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The Boldest Looks From The MET Gala 2016

The first Monday of May in New York is quite the big deal; A-list celebrities flock to the MET museum on 5th avenue and walk the annual MET gala red carpet in custom-made creations by the world’s most coveted designers. 2016’s gala was no different than others; on the contrary, with a theme entitled ““Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”, we witnessed a sea of mirrored gowns that surely transported us to the future. Here’s a closer look at last night’s boldest looks:

Emma Stone debuted her darker locks in a striking white Prada gown with a gunmetal harness. The actress completed her look with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Smokey eyes.

 

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Kendall Jenner was her usual stunning supermodel self in a custom multi-colored Atelier Versace dress. Jenner accentuated her look with white heels and a high ponytail.

 

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Kendall’s bestie- Gigi Hadid- also wowed in a gunmetal chiffon custom-made Tommy Hilfiger gown with an attached halter neckline. The model brought her best accessory, boyfriend Zayn Malik who turned heads in his metal armed custom Versace suit.

 

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Blake Lively usually knocks it out of the park with her MET gala ensembles, however, last night was a different story. The pregnant actress does not impress in her pink Burberry dress with red flower embellishments; from her hair to her over-the-top Lorraine Schwartz danglers, here’s hoping that Blake’s fashion choices evolve as her second pregnancy unfolds.

 

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Taylor Swift can’t seem to get enough of her new look; the singer sticks to her beach hair and wine lips for the MET’s red carpet event and dons a reptile print Louis Vuitton side cut-out halter dress. It’s safe to say that T.Swift can do so much better than this.

 

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In possibly one of the worst looks of the night, Madonna chooses to cover her nipples in black tape and show us her butt in a sheer black ensemble and over 400 carats of Neil Lane jewels. It’s time to act your age Madge.

 

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Naomi Watts knows how good she looks in metallics: the Aussie actress stuns in a strapless mirrored Burberry dress with embellished flowers and Fred Leighton jewels.

 

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Another red carpet, another shapeless matching getup for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

 

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

 

 

I’m usually not a fan of Kristen Stewart, but the actress surely impressed at this year’s MET gala. For her walk down the carpet, Stewart chose a laced silk Chanel dress with equally stunning sparkly boots. The actress ups her game with striking silver shadow and a blonde updo.

 

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

 

A usual MET gala favorite, Sarah Jessica Parker fails in this custom Monse ensemble and mis-matched heels from her own line, SJP.

 

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Lady Gaga goes back to her early red carpet days in a flawlessly structured Atelier Versace onesie and matching metallic bolero with sublime detailing. Her lace-up platform boots should have stayed at home though.

 

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

 

Emma Watson pushes her style in a pant/skirt combo by Calvin Klein Collection. The British actress completes her outfit with a simple black and white bustier and old glamorous waves.

 

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Karolina Kurkova stuns in her gray Marchesa dress that comes loaded with flower appliques and get this, the gown is embedded with IBM Watson technology (LED lights) that reacts to social media in real-time!

 

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Kim Kardashian said that she felt like a “robot” in her metallic mirrored Balmain gown, but I doubt that a even a robot would want to wear this skin-tight over the top look.

 

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Rachel McAdams is simply lovely in her Valentino dress which featured heavy gold details and script embroidery all over the skirt. The actress completed her look with dark lips and a pair of Jimmy Choos.

 

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

 

 

Too much dress and way too many feathers; Rita Ora fails to inspire us with her custom Vera Wang gown.

 

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What could be better than Kate Bosworth’s sublime Dolce and Gabbana armored bodice dress? Her matching crown, that’s what.

 

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

 

 

Katy Perry takes costume galas very seriously it seems. The singer goes all out with an elaborate (that word could be an understatement) Prada gown accentuated with a Tamagotchi (boyfriend Orlando Bloom also wore one) toy and a fierce updo.

 

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Cindy Crawford’s still got it! The ageless models sizzles in a liquid silver Balmain dress with structured sheer panels.

