20.06.12

Luisa Via Roma Dinner Party

On Sunday evening LUISAVIAROMA.COM hosted a dinner party to celebrate the success of the FIRENZE4EVER event.

We all arrived decked out in our fancy dresses for the occasion.

I wore the most prized possession in my closet: my Antonio Berardi Spring 2012 dress.

The aqua dress has a silver and green panel which gives the illusion of a very narrow waist and has also been worn by Giovanna Battaglia.

I styled my dress with a Rafe clutch and a silver pair of Nicholas Kirkwood metallic peep-toes I had purchased at the sample sale last week.

I was very proud to be wearing British designers on the night.

The dinner was hosted outside at the Nuovo teatro dell’opera di Firenze on the world’s longest dining table.

After dining, we worked off the calories on the dance floor with DJ Misty Rabbit spinning the deck and a live performance from Neimo.

On Saturday, Luisa Via Roma took to the Madonna concert.

Having never been to a Madonna concert before I didn’t know what to expect.

What I saw was an amazing performance, electrifying production and I was surprised to see her son Rocco join in for some of the performance.

Madonna, at 54, was able to outdance her dancers 30 years her junior. I have a new found respect for the Queen of Pop.

After singing some of ‘Born This Way’, Madonna then went on to sing, ‘She’s not me….and don’t you forget it‘.

Meow…saucer of milk for Ms Ciccone. Go to TheBagHagDiaries to see some amazing pictures from the concert.

Credit: Thanks to Luisa Via Roma, Ingrid of TheBagHagDiaries, J.K Place and Mercedes Benz

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140 Responses to Luisa Via Roma Dinner Party

  1. Jazz June 20, 2012 at 21:50 #

    you look fabulous! i love this dress and the color is divine on you. and that’s interesting to hear about Madonna,as ive never attended a concert of hers before either

  2. Lauren June 20, 2012 at 21:52 #

    Can I just say your look AMAZING! This dress is gorgeous on you, love the colour!

    • mm June 21, 2012 at 09:46 #

      I so agree!

    • chryssa June 21, 2012 at 14:46 #

      +1

      • chryssa June 21, 2012 at 14:48 #

        you look absolutely great!really modern chic!

      • Rags2Riches June 22, 2012 at 03:38 #

        + 2…chryssa, Totally Agree! Off the Chain

  3. Magdalena June 20, 2012 at 21:59 #

    OMG you look amazing!! I am speechless!

  4. Serena June 20, 2012 at 22:01 #

    That’s one stunning dress and you look amazing in it :D

  5. Magdalena June 20, 2012 at 22:03 #

    OMG you look amazing! I am speechless. And btw it looks much better than on Giovanna!

  6. Alice June 20, 2012 at 22:04 #

    The dress is stunning! And the silver accessories are a million times better than the green ones used on the runway!

    You also look amazing in turquoise.

  7. noo June 20, 2012 at 22:05 #

    FC you look fantastic! this dress somehow makes you look even taller and slimmer and i love your styling (especially the cute clutch). It’s lovely to see you out and about looking this good :D

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 23:20 #

      thank you noo xx

  8. Marybeth June 20, 2012 at 22:05 #

    WOW! FC, you look gorgeous!
    I adore both the lines and the color of that dress.

    The model’s styling with green clutch and shoes is okay, but I much prefer your use of silver. I think it gives the whole look a feel of lightness and elegance.

    Thanks so much for sharing all of this with us!

  9. auntychrist June 20, 2012 at 22:05 #

    wow you look stunning.. that colour and the dress looks great on you..

  10. Tracy L June 20, 2012 at 22:06 #

    FC, you looked wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 22:15 #

      My pleasure. I had an amazing time

  11. Rory June 20, 2012 at 22:07 #

    Stunning FC

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 22:13 #

      Merci x

  12. Christine June 20, 2012 at 22:08 #

    You like nice, FC! I am a bit jealous of you attending the Madge concert. Lucky girl. Glad you had fun!

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 22:13 #

      Madge was AMAZING

      • Christine June 20, 2012 at 23:08 #

        I can’t wait to see her in concert! :D

        • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 23:17 #

          She won’t disappoint.

