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25.02.13

Sally Field In Valentino – 2013 Oscars

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Best Supporting Actress nominee Sally Field made a big impact on the red carpet Sunday at the 2013 Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The ‘Lincoln’ actress wore a striking long-sleeved, red Valentino Fall 2012 Couture gown.

In an industry where youth is idolized, Sally does a spectacular job of putting the young women to shame in this pleated, sheer gown.

On a night where most of the stars opted for muted tones, this shock of bright red is a welcome change, and Sally simply radiates the charm and class for which she is known.

 

Samantha Barks In Valentino – 2013 Oscars

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Samantha Barks made a striking silhouette on the red carpet Sunday at the 2013 Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The ‘Les Misérables’ actress wore a sleek Valentino Spring 2013 gown with a plunging neckline. The virtual unknown is taking her first trip to the Academy Awards seriously, and has succeeded in turning quite a few heads with her sexy look.

While a neckline this low could easily look trashy on an actress with a curvier figure, the svelte Samantha absolutely stuns, and fills it out just enough to look even better than the runway model in my book.

Her Forevermark statement pendent necklace and undone updo finish off her ‘sexy unknown’ look, and you can be sure that after tonight,  Samantha Barks will be unknown no more!

Jennifer Aniston In Valentino – 2013 Oscars

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Presenter Jennifer Aniston was a highly anticipated arrival at the 2013 Academy Awards today at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in California.

Rather appropriately for her first Oscars red carpet appearance in four years, Jennifer wore Valentino red, as she captured stares and camera flashes in her ball gown from the designer’s Spring 2013 Couture runway.

The strapless bodice and full skirt was a departure for Jennifer, who often opts for monochromatic tones and typically favours more body-conscious looks.

But it didn’t have as much dynamic impact as I would have liked. This is still a silhouette that we’ve seen strutted out by stars many times before.

In fact, the gown actually reminded me of Jennifer Lawrence’s 2013 Golden Globe Awards Christian Dior Couture statement—minus the pointy cone-bra bodice and belt.

Jen Aniston never wears her hair up on the red carpet, and tonight was no different with her effortless, straight blow-out. But I think this dress could have used a dose of pizzazz with a new ‘do.

Minimal jewels, including geometric diamond earrings and bangle bracelets, along with a matching red Salvatore Ferragamo clutch completed the look.

At this point, her best accessory might have been her fiancé Justin Theroux.

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20.02.13

Alexa Chung In Valentino – 2013 Brit Awards

Alexa Chung In Valentino - 2013 Brit Awards

Alexa Chung was also spotted on the red carpet at the 2013 Brit Awards, held at the O2 Arena in London this evening.

Temperatures have been slowing rising in the capital this week, which may have inspired the star to wear this Valentino embroidered belted ivory short set.

Much like Alexa’s Grammys look, its right for her style but feels wrong for the occasion – let alone the season. Plus I’m slightly baffled by the summery ensemble paired with her black Jimmy Choo ‘Agnes’ suede pumps.

Cropped pants would’ve been preferred.

Hair and makeup wise Alexa looks beautiful. I love that orange lip colour.

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Rooney Mara In Valentino Couture – ‘Side Effects’ Berlin Film Festival Premiere

Rooney Mara In Valentino Couture - 'Side Effects' Berlin Film Festival PremiereAfter dazzling in a white confection at the ‘Side Effects’ New York premiere, Rooney Mara was back to black for the film’s debut at the Berlinale Film Festivale in Germany today.

Our goth-glam girl returned to her dark side in a dress from Valentino’s Spring 2013 Couture collection.

But this was a sweet moment, too—at least for this edgy starlet.

The prim little frock, with its embroidered maze of ivy swirls, its riff on the pouf sleeve and that handkerchief hem, was elevated to a near-girly level. This look seemed mere steps away from a place in a mysterious and gothic secret garden.

The actress’s love of sheer styling continued here, although a nude lining precluded any real show of skin.

With no jewellery and only a basic black pump, this completely unembellished show of stylish austerity was finished with Rooney’s slick top knot, her flawless alabaster complexion and pretty-in-pink lippie.

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