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Tessa Thompson In Naeem Khan – ‘Annihilation’ LA Premiere

For me, Tessa Thompson was the star attraction on the red carpet for the ‘Annihilation’ premiere on Tuesday (February 13) in Westwood, California, where she joined Janelle Monae, Gina Rodriguez and Natalie Portman.

We all know Tessa as a bit of a fashion daredevil who likes to take risks, but much like the ‘Thor’ premiere, she showcased her softer side for this premiere.

Soft, yet still oozing with plenty of sartorial grace.

My reaction was two-fold:

1. Thankful she opted to line the gown and;

2. Thankful she didn’t strip any of the beguiling details from this look.

It’s not easy to make a girlie girl gown look cool, but Tessa managed to nail it once again.

Graziela Gems and EFFY Jewelry completed her look.

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Janelle Monae In Armani Privé – ‘Annihilation’ LA Premiere

Janelle Monae joined Gina Rodriguez and Natalie Portman for the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ ‘Annihilation’ on Tuesday (February 13) in Westwood, California.

I already feel that the sheer top will throw many off Janelle’s Armani Privé Fall 2016 look, but my immediate thought as how the blue Robert Clergerie boots and fuchsia pink lip kept me interested and injected some vibrancy into her look.

I was also pleased that the over styling we saw at the ‘Black Panther’ LA premiere was tamed for a complementary Lee Savage clutch, bauble earrings and Saint. Germaine leather hat.

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Helen Mirren In Sachin & Babi – ‘La Vedova Winchester’ Rome Premiere

Helen Mirren looked radiant on the red carpet for the ‘La Vedova Winchester’ premiere held at Cinema Adriano on Tuesday (February 13) in Rome, Italy.

Her Sachin & Babi red dress is gorgeous, from the flattering style to the and fuchsia pink sequined lantern sleeves.

I’m glad she didn’t settle on the sparkling detail doing all the work, as both the floral earrings and satin clutch helped enhance the look further.

As always, Helen never disappoints. This is most definitely a BDOTW contender.

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Gina Rodriguez In Cristina Ottaviano – ‘Annihilation’ LA Premiere

Gina Rodriguez joined Natalie Portman for the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ ‘Annihilation’ at Regency Village Theatre on Tuesday (February 13) in Westwood, California.

The actress made a movie-star entrance onto the red carpet in this bronze and turquoise halter gown from Cristina Ottaviano’s Fall 2017 collection.

Fashioned with shimmering and shining paillettes, this piece glints against the lights resulting in a design was hard not to take notice of.

Some might find this too disco-diva-ish and label it dated, but I find this look so effervescent and perfectly suited to Gina’s personality, plus the colours are gorgeous against her olive skin.

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Natalie Portman In Valentino – ‘Annihilation’ LA Premiere

If you had asked me at the beginning of the year if I was looking forward to Natalie Portman’s promo tour for ‘Annihilation’, I probably would’ve politely said no.

But I have to say I was blown away by her look for the LA premiere on Tuesday (February 13).

Dressed in a tulle Valentino Pre-Fall 2018 gown, it’s like the old Natalie was back.

Many of you have accused her of “phoning it in” when it comes to her red carpet looks over the last 12 months, but on this occasion she was full of charm, and fairytale magic.

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09.02.18 Menswear, Premiere

‘Black Panther’ London Premiere Menswear Roundup

In addition to Florence Kasumba, Letitia Wright, Leona Lewis, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong’o, a trio of handsome men were also in attendance at the ‘Black Panther’ London premiere on Thursday (February 8).

Chadwick Boseman: My fashion crush only grows stronger. The actor cut an impossibly cool profile in this Givenchy Spring 2018 monochromatic ensemble, the textured layers of which showed such a command of style. I like the slightly wild side of the long, brush-stroked jacket, which cemented the power status of the look.

Michael B. Jordan: Also in a long jacket, Michael’s double-breasted CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC version was a bit more conservative on form, but had a unique sense of storied refinement as a result. Christian Louboutin ‘Samson’ boots rounded out the look.

Daniel Kaluuya: Not completely going for the same monochromatic theme as Chadwick and Michael, Daniel punched up his classic Gucci suit with a white dress shirt and embroidered tie with glossy Tod’s shoes to finish.

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09.02.18 Premiere

Lupita Nyong’o In Balmain – ‘Black Panther’ London Premiere

Lupita Nyong’o joined Florence Kasumba, Letitia Wright, Leona Lewis, and Danai Gurira on the black carpet for the ‘Black Panther’ London premiere on Thursday (February 8).

She set the bar so high at the world premiere with her regal Atelier Versace gown. But, rather than go head to head with that uniquely striking, colour-saturated look, she continued to have a moment with metallics in this Balmain gown that shimmered in silver embellishment.

As this was Balmain, the strong, sultry tone was duly noted in the plunge neckline and the high slit.

However, it was her styling that made the look a Lupita one, with a glam-bam one-two punch in her diamond De Beers jewels and bold beauty and hair.

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