  13. Molly June 20, 2012 at 22:08 #

    You look amazing! I have been lusting after that dress ever since I saw it on the runway, so right now, I have some major fashion envy! I hope you had a great time. It looks like it was a lot of fun!
    By the way, aqua is definitely your color :)

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 22:13 #

      It was my favourite dress of the collection. I am honored to own it.

  14. Christine June 20, 2012 at 22:08 #

    *You look nice.

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 22:12 #

      thanks x

  15. Yeliz June 20, 2012 at 22:16 #

    You looks gorgeous FC! I love your look from head-to-toe.

    I also saw Sarah in one of the pics.

  16. Sanette June 20, 2012 at 22:16 #

    Wow, you look great! I’m completely in love with the dress.

  17. CreoleLady June 20, 2012 at 22:17 #

    Swoon. BDOTW. Beautiful spring color, killer silhouette and silver peep toes. Look and weep celebs jumping ahead to fall. This is how its done. And lol about saucer of milk.

  18. Sonia June 20, 2012 at 22:20 #

    Gorgeous dress FC!

  19. Victoria June 20, 2012 at 22:23 #

    you look better than the model in that dress! It works better with your skin tone and your shoes are better too. Awesome!

  20. Fer June 20, 2012 at 22:24 #

    I’m thinking….BDOTW?.

  21. Luis June 20, 2012 at 22:28 #

    You better work Ms FC : )

    Can I nominate you for best dressed of the week?

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 23:19 #

      lol…you guys are so cute…I’m blushing over here

      • Luis June 20, 2012 at 23:46 #

        Just being honest, you look amazing great color on you. ; )

  22. Rebecca Z June 20, 2012 at 22:29 #

    Really, really gorgeous–beautiful and flattering dress, perfect styling. Lovely.

  23. Xiomalys Crespo June 20, 2012 at 22:38 #

    Looking gorgeous!

    I’m glad I’m not the only one with a mint phase.

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 23:04 #

      the mint phase is strong and true. I also have a mint top by Goat

  24. Hannah June 20, 2012 at 22:39 #

    You look gorgeous! The dress, the colour especially, I’m such a fan of aqua blue, is to die for. Also majorly jealous of the Kirkwoods, I wish I could have gone to the sample sale but I have exams :(.
    Glad to hear you had such a great time, you truly deserve all the perks of being such an amazing blogger!

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 23:04 #

      I spent too much at the sample sale so be glad you didn’t go ;)

      Thanks for your comments.

  25. Hisadora June 20, 2012 at 22:41 #

    You look REALLY beautiful FC!!! The color is amazing on you and I loved your silver shoes! BDOTW contender :D

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 23:03 #

      I love this colour. So fresh and summery.

      Thanks x

  26. Cindy June 20, 2012 at 22:41 #

    FC, I have no idea who you are and I looked at this and said, “stunning”. Definitely better than the runway. BDOTW nominee for me.

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 23:03 #

      so sweet. thank you x

  27. Faelllie June 20, 2012 at 22:45 #

    The dress is gorgeous, and suits you to perfection.

    But …. no black pumps? No white shoes? No mixed metals or ugly watch? Hair not left unbrushed and make-up not done? Don’t you know that means you now have to put yourself into BDOTW?

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 23:01 #

      LOL…no way…I would be so embarrassed x

      • Sharon June 21, 2012 at 02:22 #

        I think you’re going to have to overcome your embarrassment, FC. It looks like we have an overwhelming write-in vote to nominate you for BDOTW. That’s what you get for looking so fabulous!

      • Rash June 21, 2012 at 02:27 #

        Gaah.. Nooooo pleasseeeee… Put this look on the bdotw poll.. Pleasseeeee..
        This superb styling should win! You look gorgeous, the dress, the shoes everything!
        I had fell in love with the dress after seeing your twitter pics :-)
        Ok, back to the topic… Pleasseeeee put this look up in the poll.. :-) :-) :-)

  28. Rafael June 20, 2012 at 22:46 #

    Wow FC LOVE the dress!!! You look fabulous

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 23:00 #

      thank you Rafel x

  29. Simon June 20, 2012 at 22:51 #

    Black pump would’ve been prefered.

