A Pencil Stroke

11th June, 2012

Because we’d been working together on the Resort presentation, BCBG designer Lubov Azria asked if I’d like to accompany her to last week’s Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards. Of course I said yes!BCBG loaned me a sleek jumpsuit and accessories from their Fall collection for the occasion, and because I knew I’d be walking the red carpet with Lubov and model Selita Ebanks, I called two of my favorite hair & makeup artists (the same gals who helped me make THIS!) over to amp up my look for the evening.Bethany Brill scraped my hair into an only-seemingly simple fold at the back, while Porsche Cooper mixed FLIRT!‘s Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Goody Goody and Coconutty across my eyelids. She blended these two across the top with Funny Hunny, lined my eyes with Opening Line Liquid Liner in Ebony Edge, and finished with Far Out Lengthening Mascara and a thick strip of false eyelashes!The overall look was inspired by the sultry Studio 54 era, so I guess it makes sense that posting these photos reminded me of a favorite Yves Saint Laurent quote about black clothes. He advised: “I love black because it affirms, designs, and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke.”

|PHOTOS| by Jeremy James

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  • Devyanig01
  • Em [pushups with polish]

    absolutely stunning! 

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love this sheer fabric around your shoulder. Such a subtle sexy detail.
    xo Andrea

  • Anonymous

    you are so pretty…love the look

  • http://www.michelleesque.com/ Michelle Huynh

    I am in love with your makeup, hair, and jumpsuit! I hope you have fun at the award ceremony!

  • http://www.iwannabefierce.blogspot.com/ Iwannabefierce



  • Desislava

    You look fabulous! I bet that you were more beautiful than the most models on the red carpet ;))


  • Anonymous

    love this elegant look! and your makeup is so pretty!


  • Lilylovelock

    Such a striking look and what a fabulous occasion to sport it!



  • Stylishfoxblog

    SEXIII !!! 

  • Jasmine Hilwa

    ah gorgeous! wanna see an asian party? visit mine ;)


  • http://www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com/ Michelle’s Style File

    Simply stunning!!  


  • http://hazylaughter.com Emily Ulrich

    The strip of translucency in the top is great!  Such a sharp, clean, and sexy look.  Balanced all the qualities perfectly.

  • CJAJ09 CJAJ09

    So sleek. The makeup is perfection!!!


  • http://twitter.com/wingandwell wing and well

    What a great quote by Yves Saint Laurent; I will carry that with me now. The sheer layer of this jumpsuit is such a cool detail, and I hope to hear more about the CDFAs!


  • http://www.modediktat.de/ Modediktat

    kelly, cheers from germany, dear!
    all i can say, in a very poor english, you’re honoring every outfit. it’s a rare gift and only the best are able to do. whatever outfit you’re posting, whatever you’re combining, you’re always showing your impact on it – and your personal style is shining through. your personal style is remarkable and unique. that way your outfit posts became and stay my very favorite ones within all the years in fashion blogosphere. 

  • Anonymous

    Your makeup looks great! 

  • Marija Pavlovic

    This jump suit is soooo good!!!
    Love it! 

  • ILaktionova

    The outfit is amazing!


  • Shandrese

    You look amazing! You can’t go wrong with BCBG. This entire look is perfect :)


  • Anonymous

    Where do I start….
    Love the hair and make up! As soon as I saw the first image I knew you had done something extra special with your make up. 
    I don’t usually like a jumpsuit, however there is NOTHING I don’t LOVE about this one!! You need to own this one!!!!
    You look so stunning – loving the look, very studio 54.
    Hope you had fun on the night? 

  • Anonymous

    SO GLAM. Love it. The makeup is perfection!

    xxx the edit xxx


  • Anonymous

    Beautifully polished and chic!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=528175147 Julia Gulia

    Stunning! Your whole gettup looks very sleek, sophisticated, and powerful.


  • Kate @ nopantstuesday

    So understatedly sexy!  Love everything about this look!

  • http://styleseer.blogspot.com/ Lauren@Styleseer

    You look fabulous!  I especially love your hair and makeup here.

  • Andrea

    Great outfit! The makeup looks amazing as well

    xo Andrea

  • http://www.thankfifi.com thankfifi

    your eyes look amazing!  love this jumpsuit too – so sleek and elegant – what a wonderful chance to go as BCBG’s +1!

    ♥ ThankFifi

  • Alisonryncarz

    You look absolutely stunning! A tutorial on how to get that makeup look would be much appreciated! 


  • http://mylifelamiavitamivida.blogspot.gr/ Danai
  • Théa Unknown

    Love your jumpsuit!

    Théa Unknownhttp://theaisunknown.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous

    so cute an elegant outfit;)
    i think ’70 inspiration;))
    love the chic attitude;) kiss,

  • Versetle1

    Love. It. All.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1335892640 Mary Woodworth

    Love. Love. Love.  So old Hollywood glamour 

  • Anna Ulatowska


  • http://twitter.com/MeganFrugalista Megan Zietz

    love your makeup and hair! 

    xo – thefrugalistadiaries.blogspot.com

  • Alimoresco

    I love this! The slicked back hair really plays into the whole look.


  • http://thrillofthechaise.com/ Kate

    That jumpsuit is AMAZING.



