Monday, 5 November 2012

CMA Awards 2012: Red Carpet Fashion

CMA 2012 - Red Carpet Fashion

It was a Glitter Hoedown once again on the CMA red carpet on Nov 1, 2012.
Who shone out for you? 
(L to R) Kimberly (Lanvin), Taylor (Jenny Packham),
Hillary (Dolce & Gabbana) or Miranda (Maria Lucia Hohan)

Who won you over with tasteful fashion with a hint of twang?

(L to R)  Kellie (Pamella Roland), Carrie (Reem Acra), Lauren or Reba (THEIA)?

Who rocked the Macy's Walk of Stars Carpet or failed to impress?

(L to R)   Shawna, Shawn (Amanda Wakeley), Martina or Lisa Marie ?

What were the country stars and presenters wearing?

Ladies first (A – Z)

Carrie Underwood Gearing up for her CMA co-host duties for the 46th annual CMA Awards she looked lovely in an ethereal garden gown accompanied by her hockey star hubby Mike Fisher when they arrived at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville
The “Blown Away” singer looked beautiful with a more grown-up style wearing a whimsical Spring 2013 Reem Acra (photo) ivory chiffon gown with gold flower appliqués all over the daring illusion bodice.
Carrie had her blonde curls gathered into a low capacious glam style which allowed her to show off her sparkling bold diamond earrings. She then completed her look with an intense smoky eyes, a shimmering nude lip colour and Daniel Swarovski‘s gold leather Bel Air clutch with crystal closure and rose-gold jewels.

Carrie wore another eleven looks (above) during the three-hour awards show.
Is that why they had so many commercial breaks!

a) A Jovani nude fully embellished cocktail dress /Jacob & Co. earrings and equally bedazzling Fabi strappy sandals accessorized her look
b) A navy Sally LaPointe Fall 2012 peplum dress with a cut-out waist and wore silver metallic Jerome C. Rousseau sandals
 c) Katerina Maxine earrings with Jenny Packham Spring 2012 dress / Silver ankle-strap Gio Diev ‘Palma’ sandals and a Graziela cocktail ring accessorized this look
d) Ines Di Santo black strapless gown with a delicate Chantilly lace trim Sutra earrings and a Rona Pfeiffer ring wearing gold Giuseppe Zanotti ankle-strap heels.
e) Alice + Olivia ‘Azala’ boatneck sequin flare dress which she wore with her silver Jerome C. Rousseau sandals from look 1.

f) Then for a lady in red she opted for a breathtaking strapless Chagoury Couture gown with Palladium by Jacob & Co earrings and a Norman Silverman bracelet.
g) Christian Siriano Spring 2013 strapless nude tulle gown with grey appliqués /Ivory Tony Bowls shoes, Dana Rebecca Designs earrings  and a silver Graziela statement bracelet.
h) Carrie wore a sexy black-and-gold Edition by Georges Chakra Fall 2012 mini dress with a peplum detail and sheer yoke styled with black Jerome C. Rousseau peep-toe booties and Irit Design earrings.
i) Designed by Tony Ward she wore a sleeveless white ruched look with a peplum waist combined with  Gio Diev ‘Roanne’ black patent and gold mesh open-toe booties.
j) Finally for her stylist’s mega-busy night, Carrie donned a sky-blue Basler gown with a bubble rise-and-fall skirt with Gio Dev ‘Nara ankle-strap heels accessorized with Sutra earrings and a Demarco ring.

When she performed “Blown Away” before the CMA crowd she wore a black Tsemaye ‘Binitie’ high-low gown which featured sheer sleeves and a black geometric leather pattern on the chest with a silver belt and rockstar gloves.

Connie Britton – There to co-present with her “Nashville” co-stars Hayden Panettiere and Kimberly Williams-Paisley the Female Vocalist of the Year to this year’s winner Miranda Lambert saw ginger-haired actress Connie enter the stage looking lovely, wearing strapless scarlet red satin gown from GUiSHEM by Guillermo Jop, from the designer’s Fall 2012 collection.
It featured a mermaid train and monochrome geometric chevron patterns PHOTO

Faith Hill – Attending to perform “American Heart” and take part in the Willie Nelson tribute the “This Kiss” country star arrived with her hubby Tim McGraw sporting a voluminous mane, wavy blonde tresses over one shoulder, and donned in a Roland Mouret floor-length dress which had contrasting ivory puff sleeves was styled with a black Roger Vivier clutch and Neil Lane jewels. Deciding to opt out for her stylish and sometimes OTT gowns this more simple look was rather uninspiring.  PHOTO 
On the CMA stage she donned tight black leather pants, a billowy white blouse, and gold jewelry (PHOTO) and returned in same pants to perform a rare live duet in honour of award recipient Willie Nelson with Tim McGraw at her side - PHOTO

Gwen Sebastian – The “She Met Him In A Motel Room” singer from “The Voice” fame picked out a red off-the-shoulder dress. Was she ready to dance on the bar for a country hoedown?

