The annual Met Gala, formal name being the Costume Institute Gala (and also known as the Met Ball), was held this past Monday, May 5th, 2014 at the prestigious Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Met Ball has always been a much anticipated event since its inaugural gala in 1971. It celebrates the opening of the Costume Institute’s fashion exhibit for the season and it is also considered to be one of the most exclusive and successful fundraising events of the year. This year was no exception as the Met Ball’s red carpet dazzled with the gowns and suits worn by the star studded guest list.
Summer is nearly upon us and we often find ourselves looking into our closets, making sure we have suitable clothes to weather the hottest season. The trick to having a good set of clothes for any season is not quantity, but quality. If you have a few well-made pieces that can be worn in different ways, you will never find yourself without a thing to wear. Versatility is key to a piece of wardrobe earning the “staple” title, and the bodysuit is a tried and true must-have piece. With its comfortable stretchability, ease of wear, and flattering silhouette, the bodysuit is a proven summer staple.
This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday May 11th. Mother’s Day is a wonderful way to show your Mom, Mama, Mum, or Mother that you are thankful for her presence in your life. Mom’s life lessons that she taught you when you were young have undoubtedly guided you through life’s obstacles, now that you’re a grown-up. A gift on Mother’s Day does not have to be showy or spectacular. What’s important is that you put some thought and feeling into it and that you get her something that shows her just how much you cherish her and her own unique and vibrant spirit.
Today is Denim Day. Sounds simple enough, right? A day of appreciation for denim should be easy for any fashion lover, as denim is universally loved and is one of the most worn fabrics in the world. But denim’s importance today is symbolic.
Dressing for work is a reality that has to be dealt with. Some of us have the great fortune of working at a place where the dress code is relaxed. A place where one could throw on some jeans, a vintage t-shirt, and some sneakers in the morning and be ready for work. But the majority of us have to adhere to the fashion rules of the companies we work for.