The MET Gala

If you are a fan of fashion as I am, you were probably waiting with baited breath as the photos and red carpet looks from the MET gala were rolled out last week.  I was so excited to see who was wearing what and the looks came together.  From the makeup to the fashion to the drama from the looks that was created it was a great night for fashion and an even greater night for fashion fans.

The Met Ball or the Met gala is a fundraising event where designers, celebrities and models come out to show the world their fashion choices and fabulosity.  The event has been ongoing since 1946 and has become the fashion event of the year.  The event is always held on the first Monday in May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The theme for this year was ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” introducing the newest exhibition to the museum curated by Andrew Bolton. The fashions for this year were right on point with this theme.   The hosts for this years gala were Rihanna, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace, Anna Wintour, and Stephen and Christina Schwarzman.

I am going to show my picks for the following categories:  Black, Gold, Men of Met and Legs for days, Aging Gracefully and I will close with my favorite look of the night.  (Images from vogue.com)

Best in Black

Bella
Bella Hadid wearing Chrome Hearts Official.
Met 2018-Solange
Solange in Iris van Herpen
Met 2018-Miley Cyrus-Stella McCartney
Miley Cyrus Looked Amazing in this dress by Stella McCartney 
Met 2018-Kris Jenner
Kris Jenner in Tommy Hilfiger.

 

Met 2018-Taylor Hill-DVF
Taylor Hill in Diane von Furstenburg

 

 

Met 2018-Andreea Diaconu
Andreea Diaconu stunning in Michael Kors Collection.

 

Goddesses in Gold

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Cardi B and baby looked amazing in Moschino

 

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Emily Ratajkowski in Marc Jacobs

 

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Kim Kardashian West, Sleek and sultry in Versace.

 

Met 2018-Olivia
While not a fan of the headpiece, the dress by H&M is stunning.  

 

Met 2018-44-sjp
SJP looked amazing but the makeup was a miss for me.  She looks like she just had bad plastic surgery.  This Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda dress looks fabulous on her. 

 

Met 2018-48-gisele
Gisele’s gold Versace dress was life. And Tom looked good in his Versace too.  
Met 2018-37-katy-perry
Without the wings this would have been a miss.  Katy Perry is wearing this angelic look by Versace.

Met 2018-30-rosie

 

Met 2018-21-ashley
Ashley Graham rocking her curves in Parabal Gurung.  
Met 2018-08-jasmine
Another stunner by H&M.

Men Of Met

 

Met 2018-Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa in Dior Homme

 

Met 2018-77-kylie-jenner
Sorry Kylie, Travis owns this moment!
Met 2018-Trevor Noah Balmain
Trevor Noah looked very chic in Balmain

 

Met 2018-Sean Combs
Sean Combs wearing Musika Frere

 

 

Met 2018-56-chadwick
This Versace ensemble seems a little Elvis inspired.  Chadwick has no problem taking a risk.  The shoes are making this a win for me.   
Met 2018-Migos
A lot of FLAVOR! Migos in Versace.
Met 2018-Idris Givenchy Haute Couture
Idris is always nice to look at.  He looks dapper in Givenchy Haute Couture

 

Met 2018-Colbert and Fallon
Jimmy Fallon looks like he just left the bar.  Both me look great.  Both men are wearing Ralph Lauren.  
Met 2018-05-daniel
This Prada suit, color and cut works well for Daniel.

 

Met 2018-Jeremy Scott_
Jeremy Scott perfectly matching Cardi B in Moschino

 

 

Legs for Days

 

Met 2018-54-jlo
No one shows leg like J.Lo in Balmain

 

Met 2018-43-gabrielle
Slay Gabrielle Union in Parabal Gurung

 

Met 2018_Alek Wek
Alek Wek was absolutely gorgeous in her H&M dress with the tribal pattern. 

 

Honorable Mention

Met 2018-Sienna Miller Louis Vuitton
I adore this Louis Vuitton look on Sienna Miller 
Met 2018-59-gigi
GiGi and this Atelier Versace dress…perfection
Met 2018-Rihanna
In true Met style Rihanna looks amazing wearing custom Maison Margiela by John Galliano
Met 2018-Paris Jackson
Paris Jackson looked great wearing Stella McCartney

 

Met 2018-Lena Waithe
Love this statement by Lena Waithe in Carolina Herrera. 

 

Met 2018-34-kerry
While the dress was a NO for me the hair is giving me life!

 

Met 2018-Katie Lee
Love this look.  This is so my style.  Katie Lee is wearing this Danielle Frankel dress. 

