

Elle McPherson looked absolutely stunning in my opinion and rarely puts a foot wrong in the glamour stakes.  Verdict: Hair is a tad too severe for my liking but totally adore everything else.

Pink ladies: Kate Garraway and Michelle Collins chose different shades of the evening's most popular colour

Bringing a touch of Hollywood Glamour to the event was Coronation Street's resident landlady, Michelle Collins looking utterly stunning in Merabi by Nadine
Pale blush shades were seen in abundance at last weeks Golden Globes and last night proved that this popular and flattering colour choice will no doubt continue throughout awards season.  Verdict: If I could choose any celebrities outfit to borrow for a red carpet event, it would be Michelle's. 


Do you think the over 40's gave the younger celebrities a run for their money? Who was your best dressed on the night?


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16 comments:

  1. Hi...love your round-up...oh dear Carol - what was she thinking? I so agree - having a great figure when over 50 is fabulous, but you need to know what to show and what not to! Elle looks fab as always - how does she never age? It's incredible. Incidentally I watched Brooke Shields on Jonathan Ross and she looked...slightly freaky. I couldn't work out whether she had had work done and it had changed her looks fundamentally or whether she has NOT had work done and as a result looked incongruous when compared to others her age? It's depressing isn't it that there are so few women who can just age gracefully and still look elegant. Lou x

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  2. You need to tell us if the Zumba tightens you up in a few weeks after you have got into it ...
    Agree with you totally on Carol & Lorraine - both look like they are trying to hard whereas Elle does simple and looks flawless.

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  3. Can somebody tell me why my reply button doesn't work, I am able to use the function on other peoples blogs and all my settings are correct but still nothing! So annoying, the delete button works though!

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  4. Lou - I didn't see Brooke Shields, I will have to find it online. Perhaps she got as depressed as I did when they axed Lipstick Jungle and decided to get some work done!

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  5. Mrs D - Yes will let you know. I shall carry on regardless as it was fun and at least it got me doing something!

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  6. Love this post. Your eye for commentary is on the money. My colleagues and I agree Michelle Collins was class. Thumbs up to the stylist (if she has one).

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  7. Anon - Michelle was certainly as classy as many women half her age.

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  8. I didn't watch the awards ... but your pics here are great and your verdicts are spot on; Wishing a wonderful day ! xo HHL

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  9. I actually liked Tess Daly in a black number and Heidi Range (sugar babe) also in black. I have to admit loving Tulisa's "flamingo feather" number too ;-) altho' I recognize that no-one I have mentioned is 40+.

    I agree with you about Carol. It's looks like her "girls" are about to strangle her if they get any higher ;-)

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  10. HHL - Thanks honey. There were loads of great looks but I only focused on the more mature ladies!

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  11. Vanessa - Love how you refer to Carol's assets as her "girls", that is so funny!

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  12. Michelle looks fantastic! I hope your arms and legs recovered!! I heard that zumba is great fun though:)
    ~Anne

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  13. I love zumba, although missed the class today. Its so energetic & hard work! I know what you mean about brain and limbs working opposite each other, I get my legs tangled up regularly.
    As for Carol Vordeman well sorry but, its a case of talk to the chest! not necessary for a beautiful woman of her age. Love Lorraine Kelly but tooo much! Elle McPherson was stunning. Michelle looked very demur. They were my favs!

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  14. Anne - Zumba is great fun for sure, shall make it a regular thing x

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  15. Gerri - Glad we share the same favs and thank you for stopping by!

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  16. I missed the red carpet looks but I am completely speechless at Carol's look. If she didn't try so hard and overdo her make up and outfits, she'd probably look stunning. You're braver than me, I'm still too chicken to do Zumba. xx

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