(left to right: R13 – Vintage Rosie Tee: $210.00, LaGarconne.com; Topshop – Cropped Tee: $16.00, Topshop.com; Quiksilver – Nautical Stripe V-Neck Tee: was:
$44.00 sale: $22.00, karmaloop.com)
It’s nothing new or ground-breaking… For the most part, the perfect outfit boils down to a t-shirt and jeans. Even Anna Wintour, reigning queen of Vogue said it one time or another. (I can’t remember where I read it now, but) Back in the day, before her editorship and all that, Anna’s wardrobe staples were cool vintage tees and jeans. The Olsen twins built an entire line around the concept of the perfect tee (The Row). So is it so wrong that I love my t-shirt and jeans? Pair them with flats, heels, boots, sandals, brogues and just about every other shoe in your arsenal and you’re ready to go.
My perfect combo of the moment is my white tee, my darkest wash jeans and a thin tan belt. Come fall, the most I’m likely to do is transition to a grey tee instead. It’s funny how something so simple is perfect for every season. For the record the tees I’m talking about are the scoop neck, cropped, and v-neck variations, not the kind crew neck kind you have stowed away for those trips to the gym.
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.
My 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.
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.
I 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: