Met Gala 2013 “PUNK: From Chaos to Couture”

With a different theme every year, and hosted by fashion magazine Vogue in New York City, the Met Ball or Met Gala is the fashion world’s best red carpet event with an exclusive guest lists of stars, models, designers, and Hollywood’s A-list.

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This year, the theme Punk: from Chaos to Couture added more edge to the gala event with celebrities wowing us with leather, lace, studs and even punk hairdo and make-up. This is what happens when Punk meets Couture … Can anybody say AWESOME?!

THE BEST DRESSED:

Nina Dobrev looked stunning in a black Monique Lhuillier gown.

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Rooney Mara, breathtaking in this Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy. The combination of lace and zipper gave it the perfect sexy edge twist.

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Emma Watson looking impeccable as always in Prabal Gurung. Hermione who?

EmmaWatson_PrabalGurungEmmy Rossum in a plunging V-neck Donna Karan Atelier sequin gown.

EmmyRossum_DonnaKaranAtelier_The 23 year old Taylor Swift threw away her usual romantic look and pulled off a more daring J Mendel edgy dress with a beaded neckline. Now if she could only write something as grownup as her look…

TaylorSwift_JMendelHunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence in a simple black strapless Dior gown added drama to her look with a netting over her face and blood red lips.

JenniferLawrence_DiorAshley Green in a black Marchesa gown with gold prints.

AshleyGreene_MarchesaAnne Hathaway in Valentino. The platinum is very punk… Approved!

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It girl of the moment Cara Delevingne in an also plunging V-neck studded dress from Burberry.

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THE DECEPTION:

Gwyneth Paltrow in a hot pink gown by Valentino. I think she could be a little sexier, especially after that great fighting scene in iron man 3. Her abs were rock solid, so she can pull off wearing less.

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Kerry Washington in Vera Wang. The leather glove is very sexy but the combination of gloves, lace, and floral print dress is a little too much.

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Elle Fanning in Rodarte. Not a big fan of the full Tye-die skirt … Like other critics have said, it looks like she just came back from summer camp.

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Chloe Sevigny in Proenza Schouler. A bit deceiving and boring for a fashionista.

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The Olsen twins.

Ashley Olsen in Vintage Dior and Mary-Kate Olsen in Vintage Chanel. Girls, we all know your styles are very different and unique, but what is up with that orange parachute and fur kimono ?

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THE SHOW-STOPPERS:

We added this category to highlight some of the celebrities that managed to catch our full attention, whether it be good or not so fabulous.

Beyonce in Givenchy. This may not be her best dress but Queen Bee looks literally like she’s on FIRE!

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Katy Perry was definitely out there from her crown, to her cross-shaped earrings to the thousands of beads featured in her Dolce & Gabanna dress making up a religious design from the mosaics of Sicily’s cathedral.

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Madonna in Givenchy. With just fishnet stockings and no pants on, Madonna arrived on the red carpet leaving us all in astonishment as usual.

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And of course style icon Sarah Jessica Parker in a gorgeous abstract print gown by  Giles Deacon and with PhillipTracy head piece that had us all stop and stare.

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WTF moment:
KIM!!!!! I wish I didn’t have to be rude, but come on! There was nothing remotely okay about this dress. Pregnant women glow, but even that couldn’t save this travesty. Guess it’s another way for this sister to steal the spotlight …

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PUNK BEAUTY:

ROONEY MARA pulled her hair slick back with a clear complexion, big strong brows and bold dark lips.
JENIFER LOPEZ looking fierce with her pompadour hair style, smokey eyes, and natural glowing skin.

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KRISTEN STEWART looked stunning in dark red smokey eyes.
NICOLE RICHIE pulled of her snowy bouffant hair do.

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We cannot forgot MILEY CYRUS who looked punk personified. MileyCyrus

Picture source: Huffingtonpost.com

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:

photoDoris in a Mejeanne Couture (Christelle Dominique) red halter dress.

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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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50 Shades of Grey: From Book to Runway

Inspired by Helmut Newton’s photo, designer Jason Wu showed his SS 2013 Collection reflecting the theme ‘Naughty or Nice’ with a big mirror at the top of the runway .

Jason Wu had his models in tight leather dresses, bustier tops, leather skirts embroidered with lace, and covered some faces with netted veils. To top it all, the models had a very flat make-up with bright BOLD lips balanced with BOLD eyebrows..

Picture source: Vogue.com