Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Olga Kurylenko: April's most fashionable

Ukraine-born actress Olga Kurylenko was barely absent from the red carpet this April, and with friends like Elie Saab, Balmain and Burberry, it's easy to see why.

You might recall Olga Kurylenko creeping onto your radar back in 2008, as the crop-haired, rough-and-ready Camille Montes in Quantum of Solace . Cue major body envy from women all over the globe, and another dancer-come-model-come-Bond Girl for the male population to get giddy over.

And then nothing. Save a Campari advert, and a few low profile films (forgive us, but did anyone see Centurion or Tyranny ?) Until Joseph Kosinski cast her in Oblivion and Olga did a 'Kerry Washington' on us this April. NB: To do a 'Kerry Washington' is to embark on a global promotional film tour with an arsenal of designer dresses fit to send all onlookers into a state of swoon.

With co-star Tom Cruise at her side, the world saw Olga in Elie Saab couture, structured Balmain minis, Valentino show stoppers and coats with sleeve or hem detailing to send fashionistas doolally. The most refreshing part of this cocktail of couture? The mega-watt smile that went with each tunic, gown or trouser.

Go on Olga's Twitter page and her buzz for fashion is obvious - the giveaway being the pictures of Louboutins that she posts. But so is her humility (a following picture showed her feet in a pair of Air France bed socks).

With designers rushing to dress her lithe frame, the 33-year-old delved into the trunk of luxe clothes and transformed into a different persona for each tour stop. Vienna got fiery Olga in Valentino with scraped-back Swedish milkmaid plait; London got ethereal Olga in delicate Marchesa.

Not content with dominating the red carpet like a professional, (and barely letting her diminutive co-star have a look-in) the trained ballet dancer and former model also boasts fluency in Russian, English and French, and is said to be learning Chinese. 

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