I hate to say it, but this year I just wasn’t feeling the usual excitement on the red carpet for the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Awards. Somehow there was something really awkward about the entire thing…Granted, we are just weeks out from Hurricane Sandy the worse weather disaster ever in New York and the surrounding areas, so it really wouldn’t be apropos for celebrities to parade themselves around in too grand of a way. And really the CFDA Awards as fabulous as they are, are not the Met Ball.
Of course there were a few wonderful standouts like Emma Stone in Burberry, Jenna Lyons in J. Crew (of course) Erin Featherston and Jennifer Fischer. Emma kind of figured it out after she showed up with platinum locks and that pastel perfect Calvin Klein dress a few years back that a) the blogosphere will be a flutter with your photos so you better look good and b) the blogosphere will be a flutter with your photos and thereby turn you into a star if you rise to the occasion. She has responded accordingly.
One of the most “oh no not again” trends that popped up on the red carpet Tuesday was the reemergence of midriff baring ensembles… I almost want to start singing “oops I did it again” but I will refrain. Instead I will count the times this little trends reared its washboard stomach ways. Christina Ricci donned Richard Chai, a line that I usually love every season. And even though Christina is the picture of toned abs I just couldn’t love it…
Allison Williams sported a pretty pink Peter Som number with gorgeous details sans the little six pack baring cutout in the middle…A big step up from Christina’s but still perhaps more suited for an editorial spread than a red carpet
Caroline Trentini two piece silver print skirt ensemble would be darling during a villa hopping excursion in the Mediterranean but for the red carpet I’m not so sure.
Ashley Greene also bared her mid- section with a pretty little lace top that though highly covetable seemed perfect for a dinner date or a girls night out… mind you, all of these lovely ladies looked, well… lovely, but somehow their choices just didn’t wow me!
And maybe I wasn’t even really let down by the choices as much as fearing how these trends will trickle down into the masses and be inexpensively reproduced at the local mall with really bad fabric giving young women the inspiration and idea to bare ones middle a la’ Britney once again… Say it isn’t so!