Category Archives: My Take on Fashion

Met Gala 2014: 13-16

Here‘s the slideshow:

13. Victoria Beckham, David Beckham

David Beckham, Victoria Beckham

David is looking damn good, and I can’t really articulate why because I’m hopelessly uninformed in the men’s fashion world. And everything about Victoria’s dress is absolutely stunning… except the top. It might just be the angle of the camera or something, but it looks like a white censor bar has been tucked under her arm by a photoshop wizard. NAY. (but almost a yay)

14. Naomi Campbell(Givenchy)

Naomi Campbell

The gently textured fabric is beautiful, and I’m not a huge fan of the feathers, but it works. …and I’m sure that the top of this dress looked absolutely fabulous on a model sketch, and Naomi has a a rocking body, but in practice, it’s kind of awkward. Scratch that, it’s really awkward. I love all of the pieces separately, but this is the whole picture- so, NAY.

15. Karlie Kloss(Oscar de la Renta)

Karlie Kloss

A dress as dark as this on someone so fair is a bold move, but I love how well it’s all pulled together. The gloves were a little over the top, but not so much that it detracts too heavily from the gorgeousness of the dress and the always lovely miss Karlie. YAY!

16. Amber Valletta(Saint Laurent)

Amber Valletta

Okay so the concepts of behind this outfit are spot on: a statement necklace with a low cut top, simple pants with a showy top… but this outfit doesn’t work for me. 1. The sequins are too much for me (especially with their even striping, but that’s possible a personal preference clouding my judgement) 2. The showy top and statement necklace make this outfit top-heavy 3. The pants are cropped just above the ankle, but paired with the hemline of the jacket, it makes Amber’s legs look shorter than they are.
Overall, I can’t do it. NAY.

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Met Gala 2014: 9-12

This is the slideshow I worked from:

9. Gisele Bundchen(Balenciaga) & Tom Brady:
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady

The cut of Brady’s suit shows off his athletic build, and classic black is eternally flattering. And then Giselle looks absolutely effortless, as usual- but the dress… I love everything except the majority of it: the inlaid sheer. The beautiful swirling pattern was ruined for me by the fact that you can (or at least it LOOKS like you can) see straight through it. I’m sorry, dearest Giselle, but I can’t do it. NAY.

10. Jessica Lange(Marc Jacobs) & Marc Jacobs
Jessica Lange, Marc Jacobs

Marc looks exceptionally dapper (and his obvious affection for Jessica doesn’t hurt!) and, unlike Kanye, coattails looks perfectly natural on him. And then the dress of his that Jessica’s wearing- At first, I wasn’t a fan (because of the material and the way it caught the camera flash, I think), but then I started looking at why I felt that way and it turns out… I actually kind of love it. The placement of the detailing is brilliantly accentuating her figure and breaking up the black without being too busy. On paper, I don’t love it- but in practice, it works beautifully. Props. YAY!

11. Kristen Stewart(Chanel Haute Couture)
Kristen Stewart

Okay so there are parts of this that I love, and parts that I don’t. I absolutely adore the mixed media and how brilliantly they were juxtaposed so that they transition seamlessly- it’s pure genius… except for the sheer bottom of the dress because it STOPS ABOVE THE ANKLE?? Whyyyyyyyyy. If this dress was just a foot longer, it would be one of my favorite ones at the Gala… but it’s, unfortunately, a deal breaker for me. NAY.

12. Sarah Jessica Parker(Oscar de la Renta)
Sarah Jessica Parker

I actually love how daring this whole ensemble is. The gloves may have been just a tad bit too much, but the lines of this dress are absolutely stunning and showcases SJP’s beauty, as it should. YAY!

Met Gala 2014: 5-8

I worked from this slideshow:

5. Anna Wintour(Chanel):
Anna Wintour

Okay so there’s such a thing as GOOD texture in clothing design, and there’s also such a thing as BAD texture… this is the latter, in my opinion. I’m not terribly well-versed in fabrics, but this particular sheer material was most definitely not made for skin as pale is Ms. Wintour’s and has effectively grayed out her gorgeous neck and shoulders as well as the neckline of the dress. Not really a fan of the hemline, either. NAY.

6. Ashley Olsen(Ferre) & Mary-Kate Olsen(Chanel)
Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen

First of all, am I the only one who thinks that the Olsen twins have gradually been morphing into Tim Burton characters??
Ashley’s dress is a bold move because it’s so dark and she’s so pale, but I think it’s more striking than drastic. So it’s a YAY!
But Mary-Kate looks like she’s in A Nightmare Before Christmas. The pinstripes at all different angles paired with the angular collars, partially sheer sleeves, and the sheer amount of fabric… it’s a NAY from me.

