Beyoncé arrives fashionably late at this year’s Met Gala.
Fashion’s biggest red carpet took place this week as celebrities, models, and designers descended upon the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art ball. This year’s theme was punk in honour of their new exhibit Punk: Chaos to Couture. While that was a fun idea, not that many attendees were able to pull off the punk concept. It was kind of like watching an episode of Project Runway where the episode’s challenge was too far out there for some of the designers to wrap their head around. It indeed resulted in one of the craziest Met Gala red carpets ever with so many spikes and studs paired with outrageous hair and makeup! I kind of have a feeling that next year’s theme won’t be so high concept (your move, Anna Wintour)! So let’s check out who made the cut on our best dressed list. And check back for Part 2: The Blahs and the Oh No’s!
Nina Dobrev can rock on stage and the red carpet in this look, a perfect combo for the gala’s theme.
Loving the studded detail on supermodel Cara Delevingne‘s gown.
Nicole Richie‘s white hair was so jaw dropping and totally badass! The dress might not be punk but the overall look is. Read more…
Though it may clock in at just under a minute, we’re still waiting on bated breath for Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring to be released.
The Bling Ring is based on the group of Southern California teens who stole from the likes of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton and Rachel Bilson. The teens made off with almost $3 million dollars worth of goods, most of it from Paris Hilton herself.
The Bling Ring stars none-other-than one of our favourite actresses ever, the gorgeous Emma Watson.We’ve seen her go from girl witch in the Harry Potter series to the manic pixie dream girl of Logan Lerman’s dreams in The Perks of Being A Wallflower, so it’ll be nice to see her in yet another incredibly different role.
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Black. A colour that is perfect for the not-so-glorious weather we’ve been having here in Toronto. Thank you Miranda Kerr for dressing in head-to-toe black this week in New York with a key piece that is trending and very popular this season…leather! Finding the perfect fit in leather pants especially can be tough. My suggestion is to go for leather leggings if you’re having trouble finding pants that are a comfortable fit for your body.
Want to deck out in black? Try these pieces:
BDG Slant Pullover Sweater, Urban Outfitters, $40
Faux Leather Panel Leggings, Forever21, $28
Satin Platform Pumps, Forever21, $36
Box Chain Crossbody, Forever21, $24
Welcome to the New Year everybody!! Here’s hoping 2013 will be just as fashionable as 2012! And here are the five celebs who will usher us into the new year of fashion and style!
What she’s wearing: T-Swift rocked ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ in Time Square wearing a flashy red sequined IRO jacket, black YSL leather pants, and Jimmy Choo boots.
Why we love it: After failing to take the top spot on our Best Dressed list for 2012 last week, Swift is coming out of the gate swinging this week in this glam rock look. The red sequined jacket reminds me of Michael Jackson’s iconic red leather jacket but with a flashy new twist. This is a different look for Swift who usually is very ethereal or retro-chic, and I love it! I usually joke around with my friends that Swift is a unicorn incarnate, but I eat my words with this outfit!
I couldn’t resist re-posting this.
Takeaway: Don’t have a New Year’s resolution? Why not try to be more adventurous with your fashions! The new year is the perfect time for a new look and to venture outside your box. While the sequin red jacket is perfect for the stage, it might be too much for the streets. But opting for a red leather jacket will create the same effect– remember leather is on trend!
Carly Rae Jepsen
What she’s wearing: Ms. Jepsen also preformed at ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ in N.Y.C. sporting a black velvet and sheer crop top and a red tulle Sachin + Babi maxi skirt with appliqués.
Why we love it: Another new look that we haven’t seen before from the pop-star. I love how she’s playing with proportions and volume. Also Jepsen tweeted she’s wearing long johns underneath her skirt which sort of makes me love this outfit even more despite the long johns not being visible.
Takeaway: We’re in the midst of winter so it’s important to keep warm despite our fashion choices. I don’t know about you but the amount of girls I saw in mini-skirts freezing while waiting forever in line outside a club on New Year’s Eve was really depressing. So be smart and always have a strategy to keep warm!
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The newly single Justin Bieber is quite the ladies man, and he looks as happy as a toddler in a candy store to be participating in a YouTube video with lip syncing supermodels. At one time he says the experience is like partying in the future, whatever that means.
The video, which was made from “2700 hours” of footage, is like last year’s video of supermodels singing along to Maroon 5′s “Moves Like Jagger,” so maybe this is more like copying the past.
Watch The Biebs and various models party like it’s 3012 here
Jay-Z and Beyoncé
What they’re wearing: Jay-Z and Beyoncé were spotted courtside at the New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets game. Hova repping the Nets in a grey snapback and grey crewneck sweatshirt, camp pants, and Air Jordan sneakers. Queen Bey wore a Stella McCartney embroidered top, black leather leggings, with blue suede shoes.
Why we love it: Let’s take a second to come to terms with the fact that neither one of us are Jay-Z or Beyoncé.
