Michelle Dockery In Elie Saab – 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Michelle Dockery In Elie Saab - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association

Michelle Dockery brought some British flair to the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on Saturday night in Washington, D.C.

The ‘Downton Abbey’ actress showed us our highly anticipated second glance at Elie Saab’s Fall 2013 collection, after Jessica Biel debuted it at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball.

This violet-purple peplum gown with sheer chiffon inlay is another example of a sequin- and bead-free moment from the bling-loving designer. Not that the look was completely shine-free, as metallic bangles and a clutch played nicely with the sculpted belt.

Michelle wore the dress well, although this is a look that’s made for walking, as I missed the magic of the gown’s runway movement.

A glam updo and a hot-fuchsia glossed pout finished the story, although with this ultra-violet colour, I would have liked to have seen a slightly more neutral lippie.

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Who Wore Peter Pilotto Better…Michelle Dockery or Candice Swanepoel?

Who Wore Peter Pilotto Better Michelle Dockery Candice Swanepoel

Back in January, Michelle Dockery wore a Peter Pilotto Spring 2013 dress to Entertainment Weekly’s Pre-SAG Awards party in Los Angeles.

She gained several fashion points for her daring choice, worn with red pointy pumps, red lips and gorgeous statement earrings.

Candice Swanepoel wore the same dress last month while attending a Victoria’s Secret Swim party, opting for plain black pumps and a simple top-knot.

Despite the mumsy updo, Michelle wins for me – mostly because the look was so unexpected, but also because I prefer her choice of accessories, and that bold red lip works perfectly with this look.

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You can buy Michelle and Candice’s Peter Pilotto dress from Matches Fashion Global and
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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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28.01.13

Michelle Dockery In Chado Ralph Rucci – 2013 SAG Awards

Michelle Dockery In Chado Ralph Rucci - 2013 SAG Awards

Michelle Dockery returned to her classic best on the red carpet at the 2013 SAG Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium in California this evening.

The ‘Downton Abbey’ star wore a Chado Ralph Rucci black gown.

Her simple satin gown with a sheer trim was styled with a black and gold Bulgari clutch with a gold-embellished wrap around bracelet from the same designer plus black satin Rupert Sanderson ‘Elba’ pumps.

Opting for a similar swept faux bob like Giuliana Rancic, the actress completed her look with a dark pink lip colour.

I have a feeling some may be put off by this look because of the side boob.

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Michelle Dockery In Peter Pilotto – Entertainment Weekly’s Pre-SAG Awards Party

Michelle Dockery In Peter Pilotto - Entertainment Weekly’s Pre-SAG Awards Party

Michelle Dockery joined Nina Dobrev and Ashley Madekwe on the red carpet at the Chateau Marmont in California last night, for Entertainment Weekly’s Pre-SAG Awards party.

I was initially shocked to see her wearing such an edgy design from the Peter Pilotto’s Spring 2013 collection, but then I realised that I was associating her style too closely to her ‘Downton Abbey’ character.

Her halter dress was teamed with bright red pumps which complemented the vivid print, plus she added a mother of pearl clutch to her look.

I like how this statement piece showcases another side to her red carpet style, but the only thing letting this look down was the mumsy updo.

I think a slick back ponytail would’ve made this look feel more youthful.

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14.01.13

Michelle Dockery In Alexandre Vauthier Couture – 2013 Golden Globe Awards

Michelle Dockery In Alexandre Vauthier Couture - 2013 Golden Globes

Michelle Dockery surprised me when she took to the red carpet this evening for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California on Sunday.

I was expecting to be unimpressed with her choice but she proved me wrong, wearing an Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2012 Couture gown.

The designer, who is loved by the likes of Rihanna, Heidi Klum, Alicia Keys and Rita Ora, created this stunning white crepe gown with a gold guipure bodice and signature bold shoulders.

After disappointing at the Emmy Awards, Michelle’s risky choice tonight paid off.

Gold accessories and wavy tresses completed her look.

I’m pretending not to notice her burgundy pumps.

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