DKNY Sunglass Soiree Red Carpet

Posted on July 28, 2011

Darlings, it was The DKNY Sunglass Soiree at The Beach in New York City. Sunglass Soiree! What a fabulous concept! Parties held in honor of accessories!

Let’s see how the ladies did:

 

Jessica Szohr

It’s cute. It seems a bit heavy for the weather but we suppose the straplessness mitigates against it. Love the necklaces. It seems lately the only two jewelry choices available to denizens of the red carpet are big showy pieces or nothing at all. And while we’ve gone on record as not loving the sloppy side braid, we have to admit, it works really well with this look, which just screams “summer in the city” to us.

Also, excellent posing with the sunglasses, girl. Good use of props.

 

Katie Cassidy

She might want to lay off the shimmer when she’s appearing in front of cameras because the sternum is suddenly the star of the moment and we doubt that was the intent. Aside from that, another cute “summer in the city” look. Are those shorts…tweed? Our crotches are itchy at the thought of it, but we’re going to assume it’s a lightweight tweed and the shorts are lined. Love the blouse, but she ruined it by using it as a display for the sunglasses. Also, one sleeve up and one sleeve down makes T Lo’s eyes twitch.

 

Olivia Palermo

Now THAT is what we’re talking about. Elegant, totally summer in the city, colorful, and perfectly accessorized. That dress is freaking gorgeous. Love the jewelry, which is just showy enough without being obnoxious, and yes, we love the pink clutch because it does what we always say accessories should do: “go with” the outfit rather than matching it exactly. We also love the little pop of pink on the soles of her sandals, which are refreshingly simple and elegant-looking. No bear-traps or gladiator sandals, no crazy stillettos or inappropriately deployed wedges; just a simple strappy sandal to punctuate the look. VERY well done, whoever put this together.

But honey, we can’t see your sunglasses.

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Robyn Morelli

    HATE olivia’s look. Having the light color block at the bottom really throws it off for me.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed!

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. It might have been all right with a darker color on the bottom, or if there wasn’t black right above it.

    • Anonymous

      Yea, I like the dress minus that part.  Maybe if that part was the shoulders and the bottom was the hot pink.

    • Mary McClelland

      Also I am really over her hang-dog hairstyle she always sports. It reminds me of my hound dog’s long droopy ears.  It does her no favors. 

    • Mary McClelland

      Also I am really over her hang-dog hairstyle she always sports. It reminds me of my hound dog’s long droopy ears.  It does her no favors. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      Yep…

  • Tamela Allen

    I hate everything about Olivia Palermo’s look. I keep trying to figure out what I’m missing.

    • Anonymous

      I know!  I read TLo’s post thinking…what are they talking about???

      • Anonymous

        Thank you. I was thinking the same thing. I do agree about the shoes, from what I can see that is.

    • Anonymous

      Those are ugly colors together, and ugly colors on her.  The lines aren’t flattering, and the elastic waist enhances the look that this doesn’t fit her. TLo are wrong here.

    • Anonymous

      Those are ugly colors together, and ugly colors on her.  The lines aren’t flattering, and the elastic waist enhances the look that this doesn’t fit her. TLo are wrong here.

  • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

    Is Olivia wearing Prada? That dress reminds me of the colors of that other dress…you know the one. The fashion magazine editor’s “Village Bicycle of the Year”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1077090078 Megan Sullivan

    Olivia (usually) always looks fabulous. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    Really? I like it quite a lot. Has a 60s Greek island vibe.

  • Anonymous

    Jessica looks happy. breezily comfortable and put together, as though she just walked in off the street, unaware that this was going on. Katie, that blouse should be on your “never again” list. Its a bad color choice for our skin tone and does zero for your upper body. Olivia, I’m in the TLo camp here. I think you look effing stunning.  Not even a teensie quibble about your look.

  • http://twitter.com/OracleKath Kathrine Marlow

    Katie looks like she’s channeling Galadriel, LAY OFF the shimmer

  • http://twitter.com/OracleKath Kathrine Marlow

    Katie looks like she’s channeling Galadriel, LAY OFF the shimmer

  • Anonymous

    Olivia’s dress reminds me of paper cupcake holders.

  • Anonymous

    Olivia’s dress reminds me of paper cupcake holders.

    • Anonymous

      But in a good way?  Who doesn’t love a cupcake?

    • Anonymous

      But in a good way?  Who doesn’t love a cupcake?

    • Jill Roberts

      Yes, exactly!  I was thinking paper lanterns.  Yikes.

  • http://twitter.com/anibellee Lynsey Martin

    You can totally see Olivia’s panties through that dress!  I’m surprised you guys didn’t call her out for that one!

