2008-07-06

MARCHESA

LET'S TALK MARCHESA

Launched in 2004 by English girls Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, they were catapulted to the top of Hollywood must have gowns list when Renee Zellweger wore one of their dresses to a premiere. In 2007 they launched Notte by Marchesa, a less expensive line. Their designs are heavily inspired by Indian style and beading. Their clothing is pretty much the go to for Hollywood celebs, I guess you can say the original Herve Leger, but for the red carpet.

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JENNIFER LOPEZ
Jennifer is a huge fan of Marchesa, I think it's the only designer that she's been sporting on the red carpet for quite some time now.


Love this color pink, one of my favorites from their collections.


SIENNA MILLER
I think most of us can remember this dress, it fits sienna's style so well.



ALICE + OLIVA COPIES
Do you think this copy was intentional? I'm not sure considering that Alice + Olivia is a pretty popular and large brand now.


DITA VON TEESE


KERRY WASHINGTON
I love dresses like this, makes you feel look you dropped out of heaven.


EVA LONGORIA PARKER
I'm not sure if I like this dress in black, it reminds me of growing mold. Yeah I know, harsh.


MISCHA BARTON W/ MARCHESA GIRLS
I think this black lace dress was stunning on Mischa, she should wear darker colors more often instead of beige and gold on the red carpet because they wash her out.


PENELOPE CRUZ
This is the perfect shade of midnight blue, I use to be obsessed with that color when I was younger.


ASHANTI
I actually never liked this dress much on Ashanti. Don't get me wrong, it's a gorgeous dress just maybe not on her.


ANNE HATHAWAY
One of my favorites at the Oscars, this complimented her skin and coloring so well.



JESSICA ALBA

I know that she was pregnant here, but I just didn't like this dress.



AMANDA BYNES
Probably the best Amanda Bynes has ever looked, love this color on her. Actually, it's pretty universally flattering.


AMERICA FERRERA
Baby blue is amazing on her, it's such a sweet color.



CAMERON DIAZ / ALI LARTER / GOLDEN BROOKS

PADMA LAKSHMI / MISCHA BARTON

JENNIFER LOPEZ / DITA VON TEESE



EVA LONGORIA / FELICITY HUFFMAN
/ KIM KARDASHIAN


This dress came in so many looks and colors.


BRITTANY SNOW / JENNIFER MORRISON
I can't really pick who wore it better, Brittany and Jennifer look nearly identical in the dress.


PURPLE ALL OVER


JESSICA ALBA
I hate to admit it, but she was one of my favorites at the Oscars.


RENEE ZELLWEGER

MARCHESA GIRLS IN THEIR DESIGNS

MARY J BLIGE / HILLARY RHODES / IMAN
The red dress is so eye catching. Iman looks classic, she always dresses age appropriate, but fun at the same time.


MARCHESA PARTY



SEX AND THE CITY VOGUE SHOOT
SJP 'CARRIE' IN MARCHESA


MARCHESA RESORT 2009

I bet wearing one of their pieces would make you feel like you were on top of the world.

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FIRST LOOK:
RICHARD CHAI FOR TARGET



It looks amazing *Bites my lip* I wish we had Target here in Canada. I'll have to order it on eBay for twice the price I'm sure.

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NAOMI CAMPBELL FOR YSL


NAOMI IN YSL


DOVER STREET STORE OPENING IN LONDON

Is that really her? She looks like a wax figure.


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MISCHA BARTON AT ASOS

Mischa modelling her handbag line for Asos.com. The bags are nice and very her, but they are nothing amazing. I'll have to see if the prices are resonable before concluding if they are worth it or not.


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CELEB LOOKS


LINDAY LOHAN
I really want this Anna Sui tank.



NICOLE RICHIE
That is such a perfect beach outfit, I'm actually going to make the effort to go down to the beach next week so I'm going to try and wear something equally cute.


MISCHA BARTON

I like her best when she's being casual like this and not trying so hard.


