Tag Archive: Met Gala 2012

May 13 2012

Blog Loving: Things You May Have Missed On Fashionista Barbie

Normally I do blog loving post for blogs that I have enjoyed that week, however with my crazy stressful week I have to admit that I haven’t had time to read other blogs, I have been consumed with my redesign. Due to all the changes, the downtime, and generally my quiet presence on Twitter this week I thought I would share some of my blogs from the past week or so, as well as discussing my fav Met Gala looks as I didn’t seem to get chance.

Met Gala

There are a lot of Met Gala blog posts, it was a great event filled with metallics, plenty of feathers, Gothic beauties, fruity shades, sexy backs, and lots of sparkles. I have to admit I have found it hard to narrow it down to my top five looks but here goes:

1. Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan Atelier (pictured above) – it was a hard choice between Nina and Karolina, but even though that sparkly Rachel Zoe gown was breathtaking, I am just loving Nina’s choices at the moment and this is a gorgeous custom-made gown, and another great look from Donna Karan.

2. Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe – no one does OTT better than Rachel Zoe is what I used to say about her celebrity styling, and now it is true for her designs as well, this is a gorgeous gold number.

3. Diane Kruger in Prada – I really don’t think Diane can wear a bad look, this purple gown wasn’t what I was expecting, and that is why I adored it.

4. January Jones In Atelier Versace – everything from the colour, the mirrored panels, the structured hips and her sleek hair meant this had to be in my top five!!!

5. Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada – I feel bad leaving Emma Stone, Victoria Justice, Jessica Stam and even Rosie, but I just loved the embellished pockets on Gwyneth’s mini that I just couldn’t leave it out.

Who got your top five vote?

Before all the glamour of the Met Gala I shared my thoughts about the colours of Benetton and how surprised I was about what the store has to offer. I am interested to know what you all think about Benetton, visiting the store really changed my opinion on the brand.

Another shopping must has to be the new TOMS pop-up in Covent Garden, I wore my new floral wedges yesterday and they were so comfortable.

I am obsessed with posting pictures of cool windows around town, everything from Mulberry’s zoo to Louis Vuitton’s carousel, and even Jack Wills‘ Stella McCartney copy has been featured lately.

Plus the big news over the last week has to be my new look, and I would love to know what you all think.

I think if you check out all these blog posts you will definitely be up-to-date with all Fashionista Barbie news, and I promise lots of new content is coming!!!

May 08 2012

Met Gala 2012: Jessica Stam In Christian Dior Couture

Who: Model Jessica Stam

Where: At the 2012 Met Gala in New York

Wearing: An embroidered pale blue silk wool crepe evening jacket worn with pale blue georgette and chiffon evening skirt from Christian Dior Haute Couture autumn/winter 2006 collection, teamed with stacked bracelets and earrings from Lorraine Schwartz

Verdict: This is haute couture at its very best isn’t it, and one of John Galliano’s very best, it is simply exquisite with all the detailing to the jacket, and is one hell of a statement piece. I do think that only a model could pull off this look well and I love the icy-blue colouring against her skintone as well as against the gold embroidery.

This look blew me away and was one of the best last night, I think it is the intricate detailing, the fact that it isn’t a gown, and the pale colour, plus Jessica’s elegant pose – that makes it one striking look and one of my favourites.

Do you like this Dior outfit as much as me?

[Pic: via Dior Facebook]

May 08 2012

Met Gala 2012: Karolina Kurkova In Rachel Zoe

Who: Karolina Kurkova

Where: At the Met Gala 2012 in New York

Wearing: A long-sleeved fitted gold sequinned custom-made Rachel Zoe gown, with an open back, teamed with a matching gold sequinned turban, and gold clutch

Verdict: This is one breathtaking gown and look, which could have only been pulled together by stylist extraordinary and now designer Rachel Zoe. One of the main reasons why I love the Met Gala nearly as much as the Oscars is because the models work the red carpet rather than the catwalk, and they always seem to pull off impossible looks, and Karolina proves in this gorgeous Rachel Zoe creation that she is one amazing model.

