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Met Gala 2018 Best and Worst Dressed!

Last night was the legendary Met Gala! This year’s theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. As expected, there was lots of glitz, glam, and religious paraphernalia. Here are my picks for best and worst dressed this year!

Best Dressed:

1 – Hands down, the winner for Best Dressed is Blake Lively! She dressed like a queen in Versace, and it was FLAWLESS! Here she is waving to her royal subjects…

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Honorable Mentions for Best Dressed:

2 – Nicki Minaj’s flowing red extravaganza was a delight! I loved the ombre red and the detailing in the jewelry.

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3 – Of course, Madonna was going to rock this theme. She’s already done so much with religious iconography in her aesthetic, but the crown/mesh really worked for me!

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4 – Gigi Hadid is next on our list. This was the best “angel”-inspired piece of the night. Truly stunning!

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5. Scarlett Johansson’s look was perfectly ethereal. This is the only dress on the list that I actually covet the chance to wear!

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6. Zendaya took this theme very seriously, and I thought her ensemble inspired by Joan of Arc was a brave choice that really paid off!

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7 – Last, but certainly not least, we have Chadwick Boseman who truly committed to the theme! Most of the male outfits were pretty bland, but this one was stunning. I love when male celebs aren’t afraid to stand out on red carpets.

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Worst Dressed:

1 – My pick for worst dressed is Liza Koshy. This look seems like something that could be found at the junior’s department of any store in the mall, and it just doesn’t work for the Met Gala red carpet.

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Honorable Mentions for Worst Dressed:

2 – Next, we have Kendall Jenner who didn’t get the memo of this being a formal affair. This outfit stood out for all the wrong reasons. Way too casual!

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3 – Oh, Miley, where did your fire go? This is a super safe pick from someone who used to light up the red carpet with daring choices. Overall, this was just too bland.

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4 – Lauren Santo Domingo also gets featured on the worst dressed list for playing it way too safe. This look was just too dull for the Met Gala.

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5 – Zoe Kravitz is apparently adorned in YSL, but it seems like she just found a scrap of lace on the floor of the couturier’s boutique and called it a day.

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6 – Mindy Kaling makes the list because of a safe and ill-fitting frock choice. Also, even the crown looks like it’s awkwardly the wrong size here.

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7 – And lastly, we have Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton. It looks more military-inspired than anything, and it’s just not super flattering.

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What a fantastic red carpet! This was another successful Met Gala, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next time. Who knows – maybe next year will be my year to finally score an invite!

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Spring Bridal Trend: Full Skirts 

While my engagement didn’t quite work out and I’m a single lady again, I was still excited to see the latest in Bridal Fashion that has come out over the last few weeks. Even though it is 2018, these were all shows for Spring 2019. Fashion shows are always so ahead of real life! Still, one trend I couldn’t help but notice is that so many designers used very full skirts in their bridal fashions this year. I thought I would put together a few of my favorites from shows that were posted on Vogue Runway, a great resources for those who want to stay on top of couture.

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This first dress is from Elie Saab. Not only is this a gorgeous set for photo shoots, but I also love the floral embellishments on the bodice of this dress as well as the softer embellishments woven into the full tulle skirt.

 

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This next dress is from Temperley London. While the skirt is still full, I love the mermaid style and the cascading lace in the front. Also, the lingerie-inspired bodice is a daring but beautiful choice.

 

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This third one is from Marchesa. The fullness of this skirt is reminiscent of a wedding cake, and I like how the floral embellishments seem to be dripping between the layers of dress.

 

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Next, we have another super dramatic skirt courtesy of Viktor & Rolf. The ruffled edging of each dress layer is stunning, although I imagine this works better for a runway than walking down the aisle of a real wedding.

 

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Our penultimate dress is from Monique Lhuillier. This one looks like a complete fantasy to me. It gives me major Disney Princess vibes, and I adore the long train that accompanies this full skirt.

