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Blake Lively (in Gucci) at the New York City premiere of Savages
Bronwyn says: When you're Blake Lively, marrying Ryan Reynolds, starring in a movie directed by Oliver Stone and wearing a one-of-a-kind lemon yellow Gucci gown that highlights your California girl tan and perfect rack is a typical Wednesday. In other words, I'll never be Blake Lively.
Mike says: She's got this Marylyn-in-Yellow thing going on here that I'm feeling. I think I've come to realize I'm not much of a fan of the gowns that go all the way to the floor. I like a good ankle or a sexy heel, not to mention a shapely calf. But I digress. No argument from me on the ''perfect rack.'' She is gorgeous and this works.
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Jessica Biel (in Chanel) at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards
Bronwyn says: I'd sell my right arm to get my hands on this Chanel dress...unless — now stay with me — I had Total Recall star Jessica Biel's toned tush. Her athletic body shape makes this couture piece look like a beach cover-up she picked up at a surf shop in Orlando.
Mike says: Yeah, and you see, for me, when you got tush like that, you flaunt it. Throw in the contours it's giving us in the front, the ornate flare on the arm, and the sexy stilettos (not to mention the mile of leg you have to travel to get there) and you've got my pick of the bunch right here. And I'm not typically a big Jessica Biel fan. Consider me converted.
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Emma Stone (in Dolce & Gabbana) at the Madrid premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man
Bronwyn says: I can't decide whether Emma Stone looks more like a sassy milkmaid or the runner on my grandmother's dining room table in this puffy-sleeved, floral-embroidered Dolce & Gabanna dress, but what's most baffling is that I still give this look an enthusiastic two thumbs up.
Mike says: See, I was thinking German barmaid, but that I don't mind. The pattern, on the other hand.... I don't know if I want to pluck her sleeves or prune her chest.
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Scarlet Johansson (in Emilio Pucci) at the Moscow premiere of The Avengers
Bronwyn says: We know you're gorgeous, Scarlett. But even the sight of Robert Downey Jr. in a plaid suit and sneakers can't distract from the fact that the Nina Ricci dress you wore to the Moscow premiere of The Avengers was one size too small.
Mike says: I'm with you, Bronwyn. Despite the fun little peek-a-boo game we're playing up top, this is just a plain black dress with plain black shoes, and it doesn't come off as ''snug'' as much as ''too small.''
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Rihanna (in Emilio Pucci) at the Tokyo premiere of Battleship
Bronwyn says: Battleship sunk at the box office, but Rihanna was so money in Emilio Pucci pajamas at the movie's Tokyo premiere. Full disclosure; I wore a Snuggie when I went to see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo with my mom during a trip home for the holidays last year. And LOVED it.
Mike says: Okay, I think Rihanna is one of the hottest girls in the game. But pajamas? I mean, they're nice pajamas. They're colorful. They look comfy. But PJs to a premiere? What if a dude wore a robe to a premiere? A nice, colorful, designer robe. With a pair of fuzzy Forzieri slippers... Actually, Bronwyn, who do I talk to about making this happen?
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Cameron Diaz (in Stella McCartney) at the London premiere of What to Expect When You're Expecting
Bronwyn says: A designer jumpsuit? At the London premiere of What to Expect When You're Expecting, Cameron Diaz made wearing a Stella McCartney onesie look so easy, my immediate response was, ''Hey, I could do that!'' even though I know I couldn't.
Mike says: I'm torn here. On one hand, I agree — she's kind of pulling off an outfit that would make most women look too casual, boring, and/or matronly. On the other hand, Cameron is an attractive tall blonde, and this makes her look kinda casual, boring, and/or matronly.
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Nicole Scherzinger (in Bill Blass) at the New York City premiere of Men in Black 3
Bronwyn says: I don't care who you are or what you're wearing — in this case, a chic silk skirt and matching halter top from Bill Blass — to me, sideboob is the fashion equivalent of a sad face emoticon. Perk up, Nicole Scherzinger.
Mike says: Well hello there, Nicole! Nice to see... you. And that red dress is very... umm.... side boob. Yes.
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Charlize Theron (in Dior) at the London premiere of Prometheus
Bronwyn says: This deceptively simple Dior cocktail dress and no makeup makeup look gives Prometheus star Charlize Theron that just-rolled-out-of-bed-looking-effortlessly-gorgeous look. She's flawless, I hate her.
