Blake Lively In Marchesa – 2011 CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards

Blake got it right on the red carpet for the 2011 CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards, where she was awarded ‘Breakthrough Performer Of The Year.’

On this occasion I looove her Brian Atwood ‘Helena’ shoes, as they work perfectly with her Marchesa dress.

The “Gossip Girl” becomes the first person to wear a look from the Marchesa Fall 2011 collection.

Her embroidered red silk organza illusion cap sleeve dress with tulle ruffle skirt also has an open back.

On this occasion she appears to be having more fun with fashion, but I don’t think this look will be everyone’s cup of Earl Grey.

I much prefer it to the Dolce & Gabbana look. This look is fun, flirty and optimizes Blake personality.

Love it or hate it?

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Blake Lively In Dolce & Gabbana - 2011 Cinemacon Warner Bros Presentation

Blake Lively In Dolce & Gabbana – 2011 Cinemacon Warner Bros Presentation

In Brooklyn Decker's Closet - Dolce & Gabbana Strapless Floral Dress

In Brooklyn Decker’s Closet – Dolce & Gabbana Strapless Floral Dress

69 Responses to Blake Lively In Marchesa – 2011 CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards

  1. Amber April 1, 2011 at 23:39 #

    Nice uni-boob look going on- blech.

  2. Helen Oakes April 1, 2011 at 20:08 #

    I have been dying for someone to wear this dress!! At first glance I loved it on Blake but now i think she may be a bit busty for it.

  3. ayishaa April 1, 2011 at 19:59 #

    I actually love everything about this look. its cute and the hair gives it an effortless feel.

  4. Nikki April 1, 2011 at 19:56 #

    I know Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld loves her but I don’t get what’s the hype about Blake. Don’t get me wrong, she’s gorgeous but I definitely wouldn’t consider her a fashion icon nor a red carpet queen/princess. I honestly have never been blown away by Blake. I don’t know why but there is always something missing or something’s off. I would actually pick Olivia Wilde or Camilla Belle than Blake.

    On this dress, again, there’s something wrong. Maybe because she looks like an ice dancer? And I can see the dress, but I can”t see Blake. I hate it when that happens. I think it’s important for these actresses to understand that it may be really good to wear clothes that stand out, but it’s THEM that should be noticed.

  5. Hannah April 1, 2011 at 18:59 #

    I find blake SOOOOOO frustrating, she always jsut screws it up, jsut a tiny little it. THe hair, for once, thank god, is nice (enough, it is at least brushed), the shoes are gorgeous, and the jewellery is beautiful, but the dress is all wrong IMO. Firstly I think you need to be tall, skinyn and much less curvy, aka flat chested and with almost no hips, to wear this dress. I also am in genuine belief that she shortened it, it is WAY higher than the model, especially at the back. I also hated the back, it just looked wrong to me. I think the details are also much less fine, much less delicat,e whch I think is due to the shortening of the dress.
    I think if Blake had been less eager to show off ehr legs, which she always is, this woudl ahve looked a LOT better. I also don;t think the pose works for this kind of dress, and I also think that aswell as eagerness ot shwo off her boobs and legs we are now seeing her back more and more frequently.
    On a side, I hope whatever cut/wound is happening on her leg is ok, and that she gets better from it soon!

  6. LizLemoooon April 1, 2011 at 18:35 #

    Urghhhhhhhhhh just terrible. She has no style or personality. This is officially proof that it’s not the clothes, it’s her.

  7. moja31 April 1, 2011 at 17:56 #

    Marchesa and Blake lively are a perfect pairing, both favor an utterly predictable aesthetic.
    While the dress is quite nice on the model, and it ought to have transferred well enough to Blake, but her modifications render it a bizarre mess. She’s clearly had it shortened, because covering up an extra inch or two of her legs is unthinkable, and the result is horrible proportions up top. She’s showing off her precious legs, but she’s made her top half look short and stout.
    The shoes are great, though not necessarily with this dress, and good god that’s a horrible gash on her ankle, I don’t even want to think of the kind of horrendous shaving accident that could have caused it (guess not all celebs wax).

  8. maria April 1, 2011 at 16:20 #

    this looks like an iceskating costume on Blake.

    • vandita pai April 1, 2011 at 18:00 #

      d dress is already worn by georgina chapman in d issue of Hello…….Blake nt d 1st 1 2 wear Marchesa Fall 2011

      • Fashion Critic April 1, 2011 at 18:54 #

        Blake was the first to wear the collection on the red carpet

  9. dee April 1, 2011 at 15:52 #

    The shoes are divine and the dress is okay.

  10. Ayesha April 1, 2011 at 15:46 #

    it looks really really good…but something about it is not working well.

  11. mochababe73 April 1, 2011 at 15:17 #

    I thought that I liked the dress better on Blake. Then when looking at both her and the model. I like it better on the model.
    For some reason, the detail on the bodice of the dress is lost on Blake.
    LOVE the shoes.

