Monday, May 5, 2014

Storm The RC : Met Gala 2014 !

Tonight was the night of all things fashion! Anna Wintour's annual Met Gala took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! Each year this fabulous event has a specific theme and this year's was a tribute to the great Charles James. If you aren't familiar with designer Charles James, he will be forever known for his extravagant couture gowns! Now while some celebrities followed the theme, most disregarded and just showed up. Here are some of my favorites & worsts of the night.

Sarah Jessica Parker & Karolina Kurkova had no problem following the theme of tonight's Met Gala. SJP opted for a Oscar De La Renta moment while Kurkova looked flawless in Marchesa! 

Rihanna came looking refined in this Custom Stella McCartney crop top & skirt! She took my breath  away when I saw this look. Rita Ora on the other hand was wearing DKNY. She is normally dead on with her red carpet looks but tonight just didn't do it for me. 

The couples of the night of course have to be The Carters, Beckhams and Kimye! Jay Z and Beyonce were one of the last to arrive on the red carpet wearing Givenchy! Although I liked this look, I would have rather her worn this at last year's Gala due to the fact that it fit that theme ( Rock / Goth ) better. Nonetheless The Carters look amazing! Victoria and David Beckham arrived wearing all white. David chose a Ralph Lauren suit while wife wore her own creation! I wasn't surprised to see Kanye & Kim grace the red carpet this evening but I was shocked to see how boring Kim's dress was. Last year I didn't give her a hard time because she was preggers, but this Lavin dress just didn't do it for me or her body shape. Kanye does look dashing in this classic tail tuxedo. 

Now my favorite red carpet moment had to be with Dita Von Tesse & Zac Posen! This pale pink ZP gown just looks amazing! Posen never ceases to amaze me. He also looked fashion forward in this oversized cape that was perfectly designed by Ralph Rucci. They just looked so radiant.

Who were some of your favorites tonight? 


Glamazon Alert : Neiko Nicaro BTS

Meet Neiko Nicaro! If you attend Middle Tennessee State University, then you might be very familiar with this name. Neiko Nicaro is the top emerging designer and soon to be graduate here on campus! I was extremely excited when he told me that he was shooting pieces from his most recent collection, so I knew I had to tag along! This all white collection was presented during Neiko's senior collection. Although I didn't get to attend that show because of work, I had to take this opportunity to see the garments in movement at this photoshoot!

The one thing I can say about Neiko's designs are that they are always eye catching! This collection has to be my favorite of all the others that I've seen. He continues to show that he is always thinking outside of the norm. I can't wait to see the edited pictures from the shoot. Check out some of the pictures I was able to sneak during the glamorous shoot! Make sure you follow him on IG : Neiko_ & Twitter : @_Neiko_


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SG Designer Alert : Menswear Designer Eric Adler

During my Nashville Fashion Week experience, I managed to get a lot of networking done. One of the people that I automatically had a connection with was Menswear Designer Eric Adler. Now, when I say connection, I literally mean it felt like we had known each other for years! Its hard to find people like that in this industry.  After the madness of Fashion Week, we got the chance to go to lunch at the Frist Art Museum downtown and just talk.

Eric Adler , who originally grew up in Texas, made his way down to Nashville for high school with his family. He soon graduated from Hillwood High to start his college journey studying Psychology and Spanish. After college he was able to drop everything & fly overseas where he received the amazing opportunity to teach English in Spain. When he told me this, I literally was jealous. I have always wanted to go overseas, hopefully one day that will happen!   

Eric has always had a design eye for cars but he knew that he could take his talents to higher heights. In that he knew he wanted to use his design talents as a menswear designer, he just didn't know where to start. After reaching out to a friend , he was able to connect with Nashville's very own designer Manuel. He took him under his wing and taught him how to sew and design to perfection. If you aren't familiar with Manuel Cuevas, he has been in the fashion industry for over 60 years and has designed for Elvis, Johnny Cash and many more.  With having learned from one of the greats, nothing was going to stop Eric. He soon began to work on his own collection that would take the Nashville fashion scene to another level.  

