Outfit of the Week: Zoe Saldana in Elie Saab


When I saw first saw Zoe in this emerald sequined gown my first thought was “I need to have it!” Unfortunately it’s way out of my  *just out of school and looking for employment* budget.  Alas, one can only dream, and keep on admiring this photo, of course!

The gown is from Elie Saab’s Spring 2012 collection. Zoe pulls it off magnificently by not wearing any jewellery; zero accessories are needed since the gown is beautiful on its own.

Emerald green might just be another one of my favourite colours of the season!


2010 MET Costume Institute Gala: Best Dressed

Last night, one of the biggest social and fashion events of the year took place in New York.  The MET 2010 Costume Institute Gala brought out celebrities, models and designers in full force, and in their best attire.  This year’s theme was American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, so of course many American designers were well represented, but there were also many European names, such as Pucci and Burberry.    Oprah co-chaired the benefit this year along with Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, and Patrick Robinson from The Gap.  

There were many lovely gowns to be seen, but then, as with any red carpet event, there were also some very unfortunate choices. 

The bad: Kristin Stewart in a terrible Chanel dress, which I didn’t find flattering at all.  Although I did like Tina Fey’s pantsuit by Yves Saint Laurent, I didn’t think it suited the event, and the same goes for Alexa Chung’s Phillip Lim tux look, and Rachel Bilson’s Louis Vuitton ensemble (and I usually adore both Alexa and Rachel’s styles, so it’s quite unfortunate!).

The good: Emma Watson in none other than Burberry; Jennifer Lopez in a stunning Zuhair Murad gown; Zoe Saldana in a simple but beautiful (possibly my favourite) gown by Calvin Klein; Claire Danes in Burberry; Jessica Alba looking old Hollywood glam in a gown by Sophie Theallet for Gap;  Taylor Swift in a simple yet pretty white Ralph Lauren Collection gown; Nicole Richie in Marc Jacobs; Sienna Miller in Pucci; Anne Hathaway in a beautiful Valentino gown; Emmy Rossum in Kenneth Cole; Katy Perry (although many disliked her look, I thought it was great!) in a Cute Circuit gown; Rosie Huntington- Whiteley in Burberry; and Camilla Belle in a wonderful red Jason Wu gown.

Emma Watson in Burberry

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Zoe Saldana in Calvin Klein

Claire Danes in Burberry

Jessica Alba in Sophie Theallet for Gap

Taylor Swift in Ralph Lauren Collection

Nicole Richie in Marc Jacobs

Sienna Miller in Pucci

Anne Hathaway in Valentino

Emmy Rossum in Kenneth Cole

Katy Perry in Cute Circuit

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry

Camilla Belle in Jason Wu

The Best & Worst Dressed at the Oscars

Best:  Sandra Bullock, Penelope Cruz, Miley Cyrus, Cameron Diaz, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Elizabeth Banks, Demi Moore, Anna Kendrick, Amanda Seyfried. 

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa

Penelope Cruz in Donna Karan

Miley Cyrus in Jenny Packham

Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Haute Couture


Meryl Streep in Chris March


Elizabeth Banks in Versace


Amanda Seyfried in Armani Privé

Anna Kendrick in Elie Saab Haute Couture

Demi Moore in Atelier Versace











Worst: Zoe Saldana, Vera Farmiga, Diane Kruger, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Charlize Theron, Mariah Carey, Nicole Richie. 

Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Haute Couture

Vera Farmiga in Marchesa

Diane Kruger in Chanel Haute Couture

Jennifer Lopez in Armani Privé

Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel Haute Couture

Charlize Theron in Christian Dior

Mariah Carey in Valentino Haute Couture

Nicole Richie in Reem Acra

Just Okay– (I wasn’t too fond of what they were wearing, but I didn’t think they were horrible either): Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey. 

Kate Winslet in Yves Saint Laurent

Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka

Oprah Winfrey in Carolina Herrera

Tina Fey in Michael Kors