25.02.13

Kristen Stewart In Reem Acra – 2013 Oscars

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Kristen Stewart was added to the 2013 Oscars roster as a presenter for tonight’s show hosted at Hollywood & Highland Center’s Dolby Theatre in California.

She showed up towards the end of the red carpet festivities rocking quite the accessory, crutches, due to an unexplained injury. Crutches aside, the edgy starlet channeled a significantly softer side in a Reem Acra Couture design.

The creamy creation was an angelic gown with its flurries of tulle that peeked out from the intricate embroidery and embellishment of the dress.

While this was elegant enough, the dress appeared ill-fitting and it translated as too mature for this tomboy actress. As well, the colour nearly matched Kristen’s alabaster complexion. Unfortunately, the overall effect was more aging and washed-out than winning.

A different makeup look could have helped change that effect. Her smouldering, desert-hued smokey eye was pretty, but a bolder lip would have been nice. And her tousled waves seemed a bit too casual for the Oscars.

I didn’t like the Fred Leighton diamond link necklace here, as it was an unnecessary afterthought for this particular gown.

But, all in all, Kristen has to commended for conquering the red carpet even with an injured limp. She apparently even wore Jimmy Choo heels, not even resorting to Converse sneakers on this occasion.

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13.02.13

Reem Acra Fall 2013

Reem Acra Fall 2013

Reem Acra’s Fall 2013 collection was inspired by a recent trip to Japan and a meeting with artist Daido Moriyama.

The influence was hinted at in the silhouettes and the lavish floral appliqués and embroideries, which were simply breathtaking.

I love how the designer played with volumes and shapes. We saw everything, from the luxuriously oversized to lean and sculpted, ranging from traditional kimonos to streamlined column gowns on a colour palette of mostly black, white and red.

I was quite taken by the tweed kimono coat worn over the ink-dot blouse with a houndstooth skirt for daywear, but it was the gowns I was most delighted to see.

The Lebanese designer, who is a hit with A-listers, served up gorgeous gowns ranging from beaded, embroidered, and figure-hugging to elaborate ball gowns, which should take pride of place on the red carpet at the Nokia Theatre in LA at some point… hopefully very soon.

Front Row: Katherine Heigl, Tinsley Mortimer and Jennifer Creel

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Zhang Ziyi, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Krysten Ritter, Abbie Cornish, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez and Nina Dobrev

Favourites: Look 35, Look 24 and Look 17

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Ellie Kemper In Reem Acra – 2013 SAG Awards

Ellie Kemper In Reem Acra - 2013 SAG Awards

Ellie Kemper attended the 2013 SAG Awards tonight, held at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

‘The Office’ star stood out in her delightfully hued sea-foam green gown from Reem Acra’s Resort 2013 collection.

Featuring an illusion neckline dotted with dainty embellishment that swirled its way to the hem of the dress, the design held a subtle sparkle. More shine came courtesy of Neil Lane jewels.

A sash with an architectural mock bow edged up the princess-y power of this look and kept it from venturing too sweet. But I have a feeling this dress looked better in person than it photographed, as some of the engaging detail was lost.

The pastel color was nice with Ellie’s flame-red hair, which was swept back into an updo and accessorized with a jewelled hair pin.

It’s a shame about that unsightly zipper at the back.

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Rosario Dawson In Reem Acra – 2013 Learn.Build.Create Inaugural Celebration

Rosario Dawson In Reem Acra - 2013 Learn Build Create Inaugural Celebration

Rosario Dawson attended the 2013 Learn.Build.Create Inaugural Celebration in Washington, D.C. yesterday evening.

The actress wore one of my favourite looks from the Reem Acra Spring 2013 collection.

Her fully beaded blush dress with batwing sleeves and a pink ombre hemline is gorgeous, but would’ve worked better on someone taller as too much of the skirt is bunched up on the floor.

I loved the pink leather clutch on the runway; here Rosario opted for a box clutch with a rose-pink tint.

Matching jewels including Graziela earrings, sleek tresses and a glossy lip colour provided the finishing touches.

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Isla Fisher In Reem Acra – 2013 Golden Globe Awards

Isla Fisher In Reem Acra - 2013 Golden Globe AwardsIsla Fisher attended the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, hosted at California’s Beverly Hilton Hotel, in shimmering style.

Along with other stars the likes of Kerry Washington and Connie Britton, Isla also brought the sparkle and shine to the red carpet in her Reem Acra delight.

But, this time, the glimmer was of a rather ethereal and subdued quality. Her nude gown enchanted with its flurry of silver embellishment that quietly faded into the illusion netting of the top.

A black handbag broke the soft, magical touch.

All in all, the glamour was there, and Isa’s fiery red locks, flipped to one side and styled into a seductive wave, and her crimson lip only added to the effect.

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Zhang Ziyi In Reem Acra – Chinese Music Charts Concert

Zhang Ziyi In Reem Acra - Chinese Music Charts Concert

Zhang Ziyi continued her busy week at the Chinese Music Charts Concert in Taipei, Taiwan on Saturday.

She opted for a stunning Reem Acra Spring 2013 gown.

The heavenly cream gown with gold floral embroidered details on the bodice was the perfect way to close a very stylish year for the Asian actress.

Many of us thought she had lost her desire to opt for princess-like gowns, as she tried out many edgier looks throughout the year, so this spectacular gown will no doubt delight many of you.

A simple updo, Sergio Rossi pumps and dazzling Bulgari earrings completed her look.

You may remember that Carrie Underwood also wore this gown.

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