Just like each and every year, the 2015 Met Gala Red Carpet was a spectacle not to be missed! I’m fascinated by different cultures and their art and lifestyles and this year’s theme, China: Through the Looking Glass’ made me sit up and really anticipate the Red Carpet event. It was just fascinating to see the beautiful interpretations of China in the outfits donned by fashion icons of today! I’m not a fashion expert or anything but I love fashion and makeup and I thought I’ll talk about my favorites for this years Met Gala! Just a little warning: this will be a long one!!
FASHION: HAUTE COUTURE
Hands down, the belle of the ball was Rihanna for me (and no, I intentionally didn’t compare to her to the Disney Princess but come to think of it, Belle did wear a toned down version of Rihanna’s gown!). Her outfit choice was unconventional and a bit avant-garde even, but I think the Met Gala is an event where you can go all out! And come on, we are talking about Riri here!
She is wearing a couture piece by Chinese couturier Guo Pei. It’s a handmade gown made by one woman and it took 2 years to finish! That’s epic! It’s especially commendable that she is one of the few celebrities who chose to wear a Chinese designer. Riri just looks magnificent in this gown and she carries it off so beautifully! In my opinion, only Riri could pull this off! Her dress was subject to jokes and some criticism but that is expected when someone chooses to be different.Two thumbs up to Riri for going all out and capturing the essence of this year’s theme!
A close second in the unconventional department is Zendaya! This 18 year old starlet is wearing a custom Fausto Puglisi gown with red, black and white which goes hand in hand with the theme.
Zendaya has shown in the past that even though she is young, she has impeccable taste in fashion and this look tells us no different. It’s high fashion, beautifully structured and the headpiece amps up the look even more! Way to go Zendaya!
Now let’s look at some sexy ladies steaming up that red carpet! I think in addition to the China theme, this year it was all about the sex appeal. Sheer, revealing silhouettes, sexy cut outs, crystals and feathers: it was all about that hot bod baby!
Kendall Jenner is wearing a Calvin Klein jade-green crystal gown with lace up details on the side that flaunts some side boob adding a va-va-voom factor to the outfit! I love it when celebrities wear different colors other than your traditional blacks, whites or nudes (not that those colors don’t look good). This green is beautiful and to be honest, I feel Kendall looks beautiful in any silhouette because she has such an amazing statuesque figure. After all she is an upcoming super model!
Kim Kardashian chose to wear a white sheer/see through Roberto Cavalli gown with heavy crystal embellishments and a matching white feather train. Well, we’re no stranger to the fact that Kim K likes to bare it all, now and then. I think after she gave birth to North, she has really worked on her figure and she looks stunning as ever so why shouldn’t she flaunt it! According to her, this outfit was inspired by a Bob Mackie gown worn by the evergreen Cher in the 1974 Met Gala.
Beyonce: Queen B never fails to amaze whether it’s her voice, dance moves, or killer bod! She is donning a Custom Givenchy Haute Couture gown which is completely see through with multicolored crystals placed strategically all over the gown. She arrived late to the event but still managed to steal the show!
Rosie Huntington Whiteley is a stunner always! She is wearing a one-shouldered champagne gown by Atelier Versace. The gown has cut outs both on the front and back with some sheer panels and it has tiny diamantes all over. I just love how the gown sits on her body, the cutouts and silhouette creating this beautiful flow.
Jennifer Lopez: I’ve got a massive weakness for this woman. She’s in her mid forties but she manages to outshine celebrities way younger than her. She is wearing classic JLO, a beautiful sequinned Versace dress with sheer panels that show off her sexy curves. A lot of people criticised this look saying it was skanky (for lack of a better word), and not age appropriate referring to the sheer panels on her hips and boring and too literal referring to the sequinned dragon motif wrapping around the dress. I totally disagree with these comments. I feel this dress really captures her style perfectly and she is known to flaunt her body so I don’t find the sheer panels inappropriate at all. The red is amazing as well and the beautiful ombre effect at the bottom. End of the day she is gorgeous, period!
So these are my fashion favorites. There were countless amazing ensembles in this year’s Met Gala but this post is already super long so I’ll stop right there. Let’s move on to Makeup!
So here are my Top 6 Makeup Looks. Of course some of the fashion favorites overlap with the makeup favorites because some people are just perfect!
Rosie Huntington Whiteley: She’s all class with that sleeked back hair and glossy dark lips. I really love the contouring and highlighting in this look. Her cheekbones are beautifully sculpted out (even though they are naturally amazeballs), there’s a right amount of bronzer and she is glowing. Eyes are kept minimal to complement the dark lips, with some warmth through the socket, a little bit of liner with a small wing and lots of lashes. Her lips are glossy which actually tones down the look further because sometimes dark matte lips look a lot more bold than a glossy one.
Adriana Lima: I think many were shocked by this supermodel’s look this year. Where Rosie was wearing a more classic approach to darker lips with minimal eyes, Adriana went all out vampy with lots happening on both the eyes and lips. Might scare a lot of people but for me it’s perfect. She’s a fierce vixen wearing a dark smokey eye with lots of cool tones like black and silver, dark defined eyebrows, and a sexy burgundy matte lip that has been perfectly applied. Talk about sexy!
Rihanna: this girl never stops impressing me. Yes, her look’s super minimal but that’s what I like about it. It’s all about the skin and keeping it minimal so that it doesn’t take away from the gown, with the addition of those awesome eyebrows. Her skin looks flawless and beautifully bronzed. I like that there’s still a little bit of drama with the eye liner, wing and lashes but the lips are just the right shade of nude (perfectly matches her skin). The eyebrows are the highlight of the look and I just love that it’s unconventional just like the gown. The eyebrows are reminiscent of Riri’s recent cover in Harper’s Bazaar China.
Cara Delevingne: I think this look is classic Cara. She often wears a grungy look and I think it really suits her features and personality. It’s a classic grungy, black, blown out smokey eye with some gold highlight at the tear duct to open up the eyes. There’s some warmth on the lower lash line as well. And of course, her famous thick bushy brows! Rest of the skin’s been kept minimal: glowy skin, subtle pop of coral-pink on the cheeks, and uber nude lips! Sort of the opposite of Rosie’s look.
Beyonce: my favorite part of this look is the eyeliner. Just love the curvy wing and how it is extended quite far: this elongates the eye and makes them look ultra sexy. I like the contrast of a minty-silvery shimmery shadow on the lid and warm tones through the crease. It’s kept soft with the light glossy pink lips which actually matches the pink jewels on her dress. The skin isn’t my favorite part of this look but come on it’s Queen B, she looks spectacular always! And the high ponytail rocks!
Kendall Jenner: The best thing about this makeup is how fresh and youthful it is. Kendall is wearing a green gown and she has dark hair, so the right decision was to keep the face simple as can be. Just some shimmery champagne eye shadow, winged liner, lashes, and glossy nude lips! She’s already got beautiful striking features and the subtle makeup complemented that and kept her looking youthful and not overly mature.
Phew we’ve finally come to the end! I know this was a long post, I’m sorry about it but I had soo much to say about these captivating ladies! If I had to choose the showstopper, it would definitely be Rihanna. But Number 1 in the more wearable category would be Rosie Huntington Whitely. Both her gown and makeup were fabulous!
Till next time loves! XOXO