My best friend Margaret and her beau Alpha, have been brainstorming for months now about how they can share their love for art and fashion with the world and it is finally coming together. On July 24th, they will be launching their very own site called ZEAL- a collaborative art & fashion blog. In celebration of the launch, they will be having a party to introduce the site. I am so happy to help spread the word about this project. If any of my readers are in the NYC area and would like to attend, head over to z3al.com and make sure to rsvp!
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One of the founders of MISSBISH, Lindsay Jang, has written a beautiful and inspiring post about beauty and body image. I read it this morning on my commute to work and felt so uplifted and motivated afterwards. Everyday, us women have such a struggle thinking about what to wear, how to do our hair, should we to put make up or not, ” do I look fat in this dress?” etc. Sometimes we need a little reminder that all that SHIT doesn’t matter! We need to think about ourselves before wondering what others may think. Lindsay helps us with that, check out her letter to us bad bishes here!! (photo above is Lindsay herself, shot by Carmen Chan.)
Every year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts their Met Gala. The big event is an annual fundraiser to raise money for the museum’s Costume Institute in NYC. Celebrities walk the carpet up the Met’s stairs decked out in extravagant outfits while trying to follow a pre-announced theme, this year the exhibition was dedicated to a special designer (one of my favorites of all time) “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.” The 74 year old Japanese designer which founded her brand in 1969, is known for her unorthodox fashion, now she is the only second living designer to be given a solo show at the Met (the first was Yves Saint Laurent in ’83). The designer pushes the envelope with every piece she sends down her runways, she refuses to abide by the rules of fashion which is one of the top reasons why she was chosen as this years honoree. In an interview in The New York Times Rei expresses, “Doing something new doesn’t necessarily have to be beautiful in the eyes of the people who look at it. The result of doing something new is beautiful. The fact of doing something new and people being moved by it is what’s beautiful.”
As mentioned before, celebrities are expected to show up dress according to the theme of the night. This past Monday, while some honored the designer to the T, others decided for a more subtle approach. I asked my best friend Margaret to choose her top three looks of the night and share her thoughts with us. Margaret is all things fashion and I know she lives for the Met Gala, so who better to assist me in sharing the top show stoppers of this year’s gala.
Rihanna crowned “Queen of the Night”: need we say more?
Not only has Rihanna showed up honoring the theme, she isn’t afraid to take risk and show everyone how it’s done. Her looks are always effortless!
Zendaya in a Dolce & Gabbana off-the-shoulder ballgown.
Queen of the Red Carpet is what Zendaya has been labeled as of late. Not only does she look elegant, she has proven that doing less is always more.
Michele Lemy in Comme des Garçon.
Michele had no issues sticking to the theme of the Met Gala and mixing it up with her unique style.