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Dressed At Gunpoint: Louise Redknapp

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We accepted long ago that Louise Redknapp’s go-to designer is Stella McCartney and that’s great. Stella makes fabulous clothes. Other designers make fabulous clothes too, but we get that she’s in a groove. We don’t, however, get what she was thinking when she put on this dress.

The dress is from Stella’s Fall 2012 collection and while it’s certainly not the worst dress ever in life, it’s so, so wrong for Louise and her body type. Louis is a petite, curvy woman and this drowns her and makes her look incredibly top heavy. Also, the styling? Girl, no. Those ankle boots make her look about 4’11″ tall and while black and blue is a big trend for fall, it doesn’t make sense here. A silver metallic heel, much like these amaze Nicholas Kirkwood platform slingbacks, would have worked so much better.

Furthermore, could there have been a better occasion for her lovely hair to have been in a top knot or bun to show off her face and the high neckline of the dress? No. See? It could have been salvageable. Maybe. Call us before your next appearance, Louise.

Is there anything that could have saved this look, Kickettes?

 

Style Off: WAGs At The Iniesta Wedding

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The nuptials of a fellow WAG is always a perfect opportunity for her compatriots to bring their fashion A game. There were two clear stand outs for us at the Iniesta/Ortiz wedding last weekend so let’s get to judging.

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Style Off: Irish WAGs In Poland

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Compared to their English counterparts, the Irish WAGs tend to keep a low profile. With Euro 2012 being The Green Army’s first international tournament in ten years, we’re happy they’re well represented. We’re also happy they’re posting photos of their outfits on Twitter.

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Winonah de Jong: Orange Is The New Black

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Our fashion-related obsession with Winonah de Jong continues to grow now that her blog for Life After Football is up and running.  Full disclosure: we’re not really bothering to run it through Google translate because we really just want to see what she’s wearing.

Winonah has proven a master at incorporating orange (the color of The Netherlands’ NT, natch) into her Euro 2012 looks. For the Oranje’s first match against Denmark, she wore an orange printed Gucci top similar to the one here, Victoria Beckham jeans, Gucci flip flops and the obligatory orange Hermés Birkin and Goyard bags.

It’s a perfect WAG look, is it not?

We also love the subtle orange in her Giambattista Valli jacket here. The jacket is… interesting, but we commend her dedication to keeping it patriotic.

The Dutch got off to a tough start, but we do hope their situ improves. We need more Winonah.

Irina Shayk: Spotted in Yves Saint Laurent

Yeah we thought it was a dress too. Images via Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images North America & Style.com

We’re just going to assume that you’re as perplexed by this White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner as we are. So perhaps it’s no surprise that Irina Shayk was there since even Lindsay Lohan was invited.

For just such an occasion, Shayk chose a white silk Yves Saint Laurent jumpsuit with a gold chain belt from the Fall 2011 collection. We think this is a pretty fab look and we love that she didn’t wear a traditional gown and kept the accessories minimal.

What’s up with Ms. Shayk and Mr. Ronaldo, though? Lunch time conversation at Kickette HQ is often speculative of the status of their relationship. Do you think these two are still an item? We know Shayk’s been busy with her Intimissimi Perfect Bra tour and may not have a lot of time to spend in Madrid, but long distance love can only go so far. We’ll dig a little deeper this week.

In the meantime, how do you feel about Shayk’s White House look?

Bouchra van Persie: Spotted In Stella McCartney

Bouchra van Persie must have had an inkling that her man would be taking home the bacon from the PFA Player of The Year Awards last night because she spared no expense with her look.

Mrs. VP wore a full-length Spring 2012 Stella McCartney dress and carried a gorgeous yellow Bottega Veneta knot clutch.

Now, we know every version of this dress as been around the block and then some, but somehow it feels fresh on her. Maybe it’s the classic pairing of blue and yellow that’s making it stand out for us.

Even if you don’t like her choice of ensemble, you can’t hate on her hair. We’re booking a Keratin treatment, like, yesterday. What do you think of Bouchra’s look?

Get The Look: Frankie Sandford’s Fab Neon

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It was going to take one heck of a fashion act of contrition for us to forgive Ms. Sandford for using her Birkin as an umbrella, but we think she’s done it.

While in L.A. with her bandmates last week Frankie hit all the Spring trend nails on the head. We are all about neon for Spring and this in-your-face Elizabeth and James blazer is the way to do it. She was also brave enough to tackle one of Spring’s most daring trends – the bra top.

Our abs need a little lot more work before we can pull off a bra top, but luckily our feet are always good to go so we’ll just claim Frankie’s Christian Louboutin Melides wegdes for our own.

Now back to the neon. We’ve scoured the interwebs to bring you our favorite neon accessories.

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Abbey Crouch: Spotted In Vintage

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Abbey Crouch did her best fembot impersonation on the Brit Awards red carpet last night.

She donned an adorable 1960s vintage pink tweed dress via William Vintage and a simple pair of Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels. Even though she’s still showing more leg than a bucket of chicken, we think this is a big departure from her usual style.

Her hair and make-up were smartly kept in a 1960s style with a heavy-lidded eye, light pink lips and loose curls.

There’s no Herve Leger in sight and for that we’re thankful. What do you think of this look on Abbey?