Last night in Santa Monica, CA, celebs gathered for the the 3rd Annual Coach Evening to benefit Children's Defense Fund. There were lots of Coach bags — possibly thrust upon the stars just so they'd be photographed? — but also delightful floral dresses, fun shoes and pretty hair. Good-bye winter, hello spring, you dazzling thing.
Fun, bright skinny jeans on Jessica Capshaw. Ariel Winter's bugging out, in a good way. Love the lip color on both!
Amy Smart's muted dress gets a cheerful boost from cool sandals and an electric blue pedicure.
Not a huge fan of this slouchy menswear thing Milla Jovovich is doing but those shoes! Rawr.
Printed pants, done poorly: Ellen Pompeo. Printed pants done well: Emmanuelle Chriqui.
Rocking a swingy black dress accessorized with edgy gold: Michelle Trachtenberg.
Hot hot hot in curve-hugging black: Mena Suvari. Another pair of drool-worthy shoes. Note the bejeweled toes.
Fresh-faced in ivory and ebony: Hailee Steinfeld. Coral nails are an A+.
Navy is meh on Rosario Dawson. She's gorge, but this is not her color.
Breezy white with a punch of pink is pretty perfect for Abigail Spencer. Is this bag a plant? A prop? Does she own it? It's great. [COACH BRAINWASH COMPLETE]
Long dresses! Maggie Grace's pale floral with lace is a super romantic look, but is she a little washed out? Paula Patton's coral/scarlet/vermillion gown flatters her skin tone but does the shape overwhelm her body?
Let's steal Jennifer Morrison's kicky little dress and wear it to the theater when we go see Gatsby. The shoes, too.
Um, and maybe the hair? So lovely.
So, four-way-tie for best dressed today. Starting with Sophia Bush. Vivid hues + sharp bangs + sleek bun = awesome. Optimistic springtime joy ahoy!
Ordinarily I might loathe Chloë Sevigny's weird-ass shoes, but with a sweet floral dress, that vibrant bag and those orangey-pink lips, they work. Whimsy, lightness, charm. Into it.
Oh la la. Le sigh. Ladylike chic. J'adore. Point d'espirt. Sheer. Blue hues. Très belle. Jurnee Smollett, vous êtes breathtaking.
Finally — and I'm as surprised as you are — January Jones. Quite often homegirl is a mess at events like this, but what we have here? Easy floral dress with pockets, camel-colored lightweight coat, chunky heeled sandals and bright orange lips? This looks fantastic.
Fab. You. Luss.
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