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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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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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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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DIY: Wrap Dress

One of my absolute favorite outfits to wear in the spring time is my wrap that I bought for less than $30. I got mine from a kiosk in the mall but you can find them just about anywhere. Below I am showing you my favorite way to tie mine. Its a strapless dress with a few twists in the front to embellish the neckline.

You begin by placing the wrap behind you and bringing the two tails together crossing them over one another. Next you pull it tight and twist it three times then wrap it around yourself and tie it (either behind or in front).

This makes for an adorable sundress. You can look up other ways to tie a wrap online or on youtube. Just type in wrap dress tutorials!

There are endless possibilities with this wrap dress ranging from dresses, skirts, and tops! Be creative and enjoy!

Stay beautiful!

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Music Festival Fashion

With Coachella ending this past week, more music festivals are coming up and here’s my top five tips you need to know to dress the part!

1.) Let’s Get High…waisted shorts that is! This trend is a no brainer.  It was huge for last year’s music festival season and that remains true for 2014 as well.  What’s different? go for more of a ripped/distressed style.

2. When in doubt, crop it out: try a fitted or draped crop top with your high waisted cut offs or maxi skirt! You’ll feel free and but not ridiculously hot!

3.) Florals are always in bloom: It’s spring so naturally floral prints are in full swing! Try a floral pair of palazzo pants or a dainty floral crop top.  Florals don’t just end with clothes, flower headbands are always a music festival favorite and go to, so don’t be afraid to mix the two floral trends!

4.) You can’t go wrong with anything Tribal: This means fringe bags, shoes or geometric dresses, jewelry, and accessories like headbands and boho bangles..just go for it!

5.) Show no fear for Shear: When you’re surrounded by thousands of people in an enclosed area it’s going to be hot.  Stay cool with shear tops or laces dresses–no need to wear slips or cover up. For the most part during these festivals anything goes, but it’s important to stay cool and be comfortable!

Check out gal pals Selena Gomez, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner at Coahcella last week!

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Obsessed with Overalls

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 Back in the ’90s, I rocked a pair of yellow overalls that had purple flowers embroidered all over them. It might not have been my proudest moment, but hey, I was only six. Overalls are no longer reserved for just children and farmers. They’ve evolved from baggy and unflattering to sleek and fabulous. As long as you avoid pairing overalls with a flannel shirt à la Old MacDonald, you’re set. Snatch up a stylish pair and accessorize with cool sneakers or heels, eye-catching jewelry, or just a plain white tank.

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The Fabulist

E! recently started airing a hot new show called “The Fabulist” that airs weekly on Mondays at 8:30 PM. Kristin Cavallari and Orly Shani host and bring along different guests each week to star in the show. The show is all about trend forecasting from fashion and beauty to lifestyle and travel. Give it a watch sometime, it’s the easiest way to stay up to date on the latest trends.

 

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