If you’re not into tennis, the Hopman Cup sounds like something that goes into a hip procedure. Not so. The Hopman Cup is a big deal in world tennis. It’s an annual tournament in Australia. We looked in to see what this year’s tennis starlets are putting on when it’s time to ditch the court wear for glitter. What better place to look than at last week’s Hopman Cup New Years Eve Players Ball, which took place at the Burswood Ballroom in Perth, Western Australia. We were not disappointed. All the anointed tennis stars looked divine and what dress wouldn’t on those super-fit athletes. We were straight-up fit too with shoes to match.
Beautiful Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic, a former world number one, scored a victory for fashion smarts at the Players Ball. She was a picture of radiance in this high-definition red-pink dress. To respond to her regal hemline, and correspond best with earrings and handbag, we looked for something in the pewter line, something gossamer from Kate Spade. Eureka, right? It’s the Kate Spade Cam Sandal Pewter Leather. The airy mesh structure and bow can guarantee Ana’s good nights.
Backhand talent Justine Henin kept her look simple, confident, and hemline-brief as Exhibit A of her fine form. We would have ignored the easy comfort of those low-heel sandals for a dressier evening look from the Vaneli for Jildor line, a known winner for those who like simple sophistication. Here is the Vaneli for Jildor Ussa Black Patent with cushioned footbed to pamper the most precious athletic feet.
What are entrances for? When it’s the turn of tennis star Bethanie Mattek-Sands, the entrance is for the purpose of shaking things up. This is the tennis athlete known for striped cowboy hats and knee-high socks, so pairing fishnets patterned with cartoon-sized flowers against a pink cocktail dress came as no shock. We would have turned down the shoe look a few decibles. Bethanie the party girl would have replaced Bethanie the gladiator girl in our fashion book with the help of Jeffrey Campbell. Greatest match of all: the Jeffrey Campbell Cast Black Leather sandal.