August 15, 2013

InStyle Summer Soiree 2013

Posted by Catherine Kallon

InStyle Summer Soiree

There were many more lovely ladies who attended the InStyle Summer Soiree held at the Mondrian Los Angeles in West Hollywood, California yesterday evening.

Darby Stanchfield: The ‘Scandal’ actress instantly caught my eye, not only because of the striking contrast between her gorgeous flame-red beehive and electric-blue drop-waist Paper London dress, but mostly because of her pronounced eyebrows, which gave the look a futuristic vibe, further punctuated by her sculptural Kzeniya clutch and Emporio Armani silver pumps.

Ashley Tisdale: Although this sleeveless Clover Canyon ‘Orchid Trip’ neoprene dress is very much expected from Ashley, I love the soft pastel pieces styled with the look. The black clutch is very much the odd man out here.

Analeigh Tipton: The actress was one of many who also opted for neutral tones, wearing a chic tunic top and matching trousers by Ermanno Scervino accented with a black waistband. Opting not to go with black accessories, she wore white Casadei sandals and carried a gold Stark clutch, with Dannijo earrings completing the look.

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Yvonne Strahovski: The actress kept things fairly neutral, wearing a honeycombed Alexander McQueen knit dress with a flared skirt which she styled with nude peep-toes and a colourful printed Rachel Zoe ‘Margaux’ clutch.

Meagan Good: Working a gothic black-and-purple ‘do, the actress wore a one-sleeved red gown from Frock Los Angeles. Vampy styling included a leopard-print clutch and black talons.

Bella Thorne: Usually a lover of bubbly, pastel, printed frocks, the Disney star has been wearing a lot of dresses in fall-like hues recently. That was also the case at this event, as she donned a dark-grey watercolour-print Emporio Armani wrap dress with purple satin lapels. PVC-and-purple-velvet Emporio Armani booties and a fun perspex clutch completed her look. Hopefully, she’ll lighten things up next time out.

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Brittany Snow: The actress let her Orton clutch and lips do the talking as both shone in a neon-orange hue, eclipsing her striped peplum Lela Rose Resort 2014 dress. EF Collection, Dana Rebecca Designs and Jamie Wolf jewels completed her look.

Camilla Luddington: The actress wore a look from Paper London’s Spring 2013 collection which feels very familiar; you may remember that Jayma Mays and Lucy Hale have both worn this ‘Milano’ paperbag skirt. Camilla gives the look a fresh feel by keeping the look tonal with a matching top and adding JustFab shoes and Kami Lerner, H. Stern and Soffer Ari jewels.

Isabel Lucas: The actress was in typical boho mode, wearing a floaty cream maxi dress featuring a lace bodice. Shame about the heavy black accessories.

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Shenae Grimes: I expected something more grungy from the newlywed; instead I find her black-and-white look featuring a striped blazer and leather shorts, which she accessorized with black ankle boots and a shoulder bag, quite chic.

Bryce Dallas Howard: I look at Bryce in this stunning watercolour dress and I say to myself, surely you could’ve found a more complementary shoe.

Jurnee Smollett: Adding some va-va-voom to proceedings, the actress wore a Chagoury gold lace cocktail dress, going the matchy-matchy route with an gold Oroton clutch and matching pumps.

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Rachael Taylor: While I want to applaud the actress for stepping out of her usual head-to-toe all-black comfort zone, I don’t think this white halter Dion Lee top and skirt with several jagged layers is doing her any favours.

Ming-Na Wen: The actress looked very sassy wearing a David Meister animal-print peplum dress.

Melonie Diaz: I wish to own every piece of the actress’s look, from the cropped, striped, sequin-panelled top to her navy swing skirt, and especially those Bionda Castana two-tone sandals.
Who catches your eye here?

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Serindia Swan: Easily my least favourite here. Her black Balenciaga Spring 2013 dress with a handkerchief hemline paired with ribbed camisole top should’ve been left on the runway.

Katie Lowes: The ‘Scandal’ actress blossomed wearing a Theia floral printed silk and cotton dress and with a matching overcoat. I would’ve loved this more without the overcoat.

