June 7, New York, CFDA Awards 2011. Best designers, best fashionforward people, best outfits.
If you don’t know already, CFDA Awards are annual awards in a fashion industry, while CFDA itself is a non-profit organisation whose membership list is quite amazing (over 370 american brands). Visit their website for more information 🙂
During the event Marc Jacobs was honored with Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, while Lady Gaga with Fashionicon Award (seriously, am I the only one who can’t get why she is seen as fashionable?). For the whole list of honorees go here, and for the winners and quick summary of the event click here.
And now the best part – outfits! Enjoy 🙂
Katie Cassidy: Behnaz Sarafpour dress, Brian Antwood pumps, Nak Armstrong earrings, Fenton cuff, Celestina bag
Shenae Grimes: Rebecca Taylor jumpsuit
Lucy Liu: Monique Lhuiller gown, Fred Leighton vintage jewelry, Swarovski clutch, Sergio Rossi heels
Liv Tyler: Proenza Schoulder dress, sandals, bag, Fred Leighton jewelry
Kerry Washington: Calvin Klein Collection dress and sandals
Alessandra Ambrosio: Prabal Gurung dress
Marcia Cross: Pamella Roland jumpsuit
Karolina Kurkova: Alterier Swarovski by Hairi and Hairi ring, Alterier Swarovski by Rodrigo Otazu cuffs and necklace
Ashley Greene: Michael Kors head to toe
Naomi Watts: custom Calvin Klein Collection dress
Miranda Kerr: Michael Kors head to toe
Chloe Sevigny: custom Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony top, skirt and heels
Lady Gaga: Thierry Mugler dress
Kirsten Dunst: Oatrik Ervell tux, Prada pumps, Bulgari jewels
Jessica Alba: custom DVF dress, Fallon jewelry, Casadei pumps
Ashley Olsen: The Row dress, Manolo Blahnik heels, Cartier jewels, The Row bag
MaryKate Olsen: Chanel jacket, The Row skirt, Louis Vuitton shoes, Cartier jewels, The Row bag
Chanel Iman: BCBGMAXAZRIA dress (The Resort 12 Collection)
Liya Kebede: custom Derek Lam dress (SS12)
Amber Heard: custom Cynthia Rowley dress and pumps (FW11)
Have you seen it? I haven’t – it was in the middle of the night for me… but just saw some snippets.
Congratulations to all the winners! 🙂
I compilled some photos of the outfits worn by more and less known celebrities and paired with descriptions.
For me – there wasn’t any ‘wow’ moment. Obviously they all (or almost all) looked nice, and I would totally like to have some of the dresses and acessories, but nothing fahionforwardly breathtaking… Who’s your biggest winner and who’s the biggest looser? For me – an award for the best dressed should go to Blake Lively (so surprise, right?), and I still cannot decide weather Nikki Reed or Amanda Bynes looked worse (fire your stylists!).
Emma Stone: Bottega Venetta dress, clutch and earrings, Casadei shoes
Emma Watson: Marchesa dress, Brian Antwood pumps, Kum Kum earrings
Elle Fanning: Dolce &Gabbana jumpsuit
Kristen Stewart: custom-made Balmain dress
Nikki Reed: Heather dress, Jimmy Choo pumps, Loree Rodkin jawelry
Lily Collins: Dolce&Gabbana dress, Judith Leiber clutch, Alexis Bittar jawelry, Christian Louboutin boots
Alyson Michalka: Ramy Brook dress, Kotur clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, Carla Amorim jawels
Nina Dobrev: Georges Chakra couture dress
Cameron Diaz: Phillip Lim jumpsuit, Lanvin sandals, Alexis Bittar necklace, Anita Ko earrings
Amanda Bynes: Herve Leger dress, vintage ring & earrings, Chanel cuff & clutch, Christian Louboutin boots
Blake Lively: Michael Kors dress, Lorraine Schwartz jawelry, Christian Louboutin pumps
Hailee Steinfeld: Louis Vuitton tux, Christian Louboutin pumps, Edie Parker clutch
Leighton Meester: Balmain dress (a/w 2011), Pierre Hardy sandals, Paco Rabane bag, Bulgari jewels
Reese Whiterspoon: Nail Lane earrings&cuff. Does anyone know the brand of the dress?
