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January 9, 2008
Best of Blackwell

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I'm baaack! After a hiatus from my 21Q buds, your fashion/beauty/reality show correspondent has returned. And, after spending Tuesday with the erstwhile Mr. Blackwell's worst-dressed list of 2007,
I thought it only fair to let everyone know he didn't think all of Hollywood is a fashion disaster.

So, in fairness to the women of Tinseltown - and beyond - who had their fashion act together in the year past, here are Blackwell's picks for "Fabulous Fashion Independents":

* Reese Witherspoon, Jemima Khan, Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren (pictured), Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes, Kate Middleton, Katherine Heigl and Cate Blanchett.

I can't argue with any of these picks, though I found it interesting that Blackwell had placed Katie's new right arm, Victoria Beckham, at the top of the worst-dressed list. Since the two became BFFs, it sure seemed like Katie was copying many of Posh's looks, including her bob and the gigantic sunglasses.

As for Middleton, Prince William's on-again, off-again girlfriend, seems a bit of a stretch since she loathes the paparazzi and is seldom photographed these days. Guess that tweedy, Welly boot look does it for Blackwell.

Personally, I loved that Mirren made the list. In addition to sweeping last season's major Hollywood awards, she looked every bit the "queen" at all of the events. After all, good style isn't relegated to the Olsen twins. Oh, I forgot, Mary Kate made the worst-dressed list!

Here's to better accessorizing in 2008.


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