Yao Chen 姚晨 In Elie Saab – 14th Chinese Media Awards

Yao Chen 姚晨 In Elie Saab - 14th Chinese Media Awards

Yao Chen attended the 14th Chinese Media Awards on Saturday (October 11) in Beijing, China.

The actress looked as graceful as ever wearing an Elie Saab Fall 2014 gown in a rich burgundy hue.

I love how the asymmetric neckline and the waist are panelled with velvet, making this a dramatic choice for both her and the event.

So often these events can be full of princess gowns, so I love this more sultry choice styled with a tricoloured star-motif Kotur clutch.

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Yao Chen 姚晨 In J. Mendel – Huayi Brothers 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Yao Chen ?? In J Mendel – Huayi Brothers 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Yao Chen attended the Huayi Brothers 20th anniversary celebrations in Hainan Province, China on Saturday (June 7) following the handprint ceremony earlier in the day.

The Chinese actress looked beautiful wearing a J. Mendel 2014 Pre-Fall 2014 hammered satin pink strapless column gown featuring a bustier-style boned bodice with asymmetrical pleating, and an asymmetrical wrap-front construction.

She could’ve played it safe with matching accessories or the standard nude or black; instead she enlivened the look with fuchsia-pink Jimmy Choo pumps and a matching Smythson clutch.

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You can buy Yao’s J. Mendel Strapless Rose Clair Gown from Shopbop.com.

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Yao Chen 姚晨 In Gucci – Huayi Brothers 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Yao Chen ?? In Gucci - Huayi Brothers 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Yao Chen attended the Huayi Brothers 20th anniversary celebrations in Hainan Province, China on Saturday (June 7), which started with a handprint ceremony.

The gorgeous Chinese actress wore a mustard-coloured Gucci Fall 2014 mini dress featuring a leather criss-cross bodice and a crepe A-line skirt.

Her pretty look was styled with Christian Louboutin ‘Pina Spike’ ankle-strap peep-toes and Pomellato jewels.

While I love the dress and the edge given to it via the heels, the jewellery doesn’t work for me here. The pieces don’t blend well or complement the look in any way for me.

You may remember that Charlotte Casiraghi wore this same dress last week in blue with far less fussy accessories.

You can buy Yao’s Christian Louboutin ‘Pina Spike’ Sandals from Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

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Who Wore Miu Miu Better…Yao Chen or Elle Fanning?

Who Wore Miu Miu Better Yao Chen or Elle Fanning

Yao Chen wore a black-and-white musical-note print Miu Miu Resort 2014 mini dress to the premiere of her latest flick ‘Firestorm’ back in December.

Styled with fiery Sergio Rossi heels and sleek tresses, her look couldn’t have been more appropriately styled.

Elle Fanning wore the same dress last month, adding a white Rodarte Fall 2012 leather jacket and ankle boots, which killed the look for me.

Toughening up this look wasn’t the way to go, so Yao Chen wins for me.

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Yao Chen In Miu Miu – ‘Firestorm’ Hong Kong Premiere

Yao Chen In Miu Miu - 'Firestorm' Hong Kong Premiere

Capping off a busy weekend, Yao Chen attended the ‘Firestorm’ premiere held at Garden Court on Sunday (December 15) in Hong Kong wearing her third look of the weekend.

Hitting all the right style notes, she wore a musical-note black-and-white Miu Miu Resort 2014 sleeveless frock with a scooped neckline which is considerably more playful than her previous looks.

What I love most about this look is her Sergio Rossi gladiator sandals from the Spring 2014 collection: they spell out the name of the movie, plus they add an unexpected twist to her flirty frock.

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Yao Chen In Balenciaga – ‘Firestorm’ Asia-Pacific Film Festival Premiere

Yao Chen In Balenciaga - 'Firestorm' Asia-Pacific Film Festival Premiere

Andy Lau escorted Yao Chen down the red carpet for the ‘Firestorm’ premiere held at the Venetian Macao during the 56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival on Friday (December 13) in Macau, China.

For her second look of the day, the actress wore a Balenciaga Spring 2014 ivory suiting mini dress with a shawl collar, button-down detailing and sheer sleeves, which is a sexy take on a blazer worn as a dress.

Balenciaga ankle-cuff light-grey pumps, a Roger Vivier clutch and a Shaun Leane bracelet styled her look.

I can’t say I’m a fan of the shoes, but she looks stylish, modern and elegant as always.

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Yao Chen In Giambattista Valli Couture – ‘Firestorm’ Press Conference

Yao Chen In Giambattista Valli  - 'Firestorm' Press Conference

Yao Chen attended the ‘Firestorm’ press conference held at the Venetian Macao during the 56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival on Friday (December 13) in Macau, China.

Looking as beautiful as ever, the actress wore a Giambattista Valli Fall 2013 Couture cap-sleeved dress with a gorgeous painterly floral print taking centre stage.

Accented with a white waistband, the dress was styled with blue peep-toes and a blue-stone cocktail ring.

Simple and elegant. Her style is always impeccable.

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Yao Chen In Camilla and Marc – ‘Control’ Beijing Premiere

Yao Chen In Camilla and Marc - 'Control' Beijing Premiere

Having given birth to a baby boy back in July, Yao Chen was back and looking better than ever at the premiere of her latest movie, ‘Control’, in Beijing, China this week.

Picking up where she left off, the actress looked outstanding wearing a Camilla and Marc Spring 2014 black dress with an asymmetrical neckline with a mesh insert and an alluring mesh hemline.

Her figure-flattering look was styled with a quirky lip motif Jimmy Choo ‘Candy’ clutch and Jimmy Choo bow-accented black sandals.

The finishing touch was a dazzling Giuseppe Zanotti Design necklace, which accelerates this already well-styled look.

She looks so good that I almost forgot to check out the arm candy to her right.

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You can buy Yao Chen’s Jimmy Choo ‘Candy’ Clutch from Net-A-Porter.com.

Who Wore Valentino Better…Keira Knightley or Yao Chen?

Who Wore Valentino Better Keira Knightley or Yao Chen

Keira Knightley looked stunning wearing a Valentino Fall 2012 gown to the ‘Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World’ LA Film Festival premiere back in June last year.

The British actress never lets us down when it comes to red carpet dressing, and we were totally in awe of how she made the red Chanel floral metal headband work without it feeling too costumey.

Yao Chen’s motto was “anything Keira can do, I can do better”.

Sadly this wasn’t the case for me. Her red shoulder bag, while complementing the look colour-wise, still felt very out of place for such a delicate gown. I also felt the gown had lost much of its allure the second time around.

It was like someone trying to cover a Michael Jackson song: a feat like this can only be achieved to perfection once.

Keira wins by a country mile.

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