Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Monday evening, I had the honor of attending Glamour's Women of the Year Awards. I was so excited to be named one of their 21 Amazing Young Women of 2011 along with some totally inspiring girls changing the world.

Huge thank you to Glamour! I cannot even begin to describe what it felt like to be in the room with women like Arianna Huffington, Lea Michele, Jennifer Lopez, and Gloria Steinem!!! (Side note: I also died a little when I saw Marc Jacobs walk in).

When I first heard about the event, I immediately reached out to the fabulous designer, Rani Zakhem. Rani makes some of the most gorgeous red carpet worthy dresses for plus sizes, and I knew I'd love to wear one of his designs. A few months ago, I had the pleasure of going to the photo shoot for his Spring 2012 Lookbook and I was blown away. Rani told me his collection was inspired by Elizabeth Taylor, and I could definitely see the influence in his color choices and glamorous draping. Everything was so intricately designed, from the perfectly tailored cocktail dresses to the flowing, beaded gowns. I fell in love with a camel colored dress with voluminous sleeves, a sheer top, and sequined shoulders. For this event, he was kind enough to custom make it for me in black!

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Dress-Rani Zakhem/Shoes, Ring-Aldo

You can see a video of highlights from the night here, with a super brief shot of me and the other 20 girls at 3:47.

65 comments:

  1. WOWWWWWWWWW! Thats Awesome! Shot Gabi, Get it Girl! Soon you'll be Chillin with those stars or Dressing them #SKYSTHELIMIT!

    you inspired me to be confident in my skin and im about to release the inner fashionista whos dying to come out! hehe! Love ya! xxxx

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  2. i love this look......gabi fresh detailed and most of all outspoken.

    visit: www.afatgirlsblues.com

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  3. This dress made me gasp! Love it so much and so proud of you. Xoxo.

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  4. That dress looks beautiful on you, the shoulders are so pretty. Love the shoes too.

    xoxo

    www.pearlslaceandruffles.com

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  5. Congratulations!! Love the detail of the dress! Very elegant and funky at the same time.

    http://ticka-spoonfullofsugar.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love that dress!!!!! Fabulous as always!

    Roni
    www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

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  7. You look absolutely stunning! The dress is gorgeous and I love your hair. Congratulations on such an honor!

    http://www.fabellis.com

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  8. Gabi that dress is fabulous! I love the shoulder detail and the sheer parts. You look gorgeous in it! Love the hair too BOO! WERK! Congrats!! I can't think of a more worthy recipient! Kiah

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  9. That is an absolutely outstanding opportunity and you definitely deserve it!! You look magnificent!!! The dress is Perfection!

    www,fromjasminewithlove.com

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  10. first of all congrats!!
    2ndly how awesome is that dress!
    may you achieve more such things

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  11. Makeup is flawless,your face is beat! need a tutorial for that!

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  12. You look soooo amazing! I want your life! Way to be awesome and inspiring. <3 Mandy

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  13. i so love that dress it is beautiful, you look amazing as always Gabi. Congrats on your honor you are an inspiration.

    Broke Fatshion

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  14. love love love this dress...

    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist
    www.gamedaystylist.com

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  15. You look amazing!!! Congrats love.

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  16. you are so beautiful in this dress!!

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  17. You look drop dead gorgeous! That dress is stunning. And what a fantastic event you got to wear it to.
    I think I would freak to see a cardboard cutout of anything of those people.. I don't even know what would happen if I met the real thing! haha

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  18. gabi, you keep inspiring me every time I check your blog! thank you, thank you, thank you, and congratulations!

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  19. You are the company you keep girl. Pretty amazing.

    xx-

    www.samplesize16.com

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  20. I'm interested in what fabric was used. Traditionally, plus-size designers flock to cottons, and jersey wear http://www.typef.com/article/evening-dresses-full-figured-women/

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  21. I was so happy when I saw you! You deserve it!
    Congrats!

    Cristine

    www.prettyprovocative.blogspot.com

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  22. You look amazing! Gorgeous shoulder detail on the dress!
    x
    polway.blogspot.com

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  23. I love this look as well! You always look so beautiful!
    ~Crystal
    check me out at

    www.churchgirlchic.blogppot.com
    We have a new giveway going on!

