The Met Ball took place last night in New York and the celebrities came out in the droves for it. Many were dressed incredibly (the Olsen twins and Rooney Mara were my favourites)...Read More →
The Met Ball took place last night in New York and the celebrities came out in the droves for it. Many were dressed incredibly (the Olsen twins and Rooney Mara were my favourites) but a few came out looking like real shockers.
Let’s start with Miley Cyrus. Apparently she is channeling the ‘punk’ trend but personally I think she resembles a porcupine more than anything else. Her Marc Jacobs dress is pretty chic and unoffensive – the black netting is fierce and the nude slip underneath is working perfectly. But why, God why, did she decide to spike her hair? Now for Katy Perry and her Dolce & Gabbana monstrosity. This collection was one of my favourites from Fall 2013, but this dress is not doing Katy any favours. The elbow length sleeves are too full and the mid-calf length is unflattering with the black ankle strap heels. Isn’t this like the first lesson in styling? Never pair a dark ankle strap with a midi-length skirt. It doesn’t look good on anyone. To top off the golden mosaic printed dress Katy chose to wear some massively oversized earrings and a crown on her head. This is direct proof that copying a look straight from the runway is often not a good idea. Sack the stylist love and the makeup artist. You look way too pale and vampy with that dark lippy. Nicki Minaj, this is quite chic by your standards. The Tommy Hilfiger dress is minimal and paired back but the cut out waist looks cheap. Paired with your bigger than life hair, it all just looks a bit dated. Let’s close with a discussion on Madonna. This look is so bad for so many reasons that I don’t even know where to start. Let’s begin with the disturbing fact that she’s only wearing a jacket. Where are her trousers? Why is she wearing a dog collar? And what’s with the girly pink pointed stilettos? They don’t go. This Givenchy Haute Couture jacket is fugly. The fishnets belong on a cheap stripper and it looks like Anna Wintour lent her a wig. Ladies, get it together. Last night wasn’t your best performance style wise.
Photos from US Magazine.
p.s. as a couple of you rightly pointed out on Twitter, Kim Kardashian was also amongst the worst dressed at the Met Ball. If you haven’t seen her floral horror check it out here, complete with matching gloves.
It’s been nearly two weeks since I got back from the south of France. Going back through these old Instagram photos gave me a much-needed dose of nostalgia. We left rainy cold Zurich on a Saturday morning and came back a week later… a week wasn’t enough time though. I’m already ready to go back and explore the area more. We visited Nice, Cannes and St Paul – all a short drive from the flat we stayed at in Vence. I ate so much good food – loads of cake and ice cream, plenty of salmon and steak tartare, plus lots of rose to wash it all down. Each evening was spent sitting on the balcony overlooking the water and rolling hills. I’ve made a mental note to go back in October, autumn can’t come soon enough*.
* Just joking. Summer is my favourite season and I wouldn’t wish it away for anything.
When I was in France I spent one day in Nice. The old town is beautiful with loads of winding little roads to explore. In the morning we hung out at the market – there were tons of flowers plus lots of food and paintings. One of my favourite parts of the city was seeing all the clothes hanging outside people’s windows to dry.
We spent a day in St Paul de Vence wandering around the old cobblestoned pathways when I was in France last week. It’s a gorgeous medieval town and is definitely worth a visit if you ever happen to find yourself in southeastern France with nothing to do for a day. I wore this new little red dress from River Island. I love the simple shape and little floral details . Worn with old battered Converse it feels a little grungy, which I like.
I’m currently stretching my legs in a flat in southern France. I arrived here on Saturday to perfectly clear blue skies and I couldn’t be happier. The winter in Zurich has been so long – it feels impossibly good to feel the sun on my skin again. Yesterday we headed out into the town of Vence. It was perfect to wander around the old cobbled streets and take in the weekend atmosphere. There’s only one problem that I’m currently facing: French coffee. We sat down at a lovely little outdoor cafe in a square and ordered two cappuccinos. When they came out, instead of foam, there were huge dollops of thick whipped cream on top. Is this normal? I need to figure out what sort of coffee to order here. I’m not hardcore enough to just order an espresso, I need something with a bit of milk and, ideally, some foam. What do I order guys? Tomorrow we’re heading into Antibes, hopefully I’ll have better luck.