I don’t think it makes me sound the least bit creepy or obsessive when I say that there are some Hollywood actresses, models, and singers who I fall (and typically stay) madly in love with in a total fan-girl way. And it's not that their personalities and talent don’t matter, but when I fall in love with these ladies, it’s typically for one reason and one reason only: They have a flawless sense of style. I’m talking ladies like Zoe Saldana, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts — women who, to me, can simply do no wrong when they step out on the red carpet at awards shows, movie premieres, and swanky Hollywood soirees.
Above all, I’m definitely talking Diane Kruger. For nearly a decade now, the model-turned-actress has been capturing my heart (and eye) with her uncanny knack for impeccable ensembles that range from casual-chic and glamorous to over-the-top couture. I mean, this is a girl who serves as a muse to the Karl Lagerfield, a girl who can pull off impossibly voluminous Christian Dior gowns and make it look like an absolute breeze. (Oh, and it probably doesn’t hurt that I’m positively crazy over her longtime boyfriend, Pacey — er, Joshua Jackson — either.)
And at the 2014 Peabody Awards, the German-born actress gave us all just one more reason to admire her red-carpet repertoire: She wore the perfect spring ensemble.
Showing up to represent her Peabody Award–winning FX show The Bridge in an adorable Giambattista Valli frock, Kruger nailed a cutesy-meets-classy spring style in the most effortless way possible. With its pink paint-splatter pattern, waist-cinching blush belt, textured fabric, and high-low cut, the sweet ensemble was everything I could ever look for and dream of in a seasonal number.
And her perfection didn’t stop with the dress. Styling the on-trend outfit with bouncy, side-swept waves; fuchsia lips; a pared-down gold watch; and mint green pumps that added the perfect pop of contrasting color, Kruger was a shining example for women everywhere that the ideal spring wardrobe can (and often should be) easy, sweet, and the slightest bit sexy.