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kelly osbourne in a little black dress

Kelly Osbourne wears a little black dress to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood Style Issue Event

By the time it gets this late on a Friday afternoon, the fashion blogger’s brain has started to turn to mush (yes, even more so than usual!), so we’re actually quite grateful to Kelly Osbourne for spelling out what she’s wearing in this photo: literally. It’s a little black dress, you see: and we know we’re right about that because it says so on the back! Thanks, Kelly! What would be even more awesome would be if Luke Worrall’s suit had “Black Suit” written on the back. Or if harem pants had “Crime of Fashion” printed on them. Well, it would certainly make OUR job easier, anyway. Little black dress aside, isn’t Kelly Osbourne looking amazing these days? You’ll find…

katy perry in black studded mini dress

Katy Perry in a black studded mini dress

She’s looking just a little more dressed up than most of us would for a day out and about in New York, but then again, if being followed around by photographers all day doesn’t give you an excuse to brush up, we don’t know what would! Katy Perry is pictured here in a black studded mini dress, and she’s clearly paid some attention to detail too, because the studs are also picked up on her shoes, with the paler strip on the top of her sunglasses completing the look. What do you think?

Akris tulle insert dress

Daylight Robbery: Akris tulle inset dress

You can tell from the model’s expression in this picture that she is thinking, “OK, just keep still, one wrong move and the photographer is going to get flashed with something I really don’t want to flash”’.  She would be right too. We just hope this dress comes with a plentiful supply of fashion tape to prevent any wardrobe malfunctions.  Twist too far to the right or left and you’ll be flashing a whole lot more than you intended.  Perhaps you are supposed to wear something underneath it?  Saks Fifth Avenue seem to think this dress is acceptable styled in the way it is.  Clearly their stylists have not heard the ‘low cut or short length’ rule.  But they also think…

Monica Cruz attending the Fotogramas Awards

Monica Cruz attending the Fotogramas Awards

Monica Cruz attended the Fotogramas Awards last night in order to pick up an award on behalf of her sister, Penelope, and we bet there were a few double-takes from the people in the audience, because the family resemblance is pretty clear, no? Looks like the Cruz family were definitely blessed with good genes, too: both sisters are absolutely gorgeous, and we like Monica’s black mini dress and nude coloured suede shoes, too.

Dita Von Teese in a black dress and Christian Louboutin shoes

Dita Von Teese promotes the Cointreaupolitan

The hair and makeup are still perfectly “pin-up”, but this is actually the least “retro” we’ve seen Dita Von Teese in a while. She’s posing in front of a wall of Cointreau, to promote the brand’s latest cocktail, the “Cointreaupolitan”, and, as always, she’s wearing shoes by Christian Louboutin. What do you think of this look?

Leona Lewis at the Harper's Bazaar party

Leona Lewis has wings at the Harper’s Bazaar party in Madrid

Leona Lewis has often been criticized by the fashion press for being beautiful but boring. At last, though, she seems to be starting to take some tentative steps away from the safety net, with some, er, “interesting” choices of outfit. Her appearance at the Brit Awards this week, and now at the Harper’s Bazaar party, both saw Leona looking a little bit “edgier” than we’re used to, and she opted to emphasise her shoulders both times – first in that dramatic silver William Tempest number at the Brits, and now in the black be-winged mini dress you see above. We appreciate the effort to stand out more, but feel that Leona never really looks comfortable, regardless of what she’s wearing,…

Kim Kardashian launches her new fragrance

Kim Kardashian promotes the launch of her new ‘Kim Kardashian’ fragrance at Sephora

Unlike Nicole Ritchie, who we spied on earlier, Kim Kardashian DOES have a track record featuring short, overtly sexy dresses, and this one is no exception. Kim is seen here launching her new fragrance (imaginatively named ‘Kim Kardashian’) at Sephora in a dress which isn’t just short, low-cut and, er, wet-look, but which also features a “side vent”. Take a look under the jump – and don’t forget to tell us what you think!

Fergie and Josh Duhamel When in Rome

Fergie and Josh Duhamel at the When in Rome L.A. premiere

We love this photo of Fergie. Kinda looks like she’s got Josh Duhamel trapped inside that car, and she’s refusing to let him out until he does something. Buys her shoes, maybe? Attagirl, Fergie! That’s the kind of thing WE’D do, too. As for the outfit: we like that too. Peplum dresses always run the risk of looking a bit dated or fussy, but this one manages to escape that fate, and overall, it’s a pretty sleek look from the Fergster. What do you think?

January Jones at the Golden Globes 2010

Fashion Police at the 2010 Golen Globes: January Jones in Lanvin

We really like the cut of January Jones’ Lanvin gown, but unfortunately the black colour is doing a pretty good job of hiding all that’s wonderful about it: and the slightly creased look in this photo isn’t helping much, either. We think this would’ve been stunning in a different colour: as it is, though, we’d have to give it ‘could’ve been so much better”. What about you?

Mariah Carey in sparkly black dress and jewellery

Mariah Carey blings it up at the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala

Hmmm. You know, we don’t hate this. Which is actually quite surprising, because it’s Mariah Carey, who has enjoyed automatic Fashion Criminal status here for… well, forever, basically. Something’s preventing us from loving it, too, though, and we can’t quite put our fingers on it. Can you? Or do you just want to cast this dress into the bleak depths of the Fashion Police jail? [polldaddy poll=2475687]

Dress of the Day – the classic little black dress by Coast

You just can’t go wrong with a little black dress, can you? Dress it up with pearls and stilettos, dress it down with a cardi and flats; wear it to dinner, to parties – wear it to work if you want, and if it’s the right kind of little black dress. This ‘Annora’ black dress from Coast wouldn’t exactly be suitable for work, given that it’s made from Duchesss satin, but you will be able to wear it to just about every kind of formal occassion you can think of. This is one of those dresses that you’ll hold onto for years and will make you feel good every time you wear it. It’s the kind of dress everyone should…

Fashion Trends: Bateau necks and big bows = Fashion Police love

Y’all know by now that I love me some big bows. What you might not know, is that I also love bateau necks – big time. Net-a-Porter have two great  examples of both of these in at the moment – Diane Von Furstenberg’s bateau neck wrap dress (which has a gorgeous, deep V at the back) and this utterly fabulous oversized bow coat  by Erotokritos. I’d sell my soul for either one, but if I had to choose, I’d probably go for the coat, which would be the item that would get the most wear. Good to see bateau necks in fashion for Fall, though – The Fashion Police definitely approve!