Not so mellow yellow

It was certainly a star-studded affair when Brooklyn Decker hit the red carpet last night with co-stars Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks and Anna Kendrick for the premiere of “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Chief Stylist Annie Ladino dressed Brooklyn for the event, which capped her worldwide press tour promoting “Battleship” and “What to Expect”, both of which open Friday.

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We asked Annie for the inside story on the amazing Giambattista Valli Spring 2012 gown that she selected for the final night of Brooklyn’s whirlwind series of events.

Annie and Brooklyn began collaborating in March to plan the tour wardrobe. They agreed that they wanted something gorgeous and girly for “What to Expect.”  Both prefer bright colors on the red carpet – Annie says it sets off Brooklyn’s all-American blonde look — and rarely do black.

The drop-waist Giambattista Valli was actually one of the first dresses Annie selected for the tour, but she and Brooklyn loved it so much, they decided to save it for last. Its lemony yellow is one of Annie’s favorite colors for Brooklyn, because it goes so well with her skin tone. (Brooklyn really likes it, too!)

In fact, Annie loves the new yellow this season because it’s refreshing and youthful.  But she cautions that it’s tricky to do color combinations with yellow, so it’s best to keep accessories and other pieces neutral.

Here are some of her fave yellow items that you can easily snap up on Shop It To Me right now.

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From left: Thakoon dress, was $785 NOW $314 | Kate Spade bangle, was $58 NOW $40.60 | Pour La Victoire sandals, was $230 NOW $161 | T-Bags maxi dress, was $195 NOW $78 | Helmut Lang skirt, was $265 NOW $159 | BCBG gown, was $298 NOW $178