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Alison Brie In Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Roland Mouret & Wolk Morais – 2017 Toronto Film Festival

Alison Brie has been a regular at the Toronto Film Festival, allowing her multiple opportunities to experiment with her feminine style. She attended the HFPA & InStyle Celebration on Saturday (September 9), followed by a trip to the IMDB Studio on Sunday (September 10). Then it was off to the ‘The Disaster Artist’ premiere on Monday (September 11).

HFPA & InStyle Celebration: While many brought out the sparkles and metallics, the actress charmed in a plaid Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Pre-Fall 2017 dress. Kurt Geiger ‘Hermione’ sandals elevated the ensemble for evening.

IMDB Studio: Experimenting with an athletic take on glamour, Alison opted for a Roland Mouret Spring 2017 skirt, styled simply with a black Wolford ‘Jamaika’ bodysuit and Stella Luna ‘Bandana’ sandals. I enjoyed the fresh take, but would have preferred to see this ensemble switched with the tartan mini.

‘The Disaster Artist’ Premiere: Finally, she walked the transitional line between summer and fall with a Wolk Morais Spring 2017 black velvet dress with thigh-skimming hemline. I appreciated the pared-down accessorizing to let the draping on the mini shine. Sadly, it can sometimes get lost in photos.

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Mary J. Blige In Gucci – ‘Mudbound’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Mary J. Blige hit the red carpet at the ‘Mudbound’ Toronto Film Festival premiere on Tuesday (September 12).

As one who normally prefers solid, sexier looks, I was surprised to hear the singer was in Gucci, but understood when I saw her in this sharp-shouldered Fall 2017 dress.

Eschewing the pink tights and hat, Mary accessorized with statement rings and Chanel shoes detailed with bows.

She made it her own, but I would have liked to see the cascade of blonde hair loosely tied back to better show off the dress’s ruffled front.

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Kate Mara In David Koma – ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Kate Mara was joined by her Dior Homme-clad husband Jamie Bell for the Toronto Film Festival premiere of ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ on Tuesday (September 12).

Upon seeing the actress in her David Koma Fall 2017 mesh dress, I wanted to facetime her long-time stylist Johnny Wujek and give him a virtual high-five for nailing the lining of this dress, because lord knows we would’ve rolled our eyes had she stepped out in the runway version of this look.

David Koma doesn’t really do dainty, but with the modifications and Kate’s styling she gave this look a new lease of life.

Silver Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pumps completed her look.

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Diane Kruger In Atelier Prabal Gurung – ‘In The Fade’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

The three people I was looking out for this Toronto Film Festival were Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone and Diane Kruger.

Sadly, only one has managed to live up to expectation, and that was Jessica.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t get on board with Diane’s Atelier Prabal Gurung look worn to the ‘In the Fade’ premiere on Tuesday (September 12).

Between the construction, the titanium lame fabrication and the conflicting gold accessories – which included Jimmy Choo sandals and a L’Afshar clutch – it just felt strangely disjointed to me.

It short, I don’t get it.

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Bella Heathcote In Dolce & Gabbana – ‘Professor Marston & The Wonder Women’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Bringing her own bouquet of blooms to the red carpet, Bella Heathcote attended the ‘Professor Marston & The Wonder Women’ Toronto Film Festival premiere on Tuesday (September 12).

Fully embracing the array of flowers that permeated the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2017 runway, she wore a colourful, dimensional mini dress from the collection.

I thought that she managed the beautiful yet intricate floral array quite successfully. That said, with such an extravagant bold-shoulder design, she could have gotten away with far simpler styling.

But, she was more interested in the full floral package with her Sophia Webster ‘Lilico Glitter’ platform shoes. An Atelier Swarovski lurex satin and mesh bag and a rose-red lip completed the look.

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Sarah Silverman In Lavish Alice & Galia Lahav Couture – HFPA & InStyle Celebration of TIFF & ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Sarah Silverman did double duty at the Toronto International Film Festival. First, the performer attended the HFPA & InStyle Celebration of TIFF on Saturday (September 9). Later, she joined Emma Stone and Andrea Riseborough at the ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ premiere on Sunday (September 10).

HFPA & InStyle Celebration of TIFF: Sarah further proved white dresses are a key player at TIFF 2017 with a Lavish Alice Fall 2017 number. She enhanced the glamorous vibe of the ankle-length frock with gold Sarah Flint ‘Ivy’ heels, golden jewellery and waves cascading over one ear.

‘Battle Of The Sexes’ Premiere: For evening, she kept the glamour but increased the party factor with Galia Lahav Couture. While her co-stars went for shorter silhouettes, Sarah championed a maxi gown festooned with lace appliqués. I appreciate the ensemble’s spirit and the way her topknot perfectly echoed the rosette detail on her neck.

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Imogen Poots In Prada – ‘I Kill Giants’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

I was pleasantly surprised by Prada recently, with Jessica Chastain’s captivating gown at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival.

But, my brief love affair ended abruptly when Imogen Poots entered the film festival circuit for the ‘I Kill Giants’ TIFF premiere last Saturday (September 9), as I was quickly reminded why Prada can be a difficult sell on the red carpet.

It wasn’t just the lacklustre silhouette of the dress, but also the unflattering satin-y fabrication and the haphazard fringed beading that were problematic.

Add to that the black platform pumps and a messier approach to hair and makeup, and it’s a recipe for a redo. There isn’t anything I’d salvage here.

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