Saturday, 7 April 2012

47th Annual ACM Awards 2012 Red Carpet Fashion

47th Annual ACM Awards 2012 Red Carpet Fashion

Nicole Kidman, Leann Rimes, Taylor Swift & Jennifer Nettles
walk the red carpet at the 2012 ACM's

The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 1, 2012 brought out some of the biggest names in country music and lots of glitz and glamour too as the stars walked the ACM red carpet!

Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans and Caroline Bryan (wife of singer Luke Bryan) reminded us that the days of Angelina Jolie'ing and the right-legged meme are thankfully not over.

Taylor Swift looked mature beyond her years whilst others traded Nashville glitz in favour of Hollywood sophistication.

Who won you over with tasteful fashion with a hint of twang? 
Carrie, Shawna Thompson and Laura Bell Bundy

Taylor Swift
The triple nominee wowed in a white J. Mendel column dress with cut-outs and metallic detail. Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Christian Louboutin ‘Summerissima’ criss-cross platform sandals accessorized her look. She looked outstanding wearing a J. Mendel Fall 2012 dress. Gilles Mendel is very much Taylor’s go-to designer, but on this occasion she opted for a very modern, sleek sleeveless dress with metallic gold accents and cut-outs. Wavy hair, blunt bangs, kohl-rimmed eyes and a nude lip colour provided the finishing touches. Simply stunning - Photo - Photo

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood (left) and Taylor Swift (right)
kept the snappers happy on the ACM red carpet
(Images Getty - AP)

The dual 29-year old Female Vocalist nominee stunned in a custom strapless embellished Abed Mahfouz gown with Oscar de la Renta silver peep-toe pumps and Johnathon Arndt jewels. She looked lovely wearing an Abed Mahfouz strapless gown with embellished details and a thigh-high split. Diamond jewellery and Oscar de la Renta silver peep-toe platform pumps accessorized the look. Beauty-wise she opted for large curls, dark eye makeup, and a shimmering coral lip colour

During the show, “Good Girl” Carrie turned up the country heat wearing a cool sequin-embellished pink and purple ombré fringed dress with a matching black cape by KYMERAH.
With her hair styled in voluminous curls, she finished off the look with stacked studded cuffs and a pair of embellished black ankle booties. - Photo - Photo

Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton's multiple nominee wife the current golden girl in country music dazzled in a gold Randi Rahm halter with matching platform pumps and stunning Fred Leighton jewels. A golden girl needs golden jewels. Fred Leighton’s cascading diamond chandelier earrings and spectacular a diamond swallow cuff accessorized her look perfectly.
Side-swept blonde tumbling curls and a copper lip colour provided the finishing touched

Lambert was practically a golden girl in her gold gown by Randi Rahm. The halter-neck metallic dress showed off her voluptuous figure faultlessly! The 2 time ACM 2012 winning lady wore three different dresses to this year’s awards! She changed out of her floor-length gold, Grecian look and slipped into a sexy black corset with a ruffly black skirt for her live performance. Then at the pressroom she completed her evening wardrobe with a short metallic dress that perfectly matched her two ACM awards and those legs!  - Photo  - Photo

Rand’s hubby and one of the evening's co-hosts, "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton, looked dapper in gray and black when he arrived with his wife.

Nicole Kidman
The actress, who was there to support husband Keith Urban, wore a L'Wren Scott LBD, red strappy sandals and Cartier jewels
The Academy-Award winner's dress was on trend with a mesh cut-out that showed some flesh, but didn't show too much.
After a long break from her favourite L’Wren Scott wardrobe she attended this event wearing a look from her stylist’s Fall 2012 collection. Her simple fitted sleeveless dress with a shirt collar and a sheer yoke was accessorized with Cartier jewels and a small black clutch. Nicole’s chic look was complete with sleek straight hair and a pop of colour via her L’Wren Scott poppy-red strappy sandals.  - Photo

Jennifer Nettles
The Sugarland power-house lady opted for a custom watermelon-coloured Max Azria Atelier gown with a bright yellow glittery belt and Kimberly McDonald earrings. The bodice of the singer's gown had very subtle cut-outs with a lace overlay. A red Edie Parker clutch and ruby earrings accessorized her look. Flawless makeup, a sweeping updo and a gorgeous pink lip colour provided the finishing touches. Jennifer described the colour as "watermelon jolly rancher." - Photo

