Earlier this season we saw pink and other bright hues make its way onto runway shows, in other words onto the eyes, cheeks and lips of models creating princess feel that has now made its way amongst celebs who have been rocking pink all over the red carpets lately.
Soft pink and shimmery rose shades are being used as blush, eye shadow and even on the lips that throws us back to that Californian teenager look.
Draping, replacing the ever popular contouring technique, has made a comeback in the beauty world and is being used for a more intense or avant-garde look by wearing your blush all the way up on the corner of your cheeks and to the side of your eyes.
The Met Gala is inarguably fashion’s biggest night, where actresses, models, and athletes go the extra mile to wear dresses or even outfits they wouldn’t dare to wear otherwise. Honoring unconventional fashion designer Rei Kawakubo. This year’s theme was “Rei Kawakubo & Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” where eccentric and avant-garde looks dominated (for better or worse) the red carpet.
Rihanna in Comme des Garçons.
Wearing the honored designer, Riri managed to top her infamous 2015 Met Gala Guo Pei gown. As we expected nothing less from her, Rihanna was the talk of the night with this perfect interpretation of “Fashion is art”.
Katy Perry in Maison Margiela
Definitely the risk taker of the night but the whole ensemble is confusing. Katy Perry looks miserable and trapped inside a red cage.
The best dressed:
Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger
Gigi made Avant-Garde sexy in a nude tulle dress by sportswear designer Tommy Hilfiger with yes, a leg pop!
Cara Delevingne in Chanel
Nobody rocks a suit on the red carpet better than Cara Delevingne. This sleek, shiny and sexy evening suit is everything and that pixie hair-do is such a clever accessory!
Zendaya in Dolce & Gobbana
In this tropical print full ball skirt, Zendaya is the epitome of romanticism.
Lily Collins in Giambattista Valli
Punk-Princess? Lily tapped into her dark side and showed us an edgier side of her and we don’t hate it!
Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren
I dare you to rock an oversized trench coat better than Priyanka. With the sleeves pushed up, a bold makeup and THAT TRAIN, Priyanka looked fierce on the red carpet.
Not on theme:
Jennifer Lopez in Valentino
JLo graced a gorgeous light blue dress that invites us to a night on the Côte d’Azur rather than the Met Gala. But when you look this ethereal who cares right?
Blake Lively in Versace
As stunning as she looks (I mean when doesn’t she?) this dress is almost too “common” or “typical” for Blake. I would’ve loved for her to have raised the bar last night and show a bit more creativity. This isn’t Cannes after all.
Kylie Jenner in Versace and Kendall Jenner in La Perla
Although both dazzling dresses, I’m not sure how they fit the theme… Both dresses seem more appropriate for a Gatsby theme than an homage to Kawakubo.
Selena Gomez in Coach.
The past couple of years we’ve seen Selena Gomez transition from “good girl” to a more sexy and mature woman. But last night’s choice of dress was a deception. Although nothing wrong with the aesthetic of the dress, Selena looked too “sweet”. Gomez’ dress lacked the boldness that usually accompanies her on the red carpet, but her daring makeup more than makes up for this.
Forget less is more. This summer, when it comes to accessories more is more and bigger is better with House of Emmanuele jewelry.
Scrolling through my Instagram feed, I can’t help but stop and stare at how glamorous and regal the jewelry looks. House of Emmanuele evokes a story of pure fantasy and mythology with it’s glamazonian necklaces, gladiator crystal gloves and footcuffs, chokers, earcuffs, head and body jewelry. Handmade in Australia, they are designed with precision and elaboration with oversized Swarovski crystals.
Created in 2003 by designer Emmanuele Tsakiris, House of Emmanuele has graced covers and editorials of magazines such as Vogue, Harpers Bazzar, Grazia, Cleo, OK and InStyle to name a few. His Celebrity following includes Beyonce, Rihanna, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Madonna, Fergie and Amra Olevic.
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?
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.
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.
Talk about getting the memo! Supermodel Karolina Kurkova followed this year’s theme to perfection!
Kate Hudson looked absolutely regal in this gold Michael Kors dress.
Another star who nailed the theme to perfection is Zhang Ziyi in this gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown.
In my opinion, Zendaya pulled off the “modern, Princess of China” look with her bold Fausto Puglisi gown.
Jlo just like wine, only gets better with age.
The back of Kerry Washington’s gown is everything!
YES KENDALL!! YESS!! At least one of the Kardashian/Jenner clan knows how to keep it sophisticated.
Now, I don’t precisely “hate” these looks, but I expected a lot more from these fashion forward celebs:
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.
NO! NO! and NO!!!!
I think the pictures speak for itself!
