08 May 2012

Own The Look | Stars Step Out In Style at the 2012 Met Gala + Hit and Miss Picks

Last night tons of celebrities hit the red carpet at the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in New York. The night was filled with stylish and some well, um....questionable attire as Hollywood's well known stars came to show their support. Check out a few of my personal picks for hits and misses below. 
Lets start with the HIT's!
I'm just gonna start with the showstopper, Beyoncé SLAYED in a black sheer heavily embellished dress by Givenchy. I honestly don't think anyone else could've worn this dress quite like Queen Bey! I also love that she wore neutral makeup and a sleek ponytail because with a dress like this you definitely don't need to over accessorize. 

Check out her train!!! *faints*

I really do love Paula Patton and she usually gets it right in the style department. She looked stunning in a lavender gown by Vera Wang.
January Jones was another favorite! I absolutely love her gown, the color, the cut and the accessories!  She looked like a fashionista superhero in Versace lol ^_^
Lala Anthony looked amazing as always alongside her hubby wearing a gorgeous blue Zac Posen gown.
Chanal Iman pictured alongside Tom Ford wore one of his gowns. I didn't get a chance to get a glimpse of the entire dress but from what I can see it's simply gorgeous very elegantly sexy.
Leighton Meester showed up in a gorgeous lace gown complete with tulle by Marchesca. I love her entire look! 

Rihanna was sort of in between Hit and Miss for me. I do love her snake skin for fitted dress by Tom Ford BUT her hair is horrible! This would've been a great moment to pull out one of those backup plan wigs, the hair took away from her look to me. 

Peep the back!

Oh Solange! How I love thee, let me count the ways!!! Let me just say that I am a huge fan of this girl and her style! She always stays so true to herself and it definitely shows. She looked absolutely AH-MAZING in a canary yellow dress by Rachel Roy. I also love her huge bouncy curls, flawless! 
Her accessories were also drool worthy!
Now here are a few that just didn't quite do it for me.
Oh, dear....Let me just start by saying that I really want to like Lana Del Ray so bad but she just won't let me! She takes beautiful professional photos and sings really well -in the studio, but outside of that she's boring and weird. I love how she manages to look unenthusiastic about life and breathing at every function she attends. The cape is just uh...reminds me of little red riding hood, the sequin dress is by Altuzarra. You know the longer I stare at her dress the more I like it, it actually kinda works for her morbid style and personality. I just want her to fix her face (as in smile) for a change!
As much as I loved the Olsen sisters growing up, I hate to say it but their style always disappoints me :o( Being designers I just expect so much more from them. MaryKate Olsen wore a self designed black gown which was rather granny'ish in my opinion :-/ They just never look youthful to me and this dress certainly doesn't help. 
This was a hard one to do because Janelle Monae is just so cute and lovable! She wore a black satin jumpsuit adorned with jewels at the waist. Something about this just doesn't feel quite right. Although I do appreciate the change because she normally shows up to events wearing her signature tuxedo, I'd actually love to see her in a dress!
This was another hard one because I LOOOOVE Eva Mendes with all my heart! But the Prada gown just isn't complete. I love the orange color it looks amazing on her skin tone. The gaudy black and white buttons on the top are what makes this dress a bust for me.
Full leather evening gowns are just never okay in my book. Rosario Dawson is a gorgeous girl and I feel like this Calvin Klein dress did her no justice. And I'm not sure who accessorized her but it looks like her dress, earrings, and clutch showed up for three separate events :o( 
Well, those are my Hit and Miss picks from the entire event! Was there anything you loved or hated about some of these fashions? I want to hear about it!


  1. Solange stole the show for me.. I love everything about her; the hair, the dress, the makeup & accessories. It's simple and clean and the impact is absolutely glorious. In my opinion, she looks better than big sis.

    1. I totally agree! Solange always seems to get it right ^_^ I adore her style and love the natural hair!


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