22.12.15 Best Of

Film Festival Queen 2015 – Diane Kruger

Film Festival Queen 2015 - Diane Kruger

The Film Festival Queen crown has been passed from Blake Lively to Diane Kruger for 2015, and the actress is certainly worthy.

A red-carpet royal in her own right, the German actress left us spellbound with her flair for the dramatic at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.

With a host of memorable fashion entrances, she swept across the fest in such looks as an embellished white Prada dress with a quirkily whimsical train along with the dark intrigue of a Valentino Couture black gown.

However, it was the structural, contoured glamour of her crimson-red BOSS that saw her at her modern and chic finest.

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22.12.15 Best Of

Most Unpredictable Style – Zendaya Coleman

Most Unpredictable Style - Zendaya Coleman

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again—I always love to see what Zendaya Coleman delivers on the red carpet, as she does not know the meaning of “boring.”

The up-and-comer has more than arrived on the style scene, carving out an impressive course of designer outings that have zero sense of consistency save for their beautifully unexpected quality.

While some stars serve up a steady course of classic dressing, she puts the guesswork back into the red carpet and has yet to meet a look she won’t try at least once.

The subtly directional pieces she wears aren’t for the faint of fashion heart. But, with her statuesque, modelesque frame and cool-girl attitude, she rocks them at a level few could hope to attain.

Case in point? That Rosie Assoulin cotton seersucker cropped top and exaggeratedly flared pants at the recent Diamond Ball in Santa Monica, California. Or, how about her hip-hop, neon scene at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.

Of course, when in doubt, a pair of furry pompom sandals is always a good idea in the delightfully unpredictable world of Zendaya.

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22.12.15 Best Of

Emerging Brand of 2015 – Self-Portrait

Emerging Brand of 2015 - Self-Portrait

Unabashedly feminine with a calm, cool, and collected edginess, the London-based Self-Portrait design studio is a revelation.

For the good part of 2015, pretty young things have been reveling in the label’s equally pretty looks that are darling and just a little bit daring.

Red lace was never so classically dainty than in Abigail Spencer’s Azaelea midi dress while Ashley Madekwe proved that polka dots can be both playfully fun and playfully sexy in a cutout culottes ensemble.

Likewise, Rachel McAdams put the power of a good cutout on her side in an LBD that achieved the next level of greatness with impactful box pleating and ladylike tailoring.

Other fans of Self-Portrait include Gigi Hadid, Miranda Kerr, Chrissy Teigen, Olivia Wilde, and so many more, all of whom have embraced the line’s girly appeal and its all-grown-up sophistication.

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22.12.15 Best Of

Most Consistent 2015 – Naomie Harris

Most Consistent 2015 – Naomie Harris

Throw any look the way of Naomie Harris, and the actress beautifully flaunts it with nothing short of the ultimate polish and panache.

It was difficult enough to settle on a favourite look from her ‘Spectre’ promo tour, which effectively demonstrated her impressive consistency. There was nary a dull moment or a dud among them.

James Bond has nothing on this style star—and she rises above the rest of her impressively turned-out peers by never being afraid to explore bold, bright colour palettes, punchy patterns, and interesting silhouettes. Yet she never compromises her spirit of classically refined chicness.

She has a veritable laundry list of designers who are behind her consistently well-dressed endeavors: think Altuzarra, Balmain, Christian Dior, Dion Lee, Kaufmanfranco, Lanvin, Michael Kors, Mugler, Ralph Lauren, Roksanda, and Valentino. The sheer variety of these labels only further demonstrating her sartorial power.

The orange Stella McCartney strapless, corset gown at the London premiere of ‘Spectre’ was nothing short of a revelation, as I’m sure many of you will agree.

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22.12.15 Best Of

Clutch of the Year 2015 – Edie Parker

Clutch of the Year 2015 - Edie Parker

Good things come in small packages—at least when it comes to the Edie Parker clutch.

Starlets were majorly crushing on these mini bags, gripping onto the little jewel-box designs and thereby enhancing their ensembles with the virtual flick of the wrist.

The clutches weren’t made to blend in—rather, they serve as an accent piece to red-carpet wear, bringing party-ready flair to any ensemble.

Most significantly, bespoke phrases and names emblazoned on some of the designs, such as Sophia Bush’s “Sophia” box clutch, literally make a statement.

Think of an Edie Parker piece as icing on the cake—and how sweet it is.

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