RIP L’Wren Scott

L'Wren Scott

I was very sad to discover the news that L’Wren Scott had passed away this morning (March 17) in New York City.

Just earlier today I was looking through and wondering where her Fall 2014 collection was when researching the Julianna Margulies post, so this comes as a devastating shock.

Back in December last year at the British Fashion Awards I shared a joke with her about her being the only woman in the room taller than me, so I can’t believe that such a beautiful and talented woman is no longer with us.

We have seen some wonderful red carpet moments from the designer; just last year, Nicole Kidman wowed us in Cannes. Other big fans of her work include Allison Williams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz, Ellen Barkin and Christina Hendricks.

Only time will tell if the brand with continue.

May she rest in peace.

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L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic Collection Launch Party

L'Wren Scott for Banana Republic Collection Launch Party

To celebrate the launch of its latest collaboration, Banana Republic hosted a star-studded party at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles, California yesterday evening.

The mass retailer teamed up with designer L’Wren Scott on a limited-edition, 50-piece capsule collection. With holiday in mind, the lineup not only reflects Scott’s eye for tailoring and colorful prints, but it also features a bit more seasonally-appropriate sparkle and shine too. Notably, sequin-encrusted cardigans, lace and metallic cocktails dresses, faux-fur accented pieces, and a beaded lipstick-print foldover clutch. This may just be Banana Republic’s most glamorous collaboration yet, and for Scott, it’s her first stint working with a major global retailer.

Jessica Paré: The ‘Mad Men’ actress wore a L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic lips-print blouse tucked into a L’Wren Scott garnet red crepe pencil skirt with gold lacquer buttons, which she styled with a matching red sequin cardigan, red lipstick, and a black pumps. The cardigan was a distracting touch, but nonetheless, one that goes away as soon as it’s taken off.

Christina Hendricks: Following Jessica’s lead, the fellow ‘Mad Men’ star also donned the L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic red sequin cardigan over a L’Wren Scott black signature pencil skirt with gold stitching details and one of the collaboration’s peony-printed blouses. She accessorized with yellow metallic pumps, a black Oroton box clutch, and soft rosy makeup.

L’Wren Scott: The designer wore a black velvet and jersey lacquer button skirt with a coordinating black jet-and-thread embroidered cardigan from her main label, but didn’t stop there. To inject a burst of colour and texture, she styled the pieces with a L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic peony-printed chiffon blouse, velvet bow jacket, and royal blue velvet bow heels.

Of the three beauties dressed in L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic, whose styling do you prefer best?

L'Wren Scott for Banana Republic Collection

The capsule launches at select Banana Republic retail locations worldwide and online December 5, 2013.

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Harpers Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards Red Carpet Roundup

Harpers Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards Red Carpet RoundupThe fashionable femmes just kept flooding the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards, hosted at Claridge’s Hotel in London, England on Tuesday evening. Alongside the starlets, a sweep of models and designers also took to the red carpet.

Natalia Vodianova: The Russian model, who was named Philanthropist of the Year, smiled brightly in a simply chic Stella McCartney Spring 2014 black and navy gown that managed to be both sporty and sleek with a cutout mock-halter neckline and graphic, cerulean colour-block panels at the sides. A Stella McCartney black faux-leather clutch—and what seemed to be barely a slick of makeup—finished this natural beauty’s effortless look.

L’Wren Scott: To accept her ‘Tastemaker of the Year’ award, presented by Olivia Munn, the statuesque designer donned a custom Lady Wisteria dress from her namesake collection. She wore the Asian-inspired, black silk crepe marocain number, with hand-shaded, red thread embroideries, with a pair of crimson, bow-topped pumps. The frock’s thigh-high slit only accented those mile-long legs.

Frida Giannini: The Gucci Creative Director, who received the ‘International Designer’ of the year award, flaunted a Gucci long-sleeve, low-back gown, in a glittery lurex black, silver and platinum leopard pattern. It was edgy-glam at its finest.

