InStyle Summer Soiree

There were many more lovely ladies who attended the InStyle Summer Soiree held at the Mondrian Los Angeles in West Hollywood, California yesterday evening.

Darby Stanchfield: The ‘Scandal’ actress instantly caught my eye, not only because of the striking contrast between her gorgeous flame-red beehive and electric-blue drop-waist Paper London dress, but mostly because of her pronounced eyebrows, which gave the look a futuristic vibe, further punctuated by her sculptural Kzeniya clutch and Emporio Armani silver pumps.

Ashley Tisdale: Although this sleeveless Clover Canyon ‘Orchid Trip’ neoprene dress is very much expected from Ashley, I love the soft pastel pieces styled with the look. The black clutch is very much the odd man out here.

Analeigh Tipton: The actress was one of many who also opted for neutral tones, wearing a chic tunic top and matching trousers by Ermanno Scervino accented with a black waistband. Opting not to go with black accessories, she wore white Casadei sandals and carried a gold Stark clutch, with Dannijo earrings completing the look.

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Yvonne Strahovski: The actress kept things fairly neutral, wearing a honeycombed Alexander McQueen knit dress with a flared skirt which she styled with nude peep-toes and a colourful printed Rachel Zoe ‘Margaux’ clutch.

Meagan Good: Working a gothic black-and-purple ‘do, the actress wore a one-sleeved red gown from Frock Los Angeles. Vampy styling included a leopard-print clutch and black talons.

Bella Thorne: Usually a lover of bubbly, pastel, printed frocks, the Disney star has been wearing a lot of dresses in fall-like hues recently. That was also the case at this event, as she donned a dark-grey watercolour-print Emporio Armani wrap dress with purple satin lapels. PVC-and-purple-velvet Emporio Armani booties and a fun perspex clutch completed her look. Hopefully, she’ll lighten things up next time out.

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Brittany Snow: The actress let her Orton clutch and lips do the talking as both shone in a neon-orange hue, eclipsing her striped peplum Lela Rose Resort 2014 dress. EF Collection, Dana Rebecca Designs and Jamie Wolf jewels completed her look.

Camilla Luddington: The actress wore a look from Paper London’s Spring 2013 collection which feels very familiar; you may remember that Jayma Mays and Lucy Hale have both worn this ‘Milano’ paperbag skirt. Camilla gives the look a fresh feel by keeping the look tonal with a matching top and adding JustFab shoes and Kami Lerner, H. Stern and Soffer Ari jewels.

Isabel Lucas: The actress was in typical boho mode, wearing a floaty cream maxi dress featuring a lace bodice. Shame about the heavy black accessories.

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Shenae Grimes: I expected something more grungy from the newlywed; instead I find her black-and-white look featuring a striped blazer and leather shorts, which she accessorized with black ankle boots and a shoulder bag, quite chic.

Bryce Dallas Howard: I look at Bryce in this stunning watercolour dress and I say to myself, surely you could’ve found a more complementary shoe.

Jurnee Smollett: Adding some va-va-voom to proceedings, the actress wore a Chagoury gold lace cocktail dress, going the matchy-matchy route with an gold Oroton clutch and matching pumps.

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Rachael Taylor: While I want to applaud the actress for stepping out of her usual head-to-toe all-black comfort zone, I don’t think this white halter Dion Lee top and skirt with several jagged layers is doing her any favours.

Ming-Na Wen: The actress looked very sassy wearing a David Meister animal-print peplum dress.

Melonie Diaz: I wish to own every piece of the actress’s look, from the cropped, striped, sequin-panelled top to her navy swing skirt, and especially those Bionda Castana two-tone sandals.
Who catches your eye here?

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Serindia Swan: Easily my least favourite here. Her black Balenciaga Spring 2013 dress with a handkerchief hemline paired with ribbed camisole top should’ve been left on the runway.

Katie Lowes: The ‘Scandal’ actress blossomed wearing a Theia floral printed silk and cotton dress and with a matching overcoat. I would’ve loved this more without the overcoat.

Katie Cassidy: The former ‘Gossip Girl’ actress wore a sexy Versace Fall 2013 black long-sleeve dress with cut-outs and pin accents. Equally edgy styling in the form of a metallic clutch and studded Christian Louboutin pumps completed her look.

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