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08.05.12

Coco Rocha In Vintage Givenchy – 2012 Met Gala

Coco Rocha opted out of wearing a gown for the 2012 Met Gala taking place tonight in New York City.

On any given Monday, I would be going crazy for this vintage yellow Givenchy embellished jumpsuit with a pink bustier top, as it’s such a refreshing red carpet look, but I’m not getting that ‘wow’ moment from Coco that I’m so used to feeling.

It doesn’t help that she matched her ombre tips to the look.

Coco styled her look with Sergio Rossi satin platform pumps and a gold Kotur clutch.

Coco fierce or Coco the clown?

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Elizabeth Banks In Mary Katrantzou – 2012 Met Gala

Elizabeth Banks schooled January Jones on how to rock a Mary Katrantzou dress on the red carpet tonight at the 2012 Met Gala.

When I learnt that Elizabeth would be wearing the British-based designer, I knew she wouldn’t wimp out, and I’m proud that she picked the least safe look and worked it.

The digitally printed dress with an oversized peplum and central split was teamed with a red clutch and Christian Louboutin peep-toes with an embellished heel.

I don’t suppose this will go down well with many, but she is my favourite so far.

A chic updo and a pink lip colour completed her look.

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Camilla Belle In Ralph Lauren – 2012 Met Gala

Camilla Belle attended the 2012 Met Gala in New York City this evening.

The actress looked stunning wearing a Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 gown.

Her ivory tulle beaded dress, teamed with Ralph Lauren vintage collection art deco jewels, was a classic look with a vintage twist.

I love the styling which included a sleek side bun, shimmer copper eyes and that hot chocolate lip colour.

Ralph Lauren collection champagne python sandal with bamboo heel completed her gorgeous look.

Camilla never lets us down on the big occasions.

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08.05.12

Carey Mulligan In Prada – 2012 Met Gala

Carey Mulligan, the co-host of this year’s Met Gala, was one of the first to arrive on the red carpet.

The British actress looked sensational wearing a custom two-tone gold-and-silver Prada halter dress covered with paillettes.

Her dress with a pleated detail at the back was styled with satin Prada pumps and a simple updo with a rockabilly twist.

Regular readers know I’m not a fan of mixing metals, but this look ranks in the top five for Carey.

Despite her co-hosting duties, she was radiant and relaxed on the red carpet.

Sultry, smoky eyes and a nude lip colour completed her look.

Do you agree that this is one of Carey’s best ever looks?


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Anna Wintour In Prada & Bee Shaffer In Erdem – 2012 Met Gala

As host of the ‘Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations’ Costume Institute Gala, held in New York this evening, Anna Wintour was the first to arrive on the red carpet with her daughter, Bee Shaffer.

Anna surprisingly didn’t wear Chanel this year; instead she opted for a Prada custom-made gown with a gold lobster motif.

Wearing her favourite beaded necklace, and Manolo Blahnik kitten heels, no doubt, the Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue completed her look with a white fur cape.

Bee, who always wears a dramatic gown for this event, didn’t let us down by looking equally beautiful wearing an Erdem Fall 2012 gown.

The blue, black and white gown with embroidered lace had a V-necked line and a beautiful train.

Bee lets her beauty shine through with minimal makeup and stunning chandelier earrings.

What a great way to kick-start proceedings.

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07.05.12

2012 Met Gala: Who’s Taking Who?

The 2012 Met Gala, i.e. the night of 1000 dresses, takes place later this evening.

This year the work of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada will be celebrated. So far the only people confirmed to be attending as a guest of Prada are Carey Mulligan and Gwyneth Paltrow.

If her Venice Film Festival Prada gown is anything to go by, we should be in for a treat.

For the first time ever, the Met Museum and Vogue will be hosting a red carpet live from 6:30-8:30 pm (EDT) on Vogue.com, MetMuseum.org, and Amazon.com.

This year I will be guest blogging for Net-A-Porter.com, which is very exciting for me as they have never had a guest blogger take over their Twitter handle.

Here is a list of the already-confirmed designers and their guests.

UPDATE: Carolina Herrera will dress Dianna Agron and Julianne Hough.

Chanel will dress Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Poppy Delevingne, Sigrid Agren and Stella Tennant.

Marc Jacobs is taking Rachel Feinstein, Alexa Chung, Lake Bell and Karen Elson.

Gilles Mendel is taking Claire Danes

Monique Lhuillier is taking Ginnifer Goodwin.

Marchesa is taking Leighton Meester

Dior is taking Jessica Stam

Mary Katrantzou is taking Elizabeth Banks (YESSSS)

Tory Burch is taking Rashida Jones, Brooklyn Decker and Liya Kebede.

Louis Vuitton: to be worn by Dakota Fanning

Giambattista Valli will be taking Amy Adams in a Couture gown

Emilio Pucci: Peter Dundas will be taking Renée Zellweger

Dolce & Gabbana will be taking Scarlett Johansson, Bianca Brandolini D’Adda, Andrea Dellal, Giovanna Battaglia and Marpessa Hennink.

Valentino: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli will be taking Sarah Jessica Parker, Brit Marling, Lily Collins and Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis.Read More…

05.05.11

Getting Ready For The 2011 Met Gala With Cameron Silver From Decades Inc.

On Monday Cameron Silver from Decades Inc. invited me to tag along as he prepared to make his grand entrance on the red carpet at the 2011 Met Gala with his friends.

I met them at The Carlyle Hotel in New York which wasn’t too far from the venue.

In the lobby I saw many guys in dark black suits carrying garments bags, no doubt they were delivering to other Met Gala attendees staying at the hotel.

Cameron opened the door wearing a bright blue Jil Sander suit with a yellow shirt, taking his cues from this season’s colour blocking trend.

After laying out his Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 suit which Sarah Burton herself had loaned him especially for the occasion, we all had a glass of champagne to toast the occasion.

Mary Kuusisto had two choices on the night. In the end she opted for a beautiful gunmetal grey Temperley London Jaden silk-satin gown. Her homage to Alexander McQueen was showcased via a stunning gold leaf detailed clutch with a skull clasp. Yes it is as heavy as it looks.

Stephanie Carter is one of the funniest women I have ever met. We all kept telling her that she needs her own TV show. She opted for head-to-toe black wearing a Martin Grant gown which has a Swarovski embellished waistband. She teamed her gown with a black clutch and sparkling Miu Miu heels, which she had just purchased from Barney’s that afternoon.

She shared that she knew Anna Wintour would not be happy with her for wearing all black, but I’m guessing Anna would’ve been distracted by Stephanie’s stunning 50s vintage gold diamond encrusted bracelet.

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04.05.11 Beauty

Look We Love: Rihanna’s Red Rapunzel Braid – 2011 Met Gala

While Rihanna’s lacy Stella McCartney frock may not have been well-received, her hairstyle was a bona fide hit. (Or at least it was to us.)

Ever on trend with her rich red mane, the California King Bed singer’s hairstylist Ursula Stephens swept her lengthy locks over her left shoulder and braided down-and-around both sides of her forehead, culminating in a look that was youthful and laid-back, while still entirely appropriate for a fanatical fashion event, such as the Costume Institue Gala.

Wondering where she may have gotten the idea?

Remember Alexander Wang’s S/S10 runway show? Wang’s go-to guy Guido Palau added extensions to each model’s mane and tossed a long loose plait over one shoulder and sent them on their way.

Now that a sexy, sassy side braid is utterly fashionable and excessively cool—there’s never a reason for any girl to have a bad hair day.

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