Mike says: This is pretty hot. Good color (did they match the ''blue'' carpet to her dress?), nice length — to-the-knee, but sheer up to mid-thigh with a sexy slit. I even like the swagger we're getting from that stance. Charlize can kick my ass any time.
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Kristen Stewart (in Balmain) at the Sydney premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman
Bronwyn says: Dear Kristen Stewart, I am so proud of you for accessorizing this stunning Balmain ensemble with perfect posture, a pair of big-girl shoes and a smile. But I still don't forgive you for breaking Robert Pattinson's heart. Team Edward!
Mike says: Oh my. She looks like a piece of Pier One furniture. From their ''Pissy Face'' collection.
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Julianne Hough (in Kaufman Franco) at the Hollywood premiere of Rock of Ages
Bronwyn says: Julianne Hough's neon citrine Kaufman Franco gown is...oh, sorry, I was distracted by that garish lip color and lopsided updo. Just because she's got several inches on Ryan Seacrest doesn't mean she can let herself go from the shoulders up.
Mike says: Girl's got a good waist and respectable curves that this ''citrine'' (what is that, a color?) number hugs nicely. I'm guessing it's not the kind of dress a woman could wear in real life because she'd fall on her face, but that's standard fare for these events. I also dig the floating shoulder patch thing. Adds a bit of ''interesting'' to the overall ''fairly sexy'' I'm vibing here.
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Katy Perry (in Marchesa) at the London premiere of Katy Perry: Part of Me
Bronwyn says: I have very strict rules about when it's acceptable to wear tulle (childhood ballet recitals, the senior prom, your first wedding) so as much as I like Katy, who can blame me for feeling a little style schadenfreude? In full-length form (as seen on Naomi Watts earlier in the summer) Marchesa's gold embroidered gown was pretty, but Perry's cropped version looked more like a hand-me-down from Honey Boo Boo.
Mike says: I guess it looked like rain that day? I dunno about this. Katy's candy-store Lolita looks are fine (if a bit played at this point), but the tutu thing with a shell over it is weird. Not cute weird or sexy weird, just weird-weird. She probably should have just committed to the tutu. But at least now we know who got ''Giant Union Jack umbrella'' in the divorce settlement.
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Mila Kunis (in Marchesa) at the Hollywood premiere of Ted
Bronwyn says: There's mesh done right and there's mesh done wrong (I'm looking at you, Britney Spears). Mila Kunis used the illusion to her advantage in this Christian Dior dress.
Mike says: Setting aside how the pose makes her knees look lopsided, I really like the sparkly blue shoes — I'm a fan of blue footwear. The low cut front isn't right for her, but the look on that bear's face makes me wonder what could be seen from the back.
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Anne Hathaway (in Marchesa) at the New York City premiere of The Dark Knight Rises
Bronwyn says: I tell myself that the $3,495 price tag is the only thing that stands between me and this white hot jersey Prabal Gurung gown, but in my heart of hearts I know that it would take more than a gravity-defying strapless bra for me to make it work like Anne Hathaway did. Even with that Jean Seberg haircut, she was Pulling. It. Off.
Mike says: Hmm, I'm just not seeing it, Bronwyn. This looks like a toga with a train. The only time you should wear something that requires a couple of kids in formal wear to follow you around is at a wedding. When you are the BRIDE. One thing we agree with here — that hair is doing her no favors.
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Rachel Weisz (in Christian Dior) at the New York City premiere of The Bourne Legacy
Bronwyn says: Hey Mike, I don't blame you if you don't know what LBD means. (It's short for little black dress.) But if I have to explain why Rachel Weisz killed it in this strapless Dior Couture number from Raf Simons' first collection for the label, you need to have your eyes checked.
Mike says: Nothing too fancy, but yes, I can appreciate a good LBD and she's got it going with this one. A little flash of skin, those nicely toned arms. No, I'm not gonna remember this the moment I click off the slide, but it is pleasant and slightly alluring, despite the ivy she has growing on her feet.
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Kate Beckinsale (in Armani Prive) at the New York City premiere of Total Recall
Bronwyn says: I can't tell you the last time I actually saw a Kate Beckinsale movie — come to think of it, have I ever seen a Kate Beckinsale movie? — but I could list everything she's ever worn on the red carpet. This reptilian Armani gown is so ssssssssssexy, Marvel should create a female superhero franchise around it. That's a movie I'd definitely watch.
Mike says: Hmm, for me it reads mermaid more than snake. And though I'd argue a half-fish woman is sexier than a reptile, I like Kate better when she looks a little less scaly and cold blooded.
Ring in 2017 With These TV Countdown Parties