 

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

 

 

Nicki Minaj looks like she’s packed, taped, and ready to be shipped out in this custom Moschino halter dress, complete with buckle details and sheer gloves and skirt. #fail.

 

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

 

 

I’m having a schizophrenic reaction to Miranda Kerr’s Louis Vuitton two piece outfit. On the one hand, it’s way too colorful and the mismatched ruffle is just tacky, but on the other hand, if anyone can get away with wearing this look,  it would be this Aussie model.

 

"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals

 

 

Note to Brie Larson: this is what you wear to a high profile red carpet event from now on. The Oscar winner makes up for her Academy Awards look by slipping into a breath-taking cut-out Proenza Schouler mirrored halter dress. Simply stunning!

 

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Kate Hudson disappoints in this super busy Atelier Versace white gown with a tiered and sculpted bodice and long train. The actress redeems herself (kind-of) thanks to her 8 million dollar Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

 

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Solange Knowles is playful in this #Lemonade pleated dress with an inverted neckline and thigh-high matching boots. Classic Solange and on point with the color to support big sis Beyoncé.

 

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Alicia Vikander has too much going on thanks to her Louis Vuitton dress. The design house’s latest muse groups patent, sequins, and patchwork all in one LV mini and yet, the disaster seems to come in the form of Vikander’s unfortunate red hiking boots.

 

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Dolce and Gabbana’s #ItaliaIsLove can easily be changed to #ZoeIsLove, for Saldana is the epitome of glitz and glamour in a flawless Dolce and Gabbana multi-colored feather trained extravagant gown.

 

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As if Beyoncé needed more press this week! Queen B was the talk of the MET thanks to her latex or Slaytex- as many called it- gown by Givenchy. The puff sleeve nude beaded gown sent the BeyHive (and the Twitterverse) into a frenzy and expressed a lack of care that Jay Z couldn’t make it. This was Beyoncé in all her glory and she emerged a winner, as usual.

 

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5 Best Dressed Stars from 2014

The new year marks the arrival of the all-important awards season. In just a few days’ time, Hollywood’s A list will be flooding LA’s red carpets, decked out in designer wear, sparkling jewels, and sky- high heels.

In honor of this impending season, let’s take a look back at some of last year’s best dressed stars!

Lupita Nyong’o was just another name early last year. But, in a few week’s time the Kenyan beauty walked away with an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years A Slave and hit every best dressed list along the way. Who can forget her coral “cape” moment courtesy of Ralph Lauren at the Golden Globes or her “Nairobi” blue Prada gown at the Oscars?

 

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When you think of Sofia Vergara, the first words that come to mind are: bombshell, latina, hot, sexy, among others. At 42, this drop-dead gorgeous Columbian keeps getting hotter as the days go by. Although Vergara is often criticized for wearng the same silhouette every red carpet, she still managed to wow audience in 2014 with a show stopping white Roberto Cavalli at the Emmys. The actress switched things up at the Golden Globe Awards by putting on a flawless black Zac Posen gown and accessorized it with a breath-taking Laurraine Schwartz statement necklace.

 

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She was pregnant for most of 2014, but Olivia Wilde looked hotter than ever as her pregnancy advanced. Her prime moment was when she walked the red carpet wearing an amazing emerald Gucci sequined dress that accentuated her baby bump flawlessly. She completed her look with Forevermark diamonds and the best ombre hair you’ve ever seen!

 

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Kate Hudson is no stranger to best dressed lists! Although the actress was spotted wearing a similar color palette throughout the year, she was a winner every time! Her most memorable moments include a plunging sparkling caped Atelier Versace gown at the Academy Awards and a Gucci Premiere one-shouldered dress at the LACMA Art & Film Gala.

 

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After a quiet 2013, Blake Lively made a fashion come-back in 2014! The former Gossip Girl turned heads during every red carpet event in every corner of the world. The actress was on a winning streak during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where she dazzled in 3 FLAWLESS Gucci gowns and tons of diamonds!

 

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All images are courtesy of Eonline.com

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Best and Worst at the 2014 Emmys

The much awaited Emmys took place last night in Hollywood. Once again, and following Sunday’s VMAs another red carpet lacked movie star glamour. However, some of our favorites brought it. The others? Well not so much..

