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“She’s really fun and takes great thought and care when getting ready,” says stylist Karla Welch, who got Paula glam for the Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol international press tour with ensembles like this Azzaro catsuit and gold-star Dolce & Gabbana heels. The eye-catching outfit, worn to the film’s Tokyo premiere, will work the same magic at a stylish New Year’s Eve soiree.
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“There’s something classic about leopard and lace,” Welch declares of the Dolce & Gabbana sheath the actress donned for a Big Apple appearance with Rene Caovilla heels. Tamed with black tights and toe-covering booties, the long-sleeve look is the perfect choice when celebrating in chillier locales.
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QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
The screen siren proves it’s all about the accessories when getting gorgeous for a formal affair, adding luxe touches to her black Armani Privé gown – like a faux-fur bolero and bejeweled Judith Leiber belt – on the red carpet in Moscow. Retro curls and a scarlet pout complete her glam look.
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RED-Y TO CELEBRATE
Don’t be afraid to fire up the fiesta in a saturated hue, as the star did with a strapless coral Andrew Gn gown in Dubai. The flowing design has a romantic feel that balances out the bold color.
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For a casual affair, top off your favorite frock with winter must-haves like the actress’s velvet Dolce & Gabbana blazer, which she wears over a Giambattista Valli for Macy’s dress and pairs with Brian Atwood booties in Seoul, South Korea.
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While this Michael Kors gown, which Paula rocked in Mumbai, might be a tad over-the-top for most NYE parties, the color combo is a fresh way to ring in 2012. Welch’s advice for adapting the look: Complement a zesty orange shift with gold heels and jewelry.
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New year, new you! For the countdown to 2012, try a classic style with a surprising twist, like the star’s leopard-and-lace Dolce & Gabbana dress in a stunning purple hue and unexpected formal silhouette. “It’s sophisticated but dangerous,” says Welch.