Monday, May 2, 2011

Trendy

Remember how I said I was getting out in front of the trends this year (all the trends – so look out color blocking, I’m coming for you!)? Well, I wasn’t joshing you (“joshing you,” alongside “barf” and “do me a solid” is an amusing expression that I feel has lapsed in society and so I am on a one-woman quest to bring it back into everyday parlance – join the insanity won’t you?).





faux leather jacket: Macys / maxi dress: Old Navy / lace top: ModCloth


Also, the MET Costume Institute’s Gala!!! This year it opens the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit (which I will be traveling to NYC to see sometime in the next few weeks) and, as one would expect, the fashion was amazing. Here were some of my favorites.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen


Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen


Rihanna in Stella McCartney


Taylor Swift in J Mendal


Eva Mendes in Stella McCartney


Emma Stone in Lanvin


Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen


Christina Ricci in Zac Posen


Hamish Bowles in a fitting McQueen tribute

image credits: style.com

46 comments:

Jessica Weingarten said...

I love that maxi skirt! The cobalt looks great with the leather jacket.

As for the Met Ball, a lot of the dresses were stunning, but I'm a little disappointed that more people didn't wear McQueen! I was kind of hoping that Sarah Jessica Parker would wear one of his tartan pieces as some sort of nod towards the plaid dress she wore when she attended the gala with him a few years back. The dress she's wearing is obviously gorgeous, but a little too "safe"!

-Jess

Natalie said...

Love your dress!
nat

Becca [Free Honey] said...

First of all, I love your outfit. I've been putting my leather jacket over everything lately. I like it best with dresses or anything floral where it feels a little bit unexpected. Next, on the met ball - I have to say I was a bit disappointed with the outfits. They didn't have the same incredible fanciful creativity of years past. I did, however, really love Anna Wintour's dress. It looked every 70's chic.

hurricanekerrie said...

The maxi, the color block and to top it off-- cobalt blue! That's what I call embracing the trends. :) Love it!

this free bird said...

oh sjp. how i long for her skinny legs. and i'm not joshin' you.

xo,
c

Claire said...

love your fabulous blue skirt! yay for color blocking (and joshing).

loving Eva Mendes and Rianna the most (though everyone looks pretty darn amazing)

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Fashion Tales.... said...

Adore the colour of your dress.
Great pics you chose!
I love Sarah Jessica parker & Daphne Guinness dresses!
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Emma said...

I love the color of your dress and the lace top is the perfect touch!

Sandy Joe said...

Love your lace top! Daphne Guinness is so incredible!

x

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Joanne Hegarty said...

Nice post ! I love SJP and Anna Wintour ! Two fierce ladies !

Lauren RZ said...

That shade of blue is perfect on you! And-omg- can someone PLEASE tell Rhianna's hair stylist that her weaves are getting ridiculously horrible?!

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Ellie said...

I love your outfit! Blue is a fantastic color on you.
Also loving all the looks from the Met Gala last night. I wish I would have crashed ;)
Have a great day!
-Ellie

Twenty.Something said...

The blue looks AMAZING on you! I love it.

As for the MET event... not loving Anna's dress but loving Emma Stone's!

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Fashion Limbo said...

thanks for the MET update, Ive been inmersed in a fashion-excluding bubble for the entire weekend so it's great to stay informed with your site xxx

classic • casual • home said...

You looks super stylish...a nice fit with all those other fashionistas.

agnes said...

une très jolie sélection de photos, elles sont toutes belles ces robes, surtout celle de Rihanna

Jessy said...

i luv taylor's dress,is soooooo pretty~~~and your outfit is fab~~~

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Debby said...

Love the blue on you and SJP looks amazing! xo

MosaMuse said...

selma hayek looks amazing. rihanna was very disappointing this yr!

Closet Fashionista said...

So many awesome looks! and I love your outfit! I wore something similar yesterday...that same color blue but a dress and then a black sweater XD
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Tinfoils Tiaras said...

I love your sheer top and that shade of blue is incredible on you! Plus SJP looks beautiful comme toujours! :)

Bonnie said...

I want your blue skirt and that leather jacket.
GORGEOUS.

Ughghghgghhhh. Sarah Jessica Horseface, Taylor Swift and Rihanna -- What were you thinking???
I thought Dianna Agron was the best dressed!

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Monica Whitney said...

That maxi skirt is superb!

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Kristin said...

You're rockin' my happy color! And SJP...Swoon!

Leah said...

That blue is so so pretty! And LOVE SJP in that dress!

Luvs

laura said...

hellz to the yes. and i love the sheer top peeking from under the jacket!
hearts, laura♥
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Marie a la Mode said...

I loved SJP's dress, hate Rhianna's braid and thought Salma looked stunning!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

that blue looks fab on you girl!! I loved T. Swift and SJP!

Judy said...

Seriously, I love love loveeee this outfit of yours!! You look amazing - one part bad ass, one part femme - the perfect combo!

xx.
Judy

alltumbledown said...

Taylor and Rhianna make my heart go all pitter-patter in these outfits. And look at you-- maxi and bold color! It is such a confident look.

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Diana Mieczan said...
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Diana Mieczan said...

You look beautiful, sweetie! I love the colour combination:) Also, Salma Hayek's gown is breathtaking:) Have a fantastic day, my dear. Kisses

the nyanzi report said...

i'm loving that shade of blue in your outfit.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love that blue maxi! It looks gorgeous on you. Bright colors are my fave. :)

Thanks for all these met photos. Everyone looked spectacular, especially Taylor Swift!

-E- said...

i still say "joshing you". it's actually a 19th century expression.

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

I love SJP and Emma Stone! I also love your royal blue maxi - you little trend setter too. Isn't it so nice to be taking pictures outside again?? YAY spring!

xo, Ashley

Jenni Wells said...

yes yes YES! You look incredible. Not cute, this is babe material.

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Kavery said...

Electric blue makes such a great impact. Love it. I noticed a lot of blush shades at the Met Ball

StyleID said...

SJP, Eva Mendes and Ana Wintour are my favorite choices.
Loved seeing you wearing that beautiful blue dress. The color is very vivid, 'joyful'
Great pictures, all of them ... thanks for sharing.

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Penny Dreadful said...

I adore that colour on you x

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i didn't watch the MET gala but i do think Taylor's dress is lovely. Also, i am diggin' your lace top.

Onyinye FaFi Obi said...

i love your outfit.. it looks amazing on you.
andre leon talley has got to be kidding me by wearing that cape. sheesshh..!!

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Sara Shoemaker said...

oooh taylor swift looks so stunning. as for that bird feather dress, interesting..haha, What i would give to dress up like that all the time!


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Nav said...

Courtney, Cobalt blue looks amazingly on you! Loved the lacy shirt on top - nice twist, broke the color a bit!

xo Nav
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Caroline in the City said...

I really love this look - I'm all about the bright colours lately! And great jacket!

Thanks for the MET gala summary, too, I'm so out of the loop right now!

x

Caroline