[Photo Credit: Courtesy of Depolzo]
pretty vibes *~~*~
This headline is homophobic.
Anyone who thinks God’s Own Country means more to me than Gia is not an ally.
Oh thank GOD. Sorry to be melodramatic about it, but her recent foray into romanticism in her red carpetry did not give us the gay tingles. She looked fine in it, but that’s because she can look fine in a fairly wide range of styles. The lady can work almost anything when she puts her mind to it. But the really bold, slightly hard-edged realm of style? That’s hers to rule.
Nice to see you back on the throne, queen.
This is stunning. We can’t imagine we won’t consider it among the more memorable looks of the year. There’s not a thing we’d change about the styling here. From the matchy bag to the bold makeup to the slicked-back hair, it’s all working to give us a push-pull of elements that blend to make a uniquely gorgeous whole.
Customized Prada Gabardine Gown Embellished All-over with Fluorescent Green Sequin Embroidery from the Fall 2018 Collection
Jennifer Meyer Jewelry
Ana Khouri ‘Christy’ Gold and Diamond Earring
Brian Atwood Shoes
Styled by Karla Welch | Hair by Chris McMillan | Makeup by Adam Breuchaud
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com]
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I'm crying, this track is so good
oh hell yes
“I’m wearing some Monki pieces, thrifted pajama pants, shoes unbranded and the bag is from Italy. Illustrations, other people, everyday life and interesting clothes, in general, inspire my style. My current favorites are a Korean brand called Neon Moon, light blue, my hair color, and a designer called Ana Ljubincović.”
23 May 2018, Koe18
The median home price nationally, by the way, is $200,000
It’s no secret that Boston’s is one of the nation’s most expensive housing markets. But a new analysis from real estate research site PropertyShark certainly puts things into skull-splitting perspective as to just how expensive.
The site took the approximate national home-price median of $200,000 and penciled out what that might buy in major markets nationwide. Turns out that in Boston it would buy 371 square feet of living space.
Only in Manhattan (126 feet) and San Francisco (260 feet) would it buy less. Boston was just ahead of San Jose/Silicon Valley, where $200K would command 376 square feet.
Maybe consider Cleveland? There, $200,000 can buy 3,769 square feet. Cleveland, then? Is that the plan?
where’s my caboodles??!
Ready to get organized?! This little beauty is actually a new Caboodles find, in mini form! Available for a mere $10 via Urban Outfitters, it’s the perfect size to keep on display at all times. After filling it with your favorite products, of course! Speaking of, today we take a look inside of my Caboodles, and I’ll even list some fabulous ’80s products that are still on the market. In case you want to fill your Caboodles with little reminders of the “recent retro”…
In my Caboodles: Revlon Nail Enamel, a plastic cuff by Tarina Tarantino (not ’80s, not brand-new either), banana clips and flexible rollers (reminiscent of Benders). Although not photographed, I also keep a Bonne Bell Lip Smacker in one of the trays. Dr. Pepper flavor, of course!!
What’s in your Caboodles?! When I shared a sneak peek photo from this blog post on Facebook, you guys said you enjoyed a few of the ’80s items below (I’ve added a few more ideas for fun):
You’ve heard the famous Caboodles origin story, right? In the ’80s, Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White was photographed with her makeup case–a plastic tackle box! It was only a matter of time before a more stylish version of this amazing idea emerged, and thankfully Caboodles were born.
There’s something so breezy and summery about the colors and forms of Caboodles, don’t you think?! Whether you collect original ’80s models or enjoy browsing the current retro-style offerings from Caboodles, there are plenty of options for hunting down these treasures.
What will you keep stocked in your Caboodles?! Don’t hesitate to leave a comment so we can all get some retro-fabulous ideas for ours…
Thanks for reading. XOXO, Kate
Jasmine & Rosie some of the best of the night for me tho
Met Gala red carpets are about as luxurious as red carpets can get, but this year’s theme inspired a heightened level of opulence in the style choices. But certain bold and committed fashionistas aside, celebrities will always tend toward the easy route in their style choices. So rather than looks mimicking the intense gilded grandeur of a basilica, you basically just had a bunch of ladies opt for gold dresses and call it good.
Emily Ratajkowski in Marc Jacobs
This is pretty enough, but it’s the Met Gala, honey.
Evan Rachel Wood in Altuzarra
This gave us some of the grandeur we were hoping to see with all of these gold looks, but the pants and the footwear are making sad trombone sounds. And her head styling isn’t really up to the level of that cape, which begs for major drama in the styling.
Jasmine Sanders in H&M
Again: pretty enough, but underwhelming. And that skirt gives her diaper realness.
Kerry Washington in Ralph Lauren Collection
This underwhelmed us in the context of the setting, but we’d almost certainly fall all over this with praise if it showed up on a different red carpet than this one. It’s underwhelming for the Met Gala, but it’s still a pretty fierce look on its own.
Kiersey Clemons in H&M
Once again: It’s the Met Gala, honey. This is generic. You don’t go generic for the Met Gala.
