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?
Need some pretty to start off your week? Me too.
I love it when celebrities wear real clothing! 🙂 Check out Kate Middleton looking adorable in Zara.
Want to make this dress your very own? Zara recently created an online shopping website so you can order online even if there’s no Zara in your city – Lace Tulip Dress
Caroline Sieber's dress here is very pretty, but what caught my attention were her shoes! I'm loving this multi ankle strap trend, its chic and fun.
While I'm not 100% sold on this color for Miss Rachel, I have to admit that she looks phenomenal. Its glamorous and retro, perfect for your movie premiere.
My favorite part is definitely the back, so gorgeous!
I completely adore Olga Sherer's outfit here, it's my ideal fall look. I especially like her blazer w/ a touch of leopard print at the sleeves.
Amber Heard has been making quite the splash lately on the Red Carpet. I love that this menswear inspired look manages to be sexy, retro and glamorous rather than androgynous.
While Elizabeth Olsen's red carpet looks may be hit or miss, her street style seems to be right on. Chanel button down and Elizabeth & James (awww) pants. How adorable and comfy do those pants look?
Coco Rocha in Zac Posen at the Letters to Haiti US Premiere. I ADORE the details of this dress and I'm so glad that she didn't shy away from jewelry, this dramatic spiked collar is perfection!
Wow. Just wow. Head to toe wow.
Garance Dore captured this great look - I love the double-breasted red coat, the wide leg plaid pants and the gorgeous tan bag.
At the 64th Cannes Film Festival, as per usual, the red carpet was watched almost as closely as the films. I feel like the red carpet at Cannes can be summed up as the Oscars with a splash of Sundance, lots of high-end designers and floor length gowns, but with a healthy dose of artsy funkiness. I think that women take more risks when they’re in France than they do when they’re close to home, they try something more unique and original.
Uma Thurman looked statuesque in feathered Versace with stunning emerald earrings
Rachel McAdams also looked gorgeous in white, donning a fitted white sheath with embellishments.
While Bianca Balti's tiered Alberta Ferretti gown is beautiful, it was her emerald jewelry that made this look so spectacular.
Luckily Sarah Jessica Parker was on hand to give us a healthy dose of color with this gorgeous Eli Saab number.
Zoe Saldana had a couple great looks, but this Vionnet gown is by far my favorite. I love the completely mix & match belt!
While the hair may have been a touch on the large side, Karolina Kurkova's Armanie Prive gown was right on target.
Diane Kruger looked stunning in a shimmering gold Calvin Klein gown. Wow. Life is not fair!
Tilda Swinton looked long, lean and regal in navy Haider Ackermann. I love the mix of colors and the interesting draping and folds.
Astrid Berges-Frisbey looked beautiful and demure in cream lace on the Pirates red carpet.
While I'm not certain whether I'd label this look 'Loved It' or 'Didn't Understand It,' but Giovanna Battaglia in vintage Stephen Sprouse was without a doubt the most standout look of Cannes.
Overall, I’d say the red carpet looks this year were even better than last! What did you think?