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At White House Correspondents’ Dinner, A Red Carpet Where Celebrities Are the Arm Candy

It may not have been the Oscars or the Grammys, but last night’sWhite House Correspondents Dinner, often referred to as nerd prom, had its own red carpet. Though instead of E!, viewers had to make do with C-Span and Bloomberg TV, with political reporters Mark Halperin and John Heilemann doing their best Ryan Seacrest and Guiliana Rancic imitations.


The duo gamely took on their roles, though the conversations could be awkward, with questions about drones and the upcoming presidential campaign alternating with the obligatory “who are you wearing?”


Of the two, Mr. Halperin seemed the most comfortable in his role of would-be Fashion Police panelist, telling the actress Laverne Cox (wearing Ines Di Santo) that he liked her Marchesa bag, and sharing with Ronan Farrow, who wore Dior, and Al Roker, in J. Crew, that he was dressed in Armani. “He lives in my building,” he added somewhat awkwardly.



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Mr. Heilemann seemed impressed by the shimmering gold Lanvin gown worn by Martha Stewart, but was stumped when Hannah David, a Sports Illustrated model, told him she was wearing Georges Chakra. “Is he famous?” Mr. Heilemann asked.


The Hollywood contingent acquitted itself well. The dresses on parade would not have been out of place at any Oscars telecast: Fancy, pretty, appropriate to the point of dull. Cecily Strong, the Saturday Night Live performer who hosted the evening, wore a purple floral gown by J. Mendel. Lucy Liu chose a beautifully beaded Naeem Khan. Jane Fonda’s sequined black column by Donna Karan came closest, with its cat-suit-like liquidity, to offering a whiff of something stronger.


But here, for a change, the celebrities are the arm candy, and the journalists and politicians, the stars. And for their star turns they dressed with stiff good taste if not aplomb. When asked the red-carpet question by Mr. Halperin, Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio had to check. (The answer: Brooks Brothers, bought by his wife.) The biggest decision most men had to make was whether to take their black tuxes with notch or peak lapels. Some (Paul Pelosi, President Obama) jazzed it up with a rakish hint of pocket square. A few brave outliers (Joe Scarborough, Matt Bai) switched out the bowtie for a long tie. Few had the daring of the former mayor of New York Michael R. Bloomberg, in a resplendent lilac bowtie – but, then, bravery may be a billionaire’s privilege.


The women were a bit freer, with fewer of the much-reviled Beltway pantsuits in evidence than on an average day in the Capitol. The designer Zac Posen made a custom beaded gown for Michelle Obama at her seat at the table of honor (and roasting). Even Nancy Pelosi, the former speaker of the house, had thrown a long, flapperish strand of pearls over her dress. When Susan Rice arrived in modish Valentino (from the label’s dotty fall 2014 collection), Mr. Heilemann and Clyde Frazier, a guest talking head, were equal parts befuddlement and admiration.


“It’s very creative, I like it,” Mr. Frazier said. “It’s your own design?”


It was not, but it was enough to make her, in Mr. Heilemann’s opinion, a fashion icon.

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Christina Milian put her petite figure on show as she modifies from a blush number to a sultry black gown at charity fundraiser.

she was busy rubbing shoulders with One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson yet on Sat., Christina Milian decided to mingle with a whole host of Premier League WAGs.The American singer, who arrived within the UK earlier this week, made a glamorous appearance at the Didier Drogba foundation charity ball, which was held at London’s Dorchester Hotel.Arriving in a striking blush pink gown, the 33-year-old simply cut a stunning figure before slipping in to a sexier ensemble for the stage after in that night.Scroll down for video From AM to PM: Christina Millian impressed at the Didier Drogba foundation charity ball, held at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Sat. nightThe plunging pastel pink number, which she teamed with a sleeveless leather-based jacket, featured an attractive beautiful thigh-high slit in that gave fans a sneaky hint of her incredible slim and slender limbs. She stood tall in an envy-inducing pair of black strappy heels, while amping up the glamour with a little designer clutch, a set of diamond encrusted hoop earrings and matching bangles.





Sporting a centre parting in her sleek ombre locks, Christina polished off her stunning look with winged eyeliner, swipes of glittery eyeshadow and rosy lips. Having a ball! Christina made a glamorous appearance when she arrived in a reasonably pastel pink ensemble A imaginative and prescient in pink: The American singer, who arrived within the UK earlier this week, cut a stunning figure in a striking blush gown City chic: The plunging number, which she teamed with a sleeveless leather-based jacket, featured an attractive beautiful thigh-high slit and black panelling A beauty: Sporting a centre parting in her sleek ombre locks, Christina polished off her stunning look with winged eyeliner, swipes of glittery eyeshadow and rosy lips Attention to element: She stood tall in an envy-inducing pair of black strappy heels, while amping up the glamour with a little designer clutch, a set of diamond encrusted hoop earrings and matching bangles Kicking back: The mom-of-one appeared to be in amazing spirits as she mingled with Premier League footballers and WAGs Hitting the stage though, Christina turned in to a floor-sweeping black frock in that cut away to announce her impressive abs.The AM to PM rock star added a slick of crimson lipstick to complete a feisty image.Christina certainly caught the attention of event organiser Didier, who couldn’t resist hopping up on stage for a dance with the brunette singer.


