Michelle Obama’s Tour Of Asia

Michelle Obama's Five-Day Tour Of Asia

United States First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in Japan last week for a three-day visit, as part of a drive to promote girls’ education around the world, before heading to Cambodia for two days. Wearing a range of designers, she dynamically showed her love of bold colours and prints—and her ability to wear them confidently and effortlessly.

Look 1: Michelle couldn’t have made a better first impression upon arrival at Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport on Wednesday (March 18), waving to onlookers in a citron-yellow Kenzo printed frock that had me at hello. The colour was glorious on her and so, too, was the box-pleated, voluminous skirt. Some might say the statement metallic belt was a bit too much, but I would say it added an artsy edge. I’m glad she chose the directional Japanese label—and that she wore it without a tinge of try-hard.

Look 2: On Thursday (March 19), FLOTUS attended the Japan-U.S. Joint Girls Education Event at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo. She was radiant in an Altuzarra custom dress coat from the Spring 2015 collection with a burnt-orange, lotus-inspired stencil print; a motif likely selected to pay homage to her Japanese tour.

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Cate Blanchett Loves…Roksanda

Cate Blanchett Loves Roksanda

Cate Blanchett and Roksanda Ilincic: Two power girls with an impeccable sense of style—and who have actually become much of a perfect star-designer match. In fact, Cate can’t seem to get enough of the London-based designer’s bold block colours, artistic-inspired aesthetic, and signature, contemporary lines.

For the actress, who is elegance personified, Roksanda is right in keeping with her classic grace while maintaining a directional, modern spirit.

We’ve seen Queen Cate wear the versatile label for several years now, kicking off her chic streak at the ‘Blue Jasmine’ Los Angeles press conference where she showed that simple is sometimes the best answer in a richly hued bordeaux dress from the Fall 2013 collection.

Colour was also key in her effortless, vibrant coral Roksanda Ilincic Fall 2013 gown at the ‘Blue Jasmine’ Sydney premiere—a look that was set afire with her deep magenta lip.

From minimalism to a more fashion-forward edge, the actress once again impressed in a Fall 2014 frock at the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014, which was brilliant for its confident colour-blocking, flower decal and metal belt.

Giving the dresses a rest, she sported a more mannish ensemble earlier this month at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, suiting up in a Resort 2015 blue blazer and pants.

Going from strength to strength, Cate most recently delighted in a geometric lavender and coral-pink Pre-Fall 2015 dress for the ‘Cinderella’ Sydney premiere. The charming outing was the icing on the cake of her Roksanda run that shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.

What has been your favourite Roksanda and Cate look?

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Cate Blanchett In Roksanda – ‘Cinderella’ Sydney Premiere

Cate Blanchett In Roksanda - 'Cinderella' Sydney Premiere

Cate Blanchett was flying solo on the red carpet for the Australian premiere of Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ at State Theatre on Sunday (March 15) in Sydney, Australia.

I adore her Roksanda Pre-Fall 2015 frock for its striking approach with the structured blocks of colour accenting the piece perfectly balanced by the feminine appeal of the fluid skirt.

I will have to take away points for the uninspiring foot wear as I would’ve loved for her to have worn those complementary LookBook heels, but we can’t always get what we want.

With a rosy glow, the look was complete with a simple ponytail.

Ankles up, this is another gorgeous look from the red carpet queen.

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Cate Blanchett In Roksanda – The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Cate Blanchett In Roksanda - The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Cate Blanchett made a guest appearance on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Tuesday (March 3) promoting her latest movie, ‘Cinderella’, which had its LA premiere on Sunday.

The actress wore a Roksanda cerulean-blue suit from the Resort 2015 collection paired with a white Peter Pilotto Pre-Fall 2015 blouse accented with a blue and black printed bib.

Pains me to say, but I’m not a fan of this look.

Where it falls down is the busy blouse. There is far too much going on, but this print did work on the darker backdrop of Margot Robbie’s Peter Pilotto jumpsuit.

I would also question the size, but looking at the model in the look book, the fit is apparently supposed to be boxy.

Looking for a plus, I do love the cool blue hue, which enhances Cate’s radiant glow.

Yay or nay for Cate in this Roksanda suit?

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Carmen Ejogo In Roksanda – 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Carmen Ejogo In Roksanda - 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards_

Carmen Ejogo attended the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (February 21), held at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California.

The ‘Selma’ actress and nominee skipped a dress in favour of a Roksanda Pre-Fall 2015 jumpsuit—and you won’t find me complaining.

With the designer’s familiar colour-blocking, the black ensemble benefited from the cheerful pastel hues that ran vertically across the top.

A burnt-orange, beaded Rodo clutch and black heels, along with a a new blunt-bang, ponytail updo and a bright red lip, completed this punchy, chic look.

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Michelle Monaghan In Roksanda – 8th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party

Michelle Monaghan In Roksanda - 8th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party

Michelle Monaghan attended the 8th annual Women In Film pre-Oscar cocktail party held at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on Friday (February 20) in West Hollywood, California.

I love how the classic elegance of her Roksanda Pre-Fall 2015 midi-length dress is modernised and livened by the intelligent colour-block design.

Minimal styling – including a black Michael Kors clutch – ensured the colours made the noteworthy statement, but I am missing the lookbook belt.

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