December 20th, 2011
Family Style-Off: The Lampards vs. The Redknapps
Yes, we know we’re testing you by referring to them as The Lampards prematurely, but close enough, right?
Surely the Lampards and Redknapps will be getting enough of each other over the looming festive period so what’s one more event? The cousins and their ladies attended the Sun Military Awards at the Imperial War Museum in London last night. We hope they figured out who’s bringing the Yorkshire puddings to the family Christmas dinner or it could get awkward on the 25th.
We’ve got to hand it to Christine Bleakley - It takes some sack to wear a replica of the second most famous dress of the year. You know, the one that produced an imaginary bum? Bleakley deftly chose a black silk Alexander McQueen gown that may or may not have magical powers like its famous predecessor. We have to admit that we’re feeling the vibes because we can’t recall the future Mrs. Lampard ever looking this good.
Unfortunately for Bleakley, she was the second best dressed woman in a black Alexander McQueen gown at this event. Frank is working that three-piece tux like he’s got it for another 13 hours and he wants to get his money’s worth.
Over on the other end of the red carpet, cousin Jamie and his wife Louise were posing like they were getting paid for it. Jamie and Frank must have got a 2-for-1 one deal on their tux rentals because they’re practically identical.
The name of the game for Louise last night was accessories. Her dress looks like a silver sequined potato sack so we’re glad she hauled out some goods to spice up her garments. Classic Louboutin Pigalle pumps and a lust-inducing Stella McCartney (who else?) clutch helped save this look from frump city. It’s still a resident of frump village, but we want that clutch to be ours so badly that we’ll let it slide.
Which cousin couple gets your vote for best dressed? Perhaps we should just declare a draw and award the half of the precious Beckham brood in attendance with the title of cutest and best dressed forever and ever.