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23.12.17 Best Of

Unsung Heroine – Rebecca Hall

Something magical happened around August 30, on day one of Venice Film Festival that I believe has been greatly overlooked: the brilliance of Rebecca Hall.

Now, this wasn’t her first red carpet look, but it was the start of a beautiful run which saw her move between, mostly, Armani Prive, Gabriela Hearst (her favoured brand), Monse and Prada.

I’m not sure if this was a case of new stylist, new look; or just a rich vein of form, but it should be celebrated.

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23.12.17 Best Of

J’Adore Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

2017 was the year that I fell in love with Jennifer Lawrence in Dior.

Was it simply a case of improved selections on her part?

Or the fact that not every red carpet look was a Dior look; as she moved seamlessly between Dior Couture, Atelier Versace and many more?

I honestly think it was a mixture of the two, as she has never looked more comfortable and more regal in Dior.

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23.12.17 Best Of

Where Is The Love? Margot Robbie

Reading some of your comments on the majority of Margot Robbie’s posts had me thinking, “where is the love?”

I’m a fan, so I was perplex why the majority of the comments veered mostly on the not so favourable side.

While the Dior boiler suit wasn’t her finest moment, I found myself celebrating simple looks like her The Row jumpsuit, to her two striking Versace tribute numbers and many more.

So let’s put all your cards on the table, what is it about Margot’s style that doesn’t sit well with you?

Is she not living up to her potential in your eyes, or it is simply a case of must do better?

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23.12.17 Best Of

Stylist of the Year – Law Roach

You might as well call stylist Law Roach the fairy godfather for a constellation of stars.

Not only is he the secret sartorial weapon of celebrities including Demi Lovato, Mary J. Blige, and Katherine McNamara, he’s also responsible for some of the most notable promo tours and looks of this year.

For starters, he looks after Isabela Moner, and there will be no doubt she delighted during her ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ promo tour with dreamy ensembles including a wispy, pink Marchesa confection.

Law has also worked his magic behind the scenes of Entertainer of the Year and Street Style Star Celine Dion, who brought never-ending drama and dazzling performance pieces in spades—from the stage to the sidewalk to the red carpet and back again.

Last, but certainly not least, Law and Zendaya Coleman are clearly a perfect match. With Law by her side, Zendaya’s impressive 2017 reign cemented her acclaim as Best Promo Tour, Most Consistent, and Breakout Star. Not only did the starlet impress throughout the ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’ tours (of which that butterfly Moschino gown was a perfect finale for the year), there were so many other events where she dominated the red carpet with her fashionable presence.

All in a day’s work for this power stylist.

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23.12.17 Best Of

Brand Ambassador of the Year – Alicia Vikander for Louis Vuitton

There was a time when we may have lost a bit of faith in brand ambassadors for keeping the style excitement alive for their respective designer. Dior darlings will likely spring to mind.

But, in representation of Louis Vuitton, Alicia Vikander not only has restored the brand ambassador role, but she’s also worn what can be a challenging label with effortless elegance.

The actress’s Louis Vuitton ensembles have been masterful in their strength of form that offers a modern version of trend-forward femininity—even in the realm of gowns that seamlessly find a natural fit on the red carpet when worn by Alicia.

But, what also sets her apart from the rest of the LV lovelies is that her looks are never contrived. That is to say, they don’t wear her.

Rather, she stays true to her personal aesthetic—one that’s sleek and sophisticated without a hint of try-hard—and lets the brand work for her.

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