Kim Kardashian in Atelier Versace
Naomi Watts in Michael Kors Collection
A subtle take on ecclesiastic shapes and styles, rendered in an opulent gilded wallpaper of a textile. It’s a surprisingly strong and on point design from Kors, but the styling wasn’t up to the drama.
Rosie Huttington-Whiteley in Ralph Lauren Collection
It’s dramatic enough, but what can we say? We wanted our gilded divas to come a little more goddess-like and a little less Oscars night.
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]
LOVE greta's look
We won’t lie to you, darlings. There are so many Met Gala looks to get through that we’re kind of arbitrarily imposing themes on theme just to group enough of them together for a post. We’re only saying that because we don’t want to belabor the joking title of this one. While a few of these looks have a distinctly ecclesiastic or nun-like quality, they’re mostly just a bunch of mostly black looks with a bit of Met Gala drama to them.
Having said that…
Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
We’re kicking off with something rather clearly modeled on priest-wear. Given how badly Louis Vuitton has treated her in the past, we’re pleasantly surprised by how distinctly chic this is. The leather gloves strike us as a bit much, although the look would be missing something if she ditched them.
Bella Hadid in Gareth Pugh x Chrome Hearts
She looks like some sort of cleric in the Star Wars universe, which is really all we need to consider here. It’s bold, weird, grand and dark. It’s honestly a bit more than we expected to get from her.
Greta Gerwig in The Row
Another one who didn’t shy away from a clear and obvious inspiration. This references everything from nun’s robes to Puritan-wear, lightly encompassing a broad range of austere Christian styles. We love it. It takes some boldness to wear something like this. We just wish the head styling had the same sense of severity to it. She’s too softly made up, we think.
Laura Dern in Proenza Schouler
Trust Miss Laura to wear a big ol’ ankh to this one. Still, without belaboring the point, we like the priestessy vibe of this one, even if it comes off a bit low-key for the venue. Also, the necklace just doesn’t go at all.
Ruth Negga in Louis Vuitton
Ruth, we love ya, but this is just okay.
Tessa Thompson in Thom Browne
If you took away all the styling choices, including the hang-a-jacket-off-one-shoulder one, you’d be left with a fairly basic black dress. Still, we can’t fault her and her team of styling this one up for maximum drama. The clerical collar choker is a nice, if slightly obvious touch, but we’re not convinced on that jacket and the drag queen makeup seems a bit overdone for the look.
Tiffany Haddish in Brandon Maxwell
We’re not sure the white train truly works behind the black pants, but there’s a lot here to like. The style seems perfect for her; a sort of formal activewear feel. And it’s got a sense of drama to it that doesn’t ask her to step outside her comfort zone.
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]
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one of my faves of the night! also loved zendaya, SZA, diane kruger, riri of course, and CARDI B
We tend to place this one at a halfway point between our “She sure did bring it” Sarah Jessica Parker take and our “Miss, you have taken things entirely too far” Katy Perry take:
In other words, she brought it, and then she took it too far. But we admire her commitment and the richness of the symbolism and imagery (all of which is explained in the credits below). From a design perspective or a style perspective, we can’t really sign off on any of this. And while it does tip over into costume, the specificity of the references take it somewhere a bit more interesting than just “Sexy Angel” or even “Sexy Pope.” We respect it, even if we don’t love it.
Custom Gucci Silk Cady and Lace Gown Inspired by Our Lady of Sorrows. The Bodice Features ‘The Seven Sorrows of Mary’ with the Initials ‘LDR’ on the Sacred Heart. The Skirt Features Hand-stitched Gold Metal and Colored Silk Thread Embroidery Inspired by Baroque Floral Motifs and Daggers with a Pleated Tulle and Lace Underskirt
Custom Gucci Handmade Headpiece with Painted Feathers and Crystal Halo and Handmade Antique Glass Stick Representing the Eyes of Saint Lucy
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]
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dang time flies
how is she 70
Kate Pierson (70)
Allison Iraheta (26)
Martha Hunt (29)
William Moseley (31)
Jenna Coleman (32)
Patrick Stump (34)
Ari Graynor (35)
Sally Hawkins (42)
Nigel Barker (46)
Cory Booker (49)
Tess Daly (49)
Kylie Travis (52)
James LeGros (56)
Sheena Easton (59)
Ace Frehley (67)
Ann Peebles (71)
Anouk Aimée (86)
August Wilson (1945-2005)
Cuba Gooding, Sr. (1944 -2016)
Casey Kasem (1932-2014)
Coretta Scott King (1927-2006)
Jack Klugman (1922-2012)
Sarah don't tell Than :(
You think the developer of this complex is working on anything in Plain Jamaica or Bay Back?
LOL, i love that this was an edit for them. As a professional bulge-hunter it was the first thing I noticed.
Their movie’s a hit and now it’s time for the victory laps.
She is giving us her Emily Bluntness, serving up exactly what we would expect from her, even if it is just a tiny bit more low-key than we’d have liked to see. She looks extremely well put-together and on-point. The seaming is just a little distracting and we don’t see the point of restricting the sequins to the yoke. But she looks pretty and we have no other criticisms other than maybe a wistful remembrance of her bolder style days.
