Anna Kendrick In J. Mendel – Art of Elysium Heaven Gala

Anna Kendrick In J Mendel - Art of Elysium Heaven Gala

Anna Kendrick added some vampish glamour to the Art of Elysium’s 7th annual Heaven Gala in Los Angeles, held at the Skirball Cultural Centre on Saturday night (January 11).

In a black J.Mendel Spring 2014 pleated dress with lace bolero- style shoulders and an on-trend cut-out detail, it’s great to see Anna move away from her tried and tested nude and blush looks, but this feels a little too structured.

The embellished clutch is a nice touch, but the Christian Loubotuin ‘Love me’ bow-front heels are a little too prim, I would have preferred to see this look styled with a high sandal.

While it’s refreshing for Anna wear something more daring, I’m just not convinced it works. I can’t help but feel it’s a little too structured especially with such formal hair. Some waves like was saw at the Z100’s Jingle Ball last year would have been so much better. Do you agree?

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16.12.13

Anna Kendrick In J. Mendel – TNT’s Christmas in Washington 2013

Anna Kendrick In J Mendel - TNT's Christmas in Washington 2013

Anna Kendrick hosted TNT’s Christmas in Washington 2013 held at the National Building Museum on Sunday (December 15) in Washington, DC.

Donning her second look of the weekend, the actress wore a J. Mendel ivory panne-velvet strapless bustier column gown with a draped bodice.

In the right light this is a great look for her, complementing her milky complexion. The onstage light is more flattering than the backstage lighting.

Opting for neutral makeup and with her hair swept up into an updo, she styled the look with a host of jewels, including earrings by Yellowsmith, a wave palm cuff by Graziela Gems and crystal bangles by EF Collection, with a Swarovski clutch rounding out her look.

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16.12.13

Anna Kendrick In Vivienne Westwood Red Label – Z100′s Jingle Ball 2013

Anna Kendrick In Vivienne Westwood Red Label - Z100's Jingle Ball 2013

Anna Kendrick attended Z100′s Jingle Ball 2013 held at Madison Square Garden on Friday (December 13) in New York City, where she introduced Ariana Grande’s performance.

On this occasion she wore a Vivienne Westwood Red Label Fall 2013 metallic dual-colour black-and-burgundy dress featuring a cowl neck and bubble skirt.

The dress is cute and fun, perfectly in tune with the festive occasion, but I can’t get on board with that Vivienne Westwood mini ‘Bas Relief’ choker necklace and those Brian Atwood platform pumps.

She could’ve had a lot more fun with her accessories, enhancing rather than pulling down the look.

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Anna Kendrick In Temperley London – Breakthrough Prize Inaugural Ceremony

Anna Kendrick In Temperley London - Breakthrough Prize Inaugural Ceremony

Anna Kendrick attended the Breakthrough Prize Inaugural Ceremony held at Nasa Ames Research Center on Thursday (December 12) in Mountain View, California.

She looked sensational wearing a Temperley London Fall 2013 black crepe-and-tulle gown in a simple silhouette with a central pleat adding elegant volume.

The focal point of this dress is the exquisitely embellished tulle neck piece that is covered in gradually more dense crystals and glass beads, until it becomes encrusted at the neck in a dazzling display of workmanship.

A glimpse of skin beneath gives it an ethereal feel despite the opulent beadwork while the v back detail is flattering.

On this occasion her Rauwolf clutch was the perfect choice for this look with EF Collection pave diamond onyx stud earrings complementing the stunning neckline.

A sweeping updo and nude glossy lip completed her look.

This is one of my favourite looks from Anna as I don’t have a feeling of déjà vu on this occasion.

Temperley

Temperley London Crystal Cap Sleeve GownShopbop.com
Rauwolf Octagon Gemstone ClutchBarneys

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09.12.13

Anna Kendrick In Elie Saab – 36th Kennedy Center Honors Gala

Anna Kendrick In Elie Saab - 36th Kennedy Center Honors Gala

Anna Kendrick attended the 36th Kennedy Center Honors Gala held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. on Sunday evening.

The actress turned to one of her favourite designers Elie Saab, who created this gorgeous sleeveless gown with sheer lace panels to give the look a flirty flourish, with a nude underlay ensuring no underwear reveals.

She styled her Pre-Fall 2013 look with a brown Rauwolf clutch, which I don’t think complements her dress on this occasion. The blocks of colour feel weighty against her gown.

Working a half-up, half-down style of bouncy cascading curls, she complemented her gown with a glossy tangerine lip.

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