OK now that we’ve moved on let’s just appreciate the couple’s courtside style. Jay-Z is on trend in his camo pants and subtly yet stylishly shows support to the Brooklyn Nets in his sweater and cap. Beyoncé subtly pops with colours with the multicoloured monogrammed appliqués on her top and her blue pumps. The couple both sport chunky chain necklaces.
Takeaway: Showing off logos is a lazy way to try to be stylish, so do it subtly so as to not take all the attention away from your outfit. Yeah you might have paid tons of money for that designer item, but you don’t have to be a showoff about it. Just because you dropped a tons of bill on your outfit doesn’t mean you still can’t look cheap.
What she’s wearing: The lead in the upcoming The Mortal Instrument series stepped out in a black Mulberry column dress at the 2012 British Fashion Awards.
Why we love it: Collins vamps it up this dark and moody look. The column dress elongates the petite actress and has subtle striped details adding a cool design detail to the gown. Collins is on trend with her dark lipstick and adds a cool accessory with her gold chain earring.
Takeaway: Dark lips are on trend but it can be tricky to find the right colour for you. Stay away from black unless you’re going for that emo look, opt for a dark colour that’s near black so as to still have that hint of colour.
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Just because it’s getting chilly out, doesn’t mean you can’t show a little leg! Model Miranda Kerr shows off her legs in thigh-high leather boots while on her way to shoot the new campaign for Victoria’s Secret in New York. The short dress and high boots combined together is very work appropriate. Professionalism at its finest.
Need professional yet stylish clothes? Try these pieces:
Metallic-blend sheath dress, Forever 21, $28
Classic double breasted coat, Forever 21, $48
What she’s wearing: Kerr was spotted arriving to her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show rehearsal in NYC in a heather grey wool coat and matching sheer top, a peekaboo blue blouse, black leather short shorts, embroidered Isabel Marant Betty ankle boots, and a Givenchy Antigona bag.
Why we love it: I love how she takes her outfit to the next level by matching her heather grey coat to her heather grey top. Also any look that keeps on giving the more you look at it is A+ in my books – her blink or you might not see blue blouse and black bra are subtle details that add to this ensemble. The black leather shorts break up all the grey and add some much needed fabric variety.
Takeaway: Some people forget to realize that your jacket can really enhance your outfit underneath and vice versa. Sometimes we use jackets as a stand-alone look separate from the clothes they cover underneath and that can be a real shame if you spent so much time putting your outfit together only to cover it up with a jacket.
Why we love it: Not only is that a lot of costume changes but it seems inevitable that she was would wind up on this list since the odds were ever in her favour. This number stood out from the rest due to its flared silhouette. I also like how she mixes metals (a sleek gold sequin top and silver Jerome C. Rousseau sandals) with the white cupcake tiered skirt.
Takeaway: Mixing metals can be tough but it helps when you use one metallic colour as an accent colour minimizing its effect on the overall look. It also helps to have a neutral colour to break up the metallics (and mainly because metallics and bold colours usually don’t mix).
What she’s wearing: The U.K. singer stepped out in London in a sleek black leather dress, over-the-knee zip up leather boots, and an oversized trench coat with floral lining.
Why we love it: There’s no denying Ora got some funky style but lately she’s been really stepping up her game. However Ora is still keeping it edgy but with a high fashion twist. This is a lot of leather but it works for her and also because the silhouette is not overtly dominatrix but pretty conservative despite its leather fabric. Ora’s coat might seem a tad too big for her but there’s been a trend of celebrities rocking oversized coats, also wearing your coat like a cape seems pretty popular too. The coat also adds a pop of color since its lined with a floral fabric.
Takeaway: Leather has returned as an on-trend fabric. We haven’t really seen a full leather look until now but most celebrities have been rocking pieces of leather in their outfits like shorts and skirts. Leather clothing can be quite expensive, so make sure whatever leather item piece you buy is versatile enough to work with the clothes already in your closet.
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The people at Victoria’s Secret have yet again proved that their sole purpose in this world is to make men happy. Gentlemen, Christmas came early this year.
In this ridiculously cute two-and-a-half minute video, a group of slim and perfectly symmetrical real-life Barbies parade around in menswear singing Maroon 5′s ‘Moves Like Jagger.” It shares an uncanny similarity to the actual music video that has over 60 million hits to date. However, this is much, much better.
The video features supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana LIma, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson, Miranda Kerr and Anne Vyalitsyna, who all get a thumbs up from Adam Levine for their sultry performance of his hit song.
To be honest, I have no idea why Maroon 5 made a music video without Victoria’s Secret models in the first place. They could have saved money and the lingerie makers would have picked up the bill. Either way, if you haven’t already seen this, enjoy!
“I actually thought I was going to die at one point and left my body,” Kerr tells InStyle. “I was looking down on myself-the pain was so intense.”
Kerr said that she was determined; “But if other women can do this, I can do it too.”
Thankfully everything worked out okay for Kerr, her husband, Orlando Bloom, and their beautiful son Flynn.
Kind of scary to think about ‘natural’ births to be honest. But are they realistic? Just something to think about.