10.09.13 Premiere

Jennifer Morrison In Max Mara & Monique Lhuillier – Toronto Film Festival

Jennifer Morrison In Max Mara & Monique Lhuilier - Toronto Film Festival

Jennifer Morrison didn’t miss the Toronto International Film Festival action either, as the ‘Once Upon A Time’ actress descended upon Canada for a trio of appearances over the last few days.

‘Gravity’ Premiere: The star walked down the red carpet for the Sunday premiere at Princess of Wales Theatre in a Max Mara white top and navy long skirt. The ensemble was rather safe, but just became strange when worn with the combination of a fishtail side braid, Christian Louboutin leopard pumps and a bubblegum-pink clutch.

‘August: Osage County’ Premiere: Unfortunately, I was getting the same lacklustre, daresay mumsy, vibes with Jennifer’s outfit at this premiere, hosted on Monday at Roy Thomson Hall. The washed-out blush-pink hue of her jacket and dress just didn’t do anything for this vibrant actress’s enviable figure, and the black clutch was far too intense.

InStyle & Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Annual TIFF Party: For yesterday’s event, hosted by Salvatore Ferragamo at the Windsor Arms Hotel, she got into the soiree spirit with an electric blue Monique Lhuillier strapless dress. Its embellished frothiness was complemented by a waist-cinching black sash. No need to look up or down, as the same topknot and black clutch from her second look were still in place; so too were those Louboutin leopard soles.

If I had to choose a favourite, it would be the Monique Lhuillier dress, minus the triple-play animal-print pumps that were paired with it.

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Who Wore Max Mara Better…Nina Dobrev or Malin Akerman?

Who Wore Max Mara Better Nina Dobrev or Malin Akerman

Back in March Nina Dobrev wore a red-haute one-shoulder Max Mara jumpsuit to The Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful Hollywood Stylists luncheon with her stylist Ilaria Urbinati.

The ‘Vampires Diaries’ star opted for gold accessories including a Devi Kroell clutch and Jimmy Choo ‘Biel’ wedges.

Last month Malin Akerman wore the same jumpsuit to the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour, opting for much simpler styling of just nude pumps with a glossy red lip to complement her look.

Nina wins for me as I prefer her gold accessories and the length of the pants, which stop just at the ankle.

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05.08.13

Malin Akerman In Max Mara – Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour Party

Malin Akerman In Max Mara - Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour Party

Malin Akerman joined Kerry Washington at the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in California on Sunday following the discussion panel for ‘Trophy Wife’ held earlier in the day.

The blonde beauty wore a Max Mara one-shoulder jumpsuit, which was simply styled with nude platform pumps, a matching lip colour and wavy tresses.

Having a case of déjà vu?

You may remember that Nina Dobrev wore this same jumpsuit to the 25 Most Powerful Stylists Luncheon back in March.

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19.07.13

Max Mara Celebrates Jennifer Garner

Max Max Celebrates Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner was officially unveiled as Max Mara’s first celebrity spokesperson at a party held at Bill’s Food & Drink in New York City last night.

Jennifer Garner: The lady of the hour opted for a Max Mara black satin strapless cocktail dress styled with a black satin gold trim, Max Mara envelope clutch, Pomellato jewels and black sandals with a gold ankle strap. Adding a waist-defining belt would’ve perfected this look for me.

Solange Knowles: When it comes to Solange Knowles, I don’t need to make any suggestions to perfect her look, because it is already there. The print-loving singer opted for a simple Sportmax silk jersey sheath dress in her favourite hue, yellow, with on-trend white pumps, white nails and a hot-pink lip colour.

Molly Sims: The model/actress also opted for a Sportmax dress. Her summery pink-and-white striped look with a draped detail across the shoulders could’ve benefited from better styling. The nude Louboutins work, but I am not a fan of the brown Max Mara ‘Hollywood II’ clutch with this look.

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13.06.13

2013 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards

2013 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards

The 2013 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, where once again the majority of the celebs were decked out in Max Mara or Sportmax.

Hailee Steinfeld: The young actress was feeling very blue, wearing a Sportmax blue suede-and-leather sleeveless dress featuring a pleated skirt, which is a 100% upgrade from yesterday’s look. On this occasion, she styled her look with a blue Max Mara ‘Hollywood II’ clutch and Jimmy Choo ‘Kalan’ ankle-strap peep-toes. Pops of pink via her nails, kohl-rimmed eyes, and flawless makeup completed her look. Which look do you prefer: the grey from yesterday or today’s vivid blue?

Kiernan Shipka: Hailee’s fellow teen actress, who often finds herself on best-dressed lists, wore a Max Mara black above-the-knee dress featuring perforated details etched into pretty stars. Keeping her makeup very minimal and opting for wavy tresses, the ‘Mad Men’ actress styled her look with a Christian Louboutin ‘Sweet Charity’ bag with a gold bow accent and Christian Louboutin ‘Pigaresille’ pumps.

Stana Katic: The ‘Castle’ actress has a pair of the best pins in Hollywood; however, she loves to wear pants, much like her onscreen character. Like at the Billboard Awards, Stana opted for a jumpsuit. The scarlet one-shoulder Max Mara jumpsuit was styled with a Jennifer Behr headband placed on top of her updo. I can’t say I’m crazy about the headband; I guess she was inspired by all the tiaras we saw this weekend at the royal wedding. Kohl-rimmed eyes, nude glossy lips and Saint Laurent ‘Jane’ sandals completed her look. Are you digging the headband?

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12.06.13

Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Awards Honouring Hailee Steinfeld

Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Awards Honouring Hailee Steinfeld

On Tuesday evening, Max Mara hosted an evening in conjunction with W Magazine to honour Hailee Steinfeld as the Women In Film’s 2013 Face of the Future award winner. The attendees either wore Max Mara or Sportmax.

Hailee Steinfeld: The woman, or should I say girl, of the hour wore a Sportmax grey cotton-and-neoprene sleeveless dress, which she styled with a black clutch and Jimmy Choo ‘Myth’ black-and-yellow sandals. For an honorary guest, the dress doesn’t stand out enough for my liking. Thankfully, the accessories – a red lip colour and youthful side-swept wavy ponytail – save the look.

Jordana Brewster: While I don’t like Jordana’s accessories, when I saw her Sportmax ‘Azulene’ white-and-orange floral-print sleeveless dress my reaction was “this is more like it”. The looks stands out; it’s fresh, colourful and perfect for the current season.

Olivia Munn: The ‘Magic Mike’ actress also grabbed by attention in her Max Mara red-and-black velvet floral-printed dress featuring a black waistband, asymmetrical peplum and side slit. What it lacks in season appropriateness (who wears velvet in summer?), it makes up in vibrancy and ultra femininity. Like Jordana, the styling is way off track. The gold clutch gets a pass, but the grey Saint Laurent ‘Tribtoo’ heels get a hell no: mostly because of the colour, but I thought we had finally seen the back of these pumps.

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