The CFDA Fashion Awards are today and you can expect to see lots of famous faces there on show. Designers like Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang are up for the coveted Womenswear Designer of the Year, while others are being honored with big awards, including Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta. Tonnes of celebrities will be there too — either presenting awards or going as guests of the designers. Watch on to find out everything you need to know about the 2013 CFDA Awards!
Back in March, we showed you the 2013 Autumn Winter fashion shows — always a celeb-filled, dreamy time — to get inspired by the beauty trends that were set to roll out as the weather cooled down. Now that we're officially in Winter, it's time for a refresher course! There were five prominent makeup trends amongst a sea of equally beautiful looks, and the best part is they're all wearbale. From eyes to lips and skin, it's all typically rich and Winter-y — enough to have you greeting the cold season like an old friend. Click through to see the five Winter makeup trends to try now!
The 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards is just days away, but before the action officially kicks off on Monday evening at NYC's Lincoln Center, here's a closer look at everything you should know about as we edge closer to show time. From who's hosting to who's nominated for the prestigious Womenswear Designer of the Year, to the latest list of presenters, keep checking back for frequent updates. For now, see the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards rundown below.
Vera Wang will be honoured with the Geoffrey BeeneLifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 CFDA Awards on June 3. This shouldn't come as a surprise, considering the designer's name is synonymous with "dream wedding dress." Plus, this isn't even her first time receiving a CFDA Award. She was also named Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2005. While Wang has expanded her empire to include everything from ready-to-wear and fragrance to china and crystal, and has collaborated with Kohl's, David's Bridal, and Zale Corporation, her stronghold on the bridal industry is unparalleled. Due to her consistently beautiful take on intricate detailing and refreshing approach to design, Wang has dressed many high-profile brides for their big day. In honour of her upcoming CFDA Achievement Award, here's a look at some of the designer's most notable celebrity wedding dresses.
When it comes to planning your wedding, celebrities can offer a wealth of inspiration. After all, they've got more money/A-list connections than you could poke a bonbonniere at — so why not snoop how they celebrate their big day? Or more specifically, what they wear to celebrate their big day. While you may not have Vera Wang on speed dial like the Kardashians, you can certainly take wedding dress inspo from this round-up of our favourite designer-clad celebrity brides.
It's easy to imagine that the life of a young model in New York City is glamorous and fun, but there's a healthy dose of unpredictability that goes along with it. That's exactly what Laura Love (above centre) is learning, having recently traded her California lifestyle for the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. "My life is anything but typical lately," she said with a laugh. And a lot of the liveliness has to do with Love's latest work as the face of Vera Wang's new fragrance, Be Jeweled. "My favourite part of the experience was working with the team," she said of the beautiful ad campaign. "We shot in California, which was nice for me because I'm from there."
One of the things that keeps Love focused during the unpredictable days is a rigorous ballet practice schedule. A classically trained ballerina, Love attends class twice a day when she isn't travelling. "It gives me a kind of structure that modeling can't," she says. Her time backstage in the ballet world also gave Love a more practical skill: an above-average grasp on doing her own hair and makeup.
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The bridal trends for Spring 2014 leave room to try something a bit different. While gorgeous white gowns and traditional strapless silhouettes certainly made their customary appearance, it wasn't all run of the mill. Vera Wang surprised with black-and-white looks, finished with dramatic black opera-length gloves. Oscar de la Renta dipped into the colour wheel for a true "something blue," Reem Acra turned out cocktail minis topped with veiled umbrellas, and Carolina Herrera debuted a sexier kind of wedding-day ensemble (think deep V-front necklines). For inspiration aplenty — and a closer look at what exactly the Spring '14 bridal forecast means for your own wedding-dress search — click on.
90210's Shenae Grimes and fiancé Josh Beech got married today outside London, but it wasn't the shock of the couple's very quick (read: five-month) engagement that got us. As soon as we laid eyes on her black Vera Wang gown, we had to put the question on blast: are you a fan of this very non-traditional wedding look? The dark creation — a fitted halter-style silhouette meets princess-worthy honeycomb tulle skirt from the Vera Wang's Fall 2012 bridal collection — certainly provided the perfect backdrop for her red rose-filled bouquet. But floral arrangement aside, Grimes's pick was an undeniably unique and unexpected approach to wedding couture. Are you into it? Or would you rather stick to the bridal white status quo?
The Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art never fails to bring out the big guns — after all, where else can A-list celebrities, designers, models, and fashion insiders rub elbows, in couture, in one place? For this year's Met Gala, fashion's finest converged to celebrate the "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibition, which will honour punk's impact on high fashion over the past three decades (and counting). As is customary for this event, celebrities and models arrive on the arms of their favourite designers, and hit the red carpet with their super-stylish significant others and fashionable friends — so we're rounding up the well-dressed duos (okay, there may be some trios thrown in there as well) from tonight's rock n' roll-inspired red carpet. Click through to see them all now. Additional reporting by Leah Melby
Scandal star Kerry Washington looked decadent and moody in a custom metallic floral-print mermaid by Vera Wang at the Met Gala. For an added luxe touch, the actress accessorised with black hand-stitched opera length lambskin gloves. And where punk-rock was concerned, Washington even added a few dark purple highlights to her sleek, straight hair. What are your thoughts on her edgy-meets-glamorous getup — love it or leave it?
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