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Eva steals the show at Venice

A beauty like Eva Mendes' is tough to equal. Not only is she gorgeous, she's charismatic too - as proved by her Oscar winning performance at this year's Venice Film Festival, where she chatted with fans and paps in a down to earth way not known to many film stars of her calibre. And to top it all off, she's also pretty darn well dressed. Let's take a look at some of the fabulous outfits she donned at the festival.

For the opening night of the ceremony, Eva wore a chiffon, strapless dress with red and black animal print, from the Resort 2010 Dolce and Gabbana Collection. Dark high heels, with a gorgeous black stone hairband, also from the Italian fashionhouse, completed the look.

For the premiere of her latest film - Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans, in which she stars alongside Nicholas Cage, it was time to go all black. Eva stole the show in a long flowing, Armani Prive number taken from the Haute Couture Fall 2009 collection. For the red carpet of the same film, Eva popped on an exquisite polka dot tube dress, with white belt to match from the Cruise 2010 Christian Dior Collection. Top marks Mendes.

And with that it was on to a fabulous post ceremony party on the Alberto Ferretti yacht, to which Eva donned a blue chiffon fringed dress from the Spring 2009 Ferretti Collection. Onto the Hotel Excelsior with co-star Nicholas Cage and the actress found time to slip into a nude coloured number from J Mendel embellished with black lace and matched with the same black stone hairband from Dolce and Gabbana that she had worn earlier. A fabulous bag from Ferragamo with skyscraper heels was the cherry on the cake.

Eva Mendes, you were the Queen of Venice and are now the new star of our fashion bible. Keep up the great work!

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