May 23, 2012 09:00 AM by Kim Grundy
Dancing with the Stars pro dancer Karina Smirnoff may not have earned enough points to keep her and her dancing partner, singer Gavin DeGraw, on the show, but she certainly earns plenty of points on the red carpet! The Russian beauty was recently spotted looking dazzling at the premiere of the Avengers in a sexy sequined mini-dress paired with black platform heels. Find out how you can replicate her gorgeous red carpet style.
Karina Smirnoff has a killer body and she knows how to dress it, wearing sexy mini dresses and gorgeous gowns. She looked stunning at the Avengers premiere in this pink and silver sequin dress paired with Christian Louboutin heels.
Copy Karina’s sexy look with the Pisarro Nights Short Sequin Sheath Dress ($158) from Nordstrom. This champagne colored dress features multi-colored sequins in a variety of sizes which give it added dimension. It features a scooped front and back neckline to flatter your curves.
If it is the pink sequins you prefer, check out the Alexia Admor One Shoulder Sequin Dress with shimmering triangular pink sequins. This dress features a sexy one shoulder look and hits a couple of inches above your knee.
If you have money burning a hole in your pocket and you are looking for shoes that make a big impact, you have to check out the Christian Louboutin Asteroid heels (Barney’s, $1595). They are amah-zing, but these black leather Francesca heels from Jessica Simpson ($89, Piperlime) are pretty darn chic and much more affordable!
To get Karina’s all over sun-kissed glow, the Tan Towel is a quick and easy way to apply sunless tanner to your entire body. The Tan Towelette is pre-moistened with the right amount of self tanner that you easily towel on. The towel prevents streaking and is mess-free and we love that it is formulated without harsh chemicals or synthetic dyes. You can pick up a box of 10 at Sephora for $27.
Karina’s last minute tip to ensure a perfect, polished look when you are out at an event?
“Always look in the mirror right before you hit the red carpet because you never know what the last ten seconds did in the car,” she said. “Checking lipstick getting a little smudged or eyeliner getting a little wild or shine. Just make sure everything is in place.”
Make sure you keep a little compact mirror in your bag, along with oil absorbing sheets, such as Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets ($5, drugstores) to keep shine at bay. Look for waterproof eyeliner that has real staying power, and brush some power under your eye to prevent smudges. Applying lipliner that matches the shade of your lipstick will also keep your lips looking polished and perfect.