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Celebrities Talk Fashion and Environment at Third Annual Christie’s Green Auction

Last night, top international collectors, philanthropists, and celebrities walked the green carpet for a great cause: to save the Earth. The star-studded event was held at New York City’s Rockefeller Center for Christie’s Third Annual Green Auction: BID to Save the Earth. The evening included a world-class live auction with proceeds set to benefit four of the world's leading environmental organizations. Select items listed for bidding included a vintage Missoni wheel bag, special-edition Stella McCartney bags, and diamond jewelry necklaces designed by Susan Rockefeller. After enjoying a night of bidding on one-of-a-kind items and mingling, guests were treated to a live musical performance from the striking Grace Potter of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.

If you ever wonder what celebrities look forward to taking home at an auction, consider yourself covered. On the green carpet, I got to speak with some of the most fashionable guests about the auction and what fashion trends they are looking forward to trying this spring.

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Coco Rocha and Angela Lindvall at Christie’s Third Annual Green Auction: BID to Save the Earth

Supermodel Coco Rocha, who walked the carpet with her dapper husband, James Conran, looked amazing in a black and gold Fendi ensemble. For the Green Auction, Coco generously donated one of her many professional skills, posing classes to the winning bidder. When I asked Coco if she was vying for one of the Stella McCartney bags listed, she laughed and responded that she and James and were hoping to go home with a “weird and unique” piece, possibly to decorate their abode. While rare is a quality Coco and her hubby look for in an auction, neon trends are definitely on Coco's mind for spring fashion. “I think that I always wanted to wear neon as a little girl and that’s why it’s so appealing to me now,” Coco admitted. If anyone can pull off neon, fashion trendsetter, Coco is definitely a top contender.

When I asked Victoria's Secret angel Angela Lindvall what she was looking forward to bidding on, she confessed she hadn't yet reviewed what was up for auction but that she is a huge supporter of the charity and was definitely going to bid on something. While not so keen on trends, Lindvall, who had just recently traveled India, told me she is obsessed with the rich colors she saw there. “I am obsessed with color and patterns, mixing colors and patterns. The way Indian woman dress is so beautiful and the way they’ll put different shades of blue and green is inspiring," she gushed.

During the green carpet I also got to chat with the lovely Aviva Dresser, one of the newest cast-members of Real Housewives of New York. Aviva looked amazing in a form-fitting black Theia dress that she described as “McQueen-esque.” When questioned about what to expect from the show's fashion style this season, Aviva told me that fans have plenty to look forward to. "This season, the newbies are bringing very fashion-forward moments and a less housewifey look to the show." Drama mixed with high fashion — sounds too juicy to miss. 

One of this year's Coachella performers, the very-fashionable, Grace Potter, rocked a Grecian-inspired black dress, gorgeous Alexander McQueen heels, and gold statement jewelry. Ready to embrace new styles and trends this season, Grace admitted to being "over the whole hippie-feathers in your hair sort of look" that she ascribed to for so long. "Katherine Hepburn on acid is the look I am currently going for," she told me while laughing. As for the auction items, Grace had her eye one one of the Stella bags with a Mona Lisa print on it. Definitely an "it" bag to rock out during this year's festival. 

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Grace Potter and Amanda Hearst at Christie’s Third Annual Green Auction: BID to Save the Earth

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