Red Carpet Look: Arsht Center Gala

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Red carpets are meant for memorable fashion moments. It’s an opportunity to look your absolute best; a chance to rock a look that people remember long after the last paparazzi’s flash goes off. I’ve done my share of red carpets (mostly from behind-the-scenes as a stressed out publicist on the brink of a nervous breakdown) but that doesn’t mean I should care any less about my ensemble than the A-lister passing by.

In early April, I worked the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County’s annual gala. Considered one of South Florida’s most prestigious philanthropic events, the Arsht Center gala helps to make the performing arts and numerous arts education programs accessible to the local community. Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey – legendary Hollywood actor now starring in the hit show “House of Cards” – treated Miami’s who’s who to a riveting, one-of-a-kind concert. It truly was a fabulous night!

Inspired by red carpet fashion moments during this year’s awards season, I chose to ditch the the traditional black suit or tux and opted for a tan number poised to stand out in a party full of penguins. It’s a fact that a man ALWAYS look dashing in a black tux, but as somebody opposed to the typical, I just couldn’t help myself. Note that you can switch things up in a simpler way by choosing to rock eye-catching accessories: a vibrant pocket square, killer shoes or even a not-so-traditional bow tie like mine.

Let’s play dress up…

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Tan Top Man Suit

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Black Thomas Pink Bow Tie with Swarovski Crystals

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Black Kenneth Cole Shoes

Here a few looks that caught my eye at the gala including Ms. Adrienne Arsht herself and Christian Slater:

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By the way, Happy Easter to all those who celebrate! ‘Til next time, fashion fiends.

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Photo Credit: Joseph A. Quiñones and Manny Hernandez

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  1. KiKilling it!

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