Kristen Wiig In Vena Cava – ‘Hateship Loveship’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Kristen Wiig In Vena Cava - 'Hateship Loveship' Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Kristen Wiig walked the red carpet of the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of her movie ‘Hateship Loveship’ Friday.

The former ‘SNL’ actress wore a Vena Cava blouse and shorts.

I always love Kristen’s low-key-yet-inventive approach to the red carpet, and this is no different.

The graphic-print shorts and geometric cut-out blouse is fresh and fun, and I like her t-strap platforms even more than the lookbook shoe pairing.

Kristen finished her look with her usual simple makeup and messy updo.

 

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12.04.13

Coach 3rd Annual Evening Of Cocktails And Shopping To Benefit The Children’s Defense Fund

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A bright crop of starlets turned out for the third annual Coach cocktail party and shopping event to benefit the Children’s Defense Fund, hosted by ‘Star Trek’ movie producer-director J.J. Abrams on the rooftop of his Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday. Coach clutches, handbags and totes proved to be the night’s hottest accessory, as many PYTs no doubt plucked up a new purse for their collections.

Chloe Sevigny: Always one to keep us guessing, the actress went for a rather girly approach in this printed Balenciaga dress that immediately had me wanting to fix that lopsided black bow at the waist. I also couldn’t get past the white tongue flap on those Balenciaga peep-toe shoes—or their mauve-purple colour that clashed with her coral-pink Coach clutch. An orange lippie proved another dissonant tone, although it matched the logo behind her.

Abigail Spencer: Donning a creamy DKNY Spring 2013 dress, the actress was chic and polished. She prevented sartorial boredom with a fuchsia handbag and melon-hued ankle-strap sandals. Loose waves and a glowing complexion finished off this breezy look.

Kate Mara: The ‘House of Cards’ star mixed masculine and feminine, showing a flash of skin in a Vena Cava sheer crop top with ruffled sleeve paired with black Parker peg pants and Brian Atwood’s ‘Wagner’ peep-toe heels. A Dannijo necklace was well-placed and added just the right amount of sparkle.

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Who Wore Vena Cava Better? Natalie Portman or Estelle

During Awards Season, Natalie Portman was also promoting her new movie, “No Strings Attached.”

At the LA Premiere she wore a loose fitted Vena Cava ‘Electric Dreams’ long dress from the Spring 2011 collection.

Her colour-blocked halter dress with a keyhole detail was paired with black Aldo ‘Todeschi’ heels, a simple black lacquer Tiffany bangle and a black Christian Dior bag.

Estelle wore the same dress earlier this month when she attended the Heineken Red Star Access G.O.O.D. Music presented by Kanye West at Skylight One Hanson in New York City.

The British singer added a belt to the dress. That wasn’t the only let down.

Her bra is clearly visible through the keyhole detail, plus she over accessorized.

For keeping the look simple Natalie wins for me.

If you’re undecided click on the picture above to see more images.

Natalie and Estelle’s Vena Cava dress is still available to purchase from Shopbop.com.

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Natalie Portman In Vena Cava – “No Strings Attached” LA Premiere

Impending motherhood clearly agrees with Natalie Portman because she was glowing on the red carpet last night at the “No Strings Attached” LA Premiere.

The actress wore a Vena Cava ‘Electric Dreams’ long dress from the Spring 2011 collection.

Her colour-blocked halter dress with a keyhole detail was paired with black Aldo ‘Todeschi’ heels, a simple black lacquer Tiffany bangle and a black Christian Dior bag.

Natalie’s maternity style has so far been flawless.

I can only see it getting better as we get deeper into Awards Season, but I’m not too keen on the Tiffany black silk tassel earrings with freshwater pearls which she wore with this look.

“No Strings Attached” hits cinemas January 21 in the US and February 25 in the UK.

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10.09.10

Vena Cava Spring 2011

Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai were inspired by the 1980s Memphis design movement for their Vena Cava Spring 2011 presentation which took place this morning during New York Fashion Week.

We were presented with a lot of bold geometric shapes, colour-blocking, bright colours and prints.

That may all sound quite a bit rigid, but it was a very laid-back collection with many wear-right-now pieces.

Silk slip dresses, kimono tops, pantsuits, blazers, printed camisoles, pants paired with dresses, halter dresses, off-the-shoulder crop tops, shorts, flared skirts and high-waisted pants were presented.

The key accessories were statement necklaces, rope belts, black and orange headbands and wooden platforms.

The models walked at a very leisurely pace, no doubt to prevent any falls in those shoes.

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Shala Monroque, Liv Tyler and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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26.11.09

New York City Ballet Season Opening

Natalie Portman arrived at the New York City Ballet opening night gala this week wearing a Vena Cava Spring 2010 navy and white printed dress.

I would’ve thought going to a ballet required a look more regal and elegant.

This look could just as easily have been worn to run errands in.

I love the dress, but not for this occasion.

Of course Catherine Malandrino gave me the glamour I was desperately missing from Natalie.

The designer wore a silver metallic gown with a deep plunge and draped hips of her own design from her Resort 2010 collection.

The gown was worn with a large statement necklace which complemented her gown perfectly.

As much as I miss her raven locks, this warmer auburn colour is just divine on her.

