Talk about a place to see and be seen. This week, Manhattan’s chauffeurs had little hope of Monday night off as top designers and celebrities had to be dropped off at the annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Skylight SOHO in New York. Carey Mulligan, Zac Posen, Kim Kardashian, Anna Wintour and Blake Lively were some of the headliners looking fab. There were two Special Moments. One was the announcement of who was taking home the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize, which turned out to be Billy Reid. The second was word that Karl Lagerfeld lost his diamond pin somewhere. A photographer found it on the floor. Lagerfeld said thank you. We thank hot footwear designers for giving us the audacity to spot the perfect shoes for every goddess at Monday’s event.
Anna Paquin keeps her look deliciously simple. As tough as the competition was for looks, Anna won the hearts of fashion critics on Monday. Her versatile day or night dress is by Richard Chai Love. Open-toe was not our first shoe style choice, though. To enhance the dress we leaned toward Tory Burch. The Tory Burch Sally wedge in black leather delivers two missing ingredients: more shoe, more elegance.
Yes, it’s that time of the month again for the Olsen twins to do their thing, which amounts to huddling and looking lost in oversized clothes. We spotted them Monday night with their adorable faces and lots of black fur. Their huggable lost-ness had us looking for Biviel boots worthy of their sisterly feet. Biviel, after all, is like the Olsens, pulling off unique metro style. We are going with the Biviel BV2877 wedge boot in black leather. Puts the Ultra U on Urban.
Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour, the very model of haute couture, impeccably dressed herself in Chanel, with contrast trim details. Since this is a dress for galas timed before or after sundown, we would love to see Anna’s shoes respond more to the gold zigzag stripes of her Chanel, in a color a tad less nude and a notch more beige. Vaneli for Jildor, known for sophisticated flair, responded well. We easily cast our vote for the Vaneli for Jildor Ussa natural cork wedge heel.