Prom With A Touch Of Punk: Met Gala 2013

Last week was the most important night in fashion: The Met Gala. While the invite specifically said the theme was punk, it seems that not everyone followed the theme. However I have curated a gallery of the looks that I considered that best followed the theme while looking fabulous!

Met galaMiley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs

Met Gala 2Kristen Stewart in Stella McCartney

met gala 3Anne Hathaway in Valentino (sideboob included)

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My personal favorite: Taylor Swift in J.Mendel.

met gala 5Nicole Richie in Topshop.

Met gala 6Karolina Kurkova in Mary Katrantzou.

met gala 7Of course Lady Madonna would get the punk look right, she actually live it the first time around.

met gala 8Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Burberry.

met gala 9Ginnifer Goodwyn in Tory Burch.

met gala 11Karlie Kloss in Louis Vuitton.

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Jessica Biel in Giambattista Valli.

met gala 15Kelly Osbourne in Marc Jacobs.

Snow White and other Disney movies that stuck with us

Disney movies tend to take on a whole new meaning once you watch them as an adult. As a kid I saw the movie Snow White and it contained no further meaning than the one that was evidently there, which was a story about a girl who comes across seven dwarfs and goes to live with them and take care of them. Then when a wicked witch comes and offers her a poisoned apple, she eats it because she is the fairest in the land and doesn’t believe that anyone could harm her. Her fairness simply doesn’t allow her to believe in evil. She briefly dies and then she is then awakened by the passionate kiss of the beautiful prince and they live happily ever after.

However once you see this movie through the eyes of an adult, you realize the absurdity of its content and how it portrays women. In the movie snow white is 13 years old, which under any concept is an inappropriate age to get married to the prince. Then the fact that the names of the dwarfs are very similar to the side effects of cocaine is something to wonder about. And last but not least the roles that every single one of the characters interprets in the movie and book exemplify the views society has about women and domesticity.

This is what happened to me when I went to see the movie Snow White and the Huntsman. Yes its a brilliant movie, and quite a sight for sore eyes since the characters cast in the movie are not only gorgeous but dressed in probably the most beautiful costumes I have seen in a long time. But it made me realize that the whole battle against Snow White was because of something as shallow as her beauty and not because she possessed any other relevant trait. Now is this really the message we want to send little girls around the world?

Newsflash (continued)

As eventful as the month of may was, nothing caused more controversy than President Barack Obama declaring himself in favor of gay marriage. Many believe he did so in order to gain popularity among members of the gay community, others believe it was just a publicity stunt. Whatever the reason, I’m glad this country has a president who acknowledges people’s right to love whoever they want.

 

Another important- and possibly overlooked- event that took place in May was the death of Vidal Sassoon. Many may wonder why is this man so important? Well he changed the lives of girls everywhere by inventing the handheld blow dryer, saving women time and money while allowing them to have salon looking hair. Men may roll their eyes at the thought of him being so important, but in reality they benefited just as much as women from Sassoon’s creation.

Among other big news, Facebook went public. What sounded like a good idea was actually a disaster for the stock market and left many investors either disappointed or enraged over their losses. However not everything has been bad for Mark Zuckerberg this May, since he married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chen in a small ceremony in their house in California. Congratulations Priscilla, you are officially the queen of Silicon Valley.

If the Met Ball did not satisfy your desire to see celebrities in their fines outfits them I’m sure the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival can provide you with an even more exquisite selection of dress and suit clad celebrities for your viewing pleasure. Here are a few of my top picks.

"Cosmopolis" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

The ever beautiful Lily Donaldson showing us that when it comes to elegance, less is always more.

"Cosmopolis" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Anja Rubik’s hipbone.

"Cosmopolis" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

I guess Kristen Stewart wasn’t too thrilled to be there, care to trade places?

"The Paperboy" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Nicole Kidman

"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Paz Vega.

"De Rouille et D'os" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Marion Cotillard. La plus belle du monde.

"De Rouille et D'os" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Eva Longoria. Speechless, this dress is too gorgeous to be true.

"De Rouille et D'os" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

I wanna have the body Jane Fonda has at 74 at 21.

Opening Night Dinner - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Minty fresh Diane Kruger.

"De Rouille et D'os" Photocall - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Can you tell I have a girl crush on Marion Cotillard? French girls just do it better.

Opening Ceremony and "Moonrise Kingdom" Premiere - 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Lana Del Rey.