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

 

SHOULD VICTORIA’S SECRET HIRE CURVY MODELS NEXT YEAR?

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Kendall Jenner for VS

 

Tonight was the Night! The Victoria’s Secret show was held at the Grand Palais in Paris tonight! The most wanted top models were gracing the catwalk at tonight’s show, including the celebrity supermodel Kendall Jenner and Gigi + Bella Hadid.

THE SHOW WAS AGAIN ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS IN THE WORLD, BUT I COULDN’T CARE TO WATCH IT AT ALL!!!!

The reason for this is not because the models aren’t amazing, and not because they are too thin, it is because a brand is just doing a presentation showing their products only on smaller sizes. I know that VS has bodies in XL, because some plus size models already wore their lingerie for shootings. Furthermore, in this case I do not accept the stupid excuse that they only chose thinner models to save money on the materials. The models are wearing cheap lingerie, except for the super-expensive bra they are presenting at the end. Let’s face it, they don’t want to use curvy models because many viewers out there would still consider them as ‘fat’ or ‘obese’. These comments and flimsy excuses are ridiculous!

WHICH IS WHY WE WANTED TO ASK YOU IF YOU WANT VICTORIA’S SECRET TO ALSO CAST SOME CURVY MODELS NEXT YEAR????

To simplify the descisions, we already chose some models for you. We have put them next to known VS models to let you see that there are no differences, except for their sizes. This is not a comparison, and we don’t want you to disparage the other models. All sizes are beautiful for us and it should be for you too.

Tell us what you think, should VS hire curvy models?

 

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Taylor Hill / Joby Bach wearing a VS body

 

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Candice Swanepool / Iskra Lawrence

 

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley / Ashley Graham for Grazia UK

REACTIONS TO THE LATEST SHOW

Twitter:

‘I don’t really like that Victoria’s Secret models are all skinny with no curves. That’s not what the average body looks like.’

‘I want a girl with an actual booty to model Victoria’s Secret panties. Too much to ask?’

‘But why are all the Victoria’s Secret models flat chested? I mean you’re selling bras.’

‘Victoria’s Secret models literally have nothing on Ashley Graham or Iskra like are you kidding me?’ 

Daily Mail:

‘Twenty years ago, supermodel Karen Mulder sashayed down a makeshift catwalk at the Plaza Hotel in New York wearing just a pretty white babydoll nightie, all honeyed limbs and glorious blonde hair.

This was a very early Victoria’s Secret lingerie show, which sent shock waves through the industry for its risqué ensembles and generous helpings of glamorous, golden flesh.

The American lingerie brand, then in its infancy, had struck upon a potent formula: send beautiful women down a catwalk in their undies and you’ll attract attention.

Nowadays these are the kinds of outfits the models wear just to travel to the shows; the stuff they actually wear on the catwalk is so revealing you can practically glimpse their internal organs.

There’s something else striking about the pictures from 20 years ago, too. The girls have curves. Not excessive ones, of course —this is still a catwalk, they’re all slim as pins. But they don’t look like they’ve been surviving on nothing but chamomile colonics and tissue paper for the previous three weeks, like the current lot.’

THEN vs NOW

I think the only model who rocked her curves in a wonderful way was Irina Shayk, but that could also be because she is pregnant!

I hope to see a change soon for VS, because it is finally time for you to also listen to your consumers on social media. Sorry Victoria’s Secret if I was ill-mannered, but I really think you should change things within your marketing because you will lose the popularity in the future!

Kind regards,

Style & Curve Magazine

American Music Awards 2015 – Style Review

I woke up this morning and the first thing I saw was a video of Jennifer Lopez from her performance at the American Music Awards. I realized that I forgot that the #AMA showcased tonight. But thanks to the news I can now review the style and performances from the American Music Awards.

I want to start with the WORST DRESSED list:

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Jack Sparrow would say: “Oh no, the sea monster is back!” Z Lala’s outfit looks like she was going to a Halloween party. For me it’s just crazy and my worst dressed outfit. But she is always dressed like this at every event – just look at this link.

Kendall & Kylie Jenner

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What were they thinking? I guess nothing! The outfits don’t look good at all. The cut outs and the combination of leather with other materials don’t look harmonious at all.

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I am #ProKardashian, but this is a #NoGo. This is also the first time that Kylie is better dressed than Kendall. Kendall Jenner is usually the only one in this family who is chic and elegant dressed. But here the heels don’t match with the dress and the fake fur doesn’t match with the dress either. This is a complete missmatch!

