Carey Mulligan attended the Film District Photo Op Panel Press Line during the 2011 Comic Con event to promote her new movie, “Drive.”

We weren’t particularly impressed with the British actress the last time she stepped onto the red carpet, but what a difference semi smile, good shoes plus a cut and colour can do to a gal.

I’m glad Carey has accepted that blonde works better for her. Her whole face appears brighter as a result.

I really loved her Roksanda Ilincic Resort 2012 look.

The colour-block dress thankfully wasn’t modified. The cut-out details on the bodice reveal Carey’s toned abs.

Those brown Trib Too’s that Carey seems to favour so much were swapped out for a pair of gorgeous red pumps.

A single red bangle completed her look.

I love the addition of red to this look. It’s very much unexpected but they provide the perfect finished touches.

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