At the Met

It’s been a long long while since I talked fashion here, hasn’t it?  I recently saw photos from this year’s Met Gala and just had to share a few of my favorites.

This year’s theme was Heavenly Bodies and as you can imagine there were quite a few variations on the theme.  By far my favorite dress of the night was this one.

This is Blake Lively in Atelier Versace and Christian Louboutin heels. I just cannot get over how gorgeous this is.  The color, the detailing, the silhouette, the train, everything.

Another favorite, Emilia Clarke in Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda and Christian Louboutin heels.

I loved this one as well.

This is Stella Maxwell in Moschino.

Rihanna never fails to bring something amazing to the table. Minus the headpiece, I loved the look of this.

Rihanna is wearing an intricately embellished mini with train and matching shawl-collar coat (all Maison Margiela Artisanal); Christian Louboutin heels, a custom Judith Leiber clutch and jewelry by Cartier, Gilan, Maria Tash, Konstantino Jewelry and Narcisa Pheres.

And while this is not a dress, I thought it was gorgeous. Compared to the rest of her family, Kendall Jenner looked beautiful and classic (although I could have easily said classy).

Kendall is wearing off-white Virgil Abloh off-white Jimmy Choo heels and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

I loved this dress when I saw it from the side and back. It has such an interesting profile to it. And I love the color.

This is Diane Kruger in Prabal Gurung.

Unfortunately from the front, it loses all its appeal. I hate the shape of the skirt and I don’t care for the headpiece.  I really don’t love the heels either.

Love this…

Gigi Hadid wore a stained-glass effect Atelier Versace gown with a rainbow angel wing across her body, Christian Louboutin heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Loved the color on this.  This looked very Greek goddess or possibly a bit of a Renaissance feel.  This is Amanda Seyfried in Prada.

Cynthia Erivo wearing Valentino and a custom Maria Tash septum ring and Maria Tash earrings.  I love the color and cut on this.

Keltie Knight in Paolo Sebastian. Wonder what the words say on the skirt? You know I can’t pass up the stars though. I love me some stars.

Lily Aldridge in custom Ralph Lauren and Bvlgari jewelry.  I absolutely adore the color of this and the neckline.  Especially with the diamond and emerald necklace.  What I don’t love is the sleeves and the collar.

Mary J. Blige in Versace.

Ariana Grande in a sky blue gown with a seraphic motif and bow veil atop her bun, plus Butani jewelry. Hate the bow. Love the dress.

And finally, Priyanka Chopra in custom Ralph Lauren and Cartier jewelry. This is rather simple, but beautiful.

It’s always interesting to see the dresses at this event and this year did not disappoint!

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First Days of Spring

Oscar Red Carpet
With the first day of Spring this week, my thoughts turn to clear sunny days and soft colors.  Although this morning is full of thunderstorms and chilly winds.  But, I can indulge in my little piece of Spring right here!  Lately I’ve been catching up on my DVR’d shows, which includes several hours of Red Carpet watching.  Seems the days are gone when I can actually watch things live.  But, what surprised me about this year’s Oscar Red Carpet was the overall softness of the colors.  There were very few bright colors, particularly the emerald green I was expecting to see everywhere.   But there was no lack of gorgeous dresses to choose from, as you can see above.  One of my favorites was Jessica Chastain in that amazing coppery beaded Armani Prive gown.  So many subtle shades.

And Chanel has released their lovely Spring collection of nail lacquers, Printemps Precieux.  You know I normally go in for the dark, vampy colors like Accessoire, but I’m really drawn to Emprise, which is a rosy beige.  Perfect almost nude nail that would go perfectly with a brighter wardobe.  And Fracas, who can resist a pretty, bright pink?  This one will most definitely transition into the summer months.

Chanel Spring 2013
Even Starbucks is celebrating Spring in Japan with their new Sakura line. It even includes cherry blossom macarons (which you know I can’t resist).  It’s too bad that this lovely pink deliciousness won’t be available in the States, but from what I hear the taste (not cherry at all) might not translate to the American palate.  But what fun a pink latte would be (as long as it’s not strawberry, since I’m allergic!).

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And I saw a photo on Instagram the other day of the new Coach handbags in Mint.  I can’t resist, such a gorgeous color for Spring.  Too too tempting. Alas, I am on a new handbag hiatus, so no Coach bag for me. But look at those fun tassels too.  Gah!

Coach Bag in Mint
I did have to indulge in my own version of that luxurious mint color though. How do you like my Essie Mint Candy Apple mani this week?  Perfect, huh?  Such a fun color.  I’ve really enjoyed wearing it.

Mint Candy Apple
And how can I resist anything in a bright pretty yellow?  (I can’t) Of course, the J Crew bubble necklaces are almost everywhere these days, but I just love it in yellow.  A fun bright pop of color against a subtle colored top?  Love.  It.

Bubble Necklace

What’s bringing thoughts of Spring to you this week?

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Oscars 2011

I always love blogging about my favorite night of the year, even if I am a week behind.  And of course, one of my favorite parts of the night is the red carpet.  Although, I have to say I was a bit disappointed with the coverage.  I tune into the red carpet to see the fashion, I don’t really care about all the talky talk these hosts feel the need to do.  I was a bit frustrated and I kept feeling the need to hit the mute button.  Regardless, I thought there were a few report-worthy ensembles.  I thought Mila Kunis looked lovely (above).  The lavender was a good choice, and this gown had so much flow and movement to it, it was really flattering on her.  I think it looked better on TV than it shows in photos.

I loved the color Natalie Portman chose in this gown by Rodarte.  I also thought her Tiffany & Co. tassel earrings were fun, but they did cause Eric to say “Is she really wearing tassels?” and then the conversation degraded from there, as I’m sure you can imagine.

Amy Adams looked beautiful in this L’Wren Scott gown.  I am in love with this color against her hair.  Not sold on the Cartier necklace though.  It’s beautiful on its own, but I think it’s a bit much with the neckline of her dress.

And I was thrilled to see Colleen Atwood win for Costume Design in Alice in Wonderland.  I loved this film, I thought it was beautifully and cleverly done.  But one of the things I loved most about it was the various evolution of Alice’s dress as she gets further and further into Wonderland.  The dress itself helps to tell the story.  It reminded me a bit of The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.  Anybody but me ever seen that film?  The film was very stylized and each room or set had a different color – green, red, white.  The color really helped tell that story, and I thought it was an amazing use of it.  Alice reminded me a bit of this.

Colleen has also won Oscars for Costume Design for Chicago and Memoirs of a Geisha.

Watching this year’s Academy Awards though really reminded me of my love of film and how far away from that I’ve gotten.  It seems like forever since I’ve seen a movie, and I want to rectify that immediately.  I tweeted the other day that I really wish I could have an Oscar party, and I’d also love to start a film club.  Both of those would require a group of friends who love movies as much as I do, but one thing I can do is try to get out and see more films on my own.  It’s a shame that I haven’t even seen Black Swan yet, as much as I’ve been dying to go.  The King’s Speech is another one on my list of must sees.  Sounds like I’ve got a new goal for myself doesn’t it?  We’ll see how I do by this time next year!

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