I have always thought that Blake Lively with her model looks and blonde hair would make a great Barbie doll, well it seems so did Mattel, in a round about way. My favourite doll is getting her latest designer makeover and this time it is red carpet favourite Lebanese fashion designer Zuhair Murad, who is known for being one of Jennifer Lopez’s go-to designers.
His work is always edgy, sexy and divine, and one of my favourite looks over the past few years has got to be when Blake Lively wore one of his creations to the ‘Savages’ premiere and channelled Old Hollywood glamour with a striking Art Deco-inspired black and blush mermaid couture gown.
Well it seems that was one of Barbie’s favourites as well as the dramatic striped geometric design has been made pint-size for her limited edition red carpet-ready look. I just wish they had finished off the look with Blake’s retro waves than the boring updo and this Barbie would have been perfection. But that is the tiniest of flaws – I need this collectable doll in my collection.
I wonder what Blake thinks of her mini-me.
Want one of these limited-edition dolls for yourself? The Zuhair Murad Barbie will set you back $75 – you might have to wait a while though as it is already on back order at barbiecollector.com.
Who: Cheryl Cole
Where: At the “Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian)” premiere during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Grand Theatre Lumiere
Wearing: A long-sleeved maroon and sheer Zuhair Murad gown featuring beaded embellishments from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with De Grisogono jewellery
Verdict: In Cannes as part of her L’Oreal duties, Cheryl Cole looked incredible in this show-stopping gown. Perfect for Cannes, Cheryl really shined in this sexy sheer maroon dress, everything about it looked amazing on her from the long-sleeves to the heart-shaped sheer panel to the front and the low back and delicate embellishments.
As much as love the gown, for me this look is all about Chezza’s loose bouffant braid. Cheryl sometimes can age a little on red carpets, but this braid is youthful and fun, while oozing sex appeal – I seriously love it.
What do you think of Cheryl’s Cannes appearance? [Pics: WireImage for Electrolux, Cannes sponsor]
Who: Jennifer Lopez
Where: At the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California
Wearing: A long-sleeve silk Zuhair Murad gown featuring an ivory embroidered lace overlay with beading detail from the spring/summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection, teamed with a gold clutch
Verdict: I so, so want to like this look from Jennifer Lopez, mainly because I always love that she goes full-out on the red carpet, but for me this dress looks too familiar.
The problem I have with the gown is that feels too much like an ice skating outfit or one of her tour looks with all the nude lace – plus it just keeps on reminding me of that nude jumpsuit Britney wore in her Toxic video.
On the plus side no one does red carpet hair and make-up better than J-Lo she really does look stunning.
What do you think of J-Lo’s look?
Who: Kristen Stewart surrounded by her men, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
Where: At the London premiere of Twilight – Breaking Dawn Part 2
Wearing: A black sheer lace embroidered Zuhair Murad jumpsuit with an open back from the designer's autumn/winter 2012 couture collection
Verdict: There is a new found confidence with Kristen that is refreshing and this promo tour she really had embraced her sexy side and this is another wow moment, but unlike the LA premiere I actually prefer the peek-a-boo sheer top to the jumpsuit than the skirt of the gown.
The delicate embroidered detail is exquisite and makes this jumpsuit for me – I actually think this look rivals Emma Stone's Elie Saab tuxedo-style jumpsuit – what do you think?
Care about what the hunks were wearing? Well team Jacob won it for me with that sexy violet two-button notch-lapel Z Zegna suit, it was close though as team Edward looks just as good in Burberry.
So which team is best dressed for you? Bella, Jacob or Edward?
[Pic: via facebook.com/zuhairmuradpage]
Who: Kristen Stewart
Where: At the Los Angeles premiere of the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California
Wearing: A nude strapless Zuhair Murad gown featuring lace and chiffon panelling and a corseted bodice from the autumn/winter 2012 collection, teamed with a Cartier bracelet
Verdict: I was expecting something short, black, and tight, not feminine, romantic and sexy, and while I love the colour, the silhouette of the gown, and that she stepped out of her comfort zone I am just not loving this look a 100%.
For me this gown would have been perfection if the skirt had a light layer underneath, everything about this gown is divine, I just can’t help but think the nude is a little too much – what do you think?
What I do absolutely adore about this look has to be her old Hollywood-inspired hair, her side-swept locks makes such a statement and her bold lippy is just divine.
What do you think of Kristen’s look?
[Pic: via facebook.com/zuhairmuradpage]