Met Gala Or Bust

This year’s Met Gala was once again the best example of what not to wear to your friend’s wedding. The theme of “white tie and decorations” (seriously, who thinks up this shit?) was across the board, relatively easy to follow. The men really seemed to jump on the band wagon with the “white tie” aspect of the theme. And of course the women- oh the women– were decorated to the nines. It was a grand spectacle of extravagance and overflowing discretionary bank accounts.

Conscience Coupling 

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Designer Dates

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Middle of the Road

Middle of the Road

I love a good midi length dress. I do not love the midi length beaded fishnet Kristen Stewart is wearing.

Ancient History

Greek Tragedy

I just want to throw these ladies a shield, sword, and goblet of liquid gold. Maybe they will join forces and become a super group.

Crop Tops and Cut Outs

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I am determined to find the appropriate crop top/skirt combination for myself to wear in my ordinary life. It will happen….one day.

Laugh-y Taffeta

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This is where all of your bridesmaid and prom dresses aspire to be, yet none ever measure up.

Black White and Hot All Over

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These two had major red carpet mojo working. SJP looks like a princess. A smiling, gloved princess. Anna K just look sexy as hell.

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Between Charlize and Cara, black and white has never looked so good.

Lil Bo Peep Stunt Doubles

Bo Peep

I love Chloe’s look. I really do. Lil Bo Peep just popped in my head for some reason. Naomi looks okay, by Lily and Anna confuse me. I think I am missing the point.

Long Story Short

Long Story Short

Elizabeth Olsen looks fantastic and those shoes need to immediately be made into a cheaper/more affordable version that I can purchase at my local TJ Maxx. Lena, no.

The Strangers (ie, I didn’t read the invitation)

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Valley of the Deep Vs

Plunging

Deep Vs and high slits should not be on the same dress. It’s just too much.

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Olivia looks fantastic and I am strangely loving Maggie’s look. Something about the combination of her hair color and complexion with the dress pattern works for me.

Fishtails

FishTails

Liquid Slink

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The Bigger The Better

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Oh look, it’s Cinderella!

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Applique Queens

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Asymmetrical Dreams
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Best Dressed of the night (aka Hollywood’s Ken and Barbie)

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Blake Lively looks like a modern day Veronica Lake. I love every last bit of this look on her. And Ryan Reynolds is definitely working the double Ds-that’s short for “Dashing Debonair”.

Hot Colors for Spring 2014

So, after sifting through all the images of New York Fashion Week (NYFW -which I spent 2 days misinterpreting as NSFW), I have seen some fairly pronounced trends:

Bight colors- specifically coral, fuchsia, purple
Lace
Metallic Nudes
Floral motifs

Nowhere is this proliferation of trends more evident than in Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2014 RTW collection. Here are my favorites from her delicately, dazzling, divine collection:

Photos: Style.com

Gregory Parkinson Spring 2014 RTW

Part flower child, part 90’s Liv Tyler, this collection pulls together knits, lace, and floral motifs like no other. There’s something very pure and refreshing about it. The white lace top paired with the floral shorts is my favorite. It’s simple, clean, and elegant.

Photos: Style.com

Jason Wu Spring 2014 RTW

Jason Wu knows how to make a lady look good. This collection creates a look that has a tough exterior , yet it’s made with soft, shimmery fabrics. Kind of reminds me of Angelina Jolie pre-Brad Pitt and kids.

Photos: Style.com

Nicole Miller Spring 2014 RTW

I’ve always loved Nicole Miller’s clothing. Her collections are always a little edgy, very stylish, and somehow encompass all the different personality quirks I have. If I want to look refined, yet tough, I may choose the leather leggings, chiffon blouse and embroidered jacket look. Seeking a more demure look, any of the dress or skirt and top combos would work. It’s all very good and very wearable.

Photos: Style.com

Marissa Webb Spring 2014 RTW

I have nothing to say that would measure up to this collection. It was brilliant and exactly what I imagine myself wearing during the Spring, while living and working as a stylist in New York. Obviously, when I move to New York I plan to win the lottery or something so that I can afford these pieces, but that’s a minor detail. My dreams are big and who’s got time for realism these days?

Photos: Style.com

Erin Fetherston Spring 2014 RTW

If you’re 16 years old and looking for a junior prom dress, this is the collection for you. If you’re a high school student of indeterminate age and you’re looking for a dress to wear to whatever high school dance functions you kids have now-a-days, this is the collection for you. Anyone else: this is not the collection for you. Was this part of a reject reel from Crazy/Beautiful? I. Can’t. Even.

The website has some awesome, grown up dresses on it, but this Spring collection is something I outgrew when I turned 17. Thanksbutnothanks.

Photos: Style.com

Whit Spring 2013 RTW

I’ll admit, I was not up to snuff on Whit. But, after seeing the Spring RTW collection, I went over to their website and I am a fan. The Fall 2013 collection is superb. It includes everything that you would want to wear to work, that awkward first date, drinks with the girls, and that even more awkward dinner at his parents house. You really can’t go wrong with Whit. The fun, vibrant prints and colors of the Spring collection make you feel transformed to a tropical beach, coconut drink in hand.

Photos: Style.com

2013 Style Awards

Alright peeps, what are your plans for Saturday night? Are you going to the club? Hitting up a new bar to try out the latest $10 cocktail? Well, have fun with that. I will be watching CNN. Yep, that’s right. The Style Awards are being broadcast on CNN, cause it’s not like we have a Style Network or anything…

Anyway, at 7pm Eastern time/4pm Pacific, you can tune in to CNN and catch a glimpse of the style makers and shakers that are being honored this year. Nicole Ritchie is the host and she showed up looking good. Well done Ritchie, well done.