WHERE & WHEN: Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” on May 5, 2014.
WEARING: Valentino Haute Couture
MY VERDICT: It may feel like it’s too warm outside for velvet but, luckily for Florence Welch, it was nice and breezy when she stepped out in head-to-toe Louis Vuitton for the Royal Academy Of Arts Summer Exhibition preview party in London. The Florence + the Machine singer selected the three quarter sleeve bronze velvet wide v-neck Fall 2013 dress with mauve lace bordering at the neckline and hems of the sleeves and skirt. All over floral embroidery gave the already ladylike midi-length design an added pretty touch. This has to be one of the most figure-flattering frocks I’ve ever seen Flo wear. | continue reading..
MY VERDICT: Carey Mulligan may have opted for a softer shade at the premiere of “The Great Gatsby”, but her co-star made an attempt to spice up the red carpet in a gown to match. Isla attended the opening ceremony gala wearing an Oscar de la Renta carnation bouquet lace sweetheart gown with a full ruffled skirt. A similar style was presented during the Bridal 2014 collection by the designer. The dress is fun and it fits Isla very well, but while I don’t dislike it, I guess I was just expecting something really unique and memorable for this particular event. I feel like different versions of this dress have been worn too many times.
Frankly, if it even carried the same full shape of the Bridal line design pictured above, it would have made a bigger impact.
Isla styled her hair in celebrity-favorite cascading waves before finishing her look with gold jewelry from Bulgari. In fact, I think my favorite part of this whole outfit would that stunning 18kt yellow gold statement necklace that’s filled with blue topazes, amethysts, green tourmalines, peridots, citrine quartz, rhodolite garnets and pavé diamonds. Simply breathtaking.
MY VERDICT: Repping the music of “The Great Gatsby”, Florence Welch of the band Florence + the Machine celebrated the premiere of the movie during the 2013 Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony gala tonight in head-to-toe Miu Miu. The “Over the Love” singer hit the red carpet in a pink ensemble Barbie would pass out over from the Fall 2013 collection. The three-quarter sleeve silk taffeta dress features black polka dots and finishes with chantilly lace that stands out against the pastel canvas.
Frankly, a dress this ‘loud’ is a difficult one to pull off for even the biggest fashion overachiever, but leave it up to Florence to take it on anyway. It’s not my cup of tea, and while I want to think of it as a cool option for her–I think this is one of those times redheads should avoid pink. | continue reading..
From Gwyneth to Beyonce–Karlie to Joan–and KStew to Rooney Mara–they’ll all be there, and I can’t wait to see who wears what. I certainly have my ideal favorites and predictions, which you’ll find below in my biggest wish list yet! | continue reading..
MY VERDICT: According to Florence + the Machine’s front-woman, you can never have too much green! The English singer hit the red carpet for the Grammys wearing a custom made Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci poison emerald sequin gown with lizard-inspired spikes along the chest, back, and arms. A similar high-neck black version was seen on the runway for the Fall 2009 Haute Couture collection. This dress is insane! I like the serpent idea, which she complimented with matching snake rings, but I think elements of it made it too busy–especially the matchy-matchy bag and shoes.
To be honest, I like the turtle neck design more. Florence completed her look with loosely swept up hair and a dark pout.
The 2013 Grammy Awards–aka, the BIGGEST night in music–will soon be underway, and with that major red carpet comes a wish list of what I’d like to see some of your favorite stars of song wearing. This is the first time I’ve created a list for this particular award show, and I have to say, I was pretty excited for it. With some music-centered ceremonies, there are a lot of super short party dresses, but I feel like Grammy night leaves more room for glamorous gowns. Think of it as the Oscars for music.
Maybe some of the ladies will wear something similar or exact to what I envision, or maybe they won’t. Either way, it was fun and I hope you enjoy my picks! For quick designer ID coverage of who’s-wearing-what during the live red carpet, make sure you’re following my tweets on @TheFashionCourt. Once all the stars are inside for the big show, come back here for fashion recaps! | continue reading..
Oh, don’t tell me you’re surprised by this. I like a few of Ke$ha’s songs, and I can appreciate that as a dance artist she likes to take it over the top—but, some things should never be worn together. Over the last twelve months, the “Die Young” singer has worn some absolutely ridiculous get ups. I liked her galaxy blazer she wore during a concert in December and her side braided hair looked cool, and then….everything else happened.