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Mila Kunis’ Miss Dior Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

There is perhaps no contemporary star who quite represents the modern woman the way Mila Kunis does. Which is why I find it amazing and appropriate that she should find herself as the face of the new Miss Dior Bag Fall/Winter 2012 campaign.

Lensed by Vogue favourite Mario Sorrenti, Kunis appears in a series of photographs and a video inspired by 1950s Hollywood glamour. Although a thoroughly modern icon, Kunis looks timeless and elegant in the black and white shots.

Her large hair bow, dark makeup, and sky-high heels capture both an innocence and high fashion aesthetic that is extremely compelling.

In fact, Dior describes the photographs as, “The very essence of the House of Dior.”

Quite a compliment indeed.

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Anne Hathaway In J. Mendel – ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ After-Party

Anne Hathaway struck a pose with Joseph Gordon-Levitt at the after-party for ‘The Dark Knight Rises premiere at Freemasons Hall in London, England.

Dressed in a brocade J. Mendel dress from the Resort 2013 collection and custom vegan Casadei heels, Hathaway looks every bit the Hollywood icon we know her to be.

While the J. Mendel dress is feminine, its playful, semi-wrap dress silhouette and muted silver colors work well with Anne’s cropped hair. And I love the way her pointy, silver heels don’t detract from the simple beauty of her look.

With no other accessory necessary apart from a good red lip, I think this is a winning look and reflects Hathaway’s approach to red carpet appearances.

 

Do you love Hathaway’s look? Well, thanks to Moda Operandi you can snag Anne’s dress along with other pieces from J. Mendel’s Resort 2013 collection during the J. Mendel trunk show.

Head to ModaOperandi.com now until July 24th to shop the stunning looks from one of our favorite Resort lines, including my personal favourite — a floor length floral stunner with panels and a mermaid-esque finish.

With everything from lace to romantic, Renaissance inspired frocks, J. Mendel knows how to cater to a girl’s style desires.

“Anne Hathaway is the very definition of modern gamine chic in this dress. Just as the simple silhouette is offset by the intricate embroidery, Anne’s cropped hair gives her ethereal beauty a cool nonchalance. She’s perfection!” – Gilles Mendel

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Kate Beckinsale In Elie Saab – ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’

Tuesday night the lovely Kate Beckinsale once again appeared on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.’

The ‘Total Recall’ star went with understated elegance for her on-air look, choosing an Elie Saab dress from the 2012 Pre-Fall collection.

When done correctly, a one shoulder dress can provide just the right amount of intrigue, which a weathered designer like Saab is certainly capable of. The dress itself fit Beckinsale like a glove, but it was her hair and shoes that I feel didn’t do the frock justice.

Although Beckinsale looks beautiful with large, loose curls, wearing her hair over the revealed shoulder makes the dress appear awkward and incomplete. A look like this begs for an updo, which would show off the silhouette of the dress.

While I appreciate the elegance of simplicity, a higher shoe with a small amount of embellishment would have amped up the entire ensemble and made the knee-length hemline more flattering.

There is nothing agregiously wrong with Beckinsale’s ‘Tonight Show’ choices, but I believe that the actress is certainly capable of more.

Do you think this is one of Kate Beckinsale’s better looks? Or were you hoping for something with a little more style know-how?

You can buy Kate’s Elie Saab dress from Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman

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18.07.12 Style Spotlight

Style Spotlight: Elisa Nalin

You know the stereotype that fashion girls love black, don’t smile, and think fashion is très important and no laughing matter? Well Elisa Nalin has proven time and again that the above stereotype is also false. A lover of colour who is always ready to crack a smile for the camera, Nalin — a Paris-based stylist and style consultant — is the ultimate when it comes to fashion’s favorite street style darling.

Elisa seems to interpret every major trend with ease, so it’s no surprise that her talents are sought after by Dazed & Confused, La Perla, Le Bonmarché and numerous other industry heavyweights.

Elisa’s style aesthetic is evident from her list of favorite designers, which includes Dries van Noten, Pierre Hardy and Christian Louboutin. But don’t take our word for it.  Everything you need to know about this Italy-born fashionista’s style can be found on today’s bevy of street style sites.

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18.07.12

Freida Pinto In Contrarian New York – Flaunt Magazine Denim Issue Party

Yesterday, Freida Pinto hosted theFlaunt Magazine and Agave Denim ‘All Wraped Up In Blue’ dinner at Sherbourne in Los Angeles.

The stunning actress wore a Contrarion New York top and A-line skirt, topped off with a pair of black Christian Louboutin pumps.

It’s always hard to find fault with someone as stunning as Pinto, but this ensemble isn’t doing her justice.

The gorgeous red tone of her Contrarion skirt is played down by the black and white top, and the two components of the look fail to achieve any kind of harmony. The bow on her top only makes the rest of the outfit appear costume-y and thus, her gorgeous, classic shoes are lost in translation.

The one good thing I can say about this look is that Pinto left the jewelry at home — with two strong competing colours, it would have been distracting to throw adornments into the mix.

If Pinto did want to do red and black, a top sans bow would have been preferable, and I would have liked to see a more feminine cut with some shoulder details to add a little intrigue into the mix.

Do you agree? Or are you a fan of Freida Pinto’s look?

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Hailee Steinfeld In Marc Jacobs – ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ New York Premiere

Hailee Steinfeld proved herself to be a true fashion darling in the making yesterday evening at the premiere of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in New York City.

The actress sported a colourful floral sequin dress from Marc Jacobs’ Resort 2013 collection and looked adorable as she smiled and flaunted the large three-dimensional bow at the top of her age-appropriate and fresh ensemble.

When this look was presented it was of a longer, ankle-grazing length, which I would have preferred in this case.

While the look has a youthful air, a full-length dress would have mixed in an element of drama. Steinfeld’s updo and simple makeup, on the other hand, are refreshing nods to her young age — the starlet is only fifteen, after all.

Black chunky wedges and a black plexy clutch from the same collection prevent the dress from seeming too dainty and complete what I think is a winning look.

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