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Rose Byrne talks awards fashion

Rose Byrne is in awe of the outfits which some musicians wear.

The 35-year-old actress enjoys experimenting with her look, but leaves the truly unique styles to people in the music industry. There are looks she would never pull off that singers rock on a regular basis, one of the reasons why she loves seeing them pull out all the stops at awards shows.

"I have definitely developed more confidence in my style as I've got older. These days it's hard to shock; in comparison to the likes of Rihanna and Lady Gaga, I'd say I'm pretty middle-of-the-road," she told British magazine InStyle. "I love the romantic drama of something by Valentino, or Philip Lim for an edgy, downtown feel. I think it's far more interesting what people wear to, say, the Grammys than the Emmys. All those ladies treat the red carpet like a performance - it's fun to watch."

That doesn't mean Rose completely shies away from edgy looks though. She tends to match her outfit to the place where she's appearing, so what works for Los Angeles wouldn't be what she'd go for in Paris. This helps her mix up her style and try loads of different pieces, which she loves.

"I remember my first big red-carpet event vividly. It was the premiere of Troy in Berlin and I was wearing this dishevelled hot-pink Christian Lacroix dress. I looked like a bedraggled punk princess, but somehow it felt right for Berlin," she recalled. "For a film premiere, I find it fun to adapt the look to the city I'm visiting. If it's Paris, I can try something sexy and vampish, for London I'll choose a high fashion outfit, then for something like Cannes it would be rude not to go for a bit of old-fashioned drama."

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