If you joined in on last night’s Met Gala red carpet live stream, you’re probably as disappointed as I am. The mediocre broadcast lead me to believe that E! News should have hosted the event. But instead, the prestigious ball was hosted by Hilary Rhoda and Billy Norwich of Vogue.com. While it was made clear that Rhoda had no idea how to give an interview, Norwich struggled to figure out who Leslie Mann was.
When it came time to ask the attendees who they were wearing, the hosts once again dropped the ball. I still haven’t figured out why they weren’t asking everyone this question. Then, when they actually decided to talk fashion, they didn’t even show the outfit being discussed.
Aside from the hosting fails, we did see some interesting fashions. The “Punk” theme left room for the guests to be creative and fun. While fashionistas, like Miley Cyrus and Sarah Jessica Parker, channeled their inner punk, others like Heidi Klum decided to go the classy, elegant direction. But when it came down to it, you needed the perfect amount of punk and couture to make the best dressed list.
Here are some of the ladies that mixed the right amount of punk with couture:
Kate Bosworth in Balmain
Kelly Osbourne in Marc Jacobs
Amber Heard in Emilio Pucci
Emma Watson in Prabal Gurung
Don’t forget that the main focus of the annual gala is to introduce the years Costume Institute exhibition. “Punk: Chaos to Couture” will feature around one hundred designs for men and women. Each aspect of the exhibit will examine punk’s high impact on high fashion from the movements birth in the early 1970′s through today. The exhibit will be running through August 14. I highly suggest checking it out and be sure to check out my upcoming review.
It used to be that when it came time to prepare your outfit for a music festival, you would just throw on anything you had in your closet. Everything from bikini tops to neon tutus were featured at these fabulous events.
While people still tend to follow those trends, this season, popular brands have taken those creative looks and brought them up to a mainstream level.
GUESS, Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters, for example, have designed “fashioned by music” lines that cater to the avid music festival goer. Collections have been created for both men and women and feature clothing and must-have accessories.
GUESS’ Limited Edition Festival Collection includes a bohemian lineup of festival worthy apparel. It’s jam-packed with patchwork denim shorts and vests, as well as graphic tees and cool camouflage. The prices of the line vary between $15 (for a gold cross ring) to $178 (for a stars-and-stripes-patterned denim moto jacket). When the pieces are combined, they’re sure to create an awesome outfit.
If you’re looking for similar pieces at a cheaper price, the Forever 21 Festival Collection is the one for you. Cropped tees, lacy skirts and elements of crochet are all brought together to create fabulous, simple options. These pieces have a price range that vary between $4.80 and $39.80.
So if you’re headed to a festival this season, channel your inner hippie and check out these awesome fashion lines. Who knows, you might find the perfect crop top to pair with your pretty, pink tutu.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em (though if you are reading this, it’s probably the former),tattoos are becoming more and more common as a means of expression or for some, just accessorizing. Whatever the reason behind them, 45 million Americans have at least one. But a lot of us want to be fashionable despite having to deal with the pain. So, how do you do that during and after a tattoo? Well, you can take it from me (and my upcoming thigh tattoo) that this is something I’ve given a lot of thought. Here are some tips to make it an easy and fashionable experience.
If it’s a thigh tattoo, wear a skirt (or for you fellas, loose shorts). Make it easy for the artist to be able to access the area. Ladies, if you are afraid of flashing people then you might want to invest in boy short underwear but I’ll tell you a little secret: your artist has probably seen a ton of panties and bras in their line of work as it often takes removal of some clothing to get the tattoo you want. And honestly, they don’t care, nor does anyone else in the shop.
If it’s arms or back, tank tops are the way to go. Let that skin be bare from the get go. If it is chilly out, layer with a loose top or button down shirt so that when you put it back on later on, it is not rubbing your painful wound of a tattoo.
Wear something you don’t mind getting ink on. Most tattoo ink will wash out of clothes easily, but it depends on the material, so better be safe and wear a piece that might not have been so high up on your “love” list.
For healing, you want to follow a lot of similar rules. Wear looser clothes, so your flowing blouses and cotton high low skirts that are so in right now are going to work perfectly. Tight clothing prevents the tattoo from breathing. It can also rub and cause ink to peel off prematurely, causing holes in your image that might force you to get a touch up.
