15.09.14

Marchesa Spring 2015 Front Row

Marchesa Spring 2015 Front Row

Celebrities gathered to celebrate red carpet queens Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, who returned home to London to showcase their Marchesa Spring 2015 collection on the 10th anniversary of the brand.

Jena Malone: The ‘Hunger Games’ actress was perched in the front row wearing a distinctive Marchesa frock in a rich teal hue, deconstructed to create a gorgeous kilt dress rendered with 3D mohair thistle embroidery. I love her complementary eye makeup, which further emboldened the look along with her gold sparkling Louboutins.

Rita Ora: The singer ditched the red lip in favour of a deep-berry hue for her part-glamorous, part-I’m-not-sure-what’s-up-with-that-hairstyle look. She wore a Marchesa Spring 2011 blush-pink draped chiffon one-shoulder jumpsuit with black tassels on the train. The hair is too harsh for the look, but you have to – on some level – admire her for keeping things varied and interesting. She was asked by a reporter to name her favourite Marchesa red carpet look; having worn Marchesa four times previously to the Elle Style Awards, the BBC Radio One Teen Awards, the 2013 Glamour Woman of the Year Awards, and the 2012 EMAs, she said that the red embroidery and taffeta gown from the EMAs was her favourite look. When asked by the journalist where she had worn the look, Rita appeared to go blank and say “Ummm…”, at which point I interjected by saying “the MTV Awards”, to which she looked up at me with some confusion, then turned to the journalist and replied “Yeah, the EMAs”.

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Katharine McPhee In Marchesa & Cynthia Rowley – Late Show with David Letterman & Extra

Katharine McPhee In Marchesa & Cynthia Rowley - Late Show with David Letterman & Extra

Katharine McPhee was out and about on Wednesday (September 10) in New York City promoting her new show, ‘Scorpion’.

‘Late Show with David Letterman’: Dressed to impress, the actress looked divine wearing a Marchesa floral Chantilly lace cocktail frock with a watercolour-printed tulle overlay and draped neckline. I love how her pink and black toecap Casadei pumps subtly complement the look; however, I wish the hair was pulled back here.

‘Extra’: Katharine opted for a look with a more youthful vibe for her guest appearance on ‘Extra’. Again the shoes played a vital part in this look, with her green pumps complementing the cabochon stones on her Cynthia Rowley Fall 2014 shell top and matching flounce skirt. The only thing missing here perhaps was an orange clutch, because the red cabochon stones matched her lip colour.

While Katharine looked great on both occasions, the first is my favourite for its flirty feminine appeal. Perhaps the second look should’ve been saved for Kiernan Shipka.

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26.08.14

Melissa McCarthy In Marchesa – 2014 Emmy Awards

Melissa McCarthy In Marchesa - 2014 Emmy Awards

Melissa McCarthy attended the 2014 Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday (August 25) in Los Angeles, California.

Having failed to excite in the past, this Marchesa look was a stark improvement.

Her custom black ball-gown featured a tulle skirt, with a panel of jet crystals, sequins and re-embroidered lace nipping in her waist to give the look some definition.

A Jimmy Choo ‘Cosma’ clutch, a noir manicure and an onyx-stone ring accessorized her look, with wavy tresses falling around her shoulders.

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26.08.14

Minnie Driver In Marchesa – 2014 Emmy Awards

Minnie Driver In Marchesa - 2014 Emmy Awards

Minnie Driver attended the 2014 Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday (August 25) in Los Angeles, California.

Looking ever so graceful, the British actress looked divine wearing a raspberry-hued Marchesa sleeveless silk crepe gown with a plunging neckline enriched with crystals.

With her curly mane swept back into a chic updo, she completed her look with Stuart Weitzman ‘Sadie’ pumps and a selection of complementary jewels.

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Christina Hendricks In Marchesa – 2014 Emmy Awards

Christina Hendricks In Marchesa - 2014 Emmy Awards

Christina Hendricks made a traffic-stopping entrance at the 2014 Emmy Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California on Monday (August 25).

Echoing the colour of the red carpet, the ‘Mad Men’ actress slinked out a fiery crimson Marchesa Fall 2013 satin one-shoulder gown.

Opulence was this dress’s middle name with gold leaf filigree embroidery that likewise delivered a sense of romantic 18th century drama. It’s also what took the look to near costume-level proportions.

She kept the Midas moment alive and well with her metallic Lee Savage ‘Space’ clutch along with golden Neil Lane chandelier earrings and accompanying rows of bangles outfitting each wrist.

Factor in her own flame-red waves and ruby lip, and the effect was all a bit overly elaborate for my liking, and the excessive draping didn’t flatter her figure as well as I would have preferred.

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