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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Met Gala 2015

Hi beauties! Last night was the annual Met Gala (aka Met Ball) here in New York City. The event is hailed as one of fashion's biggest nights out, and it certainly did not disappoint! This year's theme was "China: Through the Looking Glass," and while many guests and designers adhered to the theme (as you'll see below), I also included a few that weren't necessarily on theme, but were so beautiful that I had to include them! Let me know which ones are your favorites in the comments section below!

(All photos courtesy of: www.eonline.com)
Rihanna was quite literally a showstopper in this epic robe by Guo Pei.
(Fun Fact: this train required four handlers)

 Poppy Delevingne looked beautiful in this Marchesa gown.

 Courtney Eaton floored my in this Dolce & Gabbana piece. Very very cool, and I LOVE the head piece.

Zendaya was on point from head to toe wearing Fausto Puglisi.

Reese Witherspoon was so elegant in this red Jason Wu gown.

 Joan Smalls killed in this Roberto Cavalli piece. That rich indigo color is absolutely gorgeous.

My current favorite model, Gigi Hadid, brought it in this red hot DVF gown.

 Behati Prinsloo was absolutely lovely in Tommy Hilfiger.

 Kate Hudson was radiant in this gold Michael Kors gown.

 Lily Aldridge was completely on point wearing this Carolina Herrera piece. I love her jade earrings and the deep lipstick she wore with it - bold choices that bounced off well from the light periwinkle color of the dress.

Kendall Jenner was an emerald goddess in Calvin Klein collection.

Amal Clooney wore John Galiano for Maison Margiela and was absolutely gorgeous in it.

 Sofia Vergara opted for this soft hued Marchesa gown. I love the ethereal feel of the skirt.

 Rosie Huntington-Whitely was all sorts of sexy in this Atelier Versace dress.

 Kerry Washington brought the drama in this beautiful Prada gown, which she paired with green accessories. I love that she always makes bold choices and isn't afraid to take fashion risks.

Finally, we have Anne Hathaway wearing Ralph Lauren collection and looking all sorts of cool.

What do you guys think of this year's fashion pieces at the Met Gala?? Who wasn't on here that you loved? Let me know your thoughts below!

xox ~ KB

Friday, February 27, 2015

NYFW: Bene Rialto

Last week, I had the pleasure of being invited to the Bene Rialto NYFW event from my friend and blogger twin Mickey (follow her on Instagram: @thebohosocialite). Wink PR was working on the event, and they are fantastic if you are ever in need of a great PR company - the company's president, Elaine LaPersonerie, is lovely (Instagram: @winkpr).
Accompanied by my friend, Alisha, we were warmly greeted by Bene Rialto's Annie Badavas. She told us that Bene is personalized to help introduce emerging designers (typically they highlight about 30), and they're very story driven by brands - so you'll find brands and designers with something to say, who are more than just their product, they are also their story. I LOVE THAT!
 Alisha and I were quickly sent off to have fun, discover brands and products, and get pampered (yes, please!). We had so much fun! I can honestly say that I loved every brand/product there, and the company representatives present were wonderful, they took time to get to know us and vice versa. I found that to be special because it puts a face to the brand and gives a personal connection to have with the business itself - SMART (take note kids)!
I very quickly became a little obsessed with Destiny Candle. These candles are made with massage oil lotion rather than wax and the wick and lotion won't burn you. How is that possible, you ask? I dunno, my only answer is MAGIC. Each candle also has a ring inside of it that is worth anywhere from $10-10,000 dollars (like an amazing grown up toy surprise that I'm totally into)! My favorite scent was the Coconut/Vanilla, but honestly, they were all divine. Go grab your favorite at Destiny Candle!
Next, we got our nail wraps on with Jamberry nails! FYI, Jamberry had a MAJOR presence at NYFW. They had custom nail wraps made for the Christian Siriano show that were fierce, and they also had 3 custom wraps made for the Nicholas K show that were made using his design patterns. Those are some serious customized nails. The ladies at Jamberry and I were discussing how nails have essentially become another fashion accessory, and you can customize your nails for whatever look you're donning. We had so much fun gabbing with these ladies! Get your own custom nail wraps at Jamberry here!
I got a chance to talk with Whitney Wertz from VIVE - an amazing beauty app and website. Right now, you can pay $99/month for your membership and get UNLIMITED blowouts from the city's top salons! They are also adding even more hair and beauty salons to their catalogue for your to take advantage of  so you can get pampered and beautified all over the city for a fraction of the normal cost :) Visit Vive Style online today!
 Love the products from Ready To Wear Beauty! Their pigments are rich and their products are great! Full disclosure, I have a nude colored eye pencil from them called "Awake" that I've been using on my waterline and am completely in love with. Unlike other nude pencils, this one is more skin tone so it looks completely natural and you're just left with your eyes looking big and beautiful! Highly recommended! Ready To Wear is available at HSN and Beauty Brands.
 Then it was time for me to get my hair blown out and styled by the incredibly talented and delightful Mark Dolan...
  Amazing right?! I felt like a brand new woman and left the event feeling like I was on cloud nine! Be sure to check Mark out at Ammon Carver.
The event was a blast, and I absolutely CANNOT WAIT to go to Bene Rialto's next event! I walked back out into the frigid New York air feeling like I could conquer anything that comes my way. And not just because I got pampered and my hair did, but because I had just spent a few hours with so many lovely, smart, successful, and inspiring people - how could I not leave smiling?
Well BBs, I know this was a long post, but I had so much to say! I hope you all check out these brands and products because I truly loved all of them, and think you will too. Have a beautiful weekend lovebugs!

xox ~ KB

Monday, February 23, 2015

Best Dressed: Oscars 2015

Hi BBs! Last was the Oscars, and while I didn't watch the show, I absolutely watched the fashion (the most important part, really!). There were plenty of gowns that I liked and were beautiful, but they aren't all included here because while I loved some, I didn't feel they were Oscar-worthy gowns or appropriate for the event. So, here are my choices for Best Dressed this year, which one(s) do you love?!