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  24. Congrats on your honor! You look beautiful!

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  25. You look fierce woman! Congratulations!

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  26. ur hair looks amazing!!!!
    http://www.facebook.com/SweetieLifeByCristi
    xoxo

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  27. Congrats, Gabi! So proud of you, cheering you on!

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  28. Congratulations, Ms. Gabi! You deserve it. Meanwhile, great detailing on the sleeves. Very nice.

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  29. wow, its a great achievement. You really deserve it, because you really inspire a lot of plus women to be confident and celebrate their body, and not only a plus women but also those people who dont appreciate and dont feel blessed for what they have. Ms. Gabi keep inspiring us! I LOVE YOU:)

    btw, You look stunning as always!

    sweetandspicytown.blogspot.com

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  30. Wow, your experience sounds amazing, and your dress is absolute perfection :)
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  31. I'm so happy for you! What an amazing accomplishment. And you look stunning! Hair, makeup, dress, shoes, flawless.

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  32. this is all types of awesome! congrats! i'm also loving the nude lip

    www.izzygetsbizzy.com

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  34. I love your dress! Congratulations! well deserved. It's about time

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  35. You're so pretty! Congrats!!!

    http://dashantilife.blogspot.com

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  36. You are dripping Glam and congrats.

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  37. I was actually at the Glamour Awards and I saw you with the 21 young women with the average age of 21! YOU LOOKED GREAT! :)

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  38. congratulation, you look amazing. My best friend was invited to it last year since her friend was nominated for humanitarian work in East Africa and she still raves about it.

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  39. OMG Gabi that is SO AMAZING! You absolutely deserve it! That shoulder detail is beautiful.

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  40. That's so amazing, Congratulations! Wow, I love your dress too, you look lovely! :)

    ♥ Check out my blog: Principessa Gabriella

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  41. Molti Auguri, Congrats !
    We need amazing Women like you that inspiring girls changing the World
    Ciao dall'Italia
    Aurè

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  42. Beautiful dress, love the shoulder detail! Those shoes are so cute!

    http://frugalbiggirl.blogspot.com/

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  43. Congrats!!!!!
    I know it must be an honor!
    You looked great!
    Great blog & i'm now following =]

    -Nina P.
    ninasarafina.com

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  44. Omg Gabi!!! This one the most beautiful, gorgeous, stunning (and all the other words like them lol) pictures I've seen of you!! Seriously, you look incredible. Your makeup is gorge, your hair is fabulous, the dress is..phenomenal. dont know what to do with you haha. Missed your posts btw! Please post more. ;) Much love.

    ~ Salena

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  45. Gabi,
    I recently started following your blog, and I just wanted to stay you look truly lovely in this post. That dress is so fabulous! Thanks for all you do for us curvy/plus size women out there.
    <3 Kathryn

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  46. You looked absolutely gorgeous, Gab! I'm so happy for you. What an achievement! Congrats, boo.

    xo

    sydaaaa.blogspot.com

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  47. you look amazeballz in that dress! i have to have it in my closet!!!!!!!!!!

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  48. Such a gorgeous dress! You look fantastic!

    http://plusandpetite.blogspot.com/

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  49. Your blog is like a breath of fresh air and you're so pretty! Work it girl!

    Now following :)

    Pls follow me back at http://internationalglove.blogspot.com/

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  50. Absolutely beautiful, Gabi :) That dress is amazing and the detailing is incredible! Congrats on being named - you certainly are amazing! xxx

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  51. You look absolutely stunning ! xx.

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  52. Congrats! It's well deserved and you look as beautiful as ever. I love the sleeves on that dress, so classy.

    J.D
    sizablestyle.blogspot.com

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  53. Beautiful! I love that dress. I love the sheerness up top, with the detailing on the shoulder.

    simplynece.com

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  54. You're so beautiful. And you wear pretty fabulous plus size clothes

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  55. nice shoes! You're beautiful!

    I invite You to see my blog about fashion

    http://fashionableinnovations.blogspot.com/

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  56. I love the dresss!!!detailing on the shoulders and lace.I love it!!

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