Trends From the Red Carpet: Met Costume Gala


There were certain looks from Sunday's red carpet that just would not go away! And if you were as inspired by them as I was, they may never go away. I've got 5 of my favorite trends from the best Met Gala looks and RTW looks for this Spring and Summer!

Red
Emma Stone in Lanvin; Hilary Swank in Michael Kors; Jaime King in TopShop
Red was a pretty big deal on the red carpet as it is on any red carpet event. So I wasn't surprised to see it came in many silhouettes from Emma's short and flirty crystal embellished Lanvin Dress to Swanks flowy draped Michael Kors gown.
red!
Red for your closet this Spring and Summer is essential! Its sultry and sexy but also fun and bold.

Metallic Gold

Jessica Pare in L'Wren Scott ; Jessica Alba in Michael Kors; Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe
I was a little caught off guard to see liquid gold as a Spring Trend but not so surprised to see it on the red carpet! Its the perfect compliment to the red velvet. While Jessica Pare and Alba went for hot metallic gold gowns, Karolina kept it soft in her rose hued gold Rachel Zoe dress.


gold!
You've already been doing so well keeping it bold in gold, now soften it up with more feminine silhouettes and tiny gold embellishments here and there; studs, metallic toes and jewelry

Tangerine
Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhullier; Katherine McPhee in Elie Saab; Kristen Bell in Tommy Hilfiger
Ginnifer in her Monique Lhullier gown may have won top honor for best dressed at the gala in my book. And like last year, when she rocked kelly green on the same red carpet, Ginnifer picked the trendiest color this year.  The beading and leather belt: she certainly does this color justice! 
tangerine!
Tangerine orange is must try this summer. If you generally shy away from bright colors but want to give it a try this season, try splashes tangerine in your look. Just try it.

Leather
Rosaria Dawson in Calvin Klein; Shailene Woodley in Christopher Kane; Rihanna in Tom Ford
I guess the matrix leather trends will never really die down. Now we're wearing leather sheath dresses. It maybe a lot for the spring and summer heat but you can certainly wear it in comfortable doses.
Leather
Don't forget leather comes in all colors! From red hot reptile, to cool pastel greens and pinks. And for a wittle leather influence, get in on some leather trim action.


Peplum
Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy; Amy Poehler in Fotini; Eva Mendes in Prada
Peplum is the perfect way to upgrade a plain dress, skirt or shirt to flirty and playful. It was one of the biggest trends on the red carpet and one of the biggest trends this Spring.
peplum
If you just want a tiny taste of peplum this Spring get a peplum skirt or shirt! Dress it up or down, in bold oranges or reds or soft pastels; in lace or leather... however you want your peplum, have it.

People's Top 10 Trends from Met Costume Gala

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Favorite Looks from the Met Gala Red Carpet


Favorite Looks from the Met Gala Red Carpet

Its that time of the year again! When the best of the best strut their stuff at NYC's Metropolitan Museum for the most anticipated fashion showcase of the year! Last year's ladies certainly stunned and this year the ladies of the Met Gala impressed all the more!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

6 EASY Changes I made to Kick Start My Weight Loss


6 EASY Changes I made to Kick Start My Weight Loss

As much as I love The Biggest Loser (its the only show I've watched consistently for 5 years), I have a problem with the attesting to how easy it is to get healthy and then enforcing a incredibly strict diet and workout plan. I mean I get it: their weight issues are far more severe and they're in a competition. But when its just you, no Bob, no Jillian and no Dolvett... is it really that easy to take the dive?

Image Source: dawn-black.blogspot.com

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sally Hansen's Laced Up and Plum's the Word


Sally Hansen's Laced Up and Plum's the Word

I'm not gonna lie, when it comes to doing my own nails, I've got two left hands. But after my last mani chipped away, I just didn't want to go with out a cool new look.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Outfit Inspiration: Taylor Swift for Nautical Stripes


Outfit Inspiration: Taylor Swift for Nautical Stripes


Our favorite pop/country star Taylor Swift always stays true to femininity in her style. Especially in this outfit, Taylor continues to show her singular, clean and simple fashion sense while establishing herself as trend setter.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Seminar in Aspiration: When Your Calling Backs You Into A Corner


Seminar in Aspiration: When Your Calling Backs You Into A Corner

If you know me at all, then you know how fickle I can be; how indecisive and at times not passionate enough. It can be frustrating. I've known myself too often to just let the cards fall where they may and accept it. If the world says I can't be a writer then I guess, I should... be a psychologist or something. If the world says I don't have the goods to put myself on such a public platform and talk about fashion and beauty and self-worth, then I guess... I won't. If this is who you used to know, then even you are surprised that I've stayed so committed  to something this long.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!!!!!


Happy Birthday to Me!!!!!

Today I turn 24!!! (*nudge* Wish me a Happy Birthday) And what better way to celebrate than with a lovely and thoughtful gift like this one.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Seminar in Aspiration: Interview Ready


Seminar in Aspiration: Interview Ready

Interviews are your chance to make the very first impression. If you go in there a nervous wreck, completely understandable by the way, sometimes your look can say what your words won't allow. I've always learned clean, straightforward, professional attire will favor you greatly in the interview room. But what about for the fashion forward? Are they supposed to sacrifice their personal flares just to get the job? For some, sacrificing such may mean sacrificing the confidence you'll need for the interrogation interview.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Sunday Best: Easter Sunday Edition


Sunday Best: Easter Sunday Edition

Hope you had a Happy Easter. This one was particularly more meaningful as I've grown in my spiritual maturity to really learn and understand the love that Easter Sunday represents!
Well of course to celebrate the special occasion, as I've been doing since I was a wittle fashionista, I had to put my best foot forward. I was going more for elegant lady than Jackie O pastel-y Easter looks.


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