May is a special month for Marie Claire magazine as it has bagged not three, not four, but five hot young Hollywood actresses to grace its covers. Lupita Nyong’o, Kate Mara, Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, and Emilia Clarke each star in a different version of the cover of Marie Claire’s May issue. Led by Lupita, the up-and-coming actresses celebrated the launch of their covers at Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces Party held in West Hollywood on Tuesday.
Kate Mara, Lupita Nyong’o, and Elle Fanning at Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces Party held at Soho House in West Hollywood, California, on April 8, 2014
The party was another fun shoe-spotting experience for us, and we selected three of the five cover stars among our best-heeled attendees. It would’ve been a five-out-of-five home run had it not been for two other actresses who showed up in super cute shoes we just couldn’t ignore. Do you think we made the right choice in dropping two of the cover stars in exchange for the two? Peruse our list below, and then let us know!
1. Lupita Nyong’o’s Christian Louboutin “Fifi” Pumps
After being bombarded with pointy toes, the rounded toes on the Christian Louboutin “Fifi” pumps almost seem old-fashioned. But they were just the right touch of classic sweetness to Lupita Nyong’o’s Giambattista Valli fall 2013 dress with blue flower embroidery. Their pearly sheen even matched Lupita’s enviable glowing skin.
Lupita Nyong’o’s exact shoes:
2. Elle Fanning’s Christian Louboutin “So Kate” Pumps
Dropping her quirky style for the night, Elle Fanning went for a blond bombshell look at the Marie Claire party. A Versace fall 2014 satin dress in ruby red was her ticket to sexiness. And even Elle knows that there’s nothing better than the Christian Louboutin “So Kate” pumps when it comes to sexy-ing things up.
Elle Fanning’s exact shoes:
Christian Louboutin “So Kate” Pumps in Bronze, $625 (sold out; black patent version available at Barneys)
3. Kate Mara’s Rupert Sanderson “Rosanna” Sandals
Kate Mara, although also dressed in a red dress and metallic shoes, couldn’t have been more different from Elle Fanning. Her Dior tuxedo dress was menswear-inspired, and her Rupert Sanderson “Rosanna” platform sandals gave off an understated chic vibe rather than an in-your-face sex appeal.
Kate Mara’s exact shoes:
Rupert Sanderson “Rosanna” Platform Sandals (shop the current Rupert Sanderson collection at Farfetch)
4. Mena Suvari’s Dolce & Gabbana Floral Sandals
Mena Suvari knocked one of the cover stars off our list in her unbelievably fresh Sachin + Babi flutter crop tank and flower lattice maxi skirt ensemble. Her entire look, from the blown-out hairdo down to the Dolce & Gabbana floral two-strap sandals, spelled summer.
Get the look of Mena Suvari’s sandals!
Steve Madden “Marlenee” Sandals, $99.95
5. Sarah Hyland’s Gold-Lace-Covered White Pumps
Sarah Hyland rounds out the top 5 in a white long-sleeved crop top, a pale pink Milly trumpet skirt, and gold-lace-covered white pumps. We need some help ID’ing Sarah’s pumps — does anyone know who they’re by?
Get the look of Sarah Hyland’s pumps!
Ivanka Trump “Calla” Pumps, $134.95