Hayden Panettiere The TV “NASHVILLE” actress now country singer wore with confidence a dazzling Spring 2012 couture water green “Charleston” mini dress by Georges Chakra, embellished with lines of pearls and a intricate motif design along the hips that connected to a flirty fringe for a 20s flapper vibe.
For accessories she matched with satin green T-bar Giuseppe Zanotti sandals (photo), a crystallized blue-and-green clutch and an armlet. A side-swept bun and glossy nude lips completed her look – PHOTO

Hillary Scott - Lady A’s curveous leading lady looked svelte in a glittering Dolce & Gabbana  black dress with a sheer lace bodice. Scott finished the glam look with peeptoe heels and accessorizing with Magok Bracelet in Pink Sapphire, Topaz, and Silver from Sorelina Jewels.

Karen Fairchild – On a great night for the Little Big Town singer winning 2 CMA Awards she arrived on the red in a Grecian-inspired, gold gown  - PHOTO  Later for the “Pontoon” performance she joined her LBT pal Kimberley wearing polished leather dresses - PHOTO

Katie Armiger - With current single 'Better in a Black Dress' at radio instead opted for a green ombre number

Jana KramerThe 28-year-old “One Tree Hill”, TV actress and “Why Ya Wanna” country singer dazzled on-lookers looking comfortable and very beautiful in an Anthony Franco black silk and gold deco beaded dress with a leather waist, from the designer’s Fall 2011 Couture Collection.
A stunning Jana Kramer
(Getty Image)

Jana who joined Jake Owen to present the Single of the Year rocked the carpet with a smouldering smoky eye and gorgeous cascading swept tendrils. She completed her look with the black-and-gold Swarovski jet crystal “Intervalle” bangle. PHOTOPHOTO

Kellie Pickler – After shaving her head in recent times in support of her best friend who is undergoing chemotherapy, here the 26-year-old former American Idol star Kellie looked stunning with new regrown spiky pixie ‘do, wearing a strapless beaded bodice and ice-blue chiffon gown by Pamella Roland, from the designer’s Fall 2012 collection.
 This strapless gown featured a beaded bodice and a flowing satin skirt with a long train. She accessorized with a dazzling white gold 2.90ct diamond eternity bracelet (FB1009, $18,370) and matching white gold .40ct diamond stud earrings from Tacori.
A shimmering copper eye shadow highlighted her eyes while a glossy nude lip colour provided the finishing touches. PHOTO PHOTO - 

Kelly Clarkson - There to showcase a new single “Baby Don’t Rush” with Vince Gill saw the former Idol star Kelly shine under the bright lights in a navy blue and rust red custom-made dress by Cesar Arellanes.

The combo dress–which featured a long-sleeved top and high waist a-line skirt, was completely embroidered with gold floral brocade as well as citrine stones along the crew-neckline. Kelly finished off with dark gold platform pumps and glam curls.
To the awards she wore the Pave Teardrop Earrings in 5.32 CT Pave Diamonds by Caviar Dreams Jewelry and the Azzure Diamond Ring in Blue Diamonds and 18K Gold by Sorelina Jewels

Kimberly Williams-Paisley – The CMA co-hosts wife, “Nashville’s” TV actress Kimberly showed off both her toned arms and legs in a bronze silk gown designed by Romona Keveza (photo). The actress was there to have fun and co-present the Female Vocalist of the Year. The gown had a sweetheart bodice, draped skirt and a sexy thigh-high slit and opted for matching open toe platform pumps finishing off with shiny cascading curly ringlets - PHOTO

Kimberly Schlapman She joined her Little Big Town pals clad in a very familiar embellished net gown.
Her long blonde curls piled atop her head, and she showed off the open back of her shimmering Chagoury Couture cap-sleeved beaded blush chiffon long gown with sculpted shoulders, from the Spring 2012 collection. Kimberly finished off her look with big bold multi-hoop earrings and a knuckle ring by Loree Rodkin along with a black embellished clutch. Her eyelashes were a bit OTT and to heavy use of the eye-liner.

