By Sunday night cameras were humming, floodlights were turned on and the red carpets rolled out for a star-licious group of top athletes and movie stars from around the globe. The venue was Abu Dhabi and the occasion was the 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards. Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Boris Becker, England’s world cup footballer Sir Bobby Charlton …and the list goes on. Sports legends did their red carpet thing before going to the Yas Marina and Yacht Club for a welcoming party. We welcomed the chance to pair their beautiful clothes with beautiful shoes.
Movie producer Lori McCreary poses with cinema great Morgan Freeman. We like the easy grace of a Stuart Weitzman sandal when the night calls for a gala dress that does not sport an overload of sparkle and shine. This is a great pick for her dress, the Stuart Weitzman Saxon Sandal Black Suede.
Dame Kelly Holmes, gold-medal legend known as Britain’s queen of distance running, lit up Sunday night in this smashing evening gown. Pelle Moda knows how to cross the finish line in evening shoes with chic strap design. A perfect match for this dress is the Pelle Moda Vino Bronze Leather, with a fine touch of stone details.
Sam Edelman in one of his most creative moments of 2011 decided to put a twist on the Mary Jane. This is the delicious night version and he calls it the Sam Edelman Jewel Pump Black Leather. The shoe would look super on Spanish actress Paz Vega, an eye-candy centerpriece in this jewel of a minidress.