The British sure do know how to rock and roll, so with last night's Met Gala theme being punk, the American ladies took a cue from their friends across the pond, just how to look punk-sational and elegant all at the same time. It's fashion's biggest night out, so click here to see just how these lovelies from the UK paired their hair and makeup with their funky attire.
The Brits sure know how to rock it out punk style on the red carpet, which is perhaps why so many of them were in attendance at last night's 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala in New York City. Clad in every designer under the sun (more on who wore what British designers later), they were dressed to impress from head to toe with stunning accessories, gowns and shoes full of chains, studs and of course — fishnet. Take a look at these British beauties in my gallery here and leave a comment at the end letting me know who you think looked best.
The Great Gatsby's NYC premiere drew out glamour of the A-list variety last week, but it doesn't stop there. The film's special pre-Met Ball screening proved another glamourous evening in NYC, with the style crowd in full attendance. Carey Mulligan opted for a menswear-inspired look in a Lanvin tuxedo jacket and trousers, while Katy Perry showcased her signature style in a crop top and full skirt, finished with a floral headpiece. Meanwhile, the fashion pack made their mark with Solange Knowles in a striped, peplum-trimmed dress and dapper looks from Brad Goreski and Prabal Gurung. See every single outfit from last night, plus the rest of the red carpet looks from all of The Great Gatsby's red carpet events right here.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
Last night in New York City, Prada threw a party in honour of the movie, The Great Gatsby where they were able to show off the very special wardrobe from the film created by Miuccia Prada and costume designer Catherine Marti. Guests included leading lady Carey Mulligan, Florence Welch, Alexa Chung, Isla Fisher and more who were all clad in Miu Miu and Prada. See their stunning ensembles from the evening by clicking through this slideshow.
All things are pointing towards '90s grunge this season — just look to the runways of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dries Van Noten, and Saint Laurent — and now, we're starting to see some of our favourite style stars sporting the look on the street. Case in point: Alexa Chung was spotted in London over the weekend looking nothing short of effortlessly cool in a black-and-white plaid Paul Smith dress cinched at the waist with a skinny black belt. This dress can easily teeter between polished and punk, depending on how you accessorize it, but we love how Alexa opted for the latter, styling her look with black chunky-soled oxfords and grey socks. Inspired? Channeling the same look is actually quite easy; all you need is a rad plaid dress and semi-tough footwear, like boots from Dr. Martens or old-school leather loafers. Shop Alexa's Paul Smith plaid dress, plus more affordable options below.
Oh, Alexa Chung, your enviable bedhead waves are exactly the trend we're dying to get right for Spring and Summer. But rolling out of bed with hair that's just mussy enough and walking out the door without spending an hour at the mirror is just a beauty myth, right? Wrong. "There are actually a few ways to achieve this look," says American celebrity stylist Sally Hershberger.
The easiest way is to put your hair in plaits before bed, but make sure to prep your hair the right way. Hershberger advises to spritz down hair that's almost completely dry with a texture spray, like her Wave Spray (£7.19). Work the product into your hair by scrunching and using your fingers to comb through sections. Plait the hair in different-sizes to achieve a piecey look, and then sleep on it.
In the morning, simply take out the plaits, adding more wave spray as needed. If you want to add some more texture, then use a curling iron, but only wrap the hair around the barrel once or twice, leaving the ends free. Muss with your fingers, swipe on some black eyeliner, and you'll give Alexa a run for her money.
You can count on two things at Chanel's annual Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner: style setters of the A-list variety and loads of Chanel. Those were the common denominators at last night's festivities, where the dinner party was a real-life runway for Karl Lagerfeld's recent collections. Who better to showcase the designer's wares than guests (and real-life models) Joan Smalls, Alexa Chung, and Dree Hemingway. Joan's supermodel stems were on display in a grey tweed jumpsuit from the label's Pre-Spring '13 collection. Alexa exuded her signature charm in a creamy Chanel mini-dress from the Spring '13 line and cap-toe Mary Janes, then finished it all off with a bright red lip. Dree opted for a more colourful confection, choosing a pastel mini-dress from the Resort '13 line, and styled it with a white button-down underneath and a pair of black and white brogues for a tomboy twist. This fashion-conscious set gave us Chanel three ways — now it's up to you to decide who did it best. Who gets your vote?
The lob has risen in the ranks to become the must-have haircut of 2013. This longer bob (aka, lob) can range anywhere from below the chin to just above the collarbone. Celebrities like Alexa Chung, Karlie Kloss, and Nicole Richie have all been spotted wearing the versatile, stylish look. For those of you who need more convincing, check out this celebrity inspiration roundup to print before your Spring haircut appointment.
Over the weekend, Brits from across the pond, made their way to the the western part of the United States for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. The stars, singers, models and celebrities broke out there finest Summertime attire and partied in the spirit of music. Rita Ora, Alexa Chung, Jessie Ware, Lady Victoria Hervey, Pixie Geldof, Louise Griffiths and Agyness Deyn were just some of the faces in attendance from the United Kingdom who danced the days and nights away in the Palm Springs Dessert. Scroll through these photos to see all of their amazing outfits and vote at the end to let me know whose look you like best.