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Met Gala Trend: Built-In Gloves

Met Gala Trend Built-In Gloves

Anti-establishment style was everywhere last night at the punk-themed 2013 Met Gala, where the ‘it’ list worked varying levels of sartorial subversion – from glam-rock to goth and grunge.

But there was also a select group of red-carpet rebels who armed themselves with one of the evening’s more unusual, nonconformist trends.

Their weapons of choice? Not spikes or studs, or even chainmail. Rather, they suited up in full-on punk protection mode with what can only be dubbed as glove-sleeves – full arm, hand and finger-covering extensions. (Practical, they are not.)

We saw these gown appendages in their most blatant form on a Givenchy-clad Kim Kardashian, who not only covered her baby bump in all-over floral, but also completely sleeved up in the moody, foreboding print.

The built-in glove extensions also appeared on Leelee Sobieski, who wore Christian Dior Couture and looked to be growing a gold-plated garden on her forearms and fingers.

It was Paloma Faith in a Michael Cinco design who gave us the best lesson in how to wear gown-gloves with her blood-red, ombre-effect masterpiece.

Is the trend worthy of a high-five, or is it outrageously out of hand?

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Kim Kardashian Givenchy – 2013 Met Gala

Kim Kardashian Givenchy - 2013 Met Gala

I know this is one post you weren’t expecting to see, but I was so horrified at how bad Kim Kardashian looked at the 2013 Met Gala on Monday evening that I was compelled to write something.

Anna Wintour lifted her bar on the reality TV star from last year’s Met Gala to allow her to walk proudly with her baby daddy Kanye West on the red carpet on Monday evening.
As you know, Anna has final approval on the looks, so this could be her having the last laugh.

I mean, really, this floral Givenchy Fall 2013 blossom gown is not only horrendous but it is doing nothing for her and I have seen it from every angle.

We have complained that some didn’t try hard enough last night, but Kim tried too hard. Her desperation was oozing from her every pore.

Aside from the side slit, I think the high-neck, built-in-glove gown made her look frumpy. Just when I thought she was getting to grips with her maternity style, which she was fighting against for so long, this goes and happens.

Stéphane Rolland would’ve made her a far more flattering gown.

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Meeting Up With The Kardashians

I was invited to interview the Kardashian sisters (two of the three as Khloe was on X Factor hosting duties), who launched their Kardashian Kollection for Dorothy Perkins yesterday.

Why did I go? Kuriosity of Kourse.

I thought it would be a great opportunity to meet the girls, see what they are all about, and dispel the rumours and preconceived ideas as I went in with a very open mind and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

The interview, which I shared with Simon from The Very Simon G and Ella from Coco’s Tea Party, was very much like friends sitting around talking fashion – much like the discussions we have every day on this blog.

They were very relaxed, and surprisingly knowledgeable about the Kardashian Kollection line, which proved that they are doing more than just putting their name to something.

On why they chose Dorothy Perkins to launch their Kardashian Kollection:

Kim: The price point works for our fan base. It’s very successful in the US (Sears) and when we wanted to evolve we said what brand was respected, what brand represented us, who would really take our designs and make this a worldwide brand and that was Dorothy Perkins… we’re launching today in Malaysia, Singapore and later in the month in Israel and all these other countries… like 15 countries, so we met with Sir Philip Green and we just thought that Dorothy Perkins was the perfect location for us.

On their role for the Kardashian Kollection:

Kourtney: We are the designers…. we are such perfectionists.

Kim: I would say we are creative directors too, cause I have a big hand in… we all kinda have different roles: I love working on the ad campaigns; Kourtney loves finding the fabrics and the prints.

Kourtney: We are so detailed that every little thing… sometimes I wish I could like, someone else can do that, but we are such perfectionists. It’s so fun to be hands on. We take such pride in our line and we want it to be representative of us in the right way and we want to wear every piece and be so proud of it and we couldn’t not be involved in every step. You can tell when someone slaps their name on something. We are involved from the inspiration right through and it’s so much fun.

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Kim Kardashian’s United Arab Emirates Tour Looks

Kim Kardashian toured the United Arab Emirates last week. Here’s a look at what the ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s’ reality TV star wore.

When she arrived on Wednesday, she visited the Aquarium inside the Atlantis The Palm hotel wearing a L’Wren Scott Fall 2009 ensemble. Her sleeveless yellow ruffle-neck blouse was paired with a super-tight teal fitted pencil skirt. A half-up, half-down hairstyle, Carrie Bradshaw’s Chanel gold clutch and nude Lady ‘Daf’ Christian Louboutin pumps.

On Thursday she announced the launch of ‘Millions of Milkshakes’ first international outlet at The Dubai Mall. She wore a signature fitted tan sleeveless dress with a black belt which had a gold buckle and gold chain detail. Another pair of nude Christian Louboutin peep-toes and a Farrah Fawcett-esqe hairstyle completed her look.

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Who Wore Alexander McQueen Better? Salma Hayek, Jennifer Hudson or Kim Kardashian

Salma Hayek stepped out in this beautifully constructed Alexander McQueen Resort 2011 top back in November to attend the WWD CEO Summit and Keynote Dinner.

The petite actress looked incredibly chic, pairing her McQueen top with long black pants, standout gold jewelry and a slicked back ponytail.

Admittedly, the pants are a little too long on her small frame but that’s just one tiny error I’m willing to look past because overall she looks stunning.

Newly svelte singer Jennifer Hudson was next to wear this McQueen top when she performed at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in February.

It’s been so inspiring to witness Jennifer’s transformation and subsequent style makeover, and I love almost everything about her look.

Teaming the top with fitted pants and a pair of killer heels gives her a sexy silhouette and her makeup and accessories are perfect. The only thing throwing me off is her hair. Even though it looks fabulous, this kind of top benefits from a more pulled back style.

Finally, Kim Kardashian wore the same top to support sister Khloe and her husband Lamar Odom’s new fragrance ‘Unbreakable’ this week.

Seemingly taking cues from both Jennifer and Salma, Kim opted for fitted pants and pulled her hair back into a tight ponytail. I agree with your comments that Kim looks good, but I do wish she had played more with her accessories. Some jewelry, a clutch in a contrasting colour or a pair of interesting heels would have definitely taken this up a notch.

This one was extremely tough since all three women look great; but my vote goes to Salma Hayek. She oozes sophistication in this outfit and I love the jewelry that she paired with it. I also prefer the looser pants on Salma in comparison to the fitted ones on Jennifer and Kim.

What do you think?

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Sidewalk Style: Kim Kardashian In Burberry Prorsum

Kim Kardashian is currently in New York City.

Yesterday she was spotted headed to meetings in Manhattan wearing a Burberry Prorsum Spring 2011 trench coat.

I’m really surprised to see Kim wearing this trench coat with studded sleeves because Kim tends to be a few months behind everyone else when it comes to wearing looks from the runway.

So far only Emma Watson, Alexa Chung and Rachel Bilson have worn this edgy Burberry collection.

The reality TV star completed her look with a maroon Alexander Wang dress, a black Hermes Birkin and Christian Louboutin heels.

Those of you who prefer her street style will love this look. She looks stunning.

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