Kicking off the best dressed with none other than Sofia Vergara. The Columbian stunner is now used to hitting every best dressed list all over the world and does not disappoint in a white Roberto Cavalli strapless gown and tons of diamonds from go-to jeweler, Lorraine Schwartz.

 

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Julia Roberts sure knows how to wear a mini stunner to a classy awards show! America’s sweetheart stuns in a navy Elie Saab cocktail number (the details are simply amazing!). Roberts pairs her dress with matching pumps and her million dollar smile.

 

Julia Roberts

 

 

Heidi Klum is it really you?? The former super model is a far cry away from her thigh high slits and excessive cleavage ensembles in this understated – but beautiful Zac Posen gown! Here’s hoping Heidi keeps this up for her next red carpet appearance.

 

Heidi Klum

 

 

Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling takes everyone’s breath away in this stunning Zuhair Murad gown. The actress pairs her gown with tons of diamonds and a soft up do.

 

Taylor Schilling

 

 

Who can believe that Julia Louis-Dreyfus still manages to look this amazing after all these years?! The A list actress is mesmerizing in a custom-made Carolina Herrera column gown and Lorraine Schwartz sparklers. Definitely one of the best dressed of the night!

 

Julia Louis

 

 

Sarah Paulson looks like a work of art in this Armani Privé masterpiece. The actress is so graceful in this black and red tulle confection! She let the dress take center stage and stuck to simple hair and minimal accessories. Simply beautiful!

 

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The beautiful Camilla Alves dazzles in nude; Mrs. Matthew McConaughey is sheer perfection in this sheer Zuhair Murad gown. The design hugs the model in all the right places, making her one of the night’s best dressed!

 

Camilla Alves

 

 

And as always, with the good comes the bad! Kicking it off with Amy Poehler who decided that belly dancers just have more fun at awards shows. Is there another explanation for this full on metallic sequined Theia design?

 

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I love Kerry Washington and usually, most of her red carpet picks are spot on. Not this time though! The black and orange combo is simply not working and it just looks like Kerry’s 1 year old glued on the sequined bits all over her Prada gown with DIY super glue.

 

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Poor Christina Hendricks in her satin red cover like gown. The Mad Men actress should have taken note from Julia Louis Dreyfus’ book when she chose to wear this. Instead, she gives us a lesson on how to screw up a red gown in this Marchesa mess. And as for the hair? Well it needs a “hate” blog post on its own.

 

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There’s not much to say when it comes to Lena Dunham. So instead, here’s a picture of her wearing Giambattista Valli. I’ll let you be the judge!

 

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It always amazes me when an actress walks the red carpet with a feeling like she looks like a million dollars, when in reality she just resembles Sesame Street’s Big Bird. This is the case with Kate Walsh who shows up in this yellow Stephane Rolland disaster!

 

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All pictures are courtesy of People.com and Eonline.com

Whether she's in Versace or Givenchy, Giselle is hands down the queen of the MET Gala Red Carpet time and time again. I cannot wait to see what she wears tomorrow!

Memorable Looks from the MET Gala

Following last year’s Punk: Chaos to Couture themed MET Gala, New York City is putting the final preparations in place for 2014’s Charles James: Beyond Fashion theme that will take place tomorrow night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane and check out the most memorable looks from the past few years!

 

Whether she's in Versace or Givenchy, Giselle is hands down the queen of the MET Gala Red Carpet time and time again. I cannot wait to see what she wears tomorrow!
Whether she’s in Versace or Givenchy, Giselle is hands down the queen of the MET Gala Red Carpet time and time again. I cannot wait to see what she wears tomorrow!

 

Blake Lively knows how to show off her amazing body! Here she is in 2009 in a stunning blue Versace gown showing off all her best assets!
Blake Lively knows how to show off her amazing body! Here she is in 2009 in a stunning blue Versace gown showing off all her best assets!

