12.12.14

Esprit Dior Tokyo 2015 Front Row

Esprit Dior Tokyo 2015 Front Row

A trio of Dior-outfitted darlings showed up for the Esprit Dior Tokyo 2015 Fashion Show at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Thursday (December 11) in Japan. However, their looks couldn’t have been more different.

Hailee Steinfeld: The starlet donned a Christian Dior Spring 2014 Couture embroidered, off-white silk cocoon-shaped dress with patent Dior pumps. Worn with nude makeup and a slick updo, the look follows Hailee’s sophisticated yet sweet style. Yet the hemline fell a few centimetres too short and the overall effect was too precious for my liking. You may remember that Angelababy wore a similar dress.

Audrey Tautou: The French star wore a Christian Dior grey wool embroidered coat with a Dior black wool top and cropped black pants, all accessorized with Dior T-bar heels and a mini Dior “Bar” bag. I’m not a fan of the shrunken silhouette of the coat or its gaping front.

Crystal Kay: Bringing a shock of colour to the front row, the Japanese recording artist stood out in a Christian Dior Fall 2014 orange silk dress worn with a Dior bright blue wool coat and a lemon-yellow Dior clutch. The contrasting hues surprisingly all worked together, yet it was the embellished nude Dior heels that really didn’t match here.

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Emily Blunt In Lanvin – IWC Filmmakers Awards

Emily Blunt In Lanvin - IWC Filmmakers Awards
Emily Blunt attended the IWC Filmmaker Award Night 2014, held on day two of the 11th annual Dubai International Film Festival, at The One & Only Royal Mirage on Thursday (December 11) in Dubai.

Wearing an improved look over her first Dubai film fest outing the day before, the actress and IWC Ambassador donned a Lanvin Resort 2015 lace gown.

The rich emerald-green colour was striking, and the semi-sheer effect helped achieve a certain and much-needed lightness to the more bottom-heavy silhouette of the dress.

Matching gemstone earrings continued the monochromatic theme, with the requisite IWC watch rounding out the styling although perhaps not in the most ideal way.

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12.12.14

Amanda Seyfried In Saint Laurent – 19th Annual ACRIA Holiday Dinner

Amanda Seyfried In Saint Laurent - 19th Annual ACRIA Holiday Dinner
Amanda Seyfried was also at the 19th Annual ACRIA Holiday Dinner held at Skylight Modern on Wednesday (December 10) in New York City.

Whereas fellow guest Alessandra Ambrosio served up full-on sexiness, Amanda couldn’t have been more conservative and covered up in her demure Saint Laurent Spring 2015 floral-print frock.

With black opaque tights and booties, you would also never know this was a spring dress.

Her flawless complexion and pink lip were the one radiant element to this black-and-white ensemble that failed to excite. Take away the tights and add a figure-enhancing belt, and maybe I would warm up to the look.

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Felicity Jones in Christian Dior Couture – ‘The Theory of Everything’ London Premiere

Felicity Jones in Christian Dior Couture - 'The Theory of Everything' London Premiere

Felicity Jones took to the ‘blue’ carpet for the London premiere of ‘The Theory of Everything’ hosted at Odeon Leicester Square on Tuesday (December 9) in England.

The actress stunned in a Christian Dior Fall 2014 Couture dress that was nothing short of breathtaking.

Again breaking out of her all-black comfort zone, she wore this pristine, white quilted confection with statement embroidery. While the 18th century-inspired pannier-style silhouette wasn’t exactly figure-lengthening, the voluminous form was a risk that paid off in my view.

When styled with lavender metallic Dior pumps, a partless ’do, and a bright-pink lip, the frock fully took on modern, relevant appeal, rather than falling into an overly fussy trap.

The overall effect was one of precious doll-like quality—with a dash of edge. What say you?

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09.12.14

Lady Gaga In Valentino – 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Lady Gaga In Valentino - 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Lady Gaga walked the red carpet during the 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (December 7) in Washington, DC.

Before changing into a galactic and glittery metallic performance number, she swept onto the scene in a decidedly refined number that I happened to love for its streamlined sleekness.

The custom Valentino white gown was an elegant and refined selection for the entertainer, as was fitting for the event. Yet it was also suitably accompanied by the requisite Mother Monster flair, what with a dramatic cape embellished on the inside with a constellation of silver stars.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Gaga look without her particular brand of exaggerated styling, this time accomplished with a platinum blonde bob, rhinestone eyebrows, and an exaggerated set of faux lashes.

She was like a futuristic Marilyn Monroe.

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