    JK OBVIOUSLY :p

    You look amazing i love this mint green color with your skin and i love the shoe choice.

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 23:00 #

      “Black pump would’ve been prefered.” HAAAHhhaaaaaa….don’t own a pair ;)

      • Simon June 20, 2012 at 23:54 #

        I hope i really make you laugh cauz that was the point :P

        ps: not even 1 pair????

        • Fashion Critic June 21, 2012 at 00:14 #

          Nope…not one :D

          • noo June 21, 2012 at 00:29 #

            WOW :D

  30. niya June 20, 2012 at 22:55 #

    I love this!! FC you look amazeballs:) showing them how it’s done lol! x

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 22:59 #

      Kisses xx thanks

  31. DorianGray June 20, 2012 at 22:55 #

    To me you’re just like the Madonna of fashion! So happy for you FC.
    I saw her concert in Milan and I agree with you, she’s ageless (I loved Vogue in Gaultier, Like a Prayer, Masterpiece and Girl Gone Wild).

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 22:59 #

      thank you…she is ageless.

  32. Bec June 20, 2012 at 22:59 #

    Omg what a gorgeous dress, you look amazing! Your waist looks itty-bitty!!! :)

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 23:18 #

      I know I looked at the photo and realised how tiny my waist is. I need a few more like this in my close :)

  33. bas June 20, 2012 at 23:05 #

    WOW you look incredible! The dress fits you like a glove.
    I think you should definitely be in BDOTW poll :)

  34. Thomas June 20, 2012 at 23:10 #

    FC you are not only best dressed of the week but I give you the the Best Dressed Blogger of the Year Award!!!!!

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 23:17 #

      LOL….you flatterer x

  35. LizLemoooon June 20, 2012 at 23:15 #

    You look amazing FC! And of course, your shoe game is on point <3
    x

    • Fashion Critic June 20, 2012 at 23:17 #

      Thanks….I do love my shoes ;)

  36. Grace Patricia June 20, 2012 at 23:17 #

    Linda! You look amazing.

  37. victoria June 20, 2012 at 23:18 #

    This is most definitely BDOTW – stunning!

  38. Emmeline June 20, 2012 at 23:35 #

    You weren’t kidding about the illusion of a more narrow waist – yowza! That dress looks amazing on you, FC. I’m totally jealous of your height!

  39. Sea June 20, 2012 at 23:35 #

    Had I not known who you are, I’d think this is some mega Hollywood star. You look beautiful head to toe!

  40. Rashmi June 20, 2012 at 23:38 #

    I am soooo jealous! FC, you look amazing!

  41. Jorge June 20, 2012 at 23:52 #

    WOW!! BDOTW!!

  42. Tania June 21, 2012 at 00:02 #

    J’adore FC!

  43. Ramsay June 21, 2012 at 00:15 #

    I would suggest adding yourself to the BDOTW poll – you look radiant

  44. moja31 June 21, 2012 at 00:20 #

    looks better on you than on the model!

  45. Te June 21, 2012 at 00:33 #

    beautifull!

  46. Fashion Critic June 21, 2012 at 00:35 #

    THANK YOU for all your comments.

    I am humbled by your kind words xxxx

  47. TLO June 21, 2012 at 00:39 #

    You look amazing, Catherine. That dress was made for you. You’re always an impeccable dresser, but this dress takes the cake. Huge congratulations on your continuing success! So deserved! XO

    • Fashion Critic June 21, 2012 at 00:45 #

      Thanks very much guys….Coming from you this is a HUGE compliment xxx

  48. The Budget Babe June 21, 2012 at 00:45 #

    First time commenting simply to say, you look STUNNING!

    • Fashion Critic June 21, 2012 at 02:00 #

      Thank u. What a lovely first comment

  49. d June 21, 2012 at 00:49 #

    oh wooooowww FC you look sososososo amazing!!! <3<3<3
    stunning gal! :) x

    • Fashion Critic June 21, 2012 at 01:59 #

      :) thank u

  50. Teleholic June 21, 2012 at 01:04 #

    Umm if you don’t put this in BDOTW we’re going to revolt against your blogger corruption. Just sayin’ ;)

    • Fashion Critic June 21, 2012 at 01:58 #

      Lol…cute

  51. mimi June 21, 2012 at 01:42 #

    What a stunner!!!! Definite BDOTW! It looks SO much better on you than on the model, wow, just incredible!

