Thursday, May 8, 2014

Put On Your Ball Gowns Ladies.

The evening of May 5th is what some would call the biggest night in fashion, bigger than the Oscars or any other awards show. The night was the prestigious and posh annual Met Gala held in New York. Celebrities from all corners came out in their best ball gowns and tuxedos for a night of glamour and sophistication. Anyone who is anyone shows up to the Met Gala wearing the most gorgeous dresses and regal tuxedos, trying to outshine the rest. The theme this year was "white tie" glamour, so ladies dazzled in intricately beaded ballgowns and the gentleman wowed in coattails. There were several who stole the show in their ensembles, flooring everyone in their designer gowns.

Walking the coveted Met steps once again were the Queen's of the Upper East Side. Leighton Meester and Blake Lively dazzled the Red Carpet in gorgeous metallic colored gowns complete with beautiful beading and showing off some skin with plunging necklines. Meester wore Emilo Pucci while Lively wore Gucci. They proved that they still were the reigning Queens. 
Another dynamic metallic duo was that of Johnny Depp's girlfriend, Amber Heard and Hollywood mommy and actress Jessica Alba. They also took after Leighton and Blake and donned metallic colored dressed with beading. Heard opted for a very conservative Giambattista Valli number while Alba showed off some skin in a Diane von Furstenberg. 
I loved the metallic palette and thought it lent beautifully to the Gala's theme. It's very Gatsby-esque and is reminiscent of a glamours age of champagne and lavish parties. The beading, embroidery and overall finite detail is impeccable and adds another layer of depth and glamour to the already gorgeous ladies. They are now the Golden Goddesses.

This year also proved to be the year of the crop top trend as three ladies showed their midriffs. British model Cara Delevingne and Rihanna wore black and white Stella McCartney creations while Emma Stone wore a two tone hot pink Thakoon ensemble. 
While some may argue that Cara wore pants to the coveted Met Gala, I personally, thought she pulled them off. She wore them in a tactful and stylish way. I loved her look as it's glamorous, yet an element of being relaxed. Emma Stone could wear a burlap sack and make it look fabulous and this two- tone pink outfit is the bees knees. I don't even have words for how absolutely perfect it is. Rihanna known for her bad gal outfits wore an all white longsleeved crop top and ruched skirt combo. Even though it's a little bit low- key for Rihanna she still radiates badassness. 

Nude and blush colors were popular on the Red Carpet this year. Suki Waterhouse, Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift all turned heads the Red Carpet with beautiful blush and nude colored gowns. Pink frills and ruffles Waterhouse wore Burberry, Jenner in a chic mermaid gown wore Topshop and America's Darling T-Swift wore her "dream designer" Oscar de la Renta. 
Give me nude and blush or give me death! I loved, loved, loved this color choice and each has such a different style but shows how one color can look absolutely stunning on all of them. I loved Suki's frilly number as it reminds me of a ballerina, Kendall's body hugging mermaid gown flaunts her perfect body and the color accents her flawless skin. Taylor's dress is very reflective of her personality, very girly and innocent and she wears it effortlessly. 

Finally my last three beauties don't really fit into any of the categories mentioned but still deserve recognition on their stunning gowns. Reese Witherspoon went back to her Legally Blonde days with a hot pink Stella McCartney gown while Selena Gomez channeled a darker side in a plum colored Diane von Furstenberg number. Keeping with the white-tie theme Anna Kendrick wore a simple black and white J. Mendel dress. 
Obviously pink was a popular color choice and I mean it's Reese, she can't go wrong wearing it. Loved the plunging bodice and the style accentuated her curves. I loved the color of Selena's dress I thought it paired beautifully with her darker complexion, really showing off her features. Anna's simplicity with the black and white was tasteful and refreshing. She's a simple girl so she stuck to her guns and din't venture off into the wild and crazy and it works. 

So what did you think of this year's Met Gala? Who should be added to my Best Dressed list or who should be taken away? Let me know who you're favorites were in the comments or by tweeting them to me! Perhaps one day you'll see me either walking the Red Carpet at the coveted Met Steps or me planning the entire gala. Who knows? 

Keep your eyes peeled for the Best Dressed Men's Edition and also my Worst Dressed too! 

"a women should always dress to be remembered, not simply to be noticed."


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