2013 Toronto Film Festival, Part 2

Let’s head to Canada, eh, dear readers? 

top and skirt by Atelier Versace, shoes by Burak Uyan

Photo: Aaron Harris/Getty

Let’s give  grown-up Dakota Fanning a very warm welcome to the red carpet, because I’ve never seen the 19-year-old starlet look like this before. The dark emerald green color is so unusual and incredibly cool, and the couture handiwork is exquisite. The stripped-down styling lets the embellishments do all the work, and stops her from looking like she’s wearing her mother’s clothes. Top it off with a chic topknot (a refreshing change from her usual stick-straight locks), a dash of eyeliner, and she’s the queen of the red carpet.

suit by Altuzarra, shoes by Louis Vuitton

Photo: AdMedia/Splash News

What’s not to love? The suit is awesome – I’ve seen lace cut-outs before, and I like them as a trend, but I’ve never seen these sort of puzzle-piece cut-outs before. They’re funky as hell, and though I like Nicole Kidman’s style, “funky” isn’t the first word I normally associate with her. And the bow-topped pumps are simple but chic.

dress by Prada, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Lionel Hahn/Abaca/Startraks

The French actress kills it, bringing Parisian fierceness and old Hollywood glamour to the Toronto red carpet. I love the sleeves on her embellished LBD, and the hair is a work of art.

dress by Mary Katrantzou, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

The shoes aren’t my favorite, and the rest of the styling could definitely use a modern reboot, but this girl is made for these nature-scene hipster-chic Mary Katrantzou dresses.

dress by Antonio Berardi, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty

The geometric print doing that ombre fade into the skirt is some serious new-wave fabulosity. But this look is becoming a bit of a uniform for her:

dress by Mary Katrantzou, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage

Don’t get me wrong; if I had those ridiculous baby-blue bedroom eyes, I’d be showing them off with every shade of blue imaginable, too. I just feel like this is becoming a little rote for her.

dress by Burberry Prorsum, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: FameFlynet

The neckline isn’t my favorite, and now that I consider it, the length isn’t great either – the proportions in general are kind of a problem. But the lady looks great in white, and the snakeskin shoes were a stylish choice.

dress and shoes by Atelier Versace, earrings by Irene Neuwirth

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Like, is she even real? Or is she actually a Disney character? Because I can’t even believe someone could look this perfectly princessy.

dress by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

This is way more twee and yet way less adorable. The color and shininess of the fabric are very little-girly, and the silhouette doesn’t help.

gown, purse, and shoes by Prada

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

My new obsession Lupita Nyong’o works the hell out of her head-to-toe Prada look. The length of the gown is killing me, as she’d look positively perfect if the hemline were just a little bit shorter. As is, the dress shortens her a bit. But I’m still looking forward to following her every fabulous move on the red carpet.

dress by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Landov

Apparently, Julia Roberts is still doing things? She must have been out of the limelight awhile, since I’m pretty sure this Dolce & Gabbana dress has been worn by eight hundred billion different starlets since the last time I blogged about her. The shoes are gorgeous, but not with this dress.

gown by Jenny Packham

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

I think she’s worn this dress about a hundred times before, but she gets to use the pregnancy excuse for wearing something simple and comfortable, and for her roots being half a rainbow away from the color of her the rest of hair. Regardless, she’s glowing so hard, I need sunglasses just to look at her fucking radiance.

dress by Erdem, shoes by Casadei

Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty

To the Felicity Joneses and Alexa Chungs and Mia Wasikowskas of the world: unstyled hipster hair does not enhance your looks. It actually makes your incredibly expensive, beautiful wardrobes look stupid as hell. So just run a brush through your goddamn hair already, will you?

dress, purse, and shoes by Gucci

Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty

This was my Pre-Fall 2013 red carpet prediction for Diane Kruger, but I can’t say I like it much on Hilary. First of all, the fit is a mess, making the shoulders and sleeves look kind of wonky and strange. And I don’t think the length of that skirt works with the relatively low heel of her shoe – there’s just a proportions issue there that makes it hard to focus on the beauty of the dress and the woman.

dress and shoes by Saint Laurent

Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage

Oh, what the fuck else is new.

dress by Roland Mouret, shoes by Rupert Sanderson

Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty


dress and purse by Jason Wu, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage

I love a pop of color as much as the next diva, but sometimes a random-ass green shoe is just a random-ass green shoe.

dress by Marchesa, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Amanda Edwards/Getty

Naomie Harris, you and your studded Louboutins are way too good for this poofy cupcake disaster of a Marchesa dress. Go, now, Naomie, take your Loubs and run while you still can! Before the dress actually eats you!

dress and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Lionel Hahn/Abaca/Startraks

Marion Cotillard: living proof that you can be beautiful and French and perfect and STILL look like a complete fucking asshole when you wear a sheer, ripped-in-half slip over a bra and granny panties with shoes pointy enough to kill someone if you trip down the red carpet.

dress by Monique Lhuillier, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Jennifer, please stay very calm, because I don’t want to alarm you, but I think whatever is on top of your head is still alive and is about to take vengeance against you on behalf of the tacky animal that died for your shoes.

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