Best Dressed: CFDA Awards 2012

Now that the CFDA Awards have come and gone, we’ve compiled our favorite looks. Congratulations to the winners, a huge accomplishment and a tad bit inspirational for us folks. To view a list of the winners, head over to our friends at Refinery29.

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen win Women’s Wear Designer of the Year for The Row

I fell in love with this picture. MK & A couldn’t be cuter and Seth Meyers in this lace Marc Jacobs top – I mean.

Anna Wintour & Tommy Hilfiger

Zoe Saldana

Hilary Rhoda

Doutzen Kroes in Sophie Theallet

Speaking of Sophie Theallet…

Another collaboration, another dollar well spent. Designer Sophie Theallet will be collaborating with The Limited to bring us some affordable threads. I personally couldn’t be happier. Sophie’s looks are gorgeous and I can only imagine what she’ll bring to the table for a brand like The Limited. The line will release in stores and online in November for the beginning of the holiday season.

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- Karina

Top Looks: Met Gala 2012

Well, here it is folks. Our top picks from the 2012 Met Gala, plain & simple. If old Hollywood had a baby with eccentric Hollywood, you’d have this year’s mix. Honestly, many of the looks were border line atrocious, but frankly that’s what makes me lust over them.

Ashley Green in Donna Karan | Getty Image

Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan | WireImage

As much as I love this Donna Karan gown, I’m pretty sure I’m loving Nina’s body in it even more (girl crush).

Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy | WireImage

Diane Kruger in Prada | Getty Image

Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe | WireImage

Kristen Stewart in Balenciaga | Getty Images

A sucker for Balenciaga, I couldn’t leave out Kristen Stewart. Something wasn’t working, till Lauralai pointed it out – “Those shoes looked like a tapped-up horse hoof straight off the Churchill Downs track.” Kudos, Lauralai.

Hamish Bowles in Dolce & Gabbana | WireImage

Curt’s pick. “Any man can wear a penguin suit. It takes a real man to wear pink D&G.”

Anna Wintour in Prada | WireImage

Anna Wintour was my main squeeze of the evening – cause who wouldn’t want a lobster on their gown courtesy, Prada?

- @Karina

NYFW Fall 2012: Behind the Scenes

Two weeks ago, I was standing behind the scenes at Diesel Black Gold ready-to-wear collection at Pier 57 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (a.k.a NYFW).

My week of fashion went from one show to three within hours. Starting the week with the Skaist Taylor (originators of Juicy Couture) Presentation at the Lincoln Center garage-literally, the garage. Their collection exuberated California style, however I did notice the perfect Manhattan night out go-to. Releasing late Summer 2012, the line is sure to fulfill the hearts of the eccentric. Using Theodora Richards (daughter of Keith Richards) as their muse, their collection will be an easy sell as she exudes what the line represents, eccentricity and freedom all while being effortlessly chic. Of course, celebrity watching was in full effect with guests like Rachel Zoe & co, Anna Wintour, and Sandra Bernhard; the show was certainly filled with some of my favorites.

                                           Anna Wintour at Skaist Taylor

                                   Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor

Favorite looks:

 Thanks to Style.com, you can view the entire Skaist Taylor collection here.

My everyday view of the Diesel Black Gold showroom. For those of you who share my obsession with fashion, you know this view made my day – even if it was 10 hours long.

Diesel Black Gold Showroom

The collection was amazing. The edgy look matched the edgy venue, Pier 57 (a bit cold, but who’s complaining). This was completely my kind of show. With the amount of celebrities and press in-tow, this collection was clearly highly anticipated. A few familiar

DBG Runway

Petra Nemcova Backstage at DBG

Favorite looks:

Thanks to Style.com, you can view the entire Diesel Black Gold collection here.

From DBG to Sophie Theallet, a quick walk from Pier 57 to Milk Studios. The collection was beautiful and the venue was warm. The line is feminine and flirty with the most gorgeous flowy dresses and perfect amount of pattern.

Sophie Theallet Runway Looks

Favorite looks:

Thanks to Style.com, you can view the entire Sophie Theallet collection here.

*Fashion Week Perk

In the mix of all things amazing taking place during Fashion Week, Glamour Magazine may have made my top five. While exiting The Standard Hotel I was confronted by a Glamour girl rep who happened to ask me (at the best time possible) if I’d like a free cab ride. Some of you may not think this is a big deal, but for those of you who do, you can understand just how ecstatic I was. The catch, you had to watch a quick beauty video on the latest YSL product, the Touche Eclat Luminizing Pen. Kudos to Glamour, because of this video, I know own this amazing touch-up pen. In my opinion, the Glam Taxi may have been one of the best marketing campaign’s, to date.

#GlamTaxi Courtesy of Glamour Magazine

Check out all of my behind-the-scenes shots here – excuse the not-so HD photos, but all images were shot with my not-so perfect Blackberry – Yes, Blackberry.

Until the next best week,
Karina