Only the most outrageously gorgeous dressed are invited

Ahh it’s that time again, the MET Gala, where all the big names in the fashion and arts world are invited. They are known to show up in outrageous outfits, and shmooze the red carpet, this year was no exception.

The gorgeous people all donned their favorite designers, but the names that trended the most on twitter are none other than Mr. Michael Kors, Givenchy, Dior and Marc Jacobs.  Jennifer Lopez & Miranda Kerr wore Michael Kors, both looking stunning. Givenchy was Beyonce’s chosen designer, and I need to say that her train was gorgeous! I don’t agree with how it fit her bust line, but Beyonce has a way to make anything look good. Dior, was worn by Jennifer Lawrence, after her outfit win in the oscars this year. Last but not least, Mylie Cyrus wearing Marc Jacobs. Her dress hugged her body so tight and was a very daring style, true to the star’s new edgy look.

Twitter was tweeting a storm with everyone’s outfits, getting more outrageous than the next. Madonna, making a huge statement in those tiny shorts. Hey, if I had a body like her’s I’d flaunt it. Sienna Miller is always a stunner, and her date for the evening corresponded with an outfit that flattered both of them.

My favorite for the evening is Miranda Kerr and Emma Watson. Both in their black cut out dresses, that complimented both stars very well without being too much. What can i say I’m a sucker for the less is more (which apparently meant fabric wise too haha).

The dresses I was not a fan of (sigh) was Kim Kardashian’s flower printed look. I have to say, in her defense she is 6 months pregnant, and was going for a more figure flattering style. I also didn’t agree with Nicki Minaj‘s blue dress. It didn’t work for me, more specifically how the skirt looked on her body.

Here are a few photos from the twitter verse :] You make our call on the best/worst.

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Featured Designer: Michelle Lesniak-Franklin

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I really should’ve warned you all, but yes it’s a project runway spoiler alert. Project Runway Season 11 winner, Michelle Lesniak Franklin, has shown an incredible amount of growth throughout the season, and has gained a fan in me.

I love how she stayed genuine through the season and stayed true to her aesthetic of being quirky, but knowing where to pull it back. The only time I didn’t agree with her designs was her custom print, when she teamed up with stanley (but hey! everyone’s a critique).

When she said “I’ve worked so hard for so many people, and now I got to work hard for myself”, it brought me to tears. I’ve worked with a few starting designers and know how emotionally painstaking it is to try and make it in this industry, and I’ve shared the highs and lows. Michelle was going through all of that as did all the contestants, but I was able to relate to her more, because she was also amazing at her craft. From the structure of her coats, the knitting of her sweaters, to the leatherwork incorporated with the bags she designed, her collection was a cohesive & creative cluster that told a great story.

I’ll be keeping an eye on you missy! Don’t let me down!

NOT SO MELLOW YELLOW

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The color yellow ignites a feeling of youthful energy, it’s a gorgeous hue but it’s not for the weak. Some may argue that it’s such an ugly color, but it’s the color of the the season. It was the statement color of choice in Fashion weeks all around the world. I think it’s a great color, that looks amazing on tanned skin, but I think that it’s not for everyone. It also takes a very strategic combination of pieces to pull of an outfit with such a strong color. Experiment and have fun!

Belle of the Ball

The trend I’m seeing a lot more is the ‘bell sleeve’. Some may argue that it’s very renaissance fare-ish, and I agree, if the trend is patterned as too wide at the ends of the sleeves the outfit can look dated. However there are those designers who get the trend on the mark, and structure their bell sleeve as a more subdued flair, which in my opinion slims out arms and is so much more comfortable. In an over all view I think the style can be very chic and versatile, but you just have to be wary of how big your sleeves flair. 

Think of it this way, huge flair equals a bad hippie look, a more structured flair equals high fashion. 

