Met Gala 2015

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They don’t call it the Oscars of Fashion for nothing! This year the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala’s theme was “China: Through the looking glass”. Although only some managed to understand the theme, here is what we saw at the Met Ball last night:

 

The Show Stoppers:

Talk about making a statement! No other way to describe Riri’s Guo Pei gown? train coat?

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Rihanna-Guo-Pei

After making photographers and fans waiting until the last minute, Beyonce arrived and did nothing less than steal the show for herself. Wearing a very sheer and embellished Jewel gown from Givenchy, queen Bey out-shined Rihanna, Kim K and everyone else.

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Best Dressed:

Ever since her marriage with George Clooney, Amal Clooney has been wowing us with her regal look and elegance. This Met Gala was no exception.

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Amal Clooney in Maison Margiela

Talk about getting the memo! Supermodel Karolina Kurkova followed this year’s theme to perfection!

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karolina Kurkova in Tommy Hilfiger and Giuseppe Zanotti heels

Kate Hudson looked absolutely regal in this gold Michael Kors dress.

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Kate Hudson in Michael Kors

Another star who nailed the theme to perfection is Zhang Ziyi in this gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown.

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Zhang Ziyi in Carolina Herrera

In my opinion, Zendaya pulled off the “modern, Princess of China” look with her bold Fausto Puglisi gown.

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Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi

Jlo just like wine, only gets better with age.

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Jennifer Lopez in Atelier Versace

The back of Kerry Washington’s gown is everything!

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Kerry Washington in Prada

YES KENDALL!! YESS!! At least one of the Kardashian/Jenner clan knows how to keep it sophisticated.

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Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein

The Deception:
Now, I don’t precisely “hate” these looks, but I expected a lot more from these fashion forward celebs:

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Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney

 

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Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren
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Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

In any other circumstances, in any other event, this dress would probably have made my best dressed list. The dress is beautiful itself, but it looks like Kim here is trying to copy Beyonce’s previous looks.

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Kim Kardashian West in Roberto Cavalli

 

NO! NO! and NO!!!!
I think the pictures speak for itself!

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Katy Perry in Jeremy Scott

 

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Miley Cyrus in Alexander Wang
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Solanges Knowles inGiles Deacon
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Lady Gaga in Balenciaga
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Vanessa Husgens in H&M
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Karen Elson in Dolce & Gabbana
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Kris Jenner in Balmain
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Jessica Alba in Kenzo

 

 

Best Dressed Men:

Balmain Boys!

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Justin Bieber and Olivier Rousteing in Balmain

Classical handsome in a Dior Homme Design!

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Robert Pattinson in Dior Homme

The White Collar sensation redefines handsome in this midnight blue cashmere Giorgio Armani

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Matt Bomer in Giorgio Armani

And the best dressed couple of the Met Gala 2015 were:

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Down the aisle Fashion

Wedding march, white roses and lights, that special White Dress …

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It was all there, the decor, the setting, the music, the entertainment, the loved ones … a dream wedding. Perfection from beginning to end.

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SHE walked down the aisle and wow-ed everyone with her gorgeous Vera Wang mermaid style gown in organza.

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Fashionable guests:

photoThe Maid of Honor was stunning in her sheer top embellished with black flowers with a black slit skirt. Her hair was pinned with a black pearl and crystal head piece with soft waves falling down to the side of her face and wore black Louboutin pumps.

imageAbsolutely gorgeous was the mother of the Groom in this light gold lace straight dress with a boat collar.

imageRaya had a stunning mint green strapless mermaid gown with crystal beaded waist belt.

IMAGE_1Black long sleeve sequin dress with open back, ankle strap sandals and a touche of pink on the lips.

image_3Short bell shaped dress in hot pink. Veronica styled her hair in a hump slit back pony tail. She added a bold metallic necklace to her outfit and chose strap sandals with animal prints.

Also spotted:

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Bea in a sweetheart neckline beaded dress in silver.

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Abir wearing a flowy red dress with an open front, a sheer back with a low U-shaped draping.

image_2Left: Deep V top with black belittlement, a beaded belt at the waist, and veil slit skirt. Designed and made by me and mother. (see end of post)
Center: Bianka wearing a gorgeous strapless embellished with silver stones, finishing with a beige veil and a mid-thigh slit.
Right: Melissa in a long sleeve dark blue dress with a sexy cut in the front and back. Made by a Haitian designer (see end of post)

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Accessories: Ankle strap sandals, Bold necklace, Millinery hat …

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Some guests had their dresses made by Haitian designers:

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Dark blue long sleeve dress slightly cut open in the front, with an opening in the back as well. Made by Djenane Desrouleaux.

In my case, my mother and I took on the challenge of making my “Geisha style dress” as I like to call it.

I had so much fun and STRESS working on it that I had to leave you with a few pictures! Hope you enjoy them!

