A monochrome delight

Monochromatic ensembles have quickly become this season's hottest trend.


July 17, 2013
Vera Farmiga. PHOTO: FILE

Cast members arrived at the premieres of Hollywood films The Conjuring and Red 2 in Los Angeles on July 14 and July 15 respectively. These beauties were dressed in monochromatic ensembles, which have quickly become this season’s hottest trend.

Vera Farmiga


The actor wore a black sleeveless V-neck top with a printed jacquard skirt by Viktor & Rolf. We are impressed by this look because it fits well into the horror flick theme. However, we really wish she had done something dramatic with her make-up and hair.


Joey King


Teen star Joey went all out trying to look like a dramatic glam diva. She wore an ivory layered dress with lace detailing and black ribbon-like belt. Her crimson lips, Marcel waves and that black choker look good on their own, but somehow do not suit her age. We love the nude Christian Louboutin lace-up shoes, though!


Mary-Louise Parker


Mary-Louise Parker joined her co-star Catherine Zeta-Jones on the red carpet. The actor looked dazzling in a Memeka by Gustavo Cadile silver sequin mini dress. She accessorised her ensemble with Lauren Merkin’s ‘Lucca’ metallic snake-embossed clutch. Her minimalistic make-up — peachy pink cheeks and a glossy pink mouth — is a breath of fresh air.


We like her look. However, we are unsure why she chose to wear those black pointy heels. They don’t match her outfit or look at all.

Catherine Zeta-Jones


Refusing to age, Catherine Zeta-Jones is ‘red carpet perfect’ and always dressed to kill. At the LA premiere, Zeta-Jones wore a Maria Lucia Hohan black lace gown. She paired her strapless frock with black Jerome Rousseau ankle-strap sandals and Neil Lane jewels. While we love her shiny wavy hair, we wish her make-up was a little less heavy.


Holland Roden


Actor Holland Roden got it right — she upped her monochrome dress by contrasting scarlet against her black-and-white Naeem Khan outfit. Her side-swept brunette curls rev up her look. She paired her summery embroidered dress with black pointed pumps and diamond earrings.


Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2013.

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