29.09.14

Ciara In Bally – Aquazzura Private Dinner

Ciara In Bally - Aquazzura Private Dinner

Ciara joined Nieves Alvarez at the Aquazzura cocktail party, hosted by Edgardo Osorio at Hotel Le Marois on Friday (September 26) in Paris, France.

Wearing a textured black Bally dress that was just as sombre as her pose, the songstress did spice up the look with her strappy, printed Aquazzura sandals.

The shoes—and that deep plum lip—were about all I could get excited about. The half-hidden necklace was a distracting little addition.

I’m still waiting for Ciara’s red-carpet mojo to return.

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You can buy Ciara’s Bally Suede Dress from Bally.com.

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Cate Blanchett In Stella McCartney – 2014 Zurich Film Festival IWC Photo Exhibition Opening

Cate Blanchett In Stella McCartney - 2014 Zurich Film Festival IWC Photo Exhibition Opening
Cate Blanchett returned to the scene for the 2014 Zurich Film Festival IWC Photo Exhibition Opening during the Zurich Film Festival on Saturday (September 27) in Zurich, Switzerland.

The actress continued her affinity for Stella McCartney, also seen earlier this month, this time donning a textural, nubby-print blue dress from the designer’s Resort 2015 collection.

Retro with oversize tonal buttons and side pockets, the frock featured a free and easy silhouette while riffing on the midriff trend with a triangular cutout. Dark mahogany pumps also played into the vintage-inspired mood, while she completed the look with what was no doubt an IWC watch.

Perhaps it could have looked mumsy on many (or most), but Cate still managed to carry off the piece with her signature elegance and grace. And once those statement shades came off, she couldn’t have looked more radiant with her pretty pink lip.

Does she make this look work?

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Emily Ratajkowski In SAFiYAA – ‘Gone Girl’ World Premiere

Emily Ratajkowski In SAFiYAA -  'Gone Girl' World Premiere

Emily Ratajkowski slinked onto the red carpet at the opening night gala presentation and world premiere of ‘Gone Girl,’ held during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on Friday (September 26) in New York City, where she joined Rosamund Pike and Reese Witherspoon.

The British model-actress donned a British label, strutting out a SAFiYAA Pre-Fall 2014 floor-grazing gown, where the hot red hue was only matched by the sultry silhouette.

Sexy was the name of Emily’s style game with this off-the-shoulder, body-skimming number that directed ample attention to the bust line. That said, the bodice could have fit just a bit better given its starring role here.

Letting her cleavage speak for itself, she skipped a necklace and jewels and simply completed the look with brunette bombshell waves and a glossy pink lip.

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Holland Roden In Emporio Armani – 2014 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party

Holland Roden In Emporio Armani - 2014 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party
Holland Roden also joined the starlet set at the 2014 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party with Emporio Armani, hosted on Fridya (September 26) in Los Angeles,

Like Zendaya Coleman, Holland also showed off a monochromatic Armani Fall 2014 look, hers a black tea-length jersey dress featuring a scoop neckline and dramatic drop scallop waist.

Instead of wearing the exaggerated collar neck piece from the runway, the actress added her own flash of personality via David Webb jewelry, including a pair of coral-orange statement earrings highlighted by her upswept auburn locks.

Thankfully the earrings made the cut.

They served as the only pop of colour and provided enough of a jolt to keep this ensemble on the right side of minimal, especially when finished with a Atelier Swarovski ring, black patent clutch and classic black pumps. Did you still get the sense that something was missing?

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Nieves Alvarez In Gucci – Aquazzura Private Dinner

Nieves Alvarez In Gucci - Aquazzura Private Dinner

Nieves Alvarez sparkled at the Aquazzura cocktail party, hosted by Edgardo Osorio at Hotel Le Marois on Friday (September 26) in Paris, France.

The model-host could have just stepped off the runway herself in this Gucci Fall 2014 embellished, black leather dress that was equal parts disco ball and moto chic.

While it’s hard to beat the, ahem, wilder accessories that were posed behind her, a black YSL clutch and those wonderfully strappy black Aquazzura shoes proved the perfect pairing for such a cocktail dress.

If you’re experiencing déjà -vu like I did, it’s because Jennifer Lopez wore a shorter version of this dress on ‘American Idol’ earlier this year.

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29.09.14

Bella Thorne In Vintage Giorgio Armani – 2014 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party

Bella Thorne In Vintage Giorgio Armani - 2014 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party

Bella Thorne was also among the PYTs at the 2014 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party with Emporio Armani, hosted on Friday (September 26) in Los Angeles, California.

She paired a vintage Giorgio Armani navy beaded striped top with black wide-leg Emporio Armani cropped trousers.

I wanted to like her mix of retro and contemporary, but ultimately the styling and the fit put me off this look.

The pants translated as semi-clownish and the tube top seemed as if might slip off at some point. As for the bright-blue patent heels and white python, chain-strap clutch, they were jarring accompaniments—nor did her silver necklace and bangles make sense.

Even her glorious, flame-red waves seemed to fall lacklustre in the face of this ensemble, rather than setting it afire.

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Zendaya Coleman In Emporio Armani – 2014 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party

Zendaya Coleman In Emporio Armani - 2014 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party
Well, Zendaya Coleman captured plenty of attention as she took to the red carpet of the 2014 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party in Los Angeles, California on Friday (September 26).

She pulled off quite the hat trick while nodding to event partner, Emporio Armani, as she dressed in a structured, wide-leg jumpsuit from the label’s Fall 2014 collection.

Also paying homage to a certain Pharrell Williams, she might have just topped his over-the-top 2014 Grammy Awards mountain hat with her own rendition snatched from the Armani runway.

So large it was nearly comical—and laughable—the bucket hat ensured that the rest of the outfit was mainly a moot point when faced with such an accessory. Not that she didn’t look lovely with her glossy pink lip underneath that brim.

That said, you have to tip your hat at this chameleon for consistently changing her fashion colours whilst proving she can be the chicest of style punks.

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