Beauty Pageant Evening Gowns Good:
Gown Runway: The Miss World "World Fashion Designer Award" Competition, Shanghai China
The Biggest International Beauty Pageant in the world is happening in Ordos Inner Mongolia China, as we speak--the 62nd annual Miss World 2012 (The finals are August 18th). Ordos isn't exactly Sao Paulo, Miami, Las Vegas or a typical fabulous destination to hold big international beauty pageants, but the host city payed a ton of money and from what I can see, they are doing a fantastic job organizing and showcasing their gem of a city in northern China.
Miss World 2011 Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela
116 contestants from 116 nations, islands and territories are competing for the title of Miss World, won by Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela last year. The ladies have been in China to for several weeks, attending functions, photo-op's, rehearsals, and various events and official competitions, such as "Beach Beauty", "Sports", "Top Model", and so on.
Some other Red Dresses I liked:
China People's Republic and England: Miss China PR Wen Xia Yu (left) wore a simple red fitted gown with sheer bateau neckline and sequin applique. She looked very pretty in it. Score 8.8.
Miss England Charlotte Holmes (right) wore a copper-red colored one shoulder gown with sequin Empire-waist detail. It flowed gloriously down the catwalk/stage and looked modern and red carpet-worthy. Score: 9.0.
Gucci Fall 2011 (left) Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2011 (right)
Gucci and Givenchy Haute Couture recently (Fall 2011) showed a lot of gowns that were not lined--just like the red gown on Miss Colombia Barbara Turbay. Hers reminded me of one of those styles from the runways. I just wished the shoes weren't so "clunky" and why the mini box on them?? Too tacky-licious. Strappy heels huney. Next time. Score: 9.0
Best in Ivory:
Pronovias and it worked on her. Score: 9.2
Miss Israel Shani Hazan looks STUNNING in this fit-to-flare gown that hugs her EVERY curve perfectly. The gown itself isn't so exciting but it does the job of making her look elegant, it fits her well and she doesn't look HOOCHIE (Thank You!) . The six foot tall beauty almost looks REGAL. Score: 9.7
And finally, a "Wild Card" Good One:
Marchesa Fall 2012 (left) and Beyonce in Givenchy Custom, Met Ball 2012
It reminds me a lot of Marchesa (above, left) and the Givenchy gown Beyonce wore to the Met Ball (right) earlier this year. Miss Nepal's gown is a good Knock-Off of both combined! Score for Miss Nepal's gown: 9.5
Up Next: My "Oh NOOOO!!!!" List from the Miss World "World Fashion Designer Award" Competition...
Here's a Sneak Peak of the MESSES:
Feathered Vegas Gay Pride Float on Miss Ukraine
Oh Huney: Miss Mongolia is SERVING Nefertiti Mongolian Goddess!
***STAY TUNED to the rest of the Hot Messes!