The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards took place this week with many style icons in attendance, including Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour and designer Tory Burch. For the first time ever, the Selection Committee chose three lucky designers as winners, gifting them $300,000 and industry mentoring for one year (congrats!). Check out the celebrity guests in attendance and their trendy jewelry looks. Get the look for less at Jewelry.com!
|Kimye’s Vogue Cover, Photo Credit: www.eonline.com|
|Anna Wintour, Photo Credit: www.rottentomatoes.com|
Lady Gaga never met a spotlight she didn’t steal, which was certainly the case at the 2011 CFDA Awards (aka: The Fashion Oscars) last night at New York’s Allice Tulley Hall.
While she didn’t bring the bling (sigh), she did shine in a studded Thierry Mugler number that unraveled into a sparkling thong (because who doesn’t need a sparkling thong?).
Add one Anna Wintour-inspired seafoam bob, red-nailed monster claws and towering platforms, and you’ve got yourself a style icon in the making.
Which is exactly what the Council of Fashion Designers of America thought when they awarded her with the (aptly titled) Fashion Icon Award, which she accepted with her parents looking on.
And while pop stars were on the minds of the fashion elite, it was heavy metal that made the red carpet sparkle with a huge showing of statement jewelry in solid yellow gold – along with summertime staples like yellow gold hoops.
Turquoise trimmings were also trending – another must-have for summer, as every fashionista worth their debit cards ALL know, dahling.
So. What have we learned? Lady Gaga is keeping the wig industry in business – and there are two essential items you gotta put in heavy rotation for the upcoming summer months: turquoise and yellow gold sparkle.
Here are two great looks from Jewelry.com to get you going. Day-glo bob, not included.
FINALLY – don’t forget to cruise over to the Jewelry.com Facebook Page for a complete look at all the CFDA red carpet pics – from Jessica Alba and Naomi Watts to the Olsen Twins and the Divine Miss Anna and more!
Red carpet fashion gawking doesn’t get much better than the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala. And since this year honored the late Alexander McQueen – the fashion-forward had a field day, turning jewelry style quite literally – on its head.
Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney
It looks like the Brits aren’t the only ones with a penchant for haute couture headwear. Everyone from newly engaged Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba to uber-designer Stella McCartney and Fergie put icy diamonds on their tresses.
Although (and I risk the wrath of Campbell when I say this…) this isn’t one of Naomi’s better fashion moments.Yikes!
It appears green is still the ‘go-to’ color for gemstones, with Rihanna, Ginnfer Goowdwin, Mary Kate Olsen, Tory Burch, and many others channeling their inner Kermit for couture’s sake.
Great statement earrings shined on the likes of Kristin Bell, Lea Michele and Cristina Hendricks.
And, of course, diamonds still rule when it comes to red carpet sparkle. I was pleasantly surprised to see Madonna in this understated, spidery look by Cartier. And the “less-is-more” queens of diamond stud-wear wore just the right splash of sparkle (although, Michelle Williams? It’s time to mix it up, sister.)
Who wore your favorite look of the night?
Jessica Alba in Ralph Lauren dress and jewelry
Rihanna in Stella McCartney and Wilfredo Rosado jewelry
Ginnifer Goodwin in TopShop and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry
Mary Kate Olsen in Givenchy Couture and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry
Kristin Bell in Tory Burch and Amrapali Earrings
Ashely Greene in Donna Karan and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry
Lea Michele in Escada and Kimberly McDonald earrings
Madonna in Stella McCartney and Cartier jewelry
Taylor Swift in J. Mendel and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry
Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen
Jennifer Lopez in Gucci and H. Stern jewelry
Madonna, don’t be my new Paula Abdul, sister. Say it ain’t so. Marc Jacobs really dressed you in this for tonight’s Costume Institute Gala at The Met? You know, the gala where he is the guest of honor? Yeah, that gala.
What do you guys think? Is this just our funky, fierce Madge or a major faux pas?
More to come… (wait ’til you see who wore a misguided pants suit, who impressed in emeralds, and the oh so divine Marion Cotillard)