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Who Wore Roland Mouret Better…Samantha Barks, Karolina Kurkova or Natalie Dormer?

Who Wore Roland Mouret Better Samantha Barks, Karolina Kurkova or Natalie Dormer

Roland Mouret’s ‘Abbotsford’ dress has been worn by celebrities on three separate occasions and in two different colourways.

‘Les Mis’ actress and red carpet newcomer Samantha Barks was the first to wear the black-and-green version to the 2013 London Critics’ Circle Film Awards back in January.

Opting for subtle jewels and an updo, she added metallic-silver Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pumps to her look.

Karolina Kurkova wore the same dress in green-and-white with Christian Louboutin ‘Paulina’ pumps for her guest appearance on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ the following month. Only Karolina can make me fall in love with a look which features white pumps.

When Natalie Dormer attended the ‘Games of Thrones’ LA premiere she wore her ‘Abbotsford’ dress with black pumps.

I prefer the green-and-white runway version over Samantha’s black-and-green. Natalie’s footwear was totally wrong for this dress and Karolina took my breath away, so it was an easy win for the leggy Czech model.

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You can buy Samantha’s version of the Roland Mouret ‘Abbotsford’ dress from Net-A-Porter.com.

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18.04.13

Elizabeth Hurley In Blumarine and Kate Hudson In Ann Taylor – 2013 Hot Pink Party

Elizabeth Hurley and Kate Hudson - 2013 Hot Pink Party

Elizabeth Hurley and Kate Hudson attended the 2013 Hot Pink Party at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Wednesday night.

It appeared only one person got the pink memo.

Elizabeth Hurley: As ambassador of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Liz wore a plunging pink sequined Blumarine Fall 2013 frock with a light-pink tulle hem. The figure-flattering, cleavage-baring dress may be considered over the top or regarded as an insensitive choice considering the occasion, but I guess her stance is to celebrate the great work the charity does. Blown-out waves and Chopard jewels completed her look.

Kate Hudson: The blonde actress’s approach was the total opposite. She kept her look simple yet she looked so very chic, wearing a black Ann Taylor long-sleeved gown. Nope, this look is far from boring; I just love her styling, with the multi-coloured snakeskin peep-toes, the gold cuff and Erickson Beamon earrings, with smoky eyes and nude lips providing the finishing touches.

Despite my love of pink, sequins and high glamour, I much prefer Kate’s look on this occasion. Simple, sexy glamour at its finest. J’adore.

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18.04.13 Premiere

Alexis Bledel In Pamella Roland – ‘Remembering Sunday’ Premiere

Alexis Bledel In Pamella Roland - 'Remembering Sunday' Premiere

Alexis Bledel attended the premiere of Disney ABC Television and The Hallmark Hall of Fame’s ‘Remembering Sunday’ at the Fox Studio Lot in Century City, California on Wednesday evening.

The actress jumped on the black-and-white summer trend, wearing a Pamella Roland cut-out dress from the designer’s Spring 2013 collection.

Even with the cut-outs, the dress doesn’t appear to be too sexy.

Pedro Garcia’s black patent-leather ‘Rumer’ pumps with a metal heel and a black Swarovski ‘Party Time’ clutch accessorized her look.

For a touch of colour she added a fuchsia-pink lip colour, with wavy tresses completing her look.

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Anna Wintour In Oscar de la Renta – Chanel Shopping In New York City

Anna Wintour In Oscar de la Renta - Chanel Shopping In New York City

Anna Wintour was spotted out in New York City on Wednesday after a spot of shopping at a Chanel boutique uptown.

While it appears her time out from the office was aimed at taking in some shopping and spring sunshine, the editor-in-chief of American Vogue selected a Fall 2013 look by Oscar de la Renta.

The chic ruby-and-anthracite plaid tweed skirt suit featuring a frayed-edged jacket was styled with a white top, a beaded necklace and her signature shades.

Spring is here so don’t be surprised to see Anna back to wearing her favourite nude Manolo Blahnik kitten heels – she must have over 10 pairs.

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18.04.13 Elle, Magazines

Rita Ora For Elle US May 2013

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On the second of three covers for Elle magazine’s Women in Music May 2013 issue, Rita Ora wears a textured and feathered Chanel Couture frock – the same Chanel dress we saw recently on Charlotte Casiraghi – with a blossoming headpiece by Ken O’Rourke, black leather gloves and open-toe over-the-knee leather boots.

On her second cover, the British singer was photographed in Calvin Klein and a glittering, ultra-chic Mickey Mouse headpiece by Philip Treacy, with black whiskers pencilled in on her nose. The rest of her high-fashion photo shoot – which was shot by Thomas Whiteside – sees her wearing Dior Couture and Valentino Couture.

Inside the magazine, the singer opens up about her personal style, meeting Jay-Z and even her childhood idols, the Spice Girls.

You can read more over at Elle.com or read some of the extracts below.

On her childhood idols, the Spice Girls: “I just remember watching them – not even meeting them – and I was completely mesmerized. It feels great to meet someone who is not human, but is.”

On meeting Jay-Z in 2009 after her ‘big break’: “I didn’t think in a million years that I’d fly to New York to meet one of the biggest music moguls of our time.”

On not allowing her label to dictate her music: “That should never be allowed! It’s like somebody telling you what to sing.”

On her Marchesa MTV EMA dress: “I went up to [Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman] and said, ‘Hi, I’m Rita. Nice to meet you. I need to wear your dress.’ She was like, ‘What dress?’ They’ve got 10 million dresses. I said, ‘Look, I have your dress as the screen saver on my phone. This red dress needs to be on my body.’”

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