Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Visual Summary - Met Ball 2012

Met Ball. What is it?

It's a Costume Institute Gala and it is the fashion industry big night. People and celebrities come dressed to impress.

So scroll down for some glitz and glamour.

Carey Mulligan in Prada, she looks like she just stepped off a glam sci-fi movie

Jessica Alba in Michael Kors, gold Grecian gown, a tad too much I think or I've seen it before.

Beyonce in Givenchy in the dress that everybody is talking about. Figure-hugging, flesh-coloured fabric and a purple tail. A mermaid and spiderwoman mixed in one.

Diane Kruger in Prada. On the theme of purple tail, this one has feathers on it. What do you think, do they feathers look good?

Alexa Chung in Marc Jacobs, she is just a little underdressed compared to everyone else. Quirky but not so dress appropriate for this big event.

Leighton in Marchesa, Queen B in an overwhelming dress. Her hair almost matches the colour of the dress.

Christina Ricci in Thakoon. She is in a bold dress. The bow is a big statement, the fan in the front is a big statement. I know this might be too much for some, but I LOVE this dress. Soft pastels with some sparkles and black. Love it.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fashion Palette 2012

I was lucky enough to get double passes for the 2 day events.

The first show that I went along to was Bettina Liano (I apologise that I haven't been able to upload my photos from the shows as yet), she is the denim queen but most of the outfits were misses. One reminded me on being a milk maid, chewing on a straw (so it wasn't classy) and others were really elegant, fine detail, soft in colour, just perfect for Spring and Summer. But most outfits were misses, very 80s, dated. I wouldn't buy her new pieces and if you really like the 80s style of denim on denim (so head to toe denim) just raid your closet (it looks exactly the same).

Next was Provacator who's clothes I wasn't really sure you could wear out into public. The women looked really masculine and none of the clothes were fitted. The colour palette was black, black and more black and here I was thinking that it was a Spring and Summer fashion show, clearly I was wrong.

After a few other fashion shows, Lilyhart was a winner. Beautiful prints in beautiful colours and beautifully designed dresses and clothing for women. She understands how to make people look good.

Overall it was a great Friday arvo and Saturday. It was a great experience seeing all of the shows. Despite, shows being cancelled or running 40mins late, the highlight was the makeup by Nicola Johnson and Lilyhart. The trends I saw were lots of black and lots of dark colours for Provacator for Spring/Summer, denim on denim for Bettina Liano, lots of glitter and shine for Sistar Shoes and pretty prints for Lilyhart.

And the highlight for the whole event was the makeup artist, beautiful work Nicola Johnson.