29.08.14

Get The Look: Kelly Rowland’s MTV Video Music Awards Mani

Get The Look Kelly Rowland’s MTV Video Music Awards Mani

It’s obvious to see that Kelly Rowland is having fun with her pregnancy when she took to the red carpet at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. I love how her artsy nails complemented her braided halo and sparkling Kaufmanfranco gown.

Celebrity manicurist, Sarah Bland-Barbuto, who has worked with Kelly on several occasions, created a design for Kelly called the half-moon mani.

A small area of the nail around the cuticle is lined in one color and it resembles the shape of a half moon. The glitter that is used is from Sarah’s own line Artiglio. The glitter is cosmetic grade glitter that is specifically made for use in manicures.

Sarah says to start with the gold polish first. She used Nail Labo Presto Gel #155 on Kelly.

Follow by applying the nude Nail Labo Presto Gel #63 with a round brush. The gel polish prevents chips and will help prolong the life your manicure.

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29.08.14 Premiere

‘Miu Miu Women’s Tales #7 – #8′ Venice Film Festival Premiere

'Miu Miu Women's Tales #7 - #8' - Premiere - 71st Venice Film Festival

A collection of six starlets were at the ‘Miu Miu Women’s Tales #7-#8’ premiere, held during the 2014 Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Thursday (August 28). Naturally, all were representing the label, donning a range of Miu Miu looks that couldn’t have each been more different if they tried.

Dakota Fanning: The trendsetting starlet wore a Miu Miu creamy white satin sheath dress with beaded embellishment, paired with nude platform Miu Miu pumps and a bejeweled grass-green Miu Miu clutch. I would have loved to see the same punch of colour in her shoe, along with an updo.

Kirsten Dunst: The actress went for a retro spin in an A-line Miu Miu dress featuring a funky blue and white swirl print. She accessorized with pops of silver via her clutch and sandals, not to mention the flash of those side-swept platinum locks.

Kate Mara: Donning the same nude platforms as Dakota, Kate wore hers with a nude Miu Miu dress with allover paillettes and a sparkling, decorative neckline. The design was pretty and carried with it a vintage flair, but the colour washed out her complexion, especially with her neutral makeup.

Felicity Jones: Her embellished, midnight-blue Miu Miu dress with sheer sleeves had the fall season written all over it. Black pointy pumps did nothing to lighten the look, but the actress did take a more summery, breezy approach to her barely-there makeup.

Lena Dunham: Once again opting for a head-scratcher of a look, the ‘Girls’ star didn’t exactly stand out for the right reasons in her sombre, daresay frumpy, patterned frock. The Prada dress and the flat, block-heel sandals aged her far beyond my liking—as did her beehive ’do.

Nicoletta Romanoff: The only one to really embrace what’s left of summer, Nicoletta was the most polished of the bunch in her flirty and youthful white ruffle blouse and lemon-yellow skirt by Miu Miu, paired with breezy waves and sun-kissed makeup. If I were to nitpick, I would have selected a colourful, fun sandal not this chunkier brown pair.

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29.08.14 Premiere

Alessandra Ambrosio In Alberta Ferretti – ‘La Rancon De La Gloire’ Premiere

Alessandra Ambrosio In Alberta Ferretti - 'La Rancon De La Gloire' Premiere

Alessandra Ambrosio took to the red carpet at the 2014 Venice Film Festival for the ‘La Rancon De La Gloire’ premiere in Venice, Italy on Thursday (August 28).

The supermodel strutted out a cherry-hued Alberta Ferretti high-low gown that carried with it some element of laidback grace, elevated by a sparkling Chopard collar necklace.

The Brazilian stunner can work any ensemble to her advantage, but this one didn’t necessarily lend many favours with its folded, flattened bodice.

The rich colour had me at hello; but I could have easily said goodbye to the silhouette, fabrication and those Salvatore Ferragamo black pumps.

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Olivia Palermo In Burberry Prorsum – Chadstone ‘Icons of Style’ Launch

Olivia Palermo In Burberry Prorsum  - Chadstone 'Icons of Style' Launch

Olivia Palermo is in Sydney, Australia fulfilling her ambassadorial role for Chadstone’s Icons Of Style campaign, where she is set to share her style secrets during her trip Down Under.

While headed to the launch event she was spotted look oh-so-very chic wearing a Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 ensemble which featured a long-sleeved hand-printed floral- and leaf-print ankle-length dress styled the same way as we saw it on the runway, with a graphic-print scarf belted around the waist.

The rest of her styling was her own, with a yellow statement clutch and Aquazzura shoes.

While the shoes are not from her Aquazzura x Olivia Palermo collaboration, you can buy the pieces exclusively from Net-A-Porter.com.

You may remember that Maggie Gyllenhaal wore this same dress sans scarf earlier this year.

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You can buy Olivia’s Burberry Prorsum Printed Dress from
Burberry.com, Luisa via Roma and Saks.com

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Zoe Saldana In Preen – ‘Cantinflas’ LA Premiere

Zoe Saldana In Preen -  'Cantinflas' LA Premiere

Zoe Saldana attended the ‘Cantinflas’ LA premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday (August 27) in Hollywood, California.

The actress wore a Preen Pre-Fall 2014 white pointy-collared dress with mixed floral and winged graphics adding a gothic element to the look.

Sadly, it’s not a look I find myself getting excited about. Mostly because it looks like she’s wearing a shirt and forgot her trousers; and secondly, even with the dramatic print the overall look feels very drab by her standards, even for a low-key premiere.

Jewels by Jamie Wolf and Dana Rebecca Designs, plus Christian Louboutin sandals completed her look.

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Jennifer Lopez In Valentino – American Idol New Orleans Auditions

Jennifer Lopez In Valentino - American Idol New Orleans Auditions

Jennifer Lopez was joined at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Wednesday (August 27) in New Orleans, Louisiana by her American Idol co-judges, Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban, for the latest round of auditions.

After letting JLo loose on the red carpet at the VMAs, Jennifer Lopez served up a more demure look on this occasion… Well, demure by her standards.

The scalloped hemline of her Valentino preppy black and white dress is typically high, yet I can’t help but be enamoured by this ’60s-style frock which oozes feminine charm.

While the oversized black bow against the black insert draws my attention in, it also highlights the rather uninspiring shoe choice.

A slicked-back bun Jack Vartanian black quartz and diamond earrings, a Sutra ring and a Le Vian diamond bracelet rounded out her look.

Too twee, or you’ll take anything after her VMAs frock?

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You can buy Jennifer’s Valentino Bow-Embellished Wool-Blend Crepe Mini Dress from Net-A-Porter.com, LaneCrawford.com, farfetch.com and farfetch.com Australia

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