09.12.14

‘Selma’ And The Legends Who Paved The Way Gala

'Selma' And The Legends Who Paved The Way Gala

The ‘Selma’ and the Legends Who Paved the Way Gala was held at Bacara Resort this past Saturday (December 6) in Goleta, California.

Tessa Thompson: The actress was pretty in a pink Giulietta Spring 2015 dress with a pleated, cutout skirt, which she paired with white Oscar Tiye sandals and a Swarovski clutch. With a distinct ’40s flair, the retro mood was prim but not too proper with its skin-baring keyhole detail that put some sultry into all that sweetness.

Oprah Winfrey: Taking lavender out for a spin, the entertainment mogul wore a Marc Bouwer Couture draped gown with embellished waistband matched to her eye shadow.

Angela Bassett: Leaving the pastels (and the dresses) for Tessa and Oprah, Angela instead suited up in a more mannish black-and-white ensemble. While the outfit was nothing to write home about, she attempted to fancy it up with a fringed tassel necklace and a cerulean-blue clutch. I’m not sure it exactly worked.

With a ladies-who-lunch number, an evening gown, and a business suit, it’s hard to tell just exactly what the dress-code was for this gala.

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11.11.14

Laverne Cox In Marc Bouwer – Glamour Women Of The Year Awards

Laverne Cox In Marc Bouwer - Glamour Women Of The Year Awards

Laverne Cox stunned on the red carpet at the 2014 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on Monday (November 10) in New York City.

The ‘Orange is the New Black’ actress, who was honoured at the event, looked breathtaking in an electric-blue velvet Marc Bouwer gown featuring a sheer yoke detail to add a hint of sex appeal.

While the hair is perhaps a bit too busy for my taste, I love the blue eye makeup and edgy ear cuffs she added to this look.

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26.08.14

Laverne Cox In Marc Bouwer – 2014 Emmy Awards

Laverne Cox In Marc Bouwer - 2014 Emmy Awards

After attending the 2014 MTV VMAs on Sunday night, Laverne Cox was back on the red carpet for the 2014 Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California on Monday (August 25).

Embodying a completely different style, the ‘Orange is the New Black’ actress went from high-octane shine at the VMAs to sleek Grecian goddess in this white, custom Marc Bouwer plunge gown.

The sleek draping and the diaphanous train that trailed behind her were beautiful, and the effect was one of ultimate sophistication.

Her styling was on point, too, reflecting the more refined classicism of the gown with Stuart Weitzman heels, a few sparkling Fred Leighton jewels and a romantic, rolled updo.

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Laverne Cox In Marc Bouwer – 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA

Laverne Cox In Marc Bouwer - 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA

Laverne Cox attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards #VMA on Sunday evening (August 24) at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

The ‘Orange Is The New Black’ star stunned in a sparkling Marc Bouwer Fall 2013 asymmetrical frock, which duly showed off her super-long pins.

She worked the sharp, architectural shape of the leggy design to her advantage, also premiering an edgy new blunt bang.

An Avery Libertine hand chain by Johanna Johnson was the right move on this occasion, where other jewels would have competed with that cascade of shimmering sequins. I don’t even mind the use of plain black pumps here.

The lines of dress may have been better served with a simple updo, or perhaps I’m still just adjusting to that heavy fringe.

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Gabrielle Union In Marc Bouwer – 2013 ESPY Awards

Gabrielle Union In Marc Bouwer - 2013 ESPY Awards

Gabrielle Union attended the 2013 ESPY Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California yesterday evening to support her boyfriend Dwyane Wade.

The actress wore a striking Marc Bouwer Fall 2012 heavily embellished frock with a plunging neckline, open back and slashed shoulders.

Black patent pumps, EF Collection earrings, an emerald Graziela Gems ring and a taupe Diane von Furstenberg ‘Tonda Crinkle Mirror’ suede camouflage clutch accessorized her look, with a fishtail ponytail providing the finishing touches.

It’s a great look, but too dark and heavy for my liking on this occasion.

Are you having a case of deja vu? That may be because Jaimie Alexander wore a similar-style dress earlier this year.

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Best Dressed Of The Week – Jaimie Alexander In Marc Bouwer, Tong Liya In Valentino & Chris Pine In Ermenegildo Zegna

BDOTW 29 April

Jaimie Alexander was your best dressed this week wearing a bright yellow Marc Bouwer gown to the ‘Iron Man 3’ premiere.

It took me a while to make my choice, but I eventually went with Tong Liya’s heavenly Valentino gown.

As for the men, the choice was much easier; Chris Pine in Ermenegildo Zegna. You also agreed that this was the best choice in menswear this week.

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