J&B Met Inspiration 2013 – “Made to fly”

J&B Met has chosen “Made to Fly” as their theme this year – a theme that can go horribly wrong or be elegantly beautiful.  When dressing for themed events, it’s always a good idea to NOT take the theme literally.  Yes, there will most probably be your fair share of pilots and air hostesses meandering around the race track next Saturday but ask yourself…Do you wanna be a spectacle, a spectator or a siren amongst the crowd?”

When I think of “Made to Fly”…I think of the following…

*Whispy flowing designs*

Soft silhouettes and billowing gowns will give the illusion of flight and air…this is a nice way to tie into the theme and yet still remain stylish and elegant.

*Stylist’s Tip* : Be warned though that if you opt for a long train, it’s bound to be trampled by your fellow  Met goers…best to keep that hem line just above the ground or shorter…I’m just saying…

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Maria Menounos wears a beautiful Maria Lucia Hohan gown

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Emma Stone wears Lanvin

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Charlize Theron wears Dior

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Jason Wu Spring 2013

*Light  airy colours*

Take inspiration from Chaos(Greek goddess of air) by keeping the colour scheme to white, creams and pastels.  This is ideal for 3 reasons…One you’ve loosely tied what you’re wearing into the theme of the day(keeping it light and airy), two it’ll most probably be a scorcher of a day and three, pastels are on trend this season!

*Stylist Tip* : Choose a dress that has some sort of detail which moves as you do, ie. beading, fringing or frills

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Guiliana Rancic wears a Tony Ward dress

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Alberta Ferretti Spring 2013

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Cameron Diaz wears Gucci

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Kaley Cuoco wears Romona Keveza gown

*The Cape*

Now this is a tricky one that can quickly derail your look if you don’t get it right…have a look at how top designers have incorporated “the cape” into their creations…

*Stylist’s Tip*:  Wonderwoman…epic fail!

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Alberta Ferretti Spring 2013

Actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley poses as she arrives for the Elle Style Awards in London

Rosie Huntington wears Antonio Berardi

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Gwyneth Paltrow wears Tom Ford

Avant Garde

This would be my favourite look for this years extravaganza…Stephane Roulland’s Spring 2013 range screams “Made to Fly” from the rooftops.  Crisp white, tailored and structured pieces infused with flowing chiffon skirts and sleeves…breathtaking!

*Stylist’s Tip* : Keep this look as clean as possible(little to no accessories and hair swept back)  The couture should be the statement!

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Feathers

Lets not do wings guys…please…we’re not at the Rio carnivale or on a Victoria Secret runway…seriously…NO I’m serious!

Subtle intelligent touches are what’s gonna get you on the best dressed list…here’s some inspiration for ya…

*Stylist’s Tip*: Bigbird…Angry cat says NO!

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Vanessa Williams wears a seafoam green feather dress to the 2007 Emmys

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Pink  feather wedding gown

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Blake Lively wears Marchesa One shoulder Ostrich Feather dress

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Wear a feather collar with a sexy little number for a little bit of drama 😉

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Elegant mesh and feather hairpiece for a classic touch

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Little Hattery

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http://www.thelittlehattery.com/

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Philip Treacy

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http://www.philiptreacy.co.uk/

And here’s a little something for the guys…I’m gonna go with keep it simple..”Made to fly”? How about “Made to BE fly”!  A classic tailored look in pastel, dove grey, cream or white is the way to go this year…keep your swag fresh and you’ll be soaring…no doubt!

Classic Suit Up

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Ryan Gosling wears Ralph Lauren pinstripe suit

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Ryan Gosling takes inspiration from “Old Blue Eyes” Frank Sinatra(Fly me to the Moon)

3 Piece Suit

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David Beckham wears a 3 piece suit

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*Stylist’s Tip* : What’s great about this is, as the evening progresses you can take off your blazer, roll up your sleeves and still look  slick.

The All White Look

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Ed Westwick

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Pharell Williams

Same jacket but 2 very different looks…whether you’re going for suave or swag…this all white look with touches of black will have heads turning for sure!

Smart Casual

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David Becham

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Ryan Gosling

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Zac Efron

*Stylist’s Tip:* Throw on a pair of Armani shades(with it’s signature design to pick up on the element of “Made to fly”) and you’re good to go!

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