Who: Professional kite boarder-turned-actress Maika Monroe
Where: At the Lancia Cafe ‘At Any Price’ Cocktail Party during the 69th Venice International Film Festival
Wearing: A white short sleeve, sequinned and feathered embroidered Marchesa gown featuring a chiffon trumpet skirt, a plunging neckline and an open back from the autumn/winter 2012 collection, teamed with diamond drop earrings
Verdict: Wow, what a way to make an entrance onto the red carpet circuit by wearing a show-stopping Marchesa gown. I have to admit I had to google Maika as I hadn’t heard of her before, but with her starring opposite Zac Efron in her first feature film, I think we will be seeing a lot more of her.
This gown instantly hit me as it kind of reminded me of the short red Marchesa that Jennifer Lawrence wore for her Hunger Games promo as well as the Marchesa gown Fergie wore to the Met Gala last year, but I have to give it to Maika as she really pulled off this eye-catching frothy gown.
Everything about this look shouts star in the making and I love that she makes this dress youthful. Sometimes feathered embroidery and frothy chiffon can age the wearer, but not for Maika. I think the clever styling keeps her looking fresh – I love the messy side gathered plait, her barley-there make-up, and the dark nail varnish adds personality. I really do love this look from head-to-toe!!!
I will definitely be keeping an eye out for Maika Monroe on the red carpet in the future – this debut appearance has really impressed me, I think it is because she has a Kate Hudson/Blake Lively quality about her – strikingly gorgeous.
What do you think of this Marchesa gown on Maika?
[Pics: courtesy of Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Lancia]