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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

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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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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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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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Wang X HM

H&M has recently announced their next (and first American) collaboration will be with Alexander Wang. Wang announced this collection of clothing and accessories for both women and men over Instagram. To continue the promotion, Iggy Azalea performed with the “Wang X HM” banner above the stage at this years Coachella music festival. Alexander Wang is one of the hottest top notch designers and also the creative director for Balenciaga. “This will be a great way for a wider audience to experience elements of the Alexander Wang brand and lifestyle”, Wang stated. This collection will be unveiled to around 250 stores worldwide and online on November 6, 2014. I can’t wait for this line and i’m sure others around the world are highly anticipating it too!

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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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