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Pretty in Punk

May 9, 2013

Monday night marked the annual “Met Ball,” honoring the opening of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s latest exhibition entitled Punk: From Chaos to Couture.

Much speculation lead up to the event, as to how the theme would be handled by the revelers, hand selected by Vogue’s high priestess herself, Anna Wintour.

Well, today we have the answer, and in most cases, it was handled poorly.

While a few went all out, (Madonna you go girl!) many opted for odd choices that left them looking awkward and uncomfortable. Below are some of our favorites, who embraced the movement and looked pretty in punk:

Madonna at the Met

Madonna at the Met

Miley just being Miley

Miley just being Miley

Sarah Jessica Parker channeling  Carrie Bradshaw in Giles

Sarah Jessica Parker channeling Carrie Bradshaw in Giles

Kim Kardashian in a custom slipcover by Ricardo Tischi

Kim Kardashian in a custom slipcover by Riccardo Tischi

Beyonce in Givenchy

Beyonce in Givenchy

And after couture came utter chaos. What made these attractive young women embrace old age, instead of punk?

Nicole Richie goes grey

Nicole Richie goes grey

Kate Upton goes matronly

Kate Upton goes matronly

Nicki Minaj left us speechless

Nicki Minaj left us speechless

Anna Wintour in Chanel

Anna Wintour in Chanel

The grande dame of the evening may have inadvertently been the most punk of all. While others tried to conform to societal expectations, Ms.Wintour bucked the norm, and showed up in a demure floral Chanel gown. What looked the least in keeping with the theme,may just have out- punked everyone.

Met Ball Hall of Shame

May 10, 2012

Monday evening was the Met Ball, the fashionista’s equivalent of the Superbowl. Models, designers and celebs of all sorts came together to fete the opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s most recent fashion exhibition, wearing their most spectacular attire. The A-list guest list was personally approved by Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue Magazine, and tickets cost $25,000 each!

What was most amazing to me, were the serious fashion faux pas, committed by some of the most admired people in the business. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Marc Jacobs, designer extraordinaire of  multiple eponymous labels, and Louis Vuitton, is possibly the greatest fashion influencer of our time.

His black lace shirt dress, with white cotton boxer briefs, is not likely to inspire others to follow in his Pilgrim shoe clad footsteps.

Beyonce, hailed by People Magazine as the most beautiful woman in the world, also donned see through lace in this Givenchy Couture Gown. Hey Bey, at least Marc wore underwear!  One day a peacock, another day a feather duster.

Coco Rocha, super model, wore a vintage Givenchy Couture “pant-set “in bright yellow and fucshia. It used to belong to Elizabeth Taylor, Um, Coco, didn’t anyone ever tell you that 2 wrongs don’t make a right? Pass it on to the Golden Girls, and don’t look back!

Diane von Furstenberg, in her own design. Puzzled by her choice? So are we!

Taylor Tomassi Hill, former Marie Claire fashion director, and artistic director at Moda Operandi, said it best today, when she took to her Twitter to offer her opinion on the evening. She suggested that people who dressed badly should be banned from the event for a year, and all ensembles would be subject to approval prior to being allowed to return.

Judging from this year’s selections, if Ms. Tomasi Hill’s idea took effect, it would be a very small, intimate event next year!

What’s the Buzz?

April 6, 2012

Here are a few things that people were buzzing about this week:

Beyonce’s tumblr :

Beyonce unveiled her tumblr page entitled “Beyonce/ I am” and took the photo blogging world by a storm. Although the site is professionally done, it is filled with personal photos.

Check it out for a look inside the superstar’s life.

Google’s Project Glass:

Google’s new Project Glass, features “augmented reality glasses” that will be able to function much like your smart phone, via a pair of high tech glasses.

The project is well into it’s concept phase, and it is speculated that they could be released as soon as late 2012, and retail for somewhere between $250-600.

Check out the video on their site, to see a hypothetical day in the life of a Google Glasses user.

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

September 14, 2009

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What is going on in the world lately? It seems that good manners and respectful behavior have gone the way of the Walkman!

This week, we saw South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson interrupt the President of the United States by calling him a liar during his speech on healthcare reform, tennis star Serena Williams had a very public meltdown at the US Open, and Kanye West grabbed the microphone out of Taylor Swift’s hand during her acceptance speech at the VMA’s, to talk about fellow nominee, Beyonce.
It doesn’t get much ruder than that!
We all have bad days, and sometimes say things we regret. These cases go much further than that. The ego, rudeness and audacity that these supposed role models have shown us, is unacceptable. To add insult to injury, each one has issued a self-serving and insincere statement justifying their behavior.
Hey Kanye, take a lesson from the grace and dignity that both Taylor Swift and Beyonce demonstrated last night. Make a real apology, mean it, and then quietly go away.
Sometimes you have to eat a little crow. We hear it tastes like chicken.

artwork: Courtesy of Perez Hilton


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