Ashley, Elizabeth, and Mary-Kate Olsen all wearing The Row
So it’s not the most fashionable night out of the year (that’s the Met Gala!) but the CFDA is a close second! This is a post full of amazing looks. We don’t need to say anymore.
Saoirse Ronan in custom Calvin Klein
*swoon* oh my gosh, isn’t she a vision? I was debating between using Saoirse or Alicia for the first photo of this post, but when it came down to it, I had to pick this one. The sequins, the Emerald green and the s/o to her Irish heritage is absolutely perfect. This is the perfect look for the nominated actress.
Selena Gomez in Calvin Klein
The red carpet for me this year was just so-so. There wasn’t anything that I absolutely loved or hated, maybe in the end I just prefer things like the Golden Globes or The Oscars. Usually, the first look that I share is something that I really like. This time, though I give this look a 6/10. The sparkly blue is nice and sure the cut-outs are edgy, but it’s really not anything we haven’t seen before. Also her old school hair is just meh to me.
Zendaya in Marchesa
This was, hands down, the best look of the night. It’s so hard to hate on a Marchesa gown and of course Zendaya – the 19-year old startlet that everyone couldn’t wait to see on the red carpet this evening. I’m loving everything about this regal red look. It’s so age appropriate and really very pretty.
Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy
It’s been awhile since we’ve had a fashion post and what I’m loving about this one is that a ton of models and celebrities chose to wore white! I recently have been considering a white dress for my upcoming holiday party and while a lot of people have been telling me to go black, I’m completely opposed. After two years of black dresses, I’m ready to try something a bit different so I’m using some of these looks for inspiration.
Anna Wintour in Chanel – she hosted the whole thang so she had to be first.
It killed me that I couldn’t post every look and have this ready to go for you all this morning! I was so excited to see some of the looks from the Met Gala yesterday evening and then a part of me knew that I would hate some looks as well. With the theme being, “China: Through the Looking Glass,” I was concerned that there would be jabs poked at stereotypes and Asian trends that would make me cringe. Of course there were, but like all things, we have to move on and not dwell on them. In the interest of saving time (and space!) I am choosing not to include looks that I felt were in poor taste.
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen
The CFDA awards highlights the best of the best in the fashion industry annually. This year, celebrities and the most notable players in the fashion world came out for one of the best dressed events of the year. We’re highlighting our favorite looks below and the winners below that.
I can’t believe it’s time already for the most fashionable night of the year! It’s crazy to think that a year has already gone by. I feel like I was making the 2013 post just last month. This year’s theme is White Tie and Decorations.
Of course we’re kicking things off with Queen Bey and Jay.
Beyonce and Jay-Z both in Givenchy Haute Couture
Brie Larson in Escada
Brie has come such a long way from starring in her sitcom with Bob Saget. I was excited about her in 21 Jump Street, but now she’s taken on a handful of roles that shed some light on how mature she has grown up to be and what a dynamic actress she is about to become.
WWD reported today that Christy Turlington Burns was returning to her role as the face of Calvin Klein this coming fall. Well, the model previously starred in their campaigns back in the 80s and guess what? She hasn’t aged at all! These two pictures side-by-side of back then and today look nearly the same. Her first Calvin Klein gig on the right was shot back in 1988. And we did the math. That was 25 years ago! But we can’t all be Christy now, can we?
Emma Stone is pretty much my girl of 2012. She has snagged quite a few blockbusters within the last year, has risen to be a style icon, and is dating her Spiderman co-star Andrew Garfield. Her life is awesome. Her outfits are fantastic. We all wish we can be Emma Stone. End of story.
I never really understood her ABC Family series, “The Secret Life of an American Teenager,” but I gave it a shot anyways. It didn’t make sense to me that “Secret” was still in the title especially after the actual secret was spoiled within the first season. I also didn’t get why everyone in the show was obsessed with sex and relationships, but moreso sex – and don’t even get me started on the acting. I do not, however, doubt her acting performance in The Descendants. I have yet to see the film, but when a film gets nominated for Best Picture, you kind of assume that it’s good stuff right?
At the Golden Globes last night, Shailene Woodley’s Marchesa gown was stunning. Not only was it one of my favorite gowns from the collection, but Shailene wore it well topping my list of best dressed for the night. During the after party, she changed into yet another beautiful gown by Calvin Klein. It looked like the young actress was well on her way to becoming a budding style icon until…we got a shot of her footwear. Instead of opting for standard Jimmy Choos or Manolos, Shailene went for a pair of awkward Vibram “Five Finger” shoes. WHY!!! She was doing so well. Poor girl, I suppose I should be more sympathetic considering she was probably on her feet all night, but still. We’ve all got our own fashion rules. This dress deserved to be paired with something amazing, but instead we were graced with something resembling of webbed feet. If I were her, I would’ve kept my feet hidden the entire rest of the evening. I do commend her for making such a bold move though and going for comfort on this one.
Charlize Theron in Dior completely gets Yow Yow’s stamp of approval for being the best dressed on the red carpet last night. There was a whole lot of cream and ivory, but gosh the simplicity and elegance of this gown made me melt. The headband was also what sealed the deal for me.
Favorite Style Icon: Zoe Saldana
Zoe wins again and again with her presentation on the red carpet and at press events. Here she is wearing a Calvin Klein dress in my favorite color for 2012: MINT!
Runner Up: Elle Fanning
Favorite Event of the Year: Capitol Hill Block Party 2011
Two out of three days was just enough to make this festival not only the highlight of my summer, but the most memorable moment of the year. Who can turn down a weekend of great company, amazing live performances, free goodies, front row at Cults, stellar weather and meal breaks at all of my favorite restaurants just outside of the gates? You can’t.
Runner Up: Girl Talk at the Showbox SODO and being on stage!