Brooklyn Decker: NO.21 dress, Walter Steiger pumps, House of Lavende ring
Selena Gomez: Giambattista Valli dress, Casadei pumps, Cecelia clutch
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Dolce&Gabbana dress, Sergio Rossi sandals, Salvadore Ferragamo bag
Mila Kunis: Balmain shirt&skirt, Charlotte Olympia shoes, Lanvin clutch, Hoorsenbuhs jawelry
Jessica Szohr: alice+olivia by Stacey Bendet jumpsuit
Katie Cassidy: Catherine Malandrino dress, Jimmy Choo heels, Sergio Rossi clutch, Sally Leong jawels
Crystal Reed: Ina Soltani dress, Steve Madden pumps, Stephen Webster earrings, Avakian ring, Solange ring, Judith Lieber bag
Holland Roden: Ghandour gown, Giuseppe Zanotti pumps, Lauren Merkin clutch, Diamond in the Rough jewelry
So what are your thoughts? What do you think about those outfits??
On Tuesday my beloved friend asked me to go shopping with her. Obviously I happily agreed. She wanted to buy shoes to match her new colorful summer dress and had no clue what to buy. We went to a store and she started looking… and it made me thinking about perfect summer shoes. Sandals? Obvious. Wedges? Yeah. Sandal wedges? Market is actually overflown with them. Espadrille? Not really. Feet just don’t look good in them. Espadrille wedges? Yes! Perfect! Light, summerish and well, just perfect. So I chose black espadrille wedges and handled them to her – she bought them 🙂
For those of you who doesn’t know. Espadrille is a textile shoe on braid sole (it orginated from France, where was worn by unwealthy people). Nowadays espadrille wedges can be both textile or leather on braid straw.
Mine are actually made of eco-leather:
(I will make an outfit post featuring them, but right now I don’t have a camera to take photos.) (My parents took it for their weekend holidays.) (I took those photos before they took off.) (So next week, ok?)
The unique straw gives espadrilles a sense of lightness (even if they are sky high). Wedge gives stability – they are really easy to walk in and suit foot perfectly while walking. Moreover they match almost all summer outfits, and depending on a pattern can be both funky or elegant.
I think it’s the only type of footwear that conjoins only with summer (well, thanks to recent catwalk trends sandals don’t count. Yes, I’m talking about the socks+sandals trend.)
So acknowledging all of that I want to buy myself another pair (the pair above I have for more than a year now)! I searched the web, and found some. Let’s have a quick look.
1. Belle Sigerson Morrison (strappy lettice espadrille wedges)
2. Miu Miu (leather wedge espadrilles)
3. Belle Sigerson Morrison (leather espadrille wedges)
4. Paloma Barcelo (marina suede espadrille wedges)
5. Zara (multicoluored jute wedge)
6. Zara (raffia wedge platforms)
7. H&M (straw and canvas wedge sandals)
8. H&M (imitation leather wedges)
I can’t decide what type of espadrille I should go for now. Black, elegant one or playful&colorful one for daytime summer outfits? What are your picks?
Heat was almost unbearable this past few days. It didn’t really allow you to think about anything except cold drinks, ice creams, frozen yoghurts and fresh fruits. I wish I was wearing those at the moment…
I need to go shopping soon (but – believe me or not – I don’t have time to dig up stores at the moment!).
Right now – off to start a day with a zumba class (I started a course last week and it’s so funky – gotta tell you all about it)!
PS. Check out this necklace details. It’s by amazing and really talented British (Londonian) designer Philippa Holland. She takes inspiration from pure nature (mainly insects and leaves she collects) and transists it into silver and gold jewelry. Go and check out her site.