I love this look from head to toe, the whole look is just so over the top, but that’s the point the Met Gala is the biggest fashion event of the year if you can’t make a splash at this event where can you? I think Karolina works the gold statuette look amazingly, this is without a doubt one of my best looks, I completely adore it!!!

One last thing though – am I the only one that instantly thought of Kate Moss from the 2009 Met Gala wearing Marc Jacobs when they saw Karolina hit the red carpet? Obviously not identical, but maybe Rachel’s pal Marc inspired the creation.

[Pics: Zimbio]

May 08 2012

Met Gala 2012: Emma Stone In Custom Lanvin

Who: Actress Emma Stone

Where: At the Met Gala 2012 in New York

Wearing: A red custom-made flirty Lanvin dress design by Alber Elbaz, which featured more than 3,000 hand-embroidered plastic and crystal flower paillette’s, teamed with black heels and Lanvin crystal hair accessories

Verdict: When they were both being interviewed Alber’s said that the dress was “rainproofed”, which kind of sums up the amazing chemistry between the two, Lanvin and Emma Stone is a great match and she looked so cute it in this mini-dress. Just for the fun of this dress paired with a cute updo and bright blue nails it gets my vote for one of the best dressed.

I really do like how the dress kicks out at the waist and the embellished detailing is really interesting, I am sure for some this dress is a little too playful for the Met Gala but I think it suits her personality well, however I am sure there will be a lot of examining this look up against Victoria Justice in her floral McQ.

Do you like Emma’s look?

May 08 2012

Met Gala 2012: Topshop Dresses Jamie and Dree

Not content with being outdone by H&M who have been working the celebrity red carpet circuit of late, Topshop dressed two big stars for the Met Gala 2012 in New York last night. First up is actress Jamie King, who was created a custom-made dress using the Unique autumn/winter 2012 devore silk fabric with cross motifs, and the Topshop in-house design team decided that her dress needed to be a bold red colour, and I am glad they did as the colour really worked.

This dress however is gorgeous from the front, but it is exquisite when you see the open-back teamed with that gorgeous Bulgari necklace that draped down her back, one of the best jewels of the night for me. Oh and that train is just divine, finishes off the dress perfectly. 

The high street brand also modified one of the dresses from the Topshop Unique autumn/winter 2012 catwalk show for model Dree Hemingway. The gold sequinned dress was apparently going to be floor-length, but the team decided to make it knee-length and I am so glad they did as I think it works better falling just below her knee. I also love the sheer panelling to the bust, gives it a sexy vibe that works with her pop of red lippy.

So which Topshop dress gets your vote – Jamie or Dree?

I am wondering if there is a formalwear collection in the works for Topshop? If there was would you buy?

[Pic: via Topshop]

May 08 2012

Met Gala 2012: Rosie In Burberry

Who: British actress and Burberry Body Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Where: At the Met Gala 2012 in New York

Wearing: A long-sleeved copper and black draped-back tulle Burberry gown with hand-embroidered glass beads, teamed with a gold clutch

Verdict: Last year in a vibrant pink silk Burberry gown Rosie stunned me, and even though this is a more somber colour it is just as sexy. One thing I will say is when I saw it on the live-stream I love the way it shimmered, it doesn’t however photograph as well, which is a real shame as this is a gorgeous gown.

I really don’t think RHW can do anything wrong, she has the perfect body, great elegance, and everything about this look is diving, especially her hair, very chic – LOVE it a lot.

[Pic: via Burberry]

May 08 2012

Met Gala 2012: Scarlett Johansson Goes For Elegance

Who: Scarlett Johansson

Where: At the Met Gala 2012 in New York

Wearing: An off-the-shoulder custom-made Dolce&Gabbana gown, with gold embroidery detailing and a tulle skirt

Verdict: When I saw this on the live-streaming I was surprised, I am not sure why but I was expecting a  black sequinned gown with a mermaid silhouette, but instead this gown kind of has a princess vibe about it with that gorgeous tulle skirt.

I love that she kept her hair simple with a cute wave and a I’ve just got out of bed look to it, also Scarlett didn’t need a team of people to help her get around I was impressed with how she negotiated the stairs.

Do you like Scarlett’s look? I am kind on the fence I like the embellishments, but I am not wowed by it.

[Pic: via Dolce & Gabbana Facebook]
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