Kate Beckinsale In Elie Saab Couture – Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2014

Kate Beckinsale In Elie Saab Couture - Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2014

Kate Beckinsale joined a host of A-listers on the red carpet of the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party on Sunday (March 2) in West Hollywood, California.

The eternally well-dressed star hardly ever fails to disappoint and here she dazzled in an Elie Saab Spring 2003 Couture bronze sleeveless sequin gown with high split and cut out back detail from the archives.

The luxurious tone of the sequins suited Kate’s complexion perfectly, and made her look like she was glowing.

While the high split and cut-out detailing are quite daring, Kate pulls these off with ease and her soft, sophisticated make-up and elegant bouncy waves add a hint of old-Hollywood glamour.

Kate’s on-trend pair of gold strappy sandals and matching box clutch tied the look together perfectly, and kept it light and sparkling.

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Kate Beckinsale In Christian Dior – 7th Annual Hollywood Domino And Bovet 1822 Gala

Kate Beckinsale In Christian Dior - 7th Annual Hollywood Domino And Bovet 1822 Gala

Kate Beckinsale attended the 7th Annual Hollywood Domino and Bovet 1822 Gala at Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood last night (February 27).

The actress showed off her amazing figure in an elegantly cut Dior Fall 2013 cobalt silk bustier and a navy blue denim wool skirt.

Figure-hugging show-stoppers are a tried and tested winning formula for Kate and once again she hasn’t disappointed.

I think it’s refreshing to see Kate try out different proportions and opt against a floor-length gown. Here it has really paid off and the cut of the bustier combined with the peplum skirt give Kate an amazing silhouette.

Silver mirror Brian Atwood ‘Besame’ pumps added an unexpected modern twist and Joan Hornig earrings provided an elegant finishing touch.

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27.01.14

Kate Beckinsale In Rubin Singer – Warner Music Group’s Annual Grammys Celebration

Kate Beckinsale In Rubin Singer - Warner Music Group's Annual Grammys Celebration

Kate Beckinsale attended Warner Music Group’s annual Grammy celebration at the Sunset Tower Hotel on Sunday (January 26) in West Hollywood, California.

Sporting her favoured wavy ponytail, the British actress got into the party spirit wearing a Rubin Singer black-and-red floral strapless mini dress styled with black sandals, a Ferragamo clutch and Broken English earrings.

As a lover of fairytale gowns, we don’t often get to see Kate’s legs. I think this may just be the shortest-length frock she’s ever worn on the red carpet, and she wears it very well.

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14.01.14 Beauty, Nails

Nail Trend Spotting: 2014 Golden Globes Moody Darks

Nail Trend Spotting 2014 Golden Globes Moody Darks

Dark polishes made their appearance during the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. And with manicures getting more and more coverage (hello, mani cams), nails are becoming a trend all on their own.

Taylor Schilling donned Essie’s Berry Naughty, a beautiful oxblood shade. Celebrity manicurist, Beth Fricke, wanted a color that would look gorgeous against her dark, kelly-green gown.

Celebrity manicurist Christina Aviles decided on a deep red to stand out against Jessica Chastain’s dark dress. Essie’s Poor Li’l Rich Girl was the perfect shade to complement.

Michelle Saunders, celebrity manicurist for Kate Beckinsale, went with what she thought was a bold choice for the red carpet. “But she pulled it off flawlessly,” says Michelle. The colour?

Essie’s Licorice, which gave off the effect of patent leather–the perfect addition to her metallic gown.

Have you been sporting the dark nail trend? If not, you’ve still a few weeks left before lights and pastels start making their rounds for spring.

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Essie Berry Naughty
Essie Poor Li’l Rich Girl
Essie Licorice

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14.01.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Kate Beckinsale’s 2014 Golden Globes Punk-Inspired Hair Do

Get The Look Kate Beckinsale's 2014 Golden Globes Punk-Inspired Hair Do

Kate Beckinsale brought a gorgeous edge to the Golden Globes – not only in her metallic Zuhair Murad gown, but with her messy side chignon.

What inspired the hair look? “With her wholesome, English rose good looks, Kate can get away with quite a bit of edginess in her hairstyle, so we went with a punk-inspired diva look that’s a bit different from her usual soft flowing waves,” says Sascha Breuer, celebrity hair stylist.

Sascha started by spraying Moroccanoil Root Boost directly onto her damp roots, which quickly adds body, movement, and flexible hold. He used a skeleton brush at first while blow drying, but switched between the brush and his fingers to add texture and more volume. Once her hair was 100% dry, he separated the crown and clipped the top section away.

Focusing on the bottom section, he secured it into a low, side ponytail with an elastic, then coiled it into a bun. He made sure to keep the look imperfect and tugged a few strands out of the bun, causing some tendrils to fall out. He secured with bobby pins then moved back to the top section. Before doing anything, he backcombed the roots with the Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Teasing Brush for bigger volume and a naturally untidy texture. He then secured this section into the existing loose bun with more bobby pins.

Sascha completed Kate’s look with some shine and hold with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray. His finishing touch tip? Spritz some hairspray onto your fingertips and fuss over single strands to really define them.

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Moroccanoil Root Boost
Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Teasing Brush
Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray

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Kate Beckinsale In Zuhair Murad Couture – 2014 Golden Globe Awards

Kate Beckinsale In Zuhair Muard Couture - 2014 Golden Globe Awards

Kate Beckinsale looked gorgeous arriving at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards at the Beverley Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 12) in Los Angeles, California.

The actress was wearing an embellished silver dress from Zuhair Murad Fall 2013 Couture, a clutch by Edie Parker and jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz and Chopard.

Kate frequently wears this strapless, mermaid silhouette but it’s hard to fault her for not mixing it up when she wears it so well.

The pattern on the dress is beautiful, highlighting Kate’s slim waist and the décolletage is just right.

She looks like an absolute bombshell.

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