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Gemma Arterton Looks Stunning in Prada at Laurence Olivier Awards

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Gemma Arterton really won everyone over at last night’s Laurence Olivier awards at the Royal Opera House in London, and she wasn’t even nominated.

Taking her turn to present the theatre’s most prestigious awards last night with co-host actor Stephen Mangan, the 28-year-old actress looked the image of sophistication in a seafoam-hued Prada bias cut gown with boat neckline and three-quarter-length sleeves. Against the true red of the carpet, Arterton’s bold monochrome look really made an impact as she entered the awards ceremony.

Her whole look was simply flawless from the carefully chosen Faraone Mennella jewels to the voluminous swept hair, showing off her enviable bone structure.

Although we are not going into a discussion about the obsession with Miss Arterton’s curves, we cannot be anything but jealous of her silhouette, as well as the fact that it is always fantastic to see a woman with boobs wearing couture.

Despite not being nominated at the awards ceremony, Gemma has certainly been busy this year when it comes to the stage. After kicking off 2014 in John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, she is now set to star in the forthcoming stage production of Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi theatre in London later this year, which tells the tale of female factory workers in 1968 fighting for equal pay.

No doubt she was thrilled to see the likes of Dame Judy Dench, Hayley Atwell, Anna Chancellor and Lesley Manville all nominated for the coveted best actress award, with Lesley Manville taking home the accolade for her performance in Ghosts at the Almeida theatre.

See the full list of winners here

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Link Buzz: Alexander Wang Announced H&M Collaboration at Coachella; The Ultimate Twentysomething Wardrobe

Image: HM.com

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  • This Saturday at CoachellaAlexander Wang announced an upcoming collaboration with H&M. This collection will mark the ten-year anniversary of H&M designer collaborations, and Wang will be the first American designer to partner with the Swedish brand. [Fashionista]
     
  • It's official: Former ELLE creative director Joe Zee is headed to Yahoo. [WWD]
     
  • Always good advice, but especially if you want to buy something ironically logo-ed: "In terms of investing in heavy branding this season, Haid’s advice is to look for 'pieces that aren’t too mass produced.'" [Financial Times]
     
  • The hairstory of Mad Men. Yep, I said 'hairstory' and I'm not going to apologize for it. I guess the subsequent sentence was kind of an apology but you're just going to have to go with me here. [BellaSugar]
     
  • I agree with 80% of the items on this list of twentysomething wardrobe staples. [FabSugar]
     
  • Bonus: Here's a handy infographic breaking down tipping ettiquette. [Lifehacker]

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So There’s This: Kendall Jenner Wears Oversized Givenchy Nose Hoop to Coachella

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Fashion's new best frenemy, Kendall Jenner, was present and accounted for at Coachella this weekend.

The Kardashian family member and emerging 'it' model did not keep a low profile, cementing her place in all future 'Coachella 2014 celebrity style' roundups with an oversized hoop nose ring (made by Givenchy, according to a tweet from NYDailyNews).

Jenner shared several photos of her new appendage with her nine million Instagram followers and the press photographers who were present at Lacoste's Coachella party yesterday. Which is only right: If you've got a big metal hoop dangling off the center of your face, you better own it. 

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theFashionSpot’s 10 Best Articles of the Week

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  1. (No) Smoking, Coffee and Chapped Lips: 5 Minutes with Designer Rachel Antonoff - "My pieces are not for anyone 'suffering' in the name of fashion."
     
  2. 16 ‘Ugly’ Shoes That Are Actually Pretty Cute - The fashion world has fully embraced the ugly shoe trend for spring, and you know what? We’re not complaining.
     
  3. Look Good, Feel Good: A Truly Practical Guide to Festival Beauty - How to look and feel as good at possible in the hot Coachella sun.
     
  4. Why Facial Oil is the Single Best Beauty Product You’re Probably Not Using - Not using facial oils? Here's why you should seriously consider adding this product to your beauty routine.
     
