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InStyle In Style? Try In Extremis!

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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.

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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.


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


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


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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!


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


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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.


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


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


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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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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I will always love a red head in green, Yvonne's get up makes sense to me, and I think that Gabrielle Union is one of the most beautiful people of all time.