It feels like he’s stepping it up a bit. It’s a Prada suit, after all. Once a straight guy starts breaking those out, you know he’s really feeling himself. It’s way more business-like than we like to see on the red carpet (and it feels like you’re missing the point of Prada if this is the Prada you pick), but it seems they’re both entering a sort of low-key married couple/unfussy professional phase of their style. It’s impeccable and he looks great in it, which is what matters most.
EDIT: Not so impeccable. His fly’s down. Oh, John. You almost did it, buddy.
John Krasinski: Prada Suit | Christian Louboutin Shoes
Emily Blunt: Prada Dress | Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry | Jimmy Choo Clutch | Gianvito Rossi Shoes
Styled by Jessica Paster
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]
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this performance was incredible.
She also gave one of the greatest concert performances of AT LEAST the last decade, so she’s got that going for her too, but we, being the fashion bitches we are, were all about the Balmain WERQing going on simultaneous with her slayage.
Also: We just would like to put it on the record that we wrote the title “Bey Came to Coachella to Slay” roughly two dozen times before deleting it each time. We knew it was a tired line, but the temptation was just so strong, kittens. We suppose we could’ve just taken it further by rhyming it with “cliche” somehow.
We are bowing down, Space Nefertiti. Teach us your wisdom.
There is nothing about this that isn’t perfect from a stagewear or branding perspective. We’d argue it’s also pretty close to perfect from a design perspective as well. Every detail – colors, textures, embellishments – is balanced beautifully by the others. No single element overwhelms the look, nor does it collapse into a indistinct, visually muddy mass. It sells an image that’s so pure and direct, you don’t need more than an instant to clap onto it, but it pays off further, the longer you look at it.
Beyonce likes to fine-tune every detail of her onstage look because she knows her intense fandom will spend time decoding it down to the last stitch. In other words, she dresses for a social media-rich culture when she performs. She reportedly CHANGED HER NAILS MID-PERFORMANCE. She knows her fandom will discover that kind of detail, discuss it, decode it, and ultimately conclude that she did it just for them; a secret detail she didn’t have to do but did it anyway, specifically for the people who will zero in on that sort of thing. All the details of her looks here, but especially this one, demonstrate that same kind of thinking. It’s a form of spectacle that she has rather brilliantly recast as a series of highly personal messages to the faithful.
Which isn’t to say that every costume here is riddled with hidden messages or complexity. Sometimes, you just wanna hook up with your girls and remind everyone that the three of you kick ass, sound great, and remain hot as hell. Sequined camo just makes good damn sense in this instance.
Sometimes her parade of bodysuits can get a little repetitive. And in a lot of ways, this look borders on being Generically Bey in that sexy/militaristic way she does things now and then. It’s a fine look, but we really like it with the jacket, for offering a slightly different onstage silhouette for her.
Interspersed with the ever-present royalty and militaristic themes, she adopted a strong set of visual references to HBCUs and black college life and culture. One of the things that fascinates us about how she presents herself visually is that she can routinely step onstage in garters, thigh-highs, fishnets, and patent-leather bodysuits, but there will always be a set of details that elevates the look beyond the usual fetish gear-inspired pop diva costume design. Putting a visual that evokes education, pride, and self-worth in the center of what would otherwise come off as fetish gear is bold; not just because it works, but because people don’t even notice the juxtaposition.
In the end, she basically put on a pep rally for black people, which was a gloriously defiant and fabulous way to encode her set, the first headlining black woman at Coachella. We would not claim the type of knowledge or experience to decode everything Beyonce does from a racial perspective, but there truly is something beautiful and admirable about the way she makes her intense stardom about the communities to which she belongs.
[Photo Credit: Beyoncé’s Instagram, Coachella, Balmain]
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Why watch Paris Is Burning pastiche when you could just watch.... Paris Is Burning?
‘A Cluster of Rats’, a Japanese Netsuke (small sculpture) dated late 19th century
my queeeen i didn't know that she was going to be in this! will be watching now.
YAAAAAS, SPACE QUEEN:
Oh, don’t get us wrong, now. This dress is pretty terrible. The fabric looks flimsy and the drape n’ shape are both terrible. But we expect a decent amount of cray from Miss Parker. In fact, we’re terribly disappointed on those rare occasions when she does not serve high enough amounts of cray. And besides, we can’t think of a better time to work a weird little metallic dress than at the premiere of your reboot of Lost in Space. And if nothing else, she paired it with some great jewelry pieces. It all makes us smile and say “How Parker,” as if we were good friends.
But for real, girl. In the manner of imaginary good friends, we have to be honest with you: The Jane Fonda hair is aging and those jewelry pieces would look great paired with a plain black suit. We’re just saying.
Really looking forward to this one. Fingers crossed, it won’t be a disappointment.
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages – Video Credit: Netflix via YouTube.com]
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RAINING GLITTER IS AMAZING
OMG LITTLE DRAGON IS ON THE NEW TINASHE ALBUM I AM DECEASED
stunning fashion queen
Britney Spears is the new face of Kenzo’s “La Collection Memento Nº2” ad campaign photographed by Peter Lindbergh.
[Photo Credit: Peter Lindbergh/Kenzo]
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