May 8, 2012

Inspiration From the Met Costume Institute Gala

Every award season, I’m inspired by wearable trends on the red carpet. And considering the Met Ball is the Oscars of the East Coast I figured I’d do a round-up of looks you can incorporate into your own wardrobe.

HAIR PINSKirsten Dunst in Rodarte, Emma Stone in Lanvin, Dakota Fanning in Louis Vuitton

Sparkly barrettes are an easy way to inject some shine into your locks. Though most of us can’t afford a Lanvin clip like Emma, you can easily get the look by attaching a bobby pin to an inexpensive brooch. I also loved Dakota’s chic flower girl look: daisy accents on a half-up do.

Elizabeth Banks in Mary Katrantzou, Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy, Eva Mendes in Prada, Emma Roberts in Escada

Peplum is one of the biggest trends this season. And it was all over the red carpet. Follow Emma’s lead and accent a tiny waist with a skinny belt. If you’re curvier like Eva, try to find a peplum dress or top with an embellished top half to balance out your bottom half.

DARK LIPSCamilla Belle in Ralph Lauren, Jessica Alba in Michael Kors, Leighton Meester in Marchesa, Kate Bosworth in Prada

Actresses vamped it up on the red carpet at the Met Ball. And some did it better than others. When trying the trend, make sure to compliment the bold lip color with a filled in brow. But steer clear from overdoing it with the bronzer. A more matte face is preferable to shine.

And just for fun, here are my top picks of the night… Who were your faves?

January Jones in Versace, Beyonce in in Givenchy Couture, Ashley Green in Donna Karan, Gisele in Givenchy, Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabanna, Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan Atelier

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  1. Jessica commented:

    I liked January the best too!

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