  • http://twitter.com/HowtobeFancy How to be Fancy

    Perfection. Such a different look, but totally captures you! xx

  • http://twitter.com/madforfashion78 Berty Morales

    You look stunning!

  • http://www.secondagenda.be/ Grietje

    Wow, this outfit and make-up are just perfect!



  • Clara Turbay

    look amazing”

  • http://starlightsworld.blogspot.de/ Andrea

    gorgeous look!

  • http://howtowindowshop.blogspot.com/ Window Shopper

    You look so stunning! The jumpsuit is so chic. 


  • http://mickeylynn.com/ Mickey Lynn Jewelry

    This jumpsuit is fabulous!

  • http://matterofstyle.blogspot.com/ Matter Of Style

    wow you look amazing! You’re so photogenic you should be an actress!

  • http://eyesearsmouthlens.com/ lauren | eyes/ears/mouth+lens

    Gorgeous from head to toe!

  • Grace Lee

    Wow, you look FLAWLESS. Leave it to Kelly Framel to be able to pull off a jumpsuit. Like for reals. Your make-up is seriously amazing. Hope you had a blast!


  • http://twitter.com/KPFUSION Kimmie

    Beautiful! That era is exactly what came to mind when I saw your pics on Twitter. 

  • http://www.leftbanked.com Leftbanked

    wow you look amazing!! I love that jumpsuit so much! 

  • Classy Not Clashy

    Beautiful!  Your eye makeup is fantastic.  I am definitely going to try it out on myself!

  • Vanessa Ordinario

    Wow! You look totally awesome girl! I love your hair and makeup sooo sophisticated!



  • http://www.facebook.com/pasia.velasco Pasia Her Velasco

    Beautiful! In love with this clean-posh look!! 

  • Nicole Johnson

    Beautiful Jumpsuit and your hair looks so pretty slicked back into that ponytail! so sexy!


  • http://www.thestylishhousewife.com/ the stylish housewife

    GORGEOUS! your makeup is just beautiful and that whole outfit…i die!

     xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Hanneke

    Absolutely fabulous jumpsuit! And love your hair and make-up. xo Hanneke


  • http://stylehostess.blogspot.com.au/ Catherine Liem

    Kelly, you look fantastic!
    And very glamorously femme too. Those pants and your heels make the whole look ultra contoured.
    To top it off, wish I could have that soft brush effect on the eyelids as good as yours! Amazing girl!


  • http://twitter.com/Anthea__T Anthea

    Stunning! Love the jump suit.

  • Samantha Dorabiato

    Adorei lindo
    Visite o meu blog http://www.tucafashion.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    I Loved it!!!
    I just posted looks from Los Angeles and the Hollywood Farmers Market:          

  • Kristi Malone

    Reading your blog is such wonderful inspiration! Keep up the amazing work. Love your style!

    xx, Kristi


  • Malia O

    you look stunning.


  • http://twitter.com/cammipham CamMi Pham

    Wow you looked amazing first i thought it was a model…wow

  • Ramya

    I LOVE the blouse. Haute!


  • Fashionbytatib

    you are just so pretty!!! love your  style!!!!!


  • http://www.modewalk.com/ Maria

    You look amazing, totally red carpet material! Can’t wait to see BCBG fall’s collection. 



  • http://aestheticallyinfected.blogspot.de/ Juanka

    Love your hair styling!!!

  • http://www.thethriftymexicangirl.blogspot.in/ erika

    love your look and you are beatiful

  • http://moonrivertravels.blogspot.com/ Maki | Moon River Travels

    You looked great Kelly!

  • Kimberly

    you look gorgeous love this outfit and your make up!

     City Style

  • http://www.bravoerunway.com/ Bravoerunway

    This jumpsuit is FABULOUS!!!  I hope they’ll let you keep it and you did a beautiful job styling the 2013 BCBG resort line!  

  • http://www.h-vogue.org/ H-vogue

    she is so beautiful.especially her eyes

  • style-squared.blogspot.com

    That is an incredible look! Stylish, sharp, sexy and fashion forward all in one!


  • Anonymous

    wow you look gorgeous 

  • http://fashionananthropologicalpointofview.blogspot.ca/ ttea demunnich

    Great look. The whole thing really comes together. I particularly like the top part. It’s sort of that 80’s look with the flared pants and the colour but you did a great job of making very modern looking. The makeup and the hair are immaculate and make the outfit really beautiful. A complete package!

  • Alena

    Amazing post,
    By the way, I have seen you in quite a few german fashion magazines, and I always get this excited feeling… ;)
    kiss, Alenahttp://fashionflirtblog.blogspot.de/

  • Christine

    Any chance you could find out when this amazing jumpsuit would be available in stores?  It would be perfect for this event I have to go to in August : )

  • Breakfastgirl

    love the look and makeup

  • Sofie

    Great look!!

  • http://www.theclassicistdotorg.wordpress.com/ julie

    Kelly, you are stunning and the jumpsuit is gorgeous.

  • Shelly

    Wow you are amazing, everything, every details are perfect.

    Much Love, ThePeppyMay

  • Anonymous

    great top!


  • Sam

    love the make-up you used for this look. your blog is really great. from your fan in the Philippines =)

  • Anonymous

    Your makeup is flawless, and I would keep a note to remember those falsies, because they really opened your eyes up and look natural.

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