12.04.13

Coach 3rd Annual Evening Of Cocktails And Shopping To Benefit The Children’s Defense Fund

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A bright crop of starlets turned out for the third annual Coach cocktail party and shopping event to benefit the Children’s Defense Fund, hosted by ‘Star Trek’ movie producer-director J.J. Abrams on the rooftop of his Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday. Coach clutches, handbags and totes proved to be the night’s hottest accessory, as many PYTs no doubt plucked up a new purse for their collections.

Chloe Sevigny: Always one to keep us guessing, the actress went for a rather girly approach in this printed Balenciaga dress that immediately had me wanting to fix that lopsided black bow at the waist. I also couldn’t get past the white tongue flap on those Balenciaga peep-toe shoes—or their mauve-purple colour that clashed with her coral-pink Coach clutch. An orange lippie proved another dissonant tone, although it matched the logo behind her.

Abigail Spencer: Donning a creamy DKNY Spring 2013 dress, the actress was chic and polished. She prevented sartorial boredom with a fuchsia handbag and melon-hued ankle-strap sandals. Loose waves and a glowing complexion finished off this breezy look.

Kate Mara: The ‘House of Cards’ star mixed masculine and feminine, showing a flash of skin in a Vena Cava sheer crop top with ruffled sleeve paired with black Parker peg pants and Brian Atwood’s ‘Wagner’ peep-toe heels. A Dannijo necklace was well-placed and added just the right amount of sparkle.

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Jennifer Morrison: Perhaps it’s Jennifer’s straight-shooting, tomboy character on the TV drama, ‘Once Upon A Time,’ that had me second-guessing this costume, ahem ensemble. The dropped-waist dress with metallic piping and the silver T-strap shoes were full-on flapper. Did she look pretty? Yes—for a Great Gatsby-themed party.

Ariel Winter: With her newly auburn locks on glossy display, this ‘Modern Family’ girl had me overlooking my disdain for creepy-crawlers in her McQ Alexander McQueen scarab-print dress. Even I could get behind these beetles. The flared silhouette was youthful, and the deep magenta colour looked great with Ariel’s hair. I just wish she had selected less clunky shoes.

Mena Suvari: Taking a more dramatic approach to her dress for the evening, Mena turned heads in long sleeves and leather. I loved the streamlined effect punctuated by the flared peplum waist here, especially with her pulled-back hair and well-placed Danielle Queller jewels. It’s hard to argue with a Jimmy Choo. But the ankle strap of her ‘Tame’ pumps bothered me.

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Milla Jovovich: The model-actress played with proportions in her oversized jacket and skinny cropped pant. With pushed-up sleeves, a deep pink lippie and a simple clutch, plus the best part—those shoes—Milla gives us a lesson in how to look cool without even seemingly trying.

Emmanuelle Chriqui: The Canadian actress also went for a jacket-and-pants look. The white blazer over black top and the floral-print pant seemed fresh. But I would have preferred she style her hair differently and add a bold lip, as her look seemed unfinished from the shoulders up.

January Jones: Always the picture of sophistication, the ‘Mad Men’ star delivered another classic entrance with her exploded floral print Sami & Lavi ‘Clementine Blue Bell’ dress. A neutral trench added a touch of masculine edge, ensuring the frock stayed away from anything too twee. A neon-orange lip provided a bright finish that I loved.

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Hailee Steinfeld: The young, up-and-coming starlet went for a monochrome look that was nice, but not memorable. A more dynamic shoe or bag would have worked wonders.

Michelle Trachtenberg: While I’m glad Michelle accented her standard LBD with some sizzle via an embellished necklace, Tory Burch’s gold ‘Maya’ cuff and Tory Burch ‘Cecilia’ snake skin pumps, this look still fell a little flat. I’m not sure the shoulder-strap Coach bag quite worked either.

Sophia Bush: Carrying a similar Coach clutch as Chloe, except in a deep fuchsia, Sophia added a jolt of colour to her ensemble. With the unflattering silhouette of her rumpled beige and blue dress and those heavy black Charlotte Olympia ‘Dolly’ pumps, the bag was about all I liked.

