2010 CFDA Awards

This year, the non-profit trade organization for North-American designers of fashion, the Council of Fashion Designers of America or CFDA, held their 28th annual award ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York City for the second year in a row this past Monday, June 7th. Here are the winners from the evening:

Board of Directors Special Tribute
Alexander McQueen

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Marc Jacobs

Menswear Designer of the Year
Rag & Bone

Accessory Designer of the Year
Alexis Bittar

Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Jason Wu

Swarovski Award for Menswear
Richard Chai

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Alexander Wang

International Award
Christopher Bailey for Burberry

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Michael Kors

Eugenia Sheppard Award
Paper’s Kim Hastreiter

Eleanor Lambert Award
Vogue’s Tonne Goodman

L’Oréal Popular Vote Award
Ralph Lauren

And here are my favorite looks from the red carpet that night:


Ashley Olsen in THE ROW and VAN CLEEF & ARPELS jewelry with Sasha Pivovarova and Mary-Kate Olsen also in THE ROW

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Cover Your Eyes

Other than a fun and breezy outfit, a necessity for the summertime is definitely the perfect pair of sunglasses. From circles and flowers to pentagon and bug eyes, there is a wide variety of classic and wild shades to fit any personality. Here are some of my favorites from the runway this past fall:


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Freja Beha Erichsen – Interview April 2010

Magazine: Interview April 2010
Photographer: Craig McDean
Editorial: Tough Ballerina
Model: Freja Beha Erichsen (IMG)

In designs by the likes of Alexander Wang, Roberto Cavalli, and Ann Demeulemeester, 22-year-old Danish covergirl Freja Beha Erichsen is the perfect “Tough Ballerina” in a mixture of this spring’s trends of soft and severe pieces. I love the ballet inspired shoes in this editorial and I also really like how the splashed powder on the shoes like real ballerinas.

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“Shrek of A Guy” – VMAN #18 Summer 2010

Magazine: VMAN #18 Summer ’10
Editorial: Shrek of A Guy
Photographer: Ellen von Unwerth
Models: Emma Dumont (FORD), Francisco Lachowski (FORD), & Paolo Anchisi (FORD)
Stylist: Nicola Formichetti

For an animated yet fashionable editorial, 15-year-old newcomer Emma Dumont, Brazilian Francisco Lachowski, and male model Paolo Anchisi are joined by the cast of Shrek in the 18th issue of VMAN this summer. Styled by Lady Gaga‘s stylist, Nicola Formichetti, Emma, Francisco, and Paolo are featured in designs in black and jeans for quite a chic and fun story shot by photographer Ellen von Unwerth at The Standard, New York. Although Dreamworks first approved on this project, they are not happy with the results due to the raciness surrounding the cartoon characters making them not kid-friendly. I personally love the way the characters and the models are interacting in this editorial, but it is definitely not for children.

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Inga Eiriksdottir – Vogue Russia March 2010

Magazine: Vogue Russia March 2010
Photographer: Terry Tsiolis
Model: Inga Eiriksdottir (FORD)
Stylist: Simon Robins

Infusing 1960’s glamour, 26-year-old Inga Eiriksdottir looks stunning behind the baby pink backdrop in designs by Fendi, David Yurman, Tarina Tarantino, Alexander Wang, Dolce & Gabbana, Incanto, Emilio Cavallini, Hermès, Jean Paul Gaultier, Patricia Field, Sonia Rykiel, Just Cavalli, Kiki de Montparnasse, Helen Yarmak, Leah C, Chanel, Rosamosario, Intimissimi, and Prada.

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CFDA Awards Nominees Announced

This year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards will be held on Monday, June 7th in New York City at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Earlier this week, designer Diane von Furstenberg, who is the president of the Council, announced the nominees:

Womenswear Designer of the Year:
-Donna Karan
-Marc Jacobs
-Alexander Wang

Menswear Designer of the Year:
-Tom Ford
-Michael Bastian
-David Neville & Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone

Accessory Designer of the Year:
-Marc Jacobs
-Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
-Alexis Bittar

The Swarovski Award for Womenswear:
-Prabal Gurung
-Joseph Altuzarra
-Jason Wu

The Swarovski Award for Menswear:
-Simon Spurr
-Patrik Ervell
-Richard Chai

The Swarovski Award for Accessory Design:
-Dana Lorenz
-Alexander Wang
-Eddie Borgo

International Award:
-Christopher Bailey
-Geoffrey Beene

Lifetime Achievement Award:
-Michael Kors

Eleanor Lambert Award:
-Tonne Goodman

Eugenia Sheppard Award:
-Kim Hastreiter

CFDA Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award:
-Alexander McQueen! ❤

Fashion Icon Award:
-Iman