Welcome to Moi Contre La Vie’s Looks of the Week.
This is a special edition because at the end I’ve included some snaps from the Fall/Winter 2012 Menswear collections. And why is that so special? Well… Prada had some very interesting special guests that walked their runway.
Fuzzy, powder blue Philosophy Di Alberta coat paired with purple pants and kick @$$ black leather booties? Yes please! Hanneli, you're my hero.
Polka dots, leopard print & sequins? For daytime? It takes quite the talented stylist to pull off that combination and make it look this chic.
Not sure how to stay warm on date night? Rachel McAdams wears a buckled wool coat over a seriously cute pleated LBD with dramatic, pointy toed nude & black pumps.
Alright, its official, Matt Bomer is no longer just a pretty face. He's a pretty face that can seriously put together an outfit. Love the camel coat. Love the shoes. LOVE the purple scarf. What? I live in San Francisco.
Olivia Palermo absolutely knocked one out of the park with this ridiculously chic look. The cropped pants, leopard heels and bag are incredibly well chosen and the fur-trimmed, double-breasted jacket is beyond stunning.
Emma's look here is super cute, but simple enough to copy easily. I especially like the flashy red pants and the black and white striped scarf.
Model Imogen Morris-Clarke was captured on the street in New York wearing a phenomenal vintage YSL coat and varying shades of blue and black. I love the mixing of colors, fabrics and textures in this look.
Alexa Chung’s cropped navy trench look got fashionable mention on Frugal Fashionista. This is a GREAT way to cover up when you’re wearing a midi length skirt or dress – go for a completely different length top layer!
First, why am I not in Paris right now??? Second, LOVE this look. A high-waisted skirt is a challenge to pull off but this bright little number paired with a crisp white button down and seriously hot heels make it work oh so well.
It's no secret that I adore outerwear - so there was no chance I wouldn't fall for this look. Knee-length, double-breasted camel colored coat with a matching scarf? AND leather gloves & pressed, hemmed slacks. Oh Milan.
Prada’s Fall/Winter 2012 Menswear show in Milan showcased some gorgeous outerwear, slacks, and accessories. It also showcased some new talent on the runways. Think these gentlemen have a future in modeling? 🙂
Willem Dafoe was chic in all black with a dramatic broach-like decoration on the breast pocket of his overcoat. I also love the way they parted his hair for this look!
Adrien Brody in a phenomenal red brocade double-breasted coat with fur lapels and hippie-inspired round glasses.
Gary Oldman finished up the show in another great overcoat over a high white collar and great shoes.
Quite the trifecta, no?
Over the past week and weekend the stars gathered en masse for premieres, red carpet events, store openings and film festivals. Now pull up a cocktail and join me for some eye candy.
Haywire premiere in Los Angeles:
The color of Matt Bomer's suit couldn't be more ideal and the fit is perfect. As it should be since the man lives in these skinny suits on Blue Collar. What makes this stand out to me is the tie, a really nice choice.
Channing Tatum looks nice in this muted blue plaid suit. The coloring works well for him and I like that the pattern gives the suit a little something extra.
23rd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Red Carpet:
Shailene Woodley's look is cute, flattering and age appropriate. What more could you ask for?
I know that I already featured this dress, um, yesterday - but I couldn't help it. The whole look is simple, sleek and sexy - absolutely ideal.
Variety’s Indie Impact Award & 10 Directors to Watch brunch:
Charlize Theron wore a beautiful Reed Krakoff dress while she was at a luncheon in Palm Springs. A really great choice for an outdoor event in nice weather.
Nation Board of Review Awards Red Carpet:
Keira Knightley looked adorable in lacy black Nina Ricci. I love that it's chic and fashiony, but low-key. You could almost wear flats with it!
Michael Fassbender looked dapper in his black suit w/ blue tie combo. I'm not sure why everyone is shaving their heads but I LIKE IT.
This may be just a simple Ralph Lauren dress, but it goes to show you just how important color is when it comes to dressing. Viola Davis couldn't look any more striking!
Audi Celebrates The 2012 Golden Globe Awards:
Viola Davis wore an unbelievably flattering sheath in great metallic colors. Her hair looks really pretty here too!
Zoe Saldana looked phenomenal in this midi Jason Wu number. I like that she wore her hair up to show off the great neckline of this dress and kept the jewelry minimal. Fabulous shoes too!
The 7th Annual New York Film Critics’ Circle Awards:
I am including this look for a single reason - That necklace is TO DIE FOR. The end.
And if you’re already missing the holidays or have an unnatural obsession with Candy Canes – I don’t have a problem, I swear – make this
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