23.12.15 Best Of

Stella’s Got Her Groove Back / Most Improved 2015 – Carey Mulligan

Most Improved 2015 - Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan’s style has launched into orbit, moving from rather flat, uninspiring territory to sharply in focus, making her your Most Improved for 2015.

Countless have been the times when the actress simply has not sold a look to its full potential, leaving us with merely tolerable ensembles. But, over the course of this past year, she has experienced quite the fashion evolution, really hitting her stride by adding sophisticated, intriguing flair to her less-is-more style.

Now, she’s flaunting her ladylike signature with a just-cool-enough spin that’s clearly done enough to win her looks back into our good graces.

Just lately, she has impressed with a shimmery black Erdem tiered dress, a graphic Gucci stunner, and a Jonathan Saunders pastel-yellow glittery dress—each modishly memorable in its own right.

Carey is now confidently wearing her clothes, rather than letting her clothes wear her. Let’s hope that this trend continues next year.

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23.12.15 Best Of

Breakout Star of 2015 – Alicia Vikander

Breakout Star of 2015 - Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander is your Breakout Star of 2015. The Swedish actress has quietly been making waves as she refines her red-carpet style, now garnering the attention that her signature looks deserve.

As a Louis Vuitton ambassador, she’s managed the brand quite well—a rarity it seems among, ahem, certain other starlets whose designer matches have left something to be desired.

Part of the secret sauce must be in the variety of Vuitton looks that she debuts—crossing the style spectrum from a charming, period-inspired ruffle gown to the height of modern elegance with a hint of edge in a white, belted design.

This is one ambassadorship that is never dull.

But, even when she’s not dressed in LV, ‘The Danish Girl’ star still impresses. Her Victoria Beckham asymmetrical black gown proves exactly why.

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23.12.15 Best Of

Best Dressed International Star, Best Brand Ambassador & Promo Tour Star of 2015 – Lea Seydoux

Best Dressed International Star, Best Brand Ambassador & Promo Tour Star of 2015 – Lea Seydoux
A standing ovation is in order for Lea Seydoux who has a bevy of Best Of awards to her name for 2015.

The French beauty is your Best Dressed International Star, Best Brand Ambassador, and Promo Tour Star of 2015 for her breathtaking reign throughout the ‘Spectre’ premiere.

Lea also had the top two looks of 2015 in her enchanting red Miu Miu gown at the ‘Spectre’ Mexico City premiere and her luscious, lemony Prada confection at the 2015 BAFTAs.

Must be that Miuccia Prada magic that courses through the veins of many of her entrances—it’s a spell that only Lea can seemingly conjure with such splendour and grace.

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23.12.15 Best Of

Can’t Wait For This Trend To Die – Sheer Dresses

Can't Wait For This Trend To Die - Sheer Dresses

What once masqueraded as sheer magic has turned into a sheer style crisis.

We have seen more of stars this year—quite literally—as gossamer fabrics have left precious little to the imagination. But, these nearly nude gown moments often walk more on the vulgar side than any shred of sexy sultriness, which certainly defeats the purpose.

The look-at-me, attention-seeking designs share more than a few missing threads, but what unites this filmy fad is a lack of taste and inspiration.

The fatigue is in full force, as every time we thought we had passed through the diaphanous layers into more solid footing, the transparency returned to more and more tiresome effect.

Beyonce is a repeat offender when it comes being seduced by see-through. Ciara shares the same skin-flaunting infatuation. But they are only a few of the repeat offenders. When it comes to sheer madness, nearly every star has been infected at some level over this past year.

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23.12.15 Best Of

Best Dressed Male 2015 – Eddie Redmayne

Best Dressed Male 2015 – Eddie Redmayne

Four is the new magic number for Eddie Redmayne, as the British actor has been our best-dressed male now for the fourth year running.

It’s because he checks all the boxes when it comes to good style, boasting an unmatched combination of adorableness, handsomeness, and sartorial sharpness.

His heartthrob grin and endearing boyish features are only magnified and refined by his wardrobe.

He truly represents what it means for the man to wear the clothes—and not the other way around—as he projects an enviable sense of ease and effortlessness that all men could learn from, from his Ralph Lauren Purple Label cream linen, double-breasted suit to the most snappy, polished black tuxedos imaginable.

The Brit always stands out from the crowd in menswear roundups, and one of his most recent sartorial endeavors shows exactly why. The power of red and black plaid was not lost on him in a Valentino suit that few could wear with such dapper flair—standing shoulders above the rest with the bold-natured look.

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