Behind-the-Scenes With Katrina at The Hollywood Style Awards

Behind-the-Scenes With Katrina at The Hollywood Style Awards

by Katrina Mitzeliotis

For the first time the Hollywood Style Awards took place in New York this year, occurring on the eve of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, right in the middle of all the action at Lincoln Center. While it’s definitely one of the most hectic times for me, the show was so much fun! I started the day at my office, prepping questions for the red carpet later that night, before heading over to Angelo David Salon where I got glam thanks to their hair and makeup team.

Next, it was time to get dressed! Since the awards were in a new city, I thought I would celebrate with a new silhouette. Personally, I often stick to the same style when choosing a dress – but not this year. I opted for a long blue halter dress, complete with two side-slits, to embrace a longer hemline. Since I’m short I’ve always been nervous that a long dress wouldn’t work on my frame, but the slit definitely helped elongate my figure, while a little hint of skin broke up the ensemble.

If you want to try the look yourself, I recommend this dress from David’s Bridal. I love the way it cinches the waist and the slit is definitely one of the hottest trends of the season! It’s a sexy way to show some skin without taking the trend too over the top – and it’s perfect for a formal affair.

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At the show, Katie Holmes made her first public appearance. She looked stunning in Carolina Herrera as she introduced the designer herself, who took home the ‘Designer of the Year’ title. A slew of stars came out to honor top stylists and makeup artists, including Nicole Richie, Amy Adams, Alison Williams and more. I had so much fun at the show, and even got to chat with Ed Westwick to get the scoop on the final season of “Gossip Girl.” Late that night, we headed over to Stone Rose Lounge to celebrate.

Carolina Herrera and Katie Holmes

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