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Designer Line I Love: Notte by Marchesa

Every awards season I always find myself swooning over Marchesa dresses. They are always the most intricate, most beautiful gowns on the red carpet. Sadly, they also have a price tag around $4,000. Spending that much for a dress is simply not happening in my lifetime. (Unless, of course, the novel I haven’t even begun writing becomes a huge blowout success and a movie is made out of it and for some reason I’m nominated for an Oscar for ‘Best Book to Become a Movie’… THEN maybe I’ll drop four grand on a dress. It could happen.)

Ali Larter in Marchesa

Ali Larter in Marchesa

Kate Beckinsale in Marchesa

Kate Beckinsale in Marchesa (2009)

Reese Witherspoon in Marchesa

Reese Witherspoon in Marchesa (2008)

Anyway, much to my delight, designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig released a lower end line several years ago called Notte by Marchesa. The dresses are in the $700 range and still kinda out of my range but they just seem more attainable at that price point. Here are a few dresses from the line. What do you think?

(Note: For some reason, all these models are in ridiculous poses. Don’t let that sway your opinions of the gorgeous dresses they’re wearing.)

One-Shoulder Floral Dress in lipstick ($725)

One-Shoulder Floral Dress ($725)

Ruffle-Bodice Strapless Gown

Ruffle-Bodice Strapless Gown ($990)

Ruffle-Sleeve Crepe Shift Dress ($660)

Ruffle-Sleeve Crepe Shift Dress ($660)

Strapless Organza Ruffle Dress

Strapless Organza Ruffle Dress ($795)

See the full collection of dresses as Bergdorf Goodman.


Recent Red-Carpet Commentary: Jennifer Aniston, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ali Larter and Others

A couple of recent red-carpet looks and my thoughts on each…

Jennifer Aniston Daily Show Black Dress

Jennifer Aniston at Daily Show taping

We all know I love Jennifer Aniston’s style–and this look is no exception. I think this black Nina Ricci dress is super cute, flirty and fun. And while she’s five minutes away from being too old to wear it, I think she looks fab. (Not the hugest fan of the shoes however.)

Ali Larter red carpet dress

Ali Larter

Ali Larter had a baby around the time Kai was born. And needless to say, she looks AMAZING–it’s hard to believe she gave birth just six months ago. I think she’s gorgeous–and while I don’t love her dress, I think her hair and makeup look great. And I covet her shoes.

Jennifer Love Hewitt Herve Leger Red Carpet

Jennifer Love Hewitt in Herve Leger by Max Azria

Yikes! Usually I’m a huge fan of Herve Leger dresses–in fact, if I had the figure to wear bandage dresses, I’d live in Herve Leger. But this isn’t working. Perhaps the dress is a size too small? And the top part? All wrong. (She does have great hair though.)

Ashley Greene Make up white dress

Ashley Greene wearing a nude lip

Ashley Greene is almost always photographed wearing red lipstick but in this photo, she’s wearing a sheer pink gloss–and it looks amazing! Greene is gorgeous but at times I’m distracted by what feels like heavy makeup. And this is a refreshing look for her. Check plus.

Selena Gomez purple dress

Selena Gomez is pretty in purple

Selena Gomez is only 18 years old but she’s one of the best dressed celebrities this year. She always looks classy and cute. I can’t wait to see how her style evolves and pray she avoids the path previously taken by Miley Cyrus.

Pippa Middleton in Black Tania dress

Pippa Middleton in Tania black knit dress

Pippa Middleton’s maid of honor dress at the Royal Wedding was drop-dead gorgeous–but she’s yet to hit another high note (in my opinion.) Until this little black number. Middletown looks super cute in this Tania black knit dress. Young, flirty, fun… perfect. I wonder if it’s a fluke or if she’s back on track…