02.03.14

Elisabeth Rohm In Maria Lucia Hohan – Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Elisabeth Rohm In  Maria Lucia Hohan - Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Elisabeth Rohm attended the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on Saturday (March 1) in Santa Monica, California.

The actress wore a Maria Lucia Hohan gown in a beautiful tangerine hue that features the Romanian designers signature illusion panels.

As we all know illusion panels can be tricky, but here it matches Elisabeth’s tan perfectly.

While the gown looks very much like every other gown the designer has ever created, this is a gorgeous look for Elisabeth.

Coral lips, subtle wavy tresses and a Longchamp clutch rounded out her look.

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Sarah Paulson In Honor – Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Sarah Paulson In Honor - Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Sarah Paulson apparently also got the white fashion memo for the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, hosted on Saturday (March 1) at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California.

The ’12 Years a Slave’ star gave us a look at the Honor Fall 2014 collection via her white cropped shirt and skirt ensemble.

Filled with funky little details like the three-dimensional, azure-hued floral embellishment that crept down the back of the top, along with the sheer white underlay and sleeves, this was nothing if not an interesting entrance.

Adding to the quirk factor of the look were galactic silver Rupert Sanderson ‘Elba’ pumps and a Bottega Veneta blue satin, basket-weave clutch.

Like or loathe?

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Kristen Bell In Reem Acra – Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Kristen Bell In Reem Acra - Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Kristen Bell dressed to impress at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, hosted on Saturday (March 1) at Santa Monica Beach in California.

Taking a slightly more formal approach than some of the other stars, the actress wore a Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2014 strapless cocktail dress with black Christian Louboutin ‘Toboggan’ peep-toe sandals.

I always am fond of seeing this particularly saturated shade of vivid blue on the red carpet. This time, the colour was emboldened with black lace and sequin trim around the bodice and down the sides.

Lightly tousled blonde waves and a light pink lip dialled back some of the dress’s drama, adding a relaxed, youthful note.

Are you missing the thin, waist-defining belt seen in the lookbook?

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Ahna O’Reilly In Elie Saab – Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Ahna O'Reilly In Elie Saab - Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Ahna O’Reilly also attended the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, hosted on Saturday (March 1) at Santa Monica Beach in California.

The actress skipped a frock in favour of an Elie Saab Spring 2014 ensemble, consisting of a creamy-white top, embellished in watercolour florals, and matching high-waisted, tailored pants.

While we certainly aren’t accustomed to seeing a non-gown Elie Saab moment on the red carpet, this look had the potential to be every bit as stunning as those dresses.

However, I was missing the crisp, bright appeal that captivated me on the runway. A victim perhaps of poor styling, the chic separates were weighed down by clunky Aldo platform sandals and a garish hot-pink clutch.

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Melonie Diaz In Preen – Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Melonie Diaz In Preen - Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Melonie Diaz brought a burst of colour to the blue carpet at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, held on Saturday (March 1) at Santa Monica Beach in California.

The ‘Fruitvale Station’ actress and nominee wore a kaleidoscope of a dress from the Preen Spring 2014 collection.

The white, sleeveless frock was emboldened with an abstract, zig-zag geometric print in a bright palette of hues.

In this case, I don’t mind the revisions from the runway design. After all, we’ve seen enough sheer hemlines as it is.

Nor I am bothered by the selection of black pumps, even if a sandal may have been preferred. The heels, along with a minimalistic black VBH handbag, allowed the boldness of the artsy dress to take centre stage.

However, her fuchsia lip was an excellent non-black accessory. W. Britt gold earrings and a bracelet topped off the look.

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Aubrey Plaza In Preen – Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Aubrey Plaza In Preen - Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Aubrey Plaza attended the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, hosted Saturday (March 1) at Santa Monica Beach in California.

The ‘Parks and Recreation’ funny girl was pulling no punches when it came to her Preen Pre-Fall 2014 dark-navy frock, edged in a pop of sherbet orange.

The full-skirted dress had the chic sophistication of a vintage silhouette—this was ’50s housewife, with a fierce twist.

I loved that she infused it with a bold edge via a fantastic pair of Brian Atwood ‘Starlet’ zebra-print orange pumps, not to mention a bright red lippie and darkly lacquered manicure.

A Lauren Merkin clutch and understated Shylee Rose jewels completed the look.

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Brie Larson In Maison Martin Margiela – Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014

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Brie Larson also joined the chic set of starlets at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, hosted Saturday (March 1) at Santa Monica Beach in California.

Nominated for Best Female Lead for her film, ‘Short Team 12,’ the actress looked to the progressive design house of Maison Martin Margiela for her strapless black dress from the Spring 2013 collection.

Although the silhouette was simple, it was certainly still statement-making, what with the exaggerated sweetheart neckline and front slit.

She added additional polish via a gold cage bracelet, Christian Louboutin ‘Decollete’ nude pumps and a cream-coloured Smythson ‘Soho Diary’ clutch, with a casual ponytail and barely-there makeup putting forth a beach-y spin.

While I appreciate the overall direction of the look, I still wish it had delivered a slightly more figure-flattering fit at some angles.

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