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For this week’s ‘Solo Moda’ programme, Nieves Alvarez began with a Giorgio Armani dress embellished with Swarovski crystals.

The dress, which needed very little to bring it to life, was styled with a pair of Christian Louboutin sandals and a large ring by Alexis Bittar.

For the second look, Nieves chose understated elegance in a Calvin Klein dress from the designer’s Fall 2012 collection. Again she chose to accessorise with Alexis Bittar jewellery and Christian Louboutin shoes.

Nieves switched things up for her final look by adding a colour popping pair of  trousers to an embellished black shirt – both from Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2012 collection – and a pair of pink and orange Manolo Blahnik sandals. Alexis Bittar once again provided the jewellery.

All three looks are beautiful, but my favourite is the Calvin Klein. Sometimes less is more and the Alexis Bittar bangles and patterned Louboutin peep-toes were all that was needed lift this ensemble.

Which was your favourite?

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Halle Berry attended the ‘Cloud Atlas’ premiere during the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend.

The actress took a style risk in a Roberto Cavalli trouser suit from the designer’s Fall 2012 collection for the showing.

While Halle looked her ever-beautiful self on the red carpet, the same can’t be said for her outfit. Yes, trousers suits are de rigueur right now, but this one is not working for me.

The jacket is well-cut and might be OK if style with something else.

The pants, on the other hand, look dated and the pattern on the sheer Monique Lhuillier blouse is too busy when clashed against the purple print. And, Halle, do we really need to be seeing your bra?

What do you think?

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Jennifer Lawrence was a woman in white for the ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ photocall at the Toronto Film Festival yesterday.

The actress looked beautiful in a white sheath dress from Antonio Berardi’s Resort 2013 collection.

I love the cut and detail of the dress, particularly the mesh panelling, and Jennifer definitely has the body for it. My only wish is that she’d had worn different shoes.

The Nicolas Kirkwood heels are great, but I think the dress would look better matched with a brighter colour, such as the pair on the model above.

Loose locks and a dark manicure completed her look.

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Ashley Benson hit the press trail for her film ‘Spring Breakers’ during the 2012 Toronto Film Festival yesterday.

For the photocall, the actress chose a nude-and-black dress by Jade Godfrey. This was followed by a Dolce & Gabbana gown for the premiere.

Seeing these two photographs together, I’m reminded of the scene in Cinderella where the Fairy Godmother waves her wand and turns Cinder’s dour day dress into a concoction fit for a prince.

After all, the tones are similar and all that’s been done to the hair is a new side parting.

That’s not to say I dislike the Jay Godfrey dress, I’m just not that excited by it. The Dolce & Gabbana gown, however, works much better.

What do you think?

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Abbie Cornish was a woman in red at the premiere of ‘Seven Psychopaths’ at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival last night.

The Australian actress chose the striking gown from the Giulietta Spring 2012 collection.

Abbie’s never been one to shy away from the camera – or revealing her curves – so this dress comes as no surprise.

She’s paired it with a cute McQueen clutch, but cream probably wasn’t the best choice. Neither was the long blonde braid as it accentuates rather than balances the plunge neckline.

The yellow gold Lorraine Schwartz jewellery, however, makes a beautiful addition.

Aldo ‘Kaprisha’ flats completed the look.

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Selena Gomez attended the ‘Spring Breakers’ premiere during the Toronto Film Festival last night.

The actress chose a Marchesa Spring 2012 oyster illusion dress with scale-like embroidery and draped cascade tulle skirt for her trip down carpet.

This look is quite a departure from the leopard-print sheath she was spotted in earlier in the day.

While there is a lot going on, I think she’s confident enough to pull it off.

I love the intricate details on the bodice.

The hair and make-up are pretty, and the Jimmy Choo ‘Calista Glitter’ clutch is a red carpet winner.

You can buy Selena’s Jimmy Choo clutch from Nordstrom.com.
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Jennifer Garner stepped out to support husband Ben Affleck for the premiere of his latest movie ‘Argo’, during the 2012 Toronto Film Festival last night.

The actress wore a Valentino Pre-Fall 2012 cocktail dress, which she paired with a Brian Atwood black satin and Swarovski ‘Yvesse’ pumps, Van Cleef & Arpels jewels and Bottega Veneta clutch.

Although on paper this is not an overly exciting ensemble, it really suits Jennifer. The detailed bodice skims her curves while the skirt elongates her body. The red manicure is classic as are the shoes.

Neutural makeup and a side bun complete her look.

You can buy Jennifer’s Bottega Veneta clutch from farfetch.com, Matches.com and Barneys.com

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