March 8, 2013

Blog Off… Fan Bingbing in Louis Vuitton

This woman. THIS WOMAN. Most people in this country have no idea who Fan Bingbing is, but in China she’s one of their leading actresses, and if you had any doubts she was an A lister, you only have to look at her wardrobe to see that she’s on the top of every designer’s wish list.

The night of the Oscars alone, Fan had THREE outfit changes – from Marchesa to Oscar de la Renta and lastly Elie Saab couture. She’s no plain dresser.

And here she is, on Wednesday this week, at the Louis Vuitton Autumn Winter 2013 show in Paris. She’s wearing a Louis Vuitton (obvs!) monochrome chequerboard dress.

Here’s what some of my blogger mates thought of Fan’s Louis look…

I loved this look. I don’t know if it’s because I actually saw it on her in person at the show just a few days ago, but she is really pulled it off. The hair and make up is the perfect compliment, and the bag and gloves are trés chic. The only piece of the puzzle not working for me are the shoes. 
If ever this incredible 60s LV collection was designed for anyone, it was the flawless Fan Bingbing. She literally pops against the street – the shape, the graphic squares, the hair, everything! And the gloves – like ink black dipped hands -are so chic. This is an icon in iconic fashion. Double iconic! I die. 
Although we’ve seen this look a million zillion times already this season, Fan Bingbing manages to bring something new to the table. The ladylike accessories give the dress a retro touch (slightly Dita, no?) and she oozes confidence, she’s not smiling like that for no reason. Super chic.

***And moi…***
I think you can probably tell, lovely reader, from my ample blog posts about Fan that I am, indeed, a MASSIVE fan. This dress actually retails at a whopping £18,000 (I know this because Mummy G wanted it for my wedding), and Fan shows off every single pound of this look. OMGorgeous! 


February 25, 2013

Fan Bingbing at the Oscars 2013 – Best Dressed #2

Blimey. This is one SERIOUS dress. And if anyone can get away with it, it’s Fan Bingbing. The Chinese actress is famed for her fashion choices as much as her film roles (not that I’ve seen her in anything, apart from on red carpets), and now with this fuchsia pink, structurally amazing Marchesa gown, from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, under Fan’s proverbial belt, she wins the best dressed number two award from me.

It’s so important to not let a dress wear you, and as massive and dramatic as this Marchesa number is, Fan takes control. She has a teeny tiny frame, so it could be a disaster – kind of like a really skinny woman looking over the top of a big pile of washing, but she ALWAYS owns the outfit she has on.

And for that reason, I admire her greatly.

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