fashion’s real night out

my favorite look of the night- Candice Swanepoel in periwinkle blueDoutzen Kroes looking glam in Sophie ThealletErin Heatherton rocking a turquoise/gold mermaid-esque numberLily Collins dazzling in MarchesaZoe Saldana and young designer Prabal Gurung (both in pieces by the designer)Joan Smalls with Michael Kors, floating in a well-cut dress by the iconic designerKate Bosworth in a Joseph Altazurra (with the designer himself)Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (wearing designs from the collection The Row) took home the coveted “Womenswear Designer of the Year” award

Here are my favorite looks from Monday night’s Council of Fashion Designers of America awards, or what I like to refer to as Fashion’s real Night Out.  Designers, models, celebrities and all other moguls of the fashion industry gathered at the Alice Tulley Hall at Lincoln Center in NYC to honor the year’s most accomplished designers with the 50th annual awards ceremony.  Many fashion gurus were recognized, including Phillip Lim, Tabitha Simmons, Joseph Altuzurra, Reed Krakoff, Billy Reid, and Tommy Hillfiger…even Johnny Depp was awarded with Fashion Icon of the Year!  What a dream it would be to attend the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards ceremony…ahhh…

Front Row

I’m sure you’ve already heard about this fantastic collaboration, but if you haven’t, be prepared to have your mind blown.  Mary-Kate Olsen + Ashley Olsen + Blake Mycoskie= Fabulous shoes.  The young celebrity designers behind The Row have teamed up TOMS creator, Mycoskie to produce a brand new, totally rule-breaking collection.  After sneaking a little peek-a-boo at The Row’s Fall 2011 runway…

…it’s no surprise that when MK & A got their designer-ring adorned paws on the signature TOMS slip-ons we all know and love, a slightly more structured, sensible, lady-like design was the result.  Breaking from the usual casual canvas or linen flat, these new TOMS are entirely cashmere and Italian wool.  Trés luxe- but what else would you expect from the Olsen twins.  I’m holding the ritzy fabrics and heavy-weight designer name accountable for the steep price tag ($140-$150 a pair), but considered the multi-occasional wear built into them, buying a pair seems like a smart investment.  Right?  These young fashion brilliantes have done it again- transforming our dependable summertime sneaks into a fall staple.  Incredible.  Bravo.  Out of the three drool-worthy styles,  the ‘Hayden Classics’ are giving me the strongest withering puppy-dog eyes.

Which pair is your favorite?