The Met Ball: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Kate Bosworth and Diane Kruger both in Prada

Beyonce in Givenchy Haute Couture and Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen

The Met Ball celebrates the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum’s  fashion exhibition at the Costume Institute.  It’s one of New York’s top annual social events and where celebrities go to dress to impress.  This year sees fashion’s biggest names and stars in films and music come together to celebrate the opening of the Prada and Schiaparelli exhibition.

I’ve taken a look at what was worn – feathers seemed to be a popular choice… ^^

How to wear yellow (as seen by Solange)… and how not to wear yellow (as seen by Emma Roberts) below.

Emma Roberts in Escada and Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy

The Good: Below are examples of who I think dressed extremely well for the occasion…

Sarah Jessica Parker in Valentino

Gisele Bundchen in Givenchy Haute Couture

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren

Caroline Sieber in Christopher Kane

Carine Roitfeld

Doutzen Kroes in Roland Mouret

Debra Messing

The Bad and The Ugly:  Below are examples of those who dressed badly for the occasion… and why I think this…

Kristen Stewart in Balenciaga

Balenciaga is one of my favourite designers… I don’t know what went wrong here. The shoes definitely shouldn’t have been styled with this dress and I don’t like the colour combination.

Florence Welch in Alexander McQueen

Oh Florence… this one speaks for itself.

Dakota Fanning in Louis Vuitton

The colouring of this dress is totally wrong for Dakota. She looks ghostly and totally washed out.  If her hair was white blonde it may look better, but the yellow tone with the blue icy white doesn’t work.

Mary-Kate Olsen in The Row

I’m a huge fan of the Olsens, and I love their style. But remembering that Mary-Kate is no bigger than 5 foot, this dress swamps her and with the wispy fly-away hair, looks just far too witchy.

Milla Jovovich in Prada

I really don’t like this. It looks cheap, like someone has taken the scissors to a badly fitted dress.

Coco Rocha in vintage Givenchy

If this vintage suit was teamed with strappy heels and a black tight bodice, it would look classy. With pink, satin and pink dip dye, it looks rather cheap and tacky.

Jessica Chastain in Louis Vuitton

The colouring and style of this dress is quite dated.  Maybe it’s the red lipstick with the blue. I don’t know, it just doesn’t look right.

Fashion is subjective and all of the above is based on my own opinions… I’d love to know your thoughts and whether you agree?

I’ll leave you to decide for yourselves on the below….

Marc Jacobs in Comme des Garcons


All photos were taken from and all opinions are my own.



Dressed up for the theatre of life, everyday…


I came across Advanced Style a few months ago – a blog created by Ari Seth Cohen, based on the older generation of New York who aren’t afraid of dressing up and expressing themselves through colour and style.

Well, these ladies are just inspirational. My wardrobe consists of mainly black, I feel you can’t go wrong with this mysterious, flattering and powerful tone, but maybe as the years go on and I get bored of the lack of colour in my life, I shall look to these women for guidance on a technicolour wardrobe. Who cares what anyone else thinks? Live your life as though you are on a stage for all to see. This ain’t no dress rehearsal afterall.


And thank you to Vice for bringing the video to my attention.


What would you have worn to a SS12 Fashion Week?


Tommy Ton, the leading street style photographer behind street style blog Jak & Jil, regularly snaps the fashion crowd at the fashion weeks worldwide, from London to Paris and Milan to New York.  I took a look through his latest images on to see what the fashion pack opted to wear to stand out from the crowd and make a superb style statement.

They didn’t disappoint.  It seemed if you attended the SS12 shows, you were to dress loud and proud.  Colour and print were the name of the game.  This was no time for retiring wall flowers.  September was a time to stand tall and be noticed, for Tommy Ton was around and let’s face it, if you go to this much effort, you want to be snapped.

Here are my favourite examples below…

Photos courtesy of Tommy Ton