Blanca Suarez In Emilio Pucci – 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Blanca Suarez In Emilio Pucci - 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Blanca Suarez was also among the stars at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (February 21) at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California.

Putting the bold in beach, the Spanish actress selected a sassy Emilio Pucci Fall 2014 minidress, which featured the label’s signature ritzy sultriness.

While I’m sure some will find fault with the deep plunge neckline, it was the multiple chains of the gold pendant necklace that I took issue with.

It was an unnecessary accessory with the already highly embellished tribal motif of the dress, which could easily stand on its own. As is, the look felt a bit contrived for the occasion.

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21.02.15

Lorelei Linklater In McQ Alexander McQueen – 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Lorelei Linklater In McQ Alexander McQueen - 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Lorelei Linklater attended the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (February 21) at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California.

Portraying a moody expression before breaking out in a rare smile the ‘Boyhood’ actress wasn’t going to change her gothic, black-all-the-time style for an event on the beach.

While this look is not for me, her grommet accented McQ Alexander McQueen suit styled with a Just Fab clutch and Pamela Love jewels suits her persona.

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Gillian Jacobs In Preen – 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Gillian Jacobs In Preen - 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Gillian Jacobs attended the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (February 21) at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California.

Adhering to the more laidback flavour of these film awards, the ‘Community’ actress wore a playful Preen Resort 2015 frock with quirky mixed floral and insect motifs all encased within geometric patterning.

Beach-y waves were a natural fit for the occasion, with the added pizzazz coming courtesy of her red studded Barbara Bui pumps that accent the same colour in the dress.

Having seen the lookbook version, I can’t help but crave the added visual interest of the cropped, short-sleeve top and the asymmetric, diagonal hem of the skirt, as it adds another layer of directional charm. But the one-piece dress is more in line with Gillian’s style.

What do you prefer?

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21.02.15

Bérénice Marlohe In SAFiYAA – 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Berenice Marlohe In SAFiYAA - 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Bérénice Marlohe made a return to the red carpet for the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (February 21) at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California.

The French actress put on her cocktail best in a SAFiYAA body-con black dress with contrast netted detailing at the shoulders and waist, which fit her like a glove.

Still maintaining her heavy eye makeup, her smoky eye contributed a sense of sultriness to the otherwise straightforward look. Yet there seemed to be an effort to also translate a more casual flair with her wispy, intentionally messy updo.

I believe if she had traded her standard-issue black pumps for a more interesting pair of sandals, I would have liked this LBD even more. As is, I like it from the waist up, as her radiant smile carries the look.

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Stana Katic In Chloé – 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Stana Katic In Chloé - 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Stana Katic attended the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (February 21) at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California.

The ‘Castle’ actress wore a Chloe Resort 2015 dress boldly embroidered with feather-like embellishment throughout.

She carries off this relaxed silhouette beautifully, elevating the slightly bohemian, breezy lines of the dress with a bold metallic gold Jennifer Fisher cuff and simple black sandals.

I love the effortless mix of sophisticated and whimsical style here.

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