Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Carina Lau joined Zhang Ziyi on the red carpet for the 2012 Bazaar Charity Night held in Beijing, China, on Saturday evening.

The beautiful actress, known for her love of colour, wore an all black Alexander McQueen look.

We didn’t see nearly enough of the McQueen Spring 2012 collection on the red carpet, so I’m glad Carina decided to wear this embellished silk chiffon and lace gown on this occasion.

The exquisite gown with a skirt which cascades into a beautiful sheer train was styled with a black McQueen clutch, with a gold frame and skull clasp, gold earrings, an elaborate gold cuff and Jimmy Choo heels.

Wisely opting to make this look all about the gown, she kept her makeup very simple, applying a glossy lip colour and sweeping her hair back into a simple bun.

As usual, Carina always delivers on the red carpet.

You can buy Carina’s Alexander McQueen gown from Net-A-Porter International.

Credit: Style.com & Sina

Here we have two of my favourite Asian actresses wearing my favourite designer; this is going to be tough.

The graceful Fan Bingbing attended the 2012 Trophée Chopard Party held during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival back in May wearing a stunning Elie Saab forest-green fully embellished gown with a plunging neckline.

Appeasing the host, she enriched her glorious gown with emerald Chopard jewels adding a black Ferragamo clutch with a high bun and coral lip colour completing her look.

On Sunday, Carina Lau joined Andy Lau on the red carpet for the 2012 Miss Hong Kong Pageant wearing the same dress.

Unlike Fan Bingbing, Lau opted for a contrasting blue Swarovski choker and a glossy red lip colour.

While I like Carina’s bold attempt to shake up this look with the jewels, I prefer Fan Bingbing’s matchy matchy approach to this look.

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Carina Lau also took to the red carpet at the 48th Golden Horse Awards in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on Saturday night.

The actress, who likes to have fun on the red carpet, opted for an Atelier Versace Spring 2012 gown.

Her tiered grey ombre one-shoulder gown was once again teamed with jewellery which overpowers her look. I see the necklace before the gown.

I have never been a fan of necklaces, or in this case a choker, being worn with an asymmetrical dress. The imbalance throws me off.

Besides the overwhelming jewels, Carina isn’t really selling this gown to me.

The drama and intensity of this look didn’t translated onto the red carpet.

Credit: Versace.com & Sina

Carina Lau always appears to be having fun with fashion on the red carpet.

The Asian actress attended the Tianjin Wanda Mansion opening ceremony in China on Sunday evening wearing a Lanvin floral print dress from the Fall 2011 collection.

Her black and white floral print dress ticks all the right boxes: fun, flirty and fabulous.

Carina offset the fully pleated skirt and cuffs by adding black Christian Louboutin Figurina suede ankle boots and a sleek metallic silver bag.

She swept her hair back to keep the focus on this exquisite dress and applied minimal makeup to complete her look.

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Yesterday in Hong Kong, Valentino presented their Fall 2011 collection at The Landmark, Central.

Creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli made their debut appearance in Hong Kong at this much-anticipated fashion event which was attended by our favourite Asian stars.

Fan Bing Bing was of course at the show looking gorgeous – as always – wearing a Valentino Spring 2011 gown.

Her nude gown with a black sheer overlay is accented with black and white floral appliqués and polka dots.

The actress accessorized with a nude thin belt and a Valentino floral appliqué satin clutch.

I love her long wavy hair swept to one side and her red pout.

This will be the second time Fan Bing Bing has seen this Valentino Fall 2011 show, because she also saw it the first time around in Paris.

Carina Lau was also at the show.

She opted for a red Valentino ruffle gown which was also from the Spring 2011 collection.

This striking red ruffled gown has layers of silk-chiffon and satin. It perfectly encapsulates the label’s romantic aesthetic and was the stand-out look from the Spring 2011 collection.

Alexa Chung wore this same gown when she was presenting live at the Golden Globe Awards.

Credit: Style.com & Sina




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