Jourdan Dunn: The cat walker, who claimed the Model of the Year prize, strutted out a Tom Ford black-and-white panel gown with side slit and a matching Stark clutch. While this monochrome moment was a mix of sophistication and sexiness, her slinky after-party number from Julien Macdonald’s Spring 2014 collection was just plain sexy. The sheer, netted gold number left little to the imagination—and even littler room for undergarments.

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The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party

The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party

Aside from Naomi Campbell and Sarah Jessica Parker, a host of stars did wear L’Wren Scott frocks to the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party, which the designer hosted in Hyde Park, London yesterday evening.

Princess Beatrice: The princess looked chic wearing a L’Wren Scott blue lace dress with a scoop neckline, scalloped hem and interesting pleats at the cuffs. Her dazzling accessories included a blue embellished clutch and crystallized pumps.

Joanne Froggatt: The ‘Downton Abbey’ star is known for her love of colour, but on this rare occasion she selected a black L’Wren Scott frock. The embroidered mini was styled with Christian Louboutin ‘Lagoula’ sandals and a studded Christian Louboutin ‘Paris’ bag to prevent this look from being too forgettable.

Alice Eve: Now this is more like it. Alice clearly read her invite for this summer party. The actress wore a L’Wren Scott Spring 2013 white-and-gold sequin frock, styled with gold pumps and a cream oversized clutch with a gold bow accent.

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Who Wore L’Wren Scott Better? Jennifer Lawrence or L’Wren Scott

One of the breakout stars of Awards Season, Jennifer Lawrence, opted to wear a piL’Wren Scott peach and gold ombre sequin dress from the Spring 2011 collection to the 2011 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in LA back in January.

With her hair styled into a classy updo, the young actress wore her dress with a gold box clutch and nude Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ strappy heels.

I find it really strange that the designer didn’t let the dust settle on this dress, as L’Wren Scott opted to wear the same dress as a client just over a month later to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party during awards season.

As a designer and a stylist, I also find it very strange that she totally over accessorized this look.

Jennifer’s simple approach is much preferred so she wins for me.

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“Did You Hear About The Morgans?” London Premiere

I’ve been suffering dying with the flu all week, so I have nothing but complete admiration for Sarah Jessica Parker, who braved the cold night air to show off her fabulousity.

The beautiful actress looked stunning and goosebump free wearing a fuchsia L’Wren Scott jacquard mini dress to tonight’s London premiere of her new movie “Did You Hear About The Morgans?”

I love the colour on her. It really brings out her eyes.

The fit, like any L’Wren Scott dress is exquisite.

What I also love is her stunning S. J. Phillips reptile necklace which snakes around her neck.

She adds even more glamour to her look by wearing Charlotte Olympia platform heels.

Big poufy side swept hair completes this fabulous look.

Even though SJP did brave the cold, she didn’t have a coat too far away.

She kept warm wearing a luxurious forest green L’Wren Scott Fall 2009 velvet coat, which was accessorized with a fuchsia floral detail and a matching hat which was tilted to one-side.

Designer/Stylist L’Wren Scott was also at this premiere.

The 6ft 4in former model opted for patent ballet flats with a tuxedo-style dress from her own Fall 2009 collection.

The dress was accessorized with a stunning brooch and a black clutch.

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Who Wore L’Wren Scott Better? Nicole Kidman or L’Wren Scott

Designer/stylist L’Wren Scott is wearing the same emerald green strapless gown from her Fall 2009 collection, which she gave to her client Nicole Kidman just 3 weeks ago.

Heck, she’s even wearing the same armlet.

L’Wren to her credit, did modify the dress, by removing the embroidered detail on the bust line, but I’m still confused, baffled and bewildered, as to why she would wear the same dress so soon after her client.

Nicole wore this dress whilst backstage during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas earlier this month.

L’Wren Scott wore hers when she attended Salma Hayek And Francois-Henry Pinault Wedding In Venice this weekend.

Nicole wins this for me, as I lose a bit of hero worship for Scott.

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