23.12.13 Best Of

Stella’s Got Her Groove Back & Film Festival Queen 2013 – Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman has long been a red carpet favourite, from when she was first introduced on Tom Cruise’s arm in the ’90s. She dazzled us in Dior, Gucci, Versace, YSL, and Nina Ricci, to name a few. Then she kinda lost her fizz.

This year she was back to her best, giving us drop-dead-gorgeous look after drop-dead-gorgeous look, starting with Alexander McQueen at the Golden Globe Awards, then onto Vivienne Westwood at the SAG Awards before her epic run during Cannes Film Festival, which really saw her get back in the saddle.

Even by her own admission the Australian actress said that she fell out of love with fashion, but thanks to her starring role as fashion icon Grace Kelly in ‘Grace of Monaco’ that passion has been ignited once again and we are all grateful to that casting director.

When the film is released in 2014, we can look forward to an amazing promo tour.

I have to give an honourable mention to Olivia Wilde, who also got back into her groove this year.

Nicole Kidman Cannes Film Festival

Credit: Getty

01.11.13 Advertising

Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo Cruise 2014

Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo Cruise 2014

Following on from the Fall 2013 campaign, Nicole Kidman had been tapped by Jimmy Choo again for the Cruise 2014 campaign which also features a very interesting behind-the-scenes video.

Proving she’s a girl after my own heart, she says, “Tall women shy away from wearing shoes, but I don’t. I like the luxury of putting on something high because I feel sexier.”
Amen.

Channelling iconic French actress Brigitte Bardot with the same bouffant hairstyle, the actress reveals that her favourite Choo from this collection is called ‘Sunday’, which is ironically the same name as her daughter, Sunday Rose Kidman-Urban.

In the print ads Nicole dominates the scene, silhouetted against a dramatic ocean scape, wearing the ‘Xenia’ strappy sandals whilst clutching the ‘Anna’ python bag.

Nicole does an amazing job of portraying a sultry summer goddess with her sun-burnished skin and sea salt tousled hair in a relaxed but provocative pose.

Credit: Jimmy Choo

07.10.13

Nicole Kidman In Prada – 10th Huading Awards Opening Ceremony

Nicole Kidman In Prada - 10th Huading Awards

Nicole Kidman was escorted down the red carpet by Jackie Chan earlier this evening for the 2013 Huading Awards Opening Ceremony in Macao, China.

The Australian actress is on quite a magnificent roll, this time wearing an Oriental-inspired black Prada halter satin gown with a keyhole detail and shawl sleeves enriched with orange paillette and stone floral motif embroidery.

Looking both radiant and statuesque, she swept her hair up into a chic updo, with gold hooped earrings and a red pout completing her look.

After the Kerry Washington debacle of last week, Miuccia Prada really needed this spectacular hit.

Credit: FameFlynet

Nicole Kidman In L’Wren Scott – Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Event

Nicole Kidman In L'Wren Scott - Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Event

Nicole Kidman attended Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women event held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Friday afternoon, where she was honoured for working with the UN Women.

The Australian actress wore a L’Wren Scott Fall 2013 black long-sleeve dress with gold metallic trims including stitched contour seaming, buttons, cuffs and pointy collar.

I have a feeling some may think this ages Nicole or deem the dress to be too matronly on her. While you won’t see me voting this BDOTW, it does feel very event appropriate – business-like, but with an exquisitely chic edge.

Jimmy Choo ‘Rumba’ sandals continued the black-and-gold theme, with gold earrings and barely there makeup completing her look.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

22.09.13

Nicole Kidman In Prada & Saint Laurent – Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis Ceremony

Nicole Kidman In Prada - Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis Opening Ceremony

Nicole Kidman attended the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis earlier today in Qingdao, China.

The actress wore a red-and-black Prada Resort 2014 high-neck leaf-and-flower-print gown accented with a bejewelled neckline and styled with dazzling drop earrings, a steel bracelet and black sandals.

Even though this dress made me think back to her L’Wren Scott gown worn during Cannes Film Festival, this is yet another amazing look from Nicole.

The sleek updo was the icing cake.

Nicole Kidman In saint laurent  – Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis Ceremony

Earlier in the day she wore a black and white Saint Laurent look featuring a jacquard blazer, sheer blouse and slim-fit pants.

Her chic and sexy look was styled with a gold Omega watch and white Jimmy Choo ‘Faxon’ peep-toes with a black criss-cross detail.

I do love a colour co-ordinated look and I do love that Nicole is back on tip-top form.

Credit: Getty