When I saw Carey Mulligan on the red carpet at the 2010 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards I thought finally a youthful, fresh, interesting look.

Carey has long been dressing as if she’s much older, thus making it hard for many of us to relate to her or like her style.

Last night she became the first actress to wear a look from the recent Preen Spring 2011 collection.

I love this Preen beaded and bonded dress.

I would even go as far as saying her stone textured beaded sleeveless top and black A line skirt look better on Carey than the model.

Does Carey read my blog?

Because she wore an electric blue pair of YSL Palais pumps when black pumps would’ve been the most obvious-safest choice.

Either way I’m liking this new direction.

Sleek hair and flawless make-up completed her look.

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