Dita von Teese wore this same dress in black recently.

Erin Fetherston’s pieces are always have a fantasy princess element to them, and this cute dress is no different.

What makes this particular piece interesting is the floral print and the sharp asymmetrical hem.

Mila Kunis gives us a rare smile wearing a Dolce & Gabbana grey ruched strapless cocktail dress, with a contrasting black waistband.

Her popular dress was worn with a black blazer and satin black pumps.

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21.08.09

InStyle Magazine’s Summer Soiree

I don’t think I have ever said this before in reference to Ashlee Simpson, but I LOVE what she is wearing.

Usually her look has a “I Wannabe In The Band” type of vibe to it, but here she channels a very cute, feminine summery look that I just can’t get enough of.

Her strapless shimmering champagne coloured Jill Stuart playsuit is so chic, which she pairs with pearls, a white Dolce & Gabbana clutch and grey Brian Atwood heels.

For me the best dressed at this event.

Katie Cassidy wore a modified Balenciaga leopard print dress from the Fall 2009 collection.

I love the draping detail around the hips defining the waist, with her bold multi-coloured clutch and silver strappy heels. I’m really happy black pumps are not in this picture.

I don’t know who Yvonne Strahovski is, but I knew it only took me 2 seconds to fall in love with her cute ensemble.

Her Camilla & Marc Spring 2008 striped blazer with her ivory skirt and blood red shoes has a Ralph Lauren feel to it.

Love it.

Jessica Stroup shows a bit of her sassy side wearing a shortened black strapless Rachel Roy Fall 2009 dress with lace panels.

She paired her dress with Stella McCartney black heels and a matching Sergio Rossi clutch.

I’ve loving how her bob is constantly evolving. I can barely remember how she looked with longer hair.

Jessica is neck and neck with Ashley Greene as my favourite red carpet newbie this year.

I go back and forth with everyone who wears Herve Leger. I know many of you wish these bandages dresses were burned, but some do look great.

This isn’t one of those times. Eliza Dushku is a busty lady and this type of dress doesn’t flatter.

I preferred this Herve Leger armor-trim dress on the runway with one strap rather than two, but I do love the YSL tribute sandals which complement the dress well.

Eliza also carried a bright colourful clutch.

“Lost” actress Emilie de Ravin has been MIA from the red carpet for a long while, but she makes a spectacular return wearing a beautiful ivory lace Max Azria Fall 2009 mini dress.

The runway dress is styled have more of a tougher edge, but Emile’s fully lined version appears softer although she added a studded belt to prevent her look from being too sickly sweet.

Like Alexa Chung, Cat Deeley is flying the flag for us Brits in the US but her chic style is more to my liking.

Cat wore British brands via her a white crochet Jaeger dress paired with tan Mulberry sandals.

Our English rose glows so beautifully, with clean golden locks.

Jennifer Morrison opted for a strapless orange Sonia Rykiel dress with a folded neckline and a voluminous skirt.

I love the bright colour and the cute braided hairstyle.

She pairs her look with a Raven Kauffman Couture clutch.

Miranda Cosgrove has such an infectious smile it’s hard not to love her.

The actress walked the red carpet wearing a Vena Cava Narthex tiered dress.

The brushstroke-print tiers on the bodice and hem adds a touch of colour to the cream sleeveless dress.

Dania Ramirez opted for a white Dolce & Gabbana trademark strapless bustier dress with a eyelet skirt and bright yellow heels.

Krysten Ritter wore red strappy sandals with her midnight blue Proenza Schouler quilted bustier dress.

The dress has a quilted silk charmeuse bustier with perfectly complements the voluminous pleated silk faille skirt.

Sanaa Lathan looked radiant wearing a Tadashi Shoji Fall 2009 hyacinth print chiffon one-shoulder dress.

Jordana Brewster’s Reem Acra Fall 2009 gold leaf jacquard halter dress with black belt, ensure she stood out amongst everyone else who opted for a more summery look.

Garcelle Beauvais opted for a full-length one-shouldered pale pink dress with a coral floral print.

She paired her dress with gold, a tan clutch and coral hooped earrings.

Maggie Grace is always so graceful.

I love her one-shouldered dress with a Dries van Noten Spring 2009-esqe mosaic print.

I’m really not keen on Shenae Grimes’ make-up, but her navy zipper trimmed Isabel Lu dress is cute.

Her look is paired with Miu Miu heels and a Kotour clutch.

Radha Mitchell wore a floaty floral vintage Cardinali dress and vintage KJL bangle from Decades Inc., paired with a Bottega Veneta clutch.

The white sunglasses and wedges add to the summery look she was going for.

Jessica Lucas wore a beautiful emerald one-shouldered Jay Godfrey Resort 2010 dress with a black waistband.

The “Melrose Place” actress accessorized with black pumps, a black clutch and a Swarovski bracelet.

The fashion roller coaster that is Lynn Collins takes another nose dive.

Although I do like the dress and the bright pink lips, the rest of the look feels alien the dress.

The hair is really granny-ifed and the Jeffrey Campbell Potion Ankle Boots – which are very similar to the Opening Ceremony boots – are very rock chick making this look too busy for me.

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