You win this time, Bieber.
I had a lot of difficulty deciding on my favourite looks from the Met Gala. This is because when it comes to an event like this, the main thing you have to consider is theme, and then you go from there and implement your personal style and design preferences.
I think I should start off by saying something nice, because I think that this year’s Met Gala was probably the most boring and uninspired of them all.
Okay, I know, I was meant to say nice things and I didn’t get off to a good start…
I’m not going to lie, I liked Kim Kardashian’s gown and thought that the details were incredible, however, I don’t think it suited the theme of this year’s Met Gala, which was China: Through the looking glass. Same with Beyoncé; I think we all know that I absolutely love her, but Bey, I do not get the inspiration behind your dress (or rather, lack of). For any other occasion, I think Beyoncé looked absolutely stunning. Seriously, she looked incredible, but I think the attention from her gown deterred attention from the overarching theme of the night.
Moving on to my favourite looks of the night, I think Rihanna nailed it.
Rih was in Guo Pei, and I think that the detailing on the dress achieved an oriental look, and the fabrics worked fabulously together to create an outstanding look.
Out of the men, Justin Bieber hit the nail on the head.
Like I said before, embrace the theme but put your own spin to it, and that’s exactly what the Biebs did. This Balmain look was sophisticated and has the ability to be worn off of the red carpet. 10/10.
Okay, can I get a round of applause for Jessica Hart?
Out of all the women, Rihanna aside, Jessica Hart had my vote for best dressed. It is a perfect combination of the design aspects of the Chinese culture, and equal part modern style. The colour is gorgeous and it’s a perfect balance of simplicity and elegance. It’s just, like I said, perfect. We should also give a standing ovation to the Valentino team.
While I planned this post I though “yes, I am going to have my favourites in order” but honestly I think these are all actually equal favourites, yes, some stood out more than others but I appreciate them all the same.
Next is Fan Bingbing. I’m going to be completely honest and say I didn’t know who she was until I saw this incredible emerald cape gliding down the red carpet, then she turned around. It was like a Cinderella moment, I needed to know who she was, and I really hoped she would drop the cape so I could fly over there and pick it up and
keep it find her to give it back.
I feel I should also mention Kendall Jenner, who looked absolutely stunning in this Calvin Klein gown.
This is probably my only exception to the ‘theme rule’ because when you think about it, Calvin Klein is known for simplicity, and I guess the colour matches the theme. I’m going to justify it because I love this look and I think Kendall looked stunning.
I think what disappointed me most was that the whole concept of the ball was forgotten by most. It is a themed costume benefit gala, and we have actresses like Reece Witherspoon and the Olsen twins who wore the most basic pieces in history. There was no costume aspect to it. None, it purely seemed like the haute couture version of lazy.
Finally, my last bone to pick is with these people. First thing’s first, in 2014 Beyoncé wowed everyone with her Michael Costello floral-lace dress at the Grammy’s, and now these women, including Beyoncé herself, have tried to replicate the look but make it look like they didn’t (does that make sense?)
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Don’t get me wrong, they all look absolutely incredible, but come on ladies, be creative, I get this is a trend and making a statement on a world wide platform is the goal, but every gown has the right occasion, and this wasn’t it.
Then there are these ladies, who are ready for the after party before the ball even began.
To end this on a good note, I’d like to point out my favourite gowns in general, regardless of the occasion.
It’s been quite a while now that i’ve been keeping a close eye on KJ’s style, but there’s something about the cliché blue lob and over lined lips that has stopped me from sharing my observations. I think I was just worried that I would seem like another basic trend follower, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t care because… why should I?
Kylie can literally go from elegant and sassy to Coachella ready in 0.00 seconds and no matter what style she tries, she pulls it off. Not only are her outfits on point all the time, but so is her makeup and hair. It’s literally like she doesn’t put a foot wrong, which reminds me, Kylie could (and does) wear plain jeans and a singlet top, and always has the most incredible shoes which make the whole outfit. Here’s what I mean:
I think what I like most about Kylie’s style is that it reminds me that anyone with any means can look chic without breaking the budget. Say you invest in good, gorgeous pairs of shoes in neutral colours, you can easily add an air of effortless style to an otherwise plain outfit. Finish the look with unique jewellery and you’ve got yourself a super easy, super chic look with minimal effort!
