23.12.17 Best Of

Emerging Brand of the Year – Johanna Ortiz

Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz has captured the fashion hearts of a number of starlets this year.

And, it’s no wonder, as she conjures hyper-feminine looks that are full of sass and attitude—but never too contrived or twee.

Her signature look rests in her exuberant use of ruffles, bold and beautiful prints, and flattering off-the-shoulder and shoulder-baring silhouettes.

It all makes for a fresh and approachable look that fits anyone’s style—as the wide range of her followers can attest—from Kerry Washington to Malin Akerman, Beyonce, Rachel McAdams, and the list goes on and on.

She’s a designer for the girls who just want to have fun. And, who doesn’t qualify for that.

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‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Sydney Premiere

Rebel Wilson, Ruby Rose, Brittany Snow and Anna Camp attended the Sydney premiere of ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ on Wednesday (November 29) Australia.

Rebel Wilson: The actress wore a Zac Posen for 11 Honoré red jacquard fit and flare dress which was as bright and fun-loving as her personality.

Ruby Rose: Returning home, the Australian actress opted for a more dark and seductive look courtesy of Rubin Singer. The flocked velvet gown which hails from the Resort 2017 collection, was styled with John Hardy jewels and Jimmy Choo ‘Macy’ pumps. I wouldn’t say this was her best look, as I prefer her more androgynous styles.

Brittany Snow: This Johanna Ortiz Fall 2017 cut-out jumpsuit makes it second appearance on the red carpet following Nicole Scherzinger. Opting for a trousered look definitely ensured Brittany stood out, along with that ruby red lip.

Anna Camp: While her co-stars went bright, edgy and sleek. Anna did what she always does best; present us with the most gorgeous dress to elevate her bubbly personality. On this occasion she donned a Luisa Beccaria Resort 2018 floral gown which may go against the grain here, but it’s BDOTW worthy for me.

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Jennifer Garner In Johanna Ortiz – ‘The Tribes Of Palos Verdes’ LA Premiere

Jennifer Garner typically favors classic, feminine gowns with a fitted waist and gently flared skirt. Her ensemble at ‘The Tribes Of Palos Verdes’ LA premiere on Friday (November 17) in Los Angeles, California had many of those elements but it still captivated me.

The rich oxblood velvet of her Johanna Ortiz Fall 2017 dress had a sophisticated sensuality. This mood was enhanced by the asymmetrical sweetheart bodice.

The ruffled sleeve on the runway version would have made a romantic statement, but I get why she removed it as she normally favors cleaner silhouettes.

The blue-green sandals played up the sumptuous texture of the dress while adding a retro feel. Although, I must say I would have preferred a shoe without a platform.

How do you feel about the modified version of the frock?

Johanna Ortiz Sabina One-Shoulder Velvet Sweetheart Dress

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Camila Alves In Johanna Ortiz – Ocean Drive Magazine Cover Launch Party

Camila Alves was in Miami Beach, Florida on Thursday (November 9) to celebrate her Ocean Drive Magazine cover.

I wouldn’t have been mad had Camila opted for a more summery look considering her location, however, I am delighted to see her wearing this Johanna Ortiz Fall 2017 velvet embellished dress which combines the glitz of ’80s with the glamour of the ’30s.

Aside from the plush fabric and crystal embellishments, it’s the oversized single sleeve which makes the biggest statement here along with the Jenny Bird ‘Ariel’ earrings.

Johanna Ortiz Estrella Embellished Velvet Dress

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Mandy Moore In A.L.C. & Johanna Ortiz – Extra & SAG-AFTRA Foundation Patron of the Artists Awards

Mandy Moore has been a red carpet regular for the last few weeks. On Thursday (November 9) she stopped by ‘Extra’ in Los Angeles, California to discuss ‘This Is Us’ and her engagement.

She donned an A.L.C. ‘Jae’ top and patterned ‘Maya’ skirt which had an elegant femininity. The soft construction of the pleated skirt was echoed in the gathered shoulders of the black roll neck.

Pierre Hardy ‘Lunar’ sandals brought a richness to the separates. The burgundy colour was tied into the ensemble courtesy of her lipstick and hair tie.

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Kerry Washington In Johanna Ortiz – The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Kerry Washington stopped by ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Thursday (November 2)

Her Johanna Ortiz Spring 2018 top and distressed jeans merged feminine glamour with casual street-style edge.

I like how her Christian Louboutin ‘Colankle’ sandals echoed the ruffle motif of the asymmetrical tunic top.

With sleek locks and a red lip to finish the look, this ensemble was all about fun and flirty attitude.

Christian Louboutin ‘Colankle’ Sandals
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Heidi Klum In Johanna Ortiz – mothers2mothers Event

Heidi Klum attended the mothers2mothers event on Tuesday (October 24) in Beverly Hills, California.

If I could sum this Johanna Ortiz Fall 2017 look in one word it would be “hallelujah”; Heidi’s finally found the righteous path.

Statement ruffles and architectural construction form the romantic language of this design which showcases – mostly to Heidi herself – that you don’t need to go sheer and have multiple cut-outs to look sexy.

I love the Far East references within this dusty pink and rich red floral brocade frock which is teamed with an obi-style belt.

Thoughts on Heidi’s style transformation under her new stylist?

Johanna Ortiz Goldie Brocade Dress

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