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Some serious Chanel love right here. First Kirsten Dunst at Cannes Film Festival making her comeback on the red carpet and the silver screen and now Blake Lively at the Green Lantern premiere. Both from different Spring Couture collections but featuring gorgeous sheer skirts. That look has been popping up all over the place, on the runway and in real life. I'm seeing a lot of black sheer maxis sold online - definitely an upcoming trend alert. I have to say I'm more of a fan of Kirsten's look, the delicate pink lace detail is so feminine and elegant. And the pink belt at the waist really gives her definition and lets the skirt just fall at her feet (in the runway shots, the dress looks a little more free flowing). She tops it off with an updo and a 'Heidi' braid. Very Grecian goddess, so ethereal and becoming of the amazing actress she is (back in the day I used to idolise Kirsten).
Blake, gorgeous as usual but her style makeover has had me a little confused. Last year she was all sexy seductress, flaunting her curves and her figure (it was either her cleavage or or slender legs) but recently she's become more conservative and mature in the way she dresses. The flower applique just doesn't suit her personality, it's too airy fairy and not like her at all (I keep thinking someone like Dakota or Elle Fanning would look amazing in it). Perhaps I still see her as Serena van der Woodsen or maybe that she rocked that femme fatale look so well. It might have something to do with her being the face of Chanel's Madmoiselle line (I read in one of those gossip mags that people were unhappy with Lagerfeld's choice as her 'all-American girl' look cheapens the brand/ range) so maybe she's trying to sharpen up her image. Still not sure what to think of it, but for now it will do.