12.04.11 Beauty

Look à la Mode: Bang On Trend

Remember back in the 80s when fringe was full and fluffy?

Thank goodness bangs have gotten much sexier over the years.

Instead of being barrel-curled, stacked way too high, and drenched in AquaNet, face-framing fringe today is sleek, chic, and the easiest way to shake up your strands and transform your tresses.

Whether blunt and piece-y like Michelle Monaghan’s, or choppy and wispy like Lake Bell’s, bangs are girlish yet grown, sophisticated yet sultry, modish yet mysterious, and rakish yet rock n’ roll.

Inspired yet?

Go faux first—try Hairdo by Ken Paves and Jessica Simpson Clip-in Bangs, $29 at Ulta.com.

That way you can enjoy the fringe benefits with none of the commitment.

Lake Bell In Sportmax – Oxfam Event

It looks like bangs are hot right now, Michelle Monaghan now Lake Bell has been spotted rockin’ this ‘do for spring.

Lake attended the Oxfam event held at The Lion in New York City this week, wearing a very colourful Sportmax dress from the Spring 2011 collection.

I love Lake’s dress. Not only the burst of vibrant colours, but love the fitted bodice which fans out into a floaty silk skirt.

The look is pulled down by her heavy ASOS ‘Palle’ strappy heels, which leave me cold.

If only her heels were more complementary to her light and playful dress.

Hot red lips – which a lot of stars of been opting for these days – completed her look.

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Lake Bell In Basil Soda – “No Strings Attached” LA Premiere

Lake Bell co-stars with Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman in “No Strings Attached.”

The beautiful actress opted for something different and less predictable on the red carpet at the LA Premiere last night.

Her sculptured Basil Soda Spring 2011 dress gives her an amazing silhouette.

I love the colours and print of her refreshing look, but I do wish she had pulled her hair back.

Nude Brian Atwood ‘Zenith’ pumps completed her look.

Lake was my favourite at this event.

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Who Wore Louis Vuitton Better? Lake Bell or Natalia Vodianiova

Lake Bell wore this black Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 dress when she attended the “2009 CFDA Fashion Awards” in June last year.

The sexy actress smoldered in her look.

Natalia Vodianova wore a red version – which has a slightly modified neckline – when she hosted the “Love Ball” in London earlier this year.

Both women wore Louis Vuitton Cancan heels to match the colour of their dresses, but Natalia’s injects so much more personality into her look plus I love the colour so she wins for me.

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Who Wore Salvatore Ferragamo Better? Lake Bell or Hong Soo Hyeon

Lake Bell wore a red Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2009 dress to the “Massimo Ferragamo Cocktail Party” back in June.

Lake always looks so sexy, which is why I can’t get too excited the high neck below the knee dress.

I do love this colour on Lake and the black accessories really work with her look.

Hong Soo Hyeon then wore this dress to the “Love Your W” fund raiser back in October.

I love that she’s shorten her dress because I think it injects some of the sexiness missing from Lake’s look.

So for that reason Hong Soo Hyeon wins for me.

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The 9th Annual Awards Season Diamond Fashion Show Preview

Last year we saw Demi Moore wearing this Chanel Spring 2010 cute mini tulle dress on the set of her Harper’s Bazaar shoot, but it’s Rachel Bilson who’s brought it to the red carpet.

The actress looks cute enough wearing this baby-doll dress, but both the hair and make-up look the exact the same as the daily candids of her collecting her dry cleaning and shopping around Hollywood.

Shout if you think this is a BDOTW contender, because I think there’s been far better candidates.

Olivia Wilde wore an Alberta Ferretti Spring 2010 dress which had been lengthen from the runway.

I think – know – she should could have pulled of the shorter version with her gorgeous legs, so part of me feels tad disappointed.

I love the dress itself with the contrasting colours and textures.

It’s very event appropriate.

Her look was completed wearing a pair of Jimmy Choo Nova sandals from the 24/7 collection and a matching snake-skin clutch.

Ashley Greene – I believe – is the first celeb to wear a Pre-Fall 2010 look on the red carpet, which only prove how much being taken seriously in the fashion world.

The Twilight star wore a pale lemon J.Mendel Pre-Fall 2010 dress with a sheer yoke, pleated bodice and a draped detail cascading from the waist.

I love the dress and the colour is divine on her, but I really dislike the matchy matchy colour of the clutch and earrings.

Champagne peep-toes complete the look.

I adore Jenna Dewan’s Paule Ka Spring 2009 sweetheart strapless dress with blush brush stroke details.

I love the volume on the runway picture, which also shows us that the dress has a solid black back panel.

The matchy matchy nature of her heels works better for me than it did on Ashley.

Lisa Edelstein pops up every now and then on the red carpet, and every now and then I say wow.

This is one of those wow moments.

Her Emilio Pucci Resort 2010 dress is exquisite.

The embellished details around the empire-waist stop it from looking very “St Tropez”.

Had BDOTW not been so packed should would’ve been in contention.  I might try to squeeze her in.

Lake Bell flashes a rare smile at this event. Maybe she was promised some diamonds *winks*

The gorgeous actress who still looks stunning with minimal make-up arrived wearing a black and white strapless Lyn Devon Fall 2009 belted dress.

Black patent pumps and a white clutch completed the look.

As cute as Dianna Agron looks in her peachy dress. It’s a bit to Disney for my taste.

Her gold criss cross heels are from Bally.

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10.12.09

Social Events Of The Week

Gare Du Nord Train Station, Paris

I love it when Victoria Beckham is in Europe, as we get to see so much of her.

The fashion designer was spotted hopping off the Eurostar at Gare Du Nord station in Paris earlier today.

The woman famed for wearing sunglasses this time hid behind her Loewe Pre-Fall 2009 hat, whilst wearing a black leather trench coat, Trib Two’s and Loewe Paloma 29 bag which we’ve seen her carrying before.

Only VB would dare sport this look.

“The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus” New York Premiere

Lily Cole certainly has the legs to pull off this striped Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2009 Couture short suit.

I just don’t get the matching thigh-high boots.

Women In Film & Television 29th Annual Muse Awards, New York

America Ferrera looked stunning wearing a Proenza Schouler black wool cut-out dress.

I love everything about this look from the cut of the dress, to her beehive hairstyle and her metallic peep-toes.

She may tend to wear a lot of black, but she always looks so well put together.

“It’s Complicated” New York Premiere

Lake Bell always looks so sexy, even when she’s not trying.

The actress smolders wearing a Narciso Rodriguez royal blue crepe dress with the trademark criss cross straps.

Her look is paired with Narciso Rodriguez black suede strap sandals, and bubblegum pink lips.

“Late Show With David Letterman”, New York

Rachel Weisz also opted for a pop of blue wearing this belted dress with flutter sleeves.

I love the look, but the peek-a-boo bra distracts me from loving this look.

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