Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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It was a tie this week, as you couldn’t decide between Zhang Ziyi’s bright-orange Vionnet frock and Lily Collins’ backless Houghton gown.

The looks couldn’t be more different: Ziyi’s was sexy and flirty, while Lily’s possessed an ethereal goddess quality.

My pick was Ashley Madekwe in her Diane von Furstenberg jumpsuit, you won’t be surprised to learn. Even though I hate this word, the best word to sum up this look is ‘fierce’, feline fierce, with plenty of sex appeal and attitude to boot, with impeccable styling and flawless makeup putting the icing on this tasty cake.

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Our menswear choices differed too. You went for the sleek suaveness of Liam Hemsworth in his ice-blue suit, whereas Robert Sheehan in his paisley-print Dent De Man suit was always going to be a winner for me.

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Ashley Madekwe In Diane Von Furstenberg - InStyle Summer Soiree

Putting her best (well-manicured) foot forward, Ashley Madekwe attended the 12th Annual InStyle Summer Soiree held at the Mondrian Los Angeles in West Hollywood, California yesterday evening.

When I think of summer soirees I think of pretty floral frocks, but Ashley didn’t play the predictable game; instead, she worked a sexy saffron-yellow Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2013 halter jumpsuit with a deep plunge and draped detailing.

Impeccable styling, as we expect from this British beauty, saw her adding a vintage Chanel No. 5 belt – a find from Very Vintage – her can’t-live-without Saint Laurent ‘Jane’ sandals, and a black Jimmy Choo ‘Tube’ clutch to her bold all-in-one.

A slicked-back ‘do and bold red lips completed her stunning look.

Are you crushing on this look as hard as I am?

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You can buy Ashley’s Saint Laurent sandals from Saks.com and Nordstrom.

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Ashley Madekwe In J Brand - Hooray Henry's

Ashley Madekwe enjoyed a night out at Hooray Henry’s in West Hollywood, California yesterday evening with BFF Chrisa B Allen.

The LA-based British actress was flying the flag for her homeland carrying an Alexander McQueen Union Jack clutch with her laidback summer-party look.

As someone who has been steadily growing fond of shorts (having purchased three pairs this week alone), I’m totally in love with this look, which features a breton top with J Brand ‘Libra’ cut-off shorts turned up and gold Saint Laurent sandals.

Like Diane Kruger earlier this week, this is another classic example of how statement accessories can really enhance a look.

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Saint Laurent ‘Jane’ Sandals (in black)Net-A-Porter.com and Saks.com
J Brand ‘Libra’ Shortsfarfetch.com US, farfetch.com and Selfridges
Alexander McQueen ‘Britannia’ ClutchNet-A-Porter.com, Saks.com, farfetch.com, farfetch.com US,
Matches Fashion Global and Matches Fashion UK

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Roksanda Ilincic Celebrates Resort 2014 Collection

Roksanda Ilincic presented her Resort 2014 Collection with a cocktail party held at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday evening.

The Serbian-born London-based designer already has legions of celebrity fans (plus the First Lady and Prime Minister’s wife). She was on hand to guide Hollywood stars through her most recent collection so they could make their picks for their next event before anyone else.

Louise Roe: The British TV host is a girl after my own heart. She loves colour, prints and shoes that don’t fall into uninspiring territory. Her pretty pink mini dress from the designer’s Fall 2013 collection featuring an interesting floral print was styled with Monika Chiang gold ankle-strap pumps. Head to toe, j’adore.

Julianne Hough: The actress wore an incredibly chic Roksanda Ilincic colour-block patchwork boucle wool dress from the designer’s Spring 2013 collection. She may be the shortest of the pack, but the punchy colours make her stand out.

Roksanda Ilincic: The designer herself looked just as good as her guests, wearing a black-and-blue ensemble with a ‘Dayton’ contrast collar top and vibrant blue-hued ‘Brooke’ skirt from her Spring 2013 collection. Those gold-and-black t-bar pumps have me gasping for air.

Ashley Madekwe: The actress also opted for a Spring 2013 look, wearing Oste crepe black orange-collared jumpsuit which she styled without the white top it was presented with on the runway. Needless to say this jumpsuit has been in my wishlist since hitting Net-A-Porter.com.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead: Of all the attendees at the event, Mary is the one who has worn Roksanda’s beautiful designs on more than one occasion. She accessorized her pale-pink Fall 2013 strapless dress with a black patent-leather waistband, Joe’s ‘Ollie’ canvas black pumps, a matching pink Nancy Gonzalez crocodile box clutch, Aprillah earrings, and rings by Elahn and Soffer Ari, styling her look with a chic updo and a bright fuchsia-pink lip colour. Had she opted for black sandals this look would have been perfection.

Who catches your eye from this beautifully styled, colourful group of ladies?

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Ashley Madekwe In Cushnie Et Ochs - 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Ashley Madekwe attended the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday evening.

The ‘Revenge’ star joined Karlie Kloss by wearing a dress from Cushnie et Ochs.

Her summery aqua Spring 2013 neoprene scuba dress with a customary cut-out detail was styled with a pair of on-trend white pumps and a gold Charlotte Olympia clutch.

After sporting bangs for a short period, the actress has reverted back to a centre-parted ‘do, opting for natural wavy tresses.

Like many others at this event, Ashley opted for a neutral look beauty-wise, with a nude matte lip colour completing her look.

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