RACHEL WEISZ
I know this dress might look a little mumsy, but I like it regardless. The print is fun and vintage looking. The overall look probably would have been helped had she done her hair.


MARY-KATE OLSEN
I guess Mary-Kate doesn't eat, she get's all her calories from those frapps! Probably 500 in that one thing alone, starbucks really knows how to pack it in. I guess not as many people want to go there anymore since they are closing 600 of their locations in the states.


CAMILLA BELLE
I think she could have gone without the blue hoop earrings (hard to see unless you click) they are a little tacky to me.


JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT
Another cute tank top! Everyone is just breaking them out one after the other!



HILARY DUFF
Not sure if I like that plaid tank all that much, the shoes are nice though.


AUDRINA TAKES HER NEW BOOBS OUT
Love her tank though, another cute one in this post.



KIM KARDASHIAN
She always wears clothes that flatter her so well.



KELLY OSBOURNE AND BOYF
Look who's got a new man! he reminds me of one of those cobra snake kids. Oh no wait I've got it, that idiot Cory Worthington in Australia that threw that huge myspace party and wont remove his sunglasses because "Their famous". Oh yeah him for sure.


JESSICA ALBA

Jessica is back to her sourpuss looking ways, just the way I like it. Not even a 'brown baby' (As she put it) can warm her cold heart.


THE CRUISE FAMILY

Where are Connor and Isabella? At scientology boot camp again? Seems the only kid they care about is Suri. Poor kids, someday we'll hear about how they were neglected by both parents. I posted this picture of Katie because she looks deranged, Robot gone haywire! Tom needs to take her home and reboot her.

UPDATE: Connor was there!

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He doesn't lok very happy though, probably because he's been forced to carry Suri's crap. Mama Nicole Kidman needs to come take her son back before he turns into one of them. I swear, I've never seen this kid smile.


TODAY'S SONG:













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38 comments:

Miss Woo said...

Love those Naomi ads..

and at least Mischa isn't wearing those really weird fringe boots..for once.

alis said...

wow the marchesa girls are so beautiful. actually they're hotter then the stars who wear their clothes!

-camilla belle's dress is beautiful but you are absolutely right about the earrings. Blue earrings never seem to work, unless they're actual gems.

-J Love Hewitt looks so cute & young with the slightly blonde hair and pretty tank.

-J Alba has the "I smell shit nearby" face.

-That suri has to be the most beautiful little girl I have ever seen, regardless the wackiness of her dad.

Make Do & Mend said...

I've always been obsessed with midnight blue too - still am. Great selection of Marchesa frocks, fabulous.
x
I'm pursuing the wintour rewearing issue!

enc said...

I could talk Marchesa all day long. I've been a fan of the line for awhile now. It's so wonderfully feminine and beautiful.

Tala said...

i love love love marchesa... am looking forward to having them design my wedding dress (fingers crossed it will be soon), but i obvi do think they were fortunate to have celebs wear their clothes right off the bat because of one of the desginer's boyfriends... mr. miramax. they proved themselves, but it does help to have that little extra nudge from a powerful hollywood playerrrrr...

The Seeker said...

Oh, I'm in love with Marchesa.

Love Anne Hathaway in the red dress and the J Love Hewitt yop is so great, loks really lovely on her.

xoxo

lalaliu said...

Love the dresses of Marchesa. Beautiful!

WendyB said...

Rachel W. looks to be wearing an Ossie Clark dress. I have one with that print. I love the design of his dresses ...the longer lengths prevent the very deep necklines from being too much.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

^ hmm I'll have to look into his collection further, I think the dress is really cute.

saray said...

love the post! as always.. you have the nest blog ever!!

I love MARCHESA! they make stubibg dresses..
the dress KERRY WASHINGTON wore is my fav..

wow i'm going to be in the US in two weeks! i hope some of RICHARD CHAI clothes for target will still be for sale!

the Anna Sui tank that lindsy is wearing is stuning!

don't like what hilary is wearing.. the top looks wrong..

