fashion plate: the met 2015

The Met is always one of the fashion world’s favorite events– basically like a super swanky, black-tie costume party where inventiveness reigns supreme. We’re in. The theme this year was “China: Through the Looking Glass,” which was broadly interpreted (if you really think about it– that makes total sense! China is an ENORMOUS and diverse country home to a whopping ~1.4 billion people.) Anyway, let’s take a peek at some standout looks from the night…

Best Reds

Red was sure to be a favorite for the night, considering the them. Of course, it’s the chosen color of the Communist government in China, but it’s really so much more! Chinese culture assigns strong symbolic meanings to colors (you can read a little more about it here) and red is a particularly powerful one. It is the color of prosperity, joy, and happiness. And, boy, did some of these dresses make us happy!

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Zendaya wore custom Fausto Puglisi

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Style Icon: Bianca Jagger

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From International party girl to Goodwill Ambassador, Bianca Jagger is a role model and Fashion Icon.  This girl knew exactly how to assert her power and grace in the public eye.  From entering Studio 54 on a white horse to her signature fitted white suit, Bianca understood what would get the public’s attention without seeming desperate or unoriginal.  Continue reading

Midweek Mixtape

This week is positively dragging by, ladies. Why, you ask? Because I am #blessed– I have tickets to see Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “On the Run” Tour in Houston (Bey’s hometown) this Friday! Yes, I am dying. Yes, this will be life changing. Yes, I have planned my outfit.

More importantly, this tour marks Bey serving some back-to-back mega tour realness to us. She just barely wrapped her “Mrs. Carter” world tour– not to mention released a full length not-just-album-but-VISUAL-EXPERIENCE, performed at the Super Bowl and the presidential inauguration, all while raising a toddler. Girl has been bus-ay! She’s also graced the cover of Vogue’s 2013 Power issue and Time Magazine’s Most Influential People 2014 issue. Just this month, she ascended to the number one spot on Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Step aside, Oprah!

So this week’s Midweek Mixtape is an ode to Beyoncé, Bey+Jay, and girl power. It’s sure to get you pumped up enough to make it to the weekend and get you in touch with your inner boss.

’03 Bonnie and Clyde– Jay Z feat. Beyoncé

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Style Icon: Françoise Hardy

Today, we’re feeling inspired by 60’s style and music icon, Françoise Hardy.  As the Summer heats up, we are drawn to her soft, sultry voice and to the clean lines and elegant simplicity of her style.

Here are our picks to capture Françoise’s enviable vibe:

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[Clockwise from upper left]

1.  Jolie Striped Crop Top – $25

2.  Mod For It Necklace – $12

3.  Rebekah Vinyard Wave Length Earrings – $55

4.  Jane Iredale Liquid Eyeliner in Black – $21

5.  Lola Clutch in Poppy – $45

6.  OPI Nail Lacquer in Alpine Snow – $8.99 each [Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off]

7.  VIP Volume in Powder by Kérastase – $37

8.  Kaanas Slip-Ons – Now 75% off!