Jennifer Lawrence and Sarah Jessica Parker share a moment on the red carpet.
It can be tough to find the right outfit for the Met Gala. There’s so much pressure to be dressed the best and the competition is steep! Like I said in Part 1, this year’s punk theme might have been a bit too high concept for some people to wrap their heads around. So while some celebrities made some honest but failed attempts at going punk, some celebrities completely ignored the theme all together. So here are our choices for the ones who did not quite make the best dressed list and the ones who completely missed the mark all together.
There’s a lot of the classic Taylor Swift elements going on in the dress, but I find the black so jarring on Swift. Perhaps if this was in Swift’s go to white colour it would work better.
Blake Lively looks like she is channeling her inner Black Swan, but there’s nothing very punk about this.
I love Jennifer Lawrence but this just seems like a case where a celebrity was contractually obligated to wear this design. J. Law is the face of Miss Dior so it makes sense why this happened. It’s pretty but not amazing.
I’m going to do things a little different this week just because the Emmys took place this past Sunday and there were a lot of amazing looks to choose from. So many looks in fact that it was really hard to narrow them all down to an itty bitty list. It was really nice to see a wide array of colours (even some really bold ones!) this year, as the Emmys tend to be a pretty good indicator of the beginning of the fall fashion season.
Before we get to the Emmys, let’s squeeze in a very dapper Harry Styles at the Burberry show during last week’s London Fashion Week. The One Direction member went solo (although word has it he was there to see rumoured girlfriend Cara Delevigne, a Burberry model) to the event wearing a heathered grey blazer, a white Oxford shirt buttoned at the collar, black skinny pants, and black leather ankle boots. Not only is this a crisp and clean look but Styles balances it out with that wild and shaggy mane of his.
Zooey shouldn’t feel blue for not winning an award but she did get to present an award with super geek Sheldon Cooper (also known as Jim Parsons in the real world). She should also feel good for wearing such a dreamy pale blue strapless Reem Acra dress, with nice draping detail in the bodice and a full (but very light) tulle skirt. We also need to give Deschanel snaps for her TV inspired nails (nail art has become a major but very fun way to accessorize looks). Check out the other successful blue ladies: Jane Levy, Sarah Paulson, Hayden Panettierre, Heidi Klum, and Edie Falco.
Shall we blame Fifty Shades of Grey for the resurgence of this steely color? Whatever the inspiration, grey has proven to be more than just a blah neutral colour. As seen in Van Camp’s grey chiffon J. Mendel gown which has nice sheer and ruched details around the bodice. This shows just how sweet and stunning a grey dress can be. (Note how her diamond accents pop off the grey colour!) Other notable grey gowns: Sarah Hyland, Morena Baccarin and Kate Mara.
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I know these photos are getting ragged on by a lot of people for being a cheap gimmick, but I think it highlights the fact that magazine editorials are often over-photoshopped and create unreasonable expectations around beauty. The photographs are for People Magazine’s “World’s Most Beautiful” feature.
Zooey Deschanel told People: ”I’ve gotten more comfortable with my looks as the years have gone on. All the things I like about myself go along with my flaws. I just have to accept those things.”
The “New Girl” star (sans falsies) was photographed with Mad Men’s Jessica Paré and starlet Lily Collins (below), as well as Julie Bowen, Paris Jackson, Paula Patton and Sandra Lee.
Although the spread drew criticism, I appreciated that it promoted discussion. Jezbel’s Dodai Stewart wrote: ”It feels like a set-up, in a way: If you think she looks bad, aren’t you just thinking as a member of the oppressively rigid society that keeps women feeling that they have to be flawless? And if you think she looks good, which, by the way, I do, then what is the point?”
I also believe these ladies all look fab without makeup and that the photos humanize them. No, celebrities weren’t born with perfectly contoured cheekbones and full eyelashes. The unfortunate part is that we have to be reminded by photos like these that natural can be beautiful too.
Glazing the city of Toronto in celebrity magic for one week in September, the Toronto International Film Festival has always boasted the ability to create a buzz and shed the spotlight on industry newbies.
Such is the case for Toronto native Mike Lobel -widely formally known as Jay Hogart from Degrassi: The Next Generation- who is experiencing his first induction into TIFF this year with the rock n’ roll comedy vampire-flick Suck.