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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.
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
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.
My newest obsession is with the Reebok Skyscape Runaround Shoe! I want a pair so bad. They look so comfortable and actually look pretty good for sneakers, not bulky like most others. With spring approaching and the idea of being outside more gets me excited I keep bringing my thoughts back to getting a pair.
Besides, Miranda Kerr seems to like them!
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!