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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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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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Yao Chen In Lanvin – 2013 Sina Weibo Awards

Yao Chen In Lanvin - 2013 Sina Weibo Awards

Yao Chen joined Zhang Ziyi on the red carpet for the 2013 Sina Weibo Awards held at the China World Trade Center Tower 3 in Beijing, China on Monday evening.

Also opting for a slicked-back ‘do, the Chinese actress wore a Lanvin Spring 2013 dress.

Her sleeveless mini dress, featuring a mannequin photographic print, was styled with an Olympia Le-Tan clutch and metallic-silver Jimmy Choo pumps.

Chen’s clutch is competing with her dress. I think she should’ve opted for a clutch in a solid colour.

Overall, I’m not crazy about this look either.

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Yao Chen In Valentino – Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards

Yao Chen In Valentino - Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards

Yao Chen joined a host of stars on the red carpet for the Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards held at China World Hotel Beijing in China on Tuesday evening.

The actress wore a Valentino Fall 2012 dress.

Her sleeveless nude dress, enriched with floral embroidery, was styled with a red shoulder bag, gold-spiked white Louboutin pumps, and Pomellato jewels.

Like Angelababy, who also attended this event, this gown is a rerun. You may remember that Keira Knightley owned this when she wore it back in June last year.

It doesn’t quite have that magical feel a second time around, plus I would’ve preferred a red clutch to a shoulder bag.

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Who Wore Georges Hobeika Couture Better…Brittany Snow or Yao Chen

Brittany Snow wore this gorgeous periwinkle-blue Georges Hobeika Fall 2012 Couture dress to the ‘Pitch Perfect’ LA premiere back in September.

The enticing colour of her Swarovski-beaded and organza-and-velvet floral appliquéd dress made her baby-blue eyes pop. The key to pulling off this look was effortless styling, which the actress mastered.

Sadly the same can’t be said for Yao Chen.

The actress wore the same dress a month later to the L’Officiel 2012 China Elegance Awards in Beijing, China and sucked all the elegance out of the frock with her heavy-handed styling of the look.

Even the blue nails were a step too far, but she also added a nude Bulgari clutch and cobalt-blue Christian Louboutin ‘Daffodile’ pumps.

Brittany wins by a country mile.

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