Katie Cassidy: The former ‘Gossip Girl’ actress wore a sexy Versace Fall 2013 black long-sleeve dress with cut-outs and pin accents. Equally edgy styling in the form of a metallic clutch and studded Christian Louboutin pumps completed her look.

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21 Responses to InStyle Summer Soiree 2013

  1. Alina August 17, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    Yvonne Strahovski, Brittany Snow and Camilla Luddington are my favourites here.

  2. CDC August 16, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    FC, Rachael Taylor’s look is actually a top and a skirt. You can see them both on Moda Operandi (where they styled the look to perfection, unlike Ms. Taylor unfortunately).

    Important side note: LOVING the site as usual. Just made it my homepage to prove my undying love for RCFA!

    • Catherine Kallon August 16, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

      thanks for info and the love 😀

      I hope you have a great weekend.

  3. Sharon August 16, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    I love Ashley’s dress and shoes, but I wish she’d be one of the celebs considering membership in the short hair club.

  4. Aline August 15, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

    Shenae and Katie are the only ones that stood out for me.

  5. Prudence August 15, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Everyone is pretty lame. How can so many actresses be dress so badly?????

  6. kane August 15, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    Darby is the only one to stand out for me. I actually LOVE the OTT hair, it’s so tongue-in-cheek about the similiarly OTT proportions of the dress. Nothing needs to be said about the divine colour.

  7. Christine August 15, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    Not liking none.

  8. Nat39 August 15, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    Ashley, Analeigh and Brittany Snow of the bunch.

  9. Beth Rodrigues August 15, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    You ragged that Bella is always wearing fall hues..yet Katie C shows up in a long sleeved black dress and she gets a pass? C’mon….

  10. Larissa August 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    Even if her outfit is not season appropriate Katie is by far my best dressed along with Brittany. I also like Ashley (except for the clutch).

  11. TeaAtTwo August 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    Darby, Analeigh and Melonie (hair aside) are my favourites. Katie’s and Bryce’s dresses with Ashley’s pink pumps would be a cute look.

  12. dee August 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    I only like Melonie’s outfit but I wish her hair was styled better.

  13. Anj August 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Love most of the looks!

    Top 3 Favorites:
    #1-Melonie Diaz took the top spot
    #2-Darby Stanchfield-I love this dress but hate the hair
    #3-Rachael Taylor- Love the dress, not a fan of the shoes

    Honorable mention: Camilla Luddington

  14. KatieKate August 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    I don’t think Bella’s dress is one bit “fall-like”. Her dress is actually one of my favorites, she looks beautiful, especially with that pop of electric purple on the lapels. Katie Cassidy, on the other hand is in an all black, long-sleeved, fall collection dress–THAT is season inappropriate. It’s a nice dress, but not in August.

    Darby’s hair looks ridiculous, though I like her dress.

    Camilla’s Paper London look is, by far, the best of the three.

    Isabel Lucas looks very strange with that black hankie(?) on her head.

    Bryce looks beautiful, but her shoes ruin it.

    Jurnee looks lovely in that gold lace dress, but again those aggressively gold, shiny pumps kill a great look.

    Rachael’s dress is terribly unflattering.

    Melonie’s outfit is cute, but I can’t get past that drab hair and bad makeup.

    Serinda is so pretty, but that entire look is really quite bad.

    I agree that Katie Lowes, dress would be better w/o the coat, and she would also be better off with a pair of strappy sandals vs. those sad black pumps.

  15. Xiomalys Crespo August 15, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    I’m surprised that I like Brittany Snow’s look as much as I do, but it’s so summery, I can’t help but to be charmed by it.

    The best out of the bunch, however, is Melonie Diaz.

  16. DorianGray August 15, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    Love Katie Cassidy in black Versace.

  17. mg August 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Darby and Camilla’s dress look very similar

  18. Christy August 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    My three favorites are Melonie Diaz, Annaleigh Tipton, and Ming-Na Wen.

  19. Effy August 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Faves: Katie Cassidy, Bella Thorne and Camilla Luddington.

    Worst: Isabel Lucas, Meagan Good and Serindia Swan.

  20. admmgz August 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    My faves out of the bunch are Ashley Tisdale, Analeigh Tipton & Bella Thorne

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