The opening of Louis Vuitton Santa Monica to Benefit Heal the Bay at Annenberg Beach House brought out a lot of chic starpower...and enough clutches, baguettes and handbags to bring a purse fiend to her knees.

Really hoping Rachel Zoe doesn't make this steampunk thing go national.


Deconstructed animal prints and leather jackets are, the September issues scream, mandatory for fall. Actress Julia Jones takes heed.


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Little House-style ankle boots are also a thing. In some cases (see: Cheryl Tiegs) you risk a distinct Swiss mountaineer vibe.


Serena Williams' bag goes to war with her uber-feminine frock. Casualties ensue!


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Wow, Molly Simms has a hell of a lot going on up there. Too much...or does she work it?


Eva Amurri goes boxy 60s-futuristic: the sort of look, in my experience, a boyfriend pans. But who cares?


Sofia Vergara balances a deep neckline with an otherwise old-fashioned shape.


Gillian Zinser: such a fun SoCal take on evening.


Kristen Bell takes bold risks for a petite woman: horizontal bands of color. A small print and plenty of leg help!


And just to give you an idea of the evening's real stars...


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