 

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Finally, we have this dress from Jenny Packham, one of Duchess Kate’s favorite designers. The halter neckline and bodice are very reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe, and the full skirt is more delicate than the others and feels very romantic.

Are you in the market for a wedding dress? What trends are shaping your search? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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-XO Tiffy

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Paris Fashion Week – What is Couture? 

 

Paris fashion week is wrapping up. I’ve enjoyed monitoring social media this past month to see what the major fashion weeks (New York, London, Milan, and Paris) have in store for their spring collections. It’s weird to me that the runway shows are always so many months ahead, but it does make sense since they’re influencing what trends and colors are going to appear in our stores and other designers need time to take that inspiration and make it an actual product.

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Still, I can’t help but wonder what “couture” really means for the rest of us. The above picture is literally something that went down the runway last week. Would you wear it? No one would. That’s not really the point – which is what confuses me. How did fashion get to the point where the top designers are most interested in showing something that they know no one wants to wear?

There isn’t a clue in the definition of the word. “Couture,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary, just means “fashionable dressmaking or design” or “high fashion.” By that meaning, one would think couture fashion would be something that the masses want to actually wear.

I do have a theory, though. I think that the absurd couture fashions are all about status symbols. If someone dares to buy a $8000 dress that they know looks terrible, it’s like they’re saying, “I’m so rich that I can do what I want. I’m too rich to feel foolish. You wish you were rich enough to waste this much money.”

Another theory I have is that couture designers are creating pieces of abstract art that are made to be seen rather than worn. Modern Art is all about geometry and color and texture. Just as other art forms have moved away from general aesthetics that please the senses and have become more about experimentation and being unsettlingly avant garde, perhaps fashion is following suit and becoming more about concept than function.

I’m curious about the trickle-down effect that couture runway shows play on everyday fashion though. Do they truly inspire the colors or textures we’re all going to see in stores in a few months? I mean, the above picture does exemplify ruching as a technique. Should we expect to see more of that in the spring?

I know this post probably seems overly rambly, and I apologize for that, but I just wanted to know if anyone else has thoughts on this. What do you make of couture fashion? How do you think it impacts our society? Do you feel inspired when you watch runway shows or do you find them comical? I’d love to see any and all types of opinions in the comment section.

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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Met Gala 2016 Recap

Those who know me can attest that it is one of my life goals to be invited to the Met Gala. This exclusive event is huge in the fashion world, and it is hosted by none other than Vogue‘s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Each year, on the first Monday in May (which is also the title of a new documentary about the gala), celebrities and fashion icons come together and meet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for this fundraiser to support the Costume Institute. I spent pretty much the entirety of my Monday evening on Snapchat to get instantaneous updates. This year’s theme was “Manus X Machina: Fashion in an age of technology.” Here are some highlights from the night:

Best Dressed Female: Lupita Nyong’o

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Lupita nailed this theme! In a sea of metallic silvers, golds and blacks, she dared to go for a metallic color instead of a neutral. This brave, green choice really stood out and looked amazing against her skin tone. Also, that hair. It’s so fun.

Best Dressed Male: Zayn Malik

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Most men who attend this event throw on an expensive tux and ignore the fact that there is a theme. Kudos to Zayn Malik who took the theme seriously and came with armored sleeves!

 

Worst Dressed Females: The Olsen Twins

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Come on, Olsens. You have billions of dollars and cute figures. Why are you always hiding those petite silhouettes under oversized, unflattering things?

Worst Dressed Male: Kanye West 

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Oh, Kanye. This is such a missed opportunity. You’ve been invited to one of the most exclusive fashion events in the world and you show up with ripped jeans and shoes that clash with your jacket. I’m sure this is some great ironic statement, but I think this just looks sloppy.

Other Noteworthy Moments: 

To recap, this was yet another year that I was not invited to this event due to my lack of fame and fortune…but fingers crossed for next year! I’ve already started scheming!