Red Carpet Review: Complete Coverage Of The 2013 Met Costume Institute Gala, Featuring Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Richie, Miley Cyrus, & More!


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This year’s Met Costume Institute Gala‘s theme was “PUNK: Chaos to Couture,” which means that we expected to see a lot of black, leather, cut-outs, sheer panels, & edge on the red carpet, but I don’t think fashion critics quite expected so much interpretation of the rock & roll vibe. This included some amazing looks worn by a platinum Anne Hathaway (in vintage Valentino), gothic Ashley Greene (in Marchesa), plaid-happy Christina Ricci (in Vivienne Westwood), spiked Miley Cyrus (in Marc Jacobs), a pretty Jennifer Lawrence (in Dior Haute Couture), Kylie Minogue‘s colorblocked look (in Moschino), as well as headlining statements of style from a silver-haired Nicole Richie (in Topshop), an under-stated Nicki Minaj (in Tommy Hilfiger), Beyoncé‘s show-stopping ensemble (in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci), Sarah Jessica Parker‘s powerhouse pieces (by Giles & Philip Treacy), & Nina Dobrev‘s brave one-piece (in Monique Lhuillier).

Enjoy the nearly never-ending slideshow, which also includes a bottomless Madonna (in Givenchy), elegant Jessica Alba (in Tory Burch), awkward babydoll look from Lena Dunham (in Erdem), funky & fringed Kelly Osbourne (in Marc Jacobs), sophisticated Claire Danes (in Oscar de la Renta), dramatic Kerry Washington (in Vera Wang), uber-sexy Jennifer Lopez (in Michael Kors), coy Katy Perry (in Dolce & Gabbana), & sultry Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (in Gucci). Which looks were your favorites? Who do you think played it too safe? Which designers do you look for on the red carpet? Happy Styling!

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Cover Craze / Watch This Style: Rooney Mara Is Vogue’s Fresh-Faced February 2013 Cover Girl!


Rooney Mara for Voue February 2013

It won’t be long until we see Rooney Mara back on-screen with her The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo co-star Daniel Craig in the film’s sequel, The Girl who Played with Fire; however, last year’s Oscar nominee is featured on the cover of Vogue‘s February 2013 issue. The minimalist beauty is promoting her latest film, Side Effects, opposite Channing Tatum, as well as discussing her upcoming gig as co-host to this year’s Met Costume Institute Gala which is themed, “PUNK: Chaos to Couture,” with friend & designer Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy fame.

Rooney Mara for Vogue February 2013 Shoot

The magazine’s shoot includes looks from Helmut Lang & Calvin Klein Collection, just to name a few, showing that the natural beauty may be afraid of red carpets & throngs of screaming fans, but always looks effortless as we witness the success of her blossoming career. Play the video below to get a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot!

For more from Cover Craze, check out posts including Jessica Alba for InStyle, Gwen Stefani for last month’s Vogue, & the latest covers for February including Vanity Fair, Lucky, Harper’s Bazaar, & more! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: View The Full-Length Trailer For Beyoncé’s Documentary ‘Life Is But A Dream!’


Beyoncé

Beyoncé Knowles had a pretty spectacular year last year, but it seems that 2013 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for the star. Not only is she the featured halftime show for this year’s Super Bowl, she’s been named the sexiest woman of the century by GQ, is the face of Vogue‘s March 2013 issue, has recently announced a Destiny’s Child reunion, & will be sharing a very personal documentary with HBO called, Life Is But A Dream. I’m excited to share the trailer with readers, which is set to premiere on February 16th.

For more Beyoncé-related posts, check out the ad campaign for her latest fragrance Midnight Heat, her neon dream Stephane Rolland dress from the BET Awards, the intricate Givenchy confection she donned at the Met Costume Institute Gala red carpet, Beyoncé’s People cover as the world’s most beautiful woman, & her top 5 most stylish music videos as a solo artist! Happy Styling!

Style ABC’s (x3): G is for Gucci, Gossip Girl, & Gisele Bundchen!


is for Gucci, Gossip Girl, & Gisele Bundchen! In the latest edition of Style ABC’s (x3), we’re taking a look at one of my favorite brands (even though I don’t own anything by it)… Gucci is an Italian fashion house, known mostly for its leather goods, but as you can tell by the runway & red carpet shots below, the brand is nothing short of modern, elegant, & chic!

Jennifer Lopez was seen at this year’s Met Costume Institute Gala (check out the red carpet here) in a fuchsia cut-out dress with a floral shrug & nearly stole the spotlight from the hundred of other fabulously-dressed celebrities who attended the prestigious formal event.  In addition, Jessica Alba wore the one-shoulder sparkling blue fitted dress at an event for the brand.  Also, Bridesmaids star Rose Byrne dazzled at last year’s Emmy’s in a white & gold Grecian-inspired gown (for more on the ceremony’s red carpet, click here).

If you’re looking to score some Gucci goods, then you’re gonna have to either head to the Gucci online boutique, or do some digging of your own on sites like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s (accessories only), Bluefly, or Amazon.

Do you fancy yourself a Gucci girl?  What’s your favorite piece?  How much would you spend on a Gucci item?  What’s your favorite red carpet look by the designer?  For more on Gucci’s runway collections, check out In Style‘s designer dossier!

Gossip Girl is certainly not the television show to watch for quality drama & dialogue, but it’s definitely made an admirable attempt to step into the much younger Manolo Blahniks of the small screen likes of the Sex & the City ladies.

Now, there’s so much I can say to describe the fabulousness of Blair Waldorf (played viciously by Leighton Meester) & her sometimes BFFrenemy Serena Van Der Woodsen (played by the legging Blake Lively) in terms of their preppy, bombshell, girl-next-door, meets boho style.  Blair & Serena are the main focus of the melodrama, but over the years, the show has dressed up Taylor Momsen, Jessica Szhor, Hilary Duff, Katie Cassidy, Kelly Rutherford, & Michelle Trachtenberg in big name designer labels.  Below are some of the best looks that I wanted to share b/c you can’t have a “G”-themed blog without mentioning the show.  For more dirt behind the duds, check out In Style‘s Gossip Girl Profile.

Who’s your favorite Gossip Girl?  Do you follow the red carpet feud between Blake & Leighton?  If you could step into one of the character’s closets, whose closet would it be?  Do you think that the upper east side gals are dressing age-appropriately?

Gisele Bundchen is the highest paid model & has been since 2004.  How could you figure otherwise when you see the gorgeous Brazilian wife of Tom Brady looking super fabulous not just on, but off the runway as well?!  She’s got veteran supermodels like Naomi Campbell & Claudia Schiffer in her corner, & had posed for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, & Balenciaga.

SIDENOTE: Do you remember the little scene in The Devil Wears Prada right before Anne Hathaway emerges from her Stanley Tucci-guided makeover?  Emily Blunt is complaining about Anne’s character Andy & then the ugly duckling comes in & there’s Gisele Bundchen in a leather pencil skirt & readers saying how good Andy looks!  The part always makes me laugh, although I’m hoping Gisele’s acting aspirations end there.

Most recently, Gisele attended Morgan Freeman’s AFI Achievement Award & stunned fashion critics in the ornate pewter Oscar de la Renta gown with a stunning hot pink belt (image on the far right).  The (relatively) new mom has got her body back in shape, making men & women everywhere drool!  The former Victoria’s Secret model works a runway & red carpet like no one else!  I can’t wait to see what else she has in store!

For more on Gisele’s style, check out STYLE.COM’s photo gallery of the model throughout her very enduring career in fashion. Happy Styling!