Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Yesterday morning it rained in New York, but by the time I arrived at the venue for Malandrino’s Spring 2011 presentation it had stopped.

Thankfully it did because the presentation was held outside around the pool on the Lincoln Center Plaza.

Models were shivering on their perched platforms wearing an assortment of crochet knits, slashed dresses, chiffon dresses, jersey prints, tunic, jumpsuits, wide-legged pants and leather gladiators.

One model wore a crochet ensemble which included a crochet top and bloomers.

The colour palette consisted of mostly neutral shades of khaki, whites and brown, but we also saw bold colourful prints and denim.

Key accessories included crochet thigh high gladiators, statement necklaces, straw hats, studded sandals and fringed bags.

Favourites: The printed jumpsuit above and the peach gown

Front Row: Kristin Cavallari, Kelly Rutherford, Perry Reeves, Abigail Spencer and Keisha Whitaker

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gwen Stefani and Liv Tyler

As I said earlier, Drew Barrymore’s Malandrino Resort 2010 gold brocade dress has been worn twice before.

Firstly by the designer herself Catherine Malandrino, and secondly by her BFF Mary J Blige.

Catherine wore her dress back in June when she attended the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards.

She paired her dress matching embellished ankle strap sandals and a clutch covered in silver paillette’s.

Mary hosted an ‘Evening at Cipriani’ in New York when she wore her Malandrino gown just 10 days after her friend.

The R&B singer paired her dress with YSL Tribute sandals, a silver clutch and diamond bracelet.

It’s unusual to see a celeb like Drew Barrymore wear a well worn gown, but she did at her “Going The Distance” LA Premiere last night.

As much as I didn’t like Drew’s Trib Two choice, I loved how her Balmain belt gave this dress a whole new look.

I’m not a fan of mixing metals and since Catherine and Mary both carried silver clutch with this gold dress, Drew wins for me.

Credit: Getty & Zuma Press

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Malandrino has been getting a lot of red carpet action lately.

America Ferrera has worn Catherine Malandrino’s designs back to back. Dania Ramirez wore a gorgeous Catherine Malandrino gown on the weekend, now we have Drew Barrymore.

The actress who would’ve just flown in from London attended the LA Premiere of her new movie, “Going The Distance” last night.

Her gold brocade strapless Malandrino Resort 2010 gown is gorgeous – she’s positively glowing.

The actress paired her dress with the same Balmain belt and YSL Trib Two’s which she wore to the London Premiere.

I love this look some much I won’t even mention the ombre hair, but I will complain about those Trib Two’s again.

They seem so heavy for this look.

Some Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ sandals would’ve been perfect.

It’s been reported that Drew has a new stylist for this promo tour.

Unfortunately he/she didn’t do their homework because this gown has been worn twice before.

A Samantha Willis ‘Bowery’ ring and a ‘Jasper’ bracelet completed her golden girl look.

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Credit: Newscom, Bauer Griffin, Fame Pictures & Zuma Press

America Ferrera walked the red carpet with fiancé Ryan Piers-Williams for the Miami Premiere their new movie “The Dry Land” on Saturday night.

She stars in the movie which her fiancé wrote and directed.

The former “Ugly Betty” actress looked radiant wearing a Catherine Malandrino Pre-Fall 2010 asymmetrical dress.

Her tangerine dress with side draping was paired with a black utility 3.1 Phillip Lim belt and matching Louboutin peep-toes.

I adore this colour on Ferrera as it complements her skin-tone giving her a fresh glow.

Ippolita jewels complete the look.

Credit: INFEvents

Here are two gorgeous curvaceous women wearing the same Malandrino Resort 2010 dress.

Beyonce Knowles was the first to step out wearing this jade dress to Billboard’s 4th Annual Women In Music event back in October last year.

The singer wore her dress with ivory Sergio Rossi peep-toes, super-straight hair and large earrings.

This was a refreshing sweet style switch for Bey.

America Ferrera wore the same dress when she attended the 25th Annual Imagen Awards in LA this weekend with red Louboutin’s.

I loved the refreshing burst of colour from America, but I prefer how the dress looks on Beyonce so she wins for me.

Credit: Style.com, Rex & Getty




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