Lupita, Lupita

Dearest Lupita,

¬†¬† 6:15pm CST.¬† The collective sigh as you made your appearance on red carpet at the Met Gala is the maddening reason behind this post.¬† You are a star.¬† Destined for greatness.¬† Your humble spirit and immense talent speaks volume.¬† The world has taken a seat in your audience, eagerly awaiting your next move.¬† But let’s address the daring move you made last night, I get it, it was your JLo-in-the-Versace-at-the-Grammys-moment.¬† You wanted to make a bold statement.¬† After all, you have stunned and silenced us throughout this award season.¬†¬†Radiant in Ralph Lauren, Glorious in Gucci, Dazzling in Dior and Charming in Chanel.¬† On Oscar night, I expected the mecca of dresses and though you looked graceful and elegant as always in Oscar de La Renta I must admit I was quite disappointed.¬† This was your chance to showcase your true beauty and fashion sense (and your stylist).¬† You didn’t flunk out¬†but you failed to excite.¬†

Last night you excited but you failed to ignite.¬† The Met Gala red carpet wasn’t the place for the flapper inspired emerald green Prada gown and the Star Wars headpiece.¬† Where was the architecture (structure)? Volume? Charles James inspiration? Red carpet fashion is about risk taking but¬†the Prada¬†was a poor choice for¬†a beautiful starlet.¬† Please, Lupita redeem yourself in only the way you can. By dazzling us once again and enrapturing us under your magical fashion spell.







Met Gala, 2014 Edition

charles¬†¬† Each spring, celebrities and fashion lovers unite at the fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute known as the Met Gala.¬† Fashion Mecca.¬† Fashion Prom.¬† Each year brings a new exhibition (and theme) highlighting the creative work of innovative designers.¬† This year’s exhibition is Charles James: Beyond Fashion, showcasing the designer life of “America’s first couturier.”¬† James, a British-born designer, known widely for his architectural aesthetic with many pieces being interchangeable keeping his ideas new and fresh.¬† Exquisite tailoring and lush embroidered ball gowns were signatures of James.



There was just one dress tonight….just one…it represented Mr. James well and it was simply stunning.¬† Karolina Kurkova in dreamy Marchesa.






Kurkova stunned two years ago at the Met Gala in Rachel Zoe.  The theme was inspired by the exhibition of Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.