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Grading Red Carpet Fashions Everywhere. Are you an A+ or a Fashion Fail.
October 19, 2015
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Katherine Waterston in Nicholas Oakwell Haute Couture at the BFI London Film Festival

Katherine Waterston joined her fellow co-stars on the Steve Jobs Premiere/London Film Festival red carpet.

Katherine looked amazing as well in a Nicholas Oakwell haute couture gown. The gown had a classic shape and silhouette which skimmed her body perfectly. The velvet appliques gave it some interest which is very much needed if you're going to impress in a black gown.

The hair is meh, and I wish that her lipstick had been a little bolder.

B+. Points off for the styling.

October 19, 2015
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Kate Winslet in Alexander McQueen at the BFI London Film Festival

What better way to end my long hiatus than to start with Kate Winslet.

For the closing ceremony of the BFI London Film Festival, Kate wore a gorgeous Alexander McQueen gown. The dress wasn't one of the design house's over-the-top confections, but you can't deny that the lady looks amazing. The navy was just the right color, and the fit is perfection. The look was finished off with a leather waistband and an Alexander McQueen clutch.

The styling with the elegant updo, diamond drop earrings, and soft make-up was spot-on.

A+. Kate just oozed class and sophistication.

September 28, 2015
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Rachel Weisz in Marc Jacobs at the Premiere of The Martian

Rachel Weisz looked amazing.

Rachel rarely gets it wrong on the red carpet, and this Marc Jacobs dress is no exception. Fresh off of the runway presentation two weeks ago, this was interesting. I liked the shirt style bodice which was covered with white sequins and trimmed in blue with small three-dimensional flowers throughout. The skirt was constructed with patterned sequin pleats and a matching print in a sheer fabrication between each one.

It was gorgeous and not at all boring. Silver sandals completed the look.

The hair was a bit of a letdown, but the make-up was on point.

A+. Eye catching and fashion forward.


September 28, 2015
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Kristen Wiig in Oscar de la Renta at the Premiere of The Martian

I don't think that I've ever written this on my blog, but...

GUHRL, NO. These types of dresses do not work for Kristen Wiig. She looks best in simple, classic, minimal styles. Search any of her past hits on the red carpet. The sleek ones work best. This doesn't mean that this Oscar de la Renta dress is all that. I love the embellished bodice, but the shape is weird. The skirt is pretty, and I love the color. As slim as Kristen is, this needs to be left to the models.

And, WHY the nude sandals?

I love a good, sleek updo, but on Kristen in this particular dress, she looks bare.

D. Pack up that gown and pass it on to a tall, willowy model. They are the only ones that can make this work.

September 28, 2015
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The amfAR Milano 2015 Gala Round Up

Here are other looks from the amfAR Milano 2015 Gala

Alessandra Mastronardi in Louis Vuitton

Fiammetta Cicogna

Chiara Ferragni in Louis Vuitton

Heidi Klum in Atelier Versace

Alessandra Ambrosio in DSquared

Dakota Johnson in Christian Dior

Pixie Lott in Blumarine

Hofit Golan in Mario Dice

Natasha Poly in Roberto Cavalli

Isabeli Fontana in Tufi Duek

September 28, 2015
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Ciara in Roberto Cavalli at the amfAR Milano 2015 Gala

Ciara was in Milan to attend the amfAR Milano Gala.

Pictured here with Peter Dundas (Cavalli creative director), Ciara wore a look fresh off of last week's Milan Fashion Week presentation. This Cavalli look consisted of a distressed grey tank paired with a black mini. The leather mini was topped with a rise and fall digital printed skirt. The skirt was trimmed in a matching ruffle. This was not one of my favorites from the design house unless they were going for a can-can look. Then...nailed it.

Of course we get the typical Ciara hair and make-up.

C. Not a highlight.


September 28, 2015
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Week in Review Round Up

Here are looks from this past week that didn't make the blog.

Suki Waterhouse in Camila & Mark ensemble and a Mark Cross clutch

Lily Allen with a Chanel clutch

Anne Hathaway in a Valentino top and skirt and Jimmy Choo pumps

Anne Hathaway in a Saint Laurent dress and Jimmy Choo pumps

Anne Hathaway in a Rodarte dress, Jimmy Choo sandals, and a Rauwolf

Jessica Chastain in Elie Saab

Helen Mirren in Dolce & Gabbana

Jessica Chastain in Elie Saab Haute Couture

September 23, 2015
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Jennifer Lopez in Michael Costello & custom Bao Tranchi at the Chateau Launch Party and iHeart Radio Music Fest

Jennifer Lopez has been out and about lately.

For the launch of her residency in Las Vegas, Jennifer wore a white Michael Costello jumpsuit. This is so 1990s J. Lo mixed with a little Elvis Presley that it's not even funny. Am I wrong here?

Love the accessories.

Jenn also performed at the iHeart Radio Music Fest which was also held in Vegas. I really liked this custom Bao Tranchi bodysuit. It was like bridal S&M lingerie. I'm glad that she ditched the jacket. Those were not my favorite.

Her hair was the same for both the performance and the launch party.

September 23, 2015
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Cara Delevingne in Burberry at the World Premiere of Pan

Cara Delevingne joined her co-star, Rooney Mara, at the world premiere of Pan.

Cara wore a little black dress courtesy of Burberry. I liked the weirdness of this dress. The feathered effect was really cool, but the placement of it on the bust was strange.

But...if anyone can pull this off, Cara can. Especially with a hemline that brief. The cool shoes are also Burberry.

If you have read this blog for any length of time, you know that Cara is my favorite model. But, honey, that hair looks greasy, messy, and dirty. Not a highlight.

A-. Points off for that hair.

September 23, 2015
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Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture at the World Premiere of Pan

Over the weekend, Rooney Mara was in London to attend the world premiere of her new movie, Pan.

Rooney wore a gorgeous Givenchy haute couture dress. It's a little Sicilian widow, a little goth, but I loved this on her. The combination of the sheer and tiered lace was very pretty and feminine while the striping was very moody. Right within Rooney's wheelhouse.

Typical Rooney hair and make-up-soft, pretty, and feminine.

A+. Gorgeous and good to see her back on the red carpet.

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