Kimberly Perry - The Band Perry singer who was there to co-present the New Artist of the Year and perform new single "Better Dig Two” Choose a very dark look. The 28-year-old singer wore a Lanvin black sheer silk-tulle dress, from the Pre-Fall 2012 collection, with short sleeves and a full skirt. She added colour with a red belt and wore black suede platforms and accessorized with her floral pattern needlepoint coin clutch by Dolce & Gabbana PHOTO

The Band Perry gave a rocking performance of their newest single, “Better Dig,” with lead singer Kimberly matching the tune’s mood in Balmain's ruffly Prince-inspired white blouse, embellished black jacket, slim black pants, and knee-high stiletto boots – IMAGE

Lauren Alaina The 2011 American Idol"runner up and “Like My Mother Does” singer was there to help out with AOL The Boot carpet duties.

The 17-year-old starlet looked simply beautiful in a red strapless gown and sparkly red necklace as she hosted the CMA Red Carpet show live. She finished off her CMA look with glittering drop earrings and a chic updo – PHOTO

Lisa Marie Presley – Attending with hubby Michael Lockwood she kept a somewhat Halloween look from the night before. Lisa was the first presenter on the night and brightened Little Big Town’s night for Single of the Year PHOTO

Lucy Hale - The “Pretty Little Liars” actress who recently gained a record deal accompanied Sugarland Kristen Bush. She looked so pretty in a Moschino white lace cowl neck gown with black burst of sequins, from the Resort 2012 collection. Lucy styled her dark hair in side-gathered ringlets before finishing off her look with a siren red pout to match her nail polish, a black satin Kotur clutch, a onyx-and-diamond ring and a pair of Nikki Baker “Scarab” onyx earrings.
Her country single and debut album is due out in 2013. Let’s hope it’s as classy as this black-and-cream creation - PHOTO

Martina McBride - Female Vocalist of the Year nominee and there to present the Male Vocalist of the Year Martina had a golden girl in a shimmery, gathered Grecian-style gown featuring leather straps and a belt, which set off her red locks PHOTO

Miranda Lambert There to perform as a Female Vocalist nominee the well endowed “Fastest Girl in Town” singer wore a desert silk mousseline “Anika” gown by Maria Lucia Hohan, which featured a grosgrain ribbon tied around the waist and nude lining underneath ($1,154, 
With a voluminous updo she selected a pair of Sutra sliced emerald and rough diamond earrings and a matching 18k gold rough diamond oval ring - PHOTO.

Miranda Live!

She later rocked out with her hit song slipping into some skin-tight black leather leggings and matching heeled ankle boots while rocking a colorful graffiti embellished bustier corset by The Blonds, from the Fall 2012 collection. She finished off with finger-twisted tresses - PHOTO

Reba McEntire - At age 57, Reba still continues to dazzle in super-sequined royal blue THEIA (photo) knee-length dress, which she paired with silver glitter peep-toe pumps. This Fall 2012 design is hand-embroidered with over 500,000 sequins in their signature crunchy fabrication. Took me about 10 minutes, but we finally decided on blue,” she said of her sparkling dress on the red carpet. Reba finished with white gold diamond jewelry, and her famous feathered mane. McEntire now stars in a new ABC TV show, Malibu Country PHOTO

Shawn Johnson - The Olympic gold medalist was there to co-present the Vocal Group of the Year with Scotty McCreery. Her toned arms were on display in a blue silk “Cady” dress by Amanda Wakeley.
The “Dancing With the Stars" diva, showed off her muscular arms and the gown featureding a severe side split PHOTO

Shawna Thompson – The Thompson Square singer wore a lovely sea foam green Grecian gown - "I totally love the colour, I've not wore anything this light” she said
 >> Audio Link.
She added Aquamarine & Diamond Slice Cluster Earrings by Caviar Dreams and the Moonstone Ring by Sorelina Jewels to the awards.  A winner of a BMI songwriting award last week she and her husband added Vocal Duo of the Year on the night – PHOTO PHOTO

