CFDA Awards Night ’18 Edition

A night to honor all of fashion’s trendsetters, the annual CFDA is one of my favorite events because of the fact that it centers around celebrating fashion designers, influencers, and recognizing specific fashion icons who are completely unafraid to wear their style on their sleeve. Many of the night’s favorites were: Kim Kardashian ( the night’s big winner of the CFDA Fashion Influencer Award) wearing a custom Rick Owens white crop dress and her classic high ponytail, supermodel Naomi Campbell in fiery red Spring ’18 Calvin Klein, and Gigi Hadid wearing a vivid Versace jumpsuit.


Related image Kim Kardashian in Rick OwensImage result for naomi campbell cfda Naomi Campbell in Calvin Klein

 Gigi Hadid wearing a dazzling smile and classic Versace

*All images by Getty/Dimitrios Kambouris


These were my personal favorites!

Irina Shayk in Diane von FurstenbergIrina Shayk

Image By: Getty/ Dimitrios Kambouris

I loved Diane von Furstenberg’s fun play on leopard print with the burst of muted yellow, a flirty leg slit, and the simple strappy heel. The dress’ playfulness is met with a simple yellow eyeshadow look that doesn’t compete with the outfit’s brightness, it enhances it.

If you’d like to replicate the eyeshadow look:

$17 Mac Eyeshadow in the shade Chrome yellow Image result for mac eyeshadow chrome yellow


$2.50 Morphe Es32 in Sunflower

Lili Reinhart

Image by Getty/ Dimitrios Kambouris

Lili Reinhart (Riverdale‘s “goody-two-shoes” Betty Cooper) dresses to impress at this year’s CFDA as, in her own words, “I knew that I needed to take a risk and go out of my comfort zone,”. Coming out of her shell of normalcy proved to be a home run for Lili, as she dazzled in this extremely soft, floral number adorned with blush flowers and the palest of green leaves! It almost strikes me as a reminiscent of  Persephone, the Greek goddess of spring… hmmm A plus in my book.

To achieve this simple hair look:

Pull your hair into a mid-level bun

Take some pieces out to frame the front of your face to your liking

For extra definition, use a 1 1/2 inch curling iron, or anything with a medium/large barrel

1" 24K Gold Curling Iron / Wand   $35.00-60.00 Hot Tools 24K Gold Curling Iron 1.5 in.

Secure stray back pieces with bobby pins

Finally, spritz your hair with Hair Finishing Spray:

Ouai Hair Oil 1.7 oz/ 50 mL $28 Ouai Hair Oil at Sephora

Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong Finish 2.3 oz/ 75 mL$10 Moroccanoil Luminous Hair Spray Strong at Sephora


Olivia Culpo in Rebecca Minkoff

Olivia Culpo

Image by Getty/Dimitrios Kambouris

I love the simplicity of this look, it is so bold, bursting with sunflower yellow, yet it’s so simplistic in its free-flowing construction. This is a dress for everyone, no matter the wearer, this is a win for the minimalists!

Kendall Jenner in Alexandre Vauthier

2018 CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals

Image by Getty/ Dimitrios Kambouris

What an appropriate outfit for a night where all fashion risks are celebrated (for the most part at least), this was the look that surprised me the most, and it is actually one of my favorite looks from the supermodel to date. This flamingo-inspired dress accompanied with fuzziness all around, soft lavender to offset the outfit’s sheer boldness and a soft asymmetry for the shoulder, as well as the leg, proves daring and wild while oozing elegance, all at the same time! Well done Kendall!

To recreate this lovely updo:

Curl your hair with a 1-1.5 inch curling iron

$ 85.00 T3 Polished Curls 1.25 in. (Clip Barrel) at Sephora

Conair Double Ceramic Curling Iron Rose Gold - 1.25 $ 17.99 Conair Double Ceramic Curling Iron Rose Gold (1.25in.) at Target

Run through your strands with any Hair Smoothing product:

Ouai Hair Oil 1.7 oz/ 50 mL$28 Ouai Hair Oil at Sephora 


Image result for paul mitchell super skinny serum $ 21.00 Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum from JCPenney (*this can also be purchased from Ulta Beauty for $7.00 with the travel size)

Gather your hair into a high bun placed at the crown of your head

Arrange the strands with bobby pins to your desired style

Pull a strand for the front of your face

Then tuck some stray pieces behind your ear

Finish it off, with a hairspray for hold, and voila!


Candice Huffine in Gabriela HearstCandice Huffine

Image by Getty/ Dimitrios Kambouris

Accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Candice Huffine (IMG models) did not come to play, as she sizzles in a bold, 70’s-esque red jumpsuit which proved to have the perfect yellow accents with a double-chain necklace and glittery yellow studs!

Feel free to let me know who your favorites were this year!

Also, do you agree with the choice of the winner of the 2018 Fashion Influencer of the Year award, Kim Kardashian?

If not, who would you have picked?

Hugs and Kisses!



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Come one, come all! Thank you so much for stopping by! My name is Arin Yasmine Abasi and I'm 22 years old, currently attending the University of Georgia for Fashion Merchandising. My life is always full of energy coming from a very large family with 4 younger siblings and being Nigerian where everyone is your cousin or your aunt (even if you don't know them). I'm a senior at the University of Georgia and I cannot wait to dip my toes into the world of beauty and everything cosmetics in general once I graduate in the spring of '20! Here's a peek into my multi-colored, rainbow universe, filled with tons of excitement and color!!

2 thoughts on “CFDA Awards Night ’18 Edition

  1. Loved Kate’s designs! What a loss for the world of fashion. Depression is serious yet many find it stigmatising to seek professional help. Let’s remove the stigma from mental health one person at a time.


    1. Thank you Mrs Henley! Honestly Kate was one of my top favorite designers because of how classic yet whimsical her designs were, which is why it saddened me, (and I’m sure others) to learn that she was battling so many demons of her own! I completely agree that mental health should become a normal conversation topic, where people can openly discuss their issues and concerns without feeling/being judged or misinterpreted. Let’s Remove the Stigma!!!!


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