Fashion is always important, that’s a given, but just make sure you work it around your new piece of art so it can heal properly. Don’t worry; it’s only for a week! Then you can go back to skinny jeans or tighter tops if that’s your thing!
This spring has so many awesome patterns; polka dots, stripes (zig zag and classic), and floral are some of the most popular popping up in stores. And the biggest trend as of late is mixing and matching these patterns. It sounds kind of strange, pairing striped pants with a floral top, but it is possible, if done right. Even I was a little wary but I’m embracing this trend because of its great expression of individuality.
So, how exactly do you mix patterns without looking like you got dressed in the dark?
DO work with a base color. You can pair that floral skirt with stripes if there’s a color they have in common. All you need is one and it’ll look less like you’re just clashing.
DO mix subtle with loud. Choose one piece that has an easier on the eyes pattern to pair with your louder blouse, or vice versa. That also goes for size and density, mix those up as much as possible.
DON’T copy extreme runway looks. Seriously; if you look at mixed patterns on the catwalk, they work for the show but are not going to work walking down the street.
DON’T just grab whatever and hope it works. You’ve definitely got to take the time to piece these looks together. It might even be best to make sure a friend agrees you are fashionable, not a car crash of color.
If you’re afraid to jump in, start small. Mix a different patterned scarf with a printed skirt, or patterned tights or shoes with an interesting top. If you start with accessories, it’ll be easier to figure out what works.
There’s a lot of great inspiration out there on daily outfit fashion blogs; you’ll see it cropping up more and more. Celebrities are really embracing the look too, so keep an eye out online and in latest magazines for ideas.
In the end, this trend is not for everyone, but its a lot of fun when done right and can create a ton of new outfits from your closet that you didn’t even realize you had.
With technology constantly changing, it’s hard to shock people with creative, new inventions. A group of college students in India, however, have found a way to literally shock disbelievers, or in this case, creeps.
Due to the unfortunate amount of rapes that take place in India, the automobile engineering students are looking to stop attacks and unwanted physical contact from occurring.
With that, they have developed a line of anti-rape lingerie that has the ability to shock an assailant up to 82 times and contact authorities immediately. The line is called Society Harnessing Equipment (SHE).
The lingerie includes a shock circuit board, near the breasts, that can emit a shock up to 3,800 kV. It can also send a text message to the local police and to the parents of the victim.
The expert team hopes to eventually interface the system with smart phones using bluetooth. Once the conveniently located censor has been activated, a signal would be sent out. The next step in the creation process is figuring out how to make the lingerie washable. One of the creators, Manisha Mohan, is currently working with the National Institute of Fashion Technology to figure out just that.
While lingerie is typically worn when you’re expecting to get some, this sort of accessory can be worn when you’re heading someplace unsafe or you feel uncomfortable. It’s a great invention and I think that it will definitely help women around the world.
What do you think of the line? If this was available here, would you buy it?
Summer fashion just got a little sweeter. Dylan’s Candy Bar owner, Dylan Lauren, has collaborated with LeSportsac to bring us some delicious looking accessories.
The collection will include 14 LeSportsac bag styles that feature three different candy prints, including Candy Spill, Sweet Talk and Sugar Cube seen here.
All the bags will come with a gum-ball charm and range from $18-$188. The line will launch this August and then again in November. Each of the pieces will be available in LeSportsac stores, as well as, online at LeSportsac.com and Dylanscandybar.com.
If you’re unsure of the what LeSportsac brings to the table, it’s color. The famous brand is all about bright colors and designs. Plus, they’re known for their accessible fashions and have a large international reach.
Following in her father’s footsteps, Dylan says she drew inspiration from Pop Art and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. She plans to eventually open more stores and incorporate more fashion around the world.
It should be interesting to see how she angles her brand into a lifestyle company. Until then, we can always settle for the Dylan’s Candy Bar challenge on Project Runway.
So if you’re into wearing candy instead of eating it, then this is the brand for you.
Each year Miami hosts an outdoor electronic music festival called Ultra. Ultra was started back in 1999, at the end of the Winter Music Conference, and lasted only one day. Today, the crazy festival is expanded over two weekends. It’s a time when EDM lovers can jump around and rage without having to wait till summer.
Much like summer festivals, Ultra is a place for intense, multi-colored fashions. Here’s our list of style must-haves for your Ultra experience.
