Aimee Garcia in Naeem Khan at the 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards

Posted on October 01, 2013

Aimee Garcia attends the 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards in a Naeem Khan silver vine-embroidered racerback gown with trumpet skirt from the Fall 2013 collection paired with a Nancy Gonzalez clutch, H. Stern earrings, and Sam Lehr bracelet and ring.

Naeem Khan Fall 2013 Collection [NOT THE SAME GOWN]




[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/,]

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  • Garcia Loca

    What a pity — it’s such a striking gown with contrasting lining. With tone-on-tone lining, it goes straight to mother-of-the-bridesville.

    • luluransom

      Couldn’t agree more. Glad they lined it, but so flat w/o some contrast.

  • Bless her stylist for lining that dress, but NO to the mermaid hair.

    • sagecreek

      Pretty much exactly what I was going to type.

    • SayWhaaatNow

      I don’t get it. Why is the mermaid hair bad? I think she looks lovely.

      (I’m new here.)

      • Like our esteemed hosts, I tend to object to it on principle. In this case, its because its Soooooo shiny that it looks fake to my eyes.

      • Sobaika

        I don’t have a knee-jerk reaction to it, but starlets almost always deploy it poorly (obscuring the neckline, weighting the look to one side, jamming their hair with extensions, etc.)

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Plus, it’s something that tends to be done to death among starlets with long hair. It’s just kind of over-played.

        • SayWhaaatNow

          What’s a good alternative for long hair, then? It seems like there’s only so much you can do…

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            I was afraid you were going to ask me that! 😉 I’m honestly not sure! I’d say… go to today’s Emmy Rossum post. Other than the “bump it”, that’s a nice alternative for long hair, I think. Or even just maybe a middle part, with soft waves coming down. Just something simple like that, I think. One of the problems with Mermaid hair is that the whole sweep of every single strand over one shoulder looks very forced, if that makes any sense.

          • Linda LaPaz

            Then you’d be all “cocker spaniel ears”. I know what you’re saying, but there are only so many alternatives for very long hair.

          • Glam Dixie

            How about a lovely updo or a sleek ponytail?

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            I think an updo might be a bit much for the dress, but a sleek ponytail would be beautiful!

          • 3boysful

            Or a partial up-do.

            And I LOVE the dress, but I think it requires a little more makeup color.

      • Laura Renee

        Also, welcome! 🙂

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Not loving the mermaid hair, or the mermaid style of dress, but the fabric and print itself are GORGEOUS! Her makeup is perfect. Plus, the chandelier earrings are perfect – just enough of a pop, but not too much. For a tired hairdo and a tired style of dress, this still comes across looking lovely.

  • jspark

    NCLA? No Clown Leaves Alive?

  • This pretty much deserves a WERQ for having it lined. I don’t think those lovely chandelier earrings are enough of a contrast, she needed some colour in the purse as well.

  • Sobaika

    I wish she’d gone with different lining, much more striking.

  • Diego!

    She should have worn this dress with her hair up. but she definetely looks stunning!

  • Jacquelyn

    Mermaid theme overboard. Needs to change the hair.

  • Well honey, I have no idea who you are, and I suspect I’m not the only one, so kudos to you for going with the lady-like, lined option, as opposed to the more desperate for attention option. That said, this entire situation is a bit too Daytime Emmy’s.

    • She was a regular on Dexter for the last two seasons.

      • schadenfreudelicious

        I have watched every episode of Dexter and am embarassed to say while her face was familiar I couldn’t place her…likely the absense of Harrison on her hip…..

      • Sobaika

        The babysitter little sister person!!!! I was staring at her pictures for a full three minutes trying to place her.

    • These awards seem to be Hispanic and Latino, so I would imagine a lot of the people who attended will be familiar to Hispanic TV watching kittens.

      • And Dexter watchers, too, apparently. : )

      • Erica_Vuitton

        Yes, ALMA stands for American Latino Media Arts Award.

      • Well, there are also a lot of us Hispanics and Latinos who watch English-language TV. These awards are akin to the Image or GLAAD awards, not the Emmys. You can tell because they’re sponsored by NCLR, which stands for the National Council of La Raza.

        • Oh sure – but I’d imagine some of these actors are a bit marginalised in English language TV, so they might be familiar-looking but in Hispanic stuff they have a more prominent career.

      • marlie

        According to Wikipedia, the ALMA awards celebrate Latino contributions to music, TV and film.

