23.12.10 Best Of

Best British Export – Carey Mulligan

After looking back on Carey Mulligan’s red carpet looks of 2010, I decided that it wasn’t as bad as I had originally assumed.

She had the odd look which would age her quite drastically, but she got into the swing of things towards the latter part of the year after the pressure of Awards season was over.

Carey went from appearing on ‘Who Wore It Better?’ polls with Anna Wintour, to wearing fresh young labels such as Prabal Gurung and Preen.

She also looked gorgeous wearing Elie Saab and what appeared to be her favourite label – Vionnet.

Runner up: Emily Blunt

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13.12.10

Carey Mulligan In Erdem – 2010 Dubai Film Festival Opening Night Gala

British actress Carey Mulligan was in Dubai this weekend to attend the Opening Night Gala of ‘The King’s Speech’ during day one of the 7th Annual Dubai Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex.

She opted to wear an Erdem ‘Lila’ dress with a ‘Daphnis’ print from the Resort 2011 collection.

This dress which reminded me of the Christopher Kane Resort 2011 dress she wore to the 2010 Toronto Film Festival “Never Let Me Go” Premiere.

I’m surprised she would wear dresses that are so similar.

Carey’s crop seems to have grown out quite quickly because she was able to sport an updo for this event.

You’ll also notice that Carey’s hair colour is now pretty much the same platinum blonde colour as Michelle Williams.

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Carey Mulligan In Prabal Gurung – 2010 British Independent Film Awards

All eyes would’ve been on Carey Mulligan as she walked the red carpet at the 2010 British Independent Film Awards in London last night.

I admire her recent efforts on the red carpet as she goes from strength to strength in the style department – both in terms of her dress choices and forever changing hairstyles.

She looked beautiful wearing a Prabal Gurung Spring 2011 dress.

I love the striking impact of her red Prabal Gurung dress with ruffled corsage detail bodice; although I do wish her shoulders didn’t look so hunched.

This is a very sophisticated look which doesn’t age her as she teams her look with a fun poppy embellished Roger Vivier clutch.

Black peep-toes complete the look.

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Who Wore Marc Jacobs Better? Carey Mulligan or Amanda Peet

Carey Mulligan was the first to wear this Marc Jacobs dress with crystal bow front when she arrived at The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills to attend press conference for her new movie “Never Let Me Go.”

She teamed her pretty lilac slightly puffy sleeved silk dress with taupe suede pumps.

Amanda Peet, who appears to be a big fan of Marc Jacobs’ work, attended the after party for the opening night of “The Break of Noon” in New York City last week wearing the same dress.

She teamed her dress with silver satin ankle strap heels.

I prefer this dress on Carey as it’s better suited to her style, plus I prefer her heels.

Carey and Amanda’s Marc Jacob dress is available to purchase from Browns Fashion.

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Who Wore Lanvin Better? Anna Wintour or Carey Mulligan

Anna Wintour was on her way to take her front row seat at Valentino’s Fall 2010 Couture show in Paris back in July.

She was spotted wearing a Lanvin Pre-Fall 2010 sleeveless jacquard animal print dress with full pleated skirt.

It was during a time when she was always wearing that beautiful colourful beaded necklace, and she of course was wearing her fave kitten heels.

A light pink cardigan over her shoulders completed her look.

British actress Carey Mulligan wore the same dress to Google’s Boutiques.com launch party this week.

She added a black clutch, YSL pumps and a tribal statement necklace to her look.

I only just realised that Carey’s dress is shorter than Anna’s, but I prefer the fuller skirt and Anna’s accessories so she wins for me.

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Carey Mulligan In Lanvin – Boutiques.com Launch Party by Google

Last night in New York City, Carey Mulligan arrived on the red carpet for the launch party of Google’s new fashion venture Boutiques.com.

The British actress continues her love affair with French fashion brands by wearing a Lanvin Pre-Fall 2010 dress.

Her beautiful sleeveless jacquard animal print dress with full pleated skirt was yet again paired with the ugliest heels I have ever seen.

What is her obsession with ugly brown heels?

Those YSL pumps don’t work with the rest of her look for me and I also feel with that much print that she didn’t need that tribal necklace.

Accessories aside, I really like this dress on Carey.

“Take one thing off before you leave the house” – Coco Chanel

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Carey Mulligan In Chanel Couture – 2010 CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

Carey Mulligan was one of the many stars to attend the 2010 CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in New York City last night.

She arrived wearing a Chanel Fall 2010 Couture dress.

The chocolate sequin embroidered dress with a tiered bodice was worn with the runway cropped jacket which has a beautiful brooch detail and gold trims.

Whilst the look feels a bit too mature for Carey, I do like it from the ankles up.

Unfortunately she wore the worst pair of shoes I have seen on the red carpet in a long while.

How could she wear those suede muddy brown ankle boots with Chanel?

She completes her look with a Judith Leiber clutch.

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Carey Mullgian In Peter Pilotto – Los Angeles Times “Young Hollywood” Roundtable

Carey Mulligan continued give us a fresh youthful look at the Los Angeles Times “Young Hollywood” Roundtable this weekend.

The British actress looked very pretty wearing a Peter Pilotto Spring 2011 dress.

The dress with an abstract print and mesh yoke was worn without the chiffon print skirt and belt which the model wore on the runway during London Fashion Week.

I think she modified this look to be event appropriate.

Had she been at a Premiere I would’ve prefer the dreamy chiffon skirt.

Blue satin peep-toes complete the look.

Which look do you prefer?

The runway or Carey’s version?

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