Cheryl Cole: Britain’s Latest Fashion Export

Cheryl Cole

Simon Cowell sure is stacking the judging panel on the U.S. version of his hit show, The X Factor. Not only is Paula Abdul signed up, but singer Cheryl Cole is also onboard. The British pop star has actually been a high-profile judge on the UK version for a few seasons now. Cheryl gained recognition as a member of the all-girl group, Girls Aloud, and now has a successful solo career. The soon-to-be worldwide star earns kudos for her often daring fashion sense. Just think of her as a smiling adaptation of Victoria Beckham.

Cheryl Cole The X Factor auditions Los Angeles May 2011Cheryl Cole leaving Mr Chow restaurant Knightsbridge London Oct 2008

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The X Factor auditions are currently happening across the U.S. and Cheryl has been getting noticed for her colorful wardrobe. A big part of what has made her stand out on the talent show, and everywhere else for that matter, is her penchant for designer items. Photographed leaving the London location of Mr. Chow back in October 2008, Cheryl sported an elegant ombrė green Matthew Williamson gown featuring golden embroidery on the bodice, which she had on for the 2008 National Television Awards.

Cheryl Cole arriving LAX airport on a Virgin Atlantic flight from London Heathrow Los Angeles Feb 2010Cheryl Cole Cannes Film Festival Outside the Law Premiere May 2010

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Cheryl knows how to vamp it up on the casual side, too. Clad in a fantastic Missoni Everest knitted track top, skinny J Brand jeans and Yves Saint Laurent Trib Twos, Cheryl’s travel wear certainly made an impact at LAX in February 2010. She rocked a white hot Versace for the Outside the Law premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival in May of last year. The dress is from the fashion house’s Fall 2010 collection and showcased not only side cut-outs, but dramatic side slits as well. Corto Moltedo’s gold clutch and Christian Louboutin pumps were thrown in for good measure.

Cheryl Cole press launch for Promise capsule collection de Grisogono Sept 2010Cheryl Cole The X Factor studios London Dec 2010

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Showing off the ring collection she created with de Grisogono, Cheryl sparkled despite the rainy weather in a beaded one shoulder Elie Saab Spring 2010 creation paired with brown suede Louboutins last September. The X Factor judge looked warm and comfy arriving at the studio this past December in Burberry slim cargo jeans and buckled suede ankle boots topped off with a fun Aubin & Wills wool hat.

Cheryl Cole The BRIT Awards 2011 London Feb 2011Cheryl Cole The Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards London March 2011

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This sequined Stella McCartney was Cheryl's pick for the 2011 BRIT Awards in February. An Alexander McQueen clutch and nude Louboutin heels proved the perfect accessories. Diane von Furstenberg's Lytton snake-print minaudiere really popped against the Sass & Bide Fall 2011 dress Cheryl wore for The Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success Awards in London this past March. The terra cotta silk offering prominently displayed flashy shoulder and waist embellishments, while Nicholas Kirkwood heels finished off the look.