05.05.15

Elizabeth Banks In Michael Kors – 2015 Met Gala

Elizabeth Banks In Michael Kors - 2015 Met Gala

Elizabeth Banks attended the 2015 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 4).

I saw little of the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ theme in her Michael Kors cutout gown that needed a good steam for the wrinkles, although it was rendered in a glorious shade of teal blue.

Her architectural updo, along with a Lee Savage ‘Infinite Space’ clutch and Kara Ross ring, served to create a futuristic flair.

Perhaps I am overly disappointed as I was expecting so much more from the actress.

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Elizabeth Banks In Elie Saab – ‘Pitch Perfect’ London Premiere

Elizabeth Banks In Elie Saab - ‘Pitch Perfect’ London Premiere

After the Berlin photocall, Elizabeth Banks jetted directly to England for a VIP screening of ‘Pitch Perfect’ at London’s The Mayfair Hotel on Thursday (April 30).

Returning to a darker style aesthetic from her previous hyper-colourful mood, her Elie Saab Fall 2015 belted gown possessed a romantic moodiness that may be dulled for some who are long fatigued by the sheer trend.

With leafy embroidery replacing beaded embellishment, the dress was notable more for its restrained lack of the shimmer and shine that often characterizes the designer’s confections.

Not your standard fairytale ballgown, this one had a sense of deeper, woodsy mystique that Elizabeth wore beautifully.

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Elizabeth Banks In Peter Pilotto – ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Berlin Photocall

Elizabeth Banks In Peter Pilotto -  'Pitch Perfect 2’  Berlin Photocall
Elizabeth Banks attended the ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ photocall, held at The Ritz-Carlton in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday (April 29).

Charmingly punchy in a Peter Pilotto Fall 2015 look, the actress captured attention with the geometric, patchwork appeal of the asymmetric dress.

While the rational side of me is saying that this look shouldn’t work for all its mismatched pieces pinned together with button-style hardware, there is something interestingly fun about the mix of patterns seen in the structured, linear bodice and the flowing, ocean hues of the scarf-like skirt.

Her pretty, loose waves and glossy nude lip also softened the look for a radiant finish.

Like her last Peter Pilotto ensemble, she opted to keep her footwear on the simple side, this time in black Jimmy Choo ‘Taris’ sandals. Are you missing a more exciting, colourful pair?

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29.04.15 Premiere

Elizabeth Banks In Emilia Wickstead – ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Paris Premiere

Elizabeth Banks In Emilia Wickstead - 'Pitch Perfect 2' Paris Premiere

Elizabeth Banks attends the ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Paris premiere at UGC Cine Cite on Tuesday (April 28) in Paris, France.

Upon seeing this all black look consisting of a high-neck Emilia Wickstead Fall 2015 dress, styled with a Anya Hindmarch ‘Crisp’ packet clutch, Sophia Webster pumps and Ileana Makri diamond curtain earrings, I asked myself – should I be worried?

The one lady I rely upon (other than Solange Knowles, Anya O’Reilly and Gillian Jacobs) to bring some colour to the red carpet is doing a Jennifer Aniston? Say it ain’t so?

But in reality Elizabeth is showcasing that she has more than one string to her bow. It’s doesn’t have to be Elie Saab Couture for all premieres all of the time.

I love that this look is visually striking, while embodying a subtle sheen that no doubt garnered envious looks.

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You can buy Elizabeth’s Anya Hindmarch ‘Crisp Packet’ Clutch from Selfridges.

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Elizabeth Banks In Donna Karan – ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Rome Photocall

Elizabeth Banks In Donna Karan - 'Pitch Perfect 2' Rome Photocall

Elizabeth Banks attended the ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ photocall on Monday (April 27) in Rome, Italy.

Embracing the urban-chic appeal of the Donna Karan Spring 2015 collection, the actress combined a structured bra top with an artsy pencil skirt covered in vibrant black brushstrokes.

With the triangular cutout at the midriff, a trend we likewise saw her wear last week, I did miss the belt from the runway as the final piece to pull the look together.

Her pair of Sophia Webster ‘Mika’ pumps, while not brightly hued, did help make up for it with their polka-dot paneling for an unexpected hit of sassy, mismatched fun.

I’m glad she opted for a bold lip on this occasion, finishing the look with a hot coral colour.

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24.04.15

Elizabeth Banks In Kaelen – The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards

Elizabeth Banks In Kaelen - The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards

Elizabeth Banks attended The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards, on Thursday (April 23) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Giving us a lesson in contemporary florals, I love Elizabeth’s Kaelen Fall 2015 jumpsuit for its lapis-blue and orange blooms, tinged with shimmering metallic silver.

The cut-out makes this quite a statement-making silhouette, with the Brian Atwood mirrored ‘Marella’ pumps, Lee Savage silver ‘Infinite Space’ clutch and selection of jewels from Jennifer Fisher and Pamela Love adding yet more high shine to this look.

That magenta lip is also making me go weak at the knees.

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