InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

Eliza Dushku, Ashlee Simpson, Gabrielle Union, Kat Dennings - the list of stars at InStyle Magazine's 8th annual Summer Soiree, at Hollywood's London Hotel, was long. The list of fashion infractions? Even longer.

InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

Are we getting a little weary of jewel satin WNTW "reveal" coctail ensembles? Yes. But Rebecca Mader's emerald still pleases on a visceral level.


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

Jessica Weixler is not afraid of pattern. Or evoking Roxy Quiksilver circa '97. I am.


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

Rutina Wesley goes slightly Medieval on her frock - or at least Arts and Crafts.


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

I can't tell you how much I love that this color's hot, whatever that means. It even allows me to get over my ambivalence over Jessica Lucas' fit!


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

Is 90210 still an issue? Cause Shenae Grimes' sleeves, kind of are.


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

I'm just gonna say it: I thought Rosemarie DeWitt was totally miscast on Mad Men. And her retro-modern number's my favorite thing at this event.


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

I like Busy Philipps. She seems down to earth, I said with no evidence save a brief jumpsuit.


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

Do I like Yvonne Strahovski's getup? Not as such. But I like any chance to reference the "Ascotte Gavotte."


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

When the fairies gathered around her cradle, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon was given the gift of "pulling things off." Believe me, it's a good one.


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

Can you find all the ugly things in Eliza Dushku's dress? I counted five! It's like Hilights!


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

As if we needed more proof that booties need to go: they make Gabrielle Union look frumpy!


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

If Kat Deeley were instead Marianne Faithfull, getting married, in the late 60s, this would be amazing.


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

Maggie Grace's belt and brocade combo is so odd that I really love it.


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

Jennifer Morrison's color is not easy to pull off - and she goes way beyond that, IMO.


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

Wait, did I say that Midge's dress was my fave? Cause Sanaa Lathan's might be, actually.


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

Yeah, maybe I do love Freaks and Geeks. But I also genuinely love Linda Cardellini's pretty, easy number.


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

Would I maybe like to see Kat Dennings move away from "Madame X?" Sure. But I get it.


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

I wanna love Mindy Kaling's frock, but I suspect it may be unflattering.


InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz: Miss Hannigan called. She wants her seduction suit back.

InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

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