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Guest post: Meg Urbani’s take on Met Gala Fashion

My thoughts on fashion don’t go too far beyond Like, Love, Want or Ugh. As a result, I asked my friend, photographer Meg Urbani, to give me her take on this year’s Met Gala.

Thankfully for all involved, she has a far more sophisticated view of this sort of thing.

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When my good friend asked me to write a guest blog post and suggested the Met Gala, I thought my post was going to consist of me banging my head against my desk because yet again people didn’t get what the Met Gala was all about, and wouldn’t get the daring fashion looks.

To my surprise, the masses including Twitter totally got what it was all about, but the people in attendance did not.

When I first heard that the theme for this year’s Met Gala was PUNK I was thrilled! When I was younger I thought of myself as punk: I listened to punk nonstop, I wore plaid, spikes, docs & chucks, had every hair color you could think of, hung out in a garage drumming for my band, and went to punk shows. To say I was pumped for the theme Anna Wintour announced for this year would be quite the understatement.

Reviewing the looks, though, I was beyond underwhelmed.

The possibilities with this year’s theme were endless Plaid, spikes, leather, Dr. Martens. Hell, I would even take duct tape.

But it appeared that 90% of attendees didn’t get the memo that PUNK was the theme. Even Anna Wintour herself didn’t embrace it. I understand that it’s risky to step away from pretty gowns, but that is what the Oscars are for. This is one event where you can wear things that are normally reserved for fashion editorials or on the runway. The Met Gala is the night to push fashion limits.

Many people looked good for all intents and purposes, but that is not what it’s all about.

Burberry were two of my favorites of the night. Both Cara Delevingne & Sienna Miller rocked it out in studded pieces. The looks are both feminine yet still have the punk edge. 

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Guest post: @eimski on colored wedding gowns

Here’s the third in a series of guest posts from the wonderful Eimear.

While visiting @1chicklette a few months back, we discussed pink wedding dresses and she suggested that I write a guest post for her on them. Lo and behold less than two weeks later, Jessica Biel married Justin Timberlake in pink, and posed for the cover with her new husband nearly kicking her in the head and making this post all the more relevant.

Via People.com

Via People.com

(Did anybody else find it funny that People put Britney on the cover as well??)

Colored gowns have been in vogue for years. During World War I and II and in the post war periods, many brides could not afford expensive and elaborate lace and silk white gowns and many turned to colored dresses and smart suits. My own grandmother married my grandfather in a pale blue/gray suit nearly seventy years ago. When I got married off white was the color to have–mine was a cream, lace concoction). It seems more and more brides these days are embracing the color trend for their big day.

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