    • Imasewsure

      Wasn’t she was the niece/Carmen replacement in the George Lopez show too? Never made it through a whole episode of Dexter for some reason but glad she has a thriving post-rerun career!

  • melanie0866

    ooooo, pretty.

  • amanda siegelson

    i like the dress tom and lorenzo link to – but it’s not the same dress as the one she’s wearing. so hard to tell if this would have been that much better sans lining.

    it’s boring. that’s the best and the worst i can say about it.

    • I noticed that too. But then I looked at the collection and I didn’t see the “correct” one. Maybe it’s an altered hybrid? I wish she’d worn the dress from the runway, it is much more interesting.

      • amanda siegelson


      • GillianHolroyd

        Although I’m not a fan of unlined dresses, the runway version looks much more dramatic and modern.

        • Morgendorffer

          If the runway version were lined black to contrast with the white design, I think it would look amazing.

    • AmeliaEve

      Oh wow, it really is very different. I did not pick up on that right away. I think this is one of the better renditions I have seen of the lined above/sheer below trend. Possibly because it works with the actual cut of the dress and does not require us to see her granny panties.

    • conniemd

      Yeah, the print is completely different. Can’t see any of the same design motifs from the runway dress on this one. I think the gray looks dull just because she should be wearing a bright color I think. I’ve seen some very striking gray dresses, but they are usually sheiker and this one is very fussy.

  • Donna Tabor

    Thank GAWD someone found a length of lining. Must have had to search high and lo for it in the dim recesses of some atelier, since there is clearly a worldwide shortage.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    On the runway version.. ALLLL i can see is faux penis over the model’s crotch. SO glad she had the design altered but I’m not sure about the lining. I don’t know what color I would’ve gone with but not the light gray. I love love love those earrings.

    • nannypoo

      Re: penis OMG, I wish I could unsee it.

      • Erica_Vuitton

        I’m sorry I tried to say it as tactfully as possible, but it needed to be shared.

    • marlie

      You just ruined the runway dress for me.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I kinda hate what the skirt did at the bottom. From the knee up is stunning, but I feel like the embroidered sheer cheapens it.

  • MilaXX

    dat hair! So distracting from an otherwise pretty dress

  • quiltrx

    Love the gown! It’s NOT in the Fall RTW collection (I would have remembered–I loved the whole collection–and double-checked to be sure)…maybe it’s custom? Anyway, it’s gorgeous and so representative of the designer.
    Boring hair, honey.

  • Janet B

    I understand the love of long shiny hair, but I’m tired of women covering up interesting bodices/necklines/jewelry.

  • kimmeister

    Love the dress, jewelry choices, and even the matchy nail color, but that clutch is just a bunch of nothingness.

    • decormaven

      I would have loved it more if the lining of the dress was in a pale pink tone. The bag, as it is, references nothing.

  • Imasewsure

    Love the runway version and probably would have liked this version more against a less busy and Target-y background

    • decormaven

      Yes, the Target logo is very distracting. I know sponsors want visibility, but this is irritating.

  • ewes_urn_aim

    I don’t mind the hair but the gown’s color (or lack of) is washing her out.

  • procrastinatrice

    I actually hate the bottom part of this dress. It looks really awkward around where the two different fabrics meet. It’s like one of those weird wedding dresses that can be shortened for the reception.

    • demidaemon

      Agreed. I posted pretty much the same thing.

  • bertkeeter

    For a NK dress it’s surprisingly young n fresh!

  • Kristobel

    Very pretty. Too bad I can’t say the same about the finale of Dexter, which was THE WORST.

  • random_poster

    Look what happens when you line a dress, High-End Fashion Designers! The details of your work don’t fade away, and we actually LOOK AT DRESS!!

  • Linda LaPaz

    I’m not mad at the lining.

  • marlie

    It’s a completely different dress than the one the model is wearing. I think Aimee looks absolutely gorgeous – The dress fits her perfectly, and her hair and makeup are flawless (yes, even the mermaid hair). The only thing I’d change is the clutch; it just seems “off.”

  • PastryGoddess

    That doesn’t look like the same dress

  • anotherkate

    I don’t know who she is, but she’s lovely. The dress, unfortunately, looks a bit too “grande dame” to me.

  • demidaemon

    That seam they added at the knee area just killed it for me. It wasn’t originally designed as a mermaid gown? Why is it a mermaid gown now?

  • kathrineb

    I think she looks pretty but I’m a little bored by this look. It may sound crazy but a pop of colour?just some kind of accessory that is not washed out and pastel.

  • allcapsERINN

    Just gorgeous and God bless her for having it lined.