  • Anonymous

    I love that dress of Olivias but can’t get on board with the hot pink clutch.  A pale metallic or black patant would have been better.  I understand the “don’t match your handbag, blah, blah, blah” but something this completely random just looks “left over from a better outfit yesterday”.  And you guys are going to start covering parties featuring accessories isn’t there an underwear party going on in Chelsea you can cover?

  • Anonymous

    I love that dress of Olivias but can’t get on board with the hot pink clutch.  A pale metallic or black patant would have been better.  I understand the “don’t match your handbag, blah, blah, blah” but something this completely random just looks “left over from a better outfit yesterday”.  And you guys are going to start covering parties featuring accessories isn’t there an underwear party going on in Chelsea you can cover?

  • Anonymous

    hate olivia’s also.  just hate the dress. 

  • Anonymous

    hate olivia’s also.  just hate the dress. 

    • Anonymous

      Me too, although I can’t state exactly why.  I think it’s the strip of black in it.

    • Anonymous

      Me too, although I can’t state exactly why.  I think it’s the strip of black in it.

  • Anonymous

    Szohr makes me channel my mom: “Get that hair out of your eyes young lady!!” Seriously, though, her dress and accessories are great, but I can’t stand when hair is pulled back but still in the face. Like when girls wear headbands that don’t hold any hair back.

    Totally agree on your assessments of Cassidy (tweed shorts?? See above hair complaints) and  Palermo. Palermo is rocking one of my current favorite necklace looks. I have a similar (and I’m sure much cheape) one that I throw on to funk-a-fy the plainest of outfits.

  • Anonymous

    Szohr makes me channel my mom: “Get that hair out of your eyes young lady!!” Seriously, though, her dress and accessories are great, but I can’t stand when hair is pulled back but still in the face. Like when girls wear headbands that don’t hold any hair back.

    Totally agree on your assessments of Cassidy (tweed shorts?? See above hair complaints) and  Palermo. Palermo is rocking one of my current favorite necklace looks. I have a similar (and I’m sure much cheape) one that I throw on to funk-a-fy the plainest of outfits.

  • Anonymous

    tweed shorts are actually great, they feel good and they look good. tweed sweatpants work really well as well. seriously!

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      Now I’m confused. Above, it seems as though “kingderella” is unacquainted with sarcasm, but this post would appear to be sarcastic in nature, yes?

      Or is this person really running around in a tweed track suit?

      Like I said, confused.

      • Anonymous

        ok, here im actually dead serious. i have a pair of tweedy sweatpants and i think theyre fab. *makes bitchy i dont care what you think face*

  • Anonymous

    Ok, WTH is up with asymmetric sleeves on that blouse.  I wouldn’t have noticed if TLo hadn’t pointed it out, but now I’m having flashbacks to the Cosby’s episode where Denise sews a shirt for Theo.

  • Anonymous

    oh and guys, not that i dont appreciate the celebrity judging, but you shouldnt get too excited about a ‘sunglass soiree’ if youve been demonstratively rolling your eyes at a ‘t-shirt launch party’ only yesterday.

    • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

      Do we really have to explain sarcasm to you?

      • Scott Hester-Johnson

        Crap. Someone beat me to the punch on TSLP. Luckily it was someone clueless as to our sarcastic ways, so it wasn’t nearly as high-larious as my comment.

      • Anonymous

        hmmmm ok. totally missed it. sorry bout that.

  • Anonymous

    Jessica “screams summer in the city”- are you kidding? She’s wearing the rec room couch for crying out loud! And Olivia’s dress I am finding mildly hideous. Hate the color combos especially that huge flesh-colored-bandaid section. At least we are in agreement about Katie.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with some others.  I’m actually not liking Olivia’s look at all.  That light peach under the black made me think for a minute that the dress was short and I was really confused for a minute when I couldn’t see her legs.  No matter how much I look at it, I can’t get used to it.  I also don’t think it’s very flattering.  She looks like one of those crayons with the different color layers in it, only they picked the leftover colors that no one wants to use to smash together.  The pink up top is pretty, but that peach…yeesh.  Not to mention you can see her freakin’ underwear!  Sorry guys, I’ve gotta disagree with you on this one.

  • MilaXX

    Jessica Szohr – I not a big fan of the sloppy braid, but she looks okay.
    Katie Cassidy – This is a case of bronzer gone terribly wrong. I’m assuming she didn’t want her chest to appear a different color than her face, but she went overboard on both areas. The short while cute, is sloppy and the shorts look like something you wear in the Fall with tights and boots.
    Olivia Palermo – Love this look. The dress looks comfy and chic. Bonus points for managing to deploy nail polish appropriately since so many starlets seem to not be able to do that lately.

