Met Ball Memories

Written by Alex. Posted in Trends

Greetings, Fashionistas! I hope you all are enjoying some R&R while still keeping up-to-date with the latest fashion news. Since I’ve been a bit stagnant in my writing recently, I thought I’d share with you my favorite Met Ball 2012 looks. From Anja Rubik’s revealing Vaccarello dress that has “put Angelina to shame”, to SJP’s floor-length floral Valentino gown, there was much to see at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7 in New York City. Along with many of you, I too hope to be invited to the Met Ball someday! Here are some of the looks that I thought stood out among the rest:

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren
I was absolutely stunned by the effortless silhouette of Camilla Belle. Her Ralph Lauren Collection ivory tulle beaded dress (with champagne python sandals) was absolutely flawless, and I really think her make up and hair matched perfectly. She mixed old Hollywood glamor and new-age style quite well.

Amy Poehler in Fotini
Funny girl Amy Poehler surprised me at the Met Ball! I love that she incorporated two trends of today: the peplum skirt and feather details. I think it beautifully accentuated her curves, and definitely proved to the rest of us that she can sport high-fashion gowns when the time is right.

Jessica Alba in Michael Kors
Metallics were a hit at the 2012 Met Ball, and Jessica looked wonderful in a glittery one shoulder Michael Kors golden dress. The gathering at her waist emphasized her perfectly petite figure.

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Diane Kruger in Prada
I’m a huge Diane Kruger fan, and I love that she always stays on top of the latest and most important fashion trends. I adored her Prada gown in deep eggplant with an enormous feather hem, especially because of the simple skater dress top. She is well-known for sporting body conscious dresses, and I respect her even more for choosing this dress without a stylist’s help.

Worst dressed picks: Jamie King (custom Topshop), Dakota Fanning (Louis Vuitton), Mary-Kate Olsen (The Row).

 — Alex



Spring: Hair and Makeup

Written by Raina. Posted in Accessories, Trends

To find out what the trends for hair and makeup are for this spring, I went to Harper’s Bazaar website. They reported the trends straight from the runway and provided pictures to see the different variations of each look.

The top makeup trends they listed were:

  • Red lips  (various shades)
  • Cat eyes (square, drawn out, double lines, etc.)
  • Bold eyebrows
  • “extreme smoky eyes”
  • “Sporty cheeks” (sun kissed, flushed, glowing, peachy, etc.)
  • Metallic silver (on eye lids)
  • Pops of color (on or around the eyes)
  • “Doll lashes”
  • Glitter around the eyes
  • Pink “rosebud” lips
  • Youthful skin

The top hair trends they listed were:

  • Wet hair
  • Ponytails
  • Wavy
  • “embellished updos”
  • Big Blowouts
  • Braids and twists

For the makeup trends, overall I liked the look of all that were posted. However, on myself, I would skip out on a few of these such as the silver metallic eyes, the extreme smoky eyes, the pops of color on the eyes, glitter around the eyes, and the doll lashes.

For the hair trends, I also liked all of those as well (some variations more than others). For myself, I would wear the hair trends that were more toned down and minimal.



Indie Music Inspiration

Written by Jackie Onderko. Posted in Accessories, Trends

While enjoying the weather this weekend, I couldn’t stop scrolling through the millions of pictures of people living it up at Coachella.

I have dreams of attending just so I can see, in person, all the creative ways people choose to dress.

Wanting so badly to attend, I decided to inspire that day’s outfit from all the new, artistic ideas seen at the music festival.

Aiming for a less-than-girly look, I finally broke out my high-waisted black denim shorts.

By pairing them with a tan chunky sweater and combat boots, it helped give the look the edge that I adore.

Of course, I had to add a pop of color, so I chose a pink braided belt.  Finishing off with accessories, I piled my arms high with various textures of bracelets.

— Jackie