Best Dressed Men:
Classical handsome in a Dior Homme Design!
The White Collar sensation redefines handsome in this midnight blue cashmere Giorgio Armani
And the best dressed couple of the Met Gala 2015 were:
Nothing screams fame and spotlight like a family with an abundance of talent. The Kardashian sisters, the Olsen twins, Venus & Serena Williams, Paris & Niki Hilton… and the list goes on!
Two sisters have caught our attention lately, mainly because of their individual style, their vivacious colorful characters, and their popularity. To top it all off, one of them is a music performer. We are talking about Niska and Vanessa Garoute. We interviewed our first “it girls”, and we must say… They did not disappoint!
These sisters, as we have come to learn, are not only original and beautiful, but also smart and witty. They made us feel at ease as soon as we sat down for the interview, and what was supposed to be a serious endeavor, became a dinner amongst old friends. We got sidetracked quite a bit, but it made the whole experience light and fun.
Describe your personal style
V: I love new style, not always accepted and different, I like to have what no one has. If someone has what I have it bothers but I get over it eventually. I love shoes, I would kill for shoes, I can go a whole day without food to get shoes.
N: If I’d have to describe my style in a few words it would be “simple” . I like neutral and warm colors, summer times I obviously brighten up a bit. I’m into shoes but I’m not as much as a heel freak as Vanessa. She always makes me feel underdressed. My favorite things are my glasses, my bras and my shoes.
Niska, how do you describe your stage style and how it influences your performance?
N: My stage style is a lot like my everyday style. As far as influencing my performance I like to be comfortable. I’m trying to get in top shape enough where I could just wear a bra on a stage with maybe just a cover up around it but everything else open. Like Selena.
Do you borrow each other’s clothes, and do you fight about it?
V: Your recording is going to be so long after we tell you stories. But before we start this argument, you have to know the person that got us into fashion and it’s our mom. And her closet is our closet so we shop when we go to Haiti.
But, to answer your question, yes we do steal from each other, a lot … and physically fight. We hurt each other for clothes. Now we don’t live together anymore so it’s much better because we don’t have to deal with each other all the time.
What trends are you currently obsessed with?
V: Black and White! I’ve been buying a lot of white for summer but since my grandmother died I had to throw in black. I love Neon yellow. And Leopard any season all season.
N: She’s the trendy one I’m more vintage. I prefer being a bit different, questionable at times.
Style Inspiration (Any celebrity or any individual whose style you admire?)
N: My mom and my grandmother. If I have to answer for Vanessa it will be Kim Kardashian, my mom and Rihanna.
Any favorite designers?
N: Depends on the season. But current favorite designer Tom Ford.
V: Ahhhhh! Okay skin care product: Chanel. Make-up: anything in Sephora. Actually I went
to Sephora in Dubai, and every Sephora in Dubai is different than America. You knew Dolce and Gabanna made make-up? People I never knew made make-up have a make-up line. Okay, lipstick: the Sephora Lipstain, Mascara: I use “they’re real” by Benefit. For clothes: Marchesa, I can’t afford Marchesa but their stuff are so different with so many details. And I love Kenzo also. Shoes: I don’t want to say Giuseppe because it’s so common but he’s an artist. So Giuseppe and Cassadei
N: Honestly for shoes I like boutique brands I’m not really a name brand person but if I have to chose a brand, it’s Lanvin. As for heels, I really love YSL. Make up Chanel hands down and Guerlain. For clothes it’s too much I like to mix no brands with brands.
What’s A “Must Have” in your closets?
V: My red Sephora lipstain…
N: In your closet girl, not your cosmetic drawer.
V: Sorry, a must is a pair of leggings for that one day that you don’t feel like doing anything, a nice pair of heels, at least one. And a scarf cause it can dress up or down anything.
N: I’d have to say, leather either leggings or pants, any kind of ballerina slipper. And any button down collar preppy style shirt. I need linen, white linen.
V: Oh I forgot to say! Nail polish, I change my nail color every 2 days, and when I travel I bring a big bag full of nail polish, it’s so hard to pick a color!
What is sexy to you?
N: Back out! Anything low cut reaching almost to your but, I think is beautiful. Open front is so overrated these days, it’s all back!
V: I agree but, these days what I’ve been looking for and haven’t been able to find are zippers. It’s like “what’s under there?” … and it’s so easy to just …. Unzip !
And what do you find sexy in men?
V : I think fitted pants. Anything fitted, anything custom tailored that fits their body …
What’s a big Fashion DON’T in men style
V: I hate flip flops!
N: Baggy pants. I don’t like when guys wear their baggy pants under their but. I like it when they wear on their hips.
Lastly, do you ladies have anyshopping secret you want to share with us?