  • http://twitter.com/CheriCPat Cheri Patrick

    I am a believer in the “any excuse for a party” mentality, so I think a Sunglass Soiree is a perfectly reasonable event.  So, where are the killer sunglasses one would expect at this?

  • Gloria Yip

    The nude colourblock just makes me think there’s no more skirt. It’s a weird choice.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly!  It might have worked better on a darker skinned gal, but I still don’t like the combinations of colors no matter who it’s on.

  • Scott Hester-Johnson

    Sunglass Soiree? That’s almost as fabulous as a T-Shirt Launch Party!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    So I’m scrolling down, reading the commentary and I see the pic of Olivia Palmero and think “now for the good stuff” because I can clearly see her undies…and I was astonished to see the one and only TLo singing her praises. I think the dress is ill fitting and the nude on the bottom is all wrong.  The clutch looks like she went out last night and didn’t have time to switch our her bags.  Sorry, but out of the 3 of these ladies, Jessica looks the best–minus that hair.     

    • Judy_J

      You’re right!  That black panel went to sheer under the lights, as opaque black so often does. 

  • Anonymous

    Olivia Palmero’s dress is GORGE.

  • Judy_J

    I want to make my next party a sunglass soiree!

  • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

    I’m actually really digging Kate’s tweed shorts. And Jessica’s braid. It’s Olivia that baffles me. I hate the colors in her dress. Pukey.

  • Anonymous

    Szhor over Palermo. Cassidy a distant third. Ms. Palermo might actually be the most appropriately garbed for the event but in this trio she appears over-dressed.

  • Christine Campbell

    Oh dear.  I really hate Olivia’s dress.  I hate hating it, but I do.  The color story is hideous and I don’t think the way it’s cutting her off in the middle combined with the nude color at the bottom is flattering on her at all.

  • http://knittedfuin.tumblr.com/ Eruwenfuin

    Olivia: UGLIEST DRESS I HAVE EVER SEEN. Okay, not the ugliest, but that bottom colours has no business being in that dress.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Respectfully disagreeing with the love for Olivia’s dress.  I know we’re doing sheer now, but this looks more like a wardrobe malfunction than a deliberate style choice. You know she doesn’t have the tummy pouch the glowing white lingerie seems to give her.

  • Anonymous

    Another member of the I don’t like Olivia’s gown club. It looks like a bunch of silk lampshades chopped up and sewn back together, and not in a good way. I love color blocking when it’s done well but I don’t like it here. 

  • Anonymous

    upholstery fabric
    too casual
    cupcake papers

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1406341157 Christopher Rogers

    Olivia styled herself, as she always does. She’s forever flawless in my book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/irfanbadarpura786 Irfan Badarpura

    Very good customer service, prompt delivery (lol…prompt for coming from so far away!), and good products. I recommend this company to my friends all the time. Buy atenolol online is a godsend to those of us without medical insurance. 

  • Anonymous

    See I’m not so keen on that last look. It’s a nearly but not quite and for a couple of specific points. The black band on the dress is too high contrast with the other colours, there could’ve done with being another darker shade at the hem to stop the skirt looking like it had vanished. And the clutch – it doesn’t go, it clashes. The clutch is a blueish magenta pink and the pink in the dress has some yellow in it. Likewise the shoes from what I can see of them, they look too pink. That to me just looks like someone grabbing anything without really looking, sort of ‘that will do’.

  • http://twitter.com/verascity Vera Sticker

    I do like Olivia Palermo’s dress but I find the look horribly aging. I thought it was some actress in her early 40s for a minute. It would work a lot better *on* an actress in her early 40s.

  • http://twitter.com/mallorylaporte Mallory Laporte

    I find Olivia Palermo to be pretty insufferable, but the bitch knows how to dress. Love her look here. I actually like the strip of black because it’s unexpected.

  • Mary McClelland

    Olivia’s dress reminds me of Mrs. Roper or a golden girl.  Bea Arthur called… Yeah – no on Livie. 

  • http://twitter.com/HeckYeahHeckNo K

    I don’t know much about Olivia Palermo, but form what I can tell is she seems to be one of those truly fashionable girls who understands how to be fashion forward and how to push it without looking like a crazy person. 

  • Valerie Little

    The clutch goes with the carpet but not much else in that last outfit. Necklace doesn’t look right either.

  • Anonymous

    I have to disagree. I think Olivia Palermo looks terrible. Ugly dress (those colors are painful!) in an unflattering style and jewelry that IS obnoxious.

    The only thing I like here is Katie Cassidy’s blouse.

  • Anonymous

    HOW DID YOU GUYS NOT NOTICE THE PANTIES? they’re screaming at me, christ

  • Anonymous

    Have to vote “no” on Olivia’s dress. It looks like a 1970′s nightmare. UG-ly.