2009 Venice Film Festival Day 2 Catch Up

“Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” Photocall

Eva Mendes was still glowing after her red carpet appearance the previous night, when she arrived at the Excelsior Hotel with her co-star Nicholas Cage for their photocall.

She wore a soft nude J.Mendel dress with black lace sleeves, paired with the Dolce & Gabbana headband she wore to the opening ceremony.

Will Eva become the Paris Hilton of the Venice Film Festival and wear headbands to every occasion?

Eva completed her look with black peep-toes and a stylish Salvatorre Ferragamo gathered leather hobo.

‘Rec2’ Photocall

Manuela Velasco opted for ballet flats with her striped Chanel Spring 2007 mini dress, which we have seen on Katie Holmes.

‘Rec2’ Premiere

I adored Manuela Velasco’s premiere look.

Her nude dress with an embellished bodice reminded me of the many emellished pieces from the Miu Miu Fall 2009 collection.

Manuela did kinda let me down with the black heels – such a safe choice – but the silver clutch perfectly complemented the silver beaded details on her bodice.

Opening Ceremony Dinner

Iris had funnily enough just added this Valentino Spring 2009 Couture strapless dress to her wish list for Britney Spears.

Not sure Brit Brit could pull this off, but Isabella Borromeo looks fabulous in this green gown with a thigh-high spilt.

I love the embellished bodice, but it looks like the foliage around her neckline needs watering as it looks a bit limp.

Barbara Palombelli opted for a Moshino Fall 2009 navy and red floral dress, which is versatile enough to be worn day or night.

The floral appliqué detail on her shoulder are so pretty.

Barbara pairs her dress with classic wooden wedges.

Gisella Marengo would’ve stood out at this event wearing sexy Roberto Cavalli Resort 2009 one-sleeved gown in a gorgeous ocean blue colour.

A silver clutch and a winning smile complete the look.

“Baaria” Premiere

I much prefer Nicole Grimaudo’s modified Gucci Fall 2009 ensemble to the runway version.

Her version is cutier, sassier and I just love her curly bob.

When Jenna Dewan wore this Blumarine Fall 2009, she was oozing sexy appeal.

Even though Italian actress Eliana Miglio is wearing the same strapless aqua ruched dress, she makes it appear more charming than overtly sexy.

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In Eva Mendes' Closet - Salvatore Ferragamo Gathered Leather Hobo

In Eva Mendes’ Closet – Salvatore Ferragamo Gathered Leather Hobo

Runway To "Be Cointreauversial Show" - Dita von Teese In Fendi

Runway To “Be Cointreauversial Show” – Dita von Teese In Fendi

8 Responses to 2009 Venice Film Festival Day 2 Catch Up

  1. Kat August 21, 2010 at 17:27 #

    It’s not Jenna Dewan… It is Isabelli Fontana.

  2. justme September 4, 2009 at 15:49 #

    I think headbands are the way to go when you’re having bad hair days/I don’t want to take care of my hair days. I see Eva agrees with me lol.
    She looks cute.

  3. Shemah September 4, 2009 at 15:39 #

    oh didn’t nicolette sheridan wear that same roberto cavalli to an awards event or something before?

    I love Eva mendes here too.. i think she worked it wearing the red leopard print.. but for a photocall, i think she looked stunning!! 🙂

    • Fashion Critic September 4, 2009 at 15:40 #

      yes she did….someone else wore it too, but it escapes my memory

  4. sydneycheapchic September 4, 2009 at 12:49 #

    Loving Nicole Grimaudo here! (whoever she is!)

    Shoes could be better though

  5. Camilla September 4, 2009 at 12:25 #

    I really love Manuela Velasco’s Chanel mini dress and you haven’t posted any bad outfits here, though the Green Valentino looks so lacklustre – she’s thrown on the dress, but doesn’t seem to have made any more effort than that: I prefer how it looks on the runway.

    Again, got to say these are all lovely outfits, but when I think of the Asian event you featured earlier this week, I’d prefer you to pick out several BDOTW nominations from that event than this (though the Cavalli is just lovely!)!

  6. Bego September 4, 2009 at 11:09 #

    Manuela Verdasco looked gorgeous at the premiere! and i agree with you about Nicole Grimaudo’s dress

  7. ZzaRaZza September 4, 2009 at 11:09 #

    I much prefer this Eva’s outfit with the headband to the previous one. Looks very interesting on her and doesn’t dominate her like the red one did

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