Style.com

July 25 2014

styledotcom One person's NSFW is another person's SFW: stylem.ag/1jZoK8L pic.twitter.com/Xfwg2NJ4d2

Subscribe to Style Magazine
4 posts tagged "Sofia Vergara"

Brooklyn Decker: Hollywood Calls, But The Bikini Stays In The Picture

-------

Normally a New York fixture, Condé Nast Traveler decamped to the left coast last night for their annual Hot List party, celebrating the issue that designates everything that’s, well, hot. Yes, that meant the most sought-after hotels, spas, restaurants, and resorts worldwide, but also regulation hotties like Sofia Vergara, Emma Stone, James Marsden, and Brooklyn Decker. Decker, a first-time attendee, was glad that this year’s fête made its way to Los Angeles. In town for meetings with her agents, the model-turned-actress seemed content to jostle among the Hollywood-heavy crowd. She recently made an eye-catching turn in Adam Sandler’s Just Go With It, and more’s on the way. “At the end of the day, it’s all so incestuous as it is,” the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover girl reasoned of her foray from modeling to the big screen. “If you look at magazine covers, it’s all actresses, and if you look at campaigns, it’s both models and actresses. I think the lines are so blurred between the two industries that I really feel fulfilled making movies.” That’s not to say she’s retiring the bikini any time soon.

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images

L.A.’s “Golden” Girls Toast J. Mendel

-------

Outside of his comfortable Upper East Side orbit, Gilles Mendel is capitalizing on a recent surge in popularity among the Young Hollywood set. Taylor Swift, Mila Kunis, and Malin Akerman all wore J. Mendel to the recent People’s Choice Awards—as did awards season hopeful Natalie Portman on a very prominent glossy’s cover. Strike while the iron is hot, the logic goes, and strike Mendel did, with a pre-Golden Globes fête in L.A. last night, co-hosted with Audi. Mendel himself, prevented by the vagaries of the weather, didn’t end up making the event, but plenty of well-dressed admirers did. Glee‘s Jane Lynch was the first to arrive (co-star Matthew Morrison was also in attendance), but it was Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara (left, in DVF) who was eager to talk awards show fashion. “I haven’t chosen what I’m wearing yet, but I have already narrowed it down. So whatever fits better that day, that is what I’m going to wear,” she said. Any clues as to what’s on her short list? “Dolce & Gabbana is one of my favorites; Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier, those are my options.” Around her, the stars milled: Zac Efron greeted Hairspray co-star Brittany Snow with a warm hug for the cameras, while Paz Vega (in white) and Zoe Saldana (in warm taupe leather from J. Mendel’s pre-fall collection) ducked past the flashbulbs into the party.

Though she won’t be attending the actual Globes ceremony, Sophia Bush (clad in L.A.-based designer Oliver Tolentino) does have a dress awaiting its own occasion. “I have this Chris Benz that is to die for that I can’t wait to wear. So I’m really praying they let me out of work for the Art of Elysium event next weekend and I’ll get to finally wear it.”

But talk wasn’t all biz among the entertainment-heavy crowd, especially for Angela Lindvall. “I am a huge fan of J. Mendel,” Lindvall said (though she admitted that her best friend does his PR, which never hurts). Despite being the face of Prada, the model and part-time actress insisted she stays mostly out of the glare of the spotlights. “It’s the opening of a big week in Hollywood and I live in Topanga Canyon, where I’m raising my kids,” she said, “so it’s good for me to get out every once in a while.”

Photo: Tony DiMaio / Startraksphoto.com

The L.B.D. Crew

-------

If you had any doubts about the power of a little black dress, Halle Berry is here to remind you. “A black dress always makes a girl look slimmer,” the actress (in a tiny black minidress) told us at Swarovski Elements’ 22 Ways to Say Black charity auction at Phillips de Pury last night. Julianna Margulies touted the L.B.D.’s evergreen versatility. “You find the perfect little black cocktail dress; then you just have to switch the shoes and accessories,” The Good Wife star advised. If the stars wanted another to add to their collection, they were in the right place: For the auction, Swarovski and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy commissioned 22 designers to create original L.B.D.s (using Swarovski crystal, naturally) to benefit the American Cancer Society and La Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer. The inky creations—from a silk chiffon and duchesse satin number with jet crystal beading and cutouts by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci to a swingy trapeze dress layered with his signature tulle by Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz—raised $100,000.

But while a black cocktail dress could very well be a New Yorker’s go-to evening attire, Sofia Vergara, who spent the summer in the city for a movie role, played the, er, black sheep—in a purplish gray. “I wear a lot of black in my ‘real life’, but I usually try to wear color when I go out to things like this,” the actress said.

Photos: Bryan Bedder/WireImage

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Nifty Fifties

-------

The new, ladylike silhouette from Fall ’10, with its fifties-inspired full skirt, has gotten no end of coverage in the press but hasn’t yet made as much of an impact in the world of celebrity dressing. But for Louis Vuitton’s Santa Monica store opening last night, a few brave souls took Marc Jacobs’ retro dresses for a spin—and came out, we’d say, the better for it. Sure, there were plenty of red-carpet-as-usual minis (most, of course, by Vuitton), but Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara and burlesque queen Dita Von Teese went long. We especially liked Vergara’s calf-length sleeveless navy version, worn without the belts styled with it on the runway. With an LV clutch and simple black pumps, we’d say she did her fifties forebears proud. What do you think—yea, nay, or eh?

Photo: David Crotty / Patrick McMullan