26.04.13

Kate Beckinsale In Parker – 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala

Kate Beckinsale In Parker - 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala

Kate Beckinsale attended the ‘Funny Girl’ screening during the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California wearing a very different look than we are used to seeing from her.

The queen of all things pretty and uber feminine stepped far out of her comfort zone, opting for a sharp Parker suit on this occasion, much to my surprise.

This is something I would expect to see worn by Karolina Kurkova or Solange Knowles, but I think Kate pulls off the look featuring avant-garde lapels, a black solid back and optical print – which adds a futuristic edge – rather nicely.

Styling the suit with a solid top was the best option, as was the simple accessories, which included sky-high Louboutins and a black Me Char clutch.

A bouffant bun and statement earrings provided the finishing touches.

Yay or nay?

Kate Beckinsale Parker

Parker ‘Reef’ Silk BlazerNordstrom and Neiman Marcus
Parker ‘Parlor’ Silk PantsNordstorm, Neiman Marcus, CUSP

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Who Wore Gucci Better…Kate Beckinsale, Bipasha Basu or Gracie Otto?

Who Wore Gucci Better

For the Golden Globes InStyle After-Party, British actress Kate Beckinsale chose a Gucci Spring 2013 gown in a pretty pink colour over the saffron runway version.

Her ruffled column gown was styled with gold accessories, with her brunette locks swept up into an effortless bun.

Two weeks later, Bipasha Basu attended the 2013 Stardust Awards in Mumbai wearing the same dress in the runway hue, sadly over-accessorizing with an opulent necklace.

Four days later, the same gown hit the red carpet in Sydney, Australia courtesy of Gracie Otto. She opted for the minimalist route, simply adding a Gucci ‘Aristographic’ clutch from the same Spring 2013 collection.

Kate wins for me as I adore the gown in pink and her styling of this look; however, if I could ever afford this gown I would select the saffron hue.

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Kate Beckinsale In Monique Lhuillier – 2013 Vanity Fair Party

Kate Beckinsale In Monique Lhuillier - 2013 Vanity Fair Party Kate Beckinsale practically exploded onto the scene with her glittery gown at the the 2013 Vanity Fair Party, hosted at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood.

Like some other Oscars after-party favourites, including Naomie Harris and Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate stunned in Monique Lhuillier—except her confection was fresh off its Fall 2013 runway debut at New York Fashion Week.

The designer’s collection was red-carpet worthy, so I’m glad the British actress gave this embellished tulle piece some time in the spotlight.

The deco-like embroidery reminded me of a fireworks grand finale, while the above-the-ankle length was a delightful change from the flock of floor-grazing gowns seen on Sunday night.

Kate let her dress have all the sparkle, only accessorizing with small Chopard diamond studs and a simple pair of black ankle-strap heels.

A youthful high ponytail finished this look with a fun flourish.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Kate Beckinsale’s Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 Bags

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Kate Beckinsale's Burberry Prorsum 'Crush' Bags

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Kate Beckinsale both attended the Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 presentation on Monday in London.

Rosie headed back to Los Angeles, arriving yesterday afternoon, while Kate, staying on in London, was spotted headed to dinner at Scott’s restaurant in Mayfair with David Walliams.

Both ladies carried fresh-off-the-runway Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 bags that we had seen in the hands of Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss and Edie Campbell, getting the jump on everyone else.

The bag features structured panels contrasted with a soft inner pouch to create a ladylike shape which was presented in a variety of materials including Prorsum leather and calfskin. The leather drawcord fastening references classic outerwear closures and is a big feature through out all bags in the collection.

Wearing a laidback look with teal Isabel Marant fringed boots and a Saint Laurent ‘Babycat’ scarf, Rosie’s bag of choice featured heart-print calfskin.

Also wearing teal Boss coat with black J Brand ‘Blair’ leather pants, Kate’s selected the zebra-print calfskin bag.

If I had the choice between the two I think I would select Rosie’s as I love the sweet heart-print.

Burberry’s Fall 2013 presentation marked the debut of Runway Made to Order, a service that offers custom-made outerwear and bags from the collection featuring personalised engraved nameplates. Runway coats and bags are now available for two weeks on Burberry.com, for delivery in just nine weeks.

Do you have a crush on Rosie’s and Kate’s Burberry Prorsum bags?

Burberry Crush Bag

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19.02.13

Front Row @ Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013

Burberry Fall 2013 Front Row

As is customary, quite the coterie of starlets stylishly resided on Burberry Prorsum’s front row to see just what Christopher Bailey had in store for Fall 2013; a collection he titled “Trench Kisses, A Collection of Classics and Christine Keeler.” While it was hard to compete with the designer’s gorgeous runway heroines, many of these cool-girl guests rocked their Burberry best at London’s Kensington Gardens on Monday afternoon and gave the models a good run.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: The British model and actress broke out a sleek coral-red pantsuit for her front-row seat at the show. Was it mannish? Yes. But with the slim fit and the impeccable tailoring, no to mention Rosie’s voluminous waves, she looked like she just stepped off the runway herself.

Freida Pinto: Opting for a cooler palette of jewel tones, the actress wore a dark sapphire corset and emerald green trouser from Burberry Prorsum’s colour-saturated Spring 2013 collection. Instead of the cropped biker jacket originally featured on the catwalk, Freida added a black sash detail to the peplum waist of the top. Without any accessories on this look, I would have at least liked to see the added zest of the runway’s golden yellow shoe. But she played off the black with her peep-toe wedge.

Rita Ora: We can always count on this British songstress to pump up the volume with her chameleon-like style. Here, she also went for a menswear-inspired statement with a navy suit that kept an edge with its ’80s slouch and rolled-up sleeves, paired back to stacks of colourful bangles, a “foxy” chain necklace and a T-shirt that playfully illustrated Rita’s new British BFF and model of the moment, “Queen” Cara Delevingne. The white version of those peep-toe wedges also made an appearance, as did a modernized bouffant-style ‘do.

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Kate Beckinsale In Gucci – Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party

Kate Beckinsale In Gucci - Warner Bros and InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party

Skipping out on the main event, Kate Beckinsale was spotted on the red carpet for the Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party held in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday evening.

I wasn’t surprised to see her wearing this pale-pink Gucci Spring 2013 strapless column gown with a delicate ruffle, as this look is very much her M.O.: pink and girlie.

Accessorizing with gold trinkets, Kate applied a pretty pink lip colour, with her ombre tresses teased into a side-swept bun.

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