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Sound Off: “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Costume Institute Gala At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

I expected a bit more drama from the guests of last night’s Met Gala, especially with the night being a tribute to Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty exhibit. Perhaps I expected too much because, while industry titans, taste makers and stars took to the red carpet I couldn’t help but feel a little underwhelmed.

I expected brilliance, ‘splendiforousness’ and all the wonder that come with names like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Society, Anna Wintour, Vogue, and Alexander McQueen.

Christina Ricci in Zac PosenMy favorite gown of the night, this Zac Posen spider web dress is positively divine. It’s as if the Adams Family took to the high fashion world in a frock that embodies the Savage Beauty that the Met Gala was supposed to exhibit.

Andre Leon Talley & Anna WintourBlake Lively with Karl Lagerfeld

It may be Anna Wintour posing center stage in Chanel, but it’s definitely Andre Leon Talley that’s caught my eye. The Isabel Toledo cerulean blue cape has an outlandish quality and his facial expression takes the cake – his whole persona was perfectly in tune with the drama that the Met Gala is supposed to encourage. As for Blake Lively, between the strawberry blond locks and the Chanel couture gown that manages to conceal all of her assets, I just couldn’t understand it, at the very least I can usually expect something that deserves a closer look – this does not.

Leighton MeesterI didn’t much care for her Louis Vuitton corset dress to be honest, but there was this sort of startling resemblance to Audrey Hepburn in Leighton Meester last night that I can’t take my eyes off of her. From the moment I saw her in the first episode of Gossip Girl, I knew the casting director made the right choice.

In other news, here were the hits from last night’s foray onto the red carpet:

Pick Three: Alexander McQueen

Pick Three: Alexander McqueenThe Alexander McQueen label is the talk of the fashion town, be it because of the Royal Wedding or the Met exhibit and Vogue Gala to follow. The McQueen label is famed for its ability to always make a dramatic statement, and while Kate Middleton Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s dress was the antithesis of that image, everyone is still raving about the fairytale princess gown Sarah Burton created.


Embroidered Fin Mini-Dress;
Ordinarily this would be a plain shift dress, but the beauty is in the detail. I love the cut at the end of the shoulder, the lace is polished and a tad bit princessy but the shoulder slits and mini skirting give it a sexy edge.
Available at AlexanderMcQueen.com for $5,925.00.


Britannia Studded Clutch;
I feel like uttering “God save the Queen”, or something like it; this clutch is an ode to Britannia with the quintessential McQueen skull. The original red, white and blue, accented by a few gold studs is a definite statement piece.
Available at Zappos.com for $1,950.00.


Sculpted Resin and Leather Sandals;
The leaf details on these shoes are intensely ethereal. I feel like they’re the perfect pair of heels for a nymph or a fairy – they’re defiantly fantastical. They’re works of art and I’m definitely coveting them deeply.
Available at Net-a-Porter.com for $3,495.00.

The Fake Out: Chrysanthemum Rings

One of these pieces is a mere $355.00 less than the other

The Fake Out: Chrysanthemum RingThe Fake Out: Chrysanthemum Ring

I love these rings, probably because they’re so different. The metallic prongs of this blossom are whimsical and edgy. I’m obsessed with rings, I can’t pull of wearing one on every finger so I try to alternate them like crazy, but one of these could become a permanent fixture. The chrysanthemum ring on the left is so unkempt and raw, it’s kind of perfect that it’s called Take Me I’m Yours. I love the delicacy of the blossom on the right, the intricacy makes it even more captivating.

Which one costs more? Click the images to see if you’re right.

Getting the Look: Katie Cassidy at Candy Ice Pre-GRAMMY Affair for Breast Cancer

Getting the Look: Katie Cassidy
If we ignore her alter ego, Gossip Girl villainess Juliette Sharpe, Katie Cassidy is a rising style vixen with a knack for picking silhouettes and accessories that scream hotness. One crimson red mini and a pair of round toe bronze pumps, paired with some positively stunning accessories and we’re good to go for a night at the club or a Hollywood A-List party. A simple updo and a fresh face give her this effortless ‘I-just-threw-this-on-but-I-know-I-look-great’ persona we love. Pictured here at the Candy Ice Pre-Grammy Affair for Breast Cancer, Katie lets her lean legs reign on the red carpet.

As for getting the look:

1. Alexander Mcqueen – Red Winged Sleeve Pencil Dress; $1,785.00, AlexanderMcqueen.com

2. Irit Design – Oxidized Sterling Silver and Rose Cut Diamond Earrings ER001; Price Available on Request, IritDesign.com

3. House of Harlow – 1960 Plated Sunburst Bangle in Gold/Cream; $95.00, Singer22.com

4. Misela – Serra at Pera Clutch; $750.00, ShopMisela.com

5. Irit Design – Oxidized Sterling Silver and Rose Cut Diamond Ring RG012; Price Available on Request, IritDesign.com

6. Irit Design – Oxidized Sterling Silver and Rose Cut Diamond Ring RG007; Price Available on Request, IritDesign.com

7. YSL – Exclusive Platform High Heel Metallic Pump in Bronze; $895.00, YSL.com