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The Best and Worst of the Met Gala 2011

4 May

So earlier this week was The Met Gala… which celebrated the opening of this year’s fashion exhibit ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ (which I’ll be visiting on my upcoming trip to New York!). It’s regarded as the social event of the year in New York City, and celebrities are used as models to showcase designer pieces. With an array of dresses to choose from, here are the standout dresses of the night:

The Good

Nude dresses were certainly working on the red carpet at the Met Gala. Ashley Greene was quite easily the best dressed of the evening in this classic beaded gown custom made by Donna Karen. Diane Kruger came a close second in this unusal Jason Wu dress and Sarah Jessica Parker looked fab in an embellished McQueen dress from the Autumn collection.

The Bad

The bad was oh so bad! Naomi Campbell wore a very weird McQueen dress… whilst Iman went for an all over gold look (hair, skin, outfit!) in a metallic Stella McCartney jumpsuit. Mary-Kate Olsen wore a Red Givenchy maxi which was terribly unflattering, and even the gorgeous green jewels couldn’t save it!!

And the Bridal

With the Royal Wedding just a few days before, it would appear that there were a few celebs who wanted to get on the bridal bandwagon. Miranda Kerr and Fergie both wore Marchesa whilst Serena Williams wore Oscar De La Renta. Ladies… the only time you can get away with ivory/white along with tulle/lace/feathers is at your wedding… so please don’t wear it on the red carpet!

Fashion Event: The Golden Ticket Event at Westfield London

7 Apr

So two consecutive Westfield posts…. it may be becoming my favourite shopping destination! Today I’m blogging about their Golden Ticket Event which took place on Tuesday night, which I can barely remember due to the copious amounts of free alcohol!

With promised discounts, freebies and cocktails, there were plenty of stylish people queuing to get in. I was pleased to see it was, as promised, an exclusive event, open only to ticket holders and felt rather important walking down the sparkly gold carpet!

The first bit of entertainment was a performance from up and coming girlband Parade. I presumed they were just another girl band with good looks and excellent styling (sequins, heels and leather shorts) but their acoustic version of Cee-Lo Green’s ‘Forget You’ really won me over. I also LOVED Lauren’s sequinned trousers, which she told me she bought from ASOS… but I can’t find them on there now booo!

Soon after the performance, fellow blogger Madison arrived and we headed straight to our favourite store… Mulberry! There was a lengthy queue, but we were kept occupied by free booze and people watching. Here we had the opportunity to win a Mulberry Tillie *sigh* and experience the Mulberry photo booth which was great fun (as you can tell!).

Hershesons were on hand to let us try on wigs and hair pieces. As Madison and I have too much hair to consider either… we tried on some coloured streaks and hair bows instead!

There was a sudden commotion and we realised it was none other than Naomi Campbell opening her pop-up store Fashion for Relief. We attempted to use our blogging credentials to get into the private party and failed, whilst Sophie Ellis-Bextor swanned straight in… ah well!

Having had 3 cocktails, 2 glasses of champagne and a tequila shot (I never drink tequila unless I’m TOTALLY wasted)… food was a necessity and we managed to get our hands on one mini fruit tart and a mini eclair (a nutritious dinner or what?!). Alcohol + mini desserts = ridiculously happy bloggers.

We then stumbled upon some more entertainment in the form of erotic ballet dancing. What amused me most was the religious looking lady covering her son’s eyes in the middle picture… haha!

We headed towards Toywatch to enter their competition and on the way introduced ourselves to blogger and DJ Bip Ling who was wearing AMAZING floral wedge shoes… which the security guard taking the photo clearly didn’t notice….!

Grabbing another glass of champagne we headed to Kurt Geiger… most definitely a dangerous activity when under the influence of this much alcohol. I literally fell in LOVE with a pair of shoes… yes I may have had beer-goggles on… but I’m sure they were THE ONES. They were comfy(ish) 5 inch heels, which could be worn both day AND night. The price was a less attractive £120. I drunkenly tried to persuade the salesman to give me a discount at which point he told me they’d closed 10 minutes ago… Whoops!

Stumbling out of the store, I had the dutch courage to ask complete strangers whether they’d like to appear on my blog for being their stylish selves… these two sets of ladies were my particular favourites.

On the left are the beautiful ladies who work at Whistles, Westfield… I loved the pleat skirt combined with the leopard print platforms and vintage scarf. On the right were some lovely girls also enjoying the free booze as it was one of their birthday’s. Wearing a midi high-waisted skirt, moccasins, timeless Mulberry Bayswater AND a bright blouse…. what trendsetters!

The evening had flown by and I must say Westfield London certainly know how to throw a party. It was a fabulous night… even if I only partially remember it!