  12. roxana April 1, 2011 at 13:30 #

    beautiful girl, gorgeus dress, nice shoes!

  13. susan April 1, 2011 at 13:11 #

    Love the shoes. Not crazy about the dress but it would have made a great barbie doll outfit!

  14. Jones19 April 1, 2011 at 12:58 #

    The dress looks far better on the model, the ruffled part sits on Blake’s hips making her appear wider than she is. LOVE those shoes.

    • mari April 1, 2011 at 21:19 #

      Agree. the dress does not look good on her, maybe in someone who is more slender, tall or short, it doesn’t matter, less wide in the shoulders. Her figure looks bad in it.
      The shoes are amazing, tho.

  15. M April 1, 2011 at 12:55 #

    im sorry for to those who did not like this look… but i tink she looks absolutely stunning… she works the hell outta the dress…. the shoes were a great choice… wat u like about her is tat she looks soo effortlesss…. in the california sunshine way…. love it… BDOTW definitely!

  16. Anita April 1, 2011 at 12:52 #

    *gasp* what would Louboutin say?!
    Anyways BDOTW in spite of the claws that seem to be attacked to her ears. I need a close up shot.

  17. Caroline April 1, 2011 at 12:51 #

    By the way, Brazil loves your blog!! (well, I know i do)

    • Fashion Critic April 1, 2011 at 12:53 #

      thanks Caroline xxx

  18. Caroline April 1, 2011 at 12:50 #

    She wore a very similar Marchesa back in 2009. The look had the same general idea… roses on the top, volume on the skirt.


  19. Ben April 1, 2011 at 12:49 #

    I LOVE it!

  20. Francesca April 1, 2011 at 12:48 #

    I like it even though the dress looks better on the model. And I also think it has been shortened. The shoes are gorgeous!

  21. Luis April 1, 2011 at 12:28 #

    I don’t like. The dress seems out of date, marchesa needs to be more fashion forward.

  22. Katie April 1, 2011 at 12:08 #

    Love the dress, how could anyone not? and Blake is rocking it

  23. Mo April 1, 2011 at 11:35 #

    LOVE IT!

  24. yasmin April 1, 2011 at 11:09 #

    love blake but she didn’t take my breath away like she always did.

    the shoe, however, i need an oxygen tank asap!!

  25. rebecca o April 1, 2011 at 10:48 #

    Ugly dress and it makes her look bigger than she is.

  26. asherlev1 April 1, 2011 at 10:40 #

    TOTALLY my cup of tea…and so right on Blake, I agree. Definitely a BDOTW nominee. This week will be tough!

  27. A April 1, 2011 at 10:00 #

    Love it! bdotw contender!

  28. b April 1, 2011 at 09:58 #



    • noo April 1, 2011 at 10:55 #

      blake lively tortured a beautiful dress 🙁

  29. clau April 1, 2011 at 09:42 #

    “Breakthrough Performer Of The Year”… seriously?

  30. D April 1, 2011 at 09:41 #

    oooo I want those shoes!!

  31. Hermione Weasley April 1, 2011 at 09:23 #

    LOVE IT!

  32. Pati April 1, 2011 at 09:22 #

    I like it. It´s not a jaw dropping moment, but I like it anyway. And the shoes are fab!

  33. Joy April 1, 2011 at 08:46 #

    Blake choosing Marchesa is just too predictable. And the dress is too busy.

  34. Emma April 1, 2011 at 08:43 #

    This is better than her last look, but her style is so stagnant. It never evolves!

    The only thing that catches my eye is the cut on her leg.

    • Fashion Critic April 1, 2011 at 09:29 #

      lol…that’s hilarious re: “The only thing that catches my eye is the cut on her leg.”

  35. Emi April 1, 2011 at 08:42 #

    I like it, even if it makes her look wider. Bad cut on her ankle, maybe shaving…

  36. maria April 1, 2011 at 08:26 #

    Right when I saw this dress presented I knew she would wear it. LOVE IT! Amazing.

  37. kimi April 1, 2011 at 08:25 #

    I do think Blake plays so much with her style and I love that, but its either a hit or miss for me. I wish she had better hair styles. I love the shoes though, and I like the dress…but from the picture….it doesn’t translate well for me. Doesn’t look all that great.

  38. noo April 1, 2011 at 08:22 #

    i have been saving this dress for blake in my head since i laid eyes on it, and this is a huge disappointment, the bust and shoulders are weird and she made it shorter because god forbid her legs should be covered, the shoes are amazing though so i don’t hate the look 😀

  39. CreoleLady April 1, 2011 at 08:17 #

    I like the fit and length on the model better. Did Blake shorten the dress? Something about the fit in the torso/waist is off. Too bad because that dress should look sensational on her yet instead merely looks OK to me.