(All photos courtesy of www.stylebistro.com)
 Rosamund Pike was nothing short of bewitching in this red Givenchy Couture gown. The arched, scalloped neckline and detailing are beautiful, and she looks flawless from head to toe!

 Jenna Dewan-Tatum was perfection in this white Zuhair Murad gown. I love that she kept her hair and accessories clean and minimal, and allowed her lipstick to be the pop of color!

 This nude Versace gown with the sheer draping and intricate beadwork is STUNNING on Jennifer Aniston. Is it weird that I feel proud of her?! Cuz I do, and I like this feeling, so there! Okay fine, I'll admit that I wish she did her hair differently. I would have loved to see old Hollywood glam waves with this look (but I still love this dress!).

 This Yanina Couture gown is just so pretty! Every detail of it is simply beautiful and Jamie Chung wears this piece with elegance.

 If there is only ONE reason to marry a supermodel, it would probably be because they will smash it on the red carpet every time. Case in point, Behati Prinsloo in this Armani PrivĂ© column gown. Boom!

 Glow by J. Lo was in effect last night when she illuminated the red carpet in this Elie Saab Couture gown. I mean, WOW! Kinda wish she would have done something different with her hair, but this dress is amazing.

  The color, the fit, the lace detailing, the sheer panel, and the shoulders all made me fall in love with Giuliana Rancic's gown last night. Designed by Mireille Dagher, this dress is a thing of beauty and a work of art, and I WANT IT SO BAD!!! Also, I love love love her hair - the color, cut, and styling are perfect!

Which gown was your favorite?! Any pieces that I didn't include but you loved, anyways?? I want to know your thoughts BBs! Have a great Monday beauties!

xox ~ KB

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Style Trend We're Obsessed With

Hi loves! I was originally going to post about my best dressed choices from the SAG Awards, but honestly, I couldn't because I was just disappointed by what I saw on the carpet. SO, I decided to instead post about something I am LOVING! 

My favorite trend right now is gold detailing on footwear. I love gold heels or great gold buckles, just basically any fantastic gold accent. Here are some favorites I found for some serious fashion inspiration!

(Photos courtesy of www.pinterest.com)











Be honest, how badly do you want to go shopping right now?? I want them all and it's a little bit of a problem. Enjoy your week BBs, and may the shopping gods bless you with fabulous footwear this season ;)

xox ~ KB  

Monday, January 12, 2015

Best Dressed: Golden Globes 2015

My loves! I know it's been a long hiatus, and for that I apologize, but I haven't forgotten you in the least! To bring you all up to speed, in my absence I moved to New York and began a new chapter in my life. I'm so happy here working and doing what I love, but it took a little time to transition. Anyways, I'm back now so let's get our fashion on! 

The Golden Globe Awards were on last night, and apart from Amy and Tina and a few highlights, they were mostly just very long. Regardless, there was some gorgeous fashion to be seen, so let's just skip right to that and celebrate these lustrous ladies!

(All photos courtesy of www.stylebistro.com)
 Emma Stone slayed in this Lanvin jumpsuit. I'm always excited to see what she'll wear on the carpet, and she didn't disappoint.

 Chrissy Teigen wore this beautiful blush pink Zuhair Murad gown, and absolutely glowed next to husband John Legend.

 Kate Hudson was not messing around in this Versace gown. The girl knows that she always kills  when she wears white on the carpet, and why mess with perfection?!

 OBSESSED with Lupita Nyong'o in Giambattista Valli. She has established herself as a fashion icon in the last year, and I love her choices on the red carpet every time I see her. The color on this gown, and the floral texture was just divine.

 Simple but elegant, Reese Witherspoon looked every bit the screen siren she is in this metallic Calvin Klein gown. 

 Julianne Moore has long been one of the women to always watch in fashion, and last night she wore that title well while donning this stunning Givenchy Couture gown.

 Miss Golden Globe, Greer Grammer, looked absolutely lovely in this ethereal Lorena Sarbu gown.

 Naomi Watts is always daring on the red carpet, and I loved this yellow column Gucci gown on her. Plus the serpent necklace was seriously on point.

 I mean, would we expect anything less than 100 from J-Lo? I think not, and she owned the carpet in her Zuhair Murad caped gown. I definitely could have done without Jeremy Renner's gross comment to her on stage, however. C'mon Renner, don't be that guy.

 Did anyone else mistake Salma Hayek for a heavenly angel?? She was breathtaking in this Alexander McQueen gown. This is how you win an award show carpet folks, take note.

 Winning the Golden Globe and having the sweetest and most moving moment of the evening was Gina Rodriguez. And she looked every part the winner in her Badgley Mischka dress. So much love for this one!

  I must say, Giuliana Rancic has yet to disappoint me in her red carpet fashion game. I'm always completely taken by the gown she wears, and this event was no different. She wore this STUNNING lilac mermaid dress by Maria Lucia Hohan, and it's simply divine. Love love LOVE.

So there you have it BBs, my choices for Best Dressed! Who were your favorites?? Let me know! And if you haven't already, be sure to follow me on Instagram as well: @blushandbangs :) Love you guys!

xox
~ KB ~