Leighton Meester In Marchesa Voyage – Biotherm Shanghai Launch

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Former ‘Gossip Girl’ star Leighton Meester has been signed as the face of luxury skincare brand Biotherm as their global ambassador.

The 27-year-old singer and actress, who recently got engaged to beau Adam Brody, will debut in campaigns for the brand from early 2014.

Her first role will be as the face of the iconic Aquasource product, of which she said to WWD, ‘What I love most is the texture. It feels so light and fresh on my skin… I feel like I’m glowing from within’.

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In Shanghai, China earlier today, Leighton kick-started her promotional activities wearing a flattering Marchesa Voyage nautical floral stripe top with matching trousers and nude suede pumps.

While some might not like this for fear it will reignite the pyjama trend, I love the laidback, effortless vibe of this look.

Perfect for a launch of a skincare brand.

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Rita Ora In Marchesa – BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

Rita Ora In Marchesa - BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards

Rita Ora certainly made an entrance, practically floating onto the red carpet as she arrived for her co-hosting duties at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards on Sunday at Wembley Arena in London, England.

Enveloped in a sea of white, fluffy frou-frou, the singer’s feathery floral frock from Marchesa’s Spring 2014 collection was certainly a departure from her edgier sartorial ways.

In keeping with the more delicately enchanting garb, she wore B Brian Atwood ‘Labrea’ strappy white sandals and skipped her signature red lip in favour of a cotton-candy-pink gloss while coaxing her long bob into loose, romantic ringlets.

Of course, the look wasn’t totally devoid of Rita’s stylistic brazenness. Her strong smokey eye added some dark drama—and the frock had a thigh-high slit up the centre for an added dash of sass.

I never thought such a soft statement could speak so loudly.

Did her Marchesa moment have you happily on cloud nine or not?

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31.10.13

Maria Menounos In Marchesa – Oceana Partners Award Gala

Maria Menounos In Marchesa - Oceana Partners Award Gala

Maria Menounos arrived at the Oceana Partners Award Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California continuing the winter-white red-carpet theme channelled by Allison Williams yesterday evening.

The ‘Extra’ host wore a Marchesa cowl-back silk crepe fishtail gown with organza flowers decorating the sleeves.

Sweeping her dark tresses into a simple ponytail and applying a nude glossy lip colour, it’s Maria’s stunning lilac stone State Room Jewelry earrings which are in danger of upstaging her beautiful frock.

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25.10.13

Canon’s Project Imaginat10n Film Festival

Canon's Project Imaginat10n Film Festival

Canon’s Project Imaginat10n Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall in New York City was something of a Marchesa fest yesterday evening.

Georgina Chapman: Led by the designer herself, Georgina wore a black Fall 2013 fitted column-style Marchesa tulle cocktail dress with all-over floral embroidery and draped off-shoulder sleeves styled with signature accessories: Christian Louboutin pumps and a Marchesa quartz-clasp clutch. A half-up half-down hairdo perfected this romantic look.

Eva Longoria: As always, I gave a big sigh before writing out a critique for Eva Longoria. What she gives via her lush Marchesa raspberry strapless cocktail dress with 3D silk ribbon roses and bugle-bead twine embroidery along the neckline, she takes away with the oversized floral-print Marchesa envelope clutch.

Dree Hemingway: The model had no such issue, looking heavenly wearing a pale-blue slip dress with asymmetrical organza ruffles with a pale-blue organza collared tee shirt overlay. Opting to go matchy-matchy with the Marchesa clutch and glitter sandals, she added a vampy rouge lip colour to her stunning look.

Abigail Spencer: Rounding out a quartet of dames in Marchesa cocktail dresses, the ‘Suits’ actress wore a red strapless fitted frock with tonal French-knot and chenille threadwork embroidery, which she also styled with a Marchesa clutch, and white pumps to ensure the trend doesn’t die.

I do love each of the looks; it’s such a shame Eva’s styling let the side down, but 3 out of 4 ain’t bad.

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Diane Kruger In Marchesa – Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund Dinner

Diane Kruger In Marchesa - Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund Dinner

Following the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event during the day, Diane Kruger also attended the dinner party held at Bouchon in Beverly Hills, California in the evening.

She slung a white blazer over her metallic-gold lace Marchesa Spring 2014 cocktail dress, which featured multicoloured floral threadwork embroidery and a ballet-pink underlay.

There were mixed feelings on her pastel-hued accessories for the day event, but for her after-dark look she wore her favourite Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals and a complementary gold Smythson clutch.

Which look do you prefer? Day or night?

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You can pre-order Diane’s Marchesa Gold Metallic Lace Cocktail Dress from ModaOperandi.com.

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22.10.13

ELLE’s 20th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration Roundup

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Many more fashionable femmes joined the crush of glamour gals at ELLE’s 20th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration, hosted yesterday night at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, California.

Melissa McCarthy: One of ELLE’s November cover girls, Melissa took a trendsetting approach in a Calvin Klein ensemble, featuring a black leather-look top and pants and a white bolero jacket, to which she paired a Rauwolf ombre-effect clutch, studded sandals and a few gold cocktail rings. A pompadour-inspired ‘do topped off her edgier entrance.

Emilia Clarke: The ‘Game of Thrones’ starlet was polished in a sheer effect, nude Calvin Klein Spring 2013 frock, cinched in with a black belt. Nude sandals with an embellished metallic heel added an intriguing, style-forward note, while her wispy updo and soft rose-toned makeup were just plain pretty.

Gia Coppola: Also in Calvin Klein, the director-screenwriter skipped a dress in favour of separates including a wrap-front top and cropped black pants, adding some shine via gold sandals and a bit of colour via a berry lip lacquer.

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Kristen Wiig In Marchesa – Centerpiece Gala Presentation of ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

Kristen Wiig In Marchesa - Centerpiece Gala Presentation of 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

Kristen Wiig attended the Centerpiece Gala Presentation of ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ during the 51st New York Film Festival held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on Saturday evening.

The actress wore a Marchesa Spring 2014 dress with a sheer lace-embroidered top and polka-dot layered skirt.

I’m not a fan of the dress to begin with, and to add to that I don’t think this is the right dress for Kristen; it’s too fussy and princess-like for her laidback, sleek style. She’s weighed down by all that tulle.

This would’ve looked better on Ariel Winter or Marchesa fan Sarah Hyland.

Grey suede Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pumps, Fred Leighton jewels, an updo with face-framing tendrils and a pink lip colour completed her look.

Are you disliking this as much as I do?

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