Red Carpet Watch: Venice Film Festival

Pack a bag and your cutest gondola shoes, bitches, ’cause we’re going to Venice!

gown by Atelier Versace, purse by Judith Leiber, shoes by Sergio Rossi

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So drop-dead gorgeous, I’m actually speechless. But speechlessness doesn’t read well in blog form, so I’ll do my best: The hair, makeup, and jewelry are flawless – cool but not too sexy, flirty but not too youthful. The gown itself is a work of art, and she’s a vision in it because it fits so flawlessly. Perfect clutch, perfect pose; all in all, I’ve never seen Selena look better. (But you know me – I’d cut off a bit of that extra-long train. Too fussy.)

dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Jimmy Choo

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Love it. Black lace Dolce & Gabbana dresses with strappy black Jimmy Choos are a red carpet standard, but Selena somehow makes it feel new again.

gown by Alexander McQueen

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It’s a LOT of dress, literally and figuratively, so Freida was wise to keep the styling to the minimum. But it looks like all the stars bring their most exquisite, art-like gowns to Venice Film Festival, because this is no ordinary dress. The proportions are very interesting, sort of off-putting, because she looks eleven feet tall, but in a fascinating and beautiful way, I think.

gown by Marchesa, purse by Lanvin, shoes by Christian Louboutin

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Naomi loves her nude lacy gowns, but I’m on her side with this one. It’s beautiful and it fits like a glove; however, I can’t say I’m sold on that taupe platform heel.

purse by Lanvin, shoes by Christian Louboutin

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You’ll never find me in a peach satin jumpsuit, but lord, do I love it on Naomi. Very effortless 70s chic, and the white tuxedo jacket makes for a perfect pairing. Those same taupe platforms work brilliantly here, and I dig the boxy white clutch as well. But I can easily see how, without the purse, she basically looks like she’s wearing very expensive pajamas.

top, pants, purse, and shoes by Miu Miu

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When Florence goes for it, she fucking goes for it. No mere mortal can wear this much Miu Miu at once (though every individual piece is obviously awesome), but we’re talking about the statuesque ginger goddess that is Florence Welch. And I don’t care how drag queen Pilgrim they are – I want those fucking shoes.

gown by Gucci

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Black, beautiful, boobs, boring. The Salma Hayek guarantee.

dress by Gucci, purse by Yves Saint Laurent, shoes by Sergio Rossi

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This dress desperately needs one less design element, but it’s only one step away from being beautiful. The shoes, on the other hand, were just a lazy choice. For shame, Salma.

dress by Blumarine, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

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Love the faux bob, but since when is Vanessa doing this youthful, girly thing? It somehow works, because the dress is adorable, but the shoes are still a disappointment.

gown by Temperley London, purse by Giuseppe Zanotti

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I’ll be thrilled if I never see another sloppy topknot on the red carpet again. Ditto for starlets’ sternums. Also, I’m sure this dress costs an arm and a leg, but it looks cheap as hell.

gown and shoes by Atelier Versace, purse by Edie Parker


This was my Fall 2012 couture red carpet prediction for Miley Cyrus; I think that’s why I’m having such a hard time wrapping my head around Kate Hudson in it. One the one hand, it’s the best she’s looked in years; on the other, this is a very “SEE HOW I’M NOT WEARING PANTIES?” dress. But the neckline is so stunning and makes her shoulders and arms look so lovely that I think I’m in support of this gown, even though it tells me more about Kate Hudson than I really want to know.

gown by Dolce & Gabbana

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Just proof that Winona Ryder still exists and seems to have halted the aging process altogether. Actually, I’m starting to become convinced that she’s a vampire, but that might just be because I’ve been really into Buffy lately.

dress and shoes by Gucci

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Am I still supposed to be pretending she’s stylish? I’m going gray trying to wait out her fifteen minutes of fame. But maybe I’m just jealous because she married Ryan Reynolds last week, AND had Florence Welch sing at the wedding, AND had Bette Midler in attendance. Fuck you, Blake Lively. Give us the Gucci clothes – you already have it all.

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4 responses to Red Carpet Watch: Venice Film Festival

  1. Given my not-so-secret, shame-free love of Selena Gomez, I cry tears of joy when she dresses up to the level she is capable of, and doesn’t look like she’s been borrowing from season-one-Buffy’s wardrobe.

  2. Hannah

    LOVED Selena’s outfit, its the best she’s ever looked. I also love Kate Hudson’s look and surprisingly i like Freida Pinto’s as well.

  3. molly

    I didn’t like Selena’s Versace dress. She looks too much like a little girl to wear that dress to its full potential. On the other hand, looking like a little girl turned out to be a great advantage with the Dolce dress. She could easily have looked way to old, but everything about that look is perfect. I honestly think it’s the best she has looked in a long time.
    Kate Hudson looked heavenly. Im so in love with everything about that look! Im pretty sure that the dress has nude lining; a few blogs mentioned the nude lining and how well it was done because you could barely see it. If that is the case, well done to whoever made the dress because it really does look like shes going commando!

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