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.

 

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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.

 



Gwen Stefani Steeze
December 4, 2013, 11:28 pm
Filed under: Gwen Stefani, ornaments, party girls

Nylon Magazine

1 Gwen Stefani Nylon

InStyle Magazine

2 Gwen Stefani InStyle Magazine

Hollaback Girl

3 Gwen Stefani Performing B

Salvatore Ferragamo

4 Gwen Stefani Salvatore Ferragamo

Street Style, Flight Suit

5 Gwen Stefani Street Style A

Elle Magazine

6 Gwen Stefani Elle Magazine

Blue Hair, Fuzzy Bikini Top, Bindi

7 Gwen Stefani Blue Hair

Street Style Stripes

8 Gwen Stefani Street Style F

B-A-N-A-N-A-S

9 Gwen Stefani Performing C

Old School, Bindi

10 Gwen Stefani Old School Bindi

Bazaar (Bonus: in John Galliano for Dior!)

11 Gwen Stefani Bazaar

Street Style, Houndstooth + Fedora

Gwen Stefani & Boys Catch A Flight At LAX Airport

Wind It Up

13 Gwen Stefani Performing A

InStyle Magazine

14 Gwen Stefani InStyle Magazine B

Street Style Specs

15 Gwen Stefani Street Style G

Harajuku Girls

16 Gwen Stefani With Harajuku Girls

Louis Vuitton

17 Gwen Stefani Louis Vuitton

Leopard Shorts

Gwen Stefani Visits MTV's "TRL" - December 7, 2006

Street Style, Easy

19 Gwen Stefani Street Style B

Stella McCartney

20 Gwen Stefani Stella McCartney Sequin Jumpsuit

Street Style, Johnny Depp

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Vogue

SexyDesktop Wallpaper Image

Gavin Rossdale T-Shirt

23 Gwen Stefani Street Style E Gavin T-Shirt



Fan Bingbing, Cannes, Ulyana Sergeenko, Chopard. Because, WOW.
July 19, 2013, 3:33 pm
Filed under: art, ornaments, party girls

 



Super Late Met Ball Stuff
May 9, 2011, 4:19 pm
Filed under: art, ornaments, party girls

So, I mean, the whole *point* of the damn Met Ball is to get crazy. Exspecially when it’s a tribute to Alexander Freaking McQueen and titled Savage Freaking Beauty.

AND YET…. (depressed monotone)

nude column

nude column

black column

black column

snore.

……

………

………..

Annnnnnnnnnnd now for some YAY! INTERESTING! FABULOUS! CRAZY! FUN! looks:

my easy pick for best non-McQueen:

YES.  KAROLINA, YES!!

(karolina kurkova, jean paul gaultier)

YELLOW.

(liv tyler, givenchy)

AWESOME COLOR SCHEME/SHOE/MAKEUP/JEWELRY COMBO.

(ginnifer goodwin, custom topshop)

MCQUEEN LADYTUX.

(hilary rhoda, alexander mcqueen)

HEY LOOK, SHE’S WEARIN’ A *GOWN*…..WITH A *TIE*.

(freida pinto, chanel)

J.LO HOT PINK DOING J.LO FACE. (NATURALLY.)

(jennifer lopez, gucci)

NUCLEAR WINTOUR THAW! ANNA! WITH A FUN DRESS! AND SMILING!

(anna wintour, chanel)

GIANT RED GOWN EXPLOSION.

(doutzen kroes, giambattista valli)

BEAUTIFUL ORNAMENTS.

(isabel lucas, louis vuitton)

And, so, my wish for next year’s Met Ball is a moratorium on:

(1) nude columns (suck it, Michael Kors);

(2) black columns (Penelope Cruz, we are fighting);

(3) nude platforms (GODDAMMIT already);

(4) simple one-shoulder gowns (there’s a time and a place, people, and the Met Ball is not it);

(5) fishtail hems, BEYONCE;

(6)StellaGoddamnMcCartneyIDon’tCare*Who*YourFatherIs; and

(7) the plague upon humanity that is Sarah Jessica Parker.



Oscar Fashion Wish List
February 25, 2011, 4:01 pm
Filed under: art, ornaments, party girls, prince

1. Floofy, interesting Marchesa gowns. Like, mebbe some of these.

2. Giant, colorful John Galliano dressbombs.

3. NO GODDAMN NUDE PLATFORM PUMPS. I MEAN IT.

 

Celeb/Stylist: Howzabout these?

No.

Celeb/Stylist: Well then, what about these?

NO.

Celeb/Stylist: …..These??

NOOOO!!!!!

 

Celeb/Stylist: Ooooh, I know…these!

(Celeb/Stylist meets with unfortunate accident involving being thrown into the East River whilst wearing nude platform pumps *encased in concrete*.)

 

3. More jewelry that is not standard issue Neil Lane white diamond stuff. Also, hair jewelry. Also, hair flowers.

 

 

 

4. No one-shoulder gowns. I don’t hate them; I actually like them. But, it’s been one-shoulder overkill. So, take a break. Well, ok, if you REALLY want to wear a one-shoulder, make it a super-interesting or super-beautiful one, ok? Like this one.

 

 

5. NO SARAH JESSICA PARKER. EVER. ANYWHERE.

“Balls are to men what purses are to women.” – – SJP, Idiot.

 

6. A female-type person wearing a pants outfit that is not a tux. Perhaps some sort of edited version of this.

 

 

 

7. Some grilled cheese sandwiches for all those hungry actresses. Here, have a sandwich, lady. Mmmmmmm.

 

 

 

8. Prince. Why not? Also, his style rules. And, um, he’s PRINCE.  Bow DOWN, bitches.

 

 

9. No EEKK! makeup. (EEva Longoria/Kim Kardashian Makeup)

You know, the “oh looky, i have on fourty thousand pounds of primer (to, uh, prime?), concealer (to conceal), foundation (to spackle) and powder (to set);  topped with cheek stain (to glow), cream blush (to contour) and powder blush (to set); plus eyes topped with at least two sets of false lashes (to attract spider friends) with each genuine minkhair lash encased in four thousand coats of Dior mascara and curled into spikes with the ol’ Shu Uemura, and circles of black liquid eyeliner (for DRAMA); all completed by lips painted with balm (to smooth), primer (to, uh, prime???), a custom-blend of 2-5 lipstick shades mixed to create the perfect skin-tone match, gloss (to gloss) and lip plumper (to enhance the effects of that filler, baby)” look. It consists of wearing an incredible amount of makeup, all applied in neutral and nude shades, giving the delusional wearer the idea that she is sporting a “natural look”. However, piling on  a load of nude-colored makeup does not make you look nude. Or natural. OBVIOUSLY.

9. An appearance by Maru the Cat. I seriously think Maru should get an Oscar for Best Short Film/Documentary or something.

 

10. GLOVES! YAY!

 

 

And pocket squares for the gents. There are not nearly enough pocket square-wearers in the world.



November 3, 2009, 12:52 am
Filed under: ornaments

god, i really love chocolate cake. i mean, what is better than chocolate cake? and not that half-assed dry, crumbly garbage. that crap is blasphemy. i mean the flourless-it’s-basically-fudge cake. or the “molten” cake with the center of chocolate goo. i shall bathe in the chocolate goo. and then i was like, hey, you know what, cake is not only delicious, but it can also be really beautiful. check it:

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YUMMY:

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