    Lusting for the shoes but with such a frou frou detailed dress, I’m not sure. They’re competing with the dress a bit imo.

    • Fashion Critic April 1, 2011 at 09:32 #

      I was wondering if it had been shorten and I still can’t decide if Blake has a longer torso than the model making the dress seem shorter or if it’s actually shortened

      • Rebecca April 1, 2011 at 15:24 #

        I think the dress is slightly hiked up on Blake–and pulled down on the model–that’s why it looks funny around her bust–it just needs to be pulled down so it lies flat on her body. It is as if she was sitting, got up and the dress stayed in the seated position.

      • shubby doo April 1, 2011 at 18:03 #

        i saw another pic of her in this and it looks to me that it was shortened…maybe to show off her legs better

  40. wilwarin April 1, 2011 at 08:04 #

    i’m in love with shoes but dress is just too much for my liking, i love the bottom part of the dress and i wish it were simpler on the top with little less drama…

  41. Gaber April 1, 2011 at 08:02 #

    It’s way to short and makes the ruffle look like a non-matching carpet that she forgot to wax.

    It’s really, really poor.

  42. b April 1, 2011 at 07:53 #

    I guess I will never understand the fascination you guys get from this girl

    She always make everything she wear looks cheap to me. This dress is stunning on the model but on her it looks so Vegas.

    Like the shoes though (even if it’s so wrong for the dress to me)

    • LizLemoooon April 1, 2011 at 18:33 #

      My thoughts exactly. She just can’t pull off quirky or interesting designs, if she stuck to clean minimalist looks and let her body do the talking she’d be fine. She looks ridiculous and I’m mad because I absolutely adore this collection.

  43. mol April 1, 2011 at 07:22 #

    Loved the shoes, but not the dress – it looks great on the model but on Blake somehow the proportions have shifted (through the hips/waist/ribcage – it’s shorter and poorly defined unlike on the model). I still like her though even when she doesn’t get it 100 % right, such a killer smile.

    • Lee Ann April 1, 2011 at 10:53 #

      Completely agree with you!

    • Naomi April 1, 2011 at 12:00 #

      Agreed. this is my favorite dress from the collection, but it seems kinda lost on Blake. Still nice, but not as nice as it could’ve been.

  44. Ashley Spiker April 1, 2011 at 07:19 #

    I thought Blake’s style would evolve but it’s has been pretty stagnant. Her Marchesa pick isn’t surprising anymore, maybe it’s time she hires a stylist now!

  45. shubby doo April 1, 2011 at 06:44 #

    My first BDOTW…love it.

    • Linda April 1, 2011 at 17:28 #

      me too

  46. Sisi April 1, 2011 at 06:39 #

    Finally, she got some shoes is not Louboution, and surprisingly she got a right choice of her shoes . But her clothe, make-up, hairstyle and jewellery are just as horrible as her skin. The Marchesa is a nightmare. And Blake’s special ability just makes it looks cheaper, which i think it is exactly why Anna Wintour picks up her as a new It girl.

    • Gigi April 1, 2011 at 16:57 #

      I agree, Sisi. This is one horrible dress that does absolutely NOTHING to flatter her figure. It actually makes her look very thick in the middle. What’s with all the BDOTW stuff?

      • Sisi April 1, 2011 at 22:52 #

        I think she needs a stylist ASAP. She just got the whole concept of stylist wrong. Even a stylist picks up clothes for a client, but the client is still the one decide what she/he gets to wear. This is nothing about who interpret who. She lacks of ability to play with fashion when it comes to red carpet. She looks good in casual clothes. Her normal pattern is a dress+loubuotin +Lorraine Schwartz. And the whole look is usually straight from runway, includes the marchesa and D&G look.

    • molly April 1, 2011 at 19:57 #

      I like it, but she always wears dresses like this. Theres only so many times you can wear a Marchesa mini without it looking like a repeat. This bores me. And she needs a new hairstyle.

  47. Hannah April 1, 2011 at 06:26 #

    BDOTW definitely!

  48. najla April 1, 2011 at 06:23 #

    It’s GORGEOUS but there is something weird going on on top … and doesn’t the runway version have more detail then the one Blake is wearing ?

    • Anissa April 1, 2011 at 14:27 #

      I agree. Blake’s version seems fluffier on top (and her larger chest seems to accent it. I prefer the bodice on the model…

  49. Cara April 1, 2011 at 06:11 #

    Stunning! She always looks like she just woke up and tied her hair back and stepped out the front door onto the red carpet, but it always looks great!

    Blake also finally gets the shoes right after so many misses!

  50. Vidhya April 1, 2011 at 06:11 #

    thats an ugly cut on her leg.. but such agreat shoes for such a beautiful dress..

    • Anissa April 1, 2011 at 14:26 #

      Too bad they couldn’t give her shoes in her size though…

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