  5. Exclusive: Arena Homme+ Goes Intergalactic for the Spring 2014 Issue - "All Killer, No Filler Since 1993."
     
  6. Flashback: Vogue Italia ‘A Black Issue’ July 2008 with Naomi, Liya, Sessilee and Jourdan by Steven Meisel - A modern classic. Do you remember this historic edition of Vogue Italia?
     
  7. Boutique of the Week: Closet Rich – Meet Closet Rich, our new online vintage shopping obsession.
     
  8. CFDA Award Nominee Spotlight: Jewelry Designer Irene Neuwirth – Fashion journalist Laurie Brookins talks with CFDA Award nominee Irene Neuwirth. 
     
  9. Alessandra Ambrosio Gets ‘Inspired’ for Coachella with a Native American Headdress - Either she's clueless or she's courting controversy.
     
  10. 20 Vegan Shoes That Prove Cruelty-Free Is the Way to Be - Go animal-ethical without sacrificing style. 

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Giampaolo Sgura Shoots Malgosia Bela for Vogue Germany’s May Cover (Forum Buzz)

The forums are on fire today and we're about to take a look at German Vogue's most recent cover. For its May 2014 issue, a sultry Malgosia Bela is photographed by Giampaolo Sgura as she wears a Bottega Veneta dress which was styled by Vogue Germany's editor-in-chief Christiane Arp. This is just perfection, right? First a cover and spread with Claudia Schiffer for the April edition and now Malgosia Bela — I am loving this!

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IMAGE CREDIT: VOGUE.DE VIA TFS FORUMS

I'm not the only one who's in awe over this. Members of theFashionSpot have also sang their praises with Flashbang kicking off the discussion: "Oh this is divine, best VG cover so far."

"The colors are perfect and I'm always ready for a Malgosia editorial. Beautiful!" wrote Moofins.

Miss Dalloway commented, "Always happy to see Bela score another Vogue cover, and I love this, in fact, I think the added G wasn't even necessary!"

"Amazing. But the trick with the letter G was unnecessary. And that's so 5 years ago (i think)," agreed MON.

"Sensational! There hasn't been a German Vogue cover this alluring in a long time," writes AL92, who goes on to mention, "My only irk is the slanted Lust Auf…"

I knew in the back of my mind that I shouldn't have canceled my German Vogue subscription at my local store. Its issues are becoming stronger and stronger, and judging from this cover shot, Bela's accompanying story is set to be a winner (here's to actually hoping there is a story with Bela by Giampaolo Sgura inside).

Why not voice your own opinion in the thread? Check it out here.

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Zimmermann Wins the 2014 Australian Fashion Laureate

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Zimmermann Spring 2014, zimmermannwear.com

Congratulations to Simone and Nicky Zimmermann.

The sisters were officially the hottest thing off the catwalk on Day Three of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, taking out the 2014 Australian Fashion Laureate for their unrivalled achievements in nonchalantly sexy wares.

On a schedule crowded with young talent, Simone and Nicky Zimmermann are comparative veterans. Having been in business 23 years, they’re showing no sign of slowing – recently opening a large boutique in Soho and making New York Fashion Week their home base. “There’s a certain longevity that comes with us,” Nicky told The Australian yesterday. “I think that people can see that there’s a continual building on what we’ve done before. No matter what we do, we’re always trying to get better at it.” 

But that’s not to say Australia’s rising talent wasn’t worthy of a nod. For the first time in the Laureate’s seven-year history, 2014 added four new categories in recognition of professional achievement in the categories of Retailer, Emerging Designer, Menswear and Womenswear.  

Dion Lee took home the womenswear prize, though the designer’s mainline was absent from the MBFWA runway this year (his Line II diffusion showed Wednesday to very enthusiastic reviews). Arthur Galan won for menswear, Christopher Esber (another highlight) for emerging, and Scanlan & Theodore for retailer of the year.

With so many of our established labels falling by the wayside, it’s nice to see we can still lay claim to some history.  

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