2017 ESSENCE Festival

At the 2017 ESSENCE Festival on Friday (June 30) in New Orleans, Louisiana, Monica wasn’t the only one in attendance. Here, a look at some of the other beauties who were there.

Niecy Nash: Everything was coming up flowers for Niecy in this Chen Burkett dress that boasted a feminine, flirty edge tied up in all of its bold blooms with the big bow at the bust.

Jada Pinkett Smith: Also having some fun with flowers, Jada donned her petals in slightly more whimsical, nymph-like form with this Valentino Resort 2016 embroidered, sheer overlay frock that also featured a flock of birds to add to the garden-esque motif.

Queen Latifah: Polka dots instead of flowers formed the pattern of this Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2017 off-shoulder, polka-dot dress. But, Queen Latifah wore it without the ruffled, cold-shoulder design, making the look far more ordinary than I would have preferred.

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Nieves Alvarez In Dolce & Gabbana – Bulgari Party

Following her fresh and floral arrival in Venice, Nieves Alvarez headed to the dark side for the Bulgari party yesterday evening (June 29).

The model opted for a femme fatal aesthetic complete with vampy red lip and gothic lace donning Dolce & Gabbana.

Her Spring 2017 dress was styled with classic Manolo Blahnik sandals and a plethora of the hosts jewels making an unforgettably seductive statement.

Overworked or outrageously elegant, what do you make of this look?

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Celebrities Love…Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘Ortensia’ Collection

Bursting forth with blossoming hydrangeas, Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘Ortensia’ collection is what summer dreams are made of. And, celebrities are fully embracing the Italian design duo’s bouquet of ready to wear and accessories that instantly brighten the day—and any look.

Evoking a romantic English garden in Sicily, the lush floral print in green, pale blue, and lilac colours creates an endearingly charming perspective in every piece to embody a girly, sophisticated flair.

And, despite the strongly vibrant ‘Ortensia’ spirit, there is much versatility to be had in the collection.

Kendall Jenner, Charlotte Casiraghi, Blue Ivy and Beyonce Knowles, and Sofia Vergara have all been seen embracing their inner flower child while showing just how differently those hydrangeas can be interpreted.

From Kendall’s youthful edge, to Charlotte’s elegant styling, to the off-the-charts adorable quotient of mother-daughter dressing, not to mention Sofia’s flirty fun—the collection blooms brightly.

Dolce & Gabbana ruched printed halterneck swimsuit
Dolce & Gabbana hydrangea print off-shoulder blouse
Dolce & Gabbana hydrangea print cold shoulder dress
Dolce & Gabbana Dauphine floral-print textured-leather cardholder
Dolce & Gabbana hydrangea print pleated skort
Dolce & Gabbana Lace-trimmed printed stretch-silk satin camisole
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Ruth Negga In Dolce & Gabbana – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

As she continues to promote the second season of ‘Preacher,’ Ruth Negga stopped by ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ on Thursday (June 22) in New York City.

Continuing her love for vintage-influenced, ladylike fashion, she wore a Dolce & Gabbana floral lace dress teamed with matching Christian Louboutin ‘Aketi’ pumps that brought a retro vibe, as well.

The teal and rust colours against the black background referenced the cooler months, but she wore the look with such charisma that it’s hard to fault its fall-ish mood.

Dolce & Gabbana Lace-Embroidered Long-Sleeve Cocktail Dress
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Nieves Alvarez In Dolce & Gabbana – Porcelanosa Event

Nieves Alvarez brought luminous energy to the Porcelanosa event in Madrid, Spain yesterday evening (June 14).

Her fun and flirty Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2017 embellished dress suited the statuesque model to a T; with youthful exuberance imbued via the midi length.

I wish she kept the runway shoes, as they would’ve added some character to the look, however, her Rene Caovilla sandals along with her Bulgari jewels round out the look perfectly.

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10th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Red Carpet Roundup

A number of other summer-ready stars joined Nicole Kidman at the 10th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Saturday (June 3) in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Kendall Jenner: Geranium-chic is what Kendall was giving us in her adorable Dolce & Gabbana floral mini styled with a matching purse and scarf—plus a bit of ’70s funk with her white Stuart Weitzman ‘Clingy’ booties lest the mood get too precious.

Tommy Dorfman: I loved seeing this Vince Camuto look from Tommy, as it set a playfully exuberant, style-forward mood without going over the top. Pink shades, pink shoes and soles, and cropped, schoolboy trousers—he sold it to me.

Kate Mara: Innocently feminine with an undercurrent of sheer lace allure, this Burberry frock was light and lovely for the event.

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