 

Simply a piece of art! Doutzen Kroes wore this powder blue Zac Posen elaborate gown to the ball in 2010. Stunning!
Simply a piece of art! Doutzen Kroes wore this powder blue Zac Posen elaborate gown to the ball in 2010. Stunning!

 

When Queen B stepped onto the red carpet in 2012, she took everyone's breath away! Who other than Beyoncé can pull this Givenchy sheer black lace look together!
When Queen B stepped onto the red carpet in 2012, she took everyone’s breath away! Who other than Beyoncé can pull this Givenchy sheer black lace look together!

 

 

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren is absolute perfection. A stunning gown and blood wine lips made the young actress all the rage back in 2012!
Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren is absolute perfection. A stunning gown and red wine lips made the young actress all the rage back in 2012!

 

This German fashionista can do no wrong! Diane Kruger is gorgeous in purple Prada at the 2012 Met Gala!
This German fashionista can do no wrong! Diane Kruger is gorgeous in purple Prada at the 2012 Met Gala!

 

Sara Jessica Parker walked 2006's red carpet with Alexander McQueen wearing one of his creations. The two surely made Scotland proud!
Sara Jessica Parker walked 2006’s red carpet with Alexander McQueen wearing one of his creations. The two surely made Scotland proud!

 

Wearing one of her go-to designers, Jennifer Lopez looked like an ethereal princess in Zuhair Murad at the gala in 2010!
Wearing one of her go-to designers, Jennifer Lopez looked like an ethereal princess in Zuhair Murad at the gala in 2010!

 

Ladies of Hollywood, listen up! You have endless choices when picking your outfit for tomorrow night. In case you cannot make up your mind for one reason or another, I’d really rather you show up naked, than turn the first couch you see into a dress!

 

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Favs | The Great Gatsby: Hunky Actors, Tiffany Sparklers, & A LOT of Prada

After having its release date pushed back several times, The Great Gatsby has finally landed in theaters all over the world. Based on Scott Fitzgerald’s book, the movie tells the story of Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) – a mid westerner who moves to New York and is introduced to the lavish world of his neighbor Jay Gatsby, played by (the still very dreamy) Leonardo DiCaprio. Set in 1922, Gatsby is a mysterious party-throwing millionaire who falls for Carraway’s married cousin, Daisy Buchanan, played by Carey Mulligan.

 

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The movie had its world premiere in New York last week, but its long awaited moment came last night when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan (in Balenciaga by Alexander Wang) at a Cannes Photo-op (L) For the premiere at night, Carey wore a blush pink gown by Dior (R)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan (in Balenciaga by Alexander Wang) at a Cannes Photo-op (L) For the premiere at night, Carey wore a blush pink gown by Dior (R)

 

Why should fashion lovers care about this movie? Two reasons! One is fancy jewelry, and two is the luxurious designer wardrobe.

Legendary New York based jewelers Tiffany & Co designed flawless pieces for the movie made from platinum, pearls , and diamonds. Tiffany was chosen because its diamonds portrayed the epitome of American glamour during the jazz age and positively defined it in the 20s. The most notable item is the Savoy headpiece (worn by Carey Mulligan throughout the movie) made from freshwater cultured pearls and round brilliant diamonds, weighing in at a whopping 25 carats! Want to own it? Well you can if you’ve got $200,000 to spare by simply clicking  here.

 

Carey Mulligan's Savoy Headpiece made with freshwater pearls and round brilliant diamonds is worth $200,000!
Carey Mulligan’s Savoy Headpiece made with freshwater pearls and round brilliant diamonds is worth $200,000!

 

As for the wardrobe, director Baz Lurhman approached Miuccia Prada to design over 40 outfits with the help of the movie’s costume designer Catherine Martin. The pair selected a few classic Prada designs and modified them to fit the 20s. The result was stunning gowns that were featured in most of the Great Gatsby party scenes!

 

Design by Miuccia Prada (Top Left) and Looks from the Movie
Design by Miuccia Prada (Top Left) and Looks from the Movie

 

I am beyond excited to watch this movie; aside from the jewels and the glamour, Leonardo DiCaprio’s movies are rarely a disappointment to his fans. The Great Gatsby is now showing at Lebanon’s Grand Cinemas theaters.

