Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture Shanghai Fashion Show

Dior Shanghai Spring 2013 Couture

As Asia is such an important market for fashion brands, Christian Dior headed east to present their Spring 2013 Haute Couture collection at Five on the Bund in Shanghai, China on Saturday, inviting several of our favourite Asian actresses who all wore looks from the Dior Spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection.

Zhang Ziyi: The Asian superstar took her front-row seat wearing a look from the Spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection, which has been so successful on the red carpet. She selected a yellow-gold paillette dress with a layered tulle overlay. This look would’ve been amazing if she had worn the runway belt. As presented, Zhang looks very boxy.

Shu Qi: Taking a more masculine approach, Shu Qi wore a Dior charcoal-grey tuxedo dress with notched lapels and a pleated skirt with shimmering blue and pink panels. Not only do I not get the dress, but I also don’t understand the styling choice of adding patterned tights. A very rare miss for Shu Qi.

Angelababy: Even Angelababy can’t make this collection work. All I see here is a lot of fabric posing as a tri-coloured strapless Dior dress, and a solid effort to lift the look with pink Dior sandals and a grey Miss Dior bag; sadly, those efforts are to no avail.

Sun Li: The actress is the only one who gets a pass from me. While we have seen this Dior strapless tuxedo dress before on Allison Williams, this is the only dress that worked on this red carpet; of course, it is hard to go wrong with an LBD.

Do any of these looks work for you? In answer to my own question, “No.”

Christian Dior Spring 2013

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Shu Qi In Stella McCartney – ‘Journey to the West’ Beijing Press Conference

Shu Qi attended the Beijing press conference for her latest project, ‘Journey to the West’, in China last Thursday.

The actress wore a Stella McCartney one-sleeved illusion cut-out dress, which she accessorized with electric-blue patent pumps with embellishments on the heel.

Usually demure, I love this sexier look on Shu Qi. I love the pops of blue via her nails and pumps, but I wish she had swept her hair over her other shoulder to show off the more interesting, sculptured details.

You can buy Shu’s Stella McCartney dress from Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Luisa via Roma,
Matches Fashion Global and Matches Fashion UK.

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Shu Qi In Elie Saab – Piaget Store Opening

Shu Qi attended the opening ceremony of Piaget’s new store in Hong Kong, China last week.

The Taiwanese actress wore an Elie Saab Fall 2011 gown for the occasion.

I was delighted to finally see this maroon embellished gown, with a plunging neckline, on the red carpet.

She of course accessorized her look with Piaget jewels but I was surprised she added blue Giuseppe Zanotti embellished peep-toes to this look.

I’m on the fence about her footwear. Whilst they are a welcome addition to all the hum-drum shoes we see on the red carpet, I’m also thinking they take some of the elegance away from the look.

What do you think?

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Who Wore Giorgio Armani Better? Ryoko Yonekura, Paz Vega & Shu Qi

This Giorgio Armani Spring 2012 dress is so stunning that it’s no surprise it has hit the red carpet on three occasions.

Ryoko Yonekura gave the dazzling sequined strapless dress its debut back in April when she attended the LA premiere of ‘The Avengers’.

Even though the photographer’s flash burnt out all the detail, she looked beautiful nonetheless, styling her dress with a glitter clutch and Jimmy Choo ‘Kiln’ booties.

Spanish actress Paz Vega wore the same dress to the 2012 Trophée Chopard event during Cannes Film Festival, styling her glossy locks into a chic updo.

I loved the dress on her, but the pumps were a very odd choice.

Shu Qi wore the same dress to the Armani Fashion Show in Beijing, China, last month.

From what I can see, her shoe choice was very uninspired, so Ryoko wins for me as her styling was spot on from H-2-T.

Who Wore H&M Red Carpet Conscious Collection Better? Michelle Jenner or Shu Qi

Back in March, Michelle Jenner opted to wear a dress from the H&M Red Carpet Conscious Collection to the photocall of her latest movie ‘Extraterrestre’ in Madrid, Spain.

As it was a photocall, she opted to wear the look without the additional skirt, styling it with purple Louboutins to match the embroidery on her dress.

Shu Qi wore the same dress with the longer skirt under the shorter skirt when presenting on stage at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards in Hong Kong back in April.

The beautiful actress paired her dress with Jimmy Choo heels and gold earrings.

Even though I’m not crazy about the longer skirt over the shorter skirt, I adore Shu’s shoe choice, so she wins for me.

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Shu Qi In Armani Privé – 31st Hong Kong Film Awards

Yesterday evening, Shu Qi attended the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards.

The annual awards are the Hong Kong equivalent to the Oscars and the British BAFTAS.

The actress looked sensational wearing an Armani Privé Spring 2012 gown.

Her lime-green strapless gown, which is fully embroidered with paillettes, kind of reminds me of a kiwi fruit.

The gown with a daring plunging neckline was teamed with gold earrings and gold bracelets.

Shu Qi’s hair, which is now a rich auburn colour, was styled into a retro updo.

This gown fits her like a glove. She is truly radiant, but those gold earrings, which for some reason remind me of discarded Ferrero Rocher wrappers, don’t work for me.

They aren’t quite in tune with the elegant nature of her look and they are odd looking to say the least.

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