15.09.14 Best Dressed

Which Was Your Favourite New York Fashion Week Look?

Catherine Kallon New York Fashion Week

I haven’t been to New York for fashion week for a few seasons as Fall takes place during awards season and Spring lands while Venice, Toronto and Deauville Film Festival are taking place, but I was determined to return for the Spring 2015 season.

Dressing up and sharing my looks was a lot of fun, so I really appreciate your comments; good and bad.

I loved all the looks, however, I can just about narrow my favourites down to five.

Shot by Lindsey Trimble

15.09.14

Fan Bingbing In Valentino – Valentino Beijng Yintai Store Opening

Valentino Opens New Store At Beijing Yintai Centre

Fan Bingbing was on hand to lend some glamour to the opening of the new Valentino store in Beijng Yintai in China on Friday (September 12).

With plenty of Bingbing-esque Valentino princess gowns at her disposal, the actress opted for something a bit more modern.

Fringe detail can be hit or miss, but I’m totally enamoured by her luxe leather double-breasted Resort 2015 coat which sees a classic style and silhouette turned into something fresh and new for the actress.

Sweeping her raven locks to one side in a braided ponytail, she completed her look with a deep red lip.

With so much going on north of her ankles, you can’t begrudge the platform heels on this occasion, which are modest by her standards.

Fan Bingbing In Valentino – Valentino Beijng Yintai Store Opening

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15.09.14 Premiere

Jennifer Connelly In Louis Vuitton – ‘Shelter’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Jennifer Connelly In Louis Vuitton - 'Shelter' Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Jennifer Connelly, much like fellow Louis Vuitton devotee Charlotte Gainsbourg, kept up her commitment to the French brand during the Toronto Film Festival while promoting her new movie, ‘Shelter’, on Friday (September 12), opting for two LBDs.

Photocall: The first was a photocall-appropriate Louis Vuitton textured top and corduroy skirt with a flounced hem. While I can see the chic-appeal this look is, I’m still feeling totally underwhelmed, much to my disappointment – I don’t believe I have ever put the words ‘Connelly’ and ‘underwhelmed’ in the same sentence.

Premiere: Shifting several gears, she went for sexy gothic glamour for the premiere, wearing another head-to-toe LV look. The intricate laser-cut lace overlay sets this apart from an average LBD, with white accessories elevating the look.

I wish these looks didn’t feel so similar, especially considering all that is available to her from this brand.

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15.09.14 Premiere

Berenice Bejo In Elie Saab – ‘The Search’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Berenice Bejo In Elie Saab - 'The Search' Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Berenice Bejo returned to the red carpet for the Toronto Film Festival premiere of ‘The Search’ on Friday (September 12).

Selecting Elie Saab for the second time in a row, the exotic French beauty dazzled in an embellished strapless tea-length dress from the Spring 2014 collection‎.

Keeping her accessories tonal, she added an Elie Saab clutch and Louboutin sandals to her look, completing this head-to-toe Parisian affair.

Oozing elegance, I love the chic styling; however, the bejewelled cuff feels a tad unnecessary.

If she wanted a statement piece, emerald earrings would have perfected this look.

Do you agree?

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15.09.14

Get The Look: Rose Byrne’s Toronto Film Festival Makeup

Get The Look Rose Byrne's Toronto Film Festival Makeup

Celebrity makeup artist Georgie Eisdell worked with Rose Byrne for her appearance at the Variety Studio at Holt Renfrew and the ‘Adult Beginners’ premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival last week.

Of her inspiration Georgie said, “I wanted Rose to look natural with a little bit of a pop of colour, so I focused on her lips.”

Here’s how to get her look.

Georgie started out by evening out Rose’s skin tone using CoverGirl True Match Super Blendable Foundation in W4. She powdered lightly with Laura Mercier Translucent Powder to take the edge off the shine and set the base.

Laura Mercier Powder Blush in Honey Lust was applied on and under her cheekbones to add a little colour and warmth. Her brows were groomed with Laura Mercier Brow Gel in Warm.

She used NARS All About Eve‘s lighter shade on her lids to even out the eyelid and create a base. In the crease of her eye, she used NARS All About Eve’s deeper shade to enhance the natural contour of her eye. She applied two layers of CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara in Black to finish off the eyes.

Georgie finished off Rose’s look with Chanel Rouge Allure Lip Color in Incandescente.

For the premiere, Georgie added a few individual lashes to add some drama to the eyes, and swapped Rose’s Chanel lip for Tom Ford Lip Color in Bruised Plum.

Rose Makeup

CoverGirl True Match Super Blendable Foundation in W4
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Laura Mercier Powder Blush in Honey Lust
Laura Mercier Brow Gel in Warm
NARS All About Eve
CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara in Black
Chanel Rouge Allure Lip Color in Incanescente
Tom Ford Lip Color in Bruised Plum