28.04.13

Kate Mara In Prada – 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Kate Mara In Prada - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Before Kate Mara took a seat with her ‘House of Cards’ co-stars Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner last night in Washington D.C., she dealt her own fashion card on the red carpet.

At first glance, her crisp white Prada gown just registered as plain.

But Miuccia Prada’s signature quirk factor came into play with the oversized bow plastered to the neckline and the slightly exaggerated poof of the three-quarter sleeve.

Another unexpected, cool-girl twist—and the only real spot of colour here—was her zesty lime-green, embellished Prada clutch.

To match the simple vintage mood of her dress, her styling was effortlessly done with a slate-blue smokey eye, nude lippie and side-parted bun.

Was Kate’s look white-haute or white-not, in your opinion?

 

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26.04.13

Kate Mara In Mulberry – Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ For Your Consideration Q&A

Kate Mara In Mulberry - Netflix's 'House of Cards' For Your Consideration Q&A

Kate Mara attended Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ For Your Consideration Q&A held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, California yesterday evening.

I’m in love with her short-set look from the Mulberry Spring 2013 collection.

Not only does the look feature a pretty floral motif, but also a contrasting Peter Pan collar with dazzling embellishments.

With her hair tied back into a neat bun, the actress opted for smouldering smoky eyes with her fun summery look.

Nude shimmering Brian Atwood ‘Debra’ pumps provided the finishing touch.

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12.04.13

Coach 3rd Annual Evening Of Cocktails And Shopping To Benefit The Children’s Defense Fund

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A bright crop of starlets turned out for the third annual Coach cocktail party and shopping event to benefit the Children’s Defense Fund, hosted by ‘Star Trek’ movie producer-director J.J. Abrams on the rooftop of his Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday. Coach clutches, handbags and totes proved to be the night’s hottest accessory, as many PYTs no doubt plucked up a new purse for their collections.

Chloe Sevigny: Always one to keep us guessing, the actress went for a rather girly approach in this printed Balenciaga dress that immediately had me wanting to fix that lopsided black bow at the waist. I also couldn’t get past the white tongue flap on those Balenciaga peep-toe shoes—or their mauve-purple colour that clashed with her coral-pink Coach clutch. An orange lippie proved another dissonant tone, although it matched the logo behind her.

Abigail Spencer: Donning a creamy DKNY Spring 2013 dress, the actress was chic and polished. She prevented sartorial boredom with a fuchsia handbag and melon-hued ankle-strap sandals. Loose waves and a glowing complexion finished off this breezy look.

Kate Mara: The ‘House of Cards’ star mixed masculine and feminine, showing a flash of skin in a Vena Cava sheer crop top with ruffled sleeve paired with black Parker peg pants and Brian Atwood’s ‘Wagner’ peep-toe heels. A Dannijo necklace was well-placed and added just the right amount of sparkle.

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Kate Mara In Kate Young For Target – Kate Young For Target Launch Event

Kate Mara In Kate Young For Target - Kate Young For Target Launch Event

Kate Mara worked the red carpet at the Kate Young for Target Launch Event in New York City last night.

The actress wore a yellow beaded Kate Young For Target Dress, $59.99, with Brian Atwood ‘Wagner’ peep-toes.

I think very few women look good with their hair pulled tightly back, but Kate is definitely one of them. I love that she’s got her hair up and back, so that you can see the beading and form of this dress.

Yet somehow, it doesn’t look as youthful and fun on Kate as it does on the model. Does she just need the red lip like the model? Or is it the longer length that throws things off? I can’t quite decide, but it just doesn’t seem as fresh and appealing as it does on the model.

Help me out: what makes the dress look so much less joyful on Kate?

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Kate Mara In Peter Som – Vanity Fair And Juicy Couture Celebration Of The 2013 Vanities Calendar

Kate Mara In Peter Som - Vanity Fair And Juicy Couture Celebration

Kate Mara attended the Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture Celebration of the 2013 Vanities Calendar with Olivia Munn last night at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.

The ‘Deadfall’ actress wore a floral appliqué skirt and brocade bralette from the Peter Som Spring 2013 collection.

Although her bare midriff is right on trend for the season, by pairing the skirt and top with a satin-trimmed black Juicy Couture blazer, Mara throws off the proportion of the ensemble. Also, adding the nude platform peep-toes makes the entire look heavy, and it weighs her down.

I would’ve loved to have seen Kate get outside her comfort zone and wear this look like it came down the runway. She has the figure for it, after all.

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04.02.13 Premiere

Kate Mara In Givenchy – ‘Side Effects’ New York Premiere

Kate Mara In Givenchy - 'Side Effects' New York Premiere

Kate Mara joined her sister, Rooney Mara, for the New York premiere of ‘Side Effects’, held at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater on Thursday evening.

You’ll be delighted to see that Kate sported a new hairstyle, wearing her hair down for a refreshing change.

Her Givenchy black jersey drop-waist dress with a double-layered flounced skirt was styled with black Nicholas Kirkwood heels with a white swirl detail on the platform, and a gold Judith Leiber clutch.

Barely-there makeup, including a nude lip colour, provided the finishing touches.

Do you appreciate this small side-step out of her comfort zone, or is it more of the same for you?

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Kate Mara In Dolce & Gabbana – ‘House Of Cards’ New York Premiere

Kate Mara In Dolce & Gabbana - 'House Of Cards' New York

From D.C. to New York, Kate Mara continued to promote her new TV series, ‘House Of Cards’, by attending the premiere held at Alice Tully Hall in New York City yesterday evening.

On this occasion, she wore a Dolce & Gabbana frock.

The metallic-silver three-quarter-length-sleeved dress is lightly embellished, plus it features white frilled details on the hem, neckline and cuffs.

My first reaction was that I dislike the feature, but on reflection the dress would’ve looked like a typical bog-standard Dolce & Gabbana lace dress without it.

With her hair styled into her familiar lacquered bun, she completed her look with black satin Brian Atwood ‘Aida’ sandals and a sleek clutch.

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