Arbitrary Apparel Appreciation

Arbitrary Apparel Appreciation—Met Gala 2019

 

 

Last week was the Met Gala, and I do love me some Met Gala red carpets—or should I say pink carpets? As this is an Arbitrary Apparel Appreciation, I’ll be posting some things that I can appreciate for being simply what they are and others that may be more of an example of The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion theme. I can’t wait to see what you come up with in the comments! On with the show!

My non-royal lady love, actress Emily Blunt brings it in this golden ensemble. Love her. Love it.

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Next, we have a strange selection as I don’t usually appreciate Ms. Dakota Johnson’s fashion choices. She tends to BRING it for the Met Gala though, so even I can appreciate this Gucci business worn this year. The color really sings to me.

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Our third entry is actor Darren Criss. He’s got the chops to carry off something like this, which I think definitely meets the theme.

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I’m not one who usually appreciates any of the Kardashian/Jenner families antics, but I have to say I am totally digging this outfit worn by Kendall Jenner. Obviously the color catches my eye, but I really think the hair and the jewelry are perfect for this piece.

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Actress Saiorse Ronan wore this heavily embellished dress which is the second Gucci featured here today.

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Finally, please indulge my sweet tooth for a moment, will you? I love a little Richard Madden eye candy.

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Do any of these selections meet the theme, according to you? What outfits do you think were a better match and why? Did you miss Rihanna? Share your favorites in the comments.

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Arbitrary Apparel Appreciation–Juliana Awada

Juliana Awada is the wife of Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri. The couple visited King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on a state visit to Spain in February 2017. The state banquet was at the Royal Palace of Madrid, a gorgeous back drop for a gorgeous dress.

Alamy stock photos, in case you couldn’t tell from the watermarks.

I LOVE the subtle sparkle shown in the first photo, because it really elevates this dress to black tie. The soft pink is incredibly complementary to Mrs. Argentina’s complexion and the dress moves beautifully.

The video below cracks me up because for all of the orchestration involved in state visits, the age old issue of photo placement happens to the best of us.

There has always been commentary that the top looks a little too close to a bathing suit for comfort, and I can see the case for that. I think the beading and the delicate fabric accents mitigate that aspect and bring this somewhat old-fashioned dusty rose into a fresh and modern black tie gown.

Even the Queen appreciates the garment! Oh, how I love that sparkle.

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Oh yeah, you may have noticed this was the banquet at which Letizia debuted La Buena and the earrings from the Joyas de Pasar.

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What do you think of Ms. Awada’s gown?

If you could, what jewels (of any house) would you style this gown with?

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Arbitrary Apparel Appreciation—Glenn Close at the 2019 Oscars

Miss Lady came to PLAY.

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Glenn Close arrived at the Oscars 2019 in a bespoke Carolina Herrera. Glistening in the sun and the camera flashes, the hopeful nominee glided down the red carpet in a golden gown with crystals reportedly weighing more than 40 lbs (88 kg).

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Despite my concerns about the dress color with the lady’s coloring, I think the real issue here is the huge amount of fabric in that cape. It did move beautifully, but I can’t help but want the fit to be a bit better around the waistline.

Here’s a great view of the mock up.

And then came the Vanity Fair party…the ultimate party invitation.

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Cute, right? I was digging this gown until I discovered that it is <gasp> a JUMPSUIT.

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I. LOVE. THIS.

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Everything about this is perfect down to the lipstick. What say you?

UPDATE 07 March 2019: Per GC’s Instagram this number is a bustier and trousers by Armani.

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Arbitrary Apparel Appreciation—The BRIT Awards

Put on your snarky chapeaux…it’s time to appreciate some apparel.

Montana Brown, British reality TV star. Photo from HollywoodLife.com.

I couldn’t resist this outfit for discussion. It actually made me laugh out loud. Safe to say, the Baroness of Blergh DOES NOT approve of this blergh example. That being said, I don’t mind the sandals one bit.

And then we have this citrus delight on P!nk, a dress by Cushnie. I think this appearance is a great style for this mix of femininity and punk and I’m glad she went for it.

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Arbitrary Apparel Appreciation–Michelle Yeoh

Let’s just all take a moment, albeit a late one, to appreciate this glorious appearance by Michelle Yeoh at the 2019 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards show February 10th, 2019.

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Oh, how I love me a crusty Saab. That necklace ain’t too shabby either.