Sunday, May 31, 2015

Walt Disney World Trip - May 2015

Last week, I was lucky enough to go to my favorite place, Disney World, with my family and my boyfriend (it was his first time there!). Here is a little video I put together of some of my favorite moments from the trip, complete with cheesy PowerPoint-style transitions. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Met Gala Round-Up

One of the most awaited nights in fashion, the Met Gala, celebrated its 69th anniversary early this month. The theme, China: Through the Looking Glass, allowed some stars to shine on the red carpet. Here are some of my favorites from this year's ball.

Starting with my favorite, and maybe the most talked about look of the night: Rihanna pulled off this gown handmade (it took two whole years!) by Chinese designer Guo Pei flawlessly. I'll be impatiently waiting for more from Guo Pei, a Chinese woman sure to shake up the white male-dominated fashion scene.

In stark contrast to Rihanna's over-the-top ballgown and cape, some of my favorite looks of the night were relatively simple, with traditional fabrics, sophisticated silhouettes, and clean cuts. Stella McCartney, wearing her own design, captured the glamour of both Chinese royalty and old Hollywood in a tasteful, effortless way. Deep red lips were a staple for both Emma Roberts, in custom Ralph Lauren, and Carey Mulligan, wearing custom Balenciaga, while Reese Witherspoon, in Jason Wu, flawlessly pulled off a clean, simple silhouette.

On the other hand, some stars rocked looks that were a little more out-there. Beyonce bared it all in Givenchy, with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and walked the red carpet with Jay-Z by her side. Keri Russell showed some extra skin as well, in Altuzarra. Contrasting Beyonce and Keri's ultra-sexy gowns, Lily Collins, in Chanel Haute Couture, and Kerry Washington, in Prada, went for more sweet, girly looks.

Which Met Gala look was your favorite? Do you favor the more traditional looks, or the risk-takers?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dior shocks at Le Palais Bulles

This resort season, we've seen some of the biggest names in fashion pair up with some of the biggest in architecture; Chanel chose Seoul's Dongdaemun Design Plaza for its cruise show last week, while Louis Vuitton took over the Bob Hope Estate in Palm Springs. The House of Dior was no exception; the iconic Palais Bulles (or bubble palace) housed its cruise show. Le Palais Bulles, a palace of terra-cotta bubbles built into a cliffside in the French Riviera, is by no means a traditional location for such a highbrow event, but creative director Raf Simons fell in love with the building years ago, calling it, "playful, sweet...childish, almost."

However, Simons' resort line was anything but childish. Simons revisited the iconic Dior Bar silhouette, which has been missin from recent seasons, but made the classic look his own by pair sophisticated Bar jackets with taffeta shorts and flip-flops. He chose patterns uncommon in resort wear, like plaid, and stuck to an earthy color palette to match the landscape of Southern France. Even his accessories set out to shock; he paired summer-y dresses with edgy, pointed-toe boots and shorts with fur stoles.

Overall, the venue itself seemed to be the star of Dior Cruise 2015, but I love the unusual colors and patterns paired with Dior's essential silhouettes. What resort look was your favorite?

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