Saturday, May 04, 2013

Looks of the Week - 04/05/13

The weekly round-up of celebrity style, on and off the red carpet.


Ashley Madekwe takes a fashion risk in an off-white grid print jumpsuit by Topshop. Strappy black Saint Laurent sandals, a black clutch and an aquamarine manicure finish her look. 
Alexa Chung takes on the checked trend in a black and white block-print shirtdress by Paul Smith, worn with a skinny black belt and chunky heeled loafers.
Miroslava Duma gives us one more reason to love her style in a nautical navy and red striped cropped top and box-pleated A-line skirt by Michael Kors. Black and PVC Christian Louboutin pumps perfect her outfit.

The Glam Life
Nina Dobrev dazzled in a black Versace mini dress, embellished with gold beadwork. Her gold pointy toe heels are by Rupert Sanderson.
Nicole Richie debuted her chic new hairdo, with an equally voguish look to match. She wears a white chain detail dress by Saint Laurent, with pointy-toe heels by Manolo Blahnik.
Kate Bosworth defines elegance in a little black dress with sheer neckline and jewel-belted waist, which is by Oscar de la Renta.
Carey Mulligan went the opposite way of what I thought she would wear to 'The Great Gatsby' premiere. The actress looked attractive nonetheless in a red strapless midi-dress by Lanvin

Street Sophistication
Victoria Beckham looked polished in a dove grey high-waisted skirt with front slit and greige draped blouse with matching clutch, which is by none other than Victoria Beckham.
Cara Delevingne perfectly plays out the sports luxe trend in a chic black blazer, tee and skinnies, styled along with glossy metallic silver sneakers by Alejandro Ingelmo.
Karolina Kurkova makes her mark on the streets of New York in a trendy grey & white tweed jacket, paired with an asymmetrical cobalt blue culotte shorts by Zara and black ankle boots.

Zendaya Coleman brings in Spring, wearing a multi-tonal green palm-leaf print jacket and shorts suit by Juicy Couture. Her white ankle cuff sandals are by Gucci.
Ashley Madekwe makes another dashing appearance, pictured in a teal and jade green printed peplum top and skirt by Monique Lhuillier. A lime green Jimmy Choo clutch offers some brightness to her elegant look. Her black sandals are also by Jimmy Choo.
Diane Kruger takes a stylish stroll wearing a quirky duck printed trench dress by Marni in green, black and white. Flat ankle boots and a beige tote bag complete her outfit.
Olivia Wilde wears a forest green printed dress by MaxMara, accessorizing with a large statement pendant necklace, 'Duchess' clutch by Anya Hindmarch & Stuart Weitzman sandals.

A State of Grace

The Newsroom's Emily Mortimer was demure in a sheer long-sleeved scarlet Oscar de la Renta gown with matching waistband.
Michelle Dockery stunned in a sleeveless ultraviolet Elie Saab gown, fitted with waist frill, skinny belt and chiffon paneled skirt.
Sofia Vergara showed off her curves in an alluring teal blue Herve L Leroux dress with criss-cross bodice and cut-out detail. Purple jewels and a metallic clutch complete her look.
Kate Mara displayed the sophistication of simplicity in a pristine white Prada gown with bow-adorned neckline. A neon apple green beaded clutch added a pop of colour to her outfit.
Olivia Munn waves the flag for Marchesa, in an elegant black fitted gown with silver embellished neckline, which is far less ornate than what we are used to from the label.

Who is your favourite 'Look of the Week'?


Helena Resende said...

My favourites are the street sophisticated looks :)

Paola Lauretano said...

<3 Miroslava Duma.... she is so stylish!!!!
Enjoy the weekend!!!

Patrycja Photography said...

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Mélo l'imparfaite said...

Love Olivia Munn's dress!


ooo loving all these trends! street sophistication is so me!


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Levi (tlnique) said...

Great post! I totally love the striped jump suit in the first picture *_*

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Pamela RG said...

Oh Sam, they are all fabulous styles. It is hard to choose. Maybe wear one style for each day of the week.

Serena said...

Ashley just looks like absolute perfection in that jumpsuit!
I love it so much!


Xlovehappyx said...

I like Ashley's outfits, Zendaya's and Karolina's :)

Pip said...

I'm loving the Gardenia theme, but love Mira Duma's look the best! Have a nice weekend!

xx Pip

Chelsea Elizabeth said...

I looooove all of these looks! My favorite have to be the "state of grace" looks

xo Chelsea

Kim Alston said...

I love Duma and Mulligans outfit.

Deidre said...

I love Carey Mulligan's dress!

Eshna said...

Perfect pictures! Love Nina Dobrev's dress!
Love your blog :)
Followed via GFC and Bloglovin :)

Afina blog said...