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Working on the pattern and lining …

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The details on the top: Embellished with flower designed that were hand glued to the top right of the dress, and back lace sown around the V cut all the way to the back of the neck.

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Harrods’ Designer Disney Princess

This Christmas, Harrods’ window will display 10 of Disney’s princesses’ gowns created by a few of the biggest fashion houses. Each designer will realize their version of legendary the fairy tale dresses by adding their own personal touch of style to the princess dresses. Every year, the Knightsbridge department store puts on a displays that attracts shoppers from all around the wold. Harrods’ Christmas window will be revealed this November 1st 2012. Let us know which one is your favorite!

Ariel from The Little Mermaid – by MARCHESA

A gorgeous silk evening gown in the deep blue mirroring the “under-the-sea” statement. Marchesa is delivering an elegant and modern feminine silhouette with draped fabrics.

Aurora from Sleeping Beauty by ELIE SAAB

Nothing screams more La Belle au Bois Dormant than this pale pink gown with delicate beading.

Belle from Beauty and The Beast – by VALENTINO

Valentino is portraying Belle’s innocence and grace through a gorgeous silk chiffon dress with a sheer hooded cape and adding a silver flower bag to complete Belle’s look.

Cinderella by VERSACE

A superb tribute to Cinderella’s ball gown created by Donatella Versace in which the whole ensemble of tiara, bold necklace and golden layered dress creates the perfect fairy-tale look.

Jasmin from Aladdin by ESCADA

Exotic and Fierce. Two adjectives that describe both princess Jasmin and Escada’s creation using a fuchsia silk chiffon, a golden belt, and a cape.

Mulan by MISSONI

A stunning kimono in shades of turquoise with red detailing reflecting the graceful oriental style of this princess warrior.

Pocahontas by ROBERTO CAVALLI

Cavalli chose to commemorate the native American tribe princess in soft golden and earthy tones with light feathers and prints while evoking an agent of freedom.

Repunzel by JENNY PACKHAM

A loose pale grey gown embellished with sophisticated beading for the locked up princess.

Snow White by OSCAR DE LA RENTA

Oscar de la Renta’s perfect reproduction of Snow White’s signature gown in silk, with a perfectly embroidered bodice, and without forgetting the red cape.

Tiana from The Princess and the Frog by RALPH & RUSSO

An elegant mint dress with layers of tulle and scattered crystal beads.

All Picture Source: Vogue.uk

Champagne Bridal Show

Last Friday, Champagne, Haiti’s exclusive Bridal and clothing store, showcased its new Collection of evening and wedding gowns.

Putting on a Fashion Show is nothing new for the Gardere sisters (store owners); they even make it look easy! These women are true fashion pioneers and are always open to fun and innovative projects.

This time, rather than putting on a show for a large crowd, they decided to keep it intimate with an audience of selected clients, wedding planners and few media.

The models graced down the catwalk with selected items from Alexia Admor, Tadashi Sohji, ML Monique Lhuiller, Jovani and Nicole Batki.

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It’s the Primetime Emmy Awards Best and Worst…

The Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony is one of Hollywoods biggest events… From SNL‘s Tina Fey to Mad Men‘s buxom Christina Hendricks, anyone who is anyone is invited

The Emmy Awards had some very clear trends going on… The least expected was the plethora of yellow gowns, as yellow is rarely the most flattering color. The curvy bombshells showed off their curves, and some even showed their very pregnant curves (Congrats to the lovely Clare Danes). In a nutshell, the Emmy Awards was as always, a star studded event that flaunted the best and worst of fashion.

FOR THE WORST:

5) Amanda Peet looks washed out in the nude gown. Unfortunately the fit isn’t any better… She looks a little shapeless. How unfortunate…

4) Glenn Close is also a miss I’m afraid. The pattern is odd, which isn’t necessarily bad but it’s quite unflattering.

3) Julianna Margulies wears a Giambattista Valli gown. The print is a reminiscence of 18th century french chateau curtains… It doesn’t seem very inspired now does it?

2) Ashley Judd‘s Carolina Hererra is too pink, too shiny. The fabric does not feel chic enough for the red carpet.

1) Julianne Moore in Christian Dior. I love Julianne Moore, but the big Canari yellow dress is so wrong for her complexion and hair color… It’s a little Big Bird from Sesame street.

And our Faves of the night are…

5) Kat Dennings looks anything but broke in this gorgeous maroon J.Mendel. The dress fits her curves like a glove.

4) Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier. The Once upon a time star looks very avant garde in this vibrant number.

3) Emily VanCamp in J.Mendel is perfection. The soft grey of the gown offsets her complexion nicely. Love!

2) Kelly Osbourne wears a purple Zac Posen gown and looks so chic. I love how her hair compliments the gown… As for the lips… Always a fan of plum!

1) And the winner is… Julianne Hough in a Swarovski crystal embellished Georges Hobeika gown. Nothing looks better on a blond than blue, and this aqua gown is stunning and dramatic… So Emmy Worthy.