Wednesday, 8 May 2013

What I Wore Wednesday: Met Ball

So basically since Friday I've been a hot mess. I've caught some sort of crud and I just can't shift it. This is literally the first time I've left quarantine the guest bedroom since then. I've been really lucky that NBH has been looking after Blondie Boy and when he is at work his Mum and Dad have been watching him. Hopefully I can shake this thing sooner rather than later!  So for What I Wore Wednesday this week I'm sharing my Top Three looks from the 2013 Met Ball.

For those who don't know the Met Ball  is an annual ball that celebrates the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum's  fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute. It's never a boring red carpet and this year the theme was "Punk: Chaos to Couture." So I picked not just my favourite looks but my favourite looks that followed the theme.


Sienna Miller in Burberry 
Photo from Vogue.com

I love that studded jacket and it works so well styled with the white gown. Normally I'm not a huge fan of Sienna Miller but I think her look just exemplifies how to follow a theme but still look elegent and trendy.
Anne Hathaway in vintage Valentino


Photo from Vogue.com

I think the hair, sheer dress and her smug smirk totally make this work. I think if you deconstructed it all I'm not sure they'd stand on their own but togetehr it totally works.
Cara Delevingne in Burberry


Photo from Vogue.com
I'm a sucker for studs and I love how this is on trend and on theme but isn't too over the top. I know the Met Ball is known for over the top (see SJP and Madonna's looks this year) but I don't think you should go over the top just for the sake of it. I much prefer the elegant edge Burberry brought to this.

You can view all of the looks from the red carpet in Vogue's gallery. There were a lot of interesting choices (did you see Kim Kardashian looking like she'd been upholstered by Laura Ashley?) and some looks that were nice but just had nothing to do with the theme.  Who got your best dressed nod?

I also want to say THANK YOU to everyone who nominated me for the BIBs this year; I've been shortlisted for Best Style Blog! I really appreciate all of your help and I'd love it, if you want, if you'd vote for me to be a finalist! Just vote for "Transatlantic Blonde" in Style (#12) in the survey before May 12th. Thank you!

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52 comments:

Melaina25 said...

Hope you feel better! Stunning choices from the Met Ball...but wow did you see Gwynnie, Madonna, Kim K and SJP-sack the stylist!

Melaina25 said...

I love Sienna Miller! She is so, SO beautiful and that outfit is killer!

Melaina25 said...

Good choices. Voted :) Well done Melaina xo

Melaina25 said...

I love vintage gowns, always so elegant..

Melaina25 said...

I love seeing what celebs wear to the Met Ball. Those vintage gowns!

Melaina25 said...

I love all these studs! Sienna Miller is gorgeous. I adore Cara's dress to!! Thank you for hosting this link up!


Lauren xx
www.stylelixir.com

Melaina25 said...

i am dying over all the spikes. these are great edgy gowns!

Melaina25 said...

Hi Melaina. I love all the looks you picked especially Anne Hathaway's. It is daring, bold & sexy and her hair looks great. And I voted for you.


P.S. Nice to link up this Wednesday.

Melaina25 said...

Love Anne Hathaway's look and everyone who dressed with the theme in mind...

Melaina25 said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling good - hope you get better soon!


Alice
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Melaina25 said...

The Met Ball red carpet is never boring that's for sure! Ha! I think Jessica Alba had to be my favourite though in that amazing leather dress she looked stunning!
Hope you are feeling better soon x

Melaina25 said...

Awww no, really hope you get better soon!! It's horrible being under the weather. Love the three top picks from the Met Ball - I also love studds:)

Laura x
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Melaina25 said...

Sorry to hear you've been feeling rotten. Hopefully you'll be tip top soon. x

Melaina25 said...

I loved Sienna Miller's look, but I think Christina Ricci was my favorite. The plaid dress was just so cool.
Tara
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Melaina25 said...

Uma Thurman gets my vote! Very elegant.

Melaina25 said...

I'm not usually a fan of looking at how celebs dressed for events, but the Met Ball is another story. It's so creative and different and I love seeing all of the stylishly kooky garb that the attendants came up with. Sienna Miller's look is pretty fierce!

Melaina25 said...

Hope you are feeling better hon x

Melaina25 said...

Loved the Met Ball theme this year.

Melaina25 said...

Love Burberry dresses! Hope you're well hun x

Melaina25 said...

Hope you feel better soon! I was just checking out their gowns too and that from Cameron Diaz was pretty but dangerous.Lol! And yeah, Kim K just wanted attention and there she was looking....nvm...:p Not really hating tho.

Melaina25 said...

I hope you feel better soon xxx

Melaina25 said...

Love all three of the dresses!! I think I need to find a dress with spikes asap :)


Excited to link up this week!
xoxo
Erin

Melaina25 said...

I love Anne Hathaway's look! She's rockin' it. :)

Melaina25 said...

Aah, my favorite is Anne Hathaway. I want to mimic her hairstyle!


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Melaina25 said...

Go for it!

Melaina25 said...

I normally don't like her but I love this!

Melaina25 said...

LOVE spikes :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks; I've got antibiotics now so hopefully they do their thing!

Melaina25 said...

I'm not hating on Kim but she looked tragic.

Melaina25 said...

Hopefully these antibiotics kick in soon!

Melaina25 said...

me too :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Susan x

Melaina25 said...

The Met Ball is always OTT!

Melaina25 said...

It's pretty but just doesn't read punk at all to me

Melaina25 said...

I almost included Christina Ricci; I love Vivienne Westwood but I just felt the dress didn't fit her very well up top and I didn't like the styling.

Melaina25 said...

Thanks hopefully the antibiotics kick in soon!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you just waiting for the antibiotics to start working

Melaina25 said...

Ahh see I am not a fan of cut outs at all lol

Melaina25 said...

Thank you. I've got antibiotics and hopefully they help!

Melaina25 said...

I did love Mindy Kaling's dress but it was not even vaguely punk lol

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Ada x

Melaina25 said...

Spikes are the best!

Melaina25 said...

It's my favourite trend right now :)

Melaina25 said...

There was a LOT of vintage this year

Melaina25 said...

So much vintage this year!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Kelly!

Melaina25 said...

I'm not normally a fan of hers but she killed it!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you. Waiting for the antibiotics to kick in! Did you see Gwynnie talking shit afterwards saying it was awful and she'll never attend again?

Melaina25 said...

I LOVE what Sienna is wearing... perhaps not the headpiece though... xx

Melaina25 said...

LOVE that Burberry dress! Totally fab! I like Sienna's jacket too, just don't give her a hug! lol!
Carmen
Sparkle
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Melaina25 said...

Anne Hathaway looks amazing. So totally rocks that look!!

~Callie
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Melaina25 said...

cool dresses....sheer dress and her smug smirk totally make this work.

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