Zoe Saldana In Prabal Gurung – 2014 Golden Globe Awards

Zoe Saldana In Prabal Gurung - 2014 Golden Globe Awards

Every gaze must have been directed Zoe Saldana’s way, as she posed on the red carpet at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday (January 12).

The actress, who is never one to shy away from the edgier side of fashion, debuted a ballet-pink and black frock from Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2014 collection.

The elegantly slim-line, pencil-skirt silhouette was given a provocative, futuristic dash of flair, given all that bold bric-a-brac that laced nearly every inch of the dress.

Punched up with silver flashing at the molded bodice and glittery flowery-like embellishment, it also featured an asymmetrical, sheer lace panel that shot through the bottom half and also showed up again at the slit of the back.

It was a sexy-sassy-quirky moment if there ever was one.

Matching blushing-nude heels and a pink Bottega Veneta clutch corresponded with the dress, while dainty Lorraine Schwarz diamond earrings, a slicked-back bun and red lip (no space-age lavender lipstick here) put a classic tinge on this complicated number.

Zoe has the distinct advantage of looking every bit as good as the runway model in this hyper-designed look. The complexity is what made this dress really tick—or for some, it may be its ultimate downfall. But the more I looked at it, the more I liked it, much to my own surprise.

You may remember that Fashion Critic had this dress picked out for Zoe Saldana on her wish list.

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20.12.13 Beauty, Hair

Hair Trend Spotting: Braids

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There’s no easier way to enhance your everyday hairstyle. Whether it’s a ponytail or a quick fix to keeping your tresses out of your face, celebrities are obsessed this season with braids.

Katy Perry pulled off a lengthy braided ponytail at the 15th NRJ Music Awards. For a full braid like hers clip-in extensions are a must.

Solange Knowles loves wearing box plaits, and she should, because they look great on her. To get this side swept style let the ends unravel freely.

Olivia Palermo, the braid connoisseur, wore two braids with her chignon at the 2013 Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards. The key to this look is using minimal product to achieve the ladylike softness.

Zoe Saldana’s braid is perfectly (un) done. For the effortless chic look curl hair first and tie a black ribbon on the tip of the loosely braided coils.

Is it just the celebrities, or are you obsessed with braids this season too?

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Zoe Saldana In Marni – 2013 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles

Zoe Saldana In Marni - 2013 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles

Zoe Saldana attended the 2013 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles held at Milk Studios on Thursday evening (December 12) in California.

Back to showcasing her sartorial style, she wore a Marni Spring 2014 black belted peplum dress with asymmetrical layered ruffles, an open-back and a V-neckline.

Incorporating ruby elements into her look, she wore David Yurman mandarin-garnet-and-rubellite drop earrings with a black-diamond pinky ring, to which she added red velvet Christian Louboutin ‘Pigalle’ pumps, carrying an olive clutch embellished with ruby stones which matched both her lips and nails.

While I really like this look with the unpredictable accessories, I prefer the runway colour and styling with the sleeves down and beltless.

Which do you prefer?

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Zoe Saldana In Sachin + Babi – Golden Globe Awards Nominations Announcement

Zoe Saldana In Sachin + Babi - Golden Globe Awards Nominations Announcement

Zoe Saldana attended the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations Announcement held at The Beverly Hilton this morning (December 12) in Beverly Hills, California.

Looking radiant, despite the early morning start, the actress wore a Sachin + Babi Spring 2014 ensemble consisting of a colour-block dotted sleeveless open-back top paired with a dotted and striped skirt, opting against the sheer runway skirt – no doubt to your delight.

Zoe has failed to win some of you over recently, with her Lanvin and Michael Kors’ looks receiving “nice, but not up to Zoe standard” mixed reviews.

While I can’t say this is my favourite look, I like the easy wearability of this look and I prefer her styling over both the runway exits.

She made it her own, effortlessly styling the look with Bruno Magli black ‘Bodufushi’ sandals, with a chic chignon and a hot-red lip completing the look.

It’s been a good 24 hours for Sachin + Babi with Zoe, Kristen Bell and Juliette Lewis all wearing the brand.

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Zoe Saldana In Michael Kors – ‘106 & Park’

Zoe Saldana In Michael Kors - '106 & Park'

Prior to hosting the Niche Media party in Miami, Florida on Friday, Zoe Saldana dropped by ‘106 & Park’ at BET studios in New York City on Thursday to promote her latest movie ‘Out of the Furnace’, in which she stars alongside Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson.

Zoe wore a simple white tee and rolled-up loose-fit boyfriend jeans, with her camel-coloured Michael Kors short-sleeved collarless jacket putting a touch of ‘chic’ into this uber-casual look.

Melinda Maria feather earrings, a selection of gold rings, and black Louboutin pumps styled her look, with a braided bun and bold red lips providing the finishing touches.

Which look do you prefer? The all-white Niche-Media-party Lanvin look or this laidback-chic look?

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08.12.13

Zoe Saldana In Lanvin – Niche Media Party

Zoe Saldana In Lanvin - Niche Media Party

Zoe Saldana hosted the Niche Media Party on Friday during Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida.

With temperatures hitting the high 70s in Miami, Zoe wore her Lanvin Resort 2014 white, unstructured silk blazer Sonny Crockett style by pushing up the sleeves.

Matching high-waist silk tapered pants and a pretty white camisole top made up the rest of her Miami chic look with the actress not going head-to-toe in white, selecting pewter Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ pumps.

Jamie Wolf yellow-gold 5 tier earrings and an EF Collection bangle complemented her look with a red pout and a chic bun providing the finishing touches.

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05.12.13

Zoe Saldana For Flare January 2014

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Zoe Saldana was captured by James White for the cover of Flare Magazine’s January 2014 issue wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier trench, Salvatore Ferragamo top, Jason Wu skirt and hot pants, plus B Brian Atwood heels.

The ‘Nina’ star talks to the Canadian mag about her no-regrets policy about portraying Nina Simone, the challenges of male-dominated sets, the power of women today, not caring what anyone says about her, and her secret softer side.

On the power of women today: “Women aren’t wimpy. They don’t complain all the time. They can open up jars! They can fucking save the day! They can support their whole family. They can support their men. Half of my friends make more money than their male partners.”

On life lessons: “You have to learn from your experiences. I’ve been in compromising circumstances, and I wish I’d had the strength that I have now because I would have protected myself better. I would have stood up for myself better. Women are challenged every day and are sometimes encouraged to objectify themselves. And it hurts.”

On not caring what anyone says about her: “There’s nothing anybody can say or think about me that I will give a shit about. Honestly.”

On her secret soft side: “It’s so funny: the characters I played in ‘Columbiana’ and ‘Avatar’, on the surface, there’s what appears to be strength, but it’s sugar-coating an immense vulnerability. I am tough, but I’m also a very vulnerable person. I trust everyone. For many years I thought, I need to stop being this way, but no, I just need to learn from it.”

On the challenge of male-dominated sets: “You’d see all the boys together, and they’re discussing the scene and what’s going to happen. You just go, ‘yeah, but…’ and they say, ‘oh, but we already discussed that’”. In these instances, Zoe has no problem saying “‘I understand everything you’re saying, but these are the terms we agreed on, and that is why I got on a plane and came out here, and I decided to have your back, and now I don’t feel like you’re having my back. This character is invisible. She’s completely irrelevant, and she should be more. ’”

On her no-regrets policy about ‘Nina': “At the end of the day, no matter how the movie is received, I’m not going to regret anything.”

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