Halle Berry In Roland Mouret – 2012 Variety’s Annual Power Of Women Event

Halle Berry hit the red carpet on Friday night, for the 2012 Variety’s Annual Power Of Women event at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in California.

The actress wore the extremely popular Roland Mouret ‘Galaxy’ dress.

The reason this dress keeps returning to the red carpet seven years on, is because it is a timeless classic. I’m sure seven years from now, it will still be around, and I for one will not be tired of seeing it.

Both Beyonce Knowles and Victoria Beckham have worn versions of this dress this year.

Halle’s black fitted dress with an open neckline and cap sleeves was styled with a thin black leather belt, black Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pumps and dangling diamond earrings.

The only thing which would’ve made this look better is if Halle had shortened it a few inches.

Neutral makeup including a glossy nude lip and her signature pixie hairstyle completed her look.

You can buy Halle’s Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pumps from Net-A-Porter.com.

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Halle Berry In Roberto Cavalli & Monique Lhuillier – ‘Cloud Atlas’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Halle Berry attended the ‘Cloud Atlas’ premiere during the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend.

The actress took a style risk in a Roberto Cavalli trouser suit from the designer’s Fall 2012 collection for the showing.

While Halle looked her ever-beautiful self on the red carpet, the same can’t be said for her outfit. Yes, trousers suits are de rigueur right now, but this one is not working for me.

The jacket is well-cut and might be OK if style with something else.

The pants, on the other hand, look dated and the pattern on the sheer Monique Lhuillier blouse is too busy when clashed against the purple print. And, Halle, do we really need to be seeing your bra?

What do you think?

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28.05.12 Beauty, Hair

Beauty Trend Spotting: Red Carpet Curls

Summer is here and with it comes a more relaxed get-up-go approach to hair.

So it looks like we’re waving goodbye to the ironed-flat Brazilian Blow-out and relaxers and saying “Hello curls”, or in Halle’s words, “This is what you call wash-and-wear beach hair. It’s ready to go!”

Singers Brandy Norwood and Solange Knowles have also gone for grown-out bouncy curls recently, but whether your ringlets are real or have been given a helping hand with a curling iron or hair extensions, the secret is a great conditioner according to stylist Oscar James, whose clients include Tyra Banks, Vanessa Williams, Halle Berry, Iman and Beyonce.

‘It’s paramount that you start with deep conditioner always,’ he says. ‘Deep conditioning means healthy hair.’

* Here are Oscar’s tips for a great head of curls:

* Shampoo the hair, give it a great conditioner and use heat on it.

* Then rinse and blow it dry. I don’t really use a product before blowing out because when you put heat on a product, hair tends to look oily.

* Use a quarter-size iron to curl all around in no real pattern, and curl it haphazardly to get free-form curls in all directions.

* Finish with a holding spray and a little pomade to give shine and texture and help the curls stay where you put them.

The hair products you will need:

Carols Daughter Hair Milk Curl Nourishing ShampooSephora.com
Moraccan Oil Restorative Hair MaskAmazon
Joico Curl Definer CremeAmazon
Aussie 3-Minute Miracle ReconstructorBoots.com
Paul Mitchell Hold Me Tight Hair Spray Hair SprayAmazon
Ouidad Clear Control PomadeSephora.com

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Who Wore YSL Better? Halle Berry or Jennifer Garner

Halle Berry looked resplendent on the red carpet for the 32nd Anniversary Carousel of Hope Gala in this gorgeous YSL Pre-Fall 2010 dress.

The raspberry-red asymmetrical gown gathers in the back to form beautiful layers of cascading fabric.

Halle accessorized with a grey and gold YSL box clutch, hooped diamond earrings and an oversized opalescent ring.

Her look was completed with her trademark pixie hair teased at the roots and flawless makeup.

Jennifer Garner won our votes for BDOTW when she wore the same dress in navy to attend the BAFTA Brits To Watch event last month.

The actress looked incredible, going for an understated look that spoke volumes.

Jennifer accessorized with beautiful David Webb earrings, a silver YSL metal box clutch and nude platform heels, finishing off her look with soft wavy hair and pretty light pink lipstick.

This one is incredibly hard to pick a winner. Both women look dazzling in their looks.

I prefer the fit on Halle, so she wins for me.

If you can’t make up your mind, click on the image above to see more pictures of the ladies in their YSL dress.

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Halle Berry In Z Spoke by Zac Posen & Mariska Hargitay In Vera Wang – Mayor’s Fund Benefit Dinner To Support The Family Justice

Halle Berry and Mariska Hargitay attended the Mayor’s Fund Benefit Dinner To Support The Family Justice at the Red Rooster Restaurant in New York City this week.

The actresses opted for very different looks.

Halle broke out of her formulaic cleavage bearing LBD mode, to wear a Z Spoke by Zac Posen Resort 2011 dress.

Her ink houndstooth stretch wool cap sleeve dress was paired with some conservative black Bally pumps.

Mariska look was far more interesting to me despite the fact that we’ve seen this Vera Wang Spring 2011 floral print a few times on the red carpet.

Her two-piece floral look was paired with Jimmy Choo heels and a grey clutch which feels like an odd choice.

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