30.11.11

Serena Williams In Donna Karan – 25th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards

Serena Williams put her best foot forward on the red carpet for the 25th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York City last night.

She wore a gorgeous pair or gold metallic bow front Giuseppe Zanotti heels, but it’s her Donna Karan dress which has my jaw on the floor.

There is no denying that this rich red jersey dress is hugging her in all the right places creating a beautiful feminine silhouette.

My issue is the makeup.

I hope she applied it herself because no self-respecting ‘artist’ should be applying foundation that far away from her hairline.

This is a small blip on an otherwise flawless turn on the red carpet for Serena.

Corkscrew tight curls, a pink lip colour and a gold necklace completed her look.

You can buy Serena’s Donna Karan dress from Matches Fashion.

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24 Responses to Serena Williams In Donna Karan – 25th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards

  1. AW November 30, 2011 at 19:46 #

    No self-respecting ‘artist’ should be applying foundation that far away from her actual skin color either. Her skin color is too beautiful to be sullied with such awful makeup.

    I like the dress and the shoes are much more interesting than the “go to” black or nude pump/ peep toe.

  2. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) November 30, 2011 at 19:47 #

    It’s a pretty dress, but shes too va va for it. It cheapens the look. Not a fan of the hair. Agree about the makeup FC. Big fail.

  3. Nat39 November 30, 2011 at 19:49 #

    The makeup issue aside, LOVE the dress on her, great colour, perfect length, fantastic fit. Could`ve done without the necklace.

    • maria November 30, 2011 at 23:23 #

      i agree. she looks great and also good shoe choice

    • mattison December 1, 2011 at 15:53 #

      I’d take the necklace over the shoes- they’re just a touch over the top for me. Still, at least they’re not boring. The more I look at the pictures, I wonder if she just fell victim to misuse of the Makeup Forever HD Powder like many other stars before her- it can give a white cast to the skin when photographed if not blended properly.

  4. noo November 30, 2011 at 19:52 #

    the foundation is such a mess!
    but from the neck down, WOW! i was never a fan of anything serena wore and always thought that she can do better! this is definitely gorgeous :D

  5. Gigi November 30, 2011 at 19:57 #

    Serena’s dress appears to be much simpler than the other. The neck ruffle appears to be gone, and that’s a good thing. I think she has lost a little weight and she does look awesome! That unfortunate makeup is very strange. It also seems to be appearing under her cheek bones… but still a stunner.

  6. Tania November 30, 2011 at 20:17 #

    Make-up is tragic. Does she not own a mirror? apart from that gorgeous. dress and shoes. Her body looks amazing.

  7. dunzoo November 30, 2011 at 20:17 #

    the dress is perfect for her figure, it’s feminine & sexy. do’nt like her accessories. the necklace looks quite cheap and the shoes are soo tacky ! make up & hair are a disaster

  8. Linda November 30, 2011 at 20:23 #

    The dress looks smokin’ on her. Not sure about the shoes, a little too “blingy”.

  9. Jones19 November 30, 2011 at 20:24 #

    Finally she wears something that suits her frame.

  10. fromchi-town November 30, 2011 at 20:28 #

    I think she looks great neck down. Love the fit on her and thank god she chose interesting shoes. It is va-va-voom and I love it :)

  11. gurlygurl November 30, 2011 at 22:19 #

    What a shame about the make up because that dress does look amazing on her!

    • CreoleLady December 1, 2011 at 07:35 #

      +1. Hot.

  12. J November 30, 2011 at 22:59 #

    Love the dress, but not so big on the shoes.

  13. Hannah November 30, 2011 at 23:29 #

    I really don’t like the shoes. The colour and fabric and style of them ameks them look cheap. Strappy sansals would have been divine.
    I also am not a fan of the makeup, but I think it was more contouring, ither blusher or bronzer, which gives the face a more 3D effect, it is divine when done with subtlety, but it looks awfulhere, adn the brows have been filled in in such a way that they look full on fake.

  14. Melrose December 1, 2011 at 01:10 #

    put some makeup on that chest!

  15. bee7 December 1, 2011 at 03:51 #

    i usually don’t care about her style (and venus’ too) but serena is looking really good here, i’ll give her that

  16. Alina December 1, 2011 at 07:17 #

    It’s ok for her.

  17. Lisa December 1, 2011 at 08:01 #

    She never seems to fully get it right. It’s either the makeup, the outfit or both.

    That DK dress looks fab on her, I love it.

    FYI- Her shoes are Giuseppe Zanotti, not Valentino.

    http://www.giuseppezanottidesign.com/item/store/GIUSEPPE+ZANOTTI+DESIGN/tskay/4BB32194/gender/D/season/secondary/rr/1/cod10/44375265SP/areaid//sts/

    • Fashion Critic December 1, 2011 at 08:19 #

      thanks Lisa

  18. nyfashionista December 1, 2011 at 08:07 #

    Her body looks bananas! For me,the makeup isn’t that bad,it just needs to be blended better.

  19. Jess2 December 1, 2011 at 13:16 #

    Love love love the dress and shoes!! Aside from the poor foundation job I like the rest of her makeup! this is a great look for her

  20. deka December 2, 2011 at 05:22 #

    makeup aside, this is the best she’s every looked!
    she should stick to this silhouette and lose the tight minis she seems to love

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