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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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Frida Kahlo Wardrobe Revealed!

11 Jan

I would love to be able to see this fashion exhibit of the late, great artist Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo. I have a feeling it will inspire some designers for next season! I found some gorgeous Frida inspired photos.

Frida Kahlo Fashion Exhibit Opens in Mexico City – ABC News.

Givenchy Sickness!

26 Jan

Oh wow! Have you seen the Givenchy Spring Couture 2012 collection? It’s absolutely sick with a wicked elegance. Riccardo Tisci did an amazing job with another superb collection. 10 pieces, wham bam thank you couture..its all you need. Check out the Vogue link below. Givenchy Couture gets a BIG star!


Givenchy Sp12 Couture close up

Mert & Marcus Brilliance (Kate bugs)

3 Dec

I love love love this cover of the new Vogue Paris, December 2011. Brilliantly done image by Mert & Marcus of Kate Moss ala Ziggy Stardust. Yes, she’s done a version before for the May 2003 Vogue UK, but here it’s just so sublime. Kate Moss bugs the bejeezus out of me, but damn she can take an amazing pic (some photoshopping of that worn down party-girl face helps). She is a beautiful lady, but I think I get annoyed with people that are so toxic and are successful and are excused in the world of their adverse ways because they are famous. I know that’s totally being judgmental, which I hate that I do, and I have to admit I’m jealous too- because we all know that any negative comment about someone else has a relation to yourself- but I’m just being honest. Regardless, big star for this!