- June 2013
- Model: Clara Settje
- Photographer: Estelle Rancurel
- Stylist: Mboko Mobutu
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Red Carpet Fashion: The 2013 annual Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala
I am a tad late posting this as the MET Gala took place this past Monday, but as they say - better late than never, right?
Anyways, this years theme was “Punk: Chaos To Couture” and although many stars attempted to get into character and tap into their inner ‘punk’ on the most part it was a failure. Even worse, apparently the only punk band that exists is The Sex Pistols and the colour of punk is pink mixed with florals as seen many times on the carpet. However, this being said there were still a few hits among the ladies on the carpet for those whom kept the costume aspect to a minimum using touches of studs and dark makeup to reflect the theme rather than looking as if they were trying to hard by attempting to pull of their version of a punk look. There were also a fair amount of ladies who forwent the punk theme altogether and looked stunning.
Thoughts? Who were your hits and misses? Did I leave someone out?
Red Carpet Fashion: The 2013 annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled “Punk: Chaos To Couture” kicks off tonight with its infamous red carpet arrivals. Nicknamed the Oscars of the fashion world starlets, models, designers, stylists and tastemakers alike take the MET steps by storm in only the most stunning of designer gowns. To watch it live make sure to CLICK HERE. As always I will be watching and tweeting along before posting my final favourites.
Here is a list of confirmed arrivals and whom they will be wearing:
Lena Dunham – Erdem
Nina Dobrev – Monique Lhuillier
Karolina Kourkova – Mary Katrantzou
Amber Heard – Emilio Pucci
Emily Blunt, Minka Kelly, Vanessa Redgrave – Carolina Herrera
Darren Criss – Richard Chai
Elizbeth Banks – Brian Atwood footwear. Dress tbc
Anna Wintour, Diane Kruger, Bella Heathcote and January Jones – Chanel Couture
Gwen Stefani – Maison Martin Margiela
Jennifer Lopez and Miranda Kerr – Michael Kors
Jessica Alba and Ginnifer Goodwin – Tory Burch
Miley Cyrus – Marc Jacobs
Naomie Harris, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Morrison, Emmy Rossum – Donna Karan Atelier
Kerry Washington – Vera Wang
Rita Ora - Thakoon
Lily Collins, Kylie Minogue, Pixie Geldof and Carina Lau – Moschino
Coco Rocha – Emanuel Ungaro by Fausto Puglisi
Kate Beckinsale and Liya Kebede – Alberta Ferretti
Armie Hammer and Emilia Clarke – Ralph Lauren
Jessica Pare, Alicia Keys and Zhang Ziyi - Jason Wu
So who are you excited to see? I for one am looking forward to seeing how my two best dressed ladies from last year Nina Dobrev and Karolina Kourkova kick it up a notch. I am also pretty interested to see Miley Cyrus and Emilia Clarke.
Ps. Click here to check out last years best dressed list and see who made the cut.
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Red Carpet Fashion: For me, this is heaven. First off I am a massive Star Trek and J.J. Abrams fan so you can only imagine how excited I am that ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is coming out soon. Secondly I have a massive girl crush on Zoe Saldana and love her style and bold choices that only she can pull off because she is so comfortable and confident in whatever she is wearing. Combine the two and I cannot even handle myself.
For the flicks London premiere yesterday she chose a Vionnet Pre-Fall 2013 gown with a pretty embellished bodice and piecey white skirt that gave a peak at her lean stems. She completed her look with a side swept updo and Christian Louboutin peep-toes.
So far she has looked steller at all premiere and media events for the film and if this is an indication I am excited to see the rest of the Star Trek promo tour.
I don’t care what anyone says, I love Miley. I think she has really come into her own and become a bold, brave young woman and I for one cannot wait to hear what she has been working tirelessly in the studio on. Here she is on ELLE UK, making this her first cover for a major UK publication. However, with that said I am not a huge fan of it. I do love the styling but the armpits are way to much of a focal point for my taste.
For the 10 page spread shot at MILK Studios in Hollywood Miley is decked out in looks from Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Saint Laurent and Simone Rocha and more all while rocking her signature mohawk.
In the article Miley finally dishes on where her relationship stands with fiance Liam Hemsworth:
“We have a house together and dogs, it just seems right to be wearing this ring and to be committed. But we keep our relationship low-key and don’t talk about it anymore.”
“We were too nice to the world and gave them too much insight — into my life and my puppies and my house -– and I just don’t feel they get that privilege any more. Like on my Twitter, I’m much more … not conservative, but you don’t see a picture of my dogs. You don’t get that personal stuff anymore.”