Thanks for comments and now my inspiration is black outfit with skinny and silver sneakers and bkack jacket! Now I put on such things!!!

Kacie Cone said...

Oh my gosh what a great week for fashion! I really love Karolina Kurkova's look and Ashley Madekwe is so rocking that jumpsuit!

Patricia G. said...

My favourite looks are geometrics! Love them so much!

Coline Chavaroche said...

Nice selection :)


Coline ♡

Linda Greaves said...

Karolina in Street Sophistication won this look round for me! Love that cobalt blue skirt :)

Trendy Teal

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

That Versace mini dress is stunning, and I like how Victoria B looked in grey, very stylish. And Sofia Vergrara in that long gown in this lovely blue... Fantastic! Ilina


I love your post and all the looks are amazing. However, am inspired by Zendaya Coleman's look.



i love all these styles!!!

Elisabeth said...

Out of these, I must say that Ashley Madekwe's is my favorite: cool, relaxed and comfortable! :)
Concerning your kind comment on my blog, I always seem to return to your blog since it's such a beautiful source of inspiration!
Thank you for your kind words concerning my hair :)

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LoLy said...



Mira said...

They all look gorgeous. This week it´s the geometrics. I love Miroslava and Alexa´s looks <3


Maddie said...

Nina Dobrev definitely has my heart today! :)

Beauty Follower said...

Goodmorning dear!
I really like Ashley's Madekwe look, simple and cool. Victoria Beckham looks elegant in that outfit, Olivia Wilde too.
Love Michelle Dockery's dress, great colour.

mademoiselle mode said...

I love street sophistication ^^
Because I love love Victoria beckham <3

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Immaaurora said...

I like the glam live

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Lilli said...

Morning Sam, thanks a bunch for dropping in, your words always made my day:))) Let me check out the ladies, have lost some looks this week so thanks for sharing! Here my choices: Alexa Chung (she styled the checked trend in a perfect and simple way with black details though I'm not a fan of the dress), Nicole Richie (wow, her dress by Saint Lauren is just mesmerizing! Love also the pointy heels she matched!), Kate Bosworth (she is one of my fav, her looks are always so refined, simple and classy yet!), Cara (well I dont like the sneakers on an elegant suit but she always rocks!), Karolina Kurkova (perfect, love the asymmetrical shorts and their color!), Olivia Wilde (the dress is too wonderful! Goes perfect with her skin and hair!) Happy weekend dear, hugs!! xo

littlemisschinagirl said...

Loving the gardenia trend,so fun!! :D

Denise said...

Ashley Madekwe, Kate Bosworth and Olivia Wilde! I loved the looks! I don;t know what happened to my notebook yesterday, when I tried to comment I couldn't. So I left it for today, cause I knew you would have the Looks of the week! I totally agree with you about Failure! It was so nice reading it! As usual, I am getting the words to be printed, my bulletin board will be full! But it's nice to remember these things!

Gina said...

Karolina Kurkova and Olivia Munn are my favorites here. Gorgeous and styled to perfection!
Happy weekend, Sam!

Gem | Miss Makeup Magpie ♥ said...

Olivia Wilde's outfit is soooo pretty & feminine xx

Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

Bailey Schneider said...

I loved all the outfits, but wow, I can't stop thinking that Carey Mulligan needs a good meal. She looks painfully thin!

Josie said...

I like Diane Kruger's look the best, she always looks spot on! xxx

Adrielle said...

I like all the looks.Absolutely lovely!
Thanks for your comment!Have a beautiful weekend!

Eliza Pellicone said...

the second outfits are amazing ;)
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Denisa said...

I love all that outfits and style. Have a great weekend.

Nico said...

Great post and really nice blog! What about follow each other?

Coco said...

My faves: Ashley Madekwe (first series), Nicole Richie, and Michelle Dockery is so chic in that party dress!
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SunnyToast said...

Love all the photo selection....such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing!

Louise Elisabeth said...

I love Ashley Madekwe and her blog, the looks she's wearing here are pretty cool as well :D So yeah she's number one followed by Olivia Munn jeez these women are so beautiful and they have style! Love the looks you choose and of course the information you always give. Super handy!


Gabriele said...

wow, I Alexa Chung looks AMAZING in that checked dress. I also loved cara delevigne and victoria beckhams looks!

ELISA said...

my fav is Nina Dobrev in Versace!


Love always Victoria Beckham.... understated, and chic. But also love Alexa Chung, she has got cool by the shed load!! Love if you would check out my blog too? xx

Danielle said...

obsessed with cara as always!


Tie Bow-tie said...

Karolina Kurkova is gorgeous, love her style!

Admirably Pretty said...

I totally adore Gardenia!

