Wednesday, May 06, 2015

China: Through the Looking Glass - Met Gala 2015

What better time to jump back into the fabulous world of fashion than to talk about the Met Gala?  As I’m sure you know, the Met Gala is a costume ball with a theme, so it is always amusing to me when people criticize the people who dress according to the theme on the red carpet.  That’s the whole point of a costume ball with a theme!

Since the theme was centered around China, red is the obvious and safe choice; then there was plenty of pretty red dresses on the carpet. I, however, want to point out and give my best dressed accolades to those who went all out and took the theme seriously!

Lots of red and dragons were expected for this red carpet, but guess who nailed it without going the safe route! Are you surprised – I’m not surprised one bit! Big Bird memes be damned! Rihanna (and that dress) made the theme come alive!  The memes and other photos poking fun at her dress were funny, though!

Next in my “Nailed it” category is Red Carpet Queen Sarah Jessica Parker!  Twitter is really giving her a hard time about her headdress, but it is absolutely in keeping with the theme of the evening.  It’s not like she wore the thing to the Oscars Red Carpet!   Yes, I said, “that thing” because it is a LOT and she is definitely “doing the most” but that is what you’re supposed to do at the Met Gala! The memes and photos poking fun at her were hilarious, too!  That’s OK, SJP, you owned that carpet as usual!

Those were my two favorite outfits.  Here are some others!  I may reserve commentary to keep from throwing any unnecessary shade!  I do not want my return from hiatus to be snarky!

Anne Hathaway in a Ralph Lauren hoodie! Love, love, love that hood!

Katy Perry got into the spirit of the evening’s theme in Moschino.

I would love to see a photo of the back of this dress, but as always, Solange does “out of the box” with great taste!

Kendall Jenner was super cute in Calvin Klein – I would totally wear that dress! I’d wear that one on the photo bomber, too!  Who is that?

There were many other really cute dresses on the red carpet last night – some were great costumes and others just great dresses. Overall, most of the attendees looked awesome on the Red Carpet. I really liked Madonna, Lady Gaga, Kerry Washington, and Cher, to name a few.  The ones that made my lyst, however, are the ones I kept going back to view several times.  I still can’t stop looking at this Calvin Klein on Kendall! I think it’s my favorite non-costume ensemble.

Until next time…

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Golden Globes Gems

Guess who got caught up in a Netflix binge and missed the Globes? I didn't even catch the red carpet!  So, for the last few days, my “FOMO” has kicked in completely and I have been all over the internet looking at dresses…and judging!

Simple and elegant are always my favorite looks.  You have to wear the clothes, not the other way around, especially when it comes to evening wear.  Here are some of the stars that looked good at the Globes.

I am always happy to see this lady on a red carpet! I am a bit biased when it comes to Jen because she is my friend in my head.  She kept it simple and sexy and she looked great in Saint Laurent! Good job, my friend in my head! :) 

Julianne Moore is all sparkly and cute in Givenchy Haute Couture.  I love the sparkle and like that the dress plays with the fringe trend from fall.  This is a great example of including a trend into a classic silhouette!

Prada really should do more gowns.  Ruth Wilson looked really pretty in this modern classic.  I love the clean lines in this dress and the seams in Prada pieces are always impeccable.  

Tiny Fey, in Antonio Berardi,and Amy Poehler, in Stella McCartney
This dress Amy Poehler is wearing on stage should have been her red carpet dress.  I made this same comment about one of her looks last year, too.  Hey, Amy!  I’m available to dress you!  I guarantee, you’ll kill it on the red carpet if I do!  She should have hit that carpet in this piece and just stood there for a good 10 minutes with her hands on her hips like Wonder Woman!  That’s what I would have done, anyway!
I love that these funny ladies are also just that – ladies, and they look incredible all the time.

Pants are a risk, but Lorde made it work in Narciso Rodriguez! She is super cute and Royals is still one of my favorite songs!

I’m just going to go on and say it!  These young girls are having a hard time nowadays because women all over (not just celebrities) are aging fantastically! Just about everybody on my dressed list is over 40 and I did not do that on purpose!

Dame Helen is gorgeous in Dolce and Gabbana! I just love her! 

Lena got it right this time in Zac Posen!  That’s all…

Another funny lady who always nails it on the red carpet is Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  She looked white hot in a custom Narciso Rodriguez.

Katie Holmes looked beautiful in a custom Marchesa gown in my favorite color!

Quvenzhané Wallis steals the show in custom Giorgio Armani. I have heard good things about Annie and can’t wait to see it!  One of my friends keeps calling it “Black Annie” like there’s another version currently out there in theaters or something. 

Christine Baranski was gorgeous in Zac Posen.

In  Prada. 
He could have been wearing a jumpsuit from the flea market and still make any list I create!  This just happens to be his first red carpet appearance that I've managed to catch!  #leswoon

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Remembering an Icon

It should come as no surprise that window shopping is one of my favorite things to do. I enjoy looking at the stories merchandisers and artists create – especially in Manhattan (think, Louis Vuitton, Spring 2009). The one boutique that never disappoints and is always breathtaking with just one dress is none other than Oscar de la Renta. His beautiful dresses are evidence of his love and appreciation of the female form. Senor de la Renta was a global treasure and will be greatly missed. Thankfully, we will always have the dresses; the glorious and stunning works of art. 

 As I browsed the web and read the tributes from the major media outlets, I was intrigued by how quickly writers and editors could pick their favorite pieces or his “best creations”. I mean, I don’t think I have ever seen an Oscar de la Renta dress that I did not like. I don’t think I could ever pick a favorite or even a collection of favorites. Thank you, Mr. de la Renta, for loving women and making us look and feel beautiful. Rest well!