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Vivienne Westwood & Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year Concert

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One of the most beautiful things to do on the new year’s first morning is to enjoy the enchanting performance of Vienna’s Philharmonics. It has become a tradition in my family to listen to the magnificent classical music pieces and watch the Vienna State Ballet. So far it’s been a virtual experience in front of the TV, but one year I hope I will get there and see it live.

This year, the costumes for the ballet dancers have been designed by no other than Vivienne Westwood. Known for the punk influences, the English designer has incorporated her signature style into breath-taking gowns and tartan outfits specially made for the ballerinas. Her colorful and striking input to the show was well-defined and easily recognizable. I personally enjoyed watching the gracious dancers performing effortlessly in her ensembles at The City Palace (Stadtpalais Liechtenstein). I was curious to see her approach, since in the past, the dresses have been incredibly delicate and feminine. Here is the result:

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Arrivals @ The 2013 NAACP Image Awards

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I was very happy to see Kerry Washington in this lovely Oscar de la Renta spring 2013 dress. Apparently, she is quite fond of this style, as I immediately remembered that gorgeous Giles dress she wore at the London premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s new movie “Django Unchained”. Kerry opted for a simple look, replacing the bejeweled butterfly belt  with a less heavy one.  Freida Pinto and Halle Berry attended the awards also. See their  looks below: (more…)