We fell for Michelle Williams in the late nineties when she played troubled teen Jen, alongside Katie Holmes, in teen series Dawson’s Creek but who could have predicted the triumphant career that lay ahead? That’s three Oscar nominations to date for the low-key actress, who has favored indie flicks over blockbusters for her parts in Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine and My Week with Marilyn. The latter, one of the most stylish and brilliant films of 2011 (which won Michelle a Golden Globe and saw the American actress transform herself into iconic Hollywood bombshell Marilyn Monroe), really got the fashion world talking and whilst under the glare of the fashion spotlight Michelle wowed at the press junkets and premieres in Christian Dior, Victoria, Victoria Beckham and Louis Vuitton.
Michelle’s quiet style is anything but boring and she’s nailed her chic, quirky look that translates seamlessly from the New York sidewalk (where she can be seen out and about with her seven-year-old daughter) to the red carpet. Michelle’s blonde elfin hairdo sets the tone for her cute style that lends itself brilliantly to both uber-feminine looks, like the red lace Valentino gown Michelle wore to the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and preppy boyish tailoring as seen on Michelle at the film world's Independent Spirit Awards where she donned Louis Vuitton, alike.
Carefully considered accessories, like a simple diamond necklace and Michelle’s penchant for a neat box clutch, complement rather than dominate her outfits. And her pint-sized proportions mean that Michelle can pull off a plunging neckline and prim and proper crew-neck silhouettes with equal ease, but,more than a clotheshorse, Michelle’s unique, discreetly glamorous look is the result of her individual flare. Hey, anyone who is not only brave enough to wear H&M on the red carpet but manages to make it look a million dollars too gets a big, big-up from us!
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