 

 

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Spotted | Anna Wintour & Marc Jacobs Wear Matching Prada Coats

Two of fashion’s most celebrated icons in America were spotted at The Great Gatsby New York Premiere wearing matching Prada fur coats.

 

Anna Wintour & Marc Jacobs in Matching Prada Fur Coats
Anna Wintour & Marc Jacobs in Matching Prada Fur Coats

 

That’s right! Both Anna Wintour- Vogue’s editor in chief and infamous fashion designer Marc Jacobs wore this Prada coat from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection for the exclusive soireé. The coat- made of fur- has white daisies plastered all over it, which helps in adding a Summery vibe to it.

While Wintour chose to wear hers over an evening gown, Jacobs threw it over jeans and sneakers- guess the designer isn’t afraid of taking fashion risks!

 

Prada SS 2013 Fur Coat as seen on the Runway
Prada SS 2013 Fur Coat as seen on the Runway

 

The only question remains, Who Wore It Better?!

 

 

Images are courtesy of the Daily Mail

Favorites | 5 Trends To Spice Up Your Easter Wardrobe!

If you’re anything like me, then you’ve probably spent the Winter season wearing black and grey outfits. But come March, I suddenly felt the need to add some color to spice things up a bit. Suddenly I’m wearing emerald tops, turquoise ballerinas, and doing something I’ve never done- painting my nails orange!

With Spring in full bloom and Easter Sunday merely 2 days away, I though it would be fun to share some trends that can make your wardrobe colorful and fun to welcome the sunny days ahead. Read on to find out more.

Yellow

From painting Easter eggs to welcoming baby chicks into your home this holiday, to me Easter is all about colors. So why not experiment with a bright hue like yellow? Take note from Jennifer Lawrence who flaunts her figure in a mustard peplum number or get comfy in a chunky sweater like Jessica Alba’s and pair it with distressed jeans for a Saturday afternoon in the sun. If you’re heading to a fancy event, go for a bright yellow dress with sequins all over just like Vanessa Hudgens did for her appearance on the Late Show with Dave Letterman.

 

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Stripes

Stripes are a great trend to explore this Spring. Rachel McAdams is the best example of how to master this look as she wears 4 different shades of blue in one dress that are all on trend. Rachel completes her look with two toned pumps and a white trench coat. You can still be fashionable in black, just pick a white and black striped dress and pair it with colorful pumps like Jamie Chung did at a Land Rover event.

 

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Florals

I’m not really big on the floral thing, but it’s everywhere these days I might just try it. Take a look at Jenna Dewan Tatum who is casual chic in a floral maxi number; the mummy to be’s dress is mostly grey, but pops with shades of red and orange here and there. You can also add a jean jacket if it gets chilly at night. Another way to experiment with the floral trend is to go for a darker mini that pops with bright little flowers here and there like Reese Witherspoon’s Madewell dress.

 

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White

White is everywhere this year! And what’s better than white? Try pairing it with lace or even sheer panels for a fresh Summer look. Camilla Alves wears a dress she designed herself for INC that’s covered with lace all over, while supermodel Miranda Kerr flaunts her sculpted body in a white top with sheer panels around the bust and a white skirt with patterned cutouts all over the hem area. If you’re not a fan of an all-white outfit, then pick a white handbag like Miranda’s (hers is Prada) that goes with different pieces of your wardrobe for the coming season.

 

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Accessories, Accessories, Accessories!

One of the best ways of easing yourself into Easter/Spring is investing in some bright accessories. Pick out yellow pumps like Beyonce’s, or yellow sunnies for a day out like Taylor Swift. If you’re in for a splurge, check out Khloe Kardashian’s yellow Hermes Birkin Bag- who wouldn’t want to have that stunning handbag no matter what season is coming!

 

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Wishing you all a great LONG weekend! And a very Happy Easter to everyone :)

 

 

 

All images are courtesy of People.com