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07.05.13

Anne Hathaway In Valentino – 2013 Met Gala

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Showing us that blondes really do have more fun, Anne Hathaway took her pixie cut up a notch with a new platinum colour at the 2013 Met Gala in New York. Apparently, she was inspired by punk-goddess Debbie Harry of Blondie.

So Nicole Richie wasn’t the only one with a brave new hair hue on Monday.

The ‘Les Miserables’ actress completely surrendered to the evening’s punk theme, flaunting a surprising exhibitionist side with this Valentino Couture embellished vintage gown, accented with feathered cuffs.

The ziggy-zaggy beading of the too-sheer black dress did precious little to cover her curves. So she certainly brought the sexy, shock side of punk to the gala.

A Valentino Noir Lucite clutch and a bright yellow manicure completed the look.

I have to say, after a few underwhelming red-carpet moments this year, there is something about this devil-may-care, bad-girl side of Anne that is rather intriguing.

What do you think of her transformation?

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07.05.13

Gwyneth Paltrow In Valentino Couture – 2013 Met Gala

Gwyneth Paltrow In Valentino Couture - 2013 Met Gala

There was not a stitch of punk within Gwyneth Paltrow’s look for the 2013 Met Gala, held in New York City on Monday; however she was pretty in pink.

I wasn’t expecting too many to embrace the punk theme, so I am not surprised to see the actress opt for this Valentino Couture gown which was custom made which she styled with Wilfredo Rosado earrings.

You will be delighted to see that her pink gown features a nude insert in the shoulders, and not down the side of her skirt on this occasion.

As much as I love this look, I wish it was more fitted around the waist — at present, Gwyneth looks wider at the waist than she usually looks. Plus, I wish some punk element had been added to her look even if it was a studded Valentino clutch or a McQueen skull clutch.

What do you think?

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Julianne Moore In Valentino – ‘What Maisie Knew’ New York Screening

Julianne Moore In Valentino - 'What Maisie Knew' New York Screening

Julianne Moore attended the ‘What Maisie Knew’ screening on Thursday evening, held at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City.

The actress blended into her surroundings wearing a black Valentino Pre-Fall 2013 dress.

Her black lace frock with a pleated skirt and lace hem was slightly modified from the look book version to provide more coverage on the bodice. While this was needed, it somewhat mummified the look, making Julianne appear older than she is.

Julianne’s favourite Tabitha Simmons Bailee lace-up sandals and a black satin clutch styled her look with a chic updo, and nude lip colour completing her look.

While this is pretty, I prefer Julianne when she’s being a bit more adventurous.

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Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned of Qatar In Valentino Couture – Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands Party

Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned of Qatar In Valentino Couture - Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands Party

Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned of Qatar’s second look on Tuesday was even more stunning than her first as she attended the party after the water pageant to celebrate the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands after the abdication of his mother Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

You can always expect glamour, style and sophistication when it comes to Sheikha Mozah and this was most definitely the case on this occasion as she stunned wearing another Valentino Couture gown, this time from the Spring 2013 collection.

Her gown was, of course, modified to feature longer sleeves and a modest v-neck, plus she added an embellished waistband which complemented her subtle jewels.

A signature matching turban and a bold red lip colour to break up the beige completed her look.

Many of you thought the first look was very sombre, so you may be delighted by this summery hue.

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01.05.13

Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands

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There was yet more fashion to be had from our favourite royals, who joined Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al Missned at the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands yesterday afternoon.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway: Valentino would be considered one of Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s favourite designers, so I was not surprised to see her don one of their looks for this festivity. Her Fall 2013 white-and-blue gown featuring beaded embroidery, which was presented as a mini dress, was decorated with royal family orders and accessorized with another delightfully subtle tiara featuring ivory-and-blue lace floral accents.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark: My queen opted for a Charlotte Lynggaard white silk dress with a floral print on the skirt and waist, which she styled with the same Prada pumps and Bottega Veneta clutch. On this occasion, she added a blue netted fascinator instead of the more traditional tiara. While this might be considered fairly laidback, she is the epitome of elegance.

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