My night at the UNICEF Snowflake ball…

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Final prepping before leaving the house…


Hair by the Yves Durif. Make up by Tamara Delbridge.



The press pit that greeted everyone as you entered the venue.


Arriving on the red blue carpet. Photo: Stephen Lovekin (Getty images)

Unicef SnowFlake Ball

Singer Katy Perry in an ink blue dress with matching floor length cape.

Katy Perry

DJ Mia Moretti: Her ethereal dress was one of my favorites as well as the braided up do – I’ll always love this hair.

Mia Moretti

Unusual metal detail on this white dress which I actually kinda loved.


Model Lily Kwong:  My best dressed of the night because of the modernity.  Everything was so simple yet polished.  To me she was a stand out.  One thing I’ve learned is that what suits one doesn’t another and this dress suits her perfectly.


A detail favorite:  The simple pleating +  a neck grazing bob showing a flash of the neck plus the back detail perfectly. So feminine.


I still love seeing perspex clutches.


The setting at each table.


I was seated at the Barneys table with the CEO of Barneys, fashion designer Prabal Gurung (shown below) plus other notable guests.


With model Selita Ebanks who is an absolute hoot to talk to.


New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham doing what he does best.


End of the night and heading home.


Here’s a selection of pictures from the 8th annual UNICEF snowflake ball.

What a night! Michael and I arrived early evening.  After I walked the step and repeat in front of a sea of press photographers (gulp!),  we both split up to take pictures of arrivals before being seated for the evening.    The event honors those who have helped the charity and the highlight of the night was the humanitarian award going to Harry Belafonte (Mum I know you would’ve loved this).

Polyvore asked me to pick any trends for the night and my favorite was minimal chic: the off shoulder ivory gown worn by model Lily Kwong being my first choice.   I also loved DJ Mia’s dress by Blumarine (I had to ask her WDUGT).

Thanks to Polyvore and UNICEF for the ‘am I really here??’ experience and to Valentino for my Cinderella moment.  Ahhhh –  if only there was another event to wear the other dress.




  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10870648796427466451 FashMags

    Lovely pictures…


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00522595918240221770 Jessica VintageVirgin

    Bravo, beautiful moment and the red dress was breathtaking…excellent choice!

  • Anonymous

    Karen you looked breath taking! What a night indeed…
    Great pics as well.

    Emily :-X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10004845024706269327 Amberly D’Anna

    So magical and lovely!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08577709068519104458 FJ

    Lovely event and you look great

  • http://www.bucketsandbunches.com/ Chelsea

    What fun! Glorious fashion for a great cause. And you look absolutely fabulous. xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17197760291337548358 CiliaSweetieVintage

    Stunning…seemed like a magical night!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05638921419072341267 melissa ward


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00261341731186339900 Candace Belle

    Absolutely stunning! You look radiant!!! And your smile??? Breathtaking. Congratulations on all your success and more!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16739252771309062941 Jen

    You look amazing! A night to remember!


  • http://sarahlaure.com/ sarah

    Beautifull head to toe. And, you made the red+red work so well.

  • Anonymous
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06274239745539405397 Mariliis Anger


    I was wondering how tall are you? Looking at the picture of you and Selita – you look about the same height.

    Edit. I just checked and she is only 5’7″. Thought she was taller 😀

    • http://www.jewelzmag.com/ chi chi

      Selita’s only 5’7″?! i also thought she was taller. Congrats Karen! and you looked great too :)

      pls visit and follow-

  • Anonymous

    My beautiful lady…you make me miss the east coast even more..(reason to get dressed up like that). You looked stunning…Rock on Cinderella!

    Lindsey via Vegas

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16252874556816125168 The White List

    You look stunning in that red dress and it really looks like you were having a ball (pun intended! Hehehe!).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10391862182408461540 Beauty Is Diverse

    lovely dress.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10391862182408461540 Beauty Is Diverse

    lovely dress

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11658122240620257589 Patty

    What a fabulous night! The photos are amazing and you the belle of the ball :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10919138118861051161 Anouk Océanne

    you look gorgeous in that dress!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07176590100848026280 Carmo

    you looked beautiful :)

  • http://www.adivastateofmind.com/ A Diva State of Mind

    Gorgeous!! Glad you had such a fantastic night!

  • Anonymous

    Stunning! How perfect that it was a blue carpet!!! the dress looked amazing against it

  • http://hillarychristine.wordpress.com/ hillarychristine

    LOVE the white dress with metal details! Any idea who it’s by?

    Great pictures – you look amazing.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16953596292030401864 Stefany

    you look stunning in that dress. i love the red crochet style and the pockets are awesome aswell. the heels are super gorgeous, love!

  • Sinead

    You looked stunning. So wonderful to see you soar like this. (Don’t forget about your Earthbound fans, though. We love you!)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15848228991056695673 Raspberry and Rouge

    You look stunning and the night looks amazing! Xx Rebecca


  • http://www.friendsarefashionblogspot.ca/ friendsarefashion

    You really look like a Valentino’s Princess!! I am woww by so much Elegance …xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02615187084566986169 Shannon Willardson

    This is DA-BOMB.com!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01473045301972012756 Lolitta

    AHhh! I chose the other dress but you looked absolutely STUNNING in that red dress! The dj’s dress though….I think I shed a tear.

  • Dani elle

    Great Choice! you Looked like a vision in that dress.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05993154831654854599 Milex

    I think I am in love with you

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01609711847710824420 AlinaH_RD

    You look stunning.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12297521979468552361 Ichiban Nikooru

    anything about the cause?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08532358185597781862 MerelyMarie

    “cinderella moment”…Love that description, as these photos evoke a magical feeling. You look amazing!

  • Anonymous

    You look amazing. I would have chosen the other dress but you prove me wrong!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12824144103687829720 WebHauteJas

    this. dress. you should wear it all the time…in the day…to grocery shop…to take out the trash! its perfect! lovely recap!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11532698029300064649 Teresia Newton

    That Dress Is AMAZING! Such A Lovely Looking Night :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06056175745269256337 Jolie

    You are stunning! Red is definitely your color!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05479660870779798748 Maggie Adofo

    One of two things. You either take really amazing pictures or everyone at this event was amazingly clothed! …Well in this case its both.


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    Marvelous :)

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  • Jennifer N

    This is my favorite blog post on your blog, EVER.
    I’m also glad that you got to snap pics in BOTH dresses. Doesn’t it seem like you’ve never REALLY worn a dress until its captured on camera?
    You had gone to the event in that red Valentino dress and took amazing photos, but if you hadn’t taken photos of the second, it’s almost like you never wore it at all. If I ever see those dresses around, I will forever think of them as “Karen’s Dress.” (Case in point: Like when I saw the dress on the model in the Aerin perfume ad I thought, “Hey! It’s Karen’s dress!”)
    The beauty of fashion photography is that everything you’re wearing will forever be yours. Even if it was never hung in your closet or sat in your jewelry box. 😉



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