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Lisa Marie is an award winning advertising executive, lifelong fashion addict and actress. See her work in films such as Ladder 49, The Wedding Crashers, & Rendition. Lisa combines her on set experience with her fashion and beauty industry background to cut through the clutter, bringing her readers the most up to date news.
Lisa's logged time with the best in the biz, Trish McEvoy, Bobbi Brown, Nordstrom and Neiman's just to name a few. Frequently asked to consult with branding firms to test and promote revolutionary new beauty products, she's a true insider! Lisa also writes a regular beauty column for the Georgetown Examiner and is a sought after speaker and host on the DC social circuit. A passion for helping those who can not help themselves drives her to participate in rescue and to facilitate the adoptions of homeless animals across the country.

Week In Awards: Fashion Is Not For Sissies

Sandra Bullock Kisses Scarlet Johannsen

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen and Dakota Fanning in Marchesa

Starting out strong with the MTV Movie Awards, we witnessed a reemergence of Sandra Bullock. The 45-year-old Oscar-winner wore a stunning, plunging-back sequined LBD mini by Oday Shakar. Hair pulled back in a chic ponytail, she pulled off one of the shows most memorable moments, a girl-on-girl kiss with Scarlet Johannsen. A Micro mini and same sex kiss at 45? Perhaps the term “age appropriate” is dated or just doesn’t apply to Hollywood. Way to make a comeback Sandy!

Later in the show Katy Perry pulled off a slightly lesser stunt, adorning two manis in one night. A neon yellow for the red carpet, and hot pink to match the beech bunny theme of her “California Gurls” performance with Snoop Dog. Style and substance, she nailed both!.

Next we jumped coasts up to NYC for the “Academy Awards of Fashion”. Tuesday night’s CFDA Fashion Awards ceremony was held at Alice Tully Hall, with top honors going to to Marc Jacobs for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Marc was presented his award by Jessica Biel who wore a flowing, floral DVF.

The collaboration of Marcus Wainwright and David Neville creators of Rag & Bone, won Menswear Designer of the Year. Designer Alexis Bittar took home the Accessory Designer of the Year Award and be sure to keep an eye out for his beloved creations in replays of Sex And The City 2. The accessory award was presented by Dakota Fanning, looking very grownup in Marchesa but it was Iman, accepting the Fashion Icon award who arrived with the ultimate accessory on her arm – David Bowie.

Speaking of Sex and The City2, Sarah Jessica Parker gave a touching memorial to the late Alexander McQueen as models hit the runway in his Fall 2010 Collection. The fashion show was followed by a haunting video of McQueen waving goodbye.

Thursday night wrapped up the week with highlights from the 38th Annual FiFi Awards, where Usher won for Male Celebrity Fragrance of the Year . I do get high on my own supply,” Usher said to a My Fox NY reporter. “If I don’t wear it no one else will.”

Michael Kors with Gwyneth Paltrow at 2010 CFDA Fashion Awardsd

The Women’s Luxe award went to Lola by Marc Jacobs and Men’s Luxe Fragrance of the Year to Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford. Michael Kors also received his second honor of the week and was inducted into the FiFi Hall of Fame.

With so much economic turbulence in the past year, it was MK, accompanied by best gal pal Gwyneth Paltrow (seen munching on cheese straws and sipping martinis), who summed things up perfectly, “Fashion,” he said, “is not for sissies.”

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