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Marchesa Resort 2013 On ModaOperandi

Marchesa has long been a Hollywood staple, and with its characteristically romantic designs, it’s not much of a mystery why.

Design duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are master drapers and know exactly how to make a dress work for a woman’s body.

Their Resort 2013 collection highlights Marchesa’s tendency to play with tulle, lace and patterns, constantly emerging with a distinctly elegant and fashion forward result.

The gorgeous Marchesa Resort 2013 collection is now available on every fashion girl’s best friend, ModaOperandi.com.

Included in the trunk show — which ends on July 31st — is an embroidered cocktail dress which is similar to the gown Diane Kruger wore to the Jacob & Co. Charity Gala earlier this month.

So if you’re in the market for some red-carpet-worthy elegance, head over to ModaOperandi.com now and check out the fabulous Marchesa offerings.

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Ashley Greene For DKNY Fall 2012

Last winter, the fashion world and Hollywood were both abuzz with the news that ‘Twilight’ Star Ashley Greene had landed a major campaign as the face of DKNY’s Spring 2012 collection.

It seems as though the brand was happy with Ashley’s work, because images have emerged of the star sporting the Fall 2012 line for a new slew of advertisements

As a quintessential New York brand, Ashley has the slightly edgier, darker image that is needed to convey DKNY’s aesthetic.

I love the way Ashley’s porcelain skin is offset by her deep brown hair and the clean, precise silhouettes of DKNY’s fall collection — I would even go so far as to say that I like these images more than her Spring 2012 campaign.

What do you think? Do you agree that Ashley Greene is a good fit for the famous DKNY brand?

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Fan Bingbing In Louis Vuitton – Louis Vuitton Shanghai Flagship Store Opening

Yesterday actress Fan Bingbing attended the Louis Vuitton New Flagship Store opening in Shanghai, China.

Bingbing was appropriately decked out in Louis Vuitton, wearing a dress from the Spring 2012 collection and carrying a Vuitton Speedy bag. I loved this dress when it came down the runway and think that it works perfectly here in the more muted tones.

While this piece is certainly not for everyday use, it is perfect for a red carpet appearance, and is accented by Fan’s girly, braided hairstyle and simple makeup.

The gorgeous green color of her Alma bag provides a nice contrast to the pale colors of the dress and nude Christian Louboutin ‘Lady Daf’ heels.

We’re happy to see this fairy-like Louis Vuitton piece off the runway and on the red carpet. But what about you? Do you like Fan Bingbing’s playful outfit choice?

Credit: Style.com & Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

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Mila Kunis’ Miss Dior Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

There is perhaps no contemporary star who quite represents the modern woman the way Mila Kunis does. Which is why I find it amazing and appropriate that she should find herself as the face of the new Miss Dior Bag Fall/Winter 2012 campaign.

Lensed by Vogue favourite Mario Sorrenti, Kunis appears in a series of photographs and a video inspired by 1950s Hollywood glamour. Although a thoroughly modern icon, Kunis looks timeless and elegant in the black and white shots.

Her large hair bow, dark makeup, and sky-high heels capture both an innocence and high fashion aesthetic that is extremely compelling.

In fact, Dior describes the photographs as, “The very essence of the House of Dior.”

Quite a compliment indeed.

Credit: Courtesy of Dior

Anne Hathaway In J. Mendel – ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ After-Party

Anne Hathaway struck a pose with Joseph Gordon-Levitt at the after-party for ‘The Dark Knight Rises premiere at Freemasons Hall in London, England.

Dressed in a brocade J. Mendel dress from the Resort 2013 collection and custom vegan Casadei heels, Hathaway looks every bit the Hollywood icon we know her to be.

While the J. Mendel dress is feminine, its playful, semi-wrap dress silhouette and muted silver colors work well with Anne’s cropped hair. And I love the way her pointy, silver heels don’t detract from the simple beauty of her look.

With no other accessory necessary apart from a good red lip, I think this is a winning look and reflects Hathaway’s approach to red carpet appearances.


Do you love Hathaway’s look? Well, thanks to Moda Operandi you can snag Anne’s dress along with other pieces from J. Mendel’s Resort 2013 collection during the J. Mendel trunk show.

Head to ModaOperandi.com now until July 24th to shop the stunning looks from one of our favorite Resort lines, including my personal favourite — a floor length floral stunner with panels and a mermaid-esque finish.

With everything from lace to romantic, Renaissance inspired frocks, J. Mendel knows how to cater to a girl’s style desires.

“Anne Hathaway is the very definition of modern gamine chic in this dress. Just as the simple silhouette is offset by the intricate embroidery, Anne’s cropped hair gives her ethereal beauty a cool nonchalance. She’s perfection!” – Gilles Mendel

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