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CelebrityStyle File: The Met Gala 2013

An annual ball for the unveiling of fabulous Costume Institute exhibits, the Met Gala has been one of the most coveted nights for fashion & celebrity to collide in a most fabulous way since 1948. This red carpet event is held at none other than the infamous Metropolitan Museum, and you can bet that every star does his or her best to wow the crowd! This year’s theme was “PUNK: Chaos to Couture,” and we were definitely witness to some of the edgiest looks to ever hit a red carpet!

Donna Karan Darlings: Emmy Rossum was flawless in bejeweled ivory and makeup to marvel, while Hailee Steinfeld wore an embellished fit ‘n’ flare that was simply perfect with her clever cat-eye!

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FashionTop 5 Favorite Collections from NYFW Fall 2013


I am through-and-through a creature of fall and winter. They are absolutely my favorite seasons – give me a jacket over a swimsuit any day.  So when it came to picking my 5 favorite collections from NYFW, well, I struggled. But I made it through to the other side! In no particular order, here are my favorite shows from NYFW fall 2013.

1. Phillip Lim 3.1: This was a natural pick for me, seeing as I would wear every single piece in this show. The neo-bohemian Harley Davidson inspired girl pulled at my heart strings. Lim named the collection “Sono Mama” which is a Japanese phrase for “as you are” which describes this show perfectly. All the outfits had the feeling of being haphazardly thrown on to create the perfect devil-may-care biker attitude.

2. Marc Jacobs: What can you even say about this show? There was so much to love. The glowing sun-like orb. The topless model. The glam. The hotpants. It brought me back to my 16 year-old self obsessed with glam rock and David Bowie (who am I kidding, I still am). Not only was the presentation out-of-this-world, but so were the clothes. Bravo, Marc, Bravo.

 

3. Prabal Gurung: I have to admit, sometimes the whole military theme in fashion really bores me. It has been a recurring theme in fashion for a long time, and recently, I had had my fill of it. Prabal Gurung has thoroughly changed my mind. I love the tailored feminine silhouettes combined with the masculine military colors and harnesses! Though Gurung’s collection moved me visually, it was the back story that sealed the deal for me. He created his army of “confident, self assured women” based off the Ukraine’s Asgarda, a group of women trained in martial arts to fight the culture of human trafficking in their country and empower their women peers. I’m not sure if the Asgarda is a real thing, but it’s totally badass, just like Gurung’s collection.

 

4. Proenza Schouler: This collection oozes of maturity, refinement, and sophistication, and I love it. This collection is such a 180 from last season, where their show was filled with vibrant, kaleidoscopic prints. They grew up a little bit with this collection, and it worked out beautifully for them. Their pieces were simple and vintage inspired, and reminded me of 50s couture, but with textures and shapes that made them more unconventional.

 

5. Kate Spade: It was a surprise for me, putting Kate in my top five, but it happened. I have always liked Kate Spade, but something about this seasons cheeky patterns and 80s bubblegum prints really got me. And really, who doesn’t love big hair? I’m normally and all black kind of girl but you may see me in fall prancing around in a doughnut sweater. Maybe.

 

BeautyBeauty How To: Runway Color Pop Eyeshadow

Eye, yay, yay! In every color and every style, the bold and brightly-colored eye has been color-popping its way onto runways across the globe. We love the look, but can you actually wear that???
  
This week we took our beauty inspiration from the looks of Dries Van Noten, Miu Miu, and Prabal Gurung (pictured above) and did a little modifying to create looks for the everyday girl. Check it out:
On Olivia, we took inspiration from Miu Miu’s red color-bars by applying Obsessive Compulsive’s eye shadow in Burning just across the lid. Paired with turquoise or aqua (and perhaps a matching red nail lacquer) you’ve got a bright little experiment that’s not too over-the-top.
After falling in love with Dries Van Noten’s up-to-the-eyebrow runway look, we went with a chartreuse/yellow shadow on Grace, and darkened the eyebrow. Add a soft pink lip and enjoy the shades of spring!
Prabal Gurung’s diagonal swipes of blue had such a bold space-age look that we decided to tone them down by working a modified cat-eye across the lid, and around the inner eye. Perfect for the medium to dark complexion!
Obsessive Compulsive Loose Color Concentrates in Burning, Wasabi, and Saturate.

Would YOU wear any of these looks?

FashionLooks We ♥: Luxe

Luxe. What, exactly, do I mean? I’m talking opulence, regality, excess, luxury. Gold, brocade, velvet, pearls, intricate embroidery, jewels; textures fit for a queen. It’s all about Baroque. Dolce & Gabbana got me started on this kick, then Balmain vied for my affection, and Valentino! Gorgeous! Now, I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it!
I mean, how gorgeous was Jessica Chastain at the Oscars in Alexander McQueen? The gold embroidery was to-die-for!
The thing is, I’m smitten, and here’s why:
Dolce & Gabbana
Fall 2012
 
… and Spring 2012
 Balmain
Fall 2012
Alexander McQueen
Spring/Pre-Fall 2012
 
Chanel
Pre-Fall 2012
 
Valentino
Fall 2012


…and Spring 2012

Lanvin
Fall 2012
 
Marchesa
Fall 2012



Roberto Cavalli
Spring 2012


Prabal Gurung
Fall 2012

Monique Lhullier
Fall 2012

(Images courtesy of Style.com)

FashionNew York Fashion Week F/W 2012 Picks, Part One

After just arriving back from New York after helping out with our NYFW event Style Studio, I still have fashion week fever. This year, like most every year, my Valentine is fashion, and I have anxiously awaiting the new shows from NYFW. Below are my picks of my favorite shows so far! Tune in Friday for Part Two of our favorite shows from NYFW!!
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
 
 
  
  
  
 
 
Okay, so this isn’t women’s wear, but it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without some eye candy. Plus Michael Bastian’s show was one of the highlights of NYFW’s menswear. So enjoy. And yes, that is Tyson Beckford on the far right.