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Playing For Keeps: Jessica Biel In Versace

Who: Newlywed actress Jessica Biel

Where: At the New York Playing For Keeps premiere

Wearing: A one-sleeved tie dye printed silk chiffon Versace gown with plunging asymmetrical cut-away detailing to the bust from the spring/summer 2013 collection, teamed with a gold and black fringe belt and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery

Verdict: First we have Anne Hathaway going for daring and now Jessica Biel working an uber-sexy look, a-list actresses have been very bold this week, their stylists have definitely worked for their money!!!

I love the colour, I love billowy silhouette of the gown, and I adore the revealing asymmetrical slash to the bust, but saying all that I am not sure Jessica pulls it off. I don’t get it with Jessica she has an amazing figure, she is beautiful, yet for some reason she rarely seems to connect with her look on the red carpet for me.

This dress is amazing, a show-stopper, and it needed a touch of attitude to pull off that sadly Jessica didn’t bring. Granted it was refreshing seeing her take on a different look but I think this dress wears her not the other way round.

What do you think of Jessica’s look?

[Pic: facebook.com/versace]

Total Recall: A Week Of Glamour – Kate Beckinsale vs Jessica Biel

The Total Recall promo tour really has stepped up a gear since it hit Europe and both Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel have been using their star power to snag some of the most beautiful red carpet designed dresses I have seen in a long while. This week the stars of the Total Recall hit Berlin, Dublin and London and they really didn’t disappoint – two gorgeous Donna Karan gowns, an exquisite Elie Saab sparkler, a couple of Zac Posen dresses, and a standout feathered Giambattista Valli Couture look.

This has been one serious face-off this week between Kate and Jessica – see my favourite looks below and let me know who you think came out on top!!!

Kate Beckinsale:

For the LA premiere I hinted that I thought Kate had a new stylist due to her dramatic, high couture looks that she has been working, well it turns out that I am right and you will never guess who it is – only Taylor Jacobson, you know Rachel Zoe’s ex-assistant, I have to be honest I am seriously impressed with how she has styled Kate for this Total Recall promotional tour.

A week in which two amazing Donna Karan gowns grace the red carpet is always perfect, but wow to both, first up was a Barbie-pink dress from the Resort 2013 collection, it just oozes glamour with the architectural details to the bust and hips – similar to the dramatic Armani worn in LA but much more girlie and I love this hot-pink shade on her.

But it has to be the divine styling of her London premiere look that got me most excited this week. On its own this gorgeous black strapless gown with glitter sequinned details and a thigh-high split from the autumn/winter 2012 collection is incredible, style it with the bow belt from the pre-fall 2012 collection and it is simply breathtaking. I am seriously in love with this look!!!

I was also floored by her looks in Germany, first up was the demure purple Zac Posen dress for the photocall, and then she completely smashed it at the Berlin premiere in her ivory rose-swirl embellished Naeem Khan gown from the autumn/winter 2012 collection.

I can’t believe that these four looks all happened in one week, there were more a lot more, I had to narrow it down – as Kate also turned to designers Andrew GN, Preen, Paule Ka, and DVF for her after party and day-time looks.

Jessica Biel:

Jessica Biel has also been surprising me on this promo tour, maybe there is some rivalry over being the best dressed, as she really has stepped up her game.

The Couture looks from America continued to Europe and she went for one of my favourite looks from the Giambattista Valli spring 2012 couture collection for the London premiere. Everything about this look is completely flawless – I love the masculine vs feminine vibe of the look with the tuxedo-style shirt teamed with lace sleeves and a feather peplum. But seriously what makes this a standout look has to be the styling of the neon-pink Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

Jessica has liked to go short on this promo tour, she wore Dior Couture in LA which fell just above her ankles, then there was Elie Saab Couture in New York, and it seems Europe is also seeing her legs as for the Dublin premiere she wore a strapless cream and gold Jacquard Zac Posen gown with a divine origami-style bodice from the autumn/winter 2012. Granted this isn’t my favourite of her looks but I included as I love that she has changed up her hair with a messy faux-bob.

I haven’t been as wowed by Jessica as I have been with Kate, but what I have loved is her more directional style, OK some of it she hasn’t quite pulled off but at least she has committed to it. For the Berlin photocall it was great to see her wearing another one of my favourite emerging designers Christian Cota, normally for a photocall stars go for Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, or DVF for there smart tailored dresses, I love that Jessica went for a fun summery look in this watercolour printed crop top and tiered skirt from the spring/summer 2011 collection.

My favourite of Jessica’s looks has to be the divine Elie Saab autumn/winter 2012 gown that she shimmered in for the Berlin premiere. This is high-glamour at its very best, I love the sparkles, I adore the open back, and I want her hair!!! Hot, hot, hot!!!

My Best Dressed:

It was hard to pick just one look each but I have decided to go for the two black sparklers, I am in love with the styling and glamour of both looks from Donna Karan and Elie Saab and both Kate and Jessica look incredible.

Which looks get your vote?

[Pics: Donna Karan New York/Elie Saab/Starworks Artists]

Total Recall: Jessica Biel in Christian Dior Couture

Who: Jessica Biel

Where: At the Hollywood premiere of ‘Total Recall’ at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles

Wearing: A strapless pastel pink Christian Dior gown that falls just above the ankles, with a nipped-in waist, exaggerated hips and outer pocket detail from the autumn/winter 2012 Couture collection, teamed with Louis Vuitton silver-tipped heels, a white Jimmy Choo clutch, and Tom Binns jewellery

Verdict: Wow it seems that Couture was the order of the day for the Total Recall premiere, Kate Beckinsale looked stunning in a dramatic Armani Privé gown, and Jessica it seems decided to go for a girlie approach in this pretty retro-inspired Dior gown.

I love the colour on her, I love the white accessories – the Louis Vuitton silver toe-caps are gorgeous, and the cylindrical clutch is cute, but I draw the line at the heavy jewellery.

Everything about this look is delicate and elegant but that necklace is a little OTT for me, it is striking and with another dress it would have been stunning, but with this gown it really doesn’t work and kind of spoils the overall look.

What do you think does Jessica pip Kate to the best dressed at the Total Recall premiere?

[Pics: facebook.com/starworksartists]

Golden Globes: Jessica Biel In Ethereal Elie Saab Gown

Who: Actress Jessica Biel

Where: At the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012

Wearing: A quartz coloured full-length lace Elie Saab haute couture gown, embroidered with pearls, a velvet belt with broche, and a thigh-high split from the autumn/winter 2011 collection, teamed with a Tiffany & Co diamond necklace  and Christian Louboutin heels

Verdict: I found this an interesting choice from Jessica considering the rumours that she has just got engaged to Justin Timberlake as it has a wedding dress feel about it with the lace detailing – one thing missing is her engagement ring!!!

But she did wear the most exquisite necklace draped down her back – very Hollywood glamour, which helped this look not seem as dated as it could have been. I have to admit that this long-sleeved ethereal gown is beautiful and I love the corsage detailing at the waist.

Also has Jessica darken her hair? I like it.

[Pics: Elie Saab Facebook/Tiffany & Co Facebook]