What’s more important – adhering to a dress code or bringing something fresh to the red carpet? Last night at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, some celebs decided to pay homage to the celebrated American designer Charles James, while others chose to wear something exciting instead. No shade to James, but after seeing one too many taffeta-clad celebs, I cheered when I glimpsed Lupita Nyong’o’s Prada amazingness. Sure, it wasn’t exactly inspired by Charles James, but it was fun to look at, and if anyone could pull off the bejeweled net dress with feathers, it’s Lupita. Same goes for Kirsten Dunst’s Rodarte Star Wars gown – amazing, and probably not the most appropriate for that particular theme, but still…so cool! Another look I couldn’t resist last night was Chloe Sevigny in Kenzo, which was probably much too modern for last night’s theme, but I loved it all the same.
But it wasn’t solely the rebels that caught my eye, I absolutely adored Liu Wen in a Zac Posen stunner (which I just got to see at Holts last week!), Emmy Rossum in a floral Carolina Herrera gown, Giovanna Battaglia in an 0ff-the-shoulder Dolce & Gabbana, and Hailee Steinfeld in a very theme-(and age)-appropriate black, white, and pink Prabal Gurung gown.
Mostly though, I was underwhelmed with last night’s red carpet looks. My favourite Style Fille Diane Kruger looked washed out in pale blue (though Joshua more than made up for it!), SJP disappointed in a messy Oscar de la Renta, Johnny Depp came dressed as Colonel Sanders, Kate Upton, who isn’t exactly a high-fashion darling, looked frumpy in a Dolce & Gabbana gown, and the rest of the lot just looked…been-there-wore-that.
What do you think of last night’s Met Gala red carpet? Which celebs got it right in your opinion? Share in the comments!
More celeb Met Gala looks after the jump!
Nelia, May 6th 2014 |
This year’s Met Gala theme was “PUNK: Chaos to Couture”, and since so many of the celebs in attendance nailed it, I couldn’t simply post my fave looks and be done with it. This time, I chose to bring you not only my fave looks, but also the runners-up, and the headscratchers all in one post.
Let’s start with my faves. I loved the ornate Dolce and Gabbana dress on Katy Perry, the grand headpiece on SJP, the elegant Margiela on Gwen Stefani, the stunning, but decidedly NOT punk Givenchy gown on Rooney Mara, and an orange moomoo-like goodness on Ashley Olsen. None of those looks screamed punk to me, but I found these dresses to be interesting, fashion-forward, and gorgeous too. Well, SJP’s panty-flashing Giles gown wasn’t exactly my type, but if anyone could’ve pulled it off it’s her.
Apart from my top 5, I enjoyed so many other looks! From Giovanna Battaglia gilded head-to-toe goodness, to Solange Knowles looking lovely in a Kenzo gown that was perhaps a tad too casual for the Met, but beautiful nonetheless, to Emma Watson in a very sexy Prabal Gurung…there was no shortage of fashion porn at this year’s gala. Some celebs decided to don simple LBDs to the event, which in my opinion was a total waste (I’m looking at you, Michelle Williams), but others made up for it with punk hair (Miley Cyrus), and studs galore (looking gorgeous, Sienna Miller!).
All in all, I loved this year’s fashion offerings. I hate wading through a million photos of boring outfits, and this year there weren’t too many.
So now it’s your turn! Which celebs brought their A-game to the 2013 Costume Institute Gala, and which crashed and burned? Share your opinions in the comments!
More after the jump!
Nelia, May 7th 2013 |
Who rule the world? Apparently, Beyoncé does. After a crazy-amazing year in the spotlight, Queen Bey is not ready to slow down her world domination. This time, she has her sights set on H&M’s affordable summer fashion. Starring in the brand’s summer ad campaign, Beyoncé will be seen frolicking on the beach, showing off her toned body in H&M swimwear.
“I’ve always liked H&M’s focus on fun affordable fashion. I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements – fire, water, earth and wind,” said Bey. “It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more like making a video than a commercial.”
And while the entire campaign titled Beyoncé as Mrs Carter in H&M is not yet out, we do have this sneak peek photo to satiate our curiosity.
So, what do you think about this collab? Is this a smart move for Beyoncé? Would you rather see a Solange for H&M collab instead? Actually…that’s not a bad idea. Dearest, H&M, can you please make that happen? In the meantime, I’ll stay tuned for more images from Beyoncé as Mrs Carter in H&M.
Photo Credits: H&M
Nelia, March 21st 2013 |
I have to admit, I did not watch the Super Bowl, because I really don’t care about football, but I’m pretty sure everyone and their grandma watched the halftime show, if only to see Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child reunite for the first time in AGES! And of course, to dance their asses off to Bootylicious. Queen Bey herself wore a cropped motorcycle jacket and a bodysuit made with strips of python and iguana, and insets of lace designed by the New York-based designer Rubin Singer. Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams also wore Proenza Schouler booties that I just happen to have…no biggie! The sets were over the top, the hair was tossed, and Destiny’s Child reunited. It was a perfect ending to a lazy Sunday.
What did you think of the halftime show? Did you like the costumes? Share in the comments!
DESTINY’S CHILD REUNION AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Nelia, February 3rd 2013 |