Marchesa Resort 2013 On ModaOperandi

Marchesa has long been a Hollywood staple, and with its characteristically romantic designs, it’s not much of a mystery why.

Design duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are master drapers and know exactly how to make a dress work for a woman’s body.

Their Resort 2013 collection highlights Marchesa’s tendency to play with tulle, lace and patterns, constantly emerging with a distinctly elegant and fashion forward result.

The gorgeous Marchesa Resort 2013 collection is now available on every fashion girl’s best friend,

Included in the trunk show — which ends on July 31st — is an embroidered cocktail dress which is similar to the gown Diane Kruger wore to the Jacob & Co. Charity Gala earlier this month.

So if you’re in the market for some red-carpet-worthy elegance, head over to now and check out the fabulous Marchesa offerings.

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Samantha Cameron In Jonathan Saunders – Lunch At Downing Street

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron welcomed Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh to Number 10 Downing Street for lunch on a sunny day in London this afternoon.

The Queen doesn’t look best pleased.

Maybe it’s because Sam Cam stole her thunder wearing an almost identical blue-print look.

It’s uncanny how Samantha’s Jonathan Saunders star-print ombre short-sleeve dress is similar to the Queen’s printed skirt.

Grey suede pumps and a grey thin leather belt completed Samantha’s chic look.

Jonathan Saunders continues to be one of Samantha’s go-to designers.

You can Matches Fashion and Matches Fashion US.

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Kat Graham In ASOS – 5th Annual Staples for Students School Supply Drive for Students In Need

Kat Graham attended the 5th Annual Staples for Students School Supply Drive for Students In Need held at the Globe Theatre in Universal City in California on Sunday prior to the Teen Choice Awards.

The actress likes to take risks on the red carpet, but on this occasion it didn’t pay off.

I do love her ASOS-printed corset crop top. It’s very much on trend and she has the body to wear it, so that’s not my issue.

The striped skirt, whilst this wouldn’t have been my choice, continues the sexy cool vibe of the look, plus the orange blocking coordinates with her top.

My problem, as always, is the shoes.

I can’t believe she accessorized with black pumps, even if they are by Walter Steiger. These black pumps have no place being anywhere near this look.

Why do stars continue to let themselves down in the shoe department?

Thank god we have Nieves Alvarez to inspire us twice a week.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Attico Silk Wrap Dress

Margot Robbie's Givenchy Stripe Sweatshirt

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Ashley Greene For DKNY Fall 2012

Last winter, the fashion world and Hollywood were both abuzz with the news that ‘Twilight’ Star Ashley Greene had landed a major campaign as the face of DKNY’s Spring 2012 collection.

It seems as though the brand was happy with Ashley’s work, because images have emerged of the star sporting the Fall 2012 line for a new slew of advertisements

As a quintessential New York brand, Ashley has the slightly edgier, darker image that is needed to convey DKNY’s aesthetic.

I love the way Ashley’s porcelain skin is offset by her deep brown hair and the clean, precise silhouettes of DKNY’s fall collection — I would even go so far as to say that I like these images more than her Spring 2012 campaign.

What do you think? Do you agree that Ashley Greene is a good fit for the famous DKNY brand?


24.07.12 Beauty, Makeup

Selena Gomez’ Avon Look At The Teen Choice Awards

Celebrity makeup artist Karan Mitchell worked with 20-year-old Selena Gomez to create her Teen Choice Awards look.

Using her hot pink Dsquared² dress for inspiration, Karan gave Selena a fun, flirty look with lots of lashes and pink lip gloss.

Karan focused on Selena’s eyes by layering shadows and liner and applying false lashes. Avon’s Big Color Eye Pencil in Night Glisten gives dramatic definition to Selena’s sultry eye look. Avon’s 8-in-1 Eye Palette in Paradise Greens gave her a smoky eye and dimension through fun neutral colours. Several coats of Avon SuperExtend Extreme Mascara in Black polished off Selena’s extended lashes.

To enhance Selena’s pretty complexion Karan used Avon’s Ideal Flawless Matte Mousse Foundation in Natural Beige and Avon’s Ideal Flawless Concealer Stick in Neutral. To give Selena’s skin a super dewy glow Karan applyed the mousse foundation with a damp makeup sponge and only added concealer under her eyes. For her sunny glow, Karan contoured Selena’s cheeks with Avon’s Hawaiian Shores Bronzing Petals underneath her cheekbones and finished by applying Avon Be Blushed in Golden Rose to her cheekbones for a rosy glow.

Selena’s hot pink dress was matched with Avon’s Big Color Glossy Lip Pencil in Glossy Angelic to complete her look.

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