  52. Dhppy June 21, 2012 at 01:50 #

    That color is wonderful on you! A great choice.

  53. Tina June 21, 2012 at 02:13 #

    You look absolutely wonderful, FC! I ADORE the dress and your styling!!

    You should post more of your looks from now on :P After getting a taste of this awesomeness, I really can’t wait for more!

  54. Cameron June 21, 2012 at 02:40 #

    CK
    You look awesome!
    Xx
    Cameron

  55. Kimmy June 21, 2012 at 02:51 #

    Looking good FC! I say this should be on the BDOTW poll!

  56. Dee June 21, 2012 at 03:05 #

    great styling. knocked it out of the park FC. Color is divine against your skin. Second and third and fourth the motion to add this to BDOTW!!

  57. Angela June 21, 2012 at 03:16 #

    FC, you are FABULOUS!!! You look absolutely stunning, BDOTW worthy!!

  58. Rachel June 21, 2012 at 03:31 #

    You always look great when you make an appearance on the site but you outdid yourself here. You are KILLING it.

  59. TL June 21, 2012 at 04:11 #

    Wow FC you look amazing, sooooo pretty, love everything you pick!

  60. fromchi-town June 21, 2012 at 04:25 #

    Good god… I need to pick up my jaw from the floor. You look sensational. The color is amazing on you. Seriosuly I know my Bdotw winner. You HAVE to put urself in the poll. This is major stuff.

  61. NH June 21, 2012 at 04:38 #

    so fresh!!! i love the dress and you look stunning :)
    can you please put it on BDOTW? please :D

  62. Ayesha June 21, 2012 at 05:19 #

    omg….wow!!amazing,you’ve got to put yourself up for the BDOTW poll!

  63. tinu June 21, 2012 at 06:24 #

    amazing..now I know what u mean by saying ‘wearing the cloth’ and not ‘the cloth wearing you’…The dress suits u more than the model and love ur attitude too…BDOTW for sure…

  64. Chelsea June 21, 2012 at 06:43 #

    The color + the fit of the dress = perfection. You wore it beautifully!

  65. RNA June 21, 2012 at 06:59 #

    Wow… now this is how you work a dress! Gorgeous! This needs to be put on the next BDOTW poll… you will have my vote, that’s for sure!

  66. kallina June 21, 2012 at 07:07 #

    You are gorgeous FC. This week BDOTW is an obvious choice. Please don’t be modest put yourself in it:)

  67. rebecca o June 21, 2012 at 07:47 #

    love the dress and love the shoes even more.

  68. Andrea June 21, 2012 at 07:56 #

    Now THIS is how to dress!
    Thank you for showing us readers!

  69. Emi June 21, 2012 at 07:58 #

    FC, definitely BDOTW contender! I love that dress, very flattering. And the shoes… so beautiful.

  70. wilwarin June 21, 2012 at 08:01 #

    WOW FC.. you look jaw dropping really… princess Kate should hire you as her stylist :)and this look is BDOTW material… XD

  71. Ioana June 21, 2012 at 08:10 #

    Fashion Critic, WE WANT THIS IN THE BDOTW poll :) You’re a star on the red carpet. you’re actually GLOWING.

    Lovely dress (I adore aqua) and the shoes are purrrrfect.

  72. Aditi June 21, 2012 at 08:26 #

    Just one word: Smokin’!

    Love, love, love the colour and it looks awesome on you!

  73. Lexa June 21, 2012 at 09:00 #

    + 1
    I think you look amazing FC! Definitely BDOTW! :)

  74. bee7 June 21, 2012 at 09:38 #

    definitely bdotw worthy!

  75. Lee Ann June 21, 2012 at 10:29 #

    fabulous!!!

    • Fashion Critic June 21, 2012 at 10:46 #

      Thank you very much

  76. Kudzi June 21, 2012 at 10:43 #

    Looking good. The color suits you

  77. J June 21, 2012 at 11:00 #

    You look amazing! :)

  78. Lalitha June 21, 2012 at 11:00 #

    You look great, the colour is amazing on you and I like that you kept the bling/accessories simple. I adore those peeptoes!

