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May 07 2013

Met Gala 2013: The Stars Who Embraced ‘Punk – Chaos To Couture’

Safe to say that a lot of celebrities and designers struggled with the punk fashion theme at this year’s Met Gala, some embraced the studs, fishnets, the safety pins, spikes and wrapped tape look, most went with heavier eye make-up than usual, some really took the theme to town, Madonna I am talking about you, while others just ignored it completely, Gwyneth I am pointing this in your direction, and some even made their hair the focus, oh hello Anne Hathaway’s bleached blonde hair-do!!!

Usually I do individual posts for the Met Gala much like my Oscar coverage, but this year I thought I would just do a round-up of my best dressed looks, and focus more on the stars that actually made punk high-fashion.

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As you would expect with it being punk, there was a lot of black, not as much leather as I thought, but lots and lots of black. My favourite black look, and one of my favourites of the night, had to be Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev in Monique Lhuillier, a look featuring a leather and lace halter corseted bodice, black lace leggings and a tulle skirt, which was made perfectly punk with her incredible side-swept hair - seriously she so nailed it!!!

Coming in at a close second to Nina in the all-black category had to be Cara Delevingne in Burberry, as well as doing a great trench coat it seems that the British heritage brand also has a naughty side with this gorgeous and sexy spiked, plunging v-neck gown, which worked perfectly with her smokey dark eyes and sleek hair and her strong eye brows.

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There were a lot of other black punk looks that caught my eye - Emma Watson in a revealing wrapped tape Prabal Gurung gown, Jennifer Lawrence in a polished Dior look, and Diane Kruger in Chanel, which was more grunge than punk but I did like the pink dip-dyed touch to her ponytail and spiked clutch. Then there were the blonde crop bombshells – Miley Cyrus and Anne Hathaway – who both looked incredible.

Sporting a slinky black mesh Marc Jacobs gown that Kate Moss has worn, I really liked Miley’s commitment to the theme and I think I am the only one who actually loved her OTT spiked hair. In contrast, Anne’s new blonde hair-do was more sleek and worked perfectly with her very revealing, gorgeously embellished vintage Valentino gown from 1992, which totally makes up for her Oscar look. I love that both totally went for it and I think it paid off.

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But there was one look that completely blew me away and that had to be Sarah Jessica Parker wearing an incredible Philip Treacy mowhawk, a dark and moody paint-splatted printed Giles gown and incredible Christian Louboutin boots – now that is how you do punk fashion!!!

Do you have a best dressed from this year’s Met Gala?

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[Pics: via Monique Lhuillier/Burberry//Valentino/British Fashion Council/Vogue]

May 02 2013

Met Gala 2013 Buzz: So Who’s Taking Who???

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This coming Monday, May 6, the very best in fashion will be strutting their stuff in celebration of Met’s Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition, and I love that the red carpet event is kind of a mash-up of the Oscars and fashion week, where designers showcase their very best gowns with most specially created for the event, on some of the biggest stars. It always seems to bring glamour and drama and some of the best looks of the year.

Last year was a Prada affair thanks to Miuccia Prada being co-chair, Diane Kruger in that gorgeous purple gown is still one of my favourite Met Gala looks, well this year is bound to be all about Givenchy as Riccardo Tisci is on the panel and his co-chair is Rooney Mara.

As well as enjoying the red carpet, I love the anticipation and lead-up to the event, guessing what people will wear, and who’s dressing who, which means for the week before I am addicted to WWD, the NY Post and the New York Times – they always have the best scoops.