The take over: Didier Drogba himself even took the chance to hop up on stage after in that night Getting his dance on: The footballer couldn’t resist a boogie on the stage with Christina Getting the giggles: He made the musician beauty laugh as she tried to continue her performance Whipped in to frenzy: On the dancefloor, Didier was impressing with his signature moves The host: Didier Drogba makes a good-looking appearance at his fourth annual yearly event In acceptable company: The 37-year-old was joined by his young children Iman and IssacPlaying out her hits, Christina shared the stage with the footballer and even the mic, when he decided to recite some memorable lyrics in her place.Christina and Didier matched in black as he sported a pointy tuxedo, complete with black bow tie for a ending touch.He gave Christina’s harem of black-clad dancers a run for their cash when he pulled at his lapels to break in to a number of choice moves. Coordinated couple: Former England captain John Terry and his spouse Toni both cut stylish figures Family outing: The married couple brought their eight-year-old twins, Georgie John and Summer time Rose to the event Striking: TV presenter Sarah January Crawford seemed sensational in a pale blue strapless number Suited and booted: Thierry Henry (L) and Jake Humphrey (R) seemed sharp as they posed for pictures on the red carpet Late night outing: French football player Louis Saha took his spouse, Aurélie, to the charity event Stylish entrance: Petr Cech and his spouse Martina Cechova worked the red carpet in black tailored ensembles Keeping warm: Blood Diamond actor Djimon Hounsou arrived in an extended black coat and a large knitted scarkAt the event, the mum-of-one Christina moreover socialised with sporting legend Thierry Henry, TV presenter Sarah January Crawford, former England captain John Terry and his spouse Toni.The fourth star-studded fundraiser, which has-been set up by footballer Didier, who is raising funds to enhance the lives of kids within the footballer’s native Ivory Coast, with the hopes of opening a health clinic in Abidjan after this yr‘The clinic is nearly ready and now we are focusing on the equipment and staff to make sure we can be open and efficient as shortly as possible,’ he stated.

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You’ve seen her on the DFW banners, the invites and announcements, and you’ll see her on the runway every night of Denver Fashion Weekend on April 29-May 3. Madison Spialek is this season’s face of Denver Fashion Weekend, presented by Schomp Automotive.

Denver Fashion Weekend is only couple weeks away, and the designers and brands have officially been announced. We’re excited to see this season’s hottest trends hit the runway but we’re also excited to see the models strut their stuff in these spring/summer collections.

To give you a glimpse at what it’s like behind the scenes at DFW, as well as what it means to her to be the face of DFW, we talked to one of the big show’s most talented models, Madison Spialek. Madi has been in three seasons of Denver Fashion Weekend and shared with us how Denver’s biggest fashion event has effected the industry, why she participates every season, and what it’s like to be one of the many “faces” of DFW.


When did you start modeling?

I started modeling when I was in 2nd grade, so I was about 8 years old.

Did you always want to be a model?

Yes, I have always wanted to be a model. I’ve always loved the idea of being in magazines and walking in runway shows.

What are some of the best modeling experiences you’ve had so far?

I’ve had so many wonderful modeling experiences but some of my favorites have been traveling to New York with Charlie Price and being a part of the International Beauty Show, walking in DFW (which has been my favorite runway show), and doing a bridal photoshoot in the Great Sand Dunes with my boyfriend, which was internationally published.

Why did you want to be a part DFW?

I wanted to be a part of this show because it’s always so exciting and I love seeing all of my friends there!

Who has been your favorite designer to walk for so far?Walking for Equillibrium – I love their brand. I also enjoyed walking for Charlie’s last hair show because my boyfriend and I were able to walk together and we closed the show.

What does it feel like to walk the DFW runway?

Walking in DFW is always such an adrenaline rush. I’m always so pumped to show off whatever clothes or jewelry I may be wearing.

What makes this show do for the Denver modeling industry?

DFW shows that Denver has many talented people in the industry who are hard working and love what they do.

How does it feel to be one of the many “faces” of DFW?

I was surprised but very honored to be one of the many faces of DFW.

Who are you walking for this year?

This year I will be walking for Mona Lucero, motocross brand Fox, Charlie Price, and Shop Zoe Life with Zoe Twitt. I will also be walking as a 303 Awards nominee.

How do you prep for a big show like this?

How I usually prep for a huge show like this is by drinking plenty of water, getting a good night’s sleep, and eating a healthy meal right before.

If you could give advice to those who want to model in DFW someday, what would it be?

Advice I would give to those wanting to walk in DFW someday would be to practice your walk, be determined and stay positive.

What about advice to those first-time models walking this year?

Advice I would give to first time models walking in DFW this year would be to have fun, stay hydrated, eat some good food and just be yourself out on the runway.

Why should people come to DFW?

People should come to DFW because there are a handful of talented makeup artists/hair stylists, designers, models and photographers. It’s a great show and lots of fun!


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