New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala, aka the 'it' fashion party of the year, went punk for the costume institute exhibit this year. The Met Gala's 'Punk Chaos to Couture' exhibit opening was hosted by actress, Rooney Mara and designer, Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy.
All of Hollywood's best came dressed in their best and many embraced the theme with spikes, studs, chains and gothic inspired gowns.
Here are our picks for Best Punk Looks:
ROONEY MARA (HINT OF GOTHIC)
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
Some celebs went a little more mainstream and opted to not go for punk but still caught our eye!
Our picks for Best Looks Overall: BLAKE LIVELY, ROONEY MARA , MIRANDA KERR
What were your favourites?
Can you believe it's almost here?! Almost time to put away the coats and boots and bring out the sun dresses and ballerinas!
We are so excited to give you some details on our new collection! Its bright, colorful and full of fun trends! This is by far the most distinct range Butterfly Twists has ever had. It is instantly recognizable, iconic and a definite must-have for every girl out there and... not to mention even more comfortable!
As for the styles... get ready to see a variety of bright to soft to neon hues, different textures, and patterns!
Butterfly Twists will unveil the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection next month! Who is excited?!
Match your trendy trench to your beautiful ballerinas!
Butterfly Twists are right on trend with your favourite winter essentials like trench coats! Time to match the perfect trench to the perfect ballerinas!
Who said their just transition shoes? These ballerinas can keep up with you all day long. Look stylish without those painful heels! Take a look and get shoppingJ!
HOT IN PINK
CHIC IN QUILTED CONTRAST
BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK VELVET
GORGEOUS IN GREY HERRINGBONE
RADIANT IN RUBY RED
PRETTY AND PREPPY IN COGNAC
BOLD IN BLUE
Girl Meets Boy-ish Trend
The White and Black Jacket: Loving this look that can add a little bit of glamour to jeans, and make the perfect contrast with a brightly-hued skirt. Best of all it’s a piece in your closet that can go from day to night!
Double Monk Straps – every bootie needs them! We’ve always seen them on men’s footwear but now we can wear them too! Such a great look for ankle boots.
The Equestrian Detail: It’s all in the details and this season it is all about those equestrian bits on your favourite accessories like watches, belts, jewellery, handbags, and tops! Pair this trend with a luxurious autumn hue like cognac to give your outfit a polished, chic look. Update this look by wearing multiple necklace strands and stacking up those bangles.
The Ox Blood/Bordeaux/ Burgundy/Maroon Madness: I just can’t stop wearing my beautiful burgundy velvet Scarletts! It is a dark yet vibrant colour that epitomizes glamour and confidence. I love this colour and have already started incorporating it into my wardrobe! Nails, lipstick, shoes, skirts, tops, jeans, handbag… the possibilities are endless!
Luxurious in Leather
The Leather Skirt: Luxe leather style is perfection for fall. Too much of a bold look for you? Buy an A-line skirt rather than a pencil skirt or leather skinnies. It is a bit more playful, feminine and less dominatrix. But hey I would go for all three!
Metallic Brocade: A detailed delicate fabric with threads of lurex intertwined to make this material feel ultra rich. Talk about recycled fashion! Brocade was huge in the 17th century and now it’s back! I love this elegant metallic brocade on skirts, cropped pants and fitted jackets. Modernize the look with some metallic shoes and a solid coloured top! Too much to handle? Try an all black brocade pattern first! Subtle but definitely not boring!
As well as Butterfly Twists there is one other item we consider a fashion 'must have' and that's the perfect shades. We heart the Aviator Ray Bans for facial cover up - what's your perfect style?
I know everyone is delighted with the recent glorius weather and it's certainly made the Olympics much more enjoyable for all concerned but I can't help wishing (just a little bit) that Autumn was upon us already. Fact is I am totally bored with my current wardrobe and the near empty summer sale racks are failing to inspire me. I want to wear the small section in stores called 'NEW COLLECTIONS' but its clearly too warm for cashmere and leather. Oh how I heart leather. . .in trousers, in shoes, in shorts. But even a cheeky leather short would be too uncomfortable for this weather and so I wait patiently for a change in weather and an update of my wardrobe knowing only too well that in just a couple of months I will wish it warm again.
For those of you who thought modelling and photo-shoots were all glamour!
Are your flats just back-up or would you ever wear them to the main event? Are they suitable for the red carpet and a special occasion or do heels win every-time?
Many celebs have been quoted as saying that heels are needed to make an outfit and that flats can turn a gorgeous outfit into a big mission failure. We obviously disagree, flats can keep an outfit fresh and youthful providing you remember the number one rule - straight back and don't let your shoulders wander forward! It's true that heels can give you better posture but they can kill your feet within an hour. . . .
Wanted to share with you the trends we have picked up on for SS13, these are fresh of the catwalks and can be seen at all the industry trade shows. Our challenge is using them as inspiration for our shoe collection - any ideas welcome!
Snizzling snake skin
Summer basics in a wide range of colours
Rock and leather
Which is your favourite? I must admit to having a bit of a leather thing, especially in trousers and shorts and it works beautifully with lace to stop it being too vamp.