01.10.12

Elizabeth Banks In Preen – ‘Pitch Perfect’ LA Press Conference

Elizabeth Banks attended a press conference for her latest project, ‘Pitch Perfect’, at the London Hotel last week.

She wore a Preen ‘Drake’ dress from the Fall 2012 collection.

I love that she’s still infusing bright colours into her red carpet looks. On this occasion her two-tone orange dress features a multi-coloured moth-print for a whimsical touch and a mock tonal belted waist.

Brian Atwood ‘Hamper’ pumps, which I’m not that crazy about, and wavy blonde locks completed her look.

You can buy Elizabeth’s Preen dress with a beige top from Boutique1.com.

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17.09.12 Photocall

Jessica Chastain In Preen Line – ‘The Heiress’ Broadway Photocall

Jessica Chastain attended the photocall for her latest movie ‘The Heiress’ held at the Empire Hotel in New York City on Thursday.

The actress wore a Preen Line Fall 2012 dress.

I adore the electric-blue colour against her pale skin. Her sleeveless dress with sculpted neckline and ruffled peplum detail also featured a matching blue belt in the waist.

Keeping the styling simple, Jessica opted for black YSL Clara pumps, which are a snooze compared to the rest of her look.

Tumbling strawberry-red waves and simple make-up provided the finishing touches for the look.

You can buy Jessica’s Preen Line dress in black from Net-A-Porter.com.

Credit: Getty

Jessica Alba In Preen – TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012

Jessica Alba attended the 2012 TechCrush Disrupt conference in San Francisco, California, on Monday.

The actress opted for a Preen Resort 2013 ensemble.

She paired a navy top with two-tone jacquard pants with leopard stamped print.

I love how Jessica never shies away from either colour or print – and it always works for her.

Natural waves and white sandals complete her look.

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Kate Beckinsale In Preen – Corinthia Hotel

Prior to the ‘Total Recall’ London premiere, Kate Beckinsale was spotted returning to the Corinthia Hotel after a round of interviews.

Despite the patches of rain throughout the day, she glowed on the streets of London wearing a Preen ‘Sara’ dress from the Resort 2013 collection.

Her short-sleeved jacquard dress, featuring contrasting two-tone leopard stamped prints and pleating at the waist, has been shortened from the dress presented on the model.

The shorter look is much preferred on Kate who often wears knee-length frocks.

White Walter Steiger pumps (eek), a high ponytail and Dana Rebecca Designs statement earrings completed her look.

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Jessica Biel In Preen – Jimmy Kimmel Live!

On Thursday night, Jessica Biel made a guest appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ wearing a lot more colour than we are used to seeing from her.

The future Mrs. Justin Timberlake wore a Preen Resort 2013 dress which is our third look at this collection.

Her vibrant one-shoulder dress with a striking floral print, stripes, one three-quarter length sleeve and a solid asymmetrical neon orange block was styled with white Louis Vuitton pumps with a silver toe-cap.

I had high hopes for this dress to be worn by someone like Rachel Bilson or Kate Bosworth, so I will have to admit that I’m not too crazy about this look on Jessica. I don’t think this type of look suits her style, but it’s interesting to see her step out of her comfort-zone.

She recently admitted to InStyle magazine that Justin often picks out her clothes, so I’m guessing that on this occasion this was one of his choices.

A high ponytail of tumbling curls and a pop of pink to her full lips completed her look.

Yay or nay?

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Cate Blanchett In Preen – ‘Uncle Vanya’

Cate Blanchett was spotted leaving the New York City Center yesterday evening following her performance in ‘Uncle Vanya’ yesterday evening.

The actress wore a Preen Resort 2013 dress.

Her short-sleeved jacquard dress features contrasting two-tone, leopard-stamped prints, a high round neck, an A-line silhouette and pleating at the waist.

She styled the look with a black Jason Wu ‘Daphne’ cross-body bag and black pumps.

This isn’t her first Preen Resort 2013 look, however.

Last Wednesday she attended the cast photocall for ‘Uncle Vanya’ in New York City wearing a Preen black suit with a short-sleeved, button up shirt featuring a vibrant striped print, a solid collar and solid cuffs.

She styled her chic look with classic Roger Vivier black ballet flats.

I love both looks. They are a huge step up from her Givenchy disaster earlier this week.

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27.06.12

Preen Resort 2013

This week I was invited to view the Preen Resort 2013 collection in London.

Of all the Resort 2013 collections, this one stands out the most. Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi were inspired by Jeff Koon paintings, which is why the collection features so many bright pops of colours.

I fell in love with the pieces, which combined Nick Knight photography with digital brushstroke prints.

As always, my first question was, “Have any celebrities been requesting this collection?” and I was excited to learn that they have been inundated with requests, which is not surprising.

Alongside the strong prints, which I’m certain will catch the eye of the colour-loving Mrs Obama, were cute, dainty two-tone jacquard dresses that are perfect for the likes of Michelle Williams, Rachel Bilson, Keira Knightley and Kate Bosworth.

There were also some striped and colour-blocking menswear-inspired suits I can picture on Leelee Sobieski, Chloe Sevigny and Solange Knowles.

Other key pieces included a vibrant floral and striped maxi dress, striped shirts, cropped sweaters, tapered pants, one-shoulder dresses and an eye-popping coral dress with a cropped-top overlay and a sheer beaded inset.

I can’t wait to see how that works on the red carpet.

ModaOperandi.com has just launched the truck show for you to pre-order this collection.

Shop now before it ends on July 9.