Avoiding an ICM ( Immobilized Closet Moment):  This past Thursday I had the pleasure of attending the Crystal and Lucy Awards, an event  hosted every year by Women and Film, an organization I am very proud to be a part of.  I had an unreasonably short amount of time to make the quick change from office to cocktail and I really could not have done it if not for my fashion boarding. I had three good possibilities on my board that I have recently worn to events and that saved a lot of time.  Since I find that different colors are right on different days I always need to give myself a choice.  Usually black is my fail safe but on Thursday it made me looked washed out, same with my cream color choice so I ended up with a color block dress black bottom, turquoise top. Here are some of the looks from the evening, the theme seemed to be simple understated elegance.

Women in Film honored actress Annette Bening with the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film

The event was hosted by the hilarious Melissa McCarthy

Katie Holmes received the Max Mara "Face of the Future" Award

Nina Tassler, the head of CBS Entertainment, the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television.
Pamela Fryman, the director and executive producer of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother," the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award.
Cinematographer Reed Morano, the Kodak Vision Award.

Elizabeth Taylor, with the Humanitarian Award, accepted by her granddaughter
Neil Patrick Harris
Martin Sheen

Pamela Fryman, the director and executive producer of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother," with the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award.
Me & Director Gina Levy, we are working together on a current Women In Film Project

Garcelle Beauvais

Sarah Shahi
Nicola Maranotti of MaxMara