7. Rihanna(Stella McCartney):
Rihanna

This is a backless dress (just search Rihanna Met Gala 14 if you want to see it) and so the lack of a bra is understandable… mostly- it is white material after all. I was surprised that I liked the collared neckline on her, but not surprised that I disliked the entire middle section including the long sleeves. And I like her hair in theory, but not in practice. NAY.

8. Anna Hathaway(Calvin Klein):
Anne Hathaway

Very bold and also very… geometric. Anne has a stunning figure, and so straight lines don’t make a whole lot of sense to me- it almost looks like the dress was tacked on paper-doll-style. (And I know that crop tops are a commercial trend right now, but I wish that exposed midsections would stay far, far away from high couture gowns. Wishful thinking, I suppose.) NAY.

Met Gala 2014: 1-4

I worked off of this slideshow: here are the first 4 slides.

1. Jay-Z & Beyoncé(Givenchy):
Jay-Z, Beyoncé

 

Okay so I know next to nothing about men’s fashion aside from whether or not I personally like it. That being said… I think the cut of Jay-Z’s suit makes him seem wider and shorter than he is which, in turn, makes Beyoncé look short. Speaking of: girl, what are you wearing?? Too busy, too much sheer (if it’s going to be see-through anyway, cut back on the fabric to avoid a gothic feel), and too dark with the wine lips and birdcage veil. Sorry B, not a fan. NAY.

 

2. Taylor Swift(Oscar de la Renta):
Taylor Swift

Personal preference aside (I was notoriously tomboyish so the color pink can still make me cringe), the color of this dress is perfect for Taylor’s complexion. It’s pale enough that the bold red lip can fly and paired with curled bangs and the subtle detailing on the dress, she pulls off a surprisingly old-school glam vibe. Love it. YAY!

3. Lupita Nyong’o(Prada):
Lupita Nyong'o

As much as I adore Lupita (I mean look at her face, she is so confident and just RADIATING elegance)… I can’t vouch for the dress. All I see is an awkward combination of a beaded curtain, a fishing net, and a peacock tangled in the whole mix with shoes to match- sorry Prada. NAY.

4. Kim Kardashian & Kanye West(Lanvin):
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

Not a huge fan of the coattails on Kanye, but I have to admit that he looks pretty sharp. And then KIM! Slouching fabric is a difficult look that not many people can manage, but since she is known for her wonderfully curvaceous outline, I found it very refreshing to see her in this gorgeously blue and sophisticated dress. YAY!

Fall 2013- Glamour Fashion: ‘Super-Cute Hats’

Fall 2013- Glamour Fashion: 'Super-Cute Hats'

Quiz green lace dress
$32 – debenhams.com

White chunky knit sweater
$24 – chiarafashion.co.uk

Blank NYC pants
metroparkusa.com

Rose ring
gemvara.com

Gold bead bracelet
$11 – newlook.com

Cord necklace
hottopic.com

2b army cap
2bstores.com

Linea purple beanie hat
$24 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Felt hat
hats-plus.com

Lip shine
sephora.com

Charlotte Tilbury voluminous mascara
$35 – net-a-porter.com

Witchery eyeshadow
$19 – witchery.com.au

Nail polish
shopping.yahoo.com

Fall 2013- Glamour Fashion: ‘Super-Cute Hats’

Fall 2013- Glamour Fashion: 'Super-Cute Hats'

Quiz green lace dress
$32 – debenhams.com

White chunky knit sweater
$24 – chiarafashion.co.uk

Blank NYC pants
metroparkusa.com

Rose ring
gemvara.com

Gold bead bracelet
$11 – newlook.com

Cord necklace
hottopic.com

2b army cap
2bstores.com

Linea purple beanie hat
$24 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Felt hat
hats-plus.com

Lip shine
sephora.com

Charlotte Tilbury voluminous mascara
$35 – net-a-porter.com

Witchery eyeshadow
$19 – witchery.com.au

Nail polish
shopping.yahoo.com

Fall 2013- Glamour Fashion: ‘Eye-Catching Outerwear’

Fall 2013- Glamour Fashion: 'Eye-Catching Outerwear'

TFNC tall dress
$72 – nelly.com

Wildfox couture jumper
$160 – harrods.com

By Malene Birger cotton logo shirt
$46 – bymalenebirger.com

Orla Kiely coat
$745 – orlakiely.com

Long jacket
etsy.com

Blue jean jacket
storenvy.com

Victoria’s Secret jeans
victoriassecret.com

Rich Royal legging
$96 – zalando.co.uk

Ankle booties
nastygal.com

Bracelet
jenniferzeuner.com

Lori s Shoes necklace
lorisshoes.com

Just Female earrings
$32 – nelly.com

Elephant ring
maurices.com

Fat Face silver heart jewelry
$7.98 – fatface.com

Wet seal jewelry
wetseal.com

H m scarve
$21 – hm.com

H m hat
$11 – hm.com