24.12.12 Best Of

Emerging Designer 2012 – Maria Lucia Hohan

Maria Lucia Hohan is the best designer you never really heard of, but her designs have graced the red carpet at many major events this year, including the Oscars.

The Romanian designer has a client list many emerging designers would kill for including Jennifer Hudson, Stacy Kiebler, Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Lopez and her biggest fan is Taylor Swift.

That doesn’t mean she makes sparkly gowns. Quite the opposite; her ethereal, elaborately draped, often pleated gowns are sequin-free.

Known for her illusion paneling and figure flattering silhouettes, it’s no wonder starlets like Taylor Swift keep Maria on speed-dial.

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10.12.12

Taylor Swift In Maria Lucia Hohan – Grammy Nominations Concert Live!

Going back to her Tennessee roots, Taylor Swift reaffirmed her place as country-pop’s reigning princess at the Grammy Nominations Concert in Nashville last week.

The songstress looks like a dream in a lacy frock by Maria Lucia Hohan and a pair of nude peep-toe pumps.

The a-line dress complements Taylor’s willowy frame, while the lace pattern in the perfect shade of winter white is reminiscent of sweetly intricate snowflakes.

Plus, Taylor’s lush blonde bangs frame her face in a way that is both modern and vintage-inspired.

You can buy Taylor’s Maria Lucia Hohan dress from Luisa via Roma.

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06.12.12

Lea Michele In Maria Lucia Hohan – Marie Claire’s Hollywood Dinner

Jessica Pare and Lea Michele attended Marie Claire’s Hollywood Dinner held at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, California on Tuesday evening which was also attended by Zoe Saldana and Leslie Mann.

Jessica wore a textured blue halter dress with matching accessories, while Lea, as you would expect, steals this photo.

The ‘Glee’ actress decided to make underwear outerwear by wearing a nude Maria Lucia Hohan bodysuit with a high-waisted brocade skirt by the same designer.

Sand-coloured Rupert Sanderson ‘Elba’ pumps completed her mostly neutral colour palette, with a lavender clutch completing her outfit.

Wavy ombre tresses and fresh-faced makeup, no doubt supplied by L’Oreal, completed her look.

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02.11.12

Miranda Lambert In Maria Lucia Hohan – 2012 CMA Awards

It was Miranda Lambert’s night at the 46th Annual CMA Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, yesterday evening, as she took home the gongs for ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’ with husband Blake Shelton for their hit, ‘Over You’.

The award-winning singer wore a Maria Lucia Hohan blush gown for the occasion.

I love the colour, but I feel like the gown isn’t very supportive for someone so well endowed. Which I think explains why her posture is so bad in many of the pictures.

A voluminous updo and emerald-and-gold Sutra earrings completed her look.

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01.10.12

Eva Longoria In Maria Lucia Hohan – Padres Contra el Cancer’s ‘El Sueno de Esperanza’ Gala

Eva Longoria continued her charitable efforts attending the Padres Contra el Cancer’s 12th annual ‘El Sueno de Esperanza’ gala in Las Vegas on Saturday evening.

The actress wore a Maria Lucia Hohan white long-sleeve gown with paired with a black Swarovski ‘Party Time’ clutch.

Not only did the gown have a plunging neckline, it also had sexy diamond-shaped illusion sheer panels on the sides.

Eva’s dress is gorgeous, as is her hair and makeup, but this has to be one of the worst-styled looks of the year.

Yes, I do go on about how much I hate black pumps, but I would be stunned if any of you think that her black satin Brian Atwood pumps are the perfect complement to this gown.

Honestly, what was she thinking?

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17.09.12

Holland Roden In Maria Lucia Hohan – NYLON September TV Issue Party

Holland Roden is the latest celebrity to fall in love with Maria Lucia Hohan’s ultra feminine dresses.

The uber cute ‘Teen Wolf’ star, who I had the pleasure of meeting during Fashion Week, wore a black ‘Elline’ dress to the NYLON September TV Issue party on Saturday evening in LA.

Her dramatic LBD with the designer’s signature illusion deep v-neckline, bare back and a flirty ballerina-esque skirt and tufts of tulle on the shoulder was toughened up with some studded accessories.

A red studded clutch to match her lippie and studded ankle boots to complement her dress completed her look.

I would’ve preferred strappy sandals, but I see she was going for a vampy look on this occasion.

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09.08.12

Eugenia Silva In Maria Lucia Hohan – Starlight Charity Gala

Eugenia Silva attended the Starlight Charity Gala in Marbella, Spain, on Saturday evening.

The model lit up the red carpet looking lovely wearing a Maria Lucia Hohan ‘Cheryl’ gown.

Her green chiffon frock with a nude lining and contrasting satin waistband was styled with a stunning pair of teardrop earrings, an oversized cocktail ring and a gold clutch.

With a half-up, half-down hairstyle, the glamazon completed her look with a red glossy lip colour.

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23.07.12

2012 Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet Round-Up

Here are the rest of the stars who hit the red carpet at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday.

Victoria Justice: The young actress sported a multi-coloured animal printed halter Gomez-Gracia high-low dress with a Swarovski crystal studded leather belt. Her floaty dress was styled with a Lauren Merkin clutch, and Schutz nude pumps.

Miranda Cosgrove: At the first red carpet event to fully embrace the summer season, Miranda’s fully sequined Collette Dinnigan mini dress with crystal embellished trims feels really heavy. Her Stella McCartney black ankle strap pumps and the black clutch don’t help matters.

Ariana Grande: In the absence of Katy Perry someone had to add a quirky touch to the red carpet. Ariana looked cute as a button in a custom-painted 1950s Ladureé inspired macaroon cocktail dress, designed by Kenley Collins.

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23.07.12

Taylor Swift In Maria Lucia Hohan – 2012 Teen Choice Awards

Taylor Swift also attended the 2012 Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, California, on Sunday evening.

The singer seems to have moved on from her ‘sequins and sparkles’ phase and fully committed to the ‘neutrals only’ phase we’re seeing now.

For the summer-centric awards show, Taylor chose a cream Maria Lucia Hohan dress.

The delicate silk mousseline cocktail dress reveals an interesting low back with illusion detailing – just a shame about the visible adjoining detail.

Pale pink Prada slingbacks, an Edie Parker ‘Lara’ nude pearlescent clutch with ice ends, diamond-and-rose quartz earrings, plus a diamond bracelet from Lorraine Schwartz complete the head-to-toe neutral look.

Her wavy lock were styled into a chic chignon with a beautiful brooch detail.

Are you crying out for a pop of colour or statement piece to liven up this look or do you love this look as it is?

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