For a behind the scenes look at the cover shoot check out the video below:
For May new stands Carey covered American Vogue and now for June news stands here she is on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK looking as stunningly ethereal as ever. The faded out pastel colours, blonde wispy hair, delicate pink flowers and structured girlie as can be Prada number all contribute to what may be one of my favourite Harper’s Bazaar covers of the year.
In the the inside editorial Carey dons pieces from the likes of Fendi, Bottega Veneta and Erdem as well as her husbands Hunter wellies.
In the issue hitting news stands today, Carey discusses playing Daisy, why she chose Prada on her wedding day and her prized note from Daniel Day-Lewis.
On playing Daisy in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’:
“Daisy was difficult to work out, but so fun to play… Baz also gave me about seven biographies of Zelda [Fitzgerald] and a stack of love letters from Ginevra [King]. You can so easily see where Fitzgerald has taken Daisy from. Just the way Zelda and Ginevra wrote – there were lines we stole for the script.”
On why she chose to marry in a Prada wedding dress:
“I have worn a lot of Prada and always loved their clothes. I always felt very comfortable. They were the first designer house that ever lent me anything; I wore Prada to the Oscars. The people who work there are so lovely and really just non-scary fashion people.”
On Daniel Day-Lewis:
“He wrote me this beautiful handwritten note a couple of weeks afterwards just saying how nice it was to meet me and that he’d like An Education. His penmanship was beautiful. The note was the most beautiful thing. If my house was burning down I would save that. It is so precious.”
For a little more Carey make sure to check out the latest trailer for ‘The Great Gatsby’ featuring Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful” for the motion picture soundtrack.
Star of the much anticipated ‘The Great Gatsby’, 37 year old actress Isla Fisher covers Fashion Magazine’s May 2013 issue in a vibrant turquoise Burberry Prorsum dress while showcasing her signature flowing red locks. For the rest of the studio backdropped images Isla dons some stunning pieces such as a figure hugging Peter Pilotto dress and a deep blue Hervé Léger by Max Azria jacket.
Side note: is anyone feeling a Little Mermaid vibe from the cover?
In the accompanying article Isla dishes on meeting Goldie Hawn, working with family and what her and husband Sacha Baron Cohen find funny.
On Meeting her idol Goldie Hawn:
“Goldie Hawn is my hero, I just think she is incredibly funny and I love her in every movie. I can’t help it. I just think she is fabulous.. It wasn’t a conversation, it was on a dance floor and she was dancing next to me so I saddled up to her doing some moves pretending it was just a natural progression in my dance moves and I kind of shimmied my shoulders at her for a smile and then shimmied away.”
On working with family members:
“I recently wrote a script with my mom—a thriller—just for fun because I enjoy writing so much. It has involved a lot of gin and tonic, a lot of giggling, a lot of late night emailing back and forth. I highly recommend actually doing something creative with a family member. When you get to know someone creatively you get to know a whole other side to them.”
On what her and her husband find funny:
“Subverting the truth is the funniest thing of all. We laugh about that all the time. It works best when you hit at something that is happening in the world and represent it in a surprising way. Lena Dunham is brilliant at it.”
Red, white and black contrasting effects overlaid on monochromatic bold looks. Truely fantastic.
In honor of one of my favourite shows, here is the stunning Christina Hendricks on the cover of the May issue of Canada’s Flare Magazine making this her second cover for the publication. Dressed in a vibrant canary yellow dress from Stella McCartney, Christina gives her best come hither gaze that she has become known for on HBO’s Mad Men.
For the accompanying editorial shoot Christina dons garments from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney and more including one of her favourites, L’Wren Scott. Overall the looks had a very 50s, 60s italian seaside vibe that fit very well with Christina’s playful, retro sex appeal and the Beverly Hills home that surrounded her.
Inside the issue Christina talks rejection, paparazzi and starring in Ryan Goslings new film:
On being rejected in the industry:
“I’ve been to a million auditions and have been rejected a million times, so it’s something that I’m used to. You’re either right for it or you’re not right for it. You could leave thinking you had the best audition in the world and they say you don’t look like the person I imagined.”
“I’m not out doing crazy things! I’m just not that famous, to be honest. I get to live a very normal life. I don’t have a situation like Jennifer Aniston, where I have people camped outside my house. I can take the garbage out and walk down the street and have ramen and it’s fine.”
On starring in Ryan Goslings new film ‘How To Catch A Monster’:
“Talk about feeling intimidated. Ryan called me and asked me if I was interested in doing this film and I said: ‘One, of course, yes, and two, why me? And three, I don’t want to disappoint you.’ He’s been fantastic, involving me artistically and letting me be along the road of casting and costume design. I’ve seen story boards and imagery and I’ve heard music. It’s the largest role I’ve ever had, so this is one I’m definitely aware of my anxiety about.”
For a behind the scenes look at her cover shoot make sure to check out the video below.