15.06.15

Fan Bingbing In Stéphane Rolland Couture – 18th Shanghai International Film Festival Opening Ceremony

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JUNE 13:  (CHINA OUT) Actress Fan Bingbing arrives at the red carpet during the opening ceremony of 18th Shanghai International Film Festival at Shanghai Grand Theatre on June 13, 2015 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

Fan Bingbing swooped onto the red carpet at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival opening ceremony at Shanghai Grand Theatre on Saturday (June 13) in China.

Making a grand statement, the Chinese actress wore a striking Stéphane Rolland burgundy ball gown with a theatrical sheer, chiffon embroidered skirt.

I was obsessed with the pure drama here, but the visible illusion neckline and sleeves put a serious damper on the effect. It was a look better admired from a distance.

With such an art piece as this dress, accessories are rendered unnecessary, so I would have removed the watch and perhaps even traded the clashing red lip for a more tonal deep-ruby hue. While I’m quite certain she also wore her favoured platform-style shoes, I couldn’t be more relieved that they are hidden under the folds of the skirt.

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Fan Bingbing In Louis Vuitton – Louis Vuitton ‘Series 2′ Exhibition

Fan Bingbing In Louis Vuitton - Louis Vuitton 'Series 2' Exhibition

Fan Bingbing attended the Louis Vuitton ‘Series 2′ opening event at China World Shopping Mall on Thursday (March 26) in Beijing, China.

Sporting one of her many wigs, the actress worked a blunt cut bob, while she stepped out of her usual princess role to take on the persona of girl with a bit of an edge to her style.

So she channelled her inner vixen and donned this leather panelled fiery red mesh and perforated swing skirt dress from Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2015 collection.

The LV ambassador played with the black and red theme very well, but she missed a trick by adding the classic monogrammed Petite-Malle instead to the black and red version.

Having not worn her stripper heels for her last look, it was business as usual on this occasion. Surprisingly I don’t hate them with this look. Perhaps because they blend into the carpet, or perhaps because she’s taken on the role of someone who’s not so innocent.

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Fan Bingbing In Valentino – ‘Ever Since We Love’ Press Conference

Fan Bingbing In Valentino - 'Ever Since We Love' Press Conference

Fan Bingbing and singer of Super Junior Han Geng attended a press conference for their new film ‘Ever Since We Love’ Wednesday (March 18) in Beijing, China.

The downside about working for yourself is that there is no one to high-five when monumental fashion moments like this happen.

Bingbing, for the first time possibly ever, left the stripper heels at home in favour of modest platform pumps which complemented her Valentino look.

The minty-green hue of her pumps does nothing to upstage her stunning rainbow-coloured Spring 2015 A-line skirt which demonstrates the profound finery and workmanship the brand is known for.

Glossy waves, an orange lip and a Chopard watch rounded out this chic look.

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12.02.15

Fan Bingbing In Celine – ‘Brilliant Chinese’ Shanghai Press Conference

Fan Bingbing In Celine - 'Brilliant Chinese' Shanghai Press Conference

Fan Bingbing attended a press conference for her TV show ‘Brilliant Chinese’ on Wednesday (February 11) in Shanghai, China.

With Celine devoid of any princess-style dresses, I was surprised Bingbing had the French brand on her radar, however, she did pick the girlish look from their Spring 2015 collection.

Decked out in an array of blooming colourful florals, the design features an interesting circular detail on the shoulder to set it apart from and give it an edge over the typical floral-design frocks we’ve seen her wear in the past.

I love the complementary blue nail polish, but once again words fail when it comes to the shoe choice. It will never end.

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Carina Lau In Miu Miu – ‘The Man From Macao II’ Beijing Press Conference

Carina Lau In Miu Miu - 'The Man From Macao II' Beijing Press Conference

Carina Lau attended the ‘Man From Macau II’ press conference on Sunday (February 8) in Beijing, China.

After seeing so many black dresses on the red carpet at the Grammys, I’m delighted that subsequent looks like this are bursting with colour.

The Asian actress opted for a playful, vivid chiffon dress with a distinct swinging-60s kaleidoscopic print.

Occasionally Carina will opt for a dress considered too twee for her, but I don’t think that applies on this occasion as she possesses an air of sophistication.

Styled with heavenly blue Louboutin pumps, she rounded out the look with aqua drop earrings for yet another colour pop. Does the colour of the shoes and earrings take this into too-much-going-on territory?

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You can buy Carina’s Miu Miu Printed Silk-Chiffon Mini Dress from Net-A-Porter.com.

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Fan Bingbing In Valentino – Valentino Hong Kong Opening

Fan Bingbing In Valentino - Valentino Hong Kong Opening

Fan Bingbing attended the opening of a new Valentino store in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday (February 5).

The actress wore a Valentino Spring 2015 ivory tulle gown rendered with gold and silver stars infused with plenty of charm and grace.

This showstopping look is both enchanting and ethereal for its creamy hue and cloud-like feel, which make it a truly mesmerising piece despite the modified neckline.

Having seen the whole range of pictures from this event, yes, she did wear some ugly sparkly silver platform pumps, in case you were wondering.

You may remember that Shailene Woodley wore the same dress to the 2014 Hollywood Awards back in November.

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