Tuesday, June 5, 2012

CFDA Awards and Apologies

First, let me start by apologizing for not updating in quite a few months! I was super busy last semester finishing up my undergraduate college career. Now, I am officially a college graduate and have more time to post on all things fashion/intern/NYC/travel related, so get excited! Please also check out the updated "Meet Ashley" and "Features" sections of the blog to see what's been going on in my life recently.

Now, on to your scheduled programming. Last night was one of the big nights in fashion; almost like the fashion industry Oscars. The CFDA Awards were held at Lincoln Center and they're really all about the designers and a celebration of the fashion industry. Being that this is a night all about fashion, it's clear that the red carpet should be AH-MAZING, and trust me, it did not disappoint.

Some of my favorite looks from the night were:

Joan Smalls in Michael Kors. I mean, the white against her gorgeous skin is absolutely breathtaking. She literally looks like a goddess. I also love the gold jewelry and accessories. Plus, the hi/low hem has been huge this season! MK definitely did a fantastic job styling her.

Candice Swanepoel in Valentino. Could she look any more ladylike? To be fair, I think it is impossible for her to actually look bad, but she looks stunning in that Valentino dress. I love the shape of it because it is super classic and flattering. I also am more than slightly obsessed with her hair.

Kate Bosworth in Altuzarra. Kate is in the ridiculously amazing dress from the FW '12 collection and I don't think I have ever been more jealous in my life. Again, she never looks bad, but this dress brought her to a whole new level. Flawless.

The Olsens in The Row. This is probably one of my favorite looks that I have seen them in since their "Brother for Sale" music video in 1998. They look so put together, elegant, and gorgeous. I have loved them since their Full House and VHS tape days, so I am very happy that they won the Womenswear Designer of the Year award last night and are having so much success with The Row.

Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung. Her body was literally made for this dress. The sheer cutouts and the deep neckline add the perfect amount of drama to this gorgeous black dress.

Seth Meyers in Comme des Garçons. This might be the best thing that I have ever seen in my life. Host Seth Meyers came out wearing the same (or a replica, whatever) lace dress that Marc Jacobs wore to the 2012 Met Ball! He even said, "This has great ventillation…my nipples have never been so freezing." Well, sometimes fashion is pain, Seth! I already adored this SNL funny-man, but this just made him even better in my eyes and I think he totally pulled this look off!

Also, as a side note, three clients of PR Consulting (one of my former internships) won awards last night which makes me a VERY proud intern! Congrats to Reed Krakoff, Altuzarra, and The Row, as well as all of the other winners.

What were some of your favorite looks from the CFDA Awards?