XO, Imke

Signe Savant said...

Love those glam looks! I am your newest follower with GFC!

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Kyra said...

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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Victoria Beckham is more than flawless!!!
I love all the street looks and KK looks amazing too.

Stella said...

I liked Sofia's Vergara gown!
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Cathy said...

Loving Ashley's geometric look and the shorts suit on Karlolina! Have a fab weekend, babe :)

AlittlebitUnique // UK blog said...

Sam this is one of the hardest ones to choose between! I'm loving them all, but I think I'm actually swaying towards the geometrics, it just looks really fresh and different

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S said...

"State of geace" selection is my fav, these dresses are gorgeous!!!
But love kate Bosworth dress too!^^


Filipa said...

"The Glam life" is the best :D

Rakhshan said...

victoria. B i love her hairdo and neutral colored dress! xx

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Carmen said...

Ashley Madekwe and Zendaya Coleman look great, I like their outfits best!

Laura Dittrich (Fashion Landscape) said...

I think Carey Mulligan looks stunning! Great post! Loving all your picks :) x

Fashion Landscape

Kashaya said...

I really liked Ashley Madekwe's look

MbF said...

I wish this was my entire wardrobe. Thanks for posting the looks and feel free to drop by me too soon.

mademoiselle mode said...

Have a nice weekend :)

New post - Kisses

Daniella said...

Hi Sam, Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. I love these looks, Alexa Chung and Cara Delevingne both look so chic, their looks have to be my favourite :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Ana Aleksic said...

Love all white looks!
Great fashion week, by the way! :)

Elle Sees said...

that one girl's eyebrows had me so distracted! hehe. i've been so busy lately, so apologies for not stopping by sooner! have a great weekend :)

Wendy said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! Love the first picture! I want that in my closet! :)


Jacy said...

Nina Dobrev's mini was so glamorous, and I loved both of Ashley Madekwe's looks (always love her fashion-forward choices)!


Fashion-Bridge said...

I love Miroslava Duma strong look. She's my girl'd crush! Not only because she's so stylish but also because she's a great business woman!
Nicole Ricci looks fabulous as ever!



Jessica said...

Love "The Glam life" selection! My fav is Kate Bosworth :)
Have a nice day my dear, kisses :***

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Nicoleta_B said...

Your blog become my source of inspiration, my dear.

Have a Lovely Day,


Nery Hdez said...

Great post!

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Supriya P said...

I love geometric prints myself, so that's my fav look!!

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Gloria e Rogerio said...

Loved your post, very well prepared, congratulations
We came to thank the wonderful comments left on our blog.
We are always watching the beautiful work being done, kisses Glorinha.
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Diva Desle said...

I love the Glam line! Those dresses are so fab!

Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
Sofia Vergara's dress is so stunning!

Have the best day ever,

Elegantesque said...

love ashley madekewe she's so beautiful

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Ivana said...

Stunning. You have great taste, and chose some cool outfits.
Beautiful colors too.


Lady parisienne said...

I love the geometric and gardenia outfits!

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Difficult to choose cause all these ladies are full of style. But i will go for miss Duma. She loos fabulous.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

blackberryfashion said...

wow, gardenia outfits are my fave <3

Jocelyn Leow said...

Really loved Diane Kruger's dress. Celebrity dress sense never fail to inspire us ladies isn't it?

Halima - Fashionicide said...

Victoria Beckham looks like an absolute knockout! She is the real life Wilhelmina Slater, ha!



Fashion and Tea Maniac said...

Miroslava Duma will always be my favorite, no matter what she wears^^
And I have to admit that I'm not a big fan of Nicole Richie's new hair, it makes
her look older than she is. And Victoria Beckham looks great! Love her blouse<3
Have a great Sunday Sam:)

Filh said...

Cara Delavigne style is perfect to me!

Ileana said...

Love Ashley Madewke overall's and Sofia Vergara's dress.... :D
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Jolien Van Daele said...

I love both Ashley Madekwe's outfits. The geometry trend is one I would like to embrace. I think every person can be inspired by it and adapt it to his/her own style.
Thanks for the daily inspiration, dear Sam!


Menos es más said...

Me encanta el primer look!!!

Nee said...

love ashley madekwe's style so much, she's always so well dressed:) also really like her blog! the street sophistication set is so cool, simple pieces like those are stunning. hope you had a great weekend! wishing you a good new week xx

Alessandra said...

Alexa Chung e Diane Kruger!

Kisses dear

beauty visions said...

Nina Dobrev looks flawless like always! xx

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Fab round up Sam, these looks are all gorgeous. I think my faves have to be...Nina Dobrev (those heels!), Olivia Wilde and Olivia Munn, just divine!

Miu said...

I love Kate Bosworth's dress!