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The Met Gala 2014

The annual Met Gala, which occurred Monday night at Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala in New York City.  Every year there is a theme if you can remember last year’s punk dress code. Since the gala was honoring American couturier Charles James, an English-born American designer known for his structured wiring and lavishly heavy gowns, guests were asked to channel James’ formal aesthetic of gowns for ladies and white tie (with decorations) for men.

Above all I think my favorite of the night was Rihanna.  The gal can seriously do no wrong.  She stunned in a Stella McCartney number that included a cropped top with a stunning open back and a floor-length skirt with a full train and draping along the back.

Naturally Beyonce, and her hubby Jayz killed it as well–he actually proposed to her again when one of the many jewels from her Givenchy wrap dress fell off.  So yeah, my jealousy continues. Leah Michele in Joseph Altuzarra and the Beckhams in Ralph Lauren and Victoria Beckam’s own design, all dazzled on the red carpet. All white ensembles proved to be a BIG trend on the red carpet.

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Kate Moss for Topshop

After 4 years of anticipation, Kate Moss is at it again with her 15th collection for Topshop.  “The Icon Is Back” according to Topshop’s website. Moss described this collection as a “wardrobe autobiography”; she drew most of her inspiration for the line from pieces in her own closet. Moss told Harpers Bazaar, “With this collection we had more time, so we could really be selective about the pieces that are included. Each one is a statement piece.” The collection features 40 items from heavily detailed evening wear to luxurious silky pajama pieces to printed wide leg trousers. The craftsmanship was something Moss was really specific on. The collection incorporates soft suede, silk chiffons from London, lace from India, fringe and hand beaded sequin details. The prices range from $76-$1,200 and the collection is available in store and online at Topshop, Nordstrom, Net-a-Porter and shopBAZAAR.com. Check out the look book below modeled by Kate Moss herself, of course.

 

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The day after Cinco de Mayo

the morning after

 

Some days start off worse than others. Can you say January 1st, July 5th, and whatever the day after St. Patty’s day is. Well today might just be one of those days for you. Through the power of science you can cleanse or scrub away last night while also adding some pep to your step. Clean and Clear offers a line of morning burst cleansers and scrubs, some even have caffeine in the formula to keep those pesky dark circles at bay. Cheer up, pop some Aspirin, chug some water, and throw on some sunnies. You got this!

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Blog Babe: Kristina Bazan

Earlier this year I stumbled across Kristina Bazan’s blog, Kayture.  Not only is it a clever play on words (think couture, people) but it’s absolutely amazing!!  20 and Swiss born, Kristina travels around the world with her partner James Chardon blogging about her fashion adventures and finds.  As if I didn’t feel inadequate enough, she also regularly works high-end brands, from Louis Vuitton, Dolce&Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior to Mango, Guess, and Jimmy Choo. Not to mention she has been featured in magazines like Vogue and Cosmo.  She usually updates her website every 2-3 days sometimes more frequently; but her instagram account has several posts a day!

Her website is kayture.com

Her Instagram account is kristina_bazan

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Urban Jungle FMDS Fashion Show!!!!

Tonight is the FMDS Urban Jungle Fashion Show!!!!!!!

Come join us at 8pm tonight in the Squires Common Wealth Ballroom.

Student: $6; General: $7; VIP $15

I am so excited for the show this year. My colleague Amanda Locke and I joined forces to design five spectacular outfits. Our excitement to see our garments go down the runway is incredible. Our unique, edgy outfits fit perfectly into the Urban Jungle theme. We incorporated unique items such as chains, nuts, and washers.

Amanda and I aren’t the only ones contributing to this fashion show of the year! There are roughly a dozen other designers, designing everything from Hokie wear to extravagant, unique dresses! This is not a show to miss!

Here’s a sneak preview of Amanda and I’s garments. Come out and join your fellow Hokies in the excitement; we would love your support!

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Spring Nail Colors to Try Now

Spring Nails
Take spring time pastels and put a bold twist on them this season. Use polish in playful colors to spice up your look. Bold, colorful nails are such a great and easy way to make a statement. Try Deborah Lippmann– Manic purple & Walking on Sunshine; Formula X– Incandescent Cantaloupe Orange; Nails Inc.– Cobalt Blue ; Butter London– Icy Mint & Pink Coral; Julep– Sydney Red Orange Creme.

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Vintage Bowles

As I was scouring the Vogue website this week I came across the Vintage Bowles web series.  It’s an amazing journey of how Hamish Bowles, International Editor at Large for Vogue, travels around the world seeking pieces for his legendary couture collection. Season one is on the Vogue website and it features garments by Nina Ricci, Charles James, Geoffrey Beene and YSL.  It’s such a personal view into Hamish Bowles’ passion for vintage collections.

http://http://video.vogue.com/series/vintage-bowles

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