Met Gala – REINSPIRED

So, ummmm, yeah – a year later…

The comments about the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ of last night’s Gala got my mind going BIG-TIME so I decided to open my blog back up for business (kinda). I’ve seen a lot and learned a lot about personal and commercial style this year, and I don’t want the fact that I’m a laymen in this world to stop me from blogging – I enjoy it too much to let it die all together. So, humbly, but not TOO humbly, here are my thoughts and shiz:

Mark Kate in Vintage Chanel – people hated, but really? SHE WINS. And here’s why I think so…

The theme of this year’s Gala was “Punk: From Chaos to Couture”. Punk, as I’ve always understood it, is the ideology around not giving a flying fuck – and when taken into context with CHAOS and COUTURE, this can mean just doing YOU. I feel like this look here IS MK to the -nth degree. The wild girl hair half-locked is a grunge throwback (and even reminded me of this oldie but goodie), the nude lip echoing the 90′s echoing the 60′s, clean and in your face -not hiding behind black lines and the nonsense safety pin up-do’s of her red carpet cohorts- the dropped waist slip dress a la any woman ever & (not to mention Debbie Harry

or almost any other Punk Pretty Princess, and then the divinely inspired duster coat which in it’s yellow hue doesn’t fake as if it’s a nasty cold night in 1976, but rather embraces the beautiful Spring evening we NYers had last night. If we look up the fabulous M-Kate in future years, this image will remain  a PERFECT representation of who and how she looked and was perceived in that moment, and that’s pretty dam PUNK if you ask me. I’ll be emulating her scowl and cheekbone bonanza ALL SUMMER LONG, believe.

Other notables –  all pics from Huff Post:

Indeed, it was a shame about the endless camel-toe (whatchagonnado? oy), but that maybe lent to Kristen Stewart punk interpretation. Talk about a fuckall attitude, I mean one must assume she knew it looked that way! And besides, she is kind of a badass. Did you see her in On the Road?? If you haven’t, you MUST – she lets it all hang out and lives out some major fantasy’s with those epically hot fellas. The script is a perfect adaptation – Jose Rivera is pure GENIUS.

So bad it’s GOOD – Christina Ricci in Vivienne Westwood

I hate this Riccardo Tisci, I hate it with everything I’ve got, and that makes it PUNK as all hell – well done Ms. K.

This look is clean and lovely, and I’m loving the goth touch with the hair and lipstick. Ronney Mara wears this Givenchy really well – she earned front AND back pics! I think the diversity of this garment is really cool. Wedding day, burial day, and peaceful apocalypse ready. All covered here. There’s also something fun here with the flow of the dress mashed against her dark glare and hard angled face. I dig.

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But really – shout out of the night goes to Beyoncé’s helping hand. Without him standing by, her outfit had a real case of the poops – as in it kinda sucked, as in, it wasn’t even bad enough to be punk! His very presence elevated everything. In the hilariously perfect words of the Dlisted crew :

Screw Beyonce, It Was All About Her Gentleman-In-Waiting

Fo realz.

And now, instead of showing the same BAD pics of people’s half-assed attempts to be Met Gala cool, some images of the folks who I think did the theme better, without prompt…

Elizabeth Hurley in 1994. Versace.

Sexy and slightly perverted – add in the low res quality and this shit is PUNK. High fashion nudity with twist from V Magazine.

And these biddy's.

And these biddy’s.

Over and out.

XO

Couples

This post is just for fun, I mean they’re all for fun, but this one is just for fun ;)

Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford xo

Barbra Streisand and Elliot Gould. You know how much I love her.

XO

Golden Globes 2012 : All Stars

Not all these gals were award winners, but each of them has won a spot in my heart for looking AWESOME at the globes!

First up…Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci PremiereFrom women’s pant suits to this fine feathered gown, she works it every time. The texture of this dress is evocative of flapper and deco fashions, and I simply love it. How much do you think it weighs? 20? 30 pounds?

Claire Danes who is often an A-OK red-carpeter did herself a solid wearing this beautiful Couture J. Mendel dress. And if you didn’t think it was great enough from the front…

BAM! There goes the back! This thing was made for her figure, in fact she has a tendency towards greatness in that department. Way to dress for what you HAVE!

Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka. So good, let’s see another one!

Laura Dern in Andrew Gu. I’d wear that, in a heartbeat.

I wonder if I could get away with this shape? I love things that are conservatively sexy, but I often wonder if I can pull off a crew neck dress. I have a feeling I have no neck  :/ The color and weight of the fabric remind me of so many things I love, and I have such a thing for this blue tone, sigh…Anyhoo, Michelle Williams is looking beautiful here in Jason Wu. I realize the juries ben out on the headband, but I like it. No crime in framing your face with jewels and lace, no crime at all.

And then there was Tilda. Tilda of my heart, you shine always. Here she is wearing the hell out of this Haider Ackermann. I’m so grateful for the introduction to this designing house. It’s simple lines, and warm, earthy palates is everything I look for in fashion that feels very ‘now’ and artistic.

Over and out.

XO

WTF?? People’s Choice Awards 2012

Full-out flops interspersed with near-misses, last night’s People’s Choice Awards was a fashion failure!

Demi Lovato in Marchesa. No, just no. Maybe ten years ago at the ice-capades, MAYBE.

Kelly Osborn in Honor. GREAT dress meets BAD hair, poor gal.

Both of these are Kaley Cuoco (whoever the f*ck that is, who’d she Big Bang?) looking, bad and worse. Sigh.

Classic case of ‘I can’t walk in my hooker-shoes’. It’s an issue.

I don’t hate tis, I really don’t. But, just, oh I dunno – something is just OFF!

I don’t know who this is, I just feel badly for her. Where were your friends???

High neck = Hair Up. Not always, but nearly always. Just saying.

Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab. Great dress, BAD shoes – come on folks.

Things begin looking up from here though, whew!

I’m not a Hudgens fan per se, but this Jenny Packham dress does great things for her.

Y’all know how I feel about Chloe Moretz. She and Proenza Schouler are a lovely match.

Never thought I’d say this, but: Miley you look fantastic! Great dress/shoes/hair – you were the breath of fresh air on that stagnant-ass carpet. Dress designer David Koma doesn’t even have a website up and running yet, I’m keeping an eye out for more from him, devine.

So your brains don’t rot reading these silly judgements based on my very own personal preferences – watch this:

XO

all images courtesy of Huff Post and Getty Photo

Girl crush: Chloe Moretz

Yes, she’s a little girl, but this crush is real! I mean, did you see Kick Ass?? It’s one of my favorite films of the last many years. And between her and the intense hotness of Aaron Johnson it was hard to overlook.

If these had been the actresses in Virgin Suicides, I may have enjoyed the film for more than just the incredible Air soundtrack and costumes.

XO

120 years of Vogue Magazine Covers

Remember when magazine covers were artistic, glamorous encounters for real-world people with the surreal perfect world of high fashion? Yeah, most of these Vogue images are before my time – but I do remember when it wasn’t about celebrity but about beauty.

Oh Cindy! The eyebrows, the full hair, the layers of pink textures – love!

What magazine covers are in your top faves? Any favorite cover girls?

XO

Lauren & Lauren: Vogue Wedding Pictorial

I couldn’t not share these STUNNING wedding photos of Lauren Bush and David Lauren (son of Ralph Lauren who you know I love!). So beautifully done.

I have little to no interest in them as people, in fact I’m not sure I care at all based on the other images of them in this Vogue spread being lovey-dovey which you can see here. Meh. Although these images did remind me of another favorite celeb wedding – have you seen these before? The Costner nuptials weren’t quite as dramatic, but used a similar ‘dress for your venue’ theme.

But my goodness, do they not wear these clothes to perfection? I love a costumed affair, and these images made me really excited for my upcoming camping trip. Yes, dresses in the woods.

XO