Soap stars shine on big night; SIX in the City.
THIS weekend saw one of the highlights of the awards calendar - the British Soap Awards.
And that means one thing, a great excuse to get glammed up for the red carpet.
Earlier in the week I did a big photoshoot for Hello! magazine with seven of the boys and girls from Hollyoaks.
I chose outfits which I thought would be suitable for the awards and I think it gave them a few ideas of what to wear on the big night.
People who wore clothes from Cricket on the night were Jennifer Metcaife (Mercedes McQueen) who wore Roberto Cavalli, Loui Batley (Sarah Barnes) in Balenciaga and Zoe' Lister (Zoe Carpenter) in Pucci.
From Emmerdale, Adele Silva wore Temperley, Jenna Louise Coleman (Jasmine Thomas) wore Kirsty Doyle and Charley Webb (Debbie Dingle) chose D-Sguared.
The soap awards are usually very different from the BAFTAs, younger and flirtier, although this year I noticed guite a few of the girls had gone for full-length dresses.
Sometimes I wonder who rates the best dressed girls in the magazines and national tabloids because so often I think they get it completely wrong.
I think they just look for glamour, and often it's the picture editors who are making the choices based on what will look best on the page rather than the fashion editors.
The papers were really mean about Jenny McAlpine who plays Fizz in Corrie. She's a bigger girl, but I thought she looked lovely on the evening. She wore a green silk dress which was exactly right for her figure and her personality
The critics said it was shapeless and slime green, but I think that was really unfair. She'd made a real effort and looked very well for it.
By far, though, the fashion winner of the night - as well as the winner of the Sexiest Soap Female - was Hollyoaks' Roxanne McKee.
She looked like a Hollywood star, rather than a soap star.
She is beautiful without being overtly sexy and she has a great sense of style. She knows the golden rule of either showing boobs or legs, and the low-plunging dress she wore showed just enough but not too much.
One of the losers on the night, for me, was EastEnders' Louisa Lytton (Ruby Allen). She looked like she'd raided her mother's wardrobe for a dressing up session. Her satin dress was way too old for her.
I was disappointed, too, not to see pictures of the boys in the papers. I know they really think about what they're wearing and it's a shame that hardly anyone gets to see it.
She is beautiful without being overtly sexy and she has a great sense of style
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|Publication:||Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||May 29, 2007|
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