But, with a gala night coming up on the horizon for me, during which the glitterati of Hollywood and other A-list celebrities will be attending, I have decided to look at the red carpet action during CFDA Fashion Awards instead. After all, the main bulk of the guests for CFDA Awards would be models and designers, save for a few celebrities, so it would be interesting to look at what these stylish people wear for a red carpet event. (A red carpet dress code still bores me to no end as it conjures up images of ballgowns with long trains, and lots of tulle, lace and sequins. Streetstyle is so much more fun!)
|#1: Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen (details below)|
|#3: Chloe Sevigny in her own design from Resort 12 Collection|
|#4: Miranda Kerr in Micheal Kors|
|#5: Kristen Dunst in Patrick Ervell|
Would've preferred her NOT to wear the hoop earrings
|#6: Liv Tyler with the handsome boys of Proenza Schouler in their design|
|#7: Karlie Kloss in Jason Wu|
|#8: L'wren Scott|
Not sure exactly what Cynthia Rowley is wearing but she looks fab with vintage looking polka dot blouse with asymmetric yellow skirt. And her two-tone clutch matches her skirt extremely well and comes in the cute shape of a pill. Amber Heard is wearing a custom made Cynthia Rowley silk sheath dress with a chiffon outer layer embriodered with butterflies. I also especially like Chloe Sevigny's getup of leather x leather. The ruffle details on her low-V black leather top and the tiny cutouts on her highwaist peplum skirt makes an otherwise boring monochrome look much more interesting. (But I don't like her expression. Is that supposed to be a imitation Karlie Kloss deathglare? #fail)
The rest of the guests in my best-dressed list looks great with custom made dresses and a garcon-inspired tux in Kristen Dunst's case, but still nothing better than pairing separates for a red carpet worthy look. But hats off for Miranda Kerr for looking so hot just after giving birth to her baby son 5 months earlier. I especially liked that she accessorized her cutout Michael Kors dress with that dazzling smile that looks very genuine.
|#1 Brooke Cundiff w Thom Browne & Nate Berkus|
|I forgot who this is :x|
|Pamela Love, accessories designer|
|Karolina Kurkova, model|
Can someone please explain to me what Brooke Cundiff is wearing in the first photo? A space suit? Estelle and Donna Karan landed this list because I simply think that what they chose to put on doesn't flatter them. I've seen Donna Karan in much better looks - I don't understand why she chose to put on a runched drape nude dress. And I love Pamela Love's accessories to bits, and also her infectious big smile in the photo, but her dress reminds me of a old, faded curtain ):
And then there are celebrities that don't seem to understand that it's a red carpet event by turning up in a sheer floorlength sequin dress and green strappy sandals that doesn't match. Or by wearing ripped denim jeans to present an award to Phoebe Philo of Celine. Finally, Karolina Kurkova's deep green sequin dress reminds me of Arabian nights. Don't get the hood, and I dislike her shoes as well.
Things to takeaway:
1. Pair separates with interesting details such as embriodery, a good cut, texture and shape together for an overall coherent look.
2. Invest in statement pieces like that liquid gold Chanel jacket that Mary-Kate wore and keep the rest of the look simple.
3. Wear dresses with bright colours or prints that flatter your body shape a la L'Wren Scott.
4. Keep the overall look streamlined and accessorize with simple but interesting accessories like Miranda Kerr.
5. Do not overdose on sequins, or wear anything too skimpy or sloppy. It's a red carpet social event, not some competition to see who can get away with exposing the most skin.