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12.11.12

Xu Fan In Christopher Bu – ‘Centro Historico’ Rome Film Festival Premiere

Xu Fan attended the ‘Centro Historico’ premiere during the 7th Rome Film Festival at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica on Friday evening in Italy.

The Asian actress looked beautiful wearing a Christopher Bu gown.

Her black chiffon gown with intricate beaded and embroidered details on the bodice and skirt was styled with a stunning necklace and onyx ring.

Xu Fan kept her makeup minimal and opted for a twisted updo.

The name Christopher Bu should ring a bell, as he is the designer who creates those gorgeous traditional gowns we see on Fan Bingbing during opening ceremony of Cannes Film Festival every year.

This gown showcases his ability to create more contemporary gowns, too.

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Zhang Ziyi In Christian Dior – ‘Love For Life’ Rome Film Festival Premiere & Photocall

The Rome Film Festival came alive again last night as Zhang Ziyi graced the red carpet for the ‘Love for Life’ premiere.

I have goosebumps as I’m writing this; Zhang is beyond breathtaking in her Christian Dior Resort 2011 gown.

Her baby-blue strapless embroidered gown with a matching ribbon tied to the waist will no doubt make many BDOTY lists.

Zhang kinda fell off the radar for a while, but this is a surefire way to signal to everyone that she’s back.

A darker-blue embellished Swarovski clutch was teamed with ivory Swarovski drop earrings and a Swarovski diamond-encrusted bracelet.

I think the bracelet was one accessory too many for this look, but I’m just thankful that she didn’t add a necklace.

A simple bun and a dewy glow completed her look.

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Noomi Rapace In Giambattista Valli – ‘Babycall’ Rome Film Festival Premiere

Noomi Rapace made a return to the red carpet for the Rome Film Festival premiere for ‘Babycall’.

The Swedish actress wore a Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall 2011 dress.

Her red one-shoulder silk jersey dress has a grosgrain insert at the waist and a bow shoulder detail.

Noomi made this look her own by draping the dress over her shoulder.

With her hair in a tight bun she accessorized with a black and gold Lara Bohinc clutch and a gold cuff.

Despite Noomi wearing one of my favourite designers, I can’t get passed the pumps.

Earlier this year, Noomi made a huge splash on the red carpet, so I’m disappointed by her safe, inappropriate shoe choice on this occasion, even if they are by Christian Louboutin.

These heels are not red carpet worthy and should never been placed anywhere near this dress.

They are so heavy that they weigh down the look.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal In Alexander McQueen – ‘Hysteria’ Rome Film Festival Premiere

Maggie Gyllenhaal wore ivory again for the ‘Hysteria’ Rome Film Festival premiere.

The actress seems to like to wear this neutral hue whilst promoting this movie.

On this occasion she wore an Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 jersey dress with a ruffled halter neckline.

She swept her hair up into a chic bun and accessorized with gold Bvlgari jewels which included large hooped earrings.

Signature red lippie and rosy cheeks completed her look.

Her dress is gorgeous.

It’s a typical sophisticated boho look for Maggie, but I would’ve loved this look more had she worn a bra.

Thankfully, her gown hits the floor so we didn’t get to see her Roger Vivier black pumps.

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Carolina Crescentini In Valentino – ‘L’Industriale’ Rome Film Festival Premiere

I hadn’t been that excited about any of the gowns we’d seen so far at the 2011 Rome Film Festival.

That all changed when Carolina Crescentini stepped onto the red carpet for the ‘L’Industriale’ premiere yesterday evening.

She looked graceful as she glided down the red carpet wearing a Valentino Resort 2012 gown.

Her mint-green gown with floral appliqués was accented with a ribbon tied to the waist.

I love her classy updo and her beaded clutch which perfectly complements her gown.

Carolina injected some much-needed old Hollywood glamour into this event.

This is my first contender for BDOTW.

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31.10.11 Premiere

Nikki Reed In Maria Lucia Hohan – ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1’ Rome Film Festival Premiere

This is Nikki Reed’s fifth appearance on the red carpet promoting ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1’ since Friday.

On Sunday night she walked the red carpet at the 2011 Rome Film Festival looking heavenly wearing a Maria Lucia Hohan gown.

Her white pleated gown with a plunging neckline and open back was teamed with gold jewels and metallic platforms.

A simple bun and bronze lippie completed her look.

I was going to say how much I loved this gown, but then I saw the back and was left totally disappointed.

The exposed zipper on the flesh colour panel on the back is really ugly.

I remember during the 2009 Emmy Awards we were all set to give Olivia Wilde ‘best dressed’ in her Marchesa gown – until we saw the exposed zipper at the back.

Surely there must be a better way to avoid this. A thinner clear zip, a side zip, clear buttons – anything but this.

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