Taylor Swift The “RED” country/pop princess made her usually late star arrival signing autographs and obliging her “RED army” fans by taking pictures with them. The 22-year-old country music starlet was dazzling in an embellished gown. She wore a beautiful Spring 2012 nude and poppy red floral sequin and bead-embroidered lace gown by Jenny Packham; a glamorous short-sleeve design with a scalloped edge v-neckline, gathering at the waist and a buttons aligned down the center of the back. (fashion photo)
She styled her long blonde locks in a natural wave before finishing off her look with minimal jewels, clean black-lined eyes, luminous skin with pink tinged cheeks and a red matte pout to match her glossy nail polish. (PHOTO)

She later wore a fun and flirty red party dress during her French-styled “Begin Again” CMA performance  >> Audio Link
Taylor -"Begin Again"

The Gents:

Darius Rucker - The musical-event-of-the-year nominee (“Stuck on You”) and Song of the Yeart co-presenter looked sharp in a gray tuxedo jacket.

Hunter Hayes - New Artist of the Year nominee Hunter Hayes dressed up his dirty Converse sneakers with a crisp gray suit and button-down black shirt. He opens for Carrie Underwood on her tour. Was she “Blown Away” by his look? - PHOTO

Jake Owen – Attending to present The Vocal Duo award ,did he apparently skin a leopard for his jacket at the 2012 CMA’s? He was with his wife Lacey Buchanan Owen, 22, who proudly flaunted her growing baby bump wearing a sexy green RAOUL dress which boasted a black see-through cut-out in the front. The proud dad-to-be Jake, 30, could not resist bending down and to give his wife's belly a big kiss on the red carpet. PHOTO - PHOTO
Jason Aldean - Up for three awards including Entertainer of the Year, he hit the red carpet with his wife Jessica Ussery who looked pretty in lovely champagne strapless gold gown. - PHOTO
This was probably their first public appearance together since Aldean's cheating scandal in September, when he was caught smooching former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr. The rocking country singer strutted in a tan button-up shirt, dark blazer and slacks + cowboy hat! - "Family's good, we're workin' through it," Aldean spilled at the NBC Experience Store in New York City while promoting his upcoming album Night Train in mid-October. "We're tryin' to move on, that's the biggest thing. And, hopefully, people will allow us the privacy to do that—and that's kinda it

Jonathan Jackson – “Nashville” actor was a little more rock ‘n’ roll than country sporting a fitted leather jacket, long hair, and goatee. The former “General Soap” star hit the event with his wife, fellow “GH” castmate Lisa Vultaggio, who wore a hot pink number and accessorized with a pair of tacky purple heels

Keith Urban – Usually inseparable from his wife Nicole Kidman he walked the red carpet alone nattily attired in a black suit with opened necked white shirt unbuttoned to reveal what appears to be very large tribal sun tattoo - PHOTO
 Nominated for Male Vocalist Keith performed “Georgia Woods” on the night with pal Zac Brown. The flame haired actress Nicole was spotted boarding a private jet in Australia on Thursday, the day of the awards. Nicole, 45, was joined by her parents as she flew privately from Sydney to Melbourne, where she was expected to attend the Melbourne's Cup Derby Day on Saturday. She has also been busy with work commitments filming a new biopic on Grace Kelly in Monaco.

Scotty the hottie?
Scotty McCreery There to present Vocal Group of the Year the young “Love You This Big” crooner looked boyishly handsome in a smart gray suit with a black dress shirt and black skinny tie.
Tim Allen - The Last Man Standing star who joined Reba McEntire to co-present the nights biggest ward Entertainer selected a country wardrobe staple for his red carpet walk: a denim shirt.

The Farm - Elektra Nashville "Home Sweet Home" country trio grew out of a songwriting session in Tennessee in 2010. They were all styled by the world famous stylist (Kristi ??). Nick Hoffman said she puts a “hotch-potch of stuff together in an incredible way”, Krista Marie choose a corset top with black pants and explained the stylist is a great accessorizer – “She takes a piece and makes it into a piece of art like a canvas”. Third member Damien Horne explained how their designer incorporated his theme, “Be Grateful,” into his ensemble by adding various accessory pieces to his Salvation Army jacket from the church he attends. – PHOTO 
 >> YouTube (Interview with The Tennessean at 2 mins)

Live stage Fashion Montage -, Little Big Town, Kimberly Perry
Faith Hill, Kelly Clarkson & Keith Urban perform :

Photo Gallery -

Sources – Getty Photos, CMA Flickr Photos, Fashion Court, RCFA
Updated Nov 6, 2012

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