04.06.13

Rose Byrne In Thakoon – 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Rose Byrne In Thakoon - 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Rose Byrne attended the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards, hosted last night in New York City at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

Quite a few short, cocktail frocks took to the CFDA red carpet, and the ‘Bridesmaids’ actress flaunted one of them in her party-girl dress by Thakoon.

The plunging, black matte paillettes bodice transitioned into a fancy apron-like overlay for the printed and pleated crinkle lace skirt underneath.

Chunky, Ferragamo mauve satin pumps were another puzzling contrast.

She was the presenter for the Accessories Designer of the Year (Phillip Lim took the prize), and I wanted to love Rose’s outfit. But in the end, I was less than thrilled by the way it photographed.

It is hard to argue with a ravishing red-orange lippie. But the tousled hair, with bangs twisted and pinned back at the top, seemed a bit too casual to carry off the rest of the look.

Rona Pfeiffer jewels provided the finishing touches.

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04.06.13

Juliette Lewis In Zac Posen – 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Juliette Lewis In Zac Posen - 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Juliette Lewis waltzed her way around the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday night at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The actress, who can sometimes bring her wild side to the red carpet, mellowed out a bit in this satiny melon-hued, Zac Posen dress that was simply made to be twirled. (She showed off its delightful spin factor several times.)

With the swingy skirt and off-the-shoulder neckline, there was a distinct vintage appeal that was elevated even more with a pair of oxblood, ankle-strap pumps.

Since she posed with her hands in the frock’s exaggerated pockets for most of the time, there was little cause for a clutch or wrist candy.

A pair of matching gemstone earrings and a loosely upswept, side-parted ‘do was all the styling she needed.

I think the fact that Juliette was having such a blast in this peachy look really made me like it more. Now, get this girl to a dance floor.

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04.06.13

Kate Mara In Dolce & Gabbana – 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Kate Mara In Dolce & Gabbana - 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Kate Mara kept things short and sweet at the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards, hosted by Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen, on Monday night at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City.

Wearing an alternative interpretation of an LBD from Dolce & Gabbana, the ‘House of Cards’ actress also followed the see-through trend with the doily cutouts that perforated this frock.

Lined in illusion nude from the waist down, the top portion played peek-a-boo with a black bra-lette, while a gorgeous, but seemingly out-of-place, jade-green necklace tumbled into the lacy neckline of the dress.

The pendant’s colour did set alight her auburn waves while spicing up her radiant, yet minimal makeup.

A Brian Atwood ‘Concy’ clutch, studded peep-toe Brian Atwood ‘Carla Laser Team’ pumps put a punk edge on this dark flower-child look.

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04.06.13

Teresa Palmer In Yigal Azrouël – 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Teresa Palmer In Yigal Azrouel - 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Teresa Palmer tried her hand at trendy transparency for the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards last night at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City.

The actress wore a Resort 2014 Yigal Azrouël gown, clutch and booties, as she posed on the arm of the designer.

Riffing on the popular two-piece, midriff-baring look, the micro-print dress featured sheer black paneling that was sliced straight through the middle, as well as on the sleeves and at the back of the design.

The envelope clutch was more like a big package—and a bit massive for my liking on a red-carpet occasion such as this.

But unlike her handbag, Teresa didn’t let the rest of her styling get in the way of the main-attraction gown. She pulled her blonde locks into a low bun and skimped on the jewels, save for a cocktail ring and dainty pair of earrings.

Sheer perfection?

04.06.13

Kerry Washington In Jason Wu – 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Kerry Washington In Jason Wu - 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards

Kerry Washington stunned on the red carpet on Monday evening for the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards held at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The ‘Scandal’ actress wore an eye-popping yellow duchess satin gown from the yet to be released Jason Wu Resort 2014 collection.

She certainly stood out on this red carpet, not only for the bold hue of her gown, but also the enticing open criss-cross back and cascading ruffle detail.

Allowing her natural beauty to shine through, Kerry opted for neutral makeup and a simple bun; choosing only to accessorize with a wooden clutch and yellow statement ring.

So far she is my favourite alongside Olivia Palermo.

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Nicole Richie In Marc Jacobs – 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Nicole Richie In Marc Jacobs - 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Nicole Richie looked divine at the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards held at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday evening.

The ‘Fashion Star’ judge selected a metallic bronze Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 spaghetti strap slip-dress.

Her sexy backless dress, which has 90s vibe to it, was styled with a cream Louboutin clutch, Jennifer Meyer jewels and Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

On some this dress may have just been passed off a shiny frock, but Nicole is rocking the hell out of it, making it work for her.

Her styling including a matte red lip colour, bronzed eyes and brunette updo also help sell this look to me.

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Olivia Palermo In Dennis Basso – 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Olivia Palermo In Dennis Basso - 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Olivia Palermo was one of my favourites at the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards held at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday evening.

The socialite looked divine wearing a Dennis Basso Spring 2013 fancy fringed frock.

Her nude dress with an embroidered sheer bodice and ombre fringed skirt was styled with a Zara clutch and Zara lace up slingback booties.

The eclectic styling included a gold waist band and gold leaf choker elevates the look.

For a short while I thought she’d lost her magic touch when it comes to accessorizing, but she proves that was not the case.

With the fringed skirt, I’m glad she didn’t opt for her favoured feathered clutch on this occasion.

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