Kimberly Perry
Kimberly Perry wore Cengiz Abazoglu from
the Spring 2012 collection
ACM Awards April 1, 2012 (AP Getty Image)

As ever The Band Perry front woman looked very pretty and wowed in a silk tulle nude mermaid gown by Cengiz Abazoglu. Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry arrived at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last night in Las Vegas looking pretty in a blush-colored gown by Cengiz Abazoğlu.
The strapless trumpet gown from the Spring 2012 collection featured a beaded-embellished design throughout the bodice. Her layered wavy blonde tresses were styled in a half-up style that made it easy to gaze at Kimberly’s 18k white and yellow gold Brumani earrings,  from the “Balalaika” collection, with diamonds, smokey quartz and morganite topaz. 
Kim additionally wore “Bollywood Glam” rhinestone bangles and a “Maharani” jaisel oval statement ring from Isharya.
She loved so much she said, “I actually want to be buried in this dress!” - Photo - Photo 
In the live showed Kim let her hair down and displayed a newfound stage presence in an above the knee sparkly black number and very high heels singing current single “Postcard From Paris.” Striking a few Swifty like poses TBP’s front lady sauntered down the ACM catwalk making the pretty much mid-tempo song feel more like an energetic barn burner.

Hillary Scott
The newly wed Lady Antebellum star (and four-time nominee) chose a sleek black wrap Emilio Pucci column, David Webb jewels and a Bulgari clutch. The dress hugged Scott’s womanly curves perfectly - Photo

Martina McBride
"Wedding Singer" Martina McBride opts
for the Chakra Couture Spring collection
The to-be-wedding singer paired an embroidered coral-encrusted Georges Chakra Couture summery look minidress from the Spring 2011 Couture collection ( Photo ) with simple nude pumps and blingy earrings.

Swarovski blue crystal Hyacinth earrings, a pretty pink lip colour and a simple bun completed Martina’s look. - Photo - Photo

Sara Evans
The singer chose a one-shoulder pink gown with a high slit and jewelled embellishments. She struck an Angelina Jolie-pose in her sexy up-to-there high-slit pink dress - Photo - Photo

LeAnn Rimes
Attending as an ACM award presenter LeAnn showed off her slim figure in a red patterned, mesh-panelled Stella McCartney Spring 2012 minidress, beige Christian Louboutin platform sandals and a sunburst-print clutch.
Her one-shouldered dress was styled with an array of statement jewellery. She accessorized with an art-deco clutch and a high bun completed her look and was apt on a windswept red carpet. - Photo - Photo

Katie Armiger
The "Scream" singer rocked a black and nude strapless beaded Pavoni cocktail dress. Lovely brunette Katie kept it short and sweet in this black lace dress. The nude fabric under the black dress gave it a dramatic effect. She paired up the dress with nude pumps.  - Photo

Shawna Thompson
Shawna Thompson
at the 2012 ACM Awards

The Thompson Square singer (she and husband Keith Thompson won Vocal Duo of the Year) arrived in a curve-hugging purple gown with floral lace detail. = Beautiful x
Shawna Thompson of the duo Thompson Square
was a sight so see in her floor-length purple gown.
The gown hugged her hourglass figure lovingly. The gown featured a very a lovely bodice and skirt detail adding to the very glam up look.

Laura Bell Bundy
The fun singer was all glam in a Jean Fares Couture gown. She was one of the eye-catchers at the event in her sequin-filled asymmetrical gown. - Photo -  Photo - Photo

Jake Owen, Lacey Buchanan
The actress/model wore an elegant full length white gown on the arm of boyfriend Jake and they made a handsome couple. Lacey starred in the video for her man's hit song "Barefoot Blue Jean Night." - Photo

Jana Kramer
Know by many for her role of Alex Dupre during the final season of the CW TV series “One Tree Hill”, the “Why You Wanna?” singer with singles at country radio is now pursuing a music career.
The naturally beautiful Jana wore a sexy blue wrapped mini dress by Mandalay with black embellished crisscrossing belted details.
Jana completed her look by wearing her honey brunette tresses in voluminous center-parted curls and accessorized with a lapis, moonstone and diamond bangle stack by Jemma Wynne and a pair of black patent Giuseppe Zanotti sandals. - Photo
Grace Potter
Grace Potter opted for a sassy pants suit. With this spandex look The Grace Potter and the Nocturnals lead vocalist sported a rather  Sandy from Grease” look - Photo

