what I wore: 17th annual ACE Awards #2013aceawards

November 6, 2013
Photo Credit: Wire Image, Photographer Jim Spellman

Upon arriving at the Accessories Council ACE Awards at Cipriani in midtown Manhattan, I was struck by how incredibly GRAND everything was. I hadn't been to event there in a long time.  The chandeliers were gargantuan.  The marble columns soar to the heavens, lit by a green mood lighting from every angle. It was an assault on the senses in the best possible way.  The floral arrangements were stunning, as were the Swarovski crystal touches scattered throughout the flower arrangements on the tables. It was a fitting atmosphere to host a gala honoring the larger-than-life talents in the world of accessories.


Photo Credits: Wire Image, Photographer Jim Spellman

What I wore:
Dress: 
c/o Rent the Runway , Monique Lhuillier
Accessories:
Necklace:
Tiger Bracelet: 
other Bracelets: 
Judith Ripka & Boy Meets Girl®
Shoes:
Rings: 
Vintage mixed with 2 "happy" from the Boy Meets Girl® x Roman Luxe ring collection & my wedding ring

I was honored to be there as a newly minted member of the Accessories Council. The Council has been so supportive of me, and of all of its members (which include brands, designers, stylists, bloggers, retailers, publications, entrepreneurs and other personalities in the field).  The mission of the Counsel is to grow awareness of and demand for fashion accessories. To that end, The ACE Awards celebrated and honored a number of talented industry mainstays in a number of categories. This year's recipients included:
Brand of the Year: Alexis Bittar
Specialty Retailer: Charming Charlie
Business Visionary: Diane Sullivan (Brown Shoe Company)
Marylou Luther Journalism Award: Hamish Bowles
Hall of Fame: Iman
Influencer: Kate Young
Digital Influencer: Leandra Medine (Man Repeller)
Omni-Channel Retailer: Nordstrom
Distinguished Style: Olivia Palermo
Designer of the Year: Phillip Lim
Breakthrough Award: rag & bone
Style Ambassador: Stacy Keibler
Legacy Award: The Frye Company (celebrating 150 years)
Retail Innovation: Warby Parker

Congrats to all of the winners! Also a HUGE congratulations to the President of the Accessories Council, Karen Giberson, for putting together such a beautiful evening!

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