Neutral basics combined to create a flattering, elegant look which can take you from day to night.
You honestly can’t go wrong with boxy tees and midi skirts! It’s also about the simple heel and the efficient clutch!
This edit encapsulates all of my most recent fashion and beauty obsessions!
Just a quick “study break” upload!
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$38 – mobile.harrods.com
The bedside table: Necessity central.
Everything you use daily is normally here. If you’re like me, my bedside table needs to be more practical than display-worthy, but I’ve tried to get the best of both worlds by making my essentials look somewhat presentable!
On my bedside table, I have:
- Vintage beaded lamp (find similar here)
- iPod dock and alarm clock (find similar here)
- Jewellery stand from DIVA (find similar here)
- ‘Italia’ snow globe that I picked up from a gift store just outside of the Vatican walls
- Ring dish from Ceramiche Picadilly, which I got when I was travelling along the Amalfi Coast
- Another ceramic dish from F.lli Calzuola in Deruta, Italy which was given to me from my brother, which holds a mini Glasshouse candle (Tahaa)
- My most used jewellery
- Rachel Zoe’s “Style A to Zoe” and “Living in Style“
- Kardashian Konfidential by Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian
- Ultimate Fashionista: The Young Hollywood Style Guide by Alana Wulff
- “Parisian Chic” By Ines de la Fressange
- Taschen 365 day-by-day Fashion Ads of the 20th Century
- Silver Jewellery box from Ishka
- “Be Careful What You Wish For” and “Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone” by Gemma Crisp
- Italian/English copy of “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare which I purchased at Juliet’s House (La casa di Giulietta) in Verona.
- My treasured “Lucky Us (For being such good friends)” book, given to me by Miss Emily C. (The book is also printed with soy inks… how cool, right?!)
- Willowtree Angel figurine
- Every copy of Elle and Vogue that I have collected so far!
The ‘I have one room to cram all of my things in’ shelf/shelves: This is literally as the title stated.
I am still living at home with my family, and therefore, I have one room that needs to act as a bedroom, study, bathroom, and lounge room. So every little trinket, perfume bottle, book, or basically anything that belongs to me needs to be stored here. This can make for a very cluttered space. Unlike some people, I cannot tolerate clutter… I can’t focus and I do not enjoy the time that I spend in that space, therefore, I need to be incredibly selective with everything that I have around; this makes things a lot harder, especially if you’re sentimental like I am! However, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and that light comes in the form of storage! I’ve used this 6 square bookshelf to store my favourite little ornaments, and have also converted it to a display, which comes in handy when I’m getting ready to go out. Here I also have a canvas made by my two best friend’s sister, Jessica C.(You can take a look at, and purchase her other work here), with Paris, London, and New York snow globes displayed in front of it, which I picked up from a cute little gift shop in Greensborough. The rest of the shelves either have photo frames or magazines!
The mini Oval Office: Where all official business is taken care of.
My desk is probably one of my favourite parts of my room. Everything that inspires me is staring right at me, motivating me to continue my homework, blog posts, uni and job applications!
Just a side note, I do not enjoy having dead flowers on my desk… I just don’t want to throw them out until I replace them! My little orchid plant has lasted ages and the flowers should bloom again soon! Plus, dead/dying roses are really morbidly metaphorical and honestly, I kind of find them beautiful.
I also have swarmed my desk with candles. why? you may ask: because it creates a really relaxing mood when I’m cramming last minute homework!
Included on my desk is…:
- Owl pen holder from Typo (Find similar here)
- Indulgence ‘city’ candles (Rome, London, New York, Paris)
- Tilley Australia Sandalwood Scented Soy Candle
- Glade Jar Candle (Cashmere Woods)
- Painting by one of my best friends, Emily C.
- Typo metal magazine holder
- Typo metal pen holder
- Photo frames with my favourite people/places
- Latest issue of Vogue or Elle (on rotation)
These parts are just some parts of my room, I haven’t even shown you guys the other side! I will be posting a “de-clutter” post soon where I will show a before and after shot of my bookshelf and the other half of my room that isn’t featured here!
All of these things that make up my room, pretty much sum me up too. I’m just a fashion loving, family orientated, friend treasuring person who really likes magazines and owns way too many books!