Category Archives: Miscellaneous Musings

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

H&M’s ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Collection: First Looks Appear!

I may be the only person in town who didn’t enjoy the books (truly, I thought they were just ‘ok’), but I certainly won’t be the only gal in town coveting these H&M film and book inspired items!

Great color palette (greys and blacks fo’ life!), interesting cuts and fabrics, and no goth-makeup required! Right up my winter alley 🙂

…and she’s back.

XO

Nike MAG McFly ‘Back to the Future’ sneakers at last!

GREAT SCOTT!!!
I love everything about these! Their authentic ‘futuristic’ look, plus the fact that the launch is well tied to the The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Not available to the public as widely as liked, only 1500 made so far- but they’re comin’!!

THEY LIGHT UP!!!

Only obvious things missing are…

…automatic laces, alright!

XO

Venice Film Festival 2011

A little class goes a long way! These Huff Post images captured my imagination today. If only people bothered to dress for US events with such clear intention.

Keira Knightley, who I don’t often think of, makes a beautiful entrance at the openeing ceremony.

Kate Winslet. Stunning.

Madonna. Some part of me imagines there may have been a dress code.

My absolute favorite image from this series. Evan Rachel Wood.

Happy Saturday!

XO

Pretty Things: Thurs.

This one is my current screensaver, I just love it!

All these are more pretty things here.

XO