Dance You Into The Sunlight.
June 6, 2017, 3:20 pm
Filed under: mj, party girls

 

Josephine Skriver wants to Rock With You. 

 

(Naeem Khan Fall 2017 suit, 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards.)



Met Gala Countdown: Anna
April 30, 2017, 12:47 am
Filed under: boss ladies, met gala, party girls

Anna is largely responsible for making The Met Gala what it is today: Fashion’s biggest night. (Nope, not the Oscars.) And a giant source of funding for the museum.

Below, a look back at her many appearances and style choices. Mostly in Chanel. The Devil Wears Chanel.

She usually goes relatively simple, because it’s not about her. (It’s totally about her.)

My favorites are the long-sleeved peach/black/silver/purple gown and the silver/gray look with the strong-shoulder bolero.

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Met Gala Countdown: That Time Karen Elson Shut It Down
April 28, 2017, 10:11 am
Filed under: art, beauty, best of, jewels, makeup, met gala, ornaments, party girls, statement dresses

Karen Elson. Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda.

2015 Met Gala: “China: Through The Looking Glass.”

Look, there’s only one right way to approach The Met Gala, OK?

Total Carpet Shut-Down. Behold, Karen Elson:

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The Making Of. 

The bodice adornments were applied on the body. Mindful of risking Karen’s fair complexion and red hair veering too far into Elizabethan territory, her glam squad avoided high hair, white-out paint and the centered cupid’s bow. They instead gave her a modern touch via sleek hair, a slightly-winged eye and full lip, rather than replicating Karen as Queen Elizabeth by Kevyn Aucoin, below right.

The Carry-Off.

This was a whole lot of look, that could have gone wrong in less capable hands. Karen carried it with a mix of regal air, humor, ease, and joy.     And she Shut. It. Down.

 



Met Gala Countdown: Jackie Edition
April 27, 2017, 10:38 am
Filed under: art, boss ladies, met gala, vintage

Jackie in Valentino at the 1979 Met Gala. The theme was “The Imperial Style: Fashions of the Hapsburg Era.” 22 years later, the theme would be hers: “Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years.”

1979: Jackie’s off-shoulder tiers and ruffles echo the Hapsburg theme.

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2001: Then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton admires Jackie’s tribute.



Met Gala Countdown: Royal Edition
April 26, 2017, 9:00 pm
Filed under: art, jewels, met gala, ornaments, party girls, vintage

Princess Diana, 1996 Met Gala.

A slip dress, appropriately enough for the 90s.

Navy satin, black lace – –  and you know that ain’t no costume jewelry.

This was John Galliano’s first-ever gown for Dior.  Fashion history.

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The dress.

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The jewels, hair and makeup.

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The back, the bag and the bubbly.

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The Di shy-side-eye.

 



Dain Yoon, Jedi Makeup Artist
April 25, 2017, 1:33 pm
Filed under: art, beauty, cosmetics, makeup

Except it’s not a mind trick. She’s really this amazing.

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Vintage Style at The Jazz Age Lawn Party
October 24, 2016, 9:23 pm
Filed under: art, party girls, vintage

Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra twice every summer take over Governors Island, just off the Southern tip of Manhattan, for The Jazz Age Lawn Party. The ferry to the island turns the clock back nearly a century, as jazz age fashion, music, dancing, cocktails and cars await party-goers. Inspired by the era of Gatsby, dolls and dandies don their finest and come out to play. This year brought a scorching heat wave to the party and IT. WAS. HOT.

But that just meant more St. Germain for all!

 

“Queen Esther”

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Fine and Dandy Shop

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VIP Tent

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Decades of Style

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Guests attend the 9th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor's Island, presented by The Dreamland Orchestra and St-Germain on June 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for St-Germain)

 

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Michael Arenella, leading the orchestra

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Gregory Moore and Friend in 1920s Suits, Jazz Age Lawn Party

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