  79. Beta June 21, 2012 at 11:27 #

    yo look amazing FC!!

  80. roxana June 21, 2012 at 12:10 #

    you look vrey very beautiful! congrats!

  81. Angev June 21, 2012 at 13:01 #

    You look amazing in this color.

  82. sandy June 21, 2012 at 13:33 #

    perfection!

  83. Taylor June 21, 2012 at 14:24 #

    WOW u look AMAZING!!!

  84. as June 21, 2012 at 14:27 #

    Whoa! You look amazing! I love that dress on you!

  85. anu June 21, 2012 at 15:28 #

    Head to toe perfect…am just envying the clutch and the silver peep toes…

  86. mattison June 21, 2012 at 15:29 #

    You look gorgeous, as usual. Between you and Giovanna, that model must be hanging her head in shame ’cause you lovely ladies definitely took her to school with your accessories and the fit!

  87. Pritha June 21, 2012 at 17:06 #

    You look smashing FC! the colour, the fit, the carraige, the poise – everything is just PERFECT!

  88. jill June 21, 2012 at 17:58 #

    You look so stunning…just love everything about this look.It’s not fair FC..=)

  89. Ingrid June 21, 2012 at 21:20 #

    you look amazing, totally stunning dress for you and love the shoes you paired with it!!

  90. ashley June 21, 2012 at 22:02 #

    beautiful!!! this is perfection!

  91. Jessica June 21, 2012 at 23:44 #

    Wow! You look gorgeous and the colour of the dress is divine! Thanks for sharing :)

  92. Elizabeth June 22, 2012 at 03:22 #

    I just started reading your blog yesterday but you look wonderful! You give all these actresses a run for their money!

    • Fashion Critic June 22, 2012 at 10:05 #

      thank you so much Elizabeth x

  93. Jesse June 22, 2012 at 10:37 #

    Never been a big fan of your choices but this one WOW. You are my BDOTW as at now. am not even a fan of short dresses but gal this is beautifull. niiice

  94. Jess2 June 22, 2012 at 12:16 #

    WOW! You are out of this world stunning FC!! I always get so excited to see your event outfits and this one is my absolute favourite!! Ah-mazing dress, love the colours and to be very honest, you look far better in this dress than the model and Giovanna combined. This look is complete perfection from head to toe, love the shoes and you have gorgeous hair. I adore everything about it. You certainly show everyone why you are the No.1 fashion critic!! You are my BDOTW without a doubt!! xox

    • Fashion Critic June 22, 2012 at 13:33 #

      thank you very much xxx

  95. Martina June 22, 2012 at 15:11 #

    FC, you look absolutely stunning!! That color is amazing against your skin tone and that silver and green panel makes your waist look so tiny! Even though my favurite color is green I must say your silver accessories are by far better than the green ones on the model! They just make the whole look more elegant and more beautiful :)
    Please put this on BDOTW poll because it REALLY should be there ;)

    P.S. Those shoes are to die for :P

  96. Katie June 22, 2012 at 15:38 #

    Aw FC you look fab!i want your dress

  97. Vicki June 22, 2012 at 16:25 #

    You look BEAUTIFUL. I love the colour and the metallic silver accents. Gorgeous.

  98. Lee June 22, 2012 at 17:55 #

    I absolutely love your dress and you look AMAZING in it.. love the accessories. The pics are great too, I’d donate my left kidney for those heels in picture 10! You should definitely be up there in this week’s BDOTW poll!

    • Fashion Critic June 22, 2012 at 18:05 #

      Aww..thank you x

  99. Pat June 23, 2012 at 17:33 #

    This is the first time that I’ve seen you although I have been a frequent visitor of your website. Your beauty and confidence shines through in that outfit. I even liked the crossed legs pose.

    • Fashion Critic June 23, 2012 at 21:31 #

      thank you…that was lovely thanks

  100. Linda June 26, 2012 at 00:53 #

    You look lovely in that colour and with that big smile. I love that dress so much!

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