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May 07 2014

Met Gala 2014: My Best Dressed List

So I have already shared with you the battle of the pink, well it seemed wrong being a Barbie girl not to dedicate a whole post to my favourite shade, well here is my best dressed list, which was actually hard to narrow down as I thought this year’s Met Gala honouring Charles James was exquisite.

Best Dressed #1 – Blake Lively

Has to be Blake Lively for me, as the face of Gucci Première it wasn’t a surprised that she turned to the Italian fashion house for the Met Gala, and I am thrilled that it was so old Hollywood as this is when she really is at her best. Adorned with more than one million paillettes, this custom silk chiffon blush Gucci Première gown was hands down one of my favourite of the night.

I loved how it was dramatic with the cape-like train, sexy with the plunging neckline and nipped in waist, as well as being delicate in the colour and the embellishments. Add to that her gorgeous choice of statement Lorraine Schwartz jewels, her signature side-swept waves and her arm candy for the night hubbie Ryan Reynolds, who looked pretty dapper in a Gucci Made to Order midnight blue velvet Signoria tuxedo, and it makes for a stunning look. 

 

#2 – Karolina Kurkova

I love that the Met Gala always brings out the models onto the red carpet, each year they always wearing the most daring and striking looks, and this year was no different with Karolina Kurkova in this dramatic custom Marchesa ballgown – the structure of the dress and the floral print makes this a work of art and so very Charles James and I adore it. Add the $1 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds that she is wearing and this became a look to beat.

 

#3 – Amy Adams

Amy Adams really has been on a roll this year with her red carpet looks, her award season was near flawless and this metallic Oscar de la Renta is another incredible look. From the autumn/winter 2014 collection this gown wasn’t custom like most of the other looks but it sure as hell looked like it was made specifically for her. The fit of this strapless gown is impeccable – I love the heart-shaped neckline, the ruched waistline and the dramatic train – and those David Webb earrings really do finish off the look.

 

#4 – Dita Von Teese

Wow, wow, wow. If ever there was a time for Zac Posen to shine it was at a Charles James themed red carpet, his use of drama and structure was made for this year’s Met Gala and my favourite of his looks was this fun and exquisitely crafted pale pink mermaid gown worn by Dita Von Teese. OK, so I am a little obsessed with the burlesque star but come on doesn’t she look incredible. I love how her use of red in her lippy and clutch really plays up the red hem detailing of the gown. I love this look. 

#5 – Charlize Theron

It was hard to select this final spot, thank god I had already done the pink beauties, but I think Charlize Theron in her monochrome Dior Couture gown paired with a tuxedo jacket thrown over her shoulders was just a divine way to honour the White Tie & Diamonds dress code. I’ve made no secret that I love women in tuxedos, I just love it when women rock menswear looks while still being feminine and for me Charlize strikes the right balance here by pairing the tux jacket with a gorgeous flowing dress and those statement Fred Leighton earrings. Gorgeous from head-to-toe, but then again isn’t she always!!!

 

Honorary Mention – Diane Kruger

I couldn’t miss out my girl crush – Diane Kruger. So her look might not have been one of my favourites, I just felt her embellished ice-white Hugo Boss beauty didn’t stand out as much as some of the other gowns. It was gorgeous though, I especially loved the pleated overlay, the styling of her complementary pearl-white clutch and her forties-style chignon was one of the best hairstyles of the night. Oh and she did have the best arm candy in Joshua Jackson who looked great in a Hugo Boss suit.

Who was your best dressed at the 2014 Met Gala?

Sep 29 2013

Teen Vogue Party: Holland Roden & Kiernan Shipka In Emporio Armani

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Where: At the 2013 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party in Los Angeles

Wearing: A purple Emporio Armani double-breasted blazer dress with a notch lapel, teamed with jewellery from David Webb and Effy, and finished off with Rupert Sanderson heels

Verdict: Holland Roden has really been surprising me of late on the red carpet, first we had that gorgeous Naeem Khan look at the MTV VMAs featuring an open ballskirt over cigarette pants, then there was the sexy Georges Chakra Couture dress wore to a pre-Emmy party, and now we have this striking double-breasted blazer dress.

I love red hair teamed with purple and this dress is sexy and sophisticated while still being youthful. I love the shorter length and long sleeves, though I think it would have also worked as a sleeveless dress. The whole look works perfectly with those black and white Rupert Sanderson heels and dramatic eyes.

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Who: Mad Men starlet Kiernan Shipka

Wearing: An Emporio Armani black cape paired with iridescent paisley print trousers, teamed with a ruby red Swarovski crystal clutch, and black heels

Verdict: For me, Kiernan Shipka is another star on the rise, along with Holland, Hailee Steinfeld, and Dakota Fanning. At the Primetime Emmy’s Kiernan really shined in her gorgeous Delpozo frock, and this Emporio Armani two-piece is another stunning and well put together look.

Whereas most of the other starlets went for dresses, I love that Kiernan stood out from the pack in these incredible paisley print ankle-grazing trousers. They totally work with her chic black cape, I  love the three-quarter sleeves, and the added pop of colour in her clutch bag rounds off the look perfectly.

Which look do you prefer Holland’s double-breasted blazer dress or Kiernan’s statement trousers?

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