Selena Gomez

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The next one with a missmatched outfit is Selena Gomez. Her show outfit was great, but this is the wrong dress according to me. Nevermind the red sequin material on this dress, but why did Givenchy combine it with an inner tube? Again there is no harmony in this dress.

Gwen Stefanie?

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The dailymail named Gwen Stefanie as one of the worst dressed ladies from the #AMAs, because you can see her underwear in this dress. Oh really? Like that is a bad thing nowadays still? So you say it looks terrible on her, but when Kim Kardashian wear the same you praise her for her fashion style?

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I don’t agree with the dailymail and I think that if Kim, Beyonce or JLo can wear see through outfits, then Gwen can too!

Now let’s go to the BEST DRESSED list:

Rebel Wilson

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I can’t even express my joy of seeing Rebel Wilson wearing a silver dress. No black, no dark grey, but SILVER! She is such an shiny, confident and curvy star. She proves with this outfit that plus size women can wear everything they want. And the lollypop clutch fits perfect to the dress and her silver heels. This is a dress from Eloquii. Get it here. Everything on this outfit matches. 2 thumps up, Rebel!

Jennifer Lopez

WOW! Jennifer Lopez was the host of the show, made the best performance and wore the best dresses. The only reason why she didn’t made it to my number one, was Rebel’s courage to wear a silver dress. Anyone who is also plus size, knows that we mostly stick to black dresses for big events. Plus JLo dominated already the whole night. I think I would rather make her my 1,5 place on the best dressed list. Here are her outfits:

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poses in the press room during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer Lopez poses in the press room during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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Dear, Kendall and Selena. THIS IS HOW TO WEAR A CUT OUT DRESS. And no mix of materials together that don’t match.

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Not her best choices, but still not bad. I like the cape jumpsuit in the middle the most. More info about the designer follows below.

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This looks like a mermaid dress to me. It seem simple, but this is a handmade dress and it’s stunning.

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Audrey says “HELLO“!

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Princess style is always a good choice.

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This is my second favorite outfit of her. I just don’t like how the pants look when she walks. It would have been better if this was a dress.

And the best dress worn by Jennifer Lopez is:

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performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

If you wonder why Jennifer has such a huge smile on her face, then let me tell you it is not because she is the host of the show. It is not because she knows all the tabloids will write about her. It is because she knows they will write about how amazing she looks in this dress. It is a dress from the designer Zuhair Murad.

‘Designer Zuhair Murad grew up in Baalbek, Lebanon. Since his childhood, he always dreamt of evading to a world of fantasy. He started sketching dresses at the age of ten, quoted as saying “I don’t recall a day in my life without a pen in my hand!”. ‘

Zuhair is known for making amazing see through designer dresses for women and he is one of my favorite designers also. If you ever want to buy a dress that is worth saving, then you need to get his gowns one day.

Watch here the latest fashion show of Zuhair Murad:

Gigi Hadid

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Unlike Kendall, Gigi Hadid knows how to look great for the #amas even if she is wearing just a white dress. You can see again some cut outs, but no mixing ov differents materials. Simple and elegant.

Meghan Trainor

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performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Meghan Trainor choosed a simple and elegant outfit for her arrival. And a beautiful tight-fitting dress for her performance later. Especially her kiss with Charlie Puth at the end of her song was making the audience cheer loudly. It was one of the special moment of the American Music Awards.

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Another special moment was the tribute for the victims of the terrorists attacks in Paris 10 days ago by Jared Leto and by Celine Dion singing an Edith Piaf song: http://perezhilton.com/tv/?from=navbar_perezhilton#.VlLu9OJ0dyk.

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

I also liked the performance of Justin Bieber. Yes, of Justin Bieber. I never thought I might start to like him, but I do since his collaboration with Dilpo and Skrillex for “Where are Ü now?”. Watch the full performance here: http://perezhilton.com/tv/?from=navbar_perezhilton#.VlLu9OJ0dyk. I want to point out his song “Sorry” here, because the pictures above from this performance are just amazing. Made me also want to do a rain shooting.

But the best perfomance came from Jennifer Lopez at the beginning of the show:

My last words on the show is that it was a great show, that I am happy to see that you can be famous and still plus size like Rebel Wilson and most of all that we don’t give up like Jared Leto said.

Picture Sources: dailymail and getty images.

Cheers from Lyz Lupo