23.12.11 Best Of

Special Recognition Award – Camilla Belle

‘Prada to Nada’ hit theatres in January, so for the last 11 months Camilla Belle had nothing but her great style to promote.

I have given her special recognition award as she attended many high profile events wearing high end designers on the back of one project this year.

Her finest moment was in Ralph Lauren, but she also stunned in Gucci and Tom Ford.

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Camilla Belle In Oscar de la Renta – Andrea Bocelli Foundation’s 2011 Benefit Gala

Camilla Belle attended the Andrea Bocelli Foundation’s 2011 Benefit Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA this weekend.

The actress opted for a lady-like chic look by wearing an Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 dress.

Her black sleeveless dress, sequinned with white tassel details and a black leather belt, was teamed with Gucci ankle strap pumps and a black clutch.

Whilst Camilla allows the dress to do all the talking with anonymous accessories, she does brighten things up with bright red lips and matching nail polish.

A quiffed hairstyle and gold hooped earrings completed this simple yet gorgeous look.

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Camilla Belle In Monique Lhuillier – Chopard South Coast Plaza Boutique Re-Opening

Camilla Belle was on hand to help Chopard celebrate the reopening of their South Coast Plaza Boutique in LA yesterday afternoon.

She opted to wear a Monique Lhuillier Spring 2012 dress with Chopard jewels.

Her bubblegum-pink bustier dress with a panel of shimmering sequins feels a tad dressy for a daytime event.

I had pictured either Keri Hilson or Fergie wearing a shortened version of this dress on the red carpet at the Grammys.

The sassy sex appeal of this dress is somewhat lost on Camilla.

For me she doesn’t quite have the je ne sais quoi to pull it off.

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Camilla Belle In Gucci – LACMA’s Art and Film Gala

Camilla Belle joined a host of celebrities who attended the LACMA’s Art and Film Gala in LA yesterday evening.

I’m not at all surprised that she’s one of the first to don one of the flapper-esqe looks from the Gucci Spring 2012 collection.

Her gold, white and black drop-waist dress with art deco lines, and a fringed skirt was teamed with gold strappy Gucci sandals and a small black clutch.

This is a great look for Camilla. I’m really starting to appreciate her on the red carpet again.

She mixed up her retro look by opting for on-trend victory rolls.

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Best Dressed Of The Week – Fan Bingbing In Jason Wu & Camilla Belle In Ralph Lauren

Fan Bingbing was your overall favourite to win Best Dressed This Week.

The Asian beauty stepped out of her comfort-zone by wearing a Jason Wu Spring 2012 look which took our breath-away.

It was a risk many of you agreed paid off for the actress.

Whilst I agree with you, I was equally blown away by Camilla Belle.

The dress, the lip colour, the hair and most importantly the attitude were all working together to give us this astounding result.

For someone who has a tendency to be quite ‘ho hum’ on the red carpet, she really stepped things up a notch on this occasion.

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28.10.11 Beauty, Hair

Beauty Trend Spotting: Lacquered Locks

Between the messy side braid, the disheveled top knot, and tousled bedhead tresses, it’s truly hard to fathom why women still have bad hair days, and have yet to master the done-undone look.

Another chic and easy hairstyle to fallback on? The shiny slick back.

Seen all over the Fall 2011 runways (Ralph Lauren, Giambattista Valli, Mary Katrantzou, Salvatore Ferragamo, The Row), stars like Camilla Belle and Keira Knightley are starting to shellac their strands to their scalps as well. Such a laissez-faire, yet entirely appropriate red carpet look.

Get The Look in Three Swift Steps:
-Starting with damp hair, insert a deep side part and brush hair back into a low position.
-Maintain your wet look for the entire day by liberally coating strands with Redken Hardwear 16 Super Strong Sculpting Gel (available at Redken salons for $13).
-Tautly secure at the nape of your neck.

Finish your pared-down but perfect look with bold earrings, a bit of lipstick and blush, topped off with a few coats of mascara.

Total prep time—five minutes flat. —India-Jewel Jackson

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Camilla Belle In Ralph Lauren – Lincoln Center Presents: An Evening With Ralph Lauren

I have to give credit where credit is due – Camilla Belle has been nothing short of sensational on the red carpet the last few outings.

This was most definitely the case as she entered the Lincoln Center for An Evening with Ralph Lauren, hosted by Oprah Winfrey, in New York City yesterday evening.

The gorgeous actress wore a Ralph Lauren Fall 2011 gown.

Her outstanding gown with a sheer yoke, beaded body and feather-like chiffon train gave her an amazing silhouette.

I’m sure many of you will pick at her lack of imagination for styling her hair and makeup almost identically to the model, but it’s working for her as she oozes sexy sophistication.

I especially love the glossy pink lips.

For me this is a BDOTW contender.

What do you think?

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