17 Must-Have Books for Every Fashion Lover

‘The Woman I wanted to be’ by Diane von Furstenberg 'The Woman I wanted to be' by Diane von Furstenberg.

‘Grace: A Memoir’ by Grace Coddington 

'Grace: A Memoir' by Grace Coddington

‘How to Dress for Success’ by Edith Head 

'How to Dress for Sucess' by Edith Head

‘The Little Dictionary of Fashion: a Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman’

by Christian Dior

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‘The Glass of Fashion’ by Cecil Beaton 

'The Glass of Fashion' by Cecil Beaton

‘D.V.’ by Diana Vreeland 

'D.V.' by Diana Vreeland

‘Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography’ by Meryle Secrest

'Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography' by Meryle Secrest

‘A.L.T’ by Andre Leon Talley

'A.L.T' by Andre Leon Talley

‘The Glitter Plan’

by Pamela Skaist-Levy, Gela Nash-Taylor, Booth Moore

'The Glitter Plan' by Pamela Skaist-Levy, Gela Nash-Taylor, Booth Moore

‘In My Shoes’ by Tamara Mellon 

'In My Shoes' by Tamara Mellon

‘The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever’

by Teri Agins 

'The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever' by Teri Agins

‘It’ by Alexa Chung 

'It' by Alexa Chung

‘Parisian Chic: a Style Guide’ by Ines de la Fressange 

'Parisian Chic: a Style Guide' by Ines de la Fressange

‘The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Glamorous Woman’

by Karen Karbo 

'The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Glamorous Woman' by Karen Karbo

‘Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & and Everything Glamour ‘

by Rachel Zoe

'Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & and Everything Glamour ' by Rachel Zoe

‘Front Row: The Cool Life and Hot Times of Vogue’s Editor in Chief’

by Jerry Oppenheimer 

'Front Row: The Cool Life and Hot Times of Vogue's Editor in Chief' by Jerry Oppenheimer

‘The Sartorialist’ by Scott Schuman 

'The Sartorialist' by Scott Schuman

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Met Gala 2015: Red Carpet Photos

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute gala, also known as the “Oscars of the fashion world” has come and gone once again. This year’s theme was “China: Through the Looking Glass” – the exhibition of the same name (curated and organized by longtime MET curator Andrew Bolton) looks at China’s influence on western fashion and opens this month.

There was glamour, there was edginess, and there was (of course) ridiculousness on the red carpet. All courtesy of celebrities, models, designers and anyone else who was either a guest or paid the hefty sum of $25,000 for a ticket!

PS. Shoutout to the fabulous Chiara Ferragni, who was a guest of Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa, for making fashion history by being the first blogger ever to attend the MET gala!

(Click on any of the photos below for the slideshow).

[Photos via: Hollywood Life; E! Online; WhoWhatWear; NY Times; Huffington Post; Vogue; Vanity Fair; Harpers Bazaar].

The 2014 Met Gala: Gowns, Pants & Crop Tops, Oh My!

Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Stella McCartney, Kate Bosworth, Reese Witherspoon.

Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Stella McCartney, Kate Bosworth, Reese Witherspoon.

On Monday we saw yet another “fashion prom” come and go. Better known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala, or Met gala, the yearly event didn’t disappoint. As always, along with glamour and sophistication, weirdness and questionable choices followed. There were those that followed the theme and those that didn’t (such as gala rule-maker herself, Anna Wintour).

This year’s theme was Charles James: Beyond Fashion. Seeing as Charles James was a mid-century designer of iconic ball gowns, you’d expect to see exactly that. There were some ball gowns, but being an unpredictable crowd, there were of course other looks that included pants, short dresses and crop tops.

Not being one to stick to the rules, I actually liked most of the looks that went against the theme. Ball gowns just aren’t my cup of tea, as pretty as they may be (did not mean for that to rhyme, but I’ll go with it). That being said, below are some of the looks seen at this year’s Met gala, in no particular order.

I’ll discuss my top picks in my next post, but in the meantime, who were your favourites? Let me know!

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Victoria Beckham in a dress by Jacob & Co.

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Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney.

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Rihanna in Stella McCartney.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Balmain.

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Suki Waterhouse in Burberry.

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Nicole Richie in Donna Karan.

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Mary Kate and Ashley in vintage Ferré and Chanel, respectively.

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Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton.

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Margot Robbie in Prada.

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Lily Allen in Chanel.

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Leighton Meester in Emilio Pucci.

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Kim Kardashian in Lanvin.

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Kendall Jenner in TopShop.

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Kate Mara in Valentino.

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Kate Bosworth in Stella McCartney.

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Karlie Kloss in Oscar de la Renta.

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Joan Smalls in Vera Wang.

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Jessica Alba in Diane von Furstenberg.

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Olivia Munn in Diane von Furstenberg.

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Janelle Monae in Tadashi Shoji.

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Hayden Panettiere in Dennis Basso.

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Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung.

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Gisele Bundchen in Balenciaga.

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Georgia May Jagger in David Koma.

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Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera.

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Emma Stone in Thakoon.

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Elizabeth Olsen in Miu Miu.

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Diane Kruger in Hugo Boss.

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Chloe Moretz in Chanel.

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Charlize Theron in Dior.

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Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney.

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Blake Liveley in Gucci.

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Arizona Muse in a Ralph & Russo gown.

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Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein.

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Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel.

Anna Wintour in Chanel.

Anna Wintour in Chanel.

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Kate Upton in Dolce & Gabbana.

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Lupita Nyong’o in Prada.

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Katie Holmes in Marchesa.

(All photos courtesy of Vogue.com, Glamour.com, along with Getty Images, PA Images, FilmMagic, WireImage).

New York Fashion Week: A Glimpse at Spring/Summer 2013