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Met Gala: Punk, Mall Punk & Grannie Couture

7 May

I swore to myself I wouldn’t do another red carpet review because they are so bad now a days, but the Met Gala had some of the most embarrassing interpretations of punk and I had to dish.

First of all there were a hand full of stand out punk couture attendees:

-Madonna totally owned the look in Givenchy punk plaid, fishnets, and a dommie wig. Loved it.

-Sarah Jessica Parker really gave high-punk-couture in Giles Deacon. She totally called the right guy. Her mohawk head piece was stunning.

-Paloma Faith was totally on par with SJP. She look freakin bad ass hot in Michael Cinco (never heard of him, but love him now).

-I loved Rooney Mara in her Givenchy (almost everyone wore Givenchy probably because he was co-chair and his line is so hot right now). It was really the idea of the night; how punk has influenced fashion. I wish she would have worn those big earrings from the collection too. She never wears accessories, but I did love her dark lipstick.

There were a lot of people who looked very nice and presentable, like Gwen Stefani in a demure but cool Margiela ensemble (I expected a better look from her). Katy Perry was a bit more byzantine than punk but looked good in Dolce & Gabbana. Kristen Stewart and Cameron Diaz both wore remarkable Stella McCartney outfits. Florence Welch looked bewitching in black fringe Givenchy. There were a lot of just pretty dresses that were nice to see but nothing outstanding that you can’t see at the Emmys.

Now for the WTF:

People are loving Nicole Ritchie’s look. She did have on this sort of beautiful vintage looking/brocade type dress. I’m not looking it up, but that’s what it looked like. Her hair was absolutely unforgivably bad. I loved that she put some sort of white color in, but it was pulled back and she looked more like Mars Attacks than Met Gala. What was her hair person thinking?

Then there was Jennifer Morrison from my favorite show Once Upon a Time..she wore a lovely black lace Donna Karan dress, simple makeup, but her hair was done as a mohawk…but like she went to Supercuts at the mall and asked them to do it. If you’re going to go punk- match your hair, makeup and wardrobe…this goes for any look. I am so embarrassed for her. Hopefully some hair people are getting fired.

Beyonce, I love her but I think she thought she was going to the BET awards not the Met Gala. It was Givenchy, but I just didn’t love it for this. But she’s gorgeous and rich so she can do whatever. Oh, and then there was her sister, Solange. First, why is she at the Met Gala? Second, her dress is good for dinner out in Miami, not this event.

Ok, the grand finale of bad goes to Anna Wintour. It was Chanel, but it looked like my abuela found some Laura Ashely sheets and made a dress. It was all kinds of wrong, but very entertaining to dish on.

I was hoping to see more Zandra Rhodes, Jeremy Scott, Stephen Sprouse, Gareth Pugh, etc. It was a fun idea and I’m glad they did it, but I was a little disappointed in the amazing fashion opportunities missed.

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Golden Globe Fashion-Fashwon Review: only the cool dresses

16 Jan

I have been to the Golden Globes many times and it’s one of the most fun fun award shows around. Let me clarify that I have worked the Golden Globes, not actually been invited. I think it’s because the show & the parties are all in the same building and I have to say that it’s much more relaxed than the Oscars. People have more fun at the GG’s, where at the Oscars you need passes for every 5 feet and sometimes they expire by 12noon or 2 pm or 5 pm, and everyone thinks they are so important. Ugh! So I enjoy the Globes very much…once at the InStyle party I enjoyed it waaay too much, which is a story only to be told after a few pitchers of margaritas. Now lets talk fashion…I mean “fashwon”! It was one of the best fashion award shows I’ve seen in a long time, but still it looks like everyone just wears the same dress over and over; the strapless, the one shoulder, the drape, the ruching…it all looks too familiar. This time around I am only concentrating on the dresses I thought were cool. No “Best” or “Worst” dress from me cuz in 2012 I am doing my best to give love to all and not create bad karma because I have my fill already…although….no, I’m not going to do it. I am going to do categories which will start with:

1) WORK IT & COMMIT! These ladies had severe fierceness and didn’t give it up one second.

-Angelina Jolie in Versace…ok, I said I wasn’t going to do give a “Best” dressed but if I was going to…she might be it. She is the queen of the red carpet. I do wish that someone would ask her who she’s wearing and she would say “Ver-sayse”.

-Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann. Anyone who wears Haider Ackermann is the coolest person ever. Hopefully one day I can afford an ebay 75%off sale Haider Ackermann item like a button or a piece of string, which is all I can afford. You know Tilda is just the coolest regardless of what she wears, but I love how her whole look is committed to itself.

-Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci. She just knows how to work a piece of art on the red carpet. She really needs to give posing lessons to other un-named-bad-posing actresses on the red carpet.

2) I AM SO HOT IN THIS DRESS! These ladies are showing of their sexiness and feeling their sexy selves in a perfectly designed dress that transforms their public persona.

-Michelle Lea in Marchesa. Now Michelle Lea always dresses well for the red carpet, but here she is sizzling. She knows she looks amazing! I love that she took a chance with this partially sheer sequin dress.

-Emma Stone in Lanvin. I think of Emma Stone as a cute cool chick, but here she is sexy chic. She is giving fashion confidence.

3) SWEET N’ CHIC: lovely ladies giving fashion.

-Zoey Deschanel in Prada. Zoey is the ultimate cute girl and here she has taken it to a new fashion level. Her sixties inspired hair and make up (by Makeup artist Jorjee Douglass) go excellent with her custom made Prada retro-y dress.

-Romola Garai in Alessandra Rich. I don’t know who Romola is or the designer Alessandra- but I do now! What a great collaboration of “sweet & chic”. Romola is my new fave actress & Alessandra is my new fave designer.

-Busy Phillips in Temperely London. I love Busy in Cougartown and I love that she wore Temperely. She is so darn cute and this dress has a cool California chic feel that suits her perfectly (which is ironic because its a British designer). I wish she was my best friend…but only if she’s like her Cougartown character.

4) FANTASTIC DRESS: these are designs I just am in love with.

-Diana Argon in Giles Deacon. Super amazing cutting edge fashion. She looks great, and I hate to say it, but wish her hair/makeup/accessories matched a little little bit better with the dress. I love that she is a risk taker. This is a piece of art.

-Georgina Chapman in Marchesa. She IS Marchesa and represents is perfectly; soooo gorgeous.

-Jessica Chastain in Givenchy. I love this dress. I love her curves…not in love with her hair, but it’s ok since she is such a great actress & I love red heads.

There are a few others that I would put as some kind of honorable mention like Claire Danes & Charlize Theron, but I’ve been on this for a while now and I’m tired. I give big fashwon (you have to say it like you’re from texas, instead of saying “fashion”) star to all the above ladies & designers & stylists & hair & makeup. Thanks for being so fab!

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