The Glam Met Gala Goes Punk

The Glam Met Gala Goes Punk

My favorite look of the night. Gwen naturally exudes glamorous punk anyways. This look is effortless perfection.

This year the theme for the Met Gala was “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” And I for one thoroughly enjoyed watching each celeb, model, debutant, good for nothing (Sorry Kim) fashionista release their inner punk.

This year was so intriguing on a variety of levels. Some attendees interpreted the theme on a very literal level. I feel like some people (ahem, Miley, Madonna) took the punk concept and dressed like they were going to a themed birthday party. Other people like the oh so Glam Gwen (seriously she should change her name to that) unleashed her inner rock goddess.

If I have learned anything from the majority of the attendees of the gala it is that apparently when attempting the “punk” look, one need not do more then alter their hair, or put on a pair of fish nets (yes, we saw that Mrs. Timberlake.)

If Kim Kardashian can score an invite to this event, I shall sit and wait patiently for mine to come through the mail for next year.

Is anyone else relieved Anne FINALLY did something with her hair!

Is anyone else relieved Anne FINALLY did something with her hair!

Dominatrix? Punk Princess? Umm is anyone else confused? This looks more like a costume change...

Dominatrix? Punk Princess? Umm is anyone else confused? This looks more like a costume change…

If this look had not already been done at least two other times at the Gala I would probably adore this. But from such a free spirit as Miley, I expected more originality.

If this look had not already been done at least two other times at the Gala I would probably adore this. But from such a free spirit as Miley, I expected more originality.

NICOLE RICHIE WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!

NICOLE RICHIE WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!

Sarah Jessica Parker unleashed her inner Carrie Bradshaw. Is it punk if releasing your inner self is a fashion icon? I think yes!

Sarah Jessica Parker unleashed her inner Carrie Bradshaw. Is it punk if releasing your inner self is a fashion icon? I think yes!

William Rast to be William No More

William Rast to be William No More

So after a few months of speculating (on a personal level) the word regarding the fate of JT’s famous denim line is that the collection will be no more. At least that is how I’m interpreting the typed words on the blogosphere. I read on Perez Hilton today that Justin Timberlake plans on officially leaving the brand at the end of this year. Because of this, buyers feel as though there will be no interest from consumers to purchase his jeans.

I have mixed feelings about this. I never personally committed to a pair of William Rast jeans, even when the William Rast outlet at the mall I work at was going out of business still could not commit to a pair for $30. In their defense most of it was flared and who really wears flaired jeans anymore? Regardless, I know of a lot of people who liked the fit of the jeans. Definitely for a girl with curves.

Quite literally I get asked at my store on a daily basis where fans of the line can find William Rast jeans, and this is what we have suspected for quite some time, that the line was no more.

Dear celebrities thinking about launching collections, please don’t get us addicted to something only to leave us hanging. I’m looking at you too Gwen Stefani, whose lack of involvement in her famous L.A.M.B line has left consumers wondering what the heck is going on. The rumor in the retail industry for a long time has been that she lost her license to her handbag line and that is why you no longer see it in your favorite department stores. But one of my friends who was at Magic a few weeks ago said her bags were featured at a booth there so who knows.

Regardless, this is still disappointing news for fans of the denim collection and further proof that Justin Timberlake can only focus on one project at a time.

I love rock and roll!

Rock and Roll doesn’t have to be grungy. Outfit= leather jacket, beanie by marc by marc jacobs, scarf by Alexander McQueen, glasses by Chloe

If you knew me as a child, you know the incredibly strict fashion rules that were enforced upon me. For example, nail polish had to be clear. Lipstick came in the form of chapstick, and if I wanted to wear a concealer of some sort it had to be nothing more than the Clean and Clear blue powder. The reins were not loosened until my junior year of high school when I was FINALLy allowed to embrace new style choices. While Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch quickly became my go to stops as I was finally embracing my So. Cal roots.

Never in a million years did I think my style would eventually embrace leather, combat boots, and skulls. But alas, today I find myself not being able to have enough of these pieces in my closet! It doesn’t help that I’m addicted to McQueen. My original military inspired ankle booties are one of my most prized pieces of my shoe collection and who knows, maybe one day I’ll be buried in them (it is quite literally a toss up between those and my sparkly Chanel heels. Hopefully I’ll have plenty of years to decide.) Anyways, in my younger years I was not allowed to wear black and anything with skulls was assumed to have been purchased from Hot Topic, a store that for years I was not even allowed to step foot in.

My poor mother is probably rolling over in her grave at my recent fashion choices. I find myself drawn not only to McQueen look alikes when I can’t afford the real thing, big chunky combat boots with (gasp) studs,¬†and leather! Since we are now in the heart of fall and all these style must can be found on nearly every shelf, my bank account quite frankly does not stand a chance.

Jeffrey Campbell Lita spiked black and silver ankle boots $195 at Urbanoutfitters.com

What are some must haves that I think all rock and roll inspired fashionistas must have? Jeffrey Campbell combat boots for sure! I was at a runway event earlier in the summer and one of the attendees completely stole the show and got more compliments than the girls wearing their Louboutins. Imagine that!

Leather leggings have been a staple in my fall closet for about 2 years now, which tells me that this trend is quickly becoming a classic. Pair them with an oversized sweater and some leather boots and you have a boho inspired rock and roll look!

leather leggings paired with an oversized sweater? Vince usually has exactly what your looking for

Ok, if you’ve been following my posts, you realize by now I should probably be attending some sort of Nicole Richie anonymous meetings because I am OBSESSED with her style. Nobody does rock and roll better than her (ok maybe with the exception of Gwen Stefani.) Perhaps the thing I love most about Nicole Richie’s style is she adds a flare of chic to it.

Nicole Richie making rock and roll runway ready

Add a touch of classiness to something traditionally deemed grungy and you have girly girls such as myself ready to take a walk on the wild side. Rock on!