MET GALA 2017: THE NEW MAKE-UP TREND AND THE DRESS REVIEWS

This year’s Met Gala celebrated the designs of Rei Kawakubo‘s high fashion brand Comme des Garçons. An exhibition from May until September will continue to feature her, sometimes ‘distressed’ and ‘punk’ oriented, designs.

No wonder that some outfits seemed strange for us. To show you what I mean with that, I should present you the worst dressed list.

WORST DRESSED

The worst dressed has been Katie Perry wearing a custom Maison Margiela piece, which was designed by John Galliano. That dress is scary, it reminded me of the Red Wedding from Game of Thrones.  Madonna’s is from Moschino’s designer Jeremy Scott. Scott is famous for his crazy and colourful designs, but Madonna looked rather boring to me in this creation.

Helen Lasichanh, Pharrell Williams wife, and Caroline Kennedy both wore designs by Comme des Garcons. I added them to the worst dressed list, but I think they are less horrible then Katie’s and Madonna’s dresses.

BEST DRESSED

I’m not surprised that she made it to the best dressed list, but Ashley Graham achieved that also because of the great work H & M did on her dress by staying true to her figure.

Zendaya is the second Lady who made it to our best dressed list. She looked like a princess in her colourful dress, which had parrots printed on it. The dress was designed by Dolce & Gabbana.

CUTEST COUPLES

 

Serena Williams attended the gala with her fiancé Alexis Ohanian and Blake Lively with her husband Ryan Reynolds. They both wore Versace, but the reason I had to pick them for the cutest couple list is their happy faces. The only thing that is better than being happy at the beginning of your relationship, is when you are still happy years later.

THE MAKE-UP TREND – PINK HIGHLIGHTER ALL OVER

Even if you don’t believe me yet, you will see in the next days and weeks a lot of images and videos of artists re-creating this look. Rihanna rocked the pink highlighter look amazingly!

Plus, Rihanna is the only star who can make an over-the-top outfit look great. I don’t know how she does it, but I’ve got to tell you I love her for that. She also wore Comme des Garcons.

I know many of you will love the PINK HIGHLIGHTER look, therefore I searched for you for links where you can get them and what I found so far on Instagram to shop for you. I rather think she products she used is from her own Fenty Beauty brand, but those products aren’t available until September.

HERE ARE THE SHOPPING LINKS:

Etsy Fuschia Make-up Search

MAC Cosmetics

Makeup Revolution USA (my favourite selection)

Nars Cosmetics

BeYu Cosmetics Blush + Highlighting Powder

Urban Decay Blush +  Highlighter 

Have fun re-creating her look and don’t be shy. With this look you should go over-the-top like Rihanna.

That was it for our review. You might saw that we didn’t feature Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner or Kendall Jenner this time and the reason is that I didn’t like their outfits at all. None of the top social media models like Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid or the other ones were chosen for this year’s list, because I am getting tired of the nude look in today’s fashion. I find images of women showing cellulite and stretch marks a lot more beautiful.

Kind regards,

Lyz Lupo

Style & Curve Magazine

Image Source: Daily Mail

 

BRIGHT & COLOURFUL – ANNA SCHOLZ TALKING ABOUT HER COLOUR POP COLLECTION

I always follow the international fashion designers and their new collections. And this year Anna Scholz created a collection which I found very interesting. Anna is known for her designs with prints and I was interested which prints she will choose this year. But this year she came up with a new idea for the collections and we need to show you what you can expect from Anna in 2016.

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Read below your interview with Anna about her collection:

1. What is the name of the new collection?

The collection is called Colour Pop, the Heroines in Action subtitle was referring to the superhero in all of us and the cartoonish quality of the collection.

2. This collection is still very colourful with the colourblocking, but why are there no classic Anna Scholz kind of prints?

We have changed our business model this year and we are going to sell our new collections #exclusivelyatannascholz at a better price point for our customer. We are now launching 5 mini capsule collections a season and have just launched the second hit ‘street style’.

I wanted to start the new year with a bold fresh look and something unexpected from us, but there are plenty more amazing Anna Scholz prints to follow this summer.

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3. What are your key considerations when you design clothes for plus size women?

The mood of the collection, colour and prints always come first. Then I adapt the shapes to a curvy customer and make sure that different shapes suit the varied body shapes of our plus size customer. I strongly believe that plus size women have the same varied fashion needs as their skinny sister. There are no rules as everyone is so different.

4. Your journey to become a successful designer was surely not easy, yet it is still very inspiring. What is your advice for young designers to become also successful?

To follow your dream and stick to your gut. I have been told NO so many times when I started, but I worked through the hard times and broke lots of boundaries to get where I am today.

And here now enjoy below our gallerie about the colour-pop collection by Anna Scholz:

I must say I like her idea to present 5 mini-collections per season (10 collections a year). This way each woman can find the style she likes the most. For me the colour-pop collection is my favorite. The colours are perfectly combinated together and it makes you enjoy the sunny days in spring even more. So go to the website and have a look also at the other new collections called ‘street style‘ and ‘spring into colour‘.

Order the collection here.

Follow the models: Georgina Cox from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust and Chloe Pierre from ChloePierreLDN.

And always remember to #LoveYourself & #LoveYourBody so that you can go out and wear this collection like a heroine!

Kind regards,

Lyz Lupo

HAUTE COUTURE SPRING/ SUMMER 2016 FASHION REVIEW – ALEXIS MABILLE

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Alexis Mabille is often dressed effordlessly chic with a sporty touch. He has a very charming smile and first it doesn’t make you believe that he has his own fashion house that was presented my times at the Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris. Judging by the pictures I saw of him, he seemed like a very down-to-earth kind of man, but as I looked closer I saw a strong confidence and believe in this man.

Alexis Mabille studied fashion design at the Chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne and worked later for the fashion houses Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent before founding his own housebrand which quickly became renowned for the designer’s modern rendering of the traditional bow tie.

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FASHION WEEK MEN READY TO WEAR AUTUMN/WINTER 2010
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For the Spring /Sommer 2016 Haute Couture Alexis Mabille decided to present a monochrome collection. Now only is the combination the colours black and white always super elegant, but it also reflects an opposite attract. Some of the clothes are also only in white and some in black. The designer also added dark blue and light beige in some of the dresses. Alexis Mabille even included a classic black bow tie dress in his collection. The dresses are mostly wide flowing style. He used a lot of ruffle style for the dresses and even the tight designs have ruffles on top or on the botton. Some of the dresses are even see-through, because he used very beautiful sheer materials. But they still sparkle in beautiful elegance like his whole collection.

See the collection in this gallerie:

You can also see the video of the fashion show below:

My favorite pieces are the black caped dress, the white pleats dress, the bow tie dress and the last dress – the long caped black & white dress. It would be amazing to wear them. His dressed go up to size 14 and sometimes even size 16 (US sizes).

Thank you for the fashion house of Alexis Mabille for providing us with the amazing pictures from the show.

I truly love the beauty of fashion and I hope you like it too.

Stay tuned for more Haute Couture Paris features next time.

Lyz Lupo