It was a night of sequins, gold lamé, back-less and often gravity-defying gowns, and lots and lots of Prada. Of course, the night was dedicated to the aforementioned Miuccia and Elsa Schiaparelli — Impossible Conversations — the Met is currently housing a look into these designers from two distinct eras and their flaring similarities. The 2012 Met Gala, hosted by American Vogue (I just read an interesting and thought-provoking opinion piece on the highly lauded fashion rag here) and experienced by the fashion elite was opened up to us at home through a red carpet live feed. Thus allowing the masses to oggle and be mind-boggled at some of the fashion choices in a more timely manner.
I’m not here to criticize, what the heck do I know, I’ll leave that to the professionals. I would, however, like to point out a red-carpet trend, if I can even call it that: “peek-a-boo, I see you”. You know what I’m talking about; full-length sheer skirts that left little to the imagination. I gotta say…I kinda like it. A new form of sexy – covered up, but not quite. Givenchy and Dior made for some fine examples. All photos derived from New York Magazine.
And B takes the cake.
Do tell, which Met Gala garb was your favourite?
I’m sure you’ve all seen her before. I don’t know too much about this woman — but that’s okay, it keeps the mystery alive. I do know she’s a fashion editor for Wonderland magazine and that I really love her style. The way she mixes patterns and prints and her juxtaposition of materials and colours (i.e. ash grey jersey with neon yellow lace, who knew?). But most importantly, her fro is pretty groovy.
photo credit: all images via Google
Who are some of your style icons?
I really, really do. She exudes a quiet elegance which I’m quite drawn to and has accomplished so much: a collaboration with Alexander Wang last season and her own jewellery line. Her menswear-inspired look is what I’m into as of late…well, not really, more like always…and I love that her femininity is never lost in the translation. Despite the subtle masculine influence in her style, the Parisienne look wears her well. She’s an advocate of Céline –if I could afford it, I’d be too–and wears it oh so well. Needless to say, Gaia (because we’re on a first name basis), I really love your style. If you don’t know who she is, look her up.
Thinking about it now, I think I’d like to have this as a regular feature on the blog. I have a few (read: a lot) “style icons”, for lack of a better word, I’d be happy to share them with!
I am infinitely bored at work and decided to spend a more productive use of my time doing something that I love: not working. If it were up to me (and well, it is) my job would consist of the following:
- reading fashion magazines, print and otherwise;
- surfing the interwebs for fashion blogs (see the links I heart for some of my favourites);
- perusing Twitter for the instantaneous fashion feeds; and
- virtual window shopping, which will more than likely turn into a purchase…or two.
All of the ‘tasks’ above would of course result in a bi-weekly allowance, but only just enough for me to afford separates from Miu Miu, Céline, Lanvin, The Row etc., all holed up at Holt Renfrew (there will come a time when I can walk into that store and feel like I belong). This job may or may not already exist, I’ll find out sooner or later. But for now, can’t a girl dream?
Speaking of interwebs and fashion blogs, I’d like to highlight a current favourite, Atlantic-Pacific by Blair Eadie from San Francisco. Her use of colour and layering is simply genius. Every post amazes me as she never fails to disappoint. My blogger role model. Look at the photos below and you’ll see what I mean.
That last ensemble above is reminiscent of this post. This entire exercise was a more productive use of my time. Maybe I should start posting while at work, increasing frequency and allowing for a less arduous pursuit of happiness. Something to think about…
Until next time, “stay classy San Diego”!