Roksanda Ilincic’s Resort 2014 Collection Cocktail Party

Roksanda Ilincic Celebrates Resort 2014 Collection

Roksanda Ilincic presented her Resort 2014 Collection with a cocktail party held at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday evening.

The Serbian-born London-based designer already has legions of celebrity fans (plus the First Lady and Prime Minister’s wife). She was on hand to guide Hollywood stars through her most recent collection so they could make their picks for their next event before anyone else.

Louise Roe: The British TV host is a girl after my own heart. She loves colour, prints and shoes that don’t fall into uninspiring territory. Her pretty pink mini dress from the designer’s Fall 2013 collection featuring an interesting floral print was styled with Monika Chiang gold ankle-strap pumps. Head to toe, j’adore.

Julianne Hough: The actress wore an incredibly chic Roksanda Ilincic colour-block patchwork boucle wool dress from the designer’s Spring 2013 collection. She may be the shortest of the pack, but the punchy colours make her stand out.

Roksanda Ilincic: The designer herself looked just as good as her guests, wearing a black-and-blue ensemble with a ‘Dayton’ contrast collar top and vibrant blue-hued ‘Brooke’ skirt from her Spring 2013 collection. Those gold-and-black t-bar pumps have me gasping for air.

Ashley Madekwe: The actress also opted for a Spring 2013 look, wearing Oste crepe black orange-collared jumpsuit which she styled without the white top it was presented with on the runway. Needless to say this jumpsuit has been in my wishlist since hitting Net-A-Porter.com.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead: Of all the attendees at the event, Mary is the one who has worn Roksanda’s beautiful designs on more than one occasion. She accessorized her pale-pink Fall 2013 strapless dress with a black patent-leather waistband, Joe’s ‘Ollie’ canvas black pumps, a matching pink Nancy Gonzalez crocodile box clutch, Aprillah earrings, and rings by Elahn and Soffer Ari, styling her look with a chic updo and a bright fuchsia-pink lip colour. Had she opted for black sandals this look would have been perfection.

Who catches your eye from this beautifully styled, colourful group of ladies?

Roksanda

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Julianne Hough In Topshop – 2013 Met Gala

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Normally one for bright styles, Julianne Hough embraced the punk-focused theme at Monday’s Met Gala in New York city with a darker colour scheme.

Joining Jamie King and opting to wear a Topshop design, Julianne steered more retro than punk in a white, black, and grey checkered strapless tulle confection.

The ‘Safe Haven’ star snuck in a few punk accents with a high-low hemline to showcase her studded pointed toe, ankle strap pumps, and dark stud earrings.

Julianne went dark on her nails but remained minimal and luminescent in the makeup department. I wish she would have gone a bit more grunge with her beauty choices to balance the frilly dress.

Is this punk enough for the gala theme? I’m not so sure.

FYI. She wore Jacob & Co jewels.

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Julianne Hough In Carolina Herrera – ‘An Unforgettable Evening’ benefiting EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund

Julianne Hough In Carolina Herrera - An Unforgettable Evening benefiting EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund

Julianne Hough attended EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s 16th Annual ‘An Unforgettable Evening’ hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue on Thursday evening in Beverly Hills, California.

The actress/dancer wore a stand-out Caroline Herrera Pre-Fall 2013 frock which featured a giant bow at the rear which funnelled out to the side of her skirt.

With the striking dress providing all the drama, Julianne opted to keep the rest of her look simple with black satin Stuart Weitzman ‘Naughty’ pumps and an L.K. Bennett ‘Alexia’ clutch.

A slick back bob and a pink lip colour completed the look.

Do you find Julianne’s post-breakup style more refined?

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You can buy Julianne’s L.K. Bennett clutch from L.K. Bennett.

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Julianne Hough In Peter Pilotto – London Show Rooms LA

Julianne Hough In Peter Pilotto - London Show Rooms LA

Julianne Hough attended the London Show Room LA event at Thompson Hotel last night in Beverly Hills.

The ‘Safe Haven’ actress wore a long-sleeved Peter Pilotto Fall 2013 dress with Preen x Aldo Rise ‘Musilova’ pumps.

This dress is nothing, if not a conversation starter. The print is very intriguing, and I always love long-sleeves on a red carpet. But that’s about where my love stops.

The black fabric encircling the bodice is beyond awkward and makes the petite actress look bulky. It draws the eye in, making it all but impossible to look at Julianne herself. I literally have to force my eyes to focus on her face.

I’m a huge Julianne fan, but I am not a fan of this dress. Do you agree? Or are you seeing some value here that I’m missing?

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Julianne Hough In Carolina Herrera – Second Annual FABB West Opening Night Cocktail Party

Julianne Hough In Carolina Herrera - Second Annual FABB West Opening Night Cocktail Party

Julianne Hough made her first red carpet appearance as a single gal at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California for the Second Annual FABB West Opening Night Cocktail Party.

As you know, I’m not that much of a fan of Julianne’s style, what with the princess dresses and rockabilly hairstyles, but she looked very grown up and sophisticated wearing a Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 ensemble on this occasion.

Opting not to wear the sea-foam blouse as presented on the runway, she wore an electric-orange short-sleeved knit sweater with an abstract-print skirt with red piping and a skinny red belt.

Even though I wish the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Spring 2013 yellow satin ‘Isabel’ three strap heels were sandals, she looks flawless, with her hair and makeup much improved too.

I guess when she stopped trying so hard, the real her has come to the surface.

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Julianne Hough In Zuhair Murad – ‘Safe Haven’ Berlin Premiere

Julianne Hough In Zuhair Murad - ‘Safe Haven’ Berlin Premiere

We didn’t see Julianne Hough during the latter part of awards season as she has been busy in Europe promoting her latest movie, ‘Safe Haven’, with hunky co-star Josh Duhamel.

On Sunday she attended the Berlin premiere wearing a Zuhair Murad Fall 2012 dress.

The nude lace dress with black floral appliqués is very pretty, but as I feel like I have said several times, this is not the right dress for her.

This cutesy dress would be perfect for Ariel Winter.

My other issue is the styling. The blood-red lips and black pumps do not work with this look.

The dress says Disney princess; the makeup says sexy temptress.

In short, I don’t get this at all.

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