So want to know the latest rumours? Well I have put down some of my favs below:

  • Tommy Hilfiger has announced that his table will be filled with a rather odd mix including Zooey Deschanel, Nicki Minaj, Lily Aldridge, Thalia Mottola, Debbie Harry and Kings of Leon’s Caleb Followill – I can’t imagine Nicki Minaj in TH!
  • Jennifer Lopez will be a Michael Kors girl for the night – I can’t wait to see this
  • Iron Man’s Gwyneth Paltrow is going with Valentino – I wonder if her look will top her sexy Prada mini from last year?
  • There are no surprises regarding who Dior is taking – Oscar winning-actress Jennifer Lawrence and French beauty Marion Cotillard – I am just hoping for something customised
  • One of my most interesting reports is that Alexander Wang is designing a custom Balenciaga look for Julianne Moore – that’s going to be amazing
  • Sienna Miller is apparently attending with Burberry, well no surprise as she is rumoured to be the label’s new face
  • Diane von Furstenberg is taking Emma Roberts
  • Jessica Alba is set to attend with Tory Burch
  • Topshop is getting in on the action again with Jaime King, plus the retailer is taking Julianne Hough
  • Elizabeth Banks is going with Brian Atwood – so we can be assured her shoes will be hot

No word on whether anyone will be wearing Donna Karan, Prada, Versace, Alexander McQueen, or Elie Saab, or even if Nina Dobrev, Anne Hathaway, Diane Kruger or Sarah Jessica Parker will be attending – I have all my fingers and toes crossed!!!

If I hear anything I will be sure to keep you updated via my Twitter and Facebook pages.

Who are you excited about seeing and who do you want to attend?

May 08 2012

Met Gala 2012: Emma Stone In Custom Lanvin

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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: Rosie In Burberry

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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: Beyonce In Givenchy Haute Couture

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Who: Beyoncé

Where: At the Met Gala 2012 in New York

Wearing: A Givenchy Haute Couture gown by Riccardo Tisci, featuring a beaded corseted bodysuit with sheer fabric and a ombre black and purple cascading feathered train

Verdict: Wow, what a way to make your post-baby red carpet appearance by wearing a dramatic gown that leaves little to the imagination. It is such a shame that she was so late to the red carpet as I would have loved to have seen this gown in motion, but hey she wanted a dramatic entrance I am sure to show off her amazing body.

I like that the fact that she was daring with this gown, but there is something stopping me from loving it,  the train is insane but I can’t put my finger on why I am not feeling it, maybe it is a little more revealing than I would have wanted from her.

What do you think? Do you love this racy look from Beyoncé?

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[Pics: via Givenchy Facebook]

May 08 2012

Met Gala 2012: Victoria Justice Shines In Floral McQ

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Who: Teen star Victoria Justice

Where: At the Met Gala 2012 in New York

Wearing: A floral embroidered tulle bustier McQ Alexander McQueen dress from the autumn/winter 2012 collection, over a velvet embroidered tulle body, velvet chain belt, and an Alexander McQueen black leather and gold studded knuckle box clutch

Verdict: I love it when a young actress dresses their age and this is great dress from the 19 year old, her sweet vibe really looks amazing in this edgy floral number from McQ that I have been looking forward to seeing on the red carpet after I saw it at the press preview.

Last night on the livestreaming Victoria didn’t get much time but I spotted this floral explosion in the madness and intanstly loved it on her. I also love that she didn’t do too much with her hair and make-up, she looks fresh and gorgeous, this is a great entrance onto the red carpet scene for her I can’t wait to see more from her.

Victoria is definitely my best dressed list – does she get your vote?

Also thanks to Miss Magpie on Twitter for cheering me up this morning this adorable sketch of Victoria in McQ – seriously amazing, and it was done in a matter of minutes. I so wish I could draw!!!!

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[Pics: via Alexander McQueen Twitter & illustration via Miss Magpie]

May 08 2012

Met Gala 2012: Cate Blanchett Stunning In McQueen

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Who: Cate Blanchett

Where: At the Met Gala 2012 in New York

Wearing: A black feathered Alexander McQueen gown with ostrich hemline from the autumn/winter 2012 collection, teamed with an Alexander McQueen black pom-pom skull clutch andVan Cleef & Arpels jewellery

Verdict: I think Cate Blanchett is the ideal ambassador for Alexander McQueen as she really can pull off such dramatic looks, for some I am sure they were looking for more from Cate, but I love this gorgeous feathered gown.

What I love most about Cate has to be attitude, she always looks relaxed, completely owns a look, and doesn’t need anything extra to make herself shine, her simple hairstyle is perfection with this gown.

[Pic: Alexander McQueen Twitter]
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