Euxaristo to all of you who have been checking out my Gabby Award coverage! It was truly an amazing event.
Last Friday’s events for Gabby Awards Lifetime Achievement winner neon artist Stephen Antonakos and jewelry designer Konstantino were just precursors to Saturday’s main event — the presentation of the 2011 Gabby Awards!
I slept in as much as I could on Saturday morning — hey, a girl needs her beauty rest if there are going to be lots of cameras around! — but I was too excited to stay in bed. I tried to Skype my parents in Greece — I’d been going back and forth on what to wear, and my mom has a great eye for fashion and style so I wanted her opinion — but they were out. Fortunately, I had booked an appointment with my hairstylist, Wendy, who did a great job on my hair! Finally, after I’d already gotten dressed and was about to head out the door, my parents Skyped me. The dress was Mom-approved! It had a bit of a vintage feel to it. It was a black chiffon number with white polka dots. It had a deep V-neck and an asymmetrical cut. I wore it with a simple strand of pearls to kick up the 50s flair. For makeup, I wanted a fresh, springtime look so I wore Stila lip glaze in guava, which is what a makeup artist had used on me during Fashion’s Night Out. I spritzed on Zara Creme eau du toilette, which my sister gave me for my birthday, and then I was out the door!
Probably one of my favorite aspect of going to the Gabby Awards was seeing what everyone was wearing! I have to say, I was quite impressed with the men — they really picked some stylin’ suits and tuxes. Gabby Award founder Gregory Pappas wins the award for coolest tie! Meletis Koropoulis wore a sharp suit and hipster-ish glasses … perhaps we can add him to our growing “gripster” list?
Of course the women looked gorgeous, as well. Most opted for floor-length gowns in bright colors — canary yellow, azure, and cherry red were popular. Many wore, not surprisingly, goddess gowns. There were also some sparkling numbers. Melina Kanakaredes dazzled in a patterned, one-shoulder dress. Cat Cora looked spicy in a red dress with a fantastic neckline. Jane Monzures was looking anything but plain in plum.