I often say that I have two fashion styles: my real life, and my fantasy life. My real life involves what I hope is a chic, yet practical mix of blazers, skinny jeans, Marc Jacobs heels or flats for walking around town, and a heavy dose of accessories. But in my fantasy life, I jet-set around the world on a monthly basis, have Karl Lagerfeld as a godfather, can disregard practicality and wear the kind of heels one can only wear when they have a driver, and am obviously slightly richer, taller and blessed with a metabolism that allows me to eat french pastries all day while looking like I don’t. And in this fashion fantasy, the Met Ball is my dream event.
Of all the red carpets in the year, my absolute favourite is the annual Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala – and this year’s theme, American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, was no exception. Unlike the awards ceremonies (where the dress code is fairly conservative), this is where the real fashion magic happens – frothy couture gowns happily sashay down the carpet alongside chic tuxedo jumpsuits. And I love that the designers themselves take along their favourite women as their dates.
Some of my favourite moments: Sienna officially stepping out with Jude again (they are absolutely my favourite celebrity couple – i’m very excited to see them back together again), Camille Belle looking like royalty in Jason Wu (I think if I could look like any woman, it would be her), and Chanel Iman looking pure 70s chic in a gold sequined catsuit.
Do you love a good red carpet? What is your fantasy event?
Love, Miss B xx
* All images courtesy of Vogue.com and Style.com