Have I written about the Met Gala on here before? I think I mentioned it a few years ago. Well anyhow, the Met Gala is a yearly fashion event where the fashion crowd and whatever other individuals that are on Anna Wintour's current worthy to attend the event list get invited. Lots of kooky looks and ensembles that barely pass as fashionable or beautiful (in my opinion). Every year there is a theme (just like Burning Man) and this year the theme was American Independence. Not sure if the theme was followed for the most part, did not look like it to me but whatever.
Let's see.....here are who got on MY beautiful list of the attendees and some of them I've never heard of and I am somewhat in the loop (or at least so I think).
Kendall Jenner's dress was beautiful and fit her well. I like her body and that dress complimented her figure. Gemma Chan looked good, Anok Yai looked beautiful, I very much like the dress she wore (I want that dress) and the jewelry paired with it, Karlie Kloss's dress was fierce, Emily Blunt I approve of, Iman although looking like she belong at Carnival in Rio pulled it off and looked gorgeous, Keke Palmer reminded me of Diana Ross back in the day and the dress looked good and looked good on her, Amanda Gorman wore an amazing dress (I want that dress as well), Yara Shahidi looked good, I liked Irina Shayk's pretty dress and I think that she is very pretty in general. Rihanna absolutely stunning and beautiful as always, Jennifer Hudson's dress was a yes, Megan Thee Stallion looked better than I have ever seen her, keep it classy Megan it looks nice on you. I liked Khelani's pant suit (but a no on the hair). Normani's dress was so gorgeous. Joan Smalls - WOW timeless and gorgeous. KiKi Layne wore a beautiful dress and so did Laura Harrier. A pink pretty princess gown on Carey Mulligan. Gabrielle Union's dress was futuristic and interesting. And Imaam Hamman's was a starry mermaid kind of dress, definitely my taste. Julia Garner a yes as well. A sleek and sexy Prada get up on Gigi Hadid. I have a soft spot for Prada.
Now to the WTFs and NOs. Yes I KNOW it is fashion and I am sure people gave out fake compliments to each other non stop. But I will keep it real.
Kim K. OK whatever, trying to look inspired by the ex hubby (are they still married?) to be original and whatever else she is trying to achieve, maybe mysterious? To me it just looked bad. Like a new way for women to wear the burqa. Cover every inch up. Feels about right in these times when women's rights in Afghanistan are basically gone.
Rihanna's BF wore a giant quilt, not a good look. Tessa Thompson fail. Serena Williams looked like she belonged at the annual Players Ball and not arriving as the Player. Wearing a pimp cape and a body stocking underneath with heels to match. Girls I work with wear better outfits. Ciara....the dress would had looked so much better without the giant number 3 plastered all over the front, Billie Eilish looked like a stuffed pastry puff, wrong color dress and wrong fit for her, Lil Nas X WHAT?, channeling a character from Star Wars or? A WHAT to Naomi Osaka as well. Barbie Ferreira reminded me of a chandelier (also Barbie, like is that her real name?), Jeremy O. Harris posing with a gross cigarette (I guess posing with cigarettes was a thing at this year's Met) in that yellow safety jacket tent gets a big NO (an extra NO for the cigarette), Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello looked tacky, he needed a shirt and her outfit belonged at the Rio Carnival plus a bad fit for her body, Kim Petras tried to do a Björk swan dress by wearing a horse dress, Eva Chen's dress reminds me of what the TV screen looked like back in the day in Sweden when the programs were done for the evening, Grimes....I am torn, I like the dress but the sword is a no and the boots no as well.....belongs on an episode of Game of Thrones. Lourdes Leon absolutely terrible, nobody cares that you have armpit hair, like it is truly not a big deal and that whole posing with your tongue out is so tacky and thirsty. That belongs on a low budget OF account, also dress did not fit and looked like a Bollywood outfit. And her hair also a NO.
Yes, I know the Met Gala is about fashion and fashion can be crazy and different but some things just don't look good. For ex Lady Gaga's disgusting meat dress back in the day.
Or posing with your tongue hanging out of your mouth. Read up on "ahegao" to understand why so many women think it is "cute" somehow to do that and think they look sexy while doing it.
Then there was the presence of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials AOC. First of all I do not think she should be at the Met Gala at all. For many different reasons. Mainly because a ticket to the gala is around 30K and a table is way more than that, I do not think a politican has any business spending that kind of money while doing public service. Stick to your field. And yes I know that she most likely did not pay for the dress (I sure hope not) or the ticket to attend.
She wore an all white dress with red letters that spelled out Tax The Rich. I hope she approached the rich at the Met Gala to explain to them face to face her reasoning behind that statement. I am ALL for taxing the rich. That includes AOC, since she is making a good living nowadays. So I do not oppose that message. But I am also all for standing up for your beliefs and not being a hypocrite. Therefore I hope that AOC stood up for her beliefs at the Met by approaching the rich all night long about paying more in taxes.
Overall I think that the Met Gala is lame. And way overpriced. Do they donate to charity at least? I prefer watching the now retired annual Victoria's Secret Show (way cuter outfits) over the celebs strutting down the red carpet at the Met Gala hoping to get a nod of approval from Anna Wintour.
Check out my very cute outfit at this year's Burning Man aka Renegade Burn! I got the poncho at a thrift store in Astoria OR (The Underground Shops) for $10. Great price and super cute! My shoes I got at Target especially to wear only at Burning Man.