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The annual Met Ball is by far the biggest night in fashion with celebrities, models, designers and the 'style set' coming out dressed to impress. Hosted by Vogue magazine, this event is known to be the fashion world's best red carpet event as well as the top social event in New York. If you'd like to attend next years you better start saving, tickets are a whopping $25,000 a pop with all proceeds going to the Costume Institute. Enough of the details, let's get on to the good stuff, i.e who wore it best, who gave good face and who was red carpet road kill….
By far the most jaw dropping, stunning look of the night from head to toe was actress Camilla Belle. She hasn't done to many movies as of late but she is known for her fantastic style and last night she nailed it in a Ralph Lauren Collection ivory tulle beaded dress with champagne python sandals. Truly the "Belle of the Ball' I immediately fell in love with her dark wine stained lip, bronzed cheeks and brooding brows. Get her wine kissed lips with Jouer's Hydrating Lipstick in Phoebe. Kate Bosworth also rocked the typically winter trended dark stained lip with a slicked back braided chignon and flapper style feather dress.
Jessica Alba sparkled in a grecian style, burnished gold Michael Kors gown. One of the few who actually wore her hair down, it still looked elegant with a delicate pin curl set wave and again a dark lip! Are we on to a new summer trend here?
Cutie pie Emma Stone looked absolutely adorable in a red Lanvin dress with custom designed crystal flowers. I thought her hair perfectly matched the playfulness of her dress with a messy up do embellished with a crystal hair pin.
Beyonce was definitely the showstopper of the night. She was the last person to arrive and with a dress like this we can understand why she wanted the spotlight on her. Her post baby body is back in shape and she wasn't afraid to show it off in a sheer Givenchy Haute Couture gown with a long train of purple feathers. Although this wasn't one of my favorite looks I have to give props since she's about the only person who could pull this off.
Who had fashion faux pas? January Jones looked beautiful but pulled a big no-no by wearing a dress way to similar to her Versace corset style dress she wore to the 2009 Emmys. Kirsten Dunst clashed with the red carpet in a orange two piece monstrosity that reminded me of the Dick Tracy movie and Kristen Stewart went for a schizophrenic ensemble of a color blocked Balenciaga dress and booties. Let's hope these girls get their act together for next years Met Ball. Until next time, I bid you a fashion farewell.....
It seems the major hair trend from the 2012 Met Ball was the slick back! Bring back the mousse as the wet look seems to be all the rage when paired with an assortment of stylish chignons. From Kate Bosworth's classical braided bun, Gwyneth Paltrow's centre parted up do, to Gisele's matchy-matchy slick back that was fashionably coordinated with beau Tom Brady.
Not only does this type of hairstyle help accentuate the beauty of a rounded shoulder and collarbone, but it also helps us look younger. Pulling back the hair from your face in a tight elastic is like giving yourself a mini face lift. Beautiful actress Rosario Dawson had her chignon done by one of the greats, celebrity hairstylist to the stars Oscar Blandi, and we get the scoop on how to re-create this look ourselves:
Step 1: Prep the hair with Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray.
Step 2: Blow-dry the hair with an emphasis on the roots to create lift and a solid foundation, but leave the ends of the hair damp.
Step 3: Create a left side part and pull the hair back tightly into a ponytail just above the nape of the neck.
Green is all the rage this season, from bright Avatar green to the palest of opaque. With a little hint of bronzed skin, RGB's Dew is brought to life with a pale pistachio hue.
Recently featured on InStyle.com as part of their 'Hottest Spring Polishes,' it was in great company along with other colorful shades like Butter London's Disco Biscuit (tropical hot pink) and Deborah Lippmann's On The Beach (Riviera blue).