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!
Style Blog, May 7th 2013 |
How awesome is this illustration of me rocking my dream Spring 2013 pieces like the now-infamous checkered Louis Vuitton dress and these hot-to-trot Alexander Wang sandals?! Pretty amazing, non? Well, this is all thanks to my friend Marcus, who introduced me to artist Kathryn Wilkins and her lovely blog LOOKBOOKILLUST! Once I saw the multitude of gorgeous illustrations and the attention to detail that Kathryn puts into her pieces, I knew I had to commission her!
This isn’t the first piece that Kathryn did of me, but it’s the one I asked her to do for my blog’s new header. If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I’m (very) slowly changing up the look of the site, and this adorable addition is just what Style Blog’s been missing. While deciding on what to “wear” for this illustration, I decided to go with aspirational dressing, rather than my good-old real clothes. Just because I can’t afford the entire Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 collection doesn’t mean that cartoon Nelia can’t.
If you like this illustration and would like one of yourself, or your dog, or yourself and your boyfriend/friend/husband/mom/goldfish, Kathryn is still accepting commissions, so if I were you, I’d jump on that before some huge company scoops her (and her talents) up. She already got a fun gig working for Bourjois, so who knows what’s next for this amazing woman!
What do you think of cartoon Nelia? Do you like Kathryn’s work? Share in the comments!
One more illustration after the jump!
Style Blog, February 1st 2013 |
I know it’s not for everyone, but I’m obsessed with Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 collection. I can’t help but admire the pieces every time I see yet another celeb wearing them, and looks like I’m not the only one! From Kirsten Dunst to Kristen Stewart, looks like young actresses are just as into LV’s graphic prints and fun silhouettes as I am. But which celeb wore it best? Vote for your favourite look below!
More photos after the jump!
Style Blog, January 18th 2013 |
In love with the latest Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 ad campaign! Front the graphic prints, to the fun colour combos, to the styling…love it all! I know it’s not for everyone, but if I could, I’d get every single piece from this collection. True story.
But enough of my gushing, what do you think of this Louis Vuitton ad campaign? Share in the comments!
Photo Credits: Louis Vuitton
Style Blog, December 12th 2012 |
Sade – Flow
Is it possible I could feel this cool
I could really love you the way I do
Is it possible I could feel this good
I could really love you the way I do
See me (Within the light)
Flowing (Take me to you)
Like the river to the sea
You come down (I’m in the light)
You cover (Pull me to you)
And the waves rush over me
I feel a love light rush over me
I feel the love turn to me
And then your love just creeps over me
I Wore: Skirt – c/o Club Monaco; Sweater, Earrings - H&M; Shoes – Aldo; Necklace – Balisi; Bag – Louis Vuitton; Bracelet – Bittersweet; Ring – c/o Banana Republic
Style Blog, April 30th 2012 |
It’s Oscar night, y’all! Are you watching? So far, from what I’ve seen, my two fave outfits were brought to the red carpet by Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen, and Michelle Williams in a coral Louis Vuitton gown. Stunning. Just stunning.
But the night is young, and I will keep updating this post as more photos roll in! So stay tuned for more of Style Blog’s Oscars Best Dressed!
Who has your vote so far? Do tell!
UPDATE: At first, I really didn’t like Kristen Wiig’s gown, but in photos…she looks stunning! Love the simple hair, her accessories, and actually really like her J. Mendel dress too.
UPDATE #2: Gwyneth Paltrow! In a Tom Ford cape!! Love her so much!!! You?
Photo Credits: Fab Sugar
Style Blog, February 26th 2012 |
I don’t know about you, but Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2012 ad campaign, shot by Steven Meisel, and starring Daria Strokous and Kati Nescher has me coveting everything. Those intricate eyelet lace dresses, the pointy silver pumps, the chic suiting – it’s all so feminine, and has me day-dreaming of macarons, marshmallows, and Paris.
Or perhaps it’s the candy-garnished milk shakes that have me drooling. Either way…sign me up!
One more after the jump!
Style Blog, December 20th 2011 |
Today I give you not one, not two, but three Style Filles! From SJP’s snowflake-inspired feathered Louis Vuitton number, to Alexa Chung’s Christopher Kane sparkler, to Cate (The Great) Blanchett’s see-through, yet classy Louis Vuitton frock, I am seriously loving this White After Labour Day trend! Don’t you?
