Solange Knowles In Etro – Out In Dublin

Solange Knowles In Etro - Out In Dublin

Birthday girl Solange Knowles turned 27 in Dublin, Ireland yesterday, where she blew out the candles in high style.

Naturally, our reigning pretty-girl of prints took the opportunity to pattern the celebration with an Etro Spring 2013 blazer and shirt, daintily painted in Japanese-inspired blue flora and fauna.

Three thick rows of black, green and orange stripes boldly cut through the sleeves and bottom of the jacket, interrupting the lighter blooms.

Solange further raised the volume with a cropped pair of slick black track pants from Etro’s Fall 2013 collection. My birthday wish for her would have been that she wore the runway look in its entirety with the matching palazzo pants. She could have carried off the print explosion with aplomb.

We are accustomed to the songstress rocking a fab ‘fro, but she flaunted her new thigh-dusting rows of braids for her b-day.

Funky round shades and Pierre Hardy’s Trico-Dot pumps with orange ankle straps completed the look.

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Etro Printed Silk Blazer – farfetch.com
Etro Floral Blouse – farfetch.com

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21.05.13 Menswear, Premiere

‘The Hangover Part III’ LA Premiere Menswear Round Up

Hangover Premiere Menswear

The men of ‘The Hangover Part III’ also took to the red carpet at Westwood Village Theatre in Westwood, California on Monday evening. Thankfully, it wasn’t the black-suit fest we are used to.

Bradley Cooper: I was most impressed with Bradley’s custom Gucci suit; he stepped way past the limits of usual red carpet menswear (unless you are Ryan Gosling or Jamie Foxx), donning a rust-coloured notched-lapel two-button suit. Pairing the look with a pale-blue shirt was also a bit of a risk when a white shirt would’ve been an easier choice. What I love most about this look is that I can finally see Bradley’s handsome face again. The beard was getting a bit out of control.

Justin Bartha: Going for a head-to-toe sleek Etro look, the actor wore a grey-and-blue plaid woven suit with a blue dress shirt. I love the accents, which prevent this look from feeling one note; they include a navy silk polka-dot tie, a silk paisley pocket square and suede two-tone brogues.

Zach Galifianakis: My wish for this look is that Zach had matched his jacket to his pants. Either colour would’ve worked. As presented it doesn’t work for me.

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Fan Bingbing In Etro – ‘White Haired Witch’ Press Conference

Fan Bingbing In Etro - 'White Haired Witch' Press Conference

Huang Xiaoming and Fan Bingbing attended a press conference for their latest movie ‘White Haired Witch’ last Tuesday in Beijing, China.

Bingbing, who is known for her love of stunning Elie Saab gowns, opted for an Etro Spring 2013 look on this occasion.

As we know, the actress is not afraid to try something new, but you will be delighted that she kept her floral ensemble with a ruffled trim, both on the blouse and pants, quirk-free.

I can see why she was attracted to this vibrant floral piece, modelled after Japanese hand paintings, and I’m glad she kept the runway look intact and decided not to break up the look with a solid piece.

Raven wavy side-swept locks and Giuseppe Zanotti platform peep-toes completed her look.

Even though Xiaoming is wearing a bright red suit, my eyes go straight to Bingbing.

Fan Bingbing In Etro

Etro Ruffle-Trimmed Flora TopNet-A-Porter.com
Etro Ruffle-Trimmed Flora PantsNet-A-Porter.com

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29.03.13 Menswear, Premiere

‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Moscow Premiere Menswear Round Up

'Olympus Has Fallen' Moscow Premiere Menswear Round Up

Here I find myself swooning twice for Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart who were in Russia yesterday evening for the Moscow premiere for ‘Olympus Has Fallen’.

Gerard Butler: The hunky Scot donned an Etro blue-and-lilac checked suit which he wore with a complementary lilac dress shirt and a printed Etro tie. It’s not often we see an Etro suit on the red carpet, but from judging this outing we clearly need more.

Aaron Eckhart: While Aaron’s look was more classic; his midnight-blue suit and black shirt combo sans tie had a more relaxed feel to it. This didn’t stop him from looking any less handsome though.

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Jordin Sparks In Etro – 2012 American Music Awards

Jordin Sparks was one of the first to take to the red carpet at the 2012 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in LA on Sunday evening.

The singer wore an Etro Fall 2012 gown.

I love that Jordin kept her makeup simple with this long-sleeve net gown with eclectic patchwork prints and sheer panels; that was the key to pulling off this look.

A simple ponytail, nude lips, diamond stud earrings and pointy nude pumps provided the finishing touches.

I think even a clutch would’ve been one piece too much for this gown, so kudos to Jordin for pulling this off so effortlessly and successfully.

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Carmen Ejogo In Etro – ‘Alex Cross’ LA Premiere

Carmen Ejogo joined co-star Rachel Nichols on the red carpet last night for the ‘Alex Cross’ LA premiere held at the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California, last night.

She wore an Etro Fall 2012 sexy look.

An embroidered black sheer top was styled with a paisley print and striped skirt with leather fin details at the back, but the best part about this look is the leather belt which acts like an uber-chic peplum.

It’s rare, but I have to say I prefer Carmen’s zebra-print pumps over Joan Smalls’ shoes.

A simple black box clutch and a pink lip colour completed her look.

I love that she was adventurous with her choices for this big movie premiere, it’s just a shame about the small hole in her top.

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Lake Bell In Etro – Elle’s 19th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration

Lake Bell gave us a sultry pose on the red carpet at Elle’s Women in Hollywood Celebration, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, yesterday evening.

She was one of the many stars who didn’t opt for Calvin Klein; instead she wore an Etro Fall 2012 dress.

Her paisley-print dress with a sheer yoke and black sleeves isn’t my favourite look from her, but she is working the hell out of it.

I would’ve preferred her look if the sleeves had been sheer or had the same print as the dress presented on the runway.

A simple satin clutch and black criss-cross sandals completed her look.

This is the first time I have seen Lake’s flame-coloured hair and I have to say it’s really working for her – and I’m one who takes a while to accept change.

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