Karen Fairchild
Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town obviously wanted to dazzle on the red carpet with a metallic drop-waist dress by Gucci.
The brunette singer wearing the white, black and gold shimmery frock from the Spring 2012 collection. With her long lush locks gathered to one side, Karen accessorized with a metallic box clutch along with black onyx and gold jewelry from MEUS Designs and opted for black and gold open toe platform pumps. - Photo

Meghan Linsey, Steel Magnolia
The Vocal Duo nominee was all smiles in a strapless feathery Nha Khanh gown. - Photo

Hannah Blaylock
Jeans Fares gown worn by
Hannah Blaylock

Lead vocalist of the country music band Edens Edge wore a one-sleeve, silhouette-hugging Jean Fares gown from the haute couture “Award Season” collection and featured a drapery from the shoulder to waist where it meets a gold, floral embellishment. To use one of their song names I say "Amen" to the way Hannah looked.
- Photo Photo - Photo
With a signature style that attracts oriental princesses to Hollywood’s leading ladies; Lebanese designer Jean Fares is one of the most sought after names in haute couture. His portfolio is an impressive array of beautifully handcrafted designs featuring the characteristics of his ideal client: a woman who is naturally elegant, empowered, passionate and desirable.

Edens Edge
The trio of Edens Edge, which includes Cherrill Green, Hannah Blaylock, and Dean Berner, were dressed to impress at the soiree.
Cherrill Green was dressed in a one of a kind Theia purple ombre chiffon gown. Dean wearing shades was a cool sharp-dresser too - Photo

Faith Hill
Faith Hill attends
 the 2012 ACM Awards

She was present to accompany hubby Tim McGraw and cheer on his performance with Kenny Chesney. Faith wore a long-sleeved white Bill Blass cocktail dress edged with gold trim, loose waves, and gold drop earrings

Reba McEntire
Co-hosting the award show she sparkled in 4 sequined gowns and high heels.
She is auctioning off her cobalt blue silk dress all proceeds from the sale of the dress benefit Feeding America. (photo)

Beth Behrs
The 2 Broke Girls star oped for a pale pink floor-length gown with oversized bow detail – Photo - Photo

Brooke Burrows, Ira Dean
Somethin’ Bout a Sunday” singer Ira Dean posed with country newbie Brooke Burrows - Photo - Photo

Caroline Bryan
Angelina Jolie’s right leg went viral during the Academy Awards earlier this year. Her shapely appendage trended on the red carpet as well as Sara Evans and Carrie Underwood, Caroline Bryan the beautiful wife of a sharp-dressed Luke Bryan wore a slit dress. Caroline opted for a one-shouldered tangerine gown that appeared to be a short stretchy dress with a flowing jersey long slit skirt draped over it. - Photo

Gwen Sebastian
The Voice contestant paired a sweet LBD with red peep-toe pumps - Photo

Nancy O'Dell
Was a lady in red using the colour well with a flowing off the shoulder gown - Photo - Photo

Shannon De Lima, Marc Anthony
J.Lo's ex, singer Marc Anthony, brought new 24-year-old girlfriend Shannon De Lima, a Venezuelan model, as his date to the ceremony. As expected, she looked rather modelesque in her canary-yellow gown. - Photo

Singer-songwriter Andy Gibson, who co-wrote Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson’s hit duet “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” rocked the red carpet in a jacket and jeans - Photo

Scotty McCreery
The "Trouble with Girls" crooner looked impeccably dressed in a dark snazzy suit and grey waistcoat as he took time out to greet fellow musicians, fans and media members. - photo

Kip Moore
Worst dressed? A very casual look in a maverick T-shirt - photo

Did they take the wrong show road?  Eric Singer, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, and Paul Stanley of the longstanding heavy metal band KISS donned their iconic makeup and costumes and made a grand entrance as one of the ACM presenters. - Photo

One can see why the "Love Like Crazy" artist Lee Brice wanted to snuggled up to his honey, Sarah Parlinten - Photo

Jaida Dreyer
The "Guy's Girl” Streamsound recording artist choose a full length blue black dress yellow clutch bag and made the Best Dressed with online votes – Photo - Photo

SOURCES – Getty Images, Fashion Court,,,

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