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24 Responses to Coach 3rd Annual Evening Of Cocktails And Shopping To Benefit The Children’s Defense Fund

  1. Christine April 12, 2013 at 01:40 #

    My favorites are January Jones, Milla Jovovich and Mena Suvari.

  2. Nat April 12, 2013 at 01:48 #

    Honestly this is a hot mess for me. I didn’t like any look

  3. JGh April 12, 2013 at 02:03 #

    I like January Jones the best – the lips sealed the deal.

  4. Janani April 12, 2013 at 03:24 #

    Kate was my favorite.

  5. Lyo April 12, 2013 at 03:46 #

    Abigail, Jennifer (yes, I loved it) and Mila were my favorites!

  6. Teleholic April 12, 2013 at 03:46 #

    I’m shocked at your Jennifer Morrison critique, she was my favorite one here. Not costumey at all for me.

  7. Aline April 12, 2013 at 04:26 #

    Abigail looks lovely and Milla looks effortlessly chic. All the others look either blah or bad.

    • Rebecca Z April 12, 2013 at 16:02 #

      +1. I could have added Chloe Sevigny to the list except for those shoes. And I like January Jones’ dress but the rest feels like she is trying way too hard. Not a fan of her hair either.

  8. Alina April 12, 2013 at 08:04 #

    Abigail is my favourite here.
    What in the world is happening to Sophia Bush? :(

    • Catherine Kallon April 12, 2013 at 08:52 #

      I wish I knew…she’s lost her mojo

      • Sara April 15, 2013 at 22:39 #

        It happened when she cut her bangs. LOL

  9. Noemi April 12, 2013 at 09:19 #

    Mena Suvari is my favorite, but Hailee Steinfeld looks cute, I love her skirt. Milla looks great as usual. I think they’re all dressed well, anyway.

  10. Yeliz April 12, 2013 at 09:19 #

    Abigail Spencer, Jennifer Morrison and January Jones are my favourites. The rest is just OK, but Sophia is the worst of the bunch. I agree with Alina, what happened to her, I miss her old days.

  11. Amy April 12, 2013 at 12:20 #

    Abigail, January look great. Mila and Michelle are OK. Overall it’s a pretty boring set of looks

  12. dee April 12, 2013 at 13:00 #

    I don’t like anyone’s look.

  13. justme April 12, 2013 at 13:33 #

    I’m with Nat on this one. These looks go from underwhelming to dreadful. It wasn’t a well dressed event.

    You did January a favor, FC lol. I saw other pics from this party and… yeah, no!! Her makeup was awful, especially that foundation.

  14. EmmaWoodhouse April 12, 2013 at 14:00 #

    Abigail, Jennifer, Ariel, Mena, and Hailee look good. That’s it.

  15. MaddyEliza April 12, 2013 at 14:10 #

    I like Abigail, Emmanuelle, January, and Michelle. The rest fall flat, some are even awful, and none of them really wow me.

  16. Marybeth April 12, 2013 at 15:35 #

    Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Kate Mara look so bad. (I hope it’s a one-time thing.)
    And I share with others the disappointment in Sophia Bush lately. Odd, isn’t it?

    I like Abigail’s look a lot. I think I would LOVE Emmanuelle’s if she had worn a different shoe and had a bit of color on her lips.

  17. Nat39 April 12, 2013 at 19:58 #

    Only Abigail, looking fresh and lovely.

  18. Argentinian Guy April 12, 2013 at 23:30 #

    Catherine, Chloe Sevigny wore the same outfit to the red carpet for the premiere of “The Wait” at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival on March 10.

    • Catherine Kallon April 13, 2013 at 07:46 #

      ok, thanks

  19. TeaAtTwo April 12, 2013 at 23:49 #

    Abigail, January, Hailee look quite nice. Milla’s shoes and insouciance make her look. Chloe, Ariel and Mena outfits I like from ankles up. Jennifer doesn’t look that bad. Emmanulle’s top half and pants would look good in different ensembles. Kate and Sophia just look bad. Michelle’s pumps are the only thing I’d save from that look.

  20. adrian April 13, 2013 at 03:15 #

    Milla’s shoe just made my Friday. Mena is always a delight (even with the almost too clunky shoe).

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