Suri is the cutest thing!

saray said...

thanks a lot for linking me :)

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

^ No worries mate.

jellofer said...

Mmmm, it's hard to pick which dress is the nicest...They're all so lovely :)

Michelle said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all of it...and your blog as well. You're honest with just a touch of snarky.

BUT, the coffee drink MK is holding is from the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, not the 'Bux.

xoxo
M

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

^ oh we doesn't have coffee bean here in canada hahaha

meh she usually drinks at starbucks anyway.

jayne said...

hmm marchesa does make beautiful colorful gowns, but they've never been my favorite actually. and not to be mean or ruin anything for you, but i thought that one blue dress on penelope was actually Chanel?

nicole's beach dress is perfect, you're right! :)

Nay'Chelle said...

Like the Naomi ads. Nice bio on Marchesa too.

SET said...

Love Marchesa,

Seraphine said...

"A bit mumsy?"
I'm sorry, it *is* mumsy. Beautiful, but mumsy. I don't think wearing the hair differently would make a difference.
JLo looks great in Marchesa. The style really complements her.

Sharon Rose said...

I've always loved Georgina Chapman-a very talented lady indeed. I thought Wendy B would step in regarding Rachels dress too!

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kisses

gorgeous said...

absolutely love your blog, I don't know where you find the time or so much informaiton to post!

Lauren said...

I love Marchesa! Especially the red dress Anne Hathaway wore, and the one on Amanda Bynes. I'm curious, where do you get all your photos? You always have such a huge variety and I'd love to know where you look.

Siljesfashion said...

You always do such great posts! Love the designs of the Marchesa girls, I think they are very talented. The two dresses Sienna Miller had one was my favorites, as were the peach that JLO was wearing. Lets bring out those cute summer tops, adorable!

Lauren said...

thanks so much!

Jennifer Stoddart said...

I'm loving Richard Chai for Target. Looks like a trip across the border for me will need to happen soon...

(R)evolver74 said...

I love that red dress on Anne Hathaway as well..I love Marchesa like I love Carmen Marc Valvo dresses..

Starbucks has a shop on every block in every city...can't really make a profit when you have like 100 store within a 10 block radius =)

coco said...

Wow this post is so long!
I love Marchesa, although I wonder whether it will be a label that we still write about in 10 or 15 years.
I actually found out the other day that Georgina Chapman is from the same part of London as me which was rather exciting.

STYLE DU MONDE said...

Marchesa dresses are muuuuuuaaaaahhhhh!!!!!

michelle said...

Such lovely dresses! And I know this may sound a little obnoxious, but Tom and Katie has two other kids? xD I thought they only had Suri!

In Yr Fshn said...

How does Mischa Barton keep getting endorsements? She doesn't do anything! I love Dita in anything and she looks especially gorgeous in the marchesa.

1234 said...

i love all the marchesa pics!

michelle said...

Oh that's interesting. Those poor kids :P But maybe they like not being center of attention? Because I'm sure if they wanted to, they could be party kids or something.

Emily said...

you post so much great stuff, i feel as though i have to take notes in order to remember everything! first of all, despite all the mean commentary, i loved sienna's look with the marchesa dress and heidi-esque braids, only she can carry that off. and as for the anna sui top you're craving, i say go for it! she designed some things for anthropologie a couple years back, and i splurged on a dress and to this day, it's still my favorite.

Fashion's Darling said...

I'm obsessed with marchesa and I love georgina chapman's wedding dress (it was marchesa)

mischa barton should just disappar in my book...

you're right tom needs to go reboot her or something...she can disappear too in my book

dita von teese= glamorous

good for starbucks...thats what they get for planting one on every street corner in NYC...

i sound really mean but this was a really good post! lol

Fashion Ivy said...

I absolutely love Marchesa

Carolina Lange said...

I adore Marchesa! The dresses are all so amazing! I love the one EVA LONGORIA is wearing!

The pictures of Tom and Suri is so cute!

Another great post!

Secretista said...

Marchesa is everywhere! I'm loving their pieces!!