Eric had the honor of showing his first Fall 2014 collection during this year's Nashville Fashion Week as an Emerging Designer. This show was absolutely flawless. Adler's extraordinary talents for clean lines and structure really shows that he was born with a keen eye for fashion. His passion that I got  to experience during our time together was just inspiring. He really wants to make his mark in this world. One thing that stuck with me is that he isn't looking for fame, he just wants to be successful. When you find something you love to do,  It shouldn't matter how hard you have to work as long as you achieve personal success. Eric's journey has just started and I can't wait to continue to see what he brings to this industry. 

Check out some pictures from the interview that I snapped while Eric was working on a jacket for the famous Little Richard. I also got to take a tour of the new location of Manuel's boutique that is downtown and its literally beautiful! You might even get to see me in a couple of Eric Adler originals soon. Make sure you follow him on Twitter : @_ericadler & Instagram : _ericadler. 


Monday, April 14, 2014

Storm The RC : 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Last night celebrities graced the red carpet in LA for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards hosted by Conan O'Brien. Let me start off saying that everyone showed up in their best for this year's event! 

Zendaya showed off her legs in this Emanuel Ungaro Fall 2014 dress. I love that she actually takes an interest in what she wears and lets her stylist show off his creativity! Gorgeous!

Shailene Woodley made a bold statement in this army inspired Balmain leather top and pleated skirt! Her fashion choices have been on point since she's been on promo for her new movie Divergent. 

Iggy Azalea choose a more high fashion look from John Galliano! I don't know if I too much care for this look on her but on runway it was perfection.

Queen of storming the red carpet Lupita Nyong'o dazzled in Chanel for the night!

Rihanna gave me "Woke up like this" in this Ulyana Sergeenko Couture bustier and she paired it with a full length robe. We all know she can look good in anything. I loved it! 

Last but not least, Nicki Minaj killed it in this simple black dress by Alexander McQueen! This toned down look she has been giving lately has been EVERYTHING! 

Who was your best dressed of the night? 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SlayGawd Chronicles : An Evening of Curvy Couture.

Modadore's starlets Brittany-Michelle & Vee June threw an amazing event last night. Curvy Couture!

I was so honored that I was asked to blog about the event.  My outfit for the night was completely inspired by wardrobe and celebrity stylist June Ambrose. She is queen of statement pieces and when I found this London Fog plaid coat , I knew this was my statement piece! 

If you don't know what Curvy Couture is, let me explain. Curvy Couture is an fashionable evening showcasing the glamour of plus size fashion. Plus Size boutiques from all over show some of their pieces on some of MTSU's very own curvy models.  

Can we talk about the most Flawless*** opener that happened last night with Host & MTSU Alum Josh Randle aka Beyonce! He really did a fantastic job with getting the crowd involved and keeping us entertained! 

Owners of TheChicCloset

My favorite boutique of the night was The Chic Closet. These two lovely ladies showed the world that just because you are a full figured woman does not mean your wardrobe has to be lacking! Every piece of clothing that strutted the runway made a statement and bought out confidence. They also have these leather jogging pants that are literally to die for! Check out some of my favorite pieces from the show! 

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Along with some fashion that I was literally obsessed with you, I had to go around the room to snap some of MT's fashionable! 

@mynameisvann wearing a NeikoNicaro Original

I literally loved his sweater! 
Left : @_masterlacefront Right : @tclutch_

This event was truly inspiring & completely fierce! Amazing job well done to Modadores


Monday, April 7, 2014

Glamazon Alert : Miley Cyrus covers May Issue of Elle Magazine

Miley Cyrus found the time during her Bangerz tour to grace the cover of Elle Magazine's May issue.   I love the look that she was styled in. This sequin tunic and matching flared pants came from Marc Jacobs recent Fall 14 RTW collection.  Its not shocking to see Miley wearing Marc because she literally loves the designer.  I mean who can blame her, he's a genius. 

Here's the look on runway. I think it looks way better on Cyrus.  I can't wait to read this issue!


SlayGawd Approved....Emma Watson Noah UK London Premiere

Emma Watson looked flawless in this Ralph Lauren Collection white gown. 

I loved how this wasn't a regular movie premiere red carpet! This was a water filled moment that really bought out the essence of the historically Bible story Noah's Arc.  The cast literally walked on water.  Emma opted for Jimmy Choo as her pumps of choice. This look is to die for and I am so obsessed with Emma's fashion choices! 

What do you think of the look? Yay or Nay !