Ultra is not a place to show off your fabulous, Chanel frames. It’s basically an excuse to wear those red, heart-shaped sunglasses you’ve had since you were a kid. These days, bright colored sunglasses come in all shapes in sizes. They are the perfect Ultra accessory.
While frolicking in the sun usually makes you want to reach for your flip flops, be sure to wear comfortable kicks. If you’re looking to stick with your bright colored theme, a pair of converse is your best bet. They go with anything, are available in any color and will really complete your look.
Miami is all about showing off your bikini bod. Why not flaunt it in a neon bikini? Neons not only look great in the sun but they really make your tan stand out. So be bold and bounce around in a bikini. You’ll be workin’ it and working on your tan at the same time.
Ultra is the perfect time to be creative and unique. It’s a great excuse for costumes and glow sticks. Just don’t take it too far. You don’t want to be that person on next year’s what not to wear list.
Chances are you don’t have Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar-winning talent, but did you know that you can still have her clothing? Lawrence’s costumes from “Silver Linings Playbook” are currently being auctioned off by Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles.
The pieces in the auction range from $500 to $1,500 and will be up for grabs through March 7. Some of the items available include a black wool coat from Moda International, a blue racerback sports bra and a simple long-sleeved T-shirt.
Additionally, there will be a few items up for auction with starting bids at $100. That collection includes the custom-tailored skin-tight white pants worn by Lawrence during the film’s ballroom dance scene. The auction also features nine clothing items worn by Bradley Cooper and Chris Tucker.
If you happen to be one of those ritzy types that’s willing to spend more than $1,500 on a celebrity ensemble then maybe the Princess Diana dress auction is more your style.
On March 19, a total of 10 designer evening gowns worn by Princess Diana will go on sale at Kerry Taylor Auctions in London. The fabulous dresses are worth $1.2 million and were worn by the princess for everything from state visits to royal banquets.
Among the collection is a gown that the princess wore, while dancing with John Travolta, at a White House dinner. The fabulous dinner was hosted by President Reagan back in 1985. The Victor Edelstein midnight-blue velvet evening gown is the most celebrated auction item known to date and has an estimated worth ranging between $300,000 and $455,000.
So if you’re looking to walk in a celebrities shoes then take part in these fabulous auctions.Until then, you’ll never know who wore it best.
“Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare, fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack…”
The excerpt above was taken from the memo that was sent out by the CBS organizers prior to last night’s 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Each performer and presenter was issued a dress code to follow throughout the evening. After watching the show and seeing what the attendees actually wore on and off the red carpet, it’s easy to see that not many people followed the rules.
Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry defied the CBS gods by showing some skin in the forbidden areas. JLo even joked about the memo when she and Pitbull presented the first award of the night. She began by saying, “As you can see, I read the memo.” Pitbull quickly responded “Girl, you inspired the memo.”
As one of the evening’s talented performers, Rihanna got to exercise her right to show skin multiple times throughout the night. While her outfit during her solo performance, covered her in all the right places, her gown on the red carpet was a little too see-though. She clearly didn’t take the dress code, which read, “please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples,” into account.
Later on in the evening, during a performance with Bruno Mars, Ziggy Marley, Sting and Damien Marley, Rihanna showed off an under-the-breast tattoo that should have definitely been covered. Regardless, the performance was probably the best of the night.
Do you think the CBS organizers were right to “censor” the evening?
Fashionistas throughout the city are bracing themselves for the blizzard that is about to hit NYC. Designers, including Michael Kors, are now taking precautions and rescheduling their shows. The highly anticipated show, by Michael Kors, has been moved to the end of the week, which might actually cause a domino effect on the lineup.
However, the blizzard hasn’t started yet. Therefore, we can highlight some of the fabulous looks that we have seen so far.
Nicholas K kicked off fashion week with fabulous oversized dresses and sweaters for his Fall/Winter 2013-14 collection. Each piece had a dreary, bohemian feel. Both fashions for men and women looked comfortable and certainly grabbed the attention of the audience.
The BCBG Max Azria show also had a cozy vibe to it. Each piece featured one of three things: fur, leather, or lace. If you ask me, those are the top 3 components you need to put together a fabulous Fall ensemble.
After spending most of my morning on twitter, I noticed that the most tweeted about show so far was this morning’s Project Runway showcase. The show was filled with a star-studded audience, including Kristin Chenoweth and the Project Runway cast.
Stay safe and bundle up this weekend! Oh, and don’t forget to check out some fashion.
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