And since I am seriously biased towards those kitschy-yet-cute Charlotte Olympia Kitty heels that Alexa is sporting, I will let you decide which star looked best in winter white. Take the poll below, and cast your vote!
Photo Credits: Grazia Daily, Lainey Gossip
Style Blog, December 6th 2011 |
Valentine’s Day is less than 2 weeks away, and I am still stuck on le boyfriend’s gift! What to get for a man that has (seemingly) everything? Well, that’s my problem to solve (unless you have some helpful advice). And though I won’t likely be doing a men’s gift guide this year, here are a few gift ideas for the guys that might also be struggling with what to buy for their beloved (obsessed with that word).
I am always happy to get a perfume for any occasion, and if you know your girlfriend well-enough, a sexy fragrance might just be what the doctor ordered! My current faves are below. 1. Coach Poppy Perfume ($60) Recently launched, Poppy is simply lovely, with notes of jasmine, gardenia, cucumber, and rose petals. I got a chance to try it for myself, and I must admit that I really liked it! It’s light and fresh…and simply amazing! 2. Calvin Klein BEAUTY Perfume ($89-$115) I’ve said so much about BEAUTY already. Read all about it here to decide whether your girlfriend might love it, or check out a tester at the mall. 3. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb ($105-$185) This is the one I use right now. The fragrance is sweet and feminine, the bottle is all glitter and glamour – the best of both worlds!
If perfume is not your (or your girl’s) thing, a few other gifts might sweeten her day. 4. Danier Red Clutch/Wallet ($39 on sale) Perfect for a romantic dinner out, this leather clutch will hold all of her essentials and spice up her outfit. 5. Louis Vuitton Heart Coin Purse ($455) Penny-pinching has never been so stylish! Also comes in a showstopping leopard print! 6. Banana Republic Bracelet ($50) Don’t buy her earrings or a cocktail ring for Valentine’s Day, lest she confuse the small box with an engagement ring! That one might create some awkwardness. Get her a bracelet or a necklace instead. Banana Republic has a really lovely selection (at amazing prices). 7. Locher’s Necklace ($53-$71) Speaking of necklaces, I’ve been a Locher’s fan for years! The designs are cute and sassy. And if your girl has a sense of humour, I guarantee that she will love it! 8. Heart-shaped Macarons ($4 each) They are macarons, shaped as hearts. Go get ‘em NOW at my fave MoRoCo Chocolat. 9. Your Love (priceless) If all else fails, a simple I LOVE YOU should do. Adding “just the way you are” at the end will earn you some brownie points. It is a day to celebrate your love, after all…not some materialistic holiday, masterminded by Hallmark to bilk you out of millions of dollars!!! 10. A Card Even though I said that thing about Hallmark, most of us (ladies) would still like a card. So make sure to get her one (Papyrus cards are amazing)! The one I got for le boyfriend this year kicks ass!
So this little post might or might not have been helpful in your search for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. If it wasn’t very helpful, I am sorry…email me for more genius ideas. Happy Shopping!
Style Blog, February 3rd 2011 |
A few weeks ago, I had received a mysterious comic-strip invitation to a Smirnoff-sponsored party. Intrigued, le boyfriend and I made our way to Corktown to find a huge lineup of people waiting to get in – so much for being fashionably late. After signing our lives (and rights to our images) away, we made our way down the red carpet, lined with hotties in red dresses and into the art gallery/party room for the night.
Right off the bat, we were given smokin’ (literally) Smirnoff cocktails – don’t really know the name, but it freaked me out a bit. After a bit of wandering, we stumbled upon a photo booth of sorts, where a graphic artist did live drawings on a computer, which were then projected on a wall as a background for photos. We took a couple of pictures and headed out to the rooftop patio. Thankfully, we arrived early, and a few lounge chairs were still empty.
We settled in on one of the cozy divans, Smirnoff in one hand, my head on le boyfriend’s shoulder, and watched the crowd, as the patio grew louder and louder with throngs of bloggers, personalities, designers, and other party people. After a long day at the office, surprisingly, being at one of the hottest parties in town was also quite relaxing. The continuous buzzing of the crowd, starry sky above us, and an intoxicating feeling of alcohol flowing through my veins – or was it love? Wish I took more photos of the night…there were definitely some stylish attendees there, but I guess sometimes a gal’s just got to put away her camera, kick up her heels and enjoy the night.
I Wore: Dress – H&M; Bag – Louis Vuitton; Shoes – Nine West
Style Blog, August 4th 2010 |