The jewelry looks ran the gamut at the taping of the 2008 Alma Awards in LA this summer, which honors the artistic achievement of Latinos in film, television and music. Let’s start with the good news, shall we?
Two words: Jessica. Alba. This woman just gave birth and ruled the red carpet in an elegant pink Narciso Rodriguez bespoke gown with the perfect pair of diamond and crystal earrings. A forty-something and fabulous Daisy Feuntes wore the yellow gold summer trend to perfection to offset her floor-length, fitted white number. And Entertainer of the Year award-winner, America Ferrara, didn’t disappoint with a black and white striped Diane von Furstenberg cocktail dress from the Resort 2009 collection. A classic pair of drop diamond earrings were her only jewelry accessory, and the less-is-more choice worked.
And now, the ‘not-so-good’ news. Eva Longoria, the show’s host, wore a strange, jewel-accented satin dress that hit at that wrong part of the leg. And the hair screamed helmut. What happened here? And then there’s Paula. We can’t figure out if she takes this outfit seriously, but it is a serious calamity. The beaded black neck brace and matching drop earrings are gaudy incarnate. And the mermaid dress could have been plucked from the closet of a drag queen. In 1986. We are admittedly looking forward to more drama now that American Idol added another female judge to the panel this season. Cat fight, anyone? At least she keeps our tongues wagging, bless her.
To catch the full effect of Eva’s 500 costume changes, you can watch the entire Alma Awards broadcast September 12th on ABC.