 

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ALL WHITE EVERYTHING

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Over the weekend #H&M posted a photo of all white looks on their twitter. I’ve also seen this trend on the new Mango Summer Catalogue and Zara’s webpage too. The look is great, and kudos to those who can pull it off without any stains. I however, am at a loss with this look. I will always seem to either spill something on it, trip and fall in something, or sit on a dirty bench. I lack the poise to carry something like this off, so I stick to the safer alternative: off white and cream looks. Don’t get me wrong it’s still very risqué, but I have more chances of hiding that stain lol.

My ode to spring time

Let me just say that this year is flying by really quickly, it’s already april. Since I’ve been writing about all the trends this season, I decided to do a piece on what I think spring oozes. It’s the time of year people shed those winter pounds and show off more skin. It’s also a time where wearing lots of color isn’t a bad thing. 

This spring, florals are very much in, along with the pastel palettes and the relaxed silhouettes.  I’ve seen a lot of those maxi skirts and a lot of midriff barring tops (which I find gorgeous on some girls, some shouldn’t even try). It’s a season where one can just feel pretty and light, leaving the heavy fabrics in the fall. 

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How do you find your inspiration?

Taking a tinsy break from the trending to ask you a question, How do you find your inspiration for what you do? I understand that this question may be somewhat broad, but I like knowing what inspires people. For me what inspires me to be the best at something, especially my professional life is to be able to give my family the life they deserve. In my creative life, that can vary hugely on my mood, but i guess to sum it up I get inspired by things that are out of the norm, the mundane, and ordinary. I guess that’s why most of my screen names I’m called UNORTHODOX_YSA (a little shameless self advertising: follow me on twitter @unorthodox_ysa, and socialbliss.com/unorthodox_ysa).

This is what I look forward to whenever I see a designer being interviewed, or when I actually have a chance to talk to a designer. I love hearing what inspires her to make such beautiful pieces of art. Then when you find out, everything in the collection starts telling a story. It makes you feel much more passionate about the craft, and it also let’s you get to know the designer a little more.

A few examples:

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INSPIRATION FOR VIVIENNE WESTWOOD PARIS F/W 2013

“THE BEAUTY OF MEDIEVAL THINGS”

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INSPIRATION FOR KENZO F/W 2013 PARIS FASHION WEEK

THE DUO TOOK A PILGRIMAGE THROUGH INDIA, CHINA, AND NEPAL, TO THE SOARING HEIGHTS OF THE TEMPLE’S PINNACLES WHERE THE SYMBOLS OF THE EYE BEAMS AS PROTECTOR IN ALL DIRECTIONS: NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST.

 

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INSPIRATION FOR GROUND ZERO’S READY TO WEAR COLLECTION F/W 2013

 

THIS ONE WAS KIND OF OBVIOUS: EXTRATERRESTRIALS OMING DOWN TO EARTH :]

 

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INSPIRATION FOR MANISH ARORA‘S F/W LINE 2013

The show took inspiration from nature, particularly the vast landscape of the Nevada wild.

 

I guess what I’m trying to get at is not to be afraid to tell your story and share your inspiration. If fashion stops being fun, then it becomes a chore, and not many people like chores.

You were born naked, everything else is just DRAG

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The beautiful RuPaul said the title of today’s look book. I am in awe with these drag queens because of their passion, their self expression, and their pride. They all come from different backgrounds, but what brings them together is their love of the craft. Creativity is the key to a successful drag queen, that and love for themselves. Just as Ru says “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you going to love somebody else. Can I get an Amen up in Here?”

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Relax Love, it’s just Rock ‘n Roll

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The sound of leather chaffing, the mussed up hair, the dark aviators, the fringed coifs, and the carpe diem attitude, it must be rock’n roll. This music genre has been around a long time, and have evolved as time went by. Many designers turn to music to get inspired, and most of them turn to rock’n roll. The music alone captures the essence of the I don’t give a F**k attitude. When it’s interpreted to fashion, everyone goes a little wild.

 

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