After dishing out the duds of 2011, I figured I should be fair and announce my take on the best dressed.
There have been so many amazing outfits this past year that it was very hard to choose. But over the course of the year, picking out the best of the best was actually quite easy mostly because it was really more about the people in the clothes more than the clothes themselves. But I guess that is always the case isn’t it?
#5 Gisele Bundchen
This serious vixen (and super top model) has nailed it this year while always looking fresh, on trend, and dressed with class as opposed to looking like a tramp the way a lot of models her age tend to do. This look at The Met took my breath away and averted my attention from the disastrous looks that some people wore to The Met Gala or the Golden Globes or even the Oscars.
So why number 5? Giselle is a fabulous model and one of the most powerful in the business, thing is, as a model, she is told what to wear and in a way she lacks a personal sense of style.
#4 Christina Ricci
Though this celeb was kind of on the down-low this past year, the times she did make an appearance was quite the show stopper. For example her Zac Posen gown that she wore to The Met Gala was out of this world and was said by many to be the hottest dress of the glitzy ball.
On a quick side note Christina Ricci also let a lucky grad wear her 1999 Oscar gown. This is extremely generous on it’s own, BUT, this particular gown was a Versace Couture piece! price tag? $25,000! Now that’s Generous!
#3 Daphne Guinness
This absolutely decadent heiress of the Guinness fortune who is no stranger to Couture and over the top Ready-to-wear has snagged number 3 and rightfully so. She wears McQueen like a BOSS! Not to mention she got ready for The Met Gala, in the Barney’s display windows in front of a crowd filled with fashion enthusiasts, Guinness admirers, and paparazzi. You know… the ‘norm’ for this vixen.
#2 Florence Welch
She sings like an enchanted banshee belting out rock sonnets that come from a very obvious personal place and is really unlike anything in the market today. Her sound is one thing, but her look… her look is amazing. Fiery red hair that sits atop a tall lanky body ripe and ready for couture and Ready-to-wear which she readily dons like the YSL at the Met Gala or the Chanel she wore while performing at the Chanel Spring 2012 show.
The best look I’ve seen Florence in this past year was the Givenchy couture look at the Grammy’s. I honestly don’t know if it is the Givenchy, or the fact that that massively fashion forward dress was on Florence. Either way she was nearly number 1 and would have snagged it if it wasn’t for…
#1 Liv Tyler
Meeting her shone an incredible light on her personal style and how particular she is with the pieces she chooses to wear. When I saw her she had her Chloe Edith bag in organic brown vegetable dyed leather. She paired it with her choice of skinny jeans and casual jacket but it was so real and though the red carpet makes every celebrity look like a magnificent vision, it is the personal style of Liv that makes me really love her red carpet choices.
My favorite look on Tyler was the Givenchy Couture dress complete with bird feathers finishing the hem and precise cutouts filled with mesh. She surprised me when I saw her on the red carpet in that piece because it wasn’t originally one of the dresses in that particular Spring 2011 Couture collection. It was custom made for her. Just another example of that strong Liv Tyler style shining through. Looking back to her style choices and seeing her from day to evening, Liv certainly deserves getting number 1 on my Best Dressed of 2011 list for absolutely owning her style!