2010 Shanghai International Film Festival – Fan Bingbing In Bottega Veneta

The 13th Shanghai International Film Festival took place in China on Saturday night.

Fan Bingbing was one of the many stars to walk the red carpet at the prestigious event.

Fan always impresses on the red carpet, but on this occasion I wasn’t blown away.

Her orange Bottega Veneta Spring 2010 gown seems to overwhelm her.

I really dislike how totally shapeless the gown is plus how stiff the bodice is.

Her gown was paired with a Bottega Veneta top-stitched ombre leather ‘Knot’ clutch.

All good runs come to an end.

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“The Back-Up Plan” Madrid Photocall – Jennifer Lopez In Bottega Veneta

I’m guessing Jennifer Lopez traveled light for her European promotional tour for “The Back-Up Plan”, because she’s been channeling European designers ever since she touched down in Paris.

Earlier today she attended the Madrid photocall for her new movie looking sensational wearing a Bottega Veneta grosgrain striped halter dress from the Spring 2010 collection.

I love this look.

It’s much preferred to the attempt to be a Parisian princess yesterday.

Maybe it’s the return of the ‘Jenny from the Block’ half up half down hairstyle, or maybe it’s because she’s pulling off this look with a lot more panache than I would’ve given her credit for – considering the dress doesn’t wow on the runway – but I absolutely love it.

She wore her merlot and tobacco striped dress with a sexy pair of nude Christian Louboutin heels, trademark large earrings and a selection of bangles.

This type of dress is much more flattering to her sexy curves.

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“The Miracle Worker” Broadway Opening Night Red Carpet – Jennifer Morrison In Bottega Veneta

Before Camilla Belle my red carpet favourite was Jennifer Morrison, as she always looks so elegant on the red carpet.

We don’t see her as often on the red carpet, but she recently attended the after party for the Broadway opening of “The Miracle Worker” at Crimson in New York City.

She opted for a white Bottega Veneta Spring 2010 chiffon dress with a shimmering nude origami knot detail.

On the runway the knot detail stands strong. On Jennifer it falls a little flat.

I feel like her stylist played with it too much and the detail ending up losing it’s mojo, which is very unfortunate as this is a stunning dress.

I do however love her strappy sandals and Bottega Veneta clutch which perfectly complement the look.

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Runway To Red Carpet – Carey Mulligan In Bottega Veneta & Gianfranco Ferre

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It’s been a very busy weekend for so many stars.

British actress Carey Mulligan attended the “Diamond Information Center Luncheon” which was held in her honour as Academy Award Nominee.

The star looked the most uncomfortable I’ve ever seen her on the red carpet wearing a yellow striped Bottega Veneta Spring 2010 dress.

I don’t like this on Carey. It dress feel more appropriate for a summer fete, plus it’s feel really inconsistent with looks we’ve previously seen from Carey.

This was definitely a stylish choice. I don’t believe Carey would choose this look as it’s way too girlie.

I can picture this on Paris Hilton. She loves a sunshine yellow.

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This LBD by Gianfranco Ferre is more like it for Carey.

I’m also liking the smokey eye which I don’t think she’s sported before.

A Sofia Coppola for Louis Vuitton black suede clutch and strappy heels complete the look.

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2010 SAG Awards – Edie Falco In Bottega Veneta

De Ja Vu Award

As much as Edie Falco looks good in this deep red Bottega Veneta Resort 2010 strapless gown, I’m REALLY disappointed that she didn’t do her red carpet homework.

Had she or her stylist done their homework, they would have known that the great Julianne Moore wore this same gown last year to the Chloe London Premiere.

For large events like this we shouldn’t see re-runs.

Edie completes her look with a matching Bottega Veneta satin quilted knot clutch.

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18.01.10 Best Dressed

2010 Golden Globes Awards – Best Dressed

Best Dressed Award

I was a bit underwhelmed by this red carpet until I saw Diane Kruger.

Ever since I attended the Christian Lacroix Spring 2009 Couture show in January last year I’ve been praying to see this gown on the red carpet.

Diane more than does this stunning pink ombre gown justice. The colour really pops on the soggy red carpet on a cold and rainy night in LA.

I love the sleek old Hollywood hairstyle. She was really out to impress.

Her white Raven Kauffman Couture clutch matched the pretty white bow on the side of her dress.

Most Predictable Award

There would’ve been no prizes for guessing that Marion Cotillard would wear Christian Dior.

Style.com even predicted that exact dress she would wear.

Being the face of ‘Lady Dior’ helps, plus when we see her in Dior we always get spectacular results.

Her petrol green satin asymmetrical Spring 2010 dress has a thigh-high split with a black négligée peeping through.

Jimmy Choo ‘Drake’ sandals and Chopard jewels complete her look.

Biggest Shock Award

Courteney Cox walked the red carpet last night wearing a black strapless dress from Victoria Beckham’s Spring 2010 collection.

Like most pieces from VB’s collection the dress was well structured and had a ‘top to hem’ zipper along the back.

I liked the jeweled detail on the empire waist, and the chic updo Courteney sported.

Normally I don’t care much for Courteney on the red carpet, but she really surprised me by how great she looked.

She carried a black Jimmy Choo ‘Tube’ clutch.

Her husband actor David Arquette dutifully kept her dry from the pouring rain.

Best Couture Award

This is definitely one of those ‘better on screen look’s.  Unfortunately the picture isn’t doing Drew Barrymore any favours.

Her Atelier Versace Fall 2009 one shoulder champagne gown was stunning.

The nude corset was covered by a nude crystallized overlay, with two clusters of glass fringes on the shoulder and the hip.

Her hair was swept back as not to interfere with the details, as the actress wore Lorraine Schwartz jewels to complete her look.

It’s A Grower Award

I’ve been going back and forth with Julianne Moore.

I was just about to put her on the Worst Dressed list, when I decided that her Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2008 dress wasn’t as bad as I first thought.  Mostly because she looks so elegant.

The grey colour initially put me off this silk bustier gown, but I really like the pleated lace detailed neckline and her green Bvlgari earrings were magnificent.

Black suede Balenciaga stingray sandals complete the look.

Beautiful, Even When Slightly Wet Award

Chloe Sevigny would’ve been the most worried about getting her rose Valentino sleeveless gown wet as it would’ve deflated those beautiful ruffles.

But she was lucky to have a someone to help shield her dress from the rain.

Buccellati jewels complete the look.

Va Va Voom ‘Jessica Rabbit’ Award

Christina Hendricks has the most amazing body, which she always dresses so well.

She leaves me breathless in this stunning Christian Siriano Spring 2010 gown which was custom-made to hug those delicious curves.

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Carey Mulligan has yet to put a foot wrong on the red carpet.

This red Bottega Veneta Spring 2010 looks simple yet still chic on the young actress, who won Actress of the Year at this event.

Her look is paired with Sergio Rossi black stamped suede gladiators heels, and black Bottega Veneta origami patent clutch.

I’ve been missing a lot of drama from Eva Green recently.

She doesn’t disappoint on this occasion, as she wore this ultra dramatic red and black feather print Alexander McQueen cowl neck gown.

This is a head turning look, which the actress amps up with smokey eyes, tousled bed hair and a bold lip colour.

Definitely a contender for BDOTW.

Gemma Arterton didn’t get the “red” memo, as she opted for a classic LBD with a twist.

The twist was the poufy shoulders.

The dress fails to excite, but I love the hair and make-up.

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