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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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Good one: Margiela for H&M!

13 Jun

H&M announced yesterday that Maison Martin Margiela will be doing a line for them launching in November. Oh I’m gonna be one of those crazy people waiting in line for this one! At my local H&M I have noticed the large amounts of unsold mens Versace & Marni, but I think Margiela is more translatable for this market. The men’s Versace was nice, but had some chacha elements that probably would go off better in Miami than London. The Marni was great, but maybe not great enough, I didn’t feel compelled to buy anything…and I’m speaking for the mens stuff, which is always a bit disappointing compared the the womens designs.



Ask Ugeta: Daniel Craig’s Shawl Collar

15 Jan

Here’s our first question:

I recently seen the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and loved ALL of Daniel Craig’s wardrobe I was hoping you had some information you could share with me on where the various pieces came from?

I’m particularly interested in his shirt’s and shawl cardigans but as I mentioned I loved it all, any information you have would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in anticipation

Well Simon, Daniel Craig’s Blomquist character wore some very downplayed designer duds. Mr. Craig knows how to pull off sexy, rugged, and fearless. In the movie he made comfy sweaters look dashing & I wanted all of Blomquists clothes myself. I know one of his great shawl collar sweaters that costume designer Trish Summerville purchased was Maison Martin Margiela, and his casual shirts were by Save Khaki and Steven Alan . I have found a great current sweater similar to Blomquists by Vince (Barney’s carries it). Shawl collar sweaters, especially cardigans, are very in style this year so I don’t think you should have too much trouble finding one. I included some links below for you to check out.

I think I’m going to give shawl collars a big star for this season! I think I just like saying “shawl collar”. shawl collar.