Oscar Awards: Female Best Dressed 2014

It’s that time again. The 86th Academy Awards!

Here are my favorite looks of the Oscar Awards from 1-4,#4 being the least favorite.

1.  Cate Blanchett in Armani

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Contrary to other people’s opinions, (a few dissing her style claiming her dress was a downer and did nothing for her), there’s nothing wrong with playing it safe. As long as you’re elegant and classy, who’s to really judge? After all, Armani’s designs are usually pretty simple, yet still manage to impress. The shell and beading detail on the dress made Cate look quite captivating. Most flattering look of the night!

2. Anne Hathaway in Gucci

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All I can say is…show stopper dress! No other way to put it. From the placement of the sequins to the backless design. This dress had her name written all over it. FAB!

3. Lady Gaga in Versace

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Others may not have been very moved by Lady Gaga’s dress, but she has definitely come far from her meat dress days. As the queen of pop (in my book at least), she’s still able to pull off basically any look and still look gorgeous. This was one of the best looks I’ve seen on her so far in 2014. The scarf draped around her neck added a very unique touch and suited well with the gown.

4. Lupita Nyong’o in Prada

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I’m sure some of you are wondering why I had Lupita at the bottom of the list. Let me start out by saying, the dress itself is absolutely stunning and almost mesmerizing. The headband definitely added a nice touch to complete the look. The baby blue color went perfect with her glowing skin. Lupita seems to always be able to pull off the brighter, more daring colors. If only the dress wasn’t so low cut on her neckline, this would have been my #1 top pick of the entire awards show. There is nothing wrong with showing a little bit of skin, however I don’t think the deep neckline flattered her midriff area.

Thank you all for reading!

As always, stay fashionable, lovelies.

ChristinaKennedyStyles

Walk, Walk, Fashion Baby ~ NYFW 2014!

As promised, here are the anticipated Street Style photos I took at NYFW earlier this February.

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Kyle Anderson (Accessories Editor for MarieClaire Magazine) and fashionable friend. 

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Beautiful people I’ve befriended at Lincoln Center. 

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My very stylish friend, Asha.

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Here are some more fashionable individuals I snapped photos of. Didn’t get a chance to get their names but they still should receive credit for their on-point outfits! 

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My outfit the day I braved the cold to take these fab Street Style photos.

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Cape: Trina Turk; Cardigan: DVF; Pants, Joe’s; Clutch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Photo of me, taken by friend, Asha.

All other pictures taken with my Canon EOS T3 Rebel Camera. 

Thank you all for visiting!!

As always, stay fashionable, lovelies.

ChristinaKennedyStyles 

My second time around the block, NYFW Take Two!

If you’ve been following along with my blog posts, you may have noticed the one from 2013 where I wrote about my fabulous experience I had in New York for Fashion Week.

Well, here’s post numero dos – New York Fashion Week 2014!

I knew coming into the city I wanted to see the shows (a few rows closer this time around), network, and utilize as much time as possible to put it  towards my styling business.

Originally I wanted to do a lot of exploring in the city, however I was given a sick internship opportunity that I could not pass up so I decided to pursue that. I also attended a few fashion shows.

My latest post elaborates more on the actual internship I worked on with a very talented creative director as well as a designer who makes sunglasses and attire for celebrities.

Check out my internship post HERE.

And now to the shows!!!

Even though my press credentials were not approved for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, I still received approval from another venue –Launch NYC. 

Throughout the week I attended several shows and took as many pictures possible using my Canon Rebel T3 Camera.

Minnoji Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

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 At only the age of 17, Designer, Milena Encheva started designing her own clothes. After moving to NYC and graduating FIT she gained experience working at design houses including Calvin Klein, Ali Ro, and Morado Blue, she finally opened up her own line in 2012 – Minnoji.

 This collection was one of my favorites. The combination of leather and wool brought a unique twist to the runway. I also really loved the exquisite detailing of the skirts. Her story and success was such a huge inspiration to me.

Check out Minnoji HERE.

Carrie Hammer Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

CarrieHammer We’re all very used to seeing the same types of models on runway shows. Some of us are almost brainwashed to think that only thin and tall people can walk the walk and wear the clothes at the same time. Designer, Carrie Hammer breaks that mold by designing clothing for all sizes at affordable prices. Her designs cater to the “underserved professional woman”.  

Her story and personal success was also very moving and inspirational to me.

Check out Carrie Hammer HERE.

My entire week for NYFW has been one HUGE experience for me that I have truly treasured since.

Stay tuned for more fashion fun…my next post will showcase Street Style photos!

Stay fashionable, lovelies

ChristinaKennedyStyles 

Stevie Boi “X2Sea” Internship!

This February, I took part in a fashion production internship with creative director, Yasmine Yasmine and designer Stevie Boi for New York Fashion Week 2014!

Stevie Boi is notoriously famous for designing sunglasses, jewelry and stage wear/attire for celebrities like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Fergie and many more..

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(Graphic Design by NajmDesigns, Picture from SteveBoi.com)

My experience working for this show, even though it was very short was probably one of the most helpful and beneficial internships I have worked so far. My duties involved everything from sewing damaged clothing to seating arrangements to even creating the actual runway. (taping set paper to the floor)

After the show was complete and over, me and the other interns that helped with the production and show were even credited for their contributed work.

See my credited work HERE.

Take a look at the pictures of the show HERE.

Originally, the venue where the show was being held was a showroom so watching the transition from showroom to runway was pretty awesome. It really goes to say that you can do anything you want with a space as long there’s an open mind and imagination.

I am so happy and grateful for this internship and I will definitely be using the experience and knowledge i’ve acquired to help get closer to my future dreams.

As always, stay fashionable lovelies

ChristinaKennedyStyles