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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Let's Talk Met Gala 2013!

Hey Lovelies!

Usually Tuesday is reserved for Mommy Confessions...who knows you might get two posts out of me today....

But first can we PLEASE talk about the Met Gala?

I love this event EVERY year. I dream about wearing one of those insane couture gowns. I love seeing what everyone decides to wear, because this is the ONE fashion even where you really can step outside the box and be CRAZY. Fashion really is about self expression as this is THE event to BRING IT!

That being said last nights gala was in honor of the exhibition 'Punk: Chaos to Couture'. This should have been the time when people really pushed that envelope....and for the most part I was SEVERELY let down.

In my own personal fashion odyssey, I've discovered that I like to dress lady like with an edge. When I'm really trying and being my true self my friends describe my look as 'Audrey with an edge', so punk couture is right up my alley. I love leather, and studs, and black, mixed with my lace, and classic silhouettes.

Here are my hits and misses.

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Before I get into it, let me just say, I have been pregnant. I have been huge, uncomfortable pregnant. I also wore high stiletto heels when I was huge and uncomfortable pregnant. I did not however wear items of clothing that made me look like my grandmother's couch. I also didn't match my heels, and gloves to the grandma fabric. If there was EVER a time for Kim K to OWN her black clothing sexpot look it was this event. What you can't see in this picture are the cool details of her dress. The slit has these awesome silver grommets that would have been amazing on a black dress, with maybe a little leather lace up tie. The gloves also have a cool lace-up detail that once again COULD have been amazing in BLACK, not this awful floral mess. For her first met foray this is a fail, of proportions almost as epic as her belly. And Kanye, shame on you for letting your woman leave the house like that. (Sidenote: I actually love the whole Kardashian klan.....I'm ashamed.)

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Anne. Bitch WERK!!!!!!!

She is redeemed from her truly awful Oscars appearance.

Her body! That hair! She is serving all kinds of fierce and I LOVE it!

Miley's whole thing now is punk, and this look works. Fishnet over flesh tone gown, punked out hair. Its a polarizing look, which is what punk is/should be.

This landed her on a lot of worst dressed lists.....and I wish she had done something a little more with her hair and make-up. At least this girl tried though. I mean leather-like fabric and laser cut outs. This was custom made as well which is the height of couture. That clutch KILLS me though.

No. No no non no no no no.

You are the 'gatekeeper' of fashion. You are the CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF CONDE NAST !

You wore a floral pink Chanel mess to a gala about punk. I read on Wendy Brandes' blog, that when someone asked her why she wore this she said something about the museum curator telling her that pink was the color of punk.

I just can't.

Ok....Gavin wore plaid.

Sorry Gwennie....I expected more from you.

I love Lilly Collins, and at least she tried with the whole theme, but this is too much. Either lose the jacket or wear it with something much simpler.....nice eye makeup though.

This is more goth princess, than punk...but again she tried. I'm also so happy to see her out of her usual conservative grandma dresses. This is age appropriate. I would love some extra drama with the makeup or hair though.

I love me some Nina, and she continues to kill it on the red carpets lately. Brava!

I'm gonna throw on a studded jacket over this dress I already had. Oh and that crazy studded headband I bought at the flee market last weekend. Her date however is pretty cool.

She's the girl with the freakin Dragon she gets a pass.

If you really know me, you know how I feel about Taylor. This isn't punk, but it ain't 'pretty' either. Good job Taylor. ( That was painful.)

Yes. She isn't orange tan anymore, and she looks fierce! Bitch werk!

The original pop-punk princess. I don't like the outfit, but home girl went for it. Diva.

I also don't care for Ms. Jones much, but I dig that eye makeup....I may have to try that for a night out.

You will notice that there are a lot of girls and dresses missing from my list. I refuse to post pictures of all the 'pretty' dresses. You could have worn that mess to any old red carpet of the year. I'm only talking about people on my list that actually went for the theme. And Anna and Kim because it was just SO WRONG. Clearly I'm gravitating towards should see my own recent purchases.

Just to prove that there was indeed color on the carpet last night.....but if you're both gonna wear plaid make sure it doesn't clash.

In honor, I wore leather and studs, and dark lipstick to work today. Good thing I work in a 'creative' field!

So what did you think of the Met Gala this year? I can't wait for Misty's post!


Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

For the first time ever, I think Anne looks phenomenal. And Nina is quickly becoming a red carpet phenom.

WendyB said...

Donatella did work it.

Bummed that Anne H. was wearing a set of four letter rings and they weren't mine. Still haven't figured out whose ass I have to lick to get some love from the fashion industry.

Maybe my problem is that I'm willing to say things like Anna Wintour looked like a hot mess in that fucking awful Chanel dress.

Though even when I didn't say shit like that, there was no hope for me, so why hold back any longer! LOL.

Ashley said...

I know nothing about fashion but have seen Kim's picture floating around and what the what?

Oh Gavin. Aged like a fine wine that man.

Tiffany said...

The Met Gala is one of my favorite events of the year and this was a total snoozefest! I can't remember what else I wanted to say because I need to know more about how you hate Taylor Swift. Because that makes me happy.

Kym said...

Thanks for posting that - it was really fun to read and your comments were high-larious!


Stesha said...

I still cant decide how i felt about it yet, the fashion was not as fabulous as I expected I dont think :(