The Movie Star and Me: Blue Illusion Juliette Binoche

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 48 Comments

Sponsored by Blue Illusion 

I’ve got used to this Model and Me business on a Monday but when Blue Illusion asked me to consider showcasing one of the frocks its ambassador and actress Juliette Binoche is wearing in its new-season catalogue, I was a little hesitant.


She’s beautiful, elegant and the epitome of French style.

I’m always up for a challenge.

Who says an Aussie girl of a certain age can’t offer up a little je ne sais quoi in a gorgeous silk frock?

And so I present you with … The Movie Star and Me.

The dress I’m featuring today is from Blue Illusion’s current spring collection. It’s the kind of dress that can take you anywhere.

For me, when buying a frock like this it’s essential that I can see it being suitable for a multitude of occasions.

It may start its wardrobe life as an occasion dress – a spring wedding or an afternoon at the races – but it can then be worn as a work outfit with a blazer or dressed down with slimline pants.

The movie star

uliette Binoche for Blue Illusion - wearing graphic print silk dress

Blue Illusion graphic print silk dress $249.95

I’m very excited to be the face of Blue Illusion, a brand that represents independence, real women and beautiful clothes with a true love of everything French – Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche

and me

Blue Illusion silk graphic print dress | Blue Illusion pearly whites necklace | Oroton clutch | Nine West heels

Blue Illusion graphic print silk dress $249.95 (I’m wearing size M) | Blue Illusion Pearly Whites necklace $79.95

Blue Illusion graphic print silk dress and Pearly Whites necklace

The print in this dress is the feature and for a special occasion I would not want to compete to much with that … except perhaps by adding a little bling. Because bling is always a good idea, yes?

It comes with its own stretch slip and the stretch in the silk makes it super comfortable to wear. Elegance and comfort is a winning combination when it comes to special occasion wear. You want to feel as good as you look, I say.

I love the way that the design creates shape and drops from under the bust into a soft a-line skirt. This is the best kind of waistline for me as I have a short waist and this style works to elongate that.

The neckline is super flattering. The soft v-neck works equally as well without a necklace as with.

Blue Illusion graphic print silk dress | white ponti blazer pearly whites necklace | Nine West heels

Blue Illusion zip ponti blazer (I’m wearing size M) $199.95

The addition of a blazer changes the look of this outfit, making it perfect for the office. It’s exactly why blazers are very much my wardrobe friends. This blazer has a fabulous cut and structure to its design. The fact that it’s made from a stretch viscose means that it is extremely comfortable.

Blue Illusion silk graphic print dress and slim pull-on pant | Zoe Kratzmann sandals

Blue Illusion long slim pull-on pants (I’m wearing size L) $109.99

Dressing down this dress is super easy. Simply knot one size of the dress to shorten it and slip on a pair of slim-leg pants or dark jeans. Pop on some flat sandals or ballet flats and you’re set for a weekend catch-up with girlfriends.

he Movie Star and Me Juliette Binoche for Blue Illusion

WIN a trip to Paris

Blue Illusion is giving one very lucky person the chance to win a trip for two to visit Juliette Binoche’s favourite Parisian places. The prize is valued up to $15,000 and includes:

  • 5 nights at the 4 star boutique HOTEL LA BELLE JULIETTE PARIS.
  • Daily buffet breakfast.
  • Return flights for two from your nearest capital city to Paris, France.
  • All airline & airport taxes.
  • Return private transfers from airport to accommodation.



Blue Illusion is offering every Styling You reader $25 off their next Blue Illusion purchase.


Do you fancy a trip to Paris? Love a versatile frock that can take you anywhere?

Coordinated by The Remarkables Group

Comments 48

  1. I just bought this dress today as it is now in the sale rack, was reduced to $101. Huge savings. Thinking of wearing it to the Christmas work do but need to decide on shoes and some bling.

  2. That dress is gorgeous and looks stunning! Love the fabric, print, cut , v neck….and I have blue eyes too. Might have to treat myself for Christmas!

  3. Gorgeous dress, love it with the white pants. I bought the skinny jeans that you featured and am hugely enjoying wearing them, so comfy. Very good deal to get that $25 off next urchase, apreciated Nikki and Blue Illusion.

  4. I love it! Great idea teaming it with pants too! Oh and plus a discount voucher plus the win a trip opportunity is far too good to refuse.

  5. What a beautiful dress, I love silk. And it’s my favourite colour. Love it with the blazer, you always have the best ideas Nikki! 🙂

  6. it looks great and so versatile! … silk is the ultimate in lux fabric … gorgeous!
    a wonderful trip to paris oh my! …
    looking like you’ve had an ab fab break nikki you deserve it! love m:)X

  7. Love this- especially with the white jacket. I think this style might work on me, too.
    The jacket Juliette is wearing in the voucher image is gorgeous, as well. So I don’t think I’ll have any trouble making use of the voucher…

  8. You both look equally beautiful in this dress Nikki I am a lover of silk dresses and this is no exception ,if I have a wedding to go to I would buy this it’s stunning!I also love how you styled it with pants,what a versatile frock ,love Model and Me Monday and you have reminded me that I have a necklace very similar I must wear it more!

  9. I love this dress- but I also am in awe of the way you made it effortlessly casual! I would love a trip to Paris, off to enter now and fingers crossed I can get a very nice trip for my 30th birthday! My husband has never been overseas so I need to take him somewhere. Lauren from SAHM.

  10. Great dress! Bought a couple of Blue Illusion dresses earlier this year and am very impressed with their latests ranges. I’m a convert!

  11. Love how you totally change an outfit Nikki. Oh la la extremely French! I would love a trip to Paris with my beautiful husband. How lovely would it be to surprise him with a Paris trip for our 20th wedding anniversary … He would not see that coming. And he wouldn’t dare give me the eye roll when I mentioned Nikki from Styling You and another fashion, make up tip. Love your style x

  12. Wow, I love the versatility of this dress and I actually saw it in the windows of my local store and admired it just this weekend.
    Will check it out.
    Am impressed they snaffled Juliettte Binoche, of course she is tres tres magnifique and you are too!
    Love love loved the pics from your Qualia/Whitsunday trip, plan to go next year for a special anniversary. Thank you

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