Like it or not, clothes say just oodles about a person, from attitude to aesthetic. Now you can get the trés chic looks of Molly and her fabulous friends: Check back here every week to get the intricately detailed lowdown on why the style works and-most importantly-what it's meant to accomplish.
The beauty of the perfect LBD (little black dress) lies in its ability to serve as the ultimate blank fashion canvas. Molly knows never to overwhelm friends and onlookers by wearing more than a couple of seriously standout fashion pieces, or they won’t know where to look. Here, she celebrates her impending film in a simple-but-sexy, clingy black number, with a high neck and cut-out back. The stars of this scene, undoubtedly, are those spectacular gold earrings—bejeweled with amethysts—peeking out beneath her hair, plus the sleek, shiny purple clutch designed by Lauren Merkin (the “Molly”) and named after our heroine herself.
While we’re used to seeing metallic colors on shoes, handbags and—of course—jewelry, it takes some serious style savoir faire to pull it off on a dress. But Molly’s silver strapless—with its black accents at the bustline—shines without shouting, and looks polished but not overly pronounced. A tiny black belt emphasizes her narrow waist, while the frock’s front pleats add volume and a festive flare. Always keen on adding the perfect finishing touches, she sports a beautiful silver bow-shaped ring for a touch of eye-catching detail and inevitable compliments.