Thursday, 10 May 2012

Met Gala 2012: My Fashion Faves and Fails

Good evening my lovelies :-)

I hope you all enjoyed my post earlier on the Cosmopolitan Lash Curlers - I loved writing it!

So you may remember that this time last year, I blogged about my fashion faves and fails from the Met Gala 2011. Well, this year is no exception! Often referred to as the Oscars of the fashion world, The Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, also known simply as the Met Gala, is the boldest night in the fashion calendar. Here's my rundown of who's hot, and who's not, at this year's Met Gala.

Who's Hot:

Amy Adams:
The Muppets actress looks classically beautiful in this draping white Giambatista Valli gown, with black and gold bow detailing. Her structured waves and pillar box red lips make her look very Old Hollywood - it's a thumbs up from me!

Ashley Greene:
The Twilight actress featured on my best dressed list last year as well - her stylist must be doing something right! Her Donna Karan Atelier gown accentuates her curves in all the right places, whilst her newly dyed darker locks sex up the look a little. Her Judith Leiber clutch completes the look with a pop of metallic. Stunning!

Cameron Diaz:
Cameron Diaz can do no wrong in my eyes! She looks absolutely breathtaking in everything she wears, and this gold draped Stella McCartney gown is no different. It suits the Charlie's Angel's actress' complexion and hair colour perfectly. Others... Take note!

Ginnifer Goodwin:
The Walk The Line actress is another star to feature on my best dressed list two years in a row! You may remember she wowed at the Met Gala last year in a unique emerald green Topshop gown (yes, you read that right!) This year she's gone all designer on us, and is sporting a blood orange Monique Lhuillier dress. I love everything about this dress on her - from the colour, to the side split, to the cinched waist, to the sheer, embellished bodice. Just love!

Hilary Swank:
Just... Wow! Hilary Swank is simply Hollywood royalty, and the Million Dollar Baby actress looks a million dollars in this elegant, red Michael Kors gown! It fits her like a glove and makes her body look exquisite. I love how she's styled her hair to the side to reveal her elegant earrings. I love everything about this outfit - and her!

January Jones:
Well isn't it nice to see a pop of colour on the red carpet! Mad Men's January Jones brightens up the show in this Versace dress, teamed with a Cartier statement necklace. The banana yellow colour goes perfectly with her strawberry blonde locks and tanned complexion. I adore it!

Jessica Alba:
I have to admit, I'm slightly biased with this one, because I have a massive girl crush on Jessica Alba! She can do no wrong in my eyes - I follow her on Instagram and I just love her. But anyway, that's besides the point! The Fantastic Four actress wows in this bronze Michael Kors dress, teamed with Wilfredo Rosado earrings. The colour of the dress suits her olive skin and dark locks beautifully, and I love the way she's done her hair similarly to Hilary Swank - to the side, to show off the bling! Love it.

Katharine McPhee:
I have another confession to make - I didn't know who Katharine McPhee was when I saw her name on the list! I was just wowed by her beauty, and I think she bears a striking resemblance to Vanessa Hudgens - what do you guys think? The American Idol alumni looks perfect in this tangerine orange sequinned frock from designer Elie Saab. It reveals just enough décolletage to look chic, not slutty, but I imagine all the guys were lusting after her this night anyway! Simply beautiful.

Leighton Meester:
The Gossip Girl actress was actually on my worst dressed list last year! Her stylist has come up trumps this year though, and dressed her in a gorgeous caramel coloured Marchesa gown. It blends effortlessly in with her skin and her bold plum lips add some colour to the otherwise neutral outfit. I love her messy up do as well. Keep it up next year, Leighton!

Scarlett Johansson:
Doesn't she look amazing?!?! The Avengers actress screams 'Look at me!' in this nude, embellished off the shoulder gown with fishtail bottom, by Dolce & Gabbana. Again I love the nude colour on her - but I'm not so keen on her hair. The messy curls are OK, but the length is slightly uneven and her roots look unsightly. Keep the stylist, Scarlett - but hire a new hair and make-up team next time!

Who's Not:

Now onto whose looks I wasn't loving... and believe me, there were quite a few!

Alexa Chung:
Just why? The TV presenter is flying the flag for us Brits over at the Met Gala, but I just think this Marc Jacobs design looks simply awful and something I would not expect to see on the red carpet. Even the shoes are trashy...

Alicia Keys:
I just don't understand why the singer would choose to wear something like this to the Met Gala? It's such a prestigious event - you'd think she'd make more of an effort,wouldn't you? This Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci tux looks out of place amongst the designer dresses, full stop.

Anja Rubik:
Two words. Grossed. Out! At first, I was uber jel of the Victoria's Secret model, but then I looked down and her protuding hipbone and thought again. Give the girl a burger for Christ's sake! Not only that, but when she moved in her Anthony Caccarello gown, you could almost see, well... Everything. Not nice!

Christina Ricci:
Not surprisingly, The Addams Family actress appeared on my worst dressed list last year as well. You'd think she'd have learnt her lesson, non? This Thakoon dress simply looks strange. End of.

Elizabeth Banks:
The Hunger Games actress looks like she has taken inspiration from her on-screen character Effie Trinket in this Mary Katrantzou creation. It just looks really awful, unflattering and ill thought through.

Eva Mendes:
The star of Hitch, and Ryan Gosling's rumoured beau, could look so much better than she does in this Prada gown. I like the colour on her, but it just does nothing for her figure and the chest embellishment looks cheap and tacky. It also could do with being taken up a notch. It just shows you that even a sex symbol can get it wrong sometimes!

Florence Welch:
Really? I know the Florence and the Machine star has a unique taste, but this Sarah Burton for Alexandar McQueen dress looks totally out of place on the red carpet, and quite frankly, bonkers! You'd worry she'd knock you out on the red carpet!

Kirsten Dunst:
Another star who's featured on my worst dressed list two years in a row - do these celebrities never learn?! The Spiderman actress looks like she has taken her inspiration for this Rodarte outfit from a certain Mr Claus and it just looks very archaic. Also the colour clashes with the red carpet - why would you do that?!

Kristen Stewart:
ANOTHER celeb back on the worst dressed list! I appreciate that fashion is extremely subjective, but I just can't find anything about the Twilight actress' Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière dress that I like. From the lace up shoes that make her legs look stumpy, to the old fashioned leather colour blocking, to the scaly looking bodice, it just screams wrong to me.

Sarah Jessica Parker:
If Carrie Bradshaw wouldn't wear it... The Sex and the City star looks frumpy in this Valentino creation. I'd like to see her in something more figure hugging next time as her body is to die for. Also, the print on this dress is verging on curtain material!

Best dressed couples:
From L-R: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen; Emily Blunt and John Krasinski; Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

Well it's no surprise that supermodel Gisele and her NFL quarterback husband Mr. Tom Brady have appeared on my best dressed couples list once again - they look smokin' hot! Meanwhile Brit actress Emily Blunt and her The Office US star husband opted for matching Calvin Klein ensembles (aww!), whilst J Biel and Timberlake opted for Prada and Tom Ford respectively. Gorgeous!

and the WTF! award goes to...

Marc Jacobs:
There are no words.

Who do you think are the best and worst dressed celebs at this year's Met Gala? Do you agree with my selection?

Let me know in the comments below!




NB - All images courtesy of Getty Images, as found on Mail Online.


  1. Love it when you do these posts! Giggling at your comments, but I'm not sure what you mean about Marc Jacobs...he looks ravashing! x

  2. Haha thanks cuz! Glad you liked the comments lol - we will have to agree to disagree RE Marc Jacobs... LOL!