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22.05.18 Photocall

‘Ocean’s 8’ Worldwide Photocall

It was a fashion fiesta at the ‘Ocean’s 8’ worldwide photocall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday (May 22) in New York City

Sarah Paulson: The fashion-forward actress put her own stamp on ladylike style in Michael Kors Collection Fall 2018. The exaggerated collar, sheer fabrication and contrasting godets add a quirky finish to the feminine look without taking away from its charm.

Awkwafina: The rapper and actress cut a sharp figure in a monochromatic ensemble. The cutout and sleek tailoring juxtapose the austerity of the Victorian collar.

Sandra Bullock: Opting for bright colour, she was outfitted in Elie Saab Resort 2018. No loud accessories were necessary between the striking shade and silhouette. If I must nitpick, the trousers need to be taken up.

Cate Blanchett: Another beauty in bold colour, she looked regal in Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2018. The colour combination, accessories (especially those Aquazzura ‘Simply Irresistible’ spicy red pumps) and fabrics exude sumptuous glamour, elevating the runway style into something formal enough for the event.

Anne Hathaway: Wearing ethereal white Maticevski, she looked like a dream. The choice of fabric and the metal zip prevented it from becoming a saccharine princess moment. Alexis Bittar jewelry completed her look.

Mindy Kaling: She normally shines in bright colours, but opted for inky black Stella McCartney and Louboutin shoes. It still had impact thanks to the sprinkling of embellishment. The soft silhouette has a sophisticated ease, but with the undone hair, some might critique it as having too much of a boudoir vibe.

What look was your favourite?

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Donald Glover In Salvatore Ferragamo & Gucci – Solo: A Star Wars Story Promo Tour

Donald Glover made multiple colourful retro statements during the ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ promo tour.

LA Premiere: There aren’t many who could carry off an open shirt, multiple chains, white shoes and a colourful suit, but Childish Gambino did in Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2018. He made a retro statement at the premiere on Thursday (May 10), joining Emilia Clarke. It has swagger and feels authentic to who he is.

Cannes Film Festival Photocall: He stuck with red trousers at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday (May 15). Those who found the other look too retro will hopefully find favor with this debonair Gucci offering as it has a softer vintage mood. It’s crisp, well put together but not try hardy.

Cannes Film Festival Premiere: Softening things up, he attended the premiere in custom Gucci on Tuesday (May 15) alongside Thandie Newton. Like all the other looks it had a throwback vibe, except there was a distinct prom theme with the powder blue suit, white shoes and daisy boutonniere. Some might be put off, but he looks cool and not contrived in the designer’s playful offering. Dare I say that he carried off the pastel style better than Jared Leto.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2018

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Kelsey Asbille In Salvatore Ferragamo – Food Bank For New York City’s Can Do Awards Dinner

Kelsey Asbille attended the 2018 Food Bank For New York City’s Can Do Awards dinner on Tuesday (April 17).

The actress looked ready for spring in a Salvatore Ferragamo jacket, blouse, knit pencil skirt and sandals all from the Spring 2018 collection.

The coral pink has such a vivacious mood, adding such personality to the prim silhouettes. The effect is enhanced with the subtle interplay of the textiles.

Of course, the statement piece is the short-sleeved coat with its wet-look, patent finish.

My only wish is that she wore the vivid orange shoes from the runway. The tangerine carpet works with the look, but it’s not the same. The black sandals are rather jarring against the warm pink pieces.

If she wanted to deviate from the runway, an ivory or gold sandal would have been more harmonious.

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21.03.18 Menswear, Premiere

Menswear Red Carpet Roundup

The guys have been out in force over the past few days. Here’s a look at what they were wearing.

Tye Sheridan: At the ‘Ready Player One’ European premiere in London on Monday (March 19), warmth was a key part of Tye’s Burberry Tailoring double-breasted suit and overcoat—as opposed to some of the ladies on the red carpet like Tallia Storm. The striped, collarless dress shirt underneath was an intriguing way to finish the dapper look.

Edgar Ramirez: With a retro-forward, brown suede Brunello Cucinelli Fall 2018 suit and colour-block sweater, Edgar fit in perfectly as he joined Judith Light at the For Your Consideration event for FX’s ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ on Monday (March 19) in LA.

Matthew Rhys: At the season 6 premiere of ‘The Americans’ on Friday (March 16) in Washington, D.C., alongside Keri Russell, Matthew looked sharp in one of my favoured suit shades: aubergine. I do think this Rag & Bone ensemble would have been fine without the black tie and belt.

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14.03.18 Menswear, Premiere

Menswear Red Carpet Roundup

It’s been a busy week so far in menswear, with notable events across from LA to New York City, and even Beijing. Here’s what the guys wore.

Common: While at the For Your Consideration event for Showtime’s ‘The Chi’ in LA on Friday (March 9), Common heaped on the calm and collected cool factor in his Sandro Homme Spring 2018 sweater and trousers. This is a great combination of shades, between the golden-yellow and the gray trousers that we don’t see all that often.

Trevor Jackson: Bringing his fashion game to the red carpet of the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday (March 11) in Inglewood, California, Trevor wore a Bally Spring 2018 look. It may have been rather colourful, but this was the occasion to combine a sunset-orange jacket with an owl-print shirt and satiny-blue trousers. Carvil Paris loafers completed his look.

Charlie Plummern: As soon as I said that we don’t see the yellow and gray combo enough, Charlie showed up with another variation whilst at the Build Studio in New York City on Monday (March 12) to discuss ‘Lean on Pete.’ He wore the same Sandro Homme sweater as Common yet his definition of street-style cool had him pairing it with a gray jacket, denim, and white sneakers for a solidly laid-back yet put-together vibe.

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Menswear Red Carpet Roundup

A couple of premieres have brought the men to the red carpet yesterday.

Donald Glover: For FX’s premiere of ‘Atlanta Robbin’ Season’ on Monday (February 19), the actor impressed in a Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2018 ensemble that was a handsome alternative to the standard suit. I especially love the buttery, dark-mustard leather jacket here, as it looks so richly suave on Donald.

Joel Edgerton: Joining Jennifer Lawrence, Tallia Storm and Joely Richardson at the ‘Red Sparrow’ London premiere on Monday (February 19), Joel held his own in a Brunello Cucinelli pinstripe suit. However, I did question the length of the pants with his heavy-handed, lace-up shoes, as they seemed such a departure from the more classic, sophisticated tones of the suit.

Lakeith Stanfield: In contrast to Donald’s preppy-sleek look, Lakeith went for a tough-punk vibe at the ‘Atlanta Robbin’ Season’ premiere. The heavy-duty, studded Julien Macdonald Spring 2017 vest was the star attraction, but I have to think that the mask seen around his neck was paying even more direct homage to the crime-filled premise of the show.

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