 

Met 2018-Jourdan Dunn-Diane von Furstenberg
This Diane von Furstenberg dress is beautiful and so is Jourdan Dunn wearing it.  

 

 

 

 

Aging Gracefully

These women are aging gracefully.  Well let me be specific, J. Lo never ages at all.  Kris Jenner is always classy so is Sarah Jessica Parker.  Cindy Crawford is ageless.  Linda Carter will always be Wonder Woman to me and she looks great as does Brooke Shields.

My Favorite Look of the Evening

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Kendall Jenner was simply stunning.  I loved everything about this top to toe white.  Complimented by the sleek hair, diamond earrings and gloves.  It was just the right amount of everything.  Simple yet bold and classic.  Hands down my favorite look of the evening.

Be Blessed, Be Fabulous!

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Holiday Gifts Under $10

gifts under 10

So maybe you find yourself with a little more money to spend on gifts this year.  Maybe that bonus kicked in or you had more in your holiday club account (do they still do that)? Or maybe you are feeling a little more generous.  Whatever the case may be there is a little more in your budget than $5, so today’s guide will be for gifts under $10.

  1.  New York and Company Scarf and Glove Set $5.99 (www.nyandcompany.com)2-Piece-Cable-Knit-Scarf-Gloves-Gift-Set_08118287_969For the person who always seems to loose their winter accessories, this is a great selection.  The sets come in a variety of colors as well as a variety of styles for the scarves.
  2. Soap and Glory Gift Set $7.99 (www.target.com)Soap and Glory Under $10What girl wants to go into the New Year with rough hands and feet?  Hopefully no one.  This Soap and Glory gift set will help them keep those hands and feet soft and smooth.
  3. H&M Pineapple Scented Candle $6.99 (www.hm.com)pineapplecandleThis candle comes in the cutest ceramic jar with a lid.  For those of you who reuse items, I am sure this item can be reused once the candle is done.  This candle is a great addition to home or office décor and I am sure it will also be a topic of conversation.  It also comes in White.
  4. “With a Sparkle In Her Eye” Notebook $8.47 (nyandcompany.com)-034-With-a-Sparkle-In-Her-Eye-034-Notebook-_08301557_001As I said yesterday, every woman needs a cute, stylish and fancy journal.  Here is one from New York and Company and it is another budget friendly option.  A great journal to write down goals and dreams for the coming year, or an excellent option for a woman who bullet journals.
  5. Personalized Reusable Starbucks Inspired Mugs $10 (MamaCeeCeesCreations Etsy)StarbucksWe all know that one, or maybe more than one person who just has to have their Starbucks.  This is one way that they can make sure that the Barista doesn’t spell their name wrong or that no one else walks away with their drink (hopefully).
  6. Christmas Salts of the World $7.99 (target.com)Christmas salts of the worldFor the foodie or cook in your life Target has a series of gift sets, one with salts of the world (in pic above) and the other is a series of preserves.  Either option would be a great choice for the foodie in your life.  Many foodie gifts can be quite expensive but this is a budget friendly option.
  7. Ear Bud Case $10 (www.mytagalongs.com)

    As you can see this item is on Oprah’s Favorite Things List 2017.  A great option to carry your earbuds on a daily basis, an even greater way to carry your earbuds when you travel.  In a variety of colors as well as a few prints this is a great option for any of the tech savvy people in your life.

  8. Shea Moisture Gift Set $9.99 (www.target.com)shea-moisture-under-10.jpg

Shea Moisture has become a household name.  The Body Wash and Lotion gift sets come in a variety of scents and are available at Target.  A great way to gift a friend and/or coworker during this season.  Also available at a great price.

9.  Eye Glass Holder $7 (www.amazon.com)

glass holderSo if you have a friend like me who needs their glasses to see, and can never find them, this is a great gift.  Most of the time the glasses are on my forehead, but they often get placed around the house and within reach but out of sight.  This is a great idea for the friend like me who is always searching for their eyeglasses.

10.  Tea Canister Gift Set $5.99 (Target)

For the tea lover in your life how about a beautiful glass canister to collect the tea bags.  Target has these two option each of them accompanied with their own tea bags to get you started.

So again you see that Christmas shopping does not have to break your budget.  As a matter of fact, everyone on our list can have something that they will use and something that will suit their personality.  How wonderful to get someone a present that they will actually like and use and that won’t be in the White Elephant or Kwanzaa celebration.  Come back tomorrow for gifts under $15.  Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping.

 

Be Blessed!  Be Fabulous!

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