KKB Best Dressed List – 84th Annual Academy Awards

The list this year is longer, as the actresses are having more fun with the idea of being movie stars. And, why not be proud of being a woman and having curves, allure, and confidence. Congrats to my favorite looks for the Oscars. For the record, I never thought brunettes should wear lipstick, but I may try red myself soon.


Angelina Jolie : Atelier Versace

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Jennifer Lopez : Zuhair Murad

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Milla Jovovich : Ellie Saab

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Tina Fey : Carolina Herrera

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Glen Close : Zac Posen

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Bérénice Bejo : Elie Saab

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Posted on February 27, 2012 by , under KKB Blog

Kelly Bensimon Dishes On New York Fashion Week

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Posted on February 17, 2012 by , under KKB Blog

This Week In Fashion

First stop… I hit the Rock & Republic fashion show for Kohls where I wore the coolest red skinny jeans for 80$ and sat next to the hottest players on Gossip Girl: Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley, singer Ashley Simpson, and actress Molly Sims.

Next stop, I hit the tents at Lincoln Center to check out one of my favs Jill Stuart where Ramses Bardan of the NY Giants and I sat and checked out the rocker glam jewel toned looks, and lace cut out dresses. I spent the entire time explaining the allure of an expensive-looking woman to my new fashion bestie. Maybe someday he can repay me by teaching me football (and how to win a Superbowl)! HOT tip: I sprayed hair spray on my tights backstage to reduce static cling from my dress. Nice work, Alnett.

Directly after, I met my two girls and took them to the ultimate fashion closet, the Barbie dream closet, where we tried on virtual gowns. The girls fell in love with everything PINK all while posing with real “living” Barbie models.

For the Nylon Magazine party, my thirteen year old daughter Sea dressed me in Blue Rogan jeans, ballet flats, and a Theory fur. The Soho Mondrian thanked me and my pants for attending on twitter.

Then the GRAMMY’S took me by storm with Fergie in orange lace, and blonde beach girl Rihanna in a backless gown that made the back the new cleavage.

For the men, CFDA winner, Michael Bastian showed us a sea of hot male models in the color purple, Charlie Brown sweaters, and proved the tailored old-English country man is still alive and well. Sport coats, tightly knotted ties and vivid socks peeking out of smokin slipper in needlepoint and velvet made the looks complete, even with the help of a bull dog in tow. At Alice and Olivia, Stacey Bendet takes whimsical girly to another level. With a bevy of killer hot ball gowns, high-waisted pants, sparkly cocktail dress, and with singers Matt and Kim in attendance and doing photos ops with me for Magnum, as in ice cream, the presentation was unexpected and definitely flirty.

My fashion moment was at JCrew, where head design honcho, Jenna Lyons, sent me a bright green sequin skirt, and iconic fashion street photog Bill Cunningham took pictures of me. Bright sequin is one of Spring 2012 biggest trends and the new yoga pant, for I made no excuses for wearing it at 9 am.

But I have to admit the highlight of the past few days was meeting Joan Rivers, who said I was her favorite REAL HOUSEWIFE. Talk about a compliment, and there was no punchline, just a hug. Phew!

Posted on February 16, 2012 by , under KKB Blog

Valentine’s Day Alternatives

Posted on February 13, 2012 by , under KKB Blog

Glam Slam Grammy’s

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This year’s Grammy’s was filled with the unexpected. Congrats to Chris Brown’s album, win, Adele’s love lost album sweep, and the sickest dresses on any red carpet or runway worn by Rhianna and Fergie. That’s what fashion looks like SMOKIN HOT. And, the most impressive win was Bon Iver. His speech was touching, heartfelt,and honest. He’s the music underdog with one of the most amazing songs ” Skinny Love” is a song that someone played for me when we couldn’t be together, and that I played for someone when I knew we couldn’t be together. Don’t regret love, be patient, be kind, and fall deep and hard no matter what the consequences.

Posted on February 13, 2012 by , under KKB Blog

My New York City Half Marathon 2012 Team!


Exciting news for NYC runners! I’m building a team to run the New York City Half Marathon (March 18, 2012) for Generosity Water’s Charity Runners Program ! This amazing opportunity is available to anyone who lives and runs in New York. I will raffle two spots to the first 50 runners who comment back on @Kellybensimon or my Facebook Fanpage . The entrance fee for the race is $128 and every runner from my team must raise $1000 before the March 18th deadline. Runners on my KKB Running Team will receive a fabulous gift package and a private KKB After-Party for their family and friends!

Thanks so much for participating and looking forward to raising money for Generosity Water!

Posted on February 9, 2012 by , under KKB Blog

Am NY – A Versatile Tuxedo Jacket Equals Instant Chic

Tuxedo jackets are a girl’s best friend.

At the “Smash” premiere held in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NBC hosted a VIP reception for the much-awaited TV show , which airs next Monday. I decided – since it’s the Met – to step up my game and wear something white, feminine and sexy.

My kind of sexy may be a little different than yours. After I got divorced, I wanted to spread my wings and show off the body I worked so hard to maintain. These days, I realize that there’s more to the allure of woman than the bandage dresses that celebs squeeze themselves into.

In fact, I was on the right track, since I saw Uma Thurman in flats and a tuxedo jacket at the same event. I also rocked a tuxedo jacket at last week’s Jason Wu for Target launch.

Haute Hippie’s women’ s version has a masculine appeal but fits like it’s made for a woman. I also own a reverse smoking jacket from Stella McCartney that I love to wear with jeans.

Even the Victoria’s Secret catalogs shows its sexy Angels in nothing but tuxedo jackets.

Whether your style is Met-chic or downtown cool-girl, you’ll find use for a tuxedo jacket … man not required.

Posted on February 7, 2012 by , under KKB Blog

Avenue Magazine February 2012 Issue

Posted on February 7, 2012 by , under KKB Blog


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