Who Wore Alexander McQueen Better…Elizabeth Banks or Brie Larson?

Who Wore Alexander McQueen Better Elizabeth Banks or Brie Larson

Elizabeth Banks wore an Alexander McQueen mixed houndstooth-print design with a flared skirt featuring bright contrast flowers that bloom at the hem to the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships back in November, styled with a black wide-brim hat and ankle boots.

Last month Brie Larson gave this dress a second spin for a guest appearance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’.

The look was enlivened with complementary blue Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Rosing’ pumps, a Khirma New York ‘Oxy’ bag and a chic Adeam black coat slung over her shoulders.

As you know I am a huge fan of Elizabeth, but I was shocked by the uninspiring styling on this occasion.

Not by default, Brie wins by a long mile.

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You can buy Brie’s Alexander McQueen Prince of Wales Flower-Jacquard Dress from MatchesFashion.com.

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24.12.14 Best Of

Promo Tour Star 2014 – Elizabeth Banks for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1′

Promo Tour Star 2014 – Elizabeth Banks for 'The Hunger Games Mockingjay, Part 1'

Elizabeth Banks was once again our Promo Tour Star for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1’ following her 2013 Promo Tour Star win for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’

With the film’s main star Jennifer Lawrence yo-yoing back and forth between stunning and less successful ensembles, Elizabeth yet again proved herself the leading actress on the red carpet with her breathtaking entrances.

A promo tour’s nothing without a good dose of drama in the form of striking, statement dresses, and Elizabeth’s gowns spoke volumes, none more so than the Elie Saab Couture confection that captivated us at the London world premiere. It was total enchantment.

The red-hot sizzle of her Saint Laurent side-slit gown at a Berlin press event was another unforgettable ‘Mockingjay’ moment, where she demonstrated just how powerful a more minimal look can be.

Runner Up: Emma Stone for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro’ World Premiere

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08.12.14

Elizabeth Banks In Mary Katrantzou – March Of Dimes Celebration Of Babies: A Hollywood Luncheon

Elizabeth Banks In Mary Katrantzou - March Of Dimes Celebration Of Babies A Hollywood Luncheon

Elizabeth Banks attended the March Of Dimes Celebration Of Babies at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Friday (December 5) in Beverly Hills, California.

The actress wore a Mary Katrantzou Resort 2015 printed dress styled with Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Mirage’ sandals and a striped Edie Parker clutch.

I love how spritely the look is, just the tonic to banish the winter blues, and it oozes girlish flare without being twee.

I also love how, when she does wear black pumps, she doesn’t go for the simple plain option.

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Elizabeth Banks In DKNY – The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Elizabeth Banks In DKNY - The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Elizabeth Banks made a guest appearance on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday (November 17) to promote ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′.

The actress talked about the challenges of her character Effie going from the elaborate clothing she’s famed for to a grey jumpsuit.

In real life Elizabeth is all about colour, and that was once again evident when she donned a vibrantly clashing palette of red and pale blue in this DKNY Spring 2015 striped sporty top paired with a red flared skirt.

Elizabeth simply styled the look with red Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals and an elegant updo with sweeping bangs.

I love how the look balances delicate femininity with an energetic vibe.

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24.11.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Elizabeth Banks’ AMAs Makeup

2014 American Music Awards - ArrivalsCelebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles worked with Elizabeth Banks for the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday.

Fiona explains her beauty inspiration. “Clean with colour was the inspiration to complement Elizabeth’s dress for the American Music Awards. She looks so great with a strong brow and a bright lip – it’s my favourite way to make her up.”

Here’s how to get the look

She began with Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation #023 and Tom Ford Concealing Pen in Medium/Light. She also used a bit of Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder.

For contour and highlighter, she used Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow. To bring out those cheeks she used NARS Sex Machine and Chanel Les Beiges #30 blush.

Fiona said that a little contour gives a modern, sculpted look with just a touch of blush for a subtle flush. Plus it keeps the contour from looking too severe.

On the brows she used Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash.

For the eyes, she just used a combination of a powder highlighter and contour instead of eyeshadow (Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder and MAC Lightsweep Highlighter). She likes using taupe because it adds depth without looking like a lot of makeup. It makes the eye colour pop and it doesn’t compete with the rest of the makeup. She used Antonym Eyeliner in Noir, a deep inky black pencil, to line the upper lid right along the lashes and then swiped Surratt Autographique Liquid Liner in Chat Noir on top of it to make it even blacker.

Loads of Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black were applied on the top and a coat on the bottom to give the eyes a bit of 60s flavour.

For the lips she didn’t want to exactly match the colours in her dress so she mixed an orange and fuchsia to get a custom electric pink that lands in between the red and orange of the dress (Butter London LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipstick in Ladybird & Dahling).

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Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation #023
Tom Ford Concealing Pen in Medium/Light
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
NARS Sex Machine
Chanel Les Beiges #30
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder
MAC Lightsweep Highlighter
Antonym Eyeliner in Noir
Surratt Autographique Liquid Liner in Chat Noir
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes in Glossy Black
Butter London LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipstick in Ladybird & Dahling

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Elizabeth Banks In Peter Pilotto – 2014 American Music Awards

Elizabeth Banks In Peter Pilotto - 2014 American Music Awards

Elizabeth Banks attended the 2014 American Music Awards, hosted on Sunday night (November 23) at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

The actress, who has been on the promo tour for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ also worked a short dress to her advantage, donning a Peter Pilotto Spring 2015 frock in boldly acidic shades of pink and orange contrasted with black.

The texture of the lacy, engineered fabric and embellished overlays is really what makes this design so interesting. Otherwise, the general silhouette of the dress could translate as a bit twee for Elizabeth.

Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Savara’ sculpted heels in matching colourways to the dress accessorized the look, as did a Reece Hudson clutch and Casa Reale statement ring.

Do you like her night away from ‘Hunger Games’ press duties, or are you craving her more dramatic premiere looks?

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